Posts Tagged ‘Smartphones’

ADSEZEE lock screen app that rewards users every time they unlock their device, has released a statistic saying that on average an active user unlocks their devices over 50 times a day. It is the easiest way to earn mobile recharge points doing absolutely nothing! except scrolling your cell phone screen. Every swipe of your lock screen will earn you reward points that can be redeemed to mobile top-ups/discount on all recharges.

That number is large enough to kick off a battle among developers to catch the first glance of a smartphone user, and while the older game was to get on the user’s home screen, the new one is to catch users at the lock screen itself.

Google too has shown tremendous interest in controling what a user does with their smartphone by massively improving lock screen notifications with Android 5.0 Lollipop.

ADSEZEE claims it now has over a lakh users thanks to its unique rewards system that pays users to unlock their devices in return for looking at content it promotes from partner publications and even ads.

Not only this, the fun-filled app is loaded with Contests with exciting gifts and prizes, Cash Prizes, gift vouchers and a lot more. The only thing you have to do is to visit the ads of YOUR INTEREST that flash on your screen and earn rewards accordingly

So far, the company claims it has rewarded users with over Rs 5 lakh worth of mobile recharge points and has seen withdrawals of about the same amount, proving that users are actually taking advantage of the app’s benefit.

HOW IT WORKS ?

SIGN-UP: AdsEzee- Easy Sign-up. No need to Log-in/out repeatedly
Simply Download the AdsEzee app from the google Playstore . Fill up a brief form that’s it

HOW IS IT BENEFICIAL TO YOU-

EARN ON EACH INVITE- Goes without saying, the more people you are going to add, the more beneficial the app becomes to you. Referral gives you a chance of earning lots of freebies and offer benefits.

REDEEM POINTS You can redeem your points in mobile top-ups/ discount on post-paid bills once you have accumulated some points. This is the basic reward that every user of AdsEzee avails. We make sure the benefit reaches to every user of the application. Prizes, Vouchers, freebies, etc are add-ons of entering contests and referrals.

FUN-PACKED APP IN YOUR LEISURE TIME-
Cool stuffs, latest happenings in your town, exciting contests to browse and share with your friends in your leisure time. No Hidden Cost. No time. No Unnecessary charges.

CONNECTS TO YOUR FAVORITE BRAND:
Can collect the details of the product you are viewing the ad. Details like store locator, product website, free samples, toll free number, etc.

 

Well increased cases of Brain Tumors, Cancer, Migraines, Joint Pain, Sever headaches, Stress, Eye problems, Memory Loss, Impaired Immune System & more disorders, well you are thinking how come our generation has the best quality life style ever and still having all this health issues unlike our grandsters who lived life without even heading to a hospital, well there is a Silent Killer close to houses, offices & even schools & Hospitals which are slowly & steadily killing you in pieces. Yes, they are called Cell Phone Towers, well if anyone doesn’t how it looks like here is a picture of the same…

Deadly Cell Phone Towers

Well I think even the wild mushrooms will not grow so faster these days but there is no scarcity of this death machines lurking and growing on your neighbour buildings by the time you get out of your sleep, such is the greed of quick money making & carelessness of others health & the society around them.

I will explain you much simple words exposure to 1 cell phone tower within 50 meters close to your house or office is like sitting in a microwave oven for about 2 hours every day, well you know your chicken or that tasty meal will get char coaled by that time then imagine your brain cells or immunity with exposure to such harmful radiations emitted from this deadly Mobile towers on a day to day basis.

Here is a story of two of who have been diagnosed with brain cancer after three towers were installed next to their upscale C-scheme neighborhood in Jaipur. Since then, illnesses, both minor and major, have become a part of their lives and the lives of the 50 other families in their neighbourhood.

It has proven one of the major reason of Brain tumours & Cancers is exposure to Carcogenic radiation and there are few who complain I never smoked or drunk my whole life i was having a life style but still I am pron to cacncer well you know whom to blame the deadly killers hanging around your locality. A complete study of the hazards of Mobile towers  is available @ (If your intrested in wordly matters) http://www.ee.iitb.ac.in/~mwave/GK-cell-tower-rad-report-DOT-Dec2010.pdf

A number of independent health and government authorities have commented on this important study & hazards of this deadly killer. In 2006 a large Danish study about the connection between mobile phone use and cancer incidence was published. It followed over 420,000 Danish citizens for 20 years and showed no increased risk of cancer. A number of independent health and government authorities have commented on this important study including The Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bioeffects Research (ACRBR) which said in a statement that an increased risk of brain cancer is established from the data from Interphone

“Even with cellphone use, benign swelling in the brain and head, hearing disorders, headaches and anxiety neurosis are well established,” said Dr Sameer Kaul, cancer surgeon, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi India

The World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says radiation from cellphone handsets and towers is “possibly carcinogenic to humans” and may cause glioma, a type of brain cancer. Towers are more dangerous than handsets because they emit greater-intensity radiation 24X7.

