Saturday, January 27, 2007

Sony VAIO G1 – fairly satisfying

Sony’s little pal, VAIO G1 laptop, is impressive at a featherweight 2.1 pounds and has the familiar 12.1-inch display –-- something that most users find to be the best balance of size and portability. The drawback though is that it doesn’t get to have the XBRITE treatment, something that Sony is known for when it comes to its efficient laptops.

Most of the laptop’s specifications are found to deliver the goods. VAIO’s low-power Core Solo processor provides a reasonable trade-off between performance and battery life. Its 80GB hard drive offers adequate storage for regular end-users. The integrated DVD burner also makes a welcome appearance in this laptop’s petite feature.

VAIO G1’s 512MB internal memory might get frowns from demanding users though. Those who want to upgrade to Vista might also want to think twice since Vista requirements are kind of high. Moreover, the keyboard, which is about 90 percent smaller than the average laptop’s, also leaves more to be desired.

Finally, with all the hype given to portability nowadays, this baby comes at quite a premium. It’s in your own discretion if $2,600 is too much to ask for a laptop with fairly modest capabilities. Nevertheless, Sony VAIO delivers and that’s all that matters.

The Apple iPhone

Mobile phones have been quite similar in many ways despite their diversity in features. Let's start with the very obvious similarities. Firstly, they have screens, which are by the way getting larger and larger in new models. Secondly, they all have keypads, which also come in different styles depending on what the manufacturer's set of designers have managed to come up with in dire need to get ahead of the competition. Other models have PDA-like features, requiring the user to use a special pointer to get things done. But still, a keypad is necessary to do texting or to key in reminders and stuff.

But things are going to get a lot different thanks to Apple's new iPhone. Yeah Apple seems to have a knack at being always innovative and it seems that it doesn't want to tarnish its image of always getting ahead of the pack. So what's special about this iPhone here? Well, to set the record straight, this is the first phone that I know that doesn't have a keypad at all whatsoever. Yeah iPhone makes use of all the space on your candy bar phone by putting in a large screen in willfull abandon. So how do you key in text without a keypad? Well, Apple has news for you dude: Use your fingers, baby!

A few notes from Apple:
iPhone combines three products — a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching — into one small and lightweight handheld device. iPhone also introduces an entirely new user interface based on a large multi-touch display and pioneering new software, letting you control everything with just your fingers.

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Wirefly - the leading cellular phone retailer on the web

If you are looking for the best online retailer on the web, I think you should go to Wirefly. It has a huge website that offers a lot of stuff for people from all walks of life with various cell phone needs. The web is filled with great offers but Wirefly steps it up by offering more for less.

First up, Wirefly has a wide variety of mobile phones to choose from. Whether you’re a Nokia fan or a Motorola user, you can find everything that you need in here. Among the top selling mobile phones on their list are the LG Chocolate, and the Motorola SLVR L7 and RAZR V3.

Moreover, Wirefly provides clients with attractive offers with their service plans and family plans. The family plan offer allows you to get two (2) free phones and that is something that really gives so much value for clients. Likewise, both the individual and family plans are very much affordable. You can avail of an excellent service plan for as low as 39 bucks a month. That’s superb value for your money.

You can also compare different mobile phones and carrier services through Wirefly. This helps customers create an informed decision on their mobile phones and service plans. This is Wirefly’s way of ensuring that customers are satisfied with the offers and services they are getting.

And if those features were not enough, Wirefly also offers clients the luxury of returning their mobile phones, if they are dissatisfied, for a full refund. This just goes to show that Wirefly means serious business and it’s the client’s welfare that they are after. Also, the fact that Wirefly offers free FedEx shipping and free return shipping to all clients drives that point home.