Between iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S II, Which is the Winner?

Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II

The iPhone 4 is without doubt Apple’s latest and most competitive mobile phone. Can you think of a handset that can closely compete with it in terms of design, performance, and capability? For me, one device comes to mind and that’s the Samsung Galaxy S II. Perhaps you’re aware that the Galaxy S II is Samsung’s latest pride and joy. So, if you are thinking of buying one of these two handsets, I hope this comparison will help you decide!

There’s an obvious winner when it comes to this end and Samsung Galaxy S II is it! You see, this is equipped with a 1.2GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset and 1GB RAM while the iPhone 4 only has a 1GHz processor with 512MB RAM. In addition, Galaxy S II has 16GB/32GB internal memory with microSD card support. iPhone has 16GB/32GB internal storage as well but no support for microSD card.

Operating System
The iPhone 4 operates on the iOS 4, the operating system which Apple dubs as the “world’s most advanced mobile operating system.” iOS 4 brings an elegant and responsive user interface, which means an easier and fun time tapping, swiping, dragging, pinching, flicking or twisting your fingers when accessing apps. The Samsung Galaxy S II runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and TouchWiz 4.0 user interface. This also provides excellent customizability and multitasking. Both OS are superior so it’ll just be on the user’s discretion and needs which one he or she opts for.


Samsung Galaxy S II has a bigger display at 4.3 inches. It is a Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels. Apple’s iPhone 4 has the new Retina display with 960 x 640-pixel resolution. The iPhone’s resolution may be higher but its 3.5-inch screen is small compared to the Galaxy S II.

If you are after a small phone, the iPhone 4 is the best bet. It only measure 115 x 58.6 x 9.3mm and weighs just 137g! Take note that its thickest point is 9.3mm. However, you might think that it’s heavy when you look at it because of its stainless steel and glass industrial design. Apparently, the stainless steel edges add to the phone’s durability.

Samsung Galaxy S II on the other hand measures 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5mm. It’s kind of big but it is very thin! Thinner than the iPhone 4! And lighter too since it only weighs 116g. What makes it so light is its plastic cover at the back.

In this regard, which would you prefer, small but heavy or bigger but light? Your choice!

Camera capability is now a big thing among handset owners so both the Galaxy S II and iPhone 4 have it. Galaxy S II comes with two cameras. At the rear is an 8MP camera with LED flash and autofocus. Its other features include geo-tagging, touch focus, image stabilization and face and smile detection. It is also capable of 1080p video capture. In front is a 2MP camera for video chat.

iPhone 4 has a 5MP camera with LED Flash. It can also capture 720p video. Photo and video tagging is also possible with its camera. Don’t fret because iPhone 4 has a front camera as well, a VGA one that can get photos and videos up to 30 frames per second.

Well obviously Galaxy S II is the winner here. iPhone 4’s 5MP camera is puny compared to S II’s 8MP cam.

So, these are the important things you need to know about these two phones. If I were you, Id’ go for the winner. And in this case it’s obviously the Samsung Galaxy S II!

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iPhone 5 rumour: takes cues from 3G model, ditches home button


The next-generation iPhone will blend elements of older-generation Apple phones with a radical home-button free design and a larger display, latest leaks suggest.

Images sourced by Mobile Fun purporting to be mock-ups for cases for Apple’s hotly anticipated kit hint at a handset that does away with a physical home button in favour of a “touch sensitive ovaloid area” that will apparently enable owners to return to the home screen using multi-touch gestures.

The handset also features a smaller bezel (that’s the border area around the display), which along with removing the home button, frees up space for a four-inch screen. That’s 0.5-inches larger than the and puts it broadly in line with rival Android kits.

More surprising perhaps amid the far-reaching, fashion-forward changes is that Apple has also taken inspiration from its past for the phone. Especially in the form of the curved back that recalls the ageing iPhone 3G, as the company moves away from the boxy, square look of its current-generation phone.

The move is thought to enable Apple to reposition its phone’s antennae, after situating them at the side of the iPhone 4 was deemed the primary cause of the reception problems that blighted that handset.

MAXX Rolls Out MS727 Dual-SIM Mobile Phone


MAXX Mobiles is a brand well known for their production of low budget handsets. The company's latest entry is their brand new slider touch screen dual-SIM phone, called the MAXX SOUL (MS727). With a 2.4-inch screen, the compact handset gives you the feel of a touch phone, as well the comfort of a keypad. The phone also has a variety of browsing and multimedia features.

