Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Sony Ericsson Yendo Gets Pictured with Walkman Logo

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Press shots of the unreleased Sony Ericsson Yendo have surfaced, bearing some prominent Walkman branding. This phone was leaked last week as the W150i TeaCake, which supposedly ran a version of Android similar to the X10 Mini (in that it had shortcuts tucked in four corners, suitable for such a tiny display). The source of this picture, however, contests that the OS hasn’t been confirmed, and may very well be something other than Android. The Yendo will be available in a whole bunch of colours, including pink, purple, red, grey, black, white, lime, yellow, orange and blue.

If this Yendo is actually the W150i, it’ll have a 5 megapixel camera, 2.6″ QVGA display, and will be released sometime this month. I look forward to Sony Ericsson breathing new life into the Walkman brand, since right now it’s really just associated with low end music-centric dumbphones. If this Yendo has Android and some cool custom-built music widgets and apps, I’d be interested in giving it ago.

Combined with the X8, it’s clear that Sony Ericsson is getting comfortable with the small-screen form factor, and there’s an undeniable charm there. Adapting the user interface and hardware to still be usable at that size obviously takes some work, but based on my time with the X10 Mini Pro’s keyboard, it seems like an altogether surmountable challenge.

Apple iPhone 4 can be ordered unlocked in Canada, Europe

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If you were able to overcome the madness this morning and preorder an iPhone 4, your only option was to get it with AT&T. That’s not the case for our friends across the pond and in Canada, as these users can preorder Apple’s latest smartphone without a contract.

Sure, you can just buy the device outright and not sign up for an AT&T contract but the handset will still be locked. While this can be quickly overcome with a little tinkering, it’s a pain that those in Europe and Canada won’t have to deal with. Canadians can preorder the iPhone 4 directly from Apple (when its site is working, that is) for about $550 and then use it with the carrier of their choosing.

“When you purchase your iPhone from the Apple Online Store, you’ll get it commitment-free. So you can sign up for service with the carrier of your choice and change your carrier at any time,” Apple said.

The unlocked iPhone 4 won’t be available in every European market but it will definitely be available in the U.K. It’s going to cost a pretty penny because there won’t be any subsidies but can you put a price on not signing a long-term deal?

One thing that may irk phone service hoppers is that the new handset from Apple will use the micro-SIM format. This isn’t as standard as the SIM format and some carriers may not offer this yet. Sure, there are hacks to make a normal SIM fit in the new, smaller slot but it’s still kind of a pain.

Apple is using the micro-SIM format for fairly practical reasons though, as the extra space will lead to a larger battery for the iPhone 4. Additionally, that extra space, coupled with making the stainless steel frame the antenna, makes the iPhone 4 one of the thinnest smartphones on the planet.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

AT&T: Apple iPhone 4 preorders sold out

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Well, it’s not much of a surprise considering how much chaos hit Apple and AT&T’s websites this morning, but the second-largest U.S. carrier said it has sold out of its allotment of first-day preorders for the iPhone 4.

In an e-mailed statement to the press, the nation’s second-largest carrier said the demand for the next Apple smartphone was incredible. You can still preorder your iPhone 4 through the websites, though, but those won’t be shipped until a later date. The die-hard Apple fans will also still be able to line up for one on June 24, launch day.

Because of the incredible interest in iPhone 4, today was the busiest online sales day in AT&T history. As of Tuesday afternoon, customers who preorder iPhone 4 moving forward will receive their device on June 25 or later, depending on when the order is placed. We’ll e-mail customers with confirmation once their order is placed, and again when it ships. In addition, we will have devices available on a first-come, first-serve basis in our stores beginning on June 24.

So, I guess it’s safe to say that the leaked prototype didn’t do anything to kill preorder demand. The amount of interest is also pretty crazy because you know a lot of those buying the iPhone 4 just shelled out at least $500 for an iPad. Apple looks like it will have another banner quarter.

The last two versions of Apple’s smartphone have sold more than a million units in the launch weekend and I wouldn’t be too surprised if the iPhone 4 doubled that, depending on how many markets it launches in. You can rest easy if you’re not on AT&T or aren’t willing to switch, as each of the other three major carriers have a smartphone that can go toe-to-toe with Apple’s next phone.

