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Technology for Busy Families

11:34 AM, Feb 1, 2013   |    comments
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1. SAMSUNG GALAXY CAMERA

The first 4G LTE camera in the world. With Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, high performance photography, and Verizon's 4G LTE network, the Galaxy Camera allows users to shoot, edit and share high quality images and video.
Social media enthusiasts will be able to connect to their accounts through their camera and upload pictures and videos of outings, concerts and parties as they happen. Shutterbugs and bloggers who post images on their sites will be able to upload photos over 4G LTE instead of waiting to use their computers at home.
The Galaxy Camera features a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD touch screen and runs Android Jelly Bean, so users have full access to Android apps from the Google Play store like Instagram.
This is all combined with other high quality features such as a 16-megapixel lens, 21x optical zoom lens and optical image stabilization for clearer pictures even while moving.
The Galaxy Camera will be available for $549.99 and come in two colors, Cobalt Black, exclusive to Verizon Wireless, and White. Users will be able to add the Samsung Galaxy Camera to their Share Everything account for the promotional price of $5 per month.

2. DROID DNA By HTC
The aptly named Droid DNA by HTC was designed with the goal of expanding your everyday human potential, and it actually has the features to pull it off.
For starters, integration with Google Now connects you to the information you need most (traffic, train schedules, scores) before you even know you need it. And if you love shooting video, this smartphone gives you dual 1080p HD cameras to record those special moments.
This Droid is also among the first phones to have an ultra-fast quad-core processor. Combine that with Verizon 4G LTE speed and you experience faster streaming, multitasking, and gaming.
The 5-inch, 1080p HD screen-made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2-will have your eyes seeing a clearer resolution, and built-in Beats Audio™ will have you hearing deeper, more crisp music than ever before.
Of course, good DNA isn't all about intelligence; the HTC design is slim, light and sleek.
Upgrade your human specifications
• Enjoy reading, watching videos and playing games with the 5-inch, 1080p HD screen that is larger than other Droid phones
• Charge this Droid phone wirelessly (charging pad sold separately)
• Swap photos, contacts and websites with a tap to other NFC-enabled phones
• Compete in graphically intense games, which thrive on the Droid DNA, thanks to the fast quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM and Verizon 4G LTE coverage. To prove it, you get exclusive access to the Reign of Amira game app
• Experience Jelly Bean, the latest Android operating system that features improved performance and a smarter keyboard
Two incredible cameras
• Take 1080p HD video with both cameras. The front camera also has a wider angle than most phones to capture more people and background in self-portraits
• Shoot up to four photos per second with a rear-facing 8-megapixel HD camera. You'll capture all the action, whether you're dancing or watching your kid's basketball game
• Turn any frame from those videos into a still photo, so you can share them on your Facebook wall
• Feel confident that your photos will look crisp when taken in low-light settings
Distinctive HTC design and other cool features
• Stand out with the DNA's compact look that is thin and powerful
• Get seamless access to your favorite Amazon apps. A single sign in lets you shop Amazon's full selection of products, view the Amazon content you already own, receive personalized recommendations, and purchase new content with Amazon's 1-Click purchasing
• Amplify all your music, videos, podcasts and games with Beats Audio
• Call, text, email and browse the web in more than 205 countries with this Global Ready™ phone

