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How to Decrease Web Page Loading Time…

 

How to Decrease Web Page Loading Time….

 

By now everyone in SEO industry is aware that web page loading is a part of seo/organic search and if you do not work on your page loading time all your effort on SEO may just go down the barrel. From the OfficialGoogle Blog

Speeding up websites is important – not just to site owners, but to all Internet users. Faster sites create happy users and we’ve seen in our internal studies that when a site responds slowly, visitors spend less time there. But faster sites don’t just improve user experience; recent data shows that improving site speed also reduces operating costs. Like us, our users place a lot of value in speed – that’s why we’ve decided to take site speed into account in our search rankings. We use a variety of sources to determine the speed of a site relative to other sites.

You should not worry too much because site speed is just small weightage when it comes to page ranking. Still the important factors are like backlinks, relevancy and 200 others. But does it mean that if you are not affected by site speed does it mean you should now work on your page’s speed. I don’t think so. You should work on web page speed to the extent you can so that you not only make better user experience but in the long run, may not be penalized for slow page loading by Big G when site speed factor becomes a bit more major factor for search engine results.

1. Better Web Host

One of the best place to start with better site experiences is your host. If you do not have good and reliable host the other point may actually be of no use.

2. Compress output

Images take the large chunk of the total time to view any page yet HTML is considerable part of the content delivered by any server. HTML is static text content that can be reduced considerably if you compress the output. Modern day Web servers do support compressed output and all modern browsers are not far behind when rendering the compressed output as well. If any browser that does not support compressed output web servers render normal output to them and so it is wise option to enable compressed output for your server as well.

For PHP and Apache just adding couple of lines in your apache configuration file can actually do this for you.

Code:
<IfModule mod_deflate.c>
	SetOutputFilter DEFLATE
	# file-types indicated will not be compressed
	SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \.(?:gif|jpe?g|png|rar|zip|pdf)$ no-gzip dont-vary
	<IfModule mod_headers.c>
		Header append Vary User-Agent
	</IfModule>
</IfModule>

If your website is not very image heavy it can speed up to 60% of bandwidth usage.

3. Optimize HTML

Use Google Webmaster to see which page takes more time and to load and see if you can reduce the size of your HTML code on those pages. Excessive use of tables or even unwanted nested tables just adds to the size of the page.

4. Cache Static Content

If you are into web development you would know the issues with caching but it is not all the sad things that caching can do. If your website images are cached on user’s browser he may not need to download them again and again saving you not only lot of bandwidth but this also mean that his each subsequent page visits are faster and quicker for the user.

In Apache, you can just add the following lines and this would mean your images, style sheets and JavaScript code are stored on user PC for 30 days before downloading again.

Code:
<IfModule mod_expires.c>
	ExpiresActive On
	ExpiresByType image/gif A2592000
	ExpiresByType image/png A2592000
	ExpiresByType image/jpg A2592000
	ExpiresByType image/jpeg A2592000
	ExpiresByType text/css A2592000 
	ExpiresByType text/js A2592000 
</IfModule>

5. Optimizing Images

Images are one of the main reasons why your pages takes more time to load and so there are more than one way to optimize your images. You can have the same image in 2 different sizes. Try to convert your images to the lowest possible size. This would mean that with the same user experience you actually speed up your pages.

6. Use Image Sprites

Combining lot of small images into a single large image and then placing the same image with the CSS background-position property can save lot of web server requests, file IO and even rendering of lot of small files. Many large websites does this like
Google

Or even Addthis
http://s7.addthis.com/static/r07/widget21.png

7. Cookieless domain

Any query to just download a static content is appended with many header data. Large websites uses different domain (i.gstatic.com by Google) for serving static content and the only reason I can think off is they serve static content from an external domain which does not send header and especially cookies for the content, saving lot of unwanted header data transfer.

8. Avoid Flash

When you use too many flash widgets on your web page it slows down the page considerably. So keep away from flash to the extent possible.

