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Thursday, 27 December 2007

Preview Nokia 8800 Arte

Nokia 8800 Arte
  • State-of-art design and craftsmanship. Made from exclusive materials including glass and metal.
  • Tap-for-time to display time on an elegant clock instantly.
  • Turn face down to conveniently mute the incoming phone call ringing tone and alarms.
  • Ambient light sensor adjusts the brightness of the screen according to its surrounding to provide vibrant display of light and contrast.
  • Living wallpapers specially designed to match the design of the phone, and provide a truly unique decoration
  • View your pictures on the brilliant, 2“ OLED QVGA display, supporting up to 16-million colors

  • Integrated 3.2 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom
  • Auto focus
  • Landscape camcorder and video player
  • Image formats supported: JPEG, GIF, BMP, and PNG
  • Video and still image editors
  • Video recording and playback in QCIF format with sound
  • Video playback and streaming supports the following formats and codecs: 3GPP, H.263, and H.264


Saturday, 22 December 2007

Nokia N96 Is Coming To Town!

Since I'm kinda late in reporting this article, I better not delay and just show you N95's or shall I say N81's successor, the Nokia N96, a sure fusion of N95 and N81!

Hooray, finally a REAL music phone with 5Mpx auto focus camera from Nokia! Though pictures reveal that this N81 look alike does not have xenon flash but instead, Nokia decided to place 2 LED flash.. Hmmm, if it weren't for the xenon flash from N82 and its kinda plain bar form factor and keypad layout.. I guess I'll just have to choose between design + newer OS and xenon flash at the end.

By the way, look at how the stereo loudspeakers are positioned, they are just on the phones right side, on the edgy corners. Also, pay attention to the improved numerical keypad layout, particulary the 1, 2 and 3 buttons - they now have more enough space above, yipee! Next up, what happened to the iPod like navigation pad or N81's navi-wheel and N-Gage dedicated buttons up that bigger screen, GONE - oh men?! And finally, do you see the "Open" softkey in the middle, it can only mean either Symbian 9.3 or 9.5!

Last but the most amusing part - hey, did I hear N96 sayin..

- Look Mom N95/N81, I can stand! LOL =)



HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!


Nokia N96
Nokia N96
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Nokia N96
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Nokia N96
Nokia N96

Motorola X PIXL 5Mpx Phone Press Photos - Leaked!

Whoa there horsey! This thing is a must for every Moto fan. I'm not sure whether they are magic pictures or somethin', but it looks pretty genuine.. Watch out N82, SE K850, LG Viewty and Samsung G800, Motorola Z12 (code named X PIXL) is comin'!

Motorola X PIXL

Friday, 21 December 2007

scanR - Scan, Copy & Fax With Your Camera Phone!

Turn your camera phone into a scanner, copier, and fax.
  • Clean photos of documents, whiteboards and business cards.
  • Extract any text and contact information
  • Store, search and share online

scanR
scanR develops applications that make it easy to capture information using camera phones. scanR's services are based on proprietary image processing and data refinement technology and are designed to work with any mobile phone platform. The founding management team comes from Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Internet Pictures and Kodak. scanR is a venture-backed company.

More INFO here

emTube - The Better YouTube Player For S60 Phones!

Since Sittiphol Phanvilai's MobiTubia were announced as the grand prize winner at Forum Nokia's Open C Challenge, a number of competitors (if I may say) are just around corners. Apparently the latter (is in progress) and Samir's YTPlayer aren't that fully featured yet to play most of the YouTube videos currently found on their desktop version.

So if you are looking for a more featured YouTube player for your S60 phone, save your time and look no further - here comes emTube - emTube allows you to browse (by search, by featured video, by top rated videos and by most viewed videos), view and download YouTube videos or playback a locally stored file.

Full feature list:

emTube is an application for Symbian S60 3rd edition phones that allows you to:

  • Search and browse videos on YouTube.
  • Download selected videos onto your phone.
  • Stream FlashVideo files directly from YouTube.
  • Play local FlashVideo files.

  • Other features:
    - Audio and position control during playback.
    - Normal and full screen (portrait and landscape mode) video playback.
    - Ability to use built in accelerometer to rotate video between portrait/landscape mode.


    Main view:
    main view
    Search results:
    search results





    Settings:

    settings


    Video playback:

    video playback

    Head on to emTube's portal to download this great freeware!

    Video Review: Samsung G800

    Our tech savvy girl Susi from Shiny Media recently had her say on the auto focusing 5Mpx - 3x optical zoom powered HSDPA Samsung G800 with xenon flash and face detection (quite unusual for mobile phones outside Japan), document viewers, 2.4" screen, microSD slot and FM radio multimedia phone.

