Sunday, February 15, 2009

Samsung Acme i9810 will run Symbian S60

If it seems like it was only yesterday that we first heard of the Samsung Acme i9810, it’s because it was. Less than 24 hours after a grainy spy shot of the unannounced handset was reveal, someone has followed up with some proper shots.

We already know from yesterday’s leak that the Acme would boast an 8 megapixel camera, GPS, HDMI output, WiFi, DivX and DNLA, and come in 8GB and 16GB flavors - but what OS would fuel those oh-so-impressive innards. Would it be Android? Windows Mobile? Nope! From these shots that DailyMobile.SE dug up, it’s quite apparent that the Acme will be running Symbian S60

All of this stuff flying out of the woodworks, and Mobile World Congress is still a week and a half away. MWC is going to be madness this year.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Confirmed: LG will debut the LG Arena KM900 at Mobile World Congress

When word first got out of the LG Arena, we figured it was safe to say we could expect an official debut at Mobile World Congress - and it definitely was. LG has just pushed a previously unpublished shot of the KM900 (and its interface, which looks a whole lot less iPhone-y here than it did in previous shots) to their blog, saying nothing but “All will be revealed at Mobile World Congress… (Awful teases, aren’t we?!)”.

With alleged and likely legit specs already out (Tri-band radio, FM, aGPS, WiFi, 5MP camera, 3″ 800×480 touchscreen), we’re not quite sure exactly what else there is to be “revealed” - but hopefully the new interface packs something worth keeping secret until the big day in Barcelona.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Yet another Samsung phone leaks: the C6625


Jeez - at this point, saying something like “when it rains, it pours” would almost seem rude. The number of Samsung phones leaked prior to MWC has now leapt out of “countable on two hands” territory, with details of an 11th previously unheard of Samsung phone, the C6625, making their way onto the tubes.

Unlike all of the past leaks, this latest pre-announcement isn’t so much a “leak” as it is a slip-up. Mobile reseller Expansys pushed the product page live a bit early, and some eagle eye stumbled across it. Rockin’ a 2 megapixel camera, 2.6″ 320×240 screen, and a 2 megapixel camera, it’s looking a whole lot like a slightly higher spec’d Samsung Ace. It’s not available yet, but it looks like it’ll go for roughly $365 once it starts shipping.

Full specs after the jump.

Samsung C6625 Specs:

• Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard
• Dimensions:
- 113.6 x 63 x 11.6 mm
• Weight: 107.7g
• Battery:
- Talk Time: 420 mins
- Standby Time: 300 hrs
- Capacity: 1300 mAh
• Display:
- 320 x 240 pixels/2.6 inch
• Network:
- GSM: 900/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
- WCDMA: 2100 (Single-Band)
- HSDPA (3.6Mbps)
• Camera:
- 2 mega-pixels
- 4 x Digital Zoom
• Video:
- 25fps Video Recording (QVGA)
- Supported formats: MP4, 3GP, H.264 & WMV
- Video Streaming
• Music:
- Supported formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ & WMA
- FM Stereo Radio (RDS)
- Windows Media Player Sync
• Ringtones:
- Monophonic
- Polyphonic (64)
- MP3
• Messaging:
- SMS
- MMS (with video)
- E-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4, MS Exchange)
- Instant Messaging (MSN)
• Memory:
- Phone Book (unlimited)
- Dialled Calls (30)
- Missed Calls (30)
- Received Calls (30)
- 100MB (internal)
- microSDHC (external)
• Call Features:
- Hands Free
- Caller ID
• Connectivity:
- Bluetooth (2.0)
- GPRS Class 32
- HSDPA (3.6 Mbits)
• Navigation:
- AGPS
• Security:
- Remote Lock
- Device and memory card encryption
- Remote Wipe
• Features:
- Office Document Viewer (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
- PDF Document Viewer

Nokia N5800 XpressMusic Touchscreen - Nokia ‘Tube’ Specifications & Pricing Become Official


After a great deal of speculation, Nokia have officially detailed their new Nokia N5800 XpressMusic touchscreen cell phone – known as the Nokia Tube. Boasting a 3.2” 640×360 nHD resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio widescreen touchscreen display complete with tactile feedback, the Nokia Tube N5800 XpressMusic cell phone – which measures in at 111×51.7×15.5mm - comes with integrated 3.2 megapixel camera (complete with Carl Zeiss lens, autofocus, dual LED flash, 3x digital zoom and video capture capabilities up to 640×480 at 30fps) paired with a front mounted secondary camera allowing for video calling, an Alphanumeric and QWERTY keyboard (courtesy of the touchscreen) paired with handwriting recognition and, a ‘Dedicated Media Bar’ allowing for prompt access to the N5800’s image, video, music and web browsing features.

Set to become available in European HSDPA, North American HSDPA and GSM versions, additional highlights of what is, by anyone’s standards, a feature-packed handset, include integrated GPS, Wi-Fi and, of course, fully DAP (Digital Audio Player) functionality complete with Bass Boost, 8-band graphic equalizer, ‘stereo widening’ post processing and, for those determined to inflict their music tastes on others, built-in speakers. And, thanks to a bundled 8GB microSD card you shouldn’t find storage capacity to be a particular issue (and, just in case you do, you can always employ additional cards up to 16GB in capacity).Nokia’s Tube N5800 XpressMusic Touchscreen, which will be made available in black, blue or red and which is set to begin shipping this quarter, will set you back around $392 (roughly €284/£222 at the time of writing) for the unlocked version complete with the aforementioned 8GB microSD card.

Further detailed information and specifications can be attained via the now live Nokia Tube N5800 XpressMusic official site.