Posts Tagged ‘Phone’

Nokia N8 Replica Already on the Market, in China

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The Nokia N8 hasn’t even been launched yet, and the Chinese have already launched a 1:1 replica. These guys sure work fast.

But, like most Shanzhai, the Chinese N8 doesn’t come close to the original, as far as technical specifications are concerned. It has a 3.2 touchscreen with a 240×400 inch resolution, WAP, GPRS, FM radio, Bluetooth, webcam and Java support. Battery life ranges between 3 and 5 hours of talk time and 8 to 12 days, in stand-by mode.

But the N8 replica has no WIFI, 3G, Symbian OS, and we can’t even mention the 12 megapixel Carl Zeiss sensor. The 75 euro price tag seems pretty reasonable, and accessories are even cheaper: 3 euro for a second battery, 2 euro for a 4 Gb SD card, and 6 euro for a Bluetooth headset. Still, judging by its features, I’m not sure it’s worth it.

Check out more photos of the N8 replica, after the break.

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Philips Xenium X312 Has a One Month Battery Life

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Stop rubbing your eyes, silly, they’re not playing tricks on you. The Philips Xenium X312 mobile phone really keeps you talking for one whole month.

Philips’ Xenium series really follows a simple and effective pattern. Get all the basic features on the device, then concentrate on the one thing that makes it special. In this case, it’s the battery life, and the Dutch tech giant really outdid itself once again. Xenium X312 promises up to one month of battery life, in stand-by mode.

Other specs don’t really match up to today’s hot mobile devices, but they’re satisfying, if you’re not a phone geek. The Philips Xenium X312 has a modest QVGA display, FM Radio, Bluetooth, a 2 megapixel camera and microSD card slot.

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Desk Phone Dock Turns Your iPhone into a Landline

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If you don’t have a landline anymore, but hate using your mobile phone at home, the Desk Phone Dock turns your iPhone into a landline.

Complete with a handset and everything, the Desk Phone Dock accommodates your Apple handheld, and charges it and syncs it at the same time. You can use it as a speakerphone for the iPhone, and it even features a volume/mute button.

If you’re already dreaming about having a landline again, you’ll have to be a bit more patient, as the Desk Phone Dock will first be presented at China Sourcing Fair, next month.

Acer announces beTouch E110 Android Powered Smartphone

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Following the success of its Liquid handheld, Acer follows up with another interesting Google Android powered smartphone, the beTouch E110.

As the name suggests, the E110 is a touchscreen device, but unlike its popular predecessor, this is an entry-level phone. Still, the Korean manufacturer has equipped it with everything it needs to suit user needs.

The Acer beTouch E110 is equipped with a 416MHz Qualcomm 7227 processor and runs on 512 Mb ROM and 256 Mb RAM that assure every task is handled seamlessly. It features a 3.2 megapixel camera and an impressive 2.8 inch display. Running Android 1.5, the Acer beTouch E110 can be used, among other things, as a navigation device, thanks to the built-in GPS module.

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Alcatel OT-808 Scores Points on Design

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Unlike most other mobile manufacturers, Alcatel hasn’t exactly been flooding the market with top-of-the-line devices, at least not for a while now. But the design of the OT-808 proves the company might be considering jumping on the smartphone bandwagon.

It might not have the latest features you’re used to, but the Alcatel OT-808 definitely has an interesting design, most uncommon to entry-level handhelds. Its clamshell shape hides a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.4 inch QVGA display that give the OT-808 a ‘netbook look and feel’.

Other features of the Alcatel OT-808 include an external 1.1 inch OLED display, a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0, Opera Mini browser, email, IM, social networking integration and dual-band GSM connectivity.

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Sharp Cordless Phone Comes with Integrated Photo Frame

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Sharp thought that you might enjoy seeing photos of your loved ones while you’re on the phone, so they’ve come up with a cordless phone that features a built-in digital photo frame.

The Sharp JD-4C1CW cordless phone has a 4.3 inch touchscreen that can be used to dial the desired number, in case you get tired of pressing the handset. It also acts as an alarm clock, status indicator, kitchen clock, and a digital photo frame. The JD-4C1CW only has 64 mb of storage space, and you can store the photos via SD/SDHC/Memory Stick or Memory Stick Pro.

