Wednesday, December 22

THE NOKIA X7


Video and images seemingly showing Nokia’s unannounced X7-00 smartphone has emerged ,  with the touchscreen Symbian^3 handset playing Need For Speed Shift as well as navigating though the usual Nokia menus. The leak, from the Czech  forums [registration required], tips the Nokia X7 as having a polished metal body, 360 x 640 display and an 8-mega pixel camera with dual-LED flash.
The display size is unspecified, but it looks to match the Nokia E7 at 4-inches. Onboard memory is 450MB with 245MB of RAM, and there’s a microUSB port and fixed battery. The X7-00 has four speakers, one at each corner, and is reportedly “very loud”.

There’s also a 3.5mm headphone socket on the top edge, and a new, angular casing design. No word on release date or pricing at this stage.



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Monday, December 20

THE NINTENDO 3DS

                                   

Size (when closed):
Approximately 5.3 inches wide, 2.9 inches long, 0.8 inches tall.
Weight:
Approximately 8 ounces.
Look:
Final design is TBA.
Top Screen:
3.53-inch widescreen LCD display, enabling 3D view without the need for special glasses; with 800x240 pixel resolution (400 pixels are allocated for each eye to enable 3D viewing).
Touch Screen:
3.02-inch LCD with 320x240 pixel resolution with a touch screen.
Cameras:
One inner camera and two outer cameras with 640x480 (0.3 Mega) pixel resolution.
Pre-Installed Software:
TBA
Nintendo 3DS Game Card:
2 GB Max. at launch.
Wireless Communication:
Can communicate in the 2.4 GHz band. Multiple Nintendo 3DS systems can connect via a local wireless connection to let users communicate or enjoy competitive game play. Systems also can connect to LAN access points to access the Internet and allow people to enjoy games with others. Will support IEEE 802.11 with enhanced security (WPA/WPA2). Nintendo 3DS hardware is designed so that even when not in use, it can automatically exchange data with other Nintendo 3DS systems or receive data via the Internet while in sleep mode.
Game Controls:
Touch screen, embedded microphone, A/B/X/Y face buttons, + Control Pad, L/R buttons, Start and Select buttons, "Slide Pad" that allows 360-degree analog input, one inner camera, two outer cameras, motion sensor and a gyro sensor.
Other Input Controls:
3D Depth Slider to adjust level of 3D effect (can be scaled back or turned off completely depending on the preference of the user), Home button to call system function, Wireless switch to turn off wireless communications (even during game play), Power button. The telescoping stylus is approximately 4 inches when fully extended.
Input/Output:
A port that accepts both Nintendo 3DS game cards and game cards for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems, an SD memory card slot, an AC adapter connector, a charging cradle terminal and a stereo headphone output jack.
                       
Sound:
Stereo speakers positioned to the left and right of the top screen.
Battery:
Lithium ion battery details TBA.
Languages:
TBA
Parental Controls:
Parental controls similar to the Nintendo DSi system will be included.



MY REVIEW
Nintendo 3DS is the true successor of Microsoft's Kinect and Sony's PlayStation. It totally stole the E3 2010 show with its stereoscopic 3D display. The most attractive feature of Nintendo 3DS is you do not need any glasses to see the 3D effects.

