Saturday, April 2, 2011

HTC Salsa Facebook Smartphone with Android Gingerbread

HTC Salsa is also smartphone with one touch facebook button features. This useful if you want share or update your facebook with just one click. HTC Salsa features with big 3.4 touch screen display with resolution 480×320 pixels and 600-megahertz Qualcomm processor. For memory, this smartphone equipped with 512 megabytes onboard memory and MicroSD expansion slot support up to 32 gigabytes. Like HTC ChaCha, this smartphone using OS android 2.3.

All features of the HTC Salsa smartphone is similar to the features found on HTC ChaCha. This phone will available in the market on second quarter of 2011 with price 389 €.

HTC Salsa Facebook Smartphone

HTC Salsa Facebook Smartphone Specification
Size (HWD)109.1mm (4.3″)  x 58.9mm (2.32″) x 12.3mm (0.48″)
Weight120 grams with battery
Display3.4-inch touch screen with 480 x 320 resolution
CPU600-megahertz Qualcomm processor
Operating SystemAndroid 2.3 gingerbread with HTC Sense
  • Internal phone storage: 512 MB
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Expansion slot: microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
Battery Life timeTalk time:
  • WCDMA: Up to 474 minutes
  • GSM: Up to 540 minutes
Standby time:
  • WCDMA: Up to 530 hours
  • GSM: Up to 445 hours
  • Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
  • Capacity: 1520 mAh
  • HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 5 megapixel color rear camera with auto focus and flash
  • VGA front camera
  • G-Sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Audio supported formats
  • Playback: aac,  amr,  ogg,  m4a,  mid,  mp3,  wav,  wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
  • Recording: amr
Video supported formats
  • Playback: 3gp, 3g2, mp4, wmv (Windows Media Video 9), avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3)
  • Recording: 3gp
  • Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
  • Up to 384 kbps upload speed
  • Up to 114 kbps downloading
  • Up to 560 kbps downloading
  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with FTP/OPP for file transfer
  • A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit

Reviews: HTC EVO 4G Android Phone (Sprint)

Product DescriptionThe world's first 3G/4G Android handset, exclusively from Sprint, HTC EVOTM 4G, offers a rich mobile Internet experience with a fully integrated suite of services built on the Android 2.1 platform. HTC EVO 4G includes a blazing-fast 1GHz Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM processor, the award-winning HTC Sense user experience, an 8.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video

IM for Nokia

IM for Nokia is now available in Ovi Store

Chat with friends on Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, MySpace IM and Ovi Chat —all from a single application, all on your Nokia phone.

Nokia has integrated chat into our phone’s Contacts application. Now, when browsing through our contacts, we can see if our friend is available to chat and launch straight into a conversation with them in just a few taps.

You can download this apllication from Ovi store for free "IM for Nokia"

INQ Cloud Touch is equipped with interface based on Facebook

Comments (0)The cloud INQ Touch is the latest cell phone that will be breaking the rules of the mid-range smartphone sector for the better. It will be including a number of features that are determined to make the cloud INQ Touch compete with high end phones today without having to do too much of a leap in terms of price. This is the most important aspect that many high-end phones don't bother

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cius Android tablet

Cisco made an announcement of its 7″ Cius Android tablet last year, and to see it hit the FCC is encouraging since that means the Cius will be able to arrive in the market soon. Approved by the FCC for its 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, the FCC filings did not say anything about 3G support which means the Cius will more or less be Wi-Fi-only. It is interesting to note that the Cius’ FCC documents were submitted by tablet manufacturer OpenPeak, which means OpenPeak will most likely be the manufacturer on Cisco’s behalf. All in all, there is no release date for the Cius mentioned although the device’s confidential FCC filings will be available for public consumption when June 27th rolls around later this year.

Cisco CEO John Chambers today unveiled the Cisco Cius, a “mobile collaboration tablet that delivers virtual desktop integration with anywhere, anytime access to the full range of Cisco collaboration and communication applications, including HD video.” (Pronounced “See-us”)
At 1.15 lbs., the device is an ultra-portable tablet that’s targeted at market segments that can benefit from real-time, video-based collaboration. It’s fully interoperable with telepresence tools, offers HD video streaming, multi-party conferencing, email, messaging, browsing and the ability to produce, edit and share content stored either locally or on the cloud. It features a front-mounted 720p HD camera that refreshes at up to 30 frames per second. It’s WiFi-enabled, comes with an accelerometer, has a detachable battery and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera.

On the software side, it’s built on Google’s Android OS, which makes it an open platform for communication and collaboration. Out of the gate, it’s compatible with Cisco’s suite of business software tools. It’s designed to be able to connect mobile employees with the right people and right content from within the network.
Ah, the network. And video. And business collaboration tools. These are the areas where Cisco has been putting its efforts behind in recent years.

Almost immediately, some of the tweets out of the Cisco Live conference in Las Vegas, where Chambers used the keynote stage to introduce it, started issuing “Watch out, iPad” warnings. But that may be too much of a leap to take - at least at this point in the game.

