Kamis, 19 Maret 2009

BlackBerry Pearl 8800

RIM’s full-sized BlackBerry finally scored a new look! Gone is the last generation with its thick, chunky body and the utilitarian look. The new BlackBerry 8800 has an updated modern design with shiny and chrome surface and most of all a much slimmer body. If you have used or seen a BlackBerry Pearl, you might describe the BlackBerry 8800 as a “double-wide Pearl”: they share the same overall look, casing texture and control keys such as the same trackball style d-pad. Besides the new look, the BlackBerry 8800 adds new bells and whistles including a built-n GPS with TeleNav support, a microSD card slot and a longer running battery while keeping the push email with attachments, Bluetooth, push-to-talk and PIM functions intact. The camera-less BlackBerry 8800 is designed for use in corporate environment and for those who don’t need a camera phone.
The BlackBerry 8800 is a quad-band GSM world phone that runs on 850/900/1800/19000MHz bands and it currently works on Cingular’s (now called AT&T again) network in the US and it has EDGE for data. For push email, the BlackBerry 8800 works with BlackBerry server in the enterprise and with Cingular’s BlackBerry service. You will need to sign up with Cingular’s BlackBerry plan. The push email services allow you to set up multiple email accounts including business and personal email accounts.

Design and Ergonomics
The “Double-wide Pearl” is indeed wider than the Pearl, but it’s not really twice as wide. Measuring at 4.49 x 2.6 x 0.55 inches, the BlackBerry 8800 is 0.63 inches wider than the Pearl, but is the same width as the BlackBerry 8700 series. It’s slightly longer than the 8700 but 0.22 inches thinner! If you’re a last generation BlackBerry user, the 8800 will feel thin in hand. Not only it’s slimmer, the 8800 has shinier surface that’s currently in-fashion and chrome sides and accents.
The BlackBerry 8800 features a built-in QWERTY keyboard that’s similar to the BlackBerry 8700 keyboard, and the layout of the keys stays the same as the last generation of BlackBerry phones as well. They keyboard is easy to use. The keys have less spacing between them compared to the last gen BlackBerry, but it doesn’t take too much of a learning curve if you are used to the 8700 keyboard. The big changes are in the menu and directional controls. Gone is the side jog wheel that was popular on last generation of BlackBerry phones. Instead you’ll use the same white trackball found on the Pearl to navigate on-screen. You can move the cursor by brushing the trackball and make actions by pressing the trackball control. It will take some time to get used to this if you are a BlackBerry veteran as it’s a big change. The BackBerry menu key and the back key flank the trackball; and on the left of the menu key is the call send key and the on the right of the back key is the call end key.
The power button sits on top of the device on the left. Pressing the power button will change the brightness of the screen and pressing and holding the button will turn on or off the BlackBerry. Like the Treo smartphones, the BlackBerry has a mute key on top (right side). Press and hold the mute button to put the device in standby mode that can prevent accidental dialing; however when a phone call comes in while the device is in standby mode, the phone will ring and the screen will turn on so you can answer the call.
You’ll find the left convenience key at the same as BlackBerries of old, and it can launch applications such as voice dialing, Push-To-Talk or functions such as add a contact. The BlackBerry 8800 has a mini USB jack for charging and syncing to the desktop (USB 2.0), and a standard 3.5mm headset jack for voice and stereo music. The speakerphone control is embedded in the QWERTY keyboard as on the previous BlackBerries and is located left of the enter key on the keyboard. The loudspeaker opening lives dead center on top of the device.
The battery door is on the back of the BlackBerry. Open the battery door to gain access to the rechargeable battery, the SIM card and the microSD card slot

