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June 6, 2008 | Comments(0)
E-Ten has introduced 3 new smartphones in its line-up during the Computex. One of these new E-Ten models features a dual-sim card slot which is the first for E-Ten’s line-up of mobile phones - the DX900. The DX900 allows users to use two mobile operators at the same time. It is also considered as a world phone which runs on quad-band GSM and tri-band UMTS/HSDPA. And since it is a smartphone, it features Windows Mobile 6.1 for its OS. Aside from these great features, the E-Ten DX900 also touts a 3.0 megapixel camera which is good enough as per standards of smart phones in its class. Plus this camera has an auto-focus, digital zoom, and accepts video calling and can record video as well. With Windows Mobile 6.1 as its OS, the DX900 will come pre-installe with various mobile Microsoft applications including Windows Media Player. Other features of the E-Ten DX900 include microSD slot, predictive text input, USB 2.0, WiFi and Bluetooth, Capacity depends on system memory, Multiple Numbers Per Contact, Picture ID, Ring ID, PIM features ( Alarm, Calendar, Calculator, TO-DO, Notes). Lastly, the E-Ten DX900 would also have a GPS capability although not too many details were available about it yet. Pricing details and release date are not yet available for this smartphone..
June 5, 2008 | Comments(0)
What has been circulating in the mobile phone rumor mills as the HTC Raphael is finally and officially known as the HTC Touch Pro. And HTC has officially announced its availability some time soon. The HTC Touch Pro touts the similar slide-out QWERTY keyboard of the HTC Diamond but improved a bit on its features and specs. The HTC Touch Pro boasts of a 1350mAh battery which gives out 8 hours of talk time, a 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS HSDPA 7.2 and HSUPA connectivity, quad-band EDGE or tri-band UMTS device. The HTC Touch Pro is a full featured smarthphone with great features and specifications such as; Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS, 2.8-inch VGA touch screen, a 3.2 mp with video calling, 512 MB flash memory, 288 MB RAM, microSD memory card, slide-out 5 row QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, WI-FI 802.11 b/g, GPS/AGPS, HTC ExtUSB and Qualcomm MSM 7201A528MHz chipset. It gives out a good 8 hours talktime and two-weeks stand-by time.
June 3, 2008 | Comments(0)
Going all the way in Singapore, MWG which the smartphone arm of O2 in Asia has released a new smarthphone in the Singaporean market - the MWG Zinc II. The MWG Zinc II is a Windows Mobile 6.1 powered smarthphone which boasts of a slide-out keyboard. But the Zinc II’s keyboard has no real keys, instead the keyboard area is flat with raised bevels around the key areas. The MWG Zinc also features a quick menu and it can be quickly launch using a touch button in the phone’s today screen. The quick menu features four functions/shortcuts which are the Windows Media Player, pictures and videos, camera and games. It also feature a finger swiping feature for accesing contacts and other short cuts. On its network connectivity features, the MWG Zinc II boasts of a 3.6mbps HSDPA speeds, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a GPS antenna. The GPS also features a nifty viewer. The MWG Zinc II also features a 2-megapixel camera. Other features of the MWG Zinc II include; Samsung 500 MHz processor, 2.8-inch TFT QVGA Touch Screen, semi-automatic sliding mechanism with qwerty keypad, WLAN (802.11 b/g) and BT v 2.0, GPS SirF Star III, 64MB SDRAM, 256MB NAND Flash ROM, MicroSD expandable memory, speakerphone, stereo speaker, playback support: MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, WVE, AMR, AAC, AAC+, DRM: OMA 1.0, Ringtone Support: MIDI, MP3, WMA. The MWG Zinc II offers up Standby time of up to (GSM) 200-260 hours and Talk time of up to (GSM) 4-6 hours.
May 29, 2008 | Comments(0)
Samsung has just officially announced its latest mobile phone offering, the L870 slider which is not only sleek looking with its stainless steel body and brushed patter but most importantly it supports the Safari browser which we normally see in Apple’s web-capable devices such as the iPhone or iPod Touch. The announcement pretty much confirmed what we already know about from information and photo leaks as well as rumors that have circulate on the web. The Samsung L870 is an S60 smarthphone which runs on Symbian 9.3 and 3rd Ed. S60 interface. Samsung is also said to be planning on loading the new phone with nifty applications straight out the box, meaning the applications will be preloaded on the L870 units. The Samsung SGH-L870 will also come with a 13.5mm thick slider, 3.0 megapixel camera, a 2.4-inch QVGA display, 100MB memory plus microSD slot, FM radio, Bluetooth, triband GSM support, single band UMTS/HSDPA at 3.6mbps support, Quick Office document viewer, push email, advance PIM applications, music player, video player. The Samsung L870 will be available in Europe sometime in August. No pricing details are available yet.
May 28, 2008 | Comments(0)
Got more room for another one of ‘em ultra expensive luxury phones? Here’s another two of them courtesy of Russian company Gresso who is not really new into the luxury phone market. Gresso has already introduced several luxury phones including the Gresso Luna and Sol and the Black Diamond collections and the Luna and Sol Stee. For its latest offering, Gresso is unveiling its Avant Garde White Diamond Collection mobile phone. And under this new White Diamond collections are two mobile phones - the Gresso White Diamond and the Gresso Royal White Diamonds. Don’t even bother thinking whether these two handsets are different when it comes to price, for certainly both of them would definitely come with an ultra hefty price. If you’re still interested, the White Diamonds Collection boasts of the same avant garde design as the other Gresso luxury phones. The Gresso White Diamond mobile phone is made from a 200-year old African blackwood, its keyboards made of base plate titanium metal. Even its battery cover is made of some precious stainless steel material. In addition the battery cover is covered with leather and gold decoration. Not enough to wow you? Well, you ought to know that the displays of these two new phones are made of 18K gold! While all the numbers in the keypad are laser-cut in Roman style. The Royal White Diamond mobile phone being the more expensive of the two will be priced at around 33000 euro while the Gresso White Diamond mobile phone would retail for 9000 euro. Now for their phone features, both mobile handsets would have tri-band GSM support, 65K color TFT display with QVGA resolution, a microSD memory card slot, 2 megapixel camera, Windows Mobile 6. The White Diamond collection luxury phones will be presented from May 30 to June 3 during the JCK Las Vegas.