Verizon Wireless users can rock the Droid Incredible (and soon, the Droid X), while Sprint users can gloat about their WiMax capabilities with the EVO 4G. T-Mobile customers should soon be getting the stellar Samsung Galaxy S, so it looks like a great time to be looking for a smartphone.

pple Sells Two Million iPads in Less Than 60 Days

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Apple said that iPad sales have topped two million units in less than 60 days since its launch in early April, boosted by strong demand for the touch-screen tablet in domestic and international markets.

Apple iPhone 4 announced, features Retina display and 720p HD video recording

Today Apple announced the iPhone 4 during its Worldwide Developer Conference. According to Apple, the iPhone 4 is the thinnest smartphone in the world, and is 24 percent thinner than the current iPhone 3GS model at just 9.3mm thick (.36in).
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The iPhone 4 uses a microSIM card, has a new forward facing camera, as well as a unique integrated antenna system that puts the antennas along the exterior edge of the phone's body. The left side of the phone's stainless steel outer casing is home to Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS antennas while the right side houses the UMTS and GSM antennas. The phone also has a glass front face and a glass rear face, and both panels are scratch resistant and offer better optical quality. The side of the phone is also home to volume keys and a mute button. The top of the phone offers a second microphone for noise cancellation, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a sleep/wake power button.

The display on the iPhone 4 uses a new "Retina display" technology that improves the sharpness of text and images on the screen for easier viewing by displaying 326 pixels per inch. According to Apple, when 10 to 12 inches away from the screen, the human eye can't make out individual pixels on this display. The Retina display offers a 960 x 460 resolution with an 800:1 contrast ratio, and uses In Plane Switching (IPS) technology that Steve Jobs says is preferable to the OLED displays currently in demand. Despite being a 3.5-inch screen, it has 78 percent of the pixels that the iPad's 10 inch display does.

The iPhone 4 is powered by an A4 processor designed by Apple and has a large battery that Jobs claims is good enough for up to 7 hours of talk time, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours browsing over WiFi, 40 hours of music, 10 hours of video playback, or over 300 hours of standby time.

In terms of connectivity, the iPhone 4 has quad-band HSPA(INFO) 3G network support that is good for a theoretical 7.2Mbps download speeds or 4.8Mbps of upload speed. It also has 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity, a compass, and an accelerometer. Apple has decided to add a 3-axis gyroscope sensor, as well, which will offer six axis orientation sensing for gaming when paired with the accelerometer.

The new iPhone 4 also includes a 5 megapixel camera with a backside illuminated sensor that allows more photon to reach the sensor. It also has a tap-to-focus autofocus system, 5x digital zoom, and an LED flash. The camera is capable of recording video in HD at a 720p resolution, and the iPhone has built-in video editing software. Apple also announced iMovie for iPhone, which will be available for $4.99.

The phone will run iOS 4, which is a renamed version of iPhone OS 4. The OS will support folders, as well as multitasking. It includes 1,500 developers APIs and 100 new features for users. iOS 4 also includes a unified email inbox as well as message threading. To create a folder, a user simply has to drag one app on top of another.

Jobs also said that iOS4 has deeper enterprise support, which includes SSL VPN, Exchange Server 2010 support, and better security features for data and device management. Google, Bing, and Yahoo search are the default search engines in iOS4.

Apple iBooks will also launch with iPhone 4, along with the iBookstore for purchasing books, magazines, and other content. The phone is also capable for reading PDFs. Owners of multiple Apple products, including the iPad and iPod, can download the same content from the store for multiple devices with no additional charge. iBooks will also automatically sync the content across devices, including bookmarks within books.

iPhone 4 will also support iAds, Apple's new advertising initiative to help developers earn money by placing advertisements inside applications. Apple will sell and host the advertisements.

A new FaceTime feature allows users to make video calls using either the front-facing camera or the rear one. Users can place calls using FaceTime from one iPhone 4 to another wherever there is WiFi, and Apple says there's no setup required.

The iPhone 4 will be available in white and black. It's $199 for the 16GB version and $299 for the 32GB version. Anyone who has an AT&T contract that expires in 2010 can upgrade up to 6 months early. Preorders will begin a week from tomorrow and the phone will begin shipping in the U.S., France, Germany, United Kingdom, and Japan. The phone will officially be available on June 24th.

