28 November, 2010

Retro Cassette Case For Iphone

Do you still recall the cassettes sometimes when the CD era gradually went away. Recently I found this product on the Internet- the tape case(iTape Deck) with the shape like the real cassette. The iphone case merges both the old and the new in a single swoop.

We can even see the screws on it.The item comes with a tape cartridge which can be used as the phone holder for your favourie iphone 4 videos. The stylish case is made of silicone material, not stiff plastic as it might looks like, in order to keep your iphone from dumps and scrathes.

25 November, 2010

how to prolong battery life of Nokia N8

Have you ever concerned about how to prolong battery life of smart phones ? To save battery consumption, pls note the followings:
1. Always Full Charged (battery indicator bar is full)
2. Activate Energy-Saving Mode, press the power key and switch to the energy saving mode.
3. Change the mailbox synchronization frequency to relevant sync frequency settings
4. Using the wired earphone instead of speaker
5. Close unnecessary ringtones, such as keypad tones
6. Turn off the background animation
7. Close the "big clock" screen server
8. If you turn on the bluetooth function and enable it running background, it will definitly increase the power consumption
9. To save power more effectively, you can set the phone to less times of scanning the available webs.
10. When you use Ovi map to search a place you never searched before, it will download the new info of this location. If you already download the map data to your euqipment before, it will save a lot of power.
11. If the cellularnetwork signal is not stable in your place, you item will need to scan available networks repeatly.
12. Turn off the indicatior lights
13. All the applicaitons running in the background consume additional energy, remember to close them to keep you phone in a good energy-saving mode
14. All third-party applications installed requires much energy and it would be a good idea to uninstall them if you don't need them now
15. For device with AMOLED Screen, it costs more energy with heavier white theme, so avoid them and choose some other themes
16. When you get access to internet, use the WLAN connection instead of GPRS or 3G
17. Pls activate the offline profile while listening to music without intend to calling or receiving phone calls.
18. You are proposed to use the Nokia battery charger AC-15 included in the Nokia sales package, the  charger is optimized for this battery.

24 November, 2010

HTC Desire Z Review

The Desire Z powered with sublime sencse screen and qwerty keyboard is the perfect handset for those who love to communicate.
Desire Z continues HTC's transition to metallic frame and optical trackpad which has the benefit of convenient operation. The width of the phone adds up to 14.16mm due to the slide out qwerty keyboard hidden beneath its touch screen.
The phone has a 3.7-inch touch screen with 800x480 pixels and Android 2.2 froyo operating system which enables quick operation.

The pop up design of the slide qwerty keyboard is unique,and its keys are a treat for the thumbs.

22 November, 2010

Apple iOS 4.2 Available Now !!

After some sveral million years wait, iOS 4.2 is finally available to upgrade. Connect your iphone/ipad/ipod touch with the itunes and finish the whole upgrading process, you will get access to the long waiting iOS4.2
It was rumored that iOS4.2 would be released in November, but it didn't come out then.

Fortunatly the iOS4.2.1 finally arrived now with not only the functions of Airprint and Airplay as previouly reported but also "find my iphone,ipad or ipod touch"- the MobileMe feature helps to locate the missing device and protect its data, moreover it is now free on iphone4 and ipad or forth generation ipod touch running iOS4.2 . In addition, iOS4.2 brings multitasking and folders on ipad which enables more room for more apps.

21 November, 2010

Rugged Android Smart Phone Moto Defy

Two years since first Android powered T-mobile G1 launched, the Android phones have been around every corner of the world, from high end models to low cost ones including the rugged phones which are indestructible.

Moto Defy is one of the first Android powered touch-only smart phones to be designed with dust,scratch,impact and water resistant. It provides a pretty awesome option for taking the phone to the beach while enjoying the sunshine or bringing it to the skiing park without worry of breaking it though the rubber sidings and a soft-touch material on the back cover give it a sturdy feel.

