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August 25, 2008 | Comments(0)
Verizon Wireless’ latest mobile phone offering called Blitz, is a simple and basic text messaging phone with slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This candy bar-looking mobile phone is geared for mobile phone users who are both voracious texters and also those who simply want to stay in touch with their friends and family. The VW Blitz offers up an easy-way to do your mobile blogging, web browsing and SMS sending through its My Messaging Key. It features a bright, high-resolution screen with 1.3 megapixel camera, a speakerphone and a Stereo Bluetooth for hands-free calling. Here’s the complete details and specs of the Verizon Wireless Blitz mobile phone: 2.2-inch screen with up to 220×176 pixel display, music player capability for MP3 and WMA music formats, a dedicated music key, playlist manager, music sync from PC to phone, microSD memory port with up to 4GB support, a self-timer for the 1.3-megapixel camera, color effects such as normal, antique, black&white and negative. The Blitz phone also features Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Music with Rhapsody, Media Center for downloading games, ringtones and more, mobile web 2.0, mobile email, mobile web mail, mobile IM and chat facility, text-picture-voice messaging, VZ Navigator-capable, Chaperon Child feature and voice mail. It is also packed with the general mobile phone features such as various mobile tools (calculator, calendar, alarm clock), phonebook with up to 1000 entries, speed dialing and TTY/TDD capability.The Verizon Wireless Blitz will set you back around $69.99 with a two-year service contract if you order online.
August 22, 2008 | Comments(0)
AT&T has released a new LG mobile handset featuring AT&T’s Mobile TV service - the LG Invision. The Invision phone is the smallest Mobile TV-capable phone measuring only 4-inches tall, 2-inches wide and less than one-half an inch thick. The phone features a crystal-clear screen to provide pure watching pleasure for TV fanatics. AT&T’s Mobile TV Service provides programming features such as ESPN Mobile TV, FOX Mobile, NBC2GO and the major college football league on CBS Mobile. It also provides Video Share calling as well as a 1.3 megapixel camera. With AT&T as its network, LG Invision’s 3G capability can be fully maxed out that enables users to download music from eMusic, sideloading support for Napster to GO and unrestricted MP3 audio files and streaming digital radio by XM Radio Mobile. The LG Invision also features Bluetooth capabilities for wireless music access, listening to AT&T Mobile TV and hands-free call anytime. AT&T’s can provide as fast as 1.4mpbs internet connectivity to the LG Invision. The LG Invision is now available at all AT&T outlest and goes out for an SRP of $99.99 with a two-year service contract agreement.
August 21, 2008 | Comments(0)
Sony Ericsson has officially teamed up with T-Mobile USA and to kick off their partnership, SE is releasing the TM506 mobile handset sometime in September. And so Sony Ericsson’s TM506 becomes the first SE phone that supports T-Mobile’s AWS spectrum (1700/2100). The TM506 is a stylish clamshell phone sporting a sleek and stylish design.The TM506 clamshell phone boasts of four major features namely, a compact design that is packed with rich mobile features that can easily fit into your pocket or briefcase. It comes with an outer display that lets users to take a look at caller ID when somebody is trying to call without the need to open the phone. The TM506 is also packed with 3G connectivity that allows for fast mobile internet access. It also comes with the standard Sony Ericsson Memory Stick Micro as well as customizable web feeds tailored for mobile phone browsing.The TM506 also features a 2.0 megapixel camera and a photo-sharing feature for creating slideshow and video blogging capability.In addition it also boasts of Bluetooth and a built-in GPS navigation feature. And since it is released through T-Mobile, users would also have access to MyFaves service of T-Mobile. Now, here’s a quick run down of the TM506’s specs; 9.5 hours talk time on GSM and 3.5 hours on UMTS, 250 hours standby time (GSM) and 250 hours for UMTS, 2.0 megapixel camera, Media Center, aGPS, TeleNav Navigator, RSS feeds, Audio postcard, Quicksend, Mobile backup, Bluetooth 2.0, A2DP, stereo streaming. The TM506 is a Triband GSM (850/1800/1900), Dual-Band UMTS (1700/2100/2100) GSM/GRPS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA. The TM506 will be available in September.
