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November 4, 2008 | Comments(0)

The Nokia 5310, the Other XpressMusic Phone

Nokia has just introduced a mid-range music phone that is geared for the emerging markets under its XpressMusic Phone series - the Nokia 5310. The Nokia 5310 is among the mobile handsets which Nokia is launching for countries in Asia and Africa, together with the launch of its Nokia Life Tools. This range of communication service is geared for Agriculture information and Education services for the non-urban mobile phone users. Going back to the Nokia 5310, said phone is by far the most inexpensive Nokia music phones. Expected to be available sometime in the first quarter of 2009, the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic features dedicated keys, digital music player, FM radio and a standard 3.5mm connector for headphones. The Nokia 5310 also got a 2megapixel camera, supports image sharing via Nokia Share on OVI service and the Mail on Ovi email service as well. Other features of the Nokia 5310 include; 4x digital zoom for its camera, a 2.0-inch QVGA 240 x 320 pixels (16 million color display), an ambient light sensor for improved readability and increased operation time. For mobile web browsing, the Nokia 5310 supports XHTML browser,WAP 2., WML and wTCP/IP, and Bluetooth 2.0. The mobile phone also supports microSD memory card up to 4GG, connects with microUSB 2.0 and Nokia PC Suite connectivity via USB and Bluetooth. For its music features, the Nokia 5310 is an integrated digital music player which also supports video playback, MP3, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC and WMA music files.It also features a real-time equalizer. The Nokia 5310 also supports Java applications, full screen full color wallpapers, animated color screensavers, icons and logos. Ringtones include video, MP3 and MP4, eAAC+tones, AAC tones. The Nokia 5310 is a GPRS 850/1800/1900 and 900/1800/1900 up to 177.6 kbps (multi-slot class 32) phone that supports HSCS data transfers up to 43.2 kbps. The Nokia 5310 is expected to retail for 99 euro.

November 3, 2008 | Comments(0)

Sprint Launches the Sanyo Katana Eclipse X Phone

Sprint Wireless in cooperation with KYOCERA Sanyo has officially launched the new Katana Eclipse X mobile phone. This new mobile phone is actually a redesigned version of the previously announced Katana Eclipse in August. But this time, Sprint and Sanyo has added a new one-click feature which provides users with access to the phone features in just one click. One Click also allows users to personalize their home screen and also brings the Now Network right to their fingertips by selectnig and organizing features and content including text messaging, Google search, Sprint Navigation, email, web site, music and call log. In addition, One Click also gives users access to Google on their home screen. The new Sanyo Katana Eclipse X mobile phone also features unique light effects with fast data speeds and allows users to assign lighting effects to identify specific callers. One Click’s customizable carousel-style menu which is located on the home screen gives instant information related to various features of the Katana Eclipse X. The Katana Eclipse X’s One Click features also makes it easy for users to access Sprint TV with live and on-demand programming, Sprint Music StoreSM with OTA downloads of full-length songs, Sprint Radio with 150 channels and its built-in MP3 player with microSD card slot. In addition, the Katana Eclipse X also feature Sprint Navigation which provides GPS-enabled audio and visual turn-by-turn driving directions. Other features of the Katana Eclipse X include; built-in speakerphone, stereo Bluetooth, external music navigation, a 1.3MP camera with 12x zoom and video camcorder, speakerphone, wireless backup. The Katana Eclipse X is now available at Sprint retail channels for $99.99 with a 2-year service agreement, after $50 mail-in rebate.

October 29, 2008 | Comments(0)

AT&T and Pantech Brings the World’s Thinnest QWERTY Phone - Slate

AT&T is bringing yet again, another QWERTY mobile handset, and its another unit from Pantech. This time it’s being touted as the World’s Thinnest QWERTY keyboard handset - the Pantech Slate. Measuring less than one centimeter deep and featuring a premium form factor, the Pantech Slate was custom made for sending texts and pictures as well as for easily accessing the its instant messaging and email feature. What’s more, the Pantech Slate is available at AT&T for a very affordable price - $49.99 with a two-year service agreement after mail-in rebates.The Pantech Slate belongs to the trio of test messaging friendly handsets which was made available by AT&T to its customers. This phone offers the simplest text messaging interface using its QWERTY keyboard. It also features raised and tactile buttons, easy-to-read LCD as well as a rubberized back panel that gives comfort grip. Aside from being the world’s thinnest QWERTY phone, the Pantech Slate is also ultra-compact that you can easily fit it in to your pocket or purse without even noticing that it is actually there. Other features of the Pantech Slate include; multimedia functionality with support to AT&T’s MEdia Net and custom content, Bluetooth, video recording, a 1.3 megapixel camera with 2x zoom, live video capture and playback, 20mb internal memory, EDGE, 2.2-inch display, various PIM functionality, 3 hours talk time and 10 days standby time. The Pantech Slate is a quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz phone.