Nintendo 3DS Display:
The bottom screen of Nintendo 3DS is a 3.02-inch normal touch panel, whereas the upper screen is slightly larger than the lower screen. The 3.53-inch upper screen display uses lenticular technology. It means that you can get the 3D effect of 3DTV without those hideous glasses. It is like seeing a miniature world through a very small window. It has a pin-sharp 3D effect and a resolution of 800x240 pixels, but it is effectively split into 400x240 pixels per eye. It will not strain your eyes and you will not get any ghosting effects like movies. It is certainly better than 3D Sony Bravia with the clearest and cleanest 3D.
Graphics in Nintendo 3DS:
Nintendo 3DS has a graphical power boost and graphically it will surpass the PSP without any effort.  When we saw the famous PS2 title called Snake Eater running in Nintendo 3DS, the remake version looked superior to the original PS2 version even in its early form. PilotWings Resort game demo showed the incredible depth of the small screen. While flying a game in the 3D environment the ground looks far, far away, while your plane and the objects near it stood out. Making acute judgments in your games is made easier. It is easier to fly under the bridges and through the hoops because you are armed with real life depth perception.
3D is one of the many clever tricks offered by this little gadget. The box has an accelerometer and a gyroscope sensor which means you can detect the positional and tilting movement like Wii Remote. Nintendo 3DS has an enhanced wireless communication feature, which seeks out and communicates with the other 3DS units. It also allows you to trade details like items or scores with other players. If you want this feature in the current DS you have to run it in a special mode of communication.



Nintendo 3DS Hardware:
You can see two camera lenses on Nintendo 3DS's outer casing. It appears strange but you can take photos with 3D effects at a resolution of 640x480 pixels. The augmented reality demonstration in this device is even more impressive. It recognizes a Nintendo sticker and on screen it creates a 3D dragon. You can also move the 3DS and recognize the dragon from any angle. The third camera in this device lets you take 2D photos. It has a 3D slider similar to a volume slider that lets you adjust the 3D depth. The Slide Pad contains an analog control, which is far more comfortable and usable than the analog stub in the PSP.
Nintendo 3DS is one of the most exciting gaming hardware with incredible 3D effects. You can expect some revolutionary games which uses this device's many clever features.
Matt Anton is an avid player and journalist of video games. He enjoys blogging about all things in the tech industry, specifically related to game news. He is best known, however, for his contributions at http://GameFriends.com - The Video Game Social Community for Gamers.

Nintendo 3DS Release Date
Expected release date is Q1 2011
Nintendo 3DS Price
Price is expected between $150 – $200

Monday, December 13

Sony PS3 vs Microsoft Xbox 360




Xbox


Pro's:
- 3 times the processing speed of PS3
- Uses DVDs for games (means faster loading times)
- Xbox Live (Exclusive content ranging from demos, to movies, to facebook, to fully functional ESPN (coming soon))
- Kinect (formerly known as "Project Natal" will be released in November, enabling up to 4 people on one system to play controller free!)

Con's:
- Live costs $50/year (however this price is justified by the available content)
- Can't play Bluray (some see this as a pro due to Bluray's brutal load times)




PS3

Pro's:
- PSN (Playstation Network) is free
- Plays Bluray (this allows more data meaning bigger games, but longer load times)
- Playstation Move (Essentially a very high quality Wiimote, sensing your movement in 3D space and recreating it in the game)
- Full 3D exclusives will soon be available (3DTV required)

Con's:
- Processing power is 3 times less than that of an Xbox.
- Lacking content on PSN

Similarities
• quiet
• built in wi-fi
• full 1080p HD
• plays DVD's
• online content
• all-in-one box (pay $300 for either system and receive everything you might need, unless you want a second controller)


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PRIZE FIGHT


Round 1 – Design
Here, the PS3 takes it, even though i think it looks like a George Foreman Grill, which I suppose it does from a certain angle. I can’t believe the Xbox 360′s controller is given top marks though because personally I find it a little too childish and gimmicky for my liking.
Round 2 – Features
PS3 = Blu-ray, WiFi, and Bluetooth. Xbox 360 = none of the above. A perfect score for the PS3, and rightly so, seeing as its feature set is probably the most rounded and fulfilling of that seen on any home console ever.

Round 3 – Online Gaming
The Xbox 360 takes this round comfortably thanks to the ease of using Xbox Live, and the new Netflix compatibility. However, I can’t understand the scoring really when PSN is free and isn’t as bad as i made out.

