By November 16, 2008 Read More →

Interesting Nokia Leak

It might well be old news now but I’ve had a few days off and I’ve just came across this very interesting piece of data.

Product Code Codename OS Prototype availability Notes Status
RM-320 Aino 3.1 2007 wk 22 N95 8GB Development complete
RM-187 Ariane 3.2 2007 wk 28 5710 XpressMusic Development complete
RM-235 Merlin 3.2 2007 wk 37 N78 Development complete
RM-462 Piranha 3.2.1 2007 wk 39 AT&T version of E71. Software based on 6650 Development complete
RM-261 Hammer 3.2.2 2007 wk 40 ? Cancelled
RM-313 Sharaku 3.1 2007 wk 42 N82 Development complete
RM-333 Gadget 3.2.3 2007 wk 50 N85 Development complete
RM-247 Lumiere 3.2 2008 wk 0 N96 Development complete
RM-328 Astro 3.2 2008 wk 1 6220 classic Development complete
RM-346 Leevi 3.1 2008 wk 11 E71-1 Development complete
RM-357 Leevi 3.1 2008 wk 11 E71-3 Development complete
RM-422 Wheldon 3.1 2008 wk 12 Vassini facelift (Ed.: We don’t know what Vassini is.) Development complete
RM-367 Polaris 3.2 2008 wk 16 6210 Navigator Development complete
RM-370 Surfer 3.2 2008 wk 17 Landscape, 2.6-inch QVGA, QWERTY, GPS, NaviWheel, 5MP camera, DVB-H, quadband GSM, HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 Development complete
RM-401 Roxy 3.2.1 2008 wk 17 Version of 6650 with half-QWERTY keyboard added. Includes Mail for Exchange. Quadband GSM, HSDPA Canceled
RM-423 Bruce Lee 3.2.1 2008 wk 19 HSDPA, AGPS, 3.2MP camera Development complete
RM-409 Celine 3.2 2008 wk 25 5320 XpressMusic Development complete
RM-356 Tube 5 2008 wk 29 5800 XpressMusic Development complete
RM-348 Vivien 3.2 2008 wk 37 N79 In development
? Athlon 3.2 2008 wk 40 N85 refresh. Quadband GSM, HSDPA, 5MP camera with xenon flash, 8-16GB ROM, analog joystick, integrated compass, stereo speakers, GPS, WiFi In development
RM-437 Sofie 3.1 2008 wk 44 E63. E71 downgrade, 2MP camera, no 3G Development complete
RM-331 IP08 5 2008 wk 46 Widescreen touch, Naviscroll, QWERTY, AGPS, FM radio and transmitter, 5MP AF camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, TV-out In development
RM-431 Shakira 3.2 2008 wk 46 Candybar, WiFi In development
RM-469 Stella 3.2.3 2008 wk 48 Candybar — successor to E51. AGPS with integrated compass, 3MP camera with LED flash, WiFi In development
RM-482 Terra 3.2.3 2008 wk 48 Version of Stella with hybrid QWERTY keypad In development
RM-424 Gwen 3.2 2008 wk 51 Candybar, AGPS, 5MP AF camera with LED flash In development
? Ivalo 5 2008 wk 52 Follow-on to IP08. 3.5-inch wide touchscreen, 32GB ROM, AGPS, FM transmitter and receiver, 5MP camera, WiFi, TV-out, Bluetooth In development
? Mobile Office 09 3.2 2008 wk 52 ? In development
RM-412 Victoria 3.2.3 2009 wk 6 ? In development
RM-343 Dawn 3.1 2008 wk 9 E66 Development complete
? Corolla 5.0.1 2009 wk 11 3.0-inch VGA display, non-touch, 8MP camera, half QWERTY keyboard, 128MB RAM, 8GB ROM, WiFI, UPnP, HSPA, AGPS, FM transmitter In development
P3838 Madeleine 3.2.3 2009 wk 13 Side-sliding QWERTY, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM radio, VoIP, GPS, 3.2MP camera, N-Gage support with gaming keys In development
? Vector 3.2.3 2009 wk 14 ? In development
? Jig 3.2 2009 wk 17 Landscape slider for AT&T using 6650’s guts. Quadband GSM, HSDPA, 2MP camera, 2.4-inch display In development
RM-453 Eitri 5.0.1 2009 wk 17 Landscape candybar with QWERTY, 3.5-inch 640×350 display, minimum 8GB ROM, microSD, pressure sensitive touch UI with tactile feedback and gestures, charging via USB, 5MP AF camera with dual LED flash, integrated compass and accelerometer, proximity sensor, FM transmitter In development

You might well be looking at this and asking the question "what exactly is this". Well let me answer it for you. This is the roadmap for Nokia phones through 2008 / 20009 and there are indeed some very interesting devices mentioned in there.

