That’s right. One of my 2010 New Year’s resolutions is to buy a new mobile phone, after having decided that the last Christmas season was a bad time to buy one (prices were high and thefts were on the rise). Unknown to friends, am only using a basic phone and have two other high-tech phones just hidden in the drawer, tee hee. The plan is to give the basic phone to my son (it’s time he has one since he’s on the verge of high school) while am gonna trade in the two others for a single phone with good video capability. Any suggestions out there?
Anyway, mobile phone fanatics are all agog about the just-launched Google Nexus One smartphone. I mean, whatta way to greet the beginning of 2010. The only caveat is that it’s not available in the Philippines. But nothing’s preventing our newspaper, the Manila Bulletin Technews lab from reviewing it. Watch out for the review soon!
In the meantime, here’s everything you need to know about the Google smartphone, in case you insist on buying it from abroad:
Processor: Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz
(versus only 600 Mhz on the iPhone 3GS, Motorola Droid and Palm Pre)
Google GPS and wi-fi positioning
Bluetooth, wi-fi and HSDPA at 7.2Mbps
Voice-enabled keyboard so that you can just dictate your text message or Facebook update instead of typing it
5 megapixel camera, and video recording at 720 X 480 pixels, with instant uploading to YouTube
Easy synching between your business and social contacts, even from sites like Facebook
Internal memory at 512 MB RAM, and expandable memory up to 32 GB
Talk time: 10 to 7 hours on 2G/3G respectively
Internet time: 5 hours on 3G and 6.5 hours on Wi-Fi
Weight:130 grams with battery
Major drawback: no multi-touch capability, because multi-touch is patented with Apple. However, expect Android hackers to solve the problem soon.
Wellllllll, I definitely want the Nexus One! Too bad, I live in the ‘Third World’ 🙁 Presently, the smartphone ships to the US, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore only, with the unlocked version selling at $529.