Sun, 06 Mar 2011 15:41:51 GMT
GPS Phones of 2011
Global Positioning Systems have a range of applications, being used in everything from cartography and navigation to surveying, fishing and a range of other applications. From the individual user’s point of view, however, what makes a GPS hand held device particularly attractive is its combined mobile phone and global positioning features. As well as being able to contact and be contacted wherever you are, you’ll never get lost with this cutting edge software that lets you know exactly where you are and helps you find places you’re looking for.
has all the latest updates on GPS phones that will be hitting the market during 2011, and the choice of features on offer is becoming ever greater as new models come out.
As well as pinpointing your position and sending you concise and clear directions for travelling, a GPS phone can be used to keep you updated about special offers and promotions from local businesses and where restaurants, hotels and attractions are located wherever you happen to be. Gone are the days of hefty road and street maps and city guides. With a GPS phone you have it all literally at your fingertips.
Every GPS phone comes with a panic button as standard so that the authorities can be alerted immediately in the unlikely but possible event that you are abducted or attacked. It will not only pinpoint your position but allow them to listen in to conversations and monitor the situation as it develops.
A GPS phone can be used to locate your car if you misplace it in a car park, track if it’s stolen and can be used in conjunction with a tracking device to keep an eye on pets and kids. It can even be used as an exercise monitor and earthquake predictor, and there are a multitude of other uses, many of which are only just starting to be explored.
Some of the hottest GPS phones to hit the market this year include HTC Wildfire, which is especially good when it comes to integrating social networking sites and can be fully customised with apps and widgets. It runs on the Google Android OS and incorporates multiple home screens. There’s a widget you can use to share information about cool new apps with your mates, and the device also includes a camera and Wi-Fi as well as the built-in GPS.
Sony Ericsson Elm
Sony Ericsson Elm is the ultimate environmentally friendly GPS phone, made from recycled materials and free of toxic chemicals. Its camera incorporates autofocus and face detection software, and it comes with full Facebook integration. With a multimedia player and music recognition software this is the perfect piece of kit to keep in touch and connected when you’re out and about.
Samsung Galaxy S
Samsung’s Galaxy S has a 4-inch touch screen with a cutting edge and highly sensitive display. Its multi-tasking capabilities are phenomenal, and it comes with HD video as well as the standard camera, is Wi-Fi connected and uses Google SatNav for GPS capability.
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Sun, 16 Jan 2011 23:43:03 GMT
Chumby powered desktop media appliance
This Insignia Infocast 8 Inch Media Display is a Chumby O/S powered web computer which delivers Internet radio, video and music playback, digital photo frame functionality and various fun type applications for download. The Chumby connection means that theoretically it’s open source hackable, not sure how that plays out in real life though.
It features an SVGA touchscreen, 800Mhz processor, 2GB of RAM, WiFi, USB ports, speakers and a natty little desk stand. Despite all this we can’t help thinking that it will probably lose out to the tidal wave of tablet computers eventually. Anyway neat looking box for just $99.99.
This Internet media display features an 8″ touch screen for easy navigation of online content, photos, videos and more. Access Pandora, SHOUTcast Radio, Photobucket, NY Times podcasts and Blue Octy Radio applications without a computer.
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Sat, 08 Jan 2011 18:24:53 GMT
Nexus S with Android Gingerbread on Sale in UK
Google's second phone has already seen release in the US and UK as well as other markets. While the Nexus S is expected to be a big hit it wasn't released early enough to see a large volume of sales for Christmas. The Nexus S was produced in conjunction with Samsung and takes a lot of design inspiration from the Samsung Galaxy S. The new Google Phone has a couple of noticeable differences but should still prove to be as equally successful as Samsung's flagship, which was one of the biggest selling phones of 2010.
One of the main differences between the Nexus S and the Galaxy S is the operating systems in use. While both run on Google Android the new Nexus S runs on the latest Gingerbread (2.3) release while the Galaxy S runs on the comparatively archaic Éclair (2.1). Although the Galaxy S can be upgraded the new Google Phone is the first handset to feature Android Gingerbread out of the box. Gingerbread offers a number of improvements over earlier Android releases, including better power management, an improved on-screen keyboard and the introduction of Near Field Communications (NFC).
In terms of hardware the Nexus S
has very much in common with the Galaxy S, with a virtually identical physical appearance, matching processing power and the same 4" Super AMOLED touchscreen that made the Galaxy S so popular. The only noticeable hardware changes with the Nexus S include the omission of a microSD card slot (effectively limiting internal storage to 16GB) and WVGA video recording on the 5 megapixel camera, which is a slight downgrade from the Galaxy S's 720p HD video capabilities.
