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June 26, 2008 | Comments(0)
Verizon Wireless has just added a new mobile phone in its line-up useful and powerful mobile handsets. We’re talking about the LG Dare VX9700, a non-smartphone that features touchscreen LCD display. The LG Dare follows the LG Voyager and Samsung Glyde in Verizon’s stable of touchscreen mobile handsets which are being touted to compete with the Samsung Instinct and iPhone 3G which are being carried by rival mobile companies, Sprint (for the Instinct) and AT&T (for the iPhone 3G). The Samsung Dare boasts of a 3-inch diagonal WQVGA touch-sensitive display with light sensor for automatic brightness adjustment, a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and face detection, VGA video recording, built-in photo and video editing features, web browser, a 3.5 mm headset jack, media player with equalizer, handwriting recognition, drag and drop features, contacts photo interface, Bluetooth 2.1, accelerometer, EVDO Rev A, microUSB, 8GB microSDHC memory cards. Verizon is offering the LG Dare for $199 after rebate with a tw-year contract, $249 after $50 rebate with one-year contract and $409 if you don’t want to get tied up under a Verizon contract.
June 25, 2008 | Comments(0)
The other basic phone that was announced by Sony Ericsson a couple of days ago is also a simple basic phone with an added camera feature for photo and video capturing - the K330. The Sony Ericsson K330 allows users to store up to 250 photos or 12 minutes of video footages which can later on be shared wirelessly through Bluetooth. And with the Bluetooth connectivity, you can easily and quickly connect the K330 to a compatible Bluetooth headsets such as the Sony Ericsson HBH-PV715, 720 and 740. The K330 also makes communication easy by allowing users to store up to 1000 contacts and as much as 450 text messages. Furthermore, its light up torch functionality is a useful feature to help users find their way around on a dark environment. Other features of this simple Sony Ericsson device include; 10MB internal memory, 0.3 megapixel camera, support for MP3 as music tones. For messaging purposes, the Sony Ericsson K330 supports SMS, MMS and predictive text inputing. The K330 also offers entertainment value such as a FM radio, Java support and video viewing. The Sony Ericsson K330 will be available in Gold on Black and Green on Black, in selected markets from Q3 2008. It supports GSM/GPRS 900/1800 network.
June 24, 2008 | Comments(0)
Rumors about Motorola coming out with a new camera phone started circulating a couple of weeks ago. What made that rumor special was the fact that the camera phone that was mentioned, which was called the ZN5 back then, will have a KODAK’s imaging technology for its camera. But of course, like all mobile rumors, we wouldn’t report about it, until it gets officially announced by the manufacturers. Fortunately, it didn’t take Motorola that long to announce its new camera phone - the MOTOZINE ZN5. And just like the rumor said, the MOTOZINE ZN5 is indeed equipped with a Kodak camera, a 5-megapixel Kodak CCD. With combining KODAK imaging technology and Motorola ModeShift technology, the ZINE ZN5 has become one sleek, immersive mobile device. The ZINE ZN5’s Kodak camera is also equipped with auto-focus function and a Xenon flash and some nifty optimized settings for using the camera in a low-light environment. And since we are talking here about a Kodak camera, it goes without saying that the ZINE ZN5 would have a tie-up with Kodak’s popular online photo gallery, Kodak’s EasyShare software for managing photos on a PC,as well as Bluetooth connectivity to Kodak’s all-in-one printers and Kodak kiosks. The ZINE ZN5’s mobile features is not be neglected as well. The ZN5 features Motorola’s patented CrystalTalk technology to help callers hear and be heard, even in noisy environments. With dual compatibility for GSM and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), users can connect in more areas around the world and enjoy high-speed wireless connections to surf the Web via a full HTML browser. Completing users’ communications experience, the ZN5 also supports SMS, MMS, IM and personal e-mail. The ZN Z5 gives out up to 349 to 574 minutes of talk time and up to 310 to 579 hours of standby time. The ZN5’s other features include; 2.4″ TFT Display, full HTML open source browser, 3.5mm A/V jack, FM radio, MP3, WMA, WIFI, Windows Media Player 11, Video-C/P 15fps, MPEG4, H263, and TVout.
