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September 23, 2008 | Comments(0)

The Google Phone Has Arrived - Welcome G1

We interrupt our regular programming as we announced the arrival of another mobile phone backed up by an Internet giant company who just might give the Apple iPhone a pretty good run for its money. The Google phone has finally arrived - the G1. First, let us clarify this first. The Google Phone or what is more popularly known now as the G1 is not really a Google-manufactured phone. It's one of those HTC slider phone which is powered by of course Google's Android mobile phone. And since it has the Android SDK in it, it is but natural to have most of the Google mobile products as a default applications. Now that we've cleared that up, lets get into more details about the G1 phone which will be released by T-Mobile on October 22 for $179 with a two year contract. The G1 features a 3.17-inch 65K color touchscreen with HVGA (480◊320) resolution, it gives out 5 hours talk time and 130 hours of standby time, a 3.1 megapixel camera, comes with with a 1GB microSD card and can support up to 16GB, expectedly GPS via Google Maps. And that pretty much sums up the G1 major features. It's a GSM/GPRS/EDGE/Wi-Fi and UMTS/HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz phone that would have a similar application store called the Android market as well as the Amazon MP3 store for music downloading functionality. And it definitely has YouTube as one of its preloaded apps, aside from Shop Savvy, a comparative shopping app, Ecorio which is an app for monitoring your carbon footprint, and BreadCrumbz for creating a step-by-step visual map using photos.

September 22, 2008 | Comments(0)

Emporio Armani Samsung Night Effect Mobile Phone

Samsung and Giorgio Armani has teamed up to bring a new luxury mobile phone called, the Night Effect mobile phone.Targeting users who want to own a technologically advanced and beautifully designed telephone with which to communicate and complete their lifestyle. The Night Effect mobile phone is the first in the series of luxury mobile phone collaboration between Samsung and Giorgio Armani. This will be followed by more innovative product range in the future. The Emporio Armani Samsung Midnight Effect Mobile Phone features a large 2.6-inch QVGA TFT LCD for maximum visual experience and optimized full touch-screen user interface.The phone adapted a haptical user interface wherein users can feel an immediate mild vibration when they touch icons on the display. The Night Effect Mobile phone measures 10.5mm in thickness and fits sensously into a user’s palm. The Emporio Armani Samsung Night Effect Mobile Phone features a 3 megapixel camera, music player that supports various music formats and a full Internet browser. In addition, the phone also supports microSD type external memory slot and is also packed with a Bluetooth headset. The Giogio Armani-Samsung Midnight Effect mobile phone will be available sometime in November. It comes with a specially designed Giorgio Armani leather carrying case. Price is not yet available.samsungarmanimidnighteffect.jpg

September 18, 2008 | Comments(0)

Samsung Launches BEATb M3510 Slider Phone with Equalizer

Samsung continues its streak of launching mid-range mobile phones with “unique” features that diversifies the mobile phone market. It just launched a new slider phone dubbed BEATb M3510. And from its name alone, you would immediately know what this phone’s special features are. The Samsung BEATb M3510 is a music slider phone packed with music features enough to make you think that it might be an mp3 player rather than a mobile phone. It features a music dedicated key that has a built-in amplifier made for the mobile phone by B&O ICEpower. This is complemented by a stereo speaker that gives out great sound quality. Aside from this, the Samsung BEATb M3510 also features a Digital Natural Sound engine that reproduces 3D sound and deep bass resonance. The sound effects are so natural that it can overcome the limitations of standard headphones and mobile phone speakers. Additionally, the phone is also equipped with Auto EO equalizer. It also features Shazam’s Find Music service that can locate any songs that you want to listen to and even track the song the Shazam server, enabling you to purchase the song. Other features of the BEATb M3200 include “Motion Play” feature which allows you to control the music you listen to with simple motions. For instance, you can play or pause music just by tapping the handset or mute the music by flipping the phone, and then shake it to play the next or previous songs. The Samsung BEATb M3200 is slated for an early October release.