With this in mind it has been argued by some that the Nexus S is ever so slightly behind the Galaxy S in terms of hardware features but ahead of its Samsung sibling in the software department. As it is a Google branded phone the Nexus S inevitably comes with pretty much all Google features included, meaning that you are guaranteed access to YouTube, Picasa, Google Talk and the very latest (albeit still a bit beta) Google Maps. While the Nexus S is seemingly based quite heavily on the Samsung Galaxy S there are rumours afoot that Samsung plans to release the handset in Europe under its own name as the Samsung GT-I90003.
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Sat, 11 Dec 2010 05:50:10 GMT
Deals on Electronics, Watches, Family Products
New York (12/10/2010)-For perpetual bargain hunters and other shoppers looking to get a great deal on the latest electronics, brand name watches, wireless accessories, jewelry and more, 1SaleaDay.com is the lowest-priced deal-of-the-day website offering unheard-of exclusive deals on just a single item and only for 24 hours. To keep customers coming back for more, 1SaleaDay.com even offers surprise free products once or twice a week.
As the largest independently-owned daily deal site in the world, 1SaleaDay.com leverages its tremendous buying power with major brands and retailers plus a dedicated team of competitive price-comparison experts to offer outrageous deals to more than 350,000 daily site visitors, like a Magellan Roadmate GPS, HD camcorder or 12 MP digital camera-all of which recently sold for just $39.99.
How 1SaleaDay.com offer such amazing prices? Rather than spend precious dollars on marketing to attract new customers, 1SaleaDay focuses on giving deep savings to customers, who then pass the word on about the great deals they've discovered at the site.
"Thousands of customers make 1SaleaDay.com their first web stop of the day to see what's hot and get the best deal on the products they want at a price anyone can afford," said Ben Federman CEO of 1SaleaDay.com. "Collectors, gadget geeks and even parents and grandparents check us out first to get the best deals anywhere on the web on gifts for their kids or grandkids - or even for themselves".
With a new deal posted everyday at midnight EST in each of five categories-Deal of the Day, Wireless, Watch, Family and Jewelry-1SaleaDay entices shoppers who stop by every day to check out the deal, offering items like a TomTom GPS device, luxury watches, a waterproof MP3 player with earphones, black freshwater cultured pearls, and even kid's games, accessories and home decor.
Once in a while, 1SaleaDay clears out its inventory with the Chunk o'Junk Deal featuring a box full of items randomly selected from past deals, such as laptops, MP3 players, USB adapters, GPS units, cables, accessories and cell phones - a $200 value - sold for just $5 plus $5 shipping. Chunk o'Junk deals are limited to the first 1,000 customers and are commonly gone in just a few hours.
"Customers often tell us that they love shopping at 1SaleaDay not only for the great deals, but also for the fun, creative and catchy descriptions for the products," Federman said. "We don't just tell them about the product-we tell them how they can use it to get the most out of their purchase."
Most items ship the day after ordering and typically arrive in 3-5 business days via UPS or USPS. Products offered on 1SaleaDay.com are almost always new, in original packaging, with occasional deals on refurbished or wholesale packaged items for even greater savings. The site is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and authenticated secure by Comodo, Authorize.net, McAfee and PayPal.
To find out about today's Deal of the Day, visit www.1SaleaDay.com. And, stop back tomorrow for a different deal-there's a new one posted every day.
1SaleaDay.com offers the deepest discounts on a variety of merchandise with a new deal posted every day at 12 midnight EDT. With Deals of the Day in five categories, including Wireless, Watch, Family and Jewelry, 1SaleaDay leverages its global buying power to offer discounts up to 90% off retail prices for electronics, collectibles, housewares, toys and more. Headquartered in New York, NY, 1SaleaDay.com is part of a family of discount retailers that includes Ben's Outlet, Dynamite Time and Glasses Unlimited. For more information, visit, www.1SaleaDay.com
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Thu, 11 Nov 2010 02:22:10 GMT
ADT Releases a Home Security Application for the iPhone
There's no doubt that a monitored home security system brings peace of mind. But there are two major reasons that a monitored security system might fail. The first is simple-it's inconvenient. After the initial installation, most consumers are vigilant about punching in the code and arming the system before leaving the property and disarming it on the keypad when returning. But what happens over time? It slowly becomes a tedious task to perform multiple times a day. Throw in some grocery bags or a baby stroller to shuttle in and out, and it's a downright pain.
The other major reason a home security system becomes ineffective is simple forgetfulness. When a home owner is running late or in a hurry, it's certainly not uncommon for them to forget to arm the security unit when running out the door. So no matter how many bells and whistles are attached to the unit, it's not going to work without being armed.
