Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Linus Torvalds ditches iPhone for Android based Google Nexus

Linus Torvalds has purchased a Google Android based Nexus One cellphone. But I have to admit, the Nexus One is a winner. I wasn’t enthusiastic about buying a phone on the internet sight unseen, but the day it was reported that it finally had the pinch-to-zoom thing enabled, I decided to take the plunge. I’ve […]

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Friday, February 5th, 2010

Symbian goes Open Source

After Google Android, now Symbian has decided to go Open Source. Since Android is Linux based and this had a good chance of Linux becoming the de facto operating system in Cellphone too. So Symbian reacted and released all its source code too, in the hope that their customers don’t switch to Linux and they […]

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Friday, October 30th, 2009

Jawbone, noise cancellation bluetooth Headset

I have been using the Jawbone, noise cancellation headset for a while. Its sold at a premium over other brands. It worked very well for a few days and did an excellent job in noise cancellation. However after a few days it started giving way, due to the poor build quality. The ear hook was […]

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Monday, October 12th, 2009

Making free/cheap calls using Nonoh and Nokia E63/E71

I have been using SIP Protocol, Nonoh Service and Nokia E63. allows you to make free calls to many destinations including US, UK, Germany, Australia are among the few. It also allows you to make cheap calls to many other destination. See the full list here. Note: The free services is limited as a […]

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Nokia Unveils Its First Linux Phone N900

Important Bits: Runs Linux, so full multitasking and no more crashes 🙂 3.5G and WiFi connectivity 5-inch resistive WVGA screen slide-out QWERTY keyboard ARM Cortex 8 processor @ 600 MHz 32GB of internal memory, big enough than most other phones. MicroSD slot for expansion FM transmitter 3D Graphic accelerator Flash Player 5-megapixel camera 3.5mm jack

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Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Finally a phone that charges it self

Nokia has developed a phone that charges itself using microwaves. It picks up waves from TV signals, radio and other mobile phones. Finally all the radiations that’s been cooking our brains is finally being put to some good use.

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Review of LG Dynamite KP 199 mobile phone

LG has recently launched this mobile phone in India with a claimed battery life on 1 month (standby). I have been playing around with this phone and here is my take. This is a basic phone with a street price of Rs. 4175/- (US$ 85 Approx) Specifications LG KP199 Network GSM  Tri band (900/1800/1900) Form […]

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Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

iPhone running Linux!

The iPhone Dev Team has successfully booted Linux on the iPhone. Its still very rudimentary, no fancy apps or touch yet.. but this is just the beginning. The Dev Team is hoping to run Google’s equally Linux-based but more complete Android mobile operating system on the iPhone and is searching for programmers to help with […]

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Monday, January 5th, 2009

Nokia hints wider use of Linux in phones

Nokia plans to expand its use of Linux beyond Its N800 series. “In the longer perspective, Linux will become a serious alternative for our high-end phones,” Ukko Lappalainen, vice president at Nokia’s markets unit, told in an interview on the sidelines of the “Nokia World” industry conference.

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Nokia N97 coming

After the iPhone has shaken up the cellphone market, celllphone manufacturers are desperately trying to create an iPhone killer. Nokia too announced the Nokia N97 to compete in this space and here are the features: 3.5″ Wide Screen (16:9) Symbian WiFi and HSDPA A-GPS 3.5 mm standard headphone jack. MicroSD slot. 5 Megapixel Camera with […]

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Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Upgrading iPhone to Firmware 2.2

Apple just released the latest firmware 2.2. I have successfully upgraded my original iPhone to the new firmware. My iPhone came with firmware 1.1 and was updated to 1.1.4. Standard disclaimer applies: If you end up with a fancy looking brick, don’t blame me. This is also known to work only on the older iPhone […]

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Monday, November 24th, 2008

Syncing your iPhone on Linux.

Most end users wanting to move to Linux, expect to play MP3 music and sync their music with their iPods, iPhone, and XXX (put your favourite mp3 player here.) Apple does not have iTunes for Linux, its only available for Windows and Mac, I wonder why. iPhone being extremely proprietary, makes it incredibly difficult to […]

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Monday, November 17th, 2008

Did Apple get its India strategy wrong?

Mint has this nice article on how Apple got its India strategy wrong for the iPhone launch: Lost Opportunity | How Apple got its strategy wrong To add to this, Apple charges its customers in India full charges for the handset, which means no subsidisation from the service provide and yet the handset it locked […]

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Friday, November 14th, 2008

IPhone 2.2 Firmware coming

Apple is about to release iPhone 2.2 firmware soon. The Beta is already out. It has Google street view, and the most requested feature: turn off auto correct. Apart from several bug fixes. Cut and Paste is noticeably absent, which was suppose to be added in this release. Read More. It apparently can be jailbroken, […]

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

India Second Largest Mobile Market?

India is soon going to be the second largest mobile market in the world ahead of the United States. Currently India has 250 million mobile subscribers as per last count and will be 300 million by end of April 2008. US has 260 million and China is at 550 million. Way to go! Read More.

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Friday, January 11th, 2008

iPhone Review

<!– @page { size: 21cm 29.7cm; margin: 2cm } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } When was the last time you dated a woman who was nice and sexy and at the same time intelligent too? Welcome to the iPhone. Steve Jobs magic is working. The iPhone is not only a sexy phone but extremely intelligent. […]

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Friday, October 19th, 2007

Linux growing in the Cellphone space

From this article: Market research firm ABI Research, in a late August press announcement entitled “Linux to Be the Fastest-Growing Smartphone OS over the Next 5 Years,” predicted a compound annual growth rate “in excess of 75%.” By 2012, this growth rate means that Linux will “account for nearly 31% of all smart devices in […]

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Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Top 10 most beautiful cellphones 2007

10. Nokia 8800 9. Helio Ocean 8. Sony Ericsson W880i 7. Motorola MOTOROKR Z6 6. KDDI au Media Skin 5. Helio Kickflip 4. LG Shine 3. KDDI Penck 2. LG Prada And number one.. is .. no prizes for guessing this one! 1. Apple iPhone Read More at Fosfor.

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Thursday, June 14th, 2007

5 Cool Linux-Powered Phones

Good Linux phones are finally becoming a reality.. 5 Cool Linux-Powered Phones

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Monday, May 14th, 2007

What I am looking for in a Mobile Phone

After using Nokia 6230i for a while now, I was wondering if I should switch to a new phone. After some investigating, can’t really find something that fits into my needs. I am looking for something that has the following: 3G support or atleast EDGE. WiFi Smart Phone capabilities. Candy Bar, I don’t like flip […]

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