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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Nokia 808 PureView with 41MP Camera Smartphone Announced At MWC 2012

We have gotten used to camera phones with 8MP rear shooters but guess what? Nokia has officially unveiled its Nokia 808 camera smartphone at the 2012 MWC. What’s so special about this phone? The mere fact that its name sounds like an average Nokia handset you won’t even think that it packs a massive 41MP camera sensor! Now, that’s what you call as a true blue camera smartphone.
Nokia 808 PureView  41MP
Well then, allow us to tell you that the Nokia 808 sports the looks of what you can probably call as a futuristic-looking smartphone. If you take a close look at its press shot, you’ll be able to notice that its 41MP rear camera shows a prominent curve. But that’s not all. You’ll also be able to indulge yourself with the phone’s exclusive Carl Zeiss optics lens with Xenon flash that could capture and record your favorite moments in 1920 x 1080 pixels of full HD (high-definition) resolution. Certainly, this phone will attract a lot of photo enthusiasts! Plus, you’ll be able to experience what it is really like to record a high quality video with Dolby Digital Plus for superb audio playback.
Furthermore, it is quite interesting to know that the Nokia 808 won’t run on Microsoft’s Windows Phone mobile operating system. Instead, it will run on Symbian Belle and it will be powered by its ever-reliable 1.3GHz single-core processor. And before we forget, the smartphone will flaunt its 4 inch ClearBlack AMOLED Display with 640 x 360 pixels of full screen resolution. You also don’t need to worry about the phone’s delicate screen as it will be coated with a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Obviously, you’ll need a decent amount of memory to be able to indulge yourself with high-res photos. Imagine how it would be like to take a panoramic shot of your surroundings using the phone’s massive camera sensor. By that, we mean that you can take a couple of shots without worrying about the storage capacity of your handset. That’s because the Nokia 808 packs an ample amount of internal storage (around 16GB) and you can also depend on its 48GB of expandable storage. In terms of connectivity, the smartphone can take pride of its Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, NFC, HDMI and 3G HSDPA network. The phone will be equipped with a 1400 mAh battery.
Currently priced at 450 Euro, the Nokia 808 will be made available in May. You can choose among its white, black and red colors.

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Lumigon T2 Android 4.0 ICS Smartphone With Bang & Olufsen ICEpower Audio Showcased At MWC 2012

The Lumigon T1 was released on 2010. Now is the perfect time for its successor, the Lumigon T2, to make an appearance at the 2012 MWC. Indeed, the smartphone deserves to be recognized for its unique ability to function as a universal remote control. And, it can also take pride of its integrated Bang & Olufsen audio technology for superb quality sound enhancement. No doubt. This phone could attract a lot of audiophiles.
Lumigon T2
The Lumigon T2 may not be a quad core handset but you can still rely on its 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor. Plus, it packs the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. But wait, there’s more! The smartphone features its 3.8 inch ultra-sharp high resolution screen with Gorilla Glass Protection. That means you won’t have to worry about your handset’s delicate display as it cannot be easily damaged by dusts and scrapes.
Bang & Olufsen ICEpower Audio
Still not satisfied? Well, you will probably be tempted to get one once you know that the smartphone will be equipped with an 8MP rear facing camera with flash that you can use to take a couple of still shots and high quality videos. You will also be able to make use of the phone’s front facing camera for video calls. In addition, the phone flaunts its 32GB expandable micro SD card storage, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM transmitter/receiver, proximity and ambient light sensors. As we’ve said, the handset offers its unique ability to act as a universal remote that you can use to control your TV, home theatre and a whole lot more.
As for those who are interested to get one, the Lumigon T2’s official market release has already been slated for the first half of 2012. That’s for those who are in Europe and Asia though. We still don’t know when it will be made available in the US. The phone will be sold for $670.

