Friday, December 31, 2010

Spice Mi-300 - Android Phone

Here comes the end year post for year 2010.And i dedicate to first launch of Android Phone from Spice.

There are many android phones costing much higher prices but i was awestruck by this feature-rich Android phone that sells for just Rs. 10,000. Check out the features of this mobile before i speak up its Must Buy / Not verdict.

  • Android 2.1 Ready : Mi-300 is Android 2.1 ready. So you get the latest and the best.
  • Turbo surfing : Surf the internet at lightening fast speeds and download large files and attachments in a flash. Get ready for some G force.
  • Wi- Fi: On the go- With wifi support, you can connect to the internet without the hassle of a modem and cables. Connect wirelessly at home, office, even airports and cafes! 
  • AGPS: Your personal guide- Never lose your way again, with your own Global Positioning System to guide you anywhere. Through unknown narrow streets or rainforests, the built in GPS will always be your friend. 
  • Emails & Gmails :The phone comes armed with all google messaging services and can sync up with any of your other official or personal mail accounts. Have something on your mind? Mail away!
  • Display :3.2” HVGA Capacitive Touch Screen. The massive 3.2 touch screen makes buttons look old school. Just swipe and tap your way through the menus and on screen virtual QWERTY keypad.
  • New pinch:With this brand new function on your mobile phone you can pinch a picture to zoom in or out.
  • 5 MP Camera:The on board 5 MP camera allows you to capture life like pictures with crystal clarity. Remember memories in vivid colours.
  • High Definition Video Play:Just sit back and enjoy your favorite videos on Mi-300 and experience a high definition quality.
  • Android Market Place:The Android marketplace , android app store, is a world in itself. With more than 100000 applications available to be downloaded there is so much to explore. 
  • 3.5 mm Jack:The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows you to use your own high end headphones and enjoy music just the way you like it. It’s an audiophile’s dream come true. 
  • In device search:With a memory that large it’s possible you forget where you saved that favorite song of yours. No sweat! The in device search function allows you to search every corner of your phone.
  • Widgets:Keep your favorite sites and applications just a tap away with widgets. No more scourging through extensive menus.
  • Optical Track ball:Just when you thought that the touch function was a marvel. The optical dodge ball is the ultimate way to navigate through your mobile. Keep rolling.

Advantages : Budget Phone, Android 2.1,Wifi-3G support,Good Display Screen
Disadvantages : Average Camera, No FM :-( 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Google Body Browser - For all age learners

Google Google all the way. here are the giants again with some new features to add to their app inventions. "Google Body Browser".
Try heading to for a demo. First, a warning: Google Body Browser probably won't load in your browser. The app uses WebGL, a plug-in-free programming interface, to power its 3D graphics. WebGL is a relatively new standard, and most major browsers are still testing its implementation. Proceed to a link to download chrome beta and that how you can get it to Body world. WebGL is expected to become standard in new versions of most Internet browsers, including Firefox, to be released next year.
When you open Google Body Browser in a WebGL-enabled program, you're greeted with an image of a woman standing face-forward wearing minimal workout attire. Controls on the left side of the screen let you zoom in and out and rotate the woman's body. You can also just click and drag with your mouse to spin her around 3D-style.
Want to learn more about what you're seeing? Just click the "Labels" option, and Google Body Browser will serve as your virtual biology book. With the option activated, tiny labels will appear on every item in your current view, letting you know exactly what you're looking at.

Don't expect any Google app without search.Type any muscle, bone, or organ into the search box at the top of the page, and Body Browser will instantly zoom into the appropriate part to show you where it is.

One other neat feature worth mentioning: Body Browser adjusts its URL as you move along, so if you ever want to save a particular view or share it with someone else, all you have to do is copy the current Web address and you're good to go.

Google says a male model will be added into the Body Browser app sometime soon.
You can try out Google Body Browser right now at Or, if you wish to check out a video
For all students interested in knowing human body i dont find a better service than this. Still in beta, but worth a try.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Notion Ink Adam - All You got to know

Tablet, Tablet and Tablet is all what people are speaking this season. One get released, another get in the release spool. Each brand cutting the cost drastically to compete with Giants.nevertheless, what matters for consumers is Good Quality, Performance and Price. Let me not stretch it more and come to the main topic right away..!

