HTC prefaced their new Android Smartphone HTC Sensation in India, a week after the launch of Samsung Galaxy S2. Now the question is-which one you like better. At a glance, both look the same; “1.2GHZ dual core processor, 4.3 inch screen, Android 2.3 and a price around 29. 5K INR ($660)”. But in our side-by-side comparison the Galaxy S2 outstripped the Sensation, although the later comes with an improved Sense user interface.
From the last few months we were working on a online mobile comparison and price search tool for Mobiclue.com. Today we are introducing the pre-final version of the application for public testing. You might have already noted the changes in home page and the sub pages of the blog. We analyzed a few other leading Mobile websites and their offerings to formulate a quick idea of what people are looking for. This application has three main modules; a specifications page, simple price search tool, and an advanced mobile comparison page.
HP and Palm today announced webOS 2.0 and the new Palm Pre 2 smartphone. The webOS 2.0 is the first major update to the Palm propitiatory mobile OS after its acquisition by HP in this year. The webOS 2.0 upgrade will be available for Palm Pre, Palm Pixi phones, as an update in the coming months. The Palm Pre 2 will be the first phone in the market with webOS 2.0 pre-installed in the device. The Pre 2 has revised specifications and almost the same design of the Palm Pre Plus. The Palm Pre range is mainly designed for the CDMA networks like Sprint, but the GSM version is also available in Europe and with AT&T network in USA. The Sprint customers in US will not get the Pre 2 as the exclusivity of the device is now assigned for Verizon Wireless.
Dell today unveiled their first Windows phone 7 based smartphone Dell Venue Pro. Earlier known as the Dell Lighting, Venue Pro looks very similar to its Android brother the Dell Thunder. Dell Venue Pro has a 4.1 inch wide, AMOLED captive touch screen, which supports multi-touch inputs. Apart from this, Venue Pro has a QWERTY keypad fixed in the portrait orientation. We all expect a landscape keyboard in such a device with huge screen, but Dell managed to incorporate a four row keyboard in Venue Pro, which is easy to access operate. Dell Venue Pro meets the demands of the new Windows Phone 7 OS with 1GHZ Snapdragon processor. There is touch sensitive menu, back and search keys at the front side, and a 5MP camera with LED flash in the rear side.
Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer announced the features of upcoming Windows mobile 7 OS at MWC Barcelona. The new OS platform will be known as Windows Phone 7 Series . Though started development much earlier, Microsoft Windows mobile hasn’t had major changes in recent years. The very recently announced Windows mobile 6.5 was also unimpressive in features. Android, Apple iOS , Symbian, Maemo etc. took this as advantage and implemented the latest technologies for mobile devices. That resulted in more and more applications in these platforms. And naturally people chose those phones than Windows mobile. The new Windows Phone 7 Series platform has been designed considering the requirements of modern life.
Microsoft today launched Windows 7, the next generation operating system that will follow Windows Vista and Windows XP. Microsoft started beta testing of Windows 7 on the beginning of this year, which so far crossed 8 million in number of testers. Windows 7 has a new streamlined user interface, performance upgrades, touch support and couple of new features. As per Microsoft Windows 7 is not a major Windows upgrade, but tweaked version of Windows Vista that covers and fixes the disadvantage it had. More than 80% of beta testers agreed with this argument and they certified Windows 7 as the best Windows after Windows XP. Hardware requirements of Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit versions remains the same as in Windows Vista . On the software side , users can even run applications wrote for Windows XP using the XP mode . Confirming the global announcement , Microsoft India also came up with country specific price and versions of Windows 7 .
Palm announced Pixie, upcoming smartphone based on their new web OS platform that power Palm Pre .Plam Pre was released few months ago on Sprint with attractive package . Many people across the world including those who in India are waiting for the launch Plam Pre in their countries . While the speculation on this continues , Plam announced just another web OS phone for US customers on Sprint . New Palm Pixie (Pixi) is smaller in size and configuration when compared with Pre . The full qwerty keypad is not slidout , resulting in extra length of the device .There is a 2.6 inch capacitive touch screen that is smaller than in Palm Pre . Unlike in Palm Pre ,Pixie will only have a 2 mega pixel camera with flash. Plam Pixi will be available with customizable back ground covers similar to option in choosing Dell laptops in artist series. The full official specification ,price and launch date of the device will be available soon .