Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Best Top 10 HTC Motorolla Apple Dell Nokia and Blah Blah Blah Smartphones by 2010

Number 1: Sprint HTC EVO 4G


Number 2: Motorola Droid X


Number 3: Apple iPhone 4


Number 4: T-Mobile G2


Number 5: T-Mobile HTC HD7

 Number 6: Dell Venue Pro

 Number 7: Nokia N8


Number 8: Palm Pre 2


Number 9: Samsung Epic 4G


Number 10: Motorola Droid 2


Friday, October 15, 2010

Apple iPad VS Samsung Galaxy Tab VS Dell Streak... A Tablets Post

At the very moment, there are three top of the line Tablets available in the market

Apple iPad
Samsung Galaxy Tab
And Dell Streak

iPad Specs


  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously


  • 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive


  • 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip

Battery and power4

  • Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using 3G data network
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Wireless and cellular

Wi-Fi model
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Wi-Fi + 3G model
  • UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Data only2
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
 Dell Streak Specs
  • Carrier: AT&T
  • OS: Android 1.6
  • Processor: 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon (QSD 8250)
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Storage: 2 GB built-in, plus 16 GB micro-SD (expandable to 32 GB)
  • Display: 5-inch WVGA, 800×480 pixels, Gorilla Glass
  • Battery: Lithium Ion 1530 mAh
  • Ports: 30-pin to USB
  • Weight: 7.7 oz
  • Dimensions: 6.0(h) x 3.1(w) x 0.4(d) inches
  • Camera: 5.0 megapixel (rear) with autofocus; VGA front-facing
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, GPS, e-compass
  • Keyboard: 49-key virtual keyboard (including number pad)
  • Networks: UMTS 850/1900/2100 MHz; GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz;
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g; Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
  • Tethering: Not available
  • Price: $300 (with 2-year contract); $550 without a contract
Samsung Galaxy Tab Specs

  • 7-inch TFT touchscreen display (1024 by 600 pixels resolution)
  • Weight of 13 ounces, or “about the weight of an unopened can of soda.”
  • Thanks to its lithe figure, it fits into the back pocket of your jeans, or the inside pocket of a blazer.
  • It runs on the Google Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system.
  • Thanks to Android 2.2, it supports Adobe Flash 10.1
  • It has two cameras: a 3-megapixel one on the back (with flash, DVD-quality video) and a 1.3-megapixel one on the front for videoconferencing and chat functionality.
  • It uses a 1GHz Hummingbird processor
  • It has 16 gigabytes of on-board memory. It’s also expandable
  • It supports DLNA sharing and streaming among supported devices (TVs, laptops)
  • It carries a battery that’s rated for 7 hours of video playback.
  • A Wi-Fi-only model is coming “in the near future.”
  • Optional accessories include an external keyboard, docking station with HDMI port and a car dock.
  • Audio and video content comes via Samsung’s new Media Hub.
  • It’s available on all four U.S. carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.
And Here's a comparison between Galaxy Tab and iPad

Samsung stressed the ease in which applications could be formatted for the Tab without lots of additional coding, but the size suggests that the device may be more appropriate for the things users do with smartphones and the iPod touch — web browsing, game-playing, news reading via apps — versus the things the iPad hints at doing in the future, such as reading full-bleed magazines, interacting with textbooks and creating content.

All in all, versatility is one of the things that makes the iPad great. You can use it to read big PDFs, look at business reports and dashboards, view video clips, quickly scan through emails and calendars, and pull up full Web pages - all in the palm of your hand. The problem is that the iPad is not necessarily fantastic at any one function. As a result, the iPad and other touch tablets like it will need to make the ROI case to businesses and IT departments based on ease-of-use, which could possibly save on training and troubleshooting, for example.

 The Dell Streak has two things going for it: 1.) It’s technically the first Android tablet from one of the big PC vendors so it has first-mover advantage, and 2.) When you get it your hands, it feels very usable and likeable. But, the Dell Streak is much more like a smartphone than a tablet and when you compare it to the other top-of-the-line smartphones, it becomes much less attractive. If you really want an Android device with a big screen that feels like a small tablet, I’d recommend the 4.3-inch HTC EVO 4G over the Dell Streak.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Seven new things to know about Windows Phone 7

"Everybody should be able to take a look at a Windows Phone and say, 'I can represent me in this device,'" at Monday's formal unveiling of Windows Phone 7 Ballmer explained.
Windows_Mobile border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kA2dloVQOBA/TLTCqFFKj3I/AAAAAAAAAp0/vVYZBn5L9Cw/s144/Windows-Mobile.png" />To that end, there are nine Windows Phone 7 devices that will be available in the U.S., from manufacturers Dell, HTC, Samsung, and LG. "You see phones with keyboards," Ballmer said, gesturing to a row of all nine devices in front of him. "You see phones like the LG phones that can play to TV, you'll see super beautiful screens like the beautiful screen on this Samsung...very large screen as you see on this HTC device right here and of course rugged, for-the-hardest-use-type phones like this Dell device."
Close ties to existing Microsoft products, from Bing search to Bing Maps to Xbox games (including an EA Mobile partnership to bring Xbox Live-enabled games to the phone) and Zune music, were played up too, as was a tight integration with Facebook

