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Nokia 8800: a Highly Stylish Gadget

The present mobile phone user is quite aware about the latest trends and there has been some tremendous developments in the the mobile industry. These modern gadgets are not only equipped with cutting-edge technologies, but also come with refined designing. By adding more into your overall style, they give you that right kind of feel to flaunt your attitude. As being a world leader in mobile communications, Nokia is solely responsible to usher a new era of digital trends by offering some of the very best mobile handsets to users all across the globe. Whether its music, multimedia, business tools or style, you would certainly get the best of all these aspects with Nokia handsets. Nokia’s latest gadget in the fashion league is the Nokia 8800 , which is a well designed handset and duly complemented by latest technologies and functionalities.

This highly enticing gadget belongs to Nokia’s worldwide acclaimed Sirocco series. All the essential elements are very well blended in this gizmo to achieve perfection with a sapphire coating and a scratch-resistant glass screen, which protects it from all that wear and tear. To explore further, just hold on this gadget and slide it to proceed towards unlimited possibilities. In enticing features, it is endowed with a SVGA camera, an intuitive display supporting 262K colours, a digital music player, synchronising features, video recording capability, enhanced graphics and a 3D image engine –all your dream features in a single handset. While using this gadget, you can feel that extreme pleasure with unrestrained connectivity and other dynamic functionalities. Besides, this handset also supports the tri-band GSM network to keep you connected all across the globe. And, you also get the benefits of other technologies like GPRS, EDGE and Bluetooth.

Besides its breathtaking designing and connectivity, the Nokia 8800 also boasts of advanced features with a superb web browser and e-mailing functionalities. You can express yourself, the way you want with its consummate messaging features. To have more fun, you can challenge yourself by playing JAVA embedded games. Enter the world of pure style and elegance with the Nokia 8800.

Superphone Showdown – Blackberry Storm Vs Sony Ericsson X1

They’re two of the most powerful mobile phones on the planet, this year, and as we roll on towards Christmas, the fight between the Blackberry Storm and the Sony Ericsson X1 is set to get even more intense. But which if these two superphones should YOU buy?

Blackberry Storm – more than just a storm in a teacup

It’s the first ever Blackberry mobile phone with a touchscreen… it’s the first ever mobile phone to feature a moving, clicky screen… and it’s gorgeous… it can only be the Blackberry Storm. But is it as good as people have been predicting? Well, there’s no denying the Blackberry Storm is cool. Everything from the name to the design, to the list of features is simply brilliant. What really sets the Blackberry Storm apart, though, is that touchscreen, which actually moves down into the phone when you press it. The reason for that? When you press on, say, the virtual keyboard on screen, it feels just like you’re pressing a real key. It makes typing on the touchscreen a much nicer experience, and much easier than a traditional touchscreen. That’s a good thing, because needless to say, you get the usual Blackberry email access on the Blackberry Storm. Include HSDPA internet, GPS and a 3 megapixel camera, and the Blackberry Storm becomes a seriously appealing prospect.

Sony Ericsson X1 – Windows of the soul

Meanwhile, in the blue corner, we have another first: the first mobile phone from Sony Ericsson to ever be built around Windows Mobile. It’s the Sony Ericsson X1 and it is genuinely stunning. Oh, and on top of the Windows Mobile interface, the Sony Ericsson X1 has their brand new ‘panel interface’, taking the user-friendliness to an entirely new level. Encased in a premium metal body, the Sony Ericsson X1 really is one of the nicest and most powerful mobile phones out there, with super fast HSDPA, GPS, a 3 megapixel camera, and one of the fastest processors ever seen on a Windows Mobile phone. Put simply, the Sony Ericsson X1, is genuinely, properly stunning!

But now we come to the big question… of these two mobile phones, which is the one you should actually go for?

Blackberry Storm vs Sony Ericsson X1 – which is the smarter buy?

So, when it comes down to it, which is the one to go for: the Blackberry Storm, or the Sony Ericsson X1? Well, there’s no doubt both mobile phones are incredibly powerful, and they’re definitely pretty evenly matched. The Blackberry Storm has that unique screen, and Blackberry email support, but the, the Sony Ericsson X1 looks better and has a physical, slide-out keyboard. That’s going to mean that typing texts or emails on the Sony Ericsson X1 is inevitably going to be easier and quicker than on the Blackberry Storm. Of course, if you also add on third party messenger software, that’ll benefit from the physical keyboard, too. Combine that fact with the looks, and the fact that it’s probably more powerful than most mobile phones on the planet, and I have to say that after a hard-fought battle, the Sony Ericsson X1 is the winner.

Samsung’s new Android on O2 – Samsung Galaxy i7500 Phone

Following the launch of the first Samsung phone to feature the Android OS, the Samsung Galaxy also known as the i7500 on Orange deals, this fantastic new handset can now be connected to a range of O2 pay monthly tariffs.

This latest network launch for the Galaxy means that consumers buying the i7500 Galaxy now have double the number of contract deals to choose from including some exciting free gift options.