Well, things just got a little easier with ADT's Home Security iPhone application. With so much of today's electronics and appliances growing ever-connected, it only makes sense that consumers should have the ability to control their home security system remotely. In mid-2010, ADT security
, Amercia's leading choice in home security, released the ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions app. It's a home security solution that enables ADT customers to arm and disarm their units right from their phones, meaning if a customer forgets to arm the system when leaving the home, they can do it right from their iPhone the moment they remember. Or if they know you'll have your hands full on the way back, he or she can disarm the system ahead of time.
ADT's iPhone app is robust with many other features in addition to arming and disarming home security. It enables custom alerts via SMS or email for events that the customer pre-determines, monitors the status of door and window sensors, controls lights and thermostats, and even accesses real-time surveillance video, giving ADT customers a connected home experience with an elegant solution.
The ADT Pulse Interactive Solution application is available right now through the iTunes App Store, and is available to ADT customers who subscribe to ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions.
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Mon, 25 Oct 2010 05:15:17 GMT
TV Phone: the ultimate all round entertainment
The Titan Quadband Projector & TV Phone is remarkable not just for the fact that the manufacturer has managed to cram dual SIM, FM radio, TV and LED projector functionality into a pocket friendly quadband mobile phone, but also for the very reasonable price point. Just $172.95 buys you a veritable media centre powerhouse, with a 31 inch equivalent projected screen, microSD storage for movies, a video camera, FM and audio recorder and Bluetooth connectivity. Whoosh!
With its unique style, the Titan TV projector cellphone comes with an LED projector with manual focus, analog TV, FM Radio, video recording, digital camera, picture viewing, Dual SIM, Bluetooth, and a user friendly menu interface for easy navigation. The Titan projector mobile phone is a 2-in-1 device that performs both functions exceptionally. This baby throws up images reaching up to 31 inches from a distance of over 2 meters…
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Thu, 09 Sep 2010 05:50:16 GMT
The Evolutionary Era of Mobile Phones
Tied up to the table or desk are you? Let’s step forward into the wireless world of mobile phones
. Treated as a status symbol, mobile phones now are a necessity and have become a frequent sight. Numerous companies have now pitched in several fancy features like touch screens, dual cameras, QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi connectivity along with Bluetooth and capabilities of playing MP3 and MP4 formats.
With such multiple features packed into a 6 inch device; which also gives you online gaming, weather reports and the stock market updates, the mobile industry has brought forward a revolution.
Enjoy the power of two- Go Dual:
Using of Dual SIM cards in mobile phones is another advantage that has been brought forth in the market. This feature gives an individual the option of being able to work with two different phone numbers simultaneously. Most of the people prefer this option rather than carrying 2 phones with different numbers.
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Now that sounds good doesn’t it? With the fancy and upbeat features being offered by the cell phones, the telecom industry has also stepped in with a few goodies. GPRS, MMS, Push Mail and Online Application stores are all thrown in for a customer today who has a phone which can support all these features either free or at affordable prices.
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Gone are the days when the only game you probably found in your phone was either snakes or solitaire. Not only your device has inbuilt games far superior than ever but you also have the options to install and download several more.
Cellular Phones offer Dual Speakers with surround sound enabled and much more capacity in terms of storing audio and video songs. The video quality and the screen size have seen major improvements in the latest models of phones being launched. The phones are re-placing MP3 players, IPod’s and walkmans.
A touch is all you need:
With the launching of desktop’s and laptops the slogan “everything’s just a click away” has been modified after phones came up with the touch screen. Now, “everything’s just a touch away”.
From ordering flowers for your spouse on your anniversary or to booking your flight or following maps to reach your destination, it’s all just a touch away. While using a touch screen phone it produces small vibrations at the place where it’s touched. This makes navigation easy and quick especially when it comes to the keypad.
It’s all packed into one:
Just think about the utility features rolled into the cell phone to meet our needs and it would surprise you. Imagine, if there was no silent mode feature if you were attending a meeting, no offline mode when you were travelling in the flight or conference calling with video options. All these features make life much easier.
You might want to check out the website, mondetech.com for detailed information on some of the best phones launched with some exclusive features.
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Sat, 19 Jun 2010 23:48:38 GMT
Speed-up your Android Smartphone
Don't you get tired when your Android Smartphone becomes slow while running multiple applications? This is where the T-Mobile 'Device Tune-up' App. comes to the rescue. T-Mobile has recently launched an App. called 'Device Tune-up' that optimizes the performance of your Android smartphone by closing all unused services that are hindering the performance of your Android smartphone for no good reason. It does this by running quitely in the background and requires no user input unlike many other similar apps.
1. You Android Smartphone must be running Android OS 2.1 or lower.
2. Install MyAccount3.3 App (Downloadable from Android Market)
3. Allow installation of non-market third party apps in your Android Smartphone settings.
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Sat, 19 Jun 2010 23:28:37 GMT
Nokia's road to nowhere
What the hell is happening with Nokia? Once a market leader, it is now putting out profit warnings
that its second quarter earnings will be lower than expected because of pressure from Apple and other smart phone makers.
