Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Apple Vs Google

A deal between Apple and Microsoft may mean iPhone owners would automatically get Microsoft's Bing as the main search engine. That means that Google being now the default search engine on the iPhone will be replaced by Bing. Microsoft may also be lobbying to make Bing an alternative on Apple's Safari browser for Mac users. Currently, Mac users can choose either Google or Yahoo search through the Safari browser.

Being the default search engine on the iPhone carries financial benefits for Google, which collects revenue from ads placed alongside its search results and shares a portion of that with Apple. Most mobile advertising now is viewed on Apple's iPhone and iPod touch, according to mobile advertising company AdMob. To clinch the deal, Microsoft may be willing to share a higher portion of its revenue or pay a larger flat annual fee than Google does.

Clinching the coveted default spot on the iPhone would also help Bing gain market share in the quickly growing area of mobile search. Of people who use mobile search, 86% used Google in November, according to the Nielsen Co. Only 11% used Bing.

So, even bigger attack on Google would be Apple building its own search engine.

Garmin-Asus Announce Pedestrian-Friendly A10

Garmin-Asus has thrown another Google Android-based smartphone into the mix. But the makers of the A10 handheld are promoting it as more than just a smartphone, but rather a “pedestrian navigation” device.”
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Here’s a list of specs of A10:

  • 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen display
  • Built-in accelerometer (for tilting to portrait or landscape mode)
  • 1,500mAh battery
  • WebKit browser
  • 5-megapixel AF camera
  • Automatic geotagging
  • Electronic compass
  • Support for Microsoft Exchange
  • City Xplore Maps
In addition to the above, the Garmin-Asus A10 has voice-guided turn-by-turn directions, cityXplorer maps for public transportation options, and more.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

When your compny provides you with a cell phone

I am a victim too. All the beneficial companies, one of the benefits is to give to their employees mobile phones. In first sight seems great. But think deeper. Giving you the company a top-price mobile phone makes you slave and workaholic. Cheking your e-mails time after time, sending replies through your fascinate blackberry, catch in up in various chat conversations via mobile application is not what the civilized employee wants from a cell phone!

Kind Regards
Fotis S.

Android-powered Dell Smoke To Be Small, Inexpensive

Dell is reportedly working on a slender, lightweight and inexpensive smartphone running Google's Android OS. The Dell Smoke will have a design similar to the Palm Pixi, with a small keyboard fixed below its QVGA touchscreen.
The model is supposedly aimed at business users who exchange frequent emails and also want access to their documents when on the go.

The smartphone will be able to access both consumer and enterprise email systems, come with a highly-functional web browser, and include Adobe Flash Player 10. It will also include software to edit Microsoft Office documents and view PDFs.

Wireless and MoreThe Smoke will allegedly be a quad-band GSM phone with tri-band 3G (14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA). In addition, it will have Wi-Fi (b/g), Bluetooth 2.1, and a GPS receiver.
Other items on the leaked specifications list include a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, 1170 mAh battery, microSD memory card slot, accelerometer, compass and a proximity sensor.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The price and quality thing

In now days, we must accept one common fact. That is, mobile phones can do a lot of thing than just calling your friend or sending sms. So, how much the diversification costs for the new mobile era? In my opinion, comparing the new gadget netbook and the other gadget smartphone, I could say it’s by far expensive a smartphone in our days.

But if so, why Apple want to compete kindle with iPad? Why an iPad costs as a laptop’s price?

Concluding, the price and quality thing is as simple as that! We pay the functions of a gadget including the brand name!

Fotis S.