Smart launches Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Philippine mobile services provider Smart Communications has introduced the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with a Smart Bro FlexiSurf postpaid plan. The price starts at PHP 1,299 per month with a Pocket WiFi Plan 999 or SIM Plan 999.

We found Samsung’s 2011 Galaxy Note an odd device: it was unwieldy for everyday use as a phone thanks to its 5.3in. screen, and its clever S Pen input showed promise but didn’t quite deliver enough.

The 10.1in. Galaxy Note 10.1 also supports stylus input, and sits in direct competition with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 devices — although it’s more expensive. The Wi-Fi only Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 currently sells for £264 (ex. VAT) SIM-free, while the Wi-Fi and 3G version costs £349 (ex. VAT). The equivalent Galaxy Note 10.1 models cost £335 and £420 (ex. VAT) respectively.


The Galaxy Note 10.1 is very similar in appearance to the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. The distinctive pair of speaker grilles on the front are a trademark, and their location is welcome since it means you can’t accidently cover them with your hands.
review sample’s white screen bezel (there’s also a grey version) has silver (dark grey on the other version) edging that extends into the back to frame the 5-megapixel rear camera. The majority of the backplate is white (or grey), very shiny and probably prone to scratching — although it doesn’t attract fingerprints. It flexes a little when pressed, but not enough to cause real concern.


The general look and feel doesn’t match the quality of the third-generation iPad or Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, for example, although it’s superior to that of low-end tablets. Considering the price of the Galaxy Note 10.1, we expect better.

The 10.1in. screen delivers good viewing angles and is bright enough, but the resolution, at 1,280 by 800 pixels or 149 pixels per inch (ppi), is disappointing. Asus manages 1,920 by 1,200 (224ppi) on its Transformer Pad Infinity, while Apple delivers 2,048 by 1,536 pixels in a 9.7in. screen (264ppi) on the third-generation iPad. Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, delivers a similar resolution — 1,280 by 720 pixels — in a much smaller 4.8in. screen, giving more than double pixel the density at 306ppi (but not as high as the iPhone 5’s 326ppi — 640 by 1,136 pixels in a 4in. screen).

The Galaxy Note 10.1 weighs 597g for the Wi-Fi only version and 600g for the Wi-Fi+3G option; it’s a shade heavier than the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and significantly lighter than the latest iPad, which weighs 652g (Wi-Fi) or 662g (Wi-Fi+3G).

The Galaxy Note 10.1 runs on a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4410 processor supported by 2GB of RAM — this is the first time we’ve seen more than 1GB of RAM in any tablet or smartphone. Dual-band (802.11a/b/g/n) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 are integrated as standard, and you can have 3G mobile broadband as an option. There is 16GB of internal storage, of which 11.66GB was free on our review sample. A microSD slot lets you add more storage capacity.

Samsung uses a proprietary port for battery charging and PC connection, which is irritating. There’s no Micro-USB port, so you really don’t want to mislay that Samsung cable.

standard QWERTY keyboard

Samsung has included a number of interface tweaks. The keyboard, for example, comes in three versions, which you switch between by pinching inwards to call up a trio of thumbnails.

The standard QWERTY keyboard offers a separate number row and a useful button that intuitively changes between ‘.com’ and ‘www.’. The floating keyboard is smaller, while the split keyboard is ideal for use when holding the device and tapping with your thumbs in landscape mode.

Performance & battery life

Battery life was good. The 7,000mAh Lithium Ion cell didn’t perform outrageously better or worse than the average and you ought to get between eight and nine hours from it depending on how hard you push. During our testing period we never felt it was powering down faster than we’d expect.


[list style=”unordered” type=”type3″] Responsive S Pen stylus
Quad-core processor
Nice split-screen function
The only 10.1in. tablet with pen input


[list style=”unordered” type=”type3″] Proprietary charge/PC connector
No Micro-USB port
No HDMI port
Handwriting recognition could be supported more widely
Relatively expensive
Slightly flimsy build

YOUTH is the Leader in Social Media

Social networking has spread around the world with remarkable speed. In countries such as Britain, the United States, Russia, the Czech Republic and Spain, about half of all adults now use Facebook and similar websites. These sites are also popular in many lower-income nations, where, once people have access to the internet, they tend to use it for social networking.
SURVEY based on 21 countries all aroud the world found that the social media is having inportant impact when it comes to political and social discourse in many countries.

