MOVADO MEETS HP


Well a while back we heard that HP had Engineered a watch with Movado(Not the singer).

Movado has been Synonymous with artistry, innovation and craftsmanship, Movado has been dedicated to pushing the boundaries of modern design and elevating the art of fine watchmaking to a fine art form since its founding in Switzerland in 1881.

According to HP,the Engineered by HP means that its  is infusing innovative materials, design and custom technology into the style of the devices you love, to make them more connected and responsive to the way you live.The Watch Works with both iOS (8+) and Android (4.4+). Exceptional performance with up to one week of battery life for smart functions. A beautiful water-resistant watch that’s always on.

Well now they have two designs out,namely t the MOVADO BOLD MOTION BLACK/STRAP and    shown Below.

HOW TO OPERATE THE WATCH

The Movado BOLD Motion has a button (1) on the left side of the case that controls the watch functions. Press it once to change the watch view. The views display in the following order: analog, progress tracker status, digital battery status, Bluetooth status. Analog view is displayed by default, and the watch returns to analog view after five seconds of inactivity.

The crown (2) is located on the right side of the case and is used only to set the time.

SETTING THE TIME

  • Gently pull the crown button on the Right hand side out to position (2); the seconds hand stops moving.
  • 2.Rotate the crown in either direction to move the hour and minute hands to the desired time.
  • 3.Push the crown back into position (1); the seconds hand restarts.

Notifications alerts working  by flashing the  glowing Ring found at the top of Both watches.You will get notfication like

  • Calendar Reminders
  • Priority Calls and Texts
  • Active Goals i.e daily step over a week or Months.

The Watch on the Left features;

  • Ceramic Bead Blasted Black Ion-Plated Case
  • Transparent Reflector w/Matte Ring
  • Transparent matte Dot Ring
  • Polished Black Ion-Plated Bezel
  • Rhonda 763 analog movement
  • Matte Black Medical Grade Silicone strap
  • Includes custom USB charger

The Watch on the Right Features;

  • Ceramic Bead Blasted Stainless Steel Case
  • Transparent Reflector w/LUMI Color Ring
  • Transparent Dot Ring with LUMI
  • Polished Black Ion-Plated Bezel
  • Rhonda 763 analog movement
  • Matte Black Medical Grade Silicone strap
  • Includes custom USB charger

For the folks who want technical details these are listed below,Sorry ladies seems that there is not a Women’s Version yet:

movado details.

The Movado Watch does contain   two batteries. One battery controls the digital functions of the watch and can be recharged. The other battery controls the analog functions of the watch and is not rechargeable,which is a bummer.The  Replacement of either battery—for the analog or the digital functions—requires service from a Movado Authorized Service Center. For locations, visitwww.mgiservice.com/movado.  Before you set up the watch, charge it for at least two hours. When the battery that controls digital functions is fully charged, it should last five to seven days with minimal use.That is  amazing but the use of minimal use is always relative  to each user and i always take it with a grain of Salt.I do not have a watch to test so cannot give you an accurate answer.

The Final Piece is the BOLD App(currently at version 1.1) that you download either from Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store.Movado states that should work on devices with 4.4 and upwards or IOS 8 or higher.

The custom USB Charger prices at 19.95 USD  which is cheap considering that Both Watches are currently   Priced at 695 USD,which in my opinion is going to have a hard time selling on the market  when the Huawei Watch Black stainless steel goes for 449 USD currently and have Proper Smart Watches retailing for about 150.00 USD.

Warranty is a limited 2 Year warranty,that anyone ought to read if and when you decide to Purchase one.

Leave comments on what you think about the Time Piece.be Sure to check out the Official Youtube Video below

 

Update:watches Prices have now been updated

Sources:Movado,Youtube

Warranty Details:Movado Bold

HUAWEI MATE 8


A youtuber  has what appears to be  one of the first Reviews of the Mate 8 .

holding devices

 

According to the Video it seems to be similar to the Mate 7 and Iphone 6 Plus.Rounded camera and Fingerprint sport the number “8” maybe? Hi Silicon 950 Chipset. The camera has OIS + phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash for the camera Lovers and includes the following features as well:

  • Features 1/2.8′ sensor size,
  • geo-tagging, touch focus,
  • face/smile detection,
  • panorama, HDR
  • Video 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fp
  • Secondary 8 MP, 1080p

For the battery Zombies fear no more as it comes with a 4000mAh.The phone also Supports Fast Charge yaaay!! at a rated 9v 2A translated to 37% charged in an hour.

Well it comes with the latest Android Os 6.0 aka Marshmallow with EMUI 4.0 baked in.

