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8Jun/110

HTC Eerie HD3 Windows 7 Phone Uses 2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM

HTC HD3 is something we’re all dreaming about and it’s certainly not the HTC HD7. We’re thankful for concepts like the HTC Eerie HD3 below, created by Wallec (wwalczyszyn from Deviantart), since it’s looking incredible and its specifications are mind blowing. The device uses a 4.7 inch AMOLED display, that takes it closer to tablets than smartphones.

HTC Eerie HD3 Windows 7 Phone Uses 2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM

It measures 11mm in thickness and comes with a 2GHz Snapdragon processor, 64GB of ROM and 2GB RAM, plus a microSD card slot. HTC Sense can also be seen on the handset, together with Windows 7 Mobile Edition, but you can also go with Android 2.5 or Windows Phone 7. HTC Eerie HD3 supports 4G, EDGE, GPRS and WiFi connectivity and at the back there’s a 12 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash.

This new HTC concept phone supports 1080p HD video capture and it has a secondary 1MP camera at the front. If you had to choose between this and the HTC HD7, which would you pick? Imagine a price difference of $100 extra for the HD3…

HTC Eerie HD3 Windows 7 Phone Uses 2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM

HTC Eerie HD3 Windows 7 Phone Uses 2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM

HTC Eerie HD3 Windows 7 Phone Uses 2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM

HTC Eerie HD3 Windows 7 Phone Uses 2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM
Specification

Size

- Height: 120 mm
- Width: 66 mm
- Thickness: 11 mm
- Weight: 165 grams with battery

Display

- Type: Capacitive touch screen
- Resolution: 600 X 1000 WSVGA

Operating System

a) Microsoft Windows 7 Mobile Edition with HTC Sense
b) Android 2.5 with HTC Sense
c) Windows Phone® 7 Series

Buttons:

- OLED Touch Panel

Storage

- ROM: 64 GB
- RAM: 2 GB
- Expansion slot: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

CPU Processing Speed:

- 2GHz Snapdragon™ processor with low power option

Power & Battery:

- Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
- Capacity: 1500 mAh
- Talk time:
* WCDMA: Up to 350 mins
* GSM: Up to 400 mins
- Standby time:
* WCDMA: Up to 500 hours
* GSM: Up to 600 hours
- Video playback Up to 8 hours
- Audio playback: Up to 15 hours
- PC Mode on battery: Up to 300 mins

Internet

- 4G
- 3G
- GPRS
- EDGE
- Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g

Tethering

- Internet Sharing through USB or Bluetooth
- Wi-Fi Router

Bluetooth

- Bluetooth® 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
- Supported profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP,

SPP

Camera

- 12 megapixel color camera
- Auto focus
- 4 LED flashlight
- 9 mm zoom lens
- Video capture in HD 1080p resolution
- Second camera: 1 megapixel color camera

Connectors

- 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
- Standard Micro-USB
(5-pin micro-USB 3.0)
- Mini-HDMI

Location

- Internal GPS antenna
- HTC Footprints™
- Digital Compass
Sensors

- G-Sensor
- Proximity sensor
- Ambient light sensor

1Jun/110

HTC Wildfire S (Dark Grey)