October 27, 2008 | Comments(0)

AT&T Offers the Nokia 2600

AT&T has just made available Nokia’s basic candybar mobile phone – the 2600. Make no mistake into thinking that this mobile handset is just another one of ‘em cheapskate Nokia handset. Well it’s price tag maybe cheap but its features definitely not. For one, you’ll get a GSM/EDGE phone featuring a 1.8-inch display screen with 128×128 resolution that can let you browse the Internet through Media Net interface. It even has support for AOL’s mobile chat platform, Windows Live and Yahoo Messenger. If those were not enough, you can also use the Nokia 2600 to snap out some decent looking photo through its VGA camera. For ringtone savvy users, the Nokia 2600 supports MP3 ringtone and sports a built-in speakerphone. The Nokia 2600 also got Bluetooth connectivity. It’s got various PIM features such as calendar, alarm clock, caller ID, personal organizer. It’s got puzzle, sports, racing and other preloaded games to keep you company during an otherwise boring moments. For personal customization, you can use wallpapers, background, custom menus/popups, icons and more eye candy features. The Nokia 2600 gives out three hours of talk time and 16 days of standby time before  it needs to be charged. It is now available via AT&T’s online store for $150. Or if you want to get it for free you may opt to get the unit that comes with a 2 year service agreement with AT&T. Now why would you want that anyway?

October 24, 2008 | Comments(0)

AT&T Releases the Samsung Propel

Realizing the growing popularity of text messaging on the US mobile phone community, AT&T has released several new handsets which makes the task of creating and sending text messages a breeze. One of this handset is the sleek-looking slider phone, Samsung Propel. The Samsung Propel is a messaging-friendly mobile handset with full slide-out QWERTY keypad a slew of cool mobile phone features highlighted by high-speed conenctivity, full web browsing, and full support for various AT&T services such as, AT&T Music, AT&T Navigator andmore. The complete rundown of the Samsung Propel’s specs and features are as follow; a 1.3 megapixel camera with 4x zoom and live video capture and playback feature, a music player that supports MP3 files and AT&T’s Mobile Music, and Music ID for identifying song. The Phone’s messaging features makes it easy to insert pictures, video clips and sound clips to text messages and its instant messaging feature supports AOL, Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger. For additional connectivity features, the Samsung Propel has 3G high-speed data and voice, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and USB. The phone also boasts of n 8GB internal memory plus support for microSD memory card, a 2.2-inch display screen with 172 x 220 resolution, and offers up to 5 hours of talk time and 10 days standby time. The Samsung Propel is a 850/900/1800/1900 MHz quad band phone.

October 23, 2008 | Comments(0)

HP Intros the iPAQ Data Messenger

Recently, HP has announced its newest 3G smarthpone - the iPAQ Data Messenger. The iPAQ Data Messenger fully support 3G network connectivity and boasts of a large touch screen display, a full slide-out alphanumeric keyboard and GPS.This smartphone lets you communicate intelligently using email, phone and Internet. It’s got a Wi-Fi connectivity which lets you connect to the Internet for free in most countries. The phone’s full alpha-numeric slide-out keypad is a a breeze to use when typing and texting and you can view your work clearly with the phone’s large 2.8-inch diagonal QVGA display, which happens to support touch-screen functionality as well. In addition, the phone fully supports GPS functionality with its built-in GPS navigation tool. For mobile workers, the iPAQ Data Messenger runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 and utilizes Microsoft Outlook Office Mobile for synchonizing contacts, appointments and tasks with your PC. Mobile workers can easily access and edit their documents using Mobile Word, Powerpoint and Excel applications. The iPAQ Data Messenger also features a 3.1 MP auto-focus camera with 5x digital zoom and flash LED and comes with a microSD card slot for storage expansion of up to 8GB. Here’s a quick rundown of the other features of the iPAQ Data Messenger; Integrated WLAN 802.11b/g, with WPA2 security, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, 3G wireless broadband connectivity for voice and data, Tri-band UMTS (900/1900/2100 MHz), HSDPA Category 8 (up to 7.2Mbps downlink) and HSUPA Category 5 (up to 2Mbps uplink), Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), 128 MB SDRAM main memory for running applications, 256 MB flash ROM, and Full alphanumeric slide-out keyboard, 5-way optical navigation, 2 soft keys, ringer/sound switch, send/end buttons, keyguard button, volume control, camera button, 2 quick access keys. The HP iPAQ Data Messenger will be initially available through  Vodafone but HP resellers will offer them without contract at  around $677.

