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Samsung Galaxy Beam: A Projector Phone Review

Mobile phone technology is advancing day by day and now we have entered the world where android phones can act like a portable projector. Here we will discuss about one such mobile phone which is unveiled by Samsung and is very famous as projector phone.

We are talking about Samsung Galaxy Beam. In this article you will find complete information about Samsung Galaxy Beam including its technical specifications, price details and review.

Technical specifications of Samsung Galaxy Beam

Size & System Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Beam is an android smart phone which comes with 4.0” super AMOLED capacitive touch screen which gives great resolution of 480×800 pixels & it supports 16M colors.

Samsung Galaxy Beam

Its physical dimensions measures 124 x 64.2 x 12.5 (mm) and it weighs approx. 145.3 g. It is an android smart phone which comes with a very cool and attractive additional feature: Built-in HD projector

Samsung Galaxy Beam runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and is powered by Cortex-A9 processor which is clocked at 1.0 GHz.

Its processor is a dual core processor means it is faster than other smart phones of this range, which is a good thing. Its OS is not the latest version of android but according to Samsung, it can be upgraded to Android 4.0 which compensates this drawback.

Network and memory of Samsung Galaxy Beam

It supports both 2G (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900) as well as 3G (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100) networks. It clearly means that is a good option for faster and speedy android phone lovers.

samsung galaxy beam projector

Samsung Galaxy Beam comes with 768 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory. It supports micro SD card facility by using which, its external memory can be extended upto 32 GB which is enough memory for any kind of application.

Data/connectivity and camera

Samsung Galaxy Beam supports all latest connectivity tools. It supports GPRS (Class 12 with 4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), EDGE (Class 12), Wi-Fi (/802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth (v3.0 with A2DP, HS) connectivity.

Along with it, this phone comes with 3G, GPS and USB connectivity tools which make it a world class connectivity phone. Samsung Galaxy Beam comes with 5 MP primary camera which gives high resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels.

It comes with additional camera features like flashsmile detection, touch focus, geo-tagging, etc. It also has 1.3 MP secondary camera which makes you able to enjoy video chat facility.

It also supports video shooting and you can shoot very nice and crystal clear (720p@30fps) HD videos with this phone.

Samsung Galaxy Beam Projector
Samsung Galaxy Beam Projector

Battery and price details of Samsung Galaxy Beam

Samsung galaxy beam comes with 1800mAh battery which gives stand by time up to 630 hrs (2G) and 530 h (3G). it gives up to 14 h 10 min talk time with 2G and 7 h 20 min talk time with 3G.

Samsung Galaxy Beam is launched in India with a price tag of Rs. 29,999/-

Final Verdict

Samsung Galaxy Beam is really a cool android smart phone which comes with very unique features like Projector, touch sensitive controls etc. It comes with powerful and fast processor which is really desirable for such kind of phone.

However its operating system is not the latest but as it can be upgraded to latest version so no problem with it too. In all, Samsung Galaxy Beam is a nice android smart phone which comes with very good features.

OLX India Funny TV Ad Campaign

There is absolutely no need to introduce OLX to the web world, but in case you have been living under a rock all these days, it is like India’s Craigslist, a free online Classifieds advertising website.

OLX empowers users to sell anything & everything by posting short classified adverts on their website very easily & for free. Buyers can then comment on these ads or contact the advertiser for buying their products.

Highlights of OLX

OLX

OLX is far ahead of any such classifieds advertising service in India & other 96 countries due to the following highlights…

User Friendly

OLX is super-user friendly, as sellers can too easily design their adverts themselves, picking color combinations, adding images & videos to make their advert an eye candy.

The OLX TV campaign highlights the ease of selling products – as soon as the Dad agrees to sell the old Desktop PC, it’s gone & that too for a great price!

Easy Management

Buyers have full control & track of their bought products on OLX, while sellers too easily manage all their products on sale, viewing comments, stats & analytics of their adverts.

Social Adverts

Your adverts at OLX are not only at OLX site, but sellers can also share their adverts on their social networking sites, like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. to attract more interested buyers & to reach an even larger audience.

OLX Anytime, Anywhere

OLX mobile site

OLX site has a mobile browser compatible version too, so users can easily view the site on their smartphones, empowering buyers & sellers to buy/sell products on the move.