Form
General Form:
Touch Screen Bar
Size
Dimensions:
101.3 x 59.4 x 12.4 mm
Weight:
105 g
Display
Type:
TFT capacitive touchscreen
Resolution:
320 x 480 pixels
Screen Size:
3.2 inches
Colors:
256K colors
Camera
Primary:
5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging
Secondary:
No
Audio/Video:
Video-Recording:
VGA@24fps
Video-Player:
Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
Sound:
Alert Types:
Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Music Player:
MP3/WAV/AAC+ player
Speakerphone:
Yes
Radio:
Stereo FM radio with RDS
Connectivity:
GPRS:
Up to 114 kbps
EDGE:
Up to 560 kbps
3G:
HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 384 Kbps
WLAN:
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth:
v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
Infrared Port:
No
USB:
microUSB v2.0
WAP:
Yes
Keyboard Type:
Keyboard:
TouchPad
Messaging
SMS:
Yes, Threaded View
MMS:
Yes
Email:
Yes
Instant messaging:
Yes
Push Email:
No
Predictive Text Input:
Predictive text input
Platform
OS:
Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU:
600 MHz processor
Operating Frequency:
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 for 2G, HSDPA 900 / 2100 for 3G
JAVA:
Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
GSM/CDMA/Dual Sim:
GSM
Memory
Internal:
512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM
Card Slot:
microSD, Expandable up to 32GB
Phonebook:
Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call Records:
Practically unlimited
Other Features
Games:
Yes
GPS:
Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser:
HTML
Miscellaneous:
Gorilla Glass display, Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, HTC Sense UI, SNS integration, Digital compass, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Document viewer
Call Functions
Call waiting, Call hold, Call divert
Yes
Speed Dialing:
Yes
Logs:
Yes
Hands Free:
Yes
Conference Call:
Yes
Call Timer:
Yes
Push to Talk
Yes
Battery
Battery-Type:
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1230 mAh
Battery-StandBy Time
Up to 360 h (2G) / Up to 570 h (3G)
Battery-Talk time:
Up to 7 h 10 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 50 min (3G)
Warranty
1 Year on Handset, 6 months on accessories
Sales package
1 Each of (Handset, Battery, EU AC Adapter, Charger cum USB Cable, Headset, Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, Micro SD Card 2GB)
23Aug/100

Sony Ericsson Announces 6 Brand New Phones For India

Sony Ericsson announces 6 brand new 'entertainment-packed' phones for India

Sony Ericsson just unveiled six new phones in the Indian market, phones it describes as entertainment-packed...They are: Xperia X8 (previously known as Shakira), the affordable GreenHeart Cedar, the QWERTY messenger Aspen, and three Walkman phones – Yendo, Spiro, and Zylo. Unfortunately, no pricing details have been revealed yet. Happy with the successful launch of the Fab 5 (Xperia X10, Vivaz, Xperia X10 Mini, Vivaz Pro, and Xperia X10 Mini Pro) earlier this year, Sony Ericsson is looking to introduce a host of innovative new features with these devices into the Indian market, across various price segments.

Claiming to provide “an unmatchable user experience”, the phones each have their own qualities. Let’s take a look at them:

Another member of the Android 1.6  Xperia family, the X8 is a smaller, lower-powered Xperia X10, and is described as a “great entertainment smartphone that extends the appeal of the Xperia collection to new market segments.” While one of the X10’s signature applications, Mediascape, is missing from its portfolio, it features Timescape, and, due to its smaller screen, inherits the four-corner shortcut interface from the X10 Mini.

business and social communication”, the GreenHeart  Cedar apparently provides easy browsing, emailing, and social networking with its 3G HSPA connectivity, all at an “affordable price”, and with green features such as recycled plastics, a low power consumption charger, an e-manual, waterborne paint and compact packaging. Another of its USPs is Widget Manager 2.0, which supposedly gives users social networking features on the standby screen.

The only dedicated business mobile of the lot, the Aspen is also the only Windows Mobile (6.5.3 Professional) phone. Branded as an “affordable GreenHeart phone”, the Aspen offers green features similar to the Cedar. Citing its “rich user interface and powerful productivity tools” as its business capabilities, Sony Ericsson insists the phone also offers entertainment value, with its Media Browser and PlayNow features, as well as quick access to social networking.

Sony Ericsson’s first full-touch Walkman phone, the Yendo is described as combining “music, social networking and communication in one colourful phone". The Yendo also features the Xperia X8 and X10 Mini’s four-corner shortcut touch-UI, to allow for one handed operation. The phone also features ease of social networking (including Facebook 2.6), instant/text messaging, and email use, and has been designed in the same human curvature style of the Xperia and Vivaz devices. It will also appeal to the trendy youth, with numerous body colour choices and mix-and-match combinations.

Distinctly Walkman phones, the Zylo (left) and Spiro (right) are similar in interface and design, and supposedly “marry music with social networking”, allowing users to access everything from Twitter to Facebook at the “touch of a button”, without interrupting their music listening experience. The two phones also feature the TrackID function, which allows users to find the name and artist of any track they’re listening to, “wherever they are”.

Sony Ericsson’s Anurag Kontu, Marketing Head – India, commented on the introduction of the new phones into the Indian market: “Greater access to applications and customizable user experience on handheld devices has shaped the mobile success story in India today. As the communication entertainment brand, Sony Ericsson phones have always enjoyed a phenomenal response from consumers in the region. With the launch of the new portfolio, we continue to offer an amalgamation of communication and entertainment by fusing together best quality touchscreen experience, premium imaging and music features, and great connectivity options across price segments.”