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10 Best Smartphone-Tablet Announced At MWC 2012 (Mobile World Congress)

Last week, companies like Nokia and Samsung were able to showcase their new devices at the 2012 (MWC) Mobile World Congress. The four-day event, which was held at Barcelona, was indeed filled with lots of smartphones and tablets. Some of them were packed with impressive specs while there are those that can be considered as mid-ranged handsets. Anyways, we have the hunch that you would like to know the best gadgets that were showcased at the Mobile World Congress. So instead of doing a round-up, we somehow thought of doing a post that would highlight the Top 10 Best MWC Gadgets. We aren’t really particular of the hierarchy but the last three will be our best choices.
1 – Huawei Ascend D Quad
Huawei may be known for producing a lot of budget-friendly Android smartphones but it did manage to please the elite crowd with its all-new line of high-end handsets. The Ascend D Quad is part of Huawei’s Ascend Series and it can definitely take pride of its 4.5 inch IPS+ LCD display, 8MP rear facing camera with autofocus and dual LED flash, 1080p HD quality video recording, 1.3MP front facing camera, 1.2GHz quad core Huawei K3V2 processor, Dolby Mobile 3.0 Plus sound enhancement, up to 32GB of micro SD card storage, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM. The smartphone runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and it flaunts its 8.9mm thin body that doesn’t go any heavier than 130 grams. In fact, Huawei claims that it’s the world’s fastest quad core smartphone.
Huawei Ascend D Quad
Slated to arrive on the second quarter of this year, Huawei claims that the Ascend D Quad will be much cheaper than its competitors.
2 – ZTE Era
ZTE is a well-known consumer electronics company from China. We’ve already seen a couple of devices from this handset and tablet maker but this time, we’re going to talk about the ZTE Era. Currently being dubbed as one of the world’s thinnest quad core handsets, the ZTE Era highlights its 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad Core Processor with a fifth battery-saving core. Appearance wise, the smartphone looks very elegant as it flaunts its four virtual buttons. Just like the Huawei Ascend D Quad, the handset runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and it can also take pride of its 8MP rear facing camera with autofocus, LED flash and geo-tagging that’s fully capable of 1080p HD quality video recording. You can also make use of the phone’s front-facing VGA camera for video chats.
As of now, the ZTE Era is currently heading to Europe and China. Do expect that it will be made available sometime within the second quarter of 2012.
3 – Sony Xperia P
The Sony Xperia P belongs to Sony Mobile’s ever-growing family of Xperia handsets. Officially announced at the Mobile World Congress, the smartphone joins the Xperia Ion and the famed Xperia S. At first glance, you can definitely notice the phone’s distinctive, minimalist design and you can even choose among its black, silver and red colors. Specs wise, the Sony Xperia P highlights its 4.0 inch LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen with 540 x 960 pixels of full screen resolution, scratch-resistant glass coating with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, Timescape UI, 8MP rear facing camera with autofocus, LED Flash and 3D Sweep Panorama, 1080p HD video recording, front facing VGA camera, 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM and 1GHz STE U8500 Dual Core Processor. The phone is currently being powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread but its firmware will later on be upgraded to Android Ice Cream Sandwich v4.0. You’ll have to wait until mid-Q2 before you can see the phone in the shelves of your local handset retailers.
Sony Xperia P
4 – LG Optimus 4X HD
The fourth one in our list is an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered smartphone that’s currently being called as the LG Optimus 4X HD. The phone flaunts its high-definition screen that’s perfect for viewing your favorite HD video streams. That being said, the phone features its 4.7 inch HD-IPS LCD display that goes alongside with its 8MP rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash that’s fully capable of 1080p HD video recording, 1.3MP front facing camera, ULP GeForce Graphics, HTML5 Browser with Adobe Flash and 1.5GHz Nvidia Tegra Quad Core Processor.
LG Optimus 4X HD
To date, no official word of confirmation has been uttered regarding the phone’s price and official date of launch. Fortunately, LG did state that the Optimus 4X HD will be released in the market sometime within the second quarter.
5 – HTC One S
It would be a bummer to think that not all have heard of the HTC One S, HTC’s thinnest smartphone. It only weighs around 119.5 grams while its body doesn’t go any thicker than 7.8mm. The One S may not be as powerful as the HTC One X but it can definitely allow you to take advantage of impressive specs. The One S flaunts its 4.3 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, 540 x 960 pixels of full screen resolution, HTC Sense UI, 8MP rear facing camera with autofocus, LED flash and simultaneous HD video and image recording, 1.3MP front facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, 1GB RAM and 1.5GHz Dual Core Krait Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor. Like most of today’s newly-announced handsets, the HTC One S runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich v4.0. It will be made available sometime within the second quarter of 2012.
6 – HTC One X
We’ve already told you about the HTC One S. Now, it’s time for us to highlight its powerful sibling – the HTC One X. And just like the One S, the smartphone can also allow you to record your videos in 1080p HD quality since it is equipped with an 8MP rear facing camera with autofocus, LED flash and simultaneous HD video and image recording. As we’ve already said, the One X has the edge over the One S since it is powered by Nvidia’s 1.5GHz Tegra Quad Core Processor. The handset can also take pride of its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, 4.7 inch Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, HTC Sense UI, Beats Audio and NFC support for mobile payments and transactions.
Likewise, the smartphone has not yet been released in the market. It will hit the shelves sometime within Q2 2012.
7 – Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
If you think that the 5.3 inch Samsung Galaxy Note is a bit large for a smartphone, then there’s no reason for you to doubt the identity of the newly-announced Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Obviously, it’s a 10.1 inch tablet with features that can somewhat be compared to the phone-tablet. By that, we mean that the slate can also make use of its unique S-Pen Technology that allows you to doodle on your memos and photos. Specs wise, the Galaxy Note tablet flaunts its PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 800 x 1280 pixels screen, 3.15MP rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash, 1080p HD video recording, 2MP front facing camera, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and 1.4GHz Dual Core Processor. The tablet weighs 583 grams. No statement has been released regarding the slate’s official date of launch.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
8 – Asus Padfone
The Asus Padfone isn’t your typical type of smartphone. It may flaunt its 4.3 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen but mind you, it can actually be converted into a 10.1 inch tablet with an optional keyboard docking station. As a matter of fact, we can say that the Padfone can be considered as one of this year’s most noteworthy smartphones. In terms of performance, the handset a ‘la tablet can take pride of its 1.5GHz Dual Core Scorpion Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor that goes alongside with its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform. But that’s not all. You can also take advantage of the Padfone’s 8MP rear facing camera with LED flash, front facing VGA camera and 16GB – 32GB of storage options. The phone will be made available in the market this coming April for a price that’s yet to be known.
 Asus Padfone
9 – Samsung Galaxy Beam Projector
How would you like to own a smartphone with a built-in Pico Projector? If you do want to own one, allow us to tell you more about the Samsung Galaxy Beam. The smartphone sports its integrated 15 lumen HD Projector that can cast your presentations onto a 50 inch wall. Ideal for businessmen and educators, the Samsung Galaxy Beam can now be pre-ordered in the UK for a very decent price of 320 Pounds. It is equipped with a 4.0 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that’s been paired with its Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and 1GHz Dual Core Cortex A9 Processor. You can also rely on the handset’s 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 1.3MP front camera that you can use for video calls.
Samsung Galaxy Beam Projector
10 – Nokia 808 PureView
Last but not the least is the Nokia 808 PureView, MWC’s Best New Mobile Handset. The award-winning smartphone may not be powered by Nvidia’s Quad Core Processor but it can definitely take pride of its whopping rear facing camera with 41MP sensor. Now, that’s what you call as a super camera phone! But that’s not all. The phone humbly boasts its Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon Flash. No doubt, a lot of photography enthusiasts would opt to get one. Furthermore, the Nokia 808 PureView flaunts its 4.0 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1.3GHz ARM 11 chipset and front facing camera for video calls. It is currently being powered by Nokia’s Symbian Belle OS.
Nokia 808 PureView
As of now, what we do know is that the unlocked version of the said smartphone will be hitting the UK shelves via Unlocked Mobiles this coming April 23rd.

