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The Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 Specifications and Reviews

The Samsung Galaxy Note is an Android smartphone and tablet computer that was introduced in October 2011. It has attracted attention because of its 5.3-inch screen size – between that of conventional smartphones and tablets – and because of its included stylus & thin portable design

  • Incredible 5.3” screen for great visuals and ease of use
  • Intuitive and multipurpose S Pen stylus support
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread for smoothness and huge app library

 

Platform

  • 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • HSPA+ 21Mbps
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • EGSM900: Head: 0.256W/Kg, GSM1800: Head: 0.114W/Kg, WCDMA900: Head: 0.211W/Kg, WCDMA2100: Head: 0.181W/Kg, WLAN: Head: 0.116W/Kg

Physical Specification

  • 146.85 x 82.95 x 9.65mm
  • 178g

CPU

  • ARM cortex A9
  • Dual 1.4GHz

Display

  • 5.29″ WXGA HD sAMOLED
  • 800 x 1280
  • 5.29″
  • 16 Million Internal Color Depth

Design

  • Full Touch

Camera

  • 8 Megapixels
  • x4 Digital Zoom
  • LED Flash
  • Auto Focus available
  • Single shot, Smile shot, Beauty, Panorama, Share shot
  • None, Negative, Greyscale, Sepia
  • White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent
  • ISO: Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800
  • Auto Focus, Flash, Smile Detection, Blink Detection, Anti-Shake
  • Image Format: JPEG

Music&Sound

  • Music Player: 3GP / AAC / AAC+ / AMR / AMR-NB / eAAC+ / H.263 / MP3 / MPEG4
  • 32 Poly Rigtone
  • OMA DRM v1.0
  • 3D Sound Technology: Earphone only
  • DNSe Music Library

Messaging

  • Messaging: SMS / MMS
  • Predictive Text Input T9: MMS 1.2
  • vCard/vCalendar available
  • GTalk

Personal Information Management

  • Year / Month / Week / Day Calendar
  • S Planner
  • S Planner
  • Alarm, World clock, Stopwatch, Timer, Desk clock
  • Worldtime available
  • Alarm available
  • Calculator available
  • Memo Book available
  • Stop Watch available
  • Countdown Timer available

Further Information

  • Mobile Tracker 1.0
  • C-Type Touch Screen

Video

  • 1920 x 1080
  • 30 fps Frame Rate
  • 3GPP / H.263 / H.264 / MPEG4 / WMV
  • CIF / QCIF / QVGA, VGA, HD, Full HD (Recording)
  • Video Editor available
  • Video Messaging: H.263 + AMR NB
  • Video Streaming available
  • AMR-NB, H.263, MPEG4
  • Input Device: Touch / 3-Key, S Pen

Fun&Entertainment

  • 5 Images, 6 Live wallpapers
  • FM Radio available
  • FM Radio Recoding available
  • FM Radio RDS available

Connectivity

  • BT 3.0 + HS
  • 2.0 High Speed USB
  • HTML5
  • USB Mass Storage
  • Android Browser
  • SyncML (DS) OMA DATA SYNC
  • SyncML (DM) 1.2, FOTA
  • WiFi a/g/b/n, 2.4GHz/5GHz
  • AGPS Supported
  • MHL
  • Optional
  • GAP, SSP, SDAP, HSP, HFP1.5, A2DP, SPP, SAP, OPP, PBAP, MAP, AVRCP 1.3, HID
  • Kies, Kies Air

Call Function

  • Caller ID available
  • Total (Dialled +Missed+Received) 500
  • Multiparty available
  • Speakerphone available
  • Video Recongnition available

Battery

  • 2500mAh Battery Capacity
  • Up to 1570Min (2G), Up to 810Min (3G)
  • Up to 960Hr (2G), Up to 820Hr (3G)

Camera(2ed)

  • 2 Megapixels
  • Video Telephony

Business&Office

  • Document Viewer available
  • Mobile Printing (USB/WiFi)
  • Offline Mode: Flight Mode

Memory

  • 16/32 GB Internal Storage
  • Up to User Memory
  • Up to User Memory
  • Up to 32 GB MicroSD
  • 16/32GB

OMA

  • SyncMLDSv1.2, SyncMLDMv1.2
  • OMA DM
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Nokia Launched 701 A Nokia’s brightest Smartphone

Nokia Launched another brightest Smartphone Nokia 701 is said to bring the brightest screen the world has ever seen. So naturally it excels in graphic performance powered by a dedicated graphics co-processor; in addition it boasts better battery timings.



