Armenian News Android and iPhone App Introduced | Massis Post

Today, Massis Publishing, the parent organization to MassisPost and Massis Weekly, introduced the Armenian News smartphone App for iPhone™ and Android™ users, now available for free at Apple iTunes™ and at the Android Market™ respectively. The App provides up to date reliable news and hard hitting critical commentary on Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora in English.

It is no secret that keeping up with technology has become one of the challenges facing all media outlets. All this fast-paced advancement in communication and computer systems has somehow urged everyone to submerge into the digital world and explore its endless capabilities. Massis Publishing was no exception. In 1994 Massis Weekly introduced its website and became one of the first Armenian media outlets on the internet. In 2010 MassisPost was introduced on the web to keep up with the daily developments in the Armenian world.

And now with the introduction of the Armenian News App Armenian’s throughout the world are able to be up to date on Armenian related news in the palm of their hands. The development of the App was achieved by our own Gaidz Youth Organization, and spearheaded by its fifteen-year old member Nareg Khodanian’s hard work. Nareg, who with his technological knowledge, was able to conduct the development of thisApp in a relatively short time making MassisPost one of the very few Armenian news outlets on both iPhone and Android platforms.

With Massis Publishing’s 13 media partners representing Armenians throughout the world, the Armenian News App powered by Massis Post, aims to continue its mission of giving its readers an opportunity to stay up to date on Armenian politics, arts culture, local news and international news relating to Armenians for free.

Massis Publishing is an official publication of the Social Democratic Hunchakian Party of the Western Region of the United States of America.

The Armenian News App is available for free at Apple iTunes™ and at Android Market™.

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So What if Smartphones are Expensive, at Least we have Choices

After seeing an opinion piece on smartphone pricing by Dan yesterday, followed by our report that the DROID RAZR may be $649 off contract, one of our readers wanted to express his thoughts on the matter. Are we more fortunate than most countries? Has the smartphone become so integrated into our lives that the higher prices are justified? Rob K weighs in.

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Smart phones are EXPENSIVE! And guess what, they always have been. The Palm Treo 700w (which I owned) was upwards of $620 off contract and a whopping $500 with 2-year agreement. That was in 2006, with a 2-year agreement!

What has changed since then? Well for starters we have Android and iOS, and phones have actually come down in price while improving dramatically. We have diverse hardware and software (for better or for worse). The cameras! The screens! The apps! I think we have it pretty good.  

Full retail aside (as I assume most people do wait until they have an upgrade), $200-$300 for a piece of hardware and software that will literally be used every single day for a considerable amount of time isn’t too bad. I would argue that we use our mobile phones comparatively more than both TVs and home computers. The phone goes in our pockets when we wake up in morning and is not departed from us until we go to sleep for the night (where it will then serve as our alarm clock and weather report as soon as we wake up). For some people I know, the mobile phone has replaced the need for a home computer. To drop more dough on that device seems fair.

Motorola Mobility (the smart phone arm) lost money last quarter on $2.1 billion in mobile device revenue. Although their financials don’t break out segment level gross margins, as a total company they were only making 25% on their devices, a far cry from the 100% touted in previous articles. That doesn’t include the fact that they have to advertise and research and develop new phones! At the end of the day they didn’t make a single cent. Now sure Motorola might just be a poorly run company, but the fact is that even Apple is only making 40% (total company, including Mac sales) before advertising and RD and they are considered the king of mark-up.

We have to be thankful for subsidies. Some countries don’t get them. At the end of the day, people don’t switch carriers all that much. It’s a hassle. We have family plans. There’s mobile-to-mobile. The service of X carrier is better here. We rarely pay full retail. Only hardcore enthusiasts and those who have disposable income are doing that.

$300 for a brand new phone with top of the line hardware is $13/month over a 2 year agreement. You don’t get $13 worth of enjoyment out of that phone you have every month? Get a RAZR (circa 2004)…oh wait that cost $500 on 2-year contract with Cingular when it debuted.

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Thoughts?


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Smart phones are EXPENSIVE! And guess what, they always have been. The Palm Treo 700w (which I owned) was upwards of $620 off contract and a whopping $500 with 2-year agreement. That was in 2006, with a 2-year agreement!

