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The Evolution of Portable Music Devices

September 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Music mobility—that’s what customers want from a device. Before the existence of the popular iPod and Zune players, other devices, such as cassette players, CD players and mini-CD players, dominated the market. As time progresses, music players get smaller, more powerful and capable of holding more music. Each new medium provides more for a customer, such different formats for music or movies. Before MP3 players, other popular mobile electronics dominated the market.

Cassette Players
Cassette players started the entire mobile music revolution during the 80s, quickly replacing the bulky vinyl record players of the 70s. Cassette players also started third-party accessory businesses that created cases, armbands and plastic covers, similar to an ipod case of today. The most recognizable cassette player became the Walkman. The Walkman was hip, and all the kids during the 80s and 90s wanted one. Portable, small and capable of lasting a few hours with two, double-AA batteries, it was the king of mobile electronics back in the day.

Cassettes introduced a new way of listening to music. Users would pop-in a cassette and listen to music using their headphones. Even larger albums worked great on cassettes, allowing to switch between two sides—an “A” side and a “B” side. As cassette players grew in popularity, they offered another innovative feature—a radio station. Users could listen to their tape or switch over to a local radio station and hear music.

CD Players

When the new medium appeared, Cassette players become almost instantly obsolete. CD players allowed for better quality music and were easier to care for than a tape. CD players remained popular throughout the 90s, but they also helped transition music into the digital age. CD players, as with cassette players, often were built with radio stations, allowing users to listen to their digital song and to a radio station. However, when P2P music programs appeared, users could use CDs to create personalized tracks to play on their CD players, growing the popularity of the medium even further.

MP3 Players
The personalization of tracks eventually leads to the elimination of CDs altogether. Yes, CDs still remained in use, but not for mobile electronics, such as in camcorders or MP3 players. Today, MP3 players use digital storage devices to hold information. For example, the first iPod played only music. As time progressed, the iPod went from a scroll wheel design with no games to a touch-screen based design capable of playing games, movies and music. The iPod accessory companies also grew because of the success of the device, prompting the creation of a newer ipod touch case each year. However, Apple continues to meet newer competition, especially from Microsoft, Panasonic and Toshiba who each have their own popular MP3 player.

While mobile electronics and mobile music continue to evolve, the future seems to be headed in all-in-one devices such as a smart phone. With phones serving as an MP3 player, camera and video camera device, cell phones appear to be transitioning into the all-in-one devices of the future.

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Looking at the Blackberry Torch

May 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It is really common for people these days to want to have a smartphone. It seems to be what everyone wants. It is no longer enough to just be able to text and make phone calls. People expect more now and that is exactly what you will get from the latest phones on the market.

When you are looking at getting a new phone it is advisable to visit a number of phone shops before hand. Visit O2 for example or one of the other network companies and see what they recommend. The other thing to do is to read blogs that are out there and see what they are suggesting, such as us for example.

Today we are going to talk about the latest phone from Blackberry- the Blackberry Torch. The phone has really taken the good aspects of the previous Blackberry and created something really rather excellent. We’ll start by looking at the multimedia aspect of the phone. In terms of memory, it comes with 8GB but you can expand this to 32GB if you wish too. This really does open up the opportunities of what you can do with this phone.

As the phone is both touch screen and comes with a Qwerty key pad it really is practical. Like with the iPhone it has a pinch and zoom system in which you use your fingers to pinch a screen for a zoomed out effect and then you expand them to zoom out.

Other features of the phone are the 5 MP camera that has a flash and auto focus. What’s more is that it has 11 photo modes, so the pictures you take are really rather wonderful. The integrated social feeds the phone allows also deserves a mention and is a must for any social media fan.

Sell your used cell phone

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you have a large pile of used mobile phones taking up valuable storage space in your home or office? Do you need extra money to make ends meet? You can solve both problems by recycling your used or broken cell phones the right way. A new comparison shopping website called Sell Cell allows people to easily recycle their unwanted cell phones and receive the highest cash amount for doing something good for the environment. Learn more about this new, eco-friendly way to get the most out of your unwanted mobile devices.

Throwing away retired cell phones and other electronic devices harms our planet. Unfortunately, Americans discard nearly two million tons of unwanted electronics annually, according to National Geographic. Discarded electronic devices and cell phones that wind up in landfills can potentially leak harmful chemicals such as lead, zinc, copper, cadmium, antimony and arsenic. This is why many eco-conscious companies are providing a way for people to sell old cell phone devices to be recycled or repurposed for use.