Round 4 – Graphics
This round is a joke and for me, calls out the three judges as Xbox fanboys. On multi-platform games, the Xbox 360 apparently shades it – maybe, maybe not, but I think it’s too close to call either way. But platform exclusives? I’m sorry but the PS3 takes this crown by a mile. PS3's awesome blue ray definition gives the Best Picture Quality. As stated, there is nothing that compares to Metal Gear Solid 4 , Killzone 2, GOD OF WAR 3...... so why the draw?
Round 5 – Games
Xbox 360 – Gears of War and Halo. PS3 – Metal Gear Solid 4 , Little Big Planet , Killzone 2 , GOD OF WAR 3 . Just by the titles of the games i can tell that .... umm .... PS3 is the winner ....clearly though ...
Round 6 – Value For Money
Apparently, being the best Blu-ray player on the market and having an astounding range of exclusive games either out or coming out soon doesn’t warrant an extra $100. Sure, the PS3 could do with a price cut but I’d still say it’s very good value for money even at its current price. And to those people who say that xbox 360 is more worth it .... they might not know that a person has to spend on additional costs like : Xbox LIVE ( $ 75 / year ) , the batteries and other equipments which would make a total sum of somewhere around of sony's console .



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COMPARISION TABLE :



Here’s an interesting chart favoring the PS3 in comparison of the features and price of the new PS3 slim against the 360 arcade, pro and elite. What the chart doesn’t include are the lack of games, the exclusives and the quality of the multiplayer system. But, just based on features listed in the chart, you can see we have to say that PS3 is a much more value for money .

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IN WHAT WAYS PS3 IS BETTER THAN XBOX 360 ??


And the answer is below

1) SYSTEM FAIL RATE
The PS3 has a fail rate of around 10% whereas the 360 is at like 50%. although the new 360 slim just came out so maybe Microsoft fixed this problem. I hope so, we'll see.


2) EXCLUSIVE GAMES
Graphically, PS3 game exclusives look MUCH better than 360 exclusives. however, multiplat. games tend to look better on the 360 since most developers make the games on the 360 first and port 'em to the ps3.


3) MORE SPACE ON DISC
This ones easy. PS3 uses BLU-RAY DISC (like 25 GB) and the Xbox 360 uses DVDs (4 GB)


4) CONTROLLERS
Many people will argue that the 360 controller feels better than the PS3 controller (which I agree with) but the PS3 controller still feels great, and more importantly, doesn't require batteries like the 360 controllers. this is a big advantage for PS3 owners because, lets be honest, buying batteries is expensive and just sucks. the PS3 has a detachable charging cable you plug right into the PS3 so no extra money needs to be spent on the controllers.

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MY REVIEW :

Ps3 kick the 360s ass I dont care what anyone says .Ps3 has an amazing system, Internet Browser, free online, better games, better graphics Ps3 looks more realistic, some people think the 360s are better but they are not just because the screen and texture is brighter doesent mean its better, no 360 game can beat god of war 3 or uncharted 2, Metal gear solid rising is coming out on the 360, now how the hell are they gonna fit it on the 360. The Ps3 also has blue ray which is incredible, Motion control, its quieter with built in wifi. The online is even amazing dont listen to any stupid rumours saying its not good cause its as good if not better than the 360s. The 360 gets the red ring of death even the new 360 slim I think has had a few problems I saw a few videos about it.

Finally the new 360 slim doesent make noise,it also has built in wifi, it took them long enough to do that, somethin like 5 years, hell even the nintendo wii had wifi back then, welcome to the present. The online on the 360 is good you get what you pay for but still have to pay plus the membership and the new 360 slim is just a way to try and make more money, thats all they care about. I think its a bit of a copy of the Ps3 slim, so if any 360 slim fan liked the Ps3 slim then they like the Ps3 slim. In my opinion the only really good thing about the 360 is Halo thats it!

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PS3 RULES !!

that's what my recommendation is ..... with the above data and videos and more number of people supporting the sony's console ..... so .. WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON ?

