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.
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|
|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)|
|– TouchWiz UI v4.0|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|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|
|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)|
|CPU||Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9|
|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|
|– SNS integration|
|– MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 player|
|– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player|
|– 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)|
|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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