October 22, 2008 | Comments(0)

AT&T Offers the Samsung Epix; First Mobile Phone with Mouse

AT&T has just released a new smartphone which the company describes as a smartphone of “epix” proportions. We’re referring to the Samsung Epix smartphone. This innovative smartphone gives users three ways of navigating its touch screen. Users can either use their fingers to scroll through the phone’s menu, a built-in stylus for a more accurate navigation or use the smartphone’s optical mouse. This device contains right and left soft keys which are located at its center. By a single click on those keys, users can access any of the phone’s menu. This mouse can also be transformed into a four-way navigation key to make it a more traditional way of navigating the phone’s menu. The Samsung Epix runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS and features 3G network connectivity. Additionally, the smartphone also gives access to multiple e-mail accounts through Microsoft Direct Push. This would enable corporate users to have access to their corporate email account. The phone also allows over-the-air contact, calendar and task list synchronization through Microsoft Exchange Server or Xpress Mail plus support for Good Mobile messaging service. Other features of the Samsung Epix include, WiFi (802.11 b/g), built-in aGPS that supports AT&T Navigator, AT&R Navigator Global Edition and other GPS-based applications, support for AT&T Video Share service, support for Global connectivity, a 2-0 megapixel camera, full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.5-inch TFT color display, access to AT&T Mobile Music, AT&T Cellular Video program, MobiTV, Windows Media Player support, and microSD memory card support up to 32GB. The Samsung Epix is available now selected AT&T retail outlets for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement.

October 21, 2008 | Comments(0)

Motorola Presents the Aura Luxury Phone

Motorola may seemed to be embarking on a new mobile phone niche currently occupied by the likes of LG and Samsung where mobile phone, fashion and sophistication mix together. We’re referring to a new stylish mobile handset offering from Motorola simply called the AURA. According to Motorola the Aura handset breaks convention and re-estalishes artistry in the design and manufacturing of mobile devices. This evident in the Aura’s circular display which enables the handset to deliver a sensory experience. The design of the Motorola Aura closely resembles luxury watches which are products of sophisticated craftmanship.Major feature of the Aura phone is its circular display which utilizes a brilliant interplay of 16 million color at 300 dpi resolution. This display is further capped with 1.62 carat sapphire crystal lens for that elegant and scratch-resistant look.The Motorola Aura features a stainless steel housing, and chemically etched textures and patterns. This luxury phone also features a mechanical heart-shaped Swiss-made main bearing that serve as its foundation for allowing the blade to rotate with seamless precision. Its gears are composed of Rockwell 50-55 hardened steel which are protected with the same coating used in high-performance acing engines. Now, for its mobile phone features, the Aura boasts of CrystalTalk Technoloy that delivers supreme clarity and deep resonance to every single conversation that AURA users would have, this is true even in noisy environments. It also features an aluminum keypad with anodized, spin-finish. Other features of the Motorola AURA include; MMS/SMS/Email support, music player that supports AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, MIDI, MP3 and WAV, video capture and playback at H.263, H2.64 and MPEG4 format, 2MP fixed focus camera, Stereo Bluetooth Class 1, EDR, A2DP and USB 2.0 connectivity, open source mobile web browser, 1.55-inch rounded LCD, and 400 hours standby time and 7.3 hours talk time. The Motorola AURA is expected to be released in Q4.

October 20, 2008 | Comments(0)

Samsung Intros its i7110 Symbian Mobile Phone

Next week will be the G1 week as the whole of the mobile phone community set their eyes on the release of the much anticipated G1 Android Phone comes into reality. It’s the first Google phone, so everybody is excited. Finally, an iPhone killer has arrived, and so some people say. But first things first, the G1 is not really a Google-manufactured phone, like the iPhone is a genuine Apple product. The first G1 mobile handset is actually an HTC mobile phone powered by Google’s Android mobile platform and will be released through T-Mobile network. But since Google is the more popular market brand, it is but fitting that people call the phone the Google Phone. The HTC-Google phone is just the first mobile phone which will have the Android as its OS. Who knows which other mobile phone manufacturers are going to join the bandwagon as soon as they’ve found out how successful or not the first Google Phone would be. The G1 is up for release on October 22. Words on the streets say that there were already 1.5 million pre-orders for the unit. If that figure is true, well the G1 might be on the road to success then.

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