9. Remove un-wanted Gadgets

I see many sites and specially blogs have too many gadgets like temperature, date, map and other such frills and if you think they are not used by your users to the extent you want them to be using it, it’s better to remove them from your page.

10. Control Ads

Last but not the least is your ads. Apply the 80/20 rule. 80% of ads generate 20% of revenue and 20% of ads generate 80% of the revenue. Find the right balance between lesser ads with maximum possible revenue. See each ad unit on your page and see how they have performed for last 3 months and see if some ads just generated $0.05 for last 3 months and flush them out. Apart from that you can also see how a rich media ad works and if they are not very different from text ads, opt for text ads.

Reference

http://code.google.com/speed/page-sp…rendering.html

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5 Blackberry Mobiles Under Rs. 10,000/- in India

Best 5 Blackberry Mobiles Under Rs. 10,000/- in India…

Blackberry is well-known for its cutting edge technologies and messaging solutions. The advantage of Blackberry is that these phones can be used as a personal digital assistant and also as portable media players and these are more popular for their push email services which also includes Blackberry Messenger.

But we can still have best Blackberry mobile phones which you can get for a price tag lower than 10,000 INR.

BlackBerry Tour 9630

blackberry tour 9630 Top 5 Blackberry Mobiles Under 10,000 in India

BlackBerry Tour 9630 features a 65k colour screen, 2.4 inches display, QWERTY keyboard, Trackball navigation, Bluetooth, 3.15 megapixel camera and 512 MHz processor, 256 MB internal memory, GPS Support and comes with a price tag of INR 9,499.

BlackBerry Tour 9630

BlackBerry Tour 9630

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 2100
CDMA/EVDO Rev A 800/1900
Announced 2009, July
Status Available. Released 2009, July
SIZE Dimensions 112 x 62 x 14.2 mm
Weight 130 g
DISPLAY Type 65K colors
Size 480 x 360 pixels, 2.4 inches
– QWERTY keyboard
– Trackball navigation
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Yes
Internal 256 MB
Card slot microSD, up to 8GB, buy memory
DATA GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA; HSUPA
WLAN No
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes
Secondary No
FEATURES OS BlackBerry OS
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM
Browser HTML
Radio No
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors Black
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support, BlackBerry Maps
Java Yes
– BlackBerry maps
– Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– MP3/WMA/eAAC+/WAV player
– MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player
– Organizer
– Voice memo
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1400 mAh
Stand-by Up to 336 h
Talk time Up to 5 h
MISC SAR US 1.43 W/kg (head)     0.53 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 1.72 W/kg (head)     0.48 W/kg (body)
Price group  Rs. 9499?-

BlackBerry Storm 9530

Blackberry Storm 9530 Top 5 Blackberry Mobiles Under 10,000 in India

We can call BlackBerry Storm 9530 as the ultimate one. It comes with all smartphone features. It has 360 x 480 pixels, 3.25 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen with  65K colors support, Bluetooth, 3.15 megapixel camera and comes with a price tag of INR 8,999.

BlackBerry Storm 9530

BlackBerry Storm 9530

BlackBerry Storm 9530


GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 2100
CDMA2000 1x EV-DO
Announced 2008, September
Status Available. Released 2008, November
SIZE Dimensions 112.5 x 62.2 x 14 mm
Weight 155 g
DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 65K colors
Size 360 x 480 pixels, 3.25 inches
– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Yes
Internal 1 GB storage, 128 MB RAM, 192 MB ROM
Card slot microSD, up to 16 GB, buy memory
DATA GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
WLAN No
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, image stabilization
Video Yes, QVGA
Secondary No
FEATURES OS BlackBerry OS
CPU 528 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 130 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7600 chipset
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM
Browser HTML
Radio No
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors Black
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes
– BlackBerry maps
– Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA player
– Organizer
– Voice memo/dial
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1400 mAh
Stand-by Up to 360 h
Talk time Up to 5 h 30 min
MISC SAR US 0.93 W/kg (head)     0.56 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.67 W/kg (head)     0.38 W/kg (body)
Price group  Rs. 8,999/-

BlackBerry Curve 8520

Blackberry Curve 8520 Top 5 Blackberry Mobiles Under 10,000 in India

BlackBerry Curve 8520 features a 65k colour screen, 2.46 inches display, QWERTY keyboard, Trackball navigation, Bluetooth, 2 megapixel camera and 512 MHz processor and comes with a price tag of INR 8,999.

