Archive for February, 2010

LG KF305 – a low-cost mobile phone with a set of applications from “Yandex”

26 Feb
Company LG Electronics announced on market of mobile phone KF305, replacing the model KF300. 

New, executed in the form factor, clamshell, equipped with 2.2-inch TFT-screen with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, an external 1.3-inch display with a resolution of 128×160 pixels, 2-megapixel camera, FM-tuner, media player, wireless module connection Bluetooth 2.0, 40 MB internal memory and a connector for microSD cards up to 4 GB. 

The device is also equipped doponitelnymi buttons located under the display, and supports audio technology Dolby Mobile. Phone is designed to work in networks GSM / GPRS / EDGE. 

LG KF305 supports such “Yandex” Services “Search”, “Weather”, “News”, “Dictionaries” and “TV Program”, and in the memory device loaded applications “Yandex.Maps”, “Ya-line” and “Yandex. Metro. 

With dimensions of 98,8 х49, 5h16, 2 mm and weighs 90 gadget г.

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LG communicator based on Windows Phone 7 Series will be released in September

26 Feb
According to China’s resource Engadget citing the company’s representatives LG Mobile (unit LG Electronics, which is developing mobile devices), it will release its first communicator that is running Windows Phone 7 Series in September this year.

It is likely that this will be the first in the industry in general, a model based on the new OS, since the main stream devices is expected in the fourth quarter, starting in October.

Apparently, it is a device called LG Apollo, although officially it is not confirmed. LG Apollo is already known by hearsay, it features the imagination: it is enough to mention the 1.3 GHz processor, 10 megapixel camera, AMOLED touchscreen with support for multi-touch and a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and 1 GB of memory RAM and ROM.

LG Apollo – a dual-mode communicator networks CDMA / GSM / UMTS, it is intended for U.S. operators Verizon and Sprint. It is not clear whether this “monster” really is and how much it might cost.


Nokia gold edition version of the smartphone N97 Mini

25 Feb
The Nokia Company has announced a special version of the smartphone N97 Mini, received the name of N97 Gold Edition Mini. 

From the original model differs mainly new housing, finished with 18-carat gold. In addition, the memory device loaded some “trendy” applications, including, for example, ELLE 360 Fashion, allowing the Internet related news. 

Nokia N97 Mini Gold Edition carries on board a 3.2-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels, 5 megapixel camera, 16 GB internal memory and GPS-receiver. As a software platform uses Symbian platform S60 5th Edition. 

The device will be sold in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East for about $ 850.


Smartphone Sony Ericsson Vivaz sales start in Europe from March

25 Feb
Vodafone has begun taking pre-orders for smartphone Sony Ericsson Vivaz. And its sales will begin March 9. 
Specifically, the device can be obtained free of charge, but with a condition for a two-year contract with the operator with monthly payments of at least 30 pounds (about $ 46). 
Smartphone Sony Ericsson Vivaz was previously known under the code name Kurara. 
He is running the operating system Symbian S60 5th edition, this second model of the company based on this platform. 

Sony Ericsson Vivaz is a functional piece with a touch screen in almost the entire front panel, devoid of a hardware keyboard. It is offered in two “space” colors – silver (Moon Silver) and red (Venus Ruby). 
Recall, among the characteristics of Sony Ericsson Vivaz – 3,2-inch touch screen, 8 megapixel camera with video recording high-definition, GPS, Wi-Fi and so on. Included with the device will ship 8 GB memory card.


Nokia mobile phone C6

24 Feb
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)U.S has certified the Nokia mobile phone with marking RM-612, which is likely to receive commercial name C6. 

Characteristics of new items not yet known. Reported support for quad-band GSM and tri-band WCDMA, the presence of modules with Bluetooth wireless and Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g. 

According to early preliminary information, go online some time ago, Nokia C6 is a QWERTY-piece of the middle class or low-cost model with a touchscreen and no keyboard. 

Judging by the fact that the apparatus has already been approved by FCC, the official announcement of the phone may be in the near future


VimpelCom has begun taking orders for iPhone 3GS

18 Feb
VimpelCom was the first operator of the “Big Three” announced cost smartphone iPhone 3GS on market and has begun to accept pre-orders on its website.