It used to be that the only way to recycle cell phones and electronic devices was through donation bins at electronic stores and libraries. However, new companies such as Sell Cell are making it easier for people to recycle and sell old cell phone devices online.

If you want to get rid of your cell phone, help the environment and receive instant cash, consider going through Sell Cell. Sell Cell is America’s number one cell phone recycling price comparison site, providing the best prices on new and old cell phones. The online site compares prices from leading phone buyers guaranteeing the best price possible on your used or broken cell phones. After selecting the recycler you wish to sell your phone to, simply mail in your phone for free and wait for your cash or vouchers in the mail.

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AT&T Has a change of heart with VOIP over 3G

January 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ever since the launch of the Apple App Store, Apple & AT&T have had an agreement in place, limiting any VOIP applications to WiFi networks. But now, in a dramatic reversal, AT&T has announced that VOIP applications on the iPhone are now allowed to operate on the carriers 3G networks.

“iPhone is an innovative device that dramatically changed the game in wireless when it was introduced just two years ago,” said AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega in a statement. “Today’s decision was made after evaluating our customers’ expectations and use of the device compared to dozens of others we offer.”

Those expectations included being able to use VoIP applications, like Skype, over cellular data connections, since such capability has been available on other phones on AT&T’s network. “Since launching our iPhone application six months ago, people have downloaded and installed Skype on 10 percent of all iPhone and iPod touch devices sold—making it clear that people are extremely interested in taking Skype conversations with them on the go,” wrote Skype president Josh Silverman in a statement. “All of us at Skype applaud today’s announcement by AT&T that it’ll open up its 3G network to Internet calling applications such as Skype. It’s the right step for AT&T, Apple, millions of mobile Skype users, and the Internet itself.”

This is a welcome change, unfortunately, this change only applies to VOIP applications and streaming apps like Slingplayer will still not be allowed over their 3G network.

Need to Find Android Programmers or Developers? Check out Dozens of Them with the Click of a Mouse!

December 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Android developers and programmers can really help your business grow.  After all, more and more people are getting cell phones and other mobile devices that help them access information on the go.  If you are the business that gives them what they’re looking for, they will be more likely to choose you when it comes time to make a purchase.

That’s why Android apps are so important; they show customers that you’re on the cutting edge, and that you provide quick, reliable service.

If you have always thought that it was impossible to find Android programmers and developers, think again.  Thanks to the World Wide Web, you can have dozens of qualified Android developers and programmers pop up right on your computer screen!

With Elance, you can find Android programmers and developers that provide quality work – at a price that won’t break your budget.  Elance lets you search through profiles of professionals.  If you find one you like, you can contact him directly.  Or, to make it even easier, you can post a job opening.  Before you know it, dozens of Android developers and programmers will start bidding on your project – meaning that you can choose the expert and the price that suits your needs.  It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Will Verizon announce iphone 4 at CES 2011?

October 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Sean Sarian

Many are expecting an iphone 4G announcement from Verizon at the next CES 2011, in early January, which will be held in Las Vegas. There has been news that Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg will hold a keynote speech at CES.

The Verizon iphone 4 will be similar to the current iphone 4, but will have addition of  “alternate wireless technology” (CDMA, LTE). It is said that this technology is the only way the Verizon network can talk with iPhone and it is supposed to be a faster /inferior technology.

This addition will give it an upper hand over the CDMA. So a 4G-LTE iPhone is perfect for Verizon and plans to offer coverage in some 38 major cities before the end of the year.

In December 2010, the iphone exclusivity deal expires. This provides more possibility of Verizon/iphone deal becoming a reality. We will have to just wait and see.

Why Shopping Online works!

October 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s a safe generalization to make when one says that ‘technology’ is indeed in. If you want to peruse for the latest faux pas committed by the who’s who of society, the gossip columns on the Web have got it transcribed, blogged and commented on.

And while young kids, even under the age of 13, try to get their Facebook profiles up and running much to their parents’ and teachers’ chagrin, there’s no doubt that Steve Jobs and Bill Gates revolutionized the way the world works now.

And if that’s not enough, the internet provides you with online shopping sites that allows you to not only peruse (undisturbed, as it were) the latest set of gadgets as simple as cell phones, and accessories such as headphones, however there are some sites such as that have a range of electronics and accessories that can only be described as mind boggling.

