LG Optimus 3D, one of the first, if not the first mobile to feature 3D is built on a Tri-Dual Architecture -Dual-Core, Dual-Channel and Dual-Memory. It has 4.3-inch WVGA screen capable of showing HD contents in both 2D and 3D. This phone can convert normal photos and videos into 3D as well.
Before we go deeper into further technical aspects of this latest amazing smartphone, let’s first tackle ‘the 3D experience.’
Viewing 3D without glasses was I thought a pain, but perhaps, it is just normal for first-timers to adjust, tilt the phone to one’s preferred 3D angle. The content is best viewed at the optical sweet spot which is 30-40cm in front of the screen. The LCD uses a series of slits on the front of the screen that block light so that users' left and right eyes see different images. Hence, no need to the traditional 3D glasses. Now I’m seeing it perfectly – 99% flicker free.
From 'idiot box' into a smart box - that's how Samsung sees the Smart TV will fit. In a special Dubai bloggers meetup held March 31 at Media One Hotel, Samsung exclusively unveiled their latest innovation and let us experience some of its features, well, some.
Basically, it is a TV that has access to the internet. Through its Smart Hub - the user menu interface, you can socialize, browse any websites, search for contents you want to watch - did I say in 3D? And like your smartphones, you can also install apps in it. So you can access Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Talk or your mail, etc while watching. Imagine while you're watching football, you're seeing your Facebook wall and you can easily exchange rants and raves with your friends. Cool huh? Also, the Smart TV recommends contents related to your interests, primarily by your browsing history.
What we've spent a lot time on was its 3D feature. I must admit, it's really amazing. The picture quality is superb. I've also learned that it also has 3D sound system so it's definitely a shoo-in for a home theater.
Trying the LED 3D viewing
Another cool feature of the Smart TV is converting 2D videos into 3D - any video - be it from YouTube, a DVD or even a mobile phone video.
Transferring photos, videos or music from your mobile device to the TV is so effortless. Thru AllShare, you can wirelessly transfer files from any compatible media such as Samsung Galaxy Tab or other Smartphones and hard drives.
The presenter used what appears like a typical remote control to navigate through during the presentation. Although they say, a remote control with a trackball on the front and a QWERTY keyboard at the back is coming out. There's also an Android app to download on your smartphone that you can use as remote control.
What apps does Samsung Smart TV support?
You can download Samsung Apps - which according to the presenter have around 300 apps to date. I know right! This is also what most of the bloggers cry about. But Samsung sees the number to grow by at least a thousand by the end of the year. If you're an applications developer, you can contribute via their Samsung TV apps SDK.
The Expert Panel's Clamor
One of the most evident clamor from the bloggers is pointed to the lack of Bluetooth support. It's just an uncool idea to have a wireless smart device that doesn't support one of the basics and first in short-range connectivity.
While currently it doesn't have a built-in web cam, I hope it would support a 3rd-party webcam plugin too.
Here's a short video about it:
Nevertheless, I'm excited to pimp my living room with a Samsung Smart TV. It's like having a YouTube on a boob tube - and more than that. It's indeed a step closer to the future of television. Did I say you can also play your favorite games, and you can convert them into 3D as well?
The Galaxy Tab's 7-inch little frame transforms the way you communicate, socialize and organize. Just imagine having your laptop, mobile phone, entertainment room and an entire office in one slim pack. It definitely is more of a usable gadget than just a pure-fancy one.
Here are my 7 important reasons why you'd choose Samsung Galaxy Tab over the rest:
Complementing it's 7-inch built is its 380g light weight . It's easy to grip in one hand (even in a Landscape screen orientation), and just fits my back pocket. Unlike iPad, you can do your online activities literally wherever you maybe, hence a mobile tablet.
Galaxy Tab enables me to keep multiple apps running at the same time. I can easily switch into another, and return to a previous activity exactly how I left it. Task Manager enables me to monitor all running apps and their RAM consumptions, and I can end any active app from there.
3. FLASH SUPPORT
This is one of the biggest advantage of Galaxy Tab from iPad. Thanks to Android 2.2 Froyo. You just won't find any website that doesn't open for an unavailable Flash support or missing DivX plugins. FLV videos load smoothly and quickly.