The Cius doesn’t appear to be a consumer product. Chambers wasn’t demonstrating this device as a movie viewer or control center for apps. He demonstrated examples based on how students, for example, can collaborate with instructors and each other on projects or research. The company showcased how companies can use these devices to keep mobile workers in the loop far better than a mobile phone or remote access connections might.
One of my earliest criticisms of the iPad was that it was trying to be everything to everyone. Had it been pitched as a consumer entertainment device with tools for video, photos, music, books and so on, I probably would have liked it more. But I remember being less than impressed when Steve Jobs sat down at the iPad’s debut and demonstrated how to hammer out an email and work on a spreadsheet.

In that sense, Cisco has done it right with the Cius. It’s targeted at niche markets and enhanced for their use to make school or work that much more rewarding.

Customer trials of the device will begin in the third quarter, with general availability expected in the first quarter of 2011. Pricing details were not released.

HTC tablet

We’ve talked about the HTC tablet a few time here at, but we didn’t have a serious rumors like this one for some time now. I know that HTC didn’t said anything at the London press event which I’ve attended a while ago, but Digitimes has news that HTC is working hard on an Android 3.0 slate that’s supposed to arrive in Q1 2011. That’s good, as we know Google said Android 3.0 will be the OS made for tablets, not the current 2.2 Froyo.

The rumor comes directly from the Taiwanese manufacturers, the ones likely to build the HTC tablet, who’s meant to compete with the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy TAB, so definitely there’s a slate tablet, one that we hope will bear the HTC Sense custom user interface, that no only looks good, but now is integrated with HTC Sense online cloud computing services that make backup and restoration of your most important data a breeze.
No HTC tablet for you in 2010
Also, from hardware point of view, the Tegra 2 chipset, which is likely to be used by HTC, will surely give the tablet fantastic multimedia capabilities. Add to that 2GB RAM, a 32 GB SSD, a HD ready screen and you’ll understand why the rumored price is 800$. Hope HTC will bring the price down to Earth till launch time. All we have to do now is wait till 2011, which surely will solve the unavailability of tablets problem experienced in 2010.

Motorola Android Tablet

The Motorola XOOM Android tablet goes on sale in the US tomorrow, and a number of tech web sites are publishing detailed reviews of the XOOM in advance of the launch. The XOOM will be the first tablet to ship with Google Android 3.0 and Verizon Wireless will offer a 3G capable version of the tablet for $599 when you sign up for a 2-year contract, or for $799 if you go contract-free. It sounds like there are still a few kinks to work out. The microSD card slot, for instance, is currently non-functional. And as expected, Adobe Flash isn’t working yet, although Adobe promises it will be available soon.

But by all accounts the XOOM has great build quality, a good high resolution display with decent viewing angles, a super-fast processor, and good battery life.

Here’s a summary of some of the early XOOM reviews:

  • SlashGear: The tablet is a bit heavy for one-handed use, but build quality and performance are good. The battery lasted 14 hours in SlashGear’s test while playing video, and surfing the web over WiFi and 3G.
  • Engadget: The tablet is speedy, but slows down a bit when switching tasks quickly or copying files. The speakers sound a bit distorted at loud volumes. And the tablet appears to be designed primarily for use in landscape rather than portrait mode. The battery lasted for nearly 8.5 hours of video playback. Engadget concludes that the tablet feels like more of a laptop replacement than an iPad does, but the software still needs some work.
  • Android Community: Android 3.0 is different enough that you’re best off thinking of it as a new OS, rather than the same thing you run on a smartphone – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
  • jkOnTheRun: The rubberized back and touch experience are good, but the button layout is somewhat awkward.
  • CNET: The on-screen keyboard is easy to use in both portrait and landscape. The screen isn’t as bright as the iPad’s thought.
  • MobileCrunch: Build quality is good, but the battery is not user replaceable. The Tegra 2 processor feels faster than the iPad’s A4 chip… until you open too many apps and things start to get slow. Apple’s limited multitasking support might give the iPad an edge here.
  • Laptop Magazine: The tabbed web browser makes surfing the web a much better experience. Video chat using Google Talk is better than Qik, but the quality isn’t quite as good as Apple’s FaceTime.
  • PC Magazine: The screen is great but the user interface is a bit complicated and Android Market still trails the App Store in terms of apps. PC Mag rules that while the XOOM is the best Android tablet available, the iPad is still a better device.

It seems like a lot of reviewers are having a hard time avoiding comparisons to Apple’s iPad, which isn’t surprising since the iPad is currently dominating the tablet market. But the question of whether the year-old iPad or the brand new XOOM is the better buy still seems to be up in the air.

On the one hand, the XOOM beats the iPad hands-down on specs. It has a dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, a high resolution 1280 x 800 pixel display, front and rear cameras, expansion ports, and more. On the other hand, the iPad has more apps and it doesn’t slow down or crash when you’re running too many of them at once.

Of course, it’s probably not fair to compare the XOOM to the first generation iPad, since Apple is preparing to launch its second generation iPad next week.

The Motorola XOOM is also just the first Android 3.0 tablet to hit the streets. We can expect to see many more from companies including Asus, Samsung, and Toshiba later this year.

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