Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sony Ericsson Paris demo video

Here is the long awaited Sony Ericsson Paris demo video from m-one over at se-world.



Monday, May 26, 2008

Review of GSM/UMTS-handset Sony Ericsson C702


Mobile-review have posted their review of the Sony Ericsson C702 Cyber-shot. Here is their final impression.

Impressions
Our C702 unit was loud enough to break our preconceptions about muffled sound of ruggedized handsets. The phone’s vibra alert turned out to be average strength-wise, though. The reception quality of the C702 was quite good – we got strong signal levels in most places and didn’t notice any significant differences from other contemporary solutions.

The C702 is set to arrive this June at a price of 320 Euro. It has no standout features or treats barring the casing design; as for the camera, it’s actually nothing new, since the Sony Ericsson K770 packed in pretty much the same unit. The C702 is a fairly good choice if you are in the market for a handset that is a fraction more protected from dust and abuse than most other mass-market solutions. Also going for this phone is its lens cover and flashlight mode for the camera. But, the bottom line is this: the C702 has no bells and whistles as far as its camera department is concerned, it even can’t stand up to last year’s flagship, the Sony Ericsson K790/K800. It’s a well-rounded and versatile device aimed at a small-numbered audience bent on ruggedized phones. The C702 is robust enough to survive a few tumbles and resist water and mud, but of course it doesn’t have the level of protection to spend a minute in water and take no damage. On the other hand, Sony Ericsson isn’t charging the maximum for it, on the contrary, the C702 is relatively affordable for this device type, especially for want of real competition. While it boasts a nearly perfect build quality, its plastic quality and materials let it down. Some will come across the problem of worn-out keys, some won’t; the good news is that the manufacturer has promised to sort this out, but considering the shape of the C702’s buttons and their size, we have some doubts that Sony Ericsson will be able to improve their coating significantly. Also among the C702’s failings is its display that gets washed out in the sun.

On balance, the C702 has a likable design, mediocre specs and its price tag is 25 percent heftier than that of its non-ruggedized counterpart. All this indicates that Sony Ericsson is into niche-aimed solutions and puts a lot of effort into diving the market into narrow segments. As of today it has no rival out and about, so all fans of the late Siemens M-series can well thrown the C702 onto their short-lists, given its similar degree of protection, prowess in basic functions and some extra contemporary feats under the hood (camera, music, GPS).

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Sony Ericsson Paris – the story of one affordable device


Mobile-review have posted a very interesting article about the Sony Ericsson Paris. Here are the final paragraphs from the article.

The Paris looks more like Sony Ericsson’s attempt to settle down in the segment of touchscreen devices before Motorola or Nokia make it there. In my opinion, this is a niche-aimed solution that is not like the G900 (which has all what it takes to turn into a widely adopted device). The Sony Ericsson Paris will be sort of a late call and too few will really crave for its QWERTY keyboard. It’s pretty difficult to find a scenario where its sales numbers will be stellar. UIQ-based devices will see an all-round new platform only towards the end of Q2 2009, when the maker will switch to new models with upgraded and enhanced specs, and as for today, Sony Ericsson is trying to get the maximum out of its old solutions and platforms. And the fact is, they have already approached the upper limit there, when it's no longer possible to take their ideas in the top segment any further in view of insufficient computing power and performance.

More images of the Paris will be leaked very soon, but this time around, there will be more angles and better quality (which is crucial) – we will update this article with them as soon as possible. Stay tuned for more!

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4 unique innovations of the HTC Touch Diamond

John Wang, Chief Marketing Officer at HTC is showing 4 unique innovations of the HTC Touch Diamond pdaphone.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

iPhone iDial Video Demo

Short demo of the iDial dialer application for the iPhone. Fun!

CECT N96 with 1GB sd, 99% like Nokia N96


Brand new in the box!

Unlocked + tri-band one of the best phone out there!

Exact same as the real one.

The phone has no WIFI-GPS, made in china

NOkia N96 with EMAP (in Chinese language only), FM radio, Unlocked,

Tri-Band 900 1800 1900 MHZ.

2 cameras with Flash lighting,

FM, Bluetooth Stereo.

It has a very good handy feeling.

Support Multi-Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, etc.

