Sunday, April 29, 2012

HTC launches the One

HTC One, the smartphone that gives other smartphones a run for their money, has just launched. This baby already comes with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and has a quad core processor, the first in the country as of now.

I was at a media preview a few nights ago at the Smart Jump Center and actually got to hold the One and compare it with my Note.

Here are some pictures from that media night.

Quad core processor although HTC says there's a 5th core inside

4 frames/sec. 99 frames in 25 seconds!

Wider speakers area improves hearing during mobile conversation

Buttonless navigation

User interface 

Network settings

Monday, April 2, 2012

Samsung Smart Camera WB150F

Wifi cameras are the rage now and if I did not just buy a digicam a year ago, I would go for one now. Imagine how convenient it is to take a picture and immediately post it on Facebook, Twitter or send it via email to a friend. Of course I can do that with smartphones but how many of them have the resolution of a real digicam?

Recently, I was at the launch of Samsung's Smart Camera WB150F. Ok, don't ask me about their naming convention for this model because I.DO.NOT.KNOW.WHY.IT.IS.NAMED.THAT.WAY. Next time I've got a chance, I'll ask Samsung.

One caveat. This post is NOT a review because I only got to hold it on launch date. Hopefully, I may get a chance to play around with it and see how it compares to my present digicam.

Still, what I saw in terms of physical looks and software features looked very interesting. Let's start with how the WB150F looks from the outside.

Almost like a DSLR! Plus WIFI!

You're looking at a digicam with 14 megapixels, an 18x optical zoom, 3.0" hVGA LCD display, and 24mm wide angle lens.