Seven new things to know about Windows Phone 7

1. When can I buy a Windows Phone 7 in the U.S.?
 One model — the Samsung Focus on AT&T, will be available on November 8. “A few weeks” later, expect the LG Quantum and HTC Surround (both on AT&T). T-mobile officials said the HTC HD7 will be available in “mid-November.” There will be nine WP7 models available in the U.S. by November, Microsoft officials said.

Dell Venue Pro

With a 4.1" AMOLED display coupled with a built-in portrait keyboard, The Dell Venue Pro is designed both for productivity and entertainment.

Features include:

  • 4.1" 800x480 AMOLED touchscreen with Gorilla® Glass
  • 121.6 mm x 64.4 mm x 14.9 mm
  • 191g
  • 1GB Flash ROM + 512MB DDR SDRAM. 8GB internal storage
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250 1 GHz
  • Battery life - Talk time: 3 hrs/Standby: 336 hrs
  • 5MP camera / 720p HD video
  • Vertical slide out qwerty
Learn More     Click for hi-res image

2. Is Verizon on board with Windows 7 for sure?
Yes (in spite of the Kin debaucle). Verizon and Sprint are both on tap to offer Windows Phone 7 devices some time in 2011, according to a brief mention in Microsoft’s press release.


The HTC HD7 offers high-fidelity surround sound and a large 4.3" screen to provide great experiences with music, video and gaming.

Features include:

  • 4.3", 800x480 touchscreen
  • 4.8" x 2.68" x 0.44"
  • 162g
  • 512MB ROM/576MB RAM/8GB internal storage
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250 1 GHz
  • Battery life:
    • WCDMA - Talk time: 320 min/Standby: 320 hrs
    • GSM - Talk time: 380 min/Standby: 310 hrs
  • 5MP camera with flash
  • HD 720p video
  • Kickstand
  • Widescreen phone with Surround Sound

3. Who is the target audience for these phones?
the main target is the feature phone user. There are a lot more of those folks out there who aren’t wedded to a particular smartphone platform/carrier yet. The question is — as it was with the discontinued Kin — will these users be willing to pay $200-plus for a smartphone. (That’s the price AT&T has said it will charge for its first three Windows Phone 7 phones.)

HTC 7 Mozart

The HTC 7 Mozart offers high fidelity sound for a richer listening and viewing experience, along with a powerful 8MP camera with Xenon flash.

Features include:

  • 3.7", 800x480 touchscreen
  • 4.69" x 2.37" x 0.47"
  • 130g
  • 512MB ROM/576MB RAM/8GB internal storage
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250 1 GHz
  • Battery life:
    • WCDMA - Talk time: 330 min/Standby: 435 hrs
    • GSM - Talk time: 405 min/Standby: 360 hrs
  • 8 MP camera + Xenon flash
  • 720p HD video
  • SRS WOW HD™ sound


4. If I already subsubscribe to ZunePass, do I need to buy another subscription for my Windows Phone 7 device?
No. The same ZunePass subscription, activated by the same Windows Live ID, that works on your media player or Xbox will work on Windows Phone 7. If you don’t want to subscribe to the $15-per-month ZunePass, you’ll still be able to buy individual songs, movies and TV shows for your phone via ZunePass. You also will be able to get music/video content from third-party providers, including Netflix, YouTube, Slacker, Spotify and more on Windows Phone 7s. 

HTC Surround

The HTC 7 Surround is designed to entertain with a fold out kickstand for hands-free viewing, and a slide out the speaker lets you share music and videos with friends in virtual surround sound.

Features include:

  • 3.6" touchscreen
  • 4.71" x 2.42" x 0.51"
  • 165g
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250 1 GHz
  • Battery life:
    • WCDMA - Talk time: 250 min/Standby: 255 hrs
    • GSM - Talk time: 240 min/Standby: 255 hrs
  • 5MP camera + flash
  • 720p HD video
  • Slide out Yamaha speaker + SRS + Dolby surround sound
  • Kickstand
 5. Can I get turn-by-turn directions on Windows Phone 7?
Windows Phone 7 does not offer voice-cued turn-by-turn navigation out of the box. However, it may be available as an additional service through Windows Phone Marketplace or our mobile operator partners, according to the Softies.

