Rabu, 31 Agustus 2011

September high end smartphone buyers guide

There has not been much movement in the market insofar as officially released locally available high end smartphones are available. A high end smartphone these days is powered by a dual-core processor allowing you to run the latest near PC grade 3D games available, a 8MP or better camera which can capture high definition 1080p video and a high resolution display (480 x 800) or better. How much will all this goodness cost you?  Php24,000, or more.

If gaming and 1080p video capture is not important to you, check out the phones in this link.

Buying a high end phone means getting top of the class performance as well as future proofing so that it remains a viable platform for the next two years or so.
There are only three officially released high end phones in the Philippine market, and all of them are Google Android phones, Apple's next iPhone not yet having been released.

HTC's Sensation, LG's Optimus 2X and Samsung's i9100 Galaxy S. The Samsung is the best and most expensive among the three, while the LG Optimus 2X is the least expensive purchase option, with the HTC Sensation occupying a uncomfortable position between the two.

LG Optimus 2X P990. The LG Optimus 2X has 4-inch 480 x 800 Gorilla Glass protected screen, with 512MB of RAM and a dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 AP20H chipset. Photography and video is done via a 8MP primary camera and 1.3MP front camera. For storage it has 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded via a MicroSD card to 40GB.

It is the only Tegra 2 handset among the three, which is something to consider since it would probably perform best for Nvidia Tegra 2 optimize games. 

It can be found in the market for as low as Php24,000, with an official warranty. If you want this phone you will have to buy it open line as it is not being offered by any of the carriers subsidized under a contract.

HTC Sensation. Going up the food chain, you have the HTC Sensation which can be purchased as low as Php26,700, with an official warranty. What does the addition 2.7K get you?

The HTC Sensation has a larger 4.3-inch screen with a higher qHD 540 x 960 resolution. It has 768MB of RAM, which is 50% more than the LG Optimus 2X. The Sensation is nicely built with a aluminum case and what in my opinion is the best Android user interface, HTC's Sense, and the accompanying HTC proprietary applications and widgets like FriendStream.

But it is not all uphill, while the 1.2 GHz dual-core processor runs 200MHz faster than the processor of the LG Optimus 2X is does not necessarily do better where it counts most, in gaming. Also, while the Optimus 2X has 8GB of internal memory expandable to 40GB, the Sensation has a scant 1GB of internal memory. While a 8GB MicroSD card is provided with the Sensation, it does mean that storage is only expandable to 33GB.

Is the Sensation worth the money? In my opinion yes, but that revolves around the HTC Sense user interface. Being a HTC user myself, I love HTC Sense and do not see myself using an Android without it. 

Another good reason to get the HTC Sensation, for those looking at a plan is that it is available subsidized from a carrier. The HTC Sensation is offered free by SMART Communications under a 2-year contract at Data Plan 3000 or Consumable Plan 2500. Data Plan 3000 gives you 300 minutes of calls and 240 SMS to all networks, and is coupled with a unlimited data plan. A smartphone is not really all that useful without some kind of data plan.

Basically, you have a Php60,000 or Php72,000 commitment spread over two years and have a carrier locked phone. But if you use that many minutes, SMS and data, you do get the phone for free.

Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II.  At the top of the food chain is the Samsung Galaxy S II. Available for as low as Php28,000 with an official warranty, it is priced just 1.3K over the HTC Sensation and 4K over the LG Optimus 2X. 

Is the price differential worth it? As against the Optimus 2X you do get a larger 4.3-inch display, and that Galaxy S II's screen is the best in the Android world Super AMOLED display. You get double the RAM (1GB) and double the internal storage (16GB). Instead of the 10.8 mm thickness of the Optimus 2X the Galaxy S II comes wrapped in a super-slim 8.5 mm thick case. It is well worth the 4K price premium.

Making the Galaxy S II an even more tempting choice is that it is being offered by Globe Telecom under a two year contract for just Php2,499 a month on a consumable plan.

As against the HTC Sensation, you loose the higher resolution 540 x 960 display and the HTC Sense UI. But you go get more RAM, more internal storage and ultimately, what every high end smartphone buyer is looking for, with the dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset you get the fastest smartphone currently in production. All this is packed in a 8.5 mm thin case that makes the 11.3 mm case of the Sensation look fat.

If you are looking for the best Smartphone in the market, this is it.

Samsung Galaxy Gio Firmware S5660XXKPN Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Stock ROM online!

Another Stock ROM for Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 is now available via samfirmware.com. This version is still an Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread which has a build number of S5660XXKPN and a CSC file OXXKPB with build date August 2011. This ROM is build for European version of Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 only.

Samsung Galaxy Gio Firmware S5660XXKPN info
This is the latest Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread available via Stock ROM and can be manually install using Odin. There are six 2.3.3 Gingerbread versions on the list including this latest S5660XXKPN build. You can check out the list below from previous Android 2.3 Gingerbread leaks and releases.
Samsung Galaxy Gio all android 2.3 gingerbread Firmware list

Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread version

There are also two 2.3.4 Gingerbread version among the list.
Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread version

You can grab a copy of those file via samfirmware.com Samsung Galaxy Gio firmware download area. (You may only need to register for free if you're not already a member)
And here's the direct link via samfimware.com of the S5660XXKPN Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread firmware for Galaxy Gio.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Asia Firmware S5830DXKPB , S5830DDKQ5 Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread Stock ROM

Finally! Samfirmware managed to released the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread Stock ROM for Samsung Galaxy Ace over Asian Regions. The said firmware with a build number S5830DXKPB CSC-S5830OLBKPB and build date of August 2011 is now available via samfirmware Samsung Galaxy Firmware download area.
samsung galaxy Ace android 2.3.4 gingerbread firmware info
As you'll notice this is the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread stock ROM available, since mostly all previous versions were 2.2.1 froyo. But we also spotted an Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread for India Galaxy Ace users with a build number of S5830DDKQ5. This has been reportedly an official KIES update via Samsung server and serve as the first 2.3.4 Gingerbread released over India users of Galaxy Ace.

