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Blackberry Storm – Press and Be Impressed :)

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Nokia 6300 with a battery solution ?

Nokia has been pioneer in providing the most user-friendly handsets so far that even looks great. Hira my sister had this phone last year – Today I decided to write her personal opinion about this cell phone.

nokia-63001She is an M.B.B.S student , and always saw her taking snaps of the environment around her – Before asking her the reason , I thought may be its her hobby but when she told me that she is collecting these pictures for the research for her Community Medicine subject. I was surprised to know how the advancements in today’s technology can really help a MBBS student as well.

Besides collecting pictures, other advantages include a slim candy bar build and solid design. At just 91g it is as close to a featherweight as you’ll get for a phone with so much metal in its casing. A good proportion of the front fascia and the back battery cover are made of cold silver metal. The front buttons are silver plastic, while the upper third of the back of the casing, screen surround and shortcut buttons are black plastic, the latter punctuated by a silver navigation key. The color scheme and use of metal lend an air of sophistication to what is essentially a low cost, mid range handset.

It is 106.4 mm tall, 43.6 mm wide and 11.7 mm thick. That doesn’t quite match the W800i’s ‘Size Zero’ 103 x 47 x 9.4mm but it gets close enough for me, and very importantly, this phone beats the W880i hands down on the all important factor of usability.

The 6300’s main keys are sizeable and clearly marked, making fast texting unproblematic. The Nokia selection keys and Call and End keys are well spaced, and the navigation pad and its central select button are large.

The major disadvantage of the phone includes no UTMS support, and low battery. It is prone to fingerprints and it always takes the portrait orientation of images taken with the camera. Videos can only be taken at QCIF (176 x 144 pixels) resolution only. Side keys are difficult to press although the keypad of the phone itself is very convenient. Last, there is no infra red port.

Nokia 6300 has a memory card slot located under the rear plate, on the left – a happy solution allowing memory card changing without switching off the device. The slot is for microSD cards; one such of 128 MB capacity is directly available with the purchase of the phone, whose internal memory is otherwise rather limited (approximately 7.5 MB).

Wahid got LG KE790 Shine – but reluctant to share specs :)

And today I got Wahid – he is a software engineer and MS student at local university –  when I asked him about his cell phone, his first response was “mujhy tu acha laga – issi liya more than year ho giya hai change nai kia” and that really admired me – I guess one changes his/her mobile only when he/she gets bored with it – Wahid didn’t change it means he has some kind of affiliation or there is something extraordinary that really helps him out in his daily routine – so in order to know more about it I asked him about the specifications – although I could have read these from LGs site – but I preferred asking him in order to know what exactly fascinated him –

 

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Oh – but guess what happened – unexpectedly he sent me the link saying I can check the specification from the site: D – that was a typical software engineer reply: P – but I didn’t give up –

 

 

The next question I asked was “What exactly in this fascinated you?” and an expected response popd up this time – “its sound is awesomeeeeeeeeeee plus camera” – this is what a local common user needs in his/her mobile –

 

 

However I find out LG SHINE consisted of full metal body, compact and light weight, 15mm thin and 80g light – It has wide mirror LCD with multifunctional scroll key – Some other features include 2M Focus Camera certified by Schneider-Kreuznach (globally recognized lens company based in Germany), Multi-Media Players (MP3, Document viewer, MPEG4), USB & Bluetooth V1.2 and an External Memory (Micro SDTM/2.5G only).

 

The price of this phone in local market is around 14 k – 15 k Rupees which means it is financial and a user like Wahid, who is student as well as managing job can easily afford it J

 

I am sure many of you will buy it soon – Thanks to Wahid for sharing his personal views about the phone –

Starting with my own – Sony Ericsson K510i

My little but very close friend – small and compact, almost 100 x 45 x 18 mm and 80 grams heavy phone – with my favorite black color – The most user friendly phone I ever found so far – stylish in its own way – and it become more when I grab it and play with it using my 3 fingers: P – It has 1.3MP digital camera – It has simple and handy design.

 

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The screen is a little small, not too satisfies for looking image and browser but has color depth of 16 million. Has GPRS, Bluetooth and Infra. The only disadvantage is it has 24mb internal memory and no slot for external memory. This really makes one annoy , but for a user like me who is more interested in mobile functionality except keeping heavy themes, ringtones ad music, this is an ideal handset – The MP3 player is much better than many other K-series handsets and has good sound quality. Another disadvantage with the phone that it has no FM radio functionality –

sonyericsson-k510-00-0Software and game can be downloaded in internet, work for java and jar. So far I have not seen so may games for this phone but you can still find many java based games at different portals available for providing mobile content. Youpark is one of those by the way –  

The phone is not much expensive, I bought it in 7500 PK rupees almost 2 years back – and I am sure it will be much cheaper these days –

 

But overall, it is a good phone, a typical girlish phone with size like a chocolate bar and can easily be carried in your palm – I really like my phone and do not want to change it – until and unless I get any new phone very extra ordinary: P

Thank you SE-k510I for being my friend since past 2 years – you gave me so many good friends and good times – Thanks for that – J

And I am back again –

Finally after almost an year I decided to come back to blogging – life has been changed a lot since past one year – things have been more complicated and life became more messy – I decided to engaged myself into this – so that I can never see whats  going around me. I know its selfish, but this is only what I can do – its a sort of escape

I have decided to start utilizing my experience with different handsets and start writing the reviews – much more in the desi style now – I would be interviewing my friends, family, colleagues and people around me and would ask their experiences with their handsets –

I know its weird, but trust me – I have nothing else to do – maybe this way I would be able to get out of my self created trauma –

And yeah – don’t forget to wish me best of luck J