If you’re wondering what’s the deal with the Nvidia Tegra 250, the its incredible number crunching ability for ultra-responsive apps and buttery-smooth animations, coupled with amazing battery life that’ll last you for the long-haul.The Tegra SoC houses 8 independent processors - in addition to the two Cortex A9 cores, there are processors to accelerate audio and video, a GeForce GPU and more.

The 185 degree swivel-camera is our point-of-departure from a fixed perspective. Pick your own frame - facing yourself (-5°) when you’re video chatting with a friend, at 90° to capture a live lecture or meeting, or at 180° for snapping photographs.

Plug the Adam in through the HDMI port provided, and voila, you’ve got your own media centre that plays just about everything, minus battery drain. Watch all your top favorite movies come to life in seamless clarity. The Adam's got a stunningly realistic, energy-efficient viewing experience without a glitch.You can even use the USB ports to connect keyboards and mice, or to juice up your phones or media players. With the Adam, take all the space you need, and build on it - it's a fully portable, pint-sized computer powered by the latest, ultra low-power technology.

The Adam makes room for all your storage requirements, with a memory expandable up to 128GB.The Adam is perhaps the friendliest, Most open tablet around, and accepting almost all external memory sources. Add a microSD card, plug in your USB hard drive or connect directly to your computer through the mini-USB port, and you have instant access your music, presentations, photos and videos.

Shipment cost to india is ideally very expensive somewhere closer to Rs.2300/-.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

ViewPad 7 - Its all about you

Viewsonic has unveiled ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10 touchscreen Android tablets in India.Somewhere closer to January coming year, viewsonic will have retails chain of this product.The Viewsonic ViewPad 7 and 10 along with other Android tablets like Samsung Galaxy Tab, Dell Streak, and OlivePad VT-100, hope to give the Apple iPad a good run for its money. 

The Android 2.2 ViewPad 7 combines a powerful processor with 3.5G capable data technology in a lightweight, pocket-sized 7” form factor. With an 800x480 WVGA LCD screen, this device is one of the only 7” tablet solutions with Android Google Mobile Services (GMS). This tablet has incorporated full mobile phone features and gaming capabilities to catch attention of amass.The ViewPad 7 has 2 built-in cameras: a 3-mega pixel, auto focus camera in the rear and a 0.3 mega pixel camera in the front. In addition to the integrated 512MB of memory, the ViewPad 7 offers up to an additional 32GB of storage capacity via the micro SD card slot, along with battery life of up to 10 hours. 

At 1.15-cm in thickness, Viewsonic claims the ViewPad 7 tablet to be the world’s slimmest, multi-touch tablet.With its wireless 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth® connectivity the ViewPad 7 supports instant messaging, VoIP, and all the web browsing and USB connectivity functions of a capacitive multi-touch device. 

The price of the Viewsonic ViewPad 7 is Rs. 32,000 and ViewPad 10 is priced at Rs. 38,000. 

Friday, November 19, 2010

LG Optimus One P500 - Preview

Market share around the world, Android has been taking criticism for its different versions in the market. Many handsets have been found having varied range of android OS versions such as 1.5,1.6,2.1 and 2.2 At last count, there were handsets running 1.5, 1.6, 2.1 and 2.2 in the Indian market. The LG Optimus One P500 now officially becomes the second handset in India to run 2.2.


