Thursday, April 30, 2009
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
UMID F1 is a revolution of technology. It is a computer device combining mobile PC, navigation and multimedia, which is especially made for cars. The idea of having an ultra-mobile computer for me is pretty interesting. It is a full touchscreen computer, so everything is really at the tip of my fingers and the stylus. Let’s take a brief look at what the seven-incher can deliver.
The package comes with the UMID F1 PC body, a car-kit with car charger; a battery pack; an AC adaptor; a cradle, an air-suction cup; a stylus; a pouch and a remote control.
The PC has a Samsung 7” WVGA TFT LCD. The screen is highly sensitive and easy to use. The stylus is cleverly hidden on the top left hand corner and there’s a microphone and remote control sensor on the top right hand corner. Although it is claimed to be made for car, with dimensions of 192 x 125 x 25 mm, it’s pretty convenient to carry around.
It can stand on the cradle like this and fits just perfectly for a car. There is a built-in SiRF III Antenna and GPS Module for smooth navigation. The graphics are 3-D and look very attractive.
Here’s the car charger so that you won’t experience a blackout even during long distance travelling.
There is a USIM port for WiMAX/HSDPA, ATSM Cable Port, Mini USB port and Expansion I/O Port on the left side of the body. It also supports WiBro, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connection, going on line with this device is as smooth as any other bulkier PCs.
There are two USB 2.0 ports and a Headphone/Speaker Line Out on the right side of PC.
The cradle can be turned 360-degree around. It is convenient for whoever sitting in the car to view it.
The device has a free-trial window XP home edition for 30 days. It is XP, VISTA and Linux compatible, so you can install your own OS. The CPU is a VIA C7-M Processor (128Kbyte L2 Cache / 1.2GHz FSB) which is the smallest CPU Package. To prevent driving under influence, there is a pre-installed alcohol sensor to for instant breath test. It really is a multi-tasking device.
UMID F1 Ultra-Mobile 7-inch Notebook PC Video Review
Well~ LG just keeps on rushing out its phone. Few weeks ago, we got review on LG Prada II, and not long before that was 8 megapixel KC780. Now comes the KM900 Arena, rumored that it is LG Electronics flagship multimedia phone for 2009, the first phone features LG’s new S-Class user interface. Let’s see how’s it work.
It comes with a battery, a charger, a data cable, a handsfree set, a CD-ROM as well as a user’s guide.
Arena has a metal body with a 3-inch WVGA display which seem to be everywhere at the moment.
Beneath the display are three touch-sensitive keys for call send, home screen/multitasking menu, and call end. As well as a pinhole for the microphone.
The top hosts the 3.5mm audio jack slot, the power key and the back panel release button. And the USB port hidden behind a sliding lid placed at the left side of Arena.
5-Megapixel CMOS Schneider Kreuznach camera with LED flash located at the back.
You have to remove the back cover in order to slot the microSD card. The internal memory consists of 8 GB and the microSD slot that supports up to a further 32 GB.
The new thing about Arena is the layout. It can be viewed in portrait and landscape mode. You can opt for a layout of four rows of menu items, which are scrollable horizontally with Arena. Or you can turn the phone sideways, the menu items are all visualized with smaller icons fitting the screen perfectly with no need for scrolling. Arena is in high accessible simultaneously from portrait mode to landscape mode. Here’s the main menu in landscape mode.
The browser is decent. Scrolling and panning is quite prompt and smooth. But loading pages is a bit slow. It takes double the time to open the web page both over WiFi compared to HTC Diamond2.
Arena offers an onscreen alphanumeric keypad and a landscape QWERTY keyboard. It is a bit slow when typing a text on alphanumeric keypad, but too cramped to text accurately on QWERTY keyboard. Big disappointment on texting.
Trial on 5-Megapixel with auto focus.
The focus mode only got two choices, auto and macro. It’s not good enough to be a multimedia phone.
The Arena also integrates Dolby technology which makes the sound more spacious and richer when playing the music on the phone. And worth to be mentioned is the new S-Class UI in Arena. It’s really fun with it’s homescreen- smooth animations, reflections, 3D spatial effects, motion blurring - it's all there for your viewing pleasure. Playing with Arena is really in high enjoyment.
LG KM900 Arena 8GB Video Review
Monday, April 27, 2009
- Enhanced User Interface
- 5 Megapixel camera
- 3" WVGA touch screen
- WiFi & A-GPS
- 8GB storage
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