Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears > Gadgets, Computers & Software


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th October 2012, 19:07   #9241
Senior - BHPian
 
NetfreakBombay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,375
Thanked: 315 Times
Default re: The Mobile Phone Thread - Queries, decisions, discussions all here

Quote:
Originally Posted by carboy View Post
I need a Java phone. I don't exactly know what's a java phone, but I assume it's a phone which can run Java programs - there is 1 Java program I need to run on it.
There are two ways:

1. Buy a Nokia phone that is not Windows Phone (E.g.: http://www.flipkart.com/nokia-c5-05-...md4mykpxp2wmzn) Java program (technically J2ME would run out of box on this)
2. Buy an Android phone and run this J2ME app via one of the emulators
NetfreakBombay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th October 2012, 19:24   #9242
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,446
Thanked: 281 Times
Default re: The Mobile Phone Thread - Queries, decisions, discussions all here

Quote:
Originally Posted by NetfreakBombay View Post
There are two ways:

1. Buy a Nokia phone that is not Windows Phone (E.g.: http://www.flipkart.com/nokia-c5-05-...md4mykpxp2wmzn) Java program (technically J2ME would run out of box on this)
What about this - http://www.flipkart.com/nokia-c2-02-...BDYYN2SQDQXBNP

Would it run a Java program? The description says "Java | Yes".

One would need a JRE to run a java program - can I assume this "Series 40" OS whatever it is comes with a JRE.

Would there be difference between JRE implementations on Different Java Phones (i.e. diff phone OSes)
carboy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16th October 2012, 20:07   #9243
Senior - BHPian
 
mayankk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 4,056
Thanked: 3,244 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NetfreakBombay

There are two ways:

1. Buy a Nokia phone that is not Windows Phone (E.g.: http://www.flipkart.com/nokia-c5-05-...md4mykpxp2wmzn) Java program (technically J2ME would run out of box on this)
2. Buy an Android phone and run this J2ME app via one of the emulators
But windows runs java too(??)
Or was that finished with the WP?
mayankk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16th October 2012, 20:49   #9244
Senior - BHPian
 
NetfreakBombay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,375
Thanked: 315 Times
Default re: The Mobile Phone Thread - Queries, decisions, discussions all here

Quote:
Originally Posted by carboy View Post
What about this ..... description says "Java | Yes".
Yes this should work too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by carboy View Post
One would need a JRE to run a java program - can I assume this "Series 40" OS whatever it is comes with a JRE.
Yes, this phone should have a JRE since it says java-yes. Nokia's site would be more definitive on this. (JRE a.k.a. J2ME which is JRE for phones/blu ray players etc)

Quote:
Originally Posted by carboy View Post
Would there be difference between JRE implementations on Different Java Phones (i.e. diff phone OSes)
Yes each platform works differently, E.g. BlackBerry has its own JRE.

Only way program would work "reliably" is if you ask the developer which phone is was tested on and use the phone from same family (S40, S60, Blackberry, Old Windows Mobile etc).

Quote:
Originally Posted by mayankk View Post
But windows runs java too(??)
Or was that finished with the WP?
Yes, it stopped with WP7.
NetfreakBombay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th October 2012, 21:09   #9245
BHPian
 
Turbokick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Bhubaneswar
Posts: 512
Thanked: 236 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gadgetfreak View Post
Even the prices of Note2 are decent now. I picked it up on launch day and loving every bit of Note2.
Did check the Note2. Its an awesome device but the size is rather too big for daily use. Big screen has its benefits but it hardly fits into jeans.
I think apart from higher RAM and bigger battery, S3 too is quite competitive.
For what price did you get your Note 2 ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by joslicx View Post
You can also consider the Asus Padfone 2. Steller specs (I think better than the SG3) and also looks to boot (hands down best looking droid and in class of iphone). Check it out on Google. It was unveiled by Asus yesterday and should be available soon.

