Category Archives: MOBILE

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

Samsung announced a quartet of Galaxy smartphones

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(credit: Samsung) Samsung Galaxy Smartphone | US$tba | www.samsung.com

following its success with Galaxy Tab, Samsung has announced a quartet of smartphones taking on the Galaxy namesake and along with it, a brand new branding strategy. the quartet of Galaxy handset includes Galaxy W, Galaxy M Pro, Galaxy Y and Galaxy Y Pro – all running on Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread OS. at one breath, four phones are being announced which makes me wonder if there is indeed the need for so many variation? Samsung even has a ‘glossary’ that explains what each alphabet means, speaking of which, i shall spare you the torture of reading through a lengthy Samsung Galaxy dictionary. read along for a little more detail on each of these Galaxy smartphones. Continue reading Samsung announced a quartet of Galaxy smartphones

Tonino Lamborghini Spyder Supreme Diamond Cell Phone

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(credit: Tonino Lamborghini) Tonino Lamborghini Spyder Supreme Diamond Cell Phone | HK$288,000.00 | www.lamborghini.it

marking its 30th anniversary of its Fashion and Accessories division, Tonino Lamborghini announced an exquisite handset, dubbed the Tonino Lamborghini Spyder Supreme Diamond Cell Phone (or mobile phone, if you prefer). this decidedly feminine handset features 7.8 carats worth of diamonds set on the front of the 316L stainless steel case. the luxurious touch continues on the back with white alligator-patterned leather and adding a dash of gold are two Tonino Lamborghini “Raging Bull” icons in 18-carat gold, each at the front and the back of the handset. other features of this Italian-designed, Swiss-assembled handset include sapphire crystal, a 2.0-inch LCD with 240 x 320 pixels resolution, 3.0-megapixels front and back camera with autofocus and built-in LED flash, and 4-GB worth of storage space. Continue reading Tonino Lamborghini Spyder Supreme Diamond Cell Phone

RIM introduces new BlackBerry Curve Smartphones

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(credit: RIM) BlackBerry Curve Smartphone | US$tba | www.rim.com

hot on the heel of the recently announced BlackBerry 7 OS powered smartphones, are the new BlackBerry Curve smartphones. the Curve lineup includes 9350, 9360 and 9370 – all which are running on the new BlackBerry 7 Operating System. endowed with a sleek and slimmer form factor, the Curve features goodies such as 5-megapixels camera with flash, 800 MHz processor (no mention of processor specific, though), HVGA transmissive TFT display, microSD/SDHC card slot (supports up to 32-GB), GPS (with aGPS), geo-tagging, audio and video playback and Wi-Fi connectivity. other highlights include built-in support for Near Field Communication (NFC), improved BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and better social network integration. the BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 smartphones is slated to be available from carriers in Canada this month and from other carries around the world from September onwards. pricing is of course, carrier specific. Continue reading RIM introduces new BlackBerry Curve Smartphones

Motorola DEFY+: Android 2.3 and 1GHz processor

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(credit: Motorola Mobility) Motorola DEFY+ | US$tba | www.motorola.com

latest to join Motorola fast growing list of Android-based smartphone is DEFY+ that will hit the stores across Asia, Europe and Latin America starting in early Fall. powered by a fast 1GHz processor and running on the latest Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread) operating system, this smartphone is water resistant, dust proof and has scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. its water resistant property means user will no longer worry about sudden down pour when using your smartphone outdoor, or bringing it to the beach without bating an eyelid. along with its preinstalled CardioTrainer application, you can bring DEFY+ to your work out session, less the worry of sweat getting into the handset. pretty neat feature for those with active lifestyle but as for a lazy bump like me, its probably the rain that i am more concern with. Continue reading Motorola DEFY+: Android 2.3 and 1GHz processor

if this is how the iPhone 5 would look like. i will take two!

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we have seen a handful of iPhone 5 ‘designs’ but this could be the closest to the real deal yet. the render was created by design house CiccareseDesign as commissioned by MacRumors, and it was rendered “as closely as possible to the original leaked case designs.” apart from modeling after the supposedly leaked iPhone 5 case design, the render also took some hints from the rumors that has been flying around the Internet, such as aluminum back, large edge-to-edge display et cetera. seriously, if the iPhone 5 is going to look like this, i’d take two of those. no kidding. i am such a sucker for design and i must say CiccareseDesign and MacRumors did quite a spectacular job in their rendition. way better then the supposedly iPhone 5 clone built by a Chinese guy we have seen earlier. join me after the break for a few more images. Continue reading if this is how the iPhone 5 would look like. i will take two!

