Thursday, July 2, 2009

Samsung M8910 - Pixon12

The stand-alone digital cameras are facing a tough competition from the mobile world. Now the latest one into the market is 'Samsung M8910' - Pixon 12: the 12 megapixel camera phone!! Couldn't quite believe it right?? This phone redefines the camera phones. With the Xenon and double LED flash, you can almost forget the digital cameras (but for the optical zoom, which is still not present in most of the phones).
Samsung launched this phone in the CommunicAsia 2009 conference at Singapore. It is expected to hit the European markets by the end of August. It has features like 3.1" 16M touch-screen (latestTouchWiz 2.0 UI with smart unlock facility), HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS facility, micro USB port and TV out.
The speciality of the phone is its camera. It has got a breath-taking 12 mega pixel camera with 'object tracking' auto-focus, wide-angle 28mm lens, automatic lens cover, geo-tagging, Smart auto mode, face detection, Beauty shot, Smile shot and D1 video recording with auto-focus and face detection. The image resolution is a whopping 4000 X 3000 and each image is around 3.3 MB. You can set the ISO rating up to 1600 but you won't get any usable images at this setting. Video recording is mediocre.
Object tracking auto-focus is one of the first of its kind. While taking a picture, if you need to focus on a particular object, you just have to touch it, that's all !! This camera will shift the focus on that in a flash ! This is real beauty.
The image gallery is slightly refreshed. It offers three different views : grid, list and zig-zag. The last one being the best. It was also faster when it comes to scrolling thro the images. Samsung has introduced 'one finger zooming' concept in this one. It takes only a single move of your thumb. You just need to hold the screen for a few seconds and then move up or down to zoom in or out respectively.
Overall, it is good phone for the camera lovers. The downside is the 150 MB of internal memory and 16GB expandable micro SD slot. Now a days, there are phones with 32 GB and even more. But we will have to wait for its pricing before we comment further. We will do a detailed analysis once it is released in the market.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Samsung !!!

Samsung gave a sneak preview of several high-end phones in the international conference at Singapore. It included several mind-boggling models like 8910, Samsung HD, S8000 jet and a low-end 'water-proof' model. These feature packed phones will hit the European markets by the end of this August. The only negative about these phones is their pricing which on the higher side (8910 is priced at 639 Euros). Once the demand increases and the manufacturing is scaled up, the prices might come down. Detailed information about the individual phones will be out in the upcoming posts.

I'm back

Hello friends. I'm making a come-back into this blogging world. I was out with some training and other busy work. You can expect even better updates about the technology, gadgets and other latest happenings in the 'micro' world (now it is more of 'nano' world i think). Wish you give your continuous support.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Express from Nokia

The Nokia 5320 XpressMusic is a 3G/HSDPA-enabled bar shaped smartphone. Being a music-oriented device, the Nokia 5320 offers dedicated external music controls, stereo Bluetooth (A2DP), a stereo FM radio and a 3.5mm standard audio jack. Nokia say that there is also a dedicated audio chip for better audio quality (which otherwise is a traditional weakness in Nokia phones, we hope they've borrowed the chip from Samsung).

The Nokia 5220 XpressMusic of course hosts a number of music features such as dedicated music keys, light effects that pulse with the music rhythm, stereo FM radio with RDS, stereo Bluetooth (A2DP), a 3.5mm audio jack and a microSD memory card slot for storing your music on cards with up to 2GB of capacity (a 512MB card included). The manufacturer also promises the whopping 24 hours of continuous playback time with a single charge.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Champions league

The semi final line up for the champions league has be settled. It will be Chelsea against Liverpool and Manchester United have a daunting task against the Catalian giants Barcelona. Manchester United beat Roma 1 - 0 in the second leg at Old Trafford. Liverpool defeated Arsenal 4 - 2 at Anfield. Barca and Chelsea also won by a single goal difference in their respective matches. So it will be quite interesting semi finals at this years Champions League.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Apple slim laptop

Apple launched the world's slimmest laptop. Its thickness is comparable to that of a sheet of paper. When you view it from the side you'll be able to see only to sheets of paper held together. But when opened up, it had all the capabilities of an ultra power notebook to cater the need of a businessman. This ultra slim model will definitely be a competition to the other notebook manufacturers but alleged reports suggest that there will be many more slim models coming out from the others as well in the nearer future. So are you ready to get slimmer??

Nokia N77

Another N-series phone from Nokia. This time this comes with a feature of 2 mega pixel camera and DVB-H TV broadcaster. The other things are quite same and normal. The major highlight is the TV viewing option. It uses class 32 EDGE technology with 296 / 177 kbps option. You will get clear and quality images, without any jag or noise. Your program will not be interrupted and selecting the channel is also user-friendly, which is the salient feature of any Nokia phone. The camera is 2 mega pixel with resolution of 1600X1200 pixels. The pictures taken in overcast environment lacks certain colors. Otherwise, it is normal to any other 2 mp camera. Video recording is good. It has 20 mb of shared memory and 64 mb of SDRAM memory with ARM 9, 220 MHz processor. It uses the Symbian OS 9.2, S60 rel 3.1. It supports JAva games and has other features like Bluetooth, GPRS, HSCSD, 3G and USB. Besides these things, it also has stero FM. My rating for this phone would be 3.2 out of 5.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sehwag backs Bhajji

Sehwag told he was confident and raring to go against the Australians. He also told that Indians will hit back at the on field sledging, if the Australians started it. The entire team is supporting Bhajji in the racism issue. He added that Bhajji is a matured guy and knows what to speak. In the practice game, the visitors declared at 281 for 4. The ACT XI were reeling at 60 for 3 at the close of play and the match ended in a tame draw. But the selection panel will have increased problems because Karthick, Sehwag and Jaffer finding their touch. So let's wait and watch what team they are fielding for the third test at Perth.