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T-Mobile will be launching the new entry-level clamshell phone from Nokia called the Nokia 3711.The cell phone comes with a great 2-megapixel camera, a Bluetooth, an FM radio, GPS, a microSD card expansion and a QVGA display screen.
The Nokia 3711 will be available for $69.99 on an Even More contract. T-Mobile’s AWS 3G is also included in Nokia 3711.
- FM radio
- Camera: 2.0 mega pixel
- Size: 3.5 x 1.8 x .6 in
- Weight: 3.1 oz
- Included battery: 860 mAh Lion
- Talk time: 4 hours
- Standby time: 12 days
- Band (frequency): 850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz;UMTS: Band IV (1700/2100)
We all know about Motorola Droid, which was released by Verizon 5 days back. The main features of this recently released phone are: It runs Google Android 2.0 mobile operating system, has 16 gigabytes of memory, a 5-megapixel camera of course with flash and options for photo effects as well, and slider opens for a full QWERTY keyboard.
Price is round about $199.99, after rebate and new 2-year contract. It has an easy to understand and customizable interface with a large app store; it definitely beats the iPhone when it comes to the camera.
Typing on the keyboard isn’t the best because the keys are so flat. But it’s not a biggest drawback if you are good at touch-screen because it gives users the option to use the screen keyboard.
It is slightly annoying to press the navigation keys because it didn’t always respond like one expected it to.
To summarize; it doesn’t have the greatest of keyboard, but it is a great smartphone. To me it is the best alternative of iPhone, you guys will be pleased with the Droid.
Today I am going to present a few Firefox add-ons, which are necessary for everyone of you. This post will definitely help you out. And it would be easy for you to pick them, and use them daily.
Engadget has just released a set of screenshots from a source giving a hint at what appears to be Google‘s new interface to its web applications, of course it is Gmail nothing else or may be it is Docs and News.
The authenticity of the images is not confirmed yet. Having said that, the pictures demonstrate a more unified applications interface based on Google’s Wave and accessible from any browser.
The main goal is to provide a consistent experience throughout all Google Apps and fill in the gap between the browser and the website. Something that certainly makes sense, based on what it is already known about Google’s traditional approach to its Chrome browser and its future Chrome OS. If true then this is what we can say the work in progress, and it also hints at the importance of Wave to the future of Google.
Nokia recently announced the arrival of Nokia Life Tools. According to that announcement, Nokia Life Tools service and one of the five phones will be launched in December. The other models will hit the market during the first half of 2010.
The launched five models are designed for those areas having rough climate and poor electricity; three of them are the Nokia 1280, Nokia 1616 and Nokia 1800. They are almost similar to each other featuring FM radio support, built-in flashlight, dust-resistant keypad, prepaid tracker and anti-scratch cover. The battery is designed to last up to 22 days in standby mode.
The other two are the Nokia 2220 slide and the Nokia 2690. These two will provide Ovi Mail e-mail support but pc requirement is not there. Nokia 2220 and Nokia 2690 feature Bluetooth, a VGA camera and FM radio. GPRS and MMS networks are supported by all models.
Storage space is up to 1,000 contacts. The standby time for the Nokia 2220 slide is 20 days, while the battery of the Nokia 2690 allows a 13-day standby time.
The prices for the five very low-cost Nokia models will be as follow:
Nokia 1280 will cost $30.
Nokia 1616 will cost $36.
Nokia 1800 will cost $39.
Nokia 2220 slide will cost $67.
Nokia 2690 will cost $80.
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Bsquare Corporation has announced an agreement with Microsoft, according to which, Bsquare will be distributing Windows Mobile world wide. Bsquare Corporation is the leading software solutions provider to the global embedded device community. Bsquare Corporation will be the first company to distribute Windows Mobile 6.5.
Bsquare will begin supporting approximately 30 select Windows Mobile partners with licensing, technical support. Bsquare will offer personalized account management and technical support to ensure these Windows Mobile OEMs are successful.
