Sunday, November 04, 2007

3 Smart phone shootout

Since my friend was looking for a smart phone and I sent him my views.. I thought I might just post some reviews on the blog.. These are three phones which have basic and advanced smart phone features.. all targeted towards different audience... I just came across these three phones recently so.. there we are lemme tell you a litlle bit about it in the time i got to use them...

Motorokr (Multimedia entertainment kinda phone)
Premium entertainment PDA
• 2-megapixel CMOS camera with 8x digital zoom
• QVGA video capture for up to five hours
• Integrated MP3 player with dedicated music keys and built-in FM radio
• PDA featuring Business Card Reader, POP3 e-mail¹, document viewer to view Microsoft Word, Excel, etc., PIM
• Connectivity includes integrated stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology³, HTML browser, hi-speed USB 2.0 EMU, 3.5 millimeter stereo jack
• Removable memory card slot, up to 2GB full SD card support;

What I like: There are 2 versions available one with the bloototh headset and one without it with difference of 2000 Rs between them.. but go for the one with headset.. Also there one without the touch screen (PDA)

Best music phone from Moto.. great interfaces and camera as well as music.. slim and sleek.. so not to heavy in our pockets... still manages to be a manly one.. not sissy slim

Possible Downside: No EDGe and no Wi Fi... for a PDA type phone Wi fi is must...Since it promises to be a decent business phone as well.

Price: 15000

Nokia 6300 (simple middle of both segments phone)
I know it may not be fit for smart phone as per the latest definition.. But simplicity still rules for me
# attractive yet conservative design
# 2 megapixel camera
# microSD memory card slot
# FM radio
# standard miniUSB connector
# 2.5 mm audio jack
# Bluetooth with A2DP profile support

Possible Downside:
Could be that we do not like slim ones in our hand (atleast I don't) may be considered sissy by some..
Also unsatisfactory camera performance, videos taken at QCIF (176 x 144 pixels) resolution only, side keys are difficult to press, no Infrared port

Not the best smart phone in the market.. but its like thge best non-jazzy no-nonsense phone with the basic features built in and light... Its for you and me and people like us who want their phones to be phones and cameras to be separate and music players to be separately that...

PRICE: 10000-11000

HTC touch (Business Phone and more)
Features: PDA, has everything that a phone can have. Business phone like -Windoes IE, Outlook, MSN Instant Messenger, Windows Live, Windows Media Player 10, Solitaire, Bubble Breaker (game), Voice Recorder as well as handwriting recognition and MS' standard on-screen keyboard...blah blah.. has wi fi connectivity which is great and also the camera is not too bad either. Abhi I asked in market theres another less costly version (at about 14 K) available

What I like:
Light and small... also multimedia playback is very good through the included wired stereo headset and through stereo Bluetooth headphones. Very good battery life by Windows Mobile Professional standards. Bluetooth 2.0 and WiFi

Possible Downside:
I'm not a touch screen person so I find it cumbersome...
Windows tend to be sluggish and unresponsive like on our desktops. Touch interface doesn't extend far, no 3G, have to remove battery cover to access the MicroSD card slot.

PRICE: 20,000 (wo ho.. thats something)

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Thought for lunch

Just something I made up

Working in office is like a Tennis match: until the score is love all.. all love you.... When its not, they try and throw the ball in your court. :)

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

PR.. Is it update time?

It seems that the Google PR update is going on. We have been noticing the dropping and updating of some website’s page ranks in the last couple of days. Also the number of backlinks have been showing a change on different data centers from the last week of July.

These are signs of an update. My guess is that Page rank is being updated by google and well there’s no rocket science there as it was expected to be around this time.. :) Keep an eye on the Big G.

Check out some tools to help the cause:

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Tabs with Special effects.. Jazz it up

I came across this really cool extension with firefox which adds some special when we switch from one tab to the other within a firefox window.

Its more of an eye candy really than being a useful one.. But sometime an eye candy is what you need if you are sitting in front of the browser all day long.. (and even nights).... This would be great for people who love the rotating thumbnail view in Linux Fedora Core 6 (an old feature in this OS) and the hyped (actually a damp squib) Windows Vista....

Check this extension Tab Effect and enjoy the
effective browsing

Thursday, April 05, 2007

PR update happening in April 2007?

I have been noticing the dropping and updating of some website's page ranks in the last week. Also the number of backlinks have been showing a change on different data centers from the last week of March. These are signs of an update. My guess is that Page rank is being updated by google and its according to the anticipated date by a lot of people. April's the month for changes I guess..

So after the Jan update, the signs are of an April PR update.. which might stabilize over the next two weeks... Keep an Eye

For those wondering what a Google PR is, Read this

Monday, April 02, 2007

Matt Cutts cut to size.. Hacked or Fooled

Google's most "Vocal" engineer and contributer to the algorithms Matt Cutts' blog has been hacked by the Dark SEO team, the self professed "Jehadis" of Search Engines

Have a look

But hey is that an April Fool piece like google's tradition of april fool jokes?? (like TiSP and Google paper in 2007) .. I wonder's_hoaxes

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Messy thought for food

They call my desk the messiest area of the office.... read this and say what..

If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?