Phone Features and Reception
Cingular has been a busy GSM carrier when it comes to releasing smartphone devices in the past few months, and they are currently the only US carrier to is offer the Blackberry 8800. Though a quad-band phone, the BlackBerry 8800 takes advantage mainly of Cingular’s 850MHz GSM network in the US. However if you are a world traveler, you can use the BlackBerry 8800 anywhere in the world where GSM service is available. The phone gets full signal strength almost everywhere in the Dallas area where Cingular coverage is excellent. The voice quality isn’t super clear like the Treo 750 on Cingular, but good enough for phone conversations in most environments including traveling in a car or in a noisy store. The BlackBerry supports the usual set of phone features including conference calls, call waiting, call forwarding, speed dial list, roaming management and smart dialing. WVoiceSignal’s Voice Command software is included for voice dialing. The voice dialing uses voice recognition and thus does not require pre-recorded voice tags, and works over Bluetooth.
While lacking 3G the BlackBerry 8800 does have EDGE (sometimes referred to as 2.5G). Like all BlackBerry devices, we can’t use dslreports to get a speed reading since they don’t support testing BlackBerry devices. Web sites load quite fast on the BlackBerry 8800 using the bundle browser which isn’t as full featured as the browser on recent Nokia S60 but it is competitive with Windows Mobile, better than the Palm web browser, and it can load both WAP and full HTML web sites. You will notice improved page loading and rendering speed on the 8800 compared to last generation BlackBerry phones, even with full HTML sites. When the browser encounters a full HTML site, it will simplify the layout and display all content in one column unless you choose desktop view from the browser's menu. Similar to Nokia's S60 web browser, it has a full-page overview in thumbnail format where you can position your cursor to choose only part of the page you wish to see. The browser also supports tables, CSS and more, though you may need to turn these features on using browser options. If your BlackBerry Enterprise Server is v4.1 or greater, you can use the web browser to open attachment files in Word, Excel, PDF and more. You will find some of the essential browser features such as bookmarks, history, web feed and even some JavaScript support.
Horsepower and Performance
The BlackBerry 8800 has an Intel Xscale 312 MHz processor that shows good speed for most tasks performed on the device. Web pages load fast, music and video play well and opening attachment is a breeze. The BlackBerry 8800 comes with 64MB of flash memory and after loading images, sample music and video, we have about 25MB of free space to store our own files.
To expand storage, the BlackBerry has a microSD card slot and you can use up to 1 GB cards with the BlackBerry for storing maps to work with the navigation and GPS system or music and video files.
Display, Gaming and Multimedia
The BlackBerry 8800 has the same size landscape display found on the last generation BlackBerries. The TFT screen has 320 x 240 pixel resolution and is capable of displaying 65k colors. The display is bright though not as bright as the Treo 700p and is color saturated. Pictures and videos look good on the screen. You can use themes to personalize the background and menu screen. There is a built-in light sensor for the display and the sensor will optimize the brightness of the display according to ambient light conditions and you can also change the brightness manually by pressing the power button. The screen is viewable outdoors, more so than Windows Mobile Professional devices and the Palm OS Treo models.
RIM bundles a media player on the BlackBerry to play music, video and to view photos. The media play supports MP3, MIDI, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+ and WMA formats. You can use the microSD card to store songs and the BlackBerry can play songs from storage cards. The speaker (on top of the device in the center) is loud and music quality through the speaker is decent. If you want better audio quality, plug in the included stereo headset which has great range and good balance. The volume is loud both via the speaker and the headset. The media player supports MP4 (part 2 Simple Profile), H.263 and WMV video formats. Video playback on the BlackBerry is smooth and audio is in sync with video. The play is picky about video file formats and codecs: some WMV files won’t play.
Like previous generation of BlackBerries, the 8800 comes with the BrickBreaker game. The trackball works well with arcade style games. You can get more games either by downloading them from Cingular or installing them using the desktop software.
The BlackBerry has integrated Bluetooth v2.0 and supports Headset, Hands-Free and Serial Port Profiles. The BlackBerry 8800 should work with most Bluetooth headsets and card kits. We tested the phone with several Bluetooth headsets including the Cardo scala 700, the Plantronics Discovery 655 and the Anycom ARIS-21 Bluetooth headsets. The BlackBerry 8800 didn’t make a lot of good friends with Bluetooth headsets. The Cardo scala 700 has the strongest DSP performance on the BlackBerry 8800 and background noise was minimal. The voice wasn’t the clearest but it was average with good outgoing voice quality and decent incoming voice quality. While working with the Anycom ARIS-21, the phone fared well with the headset’s DSP and it removed most of the background noise. Incoming voice suffers a slight stuttering effect that doesn’t make it hard to understand the caller but is certainly noticeable. The outgoing voice doesn’t have this problem. The volume is middle of the road on all headsets with the Plantronics Discovery 655 being the loudest. The range between phones and headsets is between 10-15 feet before you start to hear crackling and breakup.
In addition to using the Bluetooth for hands-free solutions on the BlackBerry, you can also send and receive ringtones, music files and other files via Bluetooth. Bluetooth v2.0 does make the file transfer faster than older Bluetooth versions.
Battery Life
The BlackBerry 8800 comes with a beefy 1400 mAh Lithium Ion battery (C-X2). That’s very high capacity by BlackBerry standards and it’s a very good idea it must power the 312 MHz processor, large display and the wireless and GPS radios. The battery life has increased accordingly compared to the BlackBerry 8700 series and the BlackBerry Pearl. The claimed talk time for the BlackBerry 8800 is 5 hours (300 minutes) and the standby time is 22 days (528 hours). Both estimates are a bit optimistic compared to our tests; the talk time is closer to 4.5 hours and the standby is a few days less than the claimed period. You can conserve some power by keeping the wireless radio off when not using it and scheduling your device for automatic power on/off so that you don’t keep the phone on all night when not using it.
You can charge the phone using the included world charger via the mini-USB port. The AC charger works anywhere in the world with 100-240v capacity and includes three prone adapters for US and international outlets.
The Pearl was RIM’s first phone with a built-in GPS and BlackBerry Maps. The BlackBerry 8800 is the second device from RIM that has a built-in GPS and a navigation package that includes TeleNav navigation services and BlackBerry Maps. TeleNav offers real-time route planning, turn-by-turn directions and road options such as quickest route, shortest route and more. It’s a monthly service that costs $9.99 a month or $5.99 for 10 routes. Combine this service with the BlackBerry Map application and you can plan out your trips, preview the trip in 2D or 3D, modify which roads you prefer to travel on and find POIs (Points of Interest) such as banks, gas stations and more in the map database. GPS functions on mobile phones are largely shared with assistance servers and require less computing power to get fixes. The BlackBerry 8800 has decent fix times with the TTFF (time to first fix) being about 2 minutes. It takes about 1.5 minutes to get a route mapped. That’s not super fast time for fixes, but decent enough for real life traveling needs. There is also integration between the map application and address book where you can navigate from the addresses in your contact database.