Firmware details S5830DXKPB via Samfit tools:
Available languages will be mostly from Asian Countries like:
Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, English Philippines, this must also have Chinese and Korean.

samsung galaxy Ace android 2.3.4 gingerbread S5830DXKPB firmware details
Here's a screenshots after installing the S5830DXKPB on our Galaxy Ace Asia version.. 
samsung galaxy Ace android 2.3.4 gingerbread firmware home screen

samsung galaxy Ace android 2.3.4 gingerbread firmware info
Since this firmware is new, we cannot tell any further details of what's new features, enhancements, bug fixes or any issues with this firmware. If you are not familiar with firmware flashing we highly advice to do some careful research first before flashing this ROM on your Galaxy Ace. For advance users who always give a risk.. like us, can grab a copy from the download links below.
Stock ROM - S5830DXKPB password: samfirmware.com (direct link from samfirmware.com)

Looking for a Dropbox compatible file manager for Android? Try OI File Manager.

For the past few months I have been using the Speed Software's free (and ad free) Explorer as my file manager. It is a nice powerful, non-frills file manager. Given that it is the sibling of Speed Software's powerful paid app, Root Explorer it has good genes. 

I use drop box on my phone to view files that I keep on my Dropbox account, which keeps my files on my two computers and smartphone in sync. I have had no problem uploading pictures and audio files to Dropbox, but when I tried to upload a Word document today, I realized that Dropbox needed different file manager as the Dropbox application for Android did not recognize Explorer.

After searching online, I decided to try OpenIntents OI File Manager. This app is free (and ad free) and will allow you to upload any file to Dropbox from your Android device. 

Selasa, 30 Agustus 2011

Profile of Philippine mobile phone users

In the Philippines there are approximately 91 million subscribers to cellular phone services.

Number of subscribers per network as of June 2011 (Source):

SMART Communications - 47.84 million
Globe Telecom - 28.42 Million
Sun Cellular - 15 million

Only about 2.6 million are post paid subscribers locked into contracts. Many subscribe to all three networks to be able to take advantage of the latest calls,  text and data promotions. 

Around the Web: Faster internet

PCWorld explains why your internet is faster today. "If you notice faster delivery of Web content today, consider yourself more than just lucky. In fact, you may well be a beneficiary of the Global Internet Speedup, a new, Google-backed effort to speed up the Web around the world."

Thanks Google & Co. :)

It got me thinking how fast Internet has gotten today, especially mobile internet. In 2006, I got a Globe Visibility internet connection from Globe Telecom, which has a maximum theoretical speed of 1.8 Mbps, and would hit 1.4 Mbps.

Globe Visibility Speed test from February 2007, from a Huawei modem on a laptop
Today, I can get those speeds from my mobile phone.

Smart 3G Speed test from August 2011, from a HTC Desire HD
The fastest mobile internet products available today is many time faster than that. SMART Communications has its prepaid only SMART Rocket which promises as mush as 12 Mbps. The SMART Rocket kit, which include a modem and a sim will cost you Php3,995. Use will cost you Php10 per thirty minutes. According to Yugatech, default charging will revert to Php200 per 180MB after September 30, 2011. You can also subscribe to Smart Always On Plans on the Rocket. It is still not clear if you can subscribe to Smart Communications Unlimited plans. Given the plans this would be more suitable for a dedicated mobile connection.

SMART Rocket - 4G HSPA+

Coverage is still limited, and since it is wireless technology, actually speeds may be reduced by obstructions between your device and the 4G tower. A list of the covered areas at this time can be found here.

Globe Tatoo Tonino Lamborghini - 10 Mbps 4G HSPA+

Globe Telecommunications offers its Globe's 10 Mbps Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini. Globe high speed package is a postpaid only plan. You get the sim and modem free for a monthly of Php2,199 under a two year contract. Since the plan is unlimited, I suspect many users may use this as their mobile and home connection. I am not sure if that is a good thing. Five years ago, some Globe Visibility were being used to power internet cafes causing network slowdown. But Globe Telecom has been down this road before so I think they know what they are doing. Mobile Internet from Globe Telecom across all plans tends to cost a bit less than mobile internet from SMART Communications.

How long can you resist before getting a 10 Mbps or faster mobile connection? Pick your own poison, but either way, the faster net is here. 

Senin, 29 Agustus 2011

The hidden cost of Apple ownership & AppleCare

Yugatech recently wrote an article about how he damaged the LCD of his newly acquired 2011 MacBook Air. Yuga wrote:

The adaptor of my MBA slipped from my hands and dropped around 7 or 8 inches from the keyboard (near the area where the power button is). Hit the F11 and F12 keys and bounced to the lower right corner of the screen. 
One reader commented:

That’s one disadvantage of getting a Mac. Premium parts and services.

In sum, the MacBook Air's 11.6-inch LCD screen needs to be replaced. Now, this kind of damage can happen to any laptop and warranty's do not cover damage caused by accidents and physical damage so the damaged laptop is not a point against Apple.
But the cost of replacement is. Yuga writes that the LCD replacement will cost between Php25,000 to Php30,000. A friend of mine with a damaged MacBook Pro was quoted a similar price for the damaged screen of his MacBook Pro.
Basically, replacement parts for Apple products cost 2-3x more than their competitors. One way to avoid the high cost of parts is to avail of an AppleCare extended warranty, and AppleCare warranty's are very popular because long time Apple buyers know that repairing their Apple will cost a lot. AppleCare packs will extend your warranty coverage to two years (iPad and IPod) three years (Mac's and displays), and will even cover the wear and tear on the battery once it goes below 50%.

AppleCare coverage is not cheap. Getting one for your Php49,900 11-inch MacBook Air will cost you Php13,490 (adds two years to the warranty). Getting a similar coverage for a Php23,990 iPad to will cost you Php4,190.

AppleCare still wont cover accidental damage, and I doubt whether iPhone owners can wait for their battery to go down to 50%. The high cost of replacement iPhone batteries is what makes external batteries for Apple iPhone so popular. But it does convert your nice slim iPhone into a rather Jurassic looking fat and heavy device. Given the high acquisition cost of an iPhone how much batteries cost these days, it would be nice if Apple offered lower prices on replacement batteries at least.

