10 Best Wap(Wi-Fi) Enabled Mobile Phones/Cell Phone in 2010

By Shaon, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Mobile Phone

Phone operators generally promise to offer you loads of benefits. They give ads about nation-wide coverage that the pursue the consumers into availing the connection. Once the connection is taken, we come across dead spots somewhere or the other in the network coverage. Especially hitch-up’s in Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) connection is common problem with most operators. This technology enables a user to access the Internet in Wi-Fi hotspots without network coverage. With the cost of wireless routers going down, now is the time to invest in a Wi-Fi enabled mobile phone. In case you are the one who needs the Wi-Fi to access the Internet on the go, a Wi-Fi enabled mobile phone is a must for you. However, with hordes of Wi-Fi handsets out there, you are spoiled for choice. So how do you pick the best one? To make things easier for you we went for an extensive search to sort out the 10 best Wap(Wi-Fi) enabled mobile phone/cell phone in 2010.

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10. BlackBerry Curve 8900

The BlackBerry curve 8900 is the best iteration of BlackBerry Curve. It’s loaded with a number of apps that makes it a handy accessory for any professional. The design is extremely sleek and looks really stylish for a BlackBerry. The 480 x 360 resolution screen ensures that the picture clarity is exceptional. Wi-Fi ensures that the speed of surfing the net is truly great.

Specification

  • Display: TFT, 65K colors
  • Size 480 x 360 pixels, 2.4 inches
  • Camera: 3.2 MP
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 32GB
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, IM
  • Wi-Fi Support
  • Built-in GPS
  • Enhanced Media Player
  • Video Recording
  • BlackBerry Maps
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • Trackball navigation
  • Internal 256 MB ROM
  • Wireless Email
  • Organizer
  • Browser
  • Phone
  • Corporate Data Access
  • SMS/MMS

9.Sony EricSSon P1i

The Wi-Fi phone flaunts of a compact design that makes it good purchase. With a 3.2 Megapixel Camera interface is very responsive and has a host of application to enhance office productivity. The keyboard has an uncommon layout and needs some practice. Another problem with the phone is that the standard headphones are not compatible with the phone. Most importantly, it looses out on points for its HSDPA connectivity. This means that there are a limited connectivity options for this phone.

Specification

  • TFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colors
  • Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.6 inches
  • 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • VGA videocall camera
  • Phonebook :Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
  • Call records:Practically unlimited
  • 160 MB storage, 128 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM
  • Memory Stick Micro (M2), up to 4GB, 512MB card included
  • Wi-Fi


8. MOTOROLA Droid X

This is an ideal choice for Wi-Fi phone if you have big hands. Motorola has done a fine job of making the phone as slim as possible without cutting out on features. This phone features a fully skinned version of the Android 2.1. The TI OMAP3630 processor, in the phone performs better than the Nexus 1’s Snapdragon processor in some occasions. The browser is virtually lag-free, scrolling down a page and zooming is a breeze. The Droid loses out on other phones of the same category as the camera interface can be sluggish. This phone could be better with a clutter-free interface to ensure better access to social networking updates. It is almost as if the OS of the phone bottlenecks the extremely capable hardware. On a rather serious note it is being reported that the Droid X is unmoddable and may be rendered useless, if you try to mod it. The story was covered by Gizmodo.

Specification

  • Display:4.3″ WVGA (854 x 480)
  • Display Resolution:WVGA display houses 400,000 pixels
  • Standby time: Up to 220 hours
  • Form Factor:Full Touch
  • Operating System:Android 2.1, update to Android 2.2 late summer
  • Weight:155 g / 5.47 oz
  • Dimensions:65.50 (x) 127.50(y) 9.90(z) mm
  • Browser :Webkit HTML5 based browser; Adobe Flash 10.1 after update, pinch-to-zoom
  • E-mail Support:Gmail, Push E-mail, Corporate Sync, IMAP/ POP3
  • Connectivity:Stereo Bluetooth2 Class 1.5, Version 2.1+EDR, 3.5mm, USB 2.0 HS, OTA, HDMI
  • Messaging:SMS/MMS, E-mail
  • Audio:MIDI, MP3, WAV, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+,
  • Video:720p HD Capture, HD Playback via HDMI or DLNA, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMA v10
  • Camera:8.0 megapixel, Digital Zoom, Auto Focus, Dual LED Flash and image editing tools
  • Memory:8 GB onboard, 16 GB microSD pre-installed, supports up to 32 GB micro SD total memory expandable up to 40 GB
  • Location Services:aGPS (assisted), sGPS (stand alone), Google Maps, Google Maps Navigation, Google Maps with Google Latitude, Street View, and eCompass
  • Wi-Fi Enabled