The sturdy phone comes with a full metal body and is powered by a 900mAh battery. It also features a 1.3 MP camera, an FM radio and an audio player that supports MP3 and WAV formats. The phone also has a video player that supports MP4 and 3GP file formats.

The MAXX SOUL (MS727) also JAVA-enabled, and has WAP and OPERA MINI browser. When it comes to connectivity, the MAXX SOUL (MS727) is equipped with Bluetooth, Mysync, and USB port.

The MAXX SOUL (MS727) is priced at Rs. 3,395, and is available across a number of outlets all over India, including Planet M, Tata Croma, Hyper City, Star Bazar, Mobile & Gadgets, Indian Naval Canteen, Kings Electronics, Hotspot, Reliance Web World and NEXT electronics.

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Tata Sky launches Tata Sky Mobile Access


Tata Sky, the leading Direct-to-Home service provider, has yet again proved its technology leadership with the launch of the Tata Sky Mobile Access app.

First it was a unique range of interactive services, then the bi-lingual guide followed by the Personal Video Recorder, this time Tata Sky in association with Ryz Media Inc. has introduced ‘Tata Sky Mobile Access’, a cutting edge app for Apple devices. This app enables subscribers to user their iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch as a universal remote to control consumer electronic devices in their homes. In addition, subscribers can use the app to access 4-day programme listings, read extended information for movies; search for programs based on title and set their favourite shows for recording on the go. Keeping in line with the constant need for being connected to friends and family through social platforms, Tata Sky Mobile access allows subscribers to share what they are watching on TV through Facebook and Twitter. Further, the app allows subscribers to view which programmes their Facebook friends are currently watching, helping them to decide on what to watch. At launch, this app will be available on Apple Devices only. An app for Android devices will be launched shortly after.

This app can be downloaded free of cost from the iTunes store and will work across all Tata Sky boxes. To use the Universal Remote Functionality, the subscriber will need to use the app along with a unique orb-shaped MP3 Mobile Accessory. This accessory plugs into the audio jack of the Apple Device and enables the subscriber to control his Tata Sky set-top box, TV, amplifier and DVD player. As part of the launch phase, the new MP3 Mobile accessory will be given free of charge to the first 1000 subscribers. Post the promotional period, the accessory can be purchased for Rs 350 including shipping and handling.

Speaking on the launch, Vikram Mehra, Chief Marketing Officer, Tata Sky, said, “Over the last one year, India has witnessed an explosion of tablets and smart phones combined with an unprecedented popularity of social platforms like Facebook and Twitter across all age groups. The Tata Sky Mobile Access App is a natural integration of TV entertainment with these smart devices allowing subscribers to not only control their TV and set-top boxes with their smart devices, but also make their content choice based on what their friends and family are viewing. This is the first-of-its-kind functionality offered by any DTH service provider in India.”

“We are honored to provide Tata Sky a platform allowing viewers to interact with, socialize, search and share TV content they are watching” said Zeev Braude, CEO of Ryz Media, Inc. “Our platform allows service providers to roll out a fully customized and integrated solution in an extremely short time frame and at an unprecedented roll out cost”.

New iPhone 5, iPad 3 Coming Soon?


Next-generation iPhone and iPad models likely coming this fall. Here's how they'll look and act.

The latest rumors have Apple unveiling its long-rumored iPhone 5 in mid-August at the earliest, sometime in September at the latest. A month later, there may be a next-generation iPad 3.

And all will run the new Apple mobile operating system, iOS 5, which you can read more about in "What Apple's iCloud Means For You."

To 4G or not to 4G?

Here's what the Apple cognoscenti doesn't know about the iPhone 5: whether or not it will connect to super-speedy 4G data cell networks for faster Web browsing, faster app loading and operating, and faster uploads and downloads.

As you might know, there are two different types of 4G an iPhone 5 could access.

There's LTE (which stands for Long Term Evolution, which you can now forget), the true next-generation 4G technology. Verizon launched its LTE network earlier this year, and has and will have the most extensive LTE coverage for some time.

AT&T, iPhone's primary carrier, has yet to officially launch its own LTE network.