August 20, 2008 | Comments(0)
Luxury phone manufacturer Mobiado has come up with yet again another luxury phone which for its price would make you display the phone rather than use it. The new Mobiado Lucido luxury phone sports the same elegance, craftmanship and sophistication of other Mobiado phones.The Lucido boasts of superb engineering craftmanship which includes a CNC machined, anodized aluminum body, aluminum front with one piece sapphire, stainless steel buttons, Sapphire crystal camera window, machine engraved keypad and battery cover. It took a lot to engineer such kind of luxury phone hence Mobiado has only only 200 unitsof this mobile phone. For its technical specifications, the Lucido mobile phone features; 3G connectivity, WCDMA 2100 and tri-band GSM coverage (GSM/EDGE 900/1800/1900), a 2MP camera with 8x smooth digital zoom and dedicated stainless steel key, large QVGA display, up to 2GB expandable memory through a microSD card, surround sound stereo speakers, push-to-talk features, Bluetooth, USB ports, music player which supports MP3, MP4, eAAC+ and AAC. The Lucido runs on Series 40 mobile OS, integrated video player, video and music caller ID features, interactive 3D games with multi-player support, pre-loaded polyphonic midi/mp3/eAAC+ ring tones and message alert tones, FM radio, internet browsing through WAP 2.0, XHTML, HSCSD/CSD and 3GPP video streaming and many more. The Lucido gives out up to 4 hours talk time and up to 340 hours stand-by time. As for its price, Mobiado must have spent too much in making this phone that it hasn’t publish the phone’s SRP yet.
August 19, 2008 | Comments(0)
Out of the blue Nokia has introduced the 8800 Carbon Arte premium mobile phone. The Nokia 8800 sports the design of the Nokia 8800 Arte range which was engineered from carbon fibre, titanium, polished glass and stainless steel. The Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte features an ultra-light and strong materials with woven pattern that emits both high-technology sensous design. This mobile phone’s design features 3D patterns which emits performance and at the same time elegance. Feature-wise, the 8800 Carbon Arte features a unique tap-for-time feature which lets users to tap the steel surface below the display area of the phone twice to display a digital clock on the screen. Another innovative feature of the 8800 Carbon Arte is its ability to automatically change the phone’s theme to adapt to the lighting condition of the environment.It also features turn-to-mute silencing mechanism which allows users to silence the incoming calls. Other features of the Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte include’ 3G connectivity, a 3.2-inch megapixel OLED display, 4GB internal memory, anti-fingerprint coating which eliminates smudges on metal and glass.The Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte also includes a Bluetooth touch-sensitive volume control headset. Said mobile phone will be available in the 3rd quarter of 2008 with an SRP of around $1600.
August 17, 2008 | Comments(0)
Still couldn’t get enough of those iPhone apps? Or have you burnt out your wallet buying those 10 paid apps we told you about a few weeks ago? Well, if budget is the problem, why not install these free apps instead? Most of them are free games, some are free utilities, but one thing is for sure, your iPhone is gonna get cramped up with these top 20 free apps. Enjoy them babies!