BlackBerry Curve 8520

BlackBerry Curve 8520

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Announced 2009, July
Status Available. Released 2009, August
SIZE Dimensions 109 x 60 x 13.9 mm
Weight 106 g
DISPLAY Type TFT, 65K colors
Size 320 x 240 pixels, 2.46 inches
– QWERTY keyboard
– Touch-sensitive optical trackpad
SOUND Alert types Vibration; Polyphonic(32), MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
– Dedicated music keys
MEMORY Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Yes
Internal 256 MB
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory
DATA GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G No
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB
CAMERA Primary 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels
Video Yes, QVGA
Secondary No
FEATURES OS BlackBerry OS
CPU 512MHz processor
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
Browser HTML
Radio No
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors Black
GPS No
Java Yes
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
– MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
– Organizer
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1150 mAh
Stand-by Up to 408 h
Talk time Up to 4 h 30 min
MISC SAR US 1.22 W/kg (head)     0.83 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 1.02 W/kg (head)     0.78 W/kg (body)
Price group  Rs. 8999/-

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Top 5 Blackberry Mobiles Under 10,000 in India

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 is a special for those who love flip mobiles which you rarely see these days, and comes with 65k colour screen, 2.6 inches display, Half-QWERTY keyboard, Trackball navigation, Bluetooth, 2 Megapixel camera and all other regular features and comes with a price tag of INR 5,999.

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Announced 2008, September
Status Available. Released 2008, October
SIZE Dimensions 101.1 x 50 x 17.5 mm
Weight 102 g
DISPLAY Type 65K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.6 inches
– Secondary external 65K TFT display, 128×160 pixels
– Half-QWERTY keyboard
– Trackball navigation
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Yes
Internal 75 MB
Card slot microSD, up to 8GB, buy memory
DATA GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G No
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels, LED flash
Video Yes
Secondary No
FEATURES OS BlackBerry OS
CPU 32-bit Intel XScale PXA272 312 MHz processor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM
Browser HTML
Radio No
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors Black
GPS No
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
– BlackBerry maps
– Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA player
– Organizer
– Voice memo/dial
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 900 mAh
Stand-by Up to 336 h
Talk time Up to 4 h
MISC SAR US 1.15 W/kg (head)     1.18 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.66 W/kg (head)     0.54 W/kg (body)
Price group  Rs. 5999/-

BlackBerry 8830 World Edition

BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Top 5 Blackberry Mobiles Under 10,000 in India

Probably this is the toughest phone and a must have for those who would love to explore Blackberry before they actually try it. It features a 65k colour screen, 2.5 inches display, QWERTY keyboard, Trackball navigation, Bluetooth and what not. You will get all the features which you usually see in the biggies and comes with an extreme low price tag of INR 3,999.

BlackBerry 8830 World Edition

BlackBerry 8830 World Edition BlackBerry 8830 World Edition

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / CDMA2000 1x EV-DO
Announced 2007, April
Status Available
SIZE Dimensions 114 x 66 x 14 mm
Weight 132 g
DISPLAY Type TFT, 65K colors
Size 320 x 240 pixels, 2.5 inches
– QWERTY keyboard
– Trackball navigation
SOUND Alert types Vibration; Polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
MEMORY Phonebook Yes
Call records Yes
Internal 64 MB storage, 16 MB RAM
Card slot microSD, buy memory
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
3G No
WLAN No
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0
Infrared port No
USB Yes, miniUSB
CAMERA No
FEATURES OS BlackBerry OS
CPU Qualcomm MSM6550 chipset
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Browser HTML
Radio No
Games
Colors Black
GPS Yes
Java Yes
– BlackBerry maps
– Media player
– Organizer
– Organizer
– Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– Voice dial
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1400 mAh
Stand-by
Talk time
MISC SAR EU 0.86 W/kg (head)     0.51 W/kg (body)
Price group  Rs. 3999/-

