Bye Bye Cell Phones - Hello Smartphones!

The title says it all, doesn't it? These days, a simple cell phone which was primarily used to make and receive calls at the go, seems to be extinct, and those days of simplicity seem to be a thing of the past. Mobile phone is no longer a phone, it has evolved into a gadget, a device that you can use to do multiple things, a Smartphone, that will make your life easier, or difficult, depending on how you see it!And as if that's not enough change, we see a new device making a grand appearance every month or so. Blackberry started it all, and then the iPhone made it all look cool and fancy, getting everyone hooked to the wireless world of Smartphones and Pocket-PC's, where seamless connectivity seems to be the mantra of this era, and reading mobile phone reviews is a favorite timepass!

After the unprecedented success of blackberry and iPhone, the latest devices that are attracting immense attention are the Palm Pre and Droid, both taking after the iphone success and launching their own App stores. If you do not know how to write an iPhone app, or your app is not cool enough to meet their stringent top 20 requirements, then you can easily migrate to the Palm OS and get a headstart on the increasing app storefront. Android-based Droid already has more than 20,0000 apps to its credit, and people are raving about Google's OS which promises to be a tough competition for iPhone.

in fact, Dell just released its new Android-based Mini 3iX for their China and Brazilian markets. Without any buttons and a sleek look, it is turning heads, no doubt! And if that's not surprising, try this. Word is out that with a planned launch of Palm Pre in 2010, Verizon is all set to introduce its own Verizon WebOS, just to entice its gadget-driven customers.

Holidays are around the corner, and getting deals on SmartPhones is a coveted desire. if you are into gadgets, but not so much into iPhone, here's a list of competitive iPhone alternatives, ready to get you rolling no matter what cell-phone carrier or network you choose. The increasing amount of apps, and the larger display sizes, plus the added functionality that makes it easier to access, view, store, update and share personal information makes Smartphones a wise choice for the tech-savvy individuals. There are loads of options available out there, and you'll definitely find something to suit your needs and your budget. So start reviewing your choices, and I hope you find your perfect gadget-mate before the Holiday season!

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Online Games for the Holiday Season!

Christmas is right around the corner, and I bet most of you have started making a wish-list for what you want as gifts! As surprising as it may sound, Games happen to be one of the preferred items on these wish-lists, and with a huge collection of online games available this year, conquering this wish doesn't seem to be that expensive! I remember the board games that used to be a rage a few years back, and frankly, I used to love the idea as it was a great way for a family to connect with one another and spend some quality time having fun. but these days, its all about the online games, which are cheaper, and you don't need to make a special visit to the store to buy them!

A growing interest with all kids, Gaming is a sport that can be good, if used with discretion. With the Wii, Xbox and PSP gaining ground, I'm sure every household has a kid asking for a couple of games as Christmas gifts. So if you are looking for a cheaper alternative to buy or download these games, look to the web and you'll find what you need. From old-world favorites like Scrabble, Life and Risk to the new rages like JewelQuest & Amazing Adventures, there's a game to suit every age group. From mysteries to puzzles, arcade games to classic board games, online is the way to go. Either go for free or paid downloads, which are reasonable as 9-10 bucks, or just play them online for a cost-effective game time.

So, if you are still thinking what to gift your kids and grand-kids this Christmas, Holiday special games can be a great choice, and will definitely fit your budget, plus, it will bring a smile to your child's face!

Happy Holidays, and Happy Gifting!

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