Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1

The article will educate a user on Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1. Let’s have a look at the design of Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1.

Design:

The Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 isn’t overtly big, coming in at 6.8”H x 9.9”W x 0.34”D, but does feel a bit heavy at 1.3 lbs. The device appears well built, almost like a tank, using premium materials, which gives it a nice sturdy feel. It has angled corners, just like the DROID RAZR smartphone.  The 10.1” IPS-enhanced HD Display carries the same 1280×800 resolution as its 8.2” brother.

On the right back-edge is the power/lock button and volume rocker. They can be a bit difficult to locate at times, since it has the same soft-touch coating on it and doesn’t protrude any. Along the bottom edge is the 4G SIM card slot and the microUSB and microHDMI ports, and up on top is the 3.5mm headset jack and IR blaster, which can be used with the Dijit app to turn the tablet into an universal remote control. Above the display is a 1.3MP camera, and on the rear is a 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash that can also record HD videos. On either side of it is a pair of stereo speakers that does remarkably well with music playback.

Functionality and Internet:

The Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 comes with the standard Android 3.2 Honeycomb user experience, which offers plenty of personalization with its variety of icons, wallpapers, and widgets, but it doesn’t particularly bring any new to the table from what can be found with other Honeycomb tablets.

Entering text on the 10.1” screen with the virtual QWERTY keyboard is easier than on the 8.2” model, as the keys are larger in size, allowing for a more natural typing experience. A user has also got a choice of using the stock keyboard, Swype, and Swift Tablet X keyboard. There is also a new MyScript Stylus input that shows a white square on the screen that a user can use the included stylus pen to draw the letters on, which is then converted to text.

The GMail and standard email app are appropriately laid out to take advantage of the spacious screen available with the tablet – so organizing emails is a pleasure to handle. Moreover, setup is a breeze seeing it simply requires users email address and password for automatic completion, though a user can do it manually for POP and IMAP accounts.

Camera:

The 5MP autofocus camera on the DROID XYBOARD 10.1 is the same one that is found on the DROID XYBOARD 8.2.  A user can also record videos at 1280x720p resolution at 30 frames-per-second. Again, colours are a bit drab and the video isn’t as sharp and clear as a user would have preferred, but again it’s reasonable for on-the-go recording.

LG Prada 3.0

The article will provide a user with information on LG Prada 3.0.

DESIGN

Let’s have a look at the design of LG Prada 3.0.  It is a high-end Android smartphone and the Prada 3.0 is one very Galaxy S II-esque phone in terms of design, being very slim and having a cheapo plastic casing. Prada 3.0 is going to sport a Saffiano leather material (that’s the characteristic leather texture used by Prada), but in reality, it’s just plastic with the said Saffiano pattern.

In terms of looks, the LG Prada 3.0 does qualify in the category of the better-looking Android handsets.  In terms of looks, the Prada 3.0 qualifies in the category of the better-looking Android handsets. It comes with a visually-pleasing perfectly rectangular shape. The rectangular shape creates the impression of a very large phone, but it’s actually possible to operate it with one hand only. Judging by its minimalist, predominantly black and white looks, the Prada 3.0 seems like a solid candidate to join the company’s product line for businesspersons.

The top side of the handset is where a user will find the 3.5mm jack, microUSB port, hidden under a very well-made sliding cover, as well as the power/lock key, which isn’t situated in a way that would make it comfortable to press when working with one hand only. There’s another button on the top, sitting right above the front facing cam. LG and Prada have decided to stick with touch-sensitive navigation keys below the screen.

DISPLAY

LG Prada 3.0 a very well-equipped phone. Prada 3.0 comes with a large 4.3″ screen TFT type.  The Prada 3.0 has got a WVGA (480×800) resolution.  Its pixel density of 217 ppi is still adequate though.  LG has used the so-called NOVA PLUS screen tech, delivering the impressive 830 nits of luminance. The handset’s display is very visible when looked under bright sunlight.

FEATURES

- TDMB TV tuner (Korean version only)

- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)

- SNS integration

- Google Search, Maps, Gmail

- YouTube, Google Talk

- DivX/MP4/H.264/H.263 player

- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player

- Document viewer

- Organizer

- Voice memo/dial/commands

- Predictive text input

By reading the article a user would have gained knowledge about LG Prada3.0

DROID RAZR MAXX

The article will provide a reader with information and features of the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX. Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is coming on 26th January 2012.

Motorola will be launching the MAXX with a 3,300 mAh battery promising over 21+ hours of solid use. Enough for any hardcore power user, or a busy business-minded individual. The same 4.3? qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and 8 MP camera will all be present. The original was just over 7mm thick and the new model will still be RAZR thin at just 8.9mm according to Moto. For a comparison that is about the same thickness as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

The new Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX will also come with 32GB of storage rather than 16GB.

Features:

Now, let’s have a quick look at the features of the phone:

2G Network

CDMA 800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE 700

BODY Dimensions

130.7 x 68.9 x 9 mm

Weight

145 g

DISPLAY Type

Super AMOLED Advanced capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches (~256 ppi pixel density)

Multitouch

Yes

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass

SOUND

Alert types

Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones

Loudspeaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes

MEMORY Card slot

microSD, up to 32GB, 16GB card included

Internal

16 GB storage, 1GB RAM

DATA GPRS

Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps

EDGE

Class 12

Speed

Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps, LTE, HSUPA

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with LE+EDR

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0

CAMERA

8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Touch-focus, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization

Video

Yes, 1080p@30fps

Secondary

Yes, 1.3 MP

FEATURES OS

Android OS, v2.3.5 (Gingerbread)

Chipset

TI OMAP 4430

CPU

Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

PowerVR SGX540

Sensors

Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Colours

Black

- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

- Splash resistant

- HDMI port

- SNS integration

- Google Search, Maps, Gmail

- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration

- MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player

- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

- Organizer

- Document viewer/editor

- Voice memo/dial/commands

- Predictive text input

BATTERY

Standard battery,

Li-Ion 3300 mAh

Stand-by

Up to 368 h

Talk time

Up to 21 h

By reading the article, a user would have gained knowledge about DROID RAZR MAXX mobile phone.

