August 31, 2010

ViewSonic ViewPad 7 officially announced and is officially "the world's first 7 inch Android 2.2 tablet"

Photo grabbed from Unwired View
I actually read about this tablet before, leaks, rumors and what not. This was also in my feeds yesterday of photos of it being leaked but I said, nope, I won't post about you until you get official. Reason? Because, its my first time to hear about ViewSonic. Setting my ignorance aside, the latest about this tablet right here is that it is already official and is officially the "world's first 7inch tablet Android 2.2 tablet with phone functionality", their first, ahead of Samsung with their Galaxy S Tab.
Photo grabbed from Unwired View
ViewSonic is more know to be a company making LCDs and plasma displays, but hey Samsung way back then was never a mobile phone manufacturer let alone a tablet manufacturer. This tablet right here, dubbed as the ViewPAd 7 (for 7 inches) is the first tablet to have a 7 inch touch screen display with a screen resolution of 800 x 480. I think that resolution is just right for a 7 incher, my basis? Samsung's Galaxy Tab which also has an 800 x 480 resolution. Other features of the tablet are WiFi, 3G, A-GPS, a 3MP camera rear and front (VGA) and a MicroSD support. Price tag, at around $540 and launch date is not an exact date though but it is reported to be on October or later.
The ViewSonic ViewPad 7 will be presented at IFA Berlin (3 – 8 September). Samsung’s Galaxy Pad will also be showcased there.
Last year, ViewSonic unveiled plans to enter the smartphone market, too, but since then the company remained quiet on the matter. I think its first smartphone will run Android, since its first tablet does – we’ll see.

Unwired View

September 8th is the day when all the Galaxy S-es will sell together - Launch of the Samsung Fascinate

Last, yes last. The Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate for Verizon will be launched on September 8th. I'm sorry I did not post about the Samsung Galaxy S Epic 4G launched today over at Sprint. Since the two other Galaxy S-es are already selling over at AT&T and T-Mobile, the Samsung Captivate and Vibrant respectively, this means that on September 8th all, yes all, Galaxy S will be available to US consumers. That's the time that Samsung should be expecting more and more customers asking for their smartphones and start to see an increase in Galaxy S sales increase. 

Photo grabbed from Unwired View

The Captivate and the Vibrant are already selling like hotcakes, with 1 Million of them shipped. The Epic 4G's, Sprint's second 4G phone along side the HTC Evo 4G, and the Fascinate's addition in completion of the whole Galaxy S line's complete availability will really make Samsung a busy mobile phone provider in the US. Anyway, as what I have said all the Galaxy S-es will feature the same features and since I have posted a lot of blogs about their specifications I don't want to utter them again. But will glue a photo that shows the specs of the Samsung Fascinate.

Photo grabbed from Unwired View

Via: Unwired View

A new LG E900 photos leaked along with specs

Photo grabbed from Unwired View

LG is targeting to sell no less than 5 Million phones before this year ends. How will they be able to do that? Well, they have to produce a lot of smartphones for that to happen and since LG is powering it up with phones that run on Windows Phone 7 and Android they might or should I say, will be able to hit that target they set for themselves. 5 Million phones is half of what Samsung is targeting with its Galaxy S line alone, with a target to sell 10 Million of them in the world. Anyway, its not about Samsung its about LG, another Korean Company out there stealing market shares from other mobile phone manufacturers.


This is the LG E900, a "to be" Windows Phone 7 smartphone with a 3.7 inch capacitive touch screen display. Since LG Panther is doing good and well with its touch screen responsiveness, which obviously does not only is a result of the OS running in it but also the hardware. The rumor that came with this phone is that Boy Genius Report said (based on its source) that this phone will be running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.3GHz CPU. The code name was included but I won't confuse you with all that alphanumeric characters. Anyway, Unwired View here explained something that I do not know if its true, but since they explained it I will accept it as a fact.