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Nokia Ovi Orion Could Replace the N-Gage

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Upset because Nokia announced it wouldn’t go through with the touchscreen N-Gage it announced back in 2008? Oh, cheer up, things are looking up.

The guys at Recombu designed a new gaming phone Nokia should definitely look into, if they’re planning on re-launching their mobile-gaming division. Named the nokia Ovi Orion, this breathtaking concept features elements from both the Apple iPhone and the Sony PSP, with a couple of improvements.

Besides the PSP-like controls, touchscreen display, the Ovi Orion has a QWERTY keyboard on its backside, and a small, elegant texting display. It looks and sounds great in theory, but for the Orion to be a smash-hit, Nokia would have to equip it with killer CPU and GPU.

Whether Nokia will ever launch the Ovi Orion, or not, only time will tell. In the meantime check out some more photos and a video of the concept gaming phone, after the jump.

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Sweet Talk on the Coca-Cola Cup Phone

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If you needed any more proof that Coca-Cola is the world’s most powerful brand, have a look at this phone shaped like a Coca-Cola cup.

The coolest thing about this gadget is that it actually works. The digits are on the bottom of the cup, and you can see the mike and speaker somewhere on the side. Now the worst thing about the Coca-Cola Cup Phone is that it’s not a mobile, but a landline phone, so you won’t be able to take it everywhere with you. Of course, you probably couldn’t keep it in your pocket, but still, it would have been cooler as a cell-phone.

In case you’re wondering, no it doesn’t run on Coke, it needs an actual power-source.

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SonyEricsson Vivaz shoots HD videos with 8.1MP Camera

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The SonyEricsson Vivaz is a smartphone, also known as Kurara . The phone isn’t running on Android as you probably thought, but under Symbian S60 OS which I think is kinda old operating system for mobile phones. Then where is the piece of resistance? It’s the 8.1 MP camera, capable of shooting HD videos ( 720p ) and I’m sure you won’t see lots of mobile phones equipped with this. The camera also features image stabilization, geotagging, smile recognition and continuous autofocusing.

The SonyEricsson Vivaz will go on sale this quarter and the selling price will be between $670 and $750.

Via Gizmodo

AMD-Powered Xpphone Gets Offcial Price

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The much talked-about Xpphone, powered by an AMD computer processor, has finally gotten an official price and a series of new photos.

Info about the anticipated AMD phone has been slowly dripping over the last few months, but nothing had been revealed about the price. Well wonder no longer AMD fans, the Xpphone price has finally been revealed. UMPCportal reveals the upcoming smartphone will cost between 400-650 USD.

Powered by an AMD processor, the Xpphone will run Windows XP. Features include voice calling capabilities, 3G connectivity and a full QWERTY keyboard. It looks like the low-powered UMPC will be able to match today’s high-end smartphones.

No updates on availability, but you can see specs and more pics of the AMD Xpphone after the jump.

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LG’s First Android Smartphone : The GW620

LG GW620 Android Smartphone

The LG GW620 is the first Google Android-powered smartphone created by LG and it is now available in the UK. The smartphone features a 3-inch resistive touchscreen display, 5MP camera, full QWERTY slide-out keyboard, Wi-Fi connectivity, 150MB internal memory and microSD slot for memory cards up to 32 GB and it is running on Android 1.5.

LG’s Android-powered smartphone, the LG GW620, is available only in the UK for the moment, but will soon go on sale in other countries.

Via geekygadgets

Special Ops Quad Band Watch Phone

Special Ops Quad Band Watch Phone

The Special Ops Quad Band Watch Phone is a nice and practical mobile phone that you can wear on your wrist all the time. It comes with a 1.5-inch touchscreen LCD display, additional multimedia features, bluetooth and bluetooth headset. You can use it anywhere in the world because of its compatibility with the popular GSM band frequencies ( 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz ) and it is fully unlocked, so it will be compatible with any mobile phone network.

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Solar Powered Phone Concept

The idea of this concept is very simple : you can now go to the window to recharge your phone’s battery and not just for better signal reception. The phone has a solar panel on the back and you can stick it to the window in order to absorb solar power, which will recharge the battery.

Now, all you have to do is to hope that there will be no clouds on the sky.

Via YankoDesign

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