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Google Voice For Android & Blackberry Launched

by on Jul.16, 2009, under Mobile, News, Technology

Google has launched Google Voice mobile app for Blackberry and Anaroid phones. Google Android and RIM BlackBerry phone owners will enjoy better call management with Google’s Voice service starting today. Google Voice is Google’s next novel service that allows managing several phone numbers with one unique number and also converts voicemails to emails. The invite-only registration has been open to all. However, the service is not available to folks outside U.S.

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Vincent Paquet, senior product manager of Google Voice, told that all Google Voice users who own Android or BlackBerry handsets would be able to user the service directly from their handsets today onwards. However, iPhone owners will have to wait for the iPhone version of Google Voice, which is being held for unknown reasons.

Google Voice was introduced in March this year and recently, Google was reported for booking a million numbers for this service. A single Google Voice number allows users to use a single number in lieu of their home, work or cell phone numbers and also get voicemails messages in form of text transcripts in mail.

Android based handset owners will be able to download the Google Voice App from Marketplace. BlackBerry owners will have to get the app from Google instead of their App World.

Features available are:

- Access to voicemail: read message transcripts, follow along with “karaoke-style” playback of messages, read SMS messages sent to your Google Voice number (even if your phone doesn’t receive SMS messages) and access your call history
- Place calls that display your Google Voice number from your address book, the app dialer (Blackberry) or the native dialer (Android)
- Send SMS messages that display your Google Voice number
- Place international calls at low rates

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The application can be downloaded from Google Voice mobile website at m.google.com/voice, for those not using Blackberry or a Anaroid phone it can be downloaded by typing www.google.com/voice in your mobile’s browser

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Sony Presents Wire-free MP3 Player

by on Jul.16, 2009, under Gadgets, Reviews, Technology

Sony MP3 Player

Sony has released its new (All In One) AIO Walkman W series MP3 player has a wire-free design meant for audio fans who want a simple and headphone-only MP3 player to use on the go.

The ultra portable W series is compact and lightweight, weighing mere 35 grams, it is a compact device so the display goes amiss. However, the display is compensated with the new ZAPPIN function that enables smooth and easy searching, browsing and listening to music. This MP3 is available in black, pink, white, violet and lime colors. It offers ample space for holding music files with its internal 2GB storage capacity.

With the Jog Dial operation, users can search a song by playing a 4 or 15 seconds snippet. One need not worry if the battery suddenly goes flat. The integrated quick charge feature has been incorporated that allows users to play back up to 90 minutes of music with only a three minute charge. A full charge will allow users to enjoy up to 12 hours of music playback. The W series also comes with a USB cradle to dock and charge the MP3 player.

Sony MP3 Player

Sony AIO Walkman W series MP3 player delivers clear, high quality and comfortable sound, thanks to its 13.5mm EX headphones. Users can employ the Content Transfer software to transfer drag and drop style non-DRM music files from online music services in the MP3 player.

The Sony AIO Walkman W series MP3s will be available at all Sony Center stores and retail partners across the country at a price tag of Rs. 4,990.

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Nokia brings N86 8MP phone to India

by on Jul.16, 2009, under Gadgets, Mobile, News, Technology

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Nokia has announced the launch of its new 8MP N86 camera phone in India. Apart from an 8 MP camera, this handset also incorporates Carl Zeiss Tessar optics. Sharing of videos and images is made convenient with its easy and quick connectivity options.

The fast mechanical shutter and the Automatic Motion Blur Reduction features ensure minimal motion blur and short latencies while capturing fast moving objects. It is capable of processing images in 50 percent less time than conventional camera phones.

With its wide-angle Carl Zeiss Tessar lens for beautiful wide vistas and 8 megapixel sensor, the Nokia N86 8MP ensures that those “important” photo opportunities are never again missed. The aperture of the Nokia N86 8MP is comparable to that of a high-quality, stand-alone digital camera which can take images in any kind of light condition, Whether it’s the monsoons in full force or capturing the panoramic beauty of a sunrise, the Nokia N86 8MP will always take brilliantly clear, wide-angle images that are instantly location tagged to be uploaded onto online sites and communities.

It sports a dual-slide design, vibrant 2.6-inch OLED display, scratch resistant glass front, fine metal details and is packed with high-connectivity features. Additionally, the internal 8GB memory and the easy photo management software helps store and organize up to 4,000 images. Users can also share location tagged videos and images on the online sites and networks.

Storage space can be increased up to 16 GB using a microSDHC card. The device completely syncs with a TV-out and PC for slide show

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