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Verizon iPhone Plans – Unlimited Data Plans ?

January 18th, 2011 No comments

According to The Wall Street Journal, there are plans to offer iPhone user’s unlimited data plans. These plans will be offered to Verizon iPhone users when Verizon starts to sell the phone in a few weeks. Although its monthly prices are lower than Verizon, all AT&T can offer their customers capped data plans. Verizon’s unlimited data plans for iPhone customers will cost around $30.00 a month and the most generous plan AT&T offers their customers 2 gig of data for $25.00 a month. Some fear that with Verizon’s move to offer the iPhone with unlimited data plans is going to cause price wars between wireless providers, which is something they hope to avoid.

Approximately 300 million people in the United States are wireless subscribers with one of the four major carriers. The four major providers will have to fight for their fair share of the market. These carriers are now offering great prices as a means to attract customers. These carriers are AT&T, Verizon wireless, Sprint-Nextel, and T-Mobile.

Two gigs of data are enough but Verizon is offering an unlimited data plan for iPhone customers. Will Verizon use this as a marketing sales pitch to lure customers away from AT&T? Verizon is stating that their number one reason for switching is that iPhone customers can make phone calls without having to worry about dropped calls.

At this time, Verizon has not said how much the unlimited data plans will cost a month but there is some speculation that it could be as high as $120.00 a month. This would be on top of texting and voice costs. If the charge was $120 a month plus texting and voice at the highest month fees the bill could cost approximately $330.00 a month. That is as much as some people pay for their car a month, or an apartment. Some analyses are saying that the iPhone uses a lot of data, which could result in an expensive plan to pay for all that data. Other analysists are saying that it would be a wrong move if Verizon charged so much. This is especially true if the iPhone costs are different from other smartphones, which run Android.

Today, Verizon offers 3G smartphone unlimited data plans for $29.99 a month. The monthly plan for Verizon iPhone focuses on data to figure the monthly price. This can become more complex because it has been announced that the iPhone will support up to five WiFi devices as a WiFi hotspot. At Verizon, other smartphones that offer similar WiFi access is $20.00 a month.

No one knows for sure how long Verizon will offer these unlimited data plans to their customers.

The situation between Verizon and AT&T, right now, is a wait-and-see game. In addition, Verizon is stating again that they are ready to roll out the iPhone but do not have a price figured for their unlimited data plan. No subscriber is going to switch to Verizon, sign a contract for one or two years before knowing what they will be paying monthly.

You can get the Verizon iPhone Plan details here.

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WiFi Hotspot in Iphone from iOS 4.3

January 12th, 2011 1 comment

With the announcement of the CDMA version of the Verizon iPhone 4, it is expected that it will come with the Hotspot feature. This is a long awaited news for the iPhone lovers who have been longing to see the hotspot in their iPhones. There are many things that made iPhone users feel inferior as compared to their Android counterpart or the jailbroken iPhone users. The jailbroken iPhone comes with many applications like MyWi that allows user to use the iPhone as hotspot.

In the hotspot, upto typically 5 persons can access the internet from their notebook or computer via the data connection of the iPhone. This feature has been very helpful. Just think of the fact that you are travelling in a group in a Van with a notebook. One of your friends has a hotspot enabled phone. Five of your friends can now use the hotspot connection to keep working while you drive. So you stay connected while you are on the move. And not only this, you also allow your friends to be able to use the hotspot.

According to the reports from iPhoneClub and iPhoneHellas GSM iPhones will are also expected to follow the suite. This wfeaturee is expected after an update to the iOS 4.3 due sometimes later this year. Once this feature comes, the iPhone users will be able to connect 5 WiFi enabled notebooks to the iPhones 3G connection. Hopefully the news does not turn out to be false.

Unfortunately you will have to get an approval from the carriers, before you will be able to use the feature. A bad news. It is not sure whether the carriers will charge for this facility. We will have to wait for some times before we get some clarity on this front.

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New Features in Apple iPhone4

January 8th, 2011 3 comments

Apple iPhone 4G
iPhone has come a long way with the launch of Apple iPhone 4. Inclusion of many new features compared to the previous iPhones for the first time makes it more powerful while retaining its ease of use. It is the fastest iPhone to date and also the one with highest resolution. Read more…

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Nokia C5-03 Review – Cell Phone with 3 MP

January 4th, 2011 No comments

Today we are experiencing boom in Android phone market. Still, when a person thinks of getting a new mobile, the first name creeping into his mind is Nokia due to the trust it has built over a period of time by offering best quality. This is the time when Nokia lovers are looking for something more and hence Nokia presents Nokia C5-03 mobile device. The specifications are nearly similar to its C6-01 version. But we will see some refined features which are not very complex therefore easy to operate. You can be sure to get all the attributes that are compatible with new generation phones in affordable range.