So now you can sell your Grandpa’s old car while travelling in it, just like the their TV advert 😉

No Language Barrier

OLX is available in over 40 languages, so now you can feel yourselves at home on their site.

Featured Adverts

Sellers can also pay OLX to get their advert highlighted & featured on the top of their respective category for more audience & buyers.

Their TV campaign is simple and shows the reality of our lives, selling unused items for great prices, without any celebrities in the ads, now that’s what you call simple-yet-effective advertising.

TV Advert Campaign Video

The campaign’s punchline, “Sab Kuch Bikta Hai”, Hindi for “Everything Sells” is a self-explanation for the awesome free service by OLX.

Skip Those TV Commercials with Dish TV Hopper

DISH Network turned the whole home DVR industry on its collective ear with its new Hopper DVR.

dish hopper
dish hopper

Whether you’re a DISH Network subscriber who hasn’t made the move yet, or subscribe to some other television programming system, the Hopper DVR comes with an impressive array of features, advantages, and benefits all designed to change the way you and your family watch television at home.

The Most Storage

If you’re currently a DVR user, then you’re in for a real treat with the Hopper DVR because you’ve probably been quite frustrated with the lack of recording space, arbitrarily having recorded programs deleted to make space for new recordings, and having to make choices about what to save when you really want to record a new program without the necessary space.

With the Hopper DVR you can kiss all those problems goodbye.

The Hopper DVR comes standard with a 2TB hard drive. This means you can record up to 2,000 hours of standard-definition or 1,000 hours of HD programming.

The Hopper DVR delivers the storage space you’ve always wanted but simply wasn’t available until now.

Connect with a Joey

dish hopper joey

Part of the appeal of a whole home DVR system is reducing the amount of full-featured electronics you need attached to your home theater system.

The Joey satellite receivers provide access to the Hopper from up to three separate television, and offer complete control over the DVR.

From each Joey, viewers can set up recordings, and watch recorded content with the ability to pause, fast-forward, rewind, and delete, alleviating the need for a recording device attached on each separate television.

Primetime Anytime

Primetime programming is all about getting the most viewers tuning into any given program. As a result, television networks air their most popular shows during the three hours leading up to your late local news.

This means the chances exist for viewing conflicts during primetime broadcasting. Fortunately, DISH Network developed Primetime Anytime and made it available on the Hopper DVR.

Now, you can record up to six primetime shows nightly on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, ensuring that everyone in your home will get to see their favorite shows.

Additionally, the recordings are stored as On-Demand programs, preserving your hard drive space and remaining available for viewing for up to eight days.

If the new Hopper DVR only offered Primetime Anytime it would be worth the $10 DISH Network charges for the entire range of features and benefits offered.

Auto Hop Feature

Auto Hop Feature

Dish has recently added a new feature called auto-hop that allows customers to skip over commercials at their leisure.  The new feature that has Dish customers smiling from ear to ear has caused quite the stir amongst the major networks.

Dish has been sued by three networks: Fox, NBC, and CBS and has in turn sued Fox, NBC, CBS and ABC.  There has not been any recent updates on this case yet.

Additional Services and Features

We live in a connected world, which means more and more devices offer access to the internet and some of the hottest social media sites out there, including Facebook and Twitter.

The new Hopper DVR is no different, and with a broadband internet connection offers a host of additional features from the World Wide Web.

By running an Ethernet cable from your internet router to the RJ-45 Ethernet port on the back of the Hopper, you open up access to news from MSNBC, financial news from CNBC, and immediate local weather reports from the Weather Channel.

Subscribers also have access to Blockbuster @ Home for access to an additional 25,000 movies, television shows, and special-interest programs, making the whole home solution from DISH Network.

About the Author:  Lisa is a full time blogger and is a Dish owner herself.  You can contact her via Twitter @theLisaForester or Google+.

Best Android Ice Cream Sandwich Tablets

Technology the ever growing field has got many surprising inventions for you. And if we talk about the mobile technology then nothing is needed to be explained, as the mobile technology is at its peak and is touching the sky of success day by day.

Now the trend has changed and Google has started the craze of tablets among people across the world by implementing its mobile operating system Android.

Today Android is the main feature we look for in any gadget’s spec sheet. Now Google has launched Android Ice Cream Sandwich version to to take the mobile and tablet technology to a new edge.

