iPhone 4.0

September 2, 2010


I had disappeared… almost a year… choose reason…
a) i was too busy with a new life
b) i lost my password
c) my image library is full
d) it takes too much effort

Seriously? I can’t remember but I felt like blogging what i found to be an amazing product by Apple (iPod Touch iOS4) just now and so I logged in. Looking below my post, and you will see that i left off almost a year ago with a HTC phone and an Apple mouse. Today I want to write about the HTC Hero I have now and the iPhone 4 that I want to get…

I am still using the HTC Hero… it was great and it was lousy… it gave me instant view of the my stock portfolio and my hotmail and a full facebook site with a direct photo upload link and a good camera… it has 1 day battery life and it drop calls or even missed it. That’s bad since a phone’s basic function is to make calls.

So, I traded in my Nokia E71 for it’s new brother, the E72 since that what it’s good for, making calls and lasting for days and its got free Ovi map!

 I was contemplating on getting the N8 but Nokia is just taking so too long to launch for its own good. But the Symbian on the E72 made me think twice of waiting for the N8 although it is going to be a major upgrade and it has a 12 mega pixel camera! Symbian is too slow! I can’t even surf properly, but not to condemn it because it’s not really a phone for surfing.

So why do I wanna get an iPhone, I am not even an iPhone fan. I bought an iPod touch 2nd Generation and I seldom used it. Well, sadly, the Android in HTC Hero made me got so used to entertainment and information on the go… and there isn’t really anything to look forward to in the Android world now even after upgarding my Hero’s OS from 1.5 to 2.1…

The iPhone had said “In so many ways, it’s a first”.
It’s the first with a good surfing OS, the first with the Wifi made so easy it’s idiot proofed, the first with a glass panel so hard it can crush a real apple without damaging the phone, the first to make a walkie talkie glamorous with its facetime software, the first to have a badly designed antenna and still lived to tell the good news to it’s shareholders, the first to sell online for SGD888 and people can still buy from you for SGD1300… how cool is that?

I bought one for my wife… and I am going to get one for myself next month when the HTC Hero’s contract is up.

Extract from Apple SG, Nokia SG

Nokia E72

June 23, 2009


The E71 upgrade. With 5 megapixels camera, a relocated headphone jack, and an optical mouse instead of a D-pad — a welcome upgrade for click-happy S60.

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Nokia E55

February 18, 2009


Nokia announced “world’s thinnest smartphone” (116 x 49 x 9.9 mm), the E55 with SureType keyboard. According to the press release, it’s got 28 days of standby time in its battery operating on GSM, as well as full Nokia Maps and assisted GPS with integration. Look for it this summer for 265 euros unsubsidized.

The phone sports a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, 3.2 megapixel camera, 3.5 mm headphone jack, 802.11 b/g, EGPRS, and Bluetooth 2.0.
Here comes my spare phone…

Extract from CNET Asia

Nokia E63

November 30, 2008


An E71 downgrade? Less expensive than the E71, 3.5mm audiojack, available in 2 colors with simplified back cover, 2mm wider and 3mm thicker, no HSDPA or A-GPS, 2MP cam instead of 3.2, otherwise quite similar…

Extract from Nokia Europe

NOKIA E71

June 18, 2008


The Nokia E71 is the successor to the Nokia E61.
It will have a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with macro focus of 10-60 cm, GPS with integrated A-GPS, WiFi, HSDPA, weigh 127grams and be only 57 x 114 x 10 mm, smaller than its predecessor for one hand usage.
The screen is 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA) resolution with two customisable home screen modes similar to the E66 (Nokia learnt that people like me uses the E series for playing games too, haha).
The buttons look Treo like, due to their raised nature and it has an accelerated scrolling with NaviTMKey. With 110 MB internal dynamic memory and increased to maximum 8 GB with amicroSD memory card slot similar to the E66. Has patterns on the back metal casing similar to the E51.
Seems very much enhanced, but no standard earphone jack?

Extract from Nokia Europe

Nokia E66

June 17, 2008


Nokia has 2 upgrades for their business line, the E series. The E66 is one of it and can be seen as an upgrade of the E65, It has 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash built-in, plus a front-facing camera for video calls. Has two customizable Home Screen views, so you can give your business and personal profiles different looks. 110MB of onboard memory with add on (up to 8GB) via the microSD expansion card slot.

The E66 also has an accelerometer which can detect changes in the phone’s orientation and switch from portrait to landscape views (and vice versa) automatically (just like iPhone). You can also silence the phone when it is flipped over.

Besides Wi-Fi, HSDPA, infrared and Bluetooth A2DP, the E66 also comes with GPS for satellite navigation with support for Assisted-GPS (A-GPS).
That’s it. Probably attracts the E65 users to upgrade or E65 lovers to final put in their money for this new souped up version…

Nokia E51: A Review

March 22, 2008


At only 12mm thick, slim, solid design with a stainless steel construction, the E61 has multiple dedicated buttons and shortcut keys. Great tactility for messaging. HSDPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for great connectivity. Generous 130MB (expandable up to 4GB with a microSD card) of onboard memory for a business phone.
I only just got this Black Steel beauty 5hours ago… really like the feel in my hand… but… no front-facing camera for video calls, although I never really used this function. Only 2 mega pixels camera and a small LCD screen but at 2-inch, the QVGA display with an ambient light sensor and LED light indicator customizable to light up in the event of missed calls, incoming text/multimedia messages or emails.
Has 2.5mm audio jack for playing music and radio or just to receive calls, mini-USB port for plucking into your computer for fast transfers.
Good phone to stay in my pocket for a while since there’s really no exciting phones (in my opinion) in the market currently.

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