13Aug/100

India Sets Deadline For Potential BlackBerry Stoppage | Threatens To Suspend BlackBerry

India has given BlackBerry phone maker RIM a deadline of 31 August to give the government access to all of its services or face being shut down..

In what appears to be tough stance being taken by the world’s largest democracy, India has set an end-of-the month deadline for BlackBerry to let security agencies access its email and instant messaging or face a ban on the two widely used smartphone services.

Data from the BlackBerry is sent to servers in Canada where high-grade encryption technology makes the content of messages inaccessible to outsiders.

'If a technical solution is not provided by August 31, 2010, the government will review the position and take steps to block' the emails and messenger services from the network, a home ministry statement said on Thursday.

India's Ministry of Home Affairs told the country's mobile operators they would have to close down the two encrypted services if Research in Motion (RIM), the Canadian makers of BlackBerry, did not comply with its demands.

RIM takes pride in the level of privacy it offers to BlackBerry users, but a growing number of nations are worried terrorists will exploit this privacy to plot attacks.

The terrorist attacks in Mumbai in 2008 were planned and executed using electronic devices, including cell phones and GPSs. Six Americans were among the 166 people killed in Mumbai.

"What you're seeing is a trend towards countries, not just India, asserting more sovereign control over communications," said Scott Cleland, president of Precursor LLC.

12Aug/100

Sony Ericsson to introduce Android 3.0 – Go-like smartphone

Sony Ericsson to introduce Android 3.0 gaming platform and PSP Go-like smartphone

There's no question that gaming on the Android platform has heretofore been relatively underwhelming, but that looks like it's all about to change. It seems that Sony Ericsson -- a company that has yet to even introduce an Android 2.0 device -- is at work on a project to redefine gaming on Google's mobile platform. We now know (via a trusted source) that the company is actively and heavily developing a brand new gaming platform, ecosystem, and device (possibly alongside Google) which are already in the late stages of planning. And we've got the goods on it.

Here's what we can tell you about the hardware: if you're a gaming fan, this is exactly the kind of phone you've been waiting for. The device is described as cross between the Samsung Captivate and the PSP Go -- in other words, it's a landscape slider with game controls in place of the typical QWERTY keyboard. The D-pad is here, but instead of the small joystick, the device will have what was described as a "long touch pad" for analog controls, along with standard PSP buttons and shoulder buttons. The phone has a large display, described as being between 3.7 and 4.1 inches with WVGA or better resolution, a 5 megapixel camera that we're told might not be final, and it'll likely have a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU on board. The phone is mostly black with some silver highlights, and the gamepad area is white / silver in color. Apparently it's currently branded as a Xperia device, but it looks like it will carry PlayStation branding as well. Those who've seen the phone say it looks "pretty damn sexy." The mockup above probably doesn't do the actual hardware justice, but it should give you an idea of what you'll be dealing with.

On the software side, it looks like the device will be running Gingerbread (Android 3.0) with a phone-specific skin, and there will be a new area of the Android Market specifically for the games. That content will be initially accessible only by the halo device, but from the sounds of things, these titles might be made available to other Android phones if their specs and button layouts meet requirements. Games will be graphically in the range of PSX or PSP games, meaning true 3D gaming is headed to Android. Titles currently being shown off seem to be focused around some older PSX as well as new PSP offerings, with God of War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and LittleBigPlanet possibly on tap, and future plans for titles which incorporate augmented reality features.

In terms of release, it's possible that the phone and ecosystem could be introduced as early as October of this year, but we have yet to confirm.

Right now we're working on getting even more detail about the phone and partnership, but we can tell you now that this is not a random rumor -- we have reason to believe that what we've heard and seen is real and coming to market. It makes perfect sense in a way -- Google gets a much-needed push into the gaming and entertainment space for Android, while Sony (via its partnership with Ericsson) finally delivers the PlayStation phone users have been wanting. We see it as a major win for both companies and the consumer... and we always need another distraction. Stay tuned to this space for updates as we get them, and in the meantime, start socking away the pennies.