September 17, 2008 | Comments(0)

Samsung Intros the B2700 Candybar Phone

Recently, aside from introducing the ruggedized phone dubbed Rugby for the AT&T, Samsung also launched another ruggedized handset this time called the Samsung B2700. The B2700 candybar cell phone boasts of a very durable anti-shock case and IP54 specs. It can protect itself from outside elements including dust and moisture. It also features an internal altemeter, a compass, and a pedometer which would be very useful for outdoor enthusiasts. Even more fun is the fact that the B2700 can also be used as a flashlight. The Samsung B2700 also features a 2 megapixel camera that allows users to take photos and record video while on the go. It’s got a Bluetooth for hands free wireless capability and for transferring files to and from a PC to the B2700. The Samsung B2700 gives out a good 5 hours of talk time and 14.5 days of standby time. Other features of this durable mobile handset include; 1.9-inch TFT LCD, video capture and playback, 15MB internal memory and microSD support. The Samsung B2700 is a GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, UMTS 2100MHz phone. It is slated for an October release in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.

September 16, 2008 | Comments(0)

HTC Launches the 5MP Touch HD

AT&T has just added a ruggedized mobile phone to its lineup - the Samsung Rugby. It’s AT&T’s answer to Verizon and Sprint’s rugged phone offerings which include mobile phones such as the Boulder, the Adventure,Renegad, PRO-700 among other ruggedized phone. The Samsung Rugby is a 3G mobile phone boasting of a 1.3 megapixel camera, bluetooth and push-to-talk features. In fact the Samsung Rugby is AT&T’s first rugged Mil-Spec device that combines push-to-talk and video share calling. The Samsung Rugby is very ideal for businesses that uses on-site field services that require instant voice access. The Samsung Rugby boasts of a built tough enough to withstand harsh conditions of all on-site jobs. It has passed Military Standard MI-SID-810F and is certified to withstand dust, shock vibrations, rain humidity, solar radiation and altitude and extreme temperatures. Other features and specs of the Samsung Rugby include; a 1.3-megapixel camera with 4x zoom, mp3 support, text messaging, video sharing and instant messaging features, web browsing and mobile TV, mp3 ringtones, standard PIM features such as calendar, address book, conference calling, call forwarding, 128MB internal storage, and a 2-inch LCD. The Samsung Rugby is a GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz phone that supports UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900 MHz 3G Network and EDGE High Speed Data Network. Battery time last up to 5 hours talk time and 10 days stand by time. The Samsung SGH-a837 Rugby is available from AT&T with an SRP of $129.99 plusa 2-year service contract.

September 15, 2008 | Comments(0)

AT&T’s Got its Own Ruggedized Mobile Phone - the Samsung Rugby

AT&T has just added a ruggedized mobile phone to its lineup - the Samsung Rugby. It’s AT&T’s answer to Verizon and Sprint’s rugged phone offerings which include mobile phones such as the Boulder, the Adventure,Renegad, PRO-700 among other ruggedized phone. The Samsung Rugby is a 3G mobile phone boasting of a 1.3 megapixel camera, bluetooth and push-to-talk features. In fact the Samsung Rugby is AT&T’s first rugged Mil-Spec device that combines push-to-talk and video share calling. The Samsung Rugby is very ideal for businesses that uses on-site field services that require instant voice access. The Samsung Rugby boasts of a built tough enough to withstand harsh conditions of all on-site jobs. It has passed Military Standard MI-SID-810F and is certified to withstand dust, shock vibrations, rain humidity, solar radiation and altitude and extreme temperatures. Other features and specs of the Samsung Rugby include; a 1.3-megapixel camera with 4x zoom, mp3 support, text messaging, video sharing and instant messaging features, web browsing and mobile TV, mp3 ringtones, standard PIM features such as calendar, address book, conference calling, call forwarding, 128MB internal storage, and a 2-inch LCD. The Samsung Rugby is a GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz phone that supports UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900 MHz 3G Network and EDGE High Speed Data Network. Battery time last up to 5 hours talk time and 10 days stand by time. The Samsung SGH-a837 Rugby is available from AT&T with an SRP of $129.99 plusa 2-year service contract.

