Samsung Galaxy i899 On Reliance CDMA – Tech Specs Review

India will soon get its first CDMA based Android handset – the Samsung Galaxy i899. The handset will launch on Reliance Communications‘ CDMA network and will bring a 3.2″ AMOLED screen, a 3.2MP camera and several other features. Here are some notable features Platform : Android 1.6 (expected) Display : 3.2-inches capacitive AMOLED 320×480 resolution […]

Samsung Galaxy i899 On Reliance CDMAIndia will soon get its first CDMA based Android handset – the Samsung Galaxy i899. The handset will launch on Reliance Communications‘ CDMA network and will bring a 3.2″ AMOLED screen, a 3.2MP camera and several other features.

Here are some notable features
Platform : Android 1.6 (expected)
Display : 3.2-inches capacitive AMOLED 320×480 resolution
Memory : 230MB expandable up to 32GB
Camera : 3.2-Megapixel with auto-focus and LED flash
Battery : Standard 1440 mAh Li-ion

There are other features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DivX support and support to Reliance NetConnect. Also, the device will come with support for Mobile Safari, Google Map, GTalk, Orkut, Facebook and Gmail applications. Push and Pull email services are also present.

We however do not have a word on the pricing or launch date. Stay tuned.

Free Facebook For Airtel Live Customers

Bharti Airtel has announced a new offer by which customers can keep in touch with friends and family on Facebook for free. Accordingly, customers accessing Facebooks’s mobile page – http://m.facebook.com from their Airtel connected phone can browse through news feed, post status updates and view friend profiles without charge. To access the service, users must […]

Bharti Airtel has announced a new offer by which customers can keep in touch with friends and family on Facebook for free. Accordingly, customers accessing Facebooks’s mobile page – http://m.facebook.com from their Airtel connected phone can browse through news feed, post status updates and view friend profiles without charge.

To access the service, users must first enable Airtel Live services which is activated for free by texting ‘LIVE’ to 543210 (toll-free). Once done, users may get the Facebook link by texting ‘FACEBOOK’ to 54321 (toll-free).

Airtel’s offer is clearly in a move to encourage more users to use their mobile phone for accessing internet. Also, this is not an unlimited time offer. Airtel has noted that free access to Facebook will end on August 15, 2010.

Nevertheless, this is a wonderful offer which I believe many of you may be interested in.

Droid X Double Antenna Design To Prevent iPhone 4-Like Signal Problems

Well, we are still two weeks away from the launch of the next big Android handset – the Droid X. And the ads are beginning to reach the mainstreamers. The latest is a full-page ad on The New York Times announcing the July 15 launch day.

Hidden under the glitz and images are those tiny few words taking a dig at Apple’s iPhone 4 antenna signal reception issue. The ad reads,

“And most importantly, it comes with a double antenna design. The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like and use it just about anywhere to make crystal clear calls. You have a voice. And you deserve to be heard.

We are not sure how the double-antenna design on Droid X works. Apple’s iPhone 4 comes with two separate antenna bands that caters to Bluetooth/Wi-Fi and voice calls respectively. We are unsure if Motorola Droid X contains two antenna that perform the same functionality, though we think that is the case.

Motorola has had some fantastic releases in the past few months. We will wait and see how this launch goes. Meanwhile, check out the latest ad below.

Motorola Droid X print ad

Panasonic C1 ToughBook Tablet Review Of Technical Specifications

The new Panasonic C1 Tough Book tablet PC is one of its kind and brings together a good deal of features though it is kind of expensive and is primarily targeted at the business user. Nevertheless, looking at the specs myself, I think the device is worth the money.

The new Panasonic ToughBook comes with a 12.1″ display screen that is equipped with an LCD screen with 1280×800 resolution. Processing is quick thanks to the Intel Core i5 2.4GHz CPU processor. Also, the device has a good deal of memory – 8GB of RAM and close to 250GB of storage space. Other standard features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, touchscreen are provided.

The ToughBook comes pre-installed with Windows 7 64-bit operating system and can sustain with a battery life of close to 12 hours – Ideal if you are a businessman always on the move. But then, also be ready to shell out $2000 for this latest gadget from Panasonic.

