Archive for May 3rd, 2009

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Orange Vegas – Some More Details

6 Days ago Matt brought you the news that the Orange Vegas was now official but at that stage we didn’t post much about it so here is all we know about this handset.

Not many people will know this but the device is manufactured by 3G dongle manufacturer ZTE which is a little unusual but as we have been given one to review we will tell you just how unusual it is early next week.

Officially the cheapest full touchscreen handset the Orange Vegas is already available for purchase at the carriers points of sale across UK or online for a price of only £48.50 for pay-as-you-go customers.

black vegas

I’m sure Orange are fully aware that the Vegas ain’t anywhere near as cute as the other touchscreen phones out there  but its price is low enough to make you say "Deal!".

Looking at the phone you can can only say that it reminds you of a cross between the XDA Orbit and the HTC Touch Viva but it doesn’t nearly have the same brains or goodies under the hood.

The carrier were smart enough to launch the Orange Vegas in pink or black as there is definitely a market for pink phones.

pink vegas

The handset offers a 2.4" TFT touchscreen and UI that is designed exclusively for Orange. Unfortunately it only features a 1.3 megapixel camera but the microSD card slot can take cards with up to 4 GB of memory. The good news is that it does have built in FM radio and Bluetooth making it acceptable for today’s teen market. Another nice touch is the free access to services like Bebo, Facebook and MySpace.

Posted by: John

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Phonearena video review of Omnia HD

200902161118samsung-omnia-hd-3 The specs of the Omnia HD are really nothing to sniff at, even with though they oddly excluded Windows Mobile in favour of Symbian. It looks a little plasticy but have a look as the Phonearena video review after the break for a simple look at this emerging device.

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Rumour: Motorola W7 Leaked

The masters of weird devices have struck again, this time in the shape of the Motorola W7 handset.

I’m sure you will all agree that it’s a pretty weird looking device with its elongated D-pad and rather poor choice of colours.

Rumour has it that it will have a QVGA screen and EDGE support. From the leaked photos, it’s clear that it will have a 2 megapixel camera with neither flash, nor even a self-portrait mirror.

moto w7 moto w7 side moto w7 back
Not the prettiest is it?

As for the colours, well see for yourselves. That yellow needs to go.

There are two other keys on the front besides the soft keys and call keys. Presumably, they have some sports-related functionality but it’s not clear what exactly right now. It will be nice if it’s something in the spirit of Nokia Sports Tracker – an app that uses GPS to track your jogging, running or cycling workouts. Or at least put some goodies in the retail box – an armband for example.

Anyway, no word on release date or pricing yet. We’ll keep you posted about that and any changes in the colour scheme that may come up.

Posted by: John


Posted in: Rumours