• Fashionable PDA,
• high-quality cameras with 2.0 mega pixel high resolution 2.0 Mega pixel camera.
• Supports Bluetooth V 2.0
• 64 chord speakers
• Dual 3D stereo speaks
• Built-in games
• Network frequency: GSM900/1800/1900 MHz
• Phone Style: straight
• Phone Screen: 3.0 inch, 262K Color LCM
• GPRS/WAP/MMS: Support (built-in)
• Bluetooth: support
• MP3 play: support
• Speaker/flash Memory: support
• Cameras: Double 130 mega pixel
• MPEG4: support still image and video capture
• Memory: support T-Flash card
• Audio: 64 Ring tone, stereo earphone
• Multilingual: Support
• Game: Support

Package includes:
1 x battery
1 x USB cable
1 x battery charger
1 x original box
1 x user guid
1 x 512MB memory card
1 x english user guide

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Evolution of Mobile Phones 1985 - Today

Check out this interesting video showing how mobile phones have evolved from 1985 till now and beyond. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

HTC Touch Diamond Hands-on video!

Highlights
- 2.8-inch touch screen, with four times the pixels of most phones.
- Vibrant TouchFLO 3D user interface, responding perfectly to your finger gestures when scrolling through contacts, browsing the web, and launching media… all vividly displayed as photos and artwork powered by the 3D graphics processor.
- HTC Weather - providing a constant view of weather at home and abroad.
- Surf and download at broadband speed with HSDPA internet connectivity.
- 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera for quality stills and video.
- 4GB of internal storage to preserve more photos, music, files and exchanged data than ever before.
- Integrated GPS for use with maps software for a full turn-by-turn satellite navigation experience.

More Nokia N76 white pics

Here are some fresh new live pics of the white Nokia N76. I think it looks really nice.



LG Bikini phone


LG-SH640/KH6400/LH6400 brief specifications:
- 240×320 display
- Touch sensitive InteractPad under display
- 3 mega pixel AF camera
- Bluetooth 2.0
- USB
- 3G
- HSDPA

Motorola W755 official pics

Motorola W755- 1x and EVDO for data transmition
- 1.3 mega pixel camera
- small external display (same size as the K1m) with touch sensitive buttons located around it for controlling music playback control, bluetooth and volume
- microSD support
- 80 MB built in memory
- 5 Themes included: Classic and Youth (as on the Z6c), Personalizer, Messenger, and Vapor
- Bluetooth profiles: Imaging, DUN, Handsfree Voice Gateway, OBEX File Transfer, OBEX Push, SPP
- mini USB


A NEW AGE FOR MOBILE PHONES BEGINS; HTC UNVEILS "TOUCH DIAMOND"


Debut brings breakthroughs in size, style, connectivity and overall user experience, leaves compromise at the door.

HONG KONG — Born from a unique heritage of innovation and a deep desire to blend design with simplicity, HTC Corp. (TAIEX: 2498; “HTC”) , a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, unveiled its new flagship phone, the HTC Touch Diamond™.

HTC is also extremely pleased to announce that Hong Kong’s leading mobile company, Hong Kong CSL Limited has been appointed the exclusive Hong Kong distributor and operator partner of the HTC Touch Diamond™.

Delivering unmistakable style and meticulous craftsmanship, the HTC Touch Diamond™ is defined by its compact size, game-changing Internet and its new captivating 3D touch interface called TouchFLO 3D. The result is an uncompromising mobile phone that sets a new benchmark for phone sophistication and shapes consumer expectations for how a phone can be used.

“Today we mark a new era in mobile phone evolution, an era where beauty and size integrate with uncompromising innovation at broadband speeds,” said Peter Chou, president and CEO, HTC Corp. “The HTC Touch Diamond™ will make browsing the Web and using Web-enabled applications just as practical and easy to use as making calls.”

“CSL has long been the distribution and operator partner of HTC since HTC first launched in Hong Kong. CSL continues to see a strong demand for HTC mobile devices affirming the trend of growing mobile internet and data usage in Hong Kong”, said Christina Teo, Hong Kong CSL Limited’s Chief Marketing Officer.

A New Dimension To Touch
HTC has taken a great leap forward in touch screen innovation with the introduction of its new 3D touch interface called TouchFLO™ 3D. TouchFLO™ 3D provides animated access to people, messaging, email, photos, music, weather and more. In addition, HTC is introducing a new innovative touch-sensitive navigation control for interacting with Touch Diamond™.

Making The Mobile Internet Fun
With the introduction of the Touch Diamond™, HTC delivers an entirely new mobile Internet experience that utilizes broadband-like speeds with HSDPA wireless connectivity of up to 7.2 Mbps. Committed to improving Web browsing, HTC provides a new customized mobile Web browser that enables easy viewing and effortless navigation of Websites in the way they were designed. As part of this browsing experience users can zoom and pan Websites with one-hand and automatically view optimized content that has been specially created to fit the display. Turning the device sideways automatically rotates the web page view from a portrait to landscape view.

