Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Coral-200: A Solar Powered Phone for the Masses

Just last week we brought you news of the Blue-Earth, Samsung’s new solar powered touch phone. Well, it turns out that they are not the only company with solar dreams. Chinese mobile manufacturer ZTE recently revealed the Coral-200, a solar-powered handset with one very unique characteristic that sets it apart from its competitor: it will only cost 40 dollars!

Coral-200 Solar Phone

Coral-200 Solar Phone

Coral-200 Solar Phone

Using technology from Dutch-based innovation, ZTE have created a relatively basic solar phone that promises to bring mobile phones to all those that do not have access to regular power. The slick solar phone provides about 15 minutes of talk time for every hour of sunlight, and will be available at a pretty incredible price point.

ZTE is hoping to leverage the Coral-200’s low cost to distribute this phone to the 2 billion people that do not have regular access to the grid. To do so, they have partnered with Digicel, a network provider that works in emerging markets and already provides solar powered chargers in some countries. The phone officialy launches in June.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Review

With the X10 Sony Ericsson have gone from zero to hundred in a split second. While they may know their way around high-end devices, pulling off an undertaking such as the XPERIA X10 must have been a special challenge. And they have yet to get to the finish.

Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 at a glance:

  • General: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 900/1900/2100 MHz, HSDPA, HSUPA

  • Form factor: Touchscreen bar phone

  • Dimensions: 119 x 63 x 13 mm, 135 g

  • Display: 4" 262K-color TFT capacitive touchscreen, 854 x 480 pixels

  • Platform: Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon 1 GHz processor

  • OS: Android 1.6 (Donut)

  • Memory: 1GB storage, 256MB RAM, microSD card slot, 8GB card included in the retail box

  • Camera: 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash and face detection

  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, standard microUSB port, GPS receiver with A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack

  • Misc: Sony Ericsson custom social networking and media UI, built-in accelerometer

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sony Ericsson C901 Review - Cyber Shot Reloaded

Sony Ericsson C901 is just another 5-megapixel cameraphone.
Be it for the simple reason that the C901 is one of the few handsets out there sporting a Xenon flash. And the one on the C901 is special enough to help it stand above the crowd of cameraphones.

Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson

Key features

  • Xenon and LED flash equipped 5-megapixel cameraphone, videocalling
  • Lots of dedicated camera controls
  • Active camera cover
  • Quad-band GSM support
  • 3G with HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
  • 2.2" 256K-color display of QVGA resolution
  • Accelerometer for screen auto-rotation
  • 110 MB of internal memory, M2 expansion (up to 8GB)
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Motion-based games
  • Multi-tasking and task manager
  • Smart dialing

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nokia X6, X3 phones pioneer new Xseries line

The once rumored Nokia Xseries is now official as Nokia has just announced two devices to spearhead this new range of phones: the Nokia X6 and the X3.



The Nokia X6 is their latest full-touchscreen device that features 3.2-inch display, Carl Zeiss equipped 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, WiFi, Bluetooth, TV-out, on-device video editing tools, A-GPS, Ovi Maps, full web browser with Flash Lite support, 32GB memory, and an astounding 35 hours music playback battery life. Unlike their previous touchscreen phones such as the 5800XM and 5530XM, the Nokia X6 is definitely much slimmer measuring a mere 0.55-inches thin. It’s due in Q4 with a price of 459 Euros (around $652) excluding tax and subsidies.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

HTC Magic Vodafone Review

A cool looking touchscreen carrying a new mobile OS was enough to get the attention of even the most hardened of them techies last time we checked. Fair enough, the HTC Magic isn't groundbreaking but the Cupcake-ful of changes it brings, promise a whole new experience.

HTC Magic Review

HTC Magic Smartphone review - Google Maps

When opening the menu, you will find a large number of icons. In addition to the standard functions, such as settings and gallery, also Google applications such as Google Maps, Google Talk, Gmail and YouTube can be found. Google Maps lets you find a location and, if wanted, provides directions on the screen.

HTC Magic Review

HTC Magic Review

HTC Magic Review

Key features

  • Android OS v1.5 Cupcake

  • 3.2" capacitive touchscreen of HVGA resolution

  • Qualcomm MSM 7201A 528 MHz CPU, 192/288 MB RAM

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support

  • 3G with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA 2Mbps

  • 3.15 megapixel autofocus camera

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g

  • GPS

  • Trackball navigation

  • Accelerometer sensor

  • Digital compass

  • Compact and stylish body

Main disadvantages

  • No video-call camera

  • No Flash support in the web browser

  • No file transfers over Bluetooth

  • No FM radio

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Black Berry Storm 9500 Review

It's not everyday that you see a BlackBerry review on our homepage but it's not like RIM routinely churn out devices like the Storm either. Messaging is still the legendary name but… well… touchscreen is the game. Keeping the business appeal of its siblings, the 9500 Storm sure stands out in the Berry crowd. But it also tries to set itself apart from the other touchscreens by promising a whole new touch experience.