    Samsung G800 may not be the first camera phone that had been widely available across the globe (in G800's case - to be, not just in Japan and Korea) to feature an optical zooming lens like Nokia N93 which was announced around April last year, nevertheless, Samsung G800 offers a quite impressing set of functions an advanced user is craving for these days.. Here's the video guys!

    Monday, 17 December 2007

    A Glimpse Of Nokia's S60 Feature Pack 2

    OMG! I'm really not that surprise of the screenshots but instead I'm reacting on one of the shots down there. If you've been an avid reader of my blog, you've probably have notice that I've been eagerly waiting for Nokia 5700's successor! Well anyway, here are the screenshots of S60 Feature Pack 2. Look at how the third softkey (in the middle) was implemented, just like the ones in S40, NICE! And of course, the used theme, it reminds me of XpressMusic wallpapers found on 5310 and 5610! More to the point, FlashLite 3 will be pre-installed on devices running S60 FP2 which means we'll have native support for YouTube videos, YIPPEE!


    Nokia S60 FP2
    Nokia S60 FP2
    Nokia S60 FP2
    Nokia S60 FP2
    Nokia S60 FP2
    Nokia S60 FP2
    Nokia S60 FP2
    Hmmm, 5710, are you for real or simply a renamed bluetooth device's name?

    First Ever Actual Image Of Sony Ericsson P5i?!

    Tired of great photoshoped images by Sony Ericsson fans around? Fret no more, coz (according to my sources) below is the REAL phone and how the upcoming Sony Ericsson P5i shall look like!

    If all the unofficial specs in the blogosphere have some leaked official features of the genuine Sony Ericsson P5i, Apple iPhone's next rival should be boasting:

    • 160MB built-in memory
    • 360Mhz processor
    • microSD/memoryStick slot
    • Symbian 9.1 (UIQ3.2 or 4?)
    • 2.8" screen with 640 x 480 pixels and a completely new touchscreen UserInterface
    • 5Mpx auto-focus camera with flash
    • GPS, WiFi and HSUPA connectivity

    Sony Ericsson P5i

    GPS Module For Apple iPhone

    Details of GPS Module for Apple iPhone:

    • Channels: 16
    • Update Rate: 1 sample / second
    • Acquisition Time: Hot: 4 Seconds, Cold: 45 seconds, Indoor: A long time
    • Serial Output: 1 Serial, 1 USB
    • Position Accuracy: 2.5m
    • Protocol Support: NMEA 0183 ver 2.3
    • Iphone Software: Requires Jail Broken Phone (tested on firmware version 1.1.2)
    • Software will be open source/community based




    The GPS module will be available from February 2008. More details here.

    Mobile Detective Adventure Begins On N-Gage

    Meet the world's first mobile detective with Dirk Spanner and the Fallen Idol

    Espoo, Finland - Hollywood's classic Film Noir world creates an atmospheric backdrop for this story-driven detective game. Dirk Spanner and the Fallen Idol by Nokia Games Publishing brings classic detective gaming onto mobile devices with unique twists and turns around every corner.

    Set in the stylish, yet seedy fictional city of New Haven, Dirk Spanner and the Fallen Idol comes to life through its comic book ambiance. Gripping yet funny stories of conflicts, romance and deception with plenty of movie stars, rip-offs, double-crosses, wigs and moustaches make this an entertaining game that will engage novices through to the most experienced game players.

    "Dirk Spanner and the Fallen Idol will re-introduce the long forgotten detective game genre for mobile devices," said Dr Mark Ollila, Director of Technology and Strategy and Head of Games Publishing, Nokia. "With the combination of stunning visuals and enthralling storylines, players cannot help but be spellbound by this game."

    Featuring Dirk as the lead private eye, players are propelled into mysterious adventures, battling an array of femme fatales and gangsters. From solving the mystery of a stolen statue and a brutal murder, to uncovering the case of an accidental penguin-related death, Dirk will not rest until the case is solved.

    Players guide Dirk through mysterious assignments using the unique one-button, camera-based controls, giving players an intuitive way of exploring the city of New Haven. A jazzy soundtrack helps set the mood for each stage of the game.

    Dirk Spanner and the Fallen Idol is expected to be available in the first half of 2008.