3. Windows Phone 8X by HTC
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is brilliant yet simple if you are shopping for your first smartphone or looking to be wowed by a new operating system. Running on the new Windows Phone OS, this 4G LTE smartphone is packed with amazing features, starting with an HD screen. Powerful Beats Audio makes your playlist come alive. An extra-wide-angle front camera captures more people in your photos. Three colors (including black and red that are exclusive to Verizon) to pick from. And built-in wireless charging, also exclusive to Verizon, to give you an easier way to power up.
Perhaps most distinctive to this Windows Phone OS is its colorful Live Tiles. Create a dynamic Start screen with Live Tiles so you can quickly find out what your friends are up to, along with the latest news, weather and more. You'll see those updates faster on Verizon's 4G LTE, the fastest 4G network in America. If you're looking for something simple yet sophisticated, meet the new Windows Phone 8X by HTC.
Why Windows Phone OS?
• Simplicity and flexibility. Live Tiles are dynamic and intuitive, providing you the latest news, weather, flight info, sports scores and more at a glance.
• The Microsoft programs that you're already familiar with are part of the intuitive Windows Phone experience.
• Add your Facebook, Twitter, Outlook and other accounts to People Hub. You get one place to see and respond to everyone's updates, chats, calls, messages and photos.
• Get help monitoring your monthly data usage with Data Sense, exclusive to Verizon customers for a limited time. Receive alerts and access smart controls that help you save on data.
• Create a child-friendly space within your phone using Kid's Corner. They can access only the apps, music and videos you permit.
• Only Windows Phone OS has Xbox® LIVE built in. Track your achievements, view your gamer score, chat with friends or just change your avatar.
Immerse yourself in this phone's photography and music features
• Instantly launch your camera, even from your lock screen, with a button on the side of your Windows Phone 8X by HTC, so there is less delay in shooting the action.
• Document more when the lens is facing you with a wide-angle, front-facing camera. See more people and background in self-portraits and more of you while video chatting.
• Shoot excellent photos in low light. And with downloadable Lenses, you can instantly add special effects such as vintage, blur or fisheye.
• Save photos as you take them to the cloud using SkyDrive to provide quick access to people who want to see them.
• Get pumped with bigger sound and less distortion from Beats Audio to improve your tunes, games and Xbox® Music. And there is enough power for high-end headphones

4. Samsung Galaxy Note® II
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a phone, and it's packed with features most creative thinkers only dream about.
Multitask like never before with the S Pen™
With an included stylus pen and a 1.6-GHz quad-core processor, this smartphone is built for creating and collaborating.
• Complete multiple tasks simultaneously on the same 5.5" HD Super AMOLED screen, which is bigger than most smartphones. Read a text message while browsing Facebook, for example, or video chat while reviewing a document.
• "Don't forget to stop at the store." Write yourself a quick note (even if you're on a phone call) with Popup Note.
• Use Quick Command to convert your Note II into a notepad. Handwrite tasks and relate them to specific actions, such as sending an email or making a call.
• Preview emails, calendar entries and photos just by hovering over the screen with the S Pen's Air View feature.
• Write an email while not missing a second of your favorite TV show. The floating Popup Video player can be resized, while the screen's 16:9 display ratio provides a cinema-like viewing experience.
Make your life easier with these sharing features.
• Share media or documents in real time with selected friends or coworkers in your Group Cast.1
• Touch the back of your Samsung Galaxy Note II with another compatible device and wirelessly swap information with S Beam.1
• Show off those amazing photos you took with your 8-megapixel camera to phones up to 200-feet away using Share Shot.1
• Access, share and manage videos, music, and photos wirelessly with other AllShare Play-enabled devices from Samsung.
Jelly Bean, the new Android operating system, is as appetizing as it sounds
• The latest version of Android is fast, smooth and loaded with great new features.

5. Apple iPad Mini

Pad mini features a beautiful 7.9-inch display, iSight and FaceTime cameras, the A5 chip, ultrafast wireless, and up to 10 hours of battery life.1 And over 275,000 apps on the App Store made for iPad also work with iPad mini.2 So it's an iPad in every way, shape, and slightly smaller form.
1 Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
2 App count refers to the total number of apps worldwide.
Camera
FaceTime HD camera: 1.2MP photos and 720p HD video recording, video calls
iSight camera: 5-megapixel photos and 1080p HD video recording
TV and Video
AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) at 720p
AirPlay video streaming to Apple TV (3rd generation) at up to 1080p and Apple TV (2nd generation) at up to 720p
Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 720p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter; video playback up to 1080p (sold separately)
Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Audio Playback
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
User-configurable maximum volume limit

Courtesy: www.verizonwireless.com

 

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