“The area of concern is base-stations and their antennas, which provide the link to and from cellphones. This is because, in contrast to handsets, it (RF) is emitted continuously and is more powerful at close quarters, These microwaves might travel for as few as 2 miles in hilly areas, and up to 45 miles where there are fewer obstructions, and of course, they easily penetrate brick and metal.

The human body itself is electromagnetic (at a very low level—around 10 hertz). It’s been shown that each one of our cells has its own electromagnetic field (EMF). Maintaining balance in those cellular EMFs is critical to staying healthy. Decades of studies have demonstrated that artificial frequencies higher than 10 hertz can create stress and serious health problems. Cellphone tower wavelengths, microwaves have a significantly higher frequency than even radio waves. The higher the frequency, the more powerful the wave—and the more powerful effect on biological organisms.

EMF Exposure Health Effects

  • Enzymes
  • DNA
  • Metabolism
  • Genes
  • Hormones
  • And more

Cell Tower Radiation Has Been Linked To:

  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Low sperm count
  • Cancer, birth defects
  • Heart conditions
  • Alzheimer’s.

After 20 minutes of using cell phones, you feel a warm sensation near the ear. This is because the temperature of the earlobes increases by one degree Celsius. A maximum of 6 minutes of cell phone usage is recommended during the day since a cell phone transmits 1 to 2 watts of power, which are very high and dangerous. Till 2009, India had no standards. India adopted the radiation norms specified by ICNIRP in 2009, which are now outdated as they were only intended to protect people against short-term gross heating effects and not ‘biological’ effects such as cancers and genetic damage from long-term exposure.

Also, these safety standards are based on 6 minutes per day exposure, without accounting for people who live close to cell towers 24/7. The norms allow EMF of 4,500 mw/m2.

How can exposure be reduced or what is the solution?

Children below age 5 are the most susceptible to such radiations don’t expose them to such radiations. At first, I would recommend that the amplification of power in the cell towers be reduced by removing the power amplifier or by reducing the gain of the antenna. Reduce the power or remove the tower. By reducing the power, coverage area will be reduced, which can be taken care of by using more cell towers or repeaters or in-building solutions. The height of towers should be increased. All towers in close proximity to schools and hospitals should be checked and removed, if too close. No 2 Cell Phone towers should be within 100 meters radius close to each others, specifically in residential areas, school & Hospitals don’t allow to erect Cell Phone Towers or if already erected complain to your nearby local authorities. Finally  only proper rules and regulations set up by the civic body can make a difference from the deathly menace lurking around everywhere.

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Have you ever caught into the trouble of phone’s battery going low when you most needed it or you thought it will always stick to specifications provided by your phone manufacturers. Think again. Today’s smartphones have a multiplicity of applications and functions running in the background, many of them unnoticed by the user.

That is, until they drain the phone’s battery dry. At first, it’s not so easy to tell why one’s new top-level smartphone gives up the ghost after only two hours. But the fact of the matter is that, being online all the time has its price and some modern applications really do eat up battery time.

But, it doesn’t take much to let the good times roll again. A few simple tricks can turn a smartphone back into a marathon runner. Indeed, there are a few apps out there to help extend a phone’s life.

Screen illumination, satellite navigation systems like GPS (satnav) and data transfers via UMTS are among the most energy- intensive functions out there, says mobile expert and freelance author Daniel Lueders.

Thus, one easy way to conserve battery life is to change screen illumination settings to the lowest level, something done simply enough with most phones.

But that leaves accessing websites via UMTS and navigation programmes like Google Maps to eat up your battery life. One tip is to make sure that navigation software is turned off as soon as a destination’s coordinates are found. Otherwise, the mapping software can continue to run in the background, leaving a smartphone drained after two hours, says Lueders.

If you’re willing to only use a phone for calls, even if only for a short time, then deactivate your UMTS function. The same goes for wireless functions. “Otherwise the gadget is permanently looking for accessible networks,” says Lutz Labs, an editor at German technology magazine c’t.

