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Android

Like we all know the first generation of Androids OS codename was CupCake and the latest update is Jelly Bean. You might ask what are they thinking I mean Google and its developer bringing such names into Mobile Technology, well don't be surprise because before this fellows we have been hearing of Apple yea, and also a network Carrier Orange Mobile plus the reigning Pinging phone BlackBerry now somebody might wonder what's the meaning,well don't also forget Intel also named its CPUs after rivers so what's behind it iono lol(do some research).
Now let's take some observation about the alphabets used on this Android, below are the dessert OS update and their year of released.

Android OS v1.1 -Feb 2009 (no name for this version Coz its the first released)
CupCake v1.5 -May 2009 (this not the second release but this is where it all began)
Donut v1.6 -Sept 2009
Eclair v2.1 -Jan 2010
Froyo v2.2 -Feb 2010
GingerBread v2.3 -Dec 2010
HoneyComb v3.0/3.1/3.2 Feb/July/August 2011
IceCream Sandwich v4.0 Oct 2011
Jelly Bean*(Unavailable as at the time of this post)

Now take a look at their Alphabetical Order you should by now notice this "A for Android, B for ?( sorry B has been skipped for some reason known to Google) C for CupCake, D for Donut, E for Eclair, F for Froyo, G for GingerBread, H for HoneyComb, I for Ice Cream sandwich, and now the latest we have J for Jelly Bean.
Try and guess what might come next, did you mention K, nah remember B was skipped because it probably didn't sound nice if they had said B for Banana(could make some people think otherwise) so let's skip K and try L, yeah this might work (e.g Lime or Lemon?) maybe and maybe not let's keep our hands crossed and watch.






Late one night i was with my friends joking and doing all sorts then i found out 80% of them are using either iPhone with Blackberry or with an Android phone, then i sat down to ask where's Nokia ? and it echoed in my here "they've gone back to Finland" lol i went surprisingly some one brought a Nokia Lumia 800 i was astonish and i said this is a great leap for Nokia in collaboration with Microsoft its definitely going to change the way people use their smart-phones. Now despite the upgrade from Nokia lets look at the features in which this giants are using to grab the into buy their phones. If you're wondering what the New Nokia Lumia 800 is heres the picture of it below.



(1) Research In Motion also known for BlackBerry:This company change the way phones used to be, apparently no one i repeat no one ever thought of a simple yet easy Messenger ever, am talking about BlackBerry Messenger(BBM) yep remember back when we used to download Yahoo Messenger just to chat ior NIMBUZZ and EBUDDY yea those days are gone now(except for those still using those phones type of phones) and this app is one of the reason every body world wide wants to use BlackBerry and the other way people use in recognizing BBM is that simple four to seven letter word PING or PINGING and also the OS which is unique on its own, its current OS is OS 7 you wouldn't mind getting your hands on it. BlackBerry is widely used in the UK(i read 79% users) and they currently estimated a whooping 70million BlackBerry units world wide.




Next is Apple also known for iPhone: Steve Jobs is the brain behind this widely use touch screen phone, the man who started in a very tough point, read this article How It All Began With Steve Jobs you would understand where this Great man got his ideas from (RIP Steve Jobs) back to what i was writing before that emotionally mode came up iPhone is widely know for its wide Touch Screen with apps, games pictures and more you just cant comprehend. Apple did a great job one this mobile phone and its currently the first choice for Americans.Plus you can PING on it and the app used is called WhatsApp to download it goto iTUNES to download it and its FREE



Lastly Google also known for its Android OS: This is not a phone don't get me wrong its an Operating System short form of OS its a platform owned by Google and Google licensed it to any mobile manufacturer and just to name a few mobile manufacturers using this OS we have Samsung(the number user), Sony Ericson, LG, Motorola and lots more you can wiki it or Google to satisfy your self. This OS is also known for its stylish menus and for gamers this is definitely one of the best Platform you can play on and you won't regret second goes to iOS from Apple.

Thanks for Reading hope you enjoyed it this are just my concern am not biased though.

BlackBerry did a great job on the New OS 7 ringtones, I personally liked it so I did some research on how OS 5 users can benefit from this nice tones RIM composed. And now even OS 4.7 users can download it to their phone only if your player is capable of playing m4a formats/file.



