Samsung Pixon 8 MP camera phone features

Samsung is rolling out a powerful touch-screen handset that may make carrying around a separate camera unnecessary.

The main features of the M8800 Pixon will be the 8-megapixel camera that comes with built-in dual LED flash, advanced shake reduction, face-detecting technology, and auto-focusing. The camera is also capable of recording high-quality video at 30 frames per second.

"Now everyone will be able to 'get their pics on' so much more quickly and easily. For the first time you will have a camera on your phone capable of delivering the quality of image of a regular digital camera," said Geesung Choi, president of Samsung's telecommunications business, in a statement.

While the Pixon should make for a good camera, it also sports attractive features for the mobile professional. The 3.2-inch touch screen has an accelerometer, and it can be used as an organizer and as a Microsoft Office document viewer.

For connectivity, the Pixon has 3G connectivity with a maximum download speed of 7.2 Mbps, as well as EDGE. These connections can be used to check e-mail, browse the Web with the HTML browser, or get news and weather with included widgets.

The handset also has a GPS chip for geo-tagging photos as well as assisted GPS, but the lack of Wi-Fi may turn some off. The Pixon also has Bluetooth capabilities, built-in hands-free, and the memory can be expanded up to 8 GB via a microSD slot.

The Pixon's no slouch in the multimedia department, as the large screen can be used to play a multitude of video formats, including DivX. There's also a digital music player, TV-out capability, virtual surround sound, and a build-in FM radio.

The handset measures 4.2 inches by 2.1 inches by 0.5 inches, and it weighs about 4.2 ounces. The company did not reveal pricing, but Samsung said the Pixon will be available in France in mid-October, and it will roll out to other markets shortly after.
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Nokia's rival phone to apple iphone named TUBE releasing soon


Nokia will unveil its first touchscreen smartphone this week, according to reports.

Apple, LG, Samsung and several smaller handset vendors have rolled out their own touchscreen phones over the last two years, while the first handset using Google's Android platform will also have a touchscreen. But so far, the world's top mobile phone maker, Nokia, has stuck with traditional screens.

According to Reuters, which cites industry sources, Nokia says will unveil its new phone, code-named "Tube",
on 2 October at an analyst event in London. A Nokia spokeswoman declined to comment, but the company confirmed in July that its touchscreen offering would come this year and be cheaper than rival models.

Further reports have also suggested the phone will feature GPS, Wi-Fi and an SD card expansion and run on Symbian S60.

"The phone is extremely important," says Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi. "We have been waiting for the market leader to respond to Apple's iPhone for a year and a half now. There is a lot of pressure on Nokia."

Milanesi notes the Finnish firm had a history of coming late to the market with innovations, and succeeding anyway.

"With 3G it was late, but it got it right. Nokia delivered and is the market leader. Nokia did it with slim phones, and it could do it with the touchscreen," she says.

Nokia has used touch screens before in its internet tablet product range, which are phone-like devices for web surfing but lack a calling function.

source:PcPro.co.uk
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Over 5 Million Downloads: cellity

With over five million downloads of its cell phone software, cellity continues to lead the way as one of the leading providers of mobile communication applications. Since its founding in October 2006, millions of cell phone users from across the globe have benefited from cellity's unique mobile software which features free text-messaging and mobile emails, low-cost calling, Instant Phone Conferencing and live twitter updates while on the go. The cellity user base comes from Asia (60%), Europe (25%), with the remaining 15% from other regions. The Hamburg-based company is also benefitting from the worldwide jump in mobile data traffic which has drawn attention to cellity's mobile software applications.

As online communication becomes more and more diverse and feature-rich, managing contact data has become more and more complex and time-consuming. Given these developments, cellity has announced that it will release its trailblazing addressbook 2.0 at the end of October, which will allow users of its cellity Communicator application to update contact data from various platforms on a single platform and easily begin communication with them. This new cellity product will clearly place the origin of all messaging-the contact details of - in the foreground.

"There are many different channels of communication in use today for staying in touch with friend and business partners, from your cell phone contact and Outlook all the way to Twitter and social network platforms," says Sarik Weber, Head of Marketing and co-founder of cellity AG adding that, "With addressbook 2.0, cellity users will always have the most recent details for all their contacts at any time, no matter where they are, whether on their cell phone or on our Web site, and, thanks to our service, can communicate directly with their fellows."

