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Omnia: Still shining months later PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 19 April 2009 18:29

I first laid eyes on a Samsung Omnia i900 at the Korean company's booth in CommunicAsia in Singapore last June. It was launched here in October, so I was a bit surprised when the Samsung Electronics Indonesia PR company called me and offered an opportunity to review it.

I immediately accepted the offer. Although it is already a few months old, as far as I can recall it is the first Samsung smartphone I have ever tested.

I was given only one week to put it through its paces, so I had to work fast. By the way, it is not really a surprise that Samsung Electronics Indonesia wants to reinforce in our memory the 3G HSDPA Omnia's image as a premium handset.

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On new cell phones, QWERTY eases out 1-2-3 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 April 2009 13:28
On new cell phones, QWERTY eases out 1-2-3

Peter Svensson ,  The Associated Press ,  Las Vegas, US   |  Sat, 04/04/2009 10:25 AM  |  Sci-Tech

The Samsung Impression
 
The Samsung Impression, the first phone on the U.S. market with a screen that uses organic light-emitting diodes rather than liquid crystals, is shown at the International CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas, Wednesday. The shift from numerical keypads to alphabetic keyboards, which has overturned cell phone design in the space of a two years, is a recognition of the popularity of text messaging, and to a lesser extent, wireless Internet use. AP/Jae C. Hong

Goodbye, numeric cell phone keypads. You're going the way of the rotary dial. Touch screens and QWERTY keyboards will take over from here, thank you.
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One Number to Ring Them All PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 March 2009 12:31

 


By DAVID POGUE
Published: March 11, 2009

If Google search revolutionized the Web, and Gmail revolutionized free e-mail, then one thing’s for sure: Google Voice, unveiled Thursday, will revolutionize telephones.

It unifies your phone numbers, transcribes your voice mail, blocks telemarketers and elevates text messages to first-class communication citizens. And that’s just the warm-up.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2009 20:47
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Nokia's E71 smartphone offers more, then some PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 January 2009 14:45
If you ask around for advice on purchasing a new smartphone, people will talk excitedly about the iPhone 3G, BlackBerry Bold, Samsung Omnia, LG KT 610 and perhaps a handful of others. 
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The Polaroid camera is back, in digital PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 January 2009 23:52
The Polaroid camera is back, in digital 

Peter Svensson , The Associated Press , Las Vegas | Thu, 01/08/2009 2:42 PM | Sci-Tech 

Digital Polaroid Camera
The Polaroid Zinc instant print camera is demonstrated in New York. (AP/Bebeto Matthews)

A strange little ritual used to go along with Polaroid cameras. The shooter would grab the print as it came out of the camera and wave it in the air, as if that would stimulate the chemicals and make the picture appear faster. It didn't. Yet it felt dumb to just stand there, waiting for the picture to develop. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2009 00:07
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