Feb 222013

Finally HTC unveiled its flagship phone, HTC One. It comes with aluminium unibody with 4.7-inch full HD display with 468 pixels per inch. It has 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor with 2GB of RAM. It is available in Grey, Black and Red colors in 32GB and 64GB storage space. The only drawback is it does not support expandable storage. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC,

Infrared and Micro USB are the some of the connectivity options available in HTC One smart phone. HTC One runs with Adrioid 4.1 Jelly Bean.

It has also got some unique features with the camera, swapping the megapixel race for what it calls the UltraPixel camera. The picture quality of HTC One is higher that its industry level. It has front and rear cameras that comes with full HD video recording capabilities as well as Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The phone packs a 2,300 mAh battery.

The HTC One is completely competitive one that compete with flagships from other brands such as Sony’s Xperia Z, which is expected to make its debut in March, the Nokia Lumia 920, which was launched in India last month, the Apple iphone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III and finally, the Black Berry Z10.

Some of the comparison with other brands are as follows:

HTC One Sony Xperia Z Nokia Lumia 920 Apple iPhone 5 Samsung
Galaxy S III
BlackBerry Z10
Display 4.7-inches
1080×1920 (~468 ppi)
5-inches 1080×1920
(~440 ppi)
720×1280 (~323 ppi)
4.0-inches 640×1136
(~326 ppi)
4.8-inches 720×1280
(~306 ppi)
4.2-inches 768×1280
(~356 ppi)
Processor 1.7 GHz quad-core
Snapdragon 600
1.5 GHz quad-core
Snapdragon S4
1.5 GHz dual-core
Snapdragon S4
Apple A6 1.4 GHz quad-core
Samsung Exynos 4
1.5 GHz dual-core
Snapdragon S4
32/64GB 16GB 32GB 16/32/64GB 16/32/64GB 16GB
Expandable No Yes No No Yes Yes
Android 4.1 Android 4.1 Windows Phone 8 iOS 6 Android 4.1 (Shipped
with Android 4.0
BlackBerry 10
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, v4.0, NFC, Micro
USB, GPS, Infrared
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, V4.0, NFC,
Micro-USB, GPS
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth,
V3.1, NFC,
Micro-USB, GPS
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, V4.0, GPS Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, V4.0, NFC,
Micro-USB, GPS
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, V4.0, NFC,
Micro-USB, GPS
UltraPixel Camera
with auto-focus &
LED flash
Exmos RS camera
with auto-focus &
LED flash
camera with
auto-focus &
LED flash
8-megapixels with
auto-focus &
LED flash
8-megapixels with
auto-focus &
LED flash
8-megapixels with
auto-focus &
LED flash
1080p Video
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2.1-megapixels 2-megapixels 1.3-megapixels 1.2-megapixels 1.9-megapixels 1-megapixels
Battery 2300 mAh 2230 mAh 2000 mAh 1440 mAh 2100 mAh 1800 mAh
137×68.2×9.3 139x71x7.9 130×70.8×10.7 123×58.6×7.6 136.6×70.6×8.6 130×65.6×9
Weight 143 grams 146 grams 185 grams 112 grams 133 grams 136 grams
Feb 212013

Google Glass features unveiled in preview video uploaded in youtube. Wearable technology is expected to be a major area for hardware makers for the 21st century.

The Google Inc. has been released the detail about Google’s eagerly-anticipated smart glasses.

A YouTube video uploaded by the company shows Google Glass in action- including the interface which appears in the wearer’s line of sight.

Google, the giant search engine has offered the product to the creative individuals and developers as a trial of the product.google glass

Sergey Brin, the Co-founder of Google was spotted on New York’s subway testing the device.

The product was first unveiled as part of a demonstration at a Google launch event last year where developers were offered early access to the device for $1,500.

The company is now inviting people in the US to use the glass to suggest ways they would make use of the headset.

“We’re looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass,” Google said.

“We’re still in the early stages and, while we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting.”

The demo video uploaded in the YouTube showed how Glass can be used to take pictures and record video, as well as share content directly via email or social networks.

Voice commands such as “OK, Glass, take a picture” were used to control the device.

Other features included are Skype-like video chats, information related to weather and map directions.

All of this information appeared in a small, translucent square in the top right of the wearer’s field of vision. The display is considerably less intrusive than previously published concept videos.

“Wearable technology is seen as a major growth area for hardware makers in 2013 and beyond. In 2008, Apple patented a laser-based “head mounted display system” that it suggested could stream video from its iPod, among other features.

google glass_2The wearable glass have a small camera and display built in.

Other patents obtained by Sony and Microsoft allow for creation of miniature displays to go over users’ eyes.

Oakley recently launched Airwave – ski goggles with built-in sensors which provide information on an in-built screen about an owner’s speed, the size of their jumps and what music they are listening to.

Away from the head, the newly released Pebble watch links directly to a smartphone – a concept Apple is also rumoured to be working on.

– bbc.com