Are You Smart Enough For A Smart Phone?

Get ready, the smart phone might just be the next 
"Must Have" tech device. Don't laugh, this may be more 
true than many of us realize or would like to believe.


Mainly because the smart phone fulfills our ever increasing 
need for a mobile device that gives us all the features of 
a laptop/internet/phone in one small package. We want it all 
and we want it small. Go figure!

For regardless of the size of our brain cells, we all need a 
small communication device that keeps us constantly connected no 
matter where we are. Connected to friends, family or business 
via a phone and the Internet. Totally connected to our lives 
and our sense of "self".

So will you pass the smart test when it comes to smart phones? 
Or are you still scratching your head, wondering why you would 
need another techno gizmo cluttering up your life?

If you're still wondering, here are seven reasons or factors why it 
would be smart for you to consider getting a smart phone.

1. PDA and Cell Phone Combo

A smart phone is really a combination of a cell phone and 
a pda. You get the best of both worlds: a cell phone and 
the functions of a pda in one simple small device. Smart 
phones can come in different designs: candy-bar, clamshell, 
slider and flipper.

A smart phone offers many pda-like features but keep in 
mind it is still more like a mobile phone than a dedicated 
PDA, which offers larger screens and more applications. 
A PDA is more like a small computer or laptop than a cell 

As technology becomes faster and smaller one can expect 
smart phones to become more like a dedicated PDA, offering 
more applications and more functions of a conventional 
handheld in a smaller package.

2. Mobile Convenience

Perhaps the greatest advantage of having a smart phone 
is the mobility it gives you. You can stay in constant 
contact with all your friends, family or work. 
For mobile professionals it can be a very convenient and 
practical way to stay in contact with your work.

3. Laptop Mini-Me

The smart phone and especially the Pda phone can be 
a simple laptop that you can take anywhere. This device 
can take the place of a small laptop keeping you connected 
via phone and the Internet to all the information you need. 
Extremely useful for students and in-the-field professionals 
such as real-estate agents, builders, architects...

Although they are slightly different creatures, the line 
between a Pda Phone and a Smart Phone is blurring real fast. 
Smart phones are usually smaller and offer less features 
than a Pda phone which is more related to a PDA (Personal 
Digital Assistant) or a Handheld PC.

4. Entertain Me

Increasingly, these smart and pda phones come equipped 
with countless games, MP3, camera, video... all to 
entertain you. Important on those long plane or car 
trips with unexpected stop-overs. Also great to keep 
any complaining off-spring totally enthralled and 
completely oblivious to their surroundings for hours 
at a time. Save big on your headache meds by getting 
a smart phone for little junior or little miss!

5. The Lost Factor

Just admit it, we have all been lost at some time in our 
lives. Now you don't have to be; many of these smart 
pda phones come with a GPS system to keep you in touch 
with your location at all times. Become totally 
grounded with a smart phone!

6. The Cool Factor

There has to be something said about style; these 
smart phones are sleek and stylist. Fashion should 
not be a reason to buy a smart phone but sadly it 
will be a major factor for many who do buy one.

7. The iPhone Factor

You can expect the "Cool" factor to leap-jump when 
the iPhone hits the market. The iPhone may do for 
smart phones what the iPod did for MP3 players. 
Hey, there is nothing cooler than an Apple anything!

Besides the cool factor, the iPhone will probably 
revolutionize how we perceive and look at smart phones. 
It will elevate the smart phone to unheard of heights 
and place it center stage in our lives.

Most of us will be smart enough to quickly grab one of 
these techno marvels. How about you? Will you be smart 
enough to get a smart phone or will you take the opposite 

While you're making up your mind, just remember you 
don't have to be an Einstein to appreciate the 
smart phone. Nor does being a prime candidate for 
the next Jackass video necessarily rule you out 
-- everyone can benefit from having a smart phone.

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Huawei sells 1 million Ascend P7 smartphones, needs to sell 9 million more to reach its goal

Huawei recently confirmed that, as of June 13, it sold 1 million Ascend P7 handsets. The P7 was launched in early May as the company’s latest flagship smartphone, so it reached 1 million units sold in about a month. 

Featuring a 6.5mm-thin metal body, the Huawei Ascend P7 is one of the slimmest smartphones on the market today. It offers a 5-inch 1080p display, Android 4.4 KitKat with Emotion UI, LTE, 13MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera with “panorama selfie” mode, 2GB of RAM, and a quad-core 1.8GHz Kirin 910T processor. The device has 16GB of internal memory that can be expanded with a microSD card. You can find out more about the P7 by checking out our review of it here.