While it’s no surprise either that cell phones have become popular as well, other forms of communication devices used for entertainment are found at in the form of televisions, DVD players and items as simple as remote controls that are offered at heavily truncated costs when it comes to product prices and shopping deals.

If that’s not enough, you can take your time and make choices while also getting prompt service either the phone or by live chat just in case you have a problem. And while some people prefer doing their shopping the good old way, there’s no doubt that one can get access to another world (which works out to be far more beneficial!) in upgrading their technical skills a bit.

Microsoft Rumored to show off “Turtle” and “Pure” at CES

September 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

By Sean Sarian

Every couple of months, the usual rumors of a Microsoft branded phone swirl around. Sometimes they are just rumors, sometimes they are backed up by supposed leaked roadmaps and/or marketing material. It was learnt in July that Microsoft was working on a device or a range of devices with the working title Project Pink, the rumor at the time, as always, was that this was going to be a Microsoft branded phone running the latest Windows Mobile 7.

More rumors have now surfaced, with reports that Microsoft will display not one but two handsets from Project Pink at CES in January, these reports go on to say that the two phones have been given the codenames “Turtle” and “Pure”. Engadget scored leaked pictures of the phones and they are both slider phones with full qwerty keyboards. The “Turtle” is described as being a “Squircle” shaped device with buttons that would remind you of the latest Zune. The “Pure” on the other hand is shaped like a candy bar and appears to be more in the mould of a traditional phone.In terms of carrier, rumors are that both phones will be available on Verizon and will use the same app store model used by the sidekick.

While this initially seemed like just another rumor, now that we have seen pictures of the devices it is starting to seem real now. However, we will still have to wait till CES to get a first proper look.

Radiation Levels in Mobile Phones

September 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

By Sean Sarian

Most users of mobile phones do not give it a second thought, but with all the electronics and transmitting circuitry in your phone, there is a the constant worry that the radiation levels can and will cause some damage when placed on your ear. There is no direct connection or proof between the radiation levels in mobile phones and any specific ailments, however, it might be wise to be cautious now, and avoid any regret in future. The following is a list published by the Environmental Working Group on the radiation levels in popular mobile phones, have a look and consider how much radiation your phone generates versus other models. Phones made by Samsung for example show the lowest levels of radiation compared to any other manufacturer.

The list displayes the name of the phone along with the carrier followed by the amount of radiation.