Photo grabbed from Unwired View

The rumors indicate a Qualcomm QSD8650 (which some have read as QSD8650A, although the source only says QSD8650) system on a chip (SoC). The distinction between plain 8650 and 8650A is important because while the former is already found in such devices as the HTC Evo 4G, the latter has a 1.3 GHz processor inside. My bet is that this is the same old 1 GHz Snapdragon we’ve become accustomed to over the past year.

Unwired View

Another rumor that comes with this device is how much it will cost you if you buy this when it gets official and launched is $300 - 400 but as what my source said, this might easily turn to 300 - 400 pounds on launch day.

Via: Unwired View

Asus Lamborghini VX6 versus the Acer Ferrari One (Netbooks)

Photo grabbed from Notebook Italia

Has the Acer Ferrari One met its match?

Every time a feed on my rss feed reader (Google) is about a netbook, I would not post or blog about it immediately if it does not make my eyes go wide or is at at par or at least close to the Acer Ferrari One's specifications. Now that's a one sentence reason why I rarely post about netbooks. Anyway, now its about Asus and Lamborghini. Asus + Lamborghini = white netbook with powerful specs and the Lamboghini logo. Acer + Ferrari = a red netbook also with powerful specs and the Ferrari logo.

Let me start by talking about the Acer Ferrari One. Acer has been a long time sponsor of the Ferrari Scuderia F1 team along side with AMD, thus the creation of the first netbook with Ferrari's blessing in and on it. In it? Because it features these following specs, I will be mention just the basics. 1.6 Intel Atom Dual core processor, 500GB of Hard Disk space, and 3GB of RAM. With a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 controlled by a 1.5GHz ATI/AMD Radeon GPU plus it runs on Windows Home Premium 64 bit OS. All that in this light weight (and I mean light) small, thin netbook with Ferrari where ever you look at it. It even features a "wheel" rubber underneath it. Anyway, this netbook is one heck of a netbook, I should say. Based on experience, its the best. Until I saw this Asus Lamborghini netbook. And Acer has this unusual port on its left side that they have enlighten us about.

Photos grabbed from Notebook Italia

Now this one right here, I think, is the true match of the Acer Ferrari One, its hard for me to say that but it is. A 12.1 inch netbook from Asus in partnership with Lamborghini is the rightful challenger of Acer's Ferrari one. It features an Intel Atom Dual Core with 1.8 GHz clock speed and RAM of up to 4GB RAM (up to, means that there are other variants of this netbook, I am pretty sure about that). Base on the side view photo of the Asus Lambo it seems to be as thin as the Acer Ferrari One. Asus did not match Acer's 500GB HD capacity, it has a 250GB and a 360GB variant. Same screen resolution as the Acer Ferrari. The Asus will be equipped with an ION Next-Gen nVidia and as I was looking around the internet for the clock speed of the GPU, well I can't find it. Its a GPU in the works still. Bang & Olufsen speakers and will be running on Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 or 64? My source did not mention anything about it. The price tag? At $699 its a bargain! I mean, come on, with those specs, its a bargain. So, that's it. I will be updating you about this netbook as more specs come out in the future. Anyway, I remember about the Asus Tonino Lamborghini? Where's it gone?

Via: Notebook Italia

Samsung Epic 4G - Boy Genius Report's Review

Photo grabbed from Boy Genius Report

I have written about the Epic 4G a dozen times now, including reviews of the device from a different tech blog from Boy Genius Report. Oh well, Gizmodo, Endgadget, and BGR all said the same thing when they posted their review on the Samsung Galaxy S Epic 4G which is obviously bound for Sprint. The only 4G capable of the 4 Galaxy S-es and the only Galaxy S that features a slide out full QWERTY keyboard. This is Sprint's second 4G smartphone in their fleet, along side the HTC Evo 4G, Sprint's flagship device. but recently, Sprint released a video about the Epic 4G pointing out that it is better than the HTC Evo, well, I don't know about you but that's what I think the employee (in the video) is telling me.

As what I have said over and over again too, with Samsung's Super AMOLED technology in tact on all its Galaxy S-es, Samsung has the capability to make their devices thin. Yes, this smartphone right here with a 4inch touch screen display is thin even if it has the keyboard underneath it. How thin? 0.56 inches thin? Do not know how thing that is? Its this thin.

