Rabu, 01 Februari 2012

War of the Smartphones

Once upon a time, phones were used only for voice communication, while PDAs were used to store contact information, to-do lists, and access e-mail.

Perhaps, one day, somebody looked at the cell phone and the PDA and thought, "They look pretty much alike - why don't we put them together?" And the smartphone was born.

But it took a while for smartphones to gain market demand. At first, these handheld communication and computing devices catered only to a specific niche.

And then Apple released the iPhone - and suddenly, smartphones started becoming immensely popular.

Fighting for number one

With this new popularity came the war of the smartphones. Now, the big players that once sold to a limited demography are competing for worldwide sales supremacy. The aim is to gain control of the fast-growing smartphone market.

And the battle in sales extends to research and development. While phone manufacturers Apple, Samsung, Blackberry, and Nokia are fighting their war in hardware, smartphone operating system (OS) providers are also battling it out in the software department.

Google owns the Android OS, while Microsoft owns the mobile Windows OS. Apple, Blackberry, and Nokia all use their own OS.

Kamis, 12 Januari 2012

Recycling Nokia Handsets To Help The Environment

When I was looking for a store where they sell Nokia E72 phones I'd already made a resolution to recycle all my old cell phones. I was looking for a store that would do that or find other ways I could either help someone else or at least keep the phones out of the local landfill. Most of us are changing our mobile phones on a regular basis and if you're like me you have a drawer full of old mobile phones lying around collecting dust.

It turned out I had a number of choices. There are quite a few companies online where you can send your old mobile phones to be recycled. One in particular sends you on online coupon you can use at Best Buy, but it has to be an up to date phone to get the biggest credit. Many of my mobile phones are so old nobody wants them.

Senin, 05 Desember 2011

Apple iOS 5.0 Features: Notifications, iMessages and All Other Goodies You Need to Know

Today Apple introduced iOS 5 at WWDC 2011 and it arrives with numerous additional features and enhancements. The most crucial new feature, perhaps, may be the iOS notification system. For a long time it's been a discomfort within the rear for many apple iPhone, iPad and iPod device touch customers. Each time a notification will come in, it might be in the face and also you didn't have choice but to cope with it right then. Should you be in the center of a game title or movie, it had been annoying. Which has all transformed, together with many other things, so read onto see what's new!

1. Notices

Imitation is a kind of flattery, therefore the folks at Google should be feeling pretty smug today. The brand new iOS notification product is known as Notification Center and shares some commonalities with Android, in which you swipe lower from the top screen to see your notices. After that, you can observe texts, e-mails, voicemails, Facebook notices and much more. Apple has additionally added stocks and weather info, too, to get that instantly.

Jumat, 18 November 2011

Get Cash for Smartphones Online in Time for the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching, which means that millions of Americans are starting to worry about money more than usual. People are beginning to buy their holiday presents, which can become very expensive very quickly. Managing to afford those presents can be a challenge, especially during tough economic times like these. That's why it's a good idea to look around your house to see if you have any old belongings that you no longer need. You can take those old items and sell them for some extra money that will help you through the holiday season. For example, you can get a lot of cash for smartphones that you may have lying around in your storage space.

Millions of Americans have extra phones sitting around their homes that they just don't use. It's incredibly common to replace cellphones every two years or so because that's how long most cellphone contracts last, and there are always special deals that offer free phones or amazing discounts for people who sign on for two years. So you probably have some old phones somewhere in your house, and you can get cash for smartphones by simply selling those to someone who can use them. Many times, people don't know what the best way to sell their old phones is because there aren't a lot of physical retail stores that buy used phones. The easiest and fastest way to get cash for smartphones is to sell them online.

Sabtu, 01 Oktober 2011

Great Cell Phones for Seniors

AT&T has two cell phones for seniors, the Pantech Ease and Pantech Breeze III. There is another AT&T cell phone, the Nokia 6085, that is senior friendly and although it is no longer in their product line up you should still be able to find them through some dealers or private party sources such as eBay. The Pantech Ease features a user friendly interactive touch screen, slide out QWERTY keypad, voice activated GPS (a great feature that will make sure that you always reach your destination safely), easy to use texting for those who want this ability, is blue tooth as well as TTY/TTD compatible and is M3, T4 hearing aid (HAC) rated. The Pantech Breeze III has intuitive menus, labels that are clear and easy to read, Audience earSmart (TM) that enhances your voice and suppresses noise and quick call keys so that you can program numbers that you use frequently and wish to access easily. This phone is also Bluetooth and TTY/TTD compatible plus it is M4, T4 hearing aid (HAC) rated. The Nokia 6085 offers a large keypad that is easy to operate, is TTY and hearing aid compatible. The dealers who are selling this phone seem to be offering an unlocked version, which means that you can choose the best service plan for your needs. If you shop for a Nokia 6085 on eBay you may find some that are unlocked and some that still require you to use the AT&T service plan.

Rabu, 28 September 2011

Top Smartphones and Apps of 2011 Holiday Season

When looking at what type of smartphone you should purchase, there seems to be so many options out there nowadays. Between the Android devices and the Apple devices, there are many choices tailored to your needs and willing to give you everything you could need in a phone and so much more. Gone are the days of just using it to talk. Now they are used to surf the internet, text and play games. For that reason, you have to look at specific types of smartphones but knowing the right ones can be somewhat difficult.

One option available is the Motorola DROID RAZR. Billing the phone as the thinnest smartphone around, it is both sleek and light which means it is easier to carry for you. Made of Kevlar, steel and aluminum it creates a phone that is a very good option after the original RAZR. This smartphone comes with the highly touted Android software and weights a little under 4.50 ounces. The physical size of the phone is 4.30 inches with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. Of the main features available you get a light sensor as well as a proximity sensor and scratch-resistant glass. One of the most important factors when one buys a smartphoneis battery life. The Motorola DROID RAZR offers an average of 12.50 hours of talk time and an amazing 204 hours of stand-by time. The camera features are also spectacular as you can take HD Video and the camera has 8 megapixels. Lastly, the system hardware comes in at 1024 MB of RAM with roughly 16 GB of built in memory. This phone should be available in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Rabu, 17 Agustus 2011

Using Your iPhone Safely

If you have ended up with a cracked iPhone then this could have been a result of anything. In many cases it won't have been your fault and the phone will have just dropped out of your hands while you were using it. In some cases you can even end up with a cracked iPhone while the phone is still in your pocket and this happens because you end up accidentally walking into something - such as the corner of a table - which then skewers and breaks the screen of the phone.

However while in many cases you will not be responsible for the damage to your phone, in other cases a cracked iPhone is a result of negligence to an extent or to you using the phone somewhat recklessly. For instance if you are using the phone while multitasking - for instance trying to send a text with one hand while doing something else such as cooking or eating is a recipe for damaging the phone, while at the same time if you are craning to take a photo with one hand then this is a short way to get a cracked iPhone too.