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Elements External 1.5 TB 3.5” Review

Overview

With a tide of External Hard drives swooping the Tech market, here is yet another external drive from Western Digital with 1.5TB of storage enclosed in a very sturdy metal enclosure. The Elements External Hard drive 3.5” provides a radical solution to store all your videos, movies, music, data and files. Most important of all, the drive is very cheap for the whopping 1.5TB storage. The hard drive provides some promising specifications that will make it a competitor in the market.
element external review

Specifications

Features 

Description

1. Device Type  Hard drive – External Hard drive
2. Width   4.9 in
3. Depth   8 in
4. Height   1.4 in
5. Weight   2.2 lbs
6. Capacity   1.5 TB
7. Interface Type   Hi-Speed USB
8. Features   Plug-n-Play,
  Power-saving technology,
  Easy formatting
9. Interface Transfer Rate   480 Mbps
10. Data Transfer Interface   USB 2.0
11. Rotation Speed   5400 rpm
12. Storage controller type   USB External – External – USB
13. Expansion Interfaces   USB 2.0, 1 * Hi-Speed USB
14. Cables Included   1 * USB cable- External
15. Microsoft Certifications   Compatible with Windows 7
16. EPA Energy star compliant   Yes
17. Power source   Included power adapter
18. Voltage Required   AC 120/230 V
19. OS Required   Apple Mac OS X 10.4 , 10.5, 10.6
  Microsoft Windows Vista/XP/ 7

Features

Elements External Hard drive 1.5 TB 3.5” is a 1.5 Kg drive which provides you lots of space for all your data files. It although requires an external power source that might make it bulky for certain people.
Elements External Hard Drive is a sturdy black drive. It is enclosed by a very hard metallic enclosure that makes it suitable for every day use at home and office. The black color is aesthetically pleasing to use.
The external drive fancies a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface that provides rather average transfer speeds. You will find a socket to plug your AC power charger and USB 2.0 on the same side.
One sad disadvantage in this external hard drive is that it only has one transfer interface. With several triple and quad interfaces hard drives surfacing the Elements External 1.5 TB will look very inferior. The rotation speed of the drive is only 5400 rpm instead of 7200 rpm. With 1.5 TB storage space this very low rotational speed will make reading from and writing to the hard disk very slow.
Unlike certain external hard drives Elements External comes preformatted, so that you can just plug-in and use with your PC to back up data immediately. This eliminates the necessity for a software CD. The drive is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. Well for use with Mac you will have to format it.
Western Digital has also incorporated Energy Conservation technology into the drive that reduces power consumption when not in use.

Cost

Elements External Hard drive 1.5 TB 3.5” is available for just $69 USD.

Review

Elements External 1.5 TB 3.5” is a rugged black external hard drive, with a compact and simple enclosure.
The preformatted drive enables plug and play feature, which is very welcoming. The energy conservation technology is credible.
As for the performance it is not on par at all with drives incorporating eSATA and FireWire ports for transfers. Transfer speeds are rather average and could have been provided eSATA interface.
On the whole it is seriously under priced for the huge 1.5TB space it provides and might as well be sufficient for everyday home and office use.

Roller Coaster Extreme for Nokia N8

Most of us irrespective of our age are thrilled by the Roller Coaster experience. The Barclaycard Rollercoaster extreme for Nokia n8 developed by Fish Labs bring thrilling, heart racing experience right in front of you in your Nokia N8. It’s also amongst the most recommended and the most popular game downloaded for Nokia N8. Just like every other game for Symbian phone, The Rollercoaster Extreme is available for download through the Nokia Ovi store.

review of rollercoaster extreme

Rollercoaster Extreme is setup with a backdrop of the suburbs of New York. The game on rails is very intuitive and addictive. It’s not esoteric like certain games with complex controls that thwart your gaming experience. The 11 rollercoaster tracks will test your reflexes and take you deep into the game.
The concept in the game is very simple. You ride the Rollercoaster and reach the end point in the best shortest time possible. On your way you will find power ups on either sides of the track for which you have to reach out to grab it. The power ups will either boost your speed aiding you to reach your destination in a shorter time or sap your speed and waste your time. The difficulty increases as you complete tracks. You also earn merit badges for achievements on the track like fastest time around each track and Artful Dodger for keeping out of obstacles.