Then there's HSPA Plus (High Speed Packet Access, which you also can now forget), essentially a souped-up version of the current 3G technology used in iPhone and by T-Mobile.

AT&T recently launched its own HSPA Plus 4G network.

You can bet your kid's college fund that the iPhone will NOT be LTE, even if the AT&T LTE network was ready. As anyone with an LTE device will tell you, the LTE connectivity drains battery life like Dracula sucks blood. At most, 4G phones continually connected to an LTE network will live, maybe, four hours.

For Steve Jobs, that kind of limited battery life is unacceptable.

So will the iPhone 5 be HSPA Plus 4G? It might solve some of AT&T's constant connectivity problems in major metro areas. But thus far there's been no indication whether or not the iPhone 5 will be a 4G phone.

If iPhone 5 is 4G, its got nomenclature problems (the 4G 5?). There has been speculation that the next iPhone will be dubbed the iPhone 4S, similar to the 3GS, which also offered speedier connectivity. A 4GS 4G iPhone? Makes a helluva lot more sense.

For the sake of consistency in no way reflecting my personal prognostication, for simplicity sake I'll just keep calling it the iPhone 5.

Other iPhone 5 attributes

Here's aggregation of current iPhone 5 speculation.

Form factor: Most observers believe iPhone 5 will look pretty much like the iPhone 4. But more recent rumors say iPhone 5 will have a completely different, thinner, more iPad 2-like sloping design, with a curved screen to keep adjacent prying eyes at bay and a tougher aluminum, instead of glass, back.

If the form factor remains the same, all of your current iPhone 4 cases and accessories will fit. A new design means having to shell out more shekels on new accessories. Thinner is nice, but I'd rather save some dough. But then, could you call a new iPhone with a radically new design an iPhone 4S? Wouldn't a new design demand a new model number?

My head hurts.

A larger screen: Considering the deluge of Android phones with 4- and 4.3-inch screens, Apple has to increase iPhone 4's suddenly miniscule 3.5-inch display.

If iPhone 5's form factor (and try saying that three times fast) is similar to the iPhone 4, Apple is space constricted. Apple can stretch the display bezel-to-bezel, increasing the screen about a quarter of an inch all around. That would create an iPhone 5 screen of about 3.7 or 3.8 inches. Nice, but I think we'll all be happy if iPhone 5 has a 4-inch screen – "4" is such a nice, round number, but which requires a redesign.

More power: iPhone 5 will certainly pack a faster processor, likely the 1.2 GHz engine currently found in the iPad 2, perhaps even 1.5 GHz (iPhone 4 uses a 1 GHz processor). This means everything loads faster and works faster. You will notice its zippy-ness.

More storage: I was really disappointed iPhone 4 topped out at 32 GB. But with the price of memory continuing to plummet faster than an iPhone dropped by a skydiver, the hope is iPhone 5 will be offered in 16, 32 and 64 GB versions, finally large enough to hold all 11,000 of my iTunes tracks. Although, with iCloud and the long-rumored Apple streaming music service, you may be able to settle for the cheaper 16 GB model.

Better camera: Or, at least a higher-resolution camera, probably 8 GB, which probably means full high-definition 1080p video recording (iPhone 4 records "only" 720p video).

But the better camera news is the rumor of a dual LED flash, which means brighter shots in darker locations. There's been some speculation the iPhone 5 camera will have 3D capabilities, to which I say BFD.

Better antenna: Or, more accurately, MORE antennas to minimize call drops and to access more global networks, which means…

More carriers: T-Mobile may become an iPhone vendor; there have been reliable reports of a T-Mobile iPhone being tested. But that doesn't mean we'll see one when the iPhone 5 launches. Verizon was testing iPhone for years before finally putting it on sale.

There has been a sprinkling of speculation surrounding a Sprint iPhone, which would be great because Sprint has a roomy 4G network (albeit with the same power-sucking issues as LTE), but I say it's unlikely, at least this year. Sorry, Sprint subscribers.

And that's all I've heard about iPhone 5 being ready, I can't tell you more 'cause I told you already, and here I am waving iPhone 5 rumors good-bye. Whoa whoa.

iPad 3 rumors

I apologize in advance for the cheap trick I'm about to pull. The headline, lead and photograph accompanying this article imply a new iPad 3 is coming this fall.

Yes, there may be. But if you want an iPad 2, go ahead and indulge, no need to wait.

