Category Archives: MOBILE

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

Motorola budget i440 clamshell handset heads for Peru

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(credit: Motorola Mobility) Motorola i440 Mobile Phone | US$tba |

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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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

Gresso iPhone 4 Lady Blanche is of diamonds and crystals

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(credit: Gresso) Gresso iPhone 4 Lady Blanche | from US$7,000.00 |

ladies, if the Gresso iPhone 4 Time Machine is a little too macho for you, how about a diamonds or crystals version clad in solid diamond coated back glass, plus three clock lesser sounds? sounds good? if you have $7,000 or more to spare, the Gresso iPhone 4 Lady Blanche could be yours. like the Time Machine, the back of these iPhone 4 as custom by Gresso has six windows but this time, only three windows have the Swiss-movement clocks that tells you the time of New York, Paris and Moscow, while the other three are partially filled with either 0.01 carats white diamonds or Swarovski crystals. Continue reading Gresso iPhone 4 Lady Blanche is of diamonds and crystals

Motorola XT860 4G: world’s thinnest QWERTY slider smartphone

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(credit: Motorola Mobility Canada) Motorola XT860 4G Smartphone | US$tba |

Motorola has been busy churning out new handsets recently and the latest handset to be announced is the Motorola XT860 4G Smartphone announced by Motorola Mobility Canada. the XT860 4G will be available soon exclusively through Bell Mobility in Canada. this Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbred) powered handset is touted to be the world’s thinnest QWERTY Slider Smartphone, measuring just 12.9-mm thin, along with a 63.9-mm width and 123.3-mm length. Continue reading Motorola XT860 4G: world’s thinnest QWERTY slider smartphone

roundup of five luxury mobile phones in recent time

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just like everything else in life, mobile phones have their luxurious counterpart and we have seen more of them being introduced into the market in recent years. for the uninitiated, luxury mobile phones are not just Vertu alone, although they are very much alive and kicking, and they are not just ‘blinged’ up item of its ‘lesser’ counterpart but each of them are purposely made luxury. what set these luxurious phones apart from the rest are not its user features but for its construction and aesthetic appeal. today, we shortlisted five most stunning and alluring luxury phone to grace the mobile communication world in recent time. Continue reading roundup of five luxury mobile phones in recent time

Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman proves that Walkman isn’t dead

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well, what do you know? it looks like Sony Ericsson’s Walkman phone is pretty much alive, and not only it is alive but now it has Android to boot. recently announced the Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman Phone, sporting a 3-inch HVGA TFT touchscreen and features a customizable user interface for one-touch access to user’s favorite applications. as it is a Walkman phone, expects music-centric functions such as quick access to playlists and of course, the built-in Walkman music player. on the imaging department, it has a single 3.2-megapixels camera that supports geo-tagging, direction submission to a live blog and video recording. Continue reading Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman proves that Walkman isn’t dead

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]