    About N-Gage

    N-Gage is a made-for-mobile games service available in compatible Nokia Nseries and other S60 3rd Edition devices from Nokia. N-Gage makes it easy to find, try, buy, play and manage high-quality mobile games as well as connect to friends and other players in the N-Gage Arena, Nokia's mobile gaming community. Nokia is working with the world's leading publishers to deliver a broad portfolio of games. www.n-gage.com

    via [Press release]

    Saturday, 15 December 2007

    Apple iPhone Can Now Record Short Video Clips

    You may download the application that will enable your iPhone to record short clips here.



    All Black Nokia N82

    Nokia N82

    Looks like an official set of press release photos! One word - stunning!


    Nokia N82 Technical Specs:

    • System: WCDMA2100 (HSDPA), EGSM900, GSM850/1800/1900 MHz (EGPRS)
    • User Interface: S60 3rd Edition
    • Dimensions: 112 x 50.2 x 17.3 mm(L x W x H) • Weight:114 g
    • Display: 2.4 inch QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) with up to 16.7 million colors
    • Battery: Nokia Battery BP-6MT, 1050 mAh
    • Memory: Up to 100MB internal dynamic memory and 2GB microSD memory card in standard sales package


    Main Camera

    • Image capture: Up to 5 megapixels (2592 x 1944) JPEG/EXIF (16.7 million/24-bit color)
    • Video capture: MPEG-4 VGA (640 x 480) at up to 30 fps (16.7 million/24-bit color)
    • Video playback: MPEG4 VGA @ up to 30 fps, AVC CIF @ up to 30 fps, RealVideoQCIF @ up to 30 fps scaled to QVGA on device, or VGA in TV-out mode
    • Sensor: 1/2.5”, CMOS 5 megapixels
    • F number/Apert.:F2.8
    • Focal length: 5.6 mm (35 mm equivalent)
    • Focus range: 10 cm to infinity
    • Shutter: Mechanical
    • Close-up mode: 10 to 50 cm
    • Digital zoom: Up to 20x (still image), 10x (video)
    • Flash: Xenon flash

    Operating Times

    • Talk time: Up to 260 min (GSM), 190 min (WCDMA)
    • Standby time: Up to 225 hrs (GSM), 210 hrs (WCDMA)
    • Still images: Up to 290 pictures (with flash)
    • Video capture: Up to 110 min (VGA, 30fps)
    • Video playback: Up to 200 min (VGA, 30fps)
    • Music playback: Up to 10 hours (offline mode)
    • Video call: Up to 120 mins


    Connectivity & Data Services

    • WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g with UPnP support
    • Micro-USB with USB 2.0 Full Speed
    • 3.5mm stereo headphone plug (Nokia AV Connector 3.5mm) and TV out support (PAL/NTSC)
    • Bluetooth wireless technology 2.0 with A2DP stereo audio

    Nokia XpressMusic TV Commercial

    Have you seen this TV ad yet? Well if you haven't and a big fan of Nokia's XpressMusic line, here's a dose for ya! It shows the new Nokia 5310 and the best Symbian XpressMusic smartphone to date, Nokia 5700 Transformers Edition.



    By the way, the guy in that commercial kinda like reminds me of my current hairstyle.. Though we definitely do not share the same height, i'm tad taller IMHO lol! Hehe.

    YTPlayer - YouTube Player For Your Mobile!

    YTPlayer is a beta version of a YouTube's video player.

    Before using it you need to install the FlashLite 3 Player on your phone.

    This version is only for testing purpose, it load and stream videos from YouTube. Choose a video by using the joypad.




    What to expect in the next versions:
    • Allow multiple words for search (in this beta you can enter only one word)
    • Add controls (play, pause, rewind)
    • Allow returning to video menu selection (now you have to re-open the file)
    • Add more services (dailymotion, google video...)
    • Improve the audio/video synchronization
    • Make it work in portrait and landscape modes (now it's optimized only for landscape orientation)
    • And a lot other things..

    Motorola A1600 Moto Ming 2

    Motorola A1600 Moto Ming 2 Specifications:

    • Quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    • GPRS
    • better CPU (compared to older Ming)
    • Linux OS
    • 3.2Mpx AF camera with LED flash
    • WLAN
    • A-GPS
    • 17.5 mm thin
    • Talking dictionary
    • 3 built-in games (skiing, bowling and racing 3D games)

    Moto Ming 2

    UPDATE

    According to DigiTimes, Motorola A1600 Moto Ming 2 is due out by 2Q 2008!

