Friday, September 21, 2007

Samsung U600: style that speaks for you.

The Samsung U600 is one of the most important member of second generation of Samsung Ultra edition. Ultra Edition 10.9 – as it is popularly marketed, represents the maturing of the first Ultra Edition both in terms of functionalities and overall designing. While the Ultra Edition successfully placed Samsung mobiles in the minds of modern day mobile phone users, the updated line up – Ultra edition II, aims to take Samsung mobile experience a step further with all types of cutting edge technologies available today.

Meticulous designing is the high point of the Samsung U600. Even the 262k coloured, TFT screen is hidden beautifully within the slider. This makes the handset look like a highly reflective box that could be mistaken for a mirror. The tactile keypad is etched into the glossy surface and glows in blue light when the phone is slide opened. Taking note of all the negative feedback on other fashion models with touch sensitive keypads like the Samsung E900, the manufacturers of the Samsung U600 have opted for a well spaced, conventional one to keep wrong presses to minimum.

The Samsung U600 features a advent grade 3.2 megapixel digital camera on the back of the slider. The digital camera is equipped all necessary mobile imaging aids like autofocus, digital zoom and integrated flash light. Shoot pictures or videos of anything that catches your fancy, create a MMS complete with a photo or video with text and sound and share it with all who missed it. The mobile email service of the Samsung U600 allows you to send emails, thereby opening new vistas of communication and sharing.

The Samsung U600 comes with quad band technology that works across all corner of the globe. Emailing apart, the Samsung U600 is a great way to browser the web – powered by GPRS, via a built in WAP 2.0/xHTML browser. You can download your favourite songs to be played on the integrated media player of the Samsung U600. With 60 Mb of internal memory pool and expandable memory card slot, storage space is never going to be a problem with the Samsung U600.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Samsung U600 – Stylish yet powerful

Just when you think that Samsung got their thinnest handset out, it comes ready to show yet another. And this time the one that boasts of being the world's slimmest mobile phone is the - Samsung U600. The handset that comes under the Ultra Edition II, is only 10.9 mm in size, yet surprisingly manages to cramp a comprehensive range of advance features into it. Better still, these features are actually usable.

Feature wise, the Samsung U600 is quite decent as well. It withholds within the power of 3.2 MP camera, located at the rear. Apart from the pixel count, what makes the camera really impressive is its versatility and usability. The camera provides enough control for editing and setting, which include a macro mode, and the ability to change ISO settings. But what mars the mood a little is that the camera lacks Xenon flash, and the weak LED photo light does not really make an impression. Similarly, though the handset has been endowed with autofocus, the speed is so slow that it causes irritation while capturing moving objects.

For treat of beats and ecstasy, the Samsung U600 comes with an impacting Mp3 music player. The sound is impressive (thanks to the digital power amp, developed specifically for Samsung by Bang & Olufsen), and the interface is as excellent as that of Sony Ericsson's Walkman Series. For easy navigation, it offers Quick PC Sync software. Further, the 60 MB of internal memory (with support up to 2 GB of external storage) ensures that all additional tracks can be easily stored. The only disappointing factor in the Samsung U600's musical prowess is, the device lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Samsung U600 comes with a quad band GSM connectivity, but does not offer 3G. It does provide a web browser, but the slow GPRS speed, kills the browsing addiction in you. Connectivity also comes with PC via USB for synchronisation. One can sync things like play list, outlook contacts etc. One impressive feature about Samsung U600 is it can as well be able to transfer media files between PC and phone. One can also use it to store files of any type. For social buffs, and business users, the Samsung U600 comes with an innovative feature. It can scan business card pictures and store the data for future use.

Samsung U600 is also extremely stylish. It comes in many colours such as: Black, sapphire blue, garnet red, copper gold and platinum metal.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Apple iPod Shuffle – Live life less orderly

Loaded with sheer ergonomics to thrill your music world, the Apple iPod shuffle is yet another mark of excellence from the house of Apple. The device is available in two different capability: 512MB and 1GB, and yes priced quite competitively as well. Though there is no screen or display of any kind, operating the device is not lack lustre, for anyways music players that have displays, also have confusing terminology like “root”. Probably Apple though it was best to keep both life and music as simple as possible.

So you might as well wonder how to navigate. Choices are limited though, for either you opt to listen to the tracks in the order of recording, or you use the much hyped ‘shuffle’ feature. At time you might wonder what you are listening to, but if that bothers you much, then surely the device is not for you. For Apple iPod shuffle is designed to grab some tunes and go, without being too bothered about what’s on there.

The feature of Autofill comes a little handy here. This automatically fills up the Apple iPod shuffle with songs from your iTunes library and you can choose/ give preference to songs with a higher rating.

The manufacturer boasts that the Apple iPod shuffle is smaller than the gum. And in fact, it is quite close to its claims. The device is 8.4cm long, a mere 0.84cm thin and incredibly light at only 22g. Having said so, the device can be easily carried around the neck, slip into the pockets/ purses, or wore over the sleeves or belts – all without really being noticed!

