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Well at least in this one single aspect so far known: built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, with support up to 5 devices at one time.
Though the 4.3-inch display (in the case of already-small smartphone displays, bigger is better), the Flash 10.1 support, DLNA streaming, and the Texas Instruments 1GHz ARM processor are nice, this one is probably something not seen on other mobile phones yet (seriously?). Verizon calls it 3G Mobile Hotspot.
Well actually it has not been seen natively on a phone. We’ve had this feature on some of the modern Nokia phones for some time now, but with a limited support of up to 2 devices, through 3rd party Apps of course.
This is seriously funny. A picture paints a thousand words indeed.
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I’m sure by now you’d have seen at least one on the roads. I’ve seen a few, and seriously, the new 5 series is just so beautiful. Now that would automatically explain the title of this post. Yes, the new 5 Series is entirely sold out worldwide!
Those of you looking to buy a 2011 BMW 5-Series may have to wait longer than expected. The sedan has already been a hit for the automaker, who now reports that they are sold out of the model.
Well, no wild guesses. It has to be from the famous Mobile Review (piloted by Eldar as many of you’d know).
I’m not going to go over the extremely long review, I’ll leave it for you guys to read. Some parts are controversial, but as you’d all know, the truth always hurts.
Some of the interesting notes from his review :
* Symbian 3 is a decent upgrade for Symbian users
* Increased RAM improves the number of Apps which can be run improvement on previous devices
* Ultimately Symbian 3 is a evolutionary step rather than revolutionary
* Icons and UI are outdated
* Browser didn’t get any significant updates (very disappointing)
* Ultimately Symbian 3 is still catching up to competition (iOS, Android, Bada)
* Significant Updates to Symbian 3 are lacking due to Nokia’s resources being stretched , due to Symbian 4 and Meego being developed alongside (isn’t that a good thing???)
* Ultimately Symbian is inferior to its competition even though Nokia will sell tons of N8?s
Now this one is particularly reviewed by Eldar (again), which of course means there are a lot of points that need some digesting.
* There will be more models of the N8 like N8-01, N8-02, N8-03 (I thought the new numbering system was supposed to be easier!!!)
* There will be a 32 GB version of the N8 and some sort of music service in certain countries (‘Comes with music’) will retail about 425-450 EUR and be announced during Nokia world in september
* There will be a ‘cheap’ version of the N8 WITHOUT a 12 megapixel camera and less memory retail about 230-250 EUR
* There will be a senior version of the N8 with and qwerty keyboard resembling the n97 but there will be camera with less megapixels, but this phone which a render was leaked could also be the first Symbian 4 phone
* He does advice people that want a keyboard that they should wait for the N8 with qwerty keyboard coming soon apparently
* N8 is a replacement for the Nokia 5800 or people who haven’t had experiences with other OS’s (another shot to the Nokia fans)
* AMOLED on the N8 is superior to the Google Nexus One
* Nokia is not able to create screens as good as Apple or Samsung
* The N8 will have ‘Memory full’ problems like N97 due to the low amount of RAM
* Battery management is great and he even praises Nokia engineers for that
* Average usage is 2 days when fully charged
* Fastest Symbian phone to date
* Software not as good as iPhone 3GS let alone the iPhone 4, even BADA phones are faster
* Samsung Wave is the benchmark for the N8
* Nokia N9 offers totally new interface borrowed features from Android (will take that)
* Meego will look comparable to BADA OS and will look like current modern OS ‘s currently on the market like (iOS, Android, WebOS etc) (he’s definitely has seen the N9 and is that’s good news)
* N8 is decent but unremarkable
* Goal of the N8 is to keep sales of phones comparable to competitors
* Excitement will fade after a few months as nokia will offer technologically more advanced devices.
* The N8 is not an all-in-one phone like the Nokia N95 was.
Some of these points are utterly out of the world, so I guess we have to be wise in reading on.
Summary from My Nokia Blog
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Apple’s iOS 4 (formerly known as iPhone OS 4) goes live today, with the phone shipping tomorrow onwards. Steve Jobs have talked extensively about the new OS, but there are still a lot of things remaining unexplained. So what’s so special about this new OS? Here goes a list of some 10 hidden features.
- Support for Bluetooth Keyboards
- Rotate and resize photos
- Wikipedia and Web search
- Switching off cellular data
- Orientation Lock
- App-specific location settings
- YouTube rotate and zoom
- Custom Dictionary
- Calendar events from e-mails
- Persistent Wi-Fi
Go get your update today!
Make sure you’ve got iTunes 9.2 installed, hook your phone up to your machine and click on update if it doesn’t already prompt you to download iOS 4 for free. Then, sit back, enjoy and let us know in the comments if you’ve found a few touches of genius of your very own. If you’re wondering why it’s not available quite yet, it might be that we’re all having to wait for Uncle Steve to get up and have his cornflakes first.
A simple, featherweight headset, a 10′ x 10′ x 10′ white room, and $600,000 worth of projector and computer equipment, combined with the smarts of the folks at Eon Reality, results in one insanely real experience. For more info visit labs.ideo.com.
Basically a whole 3D experience within a reasonably-sized room, with the audience being the central point.
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Techblog has taken the display to task by pitting the Samsung Galaxy S (4-inch, 480 x 800 pixel Super AMOLED) against the HTC Desire (3.7-inch 480 x 800 pixel AMOLED) and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 (4-inch, 480 x 854 pixel TFT LCD).
Verdict: Well it looks like LCD still has the edge in the harsh Greek sun, but the Super AMOLED certainly makes a much stronger showing than its AMOLED sibling.
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Apparently so, according to Autoblog.
Well it’s not exactly the actual image of the car. It’s just an interesting sketch, found posted on the internet at Porsche Consulting’s website. There are some new rumors about a two-door GT in the same vein of the Porsche 928, and this sketch is similar to some of the renderings that have been floating around.
No technical details as of yet, just two teaser pictures, but they’re enough to make us dream tonight.