BTW, Asus makes the Google Nexus 7 tablet
Did check the phone over Google.
Numbers look promising and finish is more Apple like.
What about its availablity in India and expected price ?
Turbokick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th October 2012, 21:58   #9246
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 59
Thanked: 38 Times
Default re: The Mobile Phone Thread - Queries, decisions, discussions all here

Quote:
Originally Posted by Turbokick View Post
Did check the Note2. Its an awesome device but the size is rather too big for daily use. Big screen has its benefits but it hardly fits into jeans.
I think apart from higher RAM and bigger battery, S3 too is quite competitive.
For what price did you get your Note 2 ?
I Picked it up on the day of launch for 36.9k from a friend.
Gadgetfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th October 2012, 22:11   #9247
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Technocrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mid West
Posts: 14,861
Thanked: 2,398 Times
Default re: The Mobile Phone Thread - Queries, decisions, discussions all here

An interesting article that was published today

Blackberries Now So Embarrassing People are Hiding Them Under iPads
Technocrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th October 2012, 23:47   #9248
Senior - BHPian
 
sammyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Gurgaon/Doon
Posts: 1,711
Thanked: 290 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Technocrat
An interesting article that was published today

Blackberries Now So Embarrassing People are Hiding Them Under iPads
Lol this belongs to the joke thread techno, really
sammyboy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2012, 17:25   #9249
BHPian
 
punto_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hyd/Mumbai
Posts: 184
Thanked: 24 Times
Default re: The Mobile Phone Thread - Queries, decisions, discussions all here

Quote:
Originally Posted by Turbokick View Post
Why do you think the new Lumia series can be better alternate to Android enabled phones in 30K range ?
Windows phones from 7.5(mango) have a very smooth, intuitive and fresh UI. However, it had its own set of issues like no memory card, no support for 1080p, etc.

That seems to be changing with the Win Mob 8. The hardware definetely has matched what Android has to offer. And Windows UI seems to be very smooth. And I feel Android lags many times even on the best hardware. Example my Xperis S.

With Win 8, MS seems to be bringing desktop and mobile experience together. I personally have been using Win 8 from the first beta, and I have never looked back to 7 again!
punto_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd October 2012, 14:57   #9250
Team-BHP Support
 
mobike008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 10,520
Thanked: 7,197 Times
Default re: The Mobile Phone Thread - Queries, decisions, discussions all here

Iam planning to gift my wife with a Samsung S3 as I and she both are knocked over by its looks after a brief feel around with it in a mall.

The cheapest price that I saw for S3 on ebay is Rs.32,000. As iam not in a hurry to buy it, will the price drop in near future?

Also, is it a better phone than the IPHONE 4S?

We both are noobs in terms of Androids and its plus and minus as we both are blackberry users.
mobike008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd October 2012, 16:24   #9251
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NA
Posts: 249
Thanked: 190 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (5)
Default re: The Mobile Phone Thread - Queries, decisions, discussions all here

Quote:
Originally Posted by mobike008 View Post
The cheapest price that I saw for S3 on ebay is Rs.32,000. As iam not in a hurry to buy it, will the price drop in near future?

Also, is it a better phone than the IPHONE 4S?

We both are noobs in terms of Androids and its plus and minus as we both are blackberry users.
With warranty, there is hardly a change for price drop in near future. Grey market has the option.

For your wife, i would say Iphone 4S makes more sense if she really doesn't know anything about android. it looks fantastic and much pleasing to use its iOS.
Iphone 4S will fit in her palm easily.
I really feel android is for geeks who always wants to play around with the core system.
I has my 1st android as HTC wildfire, then i moved to iphone 4 and now i have official blackberry.
my wife is using xperia ray as it fits in her palm easily, gives access to facebook and twitter on the move and it's not so costly.
i use it for navigation most of the time.
i am just waiting for more price drop for Iphone 4S in grey market in India by this month end because of iphone 5 launch (hopefully). i'll switch wifey's android with iphone 4S.
i just loved reading my RSS feeds in the evening on my iphone 4 earlier. i really miss it.

