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Monday, March 18, 2013

BlackBerry Gets Biggest Order

BlackBerry Gets Biggest Order
GADGET REVIEW: BlackBerry Gets Biggest Order - BlackBerry, formerly known as RIM (Research In Motion) Ltd., says it has received an order for 1 million of its new smartphones, marking the largest ever single purchase in the company's history.

The Canadian company is relying on the redesigned BlackBerry to fuel a comeback. The pioneering brand lost its cachet not long after Apple's 2007 release of the iPhone, which reset consumers' expectations for what a smartphone should do.

Blackberry unveiled the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 in late January. The Z10 is available for purchase in a number of markets around the world and will be available in the U.S. this month.

The company did not disclose who placed the order, but said Wednesday that it came from one of its established partners. Shipments will begin immediately.

Blackberry issued the statement just ahead of its quarterly earnings report on March 28.

The company's shares jumped 77 cents on the news, or more than 5 percent, to $15.24 in late trading Wednesday. The company's stock has more than doubled since autumn on the anticipation surrounding its new devices. 

BlackBerry Gets Biggest Order

Saturday, March 16, 2013

New BlackBerry Z10 Launched in Indonesia

BlackBerry Z10 Launched
RIM / Research In Motion Ltd. on Friday (3/15/2013) launched its new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone in Indonesia, the company’s third-largest market, as it rapidly loses ground elsewhere to rivals such as Apple and Samsung.

Some 300 buyers gathered at the upmarket Central Park mall in the capital Jakarta by midday – many queued outside from 7 a.m. – to snap up the Z10, already launched in Britain and Canada, and set to hit U.S. stores next week.

The Z10 is seen as critical to BlackBerry as it seeks to revive its sagging fortunes and regain its lost global market share from Apple and other smartphone makers such as Samsung.

BlackBerry users have dropped in numbers in many of its key markets, but sales are still robust in Indonesia, a nation of 240 million people recognized as the smartphone maker’s biggest market outside the U.S. and Britain.

However Google Inc.’s Android overtook BlackBerry as the most popular operating system in Indonesia in the second quarter of 2012 with more than 50 per cent of the market share, the U.S.-based International Data Corporation (IDC) said.

That is the most recent period for which rankings are available.

BlackBerry still has “many loyalists (in the country) who will still run at the first sight of the (Z10),” Sudev Bangah, the head of IDC’s Indonesia operations, told AFP.

“With the launch of the BlackBerry Z10, we feel that this market share is going to pick up a little bit more, however not significantly (enough) to offset the Android,” he said.

The Indonesia launch came after Samsung unveiled a slim, feature-rich Galaxy S4 in New York on Thursday. The South Korean consumer electronics giant said the device would roll out in 155 countries in late April.

Hengki Marzuki, 36, who tried to sneak into the Central Park shopping centre before it opened for the launch, walked out by mid-morning with a gleaming Z10, his second BlackBerry, for which he shelled out 7-million rupiah ($722 U.S.).

“He’s been waiting to buy this phone since January and he sold his Samsung Android phone to buy this,” Marzuki’s wife, Dega Fitri, told AFP.

BlackBerry Indonesia marketing director Eka Anwar said: “With the Z10, and five other products we are going to launch here, we want to make sure everyone holds only a BlackBerry Z10 and no other phone.”

But the launch was nothing like the unveiling of the BlackBerry Bold 9790 in 2011, which ended in a crush as fans tried to grab phones going at half price, in a scene resembling a rock concert.

Android-based phones have lately managed to lure away price-conscious customers, with some by Samsung and Lenovo selling for just $70, while recent models of Apple and BlackBerry cost up to 10 times more.

New BlackBerry Z10 Launched in Indonesia

BlackBerry Z10 Specification and Features

BlackBerry Z10 Specification and Features
BlackBerry Z10 Specification and Features - With its modern design and highly efficiency, the BlackBerry mobile phone meets all the consumer’s needs. The 16 GB internal storage on this black BlackBerry Z10 let you enjoy your favourite music, games, and applications with ease at lightning speed as the smartphone is equipped with a 1.5 GHz Dual Core processor. The BlackBerry Z10 (Unlocked) uses the next generation BlackBerry 10 operating system which makes it even faster in running all the features. Moreover, the BlackBerry mobile phone includes an 8 MP rear camera which gives you the ability to capture all the important moments of your life in HD resolution. The integrated 4.2-inch LCD display on this smartphone lets you relax while reading your preferred e-books or surfing the Web. What’s more, incorporating the 4G LTE wireless technology, this BlackBerry mobile phone helps you browse, stream, and download contents at blazing speeds.