Samsung Impression (SGH-a877) – AT&T 0.15 – 0.35 W/kg
Motorola RAZR V8 – CellularONE 0.36 W/kg
Samsung SGH-t229 – T-Mobile 0.38 W/kg
Samsung Rugby (SGH-a837) – AT&T 0.22 – 0.46 W/kg
Samsung Propel Pro (SGH-i627) – AT&T 0.14 – 0.47 W/kg
Samsung Gravity (SGH-t459) – CellularONE, T-Mobile 0.49 W/kg
T-Mobile Sidekick – T-Mobile 0.50 W/kg
LG Xenon (GR500) – AT&T 0.52 W/kg
Motorola Karma QA1 – AT&T 0.55 W/kg
Sanyo Katana II – Kajeet 0.22 – 0.55 W/kg
Blackberry Storm 9530 – Verizon Wireless 0.57 W/kg
Motorola W260g – TracFone 0.57 W/kg
Motorola Stature i9 – Boost Mobile, Sprint 0.61 W/kg
Samsung Magnet (SGH-A257) – AT&T 0.62 – 0.64 W/kg
Motorola Renegade V950 – Sprint 0.66 W/kg
LG CF360 – AT&T 0.68 W/kg
Samsung Saga (SCH-i770) – Verizon Wireless 0.69 W/kg
Helio Ocean – Virgin Mobile 0.72 W/kg
Samsung SCH-i760 – Verizon Wireless 0.73 W/kg
Sony Ericsson W518a Walkman – AT&T 0.73 W/kg
Samsung SGH-t339 – T-Mobile 0.73 W/kg
Samsung SGH-a137 – AT&T GoPhone, AT&T 0.20 – 0.76 W/kg
LG LX400 – Sprint 0.36 – 0.77 W/kg
LG Voyager (VX10000) – Verizon Wireless 0.77 W/kg
Samsung MyShot (SCH-r430) – Cricket, MetroPCS 0.78 W/kg
Samsung Exclaim (SPH-m550) – Sprint 0.29 – 0.78 W/kg
Samsung Access (SGH-a827) – AT&T 0.24 – 0.78 W/kg
Sanyo KATANA LX (SCP-3800) – Sprint 0.53 – 0.78 W/kg
Motorola W175 – TracFone 0.79 W/kg
LG Rhythm (UX585) – U.S. Cellular 0.80 W/kg
Motorola MOTO W755 – Verizon Wireless 0.80 W/kg
Samsung SGH-t109 – T-Mobile 0.80 W/kg
Sony Ericsson W760a – AT&T 0.81 W/kg
Nokia 5610 – T-Mobile 0.81 W/kg
Samsung Eternity(SGH-a867) – AT&T 0.11 – 0.82 W/kg
Nokia 7510 – T-Mobile 0.84 W/kg
LG 225 – TracFone 0.85 W/kg
HTC Touch Diamond (DIAM400) – Verizon Wireless 0.85 W/kg
HTC Touch Diamond – Verizon Wireless 0.85 – 0.86 W/kg
HTC Touch Diamond (DIAM500) – Sprint, Alltel 0.86 W/kg
ZTE C79 – MetroPCS 0.87 W/kg
Sony Ericsson W200a – CellularONE 0.87 W/kg
Nokia 6301 – T-Mobile 0.71 – 0.87 W/kg
Samsung Gleam (SCH-u700) – Verizon Wireless 0.87 W/kg
Samsung Slash (SPH-m310) – Virgin Mobile 0.87 W/kg
LG CU405 – AT&T GoPhone 0.88 W/kg
Motorola Rapture VU30 – Verizon Wireless 0.88 W/kg
Sanyo Katana – Kajeet 0.68 – 0.88 W/kg
T-Mobile Sidekick LX – T-Mobile 0.89 W/kg
Motorola RAZR V3 – AT&T GoPhone, AT&T, T-Mobile 0.89 W/kg
LG Tritan (UX840) – U.S. Cellular 0.89 W/kg
HTC Touch PRO – Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless 0.91 W/kg
Sanyo KATANA Eclipse X – Sprint 0.60 – 0.91 W/kg
Palm Pre – Sprint, Verizon Wireless 0.92 W/kg
Nokia 6650 – AT&T 0.92 W/kg
Samsung SGH-t439 – CellularONE, T-Mobile 0.92 W/kg
Samsung Mantra – Virgin Mobile 0.93 W/kg
LG VX5500 – Verizon Wireless 0.95 W/kg
LG 600G – TracFone 0.96 W/kg
Samsung Re-wn (SCH-u810) – Verizon Wireless 0.96 W/kg
Sony Ericsson Z310a – AT&T, AT&T GoPhone 0.96 W/kg
Nokia 6205 – Verizon Wireless 0.96 W/kg
LG LX150 – Kajeet 0.76 – 0.96 W/kg
Samsung Propel (SGH-a767) – AT&T 0.26 – 0.97 W/kg
Samsung Behold (SGH-t919) – T-Mobile 0.99 W/kg
ZTE C78 – MetroPCS 0.99 W/kg
LG Neon – AT&T, CellularONE 1.00 W/kg
Samsung SGH-T101G – TracFone 1.00 W/kg
Nokia 6085 – AT&T, AT&T GoPhone 1.00 W/kg
Nokia 2600 – AT&T, AT&T GoPhone 1.00 W/kg
Samsung MyShot II – Cricket 1.00 W/kg
Nokia 3600 Slide – CellularONE 1.01 W/kg
