Saturday, July 31, 2010

All eyes on RIM in smartphone face-off

Analysts say, Tuesday’s announcement is critical for company’s long-term achievement.



Tuesday is the day for Research in Motion – as in “do or die” day – say technology analysts, who consider the Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry maker needs to fight back against lost smartphone market share to Apple and Google. While detail are scarce, RIM and U.S. carrier AT and T have called a news conference in New York City for Tuesday. It’s believed they will unveil the long-rumoured BlackBerry Bold 9800, their first “slider-style” smartphone that not only has a touchscreen but a glide-out QWERTY keyboard for messaging.
According to MobileCity Online, a web store that is already taking preorders for the smartphone, the Bold 9800 will feature a 3.2-inch HVGA display, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of onboard storage, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11n and a camera/camcorder. Cyberspace is also abuzz about the opportunity of RIM unveiling an iPad-like tablet that would run on its BlackBerry 6 OS, as well. In fact, the company has already registered the domain name called

RIM is also expected to show off App World 2.0, a redesigned online store with enhanced navigation and additional bells and whistles. Levy said Apple and Google’s Android platform are “gaining fast,” with mutual operating systems that account for almost half of all smartphones sold in Canada and the U.S.
RIM’s share of the smartphone market cut down from 55 per cent in early 2009 to roughly 41 per cent in the first quarter of 2010, according to leading technology market research firm Gartner Inc. By comparison, the BlackBerry App World has only about 7,000 apps – plus, they’re usually more expensive than the iPhone and Android contributions, and more difficult to sift through.
Levy said Tuesday’s declaration is “critical.”
He said, “It’s difficult to understate just how critical this launch is to the very survival of the company”.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Samsung reveal WiFi-enabled ST80 camera, swiveling-lens HMX-E10 pocket camcorder

Camera releases are rather by-the-numbers thing with so many special variations being released by numerous companies throughout the year. Samsung's pair here does have some fascinating standout features, but one at a time. The 14.2 megapixel ST80 point-and-shoot boasts WiFi capabilities for email / direct upload of images (DLNA supported, to boot). It's also got 3x optical zoom, 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen, 720p 30fps H.264 video recording, and Sammy's "Smart Crop" quality for taking angled shots and "straightening them up" . 

This one's outstanding out September 2010 for a penny under $250. Then there is the HMX-E10 pocket camcorder with an impressive 270-degree swiveling lens and 1920 x 1080 30p H.264 HD video recording. That touchscreen you see is a 2.7-inch LCD, the lens has 2x digital zoom, connectivity is HDMI and USB and also used for charging, and release details are September as well, for $199.99.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Apple Helps Police Track Stolen iPhone Fast

Now a days, Apple Makes easy to catch the stolen phones. A man accused of swiping an Apple iPhone out of a woman's hand in San Francisco may have been shaken when police found him only nine minutes later. It turns out the phone had been tracking his every move. See the below video:

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Nokia Kinetic model exposed in prototype form

Impressed by Jeremy Innes-Hopkins Nokia Kinetic idea the other day? Then take a high-quality look at the image above. This is the actual prototype of the device, which unfortunately doesn't power on (or have anything to power on), but it look extraordinarily like the previous renders we have seen, and gives us a far better idea of the scale of the device. In case you missed it, the real clip of the concept is an electromagnet in the phone's base that allows it to stand up on reminder, and be flipped down to release an action, like an alarm or a video call. We also know that now Innes-Hopkins worked on the project at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London under the guidance of former Nokia Senior Designer Silas Grant, who was responsible for many of Nokia's first-class phones like the 8800 Scirocco. Beat up the gallery below for a closer look.

Update: Just to be real clear. This is not an actual Nokia theory, but a project completed by Innes-Hopkins for his final year at university -- so don't get your hopes up about it ever going into manufacture.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

8 GB Viewsonic multimedia player under £60

Portable media players are always pleasant for people who are continuously on the move and such people there is Viewsonic VPD400 8GB multimedia player!
The player boasts of the following

  • 4.3” screen at 800 x 480 resolution
  • 8 GB internal memory with microSD card slot
  • Size measures 113 x 74 x 14mm Dimensions
  • hours of normal playback
  • It can play videos at 720p around 30 mins battery life.

In this player comes with headphones, USB cable and remote. The player is estimated to support these formats: JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG for pictures, MP3, WMA, WAV, APE, FLAC for music and AVI, RM, RMVB, FLV, MOV for videos.

