Archive for August 22nd, 2009

By August 22, 2009 Read More →

LG GD900 Crystal unboxing video

This is one handset that we’ve had repeated requests to unbox and review on site and this week I managed to get my hands on the LG GD900 Crystal. I have to say it’s a great looking handset with an impressive touchscreen display and an equally impressive transparent sliding keypad, hence the Crystal name.

The LG GD900 Crystal

The LG GD900 Crystal


We’re in the middle of reviewing the LG Crystal at the moment and hope to have the review online for you in the next few days. Check out the unboxing video below for a more detailed look at the handset. Note that I did stop and start recording as the handset was taking forever to start up!


LG GD900 Crystal unboxing video


A world first, innovative concept of transparency infused with a mobile phone, the LG GD900 Crystal. A completely clear keypad, with soft gentle illumination that confirms key presses. Made from a a glass like material and polished silver finish; the LG GD900 Crystal is a striking statement of design.


LG GD900 Crystal Specification:

  • Networks: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 HSDPA 850 /2100 HSDPA 900 /2100
  • Dimensions: 105 x 52.5 x 13.5mm   Weight 127 g
  • Display: 3 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen 16M colours
  • Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels
  • Device Input: Touchscreen & Transparent Keypad
  • Internal Memory: 1.5GB storage (Expandable to 32GB with microSD card slot)
  • Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, HSCSD, 3G HSDPA 7.2Mbps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, USB v2.0 microUSB
  • Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
  • Camera: 8MP 3264×2448 pixels
  • Video Capture: D1 720×[email protected] [email protected] QVGA time-lapse slow-mo video capture
  • Video Playback: DivX/XviD Mpeg4 
  • Audio: MP3 AAC AAC+ WMA
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1000 mAh
    – Stand by Time: Up to 300 hours on 3G
    – Talk Time: Up to 240 mins 3G
  • Misc: TV-out, Picsel Viewer for Word, Excel, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Handwriting recognition


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By August 22, 2009 Read More →

Twikini v1.3 hits


Version 1.3 (Aug 17, 2009)

  • New: "I’m Here" feature that inserts a Google Maps URL of your current GPS location inside a tweet. You’ll find this under the tweet window’s Menu. With this feature, you can share your exact location on a map. See a sample tweet.

  • Improved: Clicking on a Twitpic link will open it in the Web browser. Clicking on a Twitpic thumbnail will open it inside Twikini. This improves upon the previous version in which Twitpics always opened inside Twikini.

  • Improved: You can now cancel GPS initialization if it is taking too long. Click Menu > Cancel inside the Tweet window to cancel a GPS action.

  • Bug fix: Twikini would crash when opening some tweets containing the < or > characters.

  • Bug fix: When clicking an @ link with a single quote (e.g. "twikini’s"), the quote would become part of the link.

  • Technorati Tags: ,,

Posted in: Phones
By August 22, 2009 Read More →

Nokia to enter the netbook market?

Nokia could be entering the word of the netbook!


No, I didn’t just make this up, honest! Here is an excerpt from the Economic Times –


With the market for converged devices growing, the world’s largest cell phone maker, Nokia, on Wednesday said it is exploring various

opportunities in this market and may enter the netbook segment.

"…the PC and the mobile will continue to come closer and merge. A lot of opportunity can be seen in this converged area.
We at Nokia is actively looking at this converged market…We are looking at the netbook market to see what kind of opportunity is there," Nokia Corp’s global CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo told reporters here.


We’ll just have to wait and see what happens!


Posted by: Emma

Posted in: Rumours
By August 22, 2009 Read More →

Apple responds to the FCC, everyone owes AT&T an apology

On June 28th Apple rejected Google’s Google Voice App, preventing it from entering the iPhone’s App Store. This set off a firestorm of protest among the technorati, and caught the attention of the FCC America’s telecoms regulating agency. This prompted the FCC to start an inquiry in to the rejection, and Apple’s App Store approval process. The FCC sent letters to Apple, AT&T, and Google requesting clarification as to what happened. Well today’s the day all the companies are required to respond.

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By August 22, 2009 Read More →

Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition




Nokia today unveiled the ‘Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition’. The device ships with lifetime voice-guided drive and walk navigation licenses for Nokia’s Ovi Maps software and service. Included in the box is a Nokia self-mount car kit, consisting of a Nokia Car Charger (DC-4), Car Holder Pack (CR-103), Rotating swivel adaptor (AD-69) and Easy Mount (HH-17). The 5800 Navigation Edition will start shipping in Q3 and is expected to cost €285 before taxes and subsidies.

The phone itself is a standard Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, which has been one of Nokia’s best sellers since its release 9 months ago. The 5800 Navigation Edition is cosmetically different; it replaces the black plastic bevel around the upper outside of the phone with a silver plastic bevel, giving the 5800 Navigation Edition a unique look.

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