|Processor||Dual core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™, 1.2 GHz|
|Operating System||Android™ platform (Gingerbread)|
|Internal Memory||768 MB RAM, 4 GB Internal Storage (1 GB user addressable)|
|Display||4.3” (diagonal) qHD(540×960 pixels)|
|Network||GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz|
|Camera||8 megapixel autofocus camera with Dual LED flash|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi®: 802.11 b/g/n, 3.5 mm audio jack, SDHC capable microSDcard slot (8GB card inc.)|
|Dimensions||5″ (L) x 2.6″ (W) x 0.44″ (T)|
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
1. App list improvements
2. App search
3. Marketplace search improvements
4. Podcasts support
5. New application install with progress bar
6. Full third party Multitasking
7. Search extras
8. Third party ringtone support
9. Pin live app tiles
10. Pin multiple live tiles & app alarms
11. Turn-by-turn directions
12. Skydrive/Office 365 integration
13. Internet Explorer 9 Mobile
14. Kinect Windows Phone integration
15. Outlook conversation view
16. Lync Messaging client
17. Pin Outlook folders
18. Information Right Management
19. Camera shutter sound option
20. Zune Smart DJ mix
21. Windows Live Messenger/Facebook chat
22. Xbox Sync option
23. Group Messaging
24. Album art on lock screen
25. Bing Audio/Vision
26. Bing Maps settings enchancements
27. SMS dictation
28. Twitter integration
29. Network awareness NCSI support
30. Fast application resume
31. Complex (alpha-numeric) password support
32. Background Audio
33. File Download Service
34. Wi-Fi improvements
35. SkyDrive Integration
36. Visual voicemail support
37. Unified Mailbox, Linked inbox
That's a LOT of stuff I guess :)
On May 24th Microsoft will be previewing the next version of Windows Phone (It will be called Windows Phone 7.5)
Looking forward to the event :)
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Microsoft is really pushing it’s every product very hard nowadays which is great for the company as well as for the end users. One such impact has been on the age old browser – Internet Explorer (aka IE). IE has always been one of the most widely used browsers globally. It still has the no. 1 market share in web browser usage all over. But, the fact is after IE6, Microsoft kind of neglected the browser. Did not innovate or improve it. That’s why people began to switch from IE to other alternatives like Firefox and Chrome. But, now Microsoft is back with the latest incarnation of IE i.e. IE9.
Key factors :
1. It’s clean.
2. It’s fast.
3. It seamlessly integrates with Windows 7.
4. It is beautiful.
So, let’s dive deep onto what Microsoft has to offer with Internet Explorer 9.
IE9 is a completely new browser. New look, better support. It has the best in class HTML5 support. Also, one of the features that has been emphasized is “hardware acceleration”. Hardware acceleration means that the browser takes advantage of the full power of your PC to make the web faster and sites shine. In my opinion, it does that. I did notice very significant performance improvements compared to some other browsers.
HTML5 is the future and it’s great to see that IE9 has great support for that.
Windows 7 integration. One of the best features of IE9 is that it allows users to “pin” websites to the Windows 7 taskbar. Most of the popular sites like Twitter, Facebook, Hotmail, Bing have been formatted for it and provide jumplists and notifications right on the taskbar. Pretty awesome feature. This makes the website seem kind of like a native app.
Here are some pictures of website pinning in IE9.
The site pinning feature is helping a lot. Users that pin read 34% more and stay 57% longer.
Jump lists support is pretty good for faster access to what users need.
Another sweet addition was the download manager. Pretty basic but works pretty well and looks nice. Finally!
In addition, Microsoft has also bundled many elements like SmartScreen technology etc for a better and more secure web experience.
IE9 got downloaded over 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours. That means over 27 downloads every second. That’s a pretty impressive figure considering the fact that IE9 is only available for Windows Vista and Windows 7 users unlike Chrome & Firefox which are available on all platforms including Windows XP, Mac OS X, Chrome OS and Linux.
9 reasons why IE9 is the best browser for business according to Microsoft
1. Built for Performance.
2. Hardware acceleration.
3. Site-centric design.
4. Native to Windows.
5. More secure by default.
6. Easy to deploy.
7. Comprehensive management tools.
8. Compatibility and Migration support.
9. Support for modern standards.
IE9 now has reached 3.6% usage share on Windows 7. Pretty impressive since it’s a fairly new browser.
With great support for modern standards, extremely elegant looks and functionality with a completely clean UI for a more immersive web experience, the ability to pin websites for quicker access with jumplists and notifications support, I think this is a pretty awesome browser. Give it a try folks, Tell us what you think about it. I guess Microsoft has done a pretty stellar job now.
Here’s a short video you might want to watch.
Also, you can check out how IE9 offers a better web experience than other browsers out there by going to the link down below. Give us your feedback folks.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Microsoft’s latest and greatest smartphone OS is out almost all over the globe. I decided to blog about this only after getting a “handful” of hands-on time with a WP7 device. Recently, I played with the HTC HD7 for a long time. My first impressions.
1. Windows Phone 7 is “fast”. The OS is seriously lightning fast. Use it to believe it.
2. It’s beautiful and delightful. Microsoft was absolutely right about what it said about the amazing Windows Phone 7 experience. It was decorated with “content” and not “chrome”.The UI looks pretty much like the Zune software for Windows PC.
3. The OS is very very darn slick and smooth. It’s the winner in this matter. Hands down.
4. Great Office integration. Plus, Xbox Live is a pretty awesome.
5. Zune integration is really cool. The UI is very pretty. Being able to wirelessly sync all media is awesome.
So, Windows Phone 7 is a really really great OS with a lot of potential to be even better. The upcoming Mango update will bring full 3rd party app switching, IE9 with hardware acceleration, additional SkyDrive support and more stuff that we don’t know about yet. Hope Microsoft releases the update soon.
To conclude, Windows Phone 7 is a solid OS with a lot of underlying potential. The Live Tiles and the Hubs experience is truly attractive and awesome. The recent deal with Nokia has to prove fruitful since Nokia is the largest mobile hardware manufacturer in the world. 2012 will be the year of the Windows Phone.
Here are some videos and commercials about Windows Phone 7. Hope you enjoy.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
2011 is here. A fresh start. This year is going to be very important and exciting for me. First of all, there are 2 important exams that I am about to appear for - HSC Board and CET. Second, I will hopefully start my engineering in a good college. Third, I will get a new smartphone this year, fingers crossed. Fourth, I don't know what's about to come in my life this year. I hope this year brings joy and happiness to me, my family and my friends' lives. I will possibly be blogging as much as I can from now on.
"The Social Network" is one movie I cannot forget for a single minute. It's just... wow! Mark Zuckerberg - awesome person!