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.

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.

Apple iPhone 4S v/s Samsung Galaxy S2

Apple iphone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S2 both have created their name in the gadget market for some impressive features. Undoubtedly, both can be marked as instances of high-end technologies and modern concepts.

Apple fan boys may say that iPhone 4S is the best, and the Sammy fans may oppose. Let us have a brief comparison to find out the features that contribute in making these gadgets highly popular.

Let us start with Apple iPhone 4S, and find out why thousands of gadget lovers embrace this Apple product. We will also see the reasons that make Samsung Galaxy S2 the first choice of many users.

Why Apple iphone 4S..??

Lots of space

It comes with 64 GB internal storage which gives you lots of space, particularly, when compared to the 32 GB internal storage of Samsung Galaxy S2.

This means that iPhone 4S offers about two times higher internal storage which definitely means you get a lot more of photos, movies as well as music.

But yeah, external storage like SD cards is an option in S2 too.

 Apple iPhone 4S

Crispy display

iPhone4S has a high PPI screen, to the order of 329 PPl when compared to 218 PPl offered by Samsung Galaxy S2. This means more crisp display for images, texts as well as videos.

Impressive Bluetooth Support

Apple iPhone 4S has the all-new of Bluetooth 4.0 when compared to 3.0 offered by Samsung Galaxy S2. The most important difference that has been made by introducing 4.0 is a faster transfer of data with much lower consumption of power.

However, Bluetooth 4.0 makes 4S incompatible with any Bluetooth 3.0 device, that’s almost all other bluetooth devices, with the exception of another 4S of course.

Higher Resolution

Apple iPhone 4S has a significantly high screen resolution to the order of 960×460 when compared to 800×480 in Samsung Galaxy S2. This means about a 60% high resolution. Now isn’t that amazing!

Some Apple Apps

iPhone 4S iOS 5, and soon iOS 6, offers many more applications than available in Galaxy S2’s Android. The iOS App Store offers about 30 % more applications.

However, a more percentage of apps in iOS are paid, than in Android where most apps are free.

Siri

The voice assistant is a handy new feature on 4S, something missing in S2, but not in Galaxy S3 with S-Voice.

Why Samsung Galaxy S2..??

Faster Data Transfer

Samsung Galaxy S2 offers faster max data speed to the order of HSDPA (42.2 mbps) when compared to HSDPA (14.4 mbps) that is being offered by iphone 4S.

This means that it offers a very high data transfer speed over networks.

Impressive AMOLED and Larger Screen

It has an AMOLED screen, which is more vivid as well as brighter than that of 4S. The screen is also larger measuring 4.3” when compared to iphone 4S, which measures 3.5”. This is about 40% large in size.

Better Battery

Galaxy S2 has a higher standby time to the order of 29.6 days than that offered by iphone 4S, which is 8.3 days. That’s a whole lot of difference…!!

Responsive Processor

Samsung Galaxy S2 has a significantly faster processor to the order of 1200 MHz than that offered by iPhone 4S, which is only 800 MHz.  Thus, the processor of Samsung Galaxy S2 is definitely better and more responsive.

Slicker, Lighter & Thinner

Samsung Galaxy S2 is thinner and lighter when compared to Apple iPhone 4S. To be specific, it is about 20% lighter as well as 10 % thinner in size.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich in Galaxy S3

Easy Multitasking

Last but not the least, S2 has more RAM that is Random Access Memory, i.e. 1 GB when compared to 512 MB offered by iPhone 4S. This would mean higher responsiveness and multitasking in Galaxy S2.

Android ICS Upgradable

That makes S2 open to some great Android 4.0 ICS features, like facial recognition lock screen, true multi-tasking, faster UI & much more.