7Aug/100

8 Things Misses in Blackberry Torch 9800

8 Things Misses in Blackberry Torch 9800


Research In Motion's (RIM)much-awaited and talked about Blackberry Torch 9800 is out. The company's first smartphone to run on its Blackberry 6 operating system and Web browser is creating lot of excitement.

The Canadian company's first slider smartphone offers plenty of improvements over the older BlackBerry models, and RIM is also promising to roll out the new OS as an upgrade for many popular models.


However, the new Blackberry device has also disappointed some who have termed the launch as a catch-up attempt by the company rather than breaking any new ground.

Here's what disappoints analysts and reviewers in the new Blackberry Torch 9800.


Processor :

At a time when most flagship smartphones have a 1 GHz processor, BlackBerry Torch's 624 MHz processor from Marvel makes it appear pale. Some reviews have blamed the device's sluggish performance on the processor.

Display :

Similarly, Blackberry Torch's 480-by-360-pixel resolution looks low compared to today's smartphone's standards. Apple calls its 960 x 640 iPhone 4 screen Retina Display, since it has pixels so small the eye can't see them.
Also, its 3.2-inch screen is dwarfed by most flagship smartphones.

No new Touch :

Blackberry Torch has been termed as the 'Best Blackberry ever'. However, analysts feel that with a new version of the BlackBerry operating system, BlackBerry 6, Torch adds touch-friendly features that are largely already available on most other touchscreen smartphones.
The smartphone features a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display.

Storage :

RIM is touting multimedia as a major feature in Blackberry Torch. The company has also overhauled the interface for music, video, and photos in Blackberry 6 OS. However, still, Blackberry Torch comes with a measly 4 GB of internal storage and 4 GB MicroSD card. This means users will have to invest in another MicroSD card if they want to save all their music or other data.

With its two offerings of 16GB and 32 GB memory, Apple iPhone 4 beats the new BlackBerry device which offers a total of just 8GB memory.

Battery :

Blackberry phones are considered to be the perfect choice for road warriors. Hence, it is essential for the phones to offer a good battery life. However, Blackberry Torch’s 1,300 mAHr battery, which provides 5.5 hours of GSM talk time, is only at par with Droid Incredible.

Blackberry Bold 9700 too provides six hours of talk time, and 38 hours of music playback, compared to 30 hours for the Torch

Video :

Blackberry Torch does not have a front-facing camera. This means no option for video conferencing. Also, there's no HDMI output feature.

Games :

Over the years, gaming has become a crucial part of smartphones features. However, analysts believe that with Blackberry Torch and Blackberry 6 OS, RIM was so busy playing catch-up on key features that it failed to see what the other major smartphone makers are working on next on the gaming front.

App World :

Blackberry Torch 9800 is also the first device from RIM to have the new BlackBerry App World store pre-installed. However, BlackBerry App World offers just 7,000 apps, while Apple's App Store offers a whopping 250,000 applications.

7Aug/100

Announced The BlackBerry Torch 9800

BlackBerry Torch 9800

A new BlackBerry called the Torch, with both a touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, was unveiled Tuesday by Research In Motion, which hopes to stop the bleeding of customers migrating to the iPhone and phones using the Android operating system.

The phone, also known as the Torch 9800, will be available Aug. 12, and cost $199 with a two-year contract with AT&T, which will be the exclusive provider of the Torch.

The device will use RIM's new Operating System 6, which includes a badly needed re-do of the BlackBerry Web browser, which is painfully slow and frustrating to use. The new browser is called the Torch Mobile browser. It is based on WebKit, the same engine used by Apple and Google.

The Torch, noted NPD analyst Ross Rubin, looks "a bit like a high-end Palm Pre" with its touchscreen and slide-out keyboard. It has a 3.2-inch, 360-by-480 capacitive touch-screen display.

The phone, with Wi-Fi, has pinch-to-zoom on the touchscreen, something the iPhone and other devices already feature. It also has a 5-megapixel camera with flash and autofocus, as well as "environment" settings. The camera will name pictures by location.

A hallmark of the new operating system is universal search, RIM CEO Mike Lazardis said at a press conference. Universal search is something offered already on the iPhone, Android and Palm devices. It lets users search their devices by keyword to find anything on the device — in e-mail, contacts or music, for example — to that keyword.