HTC 7 Trophy

With the vivid 3.8" screen, HTC 7 Trophy sits comfortably in your hand and performs perfectly playing games on Xbox Live.

Features include:
  • 3.8", 800x480 touchscreen
  • 4.67" x 2.42" x 0.47"
  • 140g
  • 512MB ROM/576MB RAM/8GB internal storage
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250 1 GHz
  • Battery life:
    • WCDMA - Talk time: 330 min/Standby: 435 hrs
    • GSM - Talk time: 405 min/Standby: 360 hrs
  • 5MP camera / 720p HD video

6. What’s really there for business users in version one of the phones?
 The Office hub is the synchronization point for business users who want to review (and do some light edits) to documents. Office Mobile — a version of Microsoft’s core Office apps for WP7 is the centerpiece. OneNote is the primary/default app for the hub and it may be pinned to a user’s interface as a Tile. SharePoint synchronization is built into the Office Hub release, allowing users to read (but not check out) documents stored on their SharePoint servers at the office.

LG Optimus 7

Share multimedia files with other digital devices and use the augmented reality application to connect to a world of information. A voice-to-text feature allows communication without the need to type.

Features include:

  • 3.8" touchscreen
  • 125 mm x 59.8 mm x 11.5 mm
  • 157g
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8650 1 GHz
  • Battery life - Talk time: 8 hrs/Standby: 179 hrs
  • 5 mp camera / 720p HD video
  • Media Sharing (DLNA)
  • Augmented Reality
  • Speech to Text
Learn More    Click for hi-res image

7. What’s next? When’s Windows Phone 8 coming
Microsoft officials said today there will be an update coming to Windows Phone 7 users in “early 2011″ that will provide copy-and-paste functionality.

LG Quantum/Optimus 7Q

The LG Quantum offers a horizontal QWERTY keypad designed for productivity. The phone also includes DLNA multimedia sharing, an augmented reality application and voice recognition.

Features include:

  • 3.5", 800x480 touchscreen
  • 119.5 mm x 59.5 mm x 15.22 mm
  • 185g
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8650 1 GHz
  • Battery life - Talk time: 7 hrs/Standby: 466 hrs
  • 5MP camera / 720p HD video
  • Horizontal qwerty
  • DLNA
  • Augmented Reality
  • Speech to text

Samsung Focus

Thin and light, the Samsung Focus offers a 4.0" Super AMOLED display and a 5 pm camera with enhanced photo options such as panorama, smile detector, Lomo mode, Add Me, and BeautyShot.
Features include:
  • 4.0", 480x800 Super AMOLED screen
  • 4.82" x 2.53" x 0.43"
  • 110g
  • 512MB RAM/1GB Flash/8GB internal storage
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250 1 GHz
  • Battery life - Talk time: 3 hrs/Standby: 250 hrs
  • 5MP camera/720p HD video

Samsung Omnia 7

With a 4.0" SUPER AMOLED display and thin, light design the Samsung Omnia 7 is great for gaming with Xbox LIVE, listening to Zune music and watching videos.

Features include:

  • 4.0", 480x800 Super AMOLED screen
  • 4.82" x 2.53" x 0.43"
  • 119g
  • 512MB RAM/1GB Flash/8GB internal storage
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250 1 GHz
  • Battery life - Talk time: 3 hrs/Standby: 250 hrs
  • 5MP camera/720p HD video

  1. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/seven-new-things-to-know-about-windows-phone-7/7636?tag=nl.e539
  2. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/windowsphone/glance.aspx
  3. http://www.zdnetasia.com/windows-phone-7-debuts-one-phone-won-t-rule-them-all-62203604.htm

Monday, October 11, 2010

Leaderboard: The 10 best Android smartphones

Leaderboard: The 10 best Android smartphones

 1. HTC EVO 4G

With its 4.3-inch WVGA screen, 8 megapixel camera, 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU, front-facing VGA camera, Micro HDMI port, 3G Wi-Fi hotspot, and 4G WiMAX capability, the EVO has it all.


2. Google Nexus One

Sure, it doesn’t have the best battery life and its screen isn’t as big and bold as the HTC EVO or the Droid X, but it is remarkably elegant and usable and it remains the one Android phone untarnished by the mobile manufacturers and telecom carriers. Google no longer sells it on the mass market but offers the N1 as a testing phone for Android developers.


3. Samsung Vibrant

Selling over a million units in its first 45 days on the market. The best of the Galaxy S models is T-Mobile’s Samsung Vibrant, which is thin, powerful, has a great screen, and does the least amount of fiddling with the stock Android OS.


4. HTC Incredible

It’s not quite as elegant or high-end as the Nexus One, but the Incredible is the next best thing. 


