Fancy picking up a tablet device? Actually, the Apple iPad has been doing gangbusters sales for the longest time already ever since it was released, and so far there hasn’t been any real competition to this device that can challenge its lofty position. Well, not until now – Samsung’s Galaxy Tablet might have a smaller screen size at 7-inches, but it certainly isn’t any slouch when it comes to performance, running on the iOS’ rival platform, the Android operating system. Most recently, the Samsung Galaxy Tab was released by US Cellular, where it is capable of delivering a premium mobile entertainment experience on the go, without getting bogged down by a bulky device. After all, it tips the scales at just 13 ounces while measuring 12 millimeters thin.
The Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tablet will be able to fit in nicely into a pocket or purse, so both genders will be able to carry one without growing extra muscles overnight. Apart from the aforementiond brilliant 7-inch enhanced TFT display screen, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is also powered by a speedy 1GHz Hummingbird Application processor that is capable of supporting 3D graphics as well as smooth Web browsing, followed by a 1.3 megapixel front camera and a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera (for video calling and photo taking purposes, obviously), alongside the Android 2.2 operating system that throws in full support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1. One thing about the Samsung Galaxy Tab would be its similarity with Samsung’s very own Galaxy S smartphones, which would mean carrying Samsung’s Social Hub application that is capable of synchronizing a user’s Messaging and Contacts to initiate the sending and receiving of information, regardless of whether it is e-mail, instant messaging, social network updates or SMS messages. Not only that, calendar information from portal calendars, such as Google Calendar, and social networking services are displayed together in one calendar with two-way synchronization. You will also benefit from services such as Google Maps Navigation (Beta) and Google Goggles amongst others. With Wi-Fi connectivity, you ought to be able to surf at your favorite coffee place without missing a beat. Any takers for the Galaxy Tab?
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You cant give or get much of a better gift then the newest version of the Apple Ipod Touch! Its truly amazing all that you can do on it! Some of the features include itunes, widescreen movie viewing, photo sharing, web browsing, traffic information, youtube, wireless and bluetooth, and thousands and thousands of different applications that do just about anything
The Apple iPod touch also has a 3.5-inch widescreen Multi-Touch display with 480 x 320 pixel resolution, and comes in three versions 8GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB versions.
Apple iPod touch 8 GB – 8 GB capacity for 1,750 songs, 10,000 photos, or 10 hours of video
Apple iPod touch 32 GB – 32 GB capacity for 7,000 songs, 40,000 photos, or 40 hours of video
Apple iPod touch 64 GB – 64 GB capacity for 14,000 songs, 90,000 photos, or 80 hours of video
The REDFLY Mobile Companion from Celio is one gadget that has no internal processor despite looking like some sort of netbook or mini notebook. First released a year ago, the REDFLY Mobile Companion has yet to gain traction worldwide as most people do not see the need to tote around another device that functions as an external display while offering a much larger QWERTY keyboard than you’ll ever get on any smartphones or cellphones. Still, I guess there are enough people around who have purchased the REDFLY Mobile Companion to keep the production lines open, but not all smartphones can play nice with the device, including the all important BlackBerry line. Nice to know that the latest update corrects the situation by being compatible with select BlackBerry smartphones as it offers a Blackberry software driver with the product.
Currently, the REDFLY Mobile Companion is available in a couple of models, known as the C8N and C7, where both of them will boast a large display, a full QWERTY keyboard for easy typing, a touchpad for better navigation, up to an 8-hour battery, and USB, VGA and media ports. You won’t find any operating system, storage or processor within, as its performance is as good as how fast your connected device is. In the case of the connected BlackBerry, it will rely on the BlackBerry smartphone’s computing power in order to provide a much better user experience thanks to the REDFLY’s 800 x 480 resolution display. The latest update will support the BlackBerry Bold 9000, BlackBerry Curve 8900 and BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphones, so make sure you own the right device before deciding to bring home the REDFLY Mobile Companion. No longer do you need to be restrained by the BlackBerry’s tiny display when surfing the Internet, as the REDFLY is more than enough to handle a much more user-friendly surfing experience. Apart from that, a larger display also makes it easier to type out all your long-winded documents with ease.
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Motorola’s highly anticipated DROID smartphone looks set to enter into action this coming November 6th via Verizon Wireless, where the smartphone was specially designed to outperform its rivals in terms of their weaknesses, although a thought of whether the DROID has any weakness of its own does surface. The Motorola DROID will offer access to high-speed Web browsing, voice-activated search, customizable large screen, as well as access to thousands of Android applications alongside hundreds of widgets, making sure you will have a ball of a time with the handset. This very capable multi-tasking machine will also offer a rich host of features, where among them include voice recognition and over the air updating for your convenience. With its multi-window HTML browser and speedy processor, you will be able to enjoy a seamless Web experience as though you were surfing on a desktop instead. The generous 3.7″ high resolution display at 854 pixels wide offers over double the resolution of its leading competitor, and you can run a whole host of applications simultaneously including widgets that are available on Android Market, allowing you to juggle up to half a dozen applications simultaneously for all the power multi-taskers out there.
Searching for data or contacts has never been easier as you can now ditch typing the keyword as Google Search on the DROID is as simple as speaking into the handset thanks to its voice-activated search that will serve up Google search results based on your location. Even better is this, type the subject of your choice on the home screen’s search bar and the DROID will also look out for similar content on your phone, including apps and contacts in addition to the Web – sounds pretty much like the WebOS in this department. Other features of the DROID include a 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and autofocus, Google Maps support, Google Talk support, YouTube compatibility and Facebook synchronization. Verizon Wireless will offer the Motorola DROID for $199.99 with a 2-year agreement after a $100 mail-in rebate.
