Archive for May, 2010
It’s been 2 months since I started using Nokia N900. I’ve been telling my friends who are interested in this device that N900 is actually like a hidden treasure, the more you explore the more you’ll discover its capabilities.
Below are some unique functions that I found in Nokia N900 :-
1. Heavy Multitasking
It’s not normal multitasking like open up 5-10 applications at once. Nokia N900 is able to run up to (if not more) 32 applications, all at the same time. This is the video that I’ve seen the most number of applications open on N900 :-
Need more processing power?
It’s simply because you can play PacMan at www.google.com on your Nokia N900. :D
Happy 30th Birthday to PacMan!
Wish you have a great weekend!
Countless smartphones have been released by major phone manufacturers in the past few years, such as Nokia, Apple, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Palm, etc. Each of these phones runs on its own operating system (OS) and we still do not see a universal mobile phone that is compatible with different operating systems in the market.
Phone hackers had proven that it’s indeed possible to run different operating systems on the same phone. Some recent examples are :-
Nokia N900 (default OS is Maemo 5) running on Android
iPhone 3G (default OS is iPhone 3.0) running on Android
Of course, before running a different OS on a phone there are many considerations such as hardware driver compatibility, etc. However, I believe the hardware-OS compatibility issue can be solved between the OS developer and phone manufacturer. Hopefully, we’ll soon see the first universal mobile phone that we can install different OS on it, just like how we are doing on our PC.
Mobile computing has been evolving tremendously in the past few years as we’ve seen more and more high-end portable computers (laptops & netbooks), Internet tablets and smartphones hitting the shelves. These devices enable us to bring the capabilities of a PC along with us when we are on the move.
Mobile broadband has been undergoing a rapid development as well. From the earliest 2G (GPRS) in 2002, it has gone all the way to the latest and fastest 4G mobile broadband which we can now enjoy more than 10Mbit/s (10,000Kbit/s) of download speed. Below is the brief reference of different mobile broadband download speeds :-
- 2G, 2.5G (General packet radio service, GPRS) – up to 114 Kbit/s
- 3G, 3.5G (EDGE, 3G, HSDPA, HSDPA+) – up to 42Mbit/s (42,000Kbit/s)
- 4G (WiMAX) – up to 100Mbit/s (100,000Kbit/s), with target up to 1Gbit/s (1,000,000Kbit/s) in future development
The generous upload/download speed of the latest 4G broadband has proved to be pivotal in many aspects of life especially when the Internet and our daily lives are almost inseparable nowadays. Fast mobile broadband speed shorten download speeds for photos, videos and large files when we are accessing the Internet on the move, for leisure or work. We can download a favorite song, picture, or video in seconds, not anymore in minutes, and it will certainly be a pleasure to watch live streaming video on 4G mobile broadband too.
Different mobile network operators offer varies mobile broadband packages at varying speeds, data limits, coverage areas and prices. Therefore we should look into these details when choosing the best mobile broadband packages from different carriers.