Blackberry Z10 Review

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Are you ashamed to have a BlackBerry? It’s not exactly a status symbol any more, at least not in the U.S., after it got left in the dust by the iPhone. Now, there’s a new BlackBerry that wants to get back into the cool club the Z10. It’s the first phone to run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, and it is, at first blush, a very good stab at regaining at least some of the cachet of the BlackBerry.

The problem is that no one has ever succeeded in turning around a failing smartphone maker. Remember the Palm, anyone? It’s simply a brutal industry. So even if the Z10 does everything it set out to do, it might not be enough to save Research In Motion Ltd., the home of the BlackBerry. The company is changing its name to BlackBerry, but that could just be the prelude to riding the brand into the sunset once and for all.
It doesn’t exactly help that the Z10 looks like every other smartphone on the shelf. It’s a flat black slab with a touch screen, nearly indistinguishable at 15 feet from the iPhone 5 or a bevy of Android smartphones. The screen measures 4.2 inches diagonally, a bit bigger than the iPhone but smaller than most Android phones. It will go on sale in the U.S. in March, probably for about $200 with a two-year service contract, in line with the iPhone and other rivals.
Turn it on, and the differences become more evident. Older BlackBerrys are great communications devices, but are poor at multimedia and at running third-party apps, something the iPhone excels at. The new BlackBerry 10 software is a serious attempt at marrying these two feature sets, and after a few hours of use, it looks like it succeeds.
BlackBerry 10 was delayed for about a year, and it seems as if the extra time was put to good use. The software is, for a first release, uncommonly slick and well thought out, completely unlike the PlayBook disaster of two years ago, when RIM released a tablet computer that couldn’t do email.
The Z10 is easier to use than an Android phone. It is more difficult to use than the iPhone, but it is also more powerful, giving you faster access to your email, tweets, Facebook status updates and text messages.
These communications end up in the “Hub,” a window that slides in from the left side of the screen. Whatever you’re doing on the phone, you can get to the hub with a single swipe on the screen, and then go back. It’s a great feature for the always-connected.
The software is good for on-the-go types as well, because it’s designed for one-handed use. While texting, you’ll have one hand free for holding your bag or pushing open doors.

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It’s also completely touch-oriented, which isn’t what you’d expect from a BlackBerry. You don’t use a hardware buttons to navigate the phone at all: They’re just to turn the phone on or off, or adjust the volume. To get around, you swipe across the screen. Up, down, right and left swipes all do different things, but they’re fairly easy to remember. Sadly, it’s reminiscent of webOS, the last hurrah of smartphone pioneer Palm Inc. It was a great, swipe-based interface that never found an audience and was ultimately put to rest.
Very rarely does BlackBerry 10 display a “Back” button on the screen, which is a blessing. I find Android’s always-present “Back” button a huge annoyance, since it’s rarely clear where it will take me. Will it take me back one screen or kick me out of the application I’m in? Only one way to find out: pushing it.
BlackBerry diehards will lament the lack of a physical keyboard – they’ll have to wait for the Q10, a model in the more traditional BlackBerry form. That’s due this spring. But before writing off the Z10, these loyalists should try its on-screen keyboard. It’s really very good. It provides more vertical space between the keys, imitating the steel bands that separated the hardware keys on the BlackBerry Bold. It’s very accurate and easy to use.
The Z10 will also have a replaceable battery, something lacking on the iPhone. Screen quality will be good, too, at 356 pixels per inch, compared with 326 for the iPhone 5 and 306 for Samsung’s Galaxy S III. Unlike the iPhone, the Z10 will allow you to expand storage with a microSD card, and it sports a chip letting the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones. The Z10 is heavier than the iPhone, though – at 4.78 ounces to the iPhone 5’s 3.95 ounces.
So why does the Z10 and BlackBerry 10 face such an uphill battle?
Well, the library of third-party applications is the biggest reason. The iPhone and Android have a huge head start when it comes to getting developers to make applications that run on their phones. RIM says BlackBerry 10 will launch in the U.S. with about 100,000 apps. That sounds like a big number, and it includes important apps such as Skype and Facebook.
But it’s inevitable that the iPhone will have apps you want but can’t get on BlackBerry 10. There’s no Instagram, no Netflix. It’s also obvious that the number includes some apps that were written for the PlayBook tablet and don’t work well on the smaller phone screen.
But the biggest obstacle to a RIM comeback is simply that the iPhone and Android have become the default for phone buyers, and few will see a reason to try something else. Microsoft, which has vastly more resources than RIM, has tried for two years to get people to buy Windows Phones, with very little to show for it.
BlackBerry 10 is nice, but I can’t point to anything about it that would make me say: “Forget those other phones: you have to buy this one.”
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What the BlackBerry 10 RIM Can Restore Glory?

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Within days, Research In Motion (RIM) will release the BlackBerry 10 operating system or rather on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. This is a great bet for RIM to restore its former glory in the global mobile phone industry, or could be, even drowning them in this industry.

