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by on May.20, 2010, under Gadgets, Tech

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition

  • 6-core processor
  • 3.2Ghz
  • $295 on release (?15k lang!!)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10

  • 4 inch capacitive touch screen (no multi-touch) [yet]
  • 8.1Mpx camera
  • Timescape
  • Mediascape
  • Android 2.1

Samsung Galaxy S

  • 4.0 capacitive multi-touch SUPER AMOLED screen goodness
  • up to 32GB on-board storage + up to 32GB microSD card support
  • Android 2.1
  • Hummingbird processor
  • HDMI out
  • 720p HD video recording

HTC EVO 4G

  • 4G
  • 4.3 multi-touch TFT screen
  • 720p HDMI in/out
  • has 1.3Mpx front-facing camera
  • WiFi tethering of up to 8 devices (but Android FroYo 2.2 will release USB and WiFi tethering too)

Motorola MOTOROI (to be released in UK with better specs [hopefully])

  • HDMI out
  • 8Mpx camera with Xenon flash!
  • 720p HD video recording @ 20fps
  • OMAP SOC processor (better 3D than Snapdragon)
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Test post from WordPress for Android

by on May.03, 2010, under Gadgets, Tech

Yes, I am now an Android user and I love it!!

Android 1.5 on my Samsung Galaxy Spica is almost as good as the iPhone exprience. I can’t wait to update to Android 2.1!

Samsung with Android isn’t so bad in combination.. Anything with Windows Mobile is!! Damn, I wasted money with that Samsung Omnia II!! So slugish after 3 months use…

That’s another story and post. Anyway….

If only the Sony Ericson X10 is proven to have multi-touch then I’ll upgrade to that this year. If not, then I’ll wait for the Samsung Galaxy S price to go down.. (expected to cost around 40 to 45 PHP) or the rumored Motorola Shadow be official. The rumored specs makes me drool! LOL!!

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Manny Villar leads Google Searches!

by on Feb.02, 2010, under Others, Tech

I really don’t want to talk about politics as much as possible but when technology is involved, it’s a different story.

Most people don’t know this Google service. It’s called Google Trends. It graphs the number of search queries of a particular set of keywords in a given amount of time.

I used the following keywords taken from the top 5 Presidential candidates taken from the PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE FOR THE 2010 ELECTIONS, PHILIPPINES survey in the NICKNAME SURNAME format. Of course, searching for ‘villar’ only or ‘aquino’ only will add irrelevant results as ‘villar’ is a Spanish term used across the globe and there are many ‘aquino’: kris, cory, and ninoy.

  • noynoy aquino
  • manny villar
  • erap estrada
  • gibo teodoro
  • eddie villanueva

And VILLAR leads!! (data taken February 3, 2010 2AM PHT)

(continue reading…)

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iPad official specs

by on Jan.27, 2010, under Tech

Official iPad Technical Specifications:

Size and weight

  • Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
  • Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds (.68 kg) Wi-Fi model; 1.6 pounds (.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model

Display

  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Capacity

  • 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash storage

Processor

  • 1GHz Apple A4 – custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip

Sensors

  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor

Wireless and Cellular

  • Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
  • UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz) (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900,1800, 1900 MHz) (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
  • Wi-Fi + 3G model (Data only)

Location

  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
  • Cellular (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

Input and Output

  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack (top)
  • 30-pin Dock connector (bottom)
  • Built-in speakers (bottom)
  • Microphone
  • SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)

External buttons and controls

  • On/off / Sleep/wake (top)
  • Mute, Volume up/down (left)
  • Home (front bottom center)

Battery and Power

  • Built-in 25Whr rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Audio Playback

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

TV and Video

  • Support for 1024 x 768 with Dock Connector to VGA adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Composite A/V Cable, 576i and 480i with Apple Composite A/V Cable
  • H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Mail attachment support

  • Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)

Languages

  • Language support for English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian
  • Keyboard support for English (US) English (UK), French (France, Canada), German, Japanese (QWERTY), Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting and Pinyin), Russian
  • Dictionary support for English (US), English (UK), French, French (Canadian), French (Swiss), German, Japanese, Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting, Pinyin), Russian

Accessibility

  • Support for playback of closed-captioned content
  • VoiceOver screen reader
  • Full-screen zoom magnification
  • White on black
  • Mono audio

Accessories

  • iPad Keyboard Dock
  • iPad Case
  • iPad Dock
  • iPad Camera Connection Kit (USB or SD card)
  • iPad USB Power Adapter (6-feet)

All in all this is a cool device and a cool price tag..

  • 16GB – $499
  • 32GB – $599
  • 64GB – $699
  • +$130 on the base price for the Wi-Fi + 3G model

If I had this I wouldn’t be using it much like the iPod touch that I’ve bought for my mom. It hasn’t been used for 7 months.. lol

I did enjoy reading those rumors.

It’s sad that something that would have been cool didn’t make their way to the device.

Some things like: built-in SD card expansion slot, removable batteries, front facing camera.

But looking at Apple’s trend. They don’t want to make people to open things, it complicates things for lesser knowledgeable people, or hard to pick up on things people.

I think I’ll just buy the latest iPod touch… XD

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