The push email services on the BlackBerry 8800 are excellent- reliable and easy to use thanks to the set up wizard. BlackBerry push email users can either connect their devices to their corporate enterprise email servers or if their companies don’t have the service, they can use Cingular’s BlackBerry server. You will need to sign up with Cingular’s BlackBerry plan to get push email. You can integrate up to 10 email accounts on the BlackBerry and yes, you can use those email filter and search functions we’ve all come to love. The BlackBerry enterprise server software provides support for Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise email accounts and allows you to set up personal email accounts outside of corporate servers. For first time BlackBerry push email users without IT support, the BlackBerry 8800 offers a user-friendly setup wizard that walks you through setting up push email accounts on the device. You can view extensive formats of attachments on the BlackBerry including office docs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), image files and other media files. You can’t edit office documents with the included software but you can install 3rd party software for that function. In addition to email, the BlackBerry also supports SMS, MMS and IM.
For PIM functions, the BlackBerry bundles Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Memos, Alarm and Calculator. The address book supports groups, search and is integrated into many applications on the device including GPS navigation, web browser and email. You can store up to 8 phone numbers and a BlackBerry PIN, two street addresses, email, URL, notes and assign caller ID and ringtone. The Calendar offers monthly, weekly and day view along with an appointment list and more. It also has strong integration with the email application, for example you can receive and initiate meetings in email based on your calendar items. You will find similar integration in Tasks and Memos. If you have a memo item on your list, you can open it in Memo and forward it via email application.
Cingular also added its own content to the BlackBerry including MediaNet where you can get news, download additional applications and games to the BlackBerry. Sorry, there’s no Cingular Video since the BlackBerry doesn’t have 3G . Let’s hope the next BlackBerry we see on Cingular will have 3G. The BlackBerry also comes with the AskMeNow feature where you can check info ranging from weather, sports, stock quotes to movies and directions.
The BlackBerry Pearl may have been the first to have a sexy, modern look; but for the very large full-QWERTY BlackBerry user base, the BlackBerry 8800 is the first hard core BlackBerry with the new look. While the push email, messaging and PIM functions remain strong, the BlackBerry 8800 adds a new navigation package and longer battery life. It should be a natural upgrade for the enterprise as it offers more security that works with the new server version 4.2 (including the ability to remotely wipe a memory card in the new microSD slot). And for the individual users, the BlackBerry is shiny and slim enough for those who want a solid push email solution on a QWERTY device. Who’d thought that a BlackBerry could be 0.25 in. thinner than the Treo 750?
Pro: Sleek, modern design that will turn heads. The device is light by BlackBerry and smartphone standards. You get the great push email experience with attachments, filter and searching functions. You also get a good set of software including messaging (IM included), PIM and desktop syncing. Longer battery life than all previous BlackBerry devices while supporting a 312MHz processor and GPS.
Con: We wish it had 3G support. With Bluetooth v2.0 implementation it begs for more profiles such as A2DP for playing music via stereo headsets, DUN and file transfer to and from desktop machines.
Display: 2.5” landscape 65K color TFT LCD. 320 x 240 resolution.
Battery: 1400 mAh lithium Ion battery, rechargeable and user replaceable. Claimed talk time: 5 hours. Claimed standby time: 22 Days.
Performance: Intel Xscale processor, 312 MHz. 64 MB flash memory.
Size: 4.49 x 2.60 x 0.55 inches. Weight: 4.73 ounces.
Phone: Quad-band GSM operating on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz. GPRS and EDGE for data.
Networking: Bluetooth v2.0. Supports Headset, Hands-free and Serial Port Profiles.
Software: BlackBerry push email client. BlackBerry IM client. VoiceSignal voice dialing software, BlackBerry Maps and TeleNav navigation software, media player for your MP3 pleasure and video playback. PIM apps include address book, calendar, tasks and memo. Also Alarm, voice note, calculator, Password Keeper included. BrickBreaker game is bundled. BlackBerry Desktop software for PC included for syncing and software installation.
Expansion: 1 microSD slot.
In the Box: The BlackBerry 8800 with battery, an AC charger with international adapters, USB cable for syncing, wired headset, leather case, getting started guide and 4.2 desktop software CD.

