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Nokia Lumia 920

With each new Lumia upscale fate is the same old story. We say that it is “the smartphone of the last chance” for Nokia. This theme has nothing against a truth-both bad quarters are linked to the manufacturer. See it has all the advantages on his side with the release of the highly anticipated Nokia Lumia 920.

Nokia goes wrong. This sad fact has become a mantra for several years now. To look more closely, the manufacturer no longer enthusiastic crowds since the N95 8GB … in 2008. It has of course been out for several models of interest. But since that memorable smartphone, no further struck by the Finnish logo has managed to unite beyond the ranks of his unwavering fans.

Nokia has taken the bull by the horns in recent months with its Lumia range with smartphones rather attractive. But they had to deal with a number of limitations inherent in Windows Phone 7. Add to that a communication be catastrophic not far from when Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8 and said that the new OS is not compatible with smartphones already out, and you will understand that these devices are not as successful as hoped. Sales totaled millions of copies for each model, which is far from being ridiculous. But it’s still quite insufficient for a manufacturer of the caliber of Finland.

Nokia hopes to finally be able to reverse the Lumia 920 that we test here. To put the odds on his side, the manufacturer has not skimped on the technical details of a smartphone that does not really ashamed of the comparison with any high-end Android. Certainly, we do not find here chipset quadruple heart, but Windows Phone 7 already was doing well on one heart. For the release of Windows Phone 8, Nokia has passed double heart, giving her newborn Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset with a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon. This is supported by 1 GB of memory (RAM). IPS capacitive screen of 4.5 inches for its part offers a HD resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels and a coating Corning Gorilla Glass 2, anti shock and scratches. Capture photos and videos is assigned to an 8 megapixel sensor capable of shooting at a Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels).

Connectivity side, the device is at the top of the moment. It offers the usual course compatibility with 3G + Wi-Fi (n), Bluetooth (3.0) and GPS (A-GPS). But he is especially compatible with the Dual Carrier network (42.2 Mbps) and even 4G (LTE) French! Similarly, it also embeds an NFC chip. Finally, note that all fits in the dimensions of 130 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm with a total weight of 185 grams on the scale.

Package Contents

The package is provided in which the Nokia Lumia 920 is a bit stingy for a device as upscale. It includes:

• Battery 2100 mAh • A Wired Stereo Handsfree • microUSB cable • A charger • The quick start manual • A tool to extract the microSIM card

We do not formalize the lack of microSD memory card in this pack since it would not help much. The device is indeed no port to play such a card. But in return offers an internal memory of 32 GB

Design

Difficult to be in the least surprised by the appearance of the Nokia Lumia 920. The Finnish manufacturer “recycled” in effect once again design appeared for the first time with the N9 there is more than one year. Meanwhile, the Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 also sported the same design. The Lumia 920 is the fourth unit to offer. So much so for originality. However, even if it is not innovative, the look of the Lumia 920 is nonetheless very pleasant. Lines at the same time elegant and refined did not take a ride. They always consist of straight lines and great light recesses on the top and bottom ends. The back of the unit is slightly domed. We would have liked to see the same slightly curved front that we could find on the Lumia 800. But it will be “satisfied” with a flat facade as the 900.

The design is one of the strengths of the unit. Quality manufacturing side, we find again the same materials as before. It is plastic, but of such quality that nobody will blame Nokia for using this polycarbonate. The finishes are perfect, as well as assembly. Nothing to say so from that point of view. The dimensions of the device are quite substantial, but it is not really surprising since it incorporates all the same a display of 4.55 inches. Regarding the thickness, it is not the end of time, but its 10.7 mm are quite reasonable. Note however that the massive appearance of the unit may give the impression that it is thicker. Finally, it does not weigh less than 185 grams, making it a true heavyweight category. We will see in the next section, which focuses on ergonomics and handling if the weight is inconvenient to use. In all cases, this allows the machine to give an impression of rugged durability. Especially the quality of workmanship and finish are impeccable.

Finally, the slopes of the smartphone hide no particular surprise. The Lumia 920 with a design called “unibody”, it leaves no access to the battery. Map microSIM fits on the top of the apparatus in a small trolley provided for this purpose as the Lumia 800 and 900. Windows Phone forces, there is also a physical button on the right side to start capturing photos and videos. For the rest, all the buttons fall perfectly under the fingers.

Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight Bringing Some Light to the Halloween Night

As the Halloween night sets in and the ghouls and goblins are out in the streets what better way for the avid book reader to read but in a darkened room wrapped up in their blankets. For e-reader fans who want a simple e-reader that has backlighting and offers a different option that Amazon’s range of readers Barnes & Noble have their Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight.

This is just Nook is designed for the people who want one thing from their e-readers and that is a lighted view that allows them to read without having to have a light source exterior to the Nook itself. Recently released in the UK there are plenty of options for materials to read, from a choice of 2.5 million titles already (that includes magazines and newspapers). It’s light, cheap and has a bright screen, but does it have what it takes to go up against the Kindle and its new variety of readers?

Design
The Nook Simple Touch is fairly simplistic and square in its design. This means it’s not the most stylish e-reader on the market but it still is easy to hold, which of course is its main task. It’s also comfortable in the hand with its matte rubber finish, so won’t wear on the hand with constant use. The “Simple Touch” part of the name gives away that this version of the Nook is a touchscreen interface, with physical buttons kept to a minimum to save the space for the screen itself. There is a button for sleep mode though which will save the battery on the Glowlight. There are also two buttons to flip the pages if you want to use this method instead of the actual touch screen. The choice is yours.

Features
The specs for the Nook Simple Touch is 2GB of on board memory. 1GB of this is used to store the books with other space used for Barnes & Noble content. This gives you the ability to hold up to around 1,000 books easily. If more space is needed there is a Micro SD slot to expand storage capacity.

Screen

If you are going to be reading in the dark then the important question is how good is the Glowlight technology the Nook uses? The 6-inch screen is an E Ink Pearl Display which is designed to give the screen a “paper” look. The actual screen is not actually backlit though, rather lit from the front. The light levels for this are adjustable to fit your personal taste and need.

Verdict
With a battery life that spans months rather than hours (with constant use you’ll probably need to charge it every month) there is plenty of life in the Nook and as long as it has the titles that you want to read this is a reader that does stand up against the Kindle’s more basic varieties. It fits in your hand, it’s comfortable and well lit for the less well lit places you may be reading so by the look of it is perfect if you want a basic Nook with a little light on whatever subject you are reading.

Open the iPhone?

My friend William Hurley (whurley to most) has a post up on his blog about opening up the iPhone. This has proven to be predictably polarizing as is often the case when opinions regarding Apple or Open Source are voiced, for reasons I can’t say I fully understand. Don’t worry, it’s a harmless robot, see? I do think the the topic is an interesting one, though. It seems inevitable that Google’s Android, being open source, will propagate to a wide variety of devices from various manufacturers that will function on many different carriers’ networks. This broader market penetration will back Apple into a corner and force them to open the iPhone platform to some degree.

The interesting aspects to watch are Apple’s choices about timing and methodology. Will they pre-emptively open up or dig into their proprietary position, only to be dislodged when there’s no other alternative? What aspect of their platform will they open — will it be possible to buy applications from alternative publishers, or for unlocked iPhones to be sold legally, or will they actually open source aspects of the phone’s software stack, hoping to extend the ecosystem to other devices? jailhouse rock

Given Apple’s seeming preference for maximum control, the most likely path is one of very conservative moves made incrementally, each one spun as radical steps towards openness. A surprise announcement about DRM, for example, or additional carriers licensed to sell the iPhone. Still, Jobs has proven himself capable of springing genuine surprises on the market before, so anything is possible.

What seems certain is that mobile computing is truly beginning to come of age. The App Store, with 10,000 applications and 300 million downloads, is undeniably a breakthrough. Achieving what no wireless carrier or handset manufacturer could accomplish before, Apple has opened the door to a new era where a mobile client is becoming a standard feature of every up and coming new Internet application.

That’s openness from which we all benefit.

Optimus Black, First android phone LG has a front camera 2 MP in the World

The black nuance was covering the launch of first android phone LG who came out fourth in Indonesia, LG Optimus Black, in the morning on Mei 25, 2011 at the Hotel Aston Kuningan Suite.

First android phone LG has a front camera 2 MP

Previous LG Mobile Indonesia has presented Optimus One which the first phone to use Froyo in Indonesia, LG Optimus Me android phones at affordable prices, and first android phone LG has dual-core mobile in the world.

LG Mobile in Indonesia introduced first android phone LG which using the NOVA display. This technology presents an optimal brightness of 700 units, so that users can read in bright or outdoor atmosphere.

The first android phone LG at this time has a sleek shape and lightweight, only 9.2 mm and 109g. LG Optimus Black is normal priced 4 million rupiah. But, special for HSBC credit card holders became 2, 999 million rupiah with 0% installment for 6 months. There was also a special price 3, 499 million rupiah during the exhibition at the Mall Kelapa Gading which took place on 28-29 May 2011.

In addition, the display on the LG Optimus NOVA Black P970, the first android phone LG is circulating in Indonesia also has another advantage, namely the front 2MP camera. Chief Marketing Manager of LG Mobile Indonesia was claiming that LG is the world’s first Android phone that has a front camera 2MP.

The first android phone LG is back of the camera and the facility itself has a 5MP autofocus, timer, white balance and macro mode. Similarly, a video recorder produces high definition images are very clear too smooth.

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