Nokia 3606 Launched by Cricket

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/22/2009 11:25:00 PM | , , | 6 comments »

Cricket Communications Inc. recently announced the availability of the Nokia 3606 phone. Along with a user-friendly interface, the phone packs in some quality features. Cricket Wireless presented the latest Nokia 3606, an ultra thin flip-styled phone that enables both messaging and calling function, plus, a 3G connectivity.

“The Nokia 3606 is an extremely attractive device that will be popular with customers who are looking for a handset with a sophisticated design and a high end feature set,” states Jeff Toig, vice president of marketing for Cricket. “The features are ideal for music lovers, with an MP3 player and stereo Bluetooth, which compliments Cricket’s Mobile Music offering.”

Supported by Nokia’s renowned user interface, the 3606 also features:

  •      FM radio
  •      Integrated Speakerphone
  •      BREW 3.1.5 with 15MB of user memory
  •      SMS/MMS with predictive text
  •      Stereo Bluetooth
  •      1.3 megapixel camera with LED flash
  •      MicroSD card slot for up to 8GBs and a micro USB charger/connector

The Nokia 3606 measures 3.5in x 1.9in x 0.6in and can withstand up to 3.5 hours of talk time or 10 days of standby from a full battery charge. It is available at a price of US$179.99.


Texas-based Dell has decided to launch world's thinnest laptop, part of the new 'Adamo by Dell' brand. Derived from the Latin word meaning 'to fall in love,' Adamo will serve as a flagship in a line of products created to transform the familiar personal computing space with a combination of new design, aesthetics, personalization, and latest technologies.

The stylish design coupled with the material used for the Adamo is meant to change or refresh a person's perception of what a computer is.The basic model will be powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo U9300 processor and will be equipped with 2GB of memory and a 128GB solid state drive. The 13.4-inch display will be powered by Intel's integrated X4500 graphics chip. On the outside, the laptop is featured with two USB ports, one USB/eSATA port and a display port. The Adamo weighs 4 pounds.

The Adamo has the following features:

  •      The chassis is made from a single piece of aluminium with precision detailing and a backlit keyboard
  •      High definition edge-to-edge glass display
  •      Fully connected with Wi-Fi (Draft N), Bluetooth 2.1, and optional integrated mobile broadband
  •      2 USB ports, 1 USB/eSATA combo port, Display Port, and RJ-45 port
  •      Cool, quiet, and robust solid state drives (SSDs)
  •      Up to 5 hours of battery life
  •      Available in Onyx and Pearl colors, with a range of complementary accessories
  •      Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-bit

Customization options include the following:

  •      External storage option with 250 GB or 500 GB external hard drive
  •      External DVD+/-RW or Blu-ray disc drive
  •      8GB USB drive
  •      Connectors and cables, including DisplayPort to HDMI, DVI, and VGA

The Adamo by Dell laptops will be available online for purchase and are available for pre-order now with worldwide shipping starting from March 26th 2009. Prices start at USD$1999. The chic laptop will hit 24 countries that include US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, ANZ, China, Honk Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia/Singapore, Japan and Indonesia.


Gmail's new "Undo Send" Feature

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/22/2009 12:54:00 AM | , , , | 2 comments »

This is not the first time that Google has introduced a feature to protect individuals from themselves. Have you ever been in a situation where you send an email message and immediately realize it was a mistake Where you accidentally sent something to the wrong recipient or simply regret writing that message or forgot to attach the file etc.,? If yes, then Google has unveiled a solution for you. The new “Undo Send” feature in Gmail. Gmail has added an "Undo Send" feature which can recall messages that you send. It should be within five seconds after clicking on the Send button.

"This feature can't pull back an email that's already gone; it just holds your message for five seconds so you have a chance to hit the panic button. And don't worry - if you close Gmail or your browser crashes in those few seconds, we'll still send your message," said Michael Leggett, Gmail user experience designer, in the Gmail Blog.

To activate Undo Send, go to the Settings/Labs tab in Gmail, enable it, and you're set. Once it is active you will see a new undo link on every sent email confirmation, which gives users a quick five second window (with an option to increase this to 10 seconds) to take the message back into the Gmail editor.


