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Huge review of Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

x1-review-smape It’s not upon us yet however there is a good review of the device over at Smape. Pictures and facts galore. Is it worth reading? Very much so. There is an alarming moment when one discovers the lack of hardware 3D acceleration, horrible thoughts of Tytn II sluggishness spring to mind. the GUI looks nice and the hardware does seem to deliver the goods. Best of all it contains a comparison with the Touch Pro, even down to a table of specs. Check it out.

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Nokia N96 Video Preview

image The guys over at crowdedbrain have managed to get a preview Nokia N96 to take a look at and they have posted a couple of videos showing the device in action. Will the N96 be a good enough upgrade to the N958 GB? At this stage they say not quite. As the DVB-H service is not available in the UK till 2009/2010, by the time this comes out the next model will be released, so the only real advantage is the 16GB of storage and the various design tweaks. Videos after the break.

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The Cell Phone Junkie podcast 117

logo2 The Cell Phone Junkie Show #117 has just been released. The Treo Pro officially announced, Skyfire is open for download and new firmware for the iPhone is released, just some of the subjects up for discussion this week. Full show notes after the break.

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Samsung Omnia ROM update – Bye Bye Haptic!

samsung_i900_omnia_rom_update_teaser Samsung Singapore just made its first ROM update for the SGH-i900 Omnia Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional smartphone available which can now be downloaded from the web.
This self-service ROM update (no more service center returns) should include new functionalities like new widgets for Samsung’s custom Today screen and a brand-new Hanyu Pinyin text input method for typing in Chinese characters as well as several bug fixes. Other changes and enhancements are unknown yet because Samsung doesn’t published a detailed change-log.

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Samsung i900 Omnia unboxed

Still trying to make your mind up between the HTC Touch Diamond and the Samsung i900 Omnia? You are not alone! Our Omnia arrived just a few days ago and we’re still trying to decide which phone we like best.

So far I’m liking the widecreen style 240×400 display and the sensitivity of the touch screen but I’m not sure about that stylus.


Samsung i900 Omnia

If you you are a regular you may have seen our post recently about the 8GB and 16GB versions. We’ve been told that the 16GB version will only be available on contract and leaving the 8GB version for those purchased SIM-free.

Because Samsung are not releasing the 16GB version Clove Technology thought they would come to the rescue with a special offer to help boost the memory available by offering a package with a FREE 4GB microSD card.

This offer is valid on all purchases of the 8GB Omnia, but you need the voucher code: SAM8GB0708

Simply use the code about when buying the 8GB Omnia and Clove will send the machine with a free 4GB card!

Here’s our unboxing video for you to have a look at while Steve get the review ready:

Samsung i900 Omnia unboxed

Samsung i900 Omnia specification:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • 8GB Internal
  • 3.2” WQVGA Touch Screen (240 x 400 pixels)
  • Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900MHz, HSDPA (7.2 Mbits)
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • WiFi 802.11g
  • 5 megapixel (auto-focus) camera
  • LED Flash
  • GPS
  • microSDHC (up to 16GB)
  • TV Out
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • TouchWiz User Interface
  • 1440mAh battery
  • 112mm (L) x 56mm (W) x 12.5mm (H)
  • EDIT: Our Samsung i900 Omnia review is now live on site.

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