Ray Mobiles. Ever heard the name? I doubt it, but The Mobile Store, now that’s a name we all know. With plenty of outlets nation wide and some pretty darn good deals on the mobile front, the franchise has gone into the mobile making business for themselves and have launched a few handsets of their own under the Ray brand name. For starters here’s one - their Touchscreen T65 mobile. This is how it fared.
The T65 is, to be blunt, a block of a phone. It has lined black metal on the front with a metal strip running around the sides. The rear has a bit of a rubber like feel although it’s plastic. It has a large 2.8-inch touchscreen display that is very appealing because of the responsiveness it offers. The display resolution is a bit of a mystery. I presumed it to be 240 x 320 pixels, but wallpapers of that size didn’t seem to fit the desktop and I ended up with white bars. Not that this is a problem as the screen is quite clear and easy to read even in daylight. It does support 256k colors though. The control system is quite simple with a five way nav-pad to accentuate the touchscreen.
On one side of the handset is a slider switch for the camera’s functions – Still, Gallery and video. Below that is a port flap for the all-in-one mini USB
On the whole the T65 is a decent looking device. Thankfully it’s not too heavy even though it looks it.
Features and Performance
What’s truly remarkable is the brilliantly smooth OS that has a sliding feature which gives a 3D like feel. There are two drawbacks to the entire OS and colorful UI. The onscreen QWERTY keypad is too small thereby making the use of the stylus absolutely necessary. The other is the annoying options that pop up every time you try to access a file. I expect a file to play if I select it and not to have a bunch of options show up every time I try.
Other than that the large icons and fonts make for easy usage without the stylus. If you prefer, though, the handset does support handwriting recognition as well. But the fluidity of the UI and smooth animations are very very appealing. Oddly though, I wasn’t able to lock the screen. There didn’t seem to be any help with that. I was also unable to change the time format to 12 hours.
When it comes to the T65’s media angle, it fares quite well. The music player’s interface is a little ‘loud’, metaphorically speaking, but that’s ok. Audio quality is not bad at all but the decibel level is just a mite low, but on the whole there’s not much to complain about. It’s a pity the player’s settings only have an Off and a Reverse option. That’s rather odd but I recommend you just keep it off.
The video player has codecs for 3GP and MPEG4 video files which looks pretty good on the large display. Playback was smooth and worked without a hitch. Other media features include an FM radio that also comes with a recording function and a stand alone sound recorder
Unlike a plain Jane netbook, this one is quite an eye candy. The entire body follows a metallic color theme. The unit we tested has a deep-pink lid and touchpad, with a light-pink bezel, and a satin chrome keyboard. The pink theme along with the matt finish truly enhances the look and is more feminine. Thankfully, there are other colors available too — brown and white.
The main feature that differentiates this netbook from others is the placement of the card readers, wireless on/off switch and the power button in front. There are two card readers, SD and Sony’s proprietary memory stick PRO duo.
The rest are mostly common features. There are 2 USB, a VGA and an Ethernet port, audio jacks, a Kensington lock slot and a webcam. Connectivity is offered via Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi-N and Bluetooth, which is the best combination in netbooks yet.
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3 Easy Ways to Die:
Take a Cigar daily - You will die 10 years early.
Drink Rum daily - You will die 30 years early.
Love Someone Truly - You will die daily.
1. A foolish man tells a woman to STOP talking, but a WISE man tells
her that she looks extremely BEAUTIFUL when her LIPS are CLOSED.
2. One GOOD way to REDUCE Alcohol consumption :
Before Marriage - Drink whenever you are SAD
After Marriage - Drink whenever you are HAPPY
3. Three FASTEST means of Communication :
- Tell to Woman
- Need still FASTER - Tell her NOT to tell ANYONE.
4. Love your friends not their sisters. Love your sisters not their friends.
5. A man got 2 wishes from GOD. He asked for the Best wine and Best Woman..
Next moment, he had the Best Wine and Mother Teresa next to him.
Moral : BE SPECIFIC
6. Let us be generous like this : Four Ants are moving through a forest.
They see an ELEPHANT coming towards them.
Ant 1 says : we should KILL him.
Ant 2 says : No, Let us break his Leg alone.
Ant 3 says : No, we will just throw him away from our path.
Ant 4 says : No, we will LEAVE him because he is ALONE and we are FOUR.
7. If you do NOT have a Girl Friend - You are missing SOME thing in your life.
If you HAVE a Girl Friend - You are missing EVERY thing in your life.
8. Question : When do you CONGRATULATE someone for their MISTAKE.
Answer : On their MARRIAGE.
9. When your LIFE is in DARKNESS, PRAY GOD and ask him to free you from Darkness.
Even after you pray, if U R still in Darkness - Please PAY the ELECTRICITY BILL.
10. Why Government do NOT allow a Man to MARRY 2 Women.
Because per Constitution, you can NOT BE PUNISHED TWICE for the same Mistake.
Finally the Nokia N900 has made an official appearance as the company has marked the next phase in the evolution of Maemo Software with the new device recently. Taking its cues from the world of desktop computing, the open source Linux-based Maemo software delivers a PC-like experience on a handset-sized device.
The Nokia N900 has evolved from Nokia’s previous generation of Internet Tablets and broadens the choice for technology enthusiasts who appreciate the ability to multitask and browse the internet like they would on their desktop computer. Running on the new Maemo 5 software, the Nokia N900 is designed to empower users to have dozens of application windows open while running simultaneously and taking full advantage of the cellular features like the touch screen and QWERTY keyboard.