Last edited by Nicky : 22nd October 2012 at 16:26.
Nicky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd October 2012, 16:52   #9252
Senior - BHPian
 
mayankk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 4,056
Thanked: 3,244 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mobike008
Iam planning to gift my wife with a Samsung S3 as I and she both are knocked over by its looks after a brief feel around with it in a mall.

The cheapest price that I saw for S3 on ebay is Rs.32,000. As iam not in a hurry to buy it, will the price drop in near future?

Also, is it a better phone than the IPHONE 4S?

We both are noobs in terms of Androids and its plus and minus as we both are blackberry users.
If you're going to use it in stock form, without fiddling with root and unlocking and all, go with the android.

Even stock its much less restrictive in what you can or cannot do with it.
And you can't beat the quick app installs on the androids.
mayankk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd October 2012, 16:02   #9253
Oxy
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 157
Thanked: 147 Times
Default re: The Mobile Phone Thread - Queries, decisions, discussions all here

Quote:
Originally Posted by sajo View Post
Thanks Rohan. However, I think Sony is stretching their luck a bit by charging almost 15k for a phone with an 800 Mhz single core processor.
My hunt for the "perfect" 15k phone continues...
Quote:
Originally Posted by rohan_iitr View Post
There is no perfect sub 15k Android phone in India. Something or the other would always be missing in a sub 15k Android phone.

Motorola Defy+ : Good processor and display, but camera not good. No front camera.

Samsung Ace Plus : No front camera, low resolution display, overpriced.

Sony Xperia Miro : Weak processor, low resolution display, overpriced.

HTC Desire C : No front camera, weak processor, low resolution display, low battery backup.

I would suggest you to increase your budget slightly and go for a 4 inch model like Samsung Galaxy S Duos or Galaxy S Advance.

You could also check out Huawei G300.

Rohan
Check out the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i. It's perfect if you can live with a 3 inch screen. Here's a good detailed review on it:

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/revi...ini-pro-225319

It's already vanished from Flipkart. Suggest you grab it before it becomes extinct. It's available here:

http://www.homeshop18.com/sony-erics...3297/cid:3027/

Last edited by Oxy : 23rd October 2012 at 16:12.
Oxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd October 2012, 16:24   #9254
BHPian
 
Abhi_abarth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 308
Thanked: 99 Times
Default re: The Mobile Phone Thread - Queries, decisions, discussions all here

Sony xperia Arc S, 6 months old (no invoice though). The phone has been used just once and kept in the box. No memory card though.

The price is quoted as 10 k, please advise if it makes sense going for it. The seller is dire need of money hence selling it.

Please advise.
Abhi_abarth is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24th October 2012, 13:14   #9255
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 59
Thanked: 38 Times
Default re: The Mobile Phone Thread - Queries, decisions, discussions all here

Quote:
Originally Posted by mobike008 View Post
Iam planning to gift my wife with a Samsung S3 as I and she both are knocked over by its looks after a brief feel around with it in a mall.

The cheapest price that I saw for S3 on ebay is Rs.32,000. As iam not in a hurry to buy it, will the price drop in near future?

Also, is it a better phone than the IPHONE 4S?

We both are noobs in terms of Androids and its plus and minus as we both are blackberry users.

1st thing 1st. Iphone 4s cannot be compared with SGS3, you need to compare SGS2 or some components of SGS3 with Iphone 4s, features present in Iphone 5 were something which users of SGS2 are already used to. SGS3 is way ahead of Iphone5 specs and much better in all aspects. SGS series are more valuse for money, but then as I usually always say, Iphones are always good to have, they make real good and posh paper weights in office.
Gadgetfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Mobile Phone Pictures Thread inder_s1 Shifting gears 13 10th April 2009 21:06
F1-2009...All your Discussions here....! PAVAN KADAM Int'l Motorsport 395 4th April 2009 13:58
T-Mobile G1 Android mobile phone introduced yesterday but nobody here seems to care.. srijit Gadgets, Computers & Software 33 7th October 2008 15:57
Decisions... Decisions on choosing a four wheeled friend balashome The Indian Car Scene 47 1st October 2005 20:32


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 20:48.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks