Category Archives: MOBILE

Mobile communication devices including standard mobile/cell phone, smartphones of various platforms and OSes.

will you buy the iPhone 5 if it looked like this? [photos]

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just yesterday, we featured a beautiful concept of what the iPhone 5 will look like and today, we stumbled upon yet another render churned out by Antoine Brieux from NAK Studio. this particular example took a totally different approach to Michal’s concept by retaining the glass back. interestingly, the circuitries are encased within a single piece of metal (aluminum, i supposed) and sandwiched by two pieces of slightly curved glass. interesting, cos’ it didn’t depart much from the iPhone 4’s concept but still NAK Studio managed to make it looks sexier. the design does look enticing but i will be damned if Apple takes the glass back-metal band path again. as far as i am concern, glass back is definitely a no-no and the metal band – i guess i need not elaborate further on that. so what do you think? is NAK Studio your kind of iPhone or Michal’s? a few more look of NAK Studio’s iPhone 5 Concept after the break. Continue reading will you buy the iPhone 5 if it looked like this? [photos]

will the upcoming iPhone 5 looks like what Michal has envisioned?

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(image credit: Michal Bonikowski)

these days, i tried to steer clear of rumors but there’s just one rumor that’s hard to resist: iPhone 5. we have seen mock-ups of the iPhone 5 (some say, 4S) from various sources but this concept by designer Michal Bonikowski is simply the best we have seen thus far. from the visuals, we can see Michal’s concept iPhone 5 embodies what the industry watchers have speculated so far: bigger display and an aluminum back that we have missed so dearly since the original iPhone, complete with sexy curves, much like what iPad 2 has. rumor has it that the iPhone 5 will be announced this September, so it is a matter of time before we know how close is Michal’s concept to the real thing. of course, i secretly hope that this is what iPhone 5 will look like but well, may be a little more silver’s silver for the back. Continue reading will the upcoming iPhone 5 looks like what Michal has envisioned?

Sony Ericsson announced Xperia ray, Xperia active and txt

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(image credit: Sony Ericsson)

Sony Ericsson has taken its wrap off three new handsets, which include two Android-powered smartphone and a feature phone simply dubbed as Sony Ericsson txt. both Android handsets, the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray and Sony Ericsson Xperia active is powered by the latest Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread OS. Continue reading Sony Ericsson announced Xperia ray, Xperia active and txt

Nokia MeeGo-based N9 is look pretty, sexy smart [video]

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(image credit: Nokia) Nokia N9 Smartphone | US$tba | www.nokia.com

Nokia’s first MeeGo phone, the N9, was recently unveiled in Singapore. disregarding the OS for a moment, i thought the phone look pretty damn sexy. really. the unibody N9 sports a 3.9-inch AMOLED display with polarized glass, a 8 megapixels camera blessed with Carl Zeiss optics with dual-LED flash, NFC support and will comes either in 16 GB or 64GB storage. running on MeeGo 1.2, the lack of hard buttons up front gives the phone a very clean and sleek feel. well, at least it looks to be the case. the phones will be available in black, pink or cornflower blue, and is slated to be available later this year but pricing is yet to be announced. i wonder how consumers will react to this phone, especially when Nokia has expressly pledged its alliance to Window’s mobile platform. catch the product intro video after the break. Continue reading Nokia MeeGo-based N9 is look pretty, sexy smart

Steampunk is everywhere, and now it has come to mobile phone

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(image credit: Richard Clarkson/Rotary Mechanical)

what else can i say? it’s a concept mobile phone that got all caught up by steampunk. steampunk isn’t a real world thing, perhaps that is probably why we love it so much. it’s the mechanical-sci-fi fantasy that draws us to it, and that’s what it’s creator Richard Clarkson has done – drawing us to ogle at his Rotary Mechanical Smartphone. Clarkson’s Rotary Mechanical Smartphone features two interchangeable brass dials (arghhh… brass, the staple of any steampunk object): one, a true-blue rotary dial and the other, a button dial. the phone gets its vintage look, courtesy of an electroplated copper topped with a coat of paint. Continue reading Steampunk is everywhere, and now it has come to mobile phone

Motorola Wilder: splash and dust resistant touchscreen phone

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(credit: Motorola) Motorola Wilder | £49.95* | www.motorola.com

yesterday, Motorola announced a new “fun, social touch screen phone” dubbed the Wilder. this compact GSM dual-band phone sports a 2.8-inch QVGA resistive touchscreen display and is social network-ready with integration with popular social network sites like Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and YouTube. i have little doubt that this phone is targeted at youth or even teenagers where partying and socializing takes center-stage of their life, hence the social network integrations and most importantly, splash and dust resistant features. perfect for any crazy party and active lifestyle closely associated with today’s teenagers and youths. Continue reading Motorola Wilder: splash and dust resistant touchscreen phone

Gresso presents an iPhone with six world time on its back

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(credit: Gresso) Gresso iPhone 4 Time Machine | US$6,000.00 | www.gresso.com

i wonder why would we need six other time zones at the back of our iPhone when you can easily set your iPhone to view this timings with the built-in clock function. however, if you really can’t spare a few seconds poking through the clock app to get those timings, Gresso has an answer for you: the iPhone 4 Time Machine. it is not a real time machine per se but rather it is an iPhone 4 but with six independent Swiss movements built into its back. Continue reading Gresso presents an iPhone with six world time on its back

ASUS PadFone transforms into a tablet effortlessly

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(credit: ASUS)

we didn’t feature the previous teasers as unveiled by ASUS earlier, nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that we weren’t interested. in the recent Computex held in Taiwan, ASUS tease us no more by unveiling the Padfone, an Android powered smartphone that is accompanied by a tablet dock that will turn it into an Android tablet. similar to the Motorola ATRIX’s Lapdock, except that the Padfone docks into the pad dock and turns into a tablet. this provides the user with a bigger screen estate to work with, presumably ideal for on-the-road computing if laptop is deem too bulky and heavy to lug along. Continue reading ASUS PadFone transforms into a tablet effortlessly

Just5’s J509 is a phone tailor made for seniors

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(credit: Just5) Just5 J509 Mobile Phone | US$89.99 | www.just5.com

at the first glance, it is easy to see why the J509 mobile phone from Just5 is touted as “the antidote to overly complex cell phones.” we have absolutely no doubt about it. clearly, smartphone isn’t for everyone and some non-smartphone aren’t that simple as it seems either. so that’s where Just5’s J509 comes in – to fill the gap between the smartphone market and the not-so-simple cell phones. Continue reading Just5’s J509 is a phone tailor made for seniors

meet the world’s first Android 2.3 clamshell phone from Sharp

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(credit: Sharp/Softbank)

what you see here is the world’s first Android 2.3 clamshell form-factor phone from Sharp AQUOS line of mobile phone. it is well known that Japanese has an unwavering love for clamshell phone (and fancy phone straps!) and here it is, the Hybrid 007SH is here to satisfy the market’s need for folding phones. Continue reading meet the world’s first Android 2.3 clamshell phone from Sharp