Motorola is shipping the Defy with Android 2.1 and Motoblur, it also has TI OMAP 3610 800MHz chip,3.7 inches WVGA touch screen and 5MP camera with auto focus and digital zoom.
Other specs includes GPS,Wifi and T-Mobile's 3G network. One more advantage of the phone is its outdoor-focused design gives it a dual microphone that reduces wind noise and other background sounds during a call.

 The overall outside of the Defy is compact,with rubberized sides and plugs that fill all the open ports(USB,3.5mm headphone jack) to protect from dust and water.Only the lack of physical shutter button is a slight disappointment.

18 November, 2010

Suntrica solar battery for Iphone Ipad - Solarstrap

The GSMA Mobile Asia Congress is officially held 16-18 November 2010 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Except for the terminal, solutions and the content supplier, the third party mobile accessories are also the focus and the evironmental theory go through the meeting. As the famous ecological technique development company, Suntrica launched the solar battery board-SolarStrap.
Apple mobile products attracts a lot attention,  and a swarm of paripheral products come out correspondingly . The solarstrap battery panel launched by Suntrica was also specially designed for iphone/ipod/NANO.
The performance of the new style SolarStrap battery panel is not bad, and the caculation belows  assumes a direct sunlight perpendicularly to the solar panel in outdoor condition :
Solar charging for 1 hour, talk time is19minutes and standby time available for 8hours.
Solar charging  for 4 hours enables talk time for 1.2hours and standby for 32 hours
Solar charging  for 8 hours keeps talk time for 2.5hours and standby for 64 hours
Environmental frendly, portable and not afraid of extrusion are the advantages set the device apart from the rest.

16 November, 2010

The Android 2.1 Huawei S7 Review

You might still remeber the Mini5(Dell Streak) with 5-inch screen and the size puts it on the fence between tablets and smartphones.The Huawei S7 is equipped with a bigger display - 7-inch 800×480 pixel capacitive screen which is the biggest in current Android phones. Due to the large screen,the phone looks very big. From the picture below, it is obvious that the width of Huawei S7 is almost same with the length of the Iphone 4. The phone is pretty cool though a little heavy to hold one hand.

There are several buttons at both ends of the front side. At the left end are standard Android buttons: Home,Menu and Return. The phone has a front camera in the upper right corner and a small light senor hole on the lower right corner. Flip out the metal kickstand on the back and make the phone an instant video player, picture frame, or speaker system.

Sitting pretty at Qualcomm's booth, the S7 was shown boasting a 768GHz MSM8250 Snapdragon processor, and Android 2.1 was loaded onboard.

Meanwhile battery life is tipped at around 12hrs standby (with wireless connected) or approximately 100 minutes of active use; that’s certainly on the low side though HTC alreay chose a 2200mAh battery and 768Ghz processor instead of a 1GHz one.

Can you imagine calling with such a big phone ?

14 November, 2010

Windows Phone 7 HTC HD7

Microsoft released 10 Windows Phone 7 powered mobiles on brands of HTC,LG,Samsung and Dell. Five of them are HTC branded: HTC HD7, HTC 7 Trophy, HTC 7 Mozart, HTC 7 Pro and HTC 7 Surround, others are Samsung Omnia 7, Samsung Focus, LG Optimus 7, LG Quantum and Dell Venue Pro.

The HTC HD7 looks slim at the width of 11.2mm. 122x68x11.2mm is correspondingly a small size for a phone with 4.3inches screen. The screen is big, bright and easy to get immersed in though it doesn't sport the AMOLED . It weighs at 162g. Like all other WP7 phones,there are three standard buttons on the front. The headphone port is on the bottom of the phone.It is kind of convenient while using.
The phone supports 5MP auto-focas camera with dual LED flash. Beside the camera is a speaker. Surrond the camera is the kickstand used to pop up the phone on the table when filped out.
It is a little pity that such a high end phone still doesn't have a front camera.