September 11, 2008 | Comments(0)

Virgin Mobile USA’s First EV-DO Handset - the Shuttle

Virgin Mobile USA is bringing its first EV-DO handset to the US soon via the Shuttle.The Shuttle will be the first handset that will integrate several Helio features including improved access to social networking communities and other mobile internet sites with Virgin Mobile’s partnership with content providers such as Accuweather, ESPN, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Yahoo and many more. The Shuttle will also be VM first’s location-based services through its ULocate service. These services include; the friendfinder solution Buddy Beacon, and local information discovery and recommendation service Wher. For its mobile phone features, the VM Shuttle is loaded with a 1.3 megapixel camera, a 2-inch screen, video capture, playback and messaging, an integrated media player that supports streaming and sideloaded music, a stereo Bluetooth, and SD card support. In addition to these features, Virgin Mobile USA is also introducing its mobile web data packs to its customers as add-ons to calling plans. These plans include; monthly plans of $5.00-20 MB surf the web plus unlimited BirginXL (wap deck) $10.00-50 MB and unlimited VXL. For Virgin Mobile’s Pay as you Go plan, the cost would be $5.00-5MB surf the web, $10.00 20MB unlimited VXL, $20.00-50MB unlimited VXL. Other features of the Virgin Mobile Shuttle include;EV-DO 3G for mobile browsing and content downloading, mobile phone games, animated and real music ringtones, 253 minutes of talk time and 2 weeks of standby time on a single charge, 500 contacts capacity and has Virgin Mobile USA’s Contact Vault.

September 10, 2008 | Comments(0)

RIM Intros the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Smartphone

Research In Motion today unveiled the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone which RIM touts as the first BlackBerry phone to come in the popular flip form factor.With one quick flip of the handset, users are treated¬† with impressive Internet and multimedia mobile phone capabilities. With a simple flip can send messages to their friend, make a call, browse the web, snap photos, watch video and listen to music. The BlackBerry Pearl Flip is a quad-band EDG based smartphone which despite of its flip form factor still carries with it the same sophisticated look and feel of other BlackBerry handsets.The Pearl Flip boasts of a sleek design and chrome-finished, smooth, luminescent face. Feature-wise, the BlackBerry Pearl Flip got tons to brag about as well. Weighing a mere 3.6 ounces, the quad-band EDGE based BlackBerry Pearl Flip features 2 high-resolution, light sensing color displays, an external LCD and a 240×320 internal LCD.The Pearl Flip delivers great voice quality. Other features of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone includes Speaker Independent Voice, Recognition for Voice Activated dialling, support for mp3 ring tones,smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing, call forwarding, voicemail attachment playback, background noise cancellation, speaker phone and Bluetooth, and Bluetooth GPS receiver, large QWERTY, DataViz Documents to Go software suite for editing MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint files directly on the Pearl Flip. And of course the phone also features BlackBerry Professional Software and BlackBerry Enterprise Server. In addition, the Pearl Flip also has a 2.3 megapixel camera with flash, zoom and video recording. The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 be available beginning this fall. It will be available exclusively for T-Mobile.

September 9, 2008 | Comments(0)

Sony Ericsson intros the G705 Slider Phone

Sony Europe introduced its new slider phone dubbed the G705. Geared to become a user’s personal assistant, the G705 boasts of an integrated Google search on its standby screen and¬† A-GPS module that serves as back up for Google Maps and Wayfinder navigation tools. In addition, the G705 also features an integrated YouTube interface which the users can use to directly upload the video they took with their camera to YouTbe. Likewise users can also view other YouTube videos right in their G705’s screen. The Sony Ericsson G705 also features a 2.4-inch QVGA resolution color display, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support for synchronizing contacts, email and appointments over-the-air. It can also display RSS feeds subscribed to by users on its standby screen.The G705 also features a built-in accelerometer which lets users to rotate the phone to view things in landscape mode. This feature perfectly complement’s the phone’s web browsing features. For its other features, the G705 is equipped with Bluetooth stereo and headset support, a music player with Sony Mega Bass support. In addition, it features an FM radio, WiFi, Bluetooth stereo and headset suppor. The Sony Ericsson G705 is a¬† quad-band GSM/EDGE, 2100MHz UMTS/HSDPA phone. It gives out 10 hours of GSM talk time or 4 hours of UMTS 3G talk time.The G705 is slated for release sometime in Q4 of this year. Americans will have their G705 ready by Q1 next year.

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