Purchasing Smartphones: A game well played

 

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Smartphones are one of the main things in our lives. Making sure were always available virtually, when our computer is out of reach. The difficult part is getting the best smartphone at the lowest price. You’re stuck between buying the latest model, which in a few months will become history, to buying an older model that’s not always just what you need. Getting out of the game with the feeling of success requires some skills.

Releasing an exceptional smartphone requires a lot of effort and a great deal of time. Only the best players in the game can reach that requisite. From Google to Apple and everything in between, you’re looking at a lot of smartphones that are begging you to purchase them, particularly if their newly released. Picking a higher-end model that was released about a month ago, will most likely provide you with the fastest solution and the biggest hit to your wallet. Personally choosing one will require you to pick between your favored operating system (Android, iOS, or Windows), and balancing in your head, whether a high-quality camera is worth it over a bigger screen. This will not be your last choice, as the choice between carriers can limited your smartphone selection. Keeping all of that in mind, running out of the store with a state-of-the-art phone, won’t always satisfy your needs, as you would have possibly thought.

Smartphones that have made history, will usually stay in history. However, having the latest version isn’t always necessarily better. While sifting through the sea of smartphones, you’re always trying to find a balance between how hard your wallet takes a hit and how slow will it take your phone to perform your tasks. Smartphones that were released a few years back loose almost ninety percent of their value. If you look at what they did compared to what today’s phones can do, you will understand why. This doesn’t mean that buying a smartphone that was popular back in the day, won’t suit your needs today. The only question that needs to be asked is what your needs are. Unless you’re wasting your whole day playing video games and watching movies, you won’t necessarily be disappointed at an aged phone, as one would expect. Making a smart purchase is mostly based upon on how well you know your needs.

After researching the market you will need to make a dashing choice. This choice will rely on you and your budget. If you try to balance all the information together you will probably end up concluding that purchasing last year’s model, will provide you with the best technology versus the smallest hit to your wallet. By looking at newly released smartphones and their predecessor, you will find that after a year or so they’ll take around a fifty percent hit on their price. This means that you’ll be able to find the best ratio between your wallet and your needs (wants?). Hopefully throughout this article, I have educated you on how to play the smartphone game successfully.

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uTorrent beta app arrives on Android handsets, with pirates in tow

uTorrent Beta Android App

Torrent downloading has always been reserved to computers only, tablets and smartphones were always left out, until now. uTorrent has decided to release a new beta app for the Google Play Market (Android), while making sure your running Android 2.1 and higher. So all those pirates out there are grinning as they have just been grated access to a new playground.

Source: Gigaom

Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity watch notifies iPhone owners, the James Bond way

Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity watch

Watches have been outdated by technology and turned into jewelry, as time is easily presented over our phones. However, this is going to all change as more and more companies are releasing Bluetooth watches that syncs with your smartphones. As a result, people have been afraid to showcase their inner geek, with these new watches. So Citizen has come up with, a Eco-Drive Proximity watch that secretly notifies you about updates from your phone via Bluetooth 4.0. With a James Bond style, it will secretly notify you of a missed call, with the second hand pointing to a word indicating a need for attention. The Eco-Drive Proximity watch will probably be priced at a $500 dollar range. Finally, I’m sorry to say that all you Android users out there won’t be able to get their hands on this, as the watch is only compatible with iPhone 4S and future generations.

Source: A Blog to Read

Nokia Lumia 820, AKA Nokia Arrow, photos leaked

Nokia Lumia 820 (Arrow)

It seems like just as you buy your new smartphone, you hear that an even better one is just being released soon. This might be the case here today, as photos of the Nokia Arrow (Nokia Lumia 820) are released from a Chinese website. However, one of the funny things about these images are that, on the bottom right corner it claims the phone only has 335 MB of RAM. This is probably due to it being a prototype, we hope. One thing we do know though, is that it will most likely be running Windows 8 (shock).

Source: WPoweruser

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 leaked image

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung’s Galaxy Note was a success, so the decided to add a 2, and add a sequel to the original best selling phone. The image you see above is what a phablet phone looks like. With a 5.5 inch screen, this device is mix between a phone and a tablet. It’s rumored to have Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad processor, as well as 2GB of RAM and next-generation S-Pen technology. Although, even if you don’t like the whole S pen idea, with writing on your phone and all, you will certainly enjoy owning a pioneer phablet phone. Get ready to empty your wallet at the end of the year, when it gets released to the masses.

Source: knowyourmobile

Could this be the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

 

Samsung decides out of nowhere to release a smartphone image (possibly the Samsung Galaxy Note 2) , on its Pakistan Facebook page.  Their caption says “Picture perfect view made even more perfect with Samsung Galaxy Note”. Why does this sound unusual? Perhaps because this image has been floating around the web for while now, when everyone was wondering about the new Samsung Galaxy S3.  However, this is the first time this image is released officially. So yes, there’s a good chance that we have the real deal here.

Source: Samsung Facebook

 

Motorola teases us with a mysterious LTE smartphone, DROID RAZR HD, perhaps?

Motorola has decided that it should tease the world by submitting a new status update on FaceBook. This status contained a simple message that made us all immediately start drooling: “Let’s play a game, Guess the Smartphone. We’ll give a clue each day all week and make the big reveal on Friday. I have the power of 4G LTE. Which smartphone am I?” Everyone’s guess is going to be the  DROID RAZR HD but who knows, big companies like surprises. Finally, as Motorola is releasing on Friday this may cause a domino effect that will start the launch of some other amazing phones.

Source: PhoneArena, FaceBook