Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Nokia unveils the Lumia 800 and 710 Windows Phones

They are finally here, Nokia have just unveiled their first Windows Phone devices that are the results of the Nokia-Microsoft partnership. 

At todays Nokia World 2011 conference the mobile giant unveiled the Lumia 800, which we've seen before as the Nokia SeaRay and even earlier as the Nokia N9. This device will serve as Nokia's current flagship phone, it sports a 1.4GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 3.7" AMOLED ClearBlack curved display and an 8MP F/2.2 Carl Zeiss camera that shoots 720p video. It will ship in November in Black, Cyan and Magenta. 

The second device, the Nokia Lumia 710 features similar processor and RAM specifications as the Lumia 800, however the 710 has a 3.7" LCD TFT display and a 5MP F/2.4 720p Carl Zeiss camera. It will also ship in November in either Black or White with a range of colors on the exchangeable back covers. 

Both devices run Windows Phone 7.5, aka Mango and will be priced at 420 for the Lumia 800 and 270 for the 710. They will first be available in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK, and later spread to Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan before the end of the year. Expect them to reach more markets in early 2012.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Samsung and Google unveil the Galaxy Nexus, with Android 4.0 on board

Ice Cream Sandwich, aka Android 4.0 is basically an updated Honeycomb for smartphones. Dont get me wrong, its a highly anticipated, feature packed update and a lot of Android lovers will probably be very eager to get their hands on it. And what better way to launch a brand new Android OS? With a brand new Nexus of course. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Prime) has taken the 'superphone' throne. Packed with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, up to 32GB of internal storage, a 5MP 1080p camera, NFC technology and a 1280x720 resolution Super AMOLED display, it surely deserves the title.

Learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 by following the source link below.

source Google

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Apple iOS 5 is now available

The wait is finally over, Apple have released the final version of its next mobile operating system for their iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad line of devices. With what Apple claims to have over 200 updates over the previous version, the largest features, and perhaps most exciting are the new Notification Center that adds an Android esque notification system. iMessage, which can be seen as a direct competitor to RIMs Blackberry Messenger service, deep Twitter integration, over-the-air delta updates and my personal favorite; what Apple calls a PC Free experience which completely eliminates the need of a computer to set your iDevices up.

Unfortunately, the new and impressive voice recognition service Siri remains unique to the iPhone 4S only, which is a shame since its inclusion on other devices does not seem to be related to hardware limitations, just Apple trying to make the 4S stand out. Nonetheless, you can now connect your iDevice to iTunes and get your firmware download started.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Apple unveils the iPhone 4S

Apple today unveiled their latest iPhone at their 4 Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino. As its name suggests, the iPhone 4S is an upgrade of the current, highly successful iPhone 4. Externally, both devices are completely identical, on the inside however, the 4S features an upgraded camera, 8 megapixels capable of recording 1080p video, a dual-core 1GHz A5 processor with up to a 7x graphics performance increase (according to Apple), support for both GSM and CDMA networks, 14MB/s download speeds, the same 3.5" Retina Display and 1GB of RAM.

Software wise, the new iPhone comes pre-loaded with iOS 5, which comes with a bunch of new features including Twitter integration, a new notification system and a BBM-like service called iMessage to name a few. However the software highlight of the event came courtesy of the natural voice recognition capabilities of the device, known as Siri (sounds familiar?)

If you're looking to get your hands on the new device, it will be available for pre-order on the 7th of October in both black and white versions, and priced at $199 (16GB), $299 (32GB) and $399 for the 64GB model on 2-year carrier contracts.