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Apple Siri

Apple Siri – understands what you speak

Siri, is the new application in the latest release Apple iPhone 4S and it is also the intelligent personal assistant which makes use of your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more

The main highlighting feature of Siri is that it is not like the traditional voice recognition software that are been found in the many Mobiles.  The software in the mobiles take up the keyword and respond accordingly. There are times in which this software will find you nothing, but with Siri, you need not worry about these things.  Siri understands your natural speech, and it asks you questions if it needs more information to complete a task.

Siri which is found in the new  iPhone 4S uses the  processing power of the dual-core A5 chip and uses 3G and Wi-Fi networks to communicate rapidly with Apple’s data centers.  So Siri can easily understand what you are saying and can respond quickly.

How to use Siri?

Siri can be used just be speaking through the microphone and can also be used with headphones and Bluetooth headsets.

Which apps does Siri work with? 

–  Phone

–  FaceTime

–  Music

–  Mail

–  Messages

–  Calendar

–  Reminders

–  Notes

–  Contacts

–  Weather

–  Stocks

–  Web Search

–  Find My Friends

–  Alarms, World Clock and Timer

–  Wikipedia search

–  Wolfram|Alpha (English only)

–  Maps

–  Local search with Yelp!

Language Support and Availability 

–  English (United States,United Kingdom,Australia)

–  French (France)

–  German (Germany)

The application is capable of doing all things, right from setting your alarm clock, to finding a good local shop to playing a DJ with your music. Siri, is restricted to few websites but can bring any number of web results.

Siri can understand conversational English and reply according to what you have saved in your mobile. For instance, if you are asking, whats going on today, Siri will simply reply you back according to the data stored in your calendar. The application can also dictate all your messages, mails and other texts for your convenience. Siri can also be used by visually impaired users with voiceover.

Sony Xperia Sola

Sony Xperia Sola – the smartphone with a sense of magic

Sony Mobile Communications recently announced Xperia™ sola* as the latest addition to its portfolio of Android powered Xperia smartphones. Complete with Sony technology, premium entertainment and innovative floating touchTM navigation, the NFC enabled Xperia sola comes equipped with Xperia SmartTags, allowing consumers to change their smartphone’s settings and applications to fit their lifestyle in an instant. Xperia sola will be available to consumers globally in black, white and red in the second quarter.

A floating touch of magic

Making its smartphone debut exclusively on Xperia sola, Sony’s unique floating touch lets consumers navigate the web by hovering their finger above the screen so it acts like a moving curser, without actually having to touch the screen. Once the desired link is found it can be highlighted and a simple tap will load the page. Floating touch will evolve with new user functionality and applications through software updates and engagement with developers.

Calum MacDougall, Head of Xperia Marketing for Sony Mobile Communications, commented; “Xperia sola comes with the power of Sony and a sense of magic with floating touch, giving consumers a fun new way to browse the web and latest technology to show off. With Xperia SmartTags out of the box and access to the latest content through Sony Entertainment Network, Xperia sola is perfect for consumers looking for ease of use and the best in entertainment in a smart and innovative smartphone.”

Simplify the everyday with SmartTags

Xperia sola is NFC enabled and comes with two NFC Xperia SmartTags in the box as standard to simplify consumers’ everyday smartphone experiences. By touching an NFC Android smartphone on a SmartTag, a pre-configured profile in the smartphone will launch. The two SmartTags included with Xperia sola can be personalized with up to 10 commands. Out of the box they are ready for the living room to turn on Wi-Fi™ and launches Google™ news and weather apps, or for the bedroom, which turns on the alarm and switches to silent mode. Xperia sola supports NFC pairing, allowing consumers to enjoy great connectivity with other NFC smartphones, applications and services by tapping their smartphones together.

Powerful entertainment anytime, anywhere

Xperia sola boasts razor sharp clarity with Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, xLOUD™ and 3D surround sound audio technology delivering crisp and loud sound, and a 1GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance. Xperia sola also comes with fast capture to take the camera from sleep to snap in a little over a second with a single key press.

Consumers can also access premium entertainment experiences with Sony Entertainment Network, where they can watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters on Video Unlimited or listen to millions of songs through Music Unlimited.

Aquos Phone SH-06D

Japan’s NTT DoCoMo Reveals New Smartphone

NTT DoCoMo, the major Japanese mobile phone company, has announced a new smartphone. The Aquos Phone SH-, will be Android based. The devices will be waterproof, and are compatible with Japan’s new and much-hyped V-High multimedia broadcasting service. It will only be available in Japan.

The Aquos SH-06D smartphone will feature a 4.5-inch high-definition 3D display and 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. It sports a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, and it comes with a charging stand with a built-in antenna so you can watch multimedia broadcasts while the phone is charging. The SH-06D has a 8 MP rear-facing camera, and you can choose from Magenta Red, White or Blue Black. The smartphone is compatible with DoCoMo’s mobile-wallet services and can receive one-seg mobile TV.

Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia Lumia 900 windows Smartphone

Nokia Lumia 900, the first Nokia Windows Phone designed especially for theUS. And now, a few days after the show Nokia officially announces this smartphone will be available in AT&T stores sometime in March.

It shares a sleek design with the 3G Lumia 800, but has a bigger 1840 mAH battery to give better performance on the power-hungry 4G network. It also sports killer front and back cameras, the back camera has a wide-angle 28mm f/2.2 lens; the front-facing lens is f/2.8.

Nokia first announced the Lumia900 inJanuary, but this was a US-only model designed for carrier AT&T. It has now unveiled a version that will be released in the rest of the world.

 

Nokia Lumia 900 windows Smartphone Specifications

NETWORK

  • Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100

PHYSICAL DATA’S

  • Body Dimensions 127.8 x 68.5 x11.5 mm, 90 cc
  • Weight160 g

DISPLAY

  • Display Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 480 x 800 pixels,4.3 inches(~217 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch Yes
  • ProtectionCorningGorilla Glass
  • Nokia ClearBlack display

BATTERYLIFE

  • Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1830 mAh (BP-6EW)
  • Stand-by Up to 300 h
  • Talk time Up to 7 h
  • Music play Up to 60 h
  • 3.5mm jack

SOUNDS

  • Sound Alert types
  • Vibration;
  • MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker
  • 3.5mm jack

MEMORY

  • Memory Card slot – No available
  • Internal 16GB storage, 512 MB RAM

CONNECTIVITY

  • Data GPRS Class 33
  • EDGE Class 33
  • Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps DL, 25 Mbps UL
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
  • NFC Yes
  • USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, HS

CAMERA

  • Camera 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • Video Yes, 720p@30fps,video stabilization
  • Secondary Yes, 1.3 MP, VGA@30fps

SOFTWARE

  • Features OS Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
  • Chipset Qualcomm APQ8055 Snapdragon
  • CPU 1.4 GHz Scorpion
  • GPU Adreno 205

OTHER FEATURES

  • Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser HTML5
  • Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
  • Java Yes, MIDP 2.1

SENSOR

  • Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

PRICE

  • Price of this phone is not yet announced officially.