Users are advised to note that the prices mentioned above are the best price available in the market, however actual prices may be slightly higher or lower than the prices quoted above. 😉

9 Ways to Remain Safe on WWW

9 Ways to Remain Safe on WWW

 

 

 

Points to remember to stay safe and secure on the WWW.

1. Install a good antivirus/IDS

There are many sites on the net spreading Trojans, viruses and all kind of dirty stuff! If you are without a Anti-Virus, then it is most likely you will get infected within a day or so!

2. Update your OS at least once in 3 days

Never Ever avoid updating your OS no matter if its Linux, Windows , Mac etc. There are exploits released almost every day and if you are without updates then it’s a invite to Hackers.

3. Never blindly click any links

Don’t even trust Google , If the link is given to you from a untrusted location it may point to a Trojan ,Virus , Phished Page , etc..

4. Don’t use same passwords on multiple sites

Using a same password on multiple sites is the worst thing common users do while surfing the web. Same passwords on multiple sites are an easy way for hackers to get access to your other accounts on the web.

5. Avoid registrations when you can do things without it

Most of the people of the net are just unaware of the fact that registering on multiple sites can affect their privacy and can lead to further problems. Eg :- If i hacked a website where you are registered and i find some of your details from the site’s database , These details can help me crack your password on other sites and eventually leading to further attacks.

6. Scan the website before visiting

If your friend sent you a link and you want to test it if it’s secure to visit that site , then you can scan the website for malicious files in some online scanners , (It just take a minute!)

7. Use strong passwords

Powerful Passwords refer to a password which at least contains a letter(Small as well as Capital) , number , Special Character.
I4aUncr4c4b13*@#
Use of keywords like your birth date, name, username etc is a big NO.

8. Don’t trust anybody you don’t know

There are bad guys whole over the World Wide Web (especially on social networking sites), Hunting for victims, they ask for your sensitive information leading to successful exploitation of your account. Read more about Social Engineering for more info

9. Always use a secure browser

Client side attacks are a common way to get access to your machine, today most of the attack are undetectable by AV’s and IDS. Till date I find Mozilla Firefox to be the most secure and Internet Explorer to be the most weak.

 

 

 

Torrents…

What are Torrents and How they Work ?

 

 

What are torrent?

Torrents

Torrents are P2P(Peer to Peer) software compatible files they are used to share files in P2P network environments. For running torrents you need to install a specialised P2P software.

Torrents use a Protocols for transfer of files The Bit-Torrent protocol is one of the most popular and common protocols used by torrent clients for sharing of large data files. This Protocol was also created by Bram Cohen while Creating BitTorrent(torrent client) in April 2001…

What is P2P?

P2P -> Peer-to-Peer as the name suggests is a network of computers that communicate with each other by using specialised P2P softwares…

What is a tracker?

A tracker is a server that assists the communication between peers(you and other people using client) actually it acts like a medium between all the peers to communicate. It is mainly used to get information about the peers , and other statistics..

What does torrent file contains?

A torrent file contains urls of multiple trackers and metadata of the files shared and the tracker. If you just edit a torrent file you will see some un-understandable garbage data all over the file…This is because the torrent files are encoded with ‘Bencode’.

The concept of seeders and leechers

The seeders are the people that have already downloaded the file (in full or part) and are open for uploading i.e. allow others to download

Leechers are the people those are downloading the file.

So, the more the seeders the faster you can download.

How torrent actually work?