    Creebies Your Virtual Pet Find Their Way Onto N-Gage

    Espoo, Finland - Nokia now offers a world of virtual pet-care so your pet is never left alone again. Creebies, available through the N-Gage mobile games service, gives each player their own 3D Creebi to care for, entertain, feed and even breed!

    Supplied with a trailer and some virtual cash, you can customize your new friend and home with various accessories. Soon, the 3D pet will take on its own personality and appearance based on the attention it receives. With care, the pet will grow and become more independent. However, make sure to keep an eye on its individual health meters, which will let you know when its hungry or feeling ill.

    "Nokia Games Publishing has brought a quirky game to N-Gage that appeal to all ages," said Dr Mark Ollila, Director of Technology and Strategy and Head of Games Publishing, Nokia. "With Creebies anyone can have the pleasure of owning a pet without the trouble of cleaning up the mess."

    Your Creebi can also interact with other Creebies via Bluetooth technology - for instance, they can play games together or even breed. Players can show off their newborns to others or send them to new homes through the Adoption Center in the N-Gage Arena.
    Creebies is expected to be available in early 2008.



    via: [Press release]

    Sunday, 9 December 2007

    Nokia E90 Quaked!

    Right after N95, Quake's latest victim is the business minded E90. No excuses LOL! Gee, I love that widescreen view..

    iPhone Watch This - Nokia N800 With Yer UI

    Wow! Non-proprietary OSs really are amazing guys, look at how Nokia N800 imitates iPhone's great user interface with its Linux OS based on Maemo!

    Hands-On Nokia 8800 Arte & 7900 Prism

    Guys, check out Nokia's newest offerings in their luxury line. Unlike its predecessors, Nokia 8800 Arte not only gives you that luxurious and exclusivity feel and look but also some pretty good high-tech features like 3.15mpx auto-focus camera, 1GB internal memory and 3G connectivity! Whilst 7900 Prism only boasts a 2Mpx camera, FM radio and 1GB internal memory too. Both phones features the new OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) QVGA screens which is said to help increase battery life. Unfortunately, these phones have no memory card slots.

    Video Preview Of Windows Mobile 6.1

    Whoa! Take a peak at Bill Gates' latest mobile platform Windows Mobile 6.1 has to offer.

    Philippines' First Dual-Sim 3G Phone - Verzio

    Verzio, a regional 3C (computing, communications, consumer electronics) brand head-quartered in Singapore, is launching Duplii – the world's first 3G tri-band, dual-SIM handset in the Philippines.

    Its other model, Twinn is the world's first EDGE / E-GPRS tri-band dual SIM handset.

    Equipped with 3G and tri-band capabilities, the Duplii enables video calls and conferencing, high-speed data access and multimedia streaming, allowing anyone to roam around the world even in countries such as the United States and Japan.

    Duplii also boasts having the combination of QualComm and Philips NXP processors, which are long-life platforms designed for minimal power consumption.

    It comes with an FM radio and a two-megapixel camera, contrary to usual interpolated lens sensors. The handset is further capable of PC Sync, allowing full data synchronization, including contacts.

    Besides its EDGE / E-GPRS and tri-band features, the Twinn is the first dual-SIM slider phone in the market. It is also compact in size and offers touch-screen functionality. It has a 1.3-megapixel camera, and uses a Philips NXP processor.


    Verzio
    Chris Uyco, vice president and general manager of Haldane Phils., said Verzio handset users can now enjoy the convenience of transferring their complete contact list via PC Sync or “send / receive all contacts” via Bluetooth.

    Both models can each contain 1,000 names and up to 3,000 numbers.

    Haldane Phils. is the authorized distributor of Verzio products, along with O2, Sony Ericsson, Canon, BenQ and Siemens, in the Philippines.

    Duplii and Twinn models come from the same manufacturer of the top two mobile phone brands. Likewise, both are registered with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

    After-sales support will be provided by Haldane Philippines. and Stanmore Distributions, a Sony distributor in the Philippines.

    Verzio is the first regional 3C brand with majority interests owned by a Filipino holdings company.

    Video: S60 Touch

    Here's a little more about Nokia's S60 Touch interface.

    Samsung F250 Stylish Budget Music Slider Unveiled

    Samsung F250Specifications:

    - GSM 900/1800/1900 MHZ/EDGE
    - 1.3Mpx camera
    - 2" 128 x 160 65Kcolor TFT display
    - OMA DRM and WMDRM (MTP)
    - FM radio
    - Bluetooth 2.0 (A2DP)
    - USB 2.0
    - built in 20 MB internal memory
    - microSD support (up to 2 GB)
    - 800 mAh battery
    - measures 94 x 46 x17.5 mm
    - weighs 96 grams
    - stylish slider with brushed metal and mirror front
    - dedicated media player keys

    Samsung F250 will be available early next year with a suggested retail price of 180 Euros.