7. BlackBerry Storm 2

The new BlackBerry Storm 2 is the newbie from BlackBerry with some impressive features. One of the issues with the original BlackBerry Storm was that it did not have Wi-Fi. It was a major reason that BlackBerry Storm could not be made the standard of connectivity for which BlackBerry stands out. With “out of the box” support for push email, integration with MS Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino etc. SurePress is another feature that will stand out in its execution.

Specification

  • Camera: 3.2 MP camera, Flash, Auto-focus, 2x digital zoom, Image stabilization1
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi Enabled, Supports BlackBerry App World, Bluetooth Enabled
  • Multimedia Player
  • SMS/MMS
  • Wireless Email
  • Organizer
  • Browser
  • Phone
  • Corporate Data Access

6. HTC Hero

The stylish HTC Hero is a delight to use. Even though it is almost identical to the HTC Magic in terms of technical specifications, it was the first mobile that had an aesthetical appeal equivalent to iPhone. The look and feel of the Wi-Fi cell phone sets it apart from its fore-bearers. The 5 mega pixel camera makes it an outstanding product. The battery power of the phone needs a special mention for its longevity that can extend to a day while surfing on a Wi-Fi network. The touchscreen interface can be a little sluggish at times, this is because the processor is a paltry Qualcomm 528MHz CPU. The Sense onscreen keyboard can be quiet unresponsive.

Specifications

Display: 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320×480 HVGA resolution
Camera: 5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus
Audio supported formats: MP3, AAC(AAC, AAC+, AAC-LC), AMR-NB, WAV, MIDI
and Windows Media Audio 9
Processor: Qualcomm MSM7200A, 528 MHz
Operating System: Android
Memory: ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 288 MB
Dimensions (LxWxT) 112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm ( 4.41 x 2.21 x 0.57 inches)
Weight 135 grams ( 4.76 ounces) with battery
Device Control Trackball with Enter button
GPS: Internal GPS antenna
Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
HTC ExtUSB (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one), 3.5 mm audio jack

Video supported formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 and Windows Media Video 9
Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1350 mAh
Talk time: Up to 420 minutes for WCDMA
Standby time: Up to 750 hours for WCDMA
microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)


5. Nokia N900

The processor that runs the Nokia N900 is a monster and a totally customizable home screen gives this phone a clear advantage over other Wi-Fi phones in our list. Nokia promoted the phone as a “phone for tweakers”. The Maemo 5 may be the most beautiful platform to grace a Nokia cell phone. The standout feature for this device is of course the Skype integration. All you need to do is add your Skype account and make VoIP calls just as you would make a GSM call. The built-in Ovi Maps is not that efficient as it requires a clear GPS line of sight. Running on a BL-5J battery the charge should last a day with moderate usage. The Keyboard may seem to be a little cramped. Overall a solid experience.

Specification

  • Form: side-slider
  • Display: 3.5″ touch display
  • Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels (WVGA)

Up to 65 000 colors
Desktop with up to 4 personalisable views
Landscape and portrait (for voice calls) modes
3D Graphics acceleration with support for OpenGL ES 2.0
Brightness control
Ambient light detector

Dimensions: 110.9 x 59.8 x 18 (19.55) mm
Touch screen
Standby time (Maximum): GSM up to 278 h, WCDMA up to 250 h

Active online usage (Maximum): Up to 1 day

  • Continuous browsing time (Maximum): WCDMA up to 5.5 hours, Wi-Fi up to 8 hours
  • Video playback time (Maximum): Up to 5.6 hours
  • Music playback time (Maximum): Up to 24.5 hours
  • Memory Storage: Up to 32 GB internal storage microSD memory card extension, hotswappable. Total available application memory up to 1 GB (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)

4.NEXUS One

The fast Snapdragon processor makes the Nexus One almost the definitive Android set. The stand out features are the 512 Mb RAM and ROM. Google did not pull any punches when it came in the mobile phone market. The display is AMOLED 480 x 800, which means that the image quality is generally crisp throughout. The mighty 1GHZ processor means the online experience is generally hassle-free. The low power AMOLED screen means that the battery lasts for a long time. A major issue is the absence of multi-touch. Gaming options for this phone is very limited.

