All posts by Rahul Shah

WWDC Live: iPhone OS 4 Renamed to iOS 4, Brings Many Useful Features

Just a moment ago, we reported the new iPhone 4, and now the iOS 4. The first main feature is none other than multi-tasking. Steve Jobs said, “People said you weren’t the first, but we figured it out. If you don’t do it right, you kill the battery.” So, I hope the multi-tasking in iOS 4 will not be a battery hover.


Steve Jobs demonstrated multi-tasking on the iOS 4 himself, he was listening to music plus reading mails plus browsing. The threaded view is also available in mails. Folder creation is also added to iOS 4. You can keep apps of similar category under one folder, like all sports apps under Sport.

The iBooks now, is available for iPhone via iOS 4. The same as in iPad. It will also be available in iPod Touch. Synchronizing the books on your different Apple devices is also possible, like you can synchronize the books on your iPad with your iPhone and vice versa for free. Steve Jobs also introduced iAds, which will help the Apple developers earn money.

WWDC Live: Next Gen iPhone is Official; It is iPhone 4

Steve Jobs just announced the next gen iPhone, the name is iPhone 4. How many of you guessed that? Steve Jobs said that this new design of the iPhone 4, is the first ever in the world. The phone does looks gorgeous.

The feature on which he is laying stress the most is on the display. Steve Jobs calls it Retina Display. The brief description of this Retina Display theory is that, the display pixels per inch has been increased to 326 per inch. This is one new feature out of the 100 in iPhone 4, as said by Steve Jobs. The iPhone 4 has glass on the front and back and steel around the sides.


The iPhone 4 is 24% slimmer than iPhone 3GS. It also has volume rocker buttons, and a button to mute. A camera with a LED flash is also present. Thank you Steve for this. The screen resolution is 960 x 640, that is huge wooah! The contrast ratio is 800:1 and it is 4 times better than iPhone 3GS. The screen also has the IPS technology which is better than OLED. The screen size is 3.5″. It has dual microphones.
More detailed info will be published soon.

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Leaked: Apple’s New Product, A Trackpad Leaked Before WWDC

The WWDC event will start within a moment, and an Apple product gets leaked already. This product is supposed to be a trackpad with multi-touch capabilities. This trackpad can be connected to other computers, wirelessly. The picture was spotted by Engadget and it looks convincing. The device has Apple logo on it and it is supposed to connect using Bluetooth to other computers.

The prediction could be wrong but whatever it is will be cleared soon. The excitement has already begun, stay tuned to our live blog for updates.

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Leaked: Android 2.1 Running On X10

We can’t help with the back to back leaked news from Sony Ericsson. It seems like everything is leaking under their chair. First, the two leaked phones and now Android 2.1 running on Xperia X10.

The pictures are of Android 2.1 running on Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. However, it is still in early stages of development, as the Sony Ericsson UXP interface is missing. The Xperia X10 users will to wait for its release but for the time being, they can see what is coming to them.

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Leaked: Sony Ericsson Will Be Making X10 Medium?

How many of you think that, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is just too big for use and Xperia X10 mini is too small to use? If you think like that then here is a leaked picture of Xperia X10 Medium, codenamed “Shakira”, which could fill the gap in between. This model of Xperia is just in between the size of X10 and X10 mini.

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This photo was leaked on the Chinese IT168 forum. The size of the screen is maybe around 3.5″ or 3.2″, as it looks on the picture. The resolution of the screen is smaller than the FWVGA of Xperia X10. It appears to be nHD or smaller. The hardware of this device is still a mystery, so I won’t cook up my own menu. According to me, the CPU will be then one which inside Vivaz. The Android version is predicted to be 2.1.

I think Sony Ericsson is having trouble with their security, as two handset of Sony Ericsson is now leaked.

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HTC Hero Gets Official Android 2.1 Update

Finally, the wait for the Android 2.1 update for HTC Hero owners is over, but only for Asian customers for the time being. Asian owners are the first to get the update and it will be available worldwide sooner than later.  htc-hero-2

HTC Hero was stuck at the old Android 1.5 version and an update was greatly needed. There had been speculations that the Android 2.1 update will be available in early Q2, but it arrived finally at 4th June. It is believed that this Android 2.1 update will be the last that Hero will get ‘officially’.

HTC has not given any change logs for improvements via this update. This update is only for upgrading the Android version. The 2.73.751.13 version in the HTC Hero is updated to 3.31.751.1. The update can also be downloaded on the phone directly.