May 27, 2008 | Comments(0)
AT&T has just added a new basic clamshell phone into its line-up of mobile phone offerings with the new Pantech Breeze mobile handset. Touting a a breakthrough intuitive cell phone design, every aspect of the Pantech Breeze makes it easier to use that include sleek streamlined design, extra large color display, simplified user interface and lighted EZ One-Touch Quick Call Keys. The Pantech Breeze is geared for the matured mobile phone users who prefer simple functionality in their mobile phones instead of breathtaking features that only complicates the operation of their mobile phones. Those who are tired of the slew of highly advanced mobile phones may also find the Pantech Breeze intereting to use. It may not have a touchscreen display but it certainly answers your call and text needs. The Pantech Breeze boasts features such as; large buttons and display text, EZ One-Touch quick call keys, VGA camera with video, simple to use intuitive slim design, dedicated camera and speakerphone keys, Bluetooth Wireless capable, backlit keypad for easy viewing, customizable user interface, downloadable polyphonic and MP3 ringtones, instant messaging - AOL, Yahoo! and MSN, mobile email - AOL, Yahoo!®, and Windows Live, MEdia Net capable for surfing the internet, hearing aid compatible, and yes some games. The Pantech Breeze gives out 3 hours talk time and 10 days standby time. You can snag one of these mobile phone at AT&T for $49.99 with 2-year contract after rebates.
May 23, 2008 | Comments(0)
Verizon Wireless is releasing the entry-level Motorola W755 available for purchase through Verizon’s website and retail outlets. And being an entry-level mobile phone, the W755 doesn’t promise too much in terms of features and capabilities. Motorola however promises not only great call sounds but also when listening to music on the Motorola W755. Yes, it is an entry-level phone that also features a music player. In addition, the Motorola W755 also boast of touch-sensitive controls that lets you access music, activate Bluetooth and adjust ring volumes or mute calls without even opening the phone. Ok, I know we shouldn’t expect a lot from an entry-level phone, right? But what can we do, though it would seem that the W755 is a simple clamshell phone, but actually it is more than just your simple basic phone. In fact, it boasts of other features that you wouldn’t expect from a phone that is being marketed as a basic mobile phone. And these features include; 1.3 mp camera without flash, microUSB port, dual color displays, 83mb internal memory, microSD memory card slot, 5 theme choices, downloadable games, mp3 playback, MMS and SMS, Bluetooth, speakerphone, voice recognition. The W755 gives out 390 hours of standby time and 220 minutes of talk time. The W755 will be available starting today for $119 with a 2-year Verizon Wireless contract.
May 22, 2008 | Comments(0)
Philips is set to release two new affordable phones for the Asian and European mobile phone market. Both handsets looks the same in design, dimension and features except that the 199 is equipped with FM radio and headsets. These two candy bar mobile phone pretty much carry the same features as their predecessor, the Philips 192 which was released not too long ago. And these features include; the simple black/white design, 65g weight and the 99 X 42 X 13.5 mm dimension. In addition to this similarities with the Philips 192, both Philips 198 and 199 boast of 1.5-inch CSTN color display with support for 62k colors and 128×128 pixel resolution, simple to use keypad, 4-way navigation key, polyphonic ringtones, 3 embedded games, miniUSB, SMS and MMS capabilities, T9 predictive text input and 800 mAh battery which can give out 5 hours of talk-time and 20 days stand-by time. Connectivity wise, the Philips 198 and 199 remind me of the old Nokia days, where dual-band GSM connectivity was a great feature. Yes, both these mobile phones has GPRS too. And guess how much the Philips 198 and 199 will retail in Asia and Europe? $68 and $70 respectively. Didn’t we say dirt cheap?
May 21, 2008 | Comments(0)
Will you actually buy a phone worth $3500-$5000? If you answer yes, then the upcoming Christian Dior luxury phone might just be the phone for you. If you answer no, you might find this new mobile beauty a bit interesting too. Although the Christian Dior luxury phone has started to circulate in the rumorland, it took the Wall Street Journal to finally convince us all mobile phone afficionados to believe that there is actually a Christian Dior phone. And judging by the released publicity photo, this phone definitely the mother of all luxury phones. Is it all beauty and grandeur? Certainly not. The Christian Dior phone is to work worldwide, except Japan and Korea. And it will have features such as a touchscreen display, camera, specialist ringtone, custom graphics to go along with the external design, wallpapers, and who knows what more. It even comes with a remote or a mini phone or perhaps a Bluetooth accessory. We are not sure, since we are relying only on the published spy shot. What else do we know about this new luxury phone. WSJ also reported that the Christian Dior phone would have a “My Dior” that will clip to outside of bags for easy access. And of course we already know that the Christian Dior phone is geared for the noveau rich mobile phone users., specifically from Russia and China. Christian Dior is aiming to market around 10,000 of these expensive phones in one year. As to when it will be available, we don’t know yet. But do we really care? Unless you are one of those Noveau Riches, then you will certainly anticipate this new luxury phone.
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