Archive for July, 2011

LG P990 – World’s first Dual Core smartphone | LG Optimus 2X

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LG has unveiled their latest and world’s first dual core smartphone, ‘LG Optimus 2X’ or ‘LG P990′. Until now, multi-processors were only common with desktop computers, LG Optimus 2Xbut now with the advancement in smartphone technology, mobiles also possess dual-core processors to run applications at maximum velocity. The all new LG Optimus 2X 3G smartphone comes with nVidia Tegra 2 chipset to offer users an unprecedented speedy performance, especially while web browsing, multitasking and downloading applications.

This mobile also supports HDMI interface to share photos or play back video easily. Now, it will be easier to connect your smartphone to your compatible TV to view content in full HD. You can even play games for the ultimate gaming experience on the wide 4.0” IPS Touch Screen.

Product Specifications:

  • NVIDIA dual-core 1GHZ processor
  • Android Froyo 2.2 (Upgradable to Gingerbread 2.3)
  • 4.0” IPS Screen
  • Full HD recording (1920×1080)
  • HDMI support
  • 8 MP camera with 8x Digital Zoom and LED Flash
  • 1.3 MP Front camera for video calling
  • 6.4 GB Internal Memory and expandable up to 32GBlg mobile P990

Google Image Search Redesigned

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Google VP of Search Product and User Experience ‘Marissa Mayer’ told media that the site sees 1 billion page views every day and the number of Image searches are increasing day-by-day. Earlier, Google added ‘Find Similar Images’ feature which lets you search images that are visually similar to the one you selected. Another feature that is gaining popularity is ‘color search’. We have seen increase in search views but still it seems everyone is not utilizing all these features and may not be aware of these great features.

Now, Google redesigned ‘Google Images’ and claiming it to be the largest redesign since 2001. Results are now shown on the screen without text and links; it’s all images that you will see and you can get up to 1,000 images on a single page. Users will be able to see a larger thumbnail preview on the same page. This change is as per the user’s perspective and Google is loved most by Advertisers. To get more advertisers, Google has announced a new ad product that allows you to run your own image as an ad on Image Search. Obviously, users will now see sponsored images and advertisers will get new model for business and Google will receive more love from advertisers. If users will continue to get worth and related images in sponsored results, all will be well for Google.

Toshiba’s dual-screen mini notebook PC – Libretto W100

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Toshiba, the world’s fourth biggest notebook PC vendor, unveiled the Libretto W100, a dual-screened 7 inch mini notebook PC that can also be used as an e-book reader. This new gadget will add to competition for the likes of Apple Corp’s iPad and Amazon.com’s Kindle, which can be used like a conventional clam-style notebook PC with a software keyboard. The two multi-touch screens can work separately to surf the web on one and compose a mail on the other or together to act like a book or newspaper.

The Libretto runs Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium with 1.2GHz Intel Pentium U5400 processor, 2GB of DDR3 (double-data rate) memory and a 62GB solid-state drive. It also incorporates 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1MP camera with face recognition and 1 USB port. This new touch-screen gadget is expected to go on sale in Japan in late August and later in Europe, the United States and other markets. Toshiba targeted global PC shipments of 25 million units in the year by March 2011. Watch out the below video to know more about Libretto W100.

World’s Lightest Smartphone – ‘Modu T’

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Good news for smart phone lovers!!! If you always wanted to buy a sleek smartphone, now it is time for you to get the latest and world’s lightest smartphone. An Israel based company, ‘Modu’, has recently launched tiny smartphone ‘Modu T‘, weighing just 60 grams and measuring only 7.5 cms. Modu T is already listed in the ‘Guinness Book of World Record’ as the lightest touch mobile phone in the world.

Modu T is a 3.5 generation smartphone with a 2.2 inch touch screen and 2GB of memory, which is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card. It will have a simple user interface, with preloaded content and applications. It is based on Qualcomm’s Brew operating system and equipped with an array of Java-based applications, including Facebook, Flickr Snaptu, media player TuneWiki, and Google search widget.

Modu comes with various “jackets” to enhance the handset’s capabilities. The “camerafy” jacket makes this phone equipped with a 5-megapixel camera, while the “textify” jacket gives it a full QWERTY keyboard feature. The price of this handset is expected to be in range of $250 US – $350 US.

Google Hotpot – A Local Recommendation Engine for Places

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There is nothing more exciting than to discover new places and moreover it becomes incredible if you have the potential to share it with your friends. Now-a-days, the location based advertising has become a genuine recipe to make hefty revenue and that’s the reason behind the success of location based technologies in recent times.

So, keeping its promise once again, Google, the “Search Engine Giant” has come up with ‘Hotpot’, a local recommendation engine powered by you and your friends.