In sync with the overall design, the keys of the Apple iPod shuffle are well laid out in a circle, looking like the click wheel of the Nano. Having the control system at the front also brings an added advantage, for, if you are hiding the device under your shirt, it will make the buttons still reachable.

The voice quality is superb, with due attention given to crispness, clarity, bass etc. And the Apple iPod shuffle can run almost for 12 hours, to ensure music becomes your companion so long you are awake.

Friday, August 03, 2007

i-mate JAMA: home, work or anywhere in between.

The i-mate JAMA is one of the 'basic' Window mobile device aimed at users wanting a slim and lightweight way of keeping in touch and organized. The device looks extremely sleek in its dark silver casing. The i-mate JAMA measures 106 x 52.5 x 15.6 mm and weighs just 110 grams which is extremely less for any Window Mobile device. For data input, one has to use a stylus on its 65k coloured TFT touchscreen. Presence of a pair of soft keys, dedicated call keys and a 4-way navigation button makes it easy to use the i-mate JAMA while attending calls and other such basic functions.

This smart phone uses Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC as its operating system. This means an i-mate JAMA user gets a full Pocket Office functionality that includes Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. A Samsung SC32442X 300MHz processor makes sure that mobile computing with the i-mate JAMA remains fast and effective, without any lag time as seen in some other Window Mobile devices. The hand held can boast of 64 Mb RAM and 128 Mb ROM memory, with provision for further expansion using microSD (TransFlash) memory cards. All these powerful features are backed up by a rechargeable Li-Ion 1000 mAh battery that can give you up to 4 hour of talk time and up to 150 hours of standby time.

The i-mate JAMA supports dual band GSM mobile network and exhibits high network reception quality. Embedded class 10 GPRS technology can give you a decent data connectivity speed. Web surfing with its Internet Explorer (Pocket IE) is easy even for first time users to search, find and even download desired contents from the web. The device features a 2.0 megapixel camera with video recording capabilities. This is a great way to share unusual incidents and pleasant moments in pictures with your near and dear ones via MMS, email or even by uploading them to the Internet.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Motorola V1050: Flip open and explore

With the introduction of 3G technology, consumers all over the globe are experiencing the true potential of 3G. The technology is a real breakthrough in the mobile world and has given a new meaning to the communication world. Now, users can transfer heavy multimedia files in no time. What's more, these 3G enabled handsets offer broadband speed mobile internet – synchronise emails, surf the net for latest news and more.

In the new age mobile world, consumers are also preferring 3G phones and as a consequence, mobile market is flooded with such phones. With more rivalry and competitions, leading mobile manufacturers are trying hard to stand out in the crowd. In the same fray, Motorola has also revealed an array of 3G phones. With design and feature rich devices, mobile users are now finding more options.

In the 3G line up, Motorola has launched a clamshell design 3G handset, the Motorola V1050. This phone is an upgraded version of the V975 and V980. The device offers high-end features including video calling, integrated MP3 player, a 2.2” large display screen, TransFlash card and more. Explore more features and stay connected with the world whenever and wherever you go.

The Motorola V1050 is loaded with two camera – the first one (faced inward) is used for video calling and can also be used for video recording. The second camera (faced outward) is used for capturing images. Its a 1.3 mega-pixel camera with up to 8x digital zoom. Additionally, a camera light is available for both. The display screen has also been upgraded and it gives more visual impact.

Powered by 3G technology, the device offers connectivity through USB port. The only advantage of this phone is the absence of Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Other drawback is the phone weight (136g), its really heavy. But as far as other features are concerned, the Motorola V1050 is really good.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Mobile Phone Deals: there is one for everyone.

Mobile Phones are no longer confined among the high profiled businessmen and professionals like they were a decade back. Mobile phone revolution have gripped one and all in the society. Lucrative Mobile phone deals presently available in many options are only adding fuel to the fire. Today, majority of UK citizens, much like other parts of the globe uses mobile phones. Its usage is not confined to any age or income group but across all sections of demography.

Major reason for such a high penetration level of mobile phones in our lives is its easy availability and meticulously designed Mobile phone deals that custom fits to our needs and desires. Gone are the days when buying a mobile phone sets you back by couple of hundreds. Today, in almost all Contract Mobile Phone Deals, you get the mobile phone free. In exchange of a small fixed amount of money for a certain period of time, uses get a mobile phone and some amount of free airtime and texts. Icing on the cake is that, after the end of the contract of a mobile phone deal, the mobile phone is for the customer to keep.

With competition heating up with every passing moment and induction of new players in the market have created a riot of mobile phone deals available in the market. Choosing one from so many options of mobile phone deals can prove to be a dilemma for a customer. A systematic approach to the needs and desire can be very useful in picking up the right mobile phone deal for you.'

Firstly choose the network you'd like to be in. You can consult with your friends to single out a network that has good coverage in your area. Once decided, select a mobile phone that you'd like to own. Next step is to select the right plan according to your usage. If you talk more, go for the plan that has maximum 'free minutes' or if you prefer to send texts, pick up a plan that has more free texts than airtime.