NEW FACE OF NOKIA : NOKIA N9

NOKIA N9

finally the moment has come when some sophistication has been shown by nokia. Nokia n9, announced but not yet officially released, is definitely a device by nokia which deserves some appreciation. this device really show that nokia has finally come to some senses because this device finally exhibits those features which are of utter need and desired by the market.

nokia finally felt the need of the good os along with a good hardware and nokia n9 is the first device which is the result of nokia new policy .check out the ad

as mentioned above the beauty of nokia n9 is its brand new OS, MEEGO v1.2 HARMATTAN, the first and may be last meego os to come from nokia. The OS is super crisp and alot different from ios, maemo, andorid and symbian in terms of user interface. infact, to me , the os user interface looks like to be the combination of android, symbian , and ios.there are three home screens and all three are uncustomizable.first screen is the notification screen  which is somewhat nokia answer android widget screen. it contains all your information from facebook notification to CNN news updates, from  new message to missed calls, every single thing which can be classified as ” information ” come right onto that screen.nokia  has introduced a new swiping technology in nokia n9. now the interface is more focused on swiping then on clicking and things like that.swiping across this notification screen is the app screen containing all the apps that has been install on the phone. and the last screen is the most important screen. because it is completely new experience. it is the multitasking screen .it contains all the apps currently running on the phone. apps running in the background takes the form of small windows that appear on this phone. these windows look like the picture frames of android . but  this is a really a cool way to present the multitasking. on this screen all the running apps are live apps which means while in the background, unlike android and ios , these apps run as they are supposed to be running meaning if some app is using the accelerometer , in the multitasking view that app will  response to change in orientation of the phone.

check out the ui demo

the styling of the os is more like ios-ish. like os the buttons and icons . but still they are good. contents of os is more like android-ish and symbian . but still i like this combination alot.there is no hardware button on the phone for menu, you have to double to unlock the screen which is really a good news for button- haters 😉  like ios, this phone has the mandatory universal search through which u can search any thing on the phone. the contacts app is decent . you can easily integrate facebook, skype , exchange and other contacts with this apps. which means no need to go to the separate sites separately. the browser app is alot more better than symbian old safari based default browsers bringing the whole game to the next level.

nokia n9 also features the new NFC support, short for Near Field Communication, which is the replacement of the bluetooth. now you just have to tap to other NFC enabled device to do the sharing .check out that video.

hardware wise the device is pretty solid, exhibiting all the features that a typical high end phone has.  The whole body is unibody made of premium-quality hard plastic which is good. infact nokia is one of hottest looking device in the market. its 3.9” FWVGA AMOLED screen is really the main attraction of the phone. screen pixel density has also been improved, now boosting 854×480 resolution. infact the screen is giving the close competition to Samsung super AMOLED screens which are the world best screens. in terms of system performance, this device boasts of the 1 GHz A8 processor and 1GB ram. it has 8 megapixel autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash and it will come in 16 GB or 64GB memory drive to store your favourite content . the camera has HD video recording capabilities.

in short nokia n9 has every thing that a good phone should have. a cool os and distinguished os , a exiquite hardware and pretty awesome looks. but if nokia plays its cards right this phone can be of great success , even greater than nokia’s extremely popular nokia n8.meego os can compete and give close fight to ios and android if nokia rearrange its ovi store and increase the number of apps. that is the only category in which ios and android has an edge.ovi store is really outdated as compared to android market and the magnificent app store of apple . the only thing that makes me sad is that this is going to be the only device from nokia bearing this os. nokia should also bring more devices with this os rather than symbian . this is the only way for nokia to reclaim its kingdom.

NOKIA N9

NOKIA N9 from back

 

 

 

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Five Android smartphones you should avoid buying

 

Not all Android smartphones are created equal. Unlike the iPhone, which is generally updated by Apple once a year, there are literally dozens of smartphone models on the market powered by Google’s mobile operating software.

While there are a handful of fan favorites like the Nexus S 4G and Motorola Atrix, there are also plenty of dogs that suffer from poor performance issues, weak batteries, and stupidly unnecessary features. Based on input from our readers, personal experience and poor reviews, we detail here five Android phones you should avoid buying.

Huawei m835 Ideos

Sometimes you get what you pay for, which is the case with this Metro PCS-branded Android smartphone. While we love the fact that Android phones can now be purchased without a contract for less than $100, the tiny screen size, spotty performance and poor battery life of the Huawei Ideos makes it an inferior device than even most feature phones. The appeal of its compact dimensions (4.1 inches tall and 2.2 inches wide) are overshadowed by a 2.8-inch touchscreen that makes typing and navigating through websites and applications awkward at best. This problem is amplified when you consider that most prospective users of this “starter Android phone” haven’t owned a smartphone before. There are certainly smarter ways to try out an Android.