The tricky part of the game and also its credible feature is the obstacles. Along your ride you will find twists and turns, corkscrews, chandelle turns, bumps, washing lines, demolition balls and very low bridges adding to the changing speeds. You will have to dodge these obstacles, while obtaining turbo boost power ups to score high on the track. When you finish well in one track the next opens up with much higher difficulty level.

The controls of the game are pretty simple. You have to tilt your phone to the left or right to grab power ups. To boost your speed you can touch the bottom left of the screen and the bottom left to duck from obstacles.

The most important to consider while evaluating a game would be the quality of smooth user experience it can provide. The Graphics of Rollercoaster Extreme is very appealing with the buildings and banners around you. The game runs very smooth on the Nokia N8. Although it does not have the HD tag that most users crave for, it does provide some decent graphics. Sometimes when you are riding very fast, the tracks seem to just end, most likely because the graphics is at its maximum. I feel that a little more intricacy could have been provided to the track during these extreme situations rather than the backdrop. The tracks are of course the way to anticipate and quickly react to the game.
The game allows you to post your scores online and compare them.

Review

Rollercoaster Extreme is an appealing game for all age group designed quite well. The tilt to control feature makes it all the more interesting to play. The graphics is quite pleasing but not perfect, as it tends to lag when you play extreme. The controls are very simple and provide a complete gaming experience to the user, although the controls are not very reactive on the N8.

It’s very smart to bring the thrilling experience of a rollercoaster on to the mobile phones.

One very annoying thing for certain users might be the advertising message boards of Barclaycard with a built-in sound track “Let your Love grow” that runs in the background. On whole the game is very much recommended for download. I would give it a 4 on 5.

Need For Speed HD for Nokia N8 Review

Need for speed, the most fascinating racing game ever, the all-new Need for Speed Shift, which was a big hit for the Windows platform, is available for the Symbiam 3 platform and even more interesting its in HD. One of the most downloaded games on the Nokia N8, Need for Speed HD is a splendid game utilizing the extreme graphic capability of the Nokia N8. Need for Speed Shift HD is yet another racing game for the Symbian platform and it’s the only game that can be downloaded for free.
need for speed hd

Having a smartphone like the Nokia N8 tempts you to try this exuberant game. The Need For Speed Shift requires extreme and detailed graphics to have a complete user experience. The game revolves around a simple story where you have to go up a series of levels to take part in the World Tour of racing.

Once you enter the game you will find the Quick Race option that will get you racing very fast. But the most interesting mode is the career mode allowing you to start a career from scratch, competing in various styles of racing, earning money for finishing on top. You also earn for keeping to the race line, clean or nasty overtaking and lot more attributes. The money you earn through the races can be used to improve the performance of your car through various modifications to the suspension, transmission, nitro boost, engine grade, brakes, tires and lots more. The better the performance of your car the more are your chances in competing and clearing the high difficulty races. You can also buy cars from the long list of cars available.

The mode offers you three-difficulty level to start your career. Your career will begin with you street racing with a reasonable car in Chicago. Slowly as you get a hold of the game and start winning races you move to London, Tokyo before competing in the World Tour.

It’s not a traditional and boring round track race game. You will encounter several types of races that will test your versatility.

  1. Circuit– Race with a number of laps around a circuit.
  2. Sprint– A single lap race that is like a death match.
  3. Driver Duel– Head to head race with another driver.
  4. Eliminator– Similar to the circuit race with a driver eliminated at the end of each lap.
  5. Time Trial– Beat the clock race.
  6. Exhibition– Head to head where you have to beat a sprint race of your opponent.
  7. Drifting– Earn points for your slides and drifting skills.

As you complete races you earn stars to unlock new levels and also earn stars for specific goals accomplished like staying first for a lap and more.
The very important feature that stands out is the very simple controls. Your Nokia N8 accelerometer and gyro sensors take care of the driving and steering. All you have to do is tilt your phone in the direction you want your car to turn and touch the screen to brake. It’s as simple as it sounds. One important customization is the option to choose between manual or automatic braking, assisted steering and a visual racing line on the track.