Many smartphones that use the Android operating system include a page on their settings menu that shows which applications use the most energy. When underway, a good idea is just to switch to airplane mode, which turns off the satnav system, says Lueders. That’s especially true when travelling on a stretch with a lot of tunnels, since the smartphone will burn up a lot of energy looking for a provider.

“You can quickly double or triple your battery life with these kinds of steps.” Labs demonstrated how radically a smartphone’s power consumption can vary. In airplane mode, a Motorola Milestone used 6.4 milliwatts. But, when uploading data via UMTS and taking a video, power consumption shot up to 3 watts – meaning power usage went up by a factor of 500.

Even a five-minute activation of the display can cut standby time in airplane mode by up to six hours. It also happens that smartphones sometimes give up the ghost after only a few hours when taken abroad. Most of the time, this is because the smartphone is looking for its usual provider in vain, says Lueders.

That problem is solved by turning off the automatic search function and setting up a connection manually. Another idea is to turn off the automatic downloading of emails and manually direct the smartphone to download them, also saving energy.

There is also a host of new, smaller apps designed to help save energy. The free app Juice Defender provides Android phones with automatic settings designed to extend battery life, says Labs. The software determines if one is home or in the office and then activates functions based upon one’s location, turning off unneeded ones.

Here are more Tips to save your phone battery life:

Turn off all off all unnecessary sounds (keytones, alerts). One of my biggest pet peeves is how most phones these days come with keytones on. Do people really like hearing their phone beep, strum a musical note, or chime every time they press a button? You might like it, but ask your neighbor. Plus, turning these off will save you a good amount of battery juice. Think of all of the processing it must take to load up those midis (or whatever they are) when you touch a key – plus, they’re annoying.

Use either a ringer or vibrate, but not both. I understand if you’re in a concert or loud party you want to increase your chance of actually realizing your phone is ringing, but other than that, pick one or the other. There’s no need to have your ringer all the way to the point where it has both the sound and vibrate alerts active, so I would recommend against it. I personally have my phone on vibrate at all times, regardless of where I am. If you’re worried about not hearing your phone when it’s on vibrate, put it on a table and I promise you’ll hear it. Or better yet, put it in a dish full of coins!

Decrease your screen’s brightness to 50% or Use a black Background. Go to the settings menu of your phone and change the LCD brightness. At first, the screen will look dark, but once your eyes have adjusted to it, you’ll forget about it. The LCD screen on your phone is one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) power hogs on your phone. So turn it down, and you’re on your way to a lengthier battery life.

Turn your backlight setting down. Most phones these days will allow you to adjust the amount of time your backlight stays on once you’ve stopped touching buttons. The default length on most phones is probably around 15-30 seconds, but there are settings that are much lower. I would suggest turning this down to 3-5 seconds to increase your battery life. If it starts annoying you, then just crank it back up. Note: Mine backlight is set to go off after 5 seconds and it doesn’t bother me at all.

Turn off Bluetooth when you’re not using it. This can be an easy one to forget about if you’re often switching between using a Bluetooth headset, and the phone’s ear piece. Turning the Bluetooth off when you’re not using it will save your phone from having to go out and check if the headset is there every few seconds. Any type of transmission will weigh-down your battery life, so if you use infrared, turn that off when you’re not using it as well.

Close applications when you’re not using them. This one only affects those of us that have smartphones. Why do you need to keep that game on pause when you’re not using it? Or pocket Excel open? Just save and close them and you’ll minimize the amount of battery waste.
Keep your phone in cool climates. I know most of the time you won’t have a choice where to keep your phone – since it goes with you at all times. But when you do have a choice – such as when you’re at home – don’t put your phone on the hot stove, or on your super hot MacBook Pro or anything like that. Also, don’t keep your phone in a hot car. If you have extra batteries for your phone, go ahead and store those in the refrigerator – but make sure not to freeze them. BatteryUniversity recomments storing them at a 40% charge for best results.

When you’re phone is done charging, unplug it! There’s a common myth that you can over-charge your battery if you leave it plugged in. According to BatteryUniversity, “Once the battery is fully charged, no further charge is applied.” So if no further charge is applied, then why do you need to unplug your phone? You want to protect your battery from heat, that’s why. When the phone is running off of AC for a long time, extended heat may hurt the battery.

Avoid over heating of the battery to prevent damage to the mobile phone and to the battery. Keep your phone away from the direct Sun heat and any other radiations. Your phone battery works fine in the temperature range of 10 – 35 C.

Don’t let your battery fully discharge. If you let your battery die frequently, you’re putting extra strain on the battery. Avoid this by plugging in your phone before it dies all the way.