Nokia C5-03 features a touchscreen display measuring 3.2 inches which offers the resolution of 360 X 640 pixels and supports 16M colors. This resolution is not as good as today’s version of mobile devices but can be a boon to a common user. It is presented in various vibrant colors comprising of Aluminum Grey, Graphite Black, Petrol Blue and Lime Green with the dimensions of 115.8 mm X 51 mm X 31.8 mm and considerable weight of 93 grams. It comes with proximity sensor that handles auto turn off function and accelerometer sensor to sense auto-rotate.

Towards rear side the phone is embedded with a camera of 5 mega pixel that can drive the resolution of 2592 X 1944 pixels. Though it is not loaded with flash mechanism it is featured with 4X auto zooming technology as well as geo-tagging. It can also record video clips at 15 frames per second. It provides excellent entertainment via video and music with a 3.5 mm headset jack embedded in its spine. It supports MPEG-4 or H.263 file format. The GPS technology assists to offer navigation service

Nokia C5-03 managed to get its power through 600 MHz ARM 11 CPU with RAM capacity of 128 MB. The smartphone actually offers the storage capacity of 40MB but is attributed with microSD expandable memory card slot of 16GB as well as the addition of 2GB memory card. It is additionally featured with various connectivity options like tri-band 3G with HSDPA of 10.2 Mbps and HSUPA with 2 Mbps as well as supports GSM, GPRS and EDGE technology. In addition to this, Wi-Fi connectivity is backed through 802.11 b/g/n. One can easily transfer files via Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity. The C5-03 supports the OS platform of Symbian S60V5 9.4 along with Java applications.
Most amazing feature of Nokia C5-03 is its lithium ion battery that is built with the capacity of 1000 mAh. This power holds the talk time of 11.5 hours while on 2G network and stands firm for 5 hours when 3G network in on use. The battery life of 24 to 25 days on standby mode is tremendous.

Though not very competitive with latest smartphone, but is definitely a style statement for common buyer with all necessary features. With the most affordable price range of $237, Nokia C5-03 is sure to hit the gong.

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Motorola Cliq 2 Preview

January 3rd, 2011 No comments

Motorola is planning to launch the latest revamped version of Motorola Cliq 2 which is the successor of one year old Motorola Cliq. This would be the second smartphone from Motorola to run on Android 2.2 – Froyo mobile operating system with unique updated user interface from Motorola, known as MOTOBLUR. The anticipated released date of Cliq 2 is 19th January.

The blunt edged Motorola Cliq 2 features a stylish touch screen that is designed to support 256000 colors. The smart QWERTY keyboard that horizontally slides out from behind looks most trendy with the unique honeycomb design. The featured keyboard leaves no gap between the any of the keys just like a honeycomb. The mobile enthusiasts who have already experienced the feel of Motorola Cliq will surely tempt to have this version too. Towards the rear end we will see the 5 MP camera featured with Digital zoom, auto focus technology along with white balance effects and LED flash. It will also feature Geo-tagging technique and is expected to produce images with the resolution of 2560 X 1920 pixels.

The left spine of Cliq 2 features volume control and microUSB port that can be used to charge the battery. The upper portion of Cliq 2 is embedded with standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. It is provided with the slot that holds microSD card and microSDHC to enhance the phone memory to 32 GB. You can store unlimited contact information along with the contact’s photo. Additionally, wireless connection to other devices is enabled with the use of Bluetooth v2.1 technology with A2DP and supports network through Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. All the requirements of wide network protocols are expected to be met with the support through 3G HDSPA 7.2 Mbits/s, EDGE and GPRS. The GPS antenna embedded will serve as a path navigator. It is designed to support emailing and instant messaging through Google talk application. You can socially interact through Facebook and Twitter. Music player will support various file formats comprising of MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AMR, AAC and AAC+ whereas the video files are supported by MPEG4, 3GP, H.264 and H.263. Along with all these applications, the basic operations of SMS, access to calendar, alarm clock, world clock is a breeze.

As the predecessor of Motorola Cliq 2 is powered with 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7201A processor with Flash memory of 256 MB, the upgraded version is expected to get its power through 800 MHz processor which can possess the flash memory of 512 MB and RAM capacity of 384 MB. As all others, the Motorola Cliq 2 will carry a Lithium ion battery whose capacity is not known.
Though the prices of Motorola Cliq are still under wraps, the stylish model will appeal the buyers with a huge array of advanced features and applications. Few applications are mentioned here, but it is expected to offers wider innovations in flesh.

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