Notable goodies include the "Corolla" with a 3-inch VGA display, the "Jig" landscape slider for AT&T, and the "Eitri," a monster QWERTY candybar with a 640×350 display and 5-megapixel camera.

I’m sure you will have as much fun googling everything on here as I did.

Pretty impressive leak even if I do say!

Posted by: John


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By November 13, 2008 Read More →

Rumour – Nokia Wahoo Spotted

After the promising leak of the Nokia smartphone roadmap earlier today, we have more hot news for you, this time with photos. Codenamed Wahoo, the new Nokia flip phone stands out with its half QWERTY keypad and built-in aGPS. The new Symbian smartphone looks similar to the BlackBerry Pearl Flip in terms of design and will be released exclusively for AT&T in US.

The quad-band Nokia Wahoo will support dual-band HSDPA and have a 2 MP camera with flash, Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, 80 MB user memory and microSD card slot. Quite naturally for a flip phone, it will have two displays – an internal 16M QVGA 2.2" TFT display and an external 256K TFT 1.36" with a 128×160 resolution.

The Wahoo flip is not among the slimmest flip phones, as its dimensions are 100 x 52 x 17 mm and 115 grams weight. There is no information on the phone pricing or availability.

However judging on the full Nokia smartphone roadmap, that we reported recently, the Nokia Wahoo may just as well be already cancelled.

Posted by: John


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By October 22, 2008 Read More →

HTC Touch HD – Only on Orange?

We received a mail today from one of our long time readers David Davis advising us that the HTC Touch HD will be available only on the Orange Network. As yet I don’t have the source of this leak but you can be 100% certain that I will be working through my contacts over at HTC to see what I can find out.

HTC Touch HD
HTC Touch HD

If this pans out to be the case then I’m sure Orange will consider themselves very lucky indeed considering that the past 2 BIG handsets to be snapped up by a single operator have sold extremely well to date (G1 & iPhone).

If you have news leaks just like that or you would just like to tell us something then why not mail [email protected]  or [email protected] and we will make sure to give you credit when posting on the blog.

EDIT: seems that the info. we’ve been given might be duff! We did contact HTC this morning but they refused to comment on the HTC Touch HD, simple saying that it would be available sim-free but had no information about operator deals. We’re trying to get to the bottom of this now!

EDIT 2: Sources at Orange are no suggesting that the Touch HD will be exclusive to Orange for three months. You should still be able to purchase the Touch HD sim-free from your favourite HCT retailer but the only operator to carry it initially will be Orange followed by the other networks three months later.

EDIT 3: For those of you that doubted it – you might want to have a look at this leaked Orange Press release!

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By October 17, 2008 Read More →

Nokia 7110 Slide – Rumour

Havine never really seen this announced anywhere it seems like the Nokia 7110 slide is set out to cover Nokia’s getting to be old midrange phones. With features including a 1.3 MP camera, MicroSD slot, and FM radio this tri-band GSM/Edge phone is rumoured to cost around 200 euro although this does seem a massively high for a device with such low end specs.

Nokia 7110 Front View Nokia 7110 Keypad View Nokia 7110 Side View Nokia 7110 Back View
Nokia 7110 Slide Photo’s

I believe that if the price was dropped and the phone was released before Christmas it might actually do not bad but knowing Nokia there will be a lot more to come before the release of this one.

Posted by: John


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By October 12, 2008 Read More →

o2 XDA Serra Coming Soon

According to the guys over at coolsmartphone the o2 XDA Serra will be coming soon (likely to be first week in November). You might well be asking right now what the XDA Serra is, well I’m now going to put you out of your misery……. it is of course the HTC Touch Pro.

