Posts Tagged 'cellphone'

Google mania strikes back, everything its google now

And its so true – i was surfing through different blogs and found a user comment at one of the post of Mobile Crunch – Interesting – seems like Google will rule the whole world wide web with in few years –

The post was about Android firmware 1.1 (RC33) patch notes – Google has gone ahead and published the full bug fix/features lists for Firmware 1.1 alongside the updated SDK.

Check after the jump to see what’s gone down.

 

Resolved Issues

* AlarmClock alert now plays audio/vibe directly, rather than through AlarmManager. AlarmClock alert starts playing audio/vibe in its IntentReceiver, rather than on activity start. These changes should prevent alarms from being blocked by modal dialogs.
* Fixes to device sleep.
* Single tap no longer opens the in-call dialpad; users now need to touch and drag it.
* Fixes a bug causing approximately 1 in 25 outbound messages to freeze up the IMAP connection (to a Gmail based server) when transferred to the Sent folder.
* Removes automatic account setup entries that were broken or not testable. Adds minor fixes to a few of the remaining entries. Makes improvements to warning dialogs used for a few special cases.
* Changes default mail checking interval to every 15 minutes (instead of defaulting to “never”).
* Fixes password-quoting bugs in IMAP, so that users can include special characters in passwords (e.g. spaces).
* Fixes various errors in auto and manual account setup
* Improves reporting for various connection errors, making it easier for the user to diagnose failed account setups.
* Fixes new-mail notifications for POP3 accounts.
* Ensures proper auto-checking of accounts marked as “never check”.
* Now displays date and time using user preference (e.g. 24 hr vs. AM/PM).
* Now shows cc: in message view.
* Improves recovery from POP3 connection failures.
* POP3 parser rules loosened, so the application can work with non-compliant email servers.
* Removes green CALL button as a shortcut for “add a new call”.

New Features

* Maps: Adds details and reviews when a user does a search on Maps and clicks on a business to view it’s details.
* Dialer: In-call screen timeout default is now longer when using the speakerphone.
* Dialer: Adds a “Show dialpad” / “Hide dialpad” item to the in-call menu, to make it easier to discover the DTMF dialpad.
* Adds support for saving attachments from MMS
* Adds support for marquee in layouts.

API Changes
Overview

* Adds annotations for test systems, no actual (non-test) API changes.
* Adds a method to allow a process to easily determine its UID.
* Adds support for marquee in layouts.
* Adds new methods for determining padding in views. Useful if you are writing your own subclasses of View.
* Adds new permissions that allow an application to broadcast an SMS or WAP Push message.
* API cleanup: removes protected constructor from SDK-bound system images.

Nokia E71 – Ultimate Business Device

Another QWERTY based smartphone by Nokia that is much responsive and quick – and becoming more popular and feasible because of its compatible size – As compared to E61, it is much more convenient. The E51 is a great entry level enterprise device, but lacks the power that a full size keyboard provides. The completed portfolio of 2nd generation Eseries devices (E51, E66, E71, E90) has a real sense of maturity about it. This comes from the hardware (variety across the range, build quality and feature set), but also the software – the enterprise applications, and crucially, the enterprise device management options have been significantly improved. The Nokia E71 and its sisters look set to give Nokia’s Enterprise rivals (Blackberry and Windows Mobile – and, yes, in time the iPhone) some sleepless nights.

10The key features include Quad-band GSM support, Landscape 2.36″ 16M color display of QVGA resolution, 3G with HSDPA 3.6Mbps support, Comfortable full QWERTY keypad, Convenient business-minded shortcut keys , Symbian 9.2 OS, S60 UI with FP1 (topped with some FP2 goodies) , 369 MHz ARM 11 CPU and 128 MB of SDRAM , Wi-Fi, Built-in GPS receiver, A-GPS, 3.15 megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash, 110 MB of internal memory, microSD expansion, ships with a 2GB card, Slimmest smartphone to-date, slimmest Wi-Fi and/or GPS handset to-date, Stainless steel casing, Standard 2.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP support, microUSB v2.0, FM radio, Remote Wipe , Provider-independent VoIP support, Infrared port , Great battery life , Office document editor , User-friendly Mode Switch for swapping two homescreen setups, Rich retail package and many more –

Besides many advantages, the few drawbacks this phone holds are: Below average camera performance, Video recording maxes out at QVGA@15fps, No dedicated camera key, Smaller display than its predecessor, Cheap-looking power key, No RDS for the FM radio – But overall Nokia E71 is considered as an ultimate business cellphone. There is no BlackBerry and Exchange client support in the phone,  which otherwise handles push email, contacts, appointments, and tasks flawlessly, doesn’t support email folders. That’s going to be a deal breaker for some, to be sure. But for casual business users , Nokia E71 is the best among all Nokia smartphones –

Ali, Senior Software Engineer at Mondo Pakistan, and friend of mine is planning to buy one soon – the phone is available in the locat market with price range Rs 34,000 – Rs 37,000 – I am sure he will get one soon – 🙂 InshaAllah –