Today am giving out the link to Download OS 7 ringtones to your BlackBerry plus how to make it appear in your sound profile.
Okay since you are ready scroll down this post and click the download link once downloaded successfully, you'll need an extractor Coz its in a ZIP file(don't be scared there's a free app you can download to unzip it). There are two simple ways you can use to unzip this stuffs for FREE


First step is for Mobile Users: Download FILESCOUT from AppWorld or click FILESCOUT once found download it after you've downloaded it, it'll ask you to restart your phone accept it. Once your phone is turned on there will be a short cut on your menu screen, open it you should see (SYSTEM , STORE and SDcard this is where you'll see all your files, locate where you stored the zip file ones found PRESS menu click unzip but remember when you want to unzip don't just unzip in where you found the ZIP file goto MemoryCard=BlackBerry=RINGTONES then Unzip there. Ones it has finish you can now goto Sounds=Edit Profile=Loud=Phone then choose any of the New Ringtones you have downloaded and enjoy! OS 7 ringtones on your OS 5 .

Second step is for Pc users: On PC its quite very easy but requires someone who knows how to connect and disconnect his/her BlackBerry and am not talking about DM(BlackBerry Desktop Manager). Now scroll down this post and download the ZIP file........Finished Downloading? Ok simply goto the Zip file you just downloaded( Trust me its Virus Free No Trick here) Unzip the file you just downloaded to a̶̲̥̅̊ folder, after Unzipping Open the folder CTRL + A to select all then press CTRL + C to copy haven't done that connect you BlackBerry to you PC using USB after that accept mass storage mode on your BlackBerry to be able to view your files from your SYSTEM. Ones successfully connected open your phone folder on your PC if you want to save it on your memory card Goto Computer=removable disk=BlackBerry=Ringtone=then paste what you copied from the Zip file into this folder then Disconnect you phone from the USB! Boom! You now have an OS 7 ringtone on you OS 5.


 



Note: This is for those who can't afford Phones with OS 7 built ;) and do not hesitate to report if the links is broken.

UPDATE : Link FIXED!!!

Just a week ago APPLE™ released its ever anticipated iOS 5.0 update for iPhone, iPad, iPad 2, and 4G iTouch which tends to fix bugs occurred in the previous version, but as some gurus of iPhone knows when APPLE™ fixes a problem using updates some how you just wake up one morning and find out your phone's cramping your style.



Apparently from my experience I think this Update is quite cool with the new features they put together, but I notice after installed the update my battery life never remained the same, battery gets drain so quickly I don't seem to comprehend it. Anyways Let me not scare you its good to try NEW things and as far as I know some APPLE™ genius are working towards fixing such issues.

Below are the download link for the UPDATES



iPhone 4 S iOS 5.0 (size 796.7MB)Click to Download
iPhone 4 GSM iOS 5.0 (size 774.3MB)Click to Download
iPhone 4 CDMA iOS 5.0 (size 781.8MB )Click to Download
iPhone 3G S iOS 5.0 (size 668.7MB )Click to Download
iPod Touch 4G iOS 5.0 (size 761.5MB )Click to Download
iPad 1 iOS 5.0 (size 700.2MB )Click to Download
iPad 2 WIFI iOS 5.0 (size 707.1MB )Click to Download
iPad 2 GSM iOS 5.0 (size 716MB )Click to Download
iPad 2 CDMA iOS 5.0 (size 721.3MB )Click to Download

*NOTE:This update is for non-jailbreakers and Unlockers, do not attempt to try, do so at your own/phone risk.

Blackberry New Design porsche P9981(Limited Edition)

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Porsche P9981 is a smartphone made by RIM blackberry manufacturer, which intends to give blackberry users a feel of something new, something different , something dynamic and stylish. Its got that stylish shape, with a leather back, forged stainless steel frame, comes with a unique PIN of its own(yes I said unique PIN) each units gets its own unique PIN which enables users of the device to find other P9981's faster, perhaps RIM wants it to be a Limited Edition(who knows ? Just keep your hands crossed and watch)
Not every one has heard of this smartphone yet because its still fresh and RIM™ are still working on other devices to meet their customers needs.
So here are the features you should be expecting from this Smartphone soonest


Porsche P9981 FEATURES:
 


DISPLAY:
640 x 480 VGA resolution
285.70 dpi
Transmitive TFT LCD
2.8 active area
Touch screen, Multi Touch enabled

SIZE
Height: 115 mm / 4.53 in
Width: 67 mm / 2.64 in
Depth: 11.3 mm / 0.44 in
Weight: 155 g / 5.47 oz

PERFORMANCE and OS:
768MB RAM
System chip MSM 8655
Processor 1.2GHz
OS 7 (default OS)
Built in memory 8GB(expandable to 32GB)