If Apple unveils a new iPad 3 in the fall, it will likely be a more expensive "pro" version with a thinner, higher-resolution Retina display – 2048-by-1536 pixels, twice the resolution of iPad 1 and 2. An iPad 3 presumably also would pack a more powerful engine.

For most of us, that additional resolution and processing speed, especially for the expected price premium, is unnecessary. So forget I even said anything about an iPad 3.

Okay, I'm sorry for stringing you along. Sue me. But I could have said "nyah, nyah, made ya read!"

Nokia: No mobile wallet support in current NFC phones


Nokia's C7 and N9 NFC phones are not equipped to support either an embedded secure element or an NFC SIM, the handset maker has told NFC World, so it won't be possible to use them for mobile payments or other secure NFC services.

Nokia is not supporting NFC mobile payments on the C7 and N9, its latest devices that include near field communication technology.

The lack of support for either an embedded secure element or for the Single Wire Protocol (SWP), which would provide support for an NFC SIM issued by a mobile network operator, means that the devices are unsuitable for use in secure NFC applications such as mobile wallet, ticketing and payments. Instead, Nokia is concentrating on the much more straightforward 'connectivity' aspect of NFC and pushing the technology's use for file sharing, device pairing and tag reading.

Nokia's C7 handset, released some nine months ago, includes NFC hardware but it is currently inactive. This summer, when the phone gets the Symbian Anna operating system upgrade, the NFC chip will be activated and end users will be able to start using their phones to read and write to NFC tags — but won't be able to use them for secure NFC services.

The recently announced Nokia N9 also contains NFC but again it does not have an embedded secure element or support for SWP.

Over the next 12 to 18 months Nokia is looking to the marketing aspects and potential of NFC, Rupert Englander, Nokia UK and Ireland's head of services, sales and marketing, explained to NFC World.

"Nokia's view is NFC is about more than just mobile payments," says Englander. "We're probably a little while away from being able to go into a shop and easily use our mobile phone to pay for things with NFC. We think the phone as the mobile wallet, where it's simple to buy and it just works, is 12 to 18 months away. There are various trials out there and some services, like Orange's Quick Tap, but there are restrictions, like you have to be an Orange subscriber, a Barclaycard customer, and can only shop in certain places.

"NFC mobile payments won't take off until these barriers go, and while the recently announced UK joint venture for NFC between Telefonica UK, Everything Everywhere and Vodafone will help take those barriers away, it will take time to come to fruition," he reasons.

On the C7, Englander adds: "There was no standard in place for secure NFC payment when the phone was in production, so I think rather than wait, Nokia put an open, unsecured chip in the device, and decided to go to market with open NFC propositions like tags and Bluetooth pairing."

"Using open NFC, we can get more people engaged in using their mobile phone in a fun way, getting them used to using their technology in this manner, and in the meantime we can get everything ready together for mobile payments."

T-Mobile cutting smartphone rates, could undercut Sprint


T-Mobile USA fired a price war salvo Wednesday with lowered rates on a range of smartphone plans that would seem to undercut Sprint Nextel rates.

Comparing the plans of different wireless carriers is always troublesome because they so rarely are designed in the same way. And they never operate on the same networks. But T-Mobile’s latest rates, to take effect Sunday, would seem to challenge Sprint’s standing as the national brand with the least expensive plans.

For instance, for a single line with unlimited talk and text, T-Mobile customers will soon pay $60, compared with the company’s current rate of $80. For a family plan with two phones with unlimited text and talk, you’ll pay $100, compared with $140 now.

By comparison, Sprint charges $100 a month for a smartphone plan with unlimited text, talk and data, or $80 a month for unlimited data and texting with 450 talk minutes.

Still, there are key differences between the plans. Both would give access to the carriers’ 3G and 4G networks. But under the T-Mobile plan, after a smartphone user consumed two gigabytes of data, upload and download speeds would be slowed to 2G speeds (the difference between 256 kilobits a second and 56 kilobits per second). Sprint’s plan doesn’t throttle speeds based on consumption.

The rate change fits neatly with an industry trend that has seen the costs for talk minutes, texts and data continue to drop — just not as fast as consumer demand for them has grown.

T-Mobile to drop prices on smartphone plans


T-Mobile USA is throwing down the gauntlet at Sprint Nextel with its new smartphone price plans.