“For instance, in Egypt and Tunisia, two nations at the heart of the Arab Spring, more than six in 10 social networkers share their views about politics online.”

According to the research pew said that:

[quote]Among social network participants in Lebanon, for example, 68 percent said they shared views on politics and 81 percent on community issues. Similarly high levels were found in Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan.[/quote] Not just in advance and develop countries but this social media spread and influnce also in the developing countries as well.It found that younger people were leading the way in the use of social networks, and that smartphones were being used widely to connect.

Job hunting through social media/smart phones

that means due to access use of smartphone and its penetration people use and visit more social media and other websites as well. in fact majority of recruitment and job finding is done by Facebook and twitter as Facebook is also paying attention of this phenomena of job search they are looking for many apps to improve and generate business out of this media is not just covering one aspect and dimension instead it will affect many other aspects of our life.
Research said that:
[quote]Globally, most smartphone users say they visit social networking sites on their phone, while many get job, consumer, and political information.[/quote]

[quote]Technologies like these are especially popular among the young and well educated. In almost every country polled, people under age 30 and those with a college education are more likely to engage in social networking and to use a smartphone.[/quote]

Age Group

So mainly use of social media is done by the age group below 30.In all countries, those in the 18-29 age group were the heaviest users of social networks, with more than 90 percent participating in several countries. Those in the 30-49 age category were generally more active than their peers over 50.


Roughly half of the people surveyed in the United States, Britain, Russia, Spain and the Czech Republic said they used social networks, as did around four in 10 in Poland, Brazil, France and Italy.
In China, 86 percent said they shared views about music and movies on social networks, as did 85 percent in India, 84 percent in Mexico, 83 percent in Greece and 78 percent in Turkey.
In most of the other nations surveyed, around one-third said they used social networks, but the figure was just six percent in India and three percent in Pakistan.
When majority is online on internet they mostly visit and go through social media.
For instance, the vast majority of Internet users in Mexico, Brazil, Tunisia, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Russia and India are using social networking sites.”


The survey also finds that global publics are sharing their views online about a variety of topics, especially popular culture. Across 20 of the nations polled (Pakistan is excluded from this calculation due to the small number of social networking users), a median of 67% of social networkers say they use these sites to share opinions about music and movies. Significant numbers also post their views on community issues, sports and politics. Fewer give their opinions about religion.
For the sake of entertainment,Among those who participate in social networks, commenting on music and movies is a popular activity, with majorities in 17 countries saying they have done this.


Sports, on the other hand, was a less common topic, with half or more of users of social networks in only seven countries — India, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkey, Egypt, Brazil and China — saying they have shared opinions on sports.

Social Networking
In 19 of 21 countries, about three-in-ten or more of those polled use sites such as Facebook, including about half in Britain (52%), the U.S. (50%), Russia (50%), Spain (49%), and the Czech Republic (49%). Only in India (6%) and Pakistan (4%) is the percentage of adults who use social networking sites in single digits.
Similarly, use of social networking sites varies by education level, with double-digit differences between those with a college degree and those without a college degree in 15 of 18 countries (this finding excludes Mexico, Brazil and Pakistan, where fewer than 100 respondents have a college degree). The widest gap is found in Egypt, where 81% of those with a college degree use social networking sites, compared with just 18% of those with less education.

ARAB countries
In Arab countries such as Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt, social networking sites are also a popular forum for expressing views on politics and community issues. More than seven-in-ten users of social networking sites in these countries have posted about community issues on these sites, and at least six-in-ten have shared their views about politics.
The most important aspect of discussing the religious aspects Arab countries are at the top of the list.said the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project survey.

The report was based on a survey of more than 26,000 people in the 21 countries in March and April 2012.