Specifications:

1GHz processor

3.5-inch IPS LCD display with ClearBlack technology

8-megapixel full focus camera with a dual-LED flash

Secondary camera at the front for video calling

Inside there’s 8GB of user memory, with up to 32GB extra storage using a MicroSD card

GPS

FM radio

HSUPA 3G, WiFi, NFC

17 hours talktime over GSM or up to 550 hours on standby (8.8/504h over 3G).

Price: PKR 30,900/-

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Nokia Launched 603 A Mid Range Handset

Recently Nokia Launched A New Model of Handset Nokia 603,Nokia’s Entertainment Hub
The Nokia 603 is designed to provide an all-in-one entertainment hub and is claimed to be the loudest smartphone to now.

Nokia 600 will have built-in FM transmitter so you can blast your music through the nearest radio. Moreover, the FM receiver has an internal antennae, so you don’t have to plug in earphones to listen.

Specifications:

1GHz processor

3.2-inch nHD capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels

3G HSUPA, WiFi, Bluetooth

A-GPS with an accelorometer and magnetometer

2GB of internal memory with support for up to 32GB of storage using a MicroSD card

5-megapixel full-focus camera with an LED flash

Up to 15 hours talk-time on GSM, and up to 550 hours in standby.

Price: PKR 22,500/-

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HTC ChaCha Quick Overview


Size:           114.4mm x 64.6mm x 10.7mm 4.5″ x 2.54″ x 0.42″

Weight:   124 grams (4.37 ounces) with battery

Display:  2.6-inch touch screen

Screen:      66 mm (2.6″)

CPU Processing Speed

800 MHz

Storage1

ROM:
512 MB
RAM:
512 MB

Expansion slot:

  • microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

Connectors

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)

Power & Battery2

Battery type:
Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity:
1250 mAh

Talk time:

  • WCDMA: Up to 400 minutes
  • GSM: Up to 450 minutes

Standby time3:

  • WCDMA: Up to 640 hours
  • GSM: Up to 400 hours

Network4

HSDPA/WCDMA:

  • Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

(Band frequency, HSDPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent.)

Platform

Android™ with HTC Sense™

Camera

  • 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and LED flash
  • VGA front camera

Sensors

  • G-Sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

Multimedia

Audio supported formats:

  • Playback:.aac, .amr, .ogg, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
  • Recording:.amr

Video supported formats:

  • Playback:.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9)
  • Recording:.3gp

Internet5

Wi-Fi®:

  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Bluetooth®

  • Bluetooth® 3.0 with FTP/OPP for file transfer
  • A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit

Location

  • Internal GPS antenna
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HTC Wildfire S Quick Overview

Size:            101. 3mm x 59.4mm x 12.4mm 3.99″ x 2.34″ x 0.49″

Weight:     105 grams (3.7 ounces) with battery

Display:    3.2-inch touch screen

Screen:     81.3 mm (3.2″)

 

CPU Processing Speed

600 MHz

Storage1

ROM:
512 MB
RAM:
512 MB

Expansion slot:

  • microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

Connectors

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)

Power & Battery2

Battery type:
Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity:
1230 mAh

Talk time:

  • WCDMA: Up to 350 minutes
  • GSM: Up to 430 minutes

Standby time3:

  • WCDMA: Up to 570 hours
  • GSM: Up to 360 hours

Network4

HSPA/WCDMA:

  • Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Platform

Android™ with HTC Sense™

Camera

5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and flash

Sensors

  • G-Sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

Multimedia

Audio supported formats:

  • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
  • Recording: .amr

Video supported formats:

  • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9)
  • Recording: .3gp

Internet5

3G:

  • Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
  • Up to 384 kbps upload speed

GPRS:

  • Up to 114 Kbps downloading

EDGE:

  • Up to 560 Kbps downloading

Wi-Fi®:

  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth®

  • Bluetooth® 3.0 with FTP/OPP for file transfer
  • A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
GPS

Internal GPS antenna

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Apple iPhone 4 Vs HTC Desire HD

Now a days competition in the high end smart-phone is on the top. HTC recently released its Desire HD and talks have it, that it’s an iPhone killer. I’ll take you through a step by step comparison to see if there’s any truth to it.

Design:

When it comes to looks, iPhone mostly wins hands down. And the iPhone 4 carries on that tradition. Its currently the slimmest phone in the market.

Apple iPhone LCD

It has a 3.5 inch 640×960 LCD screen that blows away the iPhone 3G when it comes to richness of the colors, brightness, clarity of text and pixelation.

HTC Desire LCD

HTC has outdone Apple with a massive 4.3 inch 480×800 LCD screen on the Desire HD. Its dimensions are much larger than the iPhone, but it’s a tradeoff of the huge screen.

Operating system:

Iphone 4: iOS4.1 (Revamped version of iPhone OS)

HTC Desire: Android 2.2

The app store is one of the best features of the iOS4. With over 250,000 apps on sale, one can find an app for anything that can be imagined. The Desire HD on the other hand runs on the open source Android.

At this point of time the Android store has 100,000+ apps. But the number of apps offered for the android is rapidly increasing and the app store will have a worthy competitor very soon.

But for now, in the apps category, the iPhone has the edge. Another thing worth mentioning is that, most of Android apps are open source (around 67%), and app installation is much easier than on the iPhone, on which it can be downright hectic.

User Interface:

The iPhone 4 has a simple and elegant user interface. It’s easy to navigate and everything is presented as simply as possible. And it manages to do that while retaining its smooth and crisp transitions for the animations. In addition now apps can be organized into folders and it also supports multi-tasking.

The Desire takes a different approach; you can have 7 different home-screens which make up a scene. And one can have 20 different scenes. Mind you, each of these home-screens can be customized with widgets, icons and apps to your hearts content.

It does a wonderful job of managing your social networks amongst other things. While Apple users may get restricted as to the amount of tweaking they can do, the range of customizations available for the Desire HD are countless.

Functional capabilities:

Both have 1Ghz processors which performance wise, are equal. Although the iPhone uses a customized A4 Chip. Apple have been known to under-clock the processor to save on battery power so the main difference between these devices is that the Desire HD offers 768MB of RAM compared to 512MB RAM in the iPhone. So it packs more punch than the iPhone.

Memory:

The iPhone is available in 16GB and 32GB. And the Desire comes with 1.5GB built-in memory and a 8GB microSD card which is upgradable to 32GB.

Multimedia:

The iPhone has a 5MP camera but the Desire HD once again outclasses it with a 8MP camera. In addition it has dual flash and a lot of options to play with the photos. Both phones are capable of shooting video at 720p.

Another plus for the Desire HD is its ability to play flash content and support for FM radio. In the sound department, the Desire HD once again takes the cake with the addition of Dolby Surround Sound which enables you to listen to crystal clear sound.

Battery:

On paper, the iPhone should last longer than the Desire but chances are that with normal to heavy use you’ll have to recharge the phone everyday. That being said, the iPhone does have a longer lasting battery. But you can always swap the current battery for a high capacity one in the Desire HD. However one can’t do that with the iPhone non-removable battery.

Using these phones in Pakistan:

Both these phones support 3G technology as well. The iPhone can be used for video calling in Pakistan. It requires Wifi and works over 3G as well as EDGE, the latter being available here. However you’d require iPhones at both ends to use the video calling feature.

Desire HD can be used with Google maps to use as a GPS navigator, and Google has most of Pakistan’s major cities almost fully covered. There is a reception problem reported with the iPhone 4, but it’s with 3G networks so you don’t really need to consider that when buying it.

By the time 3G will be introduced in Pakistan, which will be soon I hope, since in IT we are progressing by leaps and bounds, the error will have been fixed. Because Apple claim it’s a software based error and it will be addressed in the next firmware update.

Price &Conclusion:

•The HTC Desire HD priced at around Rs. 65,000 PKR (Factory Unlocked), while HomeShopping.PK is selling it at Rs. 51,990
•iPhone 4 is available at around Rs. 62,000 PKR (Software Unlocked), while HomeShopping.PK is selling iPhone 4G it at Rs. 63,990
The prices will of course vary from dealer to dealer and depends on where you live. One of the better online places to get these phones is homeshopping.pk.

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Mobilink launches HTC HD7 in Pakistan

Mobilink has shown its love for smartphones recently. After Motorola Milestone, Mobilink has launched Windows® Phone 7 powered HTC HD7 smartphone in Pakistan.

The HTC HD7 smartphone features the latest Windows® Phone 7 platform which includes cutting-edge technologies and a series of unique applications that complements the Windows® Phone 7 Hub and Tile experience.

Launched under the umbrella of Mobilink’s post-paid brand indigo, the HTC HD7 smartphone is bundled with FREE GPRS for the first three months.

HTC HD7 offers a powerful range of innovative online services, keenly sought by high-end users, online social-networking enthusiasts, bloggers and corporate professionals alike. The Windows® Phone 7 also integrates with many popular Microsoft services such as Office in the smartphone.

The HTC HD7 smartphone allows you to watch movie in style on a huge 4.3 inch widescreen display with kickstand. With the 1Ghz processor, the HTC HD7 provides you with an exhilarating browsing experience and access to your multimedia and social network. With the 16GB built-in memory, users can store a huge library of 720p HD videos, music and games.