Daren Mancini, general manager in the OEM division at Microsoft said:
Microsoft is pleased to announce Bsquare as the first distributor for the Mobile Indirect Channel initiative. Microsoft continues to enrich and expand its Windows Mobile ecosystem and build upon the stability, reliability, performance and richness of Windows Mobile, as developers and OEMs expand the number of mobile applications, services and devices, Microsoft is taking a new approach to sell and support Windows Mobile to a broader base of both consumer- and enterprise-focused Windows Mobile customers. Bsquare is uniquely positioned to leverage its deep knowledge of the Windows Mobile operating system, ecosystem and marketplace and serve the broader base of customers with its consultative approach.
Bsquare will be working closely with Microsoft in order to take the Windows Mobile platform to a broad set of mobility OEMs. Most importantly Bsquare will provide Windows Mobile reference designs and board support packages.
Bsquare will distribute Windows Mobile software internationally including Windows Mobile 6.5. Bsquare currently distributes Windows Embedded licenses in North America and offers system integration services at 10 development centers located in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Taiwan, China and India.
AV-Comparatives.org recently released the results of a malware removal tests with which they tested and evaluated 16 anti-virus software solutions, list is as follows:
Avast Professional Edition 4.8
AVG Anti-Virus 8.5
AVIRA AntiVir Premium 9.0
BitDefender Anti-Virus 2010
eScan Anti-Virus 10.0
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0
F-Secure AntiVirus 2010
G DATA AntiVirus 2010
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010
Kingsoft AntiVirus 9
McAfee VirusScan Plus 2009
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0
Norman Antivirus & Anti-Spyware 7.10
Sophos Anti-Virus 7.6
Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 2010
Trustport Antivirus 2009.
The test’s main focus was on the malware removal, all used samples were tested antivirus products were able to detect. The main question was if the products are able to successfully remove malware from an already infected/compromised system. The test report was aimed to typical home users.
The results are as follows:
None of the antivirus program performed “very good” in malware removal test. eScan, Symantec and Microsoft were the products good in removal of malware.
Some products do not remove all registry entries for the given purpose. In some cases it is not possible to know if the registry values were modified by the malware or by the user itself.
Which antivirus would you use? None? Or what? Choice is still yours.
The official launch of Apple’s iPhone in China has been disappointing at best for mobile operator China Unicom. Unicom unveiled Apple’s iconic handset in Beijing on October 30, but there were only few hundred people to snap up the iPhone.
Unicom said last week that it had sold 5,000 units in the first weekend, but there is no more information available after that.
Bertram Lai, a Hong Kong-based analyst with CIMB-GK Securities said:
The market was obviously expecting more, based on what happened with the debut of iPhone.The introduction of a more expensive, less usable iPhone with fewer functions is not going to be very exciting for the market.
Unicom, the country’s second-largest mobile operator by subscribers, is offering a number of contract deals that bring the price of the iPhone down — but it still costs more than 500 dollars, out of range for most consumers.
iPhone’s WiFi functions have been disabled in order to comply with Chinese government regulations.
Unicom has high hopes for iPhone, and has said it wants to sell five million handsets over three years to boost its revenue per user, but analysts are against their statement.
In terms of functionality, you have (instant messaging system) QQ on the OPhone and access to the China Mobile app store, which has 100,000 applications customised for Chinese users.I think that’s a very strong competitive force against the iPhone.
Do you use Windows Live Messenger? If you do, this is very good news for you as Windows Live Messenger led Microsoft’s Web properties, and has captured 14.5 percent of total time spent online in September worldwide. outsmarting Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other sites.
According to the analysis done by comScore, most of the people spent 36 percent time more on Microsoft sites than on Google sites, and 57 percent more time than on Yahoo sites.
Windows Live Messenger accounted for nearly 70 percent of the 3.9 billion hours people spent on Microsoft Web properties
People spent 2.5 billion hours on Google sites, out of which 1.2 billion hours were spent on YouTube. Facebook was the fastest-growing property, its share of attention jumping 193 percent over September 2008, according to comScore.