Don’t do anything fun on your phone. I mentioned this above, but I’m serious here. If you have fun on your phone, your battery life will dramatically decrease. Accessing the web, playing games, navigating via GPS and capturing photos or video are not things to do while you’re in the middle of nowhere without a charger.

Use One SIM Only Mobiles: The reason not being still clear why a single SIM mobile uses lesser energy than a dual SIM phone, which by using logic, I believe, will depend on the number of times that you switch between the SIMs. This transformation is a task that will use both software and hardware changes, which might be the reason for more power consumption. So always use single sim only mobiles for longer battery life!

Say you got a smartphone as a birthday gift. And like others of yourage, you are forever preoccupied with it. Your mom always thought you was busy SMSing your friends, until one day she realized it was an array of applications you are obsessed with – the Facebook app, games, puzzles and many more. Even here in India study shows 58% smartphone users believe apps benefit their lives, relying on them while at home (31%), travelling (24%), or at work (10%). Apps are becoming intrinsic to the way we live. “Our relationship with apps has turned from occasional use into a real dependency .”

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As many as 77% Indians with smartphones have up to 30 apps on their phone, with men more likely to download an app (93%) vs women (87%), says the study. The most popular apps are social networking (40%), music (36%) and business (28%). Interestingly, women (43%) are more into social networking than men (38%). Our new devices are loaded with features such as one touch to FB, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.” Apple’s App Store, Nokia’s Ovi Store (store.ovi.com) and Android Market (market.android.com) are the biggest app stores. All have a wide variety of applications. Here are some of the best apps for your SmartPhone:

World Traveller (Ovi)

It is a useful app when you go abroad. It has a world clock that automatically shows you the local time when you move to another time zone, 5-day weather forecast for 5,000 cities and real-time exchange rates for 184 currencies. The premium edition has a flight assistant that gives you the schedules and real-time alert for delays.

Barcode Reader (Android)

Handy when you shop, as it helps you know more about a product. Open the app, place the phone above the barcode, the phone completes reading the barcode with a click and shows product info and even reviews some cases on the Web.

Google Goggles (Android)

This is great for tourists, who are in a new place and aren’t able to identify a well-known monument or building. All that she needs to do is open the app, click a photo of the monument, and the app will use that picture to search the web for information about it.

Burrp! (Ovi)

It’s an India-specific app that gives a list of the city’s best hangouts, events to attend, movies to watch, places to shop, gyms, salons; complete with reviews and recommendations.

Never forget

After you create text, photo, and audio notes with Evernote, you can synchronize them to your PC or the Web. From generating recipe ideas at the farmer’s market to capturing lecture notes in class, Evernote is one of those universal apps that everybody should use. Free; Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, WebOS, Windows Mobile

AccuWeather

Automatically get the local forecast using your phone’s location features, or punch in your upcoming destination. AccuWeather includes details on how the day’s weather will develop, with Doppler rain maps on display so you can play forecaster for your colleagues.

The New York Times

In this self-contained reader app, browse the latest news by category: world, politics, science, technology and so on. Stories come from the Gray Lady, formatted for your device. (BlackBerry users should go straight to mobile.nytimes.com.)

Google Reader

Your favorite news sites and blogs most likely offer an easy-access RSS feed (Really Simple Syndication). Google Reader downloads and compiles these feeds, letting you browse the latest articles in a manner similar to email, instead of jumping from site to site.

WorldMate Live

A jack of all trades for travelers, WorldMate converts currency based on current exchange rates, stores your flight itinerary, forecasts weather, references time zones and performs other useful tasks.

FlightView

Know when to take advantage of an airport delay by lingering in the shower or catching a train instead of a cab. Flightview tracks upcoming and in-route planes. If you don’t have a Pre, try browsing the company’s phone-formatted Web site at mobile.flightview.com.

Pandora

Unleash this music streaming software when you’re ready to relax. Enter a favorite artist or song, and Pandora plays those and other tracks that share similar traits, suiting your mood. Ideal for hotels, taxis and anywhere you can get online.

GoodFood

Make your smartphone into an always ready concierge. GoodFood automatically locates your position and shows nearby restaurants rated by other users of the app. Find one with a high score, enjoy your meal and post your own rating to share with fellow travelers.

ScoreMobile

While some excellent apps track a single sport—baseball fans should try mlb.com/mobile—ScoreMobile is always in season. Check current scores and game recaps for football, basketball, hockey, golf and many other sports. There’s no need to leave your team behind while you’re on the road.