For more information, visit: http://www.cellity.com/preview

All cellity products can be used with any user's cell phone number and SIM card.

   
Cellity Communicator features at a glance

- mobile email: Send and receive emails from any email account, works
with any phone
- freeSMS: Send and receive text messages free anywhere in the world
- groupCALL: Easily make conference calls at competitive rates on your
cell phone
- worldCALL: Make international calls at low prices from anywhere in the
world
- remoteCALL: Redirect calls to other phones and save on roaming charges
- backup: Store and recover your mobile contact details from a secure
server
- Twitter: Easy mobile twittering feature, avoiding SMS


About cellity AG

Based in Hamburg, Germany, cellity AG (http://www.cellity.com/) was founded in October 2006 and offers innovative mobile telephony services based on its own software technology. The software application suite cellity Communicator includes the features mobile email, freeSMS, SMS, groupCALL, worldCALL, remoteCALL, Twitter, and addressbook backup. As of the end of October, addressbook 2.0 will be integrated in its application suite, allowing users to update and have their contact data available at all times no matter where they are.
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The Ultimate Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Review

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When the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 was first previewed at Mobile World Congress at the beginning of this year, it really got attention from people for being so different from anything released from Sony Ericsson in the past. This phone is based on the Windows Mobile 6.1 Operating System which means it has a full suite of applications to offer to the user. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is promoted by the company as offering a convergence of communication features and entertainment features; this convergence is exactly what people are seeking from a smartphone in today’s highly mobile world and allows this new lineup of phones to compete in the global marketplace

Overview of Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

What is really impressive about the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is the fact that this phone excels in so many different areas. Some phones really do well only as a niche phone (for example, the new LG Renoir is a really great phone specifically for people interested in a phone that doubles as an amazing camera) but very few phones really meet all of the diverse needs of a single user. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 manages to achieve this rarely-met goal. It has great Internet and communication services as well as a plethora of entertainment options. It has a built-in camera and other great standard features expected of today’s advanced phones. And it really stands out in the area of design. Combined together, these features make this mobile phone a truly well-rounded cutting-edge phone intended for the smartphone fan who wants to have it all.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Series

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is the very first smartphone in the brand’s new Xperia series which is the first series by the brand to feature Windows Mobile. This phone will set the stage for the rest of the series which is likely to build upon the phone’s success in merging the business applications and entertainment applications of a smartphone into one product.

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Windows Mobile 6.1 Business Features of Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

The most interesting feature of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is the fact that it operates on the Windows Mobile 6.1 OS which means that there are a wide variety of professional business features available to users of this phone. Some of the professional features that the user may seek to take advantage of include:

• Internet Explorer. Some people don’t particularly like this browser but having it on the phone does mean that you are going to have access to full web browsing when using the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 which is something that mobile phone users today are increasingly demanding.
• Push email. This is rapidly becoming a “must” for anyone who has a smartphone so of course it’s featured on this phone. The phone uses Windows Outlook Mobile which means that you’ll be able to access your contacts and email information through Outlook. It also offers Exchange Active Sync which means that you can access email and other information from the office computer on your mobile phone.
• RSS feed aggregator. You can read all of your favorite blog posts and news feeds by subscribing to their RSS feed and having them aggregated on the phone so that they can be read while you’re on the go. It’s smartphones with features like this that really allow the professional to get things done anywhere that they may be located when they have a little bit of downtime.
• Handwriting recognition. This isn’t a “must” for everyone who is using a smartphone today but it’s a nice added benefit for professionals who want to use the phone to take notes.
• Document editors and document readers. People who are using a smartphone for business are probably people who have to read and edit documents on a regular basis. That’s a lot easier to do if you’ve got features like those available with this phone to make document reading easy from a mobile device. The phone offers Windows Office Mobile which means you will be able to use common Windows programs like Excel, Word and Powerpoint from this device.
• Additional organizational features. The phone has a wide range of features designed to keep you as organized as possible including calendar and task features.
• Additional utility features. To supplement the organizational features of the phone, there are also some terrific utility features on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 like the calculator feature and the ability to search for files on the phone.

