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.

Apple also sues Samsung Galaxy S3

In the world of big time rivalry, this one news has been spreading like fire in recent time, yeah we all know that ‘ Apple has sued Samsung for copying the iPad and iPhone” , there are different opinions waving through out the web about this, some are saying that judgment has been done, and some are seeing this only as a nasty trick of Apple to beat it’s competitor.

Apple has directly pointed towards the latest Samsung Galaxy S3, and Samsung has already sold more than nine million pre orders.

Apple has filed a complaint against Samsung in a California court recently and it clearly states that Apple thinks that the Galaxy S3 violates the patent right of iPhone, it indicates the data tapping and unified technology by Apple, along with the packaging design and user interface.

Samsung Galaxy S3

Well If you ask me, the Galaxy S3 has got none of this. Who am I to do the judgment anyways? But as far as I am concerned about the products, there are sufficient evidence that the Galaxy S3 is inspired from the iPhone, but the question is that would it be sufficient to help Apple stand in a strong ground?

Let us have a look at the patent rights that Apple thinks have been violated:

Data Tapping Patent

Remember this is the patent based on which Apple previously won a case against HTC.

So what is Data Tapping? When you see a person’s mobile number, or a site URL in a message, you can click on that to directly call the person or get over to that website. This is Data Tapping and Apple has a patent over it.

Almost all Android Versions use this, even ICS & that’s what Apple is after.

Unified Search

This one is also much of Google’s concern as it’s about unified search in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which lets users search simultaneously in their mobile as well as on the web via a single search box. Apple’s got a patent over it too.

android ice cream sandwich logo

Slide To Unlock

Slide to unlock technology, Apple already had lodged a complaint regarding this issue and eventually won, but this was in 2011 and the case was against HTC.

Predictive Text

It’s about word completion technology, which helps to improve the speed for text entry. You start typing a word and your keyboard automatically and smartly gives you suggestions over what you might wanna type.

Apple is also targeting towards Google android, as the Galaxy S3 represents the latest Android 4.0, Apple is targeting two birds with one stone, which also seem legit as the both are strong competitors to Apple.

But at the same time Google really has nothing to do about it, because if they change the programming code a of a product which is already popular in various nations (nine million have already been sold!) it will simply make clear to everyone that there are issues of patent violation.

Here one thing pops up in my mind! Would it be possible that Apple is doing like this just because they are loosing the ground? After the death of Steve Jobs, how is Apple doing under the leadership of Tim Cook?

Galaxy S3 Keyboard

The launch of retina enabled Macbook pro has failed to create an oomph factor among the mass as it did when Steve launched iPhone and iPhone4 as well. Many people think that the Macbook is a great achievement but it failed to create the sensation, and some think that it was a failure just because Apple has failed to do any ground breaking development.

Even Microsoft now knows the fact that Apple could be at a potential threat to stand globally after failing to attract the masses to their mobile phone release this year, they are now ready with new windows 8 tablets & mobiles, and experts are hoping that this could shake the ground where Apple is standing now.

Considering these facts I think Apple would be able to catch up some air from this patent violation case, which is much needed at this moment, but without no serious technical development and innovations I really doubt how long Apple would be able to stand tall…yeah we miss you Steve.

All this has at least made #BoycottApple trending for days on Google+ & Twitter.

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Live Blog & Stream: Google I/O 2012

The much awaited Google I/O meet 2012 is finally here. Asus Google Tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is expected to be launched in this Developer Conference today, spanning 2 days.

Where on Day 1 Google is will take the stage, and then the stage would be occupied by Developers.

Live Stream

android jelly bean statue at Google Inc.
android jelly bean statue at Google Inc.

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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.