Garminfone

Releasing a phone based on state-of-the-art navigation technology was a good idea at first. But Garmin’s first (and only) entry into the crowded Android device market suffered from poor sales and a generally directionless marketing approach. The idea was to bring Garmin’s expertise at GPS satellite navigation into a smartphone. The trouble is, most regular Android smartphones include Google Maps already installed. For the vast majority of consumers, that app and the hundreds of other navigation-oriented Android apps produced by independent developers is all that will ever be needed. While there is no denying that the Garminfone works well as a standalone GPS device, for those wanting a true Android smartphone experience, it certainly doesn’t cut the mustard. As Google Maps now works offline too, which was one of the Garminfone’s original advantages, the device is becoming even more obsolete.

Dell Streak

Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? The Dell Streak somehow combines the worst qualities of each. What’s the point of having a portable device that places phone calls but doesn’t comfortably fit in your pocket? In terms of computing, the comparatively small Dell Streak is clearly inferior to the iPad and other tablet offerings. But don’t just take our word for it. Wall Street Journal tech guru Walt Mossberg listed the Streak as one of the worst devices he reviewed in 2010. Android software updates to the Streak have made it a more usable device than when Mossberg published his original review. However, not even the most advanced mobile operating system in the world can make up for the Streak’s clumsy form factor.

Motorola Citrus

Verizon subscribers have a serious beef with the Motorola Citrus, which has an average two-and-a-half star rating (out of five) based on 392 reviews. Among its drawbacks are a slow web browser that is difficult to read text on because of the small screen size. Many users complain about constantly having to manipulate the screen size in order to read text. The Citrus is also known to revert to Airplane Mode by itself and freeze without warning. For search and navigation, the Citrus pushes users to pre-installed Bing applications rather than providing easy access to Google and other applications. While it is common for smartphones to include this kind of “bloatware” upon purchase, for tasks as essential as search and navigation users should be free to make their own choices. There may be worse Android smartphones available, but Verizon subscribers who insist on buying a Motorola phone are better off paying for the superior Droid models. The Citrus is free to purchase with a two-year contract and readily available. But you’re still going to pay thousands of dollars for the duration of your deal, so it’s better to pony up earlier for a superior phone and let this lemon spoil.

HTC Thunderbolt

OK, before you start with the angry emails for including this one, hear us out. The Thunderbolt is a great device with plenty of power. It has been well reviewed, sold well, and offers the advantage of blazing-fast connectivity on Verizon’s 4G network. But — and we’re certainly not the only ones to point this out — the Thunderbolt has been beset with quirks and problems since its launch. Randy Arrowood, from enthusiast blog Android Headlines, even went so far as to put it at number one in his Top 10 Android Phone Letdowns of 2011. Arrowood cited issues when transferring from a 4G to 3G network, constant restarts, and the most common issue of all: horrendous battery life. For sure, the Thunderbolt (and many others like it) are great devices with loads of style and power. But if you need an extra battery just to see you through the afternoon, or can’t use the phone to its utmost potential because of a lack of juice, then what’s the point of having all those features?

 

iphone 5

Well Rumours has it that the device might be launch somewhere around September/October 2011. It will probably be called iPhone 4GS. But thing for sure is the iPhone is looking pretty sleek. So whats your take on this? Good..Bad..Ugly. It does not matter to me. I want one..:p

 

iPhone 4 iPhone 5
Processor 777Mhz Apple A4 ARM Cortex-A8 1.4GHz Apple A5 Dual Core Processor
Ram 512 1GB
Storage Memory 16GB/32GB 32GB/64GB
Screen Size 3.5 4 OLED screen
Resolution 960×480 960 x 640
Connectivity WiFi, UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/3G, GSM, Bluetooth WiFi/UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/3G/HSPA+/4G, GSM, Bluetooth. 1xEV-DO (Supported in Verizon Version)
Camera 5 Megapixel Autofocus 8 Megapixel Autofocus with dual LED flash light
Records Video? Yes, 720p HD at 30 fps 1080p HD at 25fps/720p at 30fps
Weight (in ounces) 4.8 5.1
Size 4.51 x 2.31 x .37 4.82 x 2.53 x 0.34
Battery Life 7Hr Talktime over 3G/10 Hr Web 8 Hr over 4G and 13Hr over 3G/12 Hr Web
Standby time 300 hours 420 hours
Price US$199/$299 US$199/$299