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HTC Proto Has Helped To Raise Potential Buyers’ Numbers (Rumors)

We all know that the HTC Corporation is a company that is well known for the production of high-end electronic devices. It specializes in mobile phones and it has been in operation since the year 1997. Over the years, HTC has been successful in the production of smartphones and tablets, which initially operated on a Windows OS from Microsoft. Due to competition and technology advancement, they evolved to Android OS as well as shifting their focus towards a stronger brand of Windows phones.
People are opening up to having mobile phones that are useful for a number of things other than making and receiving calls and short text messages. The technology advancement in the world today has enabled mobile phones to have more abilities with the help of applications. Savvy users are looking into installing advanced phone applications that help with day-to-day activities. Therefore, the modern mobile phone with the ability to store and process most applications at the highest speed is the one that will win most clients. Corporations like HTC have known this fact and they are deep into providing that mobile phone.
HTC Proto
Currently as a trending topic, there have been rumors that HTC is about to release a new model into the market. The HTC Proto is said to come out this fall and it has created quite some excitement in the market. More people are waiting for the phone to come out due to its anticipated amazing specs.
The new HTC Proto is anticipated to be supported by the Android platform. This is exciting for most people who already like using Android limitless apps. It will be equipped with a 1GHZ dual core processor with MSM8225-Chpisatz Qualcomm and it will come with a 3.7 inches LCD display, which will be approximately one inch upgrade from the last model HTC One V. It also comes with a sufficient RAM of 512 MB backed by an internal memory of 4GB. It will have a strong high quality exterior that is scratch and shock proof. Wow!
Additional features will include a strong set of audio features and a 5 megapixel camera. The leaks have sparked some popularity for the HTC Proto with many people responding on online photos and specs posts. Many people are waiting for the launch so that they can get one for themselves. HTC has a history of having strong and fast handsets with a good processor and memory, and the good thing about them is the affordable price range that they provide.
Do not waste your chance to get one when fall comes, folks!

