In the past 10yrs since i started working, i have been through 4phones, actually 3, the 1st one was my granpa’s- a big chunky Motorola that will today pass for a walkey talkey!! 😀 The joy of earning , saving up and buying something on your own is simply divine.. and thats the way its been for me!! Starting with the basic Nokia 3315 to Sony Ericsson w550i [ a swanky phone that swivels that had many an eye turn and too many wonder how to open and use;)] and finally my N95 8Gb….
Nope, i dint lose/break/throw any of my phones, actually never thrown anything expensive, or anything that falls into the ‘gadget’ category!!! About a month ago, my N95 started giving me problems – the backlight on screen kept flickering and then one fine day it died, leaving me in a mini state of panic…
*Calm breathes*… went to Iconnet, the guy took 20mins, pulled it apart[was totally fascinated], replacedc the Slider cable and said “here you go, and ummm, be careful” As luck would have it, i went to Blore and in 2days, the screen blanked out on me again!! Nothing helped.. so picked up a basic[ as basic as it can get] Nokia phone, used it for a couple of days while contemplating on a new phone/ fixing my N95…
Price – Inexpensive.. Rs13000 to Rs14000 – Damn good deal when compared to how much i shelled out for my N95
Features- Well, it pretty much has it all ,-
Email sync– upto 10email ids
App world – thru which one can download various apps- Twitter, FB, Gtalk, BBM[blackberry messenger to keep in touch with fellow BB users], linkedin and some more. Today discovered there is an F1 app for it- keep track of timings, schedules, winners, etc!!Other messengers are also available!
Applications: Notepad, Tasks, Ms Office and some more..
Weight: Very light weight [again when compared to my N95, this feels weightless]
Camera : 2mp.. decent pics [cant compare to my N95.. that was Carl Zeiss lens, 5MP, but heck i have my cybershot:)]
Music: Yep, you can download or transfer songs from other phones/computer and listen… good speakers!!
Phone book: Phew,if i had to fill in all entries for contacts, i’d grow old even before using the phone 🙂 You can store multiple numbers for a person and it has a smooth search option as well..
Ease of use – Totally.. very easy to find your way around and use the features , plus you can once again alter the position of folders, apps and arrange them in a way that suits you.
Battery life – Good.. as good as my Nokia.. 1.5days easy!!
Rate : 9/10 [ dont ask me why not 10/10.. just like that!! ;o)]
friend that he is called right away and we met for lunch at another friend;s house the next day!! 🙂
Weight: It is about .68gms, and dint feel heavy inspite of my holding it for nearly half hour
Keyboard: Same touch concept, and very easy to type[ atleast i found it easy for am used to the pop up touch keyboard on my iPod touch] to type long notes/messages, i found it convenient
to place the iPad on my lap and type- cos i use both hands to type!
Features: Exactly as your iPod touch… Touch screen….mail, photos, music, etc etc…
Missing: Camera, USB slots, Drives and the App store does not work yet in India, maybe when it is officially launched, it might kick into action
You can read the Review of Ipad here