Archive for October, 2010

Blue Nokia N8 [Gallery]

 

The Blue Nokia N8 Gallery

From my Unboxing Video you would know that i have the blue Nokia N8,  So, now i thought ,why not showcase the N8 in close-ups ?

I present to you, my handpicked gallery of the blue Nokia N8. Read on to find more pics.

 

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Android Eclair(2.1) for Xperia X10 starts rolling out this weekend

 

Now with 2.1

 

 

After Numerous delays, the X10 finally gets the much awaited update of Android Eclair(2.1) starting this weekend and it will roll out in batches. So, dont expect it to arrive instantaneously, it will take time.

This update , dubbed X10 HD brings 720p video capture complete with continuous autofocus like the Vivaz.And it also brings many advancements that are common to eclair.Even X10 minis are updated, so its actually the whole range getting updated.

So, are you excited about this update ?

Samsung Galaxy Tab launches in India

The Samsung Galaxy tab, touted to be the ipad-killer, has been launched in India, which Samsung India says is one of the first three countries in the world to get the tablet.

Lets quickly look at the Specs :

  • Android 2.2 running TouchWiz 3.0
  • 7-inch TFT LCD with 1024 x 600 resolution (WSVGA)
  • Weighs 380 grams
  • 1GHz Cortex A8 processor
  • 16GB or 32GB internal storage
  • microSD expansion for up to 32GB additional storage
  • Front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and rear 3 megapixel camera with flash
  • 4,000mAh battery
  • 3G data / voice (there’s a speakerphone and Bluetooth for phone calls, but no earpiece)
  • 5GHz dual-band 802.11n WiFi
  • Standard back color is white, carriers might offer different colors
  • Full HD video playback
  • There’s a 30-pin dock connector on the bottom that allows for HDMI, USB, and dockingaccessories (a car dock at least is planned)

Well, the clear stand-outs are 7″ inch display and Full HD video playback(1080P) , apart from that its just a blown up Galaxy S.

According to Engadget, the Andoid Froyo in the Galaxy tab is not yet ready for tablet consumption and they say it looks like a 7″ android phone, they say.Click here for their detailed preview.

Coming to the Indian launch, seems Samsung did not reveal the price , but the clever folks at fonearena and zomgitscj have found that to be Rs.38,000.  This is for the 3g version, a WiFi only version is coming soon.Comparing with the Apple ipad ,now selling in the grey market for 32,000 (the 3G version) , the galaxy tab is pretty costly. But, warranty can be a big issue with a grey market ipad. So, its kind of hard to decide , but for the Indian market, i can easily say that galaxy tab will not sell that much.

So, people.. tell me, do you see this as a luxury device or a mass-market device ?

 

 

Worms 2 : Armageddon arrives for iOS

Available now in itunes App store.

The Worms franchise is well known, as we have already reviewed the PC version of Worms:Reloaded here.

It was already there for the iphone too and now they have released the successor.

Check out our review for the kind of gameplay you get from the worms franchise.

New browser gets demoed on the N8

via Alex68 from mynokiablog

The above video has been removed by Nokia due to copyright violations.Anyway my thoughts blow :

The new Qt based browser that is still in development stage includes some UI changes:

* address bar at the top

* Text entry without going into separate keypad.

Still not able to perceive any performance increase, but we cannot judge an *under development* browser.

And also, did you notice a small change in the homescreen ? It does not wait for you to finish your swipe.

Is Endhiran/Robot becoming closer to reality ?

Just look at this video, i was stunned !!

 Japan rocks, [no wonder they like endhiran starring Rajinikanth]

….or does it ? Terminator 3, anyone ?

via engadget [visit these awesome folks for more details on this Humanoid Robot]

And now C7 is available in India

Yes, great news. The Nokia C7 is available now in India for Rs.19,490. Bit high ? The Nokia N8 was launched at 26,250 i bought at 25,000 on the first day of launch and now it costs 23,000. So, wait for one more week it will be down to some 17k to 18k , which is a great price for this device.

Nokia C7

Main differences between N8 and C7 :

Cons :

* 8 Megapixel camera with full focus on the C7 whereas 12mp autofocus camera on the N8

* No HDMI output on the C7 but has normal Tv-Out via component cables.

* No USB otg cable included in the package

Pros :

* slimmer design, call/ end keys available [ N8 doesnt have call/end buttons]

So, if you want a budget multimedia phone that can do everything the N8 basically does (like 720p recording/viewing,3d games,USB otg,and all the other symbian^3 caveats) in a stylish slim package that obviously is also slim in terms of the packaging(small usb cable, old headphones) . Check out your nearby Nokia Stores for details.

Click Here for my full coverage of the Nokia C7.

via @maheshtelecom , follow him on twitter for latest prices.

Anybody want this Micromax-style Nokia phone ?

Ugh…. ly… is the first word that came to my mind when i looked at the micromax Bling it had a swivel kinda style which was cool, but again, it was ugh… ly….

And now, Nokia has launched[made available in Nokia stores] this square qwerty phone in India for Rs.9690.

Nokia X5-01

The weird naming convention continues, its being called the X5-01.

A weird square-slide qwerty formfactor made famous in micromax phones, now comes to Nokia in the xpressmusic range. And ony saving grace is the OS, it runs symbian s60 v3, just like the Nokia E5.

Specs :

It is the Nokia E5 with X series branding. All the specs are similar to E5. 5 mp camera, Qvga screen 320×240, wifi,gps,bluetooth and what not.

Specs aside, the design is kind of funky and it may appeal to the college go-ers.

Certainly not my cuppa tea.

via @maheshtelecom , follow him on twitter for latest prices.

PSP phone revealed !!

You heard it right, the much awaited Playstation phone is revealed in the form of a prototype at engadget.And its running android.

 

The PSP phone

 

As you can see, it is indeed the PSP phone sans the analog  joystick, don’t worry they have a large multitouch trackpad in the middle. According to engadget, it should run on a Qualcomm 1ghz snapdragon processor,512 mb of RAM, 1 GB of ROM, and should run the new variant of android, the gingerbread. The screen size should be around 3.7 – 4.1 inches.

Interesting point to be noted is, while sony will push hard to bring games onto the psp phone, since its gonna be android, it can run on other phones as well, right ? i am still not able to clarify how they are going to market it’s uniqueness besides the brand PSP.

So, what are your thoughts on it ?

via engadget , look here for details.

The Commuter [Short movie taken on the Nokia N8]

Well, this Movie stars Dev Patel of the slumdog millionaire fame, Ed westwick and Pamela Anderson. And is actually taken with the Nokia N8.

Imho, the film totally sucks. yuck. And to, all of you guys wanting to see some Pamela anderson action, she comes in the film for 3 seconds and there is no hawtness, boo !

Now, lets see the movie, lights off ? popcorn ready ? get the spit bucket too 😛

So, while you are wonderin how the film sucks, you can now start wondering how they took a movie with the N8, here’s your answer, Notice the guy who comes in front of the lift has the N8 mounted on a steadicam setup.

Behind the scenes :