June 23, 2008 | Comments(0)
With the slew of high-end phones with ultra-advanced features populating the mobile phone market, it’s a welcome breather to have some new releases that border on the simplistic and no-frills text and call mobile features. One of these simple and yet highly functional mobile phone is the Sony Ericsson J132. In fact, we can say that everything about the J132 is uncomplicated. From its clear and bright screen, to its one-click shortcuts and easy-to-use navigation keys, the J132 gives you a mobile phone ready to be used either to text, search for contacts number or access the FM radio, in a very straight forward way. In brief, the Sony Ericsson J132 gives out solid talk and text functionality with its dust resistant keypad, FM radio with loudspeaker, handsfree kit, radio alarm clock, torch function and up to 9 hours of talk time or 450 hours of standby time. Other features of the Sony Ericsson J132 include; a 128×128 pixel (65,000 color) LCD screen, 4MG internal phone memory, predictive text input, organizer function that includes alarm clock, calculator, calendat, phone book, stop watch, task manager and timer, support for polyphonic ringtone, speakerphone, and vibrating alert. The J132 will support GSM 900/1800 frequencies and the J132a for US markets will support GSM 850/1900. The J132 will be available in Night Black and Heaven Blue in selected markets from Q4 2008.
June 20, 2008 | Comments(0)
You read it right folks, that's the new Sony Ericsson camera phone walloping a whooping 8.1 megapixel camera. It’s not a Sony Cyber-shot digital camera but a Cyber-shot camera phone. Being the first Cyber-shot slider phone, the C905 offers the most advanced camera phone yet. Like the Sony Ericsson S302, the C905 was created to make all mobile users better photographers. The C905’s camera features include; true digital camera with Xenon flash with face detection auto-focus, smart contrast and image stabilizer. It also provides an easy and quick way of transferring photos from the camera to the PC with a USB adaptor. Here’s a rundown of the C905 features and specifications. For its other camera function the C905 features; auto focus, 16x digital zoom, photofix, picture blogging, red-eye reduction, video light, video recording and video stabilizer. For its connectivity, the C905 features aGPS, Bluetooth, modem, synchronization, USB mass storage and support. Other features of the Sony Ericsson C905 include; a 2.4-inches 262, 144 color TFT display (240×320 pixels), 160MB phone memory, GSM/GPRS talk time of 9 hours, GSM/GPRS standby time of 380 hours, UMTS talk time of 4 hours and UMTS standby time of 360 hours. The C905 supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 2100, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100; GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.The C905 Cyber-shot will be available in three colours (Night Black, Ice Silver and Copper Gold) in selected markets from Q4 2008.
June 19, 2008 | Comments(0)
You read it right folks, that’s the new Sony Ericsson camera phone whalloping a whooping 8.1 megapixel camera. It’s not a Sony Cyber-shot digital camera but a Cyber-shot camera phone. Being the first Cyber-shot slider phone, the C905 offers the most advanced camera phone yet. Like the Sony Ericsson S302, the C905 was created to make all mobile users better photographers. The C905’s camera features include; true digital camera with Xenon flash with face detection auto-focus, smart contrast and image stabilizer. It also provides an easy and quick way of transferring photos from the camera to the PC with a USB adaptor. Here’s a rundown of the C905 features and specifications. For its other camera function the C905 features; auto focus, 16x digital zoom, photofix, picture blogging, red-eye reduction, video light, video recording and video stabilizer. For its connectivity, the C905 features aGPS, Bluetooth, modem, synchronization, USB mass storage and support. Other features of the Sony Ericsson C905 include; a 2.4-inches 262, 144 color TFT display (240×320 pixels), 160MB phone memory, GSM/GPRS talk time of 9 hours, GSM/GPRS standby time of 380 hours, UMTS talk time of 4 hours and UMTS standby time of 360 hours. The C905 supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 2100, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100; GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.The C905 Cyber-shot will be available in three colours (Night Black, Ice Silver and Copper Gold) in selected markets from Q4 2008.
