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Customers of ONE may have noticed recently that we’ve been offering Android Mobile Phones through our handset store.
The first question most customers ask is “What is Android?“, so this article helps explain what Android is, and why it’s so good.
Android is essentially the software that runs many of today’s new smart phones, and is in use by some of the best mobile phone makers in the world, including LG, HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and more.
Android is made by Google, and it’s integration with Google’s products and services is the best available.
Android has all of the usual things you would expect of your modern smart phone, including access to 3G Data networks, web browsing capabilities, most phones have touch screeens and access to WiFi networks to save on data costs, and of course you can make and receive calls and SMS messages.
The Google search feature operated by your own voice is truly amazing. Just speak the word, destination or item you’re looking for into your phone, and it will return results from Google. This is great if you’re travelling and looking for some entertainment, or a restaurant for example, similarly the Google Maps and Navigation act as your SatNav and are great when you’re exploring new places, or just trying to find your destination
Gmail integration is amazing for business users, or anyone who frequently uses, and likes access to their email on the go.
Aside from all the Great Google based features, you have access to Social networking, including Facebook, twitter and more, with all of your unified messaging in one place, and there are loads of great free and paid applications available in the Android market place.
Android is one of the fastest growing mobile platforms, overtaking iPhone’s IOS, and even Nokia have bowed out of the operating system game, conceding it’s Symbian operating system will not be the mobile phone platform of the future, instead entering a partnership with Microsoft to deliver Windows based mobile phones.
Contact ONE today, and ask about our range of Android mobile phones. Ph: 133 001.
The latest web browser from Microsoft, Internet Explorer 9 was launched overnight, and in true tech fashion, a launch party was held in Texas, USA to make a spectacle of the event.
Beta and pre-launch versions of the current version have already been downloaded by over 40 million users, whilst there are over 900 Million users of earlier versions of the popular browser.
Microsoft’s new web browser focuses on improved privacy settings, tighter integration with Windows 7, and a more graphic rich experience, taking advantage of graphics hardware acceleration in newer computers for enhanced online gaming and smoother high definition video.
Microsoft’s message for Internet Explorer 9, is the web can be fast, and beautiful, with the official launch site being titled “beauty of the web”. Microsoft has also partnered with major online channels to deliver this message, such as Facebook and Yahoo!
A new feature to Internet Explorer, named “pinned websites” is similar to a bookmark that can be added to your Windows’ start bar, allowing quick, immediate access to the websites you frequently acces, without the need to first launch your browser and type in the web address. This feature is sure to be a hit amongst Facebook addicts.
It is said the release of “IE9” was brought forward in light of recent heavy advertising campaigns from Google Chrome, which has been boasting faster load times, and improved security.
Microsoft has lost market share in recent years to competitive browsers such as the ever popular Mozilla Firefox, Apple’s Safari and of late, Google Chrome.
As users of IE9 for almost a year now, we can report that Internet Explorer 9 is a fairly reliable web browser, which seems to load quicker than Firefox, but doesn’t go a great way to enhance or improve the browsing experience. Simple tasks are fine, but power users would prefer Chrome or Firefox.
A time may come where it is the preferred browser of converts to alternatives due to “IE9 optimised sites” working better, but with a big push for standards compliance, that path doesn’t seem likely.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 is available as a free download for computers running Windows Vista and Windows 7 from http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/
ONE has just received a shipment of HTC Tattoo phones, and we can assure you this is ONE Tattoo your mother will approve of.
The HTC Tattoo phone is all about you. It’s as individual as you are, and as unique as a Tattoo on your skin.
More than just a smart phone, the Tattoo can be customised inside-and-out, with an interchangeable phone casing* that can be fully-customised with your own unique designs, combined with a configurable home screen to display all your favourite features, including SMS messages, Mobile Games, Calendar, Music, Weather Updates, Email, Twitter feeds, Facebook, Youtube and more!
Based on the Google Android mobile platform, this robust and flexible operating system is more than capable as a phone, but the multi-media functionality and social interactions it presents are almost limitless.
Want to upload and tag a photo to Facebook? Too easy. Need to tweet about the latest news or gossip? Easy-done. The Tattoo makes uploading photo and video to your favourite social networking site a breeze.
Tracking your friends activities on The Tattoo is easy with the “People” feature, where all of your friend’s online presences and interactions are linked together. Be notified of updates. See Stacey’s latest photo uploads on Flickr, as well as her tweets in Twitter and status updates in Facebook. All unified in one on the Tattoo.
For those that like a little work with their play, the HTC Tattoo has support for Gmail, Imap and Microsoft Exchange, for email on the go, Google maps will help you get to your next meeting, and Google Talk allows you to chat away during your commute. If that that’s not enough, then there are thousands of applications and games available in the Android Market, which can be downloaded straight to the handset, with many free applications and pay-per-download premium apps to keep you busy and entertained.
HTC Tattoo Handset Features
- Android Operating System by Google
- 2.8 Inch Touch Screen
- On-screen keyboard and phone number input
- 3.2 Megapixel Camera
- Bluetooth & USB Connection
- Support for MP3, AAC Audio and Windows Media Audio
- Windows Media Video & MPEG-4 video support
- Internet Enabled: Twitter, Gmail, Google Maps and more Google Apps support
- 3G Mobile Internet Access, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity
- Quad-band Mobile Network Support (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) and HSDPA/WCDMA
- Up to 4 hours talk time (WCDMA) and 20 days standby time (WCDMA)
† Available on Large and Extra Large Plans from ONE, over a 24 month contract. Refer to www.myone.com.au for full details. Offer available for a limited time throughout April while stocks last.
* Custom skins can be configured and purchased at http://www.garskin.com/htc/design.html
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