Motorola Devour Arrives on Verizon

Verizon Wireless just snagged Motorola’s latest smartphone called the Motorola DEVOUR. This is the first Verizon Wireless phone that features Motoblur, Motorola’s own Android-powered content delivery service. With Motoblur, users will have access to various personalization and customization features of the said mobile phone.

The Motorola Devour features a robust contacts syncing feature for both work and personal e-mail servies including G-mail. It will allow users to posts, send instant messages, upload photos and other contents to social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. What’s so good about this Motoblur feature is that media contents are sent directly to the Devour’s home screen and fed as an easy-to-manage streams.

The Motorola Devour is also packed with great smartphone features including a 3.1-inch capacitive touch screen, touch sensitive navigation pad, pre-loaded apps including Gmail, GTalk, YouTube, Google Search and Google Maps, direct access to the Android market, automatic pushing of status updates through widgets, an 8GB microSD card, Bluetooth, and a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard.

The phone also allows home screen customizations with e-mail and social network messages. These contents are automatically backed up as well on a secure Motoblur portal. The phone also has aGPS which can be used to track down the phone in case it got lost or misplaced.

The Motorola Devour is available through Verizon’s Nationwide Talk or Nationwide Talk and Text plans with pricing that starts from $39.99 monthly access to $59.99.

Sony Ericsson Intros the Aspen Smartphone with Windows Mobile 6.5.3Sony Ericsson has announced its latest Windows Mobile phone - codenamed Aspen. What

Sony Ericsson has announced its latest Windows Mobile phone - codenamed Aspen. What makes this handset special among the many Sony Ericsson smartphones is that it is the first device to be running on the latest Windows Mobile OS, version 6.5.3. Plus it is also the latest addition to Sony Ericsson’s GreenHeart portfolio.

The Sony Ericsson Aspen combines touch features and a real QWERTY keyboard that allows you to do multitasking activities. It also lets you organize the phone’s panels as well use Slide view to have quick access to the phone’s most commonly used features.

The phone also lets you view and edit office files or access the internet easily with one-touch operation. It’s QWERTY keyboard provides fast and easy typing experiences, and it even has Microsoft MyPhone service which remotely erases your phone’s data in case you lost the phone.

In addition, the Sony Ericsson Aspen also features MediaBrowser and PlayNow that lets you access social networks एंड मिदा फिल्स . a-GPS, Google Maps and a 3.2 megapixel camera add to the phones rich features.

Other specs and features of the Sony Ericsson Aspen include - 2.4-inch TFT QVGA screen, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity features, microSD card slot, 10 hours talk time (GSM/GPRS), 450 hours standby time (GSM/GPRS), up to 8 hours talktime and 600 hours standby time (UMTS).

The sony Ericsson Aspen supports HSPA 900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA 850/900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.

It will be available Q2 in Iconic Black and White Silver।

Sony Ericsson Unleashed the Vivaz, Full Touch Screen Smartphone

Sony Ericssson has just unveiled a new smartphone with full touch screen features - the Sony Ericsson Vivaz. This phone is officially the second unit to be released under Sony Ericsson’s new family of communication entertainment phones, with the Xperia series as the first model. To be released anytime this first quarter, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz features high quality HD video playback.

LG Korea Unveils the LG Cookie Plus

Following the success of its touchscreen phone, LG Cookie, the company is proud to announce its follow-up aptly called LG Cookie Plus. And like its predecessor, the LG Cookie Plus aka LG GS500 is also a slick-looking 3G handset with SNS capabilities, full touchscreen feature and other useful features as well.

With the release of the Cookie Plus, LG hopes to establish a new line phones that will push what they’ve started with the Cookie mobile phone series. Hence, the LG Cookie Plus is not only a social, enjoyable and affordable touchscreen handset but it has also become a better phone with improved graphical user interface and social networking connectivity.

The LG Cookie Plus will let you stay connected with your friends on both Facebook and Twitter through its unique peer management app called LiveSquare. This app adds a visual dynamic and interactive dimension to staying connected with your social networking friends.

The LG Cookie Plus also features editable screenshot MMS which will let you capture web images that you can edit and send later on. It is aslo a good social communication solution with animate UI and colorful theme options to give you customization and personalization capability.

Another nice feature of the LG Cookie is its widget and pocket app including weather app that is preinstalled on the device. The mobile phone also sports a 3MP camera with digital zoom, MPEG4 video and MP3 audio playback plus an FM Tuner.

