The Smartphone Dominion

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There are a lot of metrics to measure smartphone dominion among different smartphone brands and operating systems. Survey organizations use sales figures, net profit, internet traffic, apps ecosystem, etc., even broken down into different demographics and/or geography, to demonstrate the different systems’ leadership above the rest.

But, really, if you are going to be realistic about it, try going to restaurants, malls, and/or coffee shops around the metro, and observe which smartphones are predominantly in the hands of other people around you, you’ll find that these statistics are not quite accurate.

Hands On with the Nokia Lumia 800

Note: I forgot to shoot the video in landscape mode.

Saw the Nokia Lumia 800 on display at the Globe store in Greenbelt 4. I have to admit, this is the first time I put a hand on a Windows Phone device, and my impression: the OS design was sleek. With the advancements in mobile hardware these days, device manufacturers can ensure the snappiness of this OS.

Of course, I’m an iPhone guy, but I have to say the cool interface of WP7 can be better in its own right. If only there can be as well enough number of apps to support the platform.

Definitely now, WP7 is better than Android. Ironic, because Android is supposed to be a “free” open source OS so one should expect to pay lower for an Android device, given the same hardware specs. But that is not the case if you truly look closer into the smartphone market.

Android, iPhone4, and Windows Phone 7, Which Grills Fast?

Warning: the video below contains scenes that may not be so totally acceptable to the faint of heart geeks.

This video is a marketing campaign for the EZGrill disposable grill. I know the idea is not original, as we’ve seen videos like “Will it Blend?” before. Yet, they got our attention just the same.

Who wouldn’t when these people are burning some iPhone4, Android G2, and a Windows Phone 7 HTC Surround:

The Android G2 went out first, followed by the iPhone4, and the HTC Surround lasted the longest.

We could only wish they gave any one of them to us instead.