TECHNOLOGY:
GSM 850 900 1800 1900 MHz
UMTS 900 2100
HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s
HSUPA 5.6 Mbit/s
Global roaming enabled
GPS supported
Internet browsing HTML

CAMERA:
5 MP camera
HD Video recording (720p)
4X Digital Zoom
Flash
Face detection and Image Stabilization
Geo-tagging
Scene Mode

MEDIA FORMAT:
VIDEO:MPEG4, H.264, H.263
AUDIO:MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC,
AAC+, eAAC+, Flac, Vorbis
Streaming supports audio and video

CONNECTIVITY:
Bluetooth v2.1
Wifi 802.11 2Ghz b/g/n 5Ghz a/n
Usb 2.0
MicroUSB
MicroSD card slot
USB Charging
NFC , Computer sync, OTA sync

Date announced:
27 Oct 2011

Availability: Not yet released as at the time of this post.

Lately I have been hearing some folks rumoring that Blackberry's Bold 9780 is Bold 4 am like what! Do you know RIM can be trickish(Dunno if that word exist tho) Coz if you take a deep look into the Models BlackBerry are producing you would agree with me that it takes RIM two(2) models after the predecessor to Make another phone. 

And like you know its going to be similar to the predecessor and the successor. Well now am here to burst that bubble making 9780 users proud of using a Bold 4 whereas they are only a Bold 3 user. Just to let you know some brief history about your Bold 9780 that you think its Bold 4 it was released in November 17 th 2010 in Canada and was handed to one of the top network carriers T-Mobile™ while Bold 9790 was released this month(November 2011) a year after.


Now let's see the difference between them a year after.


BOLD 9780(aka BOLD 3) Features

DISPLAY:
2.44 ″ 65 K Colors Screen

Full Qwerty Keyboard Touch-Sensitive Trackpad
256 MB Internal Storage

SPEED:
512 MB RAM, Processor 528 MHz
MEMORY:
256MB Internal with factory microSD 2GB (and Up to 32 GB external memory)

CAMERA:
5 Megapixel Camera with LED Flash Video

SYSTEM OS:
OS 6.0 624

BATTERY LIFE: Stand-By 6h Talk-Time

BOLD 9790(aka BOLD 4) Features
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DATE LUNCHED:
November 2011

NETWORK:
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800   HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100


DISPLAY Type:
TFT capacitive TOUCHSCREEN, 16 M colors Size 480 x 360 pixels, 2.45 inches (~245 density

SIZE: Dimension 110 x 60 x 11.4, Weight 107 g

KEYBOARD:
QWERTY keyboard - Optical track pad

ALERT TYPE:
Vibration, MP3 ringtones

Loudspeaker Yes

Phone book memory practically unlimited entries

Internal memory:
8 GB storage (microSD up to 32 GB external memory)
768 MB RAM

CONNECTIVITY:
GPRS,EDGE,3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, UMA (carrier-dependent)

Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Infrared port No
USB, microUSB v2.0

CAMERA:
5 MP, 2592 x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash Features Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization Video Yes

SYSTEM OS:
BlackBerry OS 7.0 CPU Marvel Tavor MG1 1 GHz processor

Messaging:
BBM, SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM Browser HTML
Games Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support

Media Player support:
MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player - MP4/H.264 /H.263 /WMV player

BATTERY Life:
Standard battery, Li-Ion (JM-1) Stand-by Up to 432 h (2G) / Up to 408 h (3G) Talk time Up to 5 h 10 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 20 3G) Music play Up to 33h



Well what do you know, a year later the upgrade is tremendous. One of the vital change I love with the Bold 9790(Bold 4) is that its a TOUCHSCREEN!.
Ok I hope with this little info you just read can make you comfortable when some folks starts saying stuffs about Bold 3 or no Bold 4 ok. Catch you in the other side.


You might wanna read about the Difference Between BlackBerry Q20 and Q10

Today i have chosen to recommend some great FREE apps for your Blackberry.
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*Operamini : Opera!( You guessed right )You would agree with me that this is the greatest of all in the aspect of mobile web browsing, its fast in web surfing, accumulates little bytes from your data plan giving you more web experience with little bytes taken.Brief history, OperaMini was officially released in January 24 2006,it now has over 113.5 million users world wide receiving 2 billion page views daily from 50 million active users daily, no doubts its the number one App when it comes to surfing the internet, reading mails or even checking lives scores on the go on your phone, with a rear network bar on your phone you can always be sure you won't hassle to get on the web.(Just a little secret even your network provider recommends it.