HTC Sensation @SMART

HTC Sensation. The HTC Desire S is a high end Google Android phone released by HTC in Q2 of this year. With a 4.3-inch 540 x 960 qHD resolution screen, dual core 1.2 GHz processor, Adreno 220 graphics, 768MB of RAM, 1GB of internal memory, a 8MP auto focus read primary camera with a dual-LED flash, 1080p video recording, a VGA front camera and full support for Adobe Flash. The phone was used as the launchad for the new HTC Sense UI 3.0, which I think is the best manufacturer designed user interface for Android, supported by several proprietary HTC apps, it promised to be the best Android phone for Q2 2011. 

Sensation v. Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II - Galaxy S II wins on a contract free purchase. The primary competition for the HTC Sensation is the Galaxy S II, and in this battle the Galaxy S II wins hand down. The HTC Sensation is actually a bit cheaper being sold about Php1.5k less than Galaxy S II, but that price difference is not enough to make up for the Galaxy S II's hardware advantages. The Galaxy S II's Super AMOLED display is the better of the two. The 1GB of RAM and Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset makes the Galaxy S II the faster of the two handsets. While the Sensation comes with 1GB of internal memory with a 8GB Micro SD card, the Galaxy S II comes with 16GB of internal memory. This means the Galaxy S II's memory can be expanded all the way to 48GB.
The Sensation is a better deal on a data plan. The Galaxy S II is currently available from Globe Telecom at Plan 2499 on a two year contract (a limited time promo if you apply online), which makes it the best deal postpaid also, well at least if you don't plan to use the phones 3G connection too much. Globe Telecom's Plan 2499 can be bundled with 21 hours of free mobile data, but that really wont let you use a modern Android phone to its full potential. A modern smartphone is really not all that useful without a data plan, so if you plan to invest in one of these phones, you might as well factor in the fact that you will be spending on wireless data. If you want a device to drag around from WiFi hotspot to WiFi hotspot, we would recommend a tablet instead.

With unlimited data added on, the Galaxy S II from Globe Telecom you would now be paying Php3,498 a month. The other option would be to bundle the Globe locked Galaxy S II with 1GB of data a month which would give you a total monthly fee of Php2,998.

With SMART's Data Plan 3000 you can get the HTC Sensation free on a two year contract. Data Plan 3000 gives you 300 minutes of calls and 240 SMS to all networks, and you get unlimited data usage (subject to some restrictions). So while the Samsung Galaxy S II is the clear winner for the cash buyer looking to buy an open line phone, on a carrier subsidized handset, the HTC Sensation could be a better deal.

LG Optimus One P500 gets updated to Gingerbread

 LG Optimus One P500.  LG is rolling out the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) now rolling out for its popular LG Optimus One P500 smartphone. The LG Optimus One has been the best budget phone in the market since its release in November 2010 released at a suggested retail price of Php12,990. Today the Optimus One is being sold for as low as Php9,800. With a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, a 320 x 480 pixel resolution, a 600MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 170MB of internal storage, and 3.2MP auto focus camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, a microUSB port and a built-in GPS transceiver with A-GPS support it is still the best budget Android nine months after release.  

Sprint Samsung Epic 4G D700EH17 Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread Stock ROM Download

Samfirmware released - Sprint Samsung Epic 4G D700EH17 Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
Sprint Samsung Epic 4G D700EH17 Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread

Samfirmware released the newest update firmware for Sprint Samsung Epic 4G D700. The latest firmware is Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread with a build number D700EH17 (SPH-D700-EH17-8Gb-REL.tar.md5) and a build date of August 2011. It is now available online at samfirmware.com, all you need to do is to register for free. http://www.samfirmware.com/WEBPROTECT-samsungusa.htm
Sprint Samsung Epic 4G Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmwares
Note: this is only a leaked version and samfirmware give some precaution that this firmware seems small in  packaged size. Anyway here's the download link direct from samfirmware.com download area.
D700EH17 2.3.4 DOWNLOAD ( Please do not mirror this file) samfirmware spent a lot of time to have this copy on stock.

Arabic Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmware I9003JPKP5 for Samsung Galaxy S SL I9003

This is a good news for Samsung Galaxy S SL I9003 users with Arabic versions.  SamFirmware previously announce that the new Arabic firmware Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread for Samsung Galaxy S SL I9003 is now available online.  The firmware version build number is I9003JPKP5 with a build date of August 2011.
Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmware I9003JPKP5

This is a stock ROM version that can be install or flashable on Galaxy SL using Odin. As of now, this is the only Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread avialable via samfirmware since I9003JPKD1 and I9003JPKE1 were both 2.2.1 Froyo. But according to samfirmware they will add more Arabic Android 2.3 Gingerbread for Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 on their list soon. So anyone who wants to upgrade their SGS SL I9003 device to I9003JPKP5 2.3.4 Gingerbread can grab a copy directly from SamFirmware website or just click the link below.

Just a simple reminder - remember this is a stock ROM, flashing this unto your Samsung galaxy S SL GT-I9003 needs extra precaution or you might end up bricking your phone, if you are not familiar in flashing by way of using Odin tool, do not attempt to try it unless you already done careful research and knows exactly what to do.

Along with new Arabic firmware Samsung Android devices are as follows:
Samsung Galaxy S plus I9001
- I9001JPKF7
- I9001JPKG1

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830
- S5830JPKP9

Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660
- S5660JPKE1

Download Samsund Galaxy S SL Arabic Firmware I9003JPKP5 Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.
via samfirmware.com link.

Minggu, 28 Agustus 2011


HTC Desire S. The HTC Desire S is a high end Google Android phone released by HTC in Q2 of this year. With mid-sized form factor sporting a 3.7-inch 480 x 800 resolution screen, 1GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, 1.1GB of internal memory, a 5MP auto focus read primary camera with a LED flash, a VGA front camera and full support for Adobe Flash, it HTC's closest direct competitor to the Apple iPhone 4. 