Samsung i900 Windows Mobile smartphone live pics

SGH-i900 brief specifications:
Network standards: WCDMA (3G), GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Volume: 112 × 56 × 13mm
Weight:
The main screen parameters: color screen, 260,000-color, TFT, touch screen, 240 × 400 pixels, 3.5 inches
System: WindowsMobile 6.1 Professional
Camera: built-in camera
Sensor type: CMOS sensor
Pixel: 500 million pixels
Melody:
Bluetooth: support, Bluetooth v2.0, A2DP Bluetooth stereo
WLAN (WiFi): support, 802.11 b / g
Expansion card: support TF card (microSD card), the largest support 8 GB




Sony Ericsson W760 Intense Black live pics

W760 Walkman® phone – Enjoy and share – anywhere in the world

- Stay grounded – GPS and Wayfinder Navigator™1)
- built-in, plus Google Maps™ for step-by-step
- directions to your destination
- Share your music inside and out
- Twin speakers with Stereo Widening plus an
- optional Active Speaker for outdoor use
- Match your mood – choose and match your music
with SensMe™
- Score big – great gaming features, motion
control and widescreen gameplay.
- Need for Speed™ ProStreet preloaded
- Find your way with GPS

Looking for the location of a gig or a new club? Even a new city poses no challenge for the W760. The phone’s built-in GPS with Wayfinder Navigator™1) lets you search over 20 million points of interest around the globe and talks you to your destination every turn of the way. There’s also a GPS-supported fitness application called Tracker that can tell you how fast, for how long and how far you ran (or walked!).





Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Opera Mini Web Browser Is A Great Alternative

If you haven't already tried out Opera Mini you need to give it a shot. It's a great alternative to the built in Web application. Pages load fast and the layout is perfect. I've seen a few website rendered wrong with the Web application, and Opera Mini can handle it perfectly.

Today they released Opera Mini 4.1 which doubles the speed of previous versions. I hadn't used Opera Mini in a really long time because it wasn't fast enough and I was always more than happy with the built in Web application. But after giving this latest release I try I am extremely impressed and can honestly say Opera Mini will probably be used more than Web. The speed is amazing and there are just so many more features to this application. One of my favorites being the ability to scroll down pages fast and smoothly instead of click by click like the Web application.

Here is a list of some of the important features.

Search Within Text
Auto-Completion of URLS based on your history and bookmarks
Offline Viewing
Speed Dial Bookmarks
Power Scrolling
Custom search shortcuts
Page Overview
Auto Jump To Text
Full Screen Viewing Even In Landscape

There is a ton of more features so you gotta try out the application yourself to see the rest. Opera Mini is also amazing because it re-renders the pages through it's own servers and minimizes the page sizes. Those who have expensive data plans will save lots of money.

A few tips.
Keep the settings on portrait. Rotating the N82 will also rotate the screen and it works perfectly. If you get sick of the application asking you which access point to use you can fix this. Go into your Application Manager and select Opera Mini. Click options and Access Points. Set your Network Access to Always Aloud.

Keep in mind this is a Java application which means it can be used on just about any phone. I'm usually not fond of java applications because they tend to run slow and not as smooth as native .sis applications, but Opera Mini is an exception.

Check out the official Opera Mini Guided Tour Video below.



Go to www.operamini.com from your phone or computer to download the latest version.

Which do you prefer? The standard Web application or Opera Mini?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Nokia N78 Unboxing and Quick Tour

"The Nokia N78 truly lives up to the Nseries promise of delivering unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences with the very latest technologies and services," says Jonas Geust, who oversees Nokia's Nseries devices. "The Nokia N78 empowers people to explore their passions, enjoy their favourite music and share their experiences with others and is set to continue the range of well-balanced Nseries devices such as the successful Nokia N73."

Shiny Preview: HTC Diamond

Re-defining the perception of advanced mobile phones… the HTC Touch Diamond™ signals a giant leap forward in combining hi-tech prowess with intuitive usability and exhilarating design.

Featuring a sharp 2.8-inch touch screen housed within a stunning formation of brushed steel and flawless faceted edges, the HTC Touch Diamond is as beautiful to behold as it is to use.

With HTC’s vibrant touch-responsive user interface, TouchFLO™ 3D, and ultra-fast HSDPA internet connectivity… the HTC Touch Diamond offers a rich online experience to rival a notebook computer, allowing you to interact with Google, YouTube, and Wikipedia as freely as you would with a broadband connection.

Samsung Glyde review roundup


The Samsung Glyde was one of the most hyped phones on an American carrier in recent memory leading up to its launch, and there's one small problem with that: it's hard to live up to the fanfare, no matter how good (or bad) the phone might be. A common early complaint coming out of the gate seems to be the lack of support for Verizon's MediaFLO-based VCAST TV service, a service that the Glyde's main competition, the Voyager, supports. The UI's also getting panned for being a little more confusing that it needs to be; compounding matters is the fact that Phone Scoop describes it as a "push UI" on account of a fiddly touchscreen. For what it's worth, it seems that the keyboard is at least quite good -- so if you can put up with the negatives, the Glyde might still have a place in your pocket. Otherwise, the Voyager's still looking awfully good, isn't it?

