Wednesday, July 29, 2009
NOKIA E52 Unboxing Pictures & Review
The box is bundled up with the E52 phone, a battery, a charger, a data cable, a handsfree set and a user’s guide.
It could happen that Nokia E52 is out here to test the water for the soon-to-be-launched E55. E52 looks almost identical to the still-in-womb, only a QWERTY keyboard missing. I would say that the design of the phone is of no surprise, a candybar with a fair share of space between a 2.4-inch TFT and a familiar number pad. E51 is made of fiber plastic except the back cover which is made of a piece of rather thin metal (but don’t worry, the battery sits so fittingly inside the compartment that the back cover would not get dent easily). Because of the material made, E52 is slim and light. It gives you a good grip but not so much my idea of a business phone as I would see a business phone with a little bit more heftiness, like E71.
The number keys are very thumb-friendly. However, I am not so sure about the new rocker switch idea for the one-touch keys. The message and calendar keys are placed on the same level as the navigation pad. If you press on the right or left directions of the d-pad, you are inclined to push the switch by mistake which could be quite a nuance before your thumbs familiarize themselves with the practice.
A 3.5mm jack is placed next to the power button on the top of the phone.
Data transfer port is on the left of the phone.
The volume adjustment and the shortcut to camera can be found on the right side.
The back looks pretty smart. You will find a 3.2 megapixel camera with full focus (not autofocus guys!) assisted with LED flash. By looking at the specs, the camera is not at all overwhelming, but you know camera is not the focus of an E-Series business phone (especially in this price range).
You need to remove the battery cover to get access of the MicroSD slot. (Hassles alert!) You can expand the memory up to 16GB.
E52 is installed with a 600 Mhz processor and 256mb memory to make sure navigation and browsing is lag-free. HSDPA up to 10.2 Mbps and HSUPA up to 2Mbps and WLAN connections secure you with a fast internet connection for smooth business.
The phone is operating on Symbian Mobile S60. You get accelerator for auto-rotation and A-GPS with compass.
As the new addition to the Nokia E-Series line-up, E52 has played it safe. You don’t get too much groundbreaking stuff but you will get basically everything you want from a business phone nowadays: a long lasting battery life, noise-cancellation for crystal talk quality, quick access to push emails and messages and fast connection. Satisfying!
NOKIA E52 Video Review
Monday, July 27, 2009
NOKIA 2700 CLASSIC Unboxing Pictures & Review
The box contains the phone, a battery, a charger, a handsfree and a user guide.
Nokia can always make elegant bar phones. 2700 Classic is not an exception. It exudes the same gracefulness as its middle-range sibling Nokia 6730 Classic. The layer of protective glass stretches to protect the whole surface and the recessed screen is an intelligent design to improve scratch resistance. (Haven’t we mentioned it before?)
The keys are very tactile and spacious.
You have got a USB port for transferring files and songs to which you can listen with your 3.5mm earphones. FM radio is also on board.
You can extend the memory up to 2GB with MicroSD card.
The back is again delightfully minimal with a 2MP camera (which is also delightfully minimal).
Nokia 2700 Classic is simplistic (true!) but quite a bargain considering what you have to pay. A nice design, solid construction, a little bit of entertainment on board (OVI available), it does not really fail its customers.
NOKIA 2700 CLASSIC Video Review
Sunday, July 26, 2009
The Omnia Series by Samsung is going to continue the tale of PocketPC wisdom and touch wizardry. Start from their ancestors- Samsung i8510 INNOV8 with its Symbian OS and strong emphasis on imaging. And then the i900 Omnia and the i8910 Omnia HD few months ago, they all features cutting-edge technology and gained credibility. Here’s come the i8000 Omnia II, the real proper sequel instead. Can’t wait to open it ~
It comes with a battery, a charger, a data cable, a handsfree set, a pouch, CD-ROM and a user’s guide.
There are so many high-end, touchscreen PocketPC phone nowadays. And mostly, the front is all screen after the iphone. There's very little room for variation. It looks exactly the same as S8000 Jet. Actually, it got the bigger screen in 3.7-inch whereas the S8000 got 3.1-inch only. (It is the only difference in outlooks between them.)
There are 3 hardware buttons below the display with no different between S8000. The cube is a button that activates the Cube launcher, which is part of the new UI. The buttons on front are large and very easy to hit.
It is the Key Lock button on the right, which is for turning off the screen. You have to press that button to unlock the screen and then tap on display to operate the phone. (Well, feel secure and can be make sure that you won’t press other keys accidentally.)
You get the volume rocker on the right.
The top houses the 3.5 mm audio jack and a microUSB port that is protected by a cover.
At the back, you may find the 5MP camera with the dual LED flash and the speaker.
The applications here. As it sports the usual TouchWiz with 3D enhancements like we've seen on the Omnia HD. And the Advanced R Touch (Resistive Touch) here enables faster, more accurate touch response. Quite nice work with it!
On the task switcher here. It has neat task manager with cool graphics. It displays a scrollable list of thumbnails representing the currently running programs. You can choose to end a task or switch to it. It's also capable of showing all the currently running system processes.
It also has an intuitive six-sided cube UI as the one on S8300. The Cube rolls smoothly and usability is on a very good level. Cool~
The i8000 Omnia II is the combination of i900 Omnia and S8000 indeed. It features Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional (updatable to Window 6.5) descendant of i900 Omnia and the display is upgraded to 3.7-inch. With 2/8/16 GB internal memory, TouchWiz 2.0 User Interface and 3D effects which is appeared in S8000, make enjoying multimedia and multi tasking convenient and fun. It’s really fun to play with. However, the only downside is the browser which can be only zoomed by tapping on screen. Compare with HTC’s device that has a Zoom Bar which is easier to zoom out and in, i8000 is less convenient on zooming.
Samsung I8000 Omnia II Video Review
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