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Palm Pre Plus vs iPhone 3Gs: review and enjoy video or dvd with them.

Now that Palm Pre Plus phone has been revealed, the question everyone is asking is how it does compare to the other current top smartphones on the market? Moreover, is it worth switching to Palm Pre Plus from your current device? Now, I have narrowed down my choices to Palm Pre Plus and iPhone 3G S and I’ve had a really tough time choosing between the two: Display
Palm Pre Plus features a 3.1-inch multitouch screen with 24-bit color. Measuring 100.5mm (H) X 59.5mm (W) X 16.95mm (D), the phone offers 320x480 pixel screen resolution.
On the other hand, iPhone 3G S comes with 3.5-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display with also 320 x 480 pixels. The phone measures 115.5 x 62 x 12.3 mm.
Operating system
iPhone's current model runs on iPhone 3.1 OS. The phone is powered by ARM Cortex A8 processor. Among key features, the upgraded software now lets users cut, copy & paste, a sorely missed feature in the iPhone 2.0. iPhone 3.0 also offers multimedia messaging capability with the new 3.0 software allowing users to send each other photographs from the phone.
Palm Pre Plus run on Palm webOS Platform around web-based information, which is where so much of your life resides. Palm webOS helps you stay connected to all of it, so you don't miss a thing.
Battery life
Apple claims that iPhone 3G S supports up to 12 hours of talk time, 30 hours of audio, 9 hours of Wi-Fi, 10 hours on video playback, and 5 hours of 3G talk time.
According to Palm website, Pro Plus will offer talk time of up to 5.5 hours and standby time of 350 hours. But it is not released video time and audio time.
App Advantage
Apple iPhone App Store iTunes offers people over 90,000 apps. Palm apps have the ability to access and share information with each other, which means they can do more for you. Choose from apps like Facebook, Yelp, LinkedIn, Pandora, NFL SuperFan, and The New York Times. With over 1,000 available and more added each week, chances are you’ll find the ones you want.
Palm Pre Plus offers a 3 megapixel camera (with no auto focus and LED flash). It has build-in flash and multimedia player and supports: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 etc video formats and MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV, etc audio formats.
And the third-gen iPhone packs a 3 megapixel camera with video capturing, auto-focus mechanism and editing capabilities. The earlier two versions shipped with only a 2 megapixel camera each. And it also has multimedia player, but supports: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, M4V&MP4, etc video formats and MP3, AAC, AIFF, WAV, VBR &Apple lossless, etc audio formats.
Both are good multimedia smartphone and support many video and audio formats. But, if you has a AVI file, how to play it with both two smartphone? I get answer from Google search. You may try Nidesoft Video Converter which could convert video or audio files between all popular formats to convert AVI file to MPEG-4 format. Detailed process is as follows:
Firstly, you could free download and install Nidesoft Video Converter from: http://www.nidesoft.com/downloads/video-converter.exe.
When you finished the download process, run the .exe file to install it.
Step 1: Click “Add File” button to import your videos from your computer.
Tips: Click a file in the list and you could use the preview control buttons to play the file.
Step 2: Click "Format" combo box to select the output format, such as to mp4 for iPhone.
Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start conversion. The conversion will be completed in a short time.
Ok, now you have converted your AVI files to MPEG-4 format files which iPhone 3GS and Palm Pro Plus supports and you may use it more convenient. Another I also find Nidesoft DVD Ripper could rip DVD to multimedia phones’ video and music: 3GP, AVI, WMV, MP4, WMA etc. So, it is not a problem to watch your favorite DVD on mobile phone. I think these two Nidesoft software are necessary additional software for mobile phone users.

As for memory
Palm Pre Plus packs 512meg RAM, 16 gigs storage (15GB user available) and support USB mass storage.
Apple's third generation iPhone comes in two memory options, 16GB and 32GB. The phone has 256MB RAM. But iPhone 3GS doesn't have a card slot for further memory expansion, which is a sore point.

Let's talk performance. The short version is that the iPhone 3GS still renders web pages slightly faster and can load 3D games faster - but it can't multitask more than Apple's core apps. The iPhone 3GS edges out the Palm Pre Plus on both the Browser speed test and loading up Need for Speed Undercover. The iPhone also, incidentally, blows the doors off webOS when it comes to the number and quality of available games. But the Palm Pre Plus did some door-blowing of its own - you're able to pause the game and pick up right where you left off because of the card multitasking system. If you like this version of Palm, you may get more information from Palm website.