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Mention National Geographic and what comes across your mind? Surely you will think of exotic far off places, or a patient cameraman waiting for days, weeks even, to capture that glimpse of a rare animal, or even visit the remotest jungle tribes in the world and view their culture over TV? Well, the informative company is now taking a rare step into something totally different – it has just announced their very own handset, known as the National Geographic Duet Travel Phone that was specially designed for the needs of the international traveler.
This new handset will come with dual SIM card support and is traveler friendly, featuring functions such as Bluetooth connectivity, a camera, an integrated FM radio for entertainment, mobile TV support and a memory card slot. To sweeten the deal, the Duet Travel Phone will also come pre-loaded with various National Geographic content that ought to keep a fan of documentaries and nature magazines happy, including ringtones, wallpapers and travel-related videos from the National Geographic Channel. What makes the National Geographic Duet Travel Phone special is it comes with National Geographic’s pay-as-you-go National Geographic Travel SIM card.
What this SIM card does is enable affordable calling in 185 countries, including free incoming calls in over 80 countries and 30 minutes of outgoing call credit (for most countries). Users can also choose to use up the remaining SIM card slot for a secondary number and service, making it perfect for folks who want to retain their current number when traveling overseas while enjoying the call options offered on the first SIM card. Another great feature to have would be its 24/7 toll-free US-based customer service that is accessible straight from the handset through a three-digit access number. You can pick up the National Geographic Travel Phone from CellularAbroad.com, Amazon.com, Expansys-usa.com and other select retailers.
Buy it HERE – National Geographic Duet Travel Phone for less than $180
Nokia is back to please a wide range of audiences, this time round by launching a trio of handsets that will cater for everybody with different budgets. The three are the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic, Nokia 5330 XpressMusic and Nokia 5030, offering music-oriented features that bring people’s music to life. Available across a wide spectrum of price points, it will open up more markets with Comes With Music service and the Nokia Music Store, in addition to integrating these elements as seamlessly as possible on both the cell phone and the PC. Nokia attempts to turn the digital music player that rings in your pocket into a library, shop and platform that manages all your music as well.
The Nokia 5730 XpressMusic comes with a full QWERTY keyboard for fast messaging and email, where the Homescreen for XpressMusic offers access and dynamic information on music, people, games, email and calendar. You can also enjoy an improved contacts bar with up to 20 friends and family members, while getting direct access to music, N-Gage and other applications (including Facebook, Photos, Ovi Contacts, Maps and messaging among others). Dedicated gaming keys make the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic a true N-Gage gadget, where direct access to the N-Gage Arena community and preloaded N-Gage games will go down well with the competitive types. It will retail for about $400 in quarter three this year.
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The market seems to be saturated with the latest gadget that promises to save your life and make it easier in one fell swoop. There are so many out there it can get complicated, and in today’s hectic society, all in one gadgets are becoming increasingly popular. This is precisely why you will love the Powermat. The Powermat will let you toss out or put away all of the chargers you have on hand, lying on your floors and carpets and making things look unorganized and cluttered.
With the Powermat, you can put your iPod, your cell phone, and your whatever else you want all on the mat and charge it all at the same time. They’re mats that can be plugged in and will simultaneously charge a whole heap of gadgets, all at the same time, wirelessly. That’s no more chargers cluttering up your house, no more tangled wires and no need to use multiple plugs when you need to charge up more than one thing at the same time. The Powermat uses magnetic induction and, according to the website, “When a Powermat-enabled device is placed on the mat, a “handshake” process synchronizes the mat with the receiver and electric power is generated to meet the specific energy needs of the device.” They’ll then monitor the power in the device and disconnect power to each device once they’ve finished charging.
There has been some talk in the industry that Motorola is on the brink of belly up status, so they have had to work hard to develop new product concepts. They’ve had to, and they’ve delivered. Don’t worry, your beloved StarTac or RAZR are not leaving any time soon, but if you are a Motorola fan, you willw ant to check out the Motorola Hint QA30.
This is a product that is being marketed to the younger folks, and is very socially inclined as it is geared towards keeping users in touch with their social networks. As you can see just by looking at it, the device will target the young and the trendy with this eccentric design that features a full QWERTY keyboard that will slide upwards for easy messaging and even easier browsing. There is no Motorola product that is more up to date than this one, and you will love the threaded text messaging, threaded instant messaging, and the latest news updates and immediate access to all of your emails.
Ah yes, yet another competitor for the revolutionary iPhone. Smart phone users globally have long envied the iPhone as a phone that rises above most other for its one unique feature that until this year, could not be found on another phone. The ever elusive touch screen pad. Well, Blackberry users that still refused to switch, touch screen or no, can rejoice with the new phone that Blackberry is saying is ‘taking the world by storm’. Cute, huh? It IS The Storm and is the first clickable touch screen smartphone in the world and will be available through Verizon and Vodafone in the Fall for American users, and Bell and Telus for the Canucks. What exactly IS a clickable touchscreen? Well, you will be able to experience all of the advantages of a touchscreen, without losing those cute little clicky noises you get when you are using the Blackberry QWERTY board.
There is that small pool of folks that like the iPhone and are quite pleased with all of its features, but yet still just admire it from afar. You know who you are, it’s that garden variety Apple thing that really will not make people bend to the iPhone wave. Well, now you don’t have to, or at least, you won’t have to wait much longer. Nokia has just launched their ‘so-their’ product that offers the previously elusive touch screen phone to the iPhone enviers. It’s called the Nokia 5800 Xpress Music, and is being touted as the most innovative handset in terms of providing not just a phone, but the best music experience possible.