September 30, 2005

Nokia's ace new music phone

We were going to do a long post about Nokia’s new music phone the 3250, but ShinyShiny got there first. Suffice to say that it looks great, sports a really cool twisty design that makes it easy to use both the music player and the camera, features a cool two mega pixel camera and has one Gigabyte of memory – which mobile spotters will tell you is twice as much as the Motorola/Apple ROKR and the Sony Ericsson W800i Walkman phone. It also has a neat 262k colour screen, Bluetooth and an FM radio. Music playback is ten hours per charge and users drag and drop tracks on to the device (hurrah).

Doh! That’s almost a long post. Over to your Sony Ericsson and Motorola/ Apple…

06:03 AM in Cell Phones, MP3 players, Music | Permalink

September 29, 2005

Samsung's hand warming mobile

Samsung was also parading a few protos yesterday including this little gem which it is billing as ‘literally the hottest phone on the market.’ Developed in Russia, in the Ural State Academy to be precise, the handset features a built-in hand warmer to ensure that even though the Siberian wind might be blowing your hands are still nice and toasty and ready to text. Anyhow I am sure my long deceased grandmother would approve. In her day it was standard practice stave off the cold by carrying round hot potatoes in pockets. Apologies for rubbish pic, but that glass casing was nailed down.

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September 26, 2005

NEC Introduces 11.9mm! Ultra-Thin Mobile Phone

NEC introduced a fold-type mobile phone that is only 11.9mm thin (folded!). The Motorola RAZR measures 23mm (folded).

The new NEC phone measures 47.9mm (width) X 101.5mm (height) X 11.9mm and weighs 96g. It has 1.9 inch (176~220 dot) 65,000 color display in addition to a digital camera with 1.3MP.
The new ultra-thin NEC mobile phone (somehow NEC does not mention the model name) is currently available in Hong Kong. The next market for the new World's Smallest NEC mobile phone are Italy, Russia, Australia and China, among others. No word on United States yet. Read more

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September 21, 2005

Nokia 6630 Music Edition

Crikey, it appears everyone want to launch a music phone today. For after Tosh's new 803 for Vodafone we now have Nokia which has unveiled a new music-friendly version of its 3G phone the 6630. Nokia says its 6630 Music Edition has been ‘designed with enhanced music functionality to make it convenient for you to take your music collection with you while on the move.’ Essentially this means it now comes with a 256MB RS MMC card, a USB MMC/SD reader and the Nokia Audio Adapter and its 3.5 mm stereo jack. It is also available in a few different colours including Rustic Red or Aluminum Grey. The rest of the phone, with its 1.3 megapixel camera, mobile broadband access via 3G, mobile email and streaming video is the same.

To further confuse matters Nokia is also foreign the Nokia Music Pack, which has the Nokia Audio Adapter, the Nokia 256 MB MMC Card, the Nokia USB MMC/SD reader and Nokia Stereo Audio Cable as a kit.

Of course the real Nokia music phone is this one.

06:00 AM in Cell Phones | Permalink

September 08, 2005

The Twisty C960

LG is too sexy for its C960. This candybar phone has a 5 megapixel camera and twistable lower half. The keypad also looks amazingly cool, smashed to the left side of the lower half of the phone, with a tiny joystick machanism on the right side for 3D games.lg2.jpgDon’t even think of seeing it here in the US for a long, long time. Bravo LG. Now c’mon, maybe you can just try to make us one of these? LG announces a sexy new 5 megapixel bombshell the LG C960

06:08 AM in Cell Phones | Permalink

September 07, 2005

AA Cell Phone Charger

pocketpowercell_small.jpg​ ​​​​Everybody has been there at one time or another. Dead cell phone, middle of the day, no charger in sight. How can you go on with life without being able to be contacted on the fly. The anxiety and panic attacks begin to happen. It’s okay buddy, this is the Pocket Power cell phone charger. It is a small cable attached to a AA battery. The single battery can give up to three hours of talk time. Included with the product is an assortment of cables that fit almost all cell phones. This is available for $24.95 from the Herrington catalog. It’s alright, life is worth living now, you can be contacted on a whim.p>

06:07 AM in Cell Phones | Permalink

June 23, 2005

Nokia N770 Internet Tablet

Is it a phone? A PDA?

As wireless hot spots spring up like toadstools, Internet devices designed to take advantage of this trend are sprouting up as well. Enter the Nokia N770 Internet Tablet (5.5 by 3.1 by 0.7 inches; 8.1 ounces). Not necessarily a smart phone or a traditional handheld, the N770 is designed to provide a mobile user with Internet access either via Wi-Fi or by connecting to a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. Packed to the gills with a host of productivity applications and multimedia features, the N770 is a promising device. That said, while it works with a myriad of multimedia, its lack of support for native Microsoft file formats such as WMA and WMV will limit its appeal. Also, as more robust smart phones appear on the mobile landscape, it remains to be seen how many users are willing to carry two devices when, in many instances, one will suffice. The price should be $350, and we should see it by the second half of this year.

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06:38 AM in Cell Phones, Gadgets | Permalink

May 16, 2005

Cingular Wireless Launching Audiovox SMT 5600

Cingular Wireless is launching the Audiovox SMT 5600 Windows Mobile 2003 smartphone handset. The tri-band (850/1800/1900 MHz) GSM/GPRS handset will feature Bluetooth wireless, VGA camera with 4x digital zoom, and speaker phone.

The smartphone will be loaded with Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software suite that includes Microsoft Outlook, Windows Media Player 10, Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger, and much more.

As for the physical specs, this phone is defiantly a looker; the black and silver finish with huge 2.2-inch screen really makes this phone stylish. The phone weighs in at 3.6 ounces and measures 4.24 x 1.82 x .69 inches. 32MB of built in storage and a Mini-SD slot will keep you busy with all your data.

The Audiovox SMT 5600 should be available starting today in select markets for as low as $199.99 with a two-year voice and data service contract

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06:11 AM in Cell Phones | Permalink

March 24, 2005

First ever free TV station for 3G mobiles

Details are sketchy but it appears that Luxembourg-based Tele2 looks set to win the race to deliver the first worldwide free TV station that’s accessible from 3G mobiles. Tango.tvis set to launch imminently, though quite what it is going to show is anyone’s guess .Tele2  has also unveiled Sunshine Radio, which it is billing as the first net radio station for 3G phones. If you’re in the mood for bland inoffensive pop grooves coming at you straight out of Luxembourg, get out your mobile and rock on here.

06:08 AM in Cell Phones | Permalink

March 23, 2005

Poker on your mobi

Pokerroom, Sweden’s massive online poker site is going mobile. From April, the site, which apparently has over 3.5 million users, will be available to Sony Ericsson K700i owners. And what’s more you’ll be able to gamble with real money too, although you’ll still have to the option to practise with play money or against a computer player. The game offers an experience interactively that has not been available in any mobile poker games before.  Players can choose between three different views; Normal View which has graphics similar to those seen on, Symbol View which gives a view over the whole table with simplified graphics or the Text View which also gives history of how the hand was played.  Additionally, there is a chat function allowing players to text one another during the game.

06:06 AM in Cell Phones | Permalink