Review

The Need for Shift HD takes its place as a game that quenches the never-ending thirst for racing. The Game is so intuitive and rich in graphics that runs very smooth on the Nokia N8 utilizing its on-board graphics accelerator.

With all the help from the N8 stellar hardware the game provides a stunning user performance and a complete user experience. The exciting levels tests the skills of the users.
The Need For Speed Shift HD is an excellent game for the Nokia N8 users matching the experience of Asphalt, although one disappointing thing is that it provides only one camera view mode.

On the whole the game offers a pleasant experience and scores as one of the most downloaded game on all platforms. I would rate the game a 4.5 on a 5-point scale.

Click here to download Need For speed HD for Nokia N8.

Motorola ATRIX 4G Mobile Phone Review

The Motorola Atrix 4G is a very remarkable, powerful and fastest Smartphone packed with android 2.2 devices with a fast dual core CPU that can power a laptop. It has a high resolution screen and has an exciting set of accessories that makes it the best Smartphone from AT&T. The Motorola Atrix 4G is one phone that can power the computer with Firefox browser and probably the first to accomplish it.

Motorola ATRIX 4G

review of motorola atrix 4g

The Motorola Atrix 4G has sharper quarter HD display, a sleek and elegant design, a front facing camera with 5 megapixel resolution, laptop dock, and a HDMI port. Although there is no 1080 HD video recording or playback but you can install apps application separately. The world’s powerful smartphone has a dual core processor with 1GB RAM and so the simplest of operations carry on with amazing high speed. The Motorola ATRIX 4G is one phone that can handle anything from scrolling the homescreens to playing games, listening to music, or reading your postings and messages. The Motorola Atrix 4G is a revolutionary product and one of the best smartphones in recent times.

Specifications

Gadget type   Smartphone
Network  
GSM   850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS   850, 1900, 2100
Design   Candy bar
Dimensions   64 x 2.50 x 0.43 (117.75 x 63.5 x 10.95 mm)
Weight   4.76 oz (135 g)
Display screen   4.00 inches Touchscreen multitouch light sensor Proximity sensor
Resolution   540 x 960 pixels
Battery   1930 mAh
Software  
OS   Android (2.2)
Processor   Dual core Tegra 2, 1000 MHz
Memory   1024 MB RAM
Camera   Auto focus, Geo tagging, Effects, Scenes, White balance, Dual LED
Resolution   5 MP
Additional camera   0.3 megapixels VGA
Video capture   Recording MPEG4, H.264, video calling
Resolution   1280×720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
Connectivity  
Bluetooth   2.1 EDR
WIFI   802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) HDMI 1.3, DLNA
USB   USB 2.0, microUSB
Headphone jack   3.5mm
Memory slot   microSD, microSDHC , 16384 MB
Multimedia  
Music player   MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, MIDI
Video playback   MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV
Internet browsing   Facebook, MySpace, Picasa, Twitter, you tube
Messaging   SMS, email
Organizer   Calendar, alarm clocks, World Clock, Calculator
Phonebook   Picture ID, ring ID and other regular features
Location based service   GPS
Other features   additional microphones, sensors

Motorola ATRIX 4G Features

The Motorola ATRIX 4G is a smartphone and the worlds fastest phone by AT&T, powered by dual core processor Nvidia Tegra 2 at 1GHz and has a RAM of 1GB. This smartphone can give a performance of a netbook or small laptops. The phone has a quarter HD display screen, a front and rear camera of 5MP, and video recording and calling. It has high connectivity options of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi with HDMI and DLNA, GPS, and a battery power of 1930 mAh to provide extensive usage hours. It is designed elegantly, sleek and lightweight with rounded corners and narrowed edges makes it easy on hands and can fit into pockets. The display screen is 4 inches with a qHD capacitive touch screen which is responsive to touches and has a resolution of 960×540-pixel. The Motorola Atrix 4G operates on Android 2.2 operating system with Motoblur. The phone has memory of 16GB with expandable memory option up to 32GB, microSD memory card slot. The smartphones music player has multiple audio and video formats like MP3, AAC, MPEG4, WMV, and many more. The Motorola Atrix 4G features HDMI port the included cable helps your device to connect TV and can be used as remote control. It has an attractive and simple to use interface screen. The Atrix smartphone supports google various services including maps navigation, syncs up with social networking accounts, multiple emai;l , shared calendars and integrated inbox. The blend of dual core processor and webtop app allows the user to have a personal computer like functionality like firefox browser and adobe flash player and an integrated Citrix application that gives account holders to use their virtual desktops.

Review

The Motorola Atrix 4G is an innovative and amazing product that functions as a smartphone or you can hook the atrix to a desktop monitor, mouse or keyboard and get an experience of personal computer or you could use the HDMI port to connect your phone to an HDTV. The Motorola Atrix 4G android 2.2 phone has a 4 inch display screen dual core processor up to 2HGz power, a memory of 1GB RAM and an extra storage memory option. It has bluetooth 2.1 EDR and HSPA connectivity that gives the smartphone its speed to perform. The Motorola Atrix 4g smartphone when docked changes to WebTop view, an app that launches when it detects a connection to an external display. The Motorola Atrix 4G consist of Motorola Atrix 4G, microUSB cable, wall charger, microHDMI cable and Quickstart G. The Motorola atrix 4G comes preloaded with a few apps and has a battery with long hours of usage time. The Motorola ATRIX 4G is a smartphone that will change the way you the communication device can be used.

Price

The total package of Motorola ATRIX 4G phone and dock totals $479.99 – $500.

Samsung I997 Infuse 4G Mobile Phone Review

The Samsung i997 Infuse 4G races over the latest AMOLED technology. It has a very good speed and can make your jaws drop at its sleek look. People with craze for social networking will enjoy the phone the most.

review of samsung infuse 4g

Specifications

Feature   Description
Processor   1.2 GHz Arm Cortex A8 processor
Operating System   Android 2.2 Froyo upgradable with Touch Wiz 4.0
Display   4.5 inches screen with super AMOLED capacitive touch screen
Memory   16 GB internal, external up to 32 GB
Network   4G connectivity with HSDPA up to 21 Mbps and HSUPA up to 3.6 Mbps
Camera Primary –   8MP 3264 × 2448 pixels
  Autofocus
  ISO control
Secondary camera –   1.3 MP for video calling
  Sensors   Proximity sensor
  Accelerometer
Battery   Li-ion 1750 mAh

Features

General

  1. Multi-touch input method
  2. Gorilla Glass display
  3. TouchWiz 3.0 UI
  4. Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
  5. Touch-sensitive controls
  6. Swype text input
  7. Proximity sensor fro auto turn-off
  8. Camera
  9. Geo-tagging
  10. Touch focus
  11. Face and smile detection
  12. 1.3 Mega Pixel front camera
  13. Data/Internet
  14. Google Search
  15. Maps
  16. Gmail
  17. YouTube
  18. Calender
  19. Google Talk
  20. Picasa integration
  21. Social networking integration
  22. Digital compass
  23. Flash support
  24. Organiser
  25. Image/video editor
  26. Predictive text input
  27. Voice memo/dail/commands

Price

The price of the Samsung i997 Infuse 4G is declared as $199.

Review

The screen of the phone is really impressive and large. When you hold the phone in your hands it seems like you are holding the whole world in your hands. Its sleek look would attract anyone. It will make your desire grow to buy the phone. The waist lining of the phone is only about 8.9mm. It makes you feel easy to operate and the phone is also light weighted.
Unfortunately, speaking about the Froyo operating system it is not that very impressive. The massive screen of the phone can sweep you off your feet. You can enjoy unlimited browsing with a clear with and convenient selection.
Coming to another drawback of the phone, it is using the single core processor rather the dual core orion processor. The best thing about the phone that could be pleasing is its 4.5’’ AMOLED Plus Display which is the largest AMOLED screen display till date.
Totally comparing all the opinions, the phone has achieved 7.0 for design, 7.3 for its features and 7.3 for its performance. The scores are out of 10.

Check out other Samsung 4g phones and 4G mobile phones section.

Angry Birds Lite for Nokia N8

One of the most popular and the most downloaded game on platforms like Google Android and iOS is finally here for the Nokia smartphones on the Symbian platform. It’s one of the most popular games on the Nokia N8 and the lite version offers a preview of how the game feels like on your Nokia Touch phone. Angry Birds Lite is available through the Nokia Ovi Store. The appealing and addictive game has nearly 105 levels of which only 15 levels are provided in the Lite version.

review of angry birds lite

If you are looking for an action-packed game that also tweaks your brain, Angry Birds Lite is that you want. The Game never ceases to throw at you interesting and intelligent levels to play.

