Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Xperia ray and Xperia active Waterproof phones by Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson has announced two new Android smartphones the Xperia Ray, and  Xperia Active.

Xperia Active  runs on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread . It is a dust proof and water resistant Android smartphone  with 320x480 pixels of resolution and scratch-resistant display that tracks your fingers even when wet.  It is waterproof up to three feet (1m) for up to 30 minutes. It is having 5MP camera.

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Xperia Ray is aluminum-framed running Android 2.3 Gingerbread & comes with an 8.1 megapixel autofocus camera. You can expand memory up to 32 GB
It is good for those who want beautiful design, As it combines a slim 9.4mm form factor with a high quality aluminium frame and a 3.3” screen. & delivers speed along with stunning visuals and clarity,

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Both devices are ready for release in the third quarter of the year.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Access PIM information (contacts) from Windows phone7

As a update to Windows phone , Mango SDK comes along with new set of API's that includes accessing PIM too. So we can access contacts easily using new API's
Now here is sample code below for accessing the contact information.

First we need to include namespace
using Microsoft.Phone.UserData;

 public MainPage()
            Contacts myContacts = new Contacts();
            //   Sample Code to save contacts on phone.
            //SavePhoneNumberTask savePhoneNumberTask = new SavePhoneNumberTask();
            //savePhoneNumberTask.PhoneNumber = "1234567890"; 
            myContacts.SearchCompleted += new EventHandler<ContactsSearchEventArgs>(myContacts_SearchCompleted);

            myContacts.SearchAsync(string.Empty, FilterKind.None, null);

void myContacts_SearchCompleted(object sender, ContactsSearchEventArgs e)
                string strContacts = string.Empty;
                foreach (var result in e.Results)
                  strContacts = strContacts + "Name : " + result.DisplayName + " ; Phone Number : " + result.PhoneNumbers.FirstOrDefault();
            catch (Exception ex)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Windows Phone 8 (Apollo) & Updates, Nokia will launch WP8 in 2012

It is almost about a month before Microsoft has updated Windows Phone 7 with MANGO SDK.  Now according to latest news, next major updates after WP7.5 will be Windows Phone 8 code-named APOLLO

Nokia already planned 12 models for year 2012. & is about to adopt ST-Ericsson chips for some Windows Phone & expect them as WP8 devices. There are not more details available so it is better to wait and  see what will be the surprised , advanced features available for  both end-users & developers. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

News, How to check PF, EPF account balance details online from July 1

8th June , The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)  announced that from  July 1 account details will be available online for everyone.
Assistant PF Commissioner Kanchan Roy said  that  “You can see your PF account balance online from July 1,”during an interactive session at the Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Now  PF account number will gonna replace by Unique Identification Number (UID)  after inter-connecting all EPFO  offices by March, 2012.
This will be helpful for more than 5 crore  PF subscribers in India.
For more details , pls visit

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Nokia Windows Phone News, updates

June 1st ,the interview of  Nokia's CEO (Stephan Elop) with CNBC  , he was  asked what will be the Nokia's plan B if in a case Windows Phone7 does not work ?  Mr.Elop says that Plan B is to make sure  the Plan A is very successful. According to him consumers feedback is good & Windows phone operation system is very good better in satisfaction of needs than competing platforms. And Microsoft doesn't have partner for doing best for their windows phone that is what Nokia had commitment made through this process , by bringing together the Hardware & Software , off course there is need of third or balancing ecosystem in the environment .

Lets see following months will be crucial for both Windows Phone & Nokia lovers . Being a developer I hope something best from this deal.

For more details & video you can visit HERE .