Monday, February 27, 2012

HTC announces the One Series at MWC

HTC announced the HTC One Series a while ago at MWC held in Barcelona. Four phones were officially announced namely, One X, One XL, One S, and One V.

Sorted by top to bottom specification wise, HTC One V is the smallest of 'em all.


One V runs 1GHz single core processor with 512MB RAM and packs Ice Cream Sandwich inside coupled with their proprietary Sense UI. The resolution is 480 x 800 pixels on a 3.7 inch screen.

See the HTC's One V Page website for more information.


One S packs dual core power clocked at 1.5 GHz with an Adreno 225 GPU. With 1GB of RAM and qHD resolution of 540 x 960 on a 4.3 inch screen, HTC One S takes pictures at 8MP resolution. According to the HTC website, HTC One S supports only microSIM.

See the HTC's One S Page website for more information.


The XL lives up to the name! Almost similar to the One S but with a beastly 4.7 screen with a 720p resolution and supports LTE!

See the HTC's One XL Page website for more information.


This is the beast that's going to storm the world of Android! Gizmodo calls it the "The Most Exciting Android Phone to Date"

One X (reminds of me of Professor X) is packs serious power inside. When I say serious, it's quad core serious! This beast with such raw power and magnificence was called HTC Endeavor, HTC Supreme and HTC Edge before.

Running on a Nvidia Tegra 3 clocked at 1.5 GHz this phone boasts 1GB of RAM. One X is equipped with the same screen as the One XL.

All these phones run the HTC Sense UI on top of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)

HTC One X vs HTC One XL

They look almost the same with One XL packing LTE connectivity which One X lacks. Also One X is running on a quad core while XL is limited to a dual core.

Super IPS LCD2

We are yet to here more information on the Super IPS LCD2 which is the screen technology used in One X and XL.

But  @PaulOBrien  says

"I have never seen a screen like the SLCD2 on the@htc One X. Totally blew me away, INSANE. Made my Galaxy Nexus look 10 years old."

Looks like it's some beauty!

Check HTC  and GSM Arena for more information

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Beam - Presentation time!

Samsung just before the MWC has announced a new phone! With a projector!

According to GSMArena, "the projector uses a 15 lumens lamp that is capable of projecting a 50-inch wide high-definition image."

What is interesting is that Samsung already introduced a Galaxy Beam before in February 2010. It was called Samsung I8520 Galaxy Beam. However it's not as powerful as the new Galaxy Beam. See the comparison here.

Check the link below for more information.

Windows Desktop UI Concept

This guy is seriously awesome! I am not a big fan of fancy user interfaces but this is just pure brilliance!

I wouldn't mind using an interface like this at all!

Hope this at least comes as a shell replacement for Windows 8.



Check the article for more photos in the link below.

Windows Desktop UI Concept | The Verge Forums

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Interesting Statistics on Worldwide Smartphone Market Share

Came across this image when I was surfing and I am thrilled to see Android's steady and massive growth. A definite explanation to such growth is the fact that Android phones are manufactured by many companies (in contrast to iPhone only by Apple) and there are many low-budget devices running it.

iOS certainly doesn't seem to catch up and I am baffled as to why. Although it had some issues with the battery, iPhone 4S was a massive success (or so I heard).

I badly want Windows Phone 7 to catch up! Although I am an Android fan, the beauty and simplicity of Windows Phone 7's interface has got me hooked up. And according to GSMArena, we are going to see cheaper WP7 phones introduced at MWC this year at Barcelona. That is a good sign! Not everyone can spend an year's salary on a phone.

My Best Productivity Tools (One Note)

There are quite a few software that I use daily or once in a while to get things done in a more productive way or be productive. So I thought of listing down a few of my most used and trusted software. This is in no way a Top N Productivity Tools post or neither is a complete one. I’ll try to be concise and precise. Oh and by the way, I use an Android powered smart phone, so don’t be surprised to a see a few Android apps on the list. I’ll cover an app each in a post! Here goes the first!

  Microsoft OneNote
One Note is first, because it IS my number one productivity tool. I don’t know where I’d be without it. The companion Android application that was released recently is pure bliss.

Need something organized ? OneNote to the rescue! My office life would be a giant mess if it wasn’t for OneNote. I have everything from meeting notes, documents, task updates from team members to research documents, personal notes, brainstorming sessions and to do lists organized all thanks to the wonderful piece software from Redmond.

I tried Evernote and loved it because it could sync with my Android device but I didn’t fall in love with the tags concept or the number of hierarchical layers that it could divide my work in to.

In contrast, in OneNote, I have a notebook for each of my projects and I have a number of sub layers all neatly organized. I just love all those hierarchical organization capabilities! And automatic text recognition in the images is neat! It would suck to add all my office to-do lists in to my phone but One Note handles it like a boss! Adding a task is one click and automatically adds that task to Outlook too. It’s easier than having another to do list app.

Seriously, if you need everything organized in your life; office or home, OneNote is a gem! 
Now that OneNote syncs with my Android and integrates nicely with SkyDrive (you can edit OneNote documents in the browser!), my notes can be accessed where ever I have a browser and an Internet connection. 

P.S : NO, I am not a MS fan boy!

Await more productivity tools!