Download Operamini


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*Boltbrowser : Another Top mobile app, that gives you that special web feeling of being on the WWW(world wide web) like being on a Pc.You probably might say OPERAMINI can do the same, yes you're right but its not like BOLT because Boltbrowser views any link or web address you type, like you're on a PC automatically, funny enough if you type m.example.com on Boltbrowser it will redirect you to a web version unlike OPERA which automatically sets your link to mobile, unless the webpage you are viewing is not mobile enabled.3 Reasons you need this AppLIGHTNING FAST MOBILE BROWSING: Loads complete web pages in seconds Patented navigation and display technologies get you where you're going faster WATCH.  CONNECT.  SURF. View streaming flash or HTML5 videos from sites like YouTube, Facebook and MTV.UNCOMPROMISED WEB EXPERIENCE Full desktop PC-style browsing on all types of mobile phones Run Web-based applications, like Mafia Wars and Google Docs Web content is never reformatted, repurposed, or removed Browse any site with the best page rendering available

Download BOLTBROWER

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*UCbrowser: In our own words this is also one of the best mobile apps for mobile phones base on the fact that your downloading experience can never be the same. This app was built for Download freaks(apparently) who can't set their eyes on any content on the internet but to download it. If you're looking for a mobile alternative of one of those best PC Downloading software like IDA(Internet Download Accelerator), IDM(Internet Download Manager) you can bet on UCbrowser. Amazing Traffic ReductionAdvanced compression technology can reduce data costs by up to 85%, making mobile surfing much cheaper. Lighting Surfing SpeedAdvanced Cloud Computing technology makes browsing faster and more stable than ever. Powerful Download ManagerSuper download manager supports multitask downloads and .task recovery when interruption occurred.Site NavigationHundreds of categorized popular web sites are showed in the navigation bar, all you need to do is just ONE click! Multi-tabsAllowing you switch between pages easily and giving you better browsing experience plus its compatible with all Blackberry phones.

DOWNLOAD UcWeb FREE


*Drivesafe.ly pro: Drivesafe.ly pro is an application built for all Blackberry users to enable them read their text messages with out viewing it. Are you tired of reading that new text that just came into your phone then this app is great for you and its Bis and wifi enabled. And as you all know Blackberry is giving this app for FREE just to thank you their customer for being with them all the while, plus a customer database of over 70million users world wide this is just a token way RIM has chosen to bless you.
To download this App go to AppWorld then Download for Free.

*Ubersocial: Could what is Ubersocial be running through your mind? Well don't get lost here's a brief info about it. Ubersocial is a twitter app for tweeting,reading feeds streamline, sending DM's, doing those things you normally do on the normal twitter app for Blackberry in a special and unique way, and it gives that feeling of vibes when tweeting coz the interface is very good looking you can't get bored tweeting.

Download Ubersocial from Appworld.

*CrunchSMS: A platform made for sending FREE SMS world wide yes I said FREE coz its absolutely FREE. So if you don't have credit on your phone and you need to send that urgent SMS to that business partner or Loved one, then this app is ready for that.Please note this app has so much advantage but not too much disadvantage and the disadvantage it has is, if your not on a Blackberry plan like Bis or Wifi then your wasting your time waiting for that message to send and also its FREE for one week then after one week it sends any message you type with an advert at the end of the text, pretty cool init :)(I guess as much)

To download this app FREE go to AppWorld

*Tunein Radio: Are you tired of listening to those songs on your Memory Cards, playing all over again? Then Tunein Radio should be the next music player for you. This app has over 50000+ online radio stations plus local stations from Hiphop to RnB, Old skool to New skool including Religious station.Tunein Radio is enabled with BIS,BES and Wifi connections plus you can choose your streaming mode from 32kbps to 512kbps of streaming speed depending on your Network Carrier, I really can't tell you how great this app is and how much you would appreciate this app because its FREE and GUI(Graphics User Interface) friendly. Much has been said now its time to try this app.

Download Tunein Radio (OTA) http://m.tunein.com

*Smarter App(Youtube player Blackberry Only) : Smarter App is a Youtube player which streams videos from Youtube and plays it on your Blackberry just like the way you watch it on you PC. Inclusive this app allows you to sign in to your Youtube account, upload videos, stream Videos and more all you gotta do is just download and install it on your Blackberry plus its FREE and available to 4.7 OS and above only.
To download Smarter App goto Appworld on your Blackberry
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