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3D phone coming to Japan

image Japanese operator KDDI has unveiled a phone with a 3D display. The recently announced Ketai H001 has a 3.1in hinged screen – made by Hitachi, and named after its HD TV brand, Wooo – that’s able to display games, pictures and video content in 3D. A 3D button on the phone takes the user through to a dedicated channel which streams 3D content to the phone over an integrated 1Seg receiver. The rest of the phone’s features are pretty high spec too. It has a 5Mp camera with autofocus. Images are stored on Micro SD cards. E-Wallet support lets the owner pay for things using the H001, and the clamshell’s top surface is a display in its own right. The 51 x 111 x 18.6mm device is available in “Flame Red”, “Solid Silver” and “Neon Purple” body colours. A UK launch date or price, no chance this will be a Japanese only release, Boooo!!!!

via The Register and Akihabaranews

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More Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots

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The guys over at XDA-Developers have posted up a few more screenshots of the soon to be announced Windows Mobile 6.5. The pictures on the left are the new Internet Explorer 6 and you can see the new zoom bar and the other pictures are of the new home screen and launcher honeycomb layout. Not sure if this is just a today screen enhancement / overlay or something deeper like a new programs menu, guess time will tell.

via Xda-Developers and WMExperts

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iBluetooth for iPhone – Bluetooth file transfer video

image As you can see in the video after the break, iBluetooth will bring you just that, allowing the iPhone to transfer files to any other device using Bluetooth. In this case, the application developed by MeDevil is working with an iMac and a Sony Ericsson handset but, once it is finished and available through Cydia, it will work with any device supporting the Bluetooth file transfer protocol.

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Dream G200i Phone Runs Real Google Android

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Is this the first Android phone in the market. The Dream G200i is a 2.8-inch phone with Smart Touch display, Bluetooth, 4 MP camera, support for video and music files and runs an OS dubbed Google Androidoperation system. It doesn’t look like a straight clone of the T-Mobile G1, so we’ll have to file this one under MotoROKR E7 knock-off. No WiFi, 3G connectivity or GPS. The Dream G200i, however, is a full-pledged business phone with support for  “Google Mobile functions of Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google SMS, Blogger, Google Calendar, Picasa Web Albums, Google Notebook, Google Reader, Google Docs, Google News & iGoogle!” It also supports MS Office and a host of IM software’s. Discounted price tag is $235 here.

[PMPtoday via chinagrabber]

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General Mobile DSTL1 could be the First dual-SIM Android Phone

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Though we have heard a lot of promises from other manufacturers, we have yet to see another Android phone become available apart from the T-Mobile G1. Well, that may soon change if General Mobile keeps their promise and debuts the DSTL1 Imaginary at the World Mobile Congress next month. Aside from running Android, the DSTL1 also features dual-SIM capabilities making it the first dual-SIM Android phone. It’s equipped with a 624MHz Marvell processor, 3-inch display, 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP and EDR, FM radio, microSD card support, and 4GB of internal memory. It’s a pretty decent spec sheet to me, but the big question is; can they deliver the good on time? Granted that the World Mobile Congress is just a couple of weeks away, we’ll probably know sooner than later.

[PMPtoday via unwiredview]

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Mobinnova ICE unboxed

A different brand and a different take on the Windows Mobile platform, the ICE is the first handset to be launched by the relatively unknown company Mobinnova. In fact Mobinova do have other handsets but this is the first one I’ve actually seen.

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The Mobinnova ICE

 

A first look at the Mobinnova ICE and you might be forgiven for thinking that it was a Samsung Omnia as both have a similar form-factor and glossy silver-grey finish. The similarity doesn’t end there either as the ICE phone also has a 240 x 400 (WQVGA) display albeit 0.5" smaller than the Omnia’s.

What is different about the ICE is on the navigation panel below the main screen. Underneath the 3" touchscreen you’ll find a small OLED display. Measuring just over 1" diagonal this secondary display is actually a touch panel area in place of a more conventional d-pad or trackball. There are other phones on the market that employ a similar technology, such as the Samsung Soul, but this is the first time I’ve seen such a thing used on a Windows mobile device. As a result the front of the ICE is extremely clean with just the Send and End phone keys sticking out.

The touch panel illuminates and is context sensitive so, most of the time it functions as a regular d-pad with up, down, left, right and ‘OK’ in the centre, but some applications change what the display shows and does. It can even be configured to display date/time when the main display goes off.

The rest of the Mobinnova ICE specification is also pretty good as you’ll be able to see below. Weighing in at 120 grams and only 13mm thick it’s an easily pocketable handset with CPU power and decent amount of RAM to boot.

We’re working on the full review at the moment but please have a look at my Mobinnova ICE unboxing video below to see it in a little more detail.

 

Mobinnova ICE unboxed

 

Mobinnova ICE specification:

  • Dimensions: 114 x 53.5 x 13mm
  • Weight: 120g with battery
  • Networks: Tri Band WCDMA/HSPA
  • Europe/Asia/Americas – WCDMA/HSPA 900/1900/2100MHzHSDPA providing downlink *speeds of up to 7.2Mbps
  • HSUPA providing uplink speeds of up to 2Mbps
  • Quad band GSM / GPRS / EDGE GSM850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • Display: 3” WQVGA flat TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen
  • Secondary display: 128 x 96 OLED panel
  • User Interface:  mobiToday, mobiFeel and mobiShift controls
  • Camera: 3 megapixel autofocus camera with dedicated shutter control. 2nd camera for video calling
  • Memory: 256MB ROM / 128MB RAM. microSD expansion slot with SDCH support
  • Wireless: WiFi 802.11 b/g
  • Radio: Built in FM Radio with RDS/RBDS function
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR / A2DP for use with Bluetooth stereo headsets
  • mini USB 2.0 plus TV-Out CVBS + L/R audio
  • Navigation: Built in GPS/AGPS
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM7201ATM (528MHz)
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile® 6.1 professional
  • Battery: 1080mAh rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery
  • Talk: Up to 6 hours
  • Standby: Up to 160 hours

 

If you like what you see then you can head over to eXpansys.com where you can pre-order the Mobinnova ICE for just £399.99.

 

Posted by: Matt

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T-Mobile MDA Vario IV now available

image The T-Mobile MDA Vario IV has finally appeared on the website over at T-Mobile for immediate order either as a consumer or a business user. The Vario IV is a slightly modified HTC Touch Pro with a more rounded look to it and personally speaking it looks better than the original. The phone is available from free on selected tariffs. You can find out more over at T-Mobile’s online store either business or consumer.

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