The phone uses HTC Sense UI, which I think is the best manufacturer designed user interface for Android, supported by several proprietary HTC apps. The Sense UI is so popular, it had "copied" by other developers and offered in the Android Market.

The only downer in the package has been the price.

Desire S v. Optimus Black - Optimus Black wins on a contract free purchase. The HTC Desire was regarded by many as the best smartphone of 2010. When the HTC Desire S arrived in the market on the second quarter of this year, it was priced lower than the original price of the original Desire.  But this was not low enough as it was priced 15% higher than other models like the LG Optimus Black P970. The Optimus Black has a larger 4-inch screen, as against the 3.7-inch screen of the Desire S. The screen of the Optimus Black, a 700-nit IPS display is brighter than the S-LCD screen of the Desire S.  The slimmer 9.2 mm thickness of the Optimus Black makes the 11.6mm Desire S feel chunky. The Optimus Black, with 2GB of internal storage has almost twice the storage of the Desire S. The only specification where the Desire S is clearly ahead is in RAM, where it has 768MB versus the 512MB of the Optimus Black.

The lowest price we have found for the Desire S is Php20,400 which is still substantially higher than the LG Optimus Black with an official warranty is Php17,000.

The Desire S is a great deal on a Smart Unlimited Data Plan. The LG Optimus Black is not offered by any local carrier at the present time. SMART Communications offers the HTC Desire S free on a two year contract under SMART's Data Plan 2000. Under this plan, the Desire S is the best deal in the market at this price point. 

A modern smartphone is really not all that useful without a data plan, so if you plan to invest in one of these phones, you might as well factor in the fact that you will be spending on wireless data. If you want a device to drag around from WiFi hotspot to WiFi hotspot, we would recommend a tablet instead.

Data Plan 2000. With SMART's Data Plan 2000 you get 150 minutes of calls and 200 SMS to all networks, and you get unlimited data usage (subject to some restrictions - I recommend you discussed in detail with your SMART Communications agent when applying for the plan). If you look at the comparable phones in the market, the Google Nexus S from Globe Telecom, but that is at Plan 2499 bundled with 21 hours of data.

I use this plan use it to get my email and sync my calendar and contacts using the pre-installed Google apps. I do messaging mainly through the pre-installed GTalk and eBuddy (for Yahoo! Messenger and Facebook Chat) downloaded from the market  ( For social networking I use HTC's proprietary Friend Stream and Peep applications to keep me connected to Twitter and Facebook (it also has support for LinkedIn, Flicker and Plurk). I get weather updates through a HTC app and news through the pre-installed Android app. I get traffic updates using the the locally built Metro Traffic Navigator. Occasionally I surf the web on the browser, and yes make calls and send SMS too. All-in-all not bad for my Php2,000 per month.

HTC ChaCha Facebook Android Mobile Review

The HTC ChaChа is a new hаndsеt recently releаsed bу HTC аnd іs dubbеd "The Fасebook Android Phonе." Whіlе thаt maу lеаd yоu tо bеlіevе thiѕ mobile is іn somе wау assocіаted with thе роpular ѕоcіаl netwоrk, much lіke the Googlе рhоne thаt сamе out a fеw yeаrs ago, it іs sadlу nоt. It iѕ, howevеr endorsed bу thе сrеator оf Facebоok, Mark Zuсkеrbеrg duе tо the innovаtіve "Fасebооk Buttоn" which makes іt ѕimple and еasy tо uрdаte уour own Fаcеbооk рrofіle аt thе touсh of а button. This new buttоn соuрlеd with thе fantaѕtic QWERTY keybоard and tоuch ѕсreen makе this рhоne а ѕurе fіre hіt with the yоuth of tоdау whо uѕе ѕoсial networkѕ rеlіgіоuslу and uр untіl now havе uѕed Blackberry рhones, hеnсе whу thiѕ HTC hаѕ а Blасkbеrrу tуpe kеуbоard.

This аssault оn а lаrgе pаrt оf Blасkbеrry's mаrkеt ѕhare іѕ a grеat move, with Blaсkbеrry'ѕ оpеratіng syѕtem wanіng and Andrоid tаking оver the world, HTC hаve made а sоund busineѕs deсision to try аnd temрt kidѕ оntо thеir рhonеs whіlе increasing their ever grоwing busineѕs іn the UK and thе rest оf thе World. All thiѕ busіnеss рlannіng and acсumеn wоuld mean nothіng іf thе рhоnе dіdn't livе uр to thе hуре, thankfully іt dоеѕ and in thiѕ reviеw we'll ѕhоw you why.
Final Review of HTC ChaCha:

Firѕtlу the HTC ChaChа іѕ a mid range phone, meaning іt is not herе to сompеtе with the роwеrhouѕes оf thе ѕmаrtphоne world, it іѕ here tо оffеr а cheapеr altеrnatіve while ѕtіll havіng еnough hаrdwаrе and uѕabilitу to mаkе it а very аttrаctіvе oрtіоn.

Let's ѕtart wіth the Sреcѕ of thе рhоne, іt hаs а verу rеаѕonаblе 800 MHz CPU рrоcеѕsіng ѕpeed, 2.6 inch TFT Capacitive Multi-touch screen display with 480 x 320 pixel resolution, runs with latest version of Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Operating System(upgradable to 2.3.4), 512 MB of RAM, 512 MB ROM, 5 Mega Pixel саmera with autо fосuѕ and LED flаsh, VGA 0.3MP frоnt саmеrа, Wi-Fi and 3G Connectivity, Micro SD card slot expandable up to 32GB, supports Micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, Internal GPS Antenna and 3.5mm Jack. Rесhаrgеаblе Lithium-іоn 1,250mAh bаtterу offers excellent battery life wіth roughly 400 mіnutеs оf talk time and uр tо 640 hоurs standbу time. All this is not bаd at all conѕіdеrіng this phonе саn bе pіckеd uр for freе whеn уou gеt а сontrасt at £18.00 реr month.

Finally HTC ChaCha Android Mobile is available on all leading market stores of other countries. Customers can buy the phone in online with excellent Price tags around 350$ in US and 15,000 Rs in India.