  • Operating System: Android OS, v2.2 Froyo
  • CPU: 600 MHz processor
  • Dimensions: 113.5 x 59 x 13.3 mm
  • Weight: 129 g
  • Screen: 320 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches
  • Internal Memory : 170 MB
  • Card slot :microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included, buy memory
  • GPRS Class: 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
  • EDGE Class: 10, 236.8 kbps
  • 3G: HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
  • USB Yes, microUSB
  • Primary Camera: 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus
  • Video: Yes, VGA@18fps
  • Secondary: No
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support
  • Stand-by:Up to 700 h (2G) / Up to 550 h (3G)
  • Talk time:Up to 8 h (2G) / Up to 7 h 30 min (3G)

Price : Rs.13,500/-

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

BlackBerry Torch 9800 - misses it ALL

Being the first slider phone from Blackberry, it had lot many expectations from consumers, but it stand out.
BlackBerry Torch 9800 specifications :
  • 3.2” HVGA+ touch screen
  • Tri-band 3G UMTS networks: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • 512 MB flash memory / 512 MB SDRAM 4 GB eMMC + 4 GB media card included
  • Expandable memory support for microSD card up to 32 GB
  • Height (closed) – 4.37in / 111mm
  • Height (open) – 5.83in / 148mm
  • Width – 2.44in / 62mm
  • Depth – 0.57in / 14.6mm
  • Weight – 5.68oz (161.1g)

 BlackBerry Torch 9800 Features: 
  • Optical trackpad
  • High-resolution touch screen
  • Full QWERTY keyboard 3G network support
  • Simultaneous voice and data
  • Email and text messaging
  • BlackBerry® Messenger Instant Messaging
  • Phone
  • Browser
  • Social feeds
  • 5 megapixel Camera with an LED flash capable of 2X digital zoom
  • Video recording Wi-Fi®
  • GPS
  • Media player Video format support: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3
  • Audio format support: MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC,AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMV, Flac, Ogg Vorbis
  • 3.5mm stereo headset capable
  • Built-in GPS functionality
  • Organizer
  • Bluetooth®
  • Tethered modem

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Battery Life
  • 1300 mAHr removable/rechargeable lithium-ion cell
  • Standby Time: GSM® – up to 18 days, UMTS – up to 14 days
  • Talk Time: GSM – up to 5.5 hours, UMTS – up to 5.8 hours
  • Music Playback: up to 30 hours
  • Video Playback: up to 6 hours

The Lost Points:
  • Processors:  BlackBerry Torch's 624 MHz speed is pretty pale in this competitive world
  • Display:       Blackberry Torch's 480-by-360-pixel resolution looks low compared to today's market technology
  • Storage :      4 GB of internal storage and 4 GB MicroSD card
  • No Front Camera: Blackberry Torch does not have a front-facing camera. This means no option for video conferencing.
  • Price: Expensive as far as the feature it provides

Monday, November 1, 2010

Movie Captured on Nokia N8 - Amazing

Considered to be one of the best smart phones of this year, the camera features of this smart phone really peaks expectations from a buyer. Many still feel its worth not to go for this smartphone, but after watching this video, i feel they will swirl their choice to N8.

The Commuter is a nifty little action-packed film, directed by the McHenry brothers, and starring Dev Patel, Pamela Anderson, Charles Dance and Ed Westwick is ENTIRELY shot using Nokia N8.This N8′s 12MP shooter is seven-and-a-half minutes long and it’s actually entertaining. Irrespective of how much editing or post-production it got into, ideally what would server purpose is, it took just a smartphone to produce such a wonderful short film than need of high professional video production gadgets.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

fbquick - Facebook Notifier For All FB Fans

fbquick makes it easy to:
  • Receive instant profile notifications on your desktop
  • Stay connected with your friends, groups, and events
  • Monitor your Facebook profile without a web browser
  • Enjoy all the fun facebook has to offer plus more!
fbquick -Message : Lost to track new messages? No time to actually login to Facebook Portal and check? Don't worry, check fbquick.fbquick will be there to notify you as soon as you get a new facebook message.

fbquick-Poke : fbquick will show a pop-up notification as soon you get poked. This way you can poke right back within seconds. 

fbquick-Wall : With fbquick you can get a pop-up notification instantly when someone writes that one thing they promised not to tell anyone.

fbquick-Group Invite : Remember those days before facebook when you weren't accepted by social groups, let alone invited? fbquick will help connect you to new social groups as soon as you get invited from your friends. Tell your imaginary friends that they're not needed anymore!