Is it a bigger iPhone: Apple's new iPad review

In the global media and users’ attention, the Apple Launch in San Francisco on January 27th. We had the opportunity to play with an iPad for long enough to have an idea of how it feels to use one and how the iPad looks in the real world. iPad - This is an apple launched another landmark products from 2007 since the iPhone. Now, we have a close for iPad main functions. And to see what are the most attention characteristic.
The screen is 9.7 inches measured diagonally. So overall, it’s slightly smaller than a magazine. At just 1.5 pounds and 0.5 inch thin, you can take it anywhere. And a slight curve to the back makes it easy to pick up and comfortable to hold. Compare with currently the weight of the Internet notebook which has the mainstream of 7.0 pounds and more than 1 inch thickness, iPad is thinner and more convenience than ordinary notebook.
iPad has averaging 9.7 inches display screen and the IPS screen has advantages such as visible Angle large, fast response time and color reduction accurately, etc. Another, iPad has 1024x768 pixel resolution ratio, the proportion of the picture with 4:3 can fully guarantee running all of iPhone application software and it will be very convenience to looking up books and newspapers, using check all Qwerty keyboard, etc.

Connectivity Wifi, or Wifi+3G
From fuselage, the iPad between mobile phones and laptop computers, but on the networks application, it takes all of their advantages. iPad will also provide support for apple 3G and does not support the 3G version, that the user can choose. In addition to supporting 3G networks, iPad network support will completely unlock and user can use 3G network, so long as has the corresponding network support whether in the any countries and regions. At the same time, iPad will not support SMS and call, namely, not like the mobile phone sending and receiving text messaging.

iBooks is a new program for reading and buying Ebooks, which can free online to read in App Store. Then, you can buy any you like digital books. With built-in iBooks have various classic books and best-selling books, once these books purchasing, can be in your iBooks bookshelf and could be read only need gently touched one point. LED backlighting and high-resolution screen ensures the colour of sharp, so you also can has the pleasure of reading experience under the in the dim light environment

With the iPod app, all your music is literally at your fingertips. Browse by album, song, artist, or genre with a simple flick. To play a song, just tap it. iPad even displays album art at full size. Listen to your music with the powerful built-in speaker or with wired or Bluetooth wireless headphones.
And as for video, the large, high-resolution screen makes iPad perfect for watching any kind of video: from HD movies and TV shows to podcasts and music videos. Switch between widescreen and full screen with a double-tap. Because iPad is essentially one big screen, with no distracting keypad or buttons, you feel completely immersed in whatever you’re watching.
But if you want to view the DVD, you also need assistant software. I search it on Google and find good DVD Ripper software – Nidesoft DVD Ripper which could help you convert DVD to all popular video or audio formats which iPad supports easily. The simple process as follows:
Firstly, you may download this software here: http://www.nidesoft.com/downloads/dvd-ripper.exe
After download and install this powerful software, only four steps are needed to complete the conversion.
Step 1: Insert the DVD disc into the DVD Drive.
Click the Open DVD button, browse your computer, and find the DVD folder of the movie. (It is not only load DVD disc, but also could open a disk backup’s directory.)
A DVD may have multiple titles and each title contains one or more chapters. After your DVD movie is loaded, its contents will be listed. Click “+” to show the chapters in a title. Then you can click any title or chapter to preview it in the preview window on the right.
Step 2: Click the "profile" button and select the format for your player.
Step 3: Click the "convert" button. Please wait before the conversion succeeds!
Ok, you have ripped your DVD movies to other format you want, now just enjoy it. Another, I also have a try Nidesoft Video Converter which could convert video or audio files between all popular formats. If you have some video files which your player don’t support. You may use it! I think these two software are good assistant for media player and for your mobile and iPad.

Web Browsing
The web browsing works really well. Just imagine an iPhone / iPod touch, but faster and with a big display. At this game, the iPad beats any other tablet that I've seen, by far. I tried some popular sites and they all work, but Flash is still not supported. As Google has shown with Google Voice, web apps are the way to get around Apple's approval.

All the games that were demonstrated today were iPhone games in 480x240 that were stretched to 1024x768 using a good upscaling filter - it does look a little fuzzy but don't expect any miracles: the original content is very small. This is good news that changing resolution is very easy for developers, but it is harder to design new user interfaces that take advantage of the higher resolution. We know that Apple devices are a huge gaming platform, but "hardcore" gamers that need a pad or a keyboard+mouse will probably continue to criticize a touch interface for good reasons. The conclusion is that you can't be everything to everyone - it's that simple.

Through the above characteristics, I think iPad is a lovely device that gadget fans will lust after. From the new A4 processor to new iBookstore, apple iPad release just bring a slab of apple computer, also brought more applications, this will change the derivative mobile interconnection of many people life style