Sunday, July 3, 2011

Future Cell Phone Technology

I was just thinking, where would be the next step of a future cell phone technology?
Because nowdays the cell phone technology is too marketing oriented. One of the reasons why I've decided to never get an Iphone it is because the first thing you've to do with it is to insert your credit card data!
Well, not everything is in credit card and touch screen, Steven Jobs is too confident, he wants to monopolize the cell phone world!

But, what would it make a real future cell phone technology, a real revolution?
What would you spect from a phone, what new features that you don't have today?
Wouldn't you like to have an holographic projection of your loved ones, for example?
Let's say you would like to talk to your dear one, if you could see her in an 3D holographic proyection wouldn't it be that nice?


Picture courtesy from: http://petitinvention.wordpress.com/2009/11/20/cobalto-zafiro/

We want original features now, everybody likes Wifi, 3G, high speed surfing, and all but it is not new, you know, things like facebook are trends and they will pass away.

Can you imagine a 3D holographic proyection from your mobile phone in your product presentation?
Can you imagine being far away and seeing and talking to your children through an 3D proyection?
Why they don't develop holographic proyection for the future cell phone technology? It is already invented.

Which other feature would you like?
Maybe full command voice operated cell phones?
Direct translation feature? For example, let's say you speak french, the direct translation feature will say a direct translation of your words in english;
Too much for future cell phone technology?

What do you think?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Nokia X3 review

The Nokia X3 is S40 based and it is one of the first telephones with dual management: the keyboard and the touch screen. It is a fairly cheap phone with fantastic music player features.
In this picture you can see the Nokia X3-02, candy bar and there is the slide version of the model also.
So it may be a good idea to buy it if you are planning to pass to a touch screen while having a physical keyboard to write messages.
I was talking to someone and I activated the loud speakers with my chin (it seems that I smile a lot while I talk) so I would say that the touch screen is quite sensitive.
There is a key dedicated to music and volumes keys too.
The earphone sounds has a very good quality while in conversation and the antenna reception is excelent as with all Nokia phones. 

The look is really slick and elegant a very fine mobile phone, the dimensions are 10,6 x 4,8 x 1 cm and it is very light 94 grams only.
So it is a good companion to keep in your pocket to get around everywhere.
Some say that the Nokia X3 it is not really a smartphone, as it is just a Symbian S40 OS. In fact ther is no complexity in it as you can see in the menu options.

The wifi connection is really performant and I could surf the web quite fast. And there is Twitter, Facebook and Youtube as preinstalled applications, so these feature are really atractive.

The negative:
Well, in this Nokia X3 review I will talk about some inconviences I've found:
  • There is no key dedicated to the camera and to take a picture you have to tap on the camera icon in the screen which in a sunny day is kind of hard to see.
  • There is no flash led incorporated.
  • No autofocus, so you better stand still while taking a picture
  • The keypad *,0,# are located to the right instead of at the bottom so you will need two days to adapt to it
  • The video quality is very poor
 I will recomend this phone to you if you want to start with a touch screen and you don't care about photo and video quality which is very far away from the N85 or the 6720 models.
The price is very atractive only 140 euros