Motorola budget i440 clamshell handset heads for Peru

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(credit: Motorola Mobility) Motorola i440 Mobile Phone | US$tba | www.nextel.com.pe

Motorola Mobility and Nextel Peru announced the launch of budget i440 mobile phone. the phone is touted to be a practical, durable and yet, functional handset that is affordable for everyone. the i440 bears an almost forgotten clamshell design, which judging from the images provided by Motorola, is looking pretty neat for a budget phone. the phone sports a dual screen display: the internal screen has a 128 x 160 resolution TFT display, while the external is a 96 x 32 resolution monochromatic display. other features include Push to Talk, FM Radio, a speaker on its back, micro USB, Java technology, GPS-enabled and a 2.5-mm audio jack. the phone is expected to hit Nextel Peru’s retail this month but no exact date or price plans are provided. another look at the i440 and the official press release after the break. Continue reading Motorola budget i440 clamshell handset heads for Peru

Motorola XT531 Smartphone. its Android 2.3 and its budget

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(credit: Motorola Mobility) Motorola XT531 Smartphone | US$tba | www.motorola.com

Motorola has just announced its newest addition to its growing list of Android handset. dubbed the Motorola XT531 Smartphone, it is touted to be a budget-friendly Android smartphone that runs on Android latest 2.3 Operating System (aka Gingerbread) but just exactly how ‘budget’ it is remains to be seen. China will be the first country to received this handset this month, followed by Hong Kong, Taiwan and selected countries in Europe and Latin America starting this Fall. Continue reading Motorola XT531 Smartphone. its Android 2.3 and its budget

RIM introduces five new BlackBerry 7 Smartphones

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(credit: RIM) freshly announced BlackBerry 7 Smartphones (from L-R) Torch 9810, Bold 9900/9930, and Torch 9850/9860

yes, RIM is very much alive and undaunted by their recent set back, they have announced plans to launch not one but five new BlackBerry smartphones powered by its BlackBerry 7 OS. the five smartphones include the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930, and the new Torch 9810, 9850 and 9860 smartphones. the Bold duo are the thinnest smartphones from RIM to date and is designed in the tradition of the BlackBerry Bold with the integration of a 2.8-inch multi-touch display. the Torch handsets, on the other hand, features large touchscreen display of 3.2-inch and 3.7-inch for the 9810 and 9850/9860, respectively. additionally, Torch 9810 features a slide out keyboard for faster typing. Continue reading RIM introduces five new BlackBerry 7 Smartphones

is this how the new iPhone 5 would like? i hope not [photos]

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before the speculated date of launch for the iPhone 5 arrives (that’s rumored to be September, if still aren’t aware), here’s a teaser from some folks over at Shenzhen, China. yes. what you see here is images of a supposedly iPhone 5 clone which frankly, i am not quite impressed. some thought it could be very close to the real thing. real thing, in this case here, means the speculated designs that has been flying around the Internet for sometime now. i was expecting a bigger display, a more iPad 2-style backing and generally, something a lot sleeker and cooler. this definitely doesn’t cut it, at least to me. very un-Apple like to say the very least. check out more images of this clone after the break to judge for yourself. Continue reading is this how the new iPhone 5 would like? i hope not [photos]

Motorola Mobility rolls out DEFY and XT316 Android handsets

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yesterday Motorola Mobility announced two new Android handsets for Taiwanese and Chilean market. the former, is what Motorola touted as “fashionable Android 2.2 smartphone” that combines “fun of social media with a SWERTY keyboard. dubbed the XT316, it comes equipped with 2.8-inch QVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256-MB of RAM, a 3.0-megapixels camera and a built-in 3-axis accelerometer. one of the highlights is the exclusive Moto Switch that allows user to quickly switch between work and friends-oriented desktop themes. connectivity include micro USB for charging and data transfer, 3.5-mm audio jack, WiFi, as well as Bluetooth. the phone onboard 512-MB flash ROM is supported by a supplied 2-GB micro SD card (expandable up to 32-GB). the XT316 will be available on July 22 in Taiwan with an MRSP of NT$7,900 (about US$273). Continue reading Motorola Mobility rolls out DEFY and XT316 Android handsets