Monday, November 29, 2010

HTC Desire HD specification

HTC Desire HD

1 GHz
Operating System
Android™ 2.2 (FroYo) with HTC Sense™
Internal storage: 1.5 GB
RAM: 768 MB
Expansion Slot microSD™ card
Size and weight 123 x 68 x 11.8 mm (4.84 x 2.67 x 0.46 inches)
164 grams (5.78 ounces) with battery
4.3″, WVGA resolution Capacitive Touch Window with multi-touch capability
262K-color LCD

HSPA/WCDMA (900/2100 MHz)
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
Bluetooth® 2.1, A2DP, FTP, OPP, and PBAP
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Standard micro-USB
8 megapixel color camera with auto focus and dual LED flash
720p HD video recording
Removable and Rechargeable Lithium ion or Lithium-polymer battery, 1230 mAh
AC adaptor
AC input: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Motion G-sensor
Proximity Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor

Saudi Arabia Internet Statistics

Internet was first introduced to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 1994 when state academic, medical, and research institutions got access to it. Internet was officially made available in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1997 by a ministerial decision and the public access finally debuted in 1999.

In December 2000 there were 200 000 Internet users in Saudi Arabia. By 2005 the number of Internet users in KSA had grown to 2.54 million, making the growth 1170 % and KSA one of the fastest growing Internet markets.

2006 some major changes were made to the structure of Internet in KSA. These changes are likely to aid the expansion of Internet usage in KSA even more. it is predicted that the number of users will reach 3.8 million in 2007.

Internet Usage Statistics:
9,800,000 Internet users as of June/10, 38.1% of the population, according to ITU.

Facebook Users in Saudi Arabia:
2,575,740 as of August 31, 2010, according to Facebook.

Latest Population Estimate:
25,731,776 population for 2010, according to U.S. Census Bureau.

Gross Domestic Product:
GDP per capita is US$ 16,778 for 2010 according to I.M.F.

Saudi Arabia Country Area (Size):
2,149,690 sq km and the population density is 12 persons per sq km.

Internet Growth and Population Statistics:

2000 200,000 21,624,42 0.9% ITU
2003 1,500,000 21,771,609 6.9% ITU
2005 2,540,000 23,595,637 10.8% C+I+A
2007 4,700,000 24,069,943 19.5% ITU
2009 7,761,800 28,686,633 27.1% ITU
2010 9,800,000 25,731,776 38.1% ITU

Friday, November 26, 2010

What Does Icons Mean that appear on Nokia Sets

Nokia users often see different kind of icons beside the network signal indicator and on other different parts of Mobile screens. Let us see what does these icons mean.

Icons: Explanation:
The device is being used in a GSM network. The bar next to the icon indicates the signal strength of the network at your current location. The higher the bar, the stronger the signal.
You have one or more unread messages in the Inbox folder in Messag..
The battery charge level. The higher the bar, the stronger the charge in the battery.
You have received new e-mail in the remote mailbox.
You have one or more missed phone calls.
An alarm is active.
You have selected the silent profile, and the device does not ring for an incoming call or message.
Bluetooth is active.
An infrared connection is active. If the indicator blinks, your device is trying to connect to the other device, or the connection has been lost.
A GPRS packet data connection is available.
A GPRS packet data connection is active.
A GPRS packet data connection is on hold.
An EGPRS packet data connection is available.
An EGPRS connection is active.
An EGPRS packet data connection is on hold.
Your device is connected to a PC with a USB data cable.
Indicate the phone line that you have selected, if you have subscribed to two phone lines (network service).
All calls are forwarded to another number.
A headset is connected to the device.
The connection to a headset with Bluetooth connectivity has been lost.
A hands-free car kit is connected to the device.
A loopset is connected to the device.
A Text phone is connected to the device.
Your device is synchronizing.
You have an ongoing push to talk connection.

Monday, November 22, 2010

HTC Desire Z specification

800 MHz
Operating System
Android™ 2.2 (FroYo) with HTC Sense™
Internal storage: 1.5 GB
RAM: 512 MB
Expansion Slot microSD™ card
119 x 60.4 x 14.16 mm
180 grams (6.34 ounces) with battery
3.7″ WVGA resolution
Super LCD
Capacitive touch screen

HSPA/WCDMA (900/2100 MHz)
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
Bluetooth® 2.1, A2DP, FTP, OPP, and PBAP
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Standard micro-USB
5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and flash
720p HD video recording
Removable and Rechargeable Lithium ion or Lithium-polymer battery, 1300 mAh
AC adaptor
AC input: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Motion G-sensor
Proximity Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor

Friday, November 19, 2010

Google Sky Map- now with time travel

Man ... can go up against gravitation in a balloon, and why should he not hope that ultimately he may be able to stop or accelerate his drift along the Time-Dimension, or even turn about and travel the other way.
H.G. WELLS, The Time Machine - Google Books book link

Have you ever wondered how the sky was back in 1900? How the sky looked when the Apollo 11 moon landing happened? Or what the sky will look like next Thursday night for your planned star-gazing trip?

Today, the new version of Google Sky Map lets you time travel to see the sky at a specific date, past or future. After smooth travel to the desired year, you can fast forward or rewind in various speeds and watch how the sky changes.

While viewing another time period, you can still search for your favorite objects.

Google Sky Map is available for Android-powered devices running Android 1.6 and above. Download this new version by going to Android Market on your phone, or by scanning the QR code below. We'd love to hear from you, both the good and the bad, so leave us comments here or in the Help Forum.

Posted by Hector Ouilhet, Lunatic Designer

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Editing your Google Docs on the go

Cross posted on the Official Google Blog, Google Enterprise Blog and the Google Docs Blog

With Google Docs, we’re always trying to make you more productive—and part of that means making it possible for you to get things done from anywhere, at anytime. That’s why we’re excited that the new documents editor now supports editing on your mobile browser. We’re rolling this out over the next few days.

That means that...
  • You can work on that important memo...while on the bus or train to work.
  • If you’re behind on a group proposal, but really want to make it to the ball game tonight, your whole team can work on it from the bleacher seats.
  • You can take minute-by-minute notes at a concert so you’ll always remember the setlist. And your friends can jealously follow in real-time at home.
  • ...and the list goes on!
Take a look at this video to see mobile editing in action:

It’s easy to get started: visit in a browser on a supported device, and select the document you want to edit. Then, when you’re viewing it, press the Edit button to switch to the mobile editor.

In the next few days, we’re rolling this out to English-language users around the world on Android with Froyo (version 2.2) and on iOS devices (version 3.0+) including the iPad. We’ll be adding support for other languages soon. And as before, we also support editing of spreadsheets from your mobile device’s browser.

We hope you enjoy editing your documents on the go—especially when you’re at the game with a hot dog in your other hand.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Google Voice for iPhone

(cross-posted from the Google Voice Blog)

Earlier this year we launched a Google Voice HTML5 web app for iPhone users. Today we’re taking the Google Voice experience on the iPhone to a whole new level with the launch of the official Google Voice for iPhone app.

With this native app, you’ll continue to have access to all the major Google Voice features on your iPhone, like:
  • Cheap rates for international calls
  • Free text messaging to U.S. numbers
  • Voicemail transcription
  • Display your Google Voice number as caller ID when making calls
In addition to these benefits, the app provides some features that make using Google Voice on your iPhone a much better experience:
  • With push notifications, the app will alert you instantly when you receive a new voicemail or text message
  • Most of your calls will be placed via Direct Access Numbers, making them connect just as quickly as regular phone calls

Google Voice for iPhone is available to download from the Apple App Store today. You’ll need an iPhone with iOS 3.1 or later and a valid Google Voice account to use the app. At this time, Google Voice is available in the U.S. only.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Offline, meet online: a marketing experiment with Google Goggles

(cross-posted with Official Google Blog)

Personally Yours on the Go - Personalized Recommendations in Google Maps 4.7

Google Maps on Android just got even hotter with Hotpot, our new local recommendation engine that helps you discover places you’ll love based on opinions from you and your friends. Here’s how to get the benefits of Hotpot on your phone:

Rate places on the go — Now you can write and publish ratings and reviews from your mobile phone. We make it quick and easy with a new rating widget designed for rating places on the go. Install it from your homescreen by going to Menu > Add > Widgets > Rate Places. You can also post ratings and reviews directly from any Place page. So, when you polish off the crispiest carnitas taco you’ve ever eaten, you can pull out your Android phone to celebrate the event and give that taqueria the public love it deserves.

Get personalized recommendations — Why rate the places you’ve been? First, your ratings will personalize your search results by customizing them according to your tastes. Even better, when you add friends to the mix using Hotpot on your computer, your ratings will point them in the direction of the best enchiladas in town the next time they crave Mexican food, wherever they happen to be.

Of course, this works the other way too — so to reap the rewards, you’ll want to add friends to get recommendations for the places they love. Notice how John Hawkins, a colleague of mine in London who knows a lot about English pubs, recommends The Grenadier below.

Get Google Maps 4.7 for Android 1.6 and above everywhere Maps is already available. Just search for Google Maps in Android Market (or tap here from your phone).

By the way, if you’re an iPhone user, good news: we’ll soon have a Places app that allows you to rate and get place recommendations as well. Alternatively, you can rate and get place recommendations from your phone browser (iPhone and Android) in the US. Just visit the Places tab at as we roll out over the next day.

We hope you enjoy getting and giving personalized recommendations to make place finding better and more fun.

Google Shopper 1.3 adds search filters and featured lists

When we launched Google Shopper in February, I never expected that my 20% project would quickly become one of Google’s most popular Android applications. With over 2.5 million downloads in just 9 months, many Android users are using Shopper to help them shop on the go.

Today, we’re excited to announce the next version of Shopper. In addition to existing, popular features like local availability, fast barcode scanning and voice search, version 1.3 includes new search filters like “price” and “brand” to help users refine their searches to find the perfect product.

For example, if you’re looking for a new Blu-Ray player and you want to match it to your existing Denon receiver, you can filter by price and brand:

In addition, version 1.3 includes new “featured lists” - lists of products to help you shop during the holidays. When you have a spare moment, you can browse through suggested gifts and then click through to find the best place to buy them.

To get Shopper, Android users can go to Android Market for the free download. If you’re an iPhone user, you can use Mobile Product Search ( from an iPhone or Android device) to get many of the same great features.

Posted by Daniel Switkin, Senior Software Engineer, Google Shopper

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Voice Search in underrepresented languages


Today we’re introducing Voice Search support for Zulu and Afrikaans, as well as South African-accented English. The addition of Zulu in particular represents our first effort in building Voice Search for underrepresented languages. We define underrepresented languages as those which, while spoken by millions, have little presence in electronic and physical media, e.g., webpages, newspapers and magazines.

We believe that the speech research community needs to start working on many of these underrepresented languages to advance progress and build speech recognition, translation and other Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies. The development of NLP technologies in these languages is critical for enabling information access for everybody. Indeed, these technologies have the potential to break language barriers.

Check out the Google Research Blog for more details.

Salani kahle!**

* “Welcome” in Afrikaans
** “Stay well” in Zulu

Posted by Pedro J. Moreno, Staff Research Scientist and Johan Schalkwyk, Senior Staff Engineer

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How Comm100 Newsletters work

Comm100 is providing free email newsletters to Small Business owners and Web Bloggers. If you are a legitimate business and sending Emails to your opt-in recipients, you are more than welcomed to use the free Comm100 Newsletter to reach your customers. You do not need to worry about the moderation process mentioned below.

If you are not, do not attempt to send spam email with Comm100 Newsletter.

In an effort to fight spam, we create the concept of Newsletter Status for Comm100 Newsletter. The three possible statuses for your newsletter are: Moderation Needed, Moderation Not Needed, Email Banned.

This newsletter status only affects the Email sending feature of your newsletter account. The status does NOT affect other features of your Comm100 Newsletter account or other Comm100 applications.

Moderation Needed

This is the initial status of your site account. Under this status, your Emails will be moderated manually by our customer service team after you requested to send out your emails.

How we moderate your Email:

1. Your verified sender Email address must be a business Email address. Any free Email address, including the ones from,, and, is not allowed;

2. No obvious spam content in your message.

How the Moderation Affects Your Business:

We understand our moderation process could cause delay for your Email delivery, and since we will look into your Email content during the moderation process, privacy concern may arise.

Your Privacy is Protected:

Email spamming is a big issue for all internet mailing services. Please understand we are doing this to protect your business. We will only look into the content of your Email when your site status is Moderation Needed and in the event that your Email recipient reports abuse.

For more information about how we handle your privacy, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

Moderation Not Needed

After several of your Emails passed the moderation process, our customer service team will change your Moderation Needed status to Moderation Not Needed. Under this status, your Email will be sent directly without moderation.

However, if a certain number of abuse complaints are received and then verified, we may change your status back to Moderation Needed or even Email Banned.

Email Banned

If a certain number of abuse complaints are received and then verified, or your Email cannot pass the moderation process for many times, your newsletter site status will be changed to Email Banned and your Email will not be sent.

If you think you are not sending spam, please contact our customer service team.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Enhancements to Google News for smartphones

(Cross-posted from the Google News Blog)

Last November, we redesigned Google News for mobile access on smartphones including Android, iPhone and Palm Pre. Today, we’re globally rolling out new usability and visual enhancements that we hope will make browsing news on your smartphone easier.

We expanded the story space to make tapping on articles easier and more accurate. Tapping anywhere on an article headline or snippet opens it up, and clicking on a section heading opens up that topic section on your screen.

In addition, the default view of stories is now collapsed, to reduce scrolling time. You can ‘expand’ a story by tapping ‘More sources’, which brings you to related stories from other sources. The screenshots below show the collapsed and expanded view of a story.

So, pick up your smartphone, point your browser to, and catch up on news on the go.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Google Search app for Windows Phone 7 - in the Marketplace now

Searching with Google on your Windows Phone 7 device just got easier. The Google Search app for Windows Phone 7 provides quick and convenient access to a rich set of search results, allowing you to search the web, images, local, news, and more.

This initial release of the Google Search app includes several features that help you to search faster - suggestions appear automatically as you type, you can choose to repeat a query from your search history, and your current location is used to provide more relevant results.

The Google Search app is a free download for all Windows Phone 7 devices and languages. Just search the Marketplace for “Google Search”, download, pin to Start, and the power of Google Search is only a click away.

Update: here is a link to the app in Zune Marketplace. You'll need to be using a Windows Phone 7 device or Internet Explorer for the link to work.