Angry Birds is a very simple, yet fascinating game that revolves around a very simple story line that imposes twists in the plot. The greedy, filthy green pigs have stolen the eggs of the birds. Now the “Angry Birds” have to retaliate to retrieve the eggs from the green pigs. In taking revenge the angry birds use their special powers to dish out the pigs. There are six types of birds with special powers- the small red bird, the yellow bird that smashes through wood, the dangerous black one that explodes, the big red bird that demolishes anything in its way, the green bird that moves like a boomerang and finally the white bird that drops an egg that explodes.

With all these angry birds all you have to do it take out the green pigs to advance up the levels to recapture the eggs. The Gameplay is not easy as the story sounds. It takes brutal force, quick intelligent thinking and unique obstacle that you have to tackle to dish out the pigs. Each levels test your intelligent thinking and creativity to clear them with three golden stars. No two levels are the same; you will have to use all of your strategies up your sleeves to defeat the green pigs.

The graphics of the game is not too fancy like 3D. It is very smooth and effecive. The most credible feature of the game is the very simple controls. All you have to do on your N8 is to touch the bird and pull it back by sliding your finger across the screen and adjust the angle accordingly to catapult your bird. This improves the user experience of the game.

The game also provides easy and comprehensible instructions to play the game. The Lite version allows you to use 3 or 4 birds to throw out the pigs in each level. It’s only 9 MB heavy and can be downloaded directly to your N8 phone.

Review

The Angry Birds Lite for Nokia N8 is a simple yet interesting game that will never leave you bored after a few minutes of play. The game is very addictive tempting you to take out the lousy green pigs and fly up the levels.

The highlighting feature is the simple and effective controls that add to the user experience. The graphics is very effective for a game with such kind of story and the absence of Hi-Fi graphics improves the performance.

As far as the levels are concerned, they seem to be exhausting very soon considering the addictive nature of the game. The game could come with more and ever growing number of levels to keep the consumers interested in the game.

On the whole the game could be rated 4.5 on a sale of 5. It is a wonderful game for which you could pay a couple of rupees to get a hold of its full version.

Check out other Nokia N8 applications at iTechFreak.

Nokia N8 Applications Part 2

Nokia N8 is one of the most advanced smartphone designed by Nokia. The stellar hardware and appealing aesthetics makes it a success.

nokia n8 aaplications

Some of the must have and interesting application for your N8 is listed below. They are all available for your N8 via the Nokia Ovi store on a trial basis before you actually buy the full version.

SPB Wireless Monitor

With the increasing use of the Internet it is getting too complicated to keep track of the usage and the cost of your data plan. SPB Wireless Monitor is a comprehensive application for your Nokia N8 that provides a complete solution to keep track of your Internet usage and also in calculating the network data usage costs. It comes with 330 plus data plans to choose from and also raising an alarm when you are about to exceed your data traffic limit. This helps keep your costly data plan under control.

4squick

4squick is a free foursquare client that is similar to the Google Maps for your Nokia N8 phone that facilitates you to check out places near your location and check-in to find someone. Features such as navigation are yet to be included but are expected in the further updates.

Nimbuzz Version 3.2

Nimbuzz is a very important application for people who need a VoIP/IM client on their Nokia N8. The new version for the Symbian^3 platforms smells new and improved interface and performance like the message delivery notifications.

YouTube Downloader 2.0

YouTube Downloader 2.0 is a free application that allows you to download videos from the YouTube easily by just searching for them and hitting download. Several resolutions from 240p to 720p are compatible with this application. At any time you can enjoy high quality videos on your N8 handset.

Fring v4.5.17

Fring is a very popular application that allows you to make free video calls, voice calls and set up video chat with your friends. Fring allows you to chat wit your buddies on various Social networks like the Google Talk, MSN, Yahoo, AIM and more. The new Fring has improved video quality and better audio.

