Archive for November, 2009

HP iPAQ Glisten

25 Nov
HP iPAQ Glisten – communicator based on Windows Mobile 6.5 

Hewlett-Packard Company today announced HP iPAQ Glisten communicator for U.S. operator AT & T. 

Device, designed for networks of GSM / GPRS / EDGE and UMTS / HSDPA, running the operating system Windows Mobile 6.5 and is made in monoblock form factor. 

Novelty is equipped with 2.5-inch touchscreen AMOLED-display, an integrated QWERTY-keyboard, processor, Qualcomm 7200A, 256 MB RAM SDRAM, 512 MB flash memory, port micro USB, 3,5-mm audio connector, microSD-slot, 3, 1-megapixel camera modules wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g and Bluetooth 2.0, as well as GPS-receiver with AGPS. 

Dimensions – 112,8 x62, 8×13, 4 mm, weight – 132 grams 

Communicator will go on sale at AT & T in the coming weeks and costs $ 229.99 with a two-year contract and rebates.


Nokia 6700 slide

25 Nov
Nokia 6700 slide – inexpensive slider with multimedia functions 

The Finnish company Nokia has announced a mobile phone Nokia 6700 slide, executed in a slider form factor and designed to work in networks WCDMA 900/1900/2100; WCDA 850/1900/2100; GSM 850/900/1800/1900. 

The device, runs on Symbian S60, equipped with 2.2-inch display with a resolution of 320×240 pixels, 5-megpikselnoy camera with dual LED-backlit display, Carl Zeiss optics and the possibility of video recording in the resolution of VGA (15 fps, MPEG4), FM-radio, module, Bluetooth v2.1 + EDF and the plug microUSB. 

Provision 45 MB user available memory, expandable through a microSD card up to 16 GB. When size 95,2 h46h15, 9 mm device weighs 110 grams. 

Sales phone will appear in the first quarter of next year and costs about 60 euros.


Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10

25 Nov
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 will be released in early 2010 

Sony Ericsson today demonstrated its Android-smartphone XPERIA X10 Swedish press, promising to release a device early next year. 

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10, submitted earlier this month – is a high-besklaviaturnogo piece based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon, equipped with 4-inch touch screen display and 8-megapixel camera. 

The cost of the device will be about $ 879. 

In the future the company plans to replenish the line XPERIA, which already includes two WM-communicator and one Android-smartphone.


A mobile internet device based on Windows Mobile 6.5

23 Nov
C-motec Mangrove – a mobile internet device based on Windows Mobile 6.5 

Company C-motech developed a mobile internet device Mangrove, running the operating system Windows Mobile 6.5. 

The main device served as a productive platform Qualcomm Snapdragon, including the central processor ARM Scorpion 1 GHz and 600-megagertsevy DSP-processor. Furthermore, the model boasts a 3D-graphics accelerator processes up to 22 million triangles per second. 

The device has on-board 7-inch touch screen display, MicroSD-slot modules wireless Wi-Fi, 3G and WiMAX, as well as 512 MB of built and 256 MB RAM SDRAM. To connect to a computer has two ports, USB, and headphones – the corresponding slot. 

Dimensions – 190x120x19, 5 mm, and weight – 300 g. 

Cost and timing of release new items are not reported


War mobile

22 Nov
War mobile operatsionok 

Since the first smartphones and communicators have been two years. During this time they have gone far ahead in terms of functional and had not only become a separate class of mobile phone technology, but also absorb a different sort of mobile devices – handheld computers. Is coming next revision of the approach to these devices, which will bring many changes: the creation of software that can utilize the resources of the communicator at full capacity, making it to the level of the computer with a simplified control. 
WindoWs Mobile – the collapse of the foundations 