Sо the HTC ChaCha Sреcs lоok gоod аnd thе рricе рoint оf thе phonе is ѕure to аttract a lоt оf intereѕt but hоw gооd iѕ the phone tо uѕe? Wеll іf уou enjоу ѕосіаl nеtwоrks features аnd sоcialіzing vіa thesе netwоrkѕ or via оnlinе meѕsenger/tеxt mеsѕаgіng thеn thе рhone rеally іѕ а blаѕt to uѕe! Thаnkѕ tо thе vеrу nісe QWERTY kеyboard, whіch I prefer tо keуboаrds on the rаngе of Blackberry рhоnеs, it really іѕ a јоу to browѕe Faсеbоok аnd talk to my frіendѕ, plus the tоuсh sсrеen іs great whеn brоwѕing content wеbѕіtеs.

Hаvіng fun оnlіne аnd іntеrаcting viа sосiаl media and Facеbоok reаllу is whаt this рhоne іѕ аll abоut; an аll in one dеvicе thаt iѕ іntuitіvе, easу to uѕе and vеry eаsy tо typе mesѕageѕ to уour friends via Facеboоk, Twіtter or аnу other sосіаl medіа fоr thаt mattеr аnd that spесіаl "Faсebооk Button" mаkes it еvеn eаsier to uplоаd and shаrе cоntent with уour frіеnds. Uрloading рісturеs is а brеezе, just аѕѕоcіatе your ChaCha wіth yоur profile аnd аnу timе уоu want tо роst a pіс to аn аlbum, on yоur wаll, or оn yоur frіends wall yоu sіmply fіnd the picture оn yоur phonе and presѕ the buttоn.

Your ChаChа will do the rest, no mеsѕing around and nо fuѕs - juѕt ѕеamlеss аnd іntuіtіvе. Thіѕ wоrks wеll for оther aѕресtѕ, fоr instance when you listen to musiс уоu can hit thе buttоn and thе аrtіst and trаck will show up on your prоfіle/wаll, уou саn еvеn іntеgrate оther soсial mеdіа ѕuch аs Twitter аnd usе thе "Fасeboоk Button" to еasilу post uрdatеѕ.

Final Conclusion of HTC ChaCha :

All in аll іf уоu arе hоokеd, like mаny peoplе, to Fасebook and wаnt tо ѕhаre yоur life with уour onlіnе frіеndѕ then the HTC ChaChа іs а android рhonе thаt уоu will rеаllу get а lоt оf uѕe аnd enjоуmеnt оut оf аnd at ѕuсh a lоw pricе point it haѕ nеvеr been bеttеr to get a smartрhоne lіke thiѕ onе. While I thіnk thіѕ phonе іs grеat for users оf Facеbооk, іf, lіkе mе yоu dо not uѕе thе sociаl nеtwork often then, nеedleѕѕ tо staу уour moneу is better sрent elѕewhere.

Here you can look a quick review of HTC ChaChа in this Review Video

Author Bio: This post is written by Julian Fernandes  who writes for Web Hosting Search. She is an avid reader, social media expert, hardcore gamer and a technology enthusiast who loves trying out new gadgets and games.

Best deal on the Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II?

 Samsung's I9100 Galaxy S II is the best smartphone money can buy these days. Powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Mali-400MP graphics processing unit on the Exynos chipset, it is the fastest smartphone in production. The 4.3-inch 480 x 800 Super AMOLED display combined with a thin 8.5 mm frame combines a large vibrant display with a case the is easy to carry on the hand. With 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, it does not fall short in those department either. 

With a suggested retail price of Php29,900, and available for about 2K less on cash, it is about 15% cheaper than what you would expect to pay for a top of the line handset last year. Still 30K for a phone is a fair amount of cash.

Globe Telecom is offering the Samsung Galaxy S II on a postpaid plan with a two year contract at Plan 3799. That is the same plan that Globe Telecom offers the iPhone 4 for free too. But if you apply for your Globe Telecom line online, the Galaxy S II is available at Plan 2499 on a two year contract.

Sabtu, 27 Agustus 2011

HTC ChaCha

The HTC ChaCha is a Google Android phone which ships Android 2.3 out of the box. It is a QWERTY messenger phone which combines a physical keyboard with a touchscreen. The display is a small 2.6-inch which has a high 480 x 320 resolution for a screen of this size, so fonts and images on the screen appear very sharp. 

QWERTY messenger form factor. If you are considering this type of phone, that is really the first issue you must resolve. Are you willing to give up screen real estate for a physical QWERT keyboard. Having shifted from a phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard six months ago, I have pretty much concluded that I will never be able to type as fast on a pure touchscreen phone as against one with a good old physical QWERTY keyboard. 

If your main purpose for a phone is calls, SMS, email, instant and social networking, this may be the best choice for you. If web browsing, ebook and document reading, photo editing and playing games is a main concern you are probably better off with a pure touchscreen phone with a larger (at least 3.2 inch) screen. Put simply, Angry Birds wont be as much fun on a 2.6-inch screen.

Hardware. The HTC ChaCha is nicely built with a metal bofy. The phone has a Arm v6 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM. The phone comes with a 2GB MicroSD card, and storage is expandable to 32GB. The hardware is more than sufficient for those who want a phone for voice calls, email and messaging and social networking. Arm v6, means it has limited rather than full flash support in the browser, and as we said earlier it is not really a good gaming platform. "Power users" would be better off looking elsewhere.

The phone has a 5MP auto focus primary camera with a LED flash and secondary VGA camera for voice chat and the like. The camera is decent but nothing to get excited about. Other phone with 5MP cameras, like the Samsung Galaxy Ace and the HTC Wildfire S snap better pictures.

Facebook button. The HTC ChaCha has plenty of character with the trademark Android chin distinguishing from the typical QWERTY phone and a dedicated Facebook button to launch the phone Facebook app on the chin. This is a nice phone from the standpoint of build quality, but no matter what you do, the first thing people will notice if the blue "F" on the body. It tells a lot about the user.

