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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

 

 

 

gsmarena

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The Unboxing of Sprint BlackBerry Style 9670

Hooray! Royal Purple…….Chris Burns-one of the writter on slashgear shares about his mail which is a BlackBerry Style 9670..

he BlackBerry I received here actually came in a larger box. This box is nice – all black with barcodes on the side and copyrights of many languages on the back. You can tell they’ve put some thought into this box as, other than the plastic, it is all one big piece. I love when companies do that as it shows ingenuity, class, and it definitely saves them a whole heck of a lot of money on packaging. Once inside the box, you’ll see the 9670 right on top held in place by a plastic-formed surround piece. This piece comes out easily, and the phone pops out easily with it (secure, yet simple to access.) Behind that, there’s a pull-out panel with a generous 1.5m BlackBerry USB Cable (I have a brain-fart in the video when I see it, but that’s what it is, a Fixed Blade Micro USB charger (which of course is the US version, as that’s where I am, and it comes in a separate wrap from the cable itself,) and a lovely BlackBerry stereo headset.

This BlackBerry is the dreaded flip-top, meaning I’ve always steered away from such phones as I had one once that broke basically instantly, but the world’s improved since 2005, hasn’t it? This 9670 has such a substantial hinge that I dare anyone to show me how they’ve busted it. But then again, don’t because this phone is very sensual and sexy to the touch.

It fits directly in the palm of the hand when closed, which is nice if you’re using it to check the time. When flipped open, it’s definitely designed aimed more toward the one-hand-thumb-clicker crowd, as when I attempt to do the double-thumb, I’ve got a bit of trouble holding it steady unless I do some real finger twisting.

The spring-loaded opening of the phone is slick. Definitely doable with one hand, opening or closing. Once open, everything is accessible with the thumb. Hardware controls include call, menu, chrome-rimmed optical trackpad, back, and end/power. Volume up/down and photo camera buttons are along the right of the phone (the camera button having the excellent ability to be turned on and activated by this one button), while along the left is the microUSB and headphone jack.

On the back is the camera and the flash. This same camera is used for both video and photos (5.0 MP with auto focus), obviously, and is in a slightly awkward place. Because of the weight of the flip-up portion and the fact that you cannot activate the camera while it’s closed, the camera’s position makes it difficult to use while holding the phone in a way that’s balanced. If you’ve got two hands to do it with, you’ll be in good condition.

Here’s where I speak a bit about the optical trackpad: it’s real touchy. Me being used to using mostly touchscreens, keys, and large trackpads during my day-to-day, I’m not used to this almost joystick-like button moving about at the drop of a pin. However, once I’d been using this phone for about an hour, I had a handle on it and it was from that point on only a minor annoyance, and only every once in a while.

Also along the left side of the phone is an almost-hidden compartment where you can access your microSD card. This, I must say, is a vast improvement over having to pop your battery out every time you want at it.

As what Chris have said all in all, BlackBerry smartphone rocking 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 5 megapixel camera, BlackBerry OS 6, a QWERTY keyboard, and more, it does feel like an improvement over the Curve series in many ways. Especially for the younger, hipper demographic, the BlackBerry Style doesn’t feel too much out of place in that context. We just wish Sprint and RIM would have launched a slightly less expensive BlackBerry with the Style — those high schoolers, and their parents, wouldn’t be able to resist the new 9670.

The BlackBerry Style 9670 drops on October 31st, 2010, it’ll be priced at $99.99 following a $100 mail-in rebate.

The steel grey version will release on October 19, 2010, while the royal purple will rule the streets in November 2010.

Well played, BlackBerry designers!.

Acer launched new complete Android Phone Line-Up

This will be the first time Acer will be carrying mobile handsets in the Philippines with 3 Android models, Aside from the Ferrari Liquid E Android smartphone, which was launched last week . Acer also launched 3 other Android phones with the Acer Liquid E as its top handset priced at Php23,900.

These 3, including the special edition Ferrari smartphone, are the ones officially available in the Philippines.