Mobiles Negatively effect our Personnel Relationship

Mobile phones are mainly used for the purpose of communication anywhere.part of society in Pakistan everyone is using mobile phone teenagers even children are also using mobile may be for the sake of entertainment some how for the communication purpose.

Mobiles are option to fulfill need of interaction,somehow no more it is considered as need in society due to its easy access.people can easily purchase mobile phones and teenagers are using these mobiles with knowing what is good and bad.

youth of any country is the biggest asset for the country,future is dependent on the youth of the country.but due to access use and communication of youth with mobile it will increase the level of dependency according to the research people are so much dependent on mobile phones and relationships,friends that they even can not imagine their life without cell phone.

In Britain there are more mobile phones in use than there are people (Sheffield and Bolton, 2006).

According to the research done in 2005 they concluded that Mobile phones affect human identity and social interaction, and play a part in areas such as propositions, courtship and ending relationships (Srivastava, 2005).

Mobile is one important factor to enhance love and personnel relationship in the society.teenagers are having more time and energy than a corporate person due to mobile phone access and cheap packages offered by the telecom industry they simply direct their self in engaging themselves with their phone by making new friends ,their dependency is very high.

Mobile isolate us from our surrounding

as a result they start isolating from their surrounding without know what is happening around .in short they are not utilizing their time and energy for positive or good reason.Studies show that teenagers are lacking in social and personal skills because they spend their time texting and speaking on their telephones rather than interacting face to face. They are living their lives one step removed from life rather than being part of it and are not learning the skills that they will need in adult life.
youngsters’ mobile telephones were taken away for a week to see how they fared without them. One young man said that he woke in the night several times during the study, thinking that his mobile telephone was ringing and reached out to the bedside table to answer it. He also spoke about the novelty of actually walking round to see a friend, rather than texting him on his telephone.

According to the research done by the Else and Turkle (2006) :
[succsess_box] They believe that as technology has gotten to the point where thoughts and feelings are shared instantaneously through phones and other technology sources mean a person is never truly alone, leading to dependency on other people[/succsess_box]

Dependency on mobile phone for relation ship is increasing day by day,according to the survey done on many restaurants that customers/couples at restaurant tables and found many occasions where one partner was taking a call while the other was texting or looking away. This perhaps shows that relationships on phones are prioritized at the expense of relationships with people in the surrounding area.

Wei and Lo (2006) showing the superficial nature of lonely and shy people’s call habits where they spend a lot of time on the phone but not because of affection, whereas people who have less contacts may be getting better support from those people.
According to the researchers,psychologists who conducted the experiments at Essex University, mobile phones automatically trigger thoughts about wider social networks, reducing the level of empathy and understanding in face-to-face conversations, Daily Mail reported.

Cell phones are integral part of our life,but this technology is undermine our relationship indirectly.women generally
are more attuned to relationships, so they might have been more sensitive to someone pulling away from them. But women have become as much a victim of the cell phone rudeness and isolation as a days we see many cases where Maybe cellphones bring people together since she then borrowed one from a stranger at the airport who ended up as her husband.

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[list style=”unordered” type=”type24″] More speed. More storage. More battery life. A mighty 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 64GB of storage and longest-lasting battery yet: up to 50% longer.
8 megapixel main camera with LED flash, BSI sensor (for shooting in low light). HD video recording. 1.3 front-facing camera
Giroscopio, G-Sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor.
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Quad band GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 21 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
4.7″ LCD 1280 × 720 pixels, touch screen display
Fast, quad-core processor
LTE network support
64GB of built-in storage.
Talk time up to 595 minutes Standby up to 715 hour.
WiFi,Bluetooth 3.0,microUSB with MHL HDMI.




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It’s the most immersive sound experience with deeper bass, You also get HTC’s exclusive Music hub and Sync Manager for quick access to the tunes you love.Vibration; MP3 ringtones,3.5mm jack,Beats audio sound enhancement.[/succsess_box]


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[list style=”unordered” type=”type24″] Get 25 GB of Dropbox space free for two years.
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