Facebook for Android 1.2

This is the “official” Facebook app on Android, and it serves its purpose well enough. You can post status updates, take/upload photos, and check your news stream. It’s a lot faster than using the Facebook Web app, so it’s the best option on Android to stay connected to all your Facebook friends.

Google Voice 0.3.4

Google Voice for Android remains the best way to use Google Voice on a mobile phone. If you have a virtual Google Voice number, you’ll be able to make outgoing calls and SMS messages easily, including international calls that run about 2 cents per minute. This app also lets you integrate your phone’s built-in address book and call log for voice calls. There are other third-party apps out there that tap into Google Voice, but stick with Google’s native app; it works almost seamlessly.

Watch out my future posts on Free Apps on specific mobile platforms, there are 100s even 1000s of them but these are the one i always load them up.

Being a constant companion, our cellphone is prone to accidents. It’s not tough to accidentally drop your cellphone on stairs, or from a table, or spill water on it. Then begins the nightmare of taking it to the company’s workshop. However, do you know if the damage is not much, there are some simple ways by which you can fix your mobile phone all on your own. So here is a list of simple quick fixes for cellphones.

    1) My Phone gets Wet

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Accidentally dropped your phone inside a water pool? It is almost dead. Chill, there is still a chance to revive it. Just remove the battery cover and put the phone in a plastic bag of dry rice. This may help you soak out the water from your phone. You can also put the bag out in sun for quick evaporation.

    2) Trackball malfunction

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Looking for an important email, and the trackball on your smartphone just refuses to scroll. It’s dust and dirt. Just like in a computer mouse, dust and dirt also make the movement of your trackball tardy. Just soak alcohol in a cloth and rub it over and around the trackball. Another way can be to pop out the trackball and clean it manually.

    3) Damaged charger

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An aging cellphone can often give tough time charging the device. Also, charging connector within the phone also at times gets damaged, loose or corroded. For mild corrosion, scrubbing the connector with a soft brush or a cloth soaked in alcohol can help. However, for damaged or loose connector one needs to visit the repair centre.

    4) Body scratches

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Got scratches on your mobile phone’s body, there is a simple way to get rid of them. Just do a light buffing with fine sandpaper. However, this may affect the shiny coating of your phone. Take care!!

    5) Scratched display

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Scratches on your phone’s screen gives you a tough time reading? Applying metal polish with a soft cloth may help here. Special scratch removal liquids and gels are also available.

    6) Phone gets Hanged

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Your phone often hangs? It simply refuses to respond. Here the first step is to switch off the device and power it again. In case this does not work, remove the battery and reboot it. Another way to restore it is to try connecting it to your computer. Also, look for instructions in your phone’s settings or menu. It might help.

    7) Cracked case

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Your phone’s case got cracks. But its working, so all seems to be fine. Not really, continuing with a phone with a cracked case can be damaging for your phone in the long run as it exposes your phone to dust and water. To protect it from further damage go for a close-fitting case.

Off-course there is other major damages which happens to phone which we need to work with a good mobile technician rather than spoil it out ourself.

Summer of the smartphone as began again, the pace of smartphone innovation in the world has gone wild, and super-duper handheld computers are breaking out all over. While the iPhone vs. Google Android battle is clearly the headliner of the moment, there’s a lot of action in the under card as well. So here are the best 10 smartphones – for the moment – with every one a winner. What’s mind-boggling about this list is that it’s sure to change within weeks. New top-of-the-line Android phones from Samsung are coming, BlackBerry is teasing their new OS 6, and also been playing with prototypes of Windows Phone 7. So here are the best 10 smartphones to grab for the moment..

1) iPhone 4

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The top smartphone is more smart than phone, but its reception problems don’t outweigh its excellent OS, sharp camera, fast processor, great app ecosystem and amazing screen.

2) Motorola Droid X

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This Google Android-powered behemoth has a huge screen, great call quality, a fast processor and works as a Wi-Fi hotspot for all of your gadgets.

3) HTC EVO 4G

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The first 4G, WiMax phone, the HTC EVO gives Sprint users fast connections and great Android power, at the cost of battery life.

4) Samsung Captivate

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AT&T’s best non-iPhone is an Android super-phone with a brilliant screen and terrific media capabilities.

5) Samsung Vibrant

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The Captivate’s sibling on T-Mobile is that carrier’s top smartphone, and its Super AMOLED screen must be seen to be believed.