Photo grabbed from Boy Genius Report

For the specifications of this device, I will be quoting BGR for this. Here goes!

  • 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch-screen display  (480 x 800)
  • 1 GHz Coretex A8 Snapdragon processor
  • Android 2.1 with TouchWiz 3.0
  • 512 MB RAM/512 MB ROM
  • CDMA EV-DO rev. A/WiMax
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • a-GPS
  • rear-facing 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording and LED flash; front-facing VGA camera
  • micro-SD card slot
  • 4.90 x 2.54 x 0.56 inches
  • 5.46 ounces

Photo grabbed from Boy Genius Report

Look how clear that screen is. That's the power of the Super AMOLED technology from Samsung. It literally competes, if not better than iPhone 4's Retina display.


To to finish my post I will also be quoting BGR of their conclusion about this devil of a smartphone.

At the end of a phone review we always ask ourselves: could we use this device day-in and day-out as our primary phone? And we are happy to report that in regards to the Epic 4G the answer is: absolutely. Combine the flexibility of Android with a rock-solid keyboard and high-end features and you have yourself a winner. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Epic 4G to anyone and truly wonder which of the two 4G handsets Sprint considers its flagship. The device is priced $50 higher than the EVO 4G, but if you need to have a physical keyboard — and don’t mind the TouchWiz UI and Android 2.1 — it’s money well spent.

You can't get a review that'd be better than that! Now all you have to do is to hit the source link below to read the full review from BGR.

Via: Boy Genius Report



August 30, 2010

Mazda Shinari concept to be launched in the Paris Motor Show

Photo grabbed from Autoblog

I'm confused yet again. Wikipedia said, that the Paris Motor Show will be happening from Oct 2 - 17 of this year and my source for this post said "later this month". Anyway its not about the Show its about this pretty baby from Mazda I will be posting about.

After Laurens van den Acker parted ways with Mazda off to Renault, Mazda has hired a new designer, Ikuo Maeda. Just like in Formula 1 if a team gets a new designer, the look and apprently the design of the team's car changes dramatically. Well, that principle goes to Mazda too. With a new designer, comes new ides, with new ides come new concepts, the result? The Mazda Shinari Concept. Acker's works and designs can be seen around the world today. The Mazda 3 and the other Mazda's during that generation was all Acker's design and work. But as what I have said, a new designer comes new cars. So viola, the Mazda Shinari. Its a four door sedan with that very aggresive and very "headturning" front/bonnet design will really freak side street walkers. Anyway watch out for this car passing by you anytime within this year or whenever.

Via: Autoblog

Samsung ships 1 Million Galaxy S-es in the US alone

Photo grabbed from Unwired View

Samsung, the phone brand I love, has announced the success of their Galaxy S line. Samsung Mobile USA announced that they had shipped 1 Million Galaxy S-es in the US alone. The photo you see above are the 2 Galaxy S-es that are currently available in the US and are with AT&T and T-Mobile. The Samsung Vibrant goes along with T-Mobile and The Samsung Captivate goes with AT&T. All of the Galaxy S-es carried the same features and specifications, its just the design that differed. So 1 Million shipped, 1 Million sold in 45 days and take note that of the four only two are currently available. Expect more shipments Samsung, "The number mobile phone provider in the US"

Photo grabbed from Unwired View

The other two Galaxy S-es are still coming into US shores soon. Verizon's Samsung Fascinate and Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G. The most unique between them four is the Epic 4G, of course with 4G capability, it should be unique. Its the only Galaxy S that features a slide out full QWERTY keyboard, giving Sprint customers a third way to type in texts. I'll say this again all of the Galaxy S-es features the same specifications like 1GHz Hummingbird Processor. Android 2.1 which is upgradeable to Android 2.2. Of course, I will never forget it also features Samsung's only technology, a Samsung Super AMOLED touch screen display that is a 4 incher. 