The operating system "is cool," but there's not much there that "we haven't seen before elsewhere," said Michael Gartenberg, partner with Altimeter Group, a technology research and advisory firm.

6Aug/100

Reliance Mobile and HTC launch the 3G Android Phone HTC Wildfire in India

Reliance Mobile launches HTC Wildfire in India, an Android 2.1 phone for Rs. 16,590

We have already reported the availability of HTC Wildfire in Indian market, but the official announcement came bit late. HTC has partnered with Reliance Mobile to launch Wildfire in India, although the smartphone is also available unlocked.

As a clubbed freebie, Reliance Mobile customers will get 500MB of data usage per month free for 6 months with HTC Wildfire. The phone is available for a MOP of Rs. 16,590.

To Remind you, Wildfire comes with

Processor :  Qualcomm® MSM7225-1, 528 MHz
Operating system :  Android™ 2.1 with HTC Sense
Memory ROM : 512 MB Flash RAM: 384 MB
Dimensions : 10.66 cm (L) x 6.09 cm (W) x 1.21 cm (T)
Display : 3.2-inch QVGA 262k colour TFT capacitive touch screen
Network : HSPA/UMTS dual band (900/2100mhz); GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 (Band frequency, 3G network availability, and data speed are operator dependent.)
Connectivity : Bluetooth® 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
Camera : 5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus and LED flash GPS GPS/AGPS
Battery : 1300 mAh rechargeable lithium- ion battery
Special features : Proximity sensor, G-sensor, Digital compass, Light sensor, FM radio, Optical joystick

5Aug/100

Nokia Kinetic – Concept Phone

Nokia Kinetic - Concept Phone

The phone it's self is unique in that it has a rounded base that houses an electromagnet that can make the phone stand up when an alarm goes off or a call is received. To cancel the alarm you can just tap it back down.

When the phone is automatically standing up, it can also be used to make hands free video calls if needed.

The base also doubles up as a more comfortable camera grip when holding the phone in landscape mode to capture video or images.

Most concepts never reach production stage for whatever reasons. However, Nokia was involved in the college course and even had someone who previously worked at Nokia help with the course indicating that Nokia could be asking for these designs to use in phones in the future. Of course there is still no guarantee that we will ever see this phone go on sale. Either way, it's actually quite a nice looking phone.

Creative designer Jeremy Innes-Hopkins has an interesting concept phone called the Nokia Kinetic. The phone responds to notifications through movement. An electromagnet in the base of the phone allows weight to be shifted which causes the phone to stand up when receiving a call, for example.

Creative designer Jeremy Innes-Hopkins has an interesting concept phone called the Nokia Kinetic. The phone responds to notifications through movement. An electromagnet in the base of the phone allows weight to be shifted which causes the phone to stand up when receiving a call, for example.

To dismiss a call, the user can simply give the phone a gentle tap, causing it to fall back down again and return to standby mode. There’s no word on whether this design will make it to real life, but it’s an interesting concept that could be very useful. Standing up on its own is a much cooler notification than vibrate. We also won’t need to buy an additional phone stand accessory if it can do it by itself.

29Jul/100

Nokia N8

Nokia N8

The Nokia N8 today officially emerges into the daylight, stepping out of the shadows equipped with a host of smartphone talents. The first device to be powered by the brand new Symbian^3 platform, the Nokia N8 will launch with a new breed of camera that promises to capture photos and video to rival dedicated point and shoot cameras. Read on to explore Nokia N8’s full list of talents.

Nokia N8, the much awaited mobile phone will be soon launched in India, as spotted at Nokia India website.

The phone is packed with 12MP of camera, integrated social networking, personalization and ofcourse, free maps.

Key Features/Specification

* Runs on Symbian ^3 Platform.
* Finger touch support for text input and UI control
* On-screen alphanumeric keypad and full keyboard
* Handwriting recognition for Chinese
* Possibility to use capacitive stylus
* Weight: 135gm, Size: 113.5 x 59 x 12.9 mm
* Screen size: 3.5″, Orientation sensor (Accelerometer), Proximity sensor
* GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 33
* Internal memory: 16 GB
* MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 32 GB
* Conversational view for SMS
* Fifty hours of music playback

Nokia N8 will cost Rs. 22,000 in India and is expected to be available from October.