Samsung Rant (SPH-m540) – Sprint 0.70 – 1.01 W/kg
Blackberry Curve 8900 – AT&T, T-Mobile 1.01 W/kg
Nokia 3220 – CellularONE, T-Mobile 0.71 – 1.01 W/kg
Helio Ocean2 – Virgin Mobile 1.02 W/kg
Motorola MOTOROKR E8 – CellularONE, T-Mobile 1.02 W/kg
Motorola i580 – Sprint 1.02 W/kg
Samsung JACK (i637) – AT&T 0.42 – 1.04 W/kg
Samsung Delve (SCH-r800) – U.S. Cellular, Alltel 0.80 – 1.04 W/kg
Samsung SGH-T349 – T-Mobile 1.05 W/kg
Samsung JetSet (SCH-r550) – Cricket 1.05 W/kg
Samsung Byline (SCH-r310) – MetroPCS 0.63 – 1.05 W/kg
Samsung SCH-R311 – U.S. Cellular 1.06 W/kg
Nokia 1680 – T-Mobile 1.06 W/kg
Samsung SCH-u430 – Verizon Wireless 1.07 W/kg
Samsung Glyde (SCH-u940) – Verizon Wireless 1.08 W/kg
Motorola W490 – CellularONE, T-Mobile 1.08 W/kg
Samsung SPH-m220 – Sprint 0.75 – 1.08 W/kg
Blackberry Curve 8320 – AT&T 1.08 W/kg
Nokia 7205 Intrigue – Verizon Wireless 1.08 W/kg
Motorola Hint QA30 – Cricket, U.S. Cellular, MetroPCS 1.08 W/kg
Samsung Smooth (SCH-u350) – Verizon Wireless 1.09 W/kg
Blackberry Curve 8310 – AT&T 1.09 W/kg
LG Dare (VX9700) – Verizon Wireless 1.09 W/kg
Motorola i365 – Sprint 1.09 W/kg
Samsung SPH-m300 – Kajeet, Sprint 0.79 – 1.09 W/kg
UTStarcom GTX75 (aka AT&T Quickfire) – AT&T 0.36 – 1.10 W/kg
Blackberry Curve 8350i – Sprint 1.10 W/kg
Nokia 2610 – AT&T GoPhone, CellularONE, T-Mobile, AT&T 1.10 W/kg
Nokia 2760 – CellularONE, T-Mobile 0.74 – 1.10 W/kg
Samsung SGH-a437 – AT&T GoPhone, AT&T 0.72 – 1.11 W/kg
Samsung Step (SCH-r470 Two) – U.S. Cellular 1.00 – 1.11 W/kg
T-Mobile G1 with Google – T-Mobile 1.11 W/kg
Samsung SPH-M320 – Sprint 0.81 – 1.11 W/kg
Nokia 2605 Mirage – Verizon Wireless 1.12 W/kg
LG 3280 – TracFone 1.13 W/kg
HTC Fuze – AT&T 1.13 W/kg
HTC Fuze (RAPH110) – AT&T 1.13 W/kg
UTStarcom CDM7126 – Cricket, MetroPCS 1.13 W/kg
Motorola Evoke QA4 – Cricket 1.13 W/kg
LG VX8360 – Verizon Wireless 1.14 W/kg
Samsung Knack (SCH-u310) – Verizon Wireless 1.14 W/kg
Samsung SGH-a237 – AT&T, AT&T GoPhone 1.07 – 1.14 W/kg
Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 – T-Mobile 1.15 W/kg
LG Lotus (LX600) – Sprint 0.90 – 1.15 W/kg
Motorola Krave ZN4 – Verizon Wireless 1.16 W/kg
Samsung Tint (SCH-R420 – MetroPCS 0.68 – 1.17 W/kg
Motorola Clutch i465 – Boost Mobile, Sprint 1.17 W/kg
LG CP150 – AT&T GoPhone 1.18 W/kg
LG 410G – TracFone 1.18 W/kg
Samsung SGH-t819 – T-Mobile 1.19 W/kg
LG LX160 – Kajeet, Sprint 1.19 W/kg
Apple iPhone 3G S – AT&T 0.52 – 1.19 W/kg
Samsung BlackJack II (SGH-i617) – AT&T 0.61 – 1.20 W/kg
Samsung SCH-U440 – U.S. Cellular 1.13 – 1.21 W/kg
Sanyo PRO-200 – Sprint 0.41 – 1.21 W/kg
LG CE110 – AT&T, AT&T GoPhone 1.22 W/kg
Samsung Finesse (SCH-r810) – MetroPCS 1.22 W/kg
Samsung Solstice (SGH-A877) – AT&T 0.67 – 1.23 W/kg
Sony Ericsson C905a Cyber-shot – AT&T, CellularONE 0.67 – 1.23 W/kg
Motorola MOTOACTV W450 – T-Mobile 1.23 W/kg
Motorola MOTORAKR Z6m – MetroPCS 1.23 W/kg
Motorola The Buzz ic502 – Sprint 1.24 W/kg
Samsung SGH-t219 – T-Mobile 1.24 W/kg
Sanyo PRO-700 – Sprint 0.54 – 1.24 W/kg
Blackberry Pearl 8110 – AT&T 1.24 W/kg
Nokia 5310 – T-Mobile 1.11 – 1.25 W/kg
Nokia 5310 Xpress Music – CellularONE 1.25 W/kg
Sanyo SCP-2700 – Sprint 1.16 – 1.25 W/kg