Every company is developing Ice Cream Sandwich based tablets and making it difficult for non techies to choose the right one for them. In this post I am going to list the best ICS based tablets so far, which will assist you in buying the best one for you.

1. Motorola DROID XYBoard

Motorola Droid
Motorola Droid

The tablet that comes with 4GLTE technology and one of the best selling tablets in market from the house of Motorola. With this device you get 5 Mega Pixels camera quality, good sound features, HDMI support and 16 GB storage capacity.

1 GB RAM is that you get with this great tablet.

2. ASUS MeMO 370T

Best in features and cheapest in price is what I can use to short describe this gadget. 8 Megapixels camera quality attracts customers toward it.

Nvidia Tegra 3 is the processor that you get in it. Good display quality, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB capacity and lots more features make it one of the best ICS tablets. You can have this awesome gadget in your pocket by paying around $249.

3. Ainol Novo 7 Elf

It comes with 1.3 MP front camera and 1.2 GHz processor. The graphics are also very good. 1 GB DDR3 RAM is that you get with this tablet.

You can store lots of entertainment stuff with its 8 GB storage capacity, okay not too much, but hey you’ve got external memory cards too, no?

The best attractive part of this ICS tablet is its price and you can grab this beautiful gadget by paying only around $150.

4. HTC Flyer

HTC-Flyer
HTC-Flyer

The all in one ICS tablet is HTC Flyer which comes with 5 MP camera quality allowing you to record HD videos. Not only this the other hardware features like Processor, Display are also better than other tablets in  the same price range.

1 GB DDR3 RAM and 16 GB storage capacity are few of its many eye catching features.

5. Ainol Novo 7 Paladin

If you are looking for an affordable tablet, then this one suits you. You get good hardware features and rich app support with this tablet.

The camera quality is something that you will not like but according to the price range of this tablet, all features you get are just more than expectations.

6. Lenovo Idea Pad

The single core Android ICS Tablet from Lenovo is a well featured gadget. The camera quality is decent but speed is mind-boggling.

It comes with 3 MP rear camera and 0.3 MP front camera.

About The Author: Nand Kishore Bhatt is a blogger who blogs on several technology websites. He also writes about topics like Microsoft office 2010 and  Windows 8 updates.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Smart Features You Never Knew

The new Samsung Galaxy S3 has so many smart features, that I had to create a separate article for it, apart from the specifications’ article!

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S3 Specifications

The more I watch or read about Galaxy S3, the more features keep popping up..!! Here is the full list.

Amazing Camera Features

Now, about the camera features, S3 has geo-tagging, touch focus, smile & face detection, image stabilization, Voice activated photo capture, face zoom, Face Slideshow & Face tagging.

Also, S 3 can optionally connect with your Facebook or Google+ account to automatically recognize & tag your friends from the photos you take, and you can even upload that pic to Fb or G+ instantly.

Galaxy S3 camera

S 3 also empowers you to capture photos while shooting a video. It also allows you to tag people from contact groups.

It’s also got a zero shutter lag, with less than one second to open the camera 😀

Best Photo Feature in Burst Mode

The Burst Mode can take upto 20 photos at a time. What’s more? It selects the best photo automatically, so you never picture a person with blinked eyes again! 😉

Galaxy S3 Best Photo Feature

Also, the camera takes 3.3 photos per second in burst mode, and that’s the fastest ever, as claimed by Samsung. Though I remember HTC claiming One X takes 4 shots per second, correct me if am wrong in the comments.

Buddy Photo Share

This is a feature I love. When you take a photo of your friends, the S 3 will recognize those faces and allow you to send a copy of that pic to everyone it recognized via MMS or email.

Galaxy S3 Buddy Share

So the next time a friend of yours clicks a group photo on his S 3, each person in the group will be sent that pic instantly!!

Eye Tracking

Another of my favorites! The front camera of Galaxy S3 detects your eye movement! So S3 will detect when you look at a tagged photo of your friend, and will show up the name of that friend below his face, along with options to call, message, mail or chat with that friend.

Galaxy S3 Eye Tracking

Also, it will display that friend’s latest Facebook, Google+ or Twitter status below their face when you look upon it, or allow you to send that pic to that friend via MMS!