What has changed since then? Well for starters we have Android and iOS, and phones have actually come down in price while improving dramatically. We have diverse hardware and software (for better or for worse). The cameras! The screens! The apps! I think we have it pretty good.  

Full retail aside (as I assume most people do wait until they have an upgrade), $200-$300 for a piece of hardware and software that will literally be used every single day for a considerable amount of time isn’t too bad. I would argue that we use our mobile phones comparatively more than both TVs and home computers. The phone goes in our pockets when we wake up in morning and is not departed from us until we go to sleep for the night (where it will then serve as our alarm clock and weather report as soon as we wake up). For some people I know, the mobile phone has replaced the need for a home computer. To drop more dough on that device seems fair.

Motorola Mobility (the smart phone arm) lost money last quarter on $2.1 billion in mobile device revenue. Although their financials don’t break out segment level gross margins, as a total company they were only making 25% on their devices, a far cry from the 100% touted in previous articles. That doesn’t include the fact that they have to advertise and research and develop new phones! At the end of the day they didn’t make a single cent. Now sure Motorola might just be a poorly run company, but the fact is that even Apple is only making 40% (total company, including Mac sales) before advertising and RD and they are considered the king of mark-up.

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$300 for a brand new phone with top of the line hardware is $13/month over a 2 year agreement. You don’t get $13 worth of enjoyment out of that phone you have every month? Get a RAZR (circa 2004)…oh wait that cost $500 on 2-year contract with Cingular when it debuted.

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Android Smartphone Round-Up: October Edition | TechCrunch

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Even with Ice Cream Sandwich on the way, Android Gingerbread devices are still as hot as ever. That said, there are way too many Android handsets on the market to parse through each and every one, but that’s why we’re here. We’ve looked through all the latest Android smartphones to give you our brief thoughts on the pick of the litter. These aren’t full-length reviews, but rather a way for you to easily compare what we think to be the most full-featured Android handsets released this month. Hopefully, your shopping research just got way less intensive.

For the glorious and spooky month of October, we’re putting the following handsets on the table: Samsung Galaxy S II (ATT, T-Mobile, Sprint) Motorola Droid RAZR (Verizon, and maybe ATT), HTC Amaze 4G (T-Mobile), and the Samsung Stratosphere (Verizon). While each of these phones run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, they all have something different they bring to the table, along with varying price tags.

Let’s take a closer look, yes?

Samsung Galaxy S II:

The Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the hottest selling handsets in the world, and with good reason. The specs are pretty heavenly along with the design, but it’s not all rainbows and sunshine with the S II. Since it launched earlier than the rest of our options, it may be a bit more “outdated” (at least here in the world of smartphones) than the rest.

Features:

  • 4.5-inch 480×800 Super AMOLED Plus display (4.3-inch at ATT)
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 8MP rear camera (1080p video capture), 2MP front camera
  • TouchWiz
  • $199.99

Pros:

  • Carrier flexibility: Sprint, T-Mobile and ATT are all carrying the S II
  • Considering pricing and specs together, this is the best deal you’ll find in our options
  • Largest screen in our line-up for all the Netflix/Hulu+ fans out there

Cons:

  • Different models at each carrier — some are better than others
  • Galaxy Nexus and Droid RAZR already stealing its glory
  • Flimsy battery cover — rough-and-tumble phone owners, beware

If you’re nearing the end of your contract, here are some things to consider about the three carrier variants.

Sprint’s big advantage is its unlimited data. Its model basically keeps the same design as the global version, with the exception of four capacitive buttons where there used to be an optical trackpad. T-Mobile, on the other hand, has decided to differentiate on a design level, which is something I usually frown upon. In this case, T-Mo rounded out the back and the corners, which (in my opinion) gives the handset a much less “Galaxy S II” feel. ATT’s S II separates itself from the herd with a smaller screen, and thus better pixel density.


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Motorola Droid RAZR

The RAZR is the newest in our October lineup, and also the thinnest smartphone in the world according to Motorola. The specs are sure to get your endorphins pumping, but you should know that Verizon and Motorola have put quite a hefty price tag on this form of happiness.