The volume button is on the right side of the phone.When it is reduced to the end, it turns to vibrate mode.
Moreover, the phone still takes the small capacity battery-only 1230mAh which is obviously not enough for a big screen smart phone.The phone has 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8250 CPU, and Adreno 200 GPU providing low cost, high intergrated multimedia function.Other specs includes 512MB ROM, 576MB RAM memory and 16GB storage.There is unspurprisingly 5MP camera,Wifi and GPS.

With Mocrosoft locking down the Window Phone 7 systme, HTC is hoping to break out by creating a HTC Hub which looks like the Sense UI . There are three parts of it, featured,applications and games, including functions such as Weather,Stock,Note and so on.

10 November, 2010

6 Cool Cell Phone Concepts

What the future of cell phones will be like? Below are 6 creative concept phones which might be available in the next few decades.
LG Flutter is the winner of "Design the Future" competition.There is a LG logo and analog clock on the front surface. On the opposite of the LG logo is the camera.The radial screen is housed in shell which looks like fan used in chinese costume piece when you unfold it.

The Samsung Jot is designed by Raymond Bessemer, it is perfect combination of old-fashion and creation. It brings the rotarty dial back with a colorful number wheel. Other specs include OLED display, removable stylus.

French designer Jerome Le Creust released his design of Neogen concept phone lately.As shown in the picture,the two halves can be rotated and you can see the UI screen when you turn over the phone. The device is made of materials  like PMMA and polypropylene which enables assembly easier.Moreover, the design takes good use of the LED lighting.

With micro switches placed under the curved Soft Touch display, the Flex Click provides you a unique touch experience with tactile feedback, easy&precise typing and  reducing finger stress.Valentin Neda comes up with this interesting idea of combining touchscreen experience with feeling of pressing the genuine physical button.

Designer Archil Vardidze show us the concept design for the iPhone 6. It still keeps one-single button simplicity. The phone with a much larger screen looks slight thicker. Apparently he paid attention to the antenna problem and make sure it won't happen in the following iphones.There is a dock station for solar charging.

The Palm Twist Concept Phone is the idea of designer Adam Wrigley.The concave sides not only provide an iconic shape, but also for more comfortable grip in hand.We can see the three game buttons when the screen rotates 90 degree.There is no input and output ports on the device, it relies on the wireless connectivity for file transfers and a inductive charging base.

09 November, 2010

Cell phone used in The Twilight Sanga series Movie and Vampire Diary

The vampire has proven to be a rich subject for the film. The vampire-related show- CW's The Vampire Diaries and The Twilight Sanga series movies are very popular. While I am not gonna to talk about vampires, the cell phones used in the two shows instead.

Bella's calling her mother

The close-up of the cell phone

The cell phone turns out to be Nokia 7360,which is a beautifully crafted device,made from a combination of leather-inspired materials,etched metal and transparent surfaces.It doesn't have to be equiped with top-of-line features, with the looks the phone has already won over its fair share of followers.While the paltry 4MB of internal memory without any expansion options limits the Nokia 7360 as a multimedia device.

Bella's growing up,the cell phone used also changes

You might get the answer from the picture. Yes, Nokia X6, it is a Symbian-based music touch screen phone.The whopping 32GB/16GB internal storage and FM radio shows its tempting for entertainment.With 3G,GPS,Wifi and 5MP camera, the phone can fulfill your daily needs.

Edward holding the phone, guess what is it?

LG KP500 has stopped production now. But it is hot when launched.Though aiming at the low end market,with a 3.2 megapixel camera, a media player, an FM radio, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and a memory card slot, this phone has all the essentials.

Followings are from The Vampire Diary:
Elena is listening a call from Damon

It is easy to tell that the phone is Blackberry 8520- low end Blackberry featured qwerty phone.Blackberry moved his steps into touch screen field. Well, change is always good but the qwerty keyboard is still the symbol of Blackberry phones.

I have to admit that I like Damon more than Stephan. Since I don't have the cell info of Damon, I don't want to say about Stephan either.