BlackBerry Z10 Product Identifiers

MPN ebay_BlacberryZ10BlackUnlocked

BlackBerry Z10 Key Features

Storage Capacity16 GB
Network Generation4G
Network TechnologyEDGE, HSPA+, LTE
BandEDGE 850/900/1800/1900 HSPA+ 850/1700/1900/2100 LTE 700/850/1700/1900
Camera8.0 MP
Operating SystemBlackBerry 10
ConnectivityBluetooth, USB 2.0, WiFi

BlackBerry Z10 Memory

Supported Flash Memory CardsMicroSDHC, MicroSDXC

BlackBerry Z10 Battery

Battery TypeLithium Ion
Battery Capacity1800 mAh
Battery Talk TimeUp to 600 min
Battery Standby TimeUp to 312 hr

BlackBerry Z10 Display

Diagonal Screen Size4.2 in.
Display Resolution1280 x 768
Color Depth24-bit (16.7 million colors)

BlackBerry Z10 Other Features

Touch ScreenYes
Digital CameraYes
QWERTY Physical KeyboardNo
Email AccessYes
Internet BrowserYes

BlackBerry Z10 Dimensions

Height5.12 in.
Depth0.35 in.
Width2.58 in.
Weight4.85 oz


BlackBerry Z10 Specification and Features

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Battery The New iPad Tidak Akurat

Seperti yang diharapkan, semua gambar, terutama teks dan grafis sangat mengesankan. Dalam beberapa foto, ketajaman ekstra membuat perbedaan yang signifikan (ketimbang generasi iPad sebelumnya). ujar Raymond Soneira

Generasi terbaru dari perangkat iPad besutan Apple, The New iPad dilaporkan memiliki ketidakakuratan dalam display parameter baterai. Temuan ini muncul dari analis DisplayMate, Raymond Soneira yang telah melakukan uji coba maupun analisis mendalam terhadap perangkat tersebut.

Setelah peluncurannya pada 16 Maret 2012 lalu, bahkan hampir terjual hingga tiga juta unit dalam kurun waktu empat hari, sebagian besar pengguna mengharapkan perangkat tersebut memiliki kesempurnaan secara keseluruhan. Namun, analis Raymond Soneira pekan ini, telah menemukan bahwa model matematika tingkat muatan, dapat menjadi penyebab 'palsu' di layar indikator baterai. Demikian dilansir Appleinsider.

Dalam investigasi yang telah dilakukannya, Soneira mendapatkan iPad generasi terbaru ini terus menarik 10 watt listrik selam dua jam setelah perangkat tersebut menunjukkan tingkat batterai 100 persen (full charge). Soneira juga mengungkapkan, perangkat iPad generasi ketiga ini kemungkinan memiliki kesalahan matematika dalam model pengisian baterai.

Kesimpulan menunjukkan, meskipun The New iPad menampilkan baterai telah terisi penuh (100 persen), namun ternyata masih menarik sejumlah watt. Laporan ini juga mengklaim pengisian baterai benar-benar penuh sekira dua jam setelah perangkat menampilkan display baterai 100 persen tersebut.

Meski ada titik lemah, perangkat tablet terbaru dari Apple ini memiliki sejumlah keunggulan ketimbang pendahulunya seperti ketajaman warna pada gambar.

"Seperti yang diharapkan, semua gambar, terutama teks dan grafis sangat mengesankan. Dalam beberapa foto, ketajaman ekstra membuat perbedaan yang signifikan (ketimbang generasi iPad sebelumnya)." ujar Raymond Soneira.

Selain itu, The New iPad ini mengusung Retina Display. Teknologi ini memiliki empat kali piksel lebih besar daripada iPad2. Sehingga teks lebih tajam, kaya warna dan membuat pengalaman di iPad berubah secara keseluruhan karena terasa lebih hidup serta lebih rinci.
Thursday, March 15, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G Android Phone

Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G Android Phone (Sprint).
A premium Android-powered smartphone, the Samsung Epic 4G Touch for Sprint has been designed to deliver the best multilayered entertainment experience thanks to its superior speed and display innovation. Powered by one of the fastest processors on the market--the new 1.2 GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos, the Epic 4G Touch runs on Sprint's ultra-fast 4G network (as well as 3G networks where 4G isn't available yet) for lighting quick access to movie downloads, games, and thousands of applications--all without buffering or lag time.

Enjoy on-the-go entertainment with the large 4.52-inch touchscreen and unrivaled Super AMOLED Plus technology offering deeper, richer color for a bright and vivid display. The Epic 4G Touch also includes an 8-megapixel camera/camcorder with auto-focus and flash that shoots video with incredible detail in full HD 1080p resolution, plus a 2-megapixel front-facing camera that's perfect for self-portraits or video chat.