Expect the LG Cookie Plus to hit store shelves worldwide sometime in the coming months. It will be initially rolled in France and Italy before international release follows.

Motorola Unveils its 8th Android Phone - Motorola QUENCH

Motorola is really going all out in producing more Android devices around the world. At the ongoing Mobile Web Congress, Motorola has just announced it latest Android-powered device called the Motorola QUENCH with MOTOBLUR. Let’s see, to date the Motorola Quench is the eight Android device from Motorola and it boasts of sleek touch-screen design, with pinch and zoom navigation and a touch pad.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro Announced

Sony Ericsson recently made some waves at the Mobile World Congress by unleashing its latest Xperia handset - the Xperia X10 Mini Pro. This newest iteration of the Xperia product line will remind you of the Xperia X10, a compact version at that. The X10 Mini Pro combines high spec features and Sony Ericsson’s UX platform which was specifically designed for smaller mobile handsets.

The Xperia X10 Mini Pro sports a slide out QWERTY keyboard that provides an open and intuitive communication entertainment experience. It was built on the human curvature design philosophy which was started in the Xperia X10.

The phone runs on Android Platform which means you’ll have access to various mobile apps through the Android market. It’s homescreen is highly customizable using widgets.

An interesting feature of the Xperia X10 Mini Pro is Timescape. It’s actually a proprietary Sony Ericsson mobile app that lets you see text messages, missed calls, Facebook and Twitter updates in one interface. It also has an interactive music player with “infinite button” that brings together all your music content from the music store and YouTube.

The Xperia X10 Mini Pro is also packed with a 5MP camera with video capture and sharing features, autofocus, geotagging, photo and video light and album application.

Other specs and features include - TFT Touchscreen Display, Bluetooth, WiFi, microSD card support, 128MB internal memory, 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 Processor, up to 4 hours GSM/GPRS talk time and 285 hours standby time, 3.5 hours at UMTS and 360 hours standby time.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro support HSPA 900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA 850/1900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900. It will available in Black and Red design sometime in Q2.

Nokia Unveils the C-Series with the Nokia C5 Phone

True to the rumor that has been going around the past few days, Nokia indeed has a new series of mobile phones, the C-Series. And to kick off, the new Nokia C5 was just launched. The Nokia C5 is another smartphone which optimized for social networking and sharing. It provides direct access to favorite contacts as well as Facebook status updates on its homescreen.

The Nokia C5 also supports MySpace, various instant messaging tools and email accounts through its Ovi Mail service. But of course other email clients are also supported by the Nokia C5. The phone also features a 3.2 megapixel camera, a 2GB memory card, assisted navigation, location sharing, web browsing and applications that can be purchase from the Nokia Ovi Store.

This phone runs on S60 3rd edition mobile OS and also boasts of a bright 2.2-inch display. It also has a built-in stereo FM radio, 3.5mm AV connector, and stereo IHF speaker.

Design-wise, the Nokia C5 sports asmall form factor with just over 12mm and 46mm across. It provides up to 12 hours talktime and standby time of up to 26 days.

The Nokia C5 is slated for a 2nd quarter 2010 release and will be available in white and warm gray. It will have an estimated price of around 135 Euro.

Motorola Launches the Ruggedized i1 Push-to-Talk Phone

The CTIA 2010 kicks off today in Las Vegas and this early Motorola is announcing its latest Android phone with a rather unusual look and features. The Motorola i1 is the first iDEN device that carries the features of most smartphones today thanks to the Android OS running on it. Some of these smartphone features include - a 3.1 inch touch screen, Wi-Fi, optimized browsing experience, Opera Mini 5 browser, access to thousands of Android apps from the Android Marketplace and of course push-to-talk feature. Motorola is releasing the i1 ruggedized phone to Sprint anytime this summer.

The Motorola i1 boasts of a solid body construction that passed military specs for protecting against dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain. It was designed for users who sport a rugged lifestyle and working environment. The phone automatically syncs and integrates with office and personal information including your emails, calendar appointments and contacts. It also syncs with Microsoft Document Viewer and corporate synch for Word or Powerpoint files.