Originally released on Orange earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy has been filling the mobile phone forums and sent the blogging nation wild as it is officially the first phone from Samsung to feature the Google Andoid operating System.

Not content with being the thinnest full touch screen Android phone on the market, the Galaxy is a gorgeous piece of chic kit too. The massive 3.2inch AMOLED touch screen provides bright and crystal clear images allowing you to easily navigate the phone’s uber friendly user interface.

The web is at the heart of all Google’s products so a fast internet connection is essential to get the best out of this new Samsung phone. The Galaxy is well catered for offering 3.5G HSDPA Mobile Broadband download speeds at up to 7.2Mbps, alongside HSUPA for high speed uploads at up to 5.76Mbps. WiFi is supported as well as A2DP Bluetooth for stereo wireless audio streaming.

The Samsung i7500 Galaxy comes with 8GB of memory pre-installed whilst a 32GB MicroSD memory card can be added to store more photos, music and video. The Galaxy’s well featured media player supports a wide range of file types and the inclusion of a high quality 5MP camera complete with autofocus, LED flash plus GPS receiver allowing you to geo-tag your photos makes the I7500 Galaxy a remarkable first entry into the Android OS market for Samsung!

The main rivals to the Samsung Galaxy include the HTC Hero & G2 Touch plus the forthcoming HTC Touch2.

Although now available on two network operators the Samsung Galaxy is expected to be launched on further networks over the coming weeks.

Cloud Computing – Safe, Secure sure ?

I wonder what John L. O’Sullivan would call the apparent movement of digitally hosted anonymous cloud computing environment? It does parallel the wild west movement and settling of the Western US in that the move to cloud computing at times is a an unsecure land grab. As in the early history of the American West, we see there are cases of illegal or unauthorized use of another’s ‘hosted claim’ in the new cloud computing implementation of many new personal, social and professional functions over the internet. As this “digital land grab” continues many companies will be expanding their offering from traditional ‘installed software functions’ to their internet infrastructure.

The resources and potential seem unlimited today.

Every possible type of application, with many over lapping features times the potential users. The limiting factors today may also end up being government involvement and a shrinking market of possible solutions as established layers via to fill the market place with cloud hosted applications offerings.

The use of the cloud for applications that help people and make life easier and more cost effective is not new. Since or before 2004, the advent of social media, image storage, online CRM and much more. There was a time when peoples address books and contact lists, customer data, meetings and operations were considered private and stored on paper, held in private or stored on a personal electronic device. Of course none of these methods were completely secure either.

As meetings moved online, it was exceedingly easy for a rival company to guess an online meeting place URL and get into competitors meetings. It was exceedingly easy in the early days to operate a homemade screen scraper that collected data off MySpace. It is still all to easy to take copywrited images nefariously from almost any site and reuse them without permission.

Since the advent of MySpace and other social media, the general public appetite and attitude toward cloud computing and the anonymization of ‘where is this going’ has changed steadily and at astronomic rates. With the occasional oversight of security along the way. For instance even in 2010, Facebook’s allowance for third-party implicit apps permission to access user profile data is somewhat disturbing. Also Facebook users are vulnerable to attach of types that could allow someone to hijack the users account while a user is interacting with another website account third party websites.

My point is this, while I am actually excited about the movement of services to the cloud/internet I don’t specifically dislike or want to pick on any one site or company but sometimes they make it too easy. One site or company may continually repeat in behavior that isn’t secure for users who are usually unknowing to the dire straits this puts them in.

As users is it really our responsibility to read the fine print on 100-300 sites each year. I can’t tell you how often I hope the scroll bar automatically enables the check box for accepting some security notification as I use yet another online service. The audience of users at large is not reading this material. This is protection for the service provider, not the user. An independent service to comb the internet and parse the privacy statement and terms of use with a resulting grade would be nice. Sum it up please. Is this a good privacy statement or not.

Sites could submit their privacy statement automatically, get a grade and users can consider the grade before using the service..

In the coming weeks and months, we’ll explore what types of applications are available today in the cloud and begin to understand in laymen’s terms where the pitfalls and advantages are in using cloud computing both commercially and personally.


2009 to 2010 Fashion Trends for Summer & Spring

This video includes the majority of the Fashion trends for 2009 and 2010. I hope that these tips help you, that you are in fashion for this coming summer and spring. Remember you don’t have to go out and buy all of the things int he video, to be in style, it is just a guide so please enjoy it icon smile 2009 to 2010 Fashion Trends for Summer & Spring Check out one of my favorite stores, which i got many of my ideas from: if you would like to see a particular type of video, please just ask, i honestly read every single comment icon biggrin 2009 to 2010 Fashion Trends for Summer & Spring . *i do not own any of the audio used in this video, all rights go to the owners of the music* icon smile 2009 to 2010 Fashion Trends for Summer & Spring

Trends and Technology of iPhone

The iPhone is a new gadget of this century technology by Apple Inc. It is Apple’s first Internet-enabled smart phone. It combines the features of a mobile phone, wireless Internet device, and iPod into one package. In general term iPhone is an Internet-connected, multimedia GSM smart phone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. Because its minimal hardware interface lacks a physical keyboard, the multi-touch screen renders a virtual keyboard when necessary. The iPhone basic functions are camera phone, text messaging and visual voicemail, a portable media player and an Internet client (with email, web browsing, and Wi-Fi connectivity). The iPhone can also be viewed in landscape or portrait mode, with the screen automatically shifting based on the angle that the phone is held at. The first-generation phone hardware was quad-band GSM with EDGE.

