Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Apple iPhone Discarded: Once Again!

In a latest research done by IDC’s Mobile Phone Tracker - Apple, Motorola, and Sony Ericsson all lost market share in Q1 2008 year-over-year. Apple’s global handset shipments fell sharply, from 2.3 million units in Q4 2007 to 1.7 million in Q1 2008. Apple’s global market share declined for the first time, from 0.7% in Q4 2007 to 0.6% in Q1 2008.

Apple has been hit hard by stock-outs in North America and lackluster demand for its overpriced iPhone in Western Europe, according to Strategy Analytics.

Now Apple must be hoping to see some favorable developments with the launch of 3G enabled iPhone later in the June.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Gizmo Rain: Watch Out!

The new gadgets and their related prototypes are here to dazzle you!

Samsung Anycall Haptic: Now you can replace your Apple iPhone with its thinner version. Touch Interface, 2 Mega pixel digital cam, Bluetooth 2.0, 3.2 inch widescreen and terrestrial digital TV reception.

Sony High-def Handycam: According to Sony, it is the smallest high-definition video camcorder. With 32 millimeter in thickness and weight only 300 grams – it’s the right time to go for a refined Handycam. AVCHD format video at 1,920by 1,080 resolution with 10X digital zoom.

Sharp blogging phone: After a long time, Sharp has come up with this unique phone – specially for its Japanese users. Small QWERTY keyboard, a 3.5-inch display, clamshell, a widescreen VGA display with a resolution of 854 pixel by 480 pixels. Other features comprised of an RSS reader and a PC-style Web browser.

LG Black Label phone: New member of the LG’s Black Label family. If you can afford this style icon after enduring LG’s Shine and Chocolate handsets – then it’s specifically designed for you. Don’t expect something special in features.

Toshiba ApriPoco robot: This prototype robot can be used as a voice gateway. It can intercept the infrared signals of various remote controls – so let it help you in taking care of your other devices like TV, AC and Lamp. Wait…it will be available in the next few months.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

iPhone on Cameratown

Though it haS been badly discarded all across the world, but Cameratown.com has decided to give substantial space to iPhone on its portal. Cameradown.com brings all the latest from the world of photography.

Ron Risman from CameraTown said, “The World’s First Photography Portal for the iPhone was launched today by Cameratown. The new site, specifically designed for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users, provides readers with quick access to “what’s new” in photography. Visitors can easily find the latest camera reviews from the best and most trusted sources around the web, new product announcements, the latest headline news, and camera information by brand and model. Photography information is now more accessible than ever. To know more visit "www.iphone.cameratown.com

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Another Mobile TV in the US: Courtesy LG Vu

Yet another mobile TV that claims it’s different – the LG Vu mobile phone earned all the attention at CTIA 2008. Somewhat delayed arrival – though, it is good that such releases are finally getting substantial attention. But, it was an utterly disappointed session in 2007 because Nokia’s most of the forecasts badly disappointed people. It was predicated that mobile TV would come with every new Nokia handset – And, it did not happen. Even though some mobile TV phones were released, but they also ended up creating confusion – with their restrictive programs, sky-high cost and tiny screen. And, users felt bad because it was harder to find a difference between 3G features and mobile TV.

Let’s see what this new mobile TV offers:
1.Touchscreen (stolen from iPhone.. again) and candybar designing
2.Endowed with easily navigable EPG (Electronic Programme Guide)
3.In standard features, you get – web browser, an MP3 player.

Let’s see how it works, but with its cramped keyboard and limited mobile TV service in US…chances are really bleak!

Toshiba’s New Sensation: World’s smallest HDTV Camera

With 2.3 ounces of weight and 1-6-inches cubed dimensions – the Toshiba IK-HD1 is the smallest HDTV Camera in the world. Endowed with CCD chips, this ultra small camera is capable to capture quality video.

Friday, March 14, 2008

How weird can you look???

The new SoftBank 815T PB mobile phone is designed by Toshiba. Endowed with all the basic mobile phone functionalities with QVGA screen, 3.2 megapixel camera, auto focus and 3G technology.

More like a transformer….how would you find it TEMPTING??

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Mobile Gaming: The New Contenders of 2008

1. Dangerous Dave: This one is inspired from the original Dangerous Dave game (launched in 1988, as PC game). Developed by the legendary John Romero

In the words of Jan Rezab (Redboss Games)

“From what I remember, this will be the mobile version of the oldest PC games ever entering the mobile game market, and we would like to continue pushing the brand. The brand like Doom, Wolfenstein, and Commander Keen, and Dangerous Dave, are legends in the PC game market, and many people remember when playing them on their first computers.”