Multimedia Features of Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

The phone may serve the purpose of meeting the needs of the professional smartphone user but the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 really aims to also offer a number of different entertainment features to the people who opt to use the phone. This is in keeping with the current needs of smartphone users in today’s market. Some of the entertainment and multimedia features of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 include:

• Windows Media Player. People who are familiar with this service from their PC use of Windows will find that they get a lot of function from it when utilizing it on a mobile device as a means of turning the phone into an entertainment tool.
• FM Radio with RDS and track recognition. People who are interested in listening to the radio and then purchasing music after learning what it is that they are listening to are going to be able to easily do so by taking advantage of this feature.
• Play Now 5.0 access for music downloads. It is also possible to get music downloads straight to the phone so that you can use the phone as an mp3 player by accessing those downloads through connectivity to Play Now 5.0.
• Video streaming and video viewing. People who are interested in using their mobile devices for entertainment today can not be satisfied with a phone that lacks video capabilities. Luckily for them, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 has full video capabilities both in terms of watching videos that you have on your device as well as watching streaming videos on the Internet.
• 3D gaming features. Mobile phone gaming has just gotten better!
• Headphone jack. Reportedly all of the sound on the Xperia X1 is decent (although not outstanding). A headphone jack enhances that sound.
• Bluetooth stereo. This adds another sound feature to the entertainment side of the device.

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Other Important Features of Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

Additional features of the phone that a potential buyer would want to know about include:

• Connectivity options. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 really has a wealth of options for connectivity. The connectivity starts off with quad-band GSM, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA and HSCSD connectivity but also includes EDGE, Bluetooth 2.1, wireless LAN 802.11b/g and a mini-USB. In other words, it’s going to be hard not to be connected if you’ve got this phone in hand!
• Notification lights. This is a really cool feature of the phone for those people who don’t want to have to go through the entire phone to see who has been calling or what’s been going on. Each corner of the phone has a light which will light up with notifications based on what you set them to be (so you can easily glance at the front of the phone and see if you have a text message, for example).
• Camera and video camera. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is capable of functioning as a camera phone with a 3.2 megapixel camera. It takes photos at a resolution of 2048 x 1526 pixels and includes an autofocus feature and a photo light. Although this isn’t a camera sufficient to replace the standard digital camera for most people, it is good enough to capture images for blogging and social networking from the phone. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is also capable of video camera features at 30 fps.
• Video conferencing. In addition to the camera that is used for taking photos and videos, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 has a secondary front-facing camera that allows the phone to be used for video conferencing. This is an advanced feature of the smartphone and considered great for both professional and personal purposes.
• Memory. This phone has an internal memory of 400 MB. Additionally, it has the ability to utilize memory from microSD cards which bring the total memory possible up to 32 GB.
• Battery. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 has an amazing battery – a Lithium-Polymer 1500 mAh battery which is one of the largest batteries currently available for any 3G phone. This allows the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 to offer up to ten hours of talk time and over 800 hours of standby time which is great for the on-the-go user who doesn’t want to have to always worry about charging the phone.
• A-GPS. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 has A-GPS features incorporated into it so that the user can take advantage of location-based information.

Design of Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

People purchase a phone for the features that it offers to them but they are also sold in part by the design of the handset itself. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 succeeds in capturing the attention of buyers based on design alone because of the unique features that it incorporates into the design and the fact that these features are executed on the device in such a stylish manner.

The first thing that is going to attract someone’s attention in regards to the design of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is the touchscreen on the phone. This screen is a three-inch screen with an impressive 65,536-color TFT WVGA display and a resolution of 800×480 pixels. There is a “touch autofocus” feature on the screen which allows the user to tap a part of the screen for better focus and to really take advantage of the big screen size on the phone. The home screen of this phone is a nine-panel tile-based screen which the user can customize based on personal preference and which utilizes 3D effects to make the phone not only functional but also fun.