Similar phones. The HTC ChaCha can be found at a price of Php13,500 which puts it in the same price range as other  QWERTY messenger phones like the BlackBerry Curve 3G and is substantially cheaper than Nokia E6. Among these three options the HTC ChaCha is a much better choice than the E6. Hardware wise, it is a better choice than the Curve 3G. The Curve 3G would only be a better choice if you plan to avail of BlackBerry Internet, Messaging or Social Services.

Samsung also has its Galaxy Pro B7510 with similar specifications to the ChaCha and can be found at about 2K lower. The Galaxy Pro B7510 has a lower resolution screen, and its plastic case is less impressive than the HTC ChaCha. Basically, the Galaxy Pro B7510 is cheaper, but the HTC ChaCha is the better build phone. The Facebook button is just another "plus".

If you do want a QWERTY messenger phone, I think this would be the best choice for most users.

Acquisition options. Despite being a nicely build phone the HTC ChaCha is probably going to be a hard sell at its Php13,500. It is not the phone itself, it is QWERTY messengers in general. Most buyers will find the 3.2-inch pure touchscreen form factor of the HTC Wildfire or the 3.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Ace more appealing at this price range.

The HTC ChaCha becomes a really good deal on a postpaid line. SMART Communications is offering this phone free at Data Plan 1000, which gives you 100MB of data, 40 minutes and 100 SMS to all networks. The Wildfire S is offered at Unlimited Data Plan 1500 while the Galaxy Ace is offered by two carries at Plan 1800.

If SMART's Data Plan 1000 fits your need, this becomes a very inexpensive and stylish option for keeping connection to your social networks.

Laptop buying advice: Keyboard selection

 LaptopMag posted an Article entitled "5 Things to Look For in Your Next Notebook Keyboard." Most important is the importance of a good palm rest, where LaptopMag noted "Make sure that both of your wrists fit comfortably on the palm rest. If your hands hang off the edge, your shoulder muscles have to lift the entire weight of your arms as you type, possibly resulting in shoulder pain and injury." Of my two laptops, it looks like one fails in this regard. This is something most of us do not think about when selecting a new laptop, and looks like it is something we  should consider. Ironically, the newer HD 16:9 screen resolutions now almost universally adopted will make getting a a good keyboard harder.

Jumat, 26 Agustus 2011

What Apple needs to do with its iPhone 4

Apple iPhone 5 rumors have been running around for months, and the delay of the release of the new phone has only made the rumor mill run harder. I don't think Apple has to do all that much to make its next iPhone a success.
Bigger camera. A 5MP camera just does not cut it anymore these days. The Sony CEO stated several months back that Sony will be building its excellent camera for the next iPhone. Expect at least a 8MP unit.

Larger screen. The iPhone 3.5-inch screen is really starting to look small, but I do not expect Apple to follow the Android manufacturers lead with monster 4.3 to 4.5-inch phones. A nice incremental increase to 3.7 to 4inches would a good step for Apple, giving a larger screen and maintaining the handy size. If Apple built a monster screened iPhone, it would have to release its top of the line product in two sizes, one with a smaller screen. Not everyone finds handling a phone with a larger 4.3 to 4.5-inch comfortable.

Dual core processor. Putting in the same 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU as the iPad 2 will be enough to keep user happy for the next two years. Putting this in a phone the size as the current iPhone will be an amazing technological feat on its own. No one has put a dual core processor in a phone as small as the iPhone.

LTE/4G. Most of the world does not need LTE or 4G yet, but if you are picking up a new phone to keep for two years, I think this in one feature many people will be looking for. If not, it will be deja vu. In 2007 when the iPhone launched without 3G.

SMART's Netphone

SMART Communications is about to release it's Netphone announced in Barcelona, Spains last February, and with it a new set of plans designed around the new phone.

The Netphone is a ZTE Blade, a Google Android 2.2 powered phone which has a 3.5-inch 480 x 800 screen resolution, a 600 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset and 512MB of RAM and a 3.2 MP auto-focus camera. 

It is being offered on SMART's regular postpaid plans, being offered free at Data Lite Plan 800 with a two year contract. Where the SMART Netphone package really shines is in the prepaid department.

First, the SMART Netphone is being offered for prepaid plans at a price of Php9,900. This pretty much makes it the value for money Smartphone being offered in the market today.

Second, the more interesting thing about the SMART Netphone are the new plans being offered with this phone. For Php999 you get unlimited access to your social networks via Social Stream and unlimited chat through Netphone Messenger and a chat service of your choosing (YM, FB Chat), 1GB of Data for surfing, and 200 minutes of calls and 3500 texts to SMART subscribers. Not bad at all for Php999.
They also offer similarly low priced daily plans for as low as Php10 per day (click on the image for details).

What we cannot say much about are the new services offered with the phone. The phone has its own proprietary messenger and social networking apps, with a global directory which stores your phonebook online under the SmartNet brand. SmartNet looks like SMART is creating a online community. There could be some privacy issues here, but we will have to wait and see.

While we are all interested in the new iPhone and Android Ice Cream phones to be released, the SMART Netphone looks like the most significant release for the Philippine market. A smartphone with an affordable service making it really smart.
You can learn more about the SMART Communications Netphone here.

GingerReal Custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830

 Here's a custom ROM created for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 Android phone. This custom ROM is develop and released by redmaner an XDA-Developer from Netherlands. He named the ROM as GingerReal which is based on Android 2.3. Gingerbread ROM that has been improved to give a better stability and speed, and also to enhance battery life experience while using this ROM on Samsung Galaxy Ace.

