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New Nokia N900 Release Date

December 3, 2009 Leave a comment

Nokia has delayed the release of the much anticipated smartphone expected to shadow all other smartphones in the current market. The Nokia N900 is already being described as the ‘N97 killer’. This device has rich technical specifications and the pre-release videos have left many with anxiety. In fact, it has been realized that many customers cancelled their N97 orders to make a N900 pre-order. This is an internet tablet that has been given phone capability. It is said that the main reason for the delay is due to the extraordinarily high number of pre orders from the targeted select markets. Well, the phone is expected to be launched any day now. What is really puzzling to many is how the new Maemo operating system performs as compared to the common Symbian operating system. However, from the videos, there feeling of freshness and rejuvenation of Nokia as this new os comes with whole new features. Anyway, let us wait for the actual launch to see what it turns out to be.

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PROJECT PROPOSALS:Episode 2

December 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Hi there. I have been waiting for your proposals but i haven’t received any to date. So if you feel your idea might be stolen due to publicity, then i’ll be glad if you send it via email to: noahongoro@gmail.com
I have a wild thought that i will throw out to you all: I’ve been spending some time marvelling at the jet engine. It is actually one of the best inventions and breakthroughs in the aviation industry. When you look at the build, it looks light and it really is because there aren’t many complex components. Looking at the power it produces, then one realise how big this achievement was.
The jet engine operates on a simple principle; a mass of air is ingested, compressed, mixed with fuel, ignited and accelerated backwards to produce forward motion.
In as much as the jet engine is now the universal engine for most aircraft, it has several limitations. One good example is that it chokes at high altitude due to thin air making it strain.
I would like us to think about the next concept of aircraft that will be more convenient and efficient than jet engines.
My thoughts still convince me that we can retain the main concept of action and reaction and develop around it.
Newton’s third law is a very interesting phenomena and could be utilised in a technical way other than the literal sense. Well, i will give my idea and explanation in the next post. You can subscribe to my rss blog feed above or follow me on twitter to keep up to date with my blog post. For now, its a big thank you and bye bye.

Categories: Mechanics

GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

December 1, 2009 1 comment

GPS are initials for global positioning system. This is simply a system in which the location of objects can be shown with the aid of satellites which have powerful telescopes which can view a large area on the earth surface. Furthermore, they can capture distinct detail of a minute object on earth, e.g the number plate of a vehicle.
Some ranges of phones are fitted with A-GPS (Assisted GPS) or integrated GPS. These hardware (receivers) are able to link with the space satellites (transmitters) to be able to give you your approximate position on the earth surface. The mobile phone developers were very careful to make this feature universal by developing softwares like Nokia maps and Google maps which are really helpful in giving the common person direct and familiar information on positioning. Otherwise, there would have been latitude and longitude co-ordinates to show this information. The latter is difficult to interprete and rather loses meaning on usefulness to the common market.
Nowadays, it has grown in popularity that people use it for purposes that sway away from the key objective which is navigation. A good example is geotagging where a mobile phone takes information on the location where a photo was taken and tags it on the photo. Added to this, several software developers are already utilising this feature on mobile phone applications, making it become an important feature in an all round phone.
Several other uses will come up, and the current flexible world is flexible and ready to adopt them!

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