It comes in the Following skus below:

Note that its Ram  and then Internal storage AND Prices are suggested Retail prices

4GB +128 GB——4399 rmb($688)-  Honormi is selling it now for 779.00

4GB+64 GB——-3699 rmb($578)

3GB+32 3GB——-3199 rmb($500)

3GB+32GB——–2999 rmb ($469) -This version is on Contract Only.

The Unit also comes in the Following colors:Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray, Mocha Brown.

The Bands include at least for the Model NXT-AL10 :

FDD-LTE:
Band1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/12/
17/18/19/20/26;
TDD-LTE:
Band38/39/40/41(100M);
UMTS(WCDMA)/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA:
850/900/AWS/1900/2100
(Band5/8/4/2/1/6/19);
TD-SCDMA:
Band34/39;
CDMA2000/1X:
BC0( 800MHz);
GSM/EDGE:
850/900/1800/1900MHz

Other Specs include:

  • Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC Yes
  • Radio FM radio
  • USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
  •  Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
  • Browser HTML5
  • Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  •  DivX/XviD/MP4/H.265/WMV player
  • MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player

in a Box

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Many Thanks to Sami Luo for the Video  and Honormi for the Pictures.

 

Disclaimer. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

 

 

Would an IPhone User Ever switch to Samsung?


Well,it seems the folks at Samsung have come up with brilliant Marketing strategy where you:

  1. Have to have an Iphone.
  2. Apply for the Program on an Iphone.
  3. It will cost you usd 1.00,which of course is the Processing Fee.
  4. Have to be 18.
  5. Have to Have an Active Data Wireless Plan.

Samsung will send iPhone users who sign up either a Galaxy S6 Edge, Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5 on the carrier of choice, with an activated SIM and data plan. The company then mails the handset to the customer with a prepaid shipping box for returns.

Note that  the trial Period lasts for  30 days to use and Return said handset or you could be stuck with Full price for Handset!!

Source:Samsung Promotions


1 .Explain the main differences between VoIP service and PSTN service.

VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol while PSTN stands for Public Switched Telecommunications Network.

PSTN is the same as the Plain Old Telephone Systems but a worldwide wired telephone network while VOIP uses digital data. PSTN relies on circuit switching to connect one phone to the other and the call is routed through numerous switches operating on a local, regional national or international level. These means that it sets up a dedicated channel between two points for the duration of the call and is based on copper wires carrying analog voice data. VOIP on the other hand uses packet switching telephony and takes analog signals and turn them into digital data that can be transmitted over the internet.

So the other differences are:

  • VoIP uses internet connectivity while PSTN uses a dedicated telephone line(s)
  • VoIP requires about 10 kbps in each direction due to compression, while PSTN typically requires 64 Kbps in each direction.
  • When it comes to pricing then you can get free VoIP TO VoIP calling both local and international except when calling to mobile and landlines. On the other hand there are no free calls when it comes to PSTN.
  • Service terminates when internet connectivity is lost while PSTN service usually remains active during power outages.
  • Emergency services are usually not provided by VoIP and untraceable while in PSTN emergency calling is enabled and traceable to location.
  • Remote extensions are a standard feature with VoIP while with PTSN these are at an added cost.
  • When it comes to upgrades, VoIP usually requires software upgrades and additional bandwidth compared to PTSN may involve several additions of hardware and adding lines.
  1. Can we make calls between VoIP and PSTN subscribers? If yes, explain how?

With VoIP, you use an IP network, through an ADSL or other Internet connection, to make/receive phone calls to/from PSTN landline networks. You can even talk to people with a landline phone number through your computer, for example using Skype In and Skype Out service. PSTN has phone numbers and IP networks have IP addresses, this is through address translation. Your computer or VoIP device connected to the Internet has an IP address assigned to it. When you call a person on a PSTN landline phone, your call is handed over to the PSTN network through the person’s phone number, which you dial. And vice-versa.

In VoIP, every phone number has an IP address to which it maps. Each time a device (PC, IP phoneATA etc.) engages in a VoIP call, its IP address is translated into the phone number, which is then handed over to the PSTN network. This is analogous to the way web addresses (domain names) and email addresses are mapped to IP addresses.

In other words, What makes phone calls like this work is an extra piece of equipment known as a gateway, which acts as a bridge between the Internet (on one hand) and the PSTN (on the other). You can think of a gateway as a kind of translator that converts telephone calls in IP-format into traditional signals that ordinary phones can understand (and vice versa). It’s also involved in call signaling, so when you dial a landline from a VoIP phone, the gateway converts the call-signaling data into a formaT that the PSTN can understand (and rings the landline the old-fashioned way).

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