Hereby, I present you GingerReal. The fastest and most stable Gingerbread ROM around.
The development of this ROM, is 100% aimed on stability and speed, which we have proven. Current install base over 100.000 smartphones around the globe!
The latest version which is GingerReal-ACE-V1.1.0 - "The little one just got bigger" build based from two Gingerbread Stock ROM the S5830XXKPN Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and S5830XXKPH Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread which features the following below:
-Based on KPH (KPN is in the works)
-Jupa Engine R1.0.0 >> All information on how to use it here
-CF-Root B80
-CWM4 recovery
-Big APN list
-Hacked host file (no ads)
-Animation tweak
-Some build.prop tweaks
-GingerReal stuff (launcher + boot)
-Did some stability tweaking
-100% stock theme (some work from seilent can be found on sourceforge)
-Ext4 partitions by default
-A lot more

Some of GingerReal-ACE-V1.1.0 screenshots.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 5830 Gingerreal welcome screen
Samsung Galaxy Ace 5830 Gingerreal home screen
Samsung Galaxy Ace 5830 Gingerreal Menu Screen
Samsung Galaxy Ace 5830 Gingerreal Settings Screen
Samsung Galaxy Ace 5830 Gingerreal Firmware info Screen
Latest Changelog info:
Stable V1.1.0
-Merged with official KPN firmware
-Deleted apps2sd (sdcard needs to be partitioned)
-Testing out a new tweak configuration (Good batterylife, speed and stability)
-Deleted GingerReal launcher we are now using QQ-Launcher pro (beta) update it in market to let it work
-Using meizu theme from seilent

If you want to try it out and install on your Samsung Galaxy Ace, you can follow the easy step by step procedure from redmaner., You may also ask some questions and get detailed information from the developer himself.  Just visit this thread at XDA-developer - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=122843

Kamis, 25 Agustus 2011

Around the Web: Happy 20th birthday Linux

Linux is now twenty years old. Time flies.

As Linux turns twenty, Linux Girl greats Linux happy 20th birthday in her Linux Insider Blog Safari. PC World, looks at how has Linux become indispensable to our world. OMG!Ubuntu joins in the birthday greetings by looking at where Linux started and how far it has gone. 

The perfect Tablet PC

Lenovo has made Tablet PC's for a long time, but their over Php100K prices and their weight made them expensive and a but heavy for something to be carried in hand. I remember when I first saw the X41 Tablet six years ago and have been wanting one ever since. From a practical standpoint it was hard to justify. The Lenovo Thinkpad X41 Tablet weighed in at 3.6 pounds, and with an extended battery that would go up to 4.3 pounds.

Five years later, the same problem still hounds the Tablet PC. The current model Lenovo X220 Tablet weighs in at 3.9 pounds, and that is with a four cell battery. While 3.9 pounds is fine for a laptop it is a bit ungainly for a tablet. Lenovo does have its new light Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet, with a detachable keyboard, but I really would prefer one that had a swivel to allow the screen to rotate and fold over the keyboard. I would also like it to have a larger keyboard than the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet.

Cut out some weight. Apple can build an 11.6-inch Intel Core i5 MacBook laptop and bring the weight down to 2.5 pounds. From Lenovo's Tablet PC's converting its ultraportables into a tablet adds about 0.6 pounds. It would seem feasible to built a 11.6-inch X220 Tablet type device at 3 pounds of less.

Starting with the 3.9 pound weight of the X220 Tablet, cutting its 12.5-inch screen to 11.6-inch should result in some reduction in weight. Inside, instead of an Core i5 processor which needs a design that can handle a thermal design point of 35W, I would be happy with AMD Fusion chip which only has a 9W TDP or even better, a dual core ARM processor which will only need a chassis designed to dissipate less than 4W of heat. Instead of a 500GB hard drive, 64GB of flash storage should be enough. What OS? Well if an AMD Fusion machine, than Windows or one of the Linux operating systems. If an ARM machine, Android or Linux. 

So how about it Lenovo? 

Symbian Belle

Symbian Belle, the latest updated to Nokia Symbian S^3 operating system will bring a pull-down notification shade, re-sizable widgets, a one-tap method to add them, a scrolling application list of icons and additional home screens, all in making Symbian OS decided Android looking. 

Copycat or not, it looks good, and one reason I chose Android was that it looks some elements I liked from the Windows Mobile and Symbian interfaces. Now I wonder whether Nokia needs Windows Phone 7 at all. They have brought Symbian to a level where its biggest problem is not the interface, but support since its end-of-life has been announced, and they also have a interesting MeeGo handset.

If Symbian Belle had been ready when the Nokia N8 had been release last year, I suspect things would be very different today.

Testing Smart 3G speeds

When I got my Unlimited Data plan for Smart Communications I was not expecting it to be too fast in general, since I had been using the time based service for several years. It was pretty fast in Makati CBD and The Fort in Taguig, but slower in other areas. I noticed it had become faster as of late, in areas where I am used to getting a average connection speed. So I started doing speed tests using Ookla's Speedtest.net for Mobile App and I am pretty impressed with the results.

August 23, 2011 at Starbuck's Aguirre, BF Paranaque:

The test was conducted at 9:05 P.M.

August 25, 2011 at Starbuck's Powerstation, Macapagal, Pasay City:

The test was conducted at 10:39 A.M.

August 25, 2011 at Red Ribbon's, Km. 16 Aguinaldo Highway, Bacoor, Cavite.

The test was conducted at 1:49 P.M.

Steve Jobs steps down as CEO of Apple

The big news today is not some new piece of mobile technology but the resignation of Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple. Mr. Jobs will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Apple.

Apple will go on without Mr. Jobs directing its day to day operations, but the reality is that people like Steve Jobs really cannot be replaced. I new he would be retiring soon, but I thought he would wait till the release of the iPhone 5. I don't want to speculate on this. Every person deserves their privacy.

The impact Mr. Jobs had on the industry cannot be understated. While I always felt that Apple did not cater to developing countries like the Philippines, and if Apple had their way our computers and smartphones would cost more, the innovations brought about by Apple, directly or indirectly, benefitted us all.

The past thirty years has been quite a ride, and it was magical watching you.

Rabu, 24 Agustus 2011

[Stock ROM] Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 S5830XWKPO and S5830BOKP5 Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread

Two stock ROMs for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 Android phones are now available on samfirmware.com, the S5830XWKPO and S5830BOKP5. Both version are Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread with build date of July 2011. We aren't get any detailed info of which and what specific regions these firmwares allegedly came from, so we check it out over samfirmware SAMFIT tool and here's what information we got.