fbquick-event invite : It's important to know about an event right away. To save you time, fbquick will notify you as soon as you get invited to your next event.

fbquick -Friend Request : Internet friend: A friend with no strings attached  fbquick will notify you each time you get a new friend request.

fbquick-Tagged Photo : Not aware of friends publishing your tagged photo on FB and you not aware of it?No need to fear,fbquick will save you from that surprise by notifying you right away!

fbquick-Share : If one of your friends shares something through Facebook, fbquick will instantly send you a notification on your desktop.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Mobile number portability starts in Haryana from Nov 1

Mobile number portability, a service we've been needing for years is going to finally up in Haryana from November 1st.Many countries have been already using this service but India was too late to adopt this.Nevertheless, now Indian users would be privileged to use this service soon.The service is being rolled out in 11 circles across the country, and the first place to have the service is Haryana. The service in the rest of the 11 circles would be implemented by December 20th.

For those who are not aware of Mobile number portability (MNP), it enables mobile telephone users to retain their mobile telephone numbers when changing from one mobile network operator to another.Only condition besides the usual formalities would be that the subscribers must pay up all pending bills before making an application for MNP. The porting fees ( if any) is to be paid to the new operator. No payment is required to be given to the operator you are leaving. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Nokia 1800 - Easy As You Buy

The Nokia 1800 is one of the most well built, durable and long lasting phones that has been ever existed in the world. Simplicity is the word that defines this mobile. The day its launched, it has generated many customers and its now having decent market.Nokia has been always one of the mobile producer brands with cheap rate mobile phones and with plethora of features.
How much would one expect a mobile phone to billed at ? Nothing more than Rs.1,599. 
Specifications :
  • Dimensions: 107 x 45 x 15.3 mm
  • Weight: 78.5 g
  • Type :TFT, 65K colors
  • Size: 128 x 160 pixels, 1.8 inches
  • Alert types:Vibration; MP3 ringtones
  • Speaker phone: Yes
  • Card slot: No
  • GPRS:No
  • EDGE:No
  • 3G: No
  • WLAN:No
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Infrared port:No
  • USB: No
  • Camera:No
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 800 mAh (BL-5CB)
  • Stand-by: Up to 528 h
  • Talk time: Up to 8 h 30 min

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Adobe Acrobat X - Streamlined PDF Features

The most awaited launch of Adobe System is finally up in India.Adobe Systems India launched a new range of its Acrobat software, aimed at helping enterprises create higher-quality content and drive collaboration and productivity. Adobe offers various software solutions like Acrobat Reader, Photoshop, Illustrator , Portable Document Format (PDF), Shockwave Flash (SWF) and Flash Video (FLV).

Acrobat X would allow companies,offices and governments to create, share, make PDF files interactive, while leveraging security and authentication features.Change how users view, think and interact with content and its context with PDF Portfolios using new layouts, visual themes and color palettes. It maximize the power of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat to easily create dynamic communications with the new Acrobat X Suite. Quickly capture, edit and combine digital content right from the desktop.Increase productivity across the organization with new Microsoft SharePoint integration. Check-in, check-out PDF files for reviewing, editing shared documents.
Streamline the process for large organizations to deploy, configure and manage updates and conform to ISO standards, in both Adobe Reader X and Acrobat X. Acrobat can now support Flash and interactive elements, making PDFs much better, much less static choices for instructors disseminating information to students and for textbook publishers looking to use PDFs for their electronic texts. Acrobat X has tools built in for managing not just PDF files or even converting multiple formats into a single PDF, but for incorporating files in their native formats into a single container document. Thus, slide decks, photos, YouTube videos, Word documents, and scanned pages can all be managed from within the PDF Portfolio interface. And while users can add metadata to a Word document, for example, the document itself can be extracted and/or edited in Office or viewed directly within Acrobat.

Monday, October 18, 2010

YouTube Leanback - Lean While You Video Stream

Video hunt options Start with You Tube and sometimes it can take more than a few flicks of the wrist and finger taps to get your video getting played. YouTube Leanback makes you conserver your energy to dose of video. 