    Tuesday, 4 December 2007

    Nokia WH-700 & WH-600 Stereo Headsets Announced

    Nokia serves up stereo headsets with a side order of tunes

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands - The Nokia World event rocked today with the unveiling of new accessories to jazz up your music selections. These two new stereo headsets command superb stereo sound without compromising on comfort and style - meet the Nokia Stereo Headset WH-700 and Nokia Stereo Headset WH-600.

    Designed for your life on the move, these headsets give you the enjoyment of premium audio quality in the choice of two ergonomically different forms. The seamless changeover between calls and music means using these headsets is a hassle-free pleasure. Your music will stop when a call comes through, and pick up right where you left off when you're done talking.

    Subtley stylish, the Nokia Stereo Headset WH-700 fits comfortably in the ear with the option of three different ear cups, reverberating your favorite tunes with exquisite audio. This headset complements a lifestyle on the move, with its lightweight design and easy call management and volume control. Widely compatible thanks to the inclusive adapter for standard 3.5 mm connectors, the Nokia Stereo Headset WH-700 is the new best friend of any music lover.


    WH-700

    The Nokia Stereo Headset WH-600 is a comfortable headband style alternative for music fans on the go. Drown out all the excess noise with this on-the-ear headset, and talk when you want with easy call management and volume control. Just like its friend, the Nokia Stereo Headset WH-600 has a wide range of compatibility with its adapter for standard 3.5mm connectors.

    WH-600
    Glam up your tunes with these headsets at a store near you - they are expected to be available globally in January 2008. The Nokia Stereo Headset WH-600 will cost an estimated 65 EUR without taxes, and the Nokia Stereo Headset WH-700 will cost an estimated 50 EUR without taxes.

    [via: Press release]

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Coming To N-Gage!

    THQ Wireless, Lucasfilm Ltd., and LucasArts to bring Star Wars: The Force Unleashed(TM) to N-Gage


    Espoo, Finland - Nokia, THQ Wireless, Lucasfilm, and LucasArts today revealed that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is coming to N-Gage, Nokia's next generation mobile gaming platform in 2008.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The game's expansive story is set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

    The mobile version of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is in development by THQ's Finland-based studio, Universomo. Using Cell Weaver(TM) technology, the game lets the player harness the Force while assisting Darth Vader in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi - and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Mobile game provides players with unique community features, including tournaments, score uploads and downloadable content, through N-Gage Arena services.

    Star Wars coming to N-Gage
    "We're proud to be able to deliver the next chapter in the Star Wars saga on the N-Gage platform," said Gregg Sauter, Director, Publishing, Nokia. "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Mobile game will take advantage of the N-Gage platform's robust native development environment to provide the ultimate mobile gaming experience, including powerful graphics, connectivity and community elements."

    "THQ Wireless is dedicated to creating an awesome mobile Star Wars experience that delivers on the concept of unleashing the Force. The N-Gage platform makes it possible for us to release a rich mobile gaming experience to entertain as wide an audience as possible on N-Gage compatible devices," said Adam Comisky, vice president of THQ Wireless.

    "The launch of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be a major entertainment event in 2008, and bringing the game to the N-Gage mobile gaming platform is a big part of that because it means that millions of people around the world will be able to access the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed world right in the palm of their hand," said Howard Roffman, President of Lucas Licensing.

    [via: Press release]

    Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Video Review

    Have you seen this phone in flesh yet? If you wanted to but never had the chance lately, check out this video. The Nokia 5610 is one of the latest offerings from Nokia under the XpressMusic branding, it boasts a 3.2mpx auto-focus camera with dual LED flash and so far, best music player present on S40 platform. Regrettably, it does not have a 3.5mm audio jack built-in like what its smaller brother 5310 XpressMusic have.


    Nokia Patents New Slider Camera Phone That Twists!

    Whoa! Just like the first camera focused N90 where we can rotate or twist its camera barrel and hey, this upcoming phone from Nokia comes in a slide form factor at the same time, how cool is that guys and gals! Not only that, judging by the way it looks, the camera flash seems to be hidden under the hood which can be revealed by pulling the body upwards! I suspect a better video recording than N95, xenon flash and at least 3x optical zoom here. More to the point, pay attention on the 8 or 6Mpx etched right below its camera module, hmmm..

    Nokia Patent

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