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Nokia goes square with its Nokia X5-01 model

This is one of the finest device from Nokia, I had ever seen. Nokia usually has its finger on the pulse when it comes to new mobile phone designs that appeal to core markets, but we’re more than a little intrigued by the angular approach taken by the new X5-01.

 

The Nokia X5-01 is a Symbian S60 (3rd gen) device that measures 74x66mm and is 17mm thick, so it certainly isn’t one for those who are shy of pocket. It has full QWERTY slider form factor that has a long list of applications from SMS and email, to IM and social networking.

Multimedia and social networking also seem key to the X5, which offers 24 hours of music playback (plus an alleged 16-day standby and 3.5 hour talk time), and a “spin the phone” option to select random tracks. It also offers support for Ovi Music and the “Comes with Music” service, that has become synonymous with the X-Series phone.

The Nokia X5-01 is a full-blown smartphone too – 600MHz and 256MB RAM put it within a stone’s throw of the Nokia N8 performance. It comes with a 5MP camera.

It’s clearly not a phone that will appeal to everyone, but some will fall for its looks and rectangular charm. And as far as non-touch smartphones go, the Nokia X5-01 actually ranks pretty high on features.

It has a couple of nice tricks too. If you press and hold the volume key, then shake the X5-01 it will “knock” several times – according to how many new messages you have. You can also skip a music track by shaking the phone.

It’s really an eye catching phone and look makes it more wonderful things to go for.

But of course a little disappointments  to find that the X5-01 doesn’t have a GPS receiver. Check out for the list of pros and cons to see what made the cut and what didn’t.

Key features

  • Full QWERTY slider form factor
  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE, tri-band 3G with HSDPA and HSUPA
  • Symbian S60 UI, 3rd edition FP2
  • 600MHz processor, 256MB RAM; 200MB user-accessible storage
  • 2.36″ 256K-color QVGA display
  • 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera, LED flash, VGA@15fps video recording
  • Standard microUSB port (charging)
  • microSD card slot (32GB supported, 2GB included)
  • Wi-Fi b/g; DLNA and UPnP support
  • Bluetooth (with A2DP)
  • Accelerometer-based controls
  • Dedicated media key
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS, Internet radio
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Comes With Music bundle in select markets
  • Good email and social networking support
  • Office document viewer; ZIP file support
  • Quick Business and Personal homescreen toggle

Main disadvantages

  • No GPS receiver
  • No office document editing
  • Small, low-resolution screen
  • Non-hot-swappable microSD card under the battery
  • Fixed focus camera
  • Poor video recording
  • No camera lens protection
  • No DivX or XviD video support out-of-the-box
  • No smart dialing

 

 

 

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AT&T spread good news by bringing BlackBerry Torch 9800 this season

 

Just in time for the holiday shopping season! We’ve seen the arrivals of 3 windows 7 phone and more Android handsets a few months ago. But that hasn’t stopped BlackBerry from bringing the sexy back to their latest flagship device.

AT&T  today announced the exclusive availability of new red and white versions of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone. AT&T is sure to have something for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

AT&T will offer two new red and white color variants for the BlackBerry Torch 9800, both exclusive to AT&T customers and in stores beginning November 7. Pricing will be the same at $199.99 with contract and will include the recent BlackBerry OS 6 update with enhanced performance on the platform.

 

Netbooks and Notebooks
Holiday shoppers can also check out AT&T’s full lineup of netbooks and notebooks available online through AT&T’s new Mobile Broadband Center. The latest devices include the Acer Aspire AS1830 Notebook and the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 HD netbook which are also available at AT&T’s more than 2,200 company-owned retail stores. As an added value, AT&T offers the AT&T DataConnect Pass – the pay-as-you-need it data service that does not require a long-term contract to access the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network.

Accessories
Shoppers who are nervous about making mobile phone purchasing decisions for others can pick up the perfect stocking stuffers and maybe even earn a holiday treat for themselves. Beginning Nov. 7 through the end of the holiday shopping season, customers can purchase any two accessories and receive a third one of equal or lesser value for free. From new options like an iHome Mini Stereo Speaker System to limited edition holiday skins on cases from ZAGG, AT&T accessories are sure to be a featured item in stockings everywhere.

AT&T U-verse
This holiday season, U-verse TV families can visit the North Pole and follow Santa around the globe with the return of the popular Santa Tracker app on channel 98. U-verse TV customers can play holiday games, vote in the “Naughty or Nice” poll, play sing-a-longs and read-a-longs for popular holiday music and stories, listen to holiday songs on “Reindeer Radio,” and on Christmas Eve, they can watch real-time reports from the Santa News Network to see if Santa has left the North Pole and track his sleigh as he travels around the globe. The app will be available at no extra cost to all AT&T U-verse TV customers with an AT&T U-verse High Speed hInternet account.