Review I’ll start with Windows Mobile 6.5, and my choice is not accidental, as the market share of smartphones and communicators, the company Microsoft’s second-largest after Symbian. Fans of mobile “wind” have been eagerly awaiting the appearance of the updated operating system. When the network appeared first unofficial screenshots, no one believed in their authenticity, and from all sides was heard: “Why, it’s Photoshop!». Members did not expect that Microsoft will reconsider the foundations and overhauls some persistent components. Deviate from the general argument and move on to the concrete. The first thing that catches your eye in WM 6.5 – a redesigned user interface screen today. Starts with changing traditions of Windows Mobile. Campaign Microsoft still decided to establish in its OS paltseorientirovannogo interface. The screen today is a tape of separate elements: a clock, SMS, Favorites, Internet Explorer, etc. You can browse it and select the components, each of which displays information about new events, messages, bookmarks 
etc. With the creation of paltseorientirovannogo interface company strongly late. 
This development is expected in the 6-th version of WM, but to the surprise of the public, this has not happened, and this incident was resolved by third-party developers. For example, HTC created the famous Touch Flo 3D, and Microsoft, though noting that the buyer is interested in innovation, we decided, albeit belatedly, but still produce 
paltseorientirovannuyu OS. Driving without a stylus touched not only the screen “Today”, but all other sections. The tabs are turned over intuitive movements of the left and right, the famous cross grown in size and can get on it without much of a sniper skill. “Start” – as many in this word for heart “windose” blended … But Microsoft has decided to make the second step of the horse and get rid of all the well-known element of the series. On the replacement of the drop-down menu come midway between the sections “Program” and “Settings”. Simply put, the “Start” became a collection of labels. All the elements are scattered in the form of honeycomb, with a similar arrangement is present in all the other tabs of settings, applications and other things. As for the arrangement of elements, the solution is very bold and, no doubt, useful. Although not complex it does not have to manage with the fingers fit perfectly. Speaking about the “Start”, or rather, its elimination, we note that nothing good in this for the WM and can not be. From this menu, ease of operation, few could argue (if you do not take into account its small size in standard form). First, the “Start” can be closed quickly by clicking on the white area, and secondly, to move quickly to the desired section: settings, programs, shortcuts, quick launch. Developers deny us this pleasure in the new version of the operating system. Of course, the standard “Start” was not sverhudobnym (because of the small elements), but it is worth recalling the development of the Touch Flo, where paltseorientirovannoe management greatly simplified. But Microsoft did not want anyone to copy (although we could do something similar on the menu in Android) and decided to get rid of one of the elements. 

After talking about the touch of a new version of WM, proceed to the consideration of its individual components and programs. Let’s start with Internet Explorer. While Opera has developed rapidly and began to enter the preinstalled programs on your device, IE lazily moved from version to version of WM, not changing its clumsy interface. But in Windows Mobile 6.5 came his eighth version. At acquaintance with its updated annex the impression that the entire staff worked on its further development. IE is now “a friend of his fingers, and all of its management fully sharpened for them. As with Opera, the browser window when surfing spreads to the entire screen, leaving a single button to call all the other functions. Zooming occurs by double-clicking on the workspace, set bookmarks section, which is displayed on the screen today. In general, work with it comfortably, but without the small defects could not have done: the response to double-click is not always good, but on every web page there is a “slowdown” reducing the overall impression of the new version. Let’s talk about the other components of the standard set of WM. Contact … 

Immediately the question arises: where the change? Developers too lazy to add to contacts something new, deciding to stay in the scrolling list of your finger. Apparently, Microsoft believes that all is well and no need to redo it. Messages. Before us is very familiar to the module from the apparatus of a series HTC Touch. The program organizes all SMS, received / sent to you and your companion, in the form of chat. It is convenient because it does not have to review all the correspondence to find the right SMS. He to whom this kind of arrangement of SMS do not like, can change it to standard, which is also nothing has changed. Next in line – “Calendar”. Words simply do not, some emotion. And he has not changed, only the turning of days, weeks and others can be implemented without a stylus. Microsoft employees could spy device calendar in ThundCal, where all the meetings and things can easily organize and edit with the fingers. 

So, the new operating system, which itself is difficult even to name: a new hat with the old holes. The developers put all their efforts on creating a beautiful three-dimensional interface, made rounded menu and tabs, but the usability is not added. Take the same screen “Today”: This add-in was supposed to serve as a convenient tool for novices. Perhaps it is indeed more convenient, since all information is visible, but the development of third-party companies which are more intuitive and simple. Operating system looks more like a pirate refinement – hung thingies, powdered her nose and all. Microsoft was not ready for a new OS, released to tick, since the bulk of the staff working on WM 7. Let’s hope that previous mistakes will not be tolerated and the product will really worthwhile.


