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New Specs Revealed On The LG Panther GW910

LG Panther

The LG Panther has been unveiled a few months ago but with so little information about its features. Until now we knew only that it has a slide out QWERTY keyboard and runs Windows Mobile 7. Now, new information about its technical characteristics has been released.

The LG Panther GW910 is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and has a 3.5″ pixel AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The 5 megapixel camera has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels and features autofocus, LED flash and face and smile recognition. In video mode, it is capable of recording 720p HD video.

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The Nokia N8 Will Be Available Through Vodafone UK By August 2010

Nokia N8

Vodafone has announced that they will start shipping the Nokia N8 smartphone in August 2010.

The handset features a  3.5 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels. It has 256MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 16GB internal memory and a microSD card slot for up to 32GB memory card.

The camera features a 12 megapixel lens with Carl Zeiss optics and a maximum resolution of 4000×3000 pixels. It also has Xenon flash and autofocus capability. In video mode, it can record at 720p with 25Fps.

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Altek To Launch 14 Megapixel Camera Phone

Altek Leo

Altek has developed a new camera phone which features an impressive camera lens. Called the Altek Leo 3.5G, the handset has been presented as a smartphone and comes with a 14 megapixel CCD sensor.

Even if technical specs haven’t been made public yet, we know that the cameraphone is capable of shooting in HD, it has LED flash for video mode and Xenon flash for picture mode and 3x optical zoom.

The smartphone’s other features include WiFi and 3G connectivity with HSPDA support and it seems it will be running a version of Google’s Android OS. Altek said that they will release more information on the Altek Leo 3.5G at CommunicAsia 2010 event which takes place in June.

Via GSM-A

Samsung Wave Now Available in Europe

Samsung Wave

Samsung has announced that the first handset to run their new Bada OS has become available today in Europe. Presented at Mobile World Congress 2010, the new Samsung Wave is now available in the UK, France, Germany and other countries.

The smartphone features 3.3 inches super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and 16M colors. It comes with 2GB or 8GB of internal memory and it also has a microSD card slot for up to a 32GB memory card.

The camera is great and features a 5MP lens with 2592 x 1944p resolution, autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection. In video mode it can record at 30Fps with continuous autofocus. The phone also has a secondary camera for video calls.

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HTC Smartphones to Receive Android 2.2 Update This Year

HTC Android

HTC, one of the most important manufacturers of Google Android smartphones, has announced that a large number of their handsets will receive Google’s latest version of OS, the Android 2.2.

An official from HTC said : “We are working closely with Google and our other partners to ensure we have the earliest access to everything we need to provide a complete and solid Sense experience on Froyo” es It is possible to see Android 2.2 on smartphones by the end of 2010 and HTC says that the smartphones that have been released this year will have priority.

Most likely we will see the Android 2.2 on smartphones like HTC Wildfire, HTC Hero, HTC Desire and HTC Legend.

Virgin Media and T-Mobile to Sell HTC Wildfire in June 2010

HTC Wildfire

After Virgin Media announced yesterday that it will start shipping the HTC Wildfire in June, another mobile network in the UK, T-Mobile, announces that they will also sell the handset from 14th of June 2010.

The HTC Wildfire handset will bring social networking to its users and comes with social apps like Facebook and Twitter. The device can be the best choice for you also for its features. It has a 3.2 inch capacitive QVGA touchscreen display with accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate and proximity sensor for auto turn-off.

The 5MP camera has a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and features autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging and smile recognition.

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Android 2.1 Update for Motorola MILESTONE, Available in the UK

Motorola Milestone

Motorola has released the Android 2.1 update for those in the UK who own a Motorola MILESTONE smartphone.

Motorola made the official announcement on their Facebook page and the update is available for download at their site.

On this page you will also find information about the minimum requirements of your PC in order to download and install the update, such as a 400Mhz processor, 256MB of RAM or 250MB of available hard disk space and, since we find ourselves in the 21th century, it shouldn’t be a problem with that.

Just go there, download and install the update and you will get a bunch of new features for your smartphone.

HTC Hero Ready For Android 2.1 Update

HTC Hero

HTC has announced that the HTC Hero will receive a ROM upgrade on April 16th.

The upgrade they are talking about is actually an OS update to Android 2.1 and it will be released on handsets with the following ROMs : Nordic/Greek/RUS/UKR/SA.

This update is probably included in the HTC Android 2.1 upgrade program which was announced not long ago and where the HTC company plans on updating all their Android-based handsets to Android 2.1

Via Gsmdome

Samsung Omnia II Sales Reach 600,000 In South Korea

Samsung Omnia II

Believe it or not, in a world where the financial crisis seems to never end, Samsung has announced that Omnia II sales reached 600,000 in a few months, and this only for South Korea, with an average of 100,000 unites per month.

We should remind you some features of the Samsung Omnia II. The smartphone features a 3.7-inch AMOLED touch screen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, a 800MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, 2/8/16 GB of internal storage and microSD card slot for up to 32GB additional memory, 5MP camera with Geo-tagging, face and smile recognition, mobile blogging, autofocus and dual LED flash. (more…)

Motorola MILESTONE To Receive Android 2.1 OTA Update

Motorola Milestone Smartphone

The Motorola MILESTONE is ready to receive the Android 2.1 OTA update. The process takes very short time and requires a reboot after installation.

Some of the new features coming with the update include live wallpapers, 9 home screen panels, Quick Office, new Camera and Facebook applications. Also, the update brings some speed enhancements to the smartphone and a new interface that will make it easier and safer to tap the screen when you select the Driving (in car) profile.

Via GadgetVenue