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October 18, 2008 | Comments(0)

G1 Phone Review Roundup

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.

October 17, 2008 | Comments(0)

AT&T Brings the Pantech Matrix to the Market

Responding to the growing number of American mobile consumers who are getting into more texting activities rather than calling to communicate, AT&T has added a new QWERTY phone to its product lineup, the Pantech Matrix. This phone offers a full QWERTY Keyboard that makes it easy for users to compose their text messages as well as access various mobile phone functionality.The Pantech Matrix is compatible with AT&T’s messaging bundles that offer 200, 1,500 and unlimited text messaging for $5, $15, and $20. It can also be bundled with FamilyTalk plan whereby users can get unlimited text messaging for all lines for $30. Available in navy blue and black with green, the Pantect Matrix is available now for $79.99 plus a two-year service agreement and main-in rebate. For that you’ll get a dual-sliding, double-keypad mobile phone that boasts of a 1.3 megapixel camera, Instant messaging, mobile email, AT&T navigator, AT&T mobile music, CV, AT&T Video, and share calling. Other features of the AT&T Pantech Matrix include; live video capture and playback, a music player that supports MP3, MIDI, iMelody, MMF, WAV, SMAF, AAC+, support for AT&T’s music service such as eMusic Mobile, Napster Mobile, steraming radio through XM Radio channel, instant messaging support for AOL, Windows Live and Yahoo, web browser, wireless internet access through MEDIA net, various mobile games, graphics and themes, various productivity tools such as calendar, alarm, call waiting, caller ID and more. The Pantech Matrix is a 3G Quad Band phone with Bluetooth and USB connectivity. It comes with a 4GB internal memory and support microSD expansion. The phone boasts of a 1.2-inch display with 1280 x 960 pixels resolution. And finally, the Pantech Matrix gives out up to 3 hours of talk time and 10 hours of standby time.

October 16, 2008 | Comments(0)

LG Brings Rhythm to Alltel Wireless

Recently, ASUS has unveiled its new PDA phone called the ASUS P552w. At first, this phone may look like your ordinary PDA/Smartphone, but if you take a closer look on its specs and details, you’d notice that it has something unique. The P552w features a Glide functionality which Asus describes as a touch-responsive user interface that makes navigating and performing tasks on a mobile phone more intuitive and interactive. Its short of being a touchscreen phone, if we have to say so. The Asus P552w is a feature-rich mobile phone equipped with 624MHz processor, a 3.5G HSDPA connectivity, GPS and possible its best feature - seamless integration with Google services. Asus is targetig the rising tide of young, tech-savvy professionals as the P552w’s primary users.Taking a closer look at the Glide feature of the P552w, this is highlighted by the phone’s use of the Gester technology which lets users to select, zoom, scroll and flip easily through the navigation menu just by the mere touch of their fingers. Hence users can look up into the latest news, check weather forecast, view photo slideshows and listen to music with few finger taps. It features Multi-Home, Anytime Launcher, EziPhoto and EziMusic applications. Power-wise, the P552W boasts of a 624MHZ CPU which enable the phone to run applications and games faster and video frame rates smoother.This is ably complemented by the phone’s 3.gG HSDPA connectivity which provides for the fastest mobile internet browsing experience, file sharing and TV program-streaming. It also has Bluetooth, WLAN, GPS, USB and other connectivity features. And like we said before, the P552w phone integrates seamlessly with various Google mobiles web services such as Google Maps and Google Search Bar. And lastly, the Asus P552w comes pre-installed with various nifty applications including EziPhoto, EziMusic, quick access to YouTube and Flickr. The Asus P552w will be released in Taiwan first. No pricing information is currently available though.Via

October 15, 2008 | Comments(0)