It runs on Sprint's expanding 4G network, offering simultaneous voice and data connectivity and download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Additionally, the phone can still connect to 3G data services in areas not currently served by Sprint's 4G network. The phone also includes Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking plus Mobile Hotspot capability for sharing your 3G/4G connection with up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously.

Other features include a 16 GB internal memory (with expansion up to 32 GB via optional microSD cards), Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, GPS for navigation via built-in Google Maps and location-based services (plus access to the optional Sprint Navigation turn-by-turn service), personal and corporate e-mail, and up to 6 hours of talk time.
Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G Android Phone Technical Details
  • Premium Android-powered smartphone with ultra-fast 4G connectivity and brilliant 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus multi-touch display
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor; GPS for navigation and location services; Wi-Fi networking (with optional hotspot capability)
  • 8-MP rear camera; Full HD 1080p video capture; 2-MP front camera for video chats; Bluetooth 3.0; personal and corporate e-mail
  • Up to 8.7 hours of talk time; released in September, 2011
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide
  • And More...
Friday, March 9, 2012

New iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

GADGET REVIEW - After months of anticipation and expectations, the New iPad from Apple has finally been announced. The device will hit the shelves March 16 and will be priced from $499-$829, which is similar to the previous iPad 2.

It will also offer a high speed 4G LTE network connection in territories with 4G in the U.S., and will be available on both the AT&T and Verizon wireless networks. However, Apple will still know that it is bound to face a tough competition against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v.

Let's have a look at the specifications of both the devices.

Display: The new 9.7-inch New iPad has arrived with an LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen with 1536 x 2048 pixels and 264 ppi pixel density. This means as much as 44 percent greater color saturation with an amazing 3.1 million pixels. Astoundingly, that's four times the number of pixels in iPad 2 and about a million more than an HDTV. The new tablet from the Cupertino-based company boasts a scratch resistant glass and an improved oleophobic coating.

The Samsung-made 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 10.1v, on the other hand, has a TFT capacitive Touchscreen with 800 x 1280 pixels and 149 ppi pixel density.

Body Dimensions: The New iPad has dimensions of 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm and weighs about 662 grams, in comparison with Samsung Tab 10.1v's dimensions of 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9 mm and a weight of around 589 grams.

Operating System: It is yet to be seen if the new tablets will receive updates from Apple after the new iOS version, iOS 5.1, is released. An IPSW version of iOS 5.1 is already out via Jailbreak.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1V, on the other hand, runs on Android 3.0 or Honeycomb juice. Although it was previously rumored that the device would get an Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich update in the future, nothing has been officially reveled.

Camera: When the camera specifications of both the devices are compared, it is heavily debated if the Samsung tablet has an upper hand over the New iPad.

The New iPad has arrived with a primary 5 megapixel, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus rear-facing camera with iSight and CMOS sensor setup, and features such as Touch focus, geo-tagging, HDR, face detection and more with video capabilities of 1080p at 30fps and video stabilization. A front-facing secondary VGA camera is also available.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v has a primary 8 megapixel, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash rear camera with geo-tagging and video capabilities of 1080p at 30fps. An additional front-facing 2 megapixel camera is also available.

Processor: Apple had earlier promised that the next iPad would be much faster than its predecessors, and has now presented the world with a dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU and Apple A5X chipset. A PowerVR SGX543MP4 GPU has been further added to provide an additional boost. Although it was widely discussed and expected that Apple would come out with an A6 chipset, an A5X chipset has been delivered in the end.

The Samsung-made device is powered by a dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 chipset and ULP GeForce GPU which is fast compared to most of the tablets in the market at the moment.

WLAN and Bluetooth: The New iPad's WLAN features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 73 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps speed. Bluetooth version 4.0 has been provided with A2DP and EDR. The Galaxy Tab 10.1V, in comparison, also comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Wi-Fi hotspot. The device offers Bluetooth version 2.1 with A2DP and EDR and HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps speeds.

Memory: Whereas the New iPad has arrived in avatars of 16, 32 and 64 GB internal storage memory, the Galaxy Tab offers only 16 and 32 GB. External storage option is missing from both the devices which could prove to be a major blow in the upcoming months.

Battery Capacity: The New iPad has arrived with a standard Li-Po 42.5 Wh (Watt-Hour) providing Stand-by up to 720 hours and talk time up to 10 hours. Galaxy Tab 10.1v has a standard 6860 Li-Po battery which provides a massive stand-by of up to 1810 hours and talk time up to 10 hours.

