Archive for September 5th, 2008

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Kinoma Play software review

image-thumb162 In this review I will be taking a look at Kinoma FreePlay. We recently discussed the software on our latest podcast and I felt it was necessary to expand upon the device’s features having used it for a week.

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UK consumers want NFC on their phones

image O2 Wallet trial reveals 78% want to use contactless services on their mobile phone. The prospect of using your mobile phone to make purchases or pay for travel took a step forward today with the results from Europe’s largest trial of Near Field Communications (NFC) technology on a mobile phone revealing clear consumer demand for such services. Not sure what NFC technology is, check out our previous post here explaining what it is all about.

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LG Prada II specs

prada2 BGR has come across some specs of the Prada II. The Prada I was easily one of LG’s prettiest phones but suffered from nightmarish text entry. The Prada II benefits from a full qwerty keyboard! The Viewty’s interface was excellent and combining that with specs after the break will lead to a rather tasty phone!

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Glofiish X610 and V900 by E-TEN

Announced back in February, the Glofiish X610 and V900 are finally nearing release (or so E-TEN claim).

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V900 & X610

Whilst we know that the X610’s specs aren’t screaming out "I’m fantastic", it’s a pretty good looking device with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. The more "I’m Fantastic" of these two is the V900, a device that can handle DVB-H, DVB-T, T-DMB, and DAB broadcasts on a VGA display that certainly doesn’t hurt its case.

So far, the launches on these two are noted simply as "soon," so best keep your eyes open for further release details (or subscribe to our blog via RSS)

We have been promised a trial of these units soon so again watch out for our usual un boxing video’s and detailed reviews.

In the meantime lets have a look at the specs that come with these handsets.

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Glowfiish V900

First of we will look at the V900:

  • Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional (Crossbow)
  • Samsung S3C 6400 533 MHz Processor
  • 256 MB Flash ROM, 128 MB SDRAM
  • 2.8", 640 x 480 (VGA), 65,536 colors, TFT-LCD
  • 106 (L) x 60.5 (W) x 17(18.15) (H) mm
  • 147g
  • HSDPA / UMTS ( 2100 / 1900 / 850 MHz )
  • Quad-Band GSM?850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • GPRS class 10 / EDGE class 10
  • Bluetooth® v2.0 class 2 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate),
  • WiFi IEEE802.11b/g Certificated
  • Digital TV
  • DVB-T / T-DMB
  • GPS
  • Embedded SiRF Star III chipset, TMC function supported*,
  • FM 76 ~ 108MHz, support Channel Search
  • FM Transmitter
  • 87.5 ~ 108MHz
  • Built-in 3.0 mega pixels Auto-Focus CMOS camera, up to 2048 x 1536 resolution
  • 0.3 mega pixels Fixed-Focus CMOS camera for conference call usage
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Built-in microphone and speaker, external stereo headset jack, hands-free mode supported
  • USB Sync, Composite TV out support
  • Touch screen for stylus or fingertip, navigation button, power button, send/end button, record button, volume control, left soft-key, right soft-key
  • Lithium Polymer rechargeable with 1,530 mAh capacity
  • Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional, Microsoft® Office Outlook® Mobile (Calendar, Contacts, Tasks and Inbox), Picture, Notes, Microsoft® Office Word Mobile, Microsoft® Office Excel® Mobile, Internet Explorer Mobile, ActiveSync, Calculator, Game (Solitaire, Bubble Breaker), Voice Recorder, Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® Mobile, MSN® Messenger, Microsoft® Transcriber*, Windows Media® Player 10, Direct Push Technology, Microsoft Reader* (* subject to change by region)

E-TEN Exclusive Applications

  • Phone Tools: Phone Application*, Phone Setting, SIM Toolkit, Speed Dial, Call Filter, Wireless Modem, Wireless Manager, Dialer Skin, Add Ringtone, CSD Type, Voice Commander*, Connection Wizard, SMS Sender, SIM Manager, Video Telephony (*subject to change by region)
  • Multimedia Tools: Image Wizard, Image Maker, Multimedia Manager, Camera, Camcorder, FM Tuner* (*subject to change by region)
  • MMS Composer* (*subject to change by region)
  • Utilities: Quick Link, Battery Meter, Zoom SMS, Bluetooth Manager, M-Desk, Scenario, Backup Utility, Namecard Manager
  • GPS Tools: Location SMS

Packing List

  • Glofiish V900, stylus
  • USB sync cable
  • AC adapter
  • headset
  • leather case
  • getting started CD
  • quick start guide
  • standard battery
  • TV-out cable

Accessories (Optional)

  • USB Sync Cable
  • AC adapter
  • car-charger
  • car-mount
  • battery pack
  • Bluetooth® Headset
  • leather case
  • headset
  • TV-out cable