The phone also features both Android standard virtual keyboard and Swype virtual keyboards offering you a easy time when composing messages. It’s high 5 megapixel camera has flash, geo-tagging and panoramic features - providing your with crips photos and clear displays perfectly suited for its vibrant 3.1-inch HVGA screen. The phone also comes with a microSD card and the latest Opera Mini 5 browser that provide quick internet browsing on Nextel Network and Wi-Fi. Plus, the phone is Flash 8-enabled as well, thanks to the Android browser.

The Motorola i1 is slated for release this summer under various Sprint data plans including the Sprint Everything Data 450 plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM for only $69.99 per month, and the Sprint Business Advantage Messaging and Data PlanSM starting at $59.99 per month.

Samsung Launches the Galaxy S Smartphone with 4-inch AMOLED

Samsung has just launched its latest mobile phone offering, the new Samsung Galaxy S. Featuring a 4-inch AMOLED screen and a 1GHz mobile processor running the latest Android OS, the Samsung Galaxy S promises vibrant HD video handling, rich augmented reality content through Layar Reality Browser and advanced location based services. The Samsung Galaxy S is slated for a simultaneous release in Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia and Asia.

Move Over MOTO DROID, Here Comes the DROID Incredible

HTC and Verizon Wireless today announced the new Android phone called - DROID Incredible. This latest Android device will be available through Verizon Wireless starting April 29 and boasts of a topographic design made possible with craftmanship and precision.

The New DROID Incredible also boasts of HTC’s latest Sense technology, a 7-panel home screen with interactive widgets, seamless integration with Exchange ActiveSync, access to Flickr and of course to the Android Market. What makes the DROID Incredible quite interesting is the fact that it will be loaded with Qualcomm’s 1GHz superfast Snapdragon processor - a first for Verizon Wireless phones. In addition, the DROID Incredible also happens to have an 8 megapixel camera, again another first among Verizon’s stable of smartphones.

Another great features to expect from the DROID Incredible are Verizon Wireless’ own mobile apps - NFL Mobile and Skype Mobile.

Other key features and specs of the DROID Incredible include - 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED capacitive touch screen, optical joystick, dedicated keys for home, menu, back and search functions, proximity sensor, light sensor, digital compass, integrated GPS, Wi-Fi, and 3.5 mm jack.

The DROID Incredible will be available for pre-order starting April 19 on Verizon Wireless website. It will arrive on Verizon brick and mortar shops on April 29. Price tag is at $199.99 with two-year service agreement.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Want to Demo the Nokia N8 Now? Head to China

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A retailer in China is inviting customers to come preview the Nokia N8 which isn’t even officially out yet. Vgooo wrote on their site that they recently opened the store and even provided some photos of their setup. Unfortunately, I’m thousands of miles away.

The C1 Brethren

- Alongside the Nokia C1-00 announced today come two further models in the range. The C1-01 and C1-02 offer relevant variations on the theme of inexpensive, no-nonsense mobile access, but with some thoroughly modern features. Colour screens, web browsing, a music player, Bluetooth, GPRS and email mean that even the most careful phone buyer won’t be far behind the curve.

How would you use a dual SIM phone? (Poll)

nokiac2_thimbGLOBAL - Last week, Nokia whipped the covers off its first dual SIM phone in the shape of the Nokia C2. We, here on Conversations, were more than excited about the announcement, and we think it’s fair to say that it caught your attention too. Our comments section is awash with calls for a dual SIM phone, and now Nokia has delivered, but what are the main draws of a dual SIM phone? How would you use it? In this week’s poll we’re asking what you’d do with a Nokia C2? Join us after the jump to cast your vote, and if we missed a glaring option, jot it down in the comments below.



Mobile car phone, 1964
Main article: History of mobile phones

Radiophones have a long and varied history going back to Reginald Fessenden's invention and shore-to-ship demonstration of radio telephony, through the Second World War with military use of radio telephony links and civil services in the 1950s, while hand-held mobile radio devices have been available since 1973.