Price: £59.94

Monday, July 19, 2010

Blackbox i10 earphones makes Noise-cancelling for fanboys

Blackbox has announced the appearance of its i10 earphones, which are specially designed for Apple's mobile devices. slightly than using the 3.5mm headphone jack, these buds plug into your iPad / iPhone / iPod's 30-pin dock connection in a move that Blackbox claims as a UK first. It states that the reason for doing this is to "develop the device’s sound quality and provide a clear and authentic listening experience through active noise rejection equipment".

This device noise reduction measures up to 92 per cent (22dB) with a reactive noise isolation of up to 30dB (1kHz).The earphone comes with a slide volume checker and you will get three different sized in-ear buds.
This Blackbox i10s is available now and it cost is £79.99.

Methods to Activate iPhone Without Original SIM Card

Sherif Hashim as the guy who brought the iOS 4 baseband unlocking for iPhone users. Now Hashim is back with provide another trick that will allow users to activate their iPhone 3G/3GS or even iPhone 4 without having SIM card to actually use.
The Following six minute video embedded below will take you through the entire process. Please make a note of that if you are trying this on your iPhone 4, you will still need to trim your original SIM card to the micro-SIM size in order to complete the process.

Friday, July 16, 2010

SKY IM-A650S Vega: Newest Smartphone on the Market Releases by Pantech

On July 15, 2010, Korean electronics industrialized company Pantech released their android phone in the smartphone market, Pantech SKY IM-A650S Vega. This release marks the latest available smartphone in the rising market. This Sky Vega runs on Android 2.1 OS(Operating System) with 3D identified interface as well as a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon mainframe. The Vega offers a 3.7 inch touchscreen AMOLED display with a 480 X 800 pixel resolution, a 115.95 x 59.4 x 10.95 (mm) screen, 5 megapixel camera with video recording 720p HD video format, 500 mb of internal memory, a slot for microSD/microSDHC card, 3.5 mm headphone jack, T-DMB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. It can be used as a portable media player, which means it can play DivX and Xvid video system. The phone will be offered through SK Telecom.

For what Reasons to buy Pantech's Vega:

1. Multiple Colors
Usually, people say smartphones look boring and massive, but Vega is different.
SKY, the maker of the phone, provides their customers with a variety of colors. First there is the white and black color, and then there are other colors to select from such as pink and gold brown.

2. User friendly phone
Pantech's Vega is compact size as well as lightweight which also provides a solid grip unlike other smartphones. The weight of the Vega is only 114 grams, while Samsung's Galaxy S weights 121 grams and Apple's iPhone 4 weighs 137 grams.

3. Everything and anything is possible
Pantech's Vega optimizes all the features of Google as well as many other applications. It maximizes the use of all of their applications and features a capacitive multitouch screen

4. Usable & Comfortable
Pantech's Vega provides it's users with a computer-like internet environment with the Flash engine aspects. At the side of the Vega, there is a hardware key, which allows it's users to Google search with their influence.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Apple get an Online Mapping Company

Apple owns an online mapping company called Poly9 almost without anyone knowing it. Poly9 offered a 3D globe that companies could put on their websites for a fee. Even though the Poly9 globe can be seen on customer’s websites, the service has been discontinued.
Similar to Google Earth, the Poly9 globe was built on JavaScript and that means the technology might be compatible with Apple’s recent evangelism of HTML5. Right now, there isn’t any confirmation from either Apple or Poly9, but the website has been unchanged, as well as, the Twitter feed, some are saying that is sign enough there have been changes.
Other sources are saying the main offices have been closed and just about every single employee has moved to California’s Silicon Valley, where Apple is located. This is actually the second purchase by Apple, of a geo-technology site. Last year Apple purchased Place base, which is also an online mapping service.
Picking up a couple of these sites will no doubt give Apple a boost against Google and Microsoft, who have been making their own investments in mapping and location based services. Apple has also been ramping up its data center capacity so they can offer more robust online services and web applications.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Philips Fidelio DS9000 iPod dock available now

If you've overstuffed your iPod chock full of high-quality audio files, then you want the best dock to make the most of them. Philips is hopeful audiophile level sound from its Fildelio DS9000 dock and it doesn't look too grungy to walking boot. No cost has been out of danger in production, with the cabinet constructed using veneer lamentation techniques usually reserved for high-end furniture. The result is a rounded shape to cut out internal reflections and stiff construction that reduces unnecessary vibrations.
It can strike straight into the iPod or iPhone's digital feed and Philips' Pure Digital sound processing technology produces a much higher signal-to-noise ratio without any distortions compared to analog. There's even a tradition iPhone app for modificate the sound.
Now the DS9000 is available for just £399.99.


