Posts Tagged ‘smartphones’

Google to Offer FREE Smartphones to Developers ?

Google Nexus One-and-Motorola Droid

Even if there is no celebration or holiday, Google is offering free Google Nexus One or Motorola Droid to developers. How come?

The deal is not so simple and free. The developers will receive the smartphones with only one condition : they need to create an application that reaches 3.5 star rating and downloaded at least 5,000 times. Rumors are saying that Google has already sent emails to developers in the US, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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Puma Launches Solar-Powered Puma Phone

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Puma is better known as a sportswear maker, but this time it’s teamed up with Sagem to produce a solar-powered smartphone known only as the Puma Phone.

This is pretty unexpected news, considering there haven’t been any announcements leading up to this moment. At first glance, the Puma Phone has a pretty interesting design, with a large touchscreen and a solar panel on the backside, that allows you to recharge the device when you don’t have where to plug it in.

Conceived by Sagem, the surprising handheld features a 2.8 inch QVGA TFT capacitive panel, a 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash and 6x digital zoom, GPS and A-GPS, a secondary VGA front camera and a compass.

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Cheaper 16 Gb Nokia X6 to Hit the Market

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Nokia probably realized its 32 Gb X6 smartphone was a little to expensive for most and launched a more affordable version of its handheld.

Launched in November of 2009, the 32 Gb Nokia X6 had a price tag of $676 and that didn’t really convince people to line up and buy it. So the Finnish giant came up with a cheaper, 16 Gb version of the X6.

Featuring the same 3.2 inch touchscreen as its 32 Gb twin, runs Symbian and comes in the same color variants: black, white, white with pink, and white with yellow. It doesn’t include the Nokia music service, but you can probably overlook that.

The 16 Gb Nokia X6 includes a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash and promises 18 days of stand-by time and 11.5 hours of continuous talk time. It also comes with the OVI maps navigation system and preinstalled games like Spore and Asphalt 4. (more…)

Sciphone N19 – The World’s Cheapest Android Smartphone

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Yes, we all wish smartphones were cheaper these days, but most of the time they get more features and an inflated price. But the Sciphone N19 really is a cheap Android-supporting smartphone.

Featuring the Android Operating System version 1.5, a 2.8-inch touchscreen LCD display, WI-FI, Bluetooth 2.0 and a whole lot of other useful functions, the Sciphone N19 sells for just $135. How’s that for a bargain? What, still not convinced? Take a look at the full list of features after the jump (more…)

Nokia Announced Free GPS Application for Smartphones

Nokia GPS Apps

Nokia is going to launch free turn-by-turn GPS application for smartphones. The navigation service will work with Nokia Ovi Maps which contain new versions of maps from all around the world in the following scheme : detailed maps for 100+ countries, detailed traffic info for more than 10 countries, walk and drive navigation with voice guidance for 74 countries, 46 languages.

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