Apple New iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v

Monday, March 5, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 4G Android Phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 4G Android Phone, Carbon Blue (AT&T)

Whether it’s keeping track of the family schedule, taking notes in Psych 101 or editing the company’s budget, Samsung Galaxy Note let’s you do it all with ease. With the 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display and integrated S Pen, this proficient multitasker has all the benefits of a tablet with the functionality of a smartphone. The Note’s unique S Pen makes it easy to capture ideas. It is a free flowing input experience deeply integrated with native applications. Use the S Pen for a fast and easy way to write emails and texts in free-form handwriting. You can copy and paste images as well as crop and write messages on pictures and video messages. 

Galaxy Note Overview
Realize the full power of 4G with the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone, which runs on AT&T's ultra-fast 4G LTE network. Combined with the speed of the powerful dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and the Android 2.3 OS, you'll enjoy enhanced multitasking abilities and smooth game play. Even with the thin 0.38-inch body, weighing 6.28 ounces, you will still enjoy 10 hours of talk time and up to 10.4 days of standby time with the 2,500 mAh battery.
You also get the AT&T Mobile Hotspot service built right into the smartphone--enabling you to connect additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the phone's mobile broadband signal (requires appropriate data plan). This GPS-enabled phone can also access the AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions.
Other features include an 8-megapixel camera with Full HD 1080p video capture, 16 GB internal memory, microSD memory expansion to 32 GB, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, DLNA wireless streaming capabilities, GPS for navigation and location-based services, access to over 200,000 apps in the Android Market.
5.3-inch High Definition Touchscreen
The 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED Screen immerses you in the action like no device can. The high-definition screen has 1280 X 800 resolution to bring you breathtaking color and razor sharp detail for every type of entertainment. HD movies and TV Shows are available in a snap from Samsung's exclusive Media Hub HD. The videos you shoot in 1080p play back in 1080p on an HDTV with the optional HDTV Smart Adapter. 
Samsung Approved for Enterprise It’s a big deal to be Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE). A device has to support the four pillars of SAFE, including Mobile Device Management (MDM), on-device encryption (ODE), Exchange ActiveSync for corporate email/calendar/contacts (EAS) and Virtual Private Networks (VPN).
With full support for Exchange ActiveSync v.14, you'll be able to sync and manage work email, contacts and calendars, and IT departments can employ EAS policies to help protect company data. VPN support allows users to connect with corporate resources when they’re out of the office. Polaris Office, a productivity suite that’s not available in Android Market, is pre-loaded on the Galaxy Note, so you can open, view and edit Microsoft Office and Google documents on the go.

Write a Note with the S Pen
The Samsung Galaxy Note comes with the amazing S Pen to give you new ways to capture, create and share. Feel like drawing a doodle or writing a personal note in your own handwriting? Now you can. It's pressure sensitive, so it responds with various line thickness just like a real pen.

Vital Statistics
The Samsung Galaxy Note weighs 6.28 ounces and measures 5.78 x 3.27 x 0.38 inches. Its 2500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 10 hours of talk time, and up to 250 hours (10.4 days) of standby time. It runs on AT&T's 4G LTE and HSPA+ networks (850/1900 MHz; HSPA+/HSDPA/UMTS) plus international 2100 MHz 3G networks. It's also a quad-band GSM phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz GPRS/EDGE).

Blackberry PlayBook Lampaui Penjualan iPad

Blackberry PlayBook Lampaui Penjualan iPad - vendor asal Kanada ini harus tetap dalam permainan pasar tablet yang semakin ramai, karena seperti diketahui saat ini PlayBook tidak terjual dengan baik dengan kehadiran iOS dan Android sebagai rival terkuat

Penjualan Blackberry PlayBook memang tidak secemerlang iPad, tapi setidaknya hal itu tidak berlaku di semua toko yang menjual tablet tersebut. Di Best Buy Kanada dan Future Shop, tablet besutan Research In Motion (RIM) itu memecahkan rekor penjualan iPad.

Tablet yang dianggap lelucon oleh banyak orang ini, dilansir Gadgets Gizmos, Senin (5/3/2012), telah berhasil menjual lebih banyak dari pemimpin pasar tablet pada pekan lalu. Meski telah diungkapkan memiliki penjualan yang baik, tapi jumlah pastinya belum dirilis ke publik.

Masih belum jelas faktor yang memicu lonjakan penjualannya, tapi dirilisnya Blackberry PlayBook OS 2.0 pada akhir bulan lalu kemungkinan menjadi salah satu alasannya. Sepertinya pembaruan pada Blackberry PlayBook membuat pengguna memutuskan memberikan kesempatan kedua, karena kini perangkat lunak tablet itu sudah dilengkapi dengan email asli dan aplikasi kalender.