4. DUAL CAMERA / VIDEO CALLS
It has a 3.15 mega pixels primary camera with LED flash. And another 1.3 MP camera in front used for video calling or video chat. The camera boasts its autofocus feature - useful especially when in the Panorama settings. Photos taken are reasonably clear and crisp for a mobile camera. Videos doesn't look that bad with its 30fps capture capability.
5. SOCIAL MEDIA FRIENDLY
Galaxy Tab is every social media freak's best friend. It is actually my dashboard for all my social media accounts. Sharing anything is just a one tap job. Every file on the Tab - photo, video, article, docs - always has a Share option. Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Wordpress, Youtube, Foursquare, LinkedIn... and the list goes on.
6. OFFICE DOCS / PDF SUPPORT
Yes. I can open and edit MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDFs on the Tab. I love how I view my slides in it. Unlike iPad (again), the Tab can be your tool to carry our meetings or any other presentations.
Of course, I don't need to carry a separate mobile phone. Its sim card slot is for the regular sim, so no need to change into a microsim. I won't hold and put it onto my ear when talking though. Thanks to the earphone that comes with it, or you can use a bluetooth set. You can multitask while using the phone.
And there's 2 more...
I love that the Galaxy Tab doesn't have the annoying auto-correct feature. For text inputs, it has a virtual QWERTY keyboard (which has a more convenient symbol switching) and SWYPE™ - I can do my emails or SMS easily either by using my thumbs or by using the SWYPE input technology. See my video on how to use SWYPE.
There's also a Voice Input feature for web browsing. Just clear up your throat, speak legibly on the mic and you'll get what you're searching for.
I can store any files in it via its proprietary USB or via Bluetooth. It comes along with its own program to browse files (Kies), but there's an option to skip that and use it just like any other external disk.
And there's really more. In random...
3G, of course
Micro SD Slot - can use til 32GB more.
Android Market - There's just over 150,000 Android apps in there and 80,000 plus are free
eReader Capability - Kindle
Google Map Navigation - literally driving, walking and local transit directions are available
The Notification Area Bar - it collects all notifications from your Social Apps, App Market, GPS and even your mobile phone alerts (missed calls, SMS received, Bluetooth)
Unlimited Contacts from Facebook and Twitter - On the first time I activate the Facebook app, it download my friends contact details into my phonebook.
Long battery life (compared to a laptop). It stays up to 7 hours of continuous heavy gaming and intense movie playing. When idle it stays up to 28 hours. And it doesn't heat up.
Entertainment Overload - Live Wallpapers, HD Playback for movies, Stereo speakers, Karaoke, and more...
Adjustable Brightness - which can save battery life
Inter-device Sharing made easy through the AllShare app
What we write will go back to us – we need to assume high-level responsibility of what we write as it may backfire on us (positively or negatively). You are what you blog.
Competitors are always watching us – While we want to highlight what we do, competitors may look out for what we might be missing and take advantage about an idea
Theft of idea - We may decide of course of what we want to write or keep until a certain time period. The idea of publishing our business roadmaps is a great vision-booster and a high-scoring PR strategy, but might also be an opportunity for others to steal the idea.
Frequency of blogs – we must maintain a regular schedule of when shall we blog. If we’ll have regular visitors, they will always look for what’s new. It will also affect our SEO.
You need a blog to advertise your business (or to advertise yourself); period… But let me elaborate 5 reasons how your business can benefit from a blog:
Media Mileage – Internet has become one of the first options of Press to research for what they want to publish. Your ‘library’ of articles could lead you to wider exposure, larger market. Discoveries nowadays mostly came from blogs.
Customer Relations – You can blog about how happy you are working with a certain client. You exclaim it to the world how you value them. In turn, you develop a stronger professional relationship and the possibility of working together again and again is boundless.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) – The more you blog, the higher your visibility grows
on the internet. Your blog is your venue for ‘updates’ or self-proclaimed ‘press-releases’ which Google, Yahoo and other search engines look for to rank in their pages. Unlimited reach.
Highlight Your Expertise – Regular blogging highlights your expertise in the industry. You can position your business as (one of) the leader in the pact.
Instant Feedback – The essence of blogs is to invite readers to leave comments – those you will take as constructive criticisms to improve if there’s something to, or to continue doing what we do best that satisfies them.