HTC Touch Pro
Expect the usual o2 branding

News of the future release comes from the o2 instore catalogue. Unfortunately we don’t have a copy of the catalogue to post the pageas it’s seen but we will be contacting o2 directly on Monday to see what info we can get from on this and of course the upcoming release of the Zest.

Posted by: John McKenzie


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By October 10, 2008 Read More →

HTC T8290 Rumoured

Paul over at MoDaCo has just posted an article on the new HTC T8290

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HTC T8290 HTC T8290

My my, HTC do have their fingers in a lot of pies wink.gif
Below are the first images of a device that appears to be called the ‘T8290’ and is packing WiMAX, destined for the Russian Yota WiMAX network.
We can see the device features:
– WinMo 6.1 Professional
– 3.8" WVGA (800×480) screen
– Inbuilt phone, WiMAX, Bluetooth and WiFi
Amazingly the design seems to be even more minimalist that the Touch HD! smile.gif No deets on whether this packs the same 5 Megapixel camera of course, but there is a camera of some description on there. We’ll be digging around for more info and will update this post as and when – watch this space! smile.gif
Given HTC’s recent announcement that the Touch HD will not be available stateside, could this give a hint as to why? Will we see the T8290 coming to Sprint’s ‘Xohm‘ network?

Now I’m really not sure what this means but it does indeed look like an HTC device that has not been photo shopped. It always amazes me how these devices leek so commonly but I for one am glad they do and only wish that someone would leak something new to us more often.

Posted by: John

Source: MoDaCo

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By September 23, 2008 Read More →

WM 7 Delayed?

Partners who had expected to have a final release of WM7 in their hands by early next year have been told now that the new Windows Mobile platform won’t be ready until the second half of next year.

Definitely bad news because Windows Mobile urgently need its refresh and if Windows Mobile 7 is postponed to the second half of 2009, it’s most likely that we will not see devices before end of 2009. Nevertheless, every bad news also have a positive aspect and in this case it means you don’t have to hold out for a new device and you can go out and get your new i900 Omnia, Touch Diamond, Touch Pro or Touch HD today because based on this news it will be the latest for the next 12 months at least.

Posted by: John

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By September 19, 2008 Read More →

New Sony Ericsson phone?

Pictures of a new Sony Ericsson Walkman phone have appeared, and it shows a slider phone in the same vein as the super-slim W880i.

The guys over at the Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog have uncovered the pic, and we’re sorry to say there’s very little we can report in terms of specs.



Sony Ericsson Rika?

All I can say at this time is that it looks like it will have GPS, a 3.2 MP Camera and judging by the front facing camera, we can guess 3G connectivity is pretty likely too.

Again with most of my posts today, watch this space and see when becomes of this.

Posted by: John

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By February 8, 2008 Read More →

Nokia considering Windows Mobile?

According to a number of stories circulating on the web and through the Windows Mobile forums and blog sites, Nokia and Microsoft are currently ‘in talks’ and are believed to be discussing the possibility of Nokia using the WM platform on their mobiles.

Microsoft’s mobile communications business international marketing director John Starkweather confirmed talks were taking place with Nokia but would not confirm when any announcement would be made.

“They obviously have significant investments in Symbian but there are a lot of places where we have significant synergies and we would love to see the day where those synergies would extend completely with Windows Mobile,”

Interestingly, Windows Mobile currently only has just over 6% of the smartphone operating system market compared to more than 70% for Symbian. However, it is gaining acceptance among smartphone manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung that have released Windows Mobile based handsets.

If Nokia do decide to take Windows Mobile it should mean that WM is made available to many, many more people which could lead to more money in the develoment pot which would hopefully lead to better WM software and more developers out there!

Posted by: Matt

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By September 16, 2006 Read More →

Microsoft Zune Phone?

Could there be a mobile phone future for Microsofts Zune?

Microsoft Zunephone

Rumours currently circulating the web suggest that a Zune Phone could be available sooner rather than later

Chris Stephenson, GM for Zune, told the press, “A Zune phone is definitely part of the future of this brand.”

Looks interesting but lets hope that it’s not just a reworked version of a bog standard WM5 device.


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