Pencapaian terbaru itu, mungkin membuat vendor asal Kanada ini harus tetap dalam permainan pasar tablet yang semakin ramai, karena seperti diketahui saat ini PlayBook tidak terjual dengan baik dengan kehadiran iOS dan Android sebagai rival terkuat.

Setelah kehilangan kesempatan terlalu banyak dengan PlayBook, RIM kemudian memutuskan untuk memangkas harga tablet tersebut menjadi USD199.
 Blackberry PlayBook Lampaui Penjualan iPad
Sunday, March 4, 2012

Inilah Spesifikasi Nokia 808 PureView

Berikut spesifikasi lensa dan sensor di Nokia 808 PureView:

• Carl Zeiss Optics
• Focal length: 8.02mm
• 35mm equivalent focal length: 26mm, 16:9 | 28mm, 4:3
• F-number: f/2.4
• Focus range: 15cm – Infinity (throughout the zoom range)
• Construction:
· 5 elements, 1 group. All lens surfaces are aspherical
· One high-index, low-dispersion glass mould lens
· Mechanical shutter with neutral density filter
• Optical format: 1/1.2”
• Total number of pixels: 7728 x 5368
• Pixel Size: 1.4 microns

Siapa yang tidak terkagum-kagum pada Nokia 808 PureView, ponsel dengan kamera 41 MP yang menjadikan ponsel ini menjadi ponsel dengan kamera terbaik saat ini.

Namun siapa sangka, butuh waktu sekitar lima tahun untuk membuat ponsel dengan kamera luar biasa ini. Damian Dinning selaku Lead Programme Manager for Imaging Nokia menyatakan, butuh waktu sekitar 5 tahun untuk menyelesaikan proyek kamera 41 megapixel itu.

Memang bukan waktu yang singkat untuk membuat sebuah ponsel yang mampu mengejutkan industri Smartphone dunia. Ini berarti Nokia 808 PureView telah dirancang sejak sekitar tahun 2007 yang lalu.
 Spesifikasi Nokia 808 PureView

Teknologi Baterai Cair sebagai Energi Alternatif

Teknologi Baterai Cair sebagai Energi Alternatif. TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) adalah rangkaian konferensi yang dirancang untuk memaparkan ide yang brilian. Pembicara diberi waktu hanya selama 18 menit untuk menyampaikan ide mereka

Profesor insinyur Donald Sadoway pada hari Kamis menggunakan papan tulis kapur kuno pada pertemuan bergengsi TED untuk menulis formula baterai cair yang pada suatu hari nanti diharapkan dapat mengurangi kebutuhan sumber energi.

"Permintaan listrik harus selalu seimbang dengan persediaan," ujar Sadoway di California selatan.

Baterai yang tidak mahal yang terbuat dari logam cair dapat menyimpan listrik dari panel surya, kincir angin, atau fasilitas pembangkit energi lainnya dan menyimpannya untuk waktu ketika diperlukan.

Hal ini merupakan perubahan besar dari sistem energi yang tidak mempunyai cadangan seperti sekarang ini.

"Baterai menyalakan perangkat di sini. Dengan itu kita dapat memeroleh listrik dari matahari bahkan ketika matahari tidak bersinar.

Sadoway dan tim mahasiswa dari Massachusetts Institute of Technology sangat percaya diri atas kreasi mereka sehingga mereka membuka Liquid Metal Battery Corporation dan berencana untuk menjual model baterai seukuran meja dalam waktu dua tahun.

Pendiri Microsoft, Bill Gates adalah salah satu yang mendukung perusahaan tersebut.

Perusahaan berencana untuk menjual baterai seukuran kontainer sebesar 40 kaki dan dapat menyimpan listik yang cukup untuk melayana kebutuhan harian rata-rata 200 rumah tangga AS.

"Anda dapat menyimpan baterai ini di basement dan mengambil energi dalam waktu yang singkat."

"Hal ini berarti kita tidak perlu membangun lebih banyak pembangkit energi ketika energi sudah mulai menurun," ujarnya. "Energi ini tidak ada batasnya, bukan hanya dapat diperbarui."

Logam utama dalam baterai yang biasa digunakan adalah vanadium dan magnesium, ujar profesor tersebut.

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) adalah rangkaian konferensi yang dirancang untuk memaparkan ide yang brilian. Pembicara diberi waktu hanya selama 18 menit untuk menyampaikan ide mereka.
 Teknologi Baterai Cair sebagai Energi Alternatif