Motorola RAZR V3i – CellularONE, AT&T, T-Mobile 1.26 W/kg
Samsung SCH-r211 – Cricket 1.26 W/kg
LG VU (CU915) – AT&T 1.26 W/kg
LG Chocolate 3 (VX8560) – Verizon Wireless 1.26 W/kg
Nokia 3606 – Cricket 1.27 W/kg
Helio Fin – Virgin Mobile 0.53 – 1.27 W/kg
Samsung SGH-a637 – AT&T 0.45 – 1.28 W/kg
Samsung SGH-a737 – AT&T 0.43 – 1.28 W/kg
Samsung Sway (SCH-u650) – Verizon Wireless 1.28 W/kg
LG enV Touch (VX11000,Voyager 2) – Verizon Wireless 1.28 W/kg
Blackberry 8820 – AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless 1.28 W/kg
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic – CellularONE 1.29 W/kg
Motorola Moto Q Global – AT&T 1.29 W/kg
LG 200C – TracFone 1.30 W/kg
Motorola MOTO Q 9m – Verizon Wireless 1.30 W/kg
Cricket TXTM8 – Cricket 1.30 W/kg
Verizon Wireless CDM8975 – Verizon Wireless 1.30 W/kg
Verizon Wireless CDM8975PTT – Verizon Wireless 1.30 W/kg
LG INCITE (CT810) – AT&T 1.30 W/kg
Samsung Epix (SGH-i907) – AT&T 0.52 – 1.30 W/kg
LG LX290 – Sprint 1.04 – 1.30 W/kg
Motorola i880 – Sprint 1.30 W/kg
LG enV 3 (VX9200) – Verizon Wireless 1.31 W/kg
Samsung SCH-u410 – Verizon Wireless 1.31 W/kg
Samsung Juke (SCH-u470) – Verizon Wireless 1.31 W/kg
Nokia Surge 6790 – AT&T 1.31 W/kg
Samsung Omnia (SCH-i910) – Verizon Wireless 1.31 W/kg
Motorola Tundra VA76r – AT&T 1.32 W/kg
Motorola W376g – TracFone 1.32 W/kg
Motorola V176 – TracFone 1.33 W/kg
Samsung Instinct s30 – Sprint 1.05 – 1.33 W/kg
Nokia 6555 – AT&T 0.93 – 1.33 W/kg
LG enV 2 (VX9100) – Verizon Wireless 1.34 W/kg
LG Invision (CB630) – AT&T 1.34 W/kg
Samsung Trance (SCH-u490) – Verizon Wireless 1.34 W/kg
Motorola MOTORAZR VE20 – Sprint, U.S. Cellular 1.34 W/kg
Verizon Wireless G’zOne Type S – Verizon Wireless 1.34 W/kg
Samsung SCH-u540 – Verizon Wireless 1.34 W/kg
Verizon Wireless G’zOne Type S PTT – Verizon Wireless 1.34 W/kg
Palm Centro – AT&T, CellularONE, Sprint, Verizon Wireless 1.09 – 1.35 W/kg
Motorola MotoEM330 – AT&T 1.35 W/kg
LG LX370 – Sprint 0.90 – 1.36 W/kg
Samsung ACE (SPH-i325) – Sprint 1.00 – 1.36 W/kg
Samsung SPH-z400 – Sprint 0.72 – 1.36 W/kg
Motorola MOTOROKR U9 – CellularONE 1.36 W/kg
Verizon Wireless CDM8950 – Verizon Wireless 1.38 W/kg
LG Versa (VX9600) – Verizon Wireless 1.38 W/kg
Nokia 1606 – Cricket, MetroPCS 1.38 W/kg
Samsung SCH-u340 – Cricket, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless 1.38 W/kg
Motorola C261 – TracFone 1.38 W/kg
Apple iPhone 3G – AT&T 0.24 – 1.39 W/kg
Samsung SCH-u550 – Verizon Wireless 1.39 W/kg
Helio Mysto – Virgin Mobile 1.21 – 1.39 W/kg
Nokia E71 – CellularONE 1.23 – 1.40 W/kg
Palm Treo PRO (T850EWW) – Sprint 1.40 W/kg
Motorola W370 – TracFone 1.40 W/kg
Samsung FlipShot (SCH-u900) – Verizon Wireless 1.40 W/kg
Motorola RAZR V3s – MetroPCS 1.40 W/kg
-kia E71x – AT&T 1.41 W/kg
Samsung Messager, Mister Cartoon (SCH-r450) – Cricket, MetroPCS 1.42 W/kg
Sony Ericsson Z750a – AT&T 1.42 W/kg
Motorola C139 – TracFone 1.43 W/kg
Blackberry 8703e – Verizon Wireless 1.44 W/kg
Motorola Adventure V750 – Verizon Wireless 1.45 W/kg
Motorola Boost i776 – Boost Mobile 1.45 W/kg
Samsung High-te (SPH-m630) – Sprint 0.74 – 1.45 W/kg
Motorola i576 – Sprint 1.45 W/kg
Motorola i776 – Sprint 1.45 W/kg
Sony Ericsson TM506 – T-Mobile 1.46 W/kg