The main feature of a torrent client is that it can download large files without heavy load on the network and server computer and uses P2P network for getting the job done …

Rather than connecting to a single server host on the network , Torrent Client connects to a large group of hosts to download and upload a file simultaneously. Each host on the network behaves as a client as well as a server.

Let us take a small example.

You want to download a 100 MB file and you are open to upload the same file as well. Now this 100 MB file is actually divided into small parts.

Say 100 parts of 1 MB each.

You are downloading the file and say it is 5% complete. In the 5% of your completion you have say 3 of 100 parts as done.

Now for those 3 completed parts your torrent client will act as seeder and for rest 97 parts your torrent client will act as leecher.

This feature allows even the users with low bandwidth to download and upload files to multiple recipients

For uploading a file the person first create a torrent file that can be distributed over FTP , HTTP etc..Then the file is hosted on his machine and acts as a Bit-Torrent node and serves as a seed. Other people with torrent files can give it to their own Bit-Torrent Node which acts as a peer , seed , leech ..Then the file is downloaded by connecting to other seeds , peers..

The first thing a torrent client does is to get the initial reception of peer data from the tracker url (located in the torrent file) Then after getting the peer information the torrent client start downloading files. The files shared by a torrent are converted to fragments/pieces these fragments are small sized files which are easier to transfer. It’s done so that we could download each fragment from a different peer thus increasing the transfer speed and less chances of corruption..

The authenticity of each file part is verified by a crypto graphical hash contained in the torrent file. During the whole transfer the torrent client often checks the tracker url for the peer stats(New peers connected)..As a peer completes the download it becomes a seed.

The health of a torrent depends on the shift of users from leechers to seeders..

Downloading/Installing torrents :-

First thing we need is a torrent client

  1. http://www.bittorrent.com/
  2. http://www.utorrent.com/

The next thing is to find a site which are hosting torrents of our choice

  1. http://www.mininova.org
  2. http://thepiratebay.org

You should be able to download anything now.

Just open the torrent file found from above sites into the torrent software of your choice.
Depending on your torrent client software, you can tweak around the settings according to your needs like increase the no of fragments, increasing the fragment size etc etc…

 

 

 

Source: Go4Experts

Samsung Ch@t 322 a dual SIM social networking phone..

Samsung Ch@t 322 Price in India
Samsung Electronics, a global leader in mobile industry, announced the Samsung Ch@t 322 mobile phone; the ideal solution for those looking for a device to manage their social life and, if necessary, their work life as well.

“This groundbreaking combination of dual SIM cards and QWERTY keyboard represents a milestone in mobile usability, as it offers users an unprecedented level of freedom and control. The Samsung Ch@t 322 is the ultimate choice for those with busy social lives who need to balance that with work commitments” said JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.

The Samsung Ch@t 322 is a mobile phone that delivers ultimate convenience for users on the go. Whether needed for business or pleasure, the dual SIM cards allow for a convenient and economic user experience while the intuitive interface makes the phone incredible easy to use. With the Samsung Ch@t 322 users can manage all aspects of their life – be it work, home or play.

DUOS Dual SIM cards offer the user an unprecedented level of flexibility. A dedicated key offers convenient access to either card, with the user able to access to two separate phone numbers on the same device – they are able to make calls under the optimal call plan or coverage available whilst separating their private and work lives if necessary.

The intelligent, innovative and intuitive optical trackpad works in tandem with the QWERTY keyboard for a comprehensive and convenient all-round user experience. Using the features on the phone is quick and easy with shortcuts on the QWERTY keyboard allowing for quick menu access, while shortcuts have also been built in to assist the typing process – simplifying web and email input, traditionally one of the more troublesome areas of phone usage. Users can also enjoy an always-connected social life with full, round-the-clock access to their favourite social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, with a range of multimedia options. Shortcuts to Facebook and Twitter are available on the Smart Home screen allowing users to be instantly and conveniently connected with their social groups.