Thursday, July 08, 2010

Methods to Install Flash on your jailbroken iPad

We just saw Flash 10.1 ported to the iPad established in video form by Comex, and now you can get in on the action too, as long as your iPad is jailbroken. It is called Flash, and while the plugin is still pretty early and does not do video playback yet, you can absolutely play games and other animations right now, and we're told video support is forthcoming. Full instruction we are provided:

1. First Confirm your iPad is jailbroken. It is pretty easy, just run Spirit and you are done.
2. Download Flash.deb and keep it close.
3. Choose how you are going to get files onto your iPad. For Mac users, it is dead simple -- just install Netatalk, which will manually pop up your iPad in the Finder's Sharing list. But Windows users can try out this guide at iClarified to get OpenSSH installed and running and use WinSCP -- it's just as easy.
4. Once you have got access to the iPad's filesystem, navigate to /var/root/Media as shown here:
5. Previously there, open Media and create a folder called "Cydia."

6. Then Open the new Cydia folder and create another new folder called "Auto Install"
7. Upload Flash to that new folder.
8. Restart your iPad a couple of times.
9. You are set! Now just navigate to a page in Safari with non-video Flash content and knock the F logo to play it.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

iPhone 4G got troubles from a Mathematical Erroneous formula

iPhone 4G is again set in the first page. Some consumers complained about poor signal quality of the iPhone 4G. Apple has come to step out of the analysis against the signal problems of new mobile iPhone 4G and, on this time, pointed out that the low coverage is due to “an erroneous formula” useful to signal strength. In a statement of the company says the apple he was “amazed” by this discovery, which will attempt to resolve through the recommendations of the U.S. Telecommunications Company AT & T.
Our formula, in many cases, it incorrectly shows two bars of power more than they should for a existing signal of iPhone 4G. For example, occasionally shows four bars when it should display only two, says Apple. Conversely, the company said that if users are not ‘fully satisfied’ with the new iPhone 4G device, they can return the damaged iPhone 4 at any Apple store, also in the on-line, and recover the payment if within 30 days after purchase.
A large number of users have previously reported two weeks ago to hold the iPhone 4G with his hand and seal the base left corner moved out coverage at times and was unable to receive phone calls. The supposed solution for iPhone 4G antenna problem was projected by the Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs, just hold it differently or buy a case. These statements motivated the response of a Club of lefties in the UK, expressed his disagreement with the policies of the company’s iPhone 4G.
Interestingly as Apple said, the announcement, these coverage problems also occur in earlier versions of the terminal: iPhone 1.0, 3G and 3G and now iPhone 4G, though it was not pending the arrival of this fourth manifestation of the terminal.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

iPad burst out past Android in usage share

According to the data collected by web metrics firm Net Applications, the iPad OS has bursted past Android in conditions of usage share in three months. The Collected data’s are,

• March 2010: Android: 0.07% | iPad: 0.00%
• April 2010: Android: 0.09% | iPad: 0.03%
• May 2010: Android: 0.11% | iPad: 0.09%
• June 2010: Android: 0.14% | iPad: 0.17%

Consider, this is a usage share, not market share, and since the Android platform has hugely outsold the iPad, this is a suggestion of how much browsing iPad owners do. As an iPad owner myself, I can give evidence to just how easy it is to while away the hours browsing on the thing.

Airtel and Vodafone Schedule to bring iPhone 4 to India in Sept. 2010

The news is confirmed. Airtel and Vodafone is planning to bring the innovative and much talked about and expected handset, Apple iPhone 4 in India in September 2010. Beside with the release of the Apple iPhone 4 in 88 countries, the release in India has been confirmed by Apple Inc. in September 2010.
For the Indian users, the options of carriers will be restricted to Airtel and Vodafone for the iPhone 4. The tariffs plans from these vendors are not known yet, and according to the news on the web, the iPhone 4 shall be priced at Rs.35,000/- for the 16 GB model, and Rs.40,000/- for the 32 GB model.
The iPhone 4 has a lot of fascinating and innovative features which are almost known to all by now. Especially Retina display technology, to the iMovie app, all the features are well appreciated by buyers. The FaceTime video calling option is a truly esteemed feature of the device.Although the iPhone 4 is priced above the cost favored by most Indian buyers, the Indian market does include the tech lovers who would love to hold the latest innovative device from the address of Apple. Only a few months left for the huge day!!