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HTC announce the Touch Viva also

image Well three new HTC devices in one day, it’s too much to take in, this one is the weakest of the three. The Viva will have a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0, microSD card slot, 1100 mAh battery, QVGA screen and a 200Mhz TI OMAP 850 CPU, 128 meg Ram and 256 Meg Rom, WiFi b and g, Windows Mobile 6.1 and GPRS / EDGE. This will also have the HTC TouchFlo 3D enhancements but apart from that its pretty average compared to the other two devices, the Touch HD and Touch 3G.  Full specs after the break

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HTC also announce the Touch 3G

image In another busy day of Windows Mobile handset announcement HTC have announced another handset this time the HTC Touch 3G. This is the updated Touch device and is more like the upgrade we were expecting after the disappointing looking Opal we saw the other week. Check after the break for the full specs and pictures.

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HTC Touch HD officially announced

image Enjoy music videos, films and streaming like you never thought possible on a mobile device. Experience internet browsing so exhilarating… it feels like you never left your laptop at home. It’s all delivered to you on a pixel-packed 3.8” WVGA screen and seamlessly tied together with touch-responsive TouchFLOTM 3D. Officially announced the HTC Touch HD

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News from the Xperia X1 webcast

image As you already know Sony Ericsson had a webcast session today, showing off the soon to be released Xperia X1. We were watching the event and share below some of the details of the webcast. It was a little disappointing as a lot of the time was spent talking about the device marketing. More details after the break

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Get the TouchFlo experience without a new phone

image Coolsmartphone have spotted that the clever bods over at xda-developers have managed to port the TouchFlo 3D software used on the Diamond and Touch Pro to use on other Windows Mobile devices. So far it’s been tested on a few devices, the Kaiser (HTC TyTN II), Nike (Touch Dual) and others. There’s a main CAB file plus a YouTube CAB file to install, plus you’ll need Opera and Google Maps installed to get everything working. Leigh has posted a video showing the software in action which you can see along with download links after the break.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 launch event

Today I will be heading over to Covent Garden to the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 launch event. As we now know, the X1 should be available from the 30th September but this event should give us a chance to get our hands on the device ahead of launch, and fingers crossed well have one to review shortly too!

We’ll be live blogging with our friend Paul O’Brien from MoDaCo and the live blog will be here in this post later on. Be sure to come back by about 12:45 when we hope to start coverage.



To start the countdown to the launch of Xperia™ X1, Sony Ericsson will host a live global webcast on September 15 at 13:00 GMT + 1, offering viewers the first in-depth demonstration of the handset. The web cast will also premiere the first episode of an alternative reality thriller Johnny X. To register to view the web cast and Q&A session with Xperia™ X1 Senior Product Manager Magnus J Andersson, please visit:

“We are extremely pleased with the innovation and new user experience we have created for consumers on the Xperia™ X1,” said Rikko Sakaguchi CVP and Head of Creation and Development at Sony Ericsson. “The in-depth demonstration on the web cast will showcase how this handset is truly unique. The nine panel eco system puts the user in total control of the primary experiences available on the phone and allows consumers to personalise the panel interface to suit their needs and lifestyle. The Xperia™ X1 has the highest quality screen on the market, four-way navigation keys and optical joy stick to give a stressless browsing experience and, with its super fast processor and network speed the Xperia™ X1 really bridges the gap between personal, entertainment and work mobile needs.”

Johnny X Alternative Reality Thriller
Johnny X is about a young man with amnesia desperately piecing together his identity. The webisodic thriller comprises of nine episodes, created to demonstrate the rich, immersive and experiential elements of the Xperia™ X1.
The storyline follows Johnny X on his mission to rediscover his identity. As he finds out more about his lost life in a race against time, he updates his Xperia™ X1 with new content to piece together his personality and identity, reflecting how the phone can be personalized to suit users’ individual lifestyle and needs. Will Johnny X find out who he really is before it’s too late?
“Producing the Johnny X thriller has given us an engaging platform to demonstrate all the capabilities and features a user can experience with the Xperia™ X1 phone,” said Lennard Hoornik, Head of Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “The panel interface is a perfect way to reflect your personality and can be tailored and changed to suit your exact needs at any given time. No two Xperia™ X1 will ever have the same combination of panels on the phone; we are all individuals and deserve to have a phone that reflects that. ”
Over a three week period, one new episode of Johnny X will be posted online at every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting on Monday, September 22. Check out the trailer for the series at

Global Launch
The official global launch of the Xperia™ X1 will take place at Tent London as part of London Design Week between September 18 – 21st. Journalists are invited to attend the official Tent London opening party on Friday evening 19 September 2008 to see the Xperia™ X1 and meet with Sony Ericsson spokespeople.


Check out this post for a couple of photos and some hands-on video of the Xperia X1!

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HTC Opal is now the HTC Touch Viva

OK so you might be asking the question right now, "what is the HTC Opal and why has it never even been mentioned on this site?" Well it’s another one of those "is it real" moments. I seen this device a few days ago and to be 100% honest never knew if it would actually amount to anything but low and behold here it is.

HTC Touch Viva Side View

HTC Touch Viva is the name of the latest-leaked smartphone produced by HTC. The device was initially said to be called HTC Opal, but it seems that the Taiwanese company will officially dub it as Touch Viva. You may have already guessed that this so-called Viva is a full-touch smartphone – and so it is, indeed.

Apparently, Touch Viva will be the successor of the first HTC device from the Touch series, the one simply called HTC Touch and released in Europe about one year ago.

Leaked over at Pocketpt, HTC Touch Viva is said to come with features like quad-band GSM connectivity (850 / 900 / 1800 /1900 MHz), a 2.8-inch TFT touchscreen display with the classic 240 x 320 pixel resolution, Microsoft’s latest Windows Mobile 6.1 OS, HTC’s new TouchFLO 3D, Wi-Fi, a 2 MP photo camera, support for microSD / microSDHC cards, and so on – all packed inside a case that measures 104 x 59 x 15.5 millimeters (4.09 x 2.32 x 0.61 inches) and weighs 110 grams (3.88 ounces).

HTC Touch Viva Bottom View

So, basically, the Viva is an old HTC Touch with a new User Interface and worldwide connectivity. Which is not a bad thing, of course, as not all mobile users can afford a Touch Diamond, but they might still want to own a touchscreen device.

As far as rumors go, HTC should present the new Touch Viva this month. More exactly, the smartphone is said to be launched on September 15 in Asia (probably across Taiwan and China), while Europe will be getting it two weeks later, on September 30.

The retail price of Viva should be no higher than 300 Euros (426 USD), but we have to wait for an official confirmation to know this for sure.
In the end, HTC seems to have yet another new device that might be quite successful. It might not be the Touch HD, but it’s still a pretty nice handset.

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Asus Glaxy7 (Zest)

image The Unwired have spotted some interesting information on what looks like a soon to be released Asus Windows Mobile device. We saw the announcement last week of the average looking P552W but this one looks like a much better device. Sporting an 800 x 480 pixel display and a 5 megapixel camera things are really starting to warm up in the Windows Mobile world. Full specs after the break.

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MMS now on your iPhone

image Flutter has just been released in the App Store and this service gives you the ability to send MMS messages. What’s more and this is the best bit it does not need a jailbroken phone as this is an official application available through iTunes. It doesn’t help with receiving MMS messages, your still stuck with a web page link from your operator but at least its a big improvement to what we have. Full details and links after the break.

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