Thursday, 28 June 2012

Surface review: Microsoft launches death of the laptop


Industry sources expect tablet to cost between Dh2,203 and Dh3,673

Although Microsoft has not put any price estimates to what is emerging as a serious competition to both the iPad and Android-based devices, industry sources estimate the new devices could have a price tag ranging between $600 (Dh2203) to $1000 (Dh3,673).
Yesterday’s announcement of the new specs indicate that Microsoft might have finally begun the extinction of laptops with the announcement of its all-new Surface tablets?
More than being an immediate threat to Apple’s iPad, the Surface, that runs on the full Windows 8 desktop operating system would mean that you can now not only check mails and browse on a tablet but also on Excel and other Office applications with ease.
With a built-in stand and keyboard that could replicate a laptop or a notepad, the devices could be ideal for business use.
The Microsoft Surface tablet would come in two versions: the 10.6” device that weighs just 676grams and equipped with a Tegra 3 ARM-based processor that can run Windows 8 RT (ARM version).
This device will only be able to run the Windows 8 Metro applications.
The more powerful Surface Pro on the other hand weighs slightly heavier at 903 grams with a similar HD display is powered by an Intel Core i5 CPU and will run the desktop version of Windows 8, which means it works exactly like a laptop or a notebook. Not just, the Pro can even be connected to a larger display if needed.
No details have been announced as to when the new devices will be ready for shipping.

And the fact that Microsoft is using the same Windows 8 operating system for the Surface as for laptop and desktop computers could mean that customers will find it easier to switch between different devices.
CEO Steve Ballmer was on hand at a press conference in Los Angeles to announce the tablet, calling it part of a 'whole new family of devices' the company is developing.
The 9.3mm-thick tablet, which uses the RT version of Windows, comes with a kickstand to hold it upright and keyboard that is part of the device's cover. It weighs under 1.5 pounds.
In a possible nod to the device's chief rival, it will apparently be 0.1mm thinner than the latest iPad.
A slightly thicker version - still less than 14mm thick and under two pounds - will work on Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 Pro operating system.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Android mobile in sony Ericsson Xperia

Sony Ericsson Xperia

Key Specification
->Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a gaming Android mobile with Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
->It comes with a 4.0 inch LED-backlit LCD with 480 x 854 pixels touchscreen
->It runs on 1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno GPU. 512 MB RAM and 400MB internal memory
->Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-fi, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and GPS Navigation
->Camera is 5 MP with autofocus and LED-Flash and WVGA video recording
->It sports accelerometer sensor, Slide out PSP like gaming console with buttons and stereo speakers
->Battery is Li-Ion 1500 mAh with upto 8hr 25min (2G) / 6hr 25min(3G) talktime

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Nokia 808 PureView smartphone with 41MP camera launching in the US

Nokia 808 PureView smartphone with 41MP camera launching in the US

  • The Nokia 808 PureView, a smartphone that comes with a built-in high-res camera with an amazing 41MP image sensor, is due to land in the US "soon." The smartphone stood out from the rest of the crowd when it was first introduced during Mobile World Congress in February thanks to massive 41MP image sensor and in-house-developed pixel over-sampling technology

  • PureView technology means that taking typically sized shots, the camera can use oversampling to combine up to seven pixels into one 'pure' pixel, eliminating the visual noise found on other mobile phone cameras," said Nokia's Jeppe Christensen in a blog post announcing the phone's US release.

  • It features a 4" display, DLNA, NFC, 1080p video recording and a 3X lossless zoom and is the world's first smartphone to record audio at close to CD quality with Nokia Rich Recording.

  • One of the major caveats is that the device runs the aging Symbian Belle operating system, not Windows Phone like most of Nokia's other high-end smartphones. Smartphone owners accustomed to the slim bodies found in today's technology may also find the bulbus smartphone quite bulky in their pocket.

  • Nokia has teamed up with Amazon to launch the 808 in the US but with an asking price of $699 outright the niche smartphone may be a hard sell -- especially with Samsung's flagship Galaxy S3 hitting the US in June and the rumored next-generation iPhone expected to be unveiled in a matter of months.