T-Mobile is set to announce Wednesday that it plans to cut the price of its smartphone plans. Most significantly, its mid-tier plan--which includes unlimited phone calls, text messages, and data--drops by $20 to $59.99 a month. In comparison, Sprint's comparable plan--which includes unlimited data, text, and calls to other cell phones--costs $69.99 a month.

The aggressive pricing illustrates the ultra-competitive environment, particularly for two smaller national carriers. Both companies continue to struggle with adding lucrative contract customers, and have been going after each other with discounts for months. T-Mobile, meanwhile, is trying to remain relevant even as it awaits a takeover by AT&T.

"Our goal is to get the next 100 million Americans on smartphones," said John Clelland, senior vice president of marketing for T-Mobile. "We really do think it's a key that unlocks the next wave of growth."

T-Mobile's unlimited data plans, of course, come with strings. The $59.99 plan allows you to eat up 2 gigabytes of streaming music, videos, e-mails, or uploaded photos. Once past that level, customers will receive a note asking if they want to upgrade their plan. If they choose not to, their connection will be slowed down to 2G speeds, a practice called throttling.

The new plans come after Verizon Wireless made the switch to a tiered data plan model, something rival AT&T did last year. Verizon Wireless' lowest-end plan costs $30 and has its cap at 2 gigabytes.

The allotment is sufficient for most people, with 2 gigabytes affording consumers the ability to stream 70 hours of music or 17 hours of videos each month. Sprint has argued that its data plans are truly unlimited, and don't include overage charges or throttling.

Clelland said that some consumers felt that a truly unlimited plan was too expensive, since many didn't believe they consumed that much data.

"That's why we introduced the notion of tiered high speeds," he said.

For heavier data users, T-Mobile offers a $74.99 plan with an allotment of 5 gigabytes of data before throttling, which is $15 less than before. It also offers a lower-end, data-less plan for $49.99 with unlimited phone calls and text messages. That plan was previously $65. If you choose to pay for the phone through monthly installments, you can sign up for a 200-megabyte data option for $5 a month. Traditional contract customers can get the same option for $10 a month. The plans will be available on July 24.

T-Mobile's plans are available to customers who want to bring their own phone, purchase a phone and pay for it in monthly installments, or buy a subsidized handset in exchange for a contract.

Nifty GPS mobile-phone apps take Garmin in entirely new direction


Is the venerable GPS navigation pioneer Garmin trying to put itself out of business?

With its new slate of mobile applications for $39.99, you might think so, because there’s no need to shell out hundreds of dollars for a portable navigation system when you can simply turn your smartphone into one.

Garmin is in fact right on target and right on time (barely) with its new batch of StreetPilot apps, a lower-priced alternative that actually does threaten to put portable nav systems out of business. Like so many companies at risk of being left behind by technological innovations, Garmin had to decide whether to hold firm in their comfort zone and hope that what renders them antiquated will turn out to be a fad, or to adjust their business model to accommodate the future.

Luckily it seems Garmin will not be going the way of Blockbuster Video or, dare I say, newspapers anytime soon, because their new product is just that good.

I tested the latest offering in its app series last week, its StreetPilot for Windows Phone, which is basically identical to its iPhone, iPad and Android counterparts.

The first thing I noticed is the speed. Having owned several Garmins over the years, I know the frustration of sitting around waiting for your route to calculate, a plight exacerbated in urban downtowns where high-rises obscure satellite signals. But these challenges didn’t phase the power-couple that was my Garmin app and HTC Trophy phone. The lag time was noticeably shorter, and the turn-by-turn voice commands always came in time.

I wish I had the foresight to order a car dock for the phone, which is essential if you want your smartphone to replace your portable GPS. You’ll need to plunk down anywhere from $10 to $30 for one of those. That said, I was impressed by how steady the navigation remained while getting knocked around in my center console.

More reasons the app is better than your portable GPS: address book integration that can navigate to your contacts’ homes, current weather and traffic updates at no additional cost, and best of all, maps that automatically update, so you don’t have to plug your GPS into your computer every time there’s a Big Dig road closure.

