Introducing the new Windows powered Samsung ATIV line up

Samsung release a video on their new ATIV lineup that run Windows. The line up consist of ATIV S smart phone, ATIV Tab running on Windows RT and ATIV Smart PC hybrid computer that comes with a detachable keyboard dock. The video shows how the devices can be connected seamlessly and how easy you can get your work done anywhere. Check the video out!

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Google announced Nexus 4, 7 and 10 together with a new flavor of Jelly Bean

Despite the cancellation of Google event due to hurricane attack in the US, they finally announced the Nexus 4 smartphone(LG), Nexus 7 32GB variant (ASUS) and Nexus 10 high resolution tablet (Samsung) along with the new version of Jelly Bean called Android 4.2 via online.

“Today, we’re excited to announce three great new Nexus devices … in small, medium and large,” wrote Google in a blog post. “And they all run Android 4.2, a new flavor of Jelly Bean — which includes the latest version of Google Now and other great new features.”

Nexus 10

The Nexus 10 by Samsung, includes a 2560 x 1600 resolution Super AMOLED display with 299ppi making it the highest resolution tablet today. Surpassing the iPad’s 264ppi Retina Display. The Nexus 10 also features Samsung’s new 1.7 GHz Exynos 5 chips, 2GB of RAM, NFC, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 9,000mAh battery that Google says will deliver five hours of video playback, or 500 hours of up-time on standby. No SD card slot for additional storage and comes with Android 4.2 pre-loaded as expected from a Nexus device. The 16GB version will cost $400, while the 32GB model is priced at $500. Available November 13. Despite of the awesomely high resolution, we think that the Nexus 10 is perhaps on of the ugliest tablet to date. Samsung is not known for making beautiful tablets and this is one of their worst design for tablets.

Nexus 4

Nexus 4 is a smartphone by LG with Quad-core processor, 4.7-inch display (320dpi), wireless charging capabilities, Google Now, and a new feature called Photo Sphere for creating 360-degree, Street View-like panorama shots. The Nexus 4 will go for $300 starting November 13. Nothing breath taking about this device but it look way better than the Nexus 10. But sadly, no LTE support yet. But the pricing will draw alot of attentions to it.

Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 will now only be available in 16GB ($200) and 32GB ($250) models while the 8GB version will be discontinued (if you have one, keep it, remember its limited edition now, might worth alot in the future, or maybe not). Also, Google will now offer 32GB Nexus 7 model with HSPA+ connectivity for $300. Nexus 7 is still the best among the 3. And the pricing of this device is just crazy good. Not the best tablet in the world but certainly the best for its price.

Nokia Lumia 610 for an incredible RM699

The Nokia Lumia 610, a very capable smartphone running Windows Phone OS. Always being shadowed by it’s more powerful sibling, the Nokia Lumia 710, the Lumia 610 does not lack in any case. We think that Lumia 610 is a very good smartphone given the cheap pricetag. And what is more amazing is the fact that the device is just priced at RM699 now. That is an awesome price for a device like this.

It is true that Windows Phone does not stand out when it comes down to the number of apps but the OS is as powerful as any major mobile OS out there today. Simple and intuitive. So if you are planning to get a new smartphone and cash is not your best friend in the moment, the Nokia Lumia 610 is your new best friend.

Specs:

-800MHz processor
-256MB of RAM
-8GB of internal storage
-3.7″ WVGA display
-1,300mAh battery
-5MP shooter with assisted LED flash
-Available in 4 different colors (as in the picture above)

*You might want to look out for other good budget smartphones like the HTC One V, Samsung Galaxy W, Sony Xperia U or Apple iPhone 3GS.

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Rugged Motorola DEFY MINI and Stylish budget Motorola MOTOLUXE [CES 2012]

In the CES 2012, Motorola features the Motorola DEFY MINI which is a rugged water-proof and dust-proof smartphone and Motorola MOTOLUXE which is a stylish budget Android smartphone.

