Monday, March 21, 2011

How to find your dream phone at the right price

If you've ever been on the market to buy phones you should have come across the huge variation is pricing between different outlets. It's really amusing how some sellers are able to sell overpriced phones to the unassuming buyer when it was available else where for a much cheaper cost.

General price comparison shopping websites often have mobile phones as part of what they offer, and they can be OK if you are just looking to buy a handset on a pay as you go or sim free deal, and if you already know what handset you want. But if you want to be able to see all of the handset on the market, and if you want to compare contract deals, it is well worth going to a niche site that only offers price comparison for mobile phones, as they will be much more likely to give you a comprehensive round up of all the deals in the country, and also are more likely to get special offers that you won't find elsewhere.

Google is your friend
If those buyers had googled thoroughly they would have come across plenty of website that sell cell phones. These sites are continously updated databases that have rates of the same device across different outlets so that you can shoose one that is the most affordable.

There are websites which also offers you the ability to view and compare prices for products offered by sellers. The ultimate aim is to help you make the best buying decision. Also, get the best buying advice, read about latest and upcoming product launches, shopping exclusives, check out and avail the hottest deals, locate dealers in your locality, learn more on product usage through how-to guides, watch videos, voice yourself on daily poll, participate in discussions... the list is endless.

One thing you should note is that unless you are totally focussed on paying the smallest amount of money it is well worth taking a look at the free gift deals. For most handsets there are a wide variety of free gifts from various retailers, and they are often the best value for money deals for what you get compared to the purely cheap deals.

The last time I bought a phone, I was more confused with which model to chose from rather than the price. I hope that after reading this post your next cellular phone purchase is a much better thought out decision.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Symbian to be phased out in 2 years

Nokia India VP and MD D Shivakumar in an interview with ToI said:

"Somewhere in the next 12 months, you will see a phone from that system. But the Symbian will remain for the next 150 million units that we intend to sell globally. There will be a transition period, which is true for any business. We will phase out Symbian in about two years. We're enhancing a number of features in the Series 40 phones (non-Symbian). While one part of our strategy is Windows Microsoft, the second part is connecting the next billion to the Internet, and India would be a very big market for that. So, we will have significant innovations in browser and form factor, among other new things, because in India, people will connect to the Internet more on the mobile phone than on the personal computer."

Guess the death knells are ringing for Symbian.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

iPad2 becomes a carputer

Some crazy people are out at their local mechanics installing iPad2s into their cars!

n900 @ 1.1GHz - benchmarked

Until recently, I could never be certain of the stability of my overclocked n900 unless I ran some heavy duty apps for an extended period of time. And that led me to overclock the device within sane freq and core voltage values. But recently I got hold of a copy of nbench ported for the n900 and I'm finally able to confirm that my device does indeed run stable at a cool 1.1GHz \m/

1.15 Ghz on the other hand caused errors during the benchmark process. I used nbench for benchmarking.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Nokia BH-217 - always Ready

WOM World had sent in the BH217 along with the N8 last week. Initially I didn't see what was so unique about this bluetooth headset that warranted a review - it was so normal looking. Opening the box my eye caught the couple of different holders that had been packaged with the device. And that folks, is how I met Always Ready.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Nokia N8: Surpassed Expectations

When I first came across images of the N8 on the web I'd thought of it as yet another chunky Nokia flagship device. And it ran symbian too.. Ugh! Thus thinking I had made up my mind to ignore the device.

That's when I got a email from Katie offering me a trial run of the N8 for a couple of weeks. A friend saw the message and knowing that I wouldn't accept he offered to help review the device. Then one thing leads to another and next thing I know is DHL delives the device and my friend shows me the phone.

Biased as I was against it, holding the N8 in my hands made me think twice. This device is way sleeker and far more elegant than i had imagined. The ergonomics of this device is excellent and the anodised aluminium feels good and firm. Definitely a solid built phone.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Macally Sleeve - Unibody MacBook Pro 15" sleeve

Guess who popped up in the mail today!

This Macally sleeve was sent courtesy the nice folks at If you've paid apple tax on those expensive Apple gadgets then you must realize how important it is for the most of us to make sure that the device stays safe in the hurry-burry of our lives. But sadly most protective sleeves out there are either too bulky or way too expensive for me. Fortunately Macally has priced this product just right.

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Cables, ports and more cables

As technology advances, some companies carve up their own routes and niches. Like for instance Intel introduced Lightpeak which hey turned into the crazy sounding Thunderbolt. It essentially combines PCI Express and DisplayPort into a new data interface that can be carried over longer and less costly cables. Because PCI Express is widely supported by a lot of vendors and built into most of Intel's modern chipsets, Thunderbolt can be added to existing products with relative ease which makes the system backward compatible with existing DisplayPort hardware. There were even plans to link it with USB cables but the USB forum denied them access - probably they were scared of the possibility of losing their hold on the USB technology.

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iPhone Theme for Nokia E61i - E61

Donwload this free iPhone Theme onto your nokia mobile and make steve jobs angry \m/
Now this is something special for your Nokia eseries phone as a theme. Download TT Graphite Theme here

Gamble on your mobile device

Mobile games always end up giving a little twist to gaming and a fantastic way of whiling away time. A lot of the online casino games are now available to play in your mobile. Basically, mobile casino games are similar to the online versions. Sophisticated mobile casinos software, amazing graphics, possibility to play casino games on the go gives us a little more flexibilty.

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