The only drawback is the battery life. Make sure you have a car charger, because this app saps the juice from your phone. Still, the $40 investment is well worth it, as was Garmin’s decision to begin to phase out those clunky portable GPS systems that were so recently the wave of the future.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray; Huawei's first T-Mobile phone clear FCC


It was a busy week of new reviews, so it was only today that we had time to peruse the Federal Communications Commission's database of new phones. The list was long, but we pulled together the highlights below. Sony Ericsson and RIM had a lot to offer, with two handsets each. We saw the Xperia Ray, which Sony Ericsson announced last month, and a BlackBerry Torch 2. LG also came through with the MS910 Bryce for MetroPCS, and Huawei offered the Sonic for T-Mobile, which would be the company's fist model for a major U.S. carrier.

Because the FCC has to certify every phone sold in the United States, not to mention test its SAR rating, the agency's online database offers a lot of sneak peeks to those who dig. And to save you the trouble, CNET has combed through the database for you. Here are a selection of filings from the past week on new and upcoming cell phones. Click through to read the full report.

Mobile phone giant O2 launches £22m offers


MOBILE phone giant O2’s 22 million customers are being offered half-price books and cinema tickets as part of a new £6million campaign.

Priority Moments also gives people discounts, free treats or exclusive experiences at 30 big-name chains such as WH Smith, Pizza Hut, Halfords, and JJB Sports.

Surprisingly it includes half-price cinema tickets at Odeon, from Sunday to Thursday. This is a big kick in the teeth for rival Orange whose customers can get two Odeon tickets for the price of one – but only on Wednesdays.

The O2 scheme is an extension of the Priority initiative, which has enabled people to snap up 600,000 concert tickets before they went on general sale.

In many ways it is another extension of the money-off “coupon culture” which has spread like wildfire in recent tough times.

But instead of printing off vouchers or cutting out coupons the discounts are sent to your mobile.

As your phone knows where you are it can even detect local offers and direct you to them.

O2 marketing director Sally Cowdry said she hoped the scheme would boost loyalty by saving customers money and “putting them at the front of the queue”.

It may also be a reason for the 25% of O2 customers who don’t have smart phones to upgrade. More at

iPhone 5 Could Sport New “Radical” Look


A larger, sleeker, faster iPhone 5 is coming this September, if a fresh wave of rumors is to be believed.

The latest phone from Apple will feature a brand new processor, a better camera, and could even sport a radical new look according to various media reports.

Bloomberg reports that the new device will include Apple’s A5 dual core processor, the powerful chip included in the iPad 2, as well as an upgraded 8-megapixel camera, over the iPhone 4’s 5-megapixel model.

The most drastic change though could come down to looks. Rumor has it that the iPhone 5 will be curvier and slimmer than its predecessor. “We have been told by a reliable source to expect a radical new design for the upcoming iPhone,” Boy Genius reported.

Apple has launched a new iPhone every June at its annual developer's conference ever since the smartphone's debut.

The company changed things up this year for what may have been a variety of reasons -- supply issues, the delay of the white iPhone 4, but the most likely factor is the launch of the new iOS 5 operating system which is to be released in the 3rd quarter of this year.

This generally falls in line with estimates of a September launch and also correlates to production estimates, according to Chris Caso at Susquehanna Financial.

"Our checks at multiple levels of the supply chain point to a one-to-two-month delay in the production start for the next-generation iPhone vs. our earlier view of a July production start.”

Alcatel Ice 3 debuts OT 520D phone in India


Alcatel Ice 3 recently dished out its latest dual SIM mobile phone, the OT 520D, for markets in India. The phone has seemingly useful features and aims to appease urban as well as rural markets of the country. It is capable of supporting dual memory card, expandable up to 32GB.

This phone is embedded with a 2MP camera and enables users to access multimedia tools like internet or GPRS, Facebook and Gmail among others. It is equipped with a torch and possesses Bluetooth connectivity.

M.S. Malik, Managing Director, Ice Mobile commented, “Though OT 520 D is an entry level phone, it has all features that are required to make the mobile phone experience truly enjoyable. It has always been our endeavor to launch mobile phones that are user friendly and reasonably priced.”

The video calling feature allows users to take videos of their friends and attach their contact details with it. Thus the same video will be played out whenever the particular person calls.

The OT 520 D has a price tag of Rs. 2299 attached to it and is available in all retail stores across India.

One-third of U.S. adults own smartphones


With so many manufacturers embracing Android, will it continue to be the defacto No. 1 mobile OS?
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Smartphone adoption is growing in many demographics, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center.