Via: Unwired View

Google Chrome 7 reportedly to use GPU to increase browsing speed

Photo grabbed from PCWorld

The previous post and this one is somehow related. After posting about AMD killing ATI, here comes Google with their own news about GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit). Anyway, Google Chrome has announced that their Chrome 7 (the successor of the Chrome 6 Beta) will incorporate the use of your computer's GPU/Video cards to speed up browsing. This news came after Microsoft and Mozilla announcing that they are planning to incorporate GPU usage in web browsing to speed things up. Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta has this technology incorporated with their browser which you can download here as what my source said. I have Firefox 4 Beta 4 and unfortunately, its giving me disappointments after disappointments. I ain't gonna talk about it though. 

Microsoft on the other hand is still prepping up their "GPU powered" browser with the ever exciting release of their Internet Explorer 9 scheduled in September 15, 2010. I hope that by then Chrome has the GPU powered Chrome 7 so that I will be able to test run them three and see who reigns supreme in the browsing department of the internet with GPU powered browsing.

Via: Tech Radar

AMD kills its brother, ATI

Photo grabbed from Endgadget

ATI, was a Canadian major designer and producer of GPUs (Graphic Processing Units) or video cards, but now its a subsidiary of AMD when AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) acquired ATI in 2006. AMD named their graphics cards ATI, hence we still see the ATI brand even after its acquisition. But recently AMD announced that they will now stop using the ATI brand in their GPUs and would name their succeeding GPUs as AMD. So today, we guys will never be confused with NVIDIA, AMD, and ATI. NVIDIA, is AMD's major competitor and the two have been battling it out in the GPUs market/industry. 

Photo grabbed from Tech Radar

Anyway, the AMD-ATI made myself confused. I thought that the two brands/companies are of two separate entities, this news right here made everything clear. I was always confused, ATI Radeon or AMD Radeon, which is which? But anyway, so there it is, AMD puts ATI to the trash bin and ATI will never see light again. Which means to us consumers, less confusion, less logos to look at, if its red with Radeon or AMD, you know what it is.

Via: Endgadget, Tech Radar

August 29, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab gets accessories

Photo grabbed from Endgadget

The Samsung Galaxy Tab gets what it really needs. Accessories for the tablet is found on one of the many web portals of Samsung. The accessories you can buy, when the device get officially launched and will be sold to the market, are pretty much useful. One of them is the cool leather case that you can get for the device. But what really pulled my eyes with those peripherals is the keyboard with a dock. it will magically transform you Galaxy Tab into a portable desktop, cool. The device will also have the dock the one on the farthest left will also charge the device when it is docked onto it. It also features an HDMI port at the back of the dock which allows you to watch HD movies on your HD Tv. 

Pricing? I cant seem to verify if this is an official photo but my source has these numbers. The charging/HDMI port dock is at $89 and the keyboard, not to mention its very sleek design, will be $105 and finally the leather case at $52.

Via: Endgadget

Smart Pad from Toshiba to be called Folio

Photo grabbed from Notebook Italia

Smart Pad, yup, not a tablet. That's according to Notebook Italia, the smart pad is just Toshiba's product category of its Folio 100, which basically is a tablet. While Apple, Motorola, RIM, Samsung and Acer are rumored and are actually announcing that they will be releasing tablets of their own, Toshiba on the other hand is also releasing a tablet the main difference is that its categorized by the company as a Smart Pad. Now I do not really know what's the big distinguishing factor that a Smart Pad has over a tablet but I believe that this will pretty much be just like any other tablets out there. This is not yet official, Toshiba has not announced anything about this "Smart Pad" and we will be waiting for that though.

Now for the specifications: this smart pad will be running on Android 2.2. An NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU, yup it ain't running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon ladies. It features a 10.1 inch touch screen display (Widescreen 1024x600). WiFI b/g/n, Bluetooth and 3G capability. With a 16GB internal memory with an SD Card slot that can support of up to 32 GB of memory. A battery life of up to 7hours of mixed usage, preinstalled is an Opera Mobile browser with Flash 10.1 support. 1.3 MP camera and a lot more. This tablet, i mean smart pad promises to be a powerful one. No mention of RAM though and basing on the photo I think its a thick tablet, don't you think?