Nokia Battery Monitor 2.0

Nokia battery Monitor is an application rewritten for Qt. You can view your battery level and the app gives you an estimate of the remaining battery time. It also provides stats regarding what has been using your battery to help you manage your precious battery time. It can also be used as a home screen widget.

Nokia Bubbles v1.00

Nokia Bubbles is a Bubbles screensaver for your N8 that activates when you lock your device. The bubbles on your screen can be configured to activate or deactivate certain function without actually opening it. It is also supported with the official Qt version.

Facebook Browser

Facebook Browser is an excellent application developed by Pixelpipe. It is basically a Facebook client using the Qt library and HTML5, but it lacks chat. It is very compact and comprehensive solution to keep track of your account.

Skype v2.00

Skype, the favorite and popular IM client for mobiles and laptops is also available for your N8. Skype allows you to make free IM calls on 3G or WiFi with a basic Skype account.

These applications make full use of your Nokia N8 completing the phone as a whole.

Samsung Epic 4G Review

The Samsung Epic 4G is smartly designed phone with sleek and elegant looks, rounded neat edges with curved corners and gleaming black surface. The Samsung Epic 4G although is heavy and bulky on its dimensions but a Smartphone with outstanding features worth its size. It is solidly built and holds good in hands. The Samsung Epic 4G is sprint’s Smartphone with AMOLED display touch screen and WiMax network.

price of samsung epic 4g

It works on Android OS device, a 1 GHz processor, sliding keyboard with QWERTY keypads, a rear camera with 5MP, a front VGA camera for video call and conferencing, LED flash, a multimedia powerhouse, display screen with 16 M colors and WVGA resolution and has a wide angle viewing of LCD screen. The phone has headset jack of 3.5 mm and a micro USB port. The Samsung Epic 4G comes with an AC adapter, a stereo headset, a USB cable, and a manual. You can also add a docking station and a battery station separately. It is however on costly side of the price but comes with a two year service agreement.

Specifications

Type   Smartphone
Carrier   Sprint
Technology  
CDMA   2G 800 / 1900, 3G CDMA2000 1xEV DO, HSDPA 2100
Designs  
Size dimensions   124 x 65 x 14 mm
Weight   155 g
Keyboard:   53 key hardware QWERTY, vertical and horizontal on screen QWERTY and Swype
Display Screen   Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors  
Size   480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches
Screen Features   QWERTY keyboard, Gorilla Glass display, TouchWiz 3.0 UI, Multi touch input method, Accelerometer sensor for UI auto rotate, Touch, sensitive controls, sensor for auro turnoff
Memory  
Internal Memory   512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
Phonebook   Unlimited entries
Call records   Unlimited
Card slot   MicroSD, up to 32GB
Data storage
Bluetooth   v2.1 with A2DP, DLNA
WLAN   Wi- Fi 802.11 b/g/n; WiMAX, Wi Fi hotspot (Android 2.2)
USB   v2.0 micro USB
GPRS   4+1/3+2 slots, 32 48 kbps
EDGE   Class 10, 236.8 kbps
Infrared port   Absent
Battery Li   Ion 1500 mAh
Sound  
Speaker   Loudspeaker
Headset   3.5mm jack
Camera   5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, LED flash, Autofocus, Geo tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection
Additional camera   VGA
Video   720p@30fps
Operating system   Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair), upgradable to v2.2
CPU   1 GHz ARM Cortex ,A8 processor, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, Hummingbird chipset
Browser   HTML
Features   SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS , Organizer, Social networking integration, Image/video editor, Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Flash Lite v3.1, digital compass. GPS

Features

The Samsung Epic 4G is a sprint WiMax CDMA phone that supports 3G and 4G that comes with Smartphone features. It has AMOLED display screen that includes all the multimedia features compatible with Samsung all share services. The Samsung Epic 4G has features like videoconferencing, video call, speakerphone, visual voice mail, and Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity. You can do text and multimedia messaging, email, group IDs, photo caller IDs and voice dialing. The Samsung Epic 4G has a front face camera VGA the sprint has Qik video chat and video call app on phone. Some of the fetures of camera include blink and smile detection, panaorama mode and ISO. There are other apps applications on the Samsung epic 4G like the android web browser, Thinkfree office, video games, Google voice search, Facebook, YouTube, and many more applications. It is a sprint phone hence you get sprint apps like football, mobile, navigation and TV. Many more apps can be added through android market. The Samsung epic 4G has an internal memory of 1GB and can take up to 16 GB microSD cards. It has a 5 MP camera with LED flash that record and gives remarkable picture quality. Lastly the Samsung Epic 4G has a slide out keyboard with QWERTY keyboard.