6) HTC Droid Incredible

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If the Droid X is too big for your hands, the Droid Incredible delivers almost the same amount of power in a much more comfortable form factor.

7) iPhone 3GS

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Still on the market, the tried-and-true 3GS gives you access to 225,000 iOS applications on a platform that’s had a year to work out its kinks.

8) BlackBerry Bold 9700

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The only phone on this list from the number-one smartphone maker, this is a solid, traditional choice for messaging maniacs.

9) Palm Pre Plus

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Palm’s WebOS software is so much fun to use, glad to see that HP has promised to “double down” on the operating system that made this phone a star.

10) HTC HD2

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Windows Mobile 6 makes a valedictory appearance on a gorgeous slab of high-end hardware, but all the megahertz in the world can’t cloak the fact that this operating system is old news.

So that was the list of the Best Ten Smart Phones to grab this Season…

How do you decide between two different technology choices ? It’s fascinating to watch laptops getting smaller and turning into “netbooks” while phones are getting bigger to accommodate full keyboards and better Web browsing and application support. So which should you buy when you upgrade your mobile equipment? Well I would say it all depends on whether you create or peruse.

Here is a great idea, and one you may have had: the shape-shifting computer. It’s a little box, the size of a pack of cigarettes, or maybe it looks just like an iPhone. Maybe it is an iPhone. Pop it into a big screen and keyboard, and pow, you have a netbook. Slide it out, and you’ve got a smartphone. Attach a slim, stylish handset with Bluetooth, and you have a fashion-oriented voice phone. hmm, isn’t that cool..

Netbooks have hit a sweet spot for both consumer and business users. Their low price, full QWERTY keyboards that approach (if not quite match) standard laptop arrangements, and built-in applications mean that many people can leave a heavier notebook behind. Netbooks are tempting devices, but if you already have a smartphone, do you really need one ?

Smartphones, on the other hand, have offered much of the same promise of netbooks for years now, including tasks such as mobile document editing, e-mail, and Web browsing. But in many ways, smartphones haven’t fully reached their potential either—and many users will never get past the tiny screens and keyboards.

Here’s what you should consider when deciding whether you should go for a netbook, or simply stick with your smartphone:

Boot-up time: The average smartphone boots up in about 15 seconds, whereas netbooks typically take significantly longer. But that’s not the whole story: at any given moment, your smartphone is already on and ready to roll, since it lasts for days at a time in standby mode. The average netbook battery, however, lasts just 3 hours, and not much longer even if you put the system to sleep. For being ready to go at all times, nothing beats a smartphone.

Keyboard/screen comfort: The winner is pretty clear here: netbooks are considerably more comfortable to use than smartphones. The biggest appeal for netbooks is their small size and weight—often a perfect compromise between a PDA and a standard-size laptop. Some are still too cramped for marathon typing sessions, however. No matter how powerful a netbook is, if it’s not comfortable to type on, or leaves you squinting, you’ll leave it home.

Document editing: Many of today’s smartphones can already view Microsoft Office documents. Some of models (Windows Mobile and Palm OS devices, as well as the latest BlackBerry OS 4.5 revision) can edit them right out of the box. Others require third-party software for this purpose. Either way, it’s only good in a pinch. If you’re doing any more than casual writing or limited spreadsheet work on the go, you’ll want a netbook or real notebook—period.

E-mail: A smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard is sufficient for sending and receiving e-mail, unless you plan on regularly typing out long missives on the road.

Instant messaging: A couple of quick chats are probably fine on a smartphone. Anything longer and you’ll wish you had a netbook or laptop keyboard.

All-day computing: Even a netbook isn’t enough here. I’d say skip both smartphones and netbooks and head straight for a laptop; at least a lightweight ultraportable model. Netbooks feel cramped when used for hours on end (with the possible exception of the latest 10-inch models like the HP Mini 1000 that sport bigger keyboards).

Web browsing: Let’s face it—even the iPhone’s luxurious 3.5-inch screen can feel tiny after 30 minutes of pinch zooming, flicking, and scrolling. Netbooks run full-blown desktop versions of Firefox (in both Linux and Windows XP varieties), so they’re perfect for this purpose.

Media playback: This is another area where netbooks excel. Even the smallest 7-inch Asus models match the widescreen of the largest Archos portable media player, and all of them well exceed the screens you’ll find on smartphones. However, netbooks are overkill as MP3 players—unless, of course, you have really big pockets.

“So it’s your choice of technology”. Hope you enjoyed this week blog, feel free if you have thought to share.. Happy Blogging..