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G1-HTC’s Answer to the iPhone?

G1 is the latest in the offering from the Smartphone company giant HTC (High Tech Computer). G1 is one of the most anticipated Google phones and it seems that they plan to roll out the product in Indian markets by the end of the year. The G1 has features similar to the Apple iPhone and RIM’s Blackberry, so the G1 should be taking on the iPhone in the Indian markets.

HTC’s new cutie is based on the Android platform, a mobile-based operating system powered by Linux Kernel, initially developed by Google and later by the Open Handset Alliance, which includes HTC, Intel, Motorola, Google, and Samsung. HTC has not yet finalized how it’s going to launch its geek-puller in India. It’s expected that HTC will launch the product with a mutual tie-up with one of the leading service providers in the country and also through independent retail channels. The HTC G1 Android phone is likely to be available in three colors: black, brown, and white.

Android 1 Android 3

Android 3

 

Features

  • 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with HVGA (320 X 480 pixel) resolution.
  • Full 5-row QWERTY keyboard.
  • One-Touch Google Search.
  • Customizable Home screen with instant Email, text message and IM notifications.
  • Instant access to mobile Internet services (Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Calendar).
  • High-speed 3.5G network connection.
  • Wi-Fi technology with seamless transition to open networks.
  • Android Market with access to variety of software and media downloads. (some fees may apply)
  • 3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus.
  • microSD (SD 2.0 compatible) expansion slot for all your storage needs.

The G1 comes with a Qualcomm MSM7201A, 528 MHz processor running an Android OS. It comes with a built-in memory of 256mb and 192mb of RAM. The 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat display is neat with touch-sensitive screen. It supports a resolution of 320 x 480 (HVGA). The network supports HSPA, WCDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE although band frequency, HSUPA availability, and data speeds are operator dependent. The device has a trackball with a enter key for navigation. Battery back up is quite normal. It has a Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1150 mAh and holds up a talk time of up to 350 minutes for WCDMA and up to 406 minutes for GSM, and standby time of up to 402 hours for WCDMA and up to 319 hours for GSM. It has a microSD memory card slot (SD 2.0 compatible). Apart from the features mentioned above, HTC has incorporated Digital Compass and Motion Sensor into the new G1.

The price of the HTC G1 Android in India is still uncertain and is likely to cost over Rs20, 000, which is much more than US debut price of $179.

SHARP Solar TV

 

As part of Sharp’s recent efforts to shove itself to the forefront of solar innovation, the company is showcasing a prototype of a 26-inch LCD Aquos TV that can be powered entirely by the sun. Now even the 1.6 billion people on earth without electricity won’t have an excuse to miss the next season of Lost.

The set has a contrast ratio of 10000:1 and a 20mm thick display panel. It requires about 30% less power than regular LCD TVs and gets its juice from one of Sharp’s triple-junction thin-film solar cell modules. The modules are about the same size as the television’s screen.

Sharp plans to market the LCD and the energy system as a pair and says that its product could be a hit with both people living off the grid and environmentally-conscious consumers. The company will be exhibiting this, and other energy-saving technologies, at the G8 summit on Monday.

 As part of Sharp’s recent efforts to shove itself to the forefront of solar innovation, the company is showcasing a prototype of a 26-inch LCD Aquos TV that can be powered entirely by the sun. Now even the 1.6 billion people on earth without electricity won’t have an excuse to miss the next season of Lost.

The set has a contrast ratio of 10000:1 and a 20mm thick display panel. It requires about 30% less power than regular LCD TVs and gets its juice from one of Sharp’s triple-junction thin-film solar cell modules. The modules are about the same size as the television’s screen.

Sharp plans to market the LCD and the energy system as a pair and says that its product could be a hit with both people living off the grid and environmentally-conscious consumers. The company will be exhibiting this, and other energy-saving technologies, at the G8 summit on Monday.

http://gizmodo.com

Nokia Supernova !

Nokia has launched a new range of mobile phones named Supernova with a new stylish design and some cool features. The new range of handsets will take users back to those good old days where you could change the covers of your handset and make it as colorful and jazzy as you please. Nokia has launched four new handsets in the market:

Nokia 7610 Supernova Features:

Nokia 7610 SupernovaSlide design.
Smooth curves.
Xpress-On covers.
Theme Colorizer, which lets people identify and capture any color and creats a theme by tailoring captured colors to the phone’s key illumination and wallpaper.
3.2 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and 8x digital zoom.
Instant messaging and TV out for image sharing.
Allows consumers to enjoy and manage music with a dedicated music key, FM-radio, an MP3 player.
Access to Nokia Music Store through the Nokia Music PC Client.
Nokia WidSets service gives access to enjoy and share content on favorite websites through the device.

Nokia 7510 Supernova Features:

Flip phone with a push-to-open side key.
Xpress-On front and back covers.
Light effects with a hidden-until-lit display and a reminder light.
Phone features a 2 megapixel camera with NIPS, LED flash, 4x digital zoom.
512MB microSD card.
2.2-inch QVGA display
Music player, FM Radio, access to Nokia Music Store and Nokia Music PC Client.
Additional features include a link to YouTube, access to Nokia Maps 1.2 to navigate with free mapping, routing and local search, support of A-GPS and the Nokia WidSets service.

 

Nokia 7310 Supernova Features:

 

Xpress-On covers etched with 3D textured designs.
Additional features include a 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom and TV out for image sharing, instant messaging and playing preinstalled games on TV, an FM radio and an MP3 music player. 

 

 

 

 

 

Nokia 7210 Supernova Features:

Enjoy music sideloaded from a PC or purchased from Nokia Music Store.
manage music with the new Nokia Music PC client, which is available for download.
SD memory card slot.
2 megapixel camera and access to Flickr provide one click access to share photos.

 

 

 

 

Price Tags:

The Nokia 7610 Supernova and 7210 Supernova will be available in the third quarter of 2008 with an estimated retail price of Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 8,000 respectively. The other two handsets in the range the Nokia 7510 Supernova will be available in the fourth quarter of 2008 with an estimated retail price of Rs. 12,000 and the Nokia 7310 Supernova is going to be out in the second quarter of 2008 with an estimated retail price of Rs. 10,300.

All prices are before taxes and subsidies.