Senin, 16 Maret 2009

T-Mobile G1

Even the design of T-Mobile G1 is look very simple, but this is the smart phone that has a complete of feature. Using the Android Operating system that the newest of operating system in use for smart phone, you can access your google account, youtube and even you can see the google map in you hand. Using Camera 3.15 Megapixel, you can take your picture that has good quality of print out, or you can record your special moment with camera camcorder that integrated in you phone. Beside this when you fill boring, you can hear your favorite music such as MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, MIDI, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, M4A. With the body is only 117 x 55.7 x 17.1 mm, so I thing this is a quite little in your pocket.

On the front of this smart phone is 3.2 inches of screen with four buttons below it. This four-button each button functions as Call, Home, End and Back equipped with a standard icon that is easily understood. Right in the middle of the fourth button is trackball. Above the trackball is one more button to access the function menu.

In addition to the buttons, the T-Mobile G1 also has a QWERTY keyboard hidden behind the right screen. To access the keyboard, you must replace the screen on the right side. Although small, but each key on the keyboard is quite comfortable to use and do not reduce the productivity of time used. Unfortunate fact that even a short distance from the tip of the keyboard is the right hand side which was quite far. This makes the position of the right thumb finger so slightly disturbed.

Overall, this smartphone is not mandatory to have. There are several advantages that make it have more value, but on some side, T-Mobile G1 also has weaknesses. Therefore Trusted Reviews only gave a 6 out of 10 for HTC products are sold with a price around U.S. $ 600 or equivalent to Rp 6,600,000 this. This site also complained about the lack of a camera on the front of a video call to work.

Network : GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA 2100
Operating System : Android OS
Screen : 3.2 inches TFT touchscreen 320 x 480 pixels
Camera : megapixel 3:15
Multimedia : MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, MIDI, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, M4A
Memory : 2GB
Connectivity : Bluetooth, miniUSB
Dimensions : 117 x 55.7 x 17.1 mm
Other features : SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging, GPS receiver, Digital compass, Document viewer, Java MIDP 2.0In addition, the G1 is also equipped with a variety of online applications such as Google Gmail, YouTube and 'Google Maps Street View'.

Sabtu, 28 Februari 2009

Nokia 5800 Express Music

Nokia 5800 to be the first to use touch screen menu for operation. Compared to competitors, the Nokia 5800 screen size is not actually too wide. However, the design of a glass surface and makes removal keypad feels very wide screen. and remaining in the bottom of the screen only 3 buttons: Call button, Menu, and End call. To turn-off the mobile phone, Nokia gives the key apart; located on the body, the tip of the right.

Nokia to set up 3 color choices: Silver-black, red and blue. Or similar motif fingerprints on the back of the casing. Typically, a pair with the touch screen as a stylus input. Nokia 5800 is also the case. Stylus can be drawn out from the elbow down the right body, a bit behind. But there is interest in the Nokia 5800, namely the use of plektrum as a means of input. Plektrum is equipped with a rope so that it can be used to a mobile phone.