The Pew poll estimates that 35 percent of American adults own a smartphone device. The data is based on a survey conducted in May, which found that 83 percent of U.S. adults have a cell phone, and 42 percent of those people have a smartphone.

The types of people adopting smartphones vary, but Pew found the highest concentration of individuals range from "financially well-off and well-educated; under the age of 45; and African American and Latinos."

Internet access is critical to smartphone owners: 87 percent access the Web or e-mail on their phone, with 68 percent of that group accessing such information on a daily basis. Nearly 25 percent of smartphone owners say that their phone is the primary Internet connection in their lives, rather than the traditional desktop computer or laptop; one-third of this group also lacks a broadband connection at home.

The most popular mobile platform--according to those polled--is Android, with 35 percent (among smartphone owners), followed by iPhone and BlackBerry with 24 percent, and Palm and Windows below 10 percent. Pew notes, "Android phones are especially common among young adults and African Americans, while iPhones and BlackBerry devices are most prevalent among college graduates and the financially well-off."

The results are based on a national bilingual telephone survey of 2,277 adults. A total of 1,522 interviews were conducted by landline phone, and 755 interviews were conducted by cell phone.

Apple asks ITC to block imports of Samsung Android Gadgets


Apple isn’t giving up any ground in its patent infringement battle with Samsung: the company has now filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission asking the agency to block the import and sale of devices it claims infringe on seven technology and design patents.

Samsung has followed each of Apple’s groundbreaking products with imitation products that incorporate Apple’s technology and distinctive design,” Apple wrote in its complaint to the ITC. Although Apple and Samsung remain partners in components and manufacturing—Apple is one of Samsung’s largest customers—Apple has accused Samsung of blatantly imitating its iPhone and iPad products with its Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab Android-powered smartphones and tablets.

The companies’ legal battle over patent infringement in mobile devices now includes litigation in at least four countries: the United States, South Korea, Japan, and Germany. Industry watchers generally believe Apple is unlikely to get an import injunction against allegedly-infringing Samsung products in the United States.

Apple is likely using the filing as a way to raise the stakes in its dispute with Samsung, potentially giving it a stronger position in any negotiations or settlement talks the companies may have. Apple’s latest move comes on the heels of Samsung dropping one of its patent infringement suits against Apple in the United States, although Samsung characterized dropping the case as an effort to streamline proceedings.

Nokia X7 Smartphone


Three Mobile is the first mobile phone operator in the UK to launch the Nokia X7 smartphone, the second handset to come with the Symbian Anna OS, and as expected, the phone is not exactly cheap.

For £35 per month, the same as the Samsung Galaxy S2, users can enroll on The One Plan tariff with 2000 minutes, 5000 texts, 5000 3-to-3 minutes and all you can eat data on a two year contract.

Users can also choose to get the X7 on Pay as you go for £380 compared to £500 for the Samsung Galaxy S2 and £360 for the HTC Desire S. The handset comes with a 4-inch OLED display with a 640x360 pixel resolution (and Gorilla glass), 256MB RAM, 1GB ROM (and an 8GB microSD card).

Other features include Wi-Fi, microUSB, USB on-the-go support, a rear eight megapixel camera with dual LED and HD video recording option, a Broadcom BCM7227 ARM11 SoC clocked at 680MHz, AGPS, a 1200mAh Li-Ion battery and free Navigation with voice guidance.

Although the X7 is stunning, it is simply too expensive for it to be a roaring success given its entry level hardware; the Apple iPhone 4 for example, costs only an additional £69 upfront while the Nokia N8, the Xperia Play and the Xperia Arc can be had for the same monthly outlay.

HTC Status, phone for facebook loverschnologies


Hi facebook lovers, HTC has now present HTC Status, a special phone for who like status updates on facebook. HTC Status brings up the experience for people who want to share their experiences with their friends faster and easier than ever.

However, the actual HTC Status is the HTC version of Chacha, who has come out in February 2011 and then, repackaged by AT&T. This HTC status only has one special button up, but can be versatile for any Facebook activities.

Although dedicated to Facebook lovers, unmitigated HTC presents Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This phone also has a 2.6-inch screen size with a resolution of 320 x 480, the main 5-megapixel camera equipped with autofocus, and a 1.3 MP camera on the front.

