Archive for the ‘Smartphone’ Category
2011 was certainly the year of ‘Gadgets’. Almost all electronic giants launched some of their best products and fascinate the world by the innovations. Below are some of the best gadgets that were launched in the year 2011:
- Samsung Galaxy S II – Galaxy S II, the phone which runs on Android 2.3 operating system is a combination of great looks and ultimate performance with 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen and dual-core 1.2 GHz processor.
- Apple iPad 2 – Apple launched its second generation iPad – the iPad 2 which is much faster than the previous one and includes front and back cameras.
- Nintendo 3DS – Nintendo launched the first gaming console that can provide the stereoscopic 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses.
- Sony PS Vita – Sony recently launched its latest PlayStation ‘Vita’, which has touch-interface with front and back cameras. It also has two knob-like joysticks and gamers can even connect over cell phone networks and Wi-Fi hotspots.
- Kindle Fire – The Kindle Fire is like an all-purpose computer than an e-reader which is the first full-color, touch-screen Kindle. You can watch movies, play games, surf web-pages and do whatever you like to do apart from reading your favorite books.
Though, all these gadgets were launched in 2011 but they will also remain popular in 2012.
Wireless Keyboard for iPad to easily surf internet
Nokia Gem is a full touch-screen smartphone that changes its appearance every time you use a different function. Nokia is working on its concept phone to turn the device into a morphing touch-screen display by making front, back, and sides of the phone an interactive display. The phone changes its appearance depending on the function you choose, be it a camera, map or any other function. This concept phone can also help advertisers as the back panel could easily be used for advertising while the user is making calls.
It is an ultimate customizable device but whether such a design will be practical to use or not will depend when the phone will mark its presence. Look at the following video to find more about the Nokia Gem.
HTC, the smartphone maker recently launched HTC EVO 3D, the amazing 3D smartphone which does not require you to wear 3D glasses to experience the 3D magic. HTC EVO 3D operates on Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) operating system with 1.2 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor. It features a 3D 4.3-inch 960 x 540 px SLCD display with dual 5 megapixel rear cameras, which are capable to capture both conventional and 3D images and videos.
EVO 3D comes packed with 4GB of internal memory and expandable to 32GB via microSD card. With the built-in mobile hotspot functionality, the HTC EVO 3D allows you to connect up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices to enjoy the benefits of 4G speeds.
So, go ahead and buy this amazing smartphone to experience the all new 3D world without glasses.
HP TouchPad is a tablet computer designed and developed by one of the major information technology companies, ‘Hewlett-Packard’. HP launched this amazing gadget in July 2011 in some of the countries. Within two months, HP announced that no new hardware will be manufactured and the TouchPad tablet running webOS will be discontinued due to poor sales. After the announcement, the units of available models were sold within hours with substantial price reductions. In the USA, HP tablet was sold in $99 for the 16GB model and $149 for the 32GB model.
The HP TouchPad has the 9.7 inch, 1024×768 pixel, multi-touch capacitive touch screen with 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060 processor and the device runs HP webOS. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth. With HP webOS, you can perform multiple tasks and seamlessly switch between multiple applications. On August 30, 2011, HP announced that they will make another production run of the TouchPad tablet. Now, just wait and see what will be the offered price of Touchpad tablet and will it get the better response than earlier.
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, but 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.
- 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 32GB
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.
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. Recently, 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.
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. The 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.