August 15, 2008 | Comments(0)
The Motorola ZN200 which recently hit the FCC for approval becomes sort of official by way of its own product site at the Motorola site. Although there is not official announcement or press release coming out yet from Motorola, still the presence of a descriptive site for the ZN200 is enough to make your drool over this not so fancy phone and yet can hit some mobile phone goodies in terms of features and capabilities. The MOTO ZN200 is boasts of a 2MP camera with video capture and playback functionality, web browsing, music player and CrystalTalk technology. It has a dedicated camera key for quick launching the camera mode. The good thing about the ZN200’s camera key is that it illuminates on the keys that you would need to capture photos and videos.It also capture both landscap and portrait images and has 8x digital zoom for that perfect photos. Video capture is set at 15-20 fps. You can view this video later with the ZN200’s 1.9-inch color scree with up to 262K colors and 176×220 resolution. The Motorola ZN200 also provides enough storage for your photos and videos with an internal 30MB memory plus 2GB external memory storage. Photos and videos can be easily shared to friends through the phone’s Bluetooth function or MMS. In addition, the MOTO ZN200 also features an MP3 player and FM radio which users can listen to using a wired headset or using Bluetooth wireless headset. The MOTO ZN200 sports a sleek slider look and gives out high-quality audio with its CrystalTalk technology. Design-wise the MOTO ZN200 sports a chrome plated keys and medallions with high-gloss metallic patters on the back and three sharp color options. The MOTO ZN200 is a GMS 850/900/1800/1900 mobile phone.
August 14, 2008 | Comments(0)
Although there is not official announcement yet coming from Motorola regarding the release of the this new clamshell phone, the W396 is already officially listed on Motorola’s product page. So while we await for official announcement as to its pricing and release date, here are the things we should expect from this new mobile phone. The W396 is a handy clamshell phone which combines the basic functionality of a mobile and music phone. It’s a pretty simple and straightforward mobile device with features highlighted by a VGA camer and Motorola’s Crystal Talk audio-enhancing technolog. And like we said the Motorola W396 is a pretty basic phone but with some outstanding features nonetheless. It boasts of nine hours talkt time, can store up to 750 SMS and 1000 contacts in the phone’s phone book directory. The W396 also features an easy-to-use user interface, so easy that you can even create a text with one click.In addition, the W396 supports Hinglish language predictive text input. TheW396’s VGA camera gets its own dedicated key for full access and features 4x zoom. It’s got a full view finder and auto save functionality to snap pictures quickly and instantly share the picture to your friends through MMS.Now for its music feature, the W396 has an integrated digital audio player that is compatible with MP3 and other music file formats plus an FM radio, download new songs OTA using GRPS speeds 2.3. The W396 also supports MOTO ID for discovering name and artists of a particular digital currently playing.Other features of theMotorola W396 include; 9 hours talk time, 400 hours standby time, 1.8 TFT display, supports 7 African language, WAP 2.0, USB and a 2GB storage. The Motorola W396 will be available thisQ3. The W396 is a GSM 900/1800 and GSM 850/1900.
August 12, 2008 | Comments(0)
The last of the three music phones recently introduced by Motorola to its ROKR line-up is the ROKR EM28. This clamshell phone offers quick access to the phone’s music player using touch sensitive keys that appears only when you need to use them. It also lets you identify songs playing on its built-in FM radio through Radio Data System (RDS) technology as well as get clear calls through its CrystalTalk feature. The ROKR’s front part displays the music which is currently playing as well information on FM radio without the user opneing the flip of the phone. In addition, the music features of the ROKR EM28 includes FMShare which lets you record station information for sharing with your friends who also have mobile phones with the FM radio features. This can be done through SMS. Other features of the ROKR EM28 includes airplane mode, 11 hours of music playback, Bluetooth wireless technology for hand-free mobile phone usage. The ROKR EM28 also comes with a 3.55 mm jack which allows you to connect the phone to speakers and headsets. This mobile phone supports other music formats including MP3. Here’s a rundown of the specs and details of the ROKR EM28 clamshell phone; 3D sound effects, spatial audio and bass boost, audio equalizer, 2GB optional microSD memory card, 1.3 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, video capture/playback/streaming, internal 1.8-inch TFT display, external 1.2 inch black and white matrix CLI, WAP 2.o browser, wallpapers/screensavers/java games download, 450 minutes standby time and 250 hours standby time, and 11 hours music playback time. The MOTO ROKR EM28 is a Triban GSM 850/1800/1900 and 90018001900 GPRS Class 10, EDGE Class 10 mobile phone.
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