Friday, May 25, 2012

Nokia N9

Also known as Nokia N9-00, Nokia N9 Lankku
General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2011, June
Status Available. Released 2011, September
Body Dimensions 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm, 76 cc
Weight 135 g
Display Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 854 pixels, 3.9 inches (~251 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
 - Anti-glare polariser
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
 Dolby Mobile sound enhancement; Dolby Headphone support
Memory Card slot No
Internal 16/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Data GPRS Class 33
EDGE Class 33
Speed HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.7 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
Camera Primary 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, face detection, touch-focus
Video Yes, 720p@30fps
Secondary Yes
Features OS MeeGo OS, v1.2 Harmattan
Chipset TI OMAP 3630
CPU 1 GHz Cortex A8
GPU PowerVR SGX530
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML5, RSS feeds
Radio Yes (Via third-party app)
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps
Java No
Colors Black, Cyan, Magenta, Glossy white
 - MicroSIM card support only
- SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- TV-out
- Dolby Digital Plus
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA/FLAC player
- MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Video/photo editor
- Voice memo/command/dial
- Predictive text input (Swype)
Battery   Standard battery, Li-Ion 1450 mAh (BV-5JW)
Stand-by Up to 380 h (2G) / Up to 450 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 11 h (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)
Music play Up to 50 h

Samsung I667 Focus 2

Samsung I667 Focus 2
 The Samsung I667 Focus 2 for AT&T is the third LTE addition to the carrier's impressive Windows Phone lineup. However, in order to avoid clashing with the platform heavyweights - the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II - the Korean offering undercuts both in terms of specifications and price.
As you can probably guess, Samsung's approach towards its latest product to run Microsoft's mobile OS differs significantly than the aspirations of some of major its competitors. The Focus 2 is not meant to sell by the millions - Samsung has its perfectly established Android lineup up to this task. Instead, the white clad Focus 2 aims to offer an entry to the smartphone realm to all those people, who are still in the dark ages of feature phones.
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Samsung Focus 2 official photos
Save for the LTE radio on board, there are hardly any surprises regarding the specifications of the Samsung Focus 2. Microsoft's strict Windows Phone hardware requirements, coupled with Samsung's large parts bin have resulted in a device, which despite being new to the market, is hardly unfamiliar.
Here is the full list of key features, which the Samsung Focus 2 has to offer.

Key features:

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • Tri-band 3G with HSDPA 21 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76Mbps
  • Cat 3 LTE connectivity
  • Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS
  • 1.4GHzQualcomm MSM8255Snapdragon CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, 512MB of RAM
  • 4" 16M-color Super AMOLED display with WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels); Gorilla Glass
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and dedicated hardware button
  • Front-facing unit for video calls
  • 720p video recording @30fps
  • 8GB of built-in storage
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • Standard microUSB port (charging)
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Stereo Bluetooth 2.1
  • Mobile Office document viewer/editor
  • Social network integration and cloud services
  • Built-in GPS receiver, A-GPS
  • Stereo FM Radio with RDS
  • Comes with a Video call app and other custom Samsung apps

Thursday, May 24, 2012

LG Optimus 3D max P720

LG Optimus 3D max P720


It's been almost a year since the release of the original Optimus 3D from LG, and in that time we've been watching 3D technology continue to evolve. Undoubtedly you've seen the changes in your local cinema, and even your living room, if you happen to have a 3DTV. While it still hasn't permeated every aspect of our reality as in Total Recall or the likes, it's at a stage of budding infancy. Since the Optimus 3D, LG have been the only big-name manufacturer to stick to their guns in the 3D smartphone market. There's been nothing official about a potential EVO 3D sequel by HTC and it's a safe bet to say that the cutting-edge of mobile 3D technology can be found in the Optimus 3D Max.

LG Optimus 3D Max official photos
It's hard to look at the 3D Max apart from its 3D viewing and recording capabilities - after all, it has 3D in the title. But beyond that, the phone can present some solid credentials, even by today's standards. There's the dual-core processor, dual-lens 5MP stereoscopic camera, as well as full HD capabilities. It's not as loaded as some of the latest flagships, but it's got enough power to run whatever you throw at it without a hitch.
With the 3D Max, LG has improved on the original we saw last year while choosing to keep most of the internals the same.

Key features

  • Quad-band GSM and 3G support
  • 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • 4.3" 16M-color capacitive LCD stereoscopic touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels)
  • Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread with LG 3D UI
  • Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, TI OMAP4430 chipset
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • Dual 5 MP autofocus cameras, LED flash; stereoscopic 3 MP pictures, face detection and geotagging
  • 1080p@30fps video recording, stereoscopic 720p@30fps videos
  • Gorilla Glass 2
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • microSD slot up to 32GB
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor and an auto-brightness sensor
  • Front facing camera with video calls
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v3.0, MHL TV-out
  • Smart dialing, voice dialing
  • DivX/XviD video support
  • Polaris Office document editor
  • Innovative gesture controls
  • Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement

Main disadvantages

  • Runs Gingerbread
  • Less than impressive camera performance
  • Still limited third-party 3D apps market
  • Questionable outdoor performance
  • Not the best dual-core performance,
  • Got rid of the microHDMI port, MHL instead
With such similar specifications, you're not going to see much difference from a hardware standpoint. That said, the Optimus 3D Max is 2mm thinner and 20g lighter than its predecessor, and when held in hand, it feels noticeably less bulky than the original. The 3D Max now looks more like an "ordinary" smartphone. The camera bump of the original Oprimus 3D is gone and, with a pleasantly textured back panel, the Max has a much more streamlined design. Considering the minor upgrades, LG has done well to make it a standard-looking package with an extra bonus, rather than a huge device that looks like it must do something special.

LG Optimus 3D Max live pictures
Enough spoilers - join us after the jump for the actual hardware tou

htc hd2

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
  HSDPA 850 / 2100 - Australian Version
Announced 2009, October
Status Available. Released 2009, November
Body Dimensions 120.5 x 67 x 11 mm
Weight 157 g
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 65K colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
 - Sense UI
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 448 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
Data GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE Class 12
Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi router
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, dual LED flash
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, VGA@30fps
Secondary No
Features OS Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional
Chipset Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon
CPU 1 GHz Scorpion
GPU Adreno 200
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support; NaviPanel
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
Colors Black
 - MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
- MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- Facebook and Twitter integration
- YouTube client
- Pocket Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, PDF viewer)
- HTC Peep, HTC Footprints
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input
Battery   Standard battery, Li-Ion 1230 mAh
Stand-by Up to 490 h (2G) / Up to 390 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 6 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 40 min (3G)
Music play Up to 12 h
Misc SAR US 0.63 W/kg (head)     0.73 W/kg (body)