2009 has been a goldmine for mobile phone users as plenty of handsets have been released already and many more are lined up to hit the shelves soon. They not only are making progress in terms of technology that is in use but also their prices have been slashed as the competition has risen. These launches have been headed by market leaders; Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, HTC etc. To make profit out of these highly advanced devices, network providers (o2, Vodafone, 3 etc.) have jumped the bandwagon by offering lucrative deals and highly attractive gifts to edge their competitors. However, all this tussle over pipping the competitor has been wonderful for consumers who have wider options and can also get these marvelous handsets at negligible prices and in many cases for free as well.
These gadgets add newer technologies such as video calling, Wi-Fi services, 3G network, video blogging, AMOLED touchscreen support, QWERTY keyboard etc. to their devices which along with superb designs help in creating a powerful combination. Nowadays, preference is not given to a phone based upon its features alone but also its design and body structure. Colour and body type has becoming an important deal bender as well. Coupled with the price of the handset and network deal available one can decide what phone would be perfect and be able to suit their needs.
Finnish company and market leader, has recently introduced its astoundingly brilliant phone, N900 in the market. It operates on the next generation Maemo 5 operating system and has all its functionality derived from Linux software. The features are such that you feel you are carrying your computer with you wherever you go. Its fast processor speed enables the user to launch plenty of applications in one go therefore giving the option of multitasking. It has a side sliding QWERTY keyboard with a 3.5 inches wide touchscreen. This wide VGA screen helps in viewing images, watching movies/videos, playing games and surfing the Internet in superb quality. Internet surfing speed is greatly enhanced due to the presence of HSCSD, Wi-Fi. Pages on the website can be easily surfed and read as the display is large and wide to allow that. Images can be clicked in surreal quality using its five megapixel camera along with features of autofocus, dual LED flash and a video light operating on a Carl Zeiss optics lens. The storage space is wide enough to store large number of files in various files and formats. Internal memory is of 32GB which can be further extended by upto 16GB using a microSD card.
Sony Ericsson Satio is one of those handsets which can replace a digital camera. The phone possesses a twelve megapixel camera which can take plenty of digital cameras present in the market for a ride. Additional features of autofocus, xenon flash, video flash, Geo-tagging, face/smile detection add to the quality that this phone provides in terms of its imaging capabilities. Contact can be maintained with friends and family in the form of voice call, video call, text messaging, multimedia messaging, Email and instant messaging. The display screen measures 3.5 inches and is a TFT touchscreen in nature. The resolution is of 360 pixels by 640 pixels and emits a fascinating sixteen million colours. Music can be enjoyed in various file formats with the popular ones of MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, M4A being supported and videos can be played in the formats of WMV, MP4 and 3GP. FM can be listened to in stereo quality coming with RDS technology. Internal memory is of 128MB and can be extended by upto 16GB using a microSD card. An 8GB card is already provided in the pack.