In 1960, the world’s first partly automatic car phone system, Mobile System A (MTA), was launched in Sweden. MTA phones were composed of vacuum tubes and relays, and had a weight of 40 kg. In 1962, a more modern version called Mobile System B (MTB) was launched, which was a push-button telephone, and which used transistors in order to enhance the telephone’s calling capacity and improve its operational reliability. In 1971 the MTD version was launched, opening for several different brands of equipment and gaining commercial success.[5][6]

Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive is considered to be the inventor of the first practical mobile phone for hand-held use in a non-vehicle setting, after a long race against Bell Labs for the first portable mobile phone. Using a modern, if somewhat heavy portable handset, Cooper made the first call on a hand-held mobile phone on April 3, 1973 to his rival, Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs.[7]

The first commercially automated cellular network (the 1G generation) was launched in Japan by NTT in 1979, initially in the metropolitan area of Tokyo. Within five years, the NTT network had been expanded to cover the whole population of Japan and became the first nation-wide 1G network. In 1981, this was followed by the simultaneous launch of the Nordic Mobile Telephone (NMT) system in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.[8]. NMT was the first mobile phone network featuring international roaming. The first 1G network launched in the USA was Chicago based Ameritech in 1983 using the Motorola DynaTAC mobile phone. Several countries then followed in the early 1980s including the UK, Mexico and Canada. .

The first "modern" network technology on digital 2G (second generation) cellular technology was launched by Radiolinja (now part of Elisa Group) in 1991 in Finland on the GSM standard which also marked the introduction of competition in mobile telecoms when Radiolinja challenged incumbent Telecom Finland (now part of TeliaSonera) who ran a 1G NMT network.

In 2001 the first commercial launch of 3G (Third Generation) was again in Japan by NTT DoCoMo on the WCDMA standard.[9]

One of the newest 3G technologies to be implemented is High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA). It is an enhanced 3G (third generation) mobile telephony communications protocol in the High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) family, also coined 3.5G, 3G+ or turbo 3G, which allows networks based on Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) to have higher data transfer speeds and capacity.
Handset Features

Nokia 6085 Cell phone 4 MB - shared - Not specified - GSM - Red

Nokia 6085 Cell phone 4 MB - shared - Not specified - GSM - Red

Internal antenna, Lithium ion, Up to 300 min talk, Up to 240 h standby, 3 oz

Intuitively easy to use, stylish Nokia 6085 brings balance to a busy life! New folding camera phone offers classic style, excellent usability and compelling features at an affordable price. The Nokia 6085 emphasizes ease-of-use, up to date technology and enduring design to create a straightforward, familiar phone.
Its subtle, organic design lines, clear keypad and an uncluttered menu structure make the Nokia 6085 convenient to use. Complemented by sophisticated detailing such as soft touch paint and chrome accents, this elegant phone is also a pleasure to hold.
The Nokia 6085 features a highly readable, large color display with 262.000 colors.

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Nokia Unveils Three New Handsets: C6, C3, and E5

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That’s two new smartphones and 1 new dumbphone. Today, Nokia released the C6, C3, and E5 – three phones aimed at the “social networking crowd” – and we’ve got the lowdown on them.

First up is the Nokia C3. As you might expect, the C3 is the token budget phone of the three, clocking in at 90 euro ($122 USD). It’s the first Nokia Series 40 phone to feature a full QWERTY keyboard, and besides the 2 megapixel camera (really, Nokia?), its feature set ain’t half bad: Webkit-based browser, wifi/WLAN, 7 hour battery life, microSD slot (up to 8GB supported), and hell, even a 3.5mm stereo jack. The main draw here might be the Communities client, which I’m hoping isn’t just a crappy Java app – it’s supposed to allow users to update status and post photos on popular social networking sites.

And now that we’ve gotten the dumbphone out of the way, let’s check out the C6. It’s the most expensive (220 euro, $229 USD), and looks like a shinier 5800 XpressMusic. And it runs Symbian Fifth Edition! That, of course, means we’re talking touch-screen handset (probably resistive), and in the C6’s case it’s also got a sliding QWERTY more similar to the N900 than the N97 (straight slide vs. angled). It also looks like Nokia’s made yet another attempt to find the perfect QWERTY keymap: we now have shift keys on both sides (good), four rows of buttons (good), a backspace key under the P key (bad), the enter button under the backspace key (really bad), and what appears to be a five-way navigation button (neutral). I declare this new keymap a failure.

Other cool options on the C6 are A-GPS (along with free Drive + Walk Navigation for Ovi Maps, don’t forget about that), 3.2″ TFT widescreen, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus/flash, microUSB, WLAN, 3.5mm jack, up to 16GB microSD support, and 7 hours of battery life. Interestingly, I believe this is also the first time I’m seeing a quad-band 3G WCDMA handset by Nokia: it has 850/900/1900/2100 3G bands. All you can eat baby!

