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CeleTalk : Garmin-Asus A10

Garmin-Asus A10: the GPS phone for pedestrians
The companies Garmin and Asus team up again to launch the A10, a new GPS phone on Android for both drivers and pedestrians.

Garmin and Asus have partnered to launch soon a new Android powered smartphone, the Garmin-Asus A10 will have a touchscreen HVGA 3.2 inches with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. Equipped with a support with built-in speaker, the Garmin-Asus A10 will carry a camera with a resolution of 5 mega pixels with auto focus with a geolocation functionality for your shots, all powered by a battery power 1500 mAh.

A GPS phone device for pedestrians
The Garmin-Asus A10 is equipped with a GPS navigation system which is already mapping preinstalled on the device. This phone can be used for motorized trips will be particularly useful for pedestrians with his compass and electronics Cytiexplorer cards with which you can locate various transit systems such as trams, buses and subways.

An Android phone
Running on an Android platform, the phone Garmin Asus A10-embark all utilities Google with fast access to services Google Maps, Gmail and YouTube. This phone will support all applications and the Android Market will be compatible with the Microsoft Exchange server that will ensure better business communication and better sharing of data with their business.
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CeLeTalk : Google Nexus One , The Good and The Bad Things

The Nexus One is creating a huge buzz. It must be said that the Google phone is considered as a serious competitor to the iPhone, Celetalk has tested it for you and has put together the good and bad points of Nexus One.

The good

Design: clean to the extreme, the Nexus One is designed by Taiwanese HTC So the Google brand is mentioned nowhere. The device is conspicuous by its finesse (119 mm in length, 59.8 mm in width and 11.5 mm thick), its wide screen (3.7 inches) and lightweight (130 g). An aesthetic reminding the iPhone. The fans of sobriety will appreciate.

Use: With the new Android 2.1, the Nexus One has a superior technical capabilities to its rival. It thus has 512 MB of RAM (twice the iPhone 3GS) and Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 3G QSD8250, one of the most powerful on the market and will also equip the first SmartBook HP. Result: it runs quickly and provides a smooth and pleasant browsing.

Another advantage: the advanced management of multi-tasking, very limited on the iPhone.

Multimedia: There the Nexus One is clear hunting on the lands of Apple offering a more efficient camera of 5 megapixels. In addition, it can record (MPEG 4) videos in high definition.

Gadgets: two microphones equip the Nexus One to “avoid ambient noise during a conversation,” according to Google. The revolution comes from the Gallery application, which allows access to images and videos in a easy and intuitive way. For now, Android Market claims to provide 18,000 applications but also claims itself to be a rather open tool: developers can add their own application to be validated or not by Google.

Another gadget: the animated screen.

The Bad

Screen: While it shines by its resolution (480×800, AMOLED technology), it annoys with the lack of touch precision..

Speak English: the voice recognition tool which is boasted by Google – which makes it possible to transcribe voice messages or to query the phone – is only available in French. It can be only used in English and with a good accent, please.

Verdict: If the Nexus One is a serious competitor of the iPhone, it even surpasses it in technical capabilities, thanks to Android 2.1. However, the Nexus is not a revolution.


CeLeTaLK's about: The LG GW620

Have you ever heard about the LG GW620 ?? is here to talk about it:

The Korean manufacturer LG offers a full range of mobile phones on the market and with the arrival of Android, the new OS by Google, LG had to react . The first Android LG smartphone is also known as GW620 Etna. Unlike its competitors, LG sells a product aimed at young customers (in line with the LG KS360), at a very attractive price: maybe a good way to democratize Android.

LG has decided to make an entry level model without sacrificing the quality of the product. The design is nice and meets the needs of the target including a full QWERTY keyboard and a beautifully colored interface. The Shell of the LG GW620 is in aluminum with a Teflon finish for the battery cover: it allows a good adhesion of the product in the hand and prevents any accidental slips.

LG is betting on positioning a smartphone, usually intended for a more pro and / or techie audience, to young users and Android is not here for nothing. Android is Google, and now everyone knows that the Californian firm is enjoying a strong capital of sympathy specially from young people . So by launching a smartphone with Android, LG is playing on the intrinsic values of Google and its expertise in mobile telephony.

Android is an operating system on which it is possible to put a layer to make the difference. LG has used this option by adding a layer characterized by icons of menus similar to the interface S-Class 3D (well known on other LG models) and a dashboard that slide indefinitely.

The LG GW620 is powered by the Cupcake version of Android (Android 1.5) and a Qualcomm processor running at 528MHz. All runs well and allows multi-tasking. LG had the foresight to pre-board practical applications like QuickOffice which allows you to view Word documents and Excel , a software for video editing, a software push email and an application called “SNS”. This application allows you to connect to his Facebook account, Twitter and Bebo.

The Photo Manager is very successful both in terms of interface and functionality. You can filter files by date with those of a particular day, by tags or by individuals. These two points are very useful: for each photo you can add one or more keywords for easy retrieval and thanks to the Face ID technology, it is possible to automatically recognize faces and add a name above. More traditional functions such as adding to a favorite an item and sharing it by email or on social networks are also available.

In terms of Hardware, and found on the side right, a microSD slot, a button for direct access to music player and the button of the camera (5 megapixels). On the left side, the volume buttons and the micro USB port (standard on mobile Android) that recharges the mobile and connect to a computer. on the top , the on / off button and a 3.5mm audio jack. on the front part , the button “menu” and two hover buttons “home” and “return”.

Finally,I can say that the LG GW620 is a very good product to enter the sphere Android with a complete smartphone (3G, Wi-Fi, aGPS, compass, Touchscreen, …) at a very affordable price.
So what do you think about it ??