Review

The Samsung Epic 4G Smartphone is an attractive, powerful and a multipurpose Smartphone with super AMOLED touch screen display. It is solidly built, durable with sleek and elegant design. The Samsung CPU is highly optimized and works great on 4G Wimax. You can navigate menus, download apps from android markets load web pages, or watch a movies, the Samsung Epic 4G delivers a great performance. The only hitch is the battery life which has to be charged every 14-15 hours. Apart from this the Samsung epic 4G phone is a powerful, multifunctional, and flexible Smartphone.

Price

The price of Samsung Epic 4G starts from $249 with a two year contract.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G Review

Digital revolution has taken the communication level to all together a new world. The invention of computers has been by far the best invention of the last century and with time there have been generation of computers invented with new technologies, usage, designs and forms. The personal computers have been taken over in popularity by laptops, notebooks and tablets. The latest device tab has caught the fancy of gadget lovers that doubles up as a computing device that can be used as a Smartphone alternative for people who use phones with advanced features. One such interesting device is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G from Samsung, that is easy to hold, looks smooth, has a large LCD screen with functions of computer.

The Samsung galaxy tab 4G is the upgraded version of the earlier tab is Verizon wireless, supports 4G LTE, works on Google’s OS Android 2.2 Froyo and offers a complete and amazing experience to its users. You can do video conferencing to any boardroom; can navigate in a faster way, e-reading feature helps you fit in an entire library, books, and magazines, watch movies, play games and browse through fast connectivity and multitask features and experience .

samsung galaxy tab 4g review

Phone Specifications

Type  Tablet
Network technology
CDMA  800 / 1900, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO / LTE 700
Design  
Size dimensions   190.1 x 120.5 x 12 mm
Weight   13.40 oz (380 g)
Antenna   Internal
Display
Technology   TFT Capacitive LCD Touch screen
Size   7.0 inches
Resolution   1024 x 600 pixels
Color   16 M, multi-touch
Light Sensor   Accelerometer sensor, Three-axis gyro sensor, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Sound
Loudspeaker   Stereo speakers
Headphone   3.5mm jack
Memory
Phonebook   Unlimited, Photo call
Call Records   Unlimited
Internal   2GB
Card slot   Micro SD, 32GB, 2048 MB
Battery
Type   Li – Ion
Capacity   4000 mAh
Software
Type   Smartphone
Operating system   Android 2.2(Froyo)
Processor   Single core, Cortex A8 Hummingbird, 1200 MHz
Camera
Resolution   5 megapixels, 2592 x 1944 pixels
Flash   LED flash
Features   Autofocus, Geo-tagging
Video   720×480 (DVD) (30 fps), video call
Secondary camera   1.3 MP
Connectivity
Bluetooth   Version 3.0 with A2DP
Wi- Fi   802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB   Propriety
Internet Browsing   HTML, Flash, RSS, Facebook
Messaging   SMS, MMS, email, instant messaging
Location based service   A-GPS, navigation system
Organizer   Calendar, Alarms, Document Viewer, Calculator
Multimedia  
Music player   MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDI
Video player   MPEG4, H.264, DivX, XviD, Streaming, YouTube player, voice recording, Picasa integration

Other features

1. Predictive text input (Swype)
2. Readers
3. Media,
4. Music Hub,
5. Adobe Flash 10.1 support,
6. Voice memo, dial, commands,
7. Social networking integration,
8. Digital compass,
9. Full HD video playback,
10. Up to 7h movie playback,
11. TV-out,
12. Image/video editor,
13. Thinkfree Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)

