Just three days ago was one of the greatest days for modern flying enthusiasts. Those of them and many others who were lucky to be on the Tuesday 29th at the annual air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, could see the first public demonstration of the latest jetpack. Glenn Martin is the inventor from New Zealand who made his child dreams about flying come true. Now, when the flying gadget is considered safe, it is going to be prepared to be put up for sale. Most probably that it will happen next year when every person interested will be able get a personal jetpack.
Design and controls
Both phones look very similar, both are made in form-factor of sliders. However, while N95 can slide in two positions, revealing multimedia buttons or number keys, i8510 is limited to usual one way of sliding. It is hard to tell, whether this is an advantage of N95, but it definitely is an original way to control your music or other media functions on the phone. Aside from two soft keys and dial / reject buttons under them, there are two unlabeled areas that look like buttons. Even considering them as unknown buttons, N95 has two times more buttons on its front, 8 buttons opposed to 4 in Nokia i8510. Both phones have 5-directional navigational button.
The F210 is a great phone concept. It's a phone/music player/camera in a tiny lightweight package. Weighting just 72g, it's fantastically light and it's so compact you risk losing it in your handbag! The secret to its tiny size is the swivel design. As you can see from the photo, when closed the F210 resembles an iPod Nano, with an LCD screen and metal jog dial showing. With the jog dial and side volume controls you can access the music functions even with the phone closed. When you want to make a call, you flick the phone and it spins open to reveal a full keypad. We're delighted to see that the keypad has a regular 3-column layout, unlike the F210's predecessor, the X830, which had a 2-column layout and was harder to use. It's narrower than typical phones, but the keys are a good size and pose no problems. Overall it's a really nice phone to use. The user interface changes depending on whether the phone is open or closed to display phone menus or music menus. The styling is gorgeous with the metallic edging and jog dial, and the use of specially-designed stunning screen graphics. If you want to, you can hang the phone around your neck, with the "lanyard", a kind of one-piece necklace that also holds your earphones.
The F210 is a great music player. It can handle all popular music formats including full Digital Rights Management. The Music Library makes it easy to manage your music and create playlists on the go. You can use the built-in equaliser to adjust sound quality. Audio playback through the loudspeaker can sound a bit tinny, but plug in headphones or use a set of wireless Bluetooth headphones, and you can listen to high quality music. The phone comes equipped with 1 Gbyte of flash memory, which is enough to store around 250 songs. In addition this can be expanded to a total of 3 Gbytes by adding a microSD memory card (up to 2 Gbytes). This would be enough for around 750 songs, making the F210 into a replacement for an iPod Nano.
As well as the music player, the F210 also has a built-in FM radio. This is equipped with RDS (Radio Data System), which displays the station ID, radio show name, song title, artist and more. Samsung have introduced a cool feature into the F210: use the built-in sound recorder to record a few seconds of any song that you're listening to, and the system will identify the artist and song for you. This is very similar to Sony Ericsson's TrackID™, used on its Walkman phones.
LG has its new slim slider phone LG KF510 to be announced at GSM Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona.It has a 3.0 megapixel camera with autofocus.It is slim,stylish and fashionable for the young generation.As 10.9 mm thick,the LG KF510 has a sleek stylish metal body with gorgeous colour schemes in either Sunset Red or Stardust Dark Grey.It comes with a 2.2 TFT display strenghtened with scratch-proof tempered glass screen.Thus,it also has multimedia functions like MP3 Player,FM Radio and also combines bluetooth and USB connectivity.Its internal memory is just 16 MB but can be expanded upto 4 GB with an micro SD memory card.
- 2.2 inches TFT screen
- 3 megapixel camera with autofocus
- MP3 Player and FM Radio
- Bluetooth and USB 2.0
- Size: 104.5 x 49.5 x 10.9 mm
- Weight: 110g
- WAP 2.0, GPRS, EDGE, Google package
- Talktime: 4 hours
- Battery standby: 400 hours