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Archive for January, 2010

Smartphone HTC Espresso-based Android operating system

31 Jan
It has been repeatedly mentioned in the news interesting smartphone HTC Espresso-based Android operating system continues to grow into the details. Due to resource Droiddeveloper The network has not only images of new items in the version for the operator T-Mobile USA, but also some characteristics of the device. Recall, according to rumors, T-Mobile USA plans to release a smart phone HTC Espresso as T-Mobile myTouch Slide or myTouch2 series myTouch – the name of the smartphone to be determined definitively. 

The main difference between the new smartphone from the original T-Mobile myTouch, also known in the international version of a HTC Magic, is the form factor: myTouch2 is a slider with a side-slider QWERTY keyboard. Also it has a trackpad instead of an optical trackball. The screen device has a resolution HVGA (320×480 pixels), a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack. 
Works smart phone based on Qualcomm’s ARM11 processor with a clock frequency of 528 MHz. 
Plus, the entire device is equipped with a camera with LED flash, there is a slot for memory cards microSD (hot swappable). 

Capacity battery is 1300 mAh. 
It is also known that the smartphone will be available in 3 colors: black, red and white. Issue T-Mobile myTouch2 / myTouch Slide on preliminary information is scheduled for March 17 this year.

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Chapter Motorola: smart phone designed for Google

30 Jan

Presumably, under the name Google Nexus Two will be sold smartphone, codenamed “Motorola Shadow. This thin QWERTY slider with 4.3-inch touch screen, 8 megapixel camera, recording high-definition video, and the port HDMI. 

In the global network already appeared rumors that soon E-Shop smartphones Google increased by one model. Recall, the first Android smartphone device has Nexus One production of High Tech Computer (HTC), he appeared on January 5 this year. 

Now the cooperation with Google cited chapter Motorola Sndzhay Jha (Sanjay Jha). We already know that the company has planned for the current year production of entire 20-30 smartphones running operating system Android. It really is moving to the target and has already provided some interesting new products on this software platform. 
Prepares and device, which will be sold under the brand name Google directly to the consumer, said Jha. 
Unfortunately, the details of this apparatus, he did not disclose and it is not known whether this Motorola Shadow.

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LG Smartphone GD510 with built-in solar battery

29 Jan
South Korean company LG Electronics finally released a panel with built-in solar battery, designed for smartphone GD510, which, incidentally, went on sale in autumn last year. 

According to the developers, GD510 is the most compact handheld device with a 3-inch screen. The gadget is made in monoblock form factor, is equipped with touch screen with a resolution of 240х400 pixels (WQVGA), 3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth-module, media player and 8 GB of internal memory. 

To date, the panel, replacing the battery door, sold only in Germany. One hopes that will soon be available accessories and other countries. It is new for 50 dollars.

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The new Samsung smartphone Galaxy 2

29 Jan

The network has informal specifications, and images of the new smartphone Galaxy 2, on which currently employs engineers the South Korean company Samsung.

Like the two previous series models – Galaxy and Galaxy Spica – a new device running Android and executed in the same form-factor besklaviaturnogo tachfona.

Device, designed for networks of UMTS / HSDPA, built on Qualcomm Snapdragon platform with 1-GHz processor, equipped with 3.7-inch touchscreen AMOLED-display, 32 GB internal memory, 5 megapixel camera, GPS-receiver, Wi-Fi module and 3.5-mm audio connector.

Quite possibly, the announcement of another representative of a series of Galaxy will be at Mobile World Congress next month, and the issue is expected in the second quarter of this year.

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Smartphone Motorola Zeppelin

29 Jan
We have already mentioned in the news about the smart phone called the Motorola Zeppelin. Moreover, as expected, this device has already happened in China under the symbol XT800. But, according to new data, it is not. 
The network has a live picture Motorola Zeppelin, on which this smartphone does not like the XT800. But very similar to a thumbnail image in the roadmap Motorola, which entered the Internet in the autumn of last year. 

Motorola Zeppelin – this besklaviaturnogo piece, equipped with not only a touch screen, but the touchpad underneath. Apparently, the machine belongs to the middle class. And the display Motorola Zeppelin smaller than the XT800 – 3,2 inches with a resolution of 320×480 pixels. While at Motorola XT800 screen 3.7-inch with a resolution 480h854 pixel. 

Also, Motorola Zeppelin has a 5 megapixel camera, a digital compass, GPS receiver and is based on the Android operating system interface MotoBlur. By the way, mentioned in the roadmap and standards HSUPA and Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g, plus release date – the first quarter of this year. 
According to new data, the announcement of Motorola Zeppelin will be held at the MWC 2010 in February.