Features

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G gives you an experience of personal computer with web browsing, multimedia content, social networking, all types of communication like email, SMS, MMS, video calls, video conferencing and many more communication features. It has 3 G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and works on android OS 2.2 systems. It has a 7 inches LCD screen, smartly designed body, easy to hold on hands, two hand thumb typing using SWYPE input technology, touch screen with multicolor and front and rear camera. The rear camera of 3 MP has flash, and autofocus, the video streaming as well as recording where you can edit, upload, and share videos form this tab. It has large battery hours of 7 hours movie hours viewing with 4,000 mAh power. It delivers a high performance by a Cortex A8 1.0GHz application processor, you can watch videos, play games and read on the screen at the touch of the icons. The Adobe flash player 10.1 helps in viewing swift, seamless viewing of all multimedia content. You can buy content once and share across galaxy devices at no extra costs. You can have access to Android marketplace and, Google android platform services. It is one of the best tablet with perfect size that holds nicely on hands and has an expandable memory and a sim card slot.

Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G is a tab with Smartphone features supported by 4g, large LCD screen of 7 inches with long battery back up. It has a great and faster connectivity with 1200 MHz processor, works on Android OS and has a powerful Wi-Fi function and Bluetooth. It has all multimedia functions that give high powered performance and great entertainment experience. It has a smart design and holds easy on hands and type. Although could have done more on internal memory and absence of GPRS and EDGE but it does overcome these few hitches by giving you other high Smartphone features like CDMA and LTE network. It is great product in its genre and a value for money product.

Price

The price of Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G ranges from $499 to $ 532

Seagate Expansion External 2TB 8.15” Review

If you have a strong penchant to collect and watch movies in HD, store your photos for long time, flood your hard drive with all kinds of music and software you will find the Seagate Expansion External Hard disk to be a great companion. With a humungous amount of space available you can store loads of data in your drive and most importantly at a very low cost. The word expansion suits well in the world where having an external hard drive has become mandatory for every person using a PC.

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Specifications

Features   Description
1. Device type   Hard drive- External Hard Drive
2. Width   5 in
3. Depth   8.1 in
4. Height   1.6 in
5. Weight   2.2 lbs
6. Form Factor   3.5”
7. Capacity   2 TB
8. Interface Type   Hi-Speed USB 2.0
9. Interface Transfer Rate   480 Mbps
10. Expansion Interfaces   1 * Hi-Speed USB
11. Cables Included   1 * USB cable
12. Power source   Included AC adapter
13. OS Required   Microsoft Windows Vista/ XP, Apple MacOS X 10.4.8 or later
14. Warranty   2 Years Limited Warranty

Features

Seagate External Expansion Hard Drive 8.15” is a good, rather satisfying solution for the growing need for enormous storage space. With nearly 2 TB of space you can store all the data you have. To state a fact there is not a necessity to have 2 TB of storage space.
Seagate is one of the top external hard drive manufacturers. The drive provides a comprehensive solution to the need for compact storage device. Like the rest of the external hard drives the 2 TB Expansion External is aesthetically pleasing and compact although it weighs over 1.5 kg.
Expansion External 8.15” has a standard 5400 rpm rotation speed supported by Hi-Speed USB 2.0 for transfer of data. You will find that the transfer speed is not all that fast but it provides above-average transfer speeds. With the market beginning to welcome External Hard drives with three and four interfaces, this particular hard drive may be a let down. It only has one standard traditional USB 2.0, which is not one among the fastest interfaces. But still its satisfactory for home and small office uses.
Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive 8.15” is very well suited for automatic backup features providing support for Apple’s Time Machine also which is an advantage for Apple Users.
You also have USB 2.0 cable included along with a good manufacturer’s warranty of 2 years.

Cost

The Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive 2 TB 8.5” is available for a low cost of nearly $109.99 USD.

Review

Seagate Expansion External Hard drive is a black aesthetically sufficient providing a decent performance. If you are expecting blazing transfer speed this may not be your drive you may as well go for quad interface devices. With its USB 2.0 it provides average transfer speeds.
The hard drive is pretty voluminous with its 2 TB space and is also very economical in price. The device as such is a little bulky considering the amount of space it packs. While some may say 2 TB is too much space for a common man.
Compared to all the triple and quad interface devices the USB 2.0 interface hard drive may seem like a let down. Compatibility with eSATA or FireWire could have been provided.

The drive seems to have certain hard drive issues like some crackling sound during operation. It’s a bad news for Apple users that you will have to format your drive to be compatible with Mac OS X. On the whole it is voluminous but could have been much better with great performance and features.