Archive for December 30th, 2008

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RIM and Nokia battle over crazy keyboards

rim_qwertyThe US Patent office has recently published a couple of patent applications for new keyboard designs. One by RIM the maker of Blackberry, and one by Nokia. RIM’s patent application consists of a standard 9 key keypad that that expands to a qwerty keyboard at the touch of a button. This is achieved with the use of flip-out wings on either side of the phone. It is an interesting concept, but it looks like using this phone with its qwerty keyboard out will require a little bit of thumb gymnastics. Details on Nokia’s application after the break

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iPhone nano rumours building

image The rumours about a forthcoming iPhone nano are building up ahead of Macworld in January and now another case manufacturer has posted a page where you can register your interest for an iPhone Nano case. This time though it is the well respected case manufacturer Vaja who are spilling the beans or just adding to the rumour. Obviously nothing concrete from Apple and we won’t know anything for sure until January’s event but this is getting harder to ignore. If it is true then Apple will be furious that these case manufacturers are slipping information out in this way.

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O2 XDA Zest unboxed

Several months ago we told you that the Zest would soon be available on O2 and not long before Christmas O2 finally released the handset. Made exclusively for O2 by Asus and based upon the Galaxy 7 the Zest looks like being an extremely capable device with a speedy 624mHz CPU coupled with 128MB RAM, 256MB ROM, VGA screen and built in GPS.

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The O2 XDA Zest

Steve has been putting the Zest through it’s paces over the past few weeks and his review will be here in the next few days. Until then here’s the unboxing video:

 

O2 XDA Zest unboxed

 

You can also head over to YouTube and watch the XDA Zest unboxing video in HD, just click on the watch in HD link under the video when you reach the YT page.

O2 XDA Zest specification:

  • 2.8 inch VGA Touchscreen with 65k Colours
  • 624mHz Marvel CPU
  • 3 MP Camera with Auto Focus & Zoom
  • Video Streaming Support
  • Video Types: WMV, MPEG4
  • Audio Types: WMA, MP3, AAC
  • GPS (Integrated)
  • Wi-Fi Class 802.11 b/g
  • Stereo Bluetooth/A2DP Bluetooth Compatibility File Sharing & Headset
  • microSD HC up to 32GB
  • Memory: 128MB RAM / 256MB ROM
  • Instant Messaging
  • Integrated RSS feed application
  • Picture Messaging (MMS)
  • Supported Email Types: POP3, IMAP4, SMTP, Push
  • 3G Standby Time (up to) 220 hours
  • 3G Talk Time (up to) 3 hours
  • Standby Time (up to) 260 hours
  • Talk Time (up to) 5 hours
  • Battery Type Lithium ion
  • Weight 120g
  • Dimensions (H/W/D) 120 x 60.5 x 16.5 mm

 

Posted by: Matt

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Samsung i8510 Innov8 clears the FCC with North American guts

image When most people think of Symbian, they think of Nokia, but Samsung also makes some nice S60 phones. According to Symbian Guru, Samsung’s newest flagship S60 device has passed the FCC with a special treat for S60 fans in the US and Canada. According to documents on the FCC website the i8510 includes dual band HSDPA that’s compatible with AT&T’s 3G network in the US, and Roger’s 3G network in Canada. The i8510 Innov8 includes an 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus and image stabilization, A-GPS, and a 3.5mm headset jack. This is shaping up to be an interesting alternative to the Nokia N96. It would be great if carriers in North America pick up this device.”

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