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Smartphone Nokia N97 has access to the service Ovi Maps

28 Jan
Finnish Nokia has made its service Ovi Maps available for smartphone N97. Until now take advantage of the updated service could only owners of vehicles Nokia N97 mini, 5800 XpressMusic, 5800 Navigation Edition, E52, E55, E72, 5230, 6710 Navigator, 6730 classic and X6. 

Recall that the Ovi Maps offers turn-based navigation function for drivers and pedestrians completely free of charge and is available in the form of localized versions for the residents of 74 countries. 

To work with Ovi Maps N97 users to upgrade “firmware” of the device to version 2.0.h. The Nokia noted that to date the updated software platform may be temporarily unavailable in some regions.

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Philips Xenium X501 – another long-playing piece

27 Jan
Philips has announced market for mobile phone Xenium X501, executed in a classic candy bar form factor. 

Gadget, who works in networks GSM / GPRS / EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz, equipped with 2.2-inch display with a resolution of 240×320 pixels, 262 thousand colors, 2-megapixel camera with a CMOS-matrix, FM-tuner, media player, 1 GB of internal memory and a connector for a flash-card format microSD up to 8 GB. 

From the communications capabilities the device can be noted, perhaps, the only module Bluetooth. 

Lithium-Ion Battery 1800 mAh news provides up to 1440 hours in standby mode and up to 16 hours – talk time. Play music from your phone you can for 40 hours. 

Size apparatus – 110×47, 2×15, 3 mm Weight – 129,2 g. 

In the sale of the device would go to the end of January for about $ 165

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Aigo N500 – phone running Maemo

27 Jan
Little known company has begun shipping Aigo MID N500, running Maemo (as in the Nokia N900). However, the similarity with the Nokia is not only the OS, but also in appearance, although the gadget from Aigo is not only a “portable computer”, but also a cell phone. 

Novelty is equipped with a Marvell PXA310 + processor with a clock speed 806MGts, 4.3-inch display with WVGA resolution, 128MB RAM, 256MB ROM, modules WiFi b / g and Bluetooth 2.0, support 3G EVDO, GPS-receiver, a camera with a resolution of 3.2-megpikselya, VGA – camera and akkmulyatorom capacity 2600mAch. 

As usual, the most troubling question – how much will it cost? If you buy in China, the Aigo N500 will cost you $ 586.

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Nokia X6 16GB – less memory

27 Jan
The network has information about the smartphone Nokia X6 16GB. This model, unlike the older version of the music smartphone with 32 GB of internal memory, equipped with only 16 GB. 

It has not yet been formally presented, but more capacious version of the Nokia X6 for sale since last fall. It is reported that Nokia X6 16GB will have a broader palette of colors and will be offered in black, white and pink or white and blue body. Perhaps the novelty will not be completed with the program Comes With Music, as a 32 GB smartphone. 

Otherwise, the characteristics of Nokia X6 16GB, probably not undergo any changes. 
Should be preserved 3.2-inch touchscreen display, 5 megapixel camera with optics Carl Zeiss, TV out, GPS receiver, support for Wi-Fi, and so on. And, of course, a software platform S60 5th Edition. 
In this case, the cost of 16 GB version of the Nokia X6 will be less than 32 GB, 100 euro – it will amount to 350 euros. Issue new items expected in the coming months.

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iPhone 3GS – from February of the 16 GB version

26 Jan
According to the edition of Kommersant, the communicator iPhone 3GS, quite possibly, will go on sale in Moscow on 15 February. That is, as expected, on the eve of celebrations on 23 February and 8 March. 

Some details release iPhone 3GS, which is quite long remained in doubt, disclose Kommersant source familiar with. He noted that the “big three” operators – MTS, VimpelCom and MegaFon – have agreed with Apple to supply the first batch, though it is small – 30-50 thousand pieces. 
It would also agree on one for all the first day of sales iPhone 3GS, estimated that on February 15. The cost of most “running” model iPhone 3GS with 16 GB of internal memory will be 30 000 rubles. This is a more optimistic outlook, given the fact that earlier this price is “threatened” 8 GB iPhone 3GS market. 

However, the planned release iPhone 3GS could be disrupted because of the new rules of the Customs , Belarus and Kazakhstan, which entered into force on 1 January. We have already mentioned that the operators can not get their equipment for third generation networks, stuck in customs. This is due to the need for registration of licenses, but the order has not yet been determined. 
There are currently negotiating with the Customs is Apple, the source said, it is hoped that an agreement before the holidays can be. As for the operators, the only VimpelCom said they were satisfied with the negotiations with Apple, MegaFon said it has agreed to supply, and MTS reported on the continuation of negotiations. 

Recall, sale of the previous generation iPhone were significantly lower than planned and the operators have suffered considerable losses. Regarding the new iPhone 3GS, president of Euroset Alexander Malis predicts 20 000 units sold in the first month (total for all operators), and then – 3-5 thousand units per month.

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