These are the:

 

Acer beTouch E400

At just 12mm thin, the slim and pure Acer beTouch E400 with its unique design is a real eye catcher. With 3 changeable battery covers in soft-touch black, ceramic white and pearl red, the E400 is more than a phone – it’s a style statement.

With support for up to 32GB microSD cards, the E400 is the perfect mobile jukebox for all your media files (music, pictures and videos).

The Acer beTouch E400 is ready to open your world to the endless possibilities of real mobile internet. With 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, you can browse the web, update your social networks and have fun online whenever you feel like it.

Its Features:

Qualcomm 7227 600MHz processor
3.2″ resistive touchscreen display @ 320 x 480 pixels
256MB RAM, 512MB ROM
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
3G/HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 w/ a2DP
3.15MP fixed-focus camera
FM Radio tuner
GPS w/ aGPS
Android 2.1 Eclair
Li-Ion 1090mAh battery
Suggested retail price: Php15,500

 

Acer beTouch E130

The beTouch E130 stands out for its thin format and sophisticated design. An example of style and functionality: compact, linear, and professional. Even its dimensions are convenient – at just 11.5mm and 109 gr, it is perfect for practically any pocket. Conceived for those who want to enter the fantastic world of touchscreens but without giving up on the convenience of a traditional keyboard. In fact, under the 2.6” screen, the beTouch E130 hides a full QWERTY keyboard. The keys have been sized and positioned to allow maximum comfort, guaranteeing precision in typing: texting, or writing emails will be even easier and faster. Browsing will be fast and fluid: the beTouch E130 is the perfect device to manage professional and personal email accounts at the same time with readable attachments. It’s compatible with all popular email services as well as Microsoft Exchange servers (through Roadsync). And to be always updated it offers the possibility to synchronize your contacts to the web (through Google Contact Sync).Packed with Facebook, Twidroid and Google applications it will assure users to easily post and share their messages, pictures or music to the web.

Its Features:

ST Ericsson PNX6715 416MHz processor
2.6″ touchscreen display @ 320×240 pixels
QWERTY keyboard
Optical trackpad
256MB RAM, 512MB ROM
up to 32GB via microSD
3G/HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 w/ a2DP
3.15MP fixed-focus camera
FM Radio tuner
GPS w/ aGPS
Android 1.6 Donut
Li-Ion 1500mAh battery
Suggested retail price: Php12,500

 

Acer Liquid E

The Acer Liquid E was designed from the outset to keep you in touch and in control of your mobile communication unlike any other phone out there. To do just that, we’ve equipped it with the highly intuitive Android Éclair Operating System for a whole new level of interactivity and mobile freedom.

When it comes to sharing, Point it, shoot it, geotag it, send it or post it wherever you want. The Acer Liquid E is perfect for staying in touch with your friends on your favorite social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The Acer Liquid E is available in Black, Red, and White- 3.5” high-definition (WVGA) capacitive screen · Unique, lightweight design (just 135g) · 5MP camera with autofocus and geo-tagging.

Its Features:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8250 768MHz
3.5″ capacitive touchscreen @ 480×800 pixels
256MB RAM, 512MB ROM
up to 32GB on microSD (2GB included)
HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g
5MP AF camera
GPS w/ aGPS support
Bluetooth 2.0 w/ A2DP
Lithium Polymer battery 1350mAh
Android OS v2.1 with Acer UI 3.0
Suggested retail price: Php23,900

 

 

 

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Give your iPhone a real flip-out tactile keyboard with TK-421 iPhone 4 Case

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you usually fill annoyed or irritated when using your iPhone because your having difficulty when your typing on your iPhone screen? and If you’re emotionally bonded to the idea of needing a real keybord for your iPhone 4?  then the TK-421 case might be your fantasy

Well I think every iPhone user has just died and gone to heaven, and the BlackBerry is about to a take nap for the rest of the night, because the TK-421 iPhone case with flip-out keyboard is here.