Asus Launch the P552w PDA Phone Powered by Glide

Recently, ASUS has unveiled its new PDA phone called the ASUS P552w. At first, this phone may look like your ordinary PDA/Smartphone, but if you take a closer look on its specs and details, you’d notice that it has something unique. The P552w features a Glide functionality which Asus describes as a touch-responsive user interface that makes navigating and performing tasks on a mobile phone more intuitive and interactive. Its short of being a touchscreen phone, if we have to say so. The Asus P552w is a feature-rich mobile phone equipped with 624MHz processor, a 3.5G HSDPA connectivity, GPS and possible its best feature - seamless integration with Google services. Asus is targetig the rising tide of young, tech-savvy professionals as the P552w’s primary users.Taking a closer look at the Glide feature of the P552w, this is highlighted by the phone’s use of the Gester technology which lets users to select, zoom, scroll and flip easily through the navigation menu just by the mere touch of their fingers. Hence users can look up into the latest news, check weather forecast, view photo slideshows and listen to music with few finger taps. It features Multi-Home, Anytime Launcher, EziPhoto and EziMusic applications. Power-wise, the P552W boasts of a 624MHZ CPU which enable the phone to run applications and games faster and video frame rates smoother.This is ably complemented by the phone’s 3.gG HSDPA connectivity which provides for the fastest mobile internet browsing experience, file sharing and TV program-streaming. It also has Bluetooth, WLAN, GPS, USB and other connectivity features. And like we said before, the P552w phone integrates seamlessly with various Google mobiles web services such as Google Maps and Google Search Bar. And lastly, the Asus P552w comes pre-installed with various nifty applications including EziPhoto, EziMusic, quick access to YouTube and Flickr. The Asus P552w will be released in Taiwan first. No pricing information is currently available though.Via

October 14, 2008 | Comments(0)

Krave ZN4, Motorola’s First Full-Touch Screen Phone for Verizon

Joining the fray on full-touch screen phone is late-comer Motorola with the release of its new flip phone - the Krave ZN4 to Verizon Wireless. The Motorola Krave ZN4 could well be described as two mobile phones in one offering two layers on the interactive clear flip outside and its full touch-screen inside. And by making this available in Verizon Wireless, the mobile phone supports all the hottest multimedia service of the carrier including V CAST Mobile,V CAST Video, V CAST Music with Rhapsody and VZ Navigator. The Motorola Krave ZN4 provides one-touch access to most Verizon features and services. It’s flip design also makes it easy to place clear and reliable phone calls while preventing touch-screen wear. It also has a side lock key which prevents accidental usage and unnecessary phone calls. The Krave ZN4 has a dedicated camera key which provides quick access to a touch-controlled 2.0 megapixel camera. It’s accelerometer can detect movement when the mobile phone is rotated and quickly changes the display making it easy to catch landscape and portrait shots, capture and view video. The mobile handset also features an HTML browser to let users enjoy clips from popular video-sharing sites as well as from MMS messages send to them by friends without downloading the video first. For texting and e-mailing purposes, the Motorola Krave ZN4 features a full QWERTY keypad with haptic feedback and boasts of conveniently-sized buttons and accelerometer. And lastly, the Motorola Krave ZN4 also features a Bluetooth connectivity which makes wireless pairing the phone with other Bluetooth-enabled devices an ease. Here’s a quick rundown of the Krave ZN4’s specs: 500 hours standby time, 250 minutes talk time, CDMA EV-DO 800/1900; CDMA 1X/EV/DO network bands, 2.8-inch TFT screen, supports AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, AMR NB, MIDI, MP3, WMA, c10, WMA v9 music files, and 130MB internal memory and support up to 8GB of microSD storage. The Motorola Krave ZN4 is available now for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year service agreement from Verizon Wireless.

October 13, 2008 | Comments(0)

LG Announces the Second Prada Phone

LG’s luxury phone which was created in partnership with the Prada Group will soon have a brother. If you will recall, sometime last year, LG has released the original LG Prada Phone. Back then, the LG Prade phone was the first full-touch screen phone to hit the mobile market. Despite of this, the phone did manage to get a good kick into the market. With the new LG Prade phone, both responsilbe companies are hoping to spark a new interest among mobile phone users which are showered by various touch-screen mobile phones already. The new LG Prada phone will feature a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and is almost identical to the original Prada phone. New features of this phone include, additional on-screen, call and hang-up buttons and addresses, 3G compatibility with video calling, 7.2 MBPS HSDPA connectivity and a 5 Megapixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach lens. It will also have Wi-Fi support and full HTML browsing functionality. Similar to the original Prada phone, this new version would also have microSD support for storage, a 3-inch display screen, supports various media formats that include MPEG-4, H,263 and H.264, support music files such as AAC, MP3, WMA and RealAudio. The new Prada phone is slated for a Q4 release in Italy, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Netherlands. It will have an SRP of around $813.