MAKE YOUR CHOICE

Sunday, December 12

Samsung Galaxy Tab vs Apple iPad





See Samsung’s up-and-coming Android tablet measured up next to the reigning champ, as we compare Samsung’s Galaxy Tab vs. the Apple iPad from a specifications perspective.
What the heck is a tablet computer ?
Mainstream America might never have known before Apple bushwhacked its way through technical barriers, misconceptions and skeptics stake its claim on tablet computing with the iPad. The breakthrough tablet, which Apple still struggles to keep in stock, dodged mistakes made by previous tablets by making computing with your fingers easy, relatively inexpensive , and above all, fun.
But no company can dominate an entire market forever – even one that essentially created it. Having eyed Apple enviously for months, other companies are now attempting to elbow their way in on the tablet space. And Samsung is among the first to the table with the Galaxy Tab. Can the supersized version of the company’s successful Galaxy S Smartphones compete? We stacked it side by side with the Apple iPad to find out.


Size

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Tab
No denying it: The iPad is a bit of a heifer. By laptop dimensions, 1.5 pounds sounds phenomenally light, but hold it in your hands for a while, and you’ll realize a 1.5-pound book starts to feel heavy fast. The Samsung Galaxy Tab drops weight to just 0.84 pounds, while shrinking by several inches in width and height as well, due to the smaller screen.

Price

Winner: To be determined
Apple shocked audiences at its iPad launch by announcing that the cheapest iPad would go for only $499, making it one of the most affordable items in the Apple catalog. While we still don’t have full pricing information for the Galaxy Tab, rumors suggest it may be equal or potentially even higher. Rumors have pointed to €699 ($890) for the 16GB version and €799 ($1,020) for the 32GB version, and converting the pre-tax Swedish price puts it around $930. But since it’s all complete hear-say for the moment, it remains to be seen whether the Galaxy Tab will really arrive at a competitive price point.

Speed

Winner: Draw
Comparing the Apple iPad and Galaxy Tab in the speed department at this point is a lot like comparing identical twins on the track: Clearly, one must be faster, but you know they’re going to be neck and neck, and they’ve yet to race. Apple’s A4 processor is derived from the same A8 Cortex CPU the Galaxy Tab uses, so they’re essentially family. In our comparison of the iPhone 4 and A8-powered Captivate, we had to declare a draw considering both seemed to excel in different areas. We’ll do the same here.
Screen

Winner: Apple iPad
As far as LCD screens go, the iPad sports one of the best in the business. Besides efficient LED backlighting and a generous 9.7-inch span, it uses in-plane switching (IPS) technology, which gives it a viewing angle unrivalled by the cheaper twisted-nematic (TN) screens used in most other devices. The Galaxy Tab offers a 16:9 display ratio, which is preferable for watching movies, but it also reduces resolution (from 1024 x 768 on the iPad to just 1024 x 600) and shrinks to just 7 inches across. Less resolution, smaller size, and inferior technology ? I think we know which we would prefer to watch last week’s Mad Men on, thank you.

Apps

Winner: Apple iPad
At present, Apple’s App Store contains over 25,000 iPad apps, and it can also leverage any of the 225,000 iPhone apps available. Even if all 70,000 smartphone apps in the Android market play nicely with Galaxy Tab, it will remain at a severe disadvantage beside the iPad just by virtue of sheer volume. Worse, developers can be expected to develop tablet-optimized Android apps when the size and specs on each Android tablet will vary.





Storage

Winner: Draw
Samsung matches the middle-of-the-line Apple iPad with 32GB of internal storage, and leaves room to match the king-sized 64GB version with a microSD slot capable of tacking on another 32GB – if you can afford the card. Which sets you up with the memory you need for cheaper? Until we know the price on the Samsung, it’s a draw, but Apple’s propensity to overcharge for memory and the continually dropping price of SD cards suggests the Galaxy Tab will be the victor.

