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Adobe has announced it will be revamping its Photoshop Express system, including a Photoshop Mobile application for Windows Mobile smartphones.

As part of the decision to integrate the experimental Express application into the Photoshop family, it will be re-branded as Photoshop.com, and a mobile app will allow users to upload, browse and share photos with friends.

Users of Photoshop.com will still be able to upload to web-based services like Flickr and Facebook, and will sync with new Photoshop extras as well as the mobile application.

Photoshop Mobile will essentially only allow users to upload and look at photos, so you won’t be able to take pictures of your mate dancing alone in a club and put a picture of a girl in there with him to send to his girlfriend (well, some of us are evil like that.)

This new application will be available in late September as a beta version for selected Samsung, Motorola and Palm phones, with more to follow as the nights draw in and the snow begins to fall.

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The original N96/iPhone battle may have moved onto new stomping grounds, but it’s still a battle royal. Between strength and subtlety, between functions and form, between features and ease of use. Both devices are either aimed at totally different markets or aimed at the same market, depending on who you talk to. But the fact remains that the Nokia N96 and the Apple iPhone 3G are still two of the most desirable smart devices anyone can own.

Let’s put them head to head and try to be totally objective:

Dimensions
Nokia N96: 103mm high, 55mm wide and 20mm thick, weighs 125g.
iPhone 3G: 115.5mm high, 62.1mm wide and 12.3mm thick, weighs 133g.

Display
Nokia N96: 2.8″ QVGA non-touch display.
iPhone 3G: 3.5″ multi-touch display.
Operating System
Nokia N96: S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2.
iPhone 3G: The iPhone runs on OS X, which is Apple’s very own operating system.

Storage Capacity
Nokia N96: 16GB, plus a hot swappable microSD memory card slot.
iPhone 3G: 8GB and 16GB, with the latter available in both black and white.
Camera
Nokia N96: 5.0-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and inbuilt flash, video is shot at 30fs at a 640 x 480 resolution.
iPhone 3G: 2.0-megapixel camera, with geo-tagging and third-party application integration.

Media Player
Nokia N96: The N96 plays MP3, AAC, eAAC+ and WMA audio formats. Meanwhile, the video player can handle MPEG-4 and WMV9. A major bonus with the handset is the DVB-H capabilities, as it has an internal antenna.
iPhone 3G: The iPhone’s main thrill is indeed the iPod functionality, and with 8GB or 16GB options, that’s a lot of AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.

Connectivity
Nokia N96: 3G HSDPA, plus integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
iPhone 3G: 3G HSDPA, plus integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

GPS
Nokia N96: GPS and A-GPS, plus Nokia Maps application.
iPhone 3G: Assisted GPS
Battery Life
Nokia N96: Close to four hours’ talk time, stand-by is 220 hours, video playback is five hours, music playback 14 hours.
iPhone 3G: Up to five hours of talk time using 3G, or 10 hours using 2G, standby is 300 hours, five hours of 3G internet use and six hours of Wi-Fi internet use, seven hours of video playback and up to 24 hours of audio playback.

CDMA or GSM , This is most frequent question asked by the mobile user.Before deciding which technology is superior, let’s talk a little more about these two tecnologies:

  • CDMA: stands for Code Division Multiple Access. Both data and voice are separated from signals using codes and then transmited using a wide frequency range. Because of this, there are more space left for data transfer (this was one of the reasons why CDMA is the prefered technology for the 3G generation, which is broadband access and the use of big multimedia messages).  For the 3G generation CDMA uses 1x EV-DO and EV-DV. It has a lot of users in Asia, specially in South Korea.
  • GSM: stands for Global System Mobile. Even though it is sold as “the latest technology” in several countries, this technology is older than CDMA (and also TDMA). But keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that GSM is inferior or worse than CDMA. Roaming readiness and fraud prevention are two major advantages from this technology. GSM is the most used cell phone technology in the world, with 73% of the worldwide market. It has a very strong presence in Europe.

In the beginning, GSM was in fact superior. It had more services and allowed more data transfer. But CDMA, facing the advantages of the competitor standard, soon delivered the same features found on GSM. Nowadays, it is not possible to say that GSM services are better than CDMA. Multimedia messages, video, high-speed Internet access, digital camera and even PDA function are some of the features we can found on both technologies. The new CDMA 1XRTT technology, which previews what 3G cell phones will bring, is more advanced than EDGE, technology from the beginning of 3G generation, allowing higher transfer rates.

Even the GSM SIM card advantage, that allows you to change your cell phone and keep your phone list, is being surplaced by some CDMA operators with a service that allows you to store your phone book on the operator’s database, allowing you to recover your phone book even if your cell phone is stolen (which is not possible with GSM, since if your cell phone is stolen, your SIM card will be stolen together). Notice that recently a new accessory called SIM backup was released, which allows you to backup the data stored in your SIM card. Also some GSM operators are offering a similar backup service.

So, nowadays both technologies are equiparated in technology, but this picture won’t be like that in the future. As you already see that in CDMA sim is also introduced. CDMA evolution ground is wider and in a few years it will be superior than GSM. This means that GSM operators will disapear? Not at all. They will migrate over CDMA and the war will continue, because the existing CDMA operators chose to use 1xEV-DO and1XEV-DV technologies for their 3G network and the existing GSM operators have opted for a different technology, called WCDMA. Also, even though the current GSM operators will migrate to WCDMA, they still can use their existing GSM network. So users won’t feel anything special when the operators shift to the new cell generation (3G), independently from the technology they choose.

Disadvantages of Iphone 3g.

– No video calls over the 3G network
– The handset wobbles on hard even surfaces
– There are a number of messaging downers
Camera has no auto focus, nor video recording… nor any settings at all
– Safari browser doesn’t support Flash and Java, doesn’t have a download manager
– Bluetooth support limited to headset use only (no A2DP or file transfers)
– No office document editor
– No copy/paste functionality
– You cannot sync Notes and TO-DOs
– No memory card slot

You Can’t forward Text msgs.
– GPS facility is not available in India.
– Even 3g not available in India.
– Camera is of only 2 mega pixel.

Still you want to buy a IPhone….


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