And now we’re on to the Nokia E5. Reminiscent of the Palm Centro (maybe a little more rectangular), the E5 isn’t just for the kiddies – it’s technically an Eseries device running Symbian S60 Third Edition, and it has to have the highest talk time on any Nokia phone: 18 hours, 30 minutes on GSM and 5 hours, 30 min on 3G. I know that got you excited, but it’s probably a typo. I’d assume 8 hours on this baby.

Not a whole lot to say about this smartphone either. QWERTY keyboard, GPS/free drive and walk, yadda yadda yadda. 5 megapixel “full focus” camera, mobile VPN, data encryption, tri-band WCDMA. Pretty much standard fare for the Eseries, and not too much that really stands out except for HSDPA cat9 + HSUPA cat5, meaning 10.2 Mbps down and 2Mbps up. Sweet. This one’ll sell for 180 euros ($244 USD).

Expect the C3 and C6 in the second quarter of 2010, and the E5 in the third.

Nokia N8 Announced: Symbian^3 and a Huge Camera

Nokia dropped the 12 megapixel shooting N8 today.

Nokia dropped the 12 megapixel shooting N8 today.

It’s official: The Nokia N8 is official. It’s a 12 megapixel full touch-screen shooter running the latest and greatest Symbian^3 and crammed chock full of other features. But is it enough of a phone for Nokia to make a comeback? More inside.

The specs on the N8 look good, at least on paper. The camera’s a big part of that. As previously mentioned, it’s 12 megapixels, and features Carl Zeiss optics, 720p HD video recording, xenon flash, HDMI out, and support for a number of popular video formats. And Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound thrown in for good measure. There’s 16 gigabytes of onboard memory, which is somewhat of a surprise – I thought Nokia would have pushed for 32 gigabytes especially considering the 720op video. You do get support for 32 more gigabytes of microSD memory, however.

The other draw on the N8 is the introduction of Symbian^3. I’m still slightly disappointed that the N8 Home screens look exactly like Symbian Fifth Edition, complete with those oldschool Symbian Options/Call buttons on the bottom of the screen, but Symbian^3 is still , one giant step for previous Symbian users.

The screen is a 3.5 inch capacitive display, capable of multi-touch and pinch gestures. Now where have I heard that before?

The Nokia N8 has most of the nifty features that come in Nokia’s other smartphones. And by that I mean GPS/A-GPS, WLAN, decent battery life (12 hours GSM, 5.80 hours WCDMA), Micro-USB, Bluetooth 3.0, and Drive + Walk navigation via Nokia’s Ovi Maps application. Another nice feature: every band of WCDMA you could ever want or need (850/900/1700/1900/2100) in one phone. Well-played, Nokia, at least on that front.

And now, finally, we come full circle to the original question. Is it enough of a phone for Nokia to make a comeback?

My personal, honest answer is no. And there’s a couple reasons for that.

1. The N8 is absolutely, positively not a great-looking phone. I don’t like the look. It actually reminds me of an LG phone, the Dare (on Verizon) which I snuck into the picture above. Or a Sidekick. Except it doesn’t slide.

2. Symbian^3 has a lot of going for it – multi-touch, support for gestures like pinch-to-zoom, multiple homescreens, 2D/3D graphics acceleration, one-click connectivity (all of these are on the Symbian^3 feature page). But none of these are new. In fact, they’re just a copy and paste of some features from a certain other phone OS. You can’t win battles in a smartphone war if you don’t bring something innovative to the table.

3. The main reason why I don’t like to use my phone as a camera or video recorder is simple: it kills the battery. And having a dead phone makes me feel disconnected, naked. So I wouldn’t even really take the chance if I can help it. And personally I’d rather carry around a very good camera, rather than a very good integrated phone camera. Essentially this negates whatever advantage having a 12 megapixel camera would have. For me.

Am I like everyone else out there? Absolutely not. But I don’t see enough reasons for someone to really, really want this phone, despite the almost-ludicrous feature set.

The Nokia N8 is coming in Q3 2010 and will retail for 370 euros ($490 USD).