HTC status runs on the network Quadband GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS / HSDPA 850/1900, 512 MB of RAM memory and 512 MB ROM, Qualcomm MSM7227 800 MHz processor.

The plan will be released Status HTC 2011, Q3

HTC Status Specification

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900


Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)


Qualcomm MSM7227 800 MHz processor


Dimensions 114.4 x 64.6 x 10.7 mm
Weight 120 g


TFT touchscreen, 256K colors
480 x 320 pixels, 2.6 inches
QWERTY keyboard
Gorilla Glass display
Accelerometer sensor for UI autorotate
Proximity sensor for auto turnoff


Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack


Internal 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM
microSD, up to 32GB


WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
USB microUSB v2.0


Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Geotagging, face detection
Secondary 1.3 MP

Other Features

Colors Black, Silver
GPS with AGPS support
Java MIDP emulator
Facebook dedicated key
SNS integration
Digital compass
Google Search, Maps, Gmail
YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player
MP4/H.264 player


Standard battery, Li-Ion 1250 mAh

Nokia E7


Also known as E7-00
Phone Nokia E7 Manufacturer Nokia Status Available Available in India Yes Price (Indian Rupees) Avg Current Market Price:Rs. 25691
Last Updated On:June 1 2011
Place : Chennai Delhi Kolkata Mumbai Price (USD) $570.91 approx
Description A QWERTY plus touchscreen business phone running on Symbian^3 operating system.


- Touchscreen
- 8 MP Camera
- Mail For Exchange
- Microsoft Communicator Mobile And Sharepoint
- Anti-Theft Protection To Remotely Lock Wipe And Locate Misplaced Devices
- Free Navigation
- Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound And HDMI Connection

Nokia E7 Specifications

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Technology / Frequency Bands GSM : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz HSDPA : 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz

Type Li - Ion
Capacity 1200 mAh
Standby 480 hours
Talktime 540 mins

Dimensions 123.7x62.4x13.6 mm
Weight 176 g
Form Factor bar
Colors Dark Grey, Silver White, Green, Blue, Orange

Size 360x640 pixels
Type color : AMOLED
Colors 16000000 colors
Secondary Display no

Camera / Imaging / Video
Camera Yes 8.1 MP
Resolution 3264x2448 pixels
Zoom yes
Flash yes
Secondary Camera yes

Secondary Camera
Flash no

Bluetooth Yes
Irda Yes
Wlan/Wi-fi Yes
USB yes
GPS yes

3G Yes
Internet Browsing Yes , S60

Audio Playback Yes
Video Playback Yes
Ringtones MP3
FM Radio Yes
3.5mm Headphone Jack yes

Inbuilt 16 GB
Memory Slot No

Email Yes

Operating System Symbian / S60

HTC - Inspire Mobile Phone - Black (AT&T)


HTC - Inspire Mobile Phone - Black (AT&T)

Model: PD98120 | SKU: 1934448

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This mobile phone features an 8.0MP digital camera/high-definition camcorder to capture still photos and video and the Android 2.2 operating system to keep connected on the go. The 4.3" LCD touch screen lets you easily navigate features.

What's Included

HTC Inspire Mobile Phone
Lithium battery
8GB microSD card
Owner's manual

Product Features

Android 2.2 operating system
With a 1GHz Snapdragon processor to keep you connected and productive on the go.
4G speed
Offers quick and easy connection speeds.
Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n network
For Internet capability (additional fees may apply).
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR and A2DP support
For wireless communication with a Bluetooth-enabled device.
4.3" color WVGA LCD touch screen with 800 x 480 resolution
For clear viewing of your text messages, photos and videos.
Store contacts and phone numbers
With 8GB microSD (included), expandable up to 32GB.
8.0MP digital camera
With autofocus and dual LED flash lets you take still photos. Camcorder captures high-definition video in stunning 720p resolution.
MP3 player
Lets you listen to your favorite music on the go.
Mobile hotspot and USB tethering support
For easy Internet access (additional fees may apply).
1,000-entry phone book
Lets you store your contact numbers.
Hands-free speakerphone
Allows you to keep your hands on the wheel while driving.
Vibrate mode
Lets you silence your phone but still be alerted when calls and messages come is.
Customizable ringtones
Allow you to personalize the sound of your phone.
Up to 6 hours talk time and up to 15.5 days standby
With included lithium battery.
*Phone activation required before use.

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