Jeremy holds Samsung A877 in the TV show

3.2 inches Amoled touch screen and slide qwerty keyboard sets the device apart from the rest.The phone has GPS,Telenav preintalled for navigation. Other specs include 3MP camera,media player and bluetooth.However, the touch screen is criticized for unresponsive sometimes.

After that,it is obvious most of the main characters use Iphone 4. Apparently I don't have to say more about this phone.

08 November, 2010

Luxurious Limited Edition Phones

Vertu just released informations about the luxury phone Constellation Quest which past FCC test this week and the date for selling is just around the corner.It is also confirmed that the phone comes with the symbian system. The golden edition will be launched at the same time with the price of up to 19.5 thousand pound.The housing of this phone is made up of stainless steel and leather.All the buttons are made of sapphire crystal. It is said the phone will be firstly released in European, North American areas and Japan.

Luxor World Time is another works from Russian luxurious cell phone manufacturer-Gresso. The name of this phone must be related to the six Swedish Clock on the back of the phone. They respectively shows the time of New York,London,Paris,Tokyo and Moscow.The last one is for user's current time.Frankly speaking, I really don't  understand the necessity of this design.

One Iphone 4 is worth 8 million dollars, could you believe that?  This luxurious Iphone 4 is customerized for Stuart Hughes-the Australia business man. The outer shell of the phone is covered by rose gold and both sides are decorated with 500g priceless diamonds.The Apple logo takes 53g of them. Moreover, the "Home" button is mounted with a 7.4g pink diamond.No wonder the phone costs 8 million.

05 November, 2010

HTC Windows Phone 7 Trophy Review

With the Windows Mobie declining,Symbian system out of date,small group positioning of Blackberry and not well known WebOS, Android and iOS catches most people's attention.Only the system with great user experience and plenty applications can be widely accepted by customers.Whether microsoft can get his position in the cell phone market back depends on sucess of Windows Pone 7.

The HTC 7 Trophy is not the highest-speced device compared to other HTC windows 7 phones. To start with, I am a little disappointed with the appearance.Like other WP7 handsets, it starts with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution and 1GHz Snapdragon (QSD8250) processor under a capacitive touchscreen.It supports 3G,GPS,Wifi,5MP camera,8GB internal phone storage and functions such as G-Sensor,Digital compass,Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor.We all know that Windows 7 Phones are treated as the Mobile version Zune Player.The 3.5 mm stereo audio jack is necessary.

The touch screen is widely praised and the virtual keyboard is convenient.While you don't have other choices but use the Microsoft'sa Bing as search engine now.As an average speced touchscreen slate, it still worth a try.

04 November, 2010

Interesting Android Code Name

Android is the popular mobile operating system initiated by Android which is acquired by Google sooner.

Android has released a number of updates since its launched.Generally each update is developed under a code name based on a dessert item, such as Android 2.1 is named at Eclair and Android 3.0 at Gingerbread. It is rumored the code name of Android 4.0 would be Ice Cream,which complies the Alphabetical order.
The news was leaked from Tudor Brown who is the CEO of ARM.The processor of this company has occupied 95% smart phone market.

02 November, 2010

Samsung i917- the phone Bill Gates prefered

Which cell phoen does Bill Gates use ? Have you ever been curious about that ?
Although in recent years Gates has focused on philanthropy, his concern for Microsoft never stopped. Recently, WPCentral dug up a post of Gates published through the Twitter microblogging client  in a windows phone.This Twitter Notes published on October 18 is also for charitable activities promotion : "Visiting with the team at DFID - http: / / twitpic.com/2yp518- innovative and impactful work that saves lives ... ..." , According to the image, WPCentral get the EXIF data and take some technical means to find out the equipment used is the Samsung Focus.

The Samsung Focus I917 supports 4.0” Touchscreen with Super AMOLED™ display, 5MP camera,1GHz Snapdragon QSD825 CPU and GPS,Wifi. It will be bounded with ATT. see more sepicifics:http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones/SGH-I917ZKAATT