Beginning Nov. 7, customers that purchase a qualifying U-verse bundle in company-owned retail locations can, with an agreement to a two-year term, receive an instant $250 in-store credit to use toward a new smartphone, other AT&T wireless device or accessory(s). The offer will be available initially in Houston, Chicago, Hartford, Los Angeles, San Diego and Miami, and expanded to all U-verse markets in time for the holidays.

With U-verse Choice bundles, new U-verse TV customers benefit from significant monthly savings for one year. AT&T U-verse Choice bundles let customers, with a one year term commitment,  choose U-verse TV, U-verse High Speed Internet, and either U-verse Voice or AT&T wireless — with DVR service and premium features included and a one-year price guarantee.

 

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 officially announced by RIM

RIM or the Research in Motion has officially announced the new BlackBerry Bold 9780 running the latest Blackberry OS 6.0 featuring a full QWERTY keypad, 5MP camera with LED flash, and support for 3G/Wi-Fi calling, will be available in T-Mobile stores and online.

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 has almost the same exact design and form factor as the previous BlackBerry Bold 9650 back in April and the BlackBerry Bold 9700 prior to that.

Research in Motion (RIM) has updated its Bold series to the 9780 officially confirmed and In U.S. it will be sold by T-mobile for $130 with a two year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. T-Mobile will offer the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 in two colors: black or flash white.

BlackBerry Bold 9780 in Black and Flash White

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 will be available this November 17th, for $129.99 with a 2-year contract, after $50 mail-in rebate.

T-Mobile will apparently sell the smartphone in both White and Black color variants. it’s key features are:

  • Premium, top-of-the-line performance with full QWERTY keyboard and touch-sensitive trackpad.
  • New BlackBerry 6 operating system providing a fluid and user-friendly interface, and front-and-center access to the favorite features, including universal search and Web browser.
  • Web browser delivers a desktop-like experience including HTML e-mail and tabbed browsing along with attachment download and document editing.
  • Integrated social networking and RSS feeds.
  • 624MHz processor, 512 MB of internal memory and support for up to 32 GB with a 2GB memory card included.
  • 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, digital zoom and video recording.
  • BlackBerry e-mail enables virtual real-time access to up to 10 e-mail accounts such as Yahoo!®, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL®, Gmail™ and corporate accounts.
  • Instant messaging clients pre-loaded: BlackBerry Messenger, AOL® Instant Messenger, Google™ Talk, ICQ®, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo!® Messenger.
  • Built-in GPS and location-based services by TeleNav Navigator.
  • Quad-band GSM world phone: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz).
  • Tri-band 3G UMTS/HSDPA world phone: (Band I, Band IV, Band VIII).
  • Built-in support for Wi-Fi Calling for extended coverage; Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g).
  • Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.56 inches; 4.2 ounces; 2.4-inch screen, 480 x 360 pixels.
  • Rechargeable/removable 1500 mAh battery, for up to 6 hours of talk time.

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Apple Peel 520 supports this new iPod touch

The new iPod touch is just like an iPhone 4, without the phone part. It’s thinner than the original, and we are wondering if the Apple Peel 520 supports this new iPod touch. Well, we guess probably not. I’m so happy to see Apple has put most of the key features of iPhone 4 on the new iPod touch. If you are thinking if the Apple Peel supports the new device, we think the manufacturer should do some updates on it first. They need to redesign the Apple Peel case, to make it slimmer and cut a hole on the back for the camera. The openings for the side buttons, speaker, mic and dock connector should be re-adjusted. And here comes the most important part, the software. Since the new iPod touch will be shipped with iOS 4.1, Apple Peel needs a new app to support the latest firmware, and the manufacturer needs to wait for a new jailbreak to allow his app to be installed through cydia on iOS 4.1. The Apple peel 520 have already sold out overseas and availability for the US is still unknown the company hasn’t set an official date, expect cost to be around $60. The company claims that the 800mAh battery offers nearly five hours of talk time and 120 hours of standby.

Looking at this, we think the manufacturer of Apple Peel definitely needs to produce another case for the new iPod touch, allowing the device to gain the phone feature.

There will be no reasons for me to buy an iPhone 4, since I could get a similar device with almost all the incredible key features from the new iPhone, for half the price now. We will just sit down and wait for the new Apple Peel to come.

For Apple Peel 520 Review check this site http://micgadget.com/6752/apple-peel-520-review-with-video/.

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