 

ThinkGeek have come up with an iPhone case that conceals a flip-out tactile keyboard that connects via Bluetooth. Rather than using the iPhone’s dock connector, the keyboard is powered by a built-in rechargable battery that recharges using a USB cable. Even though our iPhone enthusiasts are used to typing on glass with no tactile feedback, nothing beats having real old skool style buttons to mash your thumbs on. Now you can have the best of both worlds with the TK-421 iPhone case with flip-out keyboard. This case has a handy built in keyboard that rotates out when needed. Use it for e-mails, texting, apps. It’s almost like your iPhone gained an extra super power!

There are  two models of the TK-421 case, one for the iPhone 3GS and the other for iPhone 4.

 

Expect to pay $49.99 for the kind of bulky, obsolete, snap-on QWERTY keyboard Apple never intended for iPhone. The TK-421 will start shipping around November 18th and quantities are limited.

 

For the product features:

 

  • Give your iPhone a real flip-out tactile keyboard
  • Keyboard flips out for use, then flips back in when done
  • Magnet based clasp keeps keyboard in position whether flipped in or out
  • Increased typing accuracy and speed
  • Works with any app such as e-mail, web browsing, notes, and calendar
  • Completely wireless Bluetooth™ connection does not use dock connector
  • Keyboard powered by built in rechargeable battery, recharges via included USB cable
  • Invented and designed here at ThinkGeek
  • Models available to fit iPhone 3Gs and iPhone 4
  • (Please note that the iPhone 3G will NOT work with this case. The OS does not support Bluetooth™ keyboards.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ThinkGeek

Samsung Intercept M910 is making the waves because of its Querty Keyboard

Samsung Intercept M910 is an Android 2.1 powered smartphone with QWERTY keyboard which makes the usage very easy for the client. The keyboard is absolutely brilliant for the people that like to text on a regular basis. It is wide enough to enter significant amounts of text and yet it does not feel like a bulky item for the user.

Samsung Intercept best features comes behind its great 3.2” touchscreen is a great slide-out full QWERTY keyboard giving you four rows of letters, numbers and shortcut keys – pretty handy for texting or IMing. Just as convenient is the threaded messaging feature that makes it easy to follow conversations. The threaded messaging is very useful for keeping track on all the movements that go with the conversations that are experienced on the gadget.

Its high-end multimedia features comes with a built-in music player so you can groove to thousands of songs on the go. You can also snap thousands of stunning images with the 3.2MP camera. The 3.2 MP camera is suitable for professionals and amateurs alike. There’s also video recording too.

Check out its apps its a Pre-Loaded apps right out of the box, the Intercept comes loaded with cool social apps that let you post your status as you walk out of the store. The preloaded applications are an added bonus for the early buyers. Snap a shot while you’re at it and share it right away with all your social network buddies with one-touch picture posting. Keep up with your coworkers too – check work email or review business documents with the file viewer. The social media aspects of the gadget are really at the top end of the scale.

Need more memory? You can add up to 32 gigs via the microSD card slot. And it has its powerful processor , The high-end processor (800 MHz) means higher-quality graphics and faster performance. There is a 3.5 mm hands free stereo headset. This is complemented by the Premium Audio facility. A 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm adds to the convenience of the people that are using the gadget at the time. The horizontal pouch allows easy carriage of the product.

For the Samsung Intercept price, the buyer gets all the benefits that might accrue form the Android 2.1 gadgets.

The pricing structure for the Samsung Intercept is within the cheap range. The buyer can decide to either go for the contract or the outright sell. The prices will be different. The initial price for the outright sell will be high but the person will not have the financial obligations that would come with the contract. For some people this is the best way forward when they are dealing with this product.

Source: Phone Arena

Samsung I5510 Spotted At IFA

According to some of the bloggers,  the I5510 smartphone was spotted showcased by Samsung at the IFA 2010. The Samsung I5510 appeared on the Vodafone booth touting Android 2.2 Froyo with TouchWiz 3.0 on top of it and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The device is expected to cost around 200 Euros at the time of its launch. From the pictures of the device, it looks like a mid-end Android handset and will be a worthy addition to the Galaxy line-up of Android devices from Samsung.

As of now no more details about the handset is available. Launch dates for the I5510 are not known at the moment although it looks finished which means we can expect it relatively soon. At the time of its launch the Samsung I5510 will be available exclusively on the Vodafone network.

Source: gsmarena

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