October 9, 2008 | Comments(0)

Motorola VU204 Available through Verizon Wireless

The VU30 which Motorola has introduced a couple of days ago actually has a brother - the VU204. This mobile handset features and ergonomical design highlighted by sleek likes and soft-touch paint. Motorola claims that the MOTO VU204’s features are so perfect for keeping users connected - be it for instant mobile messaging, email or text and picture messaging. Aesthetically, the MOTO VU204 sports a pleasing design with sleek rounded edges combining with a rich dark roast color complimenting its looks. In addition, the VU204 features Bluetooth wireless technology for users who are always on the go. The MOTO VU204 also sports a VGA camera with its own dedicated key and 4x digital zoom. Users can share photos they took as well with friends and family through the phone’s picture messaging feature. Synching the mobile phone is also a breeze with the mobile phone’s full speed USB 2.0 connectivity. Additionally, the MOTO VU204 lets users find directions with its GPS navigation feature complete with real-time audible directions. The complete features of the CDMA 800/1900, CDMA Ev-Do Release 0 VU204 mobile phone include; a 1.8-inch TFT display with 176×220 resolution, CLI display with 96×80  resolution, 64MB RAM, headset jack, 238 minutes talktime, 447 hours of standby time, micro USB 2.0 connectivity, Bluetooth, dedicated camera key, VZ navigator capability, and downloadable games. The MOTO VU204 will be available under Verizon Wireless network’s various plans with corresponding 2-year service agreement.

October 8, 2008 | Comments(0)

Motorola Outs the Moto Q11 Smartphone

Motorola has just announced a new smartphone in the market, the MOTO Q11. This Motorola smartphone is geared for mobile professionals and consumers who are looking for a full-featured smartphone. Featuring a full QWERTY keypad that allows fast messaging, easy access to email, location services and multimedia applications, this mobile handset will be available soon at an affordable price.The MOTO Q11 is ideal for mobile phone users who want a high-speed connection for mobile browsing on their mobile phone. It has a built-in Wi-Fi feature which utilizes Boingo mobile for automatically connection the mobile phone to thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide. It also has GPS navigation that connects with Google Maps and is powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 OS. The Moto Q11 also allows personalization of the homescreen and fast synchronization of data from the handset to the users’ PCs.The MOTOQ11 also features handsfree calling through Bluetooth enabled stereo devices. Another notable feature of the MOTO Q11 include a 3 megapixel camera for capturing high-quality photos and videos and then storing themon an optional memory card for quick and easy upload to a PC or to social networking accounts. Here’s quick rundown of the Moto Q11 features: 2.4-inch TFT display, 450 minutes talk time, 195 hours standby time, Quad-band GPRS/EDGE Class 10 modes, SMS/MMS/Integrated Active Sync Email Push, Java App IM messaging, MIDI, MP3, AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, WAV, WMA, WAX, WMV, audio support, RV, MPEG4, H.264, WMV, 15f ps video support, 3MP fixed focus LED Flash 8x zoom camera, 128MB Flash, 64MB RAM, optional MicroSD support, GPS and aGPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi.

October 7, 2008 | Comments(0)

Motorola Brings the Rapture VU30 to Verizon

Motorola and Verizon has just made available new mobile handset featuring a captivating look and great features which you wouldn’t think that it actually has - the Motorola Rapture VU30.  This mobile handset is best used for purchasing songs over-the-air or downloading tunes and syncing to a PC.  The Motorola Rapture VU30 features a unique, smooth design and jewel-tone color which makes it stand out from the crowd. It features a vanishing external display lights for easy access to music and photos by a single touch. The touch-sensitive external display of the VU30  lets users take snapshots and access music without needing to open the flip. Users can also listen to music wirelessly via its stereo Bluetooth technology or plug in the headphones to the 2.5 mm headset jack.In addition, since the VU30 is released under Verizon, it has access to the V CAST Music with Rhapsody. This service lets users purchase songs OTA quickly through high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity. The VU30 also features a dedicated shutter button for its 2.0 megapixel camera as well as video capture.Even sweeter is the fact that the camera has a smooth zoom feature. The VU30 also boasts of other features including talk, text, email and web surfing-on-the-go. It also lets users find directions to hot spots, business establishments and coffee shops using Verizon’s Navigator service which provides turn-by-turn direction.
Other features of the Motorola Rapture VU30 include; a 2.2-inch 240×320 262k TFT display and a 1.6-inch 120×160 CLI display. It gives out 270 minutes talk time and 470 hours standby time. The Rapture VU30 is a CDMA 800/1900, CDMA Ev-DO The Rapture VU30 will be available with a 2 year service contract with Verizon for $129.99

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