BlackBerry 10 underwent a long development process. In March 2011, the duo CEO who was then held by Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis announced that the company will create a new BlackBerry products. RIM later claimed his new product was delayed. Until finally in January 2012, the duo decided to resign from the CEO office.

The position of CEO Thorsten Heins then occupied, a former Siemens executive who joined RIM in 2007.

Meanwhile, a second delay was announced on June 2012 by Thorsten Heins. BlackBerry 10 delayed until early 2013.

What exactly makes the development of BlackBerry 10 takes a long time?

BlackBerry 10 is completely new

The short answer, RIM did not just build a new mobile device. Moreover, RIM is making an operating system that is completely new.

RIM does not want to retain the old BlackBerry operating system, which often elicits loading hourglass symbol and often makes the user do a “ritual” open-install the battery. BlackBerry OS version 7, for example, are often overwhelmed when fitted with many applications.

Unlike the operating system version 7 and below, BlackBerry 10 builds on the core program (kernel) QNX. The kernel is also used in the automotive industry, nuclear power to military aircraft. RIM acquired QNX Software Systems purchased from Harman International Industries Inc. for 200 million U.S. dollars in 2010.

If BlackBerry 10 analogous to a car, then RIM is being redesigned and built the machine frame and everything up there. This is not just designing a new car body and coats it with new paint.

These changes make the old-BlackBerry phones running OS 7 or on at the bottom-not able to update the operating system to BlackBerry 10.

RIM claims BlackBerry 10, not a single line of programming code are the same as previous BlackBerry operating system. The look and performance experienced significant changes: more hurried and smooth. Features up to the sensation of the experience offered is also new.

RIM BlackBerry 10 is ripe to make sure when it is released to the market. BlackBerry 10 is not just designed for mobile phones, but also for the tablet. Therefore, BlackBerry 10 is referred to as a mobile computing platform.

The big change

The big change is forcing RIM to rebuild the ecosystem to BlackBerry 10. No wonder the Canadian company is aggressively making competition held applications, and digital in order to woo the company wants to make the application on BlackBerry 10. Applications and games are one key to the success of a mobile operating system.

When later released BlackBerry 10, RIM will target the 100,000 apps available at BlackBerry World. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has said, it is not just the pursuit of quantity, but also quality and adjust to the needs of local users.

In addition to applications, RIM will also sell music content, films, and TV series in-store multimedia BlackBerry World (formerly called BlackBerry App World). Maybe this move will be a separate seduction that users often visit the BlackBerry World.

Education is very important markets. Apparently, RIM had to spend a lot of money for marketing campaigns. RIM has a tough task to woo consumers to continue to use the BlackBerry instant messaging service BlackBerry Messenger is a flagship feature.

The big change that occurred in the BlackBerry 10 BlackBerry users are likely to make a confused and asked, “Why BlackBerry 10 is very different from the previous BlackBerry? What are the advantages using Blackberry 10?

If they feel there is no more value than the BlackBerry 10, then it is quite possible a growing number of BlackBerry users who switch to Android or iPhone. What’s more, the price of BlackBerry phones 10 in the early stages will be quite high in the market. RIM will first market the premium product. After some time, then they released the product to lower-middle segment.

RIM certainly put great hopes on BlackBerry 10 to restore its former glory in the mobile industry as a few years ago. BlackBerry 10 will be a great bet, there is no “plan B” or a backup plan if the product fails.

RIM still has major customers in the corporate segment. In this segment RIM will launch “offensive.”

According to data from RIM, they still have 79 million BlackBerry subscribers worldwide, more than 60 million BlackBerry Messenger users. Among these are businesspeople, government officials, corporate customers, to BlackBerry loyalists and those who are comfortable with a physical keyboard.

RIM also still enjoy the benefits of business relationships with approximately 600 mobile operators in 175 countries providing BlackBerry services.

Every effort has been made RIM. The question is whether the BlackBerry 10 to restore the glory of the company is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada?

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Create HDR Effect Using Android Smartphone

This time the blue-starmoon will share tips to make editing the pictures taken with android camera in order to get the HDR effect. What is HDR? Technically HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a state or process of making photo contains a large range of Dynamic Range or HDR order to be understood can be called with different images, Äùterang, Äù and, Äúgelap, Äù very large, called the dynamic exposure range . The goal of HDR is sendir bring unique patterns in the image, such as a cloud pattern or texture images lined up more pins. To perform process HDR photographers typically use 3 ways:

Multi-Exposure: Make some of the same photos but different exposure. (Bracketing).
Merge: Combine the photos with HDR Merge.
Tone-Map: Perform Tone Map to the combination to set the tone light dark.
It was done with the editing tools like Photoshop on your PC.

Then came the question. How can we get the image file yag we can later make HDR? The answer is that there is a state of nature or portraits or anything in the world that contains dark and light discrepancy is very large (large dynamic range) you can create HDR photos on the situation. Not necessarily during the day, evenings are also a lot of circumstances that contains HDR.