Specification

  • Size: Height 119 mm Width 59.8 mm Depth11.5 mm
  • Weight: 130 g (with battery), 100 g (without battery)

  • Display: 3.7 inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 800 x 480 pixels, 100,000:1 typical contrast ratio

  • Camera & Flash: 5 megapixelsavailability)

Autofocus from 6 cm to infinity
2X digital zoom
LED flash
User can include location of photos from phone’s AGPS receiver
Video captured at 720×480 pixels

  • Connectivity: HSDPA 7.2 Mbps

HSUPA 2 Mbps
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
A2DP stereo Bluetooth

  • Memory: 512 MB Flash, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB Micro SD Card (Expandable to 32 GB)


3. Palm Pre

The most complete Palm phone till date. This phone marked Palm’s arrival in the modern smartphone generation.
This is the first phone we have reviewed that is based on Linux. The Web-OS is very intuitive and user-friendly. The killer feature in this phone is The Synergy. This feature will create linked accounts for any account the user may have. This means that all your Facebook, Gmail, AIM account will be clubbed into one.

Any messages or updates into the account will be sent to the phone directly. The cache management with its integrated web browser is expertly done this means that moving back a web page is very fast. The phone comes with a TI OMAP3 processor.
The camera is a 3.2 mega-pixel camera. But the image quality is superb. Furthermore, the image processing is done in almost real time. It eliminates almost any shutter lag.

Specification

  • Display: Type Color, Technology TFT
  • Size: 320 x 480 pixels
  • Physical Size: 3.10 inches
  • Camera: 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, enhanced fixed focus, LED flash
  • Memory: 8 GB storage, 256 MB RAM
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Screen
  • Multi-touch
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Light sensor
  • Full keyboard (QWERTY)

2. Apple iPhone 4

When Steve Jobs said that he wanted the iPhone to look like an antique Leica camera he was on top of his wits. This iteration of the phone has been made a lot slimmer. Just holding it gives a sense of class. The design is amalgamates three metallic parts that are sandwiched together. If we consider the design it is clearly the best Wi-Fi enabled handset in the market. The 960 x 640 IPS display has been hyped by Apple as ‘The Retina Display‘. The detail of the screen is simply mind blowing. Apple has upped the ante with a 5 Megapixel camera in the back. It also features a VGA camera in the front.

The main reason why the iPhone 4 doesn’t top the list is the “deathgrip” issue. Holding the iPhone 4 in a certain way results in loosing all its reception. The problem can be so intense that that the users may be dropped from a call. Apple has announced that they will provide a “bumper” free of cost that will solve this issue. However its remains a serious drawback particularly for right handed users.

Specification

  • Size: 4.5 inches (115.2 mm), 2.31 inches (58.6 mm), 0.37 inch (9.3 mm)
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces (137 grams)
  • Display: Retina display, 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
    960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
    800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
    500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
    Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back
    Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi Cellular

1.HTC EVO 4G

The HTC EVO 4G is a power-house. The phone wears a cool look enhanced with bright red accents. The 8 mega pixel camera with auto focus and dual LED flash makes the photos extremely vibrant. The much-hyped 720 p video capture in the phone is simply great. The image clarity is awe-inspiring. The phone has the option for recording in MPEG4 as well as a H.264 output.
The Android Os 2.1 built into the phone feels really responsive and runs smoothly. The phone has a number of connectivity options like WiMax, Wi-Fi and supports 4G as well. The browsing experience on the phone is fast. HTC EVO allows smooth loading of websites that consume much resources and make calls with the help of CDMA simultaneously. The download speed can reach upto 7.5 Mbps depending on the network. In short this is one of the most complete devices we have seen in a long time. It even adds flash support with the new Android 2.2 update.

Specification

  • Display: 4.3 inch LCD screen.
  • Processor: 1 Ghz processor.
  • Memory: 1 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM.
  • Camera: 8 MP camera with HD quality video recording.
  • Connectivity: Wifi, Wi-Max
  • Storage options: 8 GB microSD card

Conclusion

The mobile phone market has opened up a lot over the past three years. This is because Google’s Android OS has improved a lot it is now very user-friendly and a lot of phone manufacturers are using it on their phone. With a lot of anticipitated cell phones yet to launch in 2010 the list is set to change. Check out these phones and tell us how you feel about them.


Discussion

vinod
August 25, 2010: 8:01 pm

great choices

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