Read - LAPTOP Magazine (2.5 / 5 stars, "...limited by a poor UI and unreliable performance")
Read - Phone Scoop ("The Glyde pairs a few of the best things from the physical and touch worlds")
Read - PHONE Magazine ("The Verizon Glyde isn't a bad cellphone, but it's outshone by its rivals")

Newsflash! Firmware 2.0 hints suggest Apple might be working on a 3G iPhone


You'll never believe this, but it looks like Cupertino might be getting ready to drop a bomb this summer -- a 3G bomb, in fact! The latest beta release of firmware 2.0 for the iPhone has apparently revealed a preference screen that allows users of the new model to disable the 3G radio and fall back to GPRS / EDGE because the faster service "decreases battery life." Gotta pay to play, as they say. The ability to disable 3G service in favor of improved standby performance is a pretty common one in modern phones, so we're not surprised to see it here -- just a little disappointed that Apple hasn't incorporated enough fairy dust to magically make the problem go away.

AT&T to be first US carrier with BlackBerry Bold


Granted, we haven't heard anything thus far about which carrier would be offering up the recently-made-official BlackBerry Bold, but we can't say we're too shocked to hear that it will indeed be AT&T. In a report highlighting the recent boost in RIM's stock price, it's noted that AT&T will be "the exclusive carrier for the Bold in the US," though we have all ideas the other major US carriers will be following suit shortly, probably with redubbed handsets. We know, you're hungry for a price to mull over, but sadly, it's not meal time just yet.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

PSP phone, golden bubble gum phone, 5 mega pixel + 3x optical zoom phone and numerous other clones from China

PSP mobile phone
- dual sliding form factor (slide one way for keypad and the other for game pad)
- 2.8 inch 16 million color 400x240 flush screen
- shiny front with brushed metal back
- 3GP,MP4,AVI support
- FM radio
- microSD support
- USB
- NES emulator
- dual band
- measures 100x46x18 mm
- weighs 102 grams







Q191
- 5 mega pixel AF camera with 3x optical zoom and xenon flash
- 3 inch 16 million color QVGA touchscreen
- FM radio
- TV out
- microSD support
- 4 speakers for 3D surround sound
- USB
- dual band
- measures 118x55x20 mm
- weighs 150 grams






RAKSK888
- Sony Ericsson ripoff
- 2.4 inch 260K color QVGA display
- 3.2 mega pixel AF camera with flash
- microSD support
- USB
- 900/1800/1900MHz
- 3 powerful speakers for 3D effect
- 3,5 mm jack
- measures 98x46x16 mm
- weighs 105 grams













HTC TyTN clone
- side slide tilt form factor
- full QWERTY keyboard
- 3 inch 16 million QVGA touchscreen
- 1.3 mega pixel camera
- microSD support
- USB
- Windows Mobile OS
- dual band
- powerful speakers
- measures 115x60x22 mm
- weighs 125 grams









Samsung Armani ripoff
- 2.8 inch 65K color QVGA touchscreen
- 3GP,MP4,AVI,ASF,WMV,RM support
- 2 mega pixel camera
- Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional
- 900/1800/1900MHz
- measures 102x57x12 mm
- weighs 115 grams










COOLMP3000 (golden bubble gum phone)
- front and back gold plated
- small size (a bit bigger than a stick of gum)
- 1.4 inch 260K color 176x220 display
- microSD support
- stereo speakers
- 2 mega pixel camera
- dual band
- measures 90x35x14 mm
- weighs 75 grams




iPhone clone
- 2.8 inch 16 million color QVGA touchscreen
- FM radio
- brushed metal back + black glossy front
- microSD support
- USB
- 1.3 mega pixel camera
- 850/900/1800/1900MHz
- measures 110x56x15 mm
- weighs 100 grams




Motorola V8/V9 clone
- snake skin style like the special V8 luxury edition (available in two color versions)
- main 2.6 inch QVGA screen
- external screen with dedicated media player keys
- microSD support
- dual band
- measures 100x50x16 mm
- weighs 125 grams








HTC Touch clone
- 2.8 inch QVGA touchscreen
- Windows Mobile 6.0 OS
- TouchFLO interface
- Wifi
- 2 mega pixel camera
- microSD support
- USB
- dual band
- measures 98x58x14 mm
- weighs 105 grams




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