Apple announced the iPhone on January 9, 2007, after months of rumours and speculation. The original iPhone was introduced in the United States on June 29, 2007 before being marketed worldwide. Time magazine named it the Invention of the Year in 2007. Released July 11, 2008, the iPhone 3G supports faster 3G data speeds and assisted GPS. On March 17, 2009, Apple announced version 3.0 of the iPhone OS operating system for the iPhone (and iPod Touch), released on June 17, 2009. The iPhone 3GS was announced on June 8, 2009, and has improved performance, a camera with more mega pixels and video capability, and voice control. It was released in the U.S., Canada and 6 European countries on June 19, 2009 and international release in July and August, 2009.

Screen and input of I-Phone

The touchscreen is a 9 cm (3.5 in) liquid crystal display with scratch-resistant glass,  and can render 262,144 colors. The capacitive touchscreen is designed for a bare finger, or multiple fingers for multi-touch sensing.  The iPhone 3GS also features a new Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.

The display responds to three sensors. A proximity sensor deactivates the display and touchscreen when the device is brought near the face during a call.  An ambient light sensor adjusts the display brightness which in turn saves battery power. A 3-axis accelerometer senses the orientation of the phone and changes the screen accordingly, allowing the user to easily switch between portrait and landscape mode. Photo browsing, web browsing, and music playing support both upright and left or right widescreen orientations.

A software update in January 2008 allowed the first generation iPhone to use cell tower and Wi-Fi network locations trilateration, despite lacking GPS hardware. The iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS employ A-GPS, and the iPhone 3GS also has a digital compass.

The iPhone has three physical switches on the sides: wake/sleep, volume up/down, and ringer on/off. These are made of plastic on the original iPhone and metal on all later models. A single “Home” hardware button below the display brings up the main menu. The touch screen furnishes the remainder of the user interface.

The back of the original iPhone was made of aluminum with a black plastic accent. The iPhone 3G and 3GS feature a full plastic back to increase the strength of the GSM signal. The iPhone 3G is available in black with 8 GB of space, and the discontinued 16 GB model was sold in either black or white. The iPhone 3GS is available in both colors, regardless of storage capacity.

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The Samsung i5700 Galaxy Lite

The Lite Version of the new Samsung Android smart phone is impressive and comprehensibly sensible to boot. The Galaxy Lite has all the right features and at the right price. Of course, if you want your smart phone to be completely beefed up, then you should definitely be looking at the Samsung i7500 Galaxy Lite Android smart phone. This mobile phone truly determines what makes for a sleek smart phone without going overboard with the features. The external specs are pretty good too. The Galaxy Lite looks slim and sexy; it fits well in the palm of your hand and looks great when you pull it out of your pocket.

Defining Smart Phone Basics

The term smart phone used to be exclusive to mobile phones that had Pocket PC functionalities, particularly when it comes to the creation of text documents and spreadsheets and later on, e-mails. Now, thanks to the advancements in technology, there are various basics that one can now expect from almost any smart phone. The first is the presence of connectivity technology. There are various ways to implement this in a mobile phone, but the most commonly used one these days is wireless LAN, better known as Wi-Fi. Second to this HSDPA technology is the second most common connectivity feature found in smart phones; HSDPA is more accepted than basic 3G thanks to its high speed capabilities; the Galaxy Lite, has all of these as well as GPRS.

Get Connected

Conectivity alone does not make a smart phone; there are other important features too. Lately, one such feature is having an operating system. The Samsung i5700 Galaxy Lite has the great fortune of running on the Google Android operating system. This version 1.5 of the Google Android is nicknamed Cupcake and is the latest incarnation of a widely loved operating system. The reason why an Android operating system is celebrated more than any other is because Google fully supports their mobile software. There are mobile variants of major Google applications such as G-mail, G-Talk, Google Maps and even YouTube.

How Light is Lite?

Just because this new Galaxy is named Lite, it does not mean that this device is a watered down version of the original. The only true difference besides the external appearances of the two Galaxies is that the original i7500 has a 5 mega pixel camera and 8GB of internal memory while the Lite has a 3.2 mega pixel camera and only 1GB of internal storage.

The change of camera resolution capability is understandable and not that big of a deal. The change in the quality of images that can be captured is insignificant in most cases. What will be noticed is the reduction of memory capacity. These days, 1GB of storage is pretty small, especially with devices that can play and store large media such as videos.

Fortunately you still have the option of using an SD to supplement the lack of storage. All in all, getting the Galaxy Lite can be a really good idea if you want to get a good taste of the Android; but if you can afford it, we wholly recommend the original i7500.

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