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Glowfiish X610

So now lets look across to the X610:

  • Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
  • Samsung SC3 2442 400 MHz Processor
  • 128 MB Flash ROM, 64 MB SDRAM
  • 2.8", 320 x 240 (QVGA), 65,536 colors, TFT-LCD
  • 107 x 58 x 14.7 mm
  • 134g (with battery)
  • GSM/EDGE Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • GPRS/EGPRS Class B, Multi-slot Class 10
  • Bluetooth® v2.0 class 2 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • WiFi IEEE802.11b/g Certificated
  • GPS
  • Embedded SiRF Star III chipset, TMC function supported*, (*subject to change by regions)
  • Built-in 2.0 mega pixels, Fixed Focus CMOS, up to 1600 x 1200 resolution
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Built-in microphone and speaker, external stereo headset jack, hands-free mode supported
  • Mini USB Sync, headset jack
  • Touch screen for stylus or fingertip, navigation button, power button, 2 quick application buttons, send/end button, record button, volume control
  • Lithium Polymer rechargeable with 1,530 mAh capacity
  • Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional, Microsoft® Office Outlook® Mobile (Calendar, Contacts, Tasks and Inbox), Picture, Notes, Microsoft® Office Word Mobile, Microsoft® Office Excel® Mobile, Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® Mobile, Microsoft® Office OneNote® Mobile, Internet Explorer Mobile, ActiveSync, Calculator, Game (Solitaire, Bubble Breaker), Voice Recorder, MSN® Messenger, Windows Live TM, Microsoft® Transcriber*, Windows Media® Player 10, Direct Push Technology, Getting Started, Microsoft Reader* (* subject to change by regions)

Glofiish Exclusive Applications

  • Phone Tools: Phone Application*, Phone Setting, SIM Toolkit, Speed Dial, Wireless Modem, Wireless Manager, Dialer Skin, CSD Type, Voice Commander*, Connection Wizard, SMS Sender, SIM Manager (*subject to change by regions)
  • Multimedia Tools: Album, Camera, Camcorder, FM Tuner, MMS Composer
  • Utilities: Spb Mobile Shell, Quick Link, Battery Meter, Zoom SMS, Scenario, Backup Utility, Quick Bar, Task Manager, Memory Optimization, Backup Utility, Default Setting, Application Recovery, System Information
  • GPS Tools: Satellite Data Update (Not supported in USA), Location SMS, GPS Viewer
  • Free Download Programs: Image Wizard, Image Maker, Birthday Reminder

(The programs are posted on the website: http://www.glofiish.com for downloading)

Packing List

  • glofiish X610
  • stylus
  • USB sync cable
  • AC adaptor
  • headset
  • leather case
  • getting started CD
  • quick start guide
  • standard battery

Accessories (Optional)

  • USB sync cable
  • AC adaptor
  • car-charger
  • battery pack
  • leather case
  • headset

I’ll let you make your own mind up as to which device is best of these two but for me I’m gonna go with the "I Don’t look too great but I am fantastic" one.

Posted by: John

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Samsung i900 Omnia heading to the US

imageThe Samsung Omnia is by far the best Windows Mobile handset they have made so far, we reviewed it a few weeks ago, well the downside for our US friends was again the lack of 3G bands for them to benefit from fast data speeds. Well that looks like it is about to change a the FCC has just approved two new variants of the Omnia, the i907 and the i910. Full details after the break.

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Palm Treo Pro review roundup

image Treocentral have put together a an excellent read for the Treo Pro. 9 reviews, summarised. to the point and everything you need to know from different folks.If you are thinking of putting down the cash then read here first.

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Wikio Universal RSS button makes RSS easy

OK So we’ve been working with the team over at Wikio to get ourselves a new fancy RSS button for the site. The Wikio Universal RSS button is simple to use and you can get one for your site too. If you want to let your readers subscribe to your blog with their personal choice of RSS reader then this is for you.

You simply need to follow this step by step guide in getting your own Wikio RSS button.

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  • Enter the URL of the page you want the RSS Button for in the area as shown below

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  • Choose your button type and grab the code presented to you in the box beneath (see screen shot) and get it to your site.

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The general idea is that this button will allow you to put just one single RSS button on your blog. Clicking on this button will then enable your readers to subscribe to your blogg via the RSS feed using the RSS service of their choice, and it thus means you no longer have to display a long list of various RSS services and their corresponding buttons.

Clicking on the button once it’s been installed on your site should open a new page containing a selection of the most popular RSS subscription buttons.

See, it’s that simple……. enjoy!

Posted by: John

[Post tag(s): smartphone blog, RSS, wikio, Treo 850, Tracy & Matt]

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