Samsung YP-Z5 is no competition to the Nano

Hot off the i-Pod Nano clone bandwagon comes the YP-Z5, Samsung’s own ultra slim, shiny, flash-based music player that seems to have a balance of hits and misses. It looks quite slick with the black glossy surface with a shiny metal border, but it just loses its shine when placed next to the i-Pod Nano’s signature metal rear.

The YP-Z5 plays back MP3 and WMA audio formats. It employs Samsung’s Digital Natural Sound engine (DNSe) which supposedly gives you more accurate and natural sound. The bigger display works better for the user interface, which mimics the i-Pod user interface.
It sorts all the music by artists, albums, genres, composers and playlists, and also lets you view a simple list of filenames, in case you haven’t got information to the player. And guess what, you can only transfer music only through a Windows Media Player 10
The player also charges via USB, so no additional adapter is required. The Samsung YP-Z5 2GB costs Rs 10,990 at MRP, which would probably mean around Rs 8,500-9,000 off the street. The 2GB iPod Nano sells for around the same price off the street, making the YP-Z5 a little better an option, when comparing the features.
But its confusing button scheme and the fact that it just doesn’t look as shiny, glossy and cool as a Nano, might make the Samsung YP-Z5 miss the target.
Pros: Slim, capacious (2GB), great sound quality, large display, drag-and-drop transfer Windows Media Player 9 and lower).
Cons: Confusing control buttons, no drag-and-drop after installing Windows Media Player 10

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What’s new on Gmail?

Just launched!A picture’s worth a thousand wordsWith contact pictures in Gmail, you can pick ones for yourself, see which ones your friends have chosen, and set certain pictures to show up for specific people in your Gmail account. Best of all, you can even send picture suggestions to your friends. Learn more We’re in the process of rolling this feature out to all users, so keep an eye out for it in your account!

Gmail Chat now has sound!Never miss out on a chat in Gmail again. Now there’s a “ping” when people send you a chat.
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What’s been keeping us busy…Ever since we launched Gmail, we’ve been working hard to make it better. Here are a few of the features we’ve added:
Gmail ChatGet in touch with your friends instantly, from right inside Gmail! It’s the biggest thing to happen to Gmail, since well, Gmail.
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Delete buttonDelete the messages you really don’t want. For the rest, use Archive, which removes a message from your Inbox, but keeps it in All Mail so you can always find it later.
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Gmail MobilePoint your phone’s web browser to to access Gmail from your mobile phone or device. It’s easy to use and it’s free (but yes, your wireless plan could still charge you).
Learn moreIt also has these cool features:

Automatically optimizes the interface for the phone you’re using
Opens the attachments you receive in messages, including photos, Microsoft Word documents and .pdf files
Lets you reply by call to people whose phone numbers are in your Gmail Contacts list
Vacation auto-responderSet an auto-response so that if you’re lying on a beach or taking a train across Siberia, your friends will know you won’t be checking your email.
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Contact groupsOne of our most-requested features is finally here! Now you can send messages to a group instead of having to pick out the individual addresses every time.
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RSS feeds in GmailView your favorite RSS feeds right in Gmail as “Clips” along the top of your Gmail screen. Display clips from blogs, news sites and other online sources. Pick from the latest headlines, random popular feeds, or add any RSS/Atom feed you want.
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View as HTMLNow you can view Microsoft Office, OpenOffice or .pdf attachments as web pages by clicking the “View as HTML” link instead of downloading. For when you want to see it faster, you’re on a mobile device, or you don’t want to install software just to view a document.
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Shortcuts on the rightNow Gmail automatically detects addresses and tracking numbers, and displays useful information such as directions and package tracking alongside your messages. Learn more
Virus scanning is here!For your protection, Gmail now automatically scans for viruses every time you open or send a message with an attachment. We even try our best to remove all the viruses we find.
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Export contactsExport your Gmail Contacts and save them in a file for back-up or to use in another account or service–great if you’re using Gmail’s free POP access.
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Auto-saveSaves to ‘Drafts’ as you’re composing. Never lose a half-written email again.
Get to Gmail from any web pageDownload the new Gmail-enabled
Google Toolbar. Search your mail or instantly go to your Inbox from any web page with just one click. Learn more
Offline access to messages
Google Desktop lets you search your computer for files, music, photos, chats, web pages you’ve seen, and now, your Gmail messages too. Even if you’re offline.
Gmail on Google.comSee your new messages directly from your
personalized homepage.
Google TalkIM and make free calls through your computer with
Google Talk. Your Gmail contacts are even pre-loaded. Learn more
Customized ‘From:’ addressesCustomize the address on your outgoing messages to display another one of your addresses instead.
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An application for Macs The
Gmail Notifier for Mac OS X even supports plug-in development.
More languagesNow you can use Gmail in 38 languages: US and UK English, simplified and traditional Chinese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
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More storageStorage is an important part of email, which is why Gmail now gives you over 2.5 gigabytes of free space (and growing every day)! Learn more
Rich text formattingUse fonts, colors, highlighting and other rich formatting options when you compose messages.
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An easier way to send up to 10MB of photosGmail now works with
Picasa, Google’s free photo organizer, so you can easily send photos from your Gmail account. Learn more
Support for more browsersBasic HTML view lets you access your Gmail messages from almost any computer running almost any web browser.
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Free POP access and automatic forwardingAccess your mail the way you want to. Download your messages. Read them offline. Use your Blackberry or Outlook or any POP-enabled device. Or forward new messages to an email account you specify. You can even switch to other email services without having to worry about losing access to your messages. Think of it as email portability
Learn more
Import ContactsMove all your contacts from Yahoo! Mail, Outlook, and others to Gmail in just a few clicks.
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Signature optionsFrom the settings page, create a signature that’s automatically added to the end of all your outgoing messages.
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Standard desktop configuration

Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.06 GHz Processor ( 533 FSB )

Intel 915 Chipset Motherboard with 8X AGP Slot



52x DVD+CD Writer (Combo Drive )

Onboard Integrated Graphics,

Onboard AC97, 3D Audio

Onboard 10/100 LAN

300 Watt Speakers

Premium Silver Black Cabinet

PS2 Optical Scroll Mouse

PS2 Multimedia Keyboard

17 inch Real Flat Digital Colour CRT Monitor

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Standard laptop configuration

Intel Mobile Pentium –M Processor 725A @ 1.6 GHz (2 MB L2 Cache, 400 MHz)
Intel 915 GM
40 GB SATA HDD upgradeable upto 80 GB
DVD+CD/RW (Combo Drive)
(15.4”) WXGA + Wide TFT Display.-WXGA Resolution (1280 x 800)
Original Intel PRO Wireless 2200 BG ( 802.11 b/g) WIFI LAN
Built in 4-in-1 Card Reader.
Built in 56Kbps V.90 Modem
Integrated Internal Stereo Speakers
Integrated 10/100/1000 LAN (GIGA LAN)
Integrated Intel Graphics & Sound
9-Cell Li-ion Battery
Intelligent Glide Pad, Type II PCMCIA Slot, IEEE1394a Port.
Carry Bag.

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Sony-Ericsson W800i


General Network GSM900 / GSM1800 / GSM1900
Introduced 2005 Q3
Status Available
Form factor Block
Antenna Internal
SAR Value 0.5 W/Kg
Size Weight 99 g (including battery)
Dimensions 100 x 46 x 21 mm
Display Type Graphical
Colours TFT, 256K
Size 176 x 220 pixels
Memory Numbers 510
Shared Memory 34 MB
Ringtones Polyphonic Yes
Networking GPRS Yes
Infrared Yes
Email Client Yes
Features Vibration Yes
SMS Send / Receive
MMS Send / Receive
Camera Yes, 2 MP, 1152×864 pixels, video, flash
Java Yes
Games Yes (2)
FM Radio Yes
– Autofocus,
– 4x digital zoom,
– Multi-shot
– Mirror
– MP3
– Animated wallpaper
Extended Battery Standby Time 400 hours
Talk Time 9 hours

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Sony-Ericsson W550i / W550c



GSM900 / GSM1800 / GSM1900


2005 Q3



Form factor






93 x 46.5 x 22.5 mm





TFT, 256K colors


176 x 220 pixels




Outgoing Calls


Received Calls


Lost Calls


Shared Memory

256 MB

– 500 x 15 fields, Photo call




– Polyphonic (40 channels), MP3

– Composer, download



Yes, Class 10
(4+1/3+2 slots)


Yes, 32 – 48 kbps






Yes, 2.0



Email Client


– Instant Messaging





Send / Receive


Send / Receive


Yes, 1.3 MP, 1280×1024 pixels,
video, flash




Yes: + downloadable







Multiple Numbers/Name


– Stereo speakers

– Colors: Vibrant Orange, Orchid White, Universe Blue

– Java MIDP 2.0

– Dedicated gaming buttons

– Wallpapers, screensavers

– Walkman media player

– FM radio with RDS

– Image viewer

– Picture editor

– Organiser

Standard Battery



Standby Time

400 hours

Talk Time

8 hours 30 minutes

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