The Ascend P7 isn’t widely available around the world yet. For example, it hasn’t been officially released in the US, although it looks like you can order it from Amazon for around $500 (unlocked, of course). 

Huawei expects to sell a total of 10 million Ascend P7 smartphones in one year. The handset’s predecessor, the Ascend P6, reached 4 million units sold since 2013.

LG G3 will be launched around the world starting June 27

LG just announced that its 5.5-inch G3 flagship smartphone will be launched around the world starting June 27 - about one month after the handset went on sale in South Korea. According to LG, the G3 will first reach users in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. After that, the smartphone will make it to other markets in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The US isn’t mentioned at all, but we already know that Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile will all sell the LG G3, most probably starting July.

The G3 is the world’s first Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560) smartphone manufactured by a well-known company. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and offers lots of nice features, including Smart Notice, a 13MP rear camera with laser autofocus, a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB / 3GB of RAM, and 16GB / 32GB of expandable internal memory.

“Early indications give us reason to be optimistic that G3 will be as successful globally as it has been in Korea. It’s quite an honor to be considered the new industry benchmark for premium smartphones but in the end, what really matters is how consumers feel about our latest flagship device because it was their feedback that helped us create G3,” declared Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

As our LG G3 review is showing, the new handset is definitely one of the best smartphones of 2014, so it will be interesting to see how many units LG manages to sell before the end of the year.

Images of Nokia X2 appear; new model to offer flash and front-facing camera?

Later this morning, Nokia will introduce the new Nokia X2. On Monday, we wondered out loud which OS would be stuffed inside the phone. That is still a question that we can't answer for sure until the phone is officially unveiled. What we do have to show you, is an image of the uncovered back of the Nokia X2 compared with the uncovered back of the Nokia X,along with a full-frontal of the newer model.

The Nokia X2 is rumored to have 1GB of RAM, and will supposedly be powered by a Snapdragon 200 chip. While the original model lacked a flash for the camera, it sure looks like we can see it above the camera on the back of the X2. On the image showing the front of the phone, we can see a front facing camera, something that was also absent on the Nokia X.

Keep checking in and we should have all of your questions about the Nokia X2 answered well before the sun rises in the states, so set your alarm early and check in often.

Bling bling: HTC One M8 in "Precious Gold" now being sold in Saudi Arabia

We've just received a heads-up from one of our readers that HTC has made a previously-unseen version of its stylish One M8 flagship available in Saudi Arabia. As you must have gleaned from the title already, the new color option is an oh-so-trendy gold one, dubbed "Precious Gold".

Sold exclusively through STC (Saudi Arabia Telecom) for the time being, it remains unk
nown if HTC is planning on releasing such a version to the wider world, and, quite frankly, the available renders don't really paint a thorough picture of the device. In other words, while we're not big on golden phones, we wouldn't want to call this one unattractive before we see the actual hue in real life. As for the hardware specifications of this particular model -- nothing new is going on here. The specs read the same: a 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution display, a quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip, 2 GB of RAM, and a 4MP "UltraPixel" rear camera. 

In terms of pricing, without a contract, the HTC One M8 Precious Gold costs the equivalent of about $750 (prepaid SIM). And yes, that's the exact same price tag STC has attached to the standard One M8 color versions, so no premium here.

10 awesome usability tweaks and add-ons for your Galaxy Note 3

We're almost halfway through 2014, but last year's Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is still one terrific powerhouse of a smartphone. Thanks to its impeccable build and buckets of differentiating features, the phablet still holds its own among the current crop of fantastic smartphones with large screens and beefy hardware. Owners of the Note 3 have little to complain about, as there is very little the phone can't do. With the help of the S-Pen, it's still the closest thing to an Android-powered pocket PC you can get in this date and age, while the combination of Snapdragon 800 CPU and 3GB RAM is very potent.

As great as the Galaxy Note 3 is out of the box, however, Samsung's flagship phablet is an Android device. What does this mean? It means there are hundreds of ways in which we can make it better! We chose ten of them, and we feel that any Note 3 owner will appreciate them. There are some nice surprises in there, along with some things that could be considered essential. Don't miss out on any of them.