Once Upon A Time In The World Of Cellphones!

Posted on Jun 30 2013 - 2:41pm by GJ

All the brands these days are focussing heavily on the newest technology, everyone talks about the latest OS, the latest hardware, best screens, etc. but there was a day when the market dynamics were not so same, not so far away.

Nokia – The Market Leader : There are a very few companies that came up with creative phones and innovative features. There was a time when Nokia launched their first phone with a torch known as Nokia 1100. The first phone that the world saw with a white light and a torch-light integrated in a phone. Nokia 1100 served the company well, ruling the market with  the highest talk in the town and ( SOP ) Share of Pocket.

After a decade of Nokia 1100, Nokia 1650 color screen phone with a torch and that can play radio as well was introduced and Nokia fans had something to smile upon.

Nokia 1650 Price Pakistan

The Communicator Series 

As we move ahead Nokia launched the first communicator series not pretty much known to the consumer market or made available by any other cellphone brand. Behold, came the era of cellphone terminators.

Launch of QWERTY Series

Then Qwerty series the first of its kind E63, E70 E72. Nokia gave this world the first phones with front camera in the form of N70, 6120, E62,  6680 , 6681 Etc.

These were the reasons why Nokia was so strong and remained as a market leader for such a long time.

Samsung Galaxy Beam – 2012 Phone but Innovative I must say!

Not so latest smartphone, but definitely a break from the norm. Samsung Galaxy Beam is what you can say, today’s innovative smartphone, something honestly what I’d hope Nokia would have done, following it’s great legacy.

Samsun Galaxy Beam is the first Android smartphone with a built-in-projector. Obviously the best feature about the phone is taking it anywhere and watching presentations, movies and what-not on the go, all you’d need is a plain colored wall, or surface to project on and bam!

Lets have a Quick View on the Specs and features of this Phone.

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2012, February
Status Available. Released 2012, July
BODY Dimensions 124 x 64.2 x 12.5 mm (4.88 x 2.53 x 0.49 in)
Weight 145.3 g (5.11 oz)
– Built-in nHD projector
DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
– TouchWiz UI v4.0
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 8 GB storage, 768 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 12
Speed HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, HS
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, check quality
Secondary Yes, 1.3 MP
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3.6 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset NovaThor U8500
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU Mali-400
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black
– SNS integration
– MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
– Organizer
– Image/video editor
– Document editor
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERY Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 760 h (2G) / Up to 760 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 20 h (2G) / Up to 9 h 40 min (3G)
MISC SAR US 0.36 W/kg (head)     0.78 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.28 W/kg (head)
Price group
TESTS Display Contrast ratio: 1048 (nominal) / 1.315:1 (sunlight)
Loudspeaker Voice 65dB / Noise 64dB / Ring 66dB
Audio quality Noise -88.6dB / Crosstalk -89.1dB
Camera Photo / Video
Battery life Endurance rating 52h

The phone would be updated to 4.1.2 (Jelly bean) Which means it’s not being left out of the market and the phone has a long battery back up life as well i.e 20 hours talk time which is a lot considering the built-in-projector itself.

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