Samsung i900 is Officially Announced

A few moments ago I decided to check out and I noticed they posted official news and pictures of the much anticipated Samsung i900 “Omnia”. 

Apparently, the screen size isn’t 3.5″ as all previous posts have mentioned. Instead, the screen size actually is 3.2″. And that black square-shapped flat surface located at the bottom of the device is actually the previously seen optical mouse which seemed to dissappoint most people.

Another interesting piece of information that I didn’t know about is the device’s built in accelerometer. Which means the screen will automatically rotate if flipped to its side.

It also sounds like there will be two versions of this phone. One with 8 Gb of storage and another with 16 Gb. And it also supports miniSD cards which allows for further more storage if needed.

It would be great if a third version of this wonderful phone existed with a built in slide-out QWERTY keyboard to attract more business users and people who can’t live without a physical keyboard such as myself.

Nevertheless, I can’t wait to watch a video review of the phone sometime soon.


WWDC is Tomorrow. Do I Care?

Nope. I don’t care. Not even one bit. So why the hell am I blogging about it? Well, cause I have nothing else to talk about.

His Steveness is suppose to be announcing a new 3G iPhone during his keynote tomorrow. Whether he actually does it or not isn’t changing the fact that it’s coming from Apple. In other words, owning such a device will confine the owner¬†with all of Apple’s crappy restrictions and limitations. Even more, and I say this out of experience, you will totally feel owned by Apple.

On the other hand, I have to admit that I am excited to see what’s new in iPhone 2.0 and if Apple listened to all its iPhone customers’ suggestions and feedback on improvements and requests for additional features and functionality.

You never know, people might actually be able to copy and paste on the new¬†iPhone. But I wouldn’t get my hopes up.

HTC Touch Pro Officially Announced

This is wonderful news for all those HTC Diamond fans who were disappointed for the phone’s lack of a QWERTY keyboard. Well, that’s where the HTC Touch Pro comes in to fill that gap. The HTC Touch Pro looks exactly like the HTC Diamond and shares the same TouchFLO 3D interface and sleek design. But there are several differences under the hood. 

The HTC Touch Pro comes with a slide out QWERTY keyboard, a faster processor, and (the part I love the most) a larger battery. The screen size and memory remain the same on both devices.

I still hate the fact that the HTC Diamond comes with a 950 mAh battery. I think the HTC Touch Pro gives consumers a lot more bang for their buck just for the fact that it has a longer battery life and the advantage of a slide out QWERTY keyboard. And besides, the Touch Pro’s design and software all comes from the Diamond so people would have the best of both worlds.

If I had to make a choice between either the HTC Diamond or the HTC Touch Pro, I would certainly choose the Touch Pro in a blink of an eye and without any hesitation.


MCTS Exam this Month

Recently I registered for a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) exam which will be on June 22nd 2008. The exam will be based on the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Development technology. It’s something I have been meaning to do for a while but never got the chance. 

I have been working with SharePoint for a while now building applications and project sites from the ground up. The WSS 3.0 API has always been a pleasure working with. And after gaining a lot of experience in this field, and especially in troubleshooting ever since the first beta came out, I decided to put my skills to the test and hopefully get rewarded for it.

So anyways, I just thought I would share this information with you before I head to bed and I will keep you posted with further updates on this matter.

Wish me luck!


Impatient Cellphone Shopper

I know for a fact that several exciting new cellphones will be released during this month but my impatience for getting a new cellphone is getting worse as the days go by. At the same time I still haven’t decided which handset I am most likely to buy. 

The HTC Diamond has been up for sale on several online stores for almost a week now but I am not too much fond of the small screen and week battery. The iPhone 2.0 should be released during this month but, out of experience, I don’t want to feel owned by Apple due to all the iPhone restrictions. And the Samsung i900 will also be released this month but it won’t have a VGA screen nor a special home screen like the Diamond.

I understand that I can never get the perfect cellphone with all the usefull high end features that I always dream of but I still hate to accept whatever came close even if it lacked a GPS, or a built in QWERTY keyboard, or Windows Live integration, or a large 3.5″ VGA touch screen.

I guess I will have to just wait and hope for the best.