Emporia RL1

The article will educate a user about Emporia RL1. The Emporia RL1 has a big numeric keypad, a high contrast OLED display, a minimalistic user interface, an LED flashlight, and comes with a docking station out of the box.

Design:

The design is not best one as most of its front side is occupied by a huge, backlit numeric keypad, but good thing is that it is really convenient to operate by users of all ages. The 1.8 inch OLED display is very easily legible and it provides high contrast levels.  Most of the front side of the Emporia RL1 is occupied by a huge, backlit numeric keypad

On the phone’s sides a user can see a dedicated flashlight button, a power button, a keyboard lock key, and a 2-button volume rocker. The volume rocker is very well exposed while the power, lock, and flashlight keys are extruded, which prevents accidental presses. Charging port and 3.5mm jack (bottom) LED flashlight on top.

Interface and functionality:

Now, let’s have a look at its interface and functionality.  The interface on the Emporia RL1 is as basic as it gets, and that is a great advantage considering the phone’s target audience. Making things even simpler are the help messages, which pop-up after a menu item is highlighted for several seconds.

A user can simply press the navigation key down and is then taken to the device’s phone book, which a user can search through by typing a contact’s name. The results are conveniently displayed in real time, and it doesn’t matter whether a user searches for a contact using their first or last name. Composing a text message is easy because of a big keypad and the interface’s large, legible font.

The rest of the phone’s already short list of features includes a basic calculator, an alarm clock with one possible entry, speed dial for up to 5 numbers and the ability to set up reminders.  A user can also make a list of shortcuts for frequently used functions, which is accessible straight from the home screen.

Performance:

The Emporia RL1 offers several sufficiently-loud polyphonic ringtones to choose from, yet the loudest one of them is set by default. Besides, the vibrating alert is easy to feel when the phone is in the pocket. When it comes to in-call audio quality, voices both in the earpiece and on the other side of the line sound loud and distinct, and the Handsfree mode is available for the times when needed.  The phone’s 800 mAh battery is rated for 3 hours of talk time or 200 hours in stand-by mode.  Let’s have a quick look at the Pros and Cons of Emporia RL1.

PROS

Huge numeric keypad

Large fonts

Built-in flashlight

Good in-call audio quality

CONS

Unappealing looks

Short battery life

Relatively expensive


If a user has read the article then he/she would have learnt about Emporia RL1.

iPad 3

The article will provide a user with the latest news on n iPad3. Apple is planning to launch an upgraded version of iPad 2 in the March of 2012. Apple has planned to call this device a “real” iPad 3, but the name is not yet confirmed.

Features planned for the iPad3 are:

A6 Processor:

The current Apple Tablet is proved to be one of the powerful tablets because of its 900MHz Cortext-A9 processor. This has made Apple a strong competitor in the world of tablets. Now it is aiming to give a tougher competition by incorporating A6 Quad-core processor. This is much faster than the iPad 2.

iOS 5:

The iPad 3 is expected to come up with the latest iOS (Operating System), this will provide a multi-touch gesture technology to this iPad. There is also a rumour saying that Apple might also introduce OS X Lion for this tablet as it supports multitasking features.

Display:

Apple is striving hard to introduce Retina Display feature in iPad 3 with 9.7inch full touchscreen with the screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. It is also thought that the tablet will have a display with 3D view.

Camera:

The new tablet will have a 5 Megapixel camera with LED flash. It’s camera will have 1080 pixel or 720 pixel video recording quality of 60 frames per second.  Besides the technology made by OmniVision enables reducing the size by 20% so iPad 3 will be thinner and lighter

Battery:

iPad 3 will have a thinner and lighter battery but with a higher shelf life. These qualities will make the battery cost about 20-30% more than the current battery used in iPad 2. It is also expected to come with another special feature of wireless charging and also transferring data wirelessly.

Fingerprint proof – this is another patent that Apple is trying to do. Apple reports that the touch screen is coated with oleophobic materials. It is also to reduce the oil and fingerprints attached to the screen.

4G connection - This is reinforced by the existence of a document leaked AT&T who preach about the presence of the 4G LTE on the iPad 3.

iCloud - Technology that can access the songs on iTunes on other devices via wireless without having to store them in memory.

Projector – the built-in micro-projector will be present in these tablets. In addition the projector can also be associated with other Apple devices.

Wireless charging – 5 In addition to the iPhone that will use this technology, rumoured iPad 3 will also be able to transfer data wirelessly

Multitasking - Apple will display the multitasking features, such as notifications, task-finishing, app-switching, location and background sound.

Near Field Communication (NFC) - People with this technology will be able to pay bills by simply waving iPad 3 (virtual wallet).

Thunderbolt – dock for quickly transferring user documents, and integrated with the MacBooks, iMac and Mac mini.

By reading the article, a user would have gained knowledge and understanding of iPad3.