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Nokia Will Be Making A Windows Phone?

Nokia is the leader of the mobile industry in the world. All this time, Nokia didn’t used any other OS instead of Symbian. But this leaked presentation states that Nokia could be making a phone with Windows Phone 7 OS.

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In this leaked presentation, Windows has been mention as an OS on which Nokia will be working, along with S40, Symbian and Maemo. Well, this doesn’t prove the fact that Nokia will be making a Windows 7 phone, but it does creates an open space for possibilities.

We all know that Nokia and Microsoft earlier joined their hands for implementing Microsoft’s services in Nokia phones. So, making a Windows phone could also have been included in their deal. We can just wait and see what comes.

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Samsung I9000 Galaxy S Releases in Europe

The grand daddy of all Android phones currently in the market, the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has been officially launched in European markets. However, this Android beast is delayed in US and the rest of the world. Samsung announced that I9000 Galaxy S will be available in other markets later this year.

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The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S, is the second handset after Samsung S8500 Wave to have a Super AMOLED screen and the first Android handset to have it. The Super AMOLED screens have better display under sunlight unlike AMOLED screens.

As I have already awarded this phone the title, grand daddy of all Android devices currently in the market, lets us peek in the hardware of I9000 Galaxy S. Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has a giant 4″ Super AMOLED multi touch capacitive screen with WVGA resolution. The processor inside is ARM Cortex A8 with clockspeed of 1GHz. It has a 512MB of RAM and will have Android 2.1 with TouchWiz UI from Samsung over it.

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Samsung I9000 Galaxy S will be available in 8/16GB versions and both will have expandable external microSD slot with 32GB limitation. It will have full suite connectivity with 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi 82.11 b/g/n. The Bluetooth version is 3.0 with A2DP. It will have a 5 MP camera with auto focus and will record 720P HD videos at 30fps. It will also have a secondary camera with VGA resolution. Stereo FM radio with RDS is also present. Digital compass and GPS with aGPS support is also present. Flash Lite 3.1 is present and support for Adobe Flash is expected in Android 2.2 update.

Samsung I9000 excels at everything and is a genuine all rounder. It will be available in black and grey colors and will be available in rest of the world later this year. The expected price is EURO 500.

Note: The Camera features has been edited. Apologies for wrong info.

Motorola FLIPOUT Is Now Official, One Of Its Kind In Android Line Up

Motorola FLIPOUT is a one of its kind handset in terms of looks. The square shape build is gorgeous. Along with the good looks, the FLIPOUT comes with a strong hardware as well. The FLIPOUT also has a QWERTY keypad. Motorola FLIPOUT will run on Android 2.1 with MOTOBLUR UI from Motorola, which is specially integrated for social networking.

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The Motorola FLIPOUT has 67 x 67 x 17 mm dimension and weighs 120gm. The screen size is of 2.8 inch with QVGA resolution. A 3.5mm slot is also present. The FLIPOUT has 256MB RAM and 512MB ROM. The external memory slot supports microSD and is expandable up to 32GB.

The connectivity in FLIPOUT is also good with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, 2G and 3G support. Bluetooth version in FLIPOUT is 2.1 with A2DP. The camera resolution is of 3.15 MP. The processor inside is TI OMAP3410 700MHz. Stereo radio with RDS is also present. GPS support is also there with aGPS. Digital compass also enhances the navigation in FLIPOUT. The web browser also support Adobe Flash.

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The Motorola FLIPOUT will be available in seven colors; White, Fairway Green, Poppy Red, Raspberry Crush, Brilliant Blue, Licorice and Saffron. It is expected to release in June 2010.

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Rumor: Sony Ericsson’s New Walkman Series Phone Running On Android?

The Sony Ericsson Walkman series lovers have a very good news to cheer. Sony Ericsson announced earlier, that the Walkman and Cybershot series is no more, but the rumors says that a Walkman series phone is under completion by Sony Ericsson. This Walkman series phone will run on Android platform.Rumored Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone

The phone specification is also leaked. The phone will have a 2.6inch touchscreen, just like in X10 mini. In fact, the phone looks like X10 mini. The camera will be of 5MP resolution without LED flash. It will have the same hardware as in X10 mini. It is expected to get unveiled by June/July this year. That is all we know about this rumored device till now.

Here is a picture of this rumored handset (Picture is not clear). It looks like the X10 mini but the Walkman symbol in the bottom right is something to notice. Stay tuned for further developments in this topic.

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