“With Linux software, Mozilla-based browser technology and now also with cellular connectivity, the Nokia N900 delivers a powerful mobile experience,” says Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Markets, Nokia. “The Nokia N900 shows where we are going with Maemo and we’ll continue to work with the community to push the software forward. What we have with Maemo is something that is fusing the power of the computer, the internet and the mobile phone, and it is great to see that it is evolving in exciting ways.”
The Nokia N900 will feature –
- a 3.5 inch touch-sensitive widescreen display with an 800 × 480 pixel resolution
- full physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard and on-screen virtual keyboard as well
- 32GB of storage, which is expandable up to 48GB via a microSD card
- 3.5mm earphone and handsfree socket
- 5 megapixel CMOS sensor autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a Tessar lens as well as a Dual LED flash
- Photo editor on device
- Video recording
- TV Out (PAL/NTSC) via Connectivity Cable (included in box) or WLAN/UPnP
- Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
- Integrated GPS with A-GPS support
- Video playback includes XviD support
- Built-in FM transmitter and radio
- Maemo browser powered by Mozilla technology and Adobe Flash 9.4 support
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Here are the most interesting transparent animals, from icefish to jellyfish to frogs to butterflies! Nature sure is very interesting! 1. Transparent Frog
Native to Venezuela, the Glass Frogs belong to the amphibian family Centrolenidae (order Anura). While the general background coloration of most glass frogs is primarily lime green, the abdominal skin of some members of this family is transparent, so that the heart, liver, and digestive tract are visible through their translucent skin. (Photo by Heidi and Hans-Jurgen Koch)
2. Transparent Head Fish
This bizarre deep-water fish called the Barreleye (Macropinna microstoma) has a transparent head and tubular eyes. It has extremely light-sensitive eyes that can rotate within his transparent, fluid-filled shield on its head, while the fish's tubular eyes, well inside the head, are capped by bright green lenses. The eyes point upward (as shown here) when the fish is looking for food overhead. They point forward when the fish is feeding. The two spots above the fish's mouth are not eyes: those are olfactory organs called nares, which are analogous to human nostrils. (Photo by MBARI)
3. Transparent Butterfly
Found in Central America, from Mexico to Panama, the Glasswing Butterfly (Greta Oto) is a brush-footed butterfly where its wings are transparent. The tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass. (Photo by Hemmy)
4. Transparent Squid
Found on the southern hemisphere's oceans, the Glass Squid (Teuthowenia pellucida) has light organs on its eyes and possesses the ability to roll into a ball, like an aquatic hedgehog. It is prey of many deep-sea fish (eg goblin sharks) as well as whales and oceanic seabirds. (Photo by Peter Batson)
5. Transparent Zebrafish created by scientists
This see-through zebrafish was created in 2008 by scientists so they can study disease processes, including the spread of cancer. The transparent fish are allowing researchers at Children's Hospital Boston to directly view fish's internal organs and observe processes such as tumor growth in real-time in living organisms. (Photo by LS)
6. Transparent Icefish
Fund in the cold waters around Antarctica and southern South America, the crocodile icefish (Channichthyidae) feed on krill, copepods, and other fish. Their blood is transparent because they have no hemoglobin and/or only defunct erythrocytes. Their metabolism relies only on the oxygen dissolved in the liquid blood, which is believed to be absorbed directly through the skin from the water. This works because water can dissolve the most oxygen when it is coldest. In five species, the gene for myoglobin in the muscles has also vanished, leaving them with white instead of pink hearts. (Photo by uwe kils)
7. Transparent Amphipod
Called Phronima, this unusual animal is one of the many strange species recently found on an expedition to a deep-sea mountain range in the North Atlantic. In an ironic strategy for survival, this tiny shrimplike creature shows everything it has, inside and out, in an attempt to disappear. Many other small deep-sea creatures are transparent as well, or nearly so, to better camouflage themselves in their murky surroundings, scientists say. (Photo by David Shale)
8. Transparent Larval Shrimp
Found in the in the waters around Hawaii, this transparent larval shrimp piggybacks on an equally see-through jellyfish. (Photo by Chris Newbert/Minden Pictures)
9. Transparent Salp
This jellyfish-like animals known as Salps feed on small plants in the water called phytoplankton (marine algae). They are transparent, barrel-shaped animals that can range from one to 10cm in length. (Photo by DM)
10. Transparent Jellyfish
Jellyfish are free-swimming members of the phylum Cnidaria. They are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. Many jellies are so transparent that they are almost impossible to see. The one above is from the Arctapodema genus, with a size of an inch-long (2.5-centimeter- long). (Photo by Bill Curtsinger)
We say we got lot of family problem, but the real problem..... ........Read and think twice (our problem is a problem).... ......... .
Two men, one American and an Indian were sitting in a bar drinking shot after shot.
The Indian man said to the American, "You know my parents are forcing me to get married to this so called homely girl from a village whom I haven't even met once." We call this arranged marriage.
I don't want to marry a woman whom I don't love... I told them that openly and now have a hell lot of family problems."
The American said, Talking about love marriages... I'll tell you my story.
I married a widow whom I deeply loved and dated for 3 years. "After a couple of years, my father fell in love with my step-daughter and so my father became my son-in-law and I became my father's father-in-law.
Legally now my daughter is my mother and my wife my grandmother.
More problems occurred when I had a son. My son is my father's brother and so he is my uncle. Situations turned worse when my father had a son. Now my father's son i.e. my brother is my grandson.
Ultimately, I have become my own grand father and I am my own grandson.
And you say you have family problems..