  • Price: Rs. 55,999
  • Where to Get: Mobilink Sales and Service Centers

You can get HTC DH7 from HomeShopping.PK for Rs. 44,990

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Nokia Launched N8 12 Megapixeled in Pakistan

Highly hyped, 12 megapixeled Nokia’s N8 has at last arrived in Pakistan, well sort of. Device was launched in an event arranged by Nokia in Karachi today.

Customers who had pre-ordered the phone with Ufone service centers, are said to receive their their phones soon.

However, the device would be available at retail stores after one month. Until then, you don’t have any choice but to get the device from Ufone. It’s because of some sort of exclusive agreement between Nokia and Ufone.

It maybe recalled that Ufone is accepting pre-orders at Rs. 41,900, which is 25 percent lower than the market price as claimed by Ufone.

Some (official) voices in today’s launch opined that N8 would be priced at PKR 36,000 to PKR 38,000, while few others said N8 to be priced at PKR 44,500.

Nokia didn’t confirm the exact price to anyone.

Henri Mattila, Head of Marketing for Middle East and Africa, Mr. Imran Khalid Mahmood, Country GM for Nokia, Mr. Adeel Hashmi, PR Head for Nokia Pakistan, Khurram Mahboob, Head of Devices, Loyalty & Affinity, Geo Marketing, Ufone were present at the launch event of Nokia N8.

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BlackBerry Torch Latest in Line Review


Recently BlackBerry has launched A smartphone powered with BlackBerry OS Torch touch screen.

BlackBerry has significantly improved the touch sensitivity navigation with BlackBerry Torch that includes different home screen options such as Swipe Up – Swipe Down, Swipe left and Swipe Right.

Phenomenal improvement in UI and web kit browser is seen as well in BlackBerry Torch. All finger navigation on home screen popup with something useful on the screen.

BlackBerry OS 6 has changed a lot of traditional actions that previously existed in BlackBerry operating systems. One of the cool features is universal search function for searching contacts, tweets, messages, internet, files and more.

Two more important features that have been introduced with BlackBerry Torch are notification bar for accessing messages, emails and recent tweets for quick access, while another is easy access of Wi-Fi connections and Bluetooth activations.

Display:

Its display is geared with TFT touchscreen 3.2″ HVGA+ 480×360 pixel color display 3.18” measured diagonally with light sensing and proximity sensing screen. It is also ready with feature of user selectable font size.

Processor &Memory:

624 MHz Processor.
512 MB RAM
512MB onboard memory (ROM).
4GB eMMC (internal)
microSD 4GB Media Card Included (Optional)

Connectivity & Location Based details:

It is ready with today’s connectivity needs as listed below:

GPRS/EDGE/3G
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, • 802.11 b/g/n , WPA / WPA2 Personal and Enterprise , Cisco CCX certified , Wi-Fi® access to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server , Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Internet Bundle , Support for Unlicensed mobile access (carrier-dependent)
Bluetooth® v2.1 +EDR Micro USB, Mono/stereo headset, Hands-free operation, Messaging access profile, Serial port profile, SIM access profile, Stereo audio (A2DP/AVCRP), Dial-up networking (DUN).
A-GPS
BlackBerry Maps

Multimedia:

It is capable of standard multimedia functions like:

5 MP camera , 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash and it is ready with features like Geo-tagging, continuous auto-focus, image stabilization and Multiple picture-taking modes
Video recording in VGA mode.
It is ready to play – Audio formats: MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMV, Flac, OggVorbis and Video formats: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3.
Ringtones : Polyphonic/MIDI ringtones, MP3 ringtones, Vibrate mode ,On-screen, LED indicator
Speaker Phone.
3.5 mm Stereo Jack

Applications:

BlackBerry OS 6
New User Interface with improved transition effects.
Document Editor
Instant messaging
BlackBerry Maps
Web Kit Browser (pinch to zoom)
Podcasts
Media Player
Video Player
Social networking applications.
Application management
Online Media Streaming (Browser Access)

Input Selections:

Hardware slide out Qwerty Keyboard
Software QWERTY Keyboard.
Track pad
ESC key to right of track pad
Menu key to left of track pad

Colors Availability:

Black

Bonus Features:

UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access)
Enhanced built-in memory and RAM.

Nutshell:

BlackBerry has come up with much better device in touch screen arena especially with better finger swipe navigation controls and sensitivity.

Overall, BlackBerry Torch has enhanced features as compared to its previous models in terms of LCD size, Pixel size, camera and finger touch navigation with traditional QWERTY style hard keypad.

Whereas, BlackBerry Torch’s battery capacity has decreased to 1300mAH as compared to BlackBerry Bold 9700′s 1500mAH.

We can hope that, Blackberry Torch may surface in Pakistan officially by some mobile operator soon, though BlackBerry Bold 9700 was not in hot list of cellular operators.

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