Here’s a video demo of the Panasonic C1 Tough Book Tablet

Century Plus One LCD-10000U USB Monitor Features And Price Unveiled

Popular Japanese computer peripherals manufacturer, Century Japan has announced the launch of their new Century 10.1 inches LCD USB Monitor Plus One. The latest model of USB Monitor comes with an LCD screen offering the standard 16:9 aspect ratio and an impressive 1366×768 resolution monitor. The monitor measures 161mm x 249mm x 34mm in dimension and weight 615 grams. The monitor supports a brightness level of up to 230cd/m2.

From what we can gather, the device is still not out there in the markets though it is available for orders. The device should launch by mid-July. And cost? For Japanese customers, it’s available at ¥22,000.00 ($293 approx.).

LG Sentio Technical Specifications And Price

LG Sentio on T-MobileT-Mobile has unveiled its latest LG mobile phone that comes equipped with a neat 3-inches touchscreen display, 3-Megapixel camera and connectivity to T-Mobile’s 3G mobile internet.

LG Sentio is available at a retail price of $179.99. But with an instant discount of $60 and another mail-in rebate of $50, you can get hold of this touchscreen phone at $69.99. That’s with a 2-year contract. But if you are looking to save on your monthly bills and not be bothered by a contract, you can opt to buy the device at the suggested price of $179.99. This is what you will get

Dimension : 4.2 x 2.1 x 0.5 inches
Camera : 3-Megapixel
Display : 3″ touchscreen with virtual QWERTY keyboard
3G Connectivity
6 hours talk-time & 16 days standby
Accelerometer for portrait and landscape viewing
video capture and media player
microSD card support

GM OnStar eNav Integrated With Google Maps

Early this month,we had written about a partnership signed between General Motors and Google that will bring the Android Operating System to the GM’s in-car cabin tech suite. We had said that the new technology could potentially replace GM’s OnStar turn-by-turn navigation system by 2011.

Now, it appears that General Motors may want to bring more features to OnStar while the work on the Android-based cabin tech suite takes its time. The company has now announced that GM cars equipped with the OnStar turn-by-turn navigation system will now be additionally powered by Google Maps. This will enable these drivers to search for locations using Google Maps and send these directions to their turn-by-turn navigation system on their vehicle.

Nick Pudar, OnStar VP of New Business Development says,

“eNav is a perfect solution for subscribers who like the flexibility of being able to use Google Maps to plan their trips in advance, but without the hassle of bringing printed maps into the vehicle. The eNav feature of our Turn-by-Turn service allows drivers to keep their eyes, hands and minds where they need to be – on the road. And if they ever need help on the road, they can always just push the Blue OnStar Button to speak to a live advisor.”

The feature is expected to be available on all models released after 2006. You can check this video out for a preview of the latest feature

New Sceptre LED TV Priced $269 Launching In July

Sceptre is well known for their low-cost televisions. The City of Industry, CA based consumer electronics manufacturer has announced the launch of two new LED TVs that will offer quality features at affordable prices.

Speaking of features, the two new Sceptre models are 19-inches and 24-inches in dimension and are 0.69″ at their thinnest point and 1.89″ at their thickest – enough testimony to the fact that you can have these televisions installed at any place inside your house. Both these LED TV models come with an in-built DVD player, offer 1920×1080 resolution, 2x HDMI ports, 1080p video, 16:9 widescreen display and a 5ms response time.

The 19″ and 24″ models are priced at $269 and $399 respectively and you can now check them out at one of the popular retailers like Target or NewEgg.

Also read : 3D TV Comparison : LED Vs. LCD Vs. Plasma

Wi-Fi Enabled Cisco Flip Camcorder To Launch By Christmas

You may no longer need to connect your Flip camcorder to the computer to transfer pictures. Cisco has revealed its plans to introduce a new Wi-Fi enabled version of the popular Flip camcorder that will allow users to wirelessly transfer pictures and videos.

While the exact launch date is not known as yet, we hear that the company is aiming at a holiday season launch. Ideally that should happen in the early part of the holiday season since that will give users a chance to buy the new camcorder before they set off on their vacations.

We are not sure about other features that the new Cisco Flip camcorder may come with. However, as Ubergizmo points out, a little bit of on-the-spot video editing features would be pretty handy.