Furthermore, the ‘smart home’ toolbar provides the automatic updates of Facebook and Twitter. The pre-installed instant messengers such as MSN, Yahoo, Google talk enable users to chat with their buddies at anytime, at anywhere. With Bluetooth Messenger, users can enjoy chatting for free. The Auto Pull Email feature offers a push-like email experience, removing the need for users to frequently check their emails; instead, the device will simply let them know when they have received an email, saving time and patience.

The enhanced interface and DUOS UX allows the user to assign tasks on their home screen for easy and quick access to the information and functions that they need. The device is also equipped with a 1.3 Megapixel camera while the USB 2.1 connection enables fast file transfers between devices.

The Samsung Ch@t also sports a built-in MP3 media player which which supports MP3, ACC, ACC+, eAAC+, WAV, MIDI and WMA music formats. Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) Bluetooth for stereo sound allows listening to music on bluetooth compatible headset absolutely wire-free. Samsung Ch@t 322 Dual SIM Phone is providing access to Facebook, Twitter, Google Talk, Yahoo! and MSN social networks.

The Samsung Ch@t 322 will be launched initially in Russia in November and roll out to CIS, Southeast Asia, India, China, Middle East, and Africa.

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General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 2
Announced 2010, October
Status Available. Released 2010, November
Size Dimensions 109.5 x 60 x 12.3 mm
Weight 95 g
Display Type TFT, 256K colors
Size 220 x 176 pixels, 2.2 inches
– Optical trackpad
– QWERTY keyboard
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
– 3.5 mm audio jack
Memory Phonebook 1000 entries, Photocall
Call records Yes
Internal 54 MB
Card slot microSD, up to 8GB
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G No
WLAN No
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB
Camera Primary 1.3 MP, 1280 x 960 pixels
Video Yes, QCIF@15fps
Secondary No
Features Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio FM radio
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors Black, White
GPS No
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
– SNS integration
– Dual SIM (dual standby)
– MP3/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Organizer
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion
Stand-by Up to 500 h
Talk time Up to 11 h
Misc SAR US 0.47 W/kg (head)     0.53 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.73 W/kg (head)
Price group MRP Rs. 4999/-

Huawei IDEOS … an Android 2.2 (Froyo) phone in india at only Rs. 6000/-

Huawei Ideos

Official Promo Video:

The Huawei Ideos does everything right to create a cheap phone with plenty of smarts. It’s not going to take on the big, beautiful Samsung Galaxy S, but it’s got an even newer version of Android and should only cost about £100 on pay as you go.

The Ideos is launched here but it’s isnt in shops yet, and since Huawei isn’t a well-known brand here, it will probably get renamed by the network that brings it to the India & UK. It should still be called the Ideos, though, so look for it on pay as you go for between £99 and £129 in India for about Rs. 5000 to 6000/-

All the Android

Huawei says it worked closely with Google to make the Ideos, which is evident in the Google logo that graces the back of the phone. This phone is pure Android 2.2 Froyo, the latest version of Google’s operating system. That means you have all the latest features, except one — there’s no Flash on the Ideos. It just doesn’t have the processing power to support Flash, sadly. But it does have all the rest of the goodies that come with the latest version of Android.

 

The Ideos succeeds in making an affordable phone that offers the latest version of Android and plenty more Google power.

That means seamless support for Gmail, Google Maps, email and heaps more built-in features. If that isn’t enough for you, you can download more apps from the Android Market. There can be something of a ‘Wild West’ feel to the Android app store, with amateurs vying with the big brands for the top of the apps charts. But, if you can find the best Android apps, you can make your phone do almost anything you can imagine, from opening Office documents to sending digital postcards. There’s also a great official Facebook app and several excellent Twitter clients, including an official one.

The untouched version of Android and the partnership with Google means we can trust Huawei when it says you will get prompt updates for the phone as soon as new versions of the OS come out.