Starting with the DEFY MINI, it is packed with its ability to withstand harsh conditions and it is water-proof, dust-proof and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass which also makes it scratch proof. The DEFY MINI is advertised as a beginners entry into smartphones. It has a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, 3MP camera with flash, front facing VGA camera and a very heavy 1650mAh battery which gives you no problem using it over a full day.

The Motorola MOTOLUXE in the other hand is a stylish smartphone which falls into the low-mid level smartphone which also means it is a budget phone from Motorola. But despite it being a budget phone, the MOTOLUXE comes with great features like a 4-inch edge to edge touchscreen display, Android Gingerbread with MotoSwitch UI, 8MP autofocus camera with flash, VGA front facing camera, 800Mhz processor and a 1400mAh battery.

We are not sure these devices will be available in Malaysia or not but we hope they will. Pricing is still unavailable for the moment.

Click here for more info on DEFY MINI and MOTOLUXE

 

A Game to Stop People from Pressing their Phone on a Hangout [Fun]


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Okay, lets be real, people nowadays cant stop pressing their phones. 5 minutes away from their phone will be like a lifetime and you cannot deny that you are also one of these people when you are out with friends and you feel bored or sometimes you just need to press your phone and check for any SMSs or emails even though you just checked like a minute ago. This is getting more and more serious where a group of people hangout in a cafe with no conversation but everyone is pressing their respective phones and phone addicts which wont leave their phones out of their palm.

With this, there is an article on discovery.com on a game that will make you stop checking your phone during a hangout or dinner or just chilling out with friends and family. And I think this game is brilliant but to be frank, this is a very hard game to play. But winner does get a good reward. This is how the game goes:

Rules:
1) The game starts after everyone has ordered.

2) Everybody places their phone on the table face down.

3) The first person to flip over their phone loses the game.

4) Loser of the game pays for the bill.

5) If the bill comes before anyone has flipped over their phone everybody is declared a winner and pays for their own meal.

6) Answering incoming calls are allowed.

7) You cannot touch or mess with anybody else’s phone.

 

Variations/house rules:

-Starting the game after everyone is seated.

-In the rare event that multiple people flip their phones simultaneously, the bill is split between said players.

– Feel free to invoke penalties/strikes systems.

 

Can you manage not to look or check your phone for the entire session?

Just try it out with your friends but bear in mind that you might lose also. This is just a game, please do not get into a fight or anything like that. I hold no responsibility for any such occurrence. =)

Tell us how does the game goes!

 

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Android vs iOS: Which OS is for you [Infographic]

Which OS is the best for me? We always ask that when we wanted to get an smartphone. Even after we get an Android phone, we will be asking “is the iOS better? does it suit me more?”. For us, both the OS are great! The 2 best mobile OS out there right now and it really boils down to individual preferences. If you still cannot make up your mind, perhaps this infographic can help you clear things up! This is a very interesting infographic showing the differences between an Android user and an iOS user. Maybe you will know which OS suits you best by relating yourself with the infographic.

Here is the awesome infographic!


Our fav on this infographic is 57% Android users more likely to prefer an ugly device that’s full-featured and 122% of iOS users more likely to prefer a sleek device that does a few things. LOL

So what are you? Android or iOS?

* Do not choose your mobile OS entirely based on this infographic!

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Google buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion!


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Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page announced the buy first thing this morning, saying that they had purchased Motorola Mobility for twelve and a half billion dollars, or $40 per share.

This is around 63% of what Motorola is worth and it a big amount of money seeing that Google’s cash reserves are only around $39 billion. This proves how important it is for Google to buy Motorola.

With this, Google now makes both software and hardware for smartphones just like most of it’s competitors like Microsoft, Apple, HP and Nokia. And of course, another main reason it to own all the patents of Motorola Mobility. This means a lot to Google in all these harsh patent war!

Read this article for more information.

Don’t you think this is a big big news?