Quite so we return to the topic of discussion. Is using our android smartphone can create HDR photo files? Sure can, now at Play Store an awful lot of supporting applications to create HDR file. To post processing or image processing images that already exist in the sdcard we can use Camera Zoom FX, Pro HDR Camera, HDR Camera and PicSay. As for the In Camera Processing or processing carried out after the object image was taken from the camera can use Camera360 Ultimate. In this article we use PicSay editing and Camera360 Ultimate.

Here are the steps – steps using PicSay HDR editing.
     1.Of course its open PicSay, if not yet installed it can be downloaded at PlayStore.
     2.Then select the image to be used as HDR.
     3.Once the image is selected then choose Effect menu located at the bottom of the image

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4.After selecting the effect it would appear many options we choose Effect Faux HDR effect

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5.Then live we set uses a slider under the image to taste transform and get a desired image, select the image after the green tick in the top right corner.
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6.Having considered the above we set the slider can also be set so that dark-light contrast more clearly visible in the image by selecting the Adjust menu way too similar to step 6.

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7.In the picture above is visible cloud patterns and texture of the clouds if it is less we can also set the range of RGB colors to accentuate its colors. Okay enough now living save on the SD Card by selecting the Export menu and select Save Picture to select the album and the album done!

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Next Step – Step take HDR images with Camera360 Ultimate.

1.Open Camera360 Ultimate, if not already installed can be downloaded at PlayStore.
2.Then select the picture wizard wand to select the effect.

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3.Choose HDR

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4.Then start taking pictures, if the picture had been taken then will then appear some HDR effects options provided, select your preference and then select save and done!

Here is an example of the HDR image with Camera360 that have been uploaded

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6 Facts giant growth android

In a short amount of time, the Android operating system managed to become the most dominant in the smartphone industry world. So many Android phones and tablet PCs are now scattered in the market.

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Android is an open source operating system developed by Google. Because it can be used as ‘free’, many mobile phone vendors race also seemed to adopt it.

Here are some interesting facts about the operating system such as green robot detikINET extracted from various sources.

1.Born in 2005

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Embryo Android comes from 2005. At that time, Andry Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White founded Android Inc..

Not many know Android Inc. at the time. The founders operate behind closed doors. What is known is that Android Inc is developing mobile software.

Andy Rubin who acted as ‘chairman’, had run out of money in start-ups. Lucky a friend named Steve Perlman gave USD 10 thousand.

That year, Google’s Andy Rubin tried to lobby for support on the development of Android. He also met founder Larry Page as Google.

2.Purchased Google

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Larry Page was very interested in Android. He projected this OS will help Google to compete in the mobile industry of the future.

In fact, he eventually decided not just support, but want to buy Android as a whole. Rubin was surprised, but obviously feel very happy.

Be Google woo Android in July 2005. Estimated cost about USD 50 million.

Google’s founders bring Android to keep working there. While Andy Rubin was Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content in charge of Android development.

3.HTC Dream/G1,Firts Android Phone

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November 2007, Google announced the formation of the Open Handset Alliance, which was founded Google with 34 other companies, to develop Open Source OS called Android.

The first phone with Google’s Android operating system was finally released in 2008. HTC made ​​phone was launched in New York and was then staying digadang will shake the dominance of Apple’s iPhone or BlackBerry smartphone.

The cell phone went on sale in the United States in October for $ 179 and in the UK early November. G1 bundling operator T-Mobile has a touch screen and sliding QWERTY keyboard.

4.Android Become the top phone 2010

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Android continues to climb. Supported by a number of major vendors adopting it. Until this becomes the most popular OS world.

It happened in the fourth quarter of 2010, in which the successful invasion beating Android phones Symbian supply at that time was the top.

Based on data research firm Canalys, shipments of Android phones in the fourth quarter of 2010 through a number of 32.9 million units. While Symbian handset handset only reached 31 million units.

Other data belongs to Computer Weekly said Google’s OS market share continues to increase from 8.7 percent in 2009 to 33 percent in 2010. Today, Android’s market share in the range of 70%.

5.Versions of Android

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Android by Google’s constantly updated with the addition of a variety of new features. The earliest version is the Donut release on September 2009.

Then there Eclair who was born in October 2009. In May 2010, came the Android OS Froyo (Frozen Yogurt).

Then there are successive Gingerbread, Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich.

In July 2009, came the latest version of Android called Jelly Bean. In 2013, Google is rumored to release a Key Lime Pie.

6. 1,3 Million Gadget Android  every day

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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said recently that there were 1.3 million Android devices every day activation.

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said that there are currently 1.3 million Android devices every day activation. But the figure is considered not enough to satisfy the internet giant.

Research firm IDC estimates that Android will still lead at least four years or 2016. According to IDC, Android’s market share is now globally was 63.8%.

The second position will still be occupied by Apple’s iOS currently has 18.8% market share.