5. Motorola Droid X

4.3-inch screen, an 8 megapixel camera, a Micro HDMI port, and mobile hotspot functionality, but it lacked a front-facing camera, 4G connectivity.

 6. Samsung Epic 4G

It integrates a full 53-key slide-down hardware keyboard. But it’s not just any keyboard. With it’s large keys and dedicated row for number keys, it is arguably the best hardware qwerty on any Android device. It also features a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, a zippy 1 GHz Samsung processor, and Sprint’s 4G WiMAX service.

7. Motorola Droid 2

The Droid 2 simply updates the design slightly, improves the keyboard, and replaces the internals with more powerful hardware. For those who prefer a physical keyboard and Verizon’s top-notch coverage, the Droid 2 remains a great choice.

8. Samsung Captivate

The other Samsung Galaxy S to make this list is AT&T’s Samsung Captivate, which has virtually all of the same internals and specs as the Samsung Vibrant but has a flatter, boxier form factor. The thinness of the Captivate combined with lots of punch and high-end features make this a very attractive phone.


9. HTC Aria

HTC could have honestly named this phone the EVO Mini. It looks a lot like the EVO, but in a far smaller package. In fact, while the EVO is the biggest Android phone, the Aria is the most compact, with its 3.2-inch screen. That’s its primary appeal — along with a low price tag (it retails for $129 but you can usually find it for much less than that, even free, based on promotions). The biggest problems with the Aria are the underpowered 600 MHz CPU and the fact that, like the Galaxy S, AT&T has loaded it up with lots of crapware and limited it to only the applications in the Android Market.

10. LG Ally

It has a great little hardware keyboard — the best hardware keyboard on an Android device next to the Epic 4G. It’s also very compact, though not as compact as the HTC Aria, since the Ally has the slider keyboard that makes it a little more bulky. But, the best feature is the price: $49. And, like the Aria, many customers will get it for free with the right promotion. For 50 dollars or less, this phone is a nice value.


Link: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=6055 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

9 Ways to Instantly Code Faster

9 Ways to Instantly Code Faster  

1. Zen Coding  

Zen Coding is an editor plugin for high-speed HTML, XML, XSL (or any other structured code format) coding and editing. The core of this plugin is a powerful abbreviation engine which allows you to expand expressions—similar to CSS selectors—into HTML code.” 

2. Split Windows 


3. Embrace Social Coding 

 4. Code Management Tools  (Github, Snipplr, and Forrst )

While many editors offer an integrated snippets utility, I’d recommend embracing a third party tool instead. This way, your snippets aren’t limited to a single editor.

5. Choose a Proper Editor 

Your decision will largely be dependent upon:

  • Which languages you code in
  • Your OS
  • The type of UI you prefer
  • Comfort with the command line (or lack of)

 6. Use Bundles 

7. Use LESS.js


8. Prototype Early with Firebug 


9. Don’t Reinvent the Wheel

Coding each new project from scratch is incredibly time consuming.

  1. HTML5 Boilerplate

  2. CodeIgniter (PHP Framework)

  3. 960 (CSS Framework)

  4. jQuery (JavaScript Library)

 Link: http://net.tutsplus.com/articles/general/9-ways-to-instantly-code-faster/http:






Friday, October 8, 2010

Nokia N8 Best N Series Nokia Phone?

The Nokia USA team sent me(Matthew Miller) a blue Nokia N8 to try out for a couple of weeks.
Let me state that the N8 is clearly the best Nokia Nseries device ever made and is the Nseries device that Nokia and Symbian users both deserve and will appreciate. Nokia N8 is one fantastic piece of hardware.

Nokia N8 Specifications

Nokia N8 specs include the following:

Nokia N8 Details
Operating System
680MHz ARM 11 processor along with a 3D Graphics HW Accelerator with OpenGL-ES 2.0 support
256MB SDRAM and 512MB of NAND memory
Quad-band GSM and penta-band 3G (850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz)
3.5 inch (640×360 pixels) capacitive AMOLED touch display with support for 16.7 million colors
Flash Memory
Integrated 16GB flash memory and microSD card
12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash
Dual microphone
Front Facing Camera
VGA front facing camera
Sensors etc.
Proximity sensor, light sensor, accelerometer and digital compass
Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
Bluetooth 3.0
FM Radio
FM radio and FM transmitter
1200 mAh integrated battery
Charging port
2mm Nokia charging port
Dimensions: 4.47 x 2.32 x 0.51 inches and 4.76 ounces

 The Nokia N8 has a couple specifications that stand out from the pack, including the 12 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera with Xenon flash and penta-band WCDMA radio.
Social networking is second nature to the Nokia N8. Nokia N8 is Nokia's first device to be integrated with Qt

Original article also contains: Walk around the hardware, Walk through the software, Pricing and availability, Final first thoughts.