Nokia has a problem with its strategy. Like a rabbit caught in the headlights, it's too slow to react and there will be no improvement this year or for that matter the next. While Apple's recently unveiled iPhone 4 is flying off virtual shelves with 600,000 pre-orders and other vendors rolling out models with Google Inc.'s Android software, Nokia isn't even there. It's new N8 handset is still not ready to hit the market. "The smartphone revolution has started and Nokia is not there," Helena Nordman-Knutson, a Stockholm-based analyst at Oehman told Bloomberg's Diana ben-Aaron
. The N8 "will be old when it's out because everybody has taken the next step."
Looking at it strategically, Nokia will not survive unless it finds its place in the industry. But where to look? Apple has cornered the market on user-friendliness and lifestyle integration with iTunes and widespread apps support, while Research in Motion, makers of the Blackberry, has a firm grasp on the enterprise market.Unless it finds a niche, Nokia will continue to struggle and go nowhere on the road to irrelevance.
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Thu, 01 Apr 2010 12:48:02 GMT
IDAPT Universal Desktop Charger
So, it probably goes without saying that everyone here at Popgadget can safely be classified as a geek (though I think there may be a nerd or two among us, but a deliberation on the differences between the two is for another time). Anyway, as geeks go, there is a tendency to have significant charging needs to keep all of our gadgets up and running.
I"ve personally been a fan of the universal adapter for a long time. One in the house, one in the car, and only to buy a new tip on occasion to fit the latest mobile device. Only problem is the unsightliness of the cords. IDAPT provides an elegant, desktop solution to this dilemma. Easy-in device tips allow you to simultaneously charge up to three devices without all the clutter. Perfect for your nightstand, kitchen counter, desk, or wherever you charge.
The IDAPT comes with the six most common tips, including iPhone / iPod, Samsung, Nokia, and USB mini and micro. Additional tips can be purchased online. Available starting in May, the IDAPT has an MSRP of $59.99 and will come in black and white models.
Let it be your single cord solution.
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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 18:57:29 GMT
Use The Sun To Power Your Gadgets
Batteries, nearly everything we call a "gadget" runs on some kind of battery.
Because of batteries many gizmos that were previously tied to an electric line have become portable but eventually all batteries die.
Carrying spare batteries can become a bit awkward as the number of portable toys you cart around increases, so, how about a product that will recharge your batteries from the Sun?
Read about the "Pico Freeloader Pro" sun powered recharger
, and visit the company website to get the details on this green friendly product
Take a camera with you whenever possible, and look around, you'll find a picture somewhere.
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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 05:11:54 GMT
If you think getting whacked a $150 fee for trying to cancel a T-Mobile contract for the new Google Nexus One smartphone is pricey, imagine the poor customers only yesterday who had to pay $350 to it!
Following a federal inquiry investigating unfair charges consumers face when breaking their service early, Google knocked $200 off the fee. However consumers who break their service contracts will still have to pay a T-Mobile early termination fee of $200 (bringing the total fee cost up to $350 from $550 as it had been). Ouch!
Subscribers who break the contract after 120 days will not have to pay any fee.
Federal regulators have also asked all the major carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile) to detail their approaches and rationale for early termination fees, whether they prorate charges if consumers cancel closer to the end of their service and whether trial periods are offered to let new subscribers leave without being penalized.
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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 04:17:24 GMT
Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition
This variation of the popular Nokia 5800 Xpress Music edition makes the most of Nokia"s Ovi Maps that was recently re-vamped into a free "forever" app.
The Ovi Maps app features coverage for over 70 countries and combines with the 5800 to maximize its abilities to give you turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation for both driving and walking. Ovi Maps also features free updates, more than 6,000 3D landmarks, free event guides, and free Lonely Planet and Michelin travel guides.
As for the hardware, the bright 360x640TFT touchscreen displays the excellent features of the easy-to-read Ovi Maps and features tactile feedback. The 5800 Navi also features 3.5G (3.6 Mbs); Wi-Fi; 3.2 MP camera with video recording, autofocus, and LED flash; 81MB of internal memory; hot-swappable MicroSD slot that can accommodate cards up to 16GB; very respectable battery life of 8.8 hours talk time and 16 days of standby time; and all the music features of the original 5800 Xpress Music edition including dedicated menu button and even respectable built-in stereo speakers.
The 5800 Navi includes an auto power adapter and a windshield mount right in the box, so it"s ready to jump in the car and hit the open road with you. The windshield mount was a little tricky to put together and seemed rather large upon assembly, but actually is quite usable once installed in the car. It"s very adjustable and was long enough to put the mobile phone right at my fingertips, even in my huge (read: non P.C.) SUV.
Currently on sale at the Nokia Online Store for $299.
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