Key features:

  • 3.25" 65K-color capacitive touchscreen of 360 x 480 pixel resolution

  • A new touchscreen experience thanks to SurePress screen

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 2100 MHz 3G with HSDPA support

  • 3.15 MP autofocus camera, LED flash

  • BlackBerry OS 4.7

  • Qualcomm MSM7600 528 MHz CPU, 128 MB RAM

  • Built-in GPS and BlackBerry maps preloaded

  • 1 GB internal storage

  • Hot-swappable microSD card slot, ships with an 8GB card

  • Landscape virtual QWERTY keyboard goes as close to hardware keys as we have seen

  • Great build quality

  • Solid looks

  • 3.5mm standard audio jack

  • Bluetooth and USB v2.0

  • Really nice web browser

  • Document editor

  • Excellent audio quality

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sony Ericsson W995 Review

W995 they're just the perfect background for the unprecedented blend of music and imaging. The Cyber-shot line is graciously lending its 8 megapixel triumph, while the music dowry includes the latest Walkman 4.0 player, with all the bare Walkman necessities such as Shake control and SensMe. And there's more to make it even sweeter. We called it a marriage and Sony Ericsson have taken due care of the wedding presents. We don't know what else to call the kickstand and the on-board 3.5 mm audio jack.

Key Features:

  • Brushed metal body parts

  • Quad-band GSM, dual-band HSDPA

  • 2.6" 256K-color TFT display of QVGA resolution

  • 8.1 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection

  • WQVGA video recording at 30fps

  • Built-in GPS with A-GPS functionality

  • Wi-Fi with DLNA support

  • Bluetooth (with A2DP) and USB v2.0

  • Accelerometer sensor

  • 118MB of internal memory and M2 memory expansion (8GB card included)

  • Stereo speakers

  • 3.5 mm audio jack

  • Kickstand

  • Walkman 4.0 music player with Shake control and

  • FM radio with RDS

  • Multi-tasking support

  • Smart dialing

  • Comfortable keypad, nice sliding mechanism

Monday, March 16, 2009

Usa Virgin Mobile Phone Ocean 2 Comes Into Focus

More complete details of the Ocean 2 for Virgin Mobile’s Helio service have finally emerged. The dual-slider offers many of the same features that the original Ocean carried. It runs EV-DO for 3G and also has stereo Bluetooth and GPS. The D-pad is an optical mouse that lets users scroll quickly through menus and content. The Ocean 2’s display measures 2.6 inches with QVGA resolution, and automatically rotates between landscape and portrait mode when the phone is opened.

The Ocean 2 has a 2 megapixel camera with video capture, and a full HTML browser with visual tabbing and a mini map. It is pre-loaded with many of Helio’s signature services, including Buddy Beacon and HelioUp. It supports Microsoft Exchange and POP3 email accounts. It is slightly thinner than the original Ocean. It will be boxed with a 512MB
microSD card, but supports cards up to 2GB. It also has a 3.5mm headset jack. Pricing was not immediately disclosed.

Related Articles

Find Cell Phone Owner

Mobile Video Converter

Most Expensive Mobile Phones

Monday, February 16, 2009

Samsung’s Blue Earth

Samsung announced the Blue Earth, an environmentally-minded phone made from recycled materials that can use solar power to charge the battery. The solar cells are built into the back of the phone. The Blue Earth, which was designed to resemble a pebble, has a touch screen and custom-made user interface for input. It can go into a low-power “Eco-mode”, has a built in pedometer, and will let users know how they are reducing CO2 emissions by walking rather than driving. Its charger has a 5-star energy efficiency rating and draw very little power.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Nokia 5800 Express Music

It's touchscreen o'clock for Nokia and the stage is set for the 5800 XpressMusic. Go ahead and touch it.

Now, it's technically not the first time Nokia get their hands dirty with touch screens, but it sure feels they really mean business this time. The smart platform with the most influential touch receives its first trial by touch. Being the first device running Series 60 5th alone is enough for the 5800 to be remembered by.

Key features:

  • 3.2" 16M-color TFT LCD 16:9 touchscreen display (360 x 640

  • Symbian S60 5th edition

  • ARM 11 369 MHz CPU, 128 MB of SDRAM memory

  • 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash

  • VGA video recording at 30fps

  • Dual-band 3G with HSDPA support

  • Quad-band GSM support

  • Wi-Fi

  • Capable GPS receiver and Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch

  • microSD card memory expansion, ships with an 8GB card

  • TV out

  • FM radio with RDS

  • Bluetooth and USB v2.0

  • 3.5mm standard audio jack

  • Excellent audio quality

  • Landscape on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboard

  • Proximity sensor for screen auto turn-off

  • Accelerometer sensor for automatic UI rotation and
    motion-based gaming

  • Rich retail package

  • Affordable price

  • Office document viewer

  • OVI and MySpace integration (direct image and video


Related Posts with Thumbnails