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The Switch From Flash To HTML 5

Gaming Club has long been known for its commitment to serving their customers. They have made the move into offering mobile casino services for their mobile customers. In order for this service to be functional, an interface has to be developed to permit mobile users to access the mobile site. In the past this was done by using Adobe Flash. However, this is no longer the case. Apple made the announcement in 2010 that they would no longer provide support for Adobe Flash. However, they did provide HTML5 as a suitable replacement.
games club
While this announcement was rather unpopular with software developers, the Gaming Club stayed out of the mudslinging that ensued. They instead focused their efforts on keeping their Apple customers happy and connected with their mobile casino. Actually, the Gaming Club already had created a version of its mobile software using the now supported and preferred HTML5.
The majority of the Gaming Club’s customers are Android users. Even though this move by Apple affected a minority of customers, the Gaming Club went ahead with plans and released the HTML5 version of the mobile casino for Apple users. With the new software, the mobile users could easily access both the iPad casino and the iPhone casino.
Some software developers scoffed at having to have a special version of their software for Apple users while offering Adobe Flash for their Android customers. The Gaming Club never blinked an eye at providing what their customers needed. In fact, customers were never affected with this smooth transition over to the new HTML5 powered casino.
Current Android users continue to access Adobe Flash through the downloading of Adobe Air at the Gaming Club site. Even though Apple customers account for 20% of the revenue of the mobile casino site, Gaming Club feels all customers are important and should be considered.

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Optimus L3 Dual From LG Announced: Features And Specifications

Although Optimus L3 was unveiled much earlier in the year together with its brothers, L5 and L7, it wasn’t a dual SIM version at that time of unveiling. Just a few days ago, LG decides to announce its LG Optimus L3′s availability to India as a dual SIM smartphone, coined with the phrase extending to include “Dual” in its product name.
It isn’t hard to guess what is happening here. We know that the users in India have a special preference for dual SIM phones and that is exactly what LG has aimed to do to please the Indian users. Moreover, HTC also has just launched their dual SIM phone, HTC Desire VC, in India and that’s why LG decides to join in the fun with the L3 Dual. In case you didn’t know, dual SIM phones can allow users to switch networks on the same phone and this can actually contributes to better call cost savings as well as attaining better network coverage in certain areas.
LG Optimus L3 Dual SIM Smartphone
If you are interested to get this phone, you should be happy to know that it isn’t expensive. Currently, the suggested retail price is about Rs. 8299 and the specifications are almost the same as the L3 version, with the main exception being that this LG Otimus L3 Dual can support dual SIM capacity (Duh!). I would say that it also has a very minor facelift, making it slightly to look like Optimus Chic actually.
Here’s a look at the other specifications which you might be interested to know:
  • Android Gingerbread 2.3
  • Single-core Qualcomm processor (800 MHz)
  • RAM of 384MB
  • Adreno 200 GPU (For graphical acceleration)
  • Wi-Fi
  • HSDPA speed
  • Bluetooth
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • TFT display screen measuring 3.2 inches (resolution of 240×320)
  • 3.2 MP camera (VGA video)
  • MicroSD slot expansion up to 32GB
I would say that this LG Optimus L3 Dual is a decent buy, considering that it is bringing to us features that are usually sported in phones that cost about Rs. 10000 running Android OS. Of course, it is an entry level phone but in today’s economy, when it comes to the purchase of smartphones, we should always look for specifications coupled with the angle on its pricing. This phone is certainly competing with the others as a stronger offering with that two components in view.
Do share with us your views! Will you be getting the HTC Desire VC or this LG Optimus L3 Dual ?

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