Here’s the commercial of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that was aired in the UK:
Great that the device is HSPA+ capable, but what do you do with that hardware if the network you’re on sucks? Honestly, you’ll be paying for a hardware you can’t even use.
Here are the separate commercials emphasizing how the Galaxy Tab can be thinner and lighter: Watch the Videos »
Not that I’m giving up on my iPhone, but these ads definitely (and effectively) do deliver the message about the features of the new Samsung Galaxy S2, to wit:
- 1.2 GHz Dual-Core;
- SUPER AMOLED Plus Display;
- Say N Go: Samsung Voice Solution;
- Amazingly 8.49mm Slim Design;
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At 3.5-inch display, it’s as big as the iPhone 4’s – though graphics may not necessarily be as crisp as the latter uses the Retina Display. Yet, at P14,990, who could resist this offer?
Samsung Galaxy Ace vs. iPhone 4
Photo Courtesy of PhoneArena.
The Galaxy Ace’s specs follow: Check out the specs and the PhoneArena Review »
I have a Samsung Omnia Pro B7330, a Windows smartphone (non-touchscreen) running on Windows Mobile (WinMo) 6.5. What’s one thing I hate about it is that some programs running in the background are actually using data connections without my prior intervention–i.e., without me actually initializing them.
I have installed the SPB Wireless Monitor to monitor which programs have actually invoked the use of the data connection, and at what time were data connectivity used. I discovered the following are some of the programs that were started and used data beyond my control:
They actually used minimal data, just a few KB and most are less than 1Kb, but were connecting at different times or intervals during the day. I find this not a problem if I’m using Globe’s per KB charging. But I totally switched to TIME browsing since I really need to download some emails and attachments while on the go–that which I’ll be charged based on a per 15-minute interval.
I’m not actually sure which one is causing this problem, either my particular phone unit or WinMo 6.5 itself. Nevertheless, if I don’t have the control over when these programs or processes run and use the data connection, that means I won’t have the control over my courier charges as well. There has got to be a way, which fortunately I found from this forum post: Tip: Disable Data Windows Mobile 6.5 (Disable 3G & GPRS).
The solution (which should apply to any Windows Mobile 6.5 and even previous versions):
- Create a new connection. Under Settings>>Connections>>GPRS>>Create New. Connects to “The Internet”. You can leave the “Access point” and other settings blank. We can also call this connection “Disable Data”;
- Use the connection “Disable Data” when we don’t want the phone connected to the internet via GPRS/3G. Under Settings>>Connections, click on Menu and select Advanced. Internet connection should be set to “Disable Data”;
- Use the regular connection when we need the access to internet. In No. 2 above, after selecting Advanced, select the regular connection for the label “Internet Connection”. For Globe subscribers this should be “myGlobe Internet”.
I know this is a bit tedious process that requires additional steps to start connecting to the internet using the data connection, unlike when I was yet using a Nokia E51 phone wherein unless internet connection is actually invoked, no data charges are incurred. But this is the only workaround so far I found. Hope this post help all other WinMo users as well.
For questions and comments, feel free to lodge them below.