The legend John Romero further added that

“I’ve been amazed over the years to hear of Dangerous Dave being played, even to this day, on computers in so many countries. The game is addictive, challenging but not very long. It’s definitely an ‘80’s style game. I’m very happy to be working with Redboss Games on the mobile launch of this classic.”

Enough reasons to play Dangerous Dave.

2. Devil May Cry: All those gothic supernatural powers, Dante’s world of battle between good and bad – this is Devil May Cry mobile game (launched by Capcom). Based upon its Playstation version of Devil May Cry 3. Not meant for ordinary gamers, this one needs temperament, puzzle solving skills and much more! Any Doubt!…you better enter the Arena.

3. Dakar 2008: Yet another pulsating extravaganza – the Dakar 2008 is an extended version of the highly successful Dakar 2007 mobile game. Launched by EA Mobile…this game involves 15 rigorous stages across 5 countries.

Play Hard!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Music on Mobile only, by 2011: Wow!

While in India we still feel nostalgic about those late night Vividh Bharti music programs, a research done on the UK music business predicted that 3 years down the line, about 30% of all the music will be purchased via mobile phones. Great news for music lovers…

This study came right after Nokia announced that they are going to offer a new mobile service called 'Comes with Music’ that would come with unlimited music downloading option.

Presently, the mobile sector provides 13% of the total music served every year. That means there would be almost 300% increase in the next 3 years!

The most important thing about such developments is that, you can get all your music instantly –no matter where you are (depending upon the service provider). After a surge in music phones, every music lover has got more than one reason to feel good…. keep listening!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Much Ado About Nothing

Looks do wonders and invented looks can really take you places. Of late, all the leading mobile handset manufacturers joined the rat race to come up with good-looking handsets (That’s what they said prior to launch these beauties). And, it paid off really well initially just for the time being –all looked stagnated after the big bubble burst. “Old habits die hard” and the surge continues to surprise you no end. Get ready to expect anything as bizarre and silly as anything can be from them, as they can go one step ahead while redefining a typical marketing gimmick –but, does it really work?

They are cool, trendy and the latest hip-thing – the real test of your taste quotient begins now!

1. Nokia 7380:

This “oh-so-nice” gadget belongs to Nokia’s “L’Amour” Collection. Surely, Nokia does deserve all applauds not only for designing something so peculiar, but also promoting it –big times. You have to pay a big amount to possess this beauty. Looks do not come easy and people do anything to look good. With striking resemble to a Zippo, don’t feel bad when somebody asks for light.

2. Apple iPhone:

Whether it’s the iPhone fascination or my lunacy, whenever I try to forget about this forbidden fruit, it pops up to do rounds in my mind. Leave functionalities aside, Apple Inc. are capable of creating something so unique that every now and then you would fancy holding this beauty in your palm. And, if you are the proud owner of Apple iPhone then you surely know how it feels to have it (everyone knows how it looks –thanks to Apple’s exaggerated marketing campaigns, which made it look like more of a household item than a special phone).

3. Nokia 888 communicator:

Hailed as the concept phone by the manufacturer, but where is the IDEA folks? Now take this, as they say, this phone is built by a soft and malleable material. Yes, it can be wrapped or rolled around in any particular shape, you like. Still in the conduit, this phone might come with a flexible circuitry system and a LED display. So, you can wrap it around your body to show off your style. But, do you really believe in something like this. Ok, wear one and don’t get shocked if somebody takes you as an alien. Yet another stereotypical approach (something beyond our rational understanding).

4.The Goldvish Piece:

When it comes to bragging about expensive things, a tech-savvy person wouldn’t mind paying a huge price for a compatible mobile handset (loaded with superb functionalities). But, our world is full of posers, who just hate to look genuine or normal human being. And, this masterpiece is meant for them. With a wafer of gold over the body and stamped 160 diamonds, it works as your “I m rich” tag. More of a jewelry item than a handset; human vanities can go to any extent.

That’s our pick, you can add more in this category for the welfare of all the tech-buffs…all I can say…Spare the technology from spooky tantrums.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Apple iPhone: The biggest Bluffer of 2007

A systemically premeditated promotional campaign followed up by an epic release of the iPhone –and after jostling in those queues, you went home proudly to show your cherished possession.

Honey, I got the iPhone.

Oh my God!

So, that’s it. No, like every other twisted melodrama, the story unfolded to leave you speechless.

Though, I have already given my verdict over this forbidden fruit, but now that we are embracing 2008, it’s the right time to remember this bluffer.

Just to remind you:

1.Apple iPhone does not support 3G!
2.Its 2 megapixels camera lacks autofocus and flash.
3.Forget about third party applications.
4.Irreplaceable battery.

Above all, it is preposterously costly.

Apple has a lot to learn to prove itself in the world of mobile phones. As far as Apple iPod is concerned –we just love it. But, Sorry folks, your iPhone is pathetic.

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