Camera

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Tab
How did Apple miss the boat on adding a camera to the iPad? You’ll have to ask Steve Jobs, but Samsung apparently has itself put together a little better. The Galaxy Tab includes both a 3-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3 MP front-facing cam for videoconferencing. It will even capture 720p HD video. Samsung 1, Apple 0.

Connectivity

Winner: To be determined
We certainly can’t muster much praise for Apple’s choice to marry the iPad to AT&T, but we still have not a clue which carriers will pick up the Galaxy Tab. Rumors seem to swing from Verizon to Sprint and back again, even swaying into 4G territory now and then, but nothing is for certain. 4G connectivity would certainly net the Galaxy a win here, but until we know, it’s a draw.


Media Support

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Tab
How can any device hope to compete with Apple’s legacy when it comes to music and video? Well, Flash, for one. The Galaxy Tab will support it, while the iPad infamously will not. Along the same lines, Samsung claims it will handle formats such as DivX, Xvid and WMV that the iPad does not natively support.

SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB TECH SPECS :

The Tab has GSM/GPRS/EDGE along with HSPA-enhanced 3G connectivity. Both for voice and data, SMS and MMS too. The Android Froyo powered Galaxy tab is not much inferior to the iPad. Galaxy Tab is lightweight and more plastic in design. The Galaxy tab enables with the same AMOLED screenwhich is already used in Galaxy S -again which would be for reducing the price.
Its 7 inch TFT display with 1024 x 600 resolutions is made for the best browsing of HD Videos. This tablet having 3 MP camera with auto-focus snapper withLED flash at the back side and 1.3 MP camera at the front side. The main function for 1.3 MP is for Video Telephony.





There are two options for the built-in memory – 16GB or 32GB, which is expandable using microSD cards up to 32GB. The connectivity of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is rounded off byBluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n and 30 pin data connector same as that of Apple.
The Galaxy Tab having 1GHZ possessor with 512MB RAM which can make the background task work faster and smoother. There are some basic applications added for the users basic needs like Adobe Flash player, document editor, Microsoft Exchange.

Apple iPad Specifications






  • Half - inch thin
  • 1.5 pound in weight ( approx 600 gm)
  • Slimmest Tablet
  • 9.7 inch diagonal screen IPS type
  • Capacative multi touch
  • 16 to 64 GB Flash Storage
  • 1 GHz A4 Processor
  • WiFi 802.11n
  • Built in speaker
  • Built in microphone
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • 10 hours battery with one month Standby
  • Eco Friendly Manufacturing Process

Conclusion




On the surface, Samsung’s Galaxy is merely a smaller iPad running Android. And truth be told, we doubt it will offer much temptation to current iPad users, who are probably too busy luxuriating in 25,000 iPad-optimized apps to notice. But look a little deeper, and you’ll find some important reasons not to dismiss the Galaxy Tab altogether. It takes photos . It videoconferences. It plays content – including Flash content – that the iPad will not.
For iPad bystanders who dislike the idea of buying into Apple’s closed ecosystem, those make some compelling points. If Samsung can manage to position the Tab on a superior network – like Verizon – and sell it at a competitive price point, it may present iPad naysayers a genuine alternative. in my opinion the Samsung Galaxy Tab is much worth because of the following :
1. iPad dont have a camera samsung Galaxy Tab have
2. iPad cant make calls samsung Galaxy Tab can
3. iPad cant expend its storage Galaxy Tab can it have a microSD slot near the sim
4. iPad have such a large screen that it make it not so portable then the galaxy tab
5. The Galaxy Tab weighs half of that of the iPad (portability)
6. The Galaxy Tab can use Flash
7. Ipad have a 256MB ram Galaxy Tab have 512MB Ram
8. iPad's value - 30,000 to 50,000 INR and Samsung Galaxy Tab's value - not defined in India but will be from 30,000 to 45,000 INR
So make the choise

USEFUL VIDEOS
comparision videos :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTE0mlWfmno

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYivabHHj9g


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