Tuesday, November 30, 2010


                       Lemon Mobiles launched a new 3G mobile phone in the Indian market named W1000 and priced at Rs.3500.
             The W100 3G phone is a GSM phone and is available in two different colors Vibrant Red and Stylish Blue. It supports GSM or WCDAM i.e. 3G card and comes preloaded with Lemon Live TV application with one month free subscription.

                It also has a dual camera with 1.3 mega pixel camera and 0.3 mega pixel VGA front camera for video calling. The 3G handset is available pan India and the company would like to drive the 3G penetration across its customer base with the launch W100 3G

Sunday, November 7, 2010


                  If all the tablets in all the towns in all the world, this Samsung Galaxy Tab walks into mine. And I'm no Humphrey Bogart. So lucky me.
Samsung should score a high with the release of the Galaxy Tab, we're giving it an "A" for making this coveted tablet available to the Philippine market. Okay, and now we have to choose between the Galaxy Tab and the Apple iPad. Not that the two gadgets are equal, each has features that distinguished one from the other. We're talking of choice here, something almost everybody has to make come Christmas time.

As the first major Android tablet release, the Galaxy Tab is, hands down, the most worthy challenger to the claim of supremacy made by Apple's iPad.
Okay, so the Galaxy Tab is a lot smaller than Apple's tablet with a screen at  7 inches to the iPad's 9.7-incher. The Tab sports a slick black and white-styled body made of plastic, and light at only 380g. The 7-inch display is bright and colourful enough, and the WSVGA screen resolution (1024x600) is sharp.
The Tab comes with two built-in cameras: one 3MP rear-facing camera with LED flash and also a 1.3MP front-facing camera for video conferencing. Now that's a big bite against its intended competitor.
With 3G connectivity and 802.11n Wi-Fi, the Tab allows you to be truly mobile,   the Bluetooth 3.0 is there for transferring files and streaming to external devices like headphones and speakers.
The inclusion of Android 2.2, or 'Froyo,'the most up-to-date version of Android currently available, makes the Tab a world full of wonders, technically speaking, of course.
The onscreen keyboard is functioning above-par, with crisp you haptic feedback as you type.
Flash support you will find in the Galaxy Tab which means you can watch any web video content from within a browser.
On the homescreen there's a very useful 'Active applications' button which, when pressed, gives you information about all the apps which are currently running on the device.
There are four touch buttons, similar to to those average Android phones – one for home, one for options, a back button and one for search.
On top is a 3.5mm headphone jack. The on/off button is on the right hand side next to the volume controls and further down left the slots for a SIM card and a microSD expansion card. The underside is for the charging and docking connector, while the only external feature on the left side is a small microphone.
We've barely scratched the surface here, boys. This petite beauty has just walked in, and we're not done playing with it. We're sleeping with it for a few more days, then we'll decide if the Samsung Galaxy Tab is really the One that You Want.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


                         Some people are born with a knack for typing quickly on a mobile phone, clacking away at a virtual or physical keyboard as if it were attached to a desktop computer. But if you weren’t, there may be help, from 3qubits, a mobile phone software company started by two PhD mathematics student at Cambridge University in England. Their solution to tiny mobile keyboards is  a new virtual keyboard they call 8Pen, expected to be introduced on Tuesday.

At first glance 8Pen replaces the traditional area of a keyboard with a multi-colored X and a large black dot. Letters seem to be randomly placed, yet the keyboard creators say there’s a rhyme and reason to every aspect of the new layout.
 8PenThe 8Pen keyboard interface.

Michael Fester, who worked with his partner, Volker Schlue, to create the new interface, said in a phone interview that the new keyboard was born from a discussion about the frustration of typing on small mobile phones and constantly making mistakes.
“We really think this could replace keyboards for small devices,” Mr. Fester said. “At first we are going to launch with an Android version of the software, but we’ve filed a patent on the keyboard and want to build it out for the iPhone, Windows and even game controllers.”
On the company Web site the two 8Pen creators try to explain how to use their newfangled keyboard:
A character is produced by pressing down in the centre, entering any of the 4 sectors, and then passing through either 1, 2, 3 or 4 adjacent sectors in either clockwise or anti-clockwise direction, before returning to the centre. The order of the letters along the edges, and the side on which they are placed, indicate the number of sectors to be passed through, and the direction of the movement, respectively.

Sounds confusing, I know, but the interface is designed to recreate the action of handwriting and from a video accompanying the new keyboard interface, it looks as if it might actually work.
“From a personal use I was very amazed when I first used it,” Mr. Fester said. He said that it took him only 10 minutes to feel comfortable with the interface, and that it didn’t take long before he could type as quickly as on a traditional desktop keyboard.
“It looks confusing, but it’s really just a matter of using your finger to create a number of circles and figure 8s on your phone,” Mr. Fester said.
8Pen is going to have some competition. Swype, a software company based in Seattle, offers a keyboard interface that lets users “glide a finger across the virtual keyboard to spell words, rather than tapping out each letter.” But the Swype keyboard doesn’t rearrange the keys or placement of the letters.