But don’t think that, just because Huawei has avoided adding its own skin to Android, you won’t be able to customise the Ideos. The Android user interface is so flexible you can personalise the phone every which way. There are lots of wallpapers — including touch-sensitive and animated ones — included, or you can use your own photos. Fill the five scrolling home screens with shortcuts to programs or specific contacts, or with widgets that update with live news and your social network activity. Setting up five home screens may be overkill for some people, but if you like to fiddle with your technology, you’re guaranteed hours of fun tweaking the Ideos.

Cheap and cheerful

Of course, the Ideos does make sacrifices to keep its price down. The case isn’t hideous, but it’s cheap and plasticky. The large, round navigation key — which Google loves to see on its phones — isn’t as sexy as the optical trackpad that you get on the HTC Wildfire. Like the Wildfire, the Ideos suffers from a low-resolution 320×240-pixel screen, which makes things look blurry.

In saying that, the Wildfire costs twice as much as the Ideos on pay as you go, despite its similar budget-Android target. With the Ideos, most of the important features are in place. The screen is responsive when you touch it, and it’s capacitive, so you don’t need to press too hard. The small, 71mm (2.8-inch) screen makes things pretty pokey, especially the on-screen keyboard, but good predictive text means it’s still very usable.

The camera is another place where the Ideos skimps and saves. It’s only 3.2 megapixels, with no LED photo light, but it does shoot stills and video, so you won’t be short of a snapper when you really need one. Android also makes sharing a doddle, with support for uploading video to YouTube and photos to Facebook, among other services. Just be sure to pick up a microSD memory card to store your snaps, because we don’t expect the phone to come with one.

Punching above its weight

The Ideos looks very similar to the HTC Tattoo, a cheap Android phone that we loved when it came out last year. Although they could be twins, the Ideos comes out on top because of its responsive, capacitive touchscreen and its up-to-date version of Android. And did we mention it costs around £100 on pay as you go? That alone could have us cuddling up to the Ideos, and, among its rivals at that price, it looks even more attractive.

 

It might look like the HTC Tattoo, but the Huawei Ideos outperforms its fellow cheap Android phone with the latest 2.2 Froyo.

On top of the bountiful Android features and apps, the Ideos doesn’t skimp on connectivity. It has the latest 802.11n Wi-Fi standard and 7.2Mbps HSPA for fast Web surfing over 3G. Bluetooth and a mini-USB port both come in handy for swapping files, while a standard 3.2mm head phone jack means you can use any pair of cans.

Conclusion

The Huawei Ideos may skimp on a low-res screen and camera, but it’s made exactly the right moves in bringing Android to the masses. 802.11n Wi-Fi and HSPA combine with the latest version of the Android OS to give the Ideos the leg-up on most other phones, at any price. Although you’ll miss out on Flash Player, you won’t regret saving some dosh on this responsive, usable phone.

Good

  • Latest Android 2.2 Froyo
  • Responsive capacitive touchscreen
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • HSPA
  • Access to the Android app store

Bad

  • Low-resolution screen
  • Weak camera
  • Not very attractive

 

UPDATE:

This Huawei’s Ideos … Android 2.2 running phone has been released by Aircel and is priced at Rs. 8,499. If you are a postpaid Aircel subscriber, you will be able to use up to 2GB of mobile data every month.

Unboxing Ideos:

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Huawei Press Release:

Huawei Launches World’ s First Affordable Smartphone with Google Called IDEOS

[Shenzhen, China, 2 September, 2010] Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced the launch of IDEOSTM, an affordable smartphone powered by the latest iteration of AndroidTM 2.2 (also known as ‘Froyo’ ). The smartphone is priced between US$100 and US$200, depending on the market. IDEOS redefines the “entry-level” concept by combining high-quality hardware and software with a high price-to-performance ratio. IDEOS will be released in a number of countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America and Latin America.

The ergonomically designed IDEOS provides a variety of ways to access the Internet, as it boasts downlink speeds of more than 7.2Mb/s, offers WCDMA + WiFi dual network support, and offers ubiquitous mobile broadband services. The device also doubles as a WiFi router for up to eight devices at a time, making IDEOS an all-in-one solution for a range of wireless connectivity options.