Nokia E72 Review: Quirky QWERTY Smartphone

The E72 is a little rough around the edges.

The E72 is a little rough around the edges.

I picked up a Nokia E72 for an upcoming trip to Japan. Here are my thoughts on this Blackberry-ish smartphone.

As you might have noticed, the E72 is a QWERTY-packing smartphone in the same vein as the Blackberry. It’s not as wide as a Blackberry, but it’s super sleek and definitely thinner. It doesn’t feel cheap, either: like the E71, its predecessor, the back plate is entirely metal. But unlike the E71, the E72 has some nice brushed-steel accents that give it a trendy look.


OS and UI

The Nokia E72 runs Symbian v3, an operating system that has been fairly rock solid over the ages but is a little dated now. The E72 is not, however, as rock solid as I would have liked. I’m currently using the latest firmware for my region (22.007), yet I’ve had a decent number of random reboots ever since I got the phone. And they always crop up at the worst times, too.


Under the E72’s hood, there’s a 600 mhz ARM11 processor. It’s quick, and the phone handles multiple applications and transitions well. Lag is rare.



The E72’s keyboard is, like most Nokia keyboards, hit and miss. It has some of the best feeling (tactile) buttons that I’ve used, and typing on it can be extremely quick. But the buttons are small – really small, and I find myself accidentally hitting multiple keys or the wrong keys, and generally making far more mistakes because of it. I have about average size hands. If your hands are larger, I wouldn’t even consider the E72. Sorry, it’s just not going to work out.

The key layout isn’t as much of an issue, it’s just a little different. Nokia dropped the backspace key directly underneath the P key, and the Enter key under that. It takes a little getting used to.

I find that I hit the one-touch keys (the Home, Calendar, Contacts, and Messaging buttons) by mistake when hitting either of the two soft keys. Might just be me.

Battery Life

Pretty amazing. The battery (1500 mAh lithium-ion) is one tough cookie. During the past two weeks, I’ve pushed my E72 to its limits, with the GPS/phone/browser/ZXreader on constantly. I’ve also had to reboot the phone a couple of times a day (more on this later). The E72 eats all of this for breakfast, and the battery is the phone’s ace-in-the-hole.


Overall, I have to say I really like the Nokia E72. It’s thin, very pocketable, does everything I need it to do, and lasts longer than any other phone out there. I always used to say that I would never carry around a Blackberry (or Blackberry-ish device in this case), but the E72’s made me change my mind.

Best of all, the price is very reasonable – one recent deal at Dell pegged the price at $245 shipped for a new E72. For a smartphone of this caliber, I’d say that’s pretty damn good.

Nokia N900 Gets New Firmware, Video Calling, Portrait Browsing

Grab PR1.2 for the Nokia N900.

Grab PR1.2 for the Nokia N900.

It’s been a while since my last post. This is mostly due to a nice, long three-week vacation in Japan which I’ll be writing about soon. Anyway, I arrived yesterday to the welcome news that PR1.2 was finally let out of the bag and released to the masses. The new firmware brings Skype/GTalk video calling, portrait mode browsing, and a slew of minor improvements to the Nokia N900 smartphone.

For me, PR1.2 is more about the minor fixes than the big name additions. I’m not interested in video calling, or portrait mode browsing which I find pretty useless. But being able to rearrange the shortcuts in the menu? Thank you, yes. Email search? You bet.

Here’s a list of the more notable improvements :

Press-and-hold keyboard keys – Holding a key now displays that key’s special character (the blue number or symbol).
On-demand Portrait Mode – Most applications support a test portrait mode. To activate the mode, press the Ctrl-Shift-R keys at the same time. You can then close the keyboard and rotate the phone – the application should automatically switch to portrait mode.
Rearrange the menu – Press and hold any icon in the menu for 2 seconds – you should see a message that says “Select an application then tap on a new position”.
Email widget – There’s a new widget that shows new emails. You can find it in the Desktop Menu -> Add widget -> E-mail.
Email search – And it’s fast too!
Update All button – The Application Manager now allows you to update all of your installed applications with one click.
Night Video option for the camera – I generally don’t like taking video with the N900 because it absolutely destroys my battery, but there it is.

Firmware PR1.2 is available over-the-air (you should have received a notification for the update) or via Nokia Software Updater. I’d recommend backing up everything before upgrading though.

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