Blackberry 8830 World Edition – U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, Sprint 1.46 W/kg
Samsung SGH-a777 – AT&T 0.63 – 1.46 W/kg
Samsung Instinct (SPH-m800) – Sprint 1.16 – 1.46 W/kg
Firefly GlowPhone – CellularONE 1.46 W/kg
Samsung Spex (SCH-r210) – Cricket, U.S. Cellular 1.46 W/kg
Kyocera Neo E1100 – U.S. Cellular, MetroPCS 1.46 W/kg
Blackberry 8700g – T-Mobile 1.46 W/kg
Helio Heat – Virgin Mobile 0.85 – 1.46 W/kg
Blackberry Pearl 8130 – Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless 1.48 W/kg
Motorola MOTOSLVR L9 – CellularONE 1.48 W/kg
Sanyo S1 – Sprint 1.46 – 1.48 W/kg
Blackberry Pearl 8120 – T-Mobile, AT&T 1.48 W/kg
HTC SMT 5800 – Verizon Wireless 1.49 W/kg
Kyocera S1300 – Cricket 1.11 – 1.50 W/kg
Kyocera Melo S1300 – MetroPCS 1.11 – 1.50 W/kg
-kia 1006 – MetroPCS 1.50 W/kg
Blackberry Bold 9000 – AT&T 1.51 W/kg
LG Rumor2 (LX265) – Sprint 1.04 – 1.51 W/kg
Motorola V365 – AT&T 1.51 W/kg
Blackberry Curve 8300 – T-Mobile, AT&T 1.51 W/kg
Motorola MOTO VE240 – Cricket, MetroPCS 1.52 W/kg
T-Mobile Shadow – T-Mobile 1.53 W/kg
Motorola i335 – Sprint 1.53 W/kg
Motorola C290 – Kajeet, Sprint 1.53 W/kg
Motorola W385 – U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless 1.54 W/kg
Blackberry Curve 8330 – Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS 1.54 W/kg
Motorola MOTO VU204 – Verizon Wireless 1.55 W/kg
Kyocera Jax S1300 – Virgin Mobile 1.55 W/kg
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New Zealand Banning the use of Navigation Aids on Phones While you are Driving

September 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Society in general and law enforcement frown upon the practice of using your mobile phone while driving, it could be sending a text message or answering a call and putting it on speakerphone. The problem is that, unless you are stationary, any such acts put you and other motorists in danger. Nowadays, almost every new phone that is released features some form of GPS, with every smartphone guaranteed to have it, and users of older phones buying external GPS devices. Now, the New Zealand transport authority has outright banned the use of them while driving.

In the US, using your phone while driving is still legal, unless of course you are constantly entering data into the device. The New Zealand authorities on the other have taken a much more grim view of the situation. The transport ministry has placed a ban on looking at the navigation aid on a mobile phone when you are driving, along with using an form of in-car navigation on a phone. Under the new law, even if you have a turn-by-turn navigation system, mounted to the dashboard, it would still be illegal.

The only acceptable form of use of a mobile phone in a car is to mount the phone on a crade and to only send and recieve calls with it, using either speakerphone or some form of hands free system for the car. The penalties for violating these new laws has not yet been disclosed, however, it would be safe to assume that from now on, the wisest course of action would be to get a car with a built in navigation system or have one installed.

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