Thursday, December 25, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

its been so long...a PPC in my life

Its been 8 months since i posted some really geeky things. Its been a hard time or me to doing things which doesn't impress me, as its been said "Complexity ignites me" at the same time what am been doing just scares my geek quotient, i wonder is it still active? few more days and it will dead :|

To over come the fear of losings my gIQ I thought of getting my hands dirty with Linux and my being a mobile engineer my obvious choice was a PDA to port some sort of LINUX flavor on it. May be being in NewZealand helped in some sort, i was able to get an iPAQ pocket PC at a throwaway price, thanks to www_trademe_co_nz. Once i had the Windows Pocket PC 3 version device "iPAQ 3850" i was all set to sail in the world of OSS. Here Pic of that device.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Dead lock Explained - HINDI

One of the most popular terminology in computer science is "DEAD LOCK" its so simple to understand yet so hard to Explain , But for people who can understand Hindi, Here is a 3 minute video explaining dead lock in bollywood style ;)


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Kiwis first

I was in a country where iphone was never announced, and now i am in a country which is the first in the world to get iPhone 3G officially;

vodofone New Zealand press release
Hi,

This Friday 11 July at 00:01, the new iPhone 3G hits the shelves in three Vodafone stores nationwide. They are:

Vodafone stores
The iPhone 3G will be available in other
Vodafone stores from 9am, check out the stores map for locations. You'll also be able
to buy from the Vodafone Online Shop on
Friday 11 July at 00:01.

The iPhone 3G starts from $199 on a two year contract. We'll be releasing full price and plan
details tomorrow at 10am, Tuesday 8 July 2008, at vodafone.co.nz/iphone. Stocks are strictly limited.

Ready, set, sync - iPhone syncs with your PC or Mac using iTunes, just like an iPod. Get ready by organizing your content now. When you get your new iPhone, you’ll be able to text, email, surf, watch, and listen in minutes.

Make sure you check out vodafone.co.nz/iphone to get all the info you need to be prepared for July 11!

Regards,

Kursten Shalfoon
General Manager Products
New Zealand will be the first country where the iphone 3G is being launched.

well the other part is... i MAY not be buying once ;)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

And jobs said, Let there be 3G in iPhone

Finally the god spoke, and this time its form Jobs's tongue
Jobs in WWDC June 10th announced the availability of iPhone3G buy July 11.

Good points about iPhone 3G
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • 2 MP camera
  • Proximity sensor
  • GPS
  • all at half the price of previous iphone and another Nokia phone with similar functionality
Bad points
  • 2 MP camera - Not good enough
  • embedded Battery
  • AT&T, Vodafone... Blah.. blah.. blah....
  • 3G with no front camera for Video call
  • No 32GB version as of no
check out the specs here

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Good news for all iPhone freaks..

I found this and was happy for all my friends back in india and friends here in NZ. Most adored mobile phone, gadget of the decade will be available [ Legally] in INDIA and NZ from Vodafone.


Vodafone today announced it has signed an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in ten of its markets around the globe. Later this year, Vodafone customers in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey will be able to purchase the iPhone for use on the Vodafone network.

[http://www.vodafone.com/start/media_relations/news/group_press_releases/2007/vodafone_to_offer0.html]

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Web and the mobile world

There is no measure for love between web and the mobile world...

Keeping it short...Check out http://m.orkut.com [Obviously using your mobile.. lol :) ]

Official Google Blog entry

Monday, March 31, 2008

symbian - critics say . . . . .

Symbian, among programmers is known for its complexity, this is the reason why i love programming for this platform. Analysts do write about the design flaws, unnecessarily complicating simple things like string handling. In fact symbian has the best implementation of multitasking which is very efficient for a small memory devices compared to multi threading.

Though symbina is considered to be the most reliable OS among the available mobile OS, there are competitors like Linux which despite the strong optimism of the adopters, haven’t been able to get the lime light. As all good things have small pit falls, critics do try to get these things to the techno world and try to question them like, “Does symbian really deserve the lime light its getting?”
One such article is here

He talks about symbian being a "pain in the ***" for Nokia. If we take a broader perspective, it is true. As I had mentioned in my previous post Nokia would like to unhook from symbian and yet give the same kind of handset that is as stylish and as powerful as a symbian phone.

His point on, lack of support for developers is one thing I disagree .Symbian has the best developer support that exist for a mobile developer. But yet again the support comes from Nokia :) for its S60.

Is phone’s OSX, 5 years ahead of time? ….humm... i would say the User Interface is awesome, but the OS as such has to stand the test of time.

He makes a right point in his statement where in he point out that symbian hasn't got a real competitor and that’s the reason why symbian seems to be the best among those. It's rightly said. Symbian has a history of 10 years and if we go back and compare the current OS and the first symbian OS build, there aren’t any significant changes. The changes what we see is basically from the framework providers like Nokia [s60] and UIQ. The changes what we see is from the recent years ~2-3 like Screenplay and freeway which is a huge step forward.

Last question would be, Will OSx give a tough completion to Symbian?
It would be hard to answer at this point of time. OSx phone may be popular among user for its rich User Experience, but it will be hard to say weather it would match the speed and power of symbian.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Sir Richard Branson, Welcome to india

One more global Player among Mobile operators lands in the "worlds fastest growing mobile segment".

