Archive for February 15th, 2009

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Palm Pre video showing calender application

image Palm have released a new video demonstrating the Pre’s calendar application in action. The clip, which you can see after the break, shows the integration between appointments and contacts, together with the smartphone’s browser and its sharing functionality. Now the big question is what are Palm going to give us at MWC 09, please tell us when we can get our hands on the Pre at the very least, we need to know. Video after the break.

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Samsung Omnia HD at MWC

Our Barcelona correspondent, Jonathan from Clove Technology has barely arrived in Spain, and not even got to the even when he’s already scooped some info.

Looks like Samsung are due to release a fantastic update to their popular Omnia, the Omnia HD. Looks a bit like the Touch HD though doesn’t it? If you are a Windows Mobile fan though, there’s some bad news, the Omnia HD will be a Symbian powered device! 🙁

So we have arrived in the beautiful city of Barcelona, and even before MWC has started there is already indications locally of what is going on. Strolling down La Rambla we couldn’t help but notice this huge advertisement from Samsung:


With a very similar feel to the rumoured Samsung Acme i8910, it seems Samsung have officially branded it the Omnia HD. The specification is still to be confirmed but we should have more information in the next couple of days.

Posted by: Matt

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Microsoft stand at MWC 09

image Msmobiles have managed to get some pictures of the Microsoft Windows Mobile phone stand at Mobile World Congress, and as we mentioned last week it looks like the Mobile will be dropped in place of Windows Phone. Microsoft will be showing  "start socializing", "start revealing", "start exploring", "start tagging", etc. It looks like the green branding for Windows Mobile is gone and it also looks like "Windows phone" is the new buzzword and the colour for the branding will be orange with light blue.

via msmobiles

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Microsoft Recite, another new addition for Windows Mobile

image Microsoft Recite is a search technology for your voice that runs on Windows Mobile devices. With Microsoft Recite, you can use your voice to easily store, search and retrieve the things you want to remember, where and when you need them. Microsoft Recite is available as a free technology preview beginning February 16, 2009.  Full details after the break complete with a video showing what it’s all about.

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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic unboxing video

If you are a regular to you’ll know that over the past few months we have been looking at a number of new ‘feature phones’ and music phones and Nick has been reviewing and comparing each of them.

One handset that seems to be very popular at the moment is the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. It’s one of only a few touch-screen handsets to be released by Nokia and certainly seems to be feature-packed.

Once again Nick is doing the review honours so have a look at my unboxing video below for a preview of what the 5800 has to offer.


Nokia 5800 XpressMusic unboxing video


Nokia 5800 XpressMusic specification:

  • Operating System – S60 5th edition, Symbian OS version 9.4
  • Memory – 81 MB internal memory, 8GB MicroSDHC included
  • Display -3.2" 640 x 360 pixels, aspect ratio 16:9, with automatic orientation sensor (Accelerometer) for display rotation
  • Sound -Integrated stereo speakers with surround sound, and dedicated audio chip for crystal clear hi-fi sound quality.
  • Micro-USB connector, USB 2.0 High Speed
  • 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
  • TV out interface (CA-75U)
  • Bluetooth version 2.0
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • MicroSD card slot hot swappable, max. 16 GB
  • Operating Frequency – WCDMA 900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • GPS – Integrated GPS for pedestrian and car navigation, Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch application
  • 3.2 megapixel camera (2048 x 1536 pixels), 3x digital zoom
  • Front facing video camera for video calling
  • TV out with Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, in-box)
  • BL-5J 1320 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Dimensions – 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm
  • Weight – 109 g


Overview of Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

When it comes to music phones, people all over the world want a device that offers a great music experience – with more memory, loud and powerful speakers and easy synchronisation.

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic delivers just this and allows you to access and share content as well as offering all the standard mobile phone functions.  So where-ever you are, what ever you are doing, you remain in contact.
Taking advantage of touch screen technology, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic takes advantage of the ‘Media Bar’, a handy drop down menu that provides direct access to music and entertainment, including favourite tracks, videos and photos.

The Media Bar also offers a direct link to the web and to online sharing. Because the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic supports Flash content, you can surf the entire web. 

In addition, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic offers all the music essentials, including a graphic equalizer, 8GB memory for up to 6000 tracks and support for all main digital music formats, and a 3.5mm jack and Built-in surround sound stereo speakers.
Ensuring a seamless music experience, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic also provides easy access to browse and purchase tracks from the Nokia Music Store thanks to the HSDPA  and WiFi internet connectivity.


Posted by: Matt

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What if Android doesn’t show up at Mobile World Congress?


Next week is one of the biggest events of the year for enthusiasts of mobile technology. Mobile World Congress (sometimes called MWC) is the largest trade mobile technology trade  show, and is held in Barcelona every February. Most handset manufacturers make their big announcements at or Just before Mobile World Congress. The mobile enthusiast community is abuzz this year with speculation about all the new Android announcements that are thought to be coming at MWC, but what if Android doesn’t Show up?

Samsung has already announced that they won’t be showing any Android based devices next week in Barcelona (or anywhere else), instead saying the announcement will now be made sometime around the second half of 2009. Besides the T-Mobile G1, there hasn’t been another Android device released, despite the fact that the G1 has been out for over 4 months. Lenovo has announced an Android phone, the Ophone, but so far it is just vaporware, and there were a few android devices announced at CES last month, but they were mostly from no name Asian OEMs, and will most likely never see the light of day.  

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