Photos grabbed from Notebook Italia

Thanks to the work of integration and optimization made by Toshiba engineers, Folio 100 is able to boot in less than 30 seconds. The budget includes applications programs and utilities for Web browsing and personal productivity, and can be enhanced by downloading software from Android Toshiba Marketplace.

That dock thing is a peripheral that I think is a charger or what not. Well, we gotta wait for Toshiba's official announcement for this smart pad, they called it but I will still be tagging this on Tablets though.

Via: Notebook Italia

Foursquare not giving up yet over Facebook war

Photo grabbed from Tech Crunch
"You might have won the battle but the war is not over" - this is a quotation I do not know who uttered and Foursquare with that basketballer guy is not giving up the fight between Facebook and its Facebook Places app that are both location based apps/sites. The photo you see above is Foursquare's attempt into maybe saying, Hey Facebook we are not done yet. The massive advertising campaign is in New York's, Times Square. Foursquare in Times Square, perfect place to advertise where they both sound a like. Anyway, Facebook is literally hitting everybody else on the internet. If there's Formspring then their will be Facebook answers. An app dedicated in questions and answer just like Formspring does and now they have Facebook Places. Oh well, that I think is a basic example to market competition. Let them be. Its fun.
Talking about Foursquare, I made an account and deleted it after a day. I can't seen to understand the whole thing. It made me confused. So yeah there. If your enjoying Foursquare, good for you, I ain't enjoying it.
Via: Tech Crunch

August 28, 2010

How Nano can the iPod Nano go?

Photo grabbed from Gizmodo
How Nano can the iPod Nano go? Like that Nano? The iPod Shuffle is one, if not the smallest music player in the world, lets not think about those china made music players. But termed as the iPod Nano, this iPod should be smaller than the shuffle, do you agree? So, here's what Apple thinks it should create. An iPod Nano that fits the name all with the screen. It looks like an iPod Shuffle but has the screen on it. It might be touch screen, I do not know, but our source did not mention anything about a touch screen display on this 3cm x 3cm screen, that my source also said that it looks harder to use. And then I say, again, technology is unpredictable, we never know what Apple could be thinking on this Nano right here. This is just rumors, and as we all know based on experience, rumors results in reality with technology. So let's just wait on what else is in store for us with this Nano, the true Nano, i should say.
Via: Gizmodo

Leaked HTC Droid smartphone bound for Verizon

Photo grabbed from Unwired View

The Droid brand is almost always associated with Motorola and their Droid line, but one must not forget the HTC Droid Incredible also over at Verizon together with the Motorola Droids. Compared to Motorola, HTC only has 1 Droid with their name, the Droid Incredible, which is actually, a smartphone at par with the Motorola Droids themselves. 

To give you an over view of Motorola's Droids, there are 3. The Motorola Droid X, the gigantic smartphone which runs on Android 2.1 and is getting Android 2.2 upgrades, they also have the Motorola Droid 2, with its brother, the Motorola Droid, both of which have a slide out full QWERTY keybaord to set it apart from the Droid X.

Photos grabbed from Unwired View

Anyway, going back to HTC and its leaked, and rumored, the successor of the HTC Droid Incredible, is an all touch smartphone, no slideout QWERTY keyboard on this baby. This will definitely be another Android phone probably running on Android 2.2 on release. But we might not know, it might run on Android 3.0 Gingerbread, well, when one describes technology, its always unpredictable. But what we can really say is that this is 80% likely to run on Android 2.2, why would HTC release it with a 2.1? and the 3.0 Gingerbread, is not yet available and devices running with it shouldn't be expected soon.

Boy Genius has received some photos of the new (and currently unnamed) HTC smartphone; the person that sent them said the device “makes the Droid 2 look like a kids toy.”

