Monday, December 31, 2012

An All-Connecting Smartphone by 2015 that Replaces Car Keys

smartphone replacing car keys 
It seems as though smartphone manufactures are eager to facilitate everything that we do in our lives from booking a flight to searching for restaurant to now even opening our car doors with smartphones. South Korean Hyundai Motor Company has interestingly predicted smartphones to be developed in such a way that they become replacements to car keys. All this will happen by 2015. Not only will doors be swung open, but engines could be started with near-field communication tag.

Besides all this, the very “super” smartphone that these innovative market experts predict about will be able to automatically detect a phone to stream our favourite music, phone contacts and radio station preferences without a hurdle. The settings at the seat and mirror sides will also change accordingly with the driver and passengers.
There will be no need of re-charging because the battery will wirelessly charge positioned at the centre console. Hyundai is interested in such a “super” smartphone and wants to get consumers excited about such a product in the very near future, likely by 2015.
According to Hyundai Motor Europe’s official:
“With this technology, Hyundai is able to harness the all-in-one functionality of existing smartphone technology and integrate it into everyday driving in a seamless fashion.”
It sure would be wonderful to be able to have such an all-connecting device at hand, but what about any fallout? Could there be anything wrong in having so much in one place?

Motorola Electrify M XT905

Motorola Electrify M XT905

GENERAL2G NetworkCDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900
3G NetworkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G NetworkLTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100
Announced2012, November
StatusAvailable. Released 2012, November
BODYDimensions123.2 x 61.5 x 8.6 mm (4.85 x 2.42 x 0.34 in)
Weight111.1 g (3.92 oz)
 - Splash resistant
DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED Advanced capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches (~256 ppi pixel density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 32 GB
Internal8 GB (5 GB user available), 1 GB RAM
SpeedEV-DO Rev.A, up to 3.1 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
USBYes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERAPrimary8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization, HDR
VideoYes, 1080p@30fps
SecondaryYes, VGA
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
CPUDual-core 1.5 GHz
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
GPSYes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
 - SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC+ player
- MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player
- Document viewer
- Photo viewer/editor
- Organizer
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 2000 mAh
Stand-by(2G) / Up to 432 h (3G)
Talk time(2G) / Up to 16 h 40 min (3G)
MISCSAR US1.08 W/kg (head)     0.42 W/kg (body)    

Nokia Lumia 505

Nokia Lumia 505

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 1900
Announced2012, December
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2013, January
BODYDimensions118.1 x 61.2 x 11.3 mm, 76 cc (4.65 x 2.41 x 0.44 in)
Weight131 g (4.62 oz)
DISPLAYTypeAMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 65K colors
Size480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches (~252 ppi pixel density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal4 GB, 256 MB RAM
DATAGPRSUp to 85.6 kbps
EDGEUp to 236.8 kbps
SpeedHSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothYes, v2.1 with EDR
USBYes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERAPrimary8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
VideoYes, VGA@30fps
FEATURESOSMicrosoft Windows Phone 7.8
CPU800 MHz
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity
MessagingSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
RadioStereo FM radio
GPSYes, with A-GPS support
ColorsBlack, White, Red, Pink
 - SNS integration
- 7GB free SkyDrive storage
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
- MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- Document viewer
- Video/photo editor
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1300 mAh (BP-3L)
Stand-byUp to 670 h (2G) / Up to 600 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 7 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 15 min (3G)
Music playUp to 36 h