Talking e-mail

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/22/2009 12:51:00 AM | , , | 3 comments »

Have you ever left out in a situation where you needs to send an emergency email which is getting delayed because you are driving your vehicle and cannot type the mail when you need? Then this talking email might really help you! Yes, scientists have developed the world's first hands-free and eyes-free e-mail for in-vehicle use only which can talk to you while you drive. You can just shoot an e-mail by giving verbal instruction to a device fitted in your car as you drive.

It's actually a portable smartphone-compatible device, known as iLane that alerts its user when a new email is received and reads out the message and draft a reply on voice command. The new gadget, developed by Intelligent Mechatronic Systems, can be mounted on a dashboard, sun visor or air vent, at an initial installation cost of 400 pounds plus a monthly subscription.

It connects wirelessly to BlackBerry smartphones, and users wear a Bluetooth headset to issue voice commands and read, delete or reply to e-mails. It is powered through the car's cigarette lighter.
In fact, users can choose to send from two stock email responses -- "I am in transit and will respond shortly" or say "Call me if it's important" -- or they can record a 15-minute voice memo which the iLane will send as an email attachment to the correspondent.

In addition to handling e-mail messages, the iLane also allows people to make phone calls simply by calling out the name of someone in their address book, and can also read out the latest news and sport headlines, weather forecasts and traffic reports, according to the scientists.

However, the device is only compatible with BlackBerry phones at the moment and is currently available only in the US and Canada but its manufacturers hope to introduce it to other parts of the world soon.


Cut, Copy & Paste Feature with iPhone 3.0 OS

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/18/2009 11:44:00 PM | , , | 1 comments »

Apple has announced an update to the iPhone operating system. The update will be available this summer as a free upgrade for the iPhone 3G, and for $9.95 for the iPod touch. This update is come out with the most awaited enhancement in iPhone, the Cut-Copy & Paste feature.

Apple said that they’ve been working really hard on the UI for cut, copy & paste functions in the new iPhone 3.0 OS and now this is how it works:

1. Double tap on text, and it automatically selects it — then puts grab points at the end of the selection, with a cut/copy/paste bubble above it.

2. To select a whole block, you double tap, slide with your finger or thumb (you get a new magnifying glass), and pull across what you want to grab.

3. Select Cut or Copy. And Paste it anywhere; Mail, Browser, Notes, SMS, or even within 3rd party apps.

4.You can even Shake the iPhone to UNDO.


Most of us are already familiar with using a USB thumb drive. But have you ever seen the real thumb drive with real thumb? A Finnish programmer who lost his finger in an accident has replaced it with a prosthetic finger that has a USB drive built in. Victim Jerry Jalava can now peel back his “Nail” and reveal a 2 GB “Finger Drive” for storing photos, Movies and software. Sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, doesn’t it? Yes, but its true.

To add an extra dimension of coolness/freak other people out, the USB finger is removable.  So, when he’s using the drive you’ll notice a finger sticking out of his computer.  When he’s done, he simply unplugs and reattaches it! This replaced 2GB USB finger looks like a normal finger but it is easy detachable.


GrandCentral Upgraded to Google Voice

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/16/2009 12:01:00 AM | , , , | 0 comments »

Google has just released a preview of Google Voice, an application that helps better to manage the voice communications based on the original strategy GrandCentral as a free service of VoIP. Google Voice will be available initially to existing users of GrandCentral, a service that they acquired in July of 2007. Many number of improvements has been added to GrandCentral and the service is being relaunched as Google Voice.

The transformation from GrandCentral to Google Voice for the existing GrandCentral users, will be done in the next couple days. The instructions will be sent to the  GrandCentral inbox on how to start using Google Voice. Google will be launching the same for the others very soon.

The new application improves the way to use the phone. The features that are added to Google voice over the GrandCentral are
  •   Voicemail Transcription
  •   SMS Support
  •   Conference Calling
  •   GOOG-411 Integration
  •   Low Cost International Calling
Also, the contacts can be integrated from GrandCentral to Google address book. Voicemail Transcriptions will allow the user to listen to the voicemail messages and, to choose to have the new voicemails automatically transcribed. These transcriptions will be saved in the inbox and can be retrieved using search for voicemails. Similarly many other new features are been added to Google Voice which makes it to differ from GrandCentral.


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