Features:

  • 4.3-inch 540×960 qHD Super AMOLED display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 8MP rear camera (1080p video capture), 1.3MP front camrea
  • 7.1mm waist line
  • 4G LTE support from Verizon
  • $299.99

Pros:

  • Durability: Stainless steel core, Kevlar fiber casing, Splash Guard technology
  • LTE speeds
  • The RAZR has already been promised Ice Cream Sandwich

Cons:

  • $299 for a smartphone (even this smartphone) is a lot these days
  • It sports the classic Droid bump, which isn’t so hot on such a thin phone
  • Verizon stifled Moto’s bootloader unlock solution

Overall the Droid RAZR has a lot going for it. The specs speak for themselves, but even beyond that, the RAZR has a way of feeling solid and super light at the same time, which seems to be a difficult balance to strike. The only real catch is the price tag, especially in a world where the “world’s thinnest phone” or “the world’s most durable phone” gets it title swiped by something new in about a month.


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HTC Amaze 4G:

The Amaze 4G’s claim to fame is its beastly camera, but as far as looks go this thing will definitely get insecure sitting next to the Droid RAZR or the Galaxy S II. It’s pretty hefty, weighing in at 6 ounces, and has a chunky design that’s only amplified by its white casing. Everyone knows not to wear white if you want to look slim, right? Still, the Amaze 4G has its benefits too, with a snappy processor and support from T-Mobile’s 4G network (with theoretical speeds of 42Mbps).

Features:

  • 4.3-inch 540×960 S-LCD display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 8-megapixel rear camera (with 1080p video capture), 2MP rear camera
  • 4G (HSPA+) on T-Mobile
  • $259.99

Pros:

  • Great camera
  • The fastest processor in our lineup
  • Sense 3.0 UI is the most attractive of Android skins right now

Cons:

  • Bulky, Bulky, Bulky
  • Almost as expensive as a the RAZR above, but doesn’t feel like it
  • Picks up prints and dirt, again amplified by the white casing

When it comes down to it, the Amaze 4G should really only end up in the pockets of photogs. It can basically fill the role of just about any point-and-shoot, but if you’re looking for a phone that can do it all, the Amaze 4G probably won’t amaze. It’s just too heavy and expensive to justify it as a great all-around phone, especially against the well-rounded feature sets on our other October options.


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Samsung Stratosphere:

The Stratosphere is the cheapest in our lineup, and also the only smartphone with a physical keyboard that we deemed suitable for our October pick of the litter. Its specs can’t necessarily keep up with the beasts above, but for textaholics, speed demons, and penny-pinchers this could be just what you’re looking for.

Features:

  • 4-inch 480×800 Super AMOLED display
  • 1GHz single-core processor
  • 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera
  • 4G LTE support from Verizon
  • Five-row sliding QWERTY keyboard
  • $149.99

Pros:

  • 4G LTE speeds
  • Spacious keyboard
  • Cheapest phone in this roundup

Cons:

  • 1GHz processor slower than competitors
  • TouchWiz may slow things down further
  • No 1080p recording

As with every smartphone, the Samsung Stratosphere is built with a certain type of consumer in mind. If you shoot a lot of video on the fly, multi-task most of the time, or watch a good deal of mobile video, the Stratosphere is probably not for you. On the other hand, if you can’t stand a slow connection and heart physical keyboards, this mid-range Samsung offering is exactly what you need.


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Samsung Stratosphere

Samsung Stratosphere

Samsung Stratosphere


Well, that’s it for our October Android round-up, but make sure to keep your eyes peeled for next month’s treasures.

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Apple iPad two vs Samsung Galaxy Tab ten.one: Tablet showdown

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The iPad two is more rapidly, lighter and 33 for each cent thinner compared to unique iPad. It weighs 613g, and happens in each black and white designs. The curved style from the back again from the iPad two helps make it comfy to carry, and it’s fairly skinny offered the dimensions of its display. The iPad two is perfect for use in both portrait or landscape layouts, and its constructed in accelerometer rotates immediately and without having delay.