New menu and movement sensor Nokia 5800 uses the latest Symbian, the edition to S60-5. Not surprisingly, the home screen menu structure is changed. Nearly all the icon on the home screen is the menu shortcuts for more information .. One more interesting is that the movement sensor. When we change the position of holding the phone from portrait to landscape, the display screen will automatically change to follow. This function is most fun when enjoyed playing games or race car Bounce Global Race Raging Thunder.

As a music phone, music player must be present to be sure. The setting provided, among others, Shuffle play, Repeat, Equalizer, Balance, Bass and booster Stereo widening. In addition to music player, here also have Radio. Radio, as always, require that the headset is connected. Supported in getting the song with the Podcasting and Music store. For Indonesia, in cooperation with Nokia Music provision for about 1,000 songs in the Music store, so users mentioned the Nokia 5800 can download these songs as much as 5800 per day directly from the phone.

Strength of the sound produced must be the speakers. And the Nokia 5800 is not disappointing. External speakers play the sound that is clean and snug tight. External speaker hole that we found in the left body, at the tip of the top and bottom; similar concept 2.0 speaker system. Sound controller, the volume key 2-way, right there in the body. 3.5mm headset jack on the body, located between the USB data port and charger port. Port data easily recognized from the close marked USB. Type of this port-like micro-USB. Battery charging own the port that is located exactly on the On-Off button. 3.2 MP camera main Carl Zeiss Tessar made behind the body, accompanied the flash. The camera button on the right body. Second VGA camera in the upper-right corner of the screen; used for video call. While the video can be recorded with the Video Quality up to high quality TV, which means that can be playback on TV, PC or handset. Nokia 5800 also features TV-out function. Thus, we can "move" content to the mobile phone screen screen TV. Have the option TV screen size, TV system and Flicker filters. SIM Card slot is located on the left body, the top.

Jumat, 27 Februari 2009

BlackBerry Curve 8900

BlackBerry Curve 8900 or the more familiar with the term 'BlackBerry Javelin' or 'BlackBerry faithful,' is a newest product of BlackBerry that was awaited with their fans.

This new BlackBerry is the BlackBerry Curve 8900 of the old type. From the info we get the new BlackBerry Curve is released to inform Google's G1. For those who already have the BlackBerry Bold may also be curious to see BlackBerry this one.

The useful of this product such as :
1. Size stunning - BlackBerry seems to have been thinking about how users will save their phone in pants pocket, so this new Curve is made with size pants pocket. Good again, although the size of a small but not compromising the display keyboard. So still good to use.
2. . User comfort Keyboard - The BlackBerry Bold, some users complained that some of the key laying less precise like 'Convenience key' (as a function Capslock & ALT), located in the bottom right is less convenient and hard to reach. in Curve improved by this new BlackBerry. Its own keyboard more comfortable to use than any other BlackBerry.
3. . Display Screen With Better - Display of new BlackBerry is more sharp picture, pixel density is also better.
With the price is only $149.99 it’s a peanut for people like us, so just click and you will get the new of this produck

Rabu, 25 Februari 2009

The New Of Sony Ericsson

Although the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona has not been held, Sony Ericsson has launch a product that will make a 5 megapixel camera phone far behind.

Sony Ericsson has shown a prototype newest mobile phone this year, the temporary name given Idou. Thorough, this smart phone will have a 12 megapixel camera resolution.

He will be in the shadow flag new Sony Ericsson mobile phone is titled 'Unlimited Entertainment', which will focus on aspects of the entertainment products.

This smart phone will be equipped with a Xenon flash lamp, touch screen 3.5-inch wide screen with 16:9 ratio, and control the intuitive touch navigation.

Idou will use Symbian Operating Sistem, created by the cooperation of several vendors, among others, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, NTT DoCoMo is built based on the Symbian S60 edition 5.

Entertainment mobile-phone from Sony Ericsson Unlimited-including Idou, future platforms will combine music on Sony Ericsson Walkman family, with the sophistication tustel catapult digital platform from its Cybershot, message service and also the wealth of Java applications.

He will also integrate with mobile phone tool home entertainment is greater, such as TV, PC, and HiFi system. User will also be able to access thousands of applications and download content via the content-service features Sony Ericsson PlayNow property.

Although the Sony Ericsson have not released the price of Idou, but the joint venture of Japan-Sweden has provided launch in the market, namely in mid or late 2009.