Model with 16 GB of memory will cost . And the phone with 32 GB of memory will cost . Apple recommended level of retail prices will be uniform throughout the country, as the operators, and in digital retail. Sales the long-awaited gadget will appear in March.

Originally, Apple had insisted on the price , but, as we see, in the course of negotiations, the parties managed to reach a compromise. The U.S. company also insisted that to independently control the promotion system , being dissatisfied with sales of previous models of iPhone. According to rumors, Apple has already chosen a contractor for the campaign – they became Optimum Media OMD Group.

Although the issue with the supply of iPhone 3GS program, most likely, is resolved, the operators have so far declined to comment and details of cooperation with Apple does not disclose.


The smartphone HTC-HD2

18 Feb
The company announced at the NTS MWC 2010 “reduced” version was released last year, smartphone HD2 – Model HD2 Mini. 

New adopted some features of appearance of its predecessor and was reduced in size up to 103,8 x 57,7 x 11,7 mm. 

The device is equipped with 3.2-inch touch screen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 5 megapixel camera (the same is set to HD2), 384 MB RAM and 512 MB of flash memory, which optionally can be expanded to 32 GB. “Heart” of a smartphone is a processor with a clock frequency of 600 MHz. 

HTC HD2 Mini, runs on Windows Mobile 6.5, also received an updated interface HTC Sense and the original battery door. 

The European market the device would go in early April.


Mobile Phone Puma Phone

18 Feb
Famous proizodvoitel sportswear Puma at the exhibition Mobile World Congress 2010, introduced a mobile phone Puma Phone. 

The model, which will build the French company Sagem Wireless, equipped with a stopwatch, pedometer, compass and GPS-receiver to track the route runs on the cards, as well as to calculate their duration. 

The gadget is equipped with 2.8-inch touch screen with a resolution of 320 × 240 pixels (QVGA), an accelerometer, 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash and geoteginga support, media card reader for microSD, 3,5-mm audio connector for headphones and a Bluetooth module 2.1 + EDR. Phone is designed to work in networks GSM / GPRS / EDGE and UMTS / HSPDA / HSUPA. 

But that’s not all. On the back of the phone houses the solar battery charge level indicator built-in battery. 

Talk time model is able to work out up to 5 hours and in standby mode – up to 350 hours. Dimensions Puma Phone – 102 × 56 × 13 mm, weight – 115 g. 

Sales staff will be in April. The cost of the device are not reported


New Samsung S8500 Wave – the first smartphone platform bada

17 Feb

Samsung has announced the first smartphone based on the software platform bada – Model S8500 Wave. 

S8500 Wave, made in aluminum casing, equipped 3.3-inch touch screen with a resolution of 480 × 800 pixels, performed by the new technology Super AMOLED, and Bluetooth 3.0. 

To control the device uses a proprietary interface TouchWIZ 3, which supports ten virtual desktops and widgets. In addition, the novelty is equipped with a web browser Dolphin 2.0 on the basis of engine WebKit and program Social Hub for access to the services of instant messaging, social networks and e-mail. Of course, there is access to Sony Ericsson Samsung Apps. 

Among other features: 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and HD-video (1280 × 720 pixels, 720p), GPS-receiver with A-GPS and 3D-card, 2 or 8 GB of integrated memory, a slot for microSD cards up to 32 GB, module Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n), FM-tuner with recording capability ether, 3,5-mm audio jack.


Fly DS185 and Fly SL 140DS – low-cost entry level phones

17 Feb
Fly The company introduced its first line of mobile phones in 2010 – entry-level models Fly DS185 and Fly SL 140DS. 

Fly DS185 is made in monoblock form factor and allows you to simultaneously work with two SIM cards. The device is equipped with 2.2-inch display with a resolution of 176 × 220 pixels, 2-megapixel camera, FM-tuner, a slot for flash card format MicroSD (up to 16 GB), Bluetooth wireless module, and flashlight. Capacity of the battery lets you listen to music using the phone for 10 hours. Fly DS185 device goes on sale in the coming days and costs about 3 400 rubles 

Apparatus Fly SL 140DS, executed in the form factor “slider”, is on board FM-tuner, Camerano, microSDHC slot supporting cards up to 2 GB and a telephone book in 1 000 rooms. Fly SL 140DS will appear in stores in early March.