Hotpot uses data from Google Places and to make it more attractive, it provides the opportunity to make reviews and ratings from you and your friends. A counter is placed to keep track of your recommendations as you rate places via Hotpot. Also, it recommends similar places. It allows you to share those ratings with your friends and view theirs. Hence, the aim behind it is to provide you with more personal, relevant and trustworthy search results for places on Google.

The most attractive feature of this service is that it allows users to create a different profile nickname to separate your Hotpot account from the general Google profile. Once your profile is created, you can add friends to it using your Gmail contact list or from other Google profiles. Though, some users may not like the idea of creating a new nickname and adding friends to it as redundant, it is easily assumable that Google is trying to avoid Buzz-like lapse.

Hotpot has both a web-based and an Android application and probably an iPhone application will also be coming soon. Since Google has been craving to produce something notable in the Geo-location and recommendation area, it has not met with desired results. Earlier, Google Latitude failed to generate much traction among users and further Google gained mixed responses from the users regarding Google Places.

Whether it will possible for Google to compete with Foursquare, Yelp or Facebook Location Services, only time can tell. For now, keep your fingers crossed.

Author Bio: This is a Guest Post by Marc Brown, a personal finance writer. Besides, he also maintains his own personal blog & writes extensively on recent technology.

Internet – Dominance and Globalization

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Years ago, no one ever thought of talking to a person staying abroad using video conferencing or live video. Earlier, postal service was used as a communication medium, followed by telephone, which helped to listen the voice of the dear ones. Everyone was almost satisfied with the invention, but with the advancement in technology and emergence of internet, things started changing and a revolution was waiting to happen.

Suddenly, letters were replaced by e-mails and now web address has become the identity of a person. Everything is now easily accessible via internet. In a way, Internet has almost removed the boundaries by making the whole world a local place. In this video, you will find several statistics of how Internet has globalized the way we live, since past to the near future.

Bharat Berry – A mobile communication service and alternative to BlackBerry services

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An Indian company, ‘ Ltd’ has launched an alternative to Blackberry, known as ‘Bharat Berry‘ to provide a concrete solution for interception of data sent using Blackberry messenger. Service of Bharat Berry works with all BlackBerry® phones and provides all data and communication functionalities you are used to. Bharat BerryRecently, there was a big issue about the online usage and monitoring of BlackBerry phones by the government and now with the launch of Bharat Berry, it will be completely solved.

This service provides more advanced push mail technology on BlackBerry handsets and ensures that the user remains connected to email, calendar and contacts through the servers hosted in India. It also provides over-the-air (OTA) Contact and Calendar backup. Bharat Berry works using it’s very advanced email server known as XGeNPlus and open source technologies.

According to Ajay Data, Founder and CEO of Data Infosys Limited, “the unchecked terrorist activities are the major concern of security agencies, as it can escape detection by using BlackBerry’s coded services. And services of Bharat Berry are the perfect solution to the problem that has left one million Indian BlackBerry phone users in limbo”. The Bharat Berry software can be purchased online and downloaded from the website bharatberry.com.

As per the official statement, “users will be charged Rs 100 ($2 approx.) per month in order to access the services like emails and to ensure access and synchronization of calendar and contacts, users will have to pay Rs 50 ($1 approx.) per month. We will have to wait for quite some time and see how the service of Bharat Berry will emerge in the coming days.

Microsoft shows off new Windows Phone-7 and Windows powered tablet computers

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Windows lovers have a reason to cheer up. Now, Microsoft has launched new operating system for smartphones named as ‘Windows Phone 7′. On 29th July 2010, Microsoft showed off Windows-powered tablet computers and smartphones designed to beat back advances by Apple Inc and Google Inc. The new platform is aimed at producing phones designed for users who are heavily into social networking and instant messaging.

Microsoft showed off the new phones running Windows Phone 7, made by handset makers Samsung Electronics and LG. Windows Phone 7The devices will incorporate large touch screens, integrated with Zune music player, e-mail programs and link up with content from Xbox Live, Facebook, and other networks. Microsoft is planning to release its first major update for Windows Phone 7 known as Mango or Windows Phone 7.5, which will bring more than 500 new features.

Microsoft’s new mobile OS is the software giant’s effort to regain its edge in the mobile space. With the launch of Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android, Windows based Mobiles lost nearly a third of its smartphone market share. With the new smartphone OS, their challenge now is to execute, and begin to expand their market share as these devices come to market. All Windows mobile phones are expected to be designed to have three common hardware buttons: Start, Search and Back buttons along with two buttons for Camera and Power. So, manufacturers must include these five permanent buttons on the phone. The success of WP7 will depend largely on how Microsoft provides development tools to OEMs and ISVs. Windows Phone 7 has many interactive features that are supposed to be in a mobile phone. So, you may forget everything you knew about traditional Windows Mobile, it will be a new smartphone OS on the desk in the coming months.

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