The Galaxy Tab ten.one is simply eight.6mm, skinny sufficient to become described by Samsung as “the world’s thinnest cell tablet”. That’s actually so somewhat thinner compared to eight.8mm thick iPad two. Though a mere 0.2mm does not appear like a offer breaker if you are evaluating it immediately towards the iPad two, the Galaxy Tab ten.1′s excess weight of just 565g is actually a massive offer. 32 inch lcd tv dvd combo The light-weight style helps make it straightforward to utilize single-handed, and rather comfy to carry for lengthy intervals.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab ten.one Android tablet is produced mostly from plastic, but nonetheless manages to really feel incredibly properly constructed. The supplies applied are of the top quality, suitable from your glossy black bezel encompassing the show, towards the soft-feeling, rubber-style plastic that adorns the rear, as well as the fashionable curved edges.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab ten.one is simply eight.6mm thick, and weighs a mere 565g, creating it each thinner and lighter compared to iPad two

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The nine.7in show from the iPad two is brilliant, crisp and distinct and definitely brings content material to existence, especially pictures and video clips. best buy lcd tv sale Although the iPad two has exactly the same oleophobic display coating because the iPhone four, its bigger dimension implies a couple of taps around the show immediately outcomes inside a grubby mess which is tough to scrub. The iPad two also has yet another significant flaw – its show is practically unattainable to determine in immediate daylight, that is an enormous problem on the gadget that is created for portability and journey.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab ten.one includes a somewhat bigger show at ten.1in, and its resolution of 1280×800 pixels is definitely an enhancement more than the iPad 2′s 1024×768 show. mary The Samsung Galaxy Tab ten.1′s display utilizes PLS TFT touchscreen technologies. Samsung states the inclusion of PLS (Plane-line-switching) technologies provides the Galaxy Tab ten.one much better viewing angles and elevated brightness in comparison with normal IPS screens. For many component that is accurate, because the Galaxy Tab ten.1′s display is brilliant and crisp, and will be obviously observed from even one of the most obscure angles. Regrettably, the display cannot escape a widespread problem with most tablets, which includes the iPad two: it immediately gets a grubby mess right after use, and has inadequate daylight legibility. The glare also impacts use in an workplace atmosphere below fluorescent lights.

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Other Features On The Samsung Galaxy Tab

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If you have seen the Samsung Galaxy Tab on commercials, expos, or briefly on the internet, you must be aware of features tablets are expected to have. However, there are more features that this tablet comes with. You are sure to find these other features convenient, entertaining, informative, and useful.

Potent Portability

This device will make you enjoy the features and functions of both your laptop and mobile phone. In fact, you will never need to bring these two devices anymore. All you will need is the Tab. On the social hub, you get all of communication needs all wrapped into one feature. Furthermore, you get the best out of Google Maps. This will make navigation easier and more convenient.

When it comes to videos, images, and games, everything will be viewed in high-definition. When your viewing pleasure comes to mind, this tablet has all the advancements in technology that you are sure to enjoy. When music comes to mind, the device will give you access to your music library.

Convergence At Home

If you want to share your multimedia with other devices, this tablet will allow you to share them on a DLNA compatible TV, laptop, or PC. This is done through All Share on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. If you are in need of an audio station, digital clock, or digital photo frame, all you need to do is dock the Tab on its cradle. Once docked, you can also backup your files on your PC or laptop.

Business And Career

For your business and career needs, this innovative tablet has everything that you will ever need. When it comes to emails, all you need to do is tap or touch the display to respond to or compose work emails. The Samsung Galaxy Tab also comes with Think Free. This features gives you access to all Microsoft Office applications. Do you need to update your calendar? The innovative Tab will keep you up to date with your schedule and daily tasks.

Fully Optimized For Multitasking

People these days do an assortment of things simultaneously. This is exactly what this handy device can do for you. It is fully optimized for multitasking. You can run an assortment of features simultaneously. This simply means that you can get multiple things done all at once.

As you can see, there are so many feature that this cutting edge tablet can do. These are the other features on the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

This author writes about the latest mobile phones such as Samsung Galaxy Tab and Samsung Galaxy S.

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