Why did they say that? Well, the smartphone will be as big as the HTC Evo 4G over at Sprint. So lets start rolling out the features and specs of this phone. 4.3 inches touchscreen display, HTC Sense UI equipped, as always. 8MP of camera which obviously comes with a LED flash plus brushed aluminum case. No mention of internal hardware specs though, lets just wait for the official announcement of this phone.

Via: Unwired View

Watch out iPad owners! The Samsung Galaxy Tab is coming to town!

Samsung oh Samsung! This video teaser of the Samsung Galaxy Tab was uploaded on Samsung US' official Youtube Channel. Finally, the teaser gave us a date when we can actually and officially wait for its launched, the video said, on September 2 in Berlin, Germany. 

The Tablet will be a 7 incher, as confirmed by the video and that it will be running on Android 2.2.

The Augmented Reality that the video showcased is actually a a browser, Layar. I do not have any other info about the Layar, just click on the link to learn more about it.

So, how was it? The video? Cool right? That's Samsung, slowly taking over world.

Via: Unwired View

Brabus + Mercedes Benz + Apple = Mercedes Benz S600 "iBusiness" Sedan

Photo: Luxury Launches

Yeah it looks just like an ordinary Mercedes Bens S-Class on the outside but do not be deceived by the physical looks of this luxury sedan from Mercedes Benz. This is Mercedes' most expensive sedan, if you ask me, but I believe it is. Anyway, this is the car that President Benigno Aquino III rode on from his inaugural speech going to the Malacañang Palace. It's dubbed by the Philippine Government as the "Presidential Limousine", now you know why its expensive. Anyway, Mercedes Benz loves Apple, I think and so as Brabus. 

Brabus, is an after sale tuning company which concentrates on Mercedes Benz cars, Maybach, and Smart. They customize everything you can imagine on your Mercedes Benz, like this one. 

Photo: Luxury Launches

But still, that is not the point of this post. The whole point is this

Photos: Luxury Launches

The Mercedes Benz S Class "iBusiness" Sedan. Fitted with the latest Apple devices to give you the best in entertainment. 

The epicenter of the system is an ultra-small Mac minicomputer placed under the rear shelf. Connected to the system are two iPads in the rear compartment to play movies, music and Connect to the Internet and control the entire functioning of the S-Class COMAND system, which includes the radio, the telephone and the navigation system.

Now, if this does not make you want one, I do not know what you like. This is a car, a luxury sedan, that is that would fit any entertainment enthusiasts and for business men who wants to work on the go. 

Via: Luxury Launches

Firefox 4 Beta 4 - A better way to browse with Firefox Sync and Panorama

Firefox is at the pinnacle of updating their beta version, which amazingly has a great user interface, and features that do not really shock me.

The features they've applied on their latest beta version, 4, is not new to Google Chrome, at least the sync thing. The Firefox Panorama on the other hand give you a new way to browse the web. Panorama simply allows you to organize or group different tabs with great transitions and view.

I've tried the Panorama view, meaning, I've already updated my Firefox Beta to its 4th Build. Its a cool feature, that at the moment I do not find any importance. Anyway, it is always recommended for you to update your browsers to its latest version, so go ahead and update yours. 

To update your existing Firefox 4 Beta 3 browser to 4, click on Help (Menu Bar), and then click on Check for updates, and the rest is instructional or maybe familiar.

If you do not have the Beta version of Firefox yet download it here. Anyway, click on the source link below to learn what this new feature from Firefox offers (video).

Via: Firefox

The Sony Ericsson Xperia 10, Xperia 8, Xperia Mini, and Xperia Mini Pro gets my battering

Photo URL grabbed from Endgadget

I will first talk about the Sony Ericsson Xperia 8 because it will soon hit US shores. Known before as "Shakira" for reasons I do not know of, is a chunky smartphone running on Android 1.6 just like its mother, the Xperia 10. Sony Ericsson by the way have their own skin over the Android OS (see photo). Just like HTC & Acer has on their own Android smartphones. Since the Xperia 8 is the smaller version of its mother the Xperia 10 which features a 4 inch touchscreen display this has a 3 inch touchscreen display. This phone is powered by a 600MHz CPU and its screen is a TFT LCD. A 3.2 MP camera, no mention of RAM though, I can't find anything on my sources about its RAM.