Available in black, yellow, blue, and purple, the IDEOS, with Android 2.2 pre-installed, not only runs fast, but also supports functions such as voice dialing, voice navigation, and the ability to run applications off the SD card. With more than 70,000 applications available in the Android Market, IDEOS provides a wide range of communication, entertainment, office, and financial management applications.

Kevin Tao, CEO of Huawei Device, said, “The popularity of the smartphone is one of the key tools to bringing people into the ‘Golden Age of Mobile Broadband,’ which is linked to Google’ s mobile Internet strategy.

“We are proud to have already achieved our goal from early 2010 of developing a US$150 smartphone with an excellent user experience. The IDEOS is an affordable option, designed to lower barriers to entry to allow easy mobile Internet access.”

The name “IDEOS” embodies creativity and inspiration: the “ID” represents the industrial design-centric hardware platform, the “OS” represents the operating system as the core software platform, and the “E” symbolizes the evolution to mobile Internet.

SPECIFICATIONS:

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 1700 / 2100
Announced 2010, September
Status Available. Released 2010, September
Size Dimensions 104.1 x 55.9 x 12.7 mm
Weight 102.1 g
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches
– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
– Swype input method
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
– 3.5 mm audio jack
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
Camera Primary 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, CIF
Secondary No
Features OS Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
CPU Qualcomm MSM 7225 528 MHz processor
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser Yes
Radio FM radio
Games Yes
Colors Black body / blue, red, yellow backpanels
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Via third party application
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Talk
– MP3/WMA/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.263/H.264 player
– Organizer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Adobe Flash support
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh
Stand-by Up to 288 h
Talk time Up to 9 h

Facebook launches quirky ‘friendship pages’

It lets users load all the interaction data between them and individual friends.

Facebook today launched a feature called “Friendship Pages,” which lets users load up the interactions between themselves and individual friends, or between any two friends, on the social network. You’ll see their posts on one another’s walls, events to which both RSVP’d, photos in which both are tagged, and other interactions that you would otherwise be able to access on either friend’s profile (i.e. nothing that wouldn’t otherwise be public).

Friendship Pages are live as of Thursday but are not yet accessible to all members.

It’s another feature, like the redesigned Facebook Groups, that highlights the intimacy of real-world connections projected through Facebook, something that has been obscured as the massive social network has grown far beyond 500 million users around the world and has become a hub for everything from FarmVille crop-tending to “Which Hogwarts House Do You Belong In?” quiz results. I’m a Ravenclaw, by the way.

This is the brainchild of a single Facebook engineer, Wayne Kao, who built the feature at one of the company’s all-night “hackathons” along with a designer. “One of my favorite Facebook moments is browsing photos from friends in the News Feed after they’ve begun a new relationship, gotten engaged or gotten married,” Kao wrote in a blog post. “It gives me a fun and meaningful glimpse of the friendship between two people I know. I realized that a similarly magical experience was possible if all of the photos and posts between two friends were brought together.”

It’s cute, if a little creepy that I can now dive into the digital (albeit public) interactions between two individuals to find out when they started dating, whose Halloween keggers they attended together, or whether there is a chance that their Facebook posts to one another hint that they are in cahoots in a nefarious plan to gang up on me.

Then there’s the fact that, well, ideally our most meaningful friendships will at least have some memorable moments that happen outside of Facebook’s reach, however eye-of-Sauron its scope may be at this point.

The real utility of Facebook friendship pages for me, rather, will be to chart and catalog the long history of insults and snark that my younger brother and I fling at one another on our Facebook walls. This week he pointed me to the results of a survey that suggest being a younger sibling may make you shorter than you would be otherwise, and used my Facebook wall to sarcastically thank me for shaving inches off his height. Me: “You’re already tall enough. If you got those extra 3-4 inches you’d have trouble buying pants and a significantly more embarrassing portfolio of nicknames.”

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