Thursday, November 20, 2008

Samsung t819 hits T-Mobile with 1700Mhz 3G

Following on the FCC’s green-lighting of the Samsung t819 3G slider last month, Samsung and T-Mobile have made the Samsung t819 officially official for T-Mobile’s US subscriber-base. Now, we’re calling this Samsung t819 a ‘3G slider’ because (1) it’s a slider and (2) it supports T-Mobile USA’s own special flavor of 3G spectrum (the 1700Mhz band, as we saw in the FCC-filing). Interestingly, T-Mobile isn’t marketing this thing as a 3G handset, instead claiming that the quad-band GSM radio maxes out with EDGE data speeds.

With a 1.3 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, microSD card slot, myFaves support, and a 220 x 176 display, theSamsung t819 is firmly planted in T-Mobile’s mid-range lineup.

While the Samsung t819 is officially an EDGE-only jobby, we’ve got a sneaking suspicion that the handset will be rocking out on T-Mobile’s 3G network - once it goes live, that is. Grab your own Samsung t819 unnofficial 3G slider on T-Mobile website or at retail stores. ‘Coffee Brown’ seems to be T-Mo’s color of choice for now.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sony Ericsson Unveils W705 Officially

As we reported earlier, Sony Ericsson has launched the W705 Walkman phone officially today. Also known as Rika, the W705 will feature.

* Clear Bass/Clear Stereo audio quality

* DLNA-certified Wi-Fi connectivity

* Shake control

* SensMe music control

* 2.4" display

* Bluetooth connectivity

* 3.2 megapixel camera

* Built-in accelerometer

* Integrated FM radio

The Sony Ericsson W705 will come bundled with a 4GB memory card bundled with
each purchase.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Rogers BlackBerry Bold Going

Just when you thought the world has turned upside down with the insane price of a BlackBerry Bold, Rogers in Canada shows the world they have some cool heads there, making this smartphone available for just $199.99 - and it is accompanied by a $50 gift card, to boot! This promotion will end on November 27, so if you're living in the Great White North and want to pick up a new phone for yourself this holiday season, you can't really go wrong with this offer - presumably you're all right with a 3-year contract.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Samsung M8800 Pixon

The Samsung M8800 Pixon ("pics on") was officially unveiled today, rocking out with its 8 megapixel autofocus camera. This shooter also sports anti-shake technology, face and smile detection, a dual-LED flash, and a slough of other imaging enhancements. For those that prefer their pictures moving, the Pixon can
also record 30fps video at 720x480 resolution as well as 120fps slow-motion video at 320x240 resolution. The large 3.2" touchscreen display should also add to an overall great photo-taking experience.

The Samsung M8800 Pixon is well connected, with quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz) support and 2100MHz 3G HSDPA data support for super-fast downloads. The Pixon measures 107.9mm x 54.6mm x 13.8mm (4.2" x 2.1" x .5") in size and includes an accelerometer, which should make perusing through your
photos a pleasant experience.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sony Ericsson G705 Phone

The G705 will hit the US sometime in Q1 next year, although those residing in other territories will be able to get their hands on this puppy a quarter earlier. Interesting, but definitely nothing new nor groundbreaking.

Sony Ericsson G705: The device is another of the cellphone maker's 3.2-megapixel slider camera phones but is fairly unique among Sony Ericsson phones in supporting full HTML web browsing as well as an iPhone-like
tilt sensor that auto-rotates to landscape view. The handset also combines its HSDPA-based 3G access with Wi-Fi to produce full-speed Internet access indoors and will be one of the first Sony Ericsson phones to gain native YouTube support for both uploads and downloads; more information will be available later, the
company says.

Monday, September 1, 2008

LG Prada 2

LG Prada II: According to the press release that was unfortunately leaked (for some, anyway) the design team at Prada will be more involved in the UI design of the handset, plus will be adding some catwalk-approved themes, ringtones and accessories for the Prada II handset.

LG has once again collaborated with fashion house Prada to launch the dubbed Prada II handset. The new device features an absolutely astounding lineup, including a full Qwerty keyboard, 7.2Mbps (yes, that's
7.2Mbps) HSDPA and a stunning 3-inch WQVA 400x240 pixel touchscreen. Also thrown into the new LG/Prada offering is a 5-megapixel camera, with a flash and autofocus we are desperately hoping, and full HTML web browsing.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Nokia 3610

Nokia 3610 Fold clamshell is a close but entry-level cousin to the 3555 and similar phones with a near-seamless back claimed to be more comfortable than on normal flip phones. It won’t take your breath away in terms of interesting features, but it does possess the kind of charm that warrants a second look.

A 1.3-megapixel camera and Bluetooth put it above previous budget phones that often strip out one or both features. A two-inch 240x320 resolution screen is found inside, while a 1.36-inch display provides basic call
info on the outside. File storage is handled by 30MB of built-in memory and can be expanded with microSD cards up to 4GB in size.

The 3610 is available in blue, red, rose and green, with pricing set at 125 Euros ($186) before carrier discounts. While a North American release has not yet been announced, the 3610 Fold supports 850MHz calling and basic data necessary in North America and is likely to appear in the region when it ships
sometime during the summer.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kingston DataTraveler 400 hits 16GB

Kingston has just released its 15GB DataTraveler 400 USB flash drive, and this model comes pre-loaded with MigoSync data synchronization software. You will be able to work with different computers simultaneously by directly synchronizing files, e-mail and Internet browser settings onto the drive. With 16GB of storage space, rest assured you won't run out of capacity anytime soon if all you deal with are regular office documents. Other features include the integrated SecureTraveler software that enables a Privacy Zone, where a password-protected area helps keep your data sae. Each $196 purchase is backed by a 5-year warranty and round the clock technical support.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sony Ericsson R300 Radio

Sony Ericsson R306 is the second model in the R series. It comes in clam shell form factor and has an interesting and unusual keyboard, something Sony Ericsson often puts in their flip phones. Compared to the R300, it has a slightly bigger display and a more powerful camera, but still runs on the same old software platform.

As for the design, R306 also has a stylized radio receiver on the back with all the additional buttons necessary for controlling it. The reflective cover does look good, but it’s very prone to finger marks. There’s also a small monochrome display that is enough for displaying station info or the number of the caller; it is visible in almost all lighting conditions.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Nokia 5800 Tube

It seems that Nokia 5800 Tube is really close to an official announcement, as more quality images and detailed information has leaked online. An important discovery is the Nokia 5800 will not spawn a new series of its own called XpressMedia, but will use the already existing XpressMusic.

According to the leaked information, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has a 3.2-inch 16M touchscreen TFT display with 640x360 pixels resolution (16:9 display ratio) and some vibrating touch feedback. The device will run on the latest S60 5th edition with accelerometer for auto screen rotation.

As a mid-range phone, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will feature only a 3 megapixel autofocus camera, but it will have a Carl Zeiss lens, dual LED flash and geo-tagging support, thanks to the built-in GPS with A-GPS
function.Despite its mid-range status, the Nokia 5800 is an expert in communications, sporting quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support plus UMTS/HSDPA on top of it. The other connectivity options include Wi-Fi b/g, stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) and USB 2.0. Finally, this department is completed by a 3.5mm AV jack and TV

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will also have 140 MB of built-in memory and a microSD card slot (up to 8GB supported). Another obvious fact from the images is the new Nokia BL-5J battery with a capacity of 1320 mAh that will power the Nokia 5800.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic measures 115 x 52 x 14.5mm and weighs 104 g. It's rumored to be officially announced within the next month.


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