Yes, ‘Virgin Mobile’ services are being offered to consumers by Tata Teleservices through a brand franchise with the Virgin Group. Virgin Mobile India is an association between Virgin Group and Tata Teleservices which will facilitate Tata Teleservices with its experience and expertise in designing, marketing and servicing TTL’s Virgin Mobile branded products for the youth segment.

Virgin Mobile India

Some of the publicity schemes include

Get paid to receive calls –
Virgin Mobile customers will get 10 paise credit for every in-coming minute they receive from any network.
Easy Handset upgrades:
Mobile is India’s first CDMA service where all customers will be on RUIM (SIM)-based phones, thereby giving them the convenience of upgrading their phones without having to change their number or re-enter their address book.
True Care:
All Virgin Mobile customers will be called back by the same call center agent to address their query
Call more for less –
After the 1st 2 mins of calls each day (which will be charged at Re1) all Virgin Mobile customers nation-wide will automatically be able to call any local network at any time of day for only 50 paise per minute

Will it be a hit or will loose charm in front of the biggies like Rcomm and Bharthi Airtel?, only time will answer

Anouncement: Nokia+Microsoft & Google Loves Web and Mobile

Two major announcements from two giants in there own sense

Nokia announced Microsoft's silverlight availability for S60 and S40

Nokia today announced plans to make Microsoft Silverlight available for S60 on Symbian OS, the world's leading smartphone software(1), as well as for Series 40 devices and Nokia Internet tablets. Adding support for Silverlight will extend opportunities for developers to create rich, interactive applications that run on multiple platforms in a consistent and reliable way

[via Nokia press ]

Google announced there Google Gear for Mobile devices
[ source google mobile blog ]

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Weekend Masti: 3250 under my knife, finally

My Sunday afternoon went in fixing my Nokia 3250
It had a strange problem!! CAll ,Disconnect and The Center Enter button of Joy stick weren't responding. SO took the risk of ripping it open and see for my self, what the heck was wrong? #$@%.

After disassembling completely got know tghat the connect had got loosened a little bit of tweaking and there it was working like a charm now :)

After months of suffering, now i will be able to surf the web on my Mobile again

Monday, February 04, 2008

Mobile world Congress: S60 May steal the show

The most awaited Demo of the year [so far] will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress , Barcelona Spain. Yes Nokia to demo S60 Touch UI at Mobile World Congress 2008.

S60 Touch is Nokia's response to the iPhone's revolutionary UI .

Watch out for Nokia's demo along with a host of other Mobile innovation

related post:
S60 UI announced

S60 UI in detail
S60 and Symbian go hand-in-hand

Thursday, January 10, 2008

What we did not know about iphone

By far the most impressive Story about iPhone, the most loved phone mankind had ever seen.
Fred Vogelstein form http://www.wired.com has written a 4 page story about iPhone and i liked the way he address this: "How the iPhone Blew Up the Wireless Industry"

I do agree on this point :

"
For decades, wireless carriers have treated manufacturers like serfs, using access to their networks as leverage to dictate what phones will get made, how much they will cost, and what features will be available on them. Handsets were viewed largely as cheap, disposable lures, massively subsidized to snare subscribers and lock them into using the carriers' proprietary services. But the iPhone upsets that balance of power. Carriers are learning that the right phone — even a pricey one — can win customers and bring in revenue. Now, in the pursuit of an Apple-like contract, every manufacturer is racing to create a phone that consumers will love, instead of one that the carriers approve of."

Clearly, iPhone has made US buyers to think about the mobile phones as a smart stylish device rather than a junk box they need to carry to be able to talk :)

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Upgrade to SMS2.0

New Year brings new features. On December 31 2007 Airtel announced the launch of SMS2.0 service. The best part is ITS ABSOLUTELY FREE.

Currently this services is limited to Nokia phones powered by symbian [sounds too technical then have look at the supported devices]




Sadly this feature is not available for the S60 3rd Edition users.

I haven't used this service since i have a 3250 :| but going through the features and how the service works, i would say that is would be a symbian C++ application which would act as a default SMS application on the Symbian Phones. The application is developed by an UK based
Affle

If you are already excited about this service then hold on their is much more to some. SMS Social Networking

2008 starts with a very Sweet simple yet colour full service from Airtel. lets wait and watch what 2008 have for us.

How to:
How to get this service activated?

Simple, type SMS2 and send it to 543210 or 59191

Note: This services is available for Airtel customers only. And on selected handsets.

A Picture speaks a Giga words

we have seen HD TV HDDVD HD stands for High Definition. Have you ever heard of HD imagery!!

If you really want to know what High Definition means don't just Visit Wiki, give a visit to this site

http://www.haltadefinizione.com/en/portfolio.asp

Amazing "High Definition" images, When i say HD images i really mean HIGH DEFINITION
some of them are whooping 8.9GPIX in short its 149.307 x 65.984 image :)

A Picture speaks a Thousand words. in this case it surely speaks a 10^9 words ;)

My favorite HD pic is "THE LAST SUPPER IN DETAIL"
Take a look at how these images are captured

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A year that was ...2007

Year 2007 was an Innovative year
Some of the gadgets which kept bloggers, tech enthusiasts around the world busy are . . . .