S-Voice | Galaxy S3 Voice Assistant

Galaxy S3 comes with a Siri-like voice assistant that responds to your natural language voice commands. You can wake up your Galaxy S3 with upto 5 personalized voice commands, like “Hi Galaxy”, or “Wake Up”.

Using voice commands with S-Voice, you can ask for weather details, set alarms, reminders or schedules, take photos, open apps, control music player, control volume, snooze alarm & do much more.

Galaxy S3 S Voice

 

Or you can choose to chat with S-Voice as if it was a human, asking silly questions or tongue twisters, just like we did with Siri. Also, S-voice currently comes in 8 languages: American English, British English, Italian, Germany, Mediterranean, Latin, Spanish & Korean.

Direct Call Gesture Feature

Direct call is an awesome gesture feature. Lift the phone to your ear while displaying a contact and it will call that person..!!

Same would happen if you are texting a person, just lift the phone to your ear, the proximity sensor of Galaxy S3 will detect it & call that person 😀

Galaxy S3 Direct Call

These small useful features are what make our smartphone experience magical!

Smart Stay

If you are reading an eBook or a web page online, to avoid the screen from locking itself due to inactivity on the S3, its front camera will track your eyes, & till you are looking at the Galaxy S3 it won’t lock/dim the screen.

Galaxy S3 Smart Stay

And when you look away from the Galaxy S3, the screen will lock itself say after 4-5 seconds of your looking away. Also, as soon as you look at the screen again, it will unlock the screen automatically & instantly, no need to press the sleep button!

This is surely gonna boost the battery & ease of use….

Smart Alert

As soon as you pick up the phone after leaving it alone for some time, the S3 gives a vibrating nudge to notify you of all the calls & messages you missed in between that period.

Galaxy S3 Smart Alert

Responding to that vibration, when you look upon the screen, Galaxy S3 displays the missed calls, messages and more by tracking your eyes…

S-Beam – Real Fast NFC sharing

Tap the backs of 2 Galaxy S3 smartphones against each other, to transfer multimedia files (Video/Audio/text) from one to the other. It combines NFC & WiFi Direct to transfer the data at speeds of upto 5 mbps.

Galaxy S3 S Beam

However, S-Beam only works for transferring from S3 to S3, not to any other Android phone. For that, we’ve got Android Beam, compatible with Galaxy Nexus Prime, HTC One X & more, though S-Beam is faster than Android Beam.

Group Cast

It lets you share files or whatever you’re working on, with users on the same WiFi Network. Samsung is offering an SDK and API so developers can build their own apps for Group Cast.

All-Share Play & Cast

AllShare Play uses cloud power to sync your data from Galaxy S3 to any other smartphone, computer or tablet in real time. Maybe Samsung will use SugarSync as the cloud storage service for AllShare Play.

Galaxy S3 AllShare Cast

AllShare Cast lets you broadcast app activity on S3, to any other device via DLNA & WiFi Direct in real time. So you can play that motion racing game on your big Android TV screen, while using the S3 as the motion controller….cool!

Pop Up Play – Real Multitasking

This amazing feature allows you to play a video on top of any app. While watching a video, tap the Pop Up Play option & the video decreases in size. Now drag the small video to any app & watch the video over that app.

Galaxy S3 Pop Up Play

So now you can watch Batman: The dark Knight Rises trailer while texting your friend, without having to switch in between apps. The video works like a light box, allowing you to re-size & re-position it over the app.

Amazing things that Quad Core has to offer, now that’s real multitasking I say!

Wireless Charging Kit

Had to include this accessory in the list, though it’s nothing revolutionary as you might think. This optional wireless charging kit is sold separately.

You place your Galaxy S3 over the pod in this charger & that’s it, the coil inside the charger induces current inside the coil of your Galaxy S3 to charge it, wireless!

Galaxy S3 Wireless Charging Kit
Galaxy S3 Wireless Charging Kit
Limitations of wireless charging

This is induction charging, so you need to place the phone over the pod of this kit, just a few milimeters away from it, or else it won’t work.

Also, it is very less efficient, so your phone will charge very slowly, compared to when connecting it via wire. And oh yea, the kit has been delayed until September….

Also, did I mention that Galaxy S3 will have 50 GB free storage on Dropbox for first 2 years..??!!

Which of these is your favorite Smart feature?? Use the comments below to let it out 😉