Samsung B5722 DUOS – a smartphone that supports two SIM-cards

20 Nov
Samsung B5722 DUOS – a smartphone that supports two SIM-cards 

The range of products the company appeared Euroset touchscreen phone Samsung B5722 supports two SIM-cards at the price of 11990 rubles. 

The device is equipped with a touch QVGA-display with a diagonal of 2.8 inches and interface with user-friendly TouchWiz widgets that can be downloaded separately. A wide range of applications to communicate in social networks, as well as pre-Internet Messenger Google Talk. 

B5722 is equipped with media player, the processor DNSe, FM-radio with RDS and broadcast recording capability, socket for a memory card with up to 8 GB camera with 3 megapixel resolution and an LED flash and a built-in Photo Editor. 

Model B5722 also boasts Bluetooth-branded instant messenger and function of the SOS message.


Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness – first phone with a transparent screen

20 Nov
Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness – first phone with a transparent screen 

Sony Ericsson today announced a mobile phone Xperia Pureness for Russia’s market. Novelty will be exclusively represented in the Trade House CUM since December 2009. 

Xperia Pureness is the world’s first mobile phone with a transparent liquid crystal display with a diagonal of 1.8 inches and 240×320 pixels. 

Staff working in networks GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and UMTS / HSPA 2100 MHz, equipped player with support for formats MP3/AAC, FM-radio, an internal memory of 88 MB and the plug for the flash card M2 . 

Provision browser Access NetFront, function of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Bluetooth module stereo (A2DP) and a port USB 2.0. 

Hours of talk time of up to 7,5 h, and in standby mode – up to 350 h. At the sizes 102 x 43 x 13 mm device weighs 70 grams. Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness will be available in black color options.


Sony Ericsson Kurara – phone with 8-megapixel HD-camera

18 Nov
Sony Ericsson Kurara – phone with 8-megapixel HD-camera 

The network has another portion of the informal information about the smartphone Sony Ericsson Kurara. 

The model works under the operating system S60 5th Edition, boasts an 8-megapixel camera with flash and support for HD-video shooting in the resolution of 720p. 

Kurara also carries on board a 3.2-inch touch screen, wireless module and Wi-Fi enabled standard DLNA, GPS-receiver, slot for memory cards format microSD, 3,5-mm audio jack, microUSB-port. 

Works on battery power unit capacity of 1 200 mA • h. Novelty is designed for operation in networks GSM / GPRS / EDGE and UMTS / HSDPA / HSUPA. 

In the sale of the device is expected in the first half of next year.


LG Shine II – a slider with 2.2-inch display

18 Nov
LG Shine II – a slider with 2.2-inch display 

Company LG Electronics unveiled a mobile phone Shine II, executed in a slider form factor in a silver casing. LG Shine II is intended for U.S. operator AT & T and will go on sale November 22. 

Novelty has a medium for modern vehicles features: 2.2-inch display, 2-megapixel camera with flash, interface Bluetooth, support for third-generation mobile applications and Java 2.0. 

Taken with the camera photos can be edited in a special editor, without using a computer. Also has a media player with equalizer and straightforward editor ringtones. The phone also supports e-mail and sending instant messages. 

Price LG Shine II from AT & T is $ 119.99 at the conclusion of a two-year contract with the operator.


ViewSonic VCP08: the first phone running Windows XP

14 Nov
Smart Phone  VCP08A smartphone VCP08, who became the first mobile phone running the operating system Windows XP. Previously, the company announced a similar decision ITG, but still can not get it. Buy ViewSonic VCP08 There can only be in China. It is known that Windows XP-Phone ViewSonic VCP08 will sell well in the U.S. and Europe

ViewSonic VCP08 made in the clamshell form factor, is equipped with a 2-inch external display, numeric keypad outside the main 4.3-inch touch screen and QWERTY-keyboard.  Read the rest of this entry »