Archive for December 10th, 2008

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Palm issue invites to see new devices at CES

image Engadget are reporting that Palm have issued invites to CES and you will see all that Palm New-ness. Well what could that mean, another new Windows Mobile device, the first Palm Nova device or maybe something completely different. Guess we will have to wait until early January to find out for sure but let’s hope its not the Roteo.

via Engadget

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HTC Touch HD now available on O2

image Ok it is not directly from O2 but you can now buy the HTC Touch HD with a subsidised price tag from mobiles.co.uk. They have them in-stock right now and have a some rather appealing prices. For example on an 18 month £35.00 per month contract you can get the phone for free and 5 months half price line rental making the total cost of the phone £542.00 but obviously you get 600 anytime minutes and unlimited texts so if you need a new contract it is a reasonable deal.

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Google Maps Street View now on Windows Mobile and S60

image Google have released Google Maps for mobile version 2.3 with Street View on Nokia S60 and Windows Mobile. Street View was previously released on Google Maps for Android, BlackBerry, and iPhone. Street View lets you access street level imagery to help orient yourself when looking for places, businesses, or getting directions. Say you’re going to meet with friends at an unfamiliar restaurant. Now you can search for it in Google Maps for mobile, click on “Street View”, and see what the place and surrounding area look like. Similarly, say you need to get to a shop in a part of town you don’t know. Find it using your phone, get directions to it, and see how to get there with full-screen panorama images of every step along the way. While Street View is not yet available everywhere, Google will continue rolling out support across other geographies in the coming months. Video after the break.

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Stephen Fry: Adventurer

Fry_Storm_Samfry Mr Stephen fry has put together an extremely insightful little review that will leave your eye whirling this Christmas. The Bold, Storm and G1, by way of the Xperia, N97 and iPhone. Loads to read and as ever with Mr Fry, masterfully entertaining.

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Meizu M8 starts shipping

meizu-m81 We have covered the Meizu M8 here and on a podcast but here is an article I came across on The Phonereport. The most-awaited ‘iPhone clone’ of 2008 has began shipping. The Meizu M8 is available at US$478 with 8GB of internal memory, and dual band connectivity.

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OperaFrontEnd 1.0 browser for Palm

operafrontend1dot0 This app adds itself to the Palm OS5 (Garnet) helper library as default handler for web URLs and makes it the default web browser across programs. It also allows copying URLs to the clipboard, allows access to the on-screen keyboard on smartphone devices using ‘Shift’+\’Menu’ and shares the same CreatorID as Blazer to even fool the dumbest apps. More details after the break.

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Sonim Announce Deal with Land Rover & New XP3 Handset

Lets start of by telling you about the deal that Sonim has just signed with car manufacturer Land Rover. Together they`ll produce co-branded rugged mobile phones and the first models will see daylight next year. The first two models should be available by mid-2009 named the Land Rover S1 and Land Rover S2 G4. A third one is expected to hit the market a bit later in 2009. The companies plan to contract with some of the top operators and to spread their phones in 40 countries.

Just as the latest Sonim XP3, all Land Rover handsets will be submersible and should withstand salt, fog, humidity, transport and thermal shock. They are also supposed to survive a 1.6-meter drop to concrete.

Land Rover S1
Land Rover S1

Next is the news of their latest handset the Sonim XP3 which aint the best looking mobile phone but will be a treat for anyone in a job where they have to face extreme conditions like the building trade.

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Sonim XP3

Sonim XP3 Specifications:

  • GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • Dimensions: 118.8 x 56.3 x 24.6 mm
  • Weight: 140 g
  • Display Type: TFT, 65K colors
  • Size: 128 x 160 pixels, 1.77 inches     
  • Vibration
  • GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
  • Bluetooth v1.2
  • miniUSB
  • WAP 2.0/xHTML
  • Shock, water and dust resistant
  • Drop-to-concrete resistance up to 2m
  • Water proof up to 1m
  • Organizer
  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Voice memo
  • Stopwatch
  • Count-down timer
  • File manager
  • Built-in handsfree
  • Standard battery: Li-Ion 1180 mAh
  • Stand-by: Up to 220 h
  • Talk time: Up to 5 h 30 min

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Samsung S9402 Announced with Name Change

On the 27th of October we gave you the news of a leaked dual sim handset from Samsung named the S9402 DuoS. Today we can reveal that it’s official but it does have a name change.

The dual SIM Samsung S9402 will now be called the Samsung Ego and will pack a 2-inch AMOLED display, and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with face recognition.

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Samsung Ego

The Samsung S9402 Ego is made by a new exotic liquid metal alloy developed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Compared to titanium this new material seems to be more than perfect for the body of a high-end gadget like the new Ego. It turns out that the liquid metal is 3 times stronger and 1.6 times more flexible. It withstands 1.8 times more pressure, has 3 times better vibration absorption and 100% lower thermal conductivity.

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Samsung Ego

Everything else in the Samsung S9402 Ego is exclusive too – content, menu, ringtones were created especially for this model and won’t be found in any other of the company’s devices.

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Samsung Ego

The Samsung S9402 Ego is expected to hit the shelves (Russia first) this month at an estimated price of 1400 euro (around 1800 US dollars) which is just a bit less than what Motorola expects to get for their Aura and a lot more than the price of a Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte.

Samsung Ego S9402 Specifications:

  • GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1
  • GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 2
  • Dimensions: 115 x 48 x 16 mm
  • Weight: 140 g
  • Display Type: OLED, 256K colors
  • Size : 240 x 320 pixels, 2.0 inches
  • Vibration
  • microSD (TransFlash), up to 8 GB
                  1 GB user available memory
  • GPRS
  • EDGE
  • Bluetooth  v2.0 with A2DP
  • USB
  • SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
  • WAP 2.0/xHTML
  • Camera: 5 MP, 2560?1920 pixels, autofocus, image stabiliser, video, flash
  • Liquid metal body
  • Dual SIM
  • Java MIDP 2.0
  • MP3/AAC+/MPEG4 player
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Document viewer
  • Voice memo
  • Built-in handsfree
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 960 mAh
  • Stand-by: Up to 280 h
  • Talk time: Up to 3 h 30 min

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