Photo URL grabbed from Endgadget

Unfortunately for Sony Ericsson, their, supposedly, jaw dropping and show stealer smartphone, SE Xperia 10, should have sold like hotcakes if it was released in late 2009. And again unfortunately for SE, the show was stolen from them when HTC caught up from behind with their release of the HTC Desire which is better between the two. The Xperia 10 has higher specs than the X8, as expected. Yet, the X10 is kind of an outdated phone from what everyone can buy on the market today. Yes X10 received great reviews with flying colors, the main thing that's setting it back is the outdated Android version and the outdated and the lesser preferred TFT LCD touchscreen display, this is so yesterday compared to what we have right now. It might be powered with a speedy 1GHz Snapdragon CPU but actually there are things that keeps it slow though, thus, SE's release of a software update (not Android OS update) which is reportedly to make the phone work and perform faster. The promised Android 2.1 on Q3 of 2010 is still outdated, since the HTC Desire was launched and released with Android 2.1 and will be getting, actually is already getting Android 2.2 updates. Too bad for Sony Ericsson, this could have been iPhone's competition if it was released on the right time.

Photo URL grabbed from Endgadget

Aside from the above mentioned Xperia-s there are 2 more Xperias, the Xperia Mini, and Mini pro. It has identical specs from that of the Xperia 8 but the diff is that its smaller than Xperia 8. The minis have a 2.5 inch TFT LCD touchscreen display, a 3.2 MP camera and both are powered with a 600MHz CPU. The Xperia 8, Mini, and Mini Pro are dubbed as a low-end smartphone from their mother, the SE X10. Anyway to give you an idea of the difference between the Mini and the Mini Pro, the Pro has a physical slide out QWERTY keyboard, compared to the Mini's touchscreen only interface. Amazing? Nope, its weird. Anyway, that's SE's way of doing things so I'll leave it to them.

So, what have I got to say to Sony Ericsson is that they do not have Steve Jobs' marketing intelligence and timing, and HTC's competitiveness and quick response to the ever changing world, not to mention the tech world.

If I were to choose a phone brand today as my top 3? I'd give #1 to Samsung, they are already up there with the other leading mobile phone manufacturers. #2 goes to HTC for their brilliance. and lastly #4 goes to a phone brand that I still am thinking who deserves my third spot.

Source: Click on links for the sources

Representing the Windows Phone 7 (Video)

This video is obviously from Endgadget. It basically shows you how unique and how incredible the latest OS from Microsoft is, the Windows Phone 7. One of my previous post about the WP7 is about its browsing capabilities compared to the other mobile browsers out there. Amazingly though, the WP7's Internet Explorer browser has great features and actually goes at par with the other mobile browsers. This video is a hands-on on the OS. You should take note of how the WP7 switches to different tabs/apps/menu because its a very unique and has very cool transition. Take note also that the person in the video explicitly said that the OS' responsiveness to touch gesture is solid and is really reactive and very responsive. Great! Microsoft is in the road to claim OS stardom again, let's see what happens when the OS is made available in September.
Via: Endgadget

August 27, 2010

Samsung Fascinate available via pre-orders on August 29

Photo: Unwired View

The Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate is Verizon's own Galaxy S. It will be made available on August 29 at Best Buy on pre-orders. Price was not mentioned but my source says that it would probably $199 with a 2-year contract with Verizon.

The Fascinate is the last of the 4 Galaxy S-es and Verizon the last of the big four to receive its own Galaxy S. All of the other carriers are already selling their Galaxy S-es and Verizon on August 29 will be walking side by side with the other 3. All of Samsung's Galaxy S-es will carry the same specs, its basically the design that differs. So, to recap the other Galaxy S-es, lets start with Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G, AT&T's Samsung Captivate, T-Mobile's Samsung Vibrant, and finally, Verizon's Samsung Fascinate.

Via: Unwired View