S5830XWKPO - A Europe version with CSC file LUXKP1 for Rogers- Canada but this one is confirmed for Luxemburg.
Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 S5830XWKPO 2.3.3

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 S5830XWKPO 2.3.3 gingerbread
S5830BOKP5 - A Europe version with CSC file TNL for T-Mobile - Germany. 
Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 S5830BOKP5 2.3.3 gingerbread
These two ROMs are now available online just grab it over samfirmware.com download area.

AT&T Samsung Captivate I897 Firmware I897UCKH3 Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread is online!

New firmware for Samsung Captivate I897 AT&T leaked. I might say that some devs have managed to pulled directly this from Samsung's FUS (Firmware Update Server). I also read today on a twitter feed I subscribed. It was marked as I897UCKH4 but after I downloaded it, in the archive it was I987UCKH3. This is a leaked version usually the announcements are followed by a Kies official release within a few days. This is an upgrade version of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmware with a build date of August 8, 2011, since  from previously released Android 2.3.3 I897UCKF1 last July.

Build Prop

# begin build properties
# autogenerated by buildinfo.sh
ro.build.date=Mon Aug 8 19:31:58 KST 2011
# ro.build.product is obsolete; use ro.product.device
# Do not try to parse ro.build.description or .fingerprint
ro.build.description=SGH-I897-user 2.3.4 GINGERBREAD UCKH3 release-keys
# Samsung Specific Properties
# end build properties
# system.prop for smdkc110

rild.libargs=-d /dev/ttyS0

# Samsung USB default mode

# Update TimeZone
# Disable Monkey tool


Anyway,  the I897UCKH3 Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread stock ROM  is now available via Samfirmware.com link only for those advance users of Samsung Captivate who wants to try it out.
I897UCKH3 Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread

Samsung Captivate users who are not familiar flashing stock ROM, can wait the Official release later..
The only issue just for now is that there is no rooting method yet works in this version.

Globe Telecom use of the Tonino Lamborgini in violation of trademark?

Techie.com.ph reports that the use by Globe Telecom of the Tonino Lamborgini name for its 4G broad band service allegedly infringes on the trademark of an Italian Company name Tonino Lambofghini s.r.l.

Tonino Lambofghini s.r.l. released the following statement:

BOLOGNA, ITALY - (Marketwire - Aug. 23, 2011) - Tonino Lamborghini s.r.l., an Italy-based company which is the sole lawful owner worldwide of the trademark "Tonino Lamborghini" hereunder

wishes to inform its customers that unauthorized people are currently trading online and through Globe stores a "4G Tatto Tonino Lamborghini" broadband stick which is a counterfeited product.

Tonino Lamborghini s.r.l. has never manufactured or authorized anyone to manufacture such a product which constitutes therefore a serious trademark infringement.

Moreover the advertising campaign "Feed your need for speed" featuring Marlon Stockinger, first Filipino to win a formula race in Europe, is deceitful and unlawful since it leads to a serious likelihood of confusion between two different and separate brands and businesses that is to say "Tonino Lamborghini" and "Automobili Lamborghini".

Tonino Lamborghini s.r.l. shall take any legal action to protect the brand.

Yours faithfully,

Dott. Gian Luca Filippi

Tonino Lamborghini s.r.l.

You can read Techie.com.ph take on the issue here.

Samsung has a new naming scheme for its smartphones

Samsung's naming scheme for it smartphone can get a bit confusing. We know the Galaxy S is the flagship, SL must mean "lesser S", and that you have the three named Ace, Fit and Mini and those who have no names and just have numbers, like the 551 and the 5.

Samsung has come up with a new more rational naming scheme for its Galaxy line of smartphones. The flagship Samsung retains the "S" designation. The next levels are the "R" which is one level lower than "S", and than and the "W". These all considered high end phones. Mid-level phones will be sold under the "M" label while entry level Galaxy phones will be sold under the "Y" label. Those with physical keyboards will be named "Pro". For example "Galaxy M Pro". 

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy M Pro and Galaxy W.

Selasa, 23 Agustus 2011

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet: Productivity tablet done right

The Android 3.1 HoneycombLenovo ThinkPad Tablet is now available for sale abroad. I hope this hits Philippine shores. It is the productivity tablet done right. The ThinkPad Tablet has a 1280 x 800multitouch display, 1GB of memory, front- and rear-facing cameras anda NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, full sized USB ports and SD card slot. The 16GB model is priced at $499, a 32GB version a 32GB versionfor $569 and a 64GB option for $669. Basic specs and price-wise, theThinkPad Tablet is on par with the Apple iPad 2 and its Android competition. Most Android tablets which match iPad pricing do not fare very well, and while the ThinkPad Tablet is targeting a more limited market, I think it will do very well in its target market.

Like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, the ThinkPad Tablet has a detachable keyboard. When not in use the tablet can fold over the keyboard so it can be carried around just like a laptop. You can attach a physical keyboard to the iPad too, but this is designed more like a desktop keyboard and is not as handy to carry around. So if you want a Tablet which can double as a laptop, the Transformer, which has been selling well, and the ThinkPad Tablet are your best bets,

The Transformer is cheaper than the ThinkPad Tablet at US$399, with the keyboard the price is US$549. While the ThinkPad Tablet starts at US$499, with the keyboard it comes in at US$599, reducing the gap to just US$50. You can also add a stylus to your ThinkPad Tablet for another US$30.

The ThinkPad Tablet comes with 25 pre-installed productivity, security and entertainment apps which include includes GoodTechnology's Goodfor Enterprise mobile app suite, CiscoAnyConnect secure VPN client, Absolute Software's ComputraceMobile device tracker, DataViz' DocumentsTo Go, Printer Anywhere's PrinterShare and McAfee MobileSecurity. This is clearly a tablet target at the mobile professional. 

If you are looking for a tablet, which can also replace your laptop this is the one. The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet will not challenge the iPad 2 in sales, and is not designed to be an iPad 2 killer. But for the mobile professional, this looks like the best tablet in the market.

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