January 11, 2009

The coolest smartphones of 2008

2008 has been the year of smartphones .In that case some phones have topped the market last year. Lets see which are those


1.Blackberry Storm


Blackberry Storm has become an outstanding product hitting the market in nov 2008.


Proves to be a good competitor for the iPhone.
The Storm has all the facilities like Email, messaging, GPS, music, video recording, 3.2 megapixel camera with zoom option etc.

The key factor is the touch screen. When users type. the screen blends a little with a clickable sound.


Running on Verizon wireless 3G network Blackberry Storm costs about $200(as of nov2008)




2.Apple iPhone 3G

The much awaited smartphone of 2008 had a good hype even before it got released. The phone comes in 8GB and 16GB models and features WIFI, a 2 megapixel camera, Email, GPS,Safari browser and a touch screen.

The touch screen has multitouch and pinch facilities for better navigation and selection.

The iPhone also acts as a multimedia phone supporting nearly all the audio and video formats and has an integration with iTunes music Store.

Costs around $199 for 8GB model and $299 for 16GB model


3.T-Mobile G1
This HTC built smartphone is the first to operate on Google Android.

This phone has a keyboard layout and it slides out. Various features like GPS , Google Maps and WIFI.


T-Mobile G1 features a 3 megapixel camera and has access to the Amazon music Store.


The cost is around $180



4.Nokia N97

Nokia has introduced a computer in the form of a smartphone.

Has a keyboard layout, features GPS,WIFI,3G capabilities,3 megapixel camera and funtions on Symbian operating system.

Nokia N97 offers streaming facilities for videos-something which is not present in the other smartphones at present.


With 40 GB of memory space this mobile computer costs around $700.


5.Sony Ericsson Experia X1

The release of this smartphone has been postponed but it already has become a common talk among people.

Experia X1 features audio and video streaming, surfing, multimedia messaging, Email, GPS, 3.2 megapixel camera, music player,video recording and so on.


Runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 professional and has a keyboard layout.


Cost is fixed to $800.


6.Blackberry Bold

This smartphone provides all the functionalities of Blackberry like Email, messaging, GPS, Bluetooth etc.

Provides a qwerty layout keyboard for typing and features WIFI, browser, 2 megapixel camera with zoom facility and video recording.


It supports voice activated dialling and has access to AT&T music store.


Costs around $300.



7.HTC FUZE


Comes up with a 3D user interface in touch screen, Opera browser
with zooming.

Running on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, HTC Fuze enables users to work on Microsof Word, Excel, One Note and PowerPoint.


Features 3.2 megapixel camera,GPS,bluetooth,push to talk and has access to AT&T Music stores.


Costs around $300.


8.Nokia E71

Nokia E71 has proved to be a business device.

Provides encryption for memory cards with 110MB of internal memory and can be extended upto 8GB external memory.


Runs on Symbian OS and features a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus.

Supports a music player too.


And it costs around $400.




9.LG Incite




This sexy smartphone runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and therefore provides access to Microsoft Word,Excel and so on.

Features GPS, Email, WIFI and Bluetooth etc.

The Incite has Windows media Player. A 3 megapixel camera with video recording facility is available.

Provides 16GB of memory space.

Costs around $200.

10. Samsung Instinct

Instinct runs on Sprints network and provides functions like visual voice mail.

Users can listen to music while surfing and also paly games. Features a 2 megapixel camera, video recording, Live TV, Bluetooth, an integrated World clock, extendable memory upto 8GB and messaging.

Released in June 2008, the price is around $130.
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