Apple iPhone Vs Windows Mobile 6 Based Smartphone

Submitted by lalit on September 12, 2007 - 2:37pm.

Alexander Flak of Ajax World magazine has posted his experience with iPhone. He writes "I've been a big proponent of Smartphone technology for a long time, and have been chasing the "perfect Smartphone" for a while. Specifically, I've been hooked on using Windows Smartphone devices, because of the seamless integration with Outlook and the resulting automatic synchronization of all my contacts, calendar entries, tasks, notes, and e-mail over the air. And my favorite Smartphone so far was the Cingular/AT&T 8525."
But his wife wanted an iPhone and he was very skeptical about it. The reason was iPhone didn’t had UMTS, Pocket Word and Pocket Excel. Falk reports, “ It took just one week. I played with her iPhone while we were in New York. I played with her new iPhone at home. I played with her new iPhone on the boat. After a few days she said, “Buy your own iPhone!” So I did and I haven’t touched the Windows Smartphone since.”
He says “ The reason is very simple: UI design, UI design and UI design!”
You can read the complete article here

Palm Announces Windows Mobile Based Treo 500v

Submitted by lalit on September 12, 2007 - 1:31pm.

After lot of speculation about what Palm will release on September 12th, Palm today announced Palm Treo 500v a Windows mobile 6 based smartphone. Vodafone will launch the Treo 500v in October. The new phone will not have a touchscreen but it comes with a Qwerty keyboard. The other hardware features on the phone are 3G/UMTS, 2-megapixel camera, 150MB of on-board memory, microSD card slot and Bluetooth. The phone has Internet Explorer and auto delivery of Hotmail, yahoo and Gmail. The cost of the phone is yet not known. The truth is that there is nothing exciting about Treo 500v. The one feature (touchscreen) that has started to become a must on smartphone is also not there. Its just another Windows Mobile 6 based smartphone.

iUnlock Free Unlocking Solution For iPhone Released

Submitted by lalit on September 12, 2007 - 12:40pm.

If paying $100 to get iPhoneSIMfree software solution for unlocking your iPhone seemed a bit costly, then the iUnlock was released for you. It's not for the technically challenged as the solution requires little knowledge of using a UNIX terminal, experience with SFTP and some patience. There are some tutorials available online but then also it not easy to unlock the iPhone. So if you want to unlock your iPhone without paying you have to take the risk. My suggestion for you is to wait as many user-friendly installation guides are under development and an installer version based around iUnlock is also in development. If you are curious and just want to know more, then you can get more information on the following link
ModMyiPhone
Hackint0sh
FreeiPhoneUnlock
Iphone.unlock.no

BiTMICRO To Release 416GB Flash based Solid State Disk

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 8:41pm.

BiTMICRO will release 416GB, 2.5” E-Disk Altima E2A133BL ATA-133 model, a flash memory based SSD designed for military, industrial and commercial users. The SSD will provide 133MB/sec burst with up to 100MB/sec sustained reads and writes and up to 20,000 random IOPS. The operating temperature ranges from -40 to 85 degree Celsius. The drives will ship in March 2008. You can guess the cost (a 128GB SSD costs more the $1000).

Apple to Remain Neutral On Independent Software Development For The iPhone

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 7:44pm.

Apple’s vice president of iPod Product Marketing said, “Apple doesn't oppose native application development, Apple takes a neutral stance - we're not going to stop anyone from writing apps, and we're not going to maliciously design software updates to break the native apps, but we're not going to care if software updates accidentally break the native apps either.” In short Apple will not stop iPhone coders and will not intentionally break the apps with firmware updates. Now my guess is since iPhone and iPod Touch run on same software, applications made for iPhone should theoretically run on iPod Touch also.

Canon Firmware Hack Adds Features to DIGIC II Based Canon Cameras

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 7:24pm.

Do you want your A-series camera to Shoot in RAW and show Live histogram? You can get that and more features normally available on SLRs and other high-end cameras by using a simple modification from the CHDK Wiki. The Firmware hack is very simple and safe, as it loads the new configuration from the SD card on boot. Simply copy files to your memory card. If you want to go back to your old camera functions simply remove the firmware from the card and camera will go back to original firmware. The models currently supported are A610, A620, A630, A640, A700, A710 IS, S2 IS and S3 IS. The features added by the firmware hack are RAW shooting, Live histogram, Zebra mode, Depth of Field Calculator, Battery indicator, Scripts execution, File browser, text reader, calendar and games. So now if you want all the high-end feature click on the link below.
How to give your Canon camera RAW support

Logitech Announces AudioHub Notebook Speaker System

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 4:43pm.

Logitech today announced the AudioHub Notebook Speaker System with Integrated USB Hub. The AudioHub combines a unique 2.1 one-piece speaker system and three integrated Hi-Speed USB ports that fits neatly behind most notebooks. The AudioHub is just 3.5” in height and has adjustable-width speakers effectively position the satellites around most notebooks. The AudioHub will ship in October for $99.99.

Sprint to Release HTC Touch, LG Rumor, Pearl 8130, Palm Centro for Coming Holiday Season

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 1:57pm.

According to Engadget, Sprint is all set to release four new high profile handsets for the coming holiday season. The Palm Centro will have EV-DO, Palm OS, Touchscreen, Sprint TV, IM, Mobile email and Google Maps. The LG Rumor comes with Qwerty Keypad, MP3 Player, 1.3-megapixel camera, MicroSD card slot, quick access to Facebook and Myspace, IM and Mobile email. The touch is a Windows mobile 6 based device and comes with EV-DO, Bluetooth, touchscreen, 2-megapixel camera, Sprint Music Store, Sprint TV, IM and Mobile email. The Blackberry Pearl 8130 has added EV-DO support to the pervious model and can access Sprint music store and Sprint TV. Pricing details are not yet known.
[Via Engadget]

Buy H&M Clothes Via Cellphone

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 1:19pm.

H&M have started an interesting ad campaign involving billboard and magazine, which contain an embedded code that can be photographed with a cellphone. The Black and white Patterned boxes called Semacode bars are printed on the advertisements, which when photographed using your cellphone can take you to the retailer’s product catalog. Where you can select size and color and buy clothes using your cellphone account. Now you have to take care of your cellphone the way you care for your credit card (if you have a girlfriend).

Ringtones Available on iTunes Now

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 12:53pm.

Ringtones section in iTunes has come alive and now you can create ringtones from over 500,000 songs on iTunes store. You can create ringtones on any track with ringtone symbol. Each ringtone will cost you $0.99 plus the cost of song that is again $0.99 (because you need to buy the song first) that brings your total to $1.98 for each ringtone. Rather then paying $0.99 for ringtone my suggestion is to use MakeiPhoneRingtone, free software that converts any AAC file into an iTunes compatible ringtone.