YouTube has officially rolled out the full release of YouTube Leanback, the “lean back on your couch and watch the video” version. It is designed for 10-foot viewing on TVs.Watching YouTube becomes as easy as watching TV. 

Go to YouTube Leanback, and you’ll note that a selection of videos -- your “feed” -- plays immediately. This feed is based on your YouTube settings and preferences, including content from your subscriptions and videos your friends are sharing on Facebook. Assuming that you've got connected to YouTube and FB account.

YouTube Leanback provides a simplified,Smooth and personalized interface and keyboard commands to operate the same.The interface removes the comments and many other distracting visuals while making important features easily accessible. Users can search for videos, comment, list videos as favorites, and copy the video’s HTML code and embed it elsewhere on the Web.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tech Myth : Windows 7 Faster Than Vista

Windows 7 has sold over 150 million copies since it was first brought out into the market in October last year at a staggering rate of 7 copies every second. That was unbelievable. When i went through the stats, realized that it indeed went much faster than XP Professional selling quote. Many people had a hard time with windows Vista as it soon acquired a reputation for being  slow and a resource hog. Boot-up time was much ahead of XP and sluggy in start. No wonder to say,i was a VICTIM of the same.

Before Windows 7 every new Windows operating system released by Microsoft needed more hardware requirement in order to run smoothly and faster than the previous versions.But Windows 7 has certainly changed the stats as it provides far better speed and performance than Vista with the same hardware configurations. To some extent it performs  better than XP w.r.t windows start time and few apps. No doubt it all depends on user to tweak the same.Once Windows 7 arrived, people were quick to tout it as the speedy, slim operating system Vista should have been.Many people have conducted different tests to analyse how Windows 7 is faster than Vista.

A cleaner and graphically improved interface of windows 7 has a added advantages towards taskbar features and system tray icons, and off course the theme settings are much more advanced than those in Vista. Few Seconds and you will find Windows 7 system to be in dynamic theme looks.

Windows 7 users could download themes from Windows Web portal and gosh, this time the windows 7 unlike Vista, dint get bundled with so many inbuilt applications that server literally no purpose. Many mails threads have got circulated and forums have been targeted with one question that "Why Vista had bundled too many programs"? Finally Windows 7 had it left out. Microsoft has also listened to feedback of Windows users and critics and removed many of the bundled items such as Messenger, Movie Maker, Live Writer etc. 

For me, windows 7 is much more stable than vista.I remember the day vista was launched, people had so many issues pilling up at support threads of Microsoft.In fact beta itself has many flaws.But Microsoft has learnt their lessons and with no regrets, windows 7 is far much stable than vista.

I had a mild test of XP V/s Vista V/s Windows 7 and the test was system boot up and found following conclusions.

Operating System
Time in Seconds
Windows XP Professional
Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows 7 Ultimate

In my opinion Windows 7 is definitely one of the best OS from Microsoft but one can never deny that it is much faster than Vista.I would say not as per expected , but yeah, i would still consider this statement to be myth.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Skype @ Facebook - Call FB Friends Via Skype

Facebook and Skype have joined hands to benefit their users. Skype 5.0, Skype's latest Windows desktop software, now supports calling your Facebook friends.The latest version of its internet telephony tool has new features including the Facebook integration and video conference calling for up to 10 people.The Facebook integration of Skype voice-and-video chatting utility makes Skype 5.0 even more social than before.
Skype users have spent an average of 520 million minutes every day talking to people on Skype, whether doing a Skype-to-Skype call for free or calling any phone for very little cost. Specially designed to emphasize many of Skype's less-known features such as file-sharing, screen-sharing and SMS, which are now linked to on a new "Skype Home" tab. Skype 5.0 now allows calling your Facebook friends right from your desktop. 
Now you Skype 5.0 allows you to update your Facebook status, comment on your friends' Facebook updates, even like articles -all with a ease from your windows of desktop.Skype 5.0 lets you import your Facebook phone book so dialing your Facebook friends and sms them,is with ease.