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How Much Are Used Electronics and Gadgets Worth?

by on Apr.13, 2012, under Featured

Just when you think you’ve got your surround sound speaker or home theater system or the latest LCD TV perfected, a new standard or technology comes along to blow away the performance and confidence of your existing setup. You have just bought the latest mobile phone available in the market with all the latest features like great camera, super fast processor, touch screen but soon you come to know you have a superior version available. Technology tends to get outdated very quickly these days.

People like to stay up to date when it comes to gadgets be it mobile phones or their laptop or be it any gadget. Take the case of iPhone you have a new one every year. What is the worth for your old one. Gadgets age fast indeed very fast, it’s even worse for computers, whose age is even lesser. You bought one with the best processor available, huge memory and everything available on board but this configuration might not be the best just even after a month. Which leaves gadget fancy people with no option but to upgrade.

This being the case, one can’t help but wonder: What to do with all the electronic clutter? Thankfully, the answer is both simple and good for your household budget. If the product is in good shape, then you could sell it at the online marketplaces. Sure, you can always sell a damaged or partly broken phone, but, obviously, you will not get so many offers than when you will offer it for sale in a good condition.

There are many websites who purchase second hand computers and laptops, used cell phones, Apple iPods, iPhones, PDAs, smartphones, MP3 players, old software with valid serial numbers, and video game consoles and even the quotes are instant.

Then there are websites who won’t buy your gear outright, but here you can list your gadget or item, set up a price and people can bid upon it or buy it directly. These websites have a cut in the deal done.

Always remember – every penny saved will take you a step closer to a purchase of that amazing new high-tech upgrade.

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Samsung Aims at Full-Day Battery for Phones

by on Jan.19, 2012, under Mobile

Halfway through the work day, you see your smartphones battery running into the red zone and you find yourself desperately looking for a charging port.

Android's Battery

While the phones are getting more feature packed with huge processors and big camera’s the thing getting ignored is the battery. All these features pull out a lot of power which eventually hampers the overall battery performance.

Samsung Electronics hopes to eliminate the battery issue. The company has set a goal that smartphones coming out this year can last all day under average to moderately heavy use, according to Kevin Packingham, vice president of product innovation at Samsung.

“When you wake up to when you go to bed, we don’t want you feeling anxiety about your battery life,” he said in an interview at CES.

The company is working at optimizing different aspects of the phone, such as searches for Wi-Fi or powering up the 4G LTE radio. The Charge, Samsung’s first LTE phone for Verizon Wireless, was a good test bed for the company, but the company can do better. Samsung wasn’t quite there yet in terms of power efficiency, said Packingham.

So with this, we hope Samsung bringing out huge smartphones with greater battery life.

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BlackBerry Storm2 Launched in India

by on Mar.23, 2010, under Gadgets, Mobile, Technology

Research In Motion (RIM) has announced the launch of the next version of its Storm range “The BlackBerry Storm2″ smartphone with BlackBerry OS 5 in India today. It came after almost two year when the original Storm was released in India.

BlackBerry Storm2

According to RIM, “the second generation of RIM’s innovative and award-winning touch-screen smartphone, the BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone significantly improves the BlackBerry touch-screen platform with enhanced technology and new features”. The Storm2 introduces a new SurePress technology based on an electronic system that provides the user with tactile feedback when the touch-screen is pressed and comes laden with BlackBerry OS 5, the latest version of the BlackBerry smartphone operating system. According to RIM, SurePress makes typing on the smartphone’s virtual keyboards is easier, more comfortable and more accurate.

BlackBerry Storm2

Features include:

  • Smooth design and premium finish with sloped edges, chrome accents, glass lens and stainless steel backplate
  • Large 3.25”, high resolution 360 x 480 display at 184 ppi
  • Capacitive touch-screen with integrated functions (Send, End, Menu, Escape) and new SurePress technology that makes clicking the display practically effortless
  • Global connectivity support: UMTS/HSPA (2100Mhz), quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) networks
  • 3.2 MP camera with variable zoom, autofocus, flash and video recording
  • 2 GB of onboard memory storage and a microSD/SDHD memory card slot that supports up to 16 GB
  • Background noise suppression technology
  • Loud distortion-free speakerphone
  • Face detection (proximity sensor)
  • Media player for videos, pictures and music
  • BlackBerry Desktop Manager for both PCs and Macs
  • BlackBerry Media Sync for easily syncing iTunes and Windows Media Player music with the smartphone
  • 3.5 mm stereo headset jack and dedicated volume controls
  • Bluetooth (2.1) with support for Secure Simple Pairing, hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals
  • Built-in GPS for maps and other location-based applications, as well as photo geotagging
  • Access to BlackBerry App World
  • BlackBerry Internet Service and BlackBerry Enterprise Server support
  • Removable, rechargeable 1400 mAhr battery
  • BlackBerry Browser improved with faster JavaScript and CSS processing as well as support for Gears and BlackBerry Widgets

The BlackBerry Storm2 will be available in the Indian market for Rs. 31,990.

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