Nokia claims it’s new AMOLED with Clear Black Display trumps all other display technologies when it comes to visibility under direct sunlight.
Engadget has put up a side-by-side comparison between Nokia’s latest E7 with the iPhone 4 Retina Display and although we have some reservations on the accuracy of the camera’s ability to capture accurately what our eyes can under direct sunlight – taking into account polarisation and everything – but we’ll agree that there’s barely a discernible difference between the two display technologies.
Check out the video on Engadget’s site.
It is Day 2 at Nokia World 2010 and they have announced another device, the C3 Touch and Type or better known with the code C3-01. We are getting a little annoyed with Nokia’s confusing naming conventions. The original Nokia C3 is a entry-level QWERTY candybar device introduced a while back. The new C3 Touch and Type is Nokia’s 2nd device that incorporates both keypad input and touch screen interface after the X3 Touch and Type. Touch and Type usability give users the best of both worlds by having simplicity of the touch while having the familiar control of the keypad.
This entry level S40 device is nothing much to shout about. It has a 2.4″ resistive screen with 240 x 320 resolution that displays a mere 262,000 colours. Screen aside, the C3 Touch and Type does give you bare essentials such as HSDPA (up to 10.2Mbps), HSUPA (up to 2.0Mbps), a 5MP Camera, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and a micro USB slot, all encased in a stainless steel body. Unfortunately GPS is not available for the device like its earlier X3 Touch and Type sibling. On board, there’s 30MB of storage and it is expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD.
The good thing about the C3 Touch and Type is that it uses the normal keypad layout that most of us are familiar with. As mentioned earlier, the X3 Touch and Type used a different layout with its last row keys shifted towards the sides.
The C3 Touch and Type is priced at €145 (approximately RM588) and it comes in 3 colours – Warm Grey, Silver and Khaki Gold.
More details on the specification here.
Watch the product video after the jump.
After weeks of leaks and rumours, HTC has finally revealed it’s latest duo of high-end Android smartphones. No prizes on the names but the HTC Desire Z and Desire HD looks to be a formidable combination of performance and form factor that is set to put HTC in the top spot for when it comes to Android devices.
HTC Desire Z
When it comes to specs of this Android device with a full QWERTY keyboard, there’s no surprises here. As earlier speculated, the Desire Z is the first phone to utilize the latest 800MHz Qualcomm 7230 processor that promises improved performance, battery life and faster startup.
The Desire Z runs Android 2.2 (froyo) and comes with 4GB of on board memory in the US as the G2 but in UK it comes with a minuscule 1.5GB, most likely Malaysian versions will be simillar. There’s, thankfully, 512MB of RAM. In terms of imaging, the Desire Z is decked with a 5MP camera with flash. The 5MP shoots 720p videos as well. All this is controlled by a 3.7in 480×800 resolution screen that’s most probably an SLCD.
The HTC Desire Z unique “pop hinge” that opens to reveal a QWERTY keyboard that looks to be one of the simplest, most spaced-out keyboard we’ve seen on a mobile device. Another unique feature of the keyboard are two user-customizable keys for providing instant access to common functions without the need dig up layers of menus.
Don’t let the 800Mhz clock speed fool you. The more efficient 7230 chip is said to deliver better performance compared to the 1GHz processor powering the original Desire. With a dedicated GPU 7230 taking the graphic processing load of the main processor, you can expect to see improved graphic performance on the Desire Z as well.
HTC Desire HD
If you’re more of a multimedia user on your smartphone then the HTC Desire HD is probably something righ up your alley. With a huge 4.3in LCD display along with Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual sound capabilities, the Desire HD looks to be a very capable mobile media player.
The Desire HD is powered by the new 1GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon processor with a whopping 758MB of RAM and is running Android 2.2 (froyo) though on board storage is a similarly limited 1.5GB as the Desire Z. There’s an 8MP camera with dual flash on board capable of shooting 720p videos.
Like the HTC Legend, the Desire HD is sculpted from a block of solid aluminum that promises to deliver top-notch build-quality.
The best part about all this is the both the Desire Z and Desire HD will be released in the European and Asian markets from October 2010 onwards. For HTC Malaysian fans, you’ll be looking at a probable 2010 availability of both phones here.
As always, keep it locked on to SoyaCincau.com for the latest in mobile tech news.
Nokia’s recently introduced C6, C7 and E7 comes with a Clear Black Display (CBD). The engadget team that was covering the Nokia World 2010 event managed to compare a prototype E7 against the iPhone 4.
According to engadget, the iPhone 4’s 3.5″ retina display at 960×640 seems to have noticeable blue warmth and it isn’t as vibrant or bright as the CBD. However the CBD does seem to be oversaturated.
From their short play, they reported that the Nokia E7’s AMOLED is just as good as the Samsung Galaxy S‘s Super AMOLED screen. We’ve yet to see its true potential outdoors considering CBD’s true strength lies on visibility under sunlight. Check out more comparison shots after the jump.
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Word has it that a new version of the iPad may be released before the holiday season. This of course goes against Apple’s traditional rule of 12 months product cycle refresh.
However with the push for FaceTime adoption by Apple, they might break their own rule by offering an iPad with a front facing camera earlier than usual. Just recently Apple has refreshed its line of iPods with the latest touch having FaceTime capabilities. This makes the current iPad a sore thumb among Apple’s current line up of FaceTime ready devices.
Video calling over 3G never really kicked off and Apple’s FaceTime is a reboot attempt in making video conferencing work for the masses. To ensure the success of FaceTime, standardisation across all Apple products is vital which makes us believe that a new iPad with FaceTime could be coming earlier than expected.