June 18, 2008 | Comments(0)
Sony Ericsson has just announced its latest offering in its mobile phone Snapshot series, the S302. Designed to make their mobile phone customers better photographers, the S302 makes it easier to take great photos without letting users miss any magic moment. Easy on the budget but heavy on features, the S302 will come in Crystal Blue and Thunder Grey in selected markets from Q4 2008. The S302 (and S302c for China markets) will support GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900. The Sony S302 sports a premium finish with its mere 11 mm thickness and high gloss finish. It lets you share photos instantly via direct posting blogs or wirelessly to other phones or to computers via Bluetooth. It even offers photo editing through Photo Fix. Other features of the Sony Ericsson S302 include; 264.144 color TFT, 20 MB internal memory plus memory stick micro (M2) slot. It also boasts of a full-function 2.0 megapixel camera with 2.5x digital zoom, photo fix, photo light, picture blogging, video light and video recording features. For connectivity, the S302 supports Bluetooth technology, can be used as a modem, and USB mass storage and USB support. The S302 also functions as a music player with its Bluetooth stereo (A2DP), media player which supports various formats, music tones, PlayNow and Track ID features. Additionally, this phone features entertainment applications and tools such as 3D games, FM radio RDS, Java application, video streaming and video viewing. The Sony Ericsson S302 will be available in Q4. Two color variants of these mobile phone will be released by then . Crystal Blue and Thunder Grey.
June 17, 2008 | Comments(0)
One of the leaked mobile phones that we featured a couple of days ago has come out earlier than expected. Nokia announced its latest offering in the business-oriented E-Series mobile handsets - the E66. The Nokia E66 is a slide-to-open mobile handset which promises a full suite of mobile e-mail functionality that will answer both personal and professional messaging needs that even include Microsoft Exchange - the world's most widely used corporate email solution. Slated for a July release in Europe with an SRP of 350 Euro, the E66 is geared for business people with a fast phase mobile lifestyle who need quick and easy access to their personal and work email as well their calendar and contacts. This functionality is combined with the E66's beautifully crafted industrial design. The E66's body is made of stainless steel for strength and a touch of class. The Nokia E66 is fully equipped with an easy-to-install and easy-to-use professional and personal email application which allows users to download Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF applications to their mobile phones. In addition, the Nokia E66 also gives access to major web-based email applications such as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft webmail tools. Other features of the Nokia E66 include, a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, a 3.2 megapixel camera, music player, media player, WIFI, GPS, FS-USB, irDA, Bluetooth, 2.5mm AV connector, S60 platform and HSDPA 3G connectivity. Incidentally, the E66 is the official successor to the previously released Nokia E65, so E65 users would have an idea how this mobile phone performs.
June 17, 2008 | Comments(0)
Aside from the E66, the other Nokia handsets which were announced yesterday was another E-Series model - the E71. Like the E66, Nokia is also touting the E71 as an e-mail enhanced mobile phone handsets geared for the mobile business professionals. The Nokia E71 boasts of bringing an optimized email and messaging experience with full QWERTY keyboard and pocket-size for one-handed typing. It features two highly customizable home screen views with stand-by plug-ins and application shortcuts for fast and easy switching between business and personal modes. In addition, the E71 also provides quick access to applications with one-touch keys, intelligent input with auto-completion, auto-correction and learning capability that ensures fast and error free typing. For mobile email solution, the E71 supports Nokia.s Intellisync Wireless email, Mail for Exchange and other corporate server mail formats, POP/IMAP and 3rd party web-mail solutions including Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Microsoft Live Mail. Other features of the Nokia E71 include; 3.2 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash, front camera for video calls, music and media player, Nokia mini-map browser, Online sharing through Nokia.s Ovi, data encryption for both phone memory and memory card. For connectivity, the Nokia E71 features WCDMA max download of 384kbps, HSDPA up to 3.6 mbps, WIFI, EGPRS, GPS, FS-USB, Bluetooth and a 2.5mm AV connector. This phone is slated also for release sometime in July with an SRP of around 350 euro.
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