Thursday, April 29, 2010

Nokia N8 Smart Phone

If you want a smart phone loaded with features, this might be the one for you.  The Nokia N8 has a 12-megapixel camera with xenon flash that also captures HD video at 720p.  It also has a 3.5 inch OLED screen, 16GB memory with micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB memory cards, FM radio, FM transmitter, GPS, micro USB2.0, and an HDMI connection.  What?  A phone with an HDMI connection.  Well if you can record in 720p, you may want to just hook it up straight to your HDTV or home theater system and see the quality.  Nokia didn't skimp on audio either.  The N8 supports Dolby Digital Plus, one of Dolby's high definition audio formats.  That means surround sound from your phone when you connect it to your home theater with an HDMI cable.

Apple is expected to release its 4th generation iPhone soon after WWDC, which starts on June 7, but I'm not sure the new iPhone will measure up to these hardware specs.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Multitasking iPhones

It's been almost three years since the release of the first iPhone.  Users have been asking for the ability to multitask for that entire time.  Well, Apple has heard it, I'm sure, but is now ready to do something about it.  Apple announced today that multitasking will be part of iPhone OS 4.0, which will be released this summer and available on 3GS models.  Multitasking will also be available for the iPad in the fall.

Monday, March 29, 2010

An iPhone not with AT&T?

This could be good news for New Yorkers and fellow San Franciscans.  The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple's exclusive carrier deal with AT&T may be ending this summer with the release of it's next iPhone.  If that is the case, AT&T may see a massive exodus of customers.  Read more here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Want 4G on your iPhone?

Sprint has released a new 4G mobile hotspot that can be used with your cell phone or laptop.  They even created an ad using the iPhone, as noted by ZDNet here, to reach those millions of unsatisfied AT&T customers.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What should be in the next iPhone release?

Check out CNet's post of the top 25 features.  Some are clearly not going to happen, like integrating Flash, but others will very likely happen.  Upgrades like increased memory and battery life along with a decrease in price for existing models have always been the core of Apple product updates.  I personally would like to see at least a 5MP camera to compete with other phones (likely) and support for Dolby Mobile (not likely).

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Get Paid for Old Electronics

Getting paid for your old electronics and gadgets just got easier. Forget the hassle of trying to sell them on eBay or wondering how much you can get for it, just go to and they will pay you to take if off your hands. It's quick and easy and they even send you the box and pay for shipping.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

4 Great iPhone Apps

Money Magazine shared a few iPhone apps that you may already be aware of. Redlaser is probably one of the best, especially when it results in an instant price match at a retailer. Read more here.