Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Nokia 6708 and Stock Trading in Thailand

On May 10,2006 Nokia and Settrade made an annoucement both will cooperative to have a Settrade stock trading ready mobile phone based on the Nokia 6708. By that time, the Nokia 6708 had not yet available in the market. Recently, I have a chance to play around with this cellular phone and I like it.

If you are looking for the PDA functionality and phone on same device or just a short as PDA Phone, this Nokia 6708 could be one device that you should look closely before making any decision. Nokia 6708 is the latest mobile device in Nokia’s Enterprise Solution group. The pen-based mobile device’s 2.66 inch display makes it easy to write and browse information. It also supports QuickOffice, 18 MB memory, xHTML/HTML browser, 1.3 megapixel integrated camera and MP3 capability.

It also come with QuickOffice that let you view and edit Microsoft Office file. This will be quite a convenience when you are on the road and get any e-mail with Office file attached.

One of the best and unique here in Thailand is this Nokia 6708 come with Settrade Stock Trading software. This will let you to perform stock trading anywhere that you have cellular coveraged.

I put the detail specifications here so you could review it. Have fun and good trade.

Key Features
Touch screen with full-screen continuous handwriting
Calendar, contact, e-mail, SyncML, voice recording, productivity applications
1.3 Megapixels camera with up to 16 multishot and anti-shaking
Music player with quality speakers
Hot swap memory (SD and Mini SD) card
Bluetooth and IR to connect compatible accessories

Full Specifications

Operating Frequency
Triband GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz

Volume: 116 cc
Weight: 150 g
Length: 118 mm
Width: 52 mm
Thickness (max): 18 mm

65,536 colors, Active matrix TFT, 208 ×320 pixels display

User Interface
Touch screen with full-screen handwriting
Navigation keypad and side control keys
List and grid menu
Dedicated keys for camera, internet access, volume up and down, voice commands

Integrated 1.3 megapixel camera
Settings for night, brightness adjustment, image quality, self-timer, white balance settings, and color tones
Video recorder
Media player
Standard and night modes
Image viewer formats include JPEG, BMP, GIF, MBM, PNG, WBMP
Video: Video recording in .3gp format recording
.3gp and MP4 format video playback
Camera Burst Mode: continuous capturing of minimum 6 frames

Playback for the following video formats: H.263 video, MPEG-4
Integrated music player for AMR, WB-AMR, AAC, MP3, WAV, MIDI, SP-MIDI, i-melody, AU, GSM-AMR and WB-AMR formats

Memory Functions
18 MB built-in memory
Hot swapable slot for easy SD and mini SD card insertion and removal

Multimedia messaging: MMS for creating, receiving, editing, and sending videos and pictures with AMR voice clips
Email: Supports SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, MIME and MHTML protocols with attachments viewers
Text messaging: Supports concatenated SMS

Stuntcar Extreme and Super Drop Mania

Java™ Applications
Java™ MIDP 2.0

Bluetooth 1.1
Infrared (IR)
Remote over-the-air (OTA) synchronization with SyncML
Local synchronization with PC using PC Suite

WAP* 2.0 xHTML/HTML multimode browser

*Please note that this service is operator dependent

Data Transfer
GPRS: Class B, multislot class 10

Call Management
Support for multiple phone and email details per contact
Support thumbnail pictures and groups
Speed dialing
Logs: Keeps lists of your dialed, received, and missed calls
Call waiting, call hold, call divert, call timer
Fixed Dialing Number, allows calls only to predefined numbers
Conference call

Voice Features
Voice commands
Voice recorder
Integrated handsfree speaker
Voice recognition

Personal Information Management (PIM)
PIM features including calendar, contacts and to-do list
Alarm clock

Other Features
QuickOffice: Powerpoint, Word and Excel file formats (.ppt .doc .xls)
Quickoffice receive and view attachments. View attachments you have received in email using the Quickoffice viewers. Quickpoint, Quickword & Quicksheet enable you to view Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel documents.
Flight mode: all transmission-related activities turned off. Offline mode is used

Sales Package Contents
Nokia 6708 phone (including 1 stylus)
Nokia Battery BP-3001L
Nokia Travel Charger AC-1001
Nokia Stereo Headset HS-46
128 MB Mini SD card with adapter
Mini USB Connectivity cable
User Guide
1 extra stylus

Monday, July 17, 2006

NIKE+iPOD Sport Kit

Pick your mix and motivate your run. Nike+ lets you listen to tunes while you track your progress on an iPod® nano. Simply slip the Nike+ sensor into the Air Zoom Moire shoe pocket, or any other Nike+ Ready shoe, and head out.

The Nike+ sensor slips unobtrusively into a pocket under the sockliner.
Waterproof and virtually unbreakable.
The iPod nano tracks your progress, providing feedback on distance, time, pace and calories burned directly through the headphones.
After your run, a performance summary appears on the nano screen and can be heard through the headphones.

Today, there're so many people that going to fitness. This NIKE+iPOD Sport Kit might be a gadget for those people. The device help tracking your workout statistics and could use to monitor these against your goal to burn out all those unnecessay calories.

I don't see this kit in Bangkok though. From Nike.com website, the price for this kit is US$29. Click here to order from Amazon.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

HP Pavilion dv5227TX

Get the show on the road with the HP Pavilion dv5000t! Featuring a 15.4" high-definition widescreen and weighing only 6.5 lb., this compact notebook PC is ready to free you from the confines of your desk. Get ready to enjoy movies, photos, and music around your home or on the go.

Versatile performer
The HP Pavilion dv5000 series notebook PCs combine desktop PC power with mobile computing convenience. Surf the Net, send email and complete computing tasks using a full-featured notebook PC with a 15.4-inch widescreen display. Upgrade to HP BrightView technology for rich, lush color and dazzling high-definition detail. With HP QuickPlay, DVDs, digital photos, and music jump to life at the touch of a button.

Intel Core Duo processor T2050 (1.6GHz, 2MB L2, FSB 533 GHz)
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (Vista capable)
100GB SATA, 512MB DDR2, 6-in-1 Media Reader
DVD+/-RW Drive LightScribe,
Wireless LAN, Bluetooth
WXGA LCD 15.4"
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 up to 256MB video memory with TurboCache Teconology
Weight 2.99 kg

The pricing here in Thailand is around 45,000 Baht (Vat included)

I am quite impress with the new Intel Core Duo cpu. The performance of this machine is so good, that I have not get any delayed on any operation. I did browse Internet, read and reply email from Microsoft Outlook, while converting the Music CD to file at the same time.

If you are an occational gamer, you will like this notebook that it come with NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 with 128 MB of video RAM. In some case where it is necessay that the game require more video memory to speed up certain thing, the video card could lend another 128MB ram from the main computer memory.

This notebook might not enable or capable to ley you play all the most advance game with all high setting in the game, but it could be playable and enjoyable to play any game when reduce the game setting lower.

Look into market here today, computer notebook with Intel Core Duo and come with either Nvidia or ATI VGA are quite limited. If you are looking for a notebook with these requirements, HP Pavilion dv5227TX will not let you down.