The screen overlays a QWERTY keyboard that you see when you move the touchscreen upwards. This isn’t a feature unique to this phone but it’s a fairly rare feature and one that many people find to be really stylish. What is unique to this phone is the arc shape of the keyboard that sets it apart from other similar handsets and makes it look even more futuristic in design.

In addition to the touchscreen and the QWERTY keyboard, there are two additional design features which allow for navigation on the phone. The first is a four-directional navigation key. The second is an “optical joystick”. Any of these features may be used to navigate around the phone. You might think that these features along with the large screen size of the device all mean that the phone is bulky to carry around. While it’s certainly not the smallest of phones, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is well-built with lightweight materials and serves the user well as a phone that is easy to take with you. When released, the phone will be available in two colors – black and silver.

Release Date and Details for Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 first turned heads when it was previewed earlier this year at Mobile World Congress 2008. It hasn’t yet hit the market but it is slated for a release date in the fourth quarter of this year which means that it’s going to be on those shelves soon. The exact date has varied with reports ranging from early October to late December. However, the most recent reports from the industry indicate that this phone is likely to hit the shelves in October after all.

Summary of Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 really bodes well for the new line of Xperia phones that can be expected from the brand over the next few years. It successfully merges the professional features that people are seeking from a smartphone with the fun features of a mobile entertainment device. It does this while retaining some of the basic things people want from a phone (like a camera) and adding some advanced features (like video conferencing). And it does it all while looking really hot with a stylish design that comes straight from the future of mobile handset devices.

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3G Flip Phone From Samsung

Samsung have released a mid-level phone designed for those who don’t want or need the functionality of a smart phone, but still like to listen to sounds and take pictures.

The Samsung A561 is decked out with the latest features including music player, 2.0 Megapixel camera, Foxtel capabilities and HSDPA up to 3.6Mbps. At 13.9mm, it's thin enough to slip easily into any pocket.

The phone's 2.0 Megapixel camera is designed for capturing high-quality still shots. The rotating camera also helps users to stay in touch with family and friends through video capture, allowing smooth and seamless video calling. The Samsung A561 has a host of audio features to keep music aficionados entertained.

The built-in stereo MP3 player provides 40MB of memory, while the expandable microSD memory ensures there is plenty of space to store tracks.

With HSDPA up to 3.6Mbps, the Samsung A561 allows users to browse the internet or download music at broadband speeds. Users can also enjoy their favourite Foxtel Mobile or BigPond channel in full landscape view through access to Telstra services.

RRP
$589 RRP or $0 on a $30 Telstra plan

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Google's Android for phones nearing release

Google is everywhere, with its ubiquitous Web search engine, Google Maps for navigation, Google Docs online office suite, Google Checkout shopping and most recently, Google Chrome Web browser. Next up: Google’s Android operating system for mobile phones, likely to debut in the weeks ahead.

The first mobile device built around Android will be carried by T-Mobile in a still-unnamed handset designed by Taiwanese smartphone powerhouse HTC. The Android phone will go up against Apple's iPhone, Research In Motion’s BlackBerry and a host of devices powered by Nokia’s Symbian and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating systems. (Msnbc.com is a joint venture of Microsof t and NBC Universal.)

While every market Google has entered is highly competitive, none may be more so than the mobile phone market, specifically the market for smartphones, which can handle e-mail and Web surfing.

Symbian-based phones led in worldwide market share for smartphone mobile operating systems, with 57.1 percent of sales in the second quarter of this year, according to Gartner Research.

That likely reflects Nokia’s status as the world’s largest cell-phone maker. Next in line were Research In Motion, 17.4 percent; Windows Mobile, 12 percent; Linux, 7.3 percent; Apple’s Mac SO X, 2.8 percent; and Palm, 2.3 percent. Another 1.1 percent included Sharp Sidekick devices based on the Danger platform.

In the United States, Research In Motion’s mobile operating system dominates the smartphone market, with 41 percent, according to a February 2008 report by Canalys consulting, with Apple capturing 28 percent, Windows Mobile, 21 percent, and Palm, 9 percent.

Open Handset Alliance backing
While it’s Google that’s putting together Android, it’s also the culmination of work by the Open Handset Alliance, a collaborative group including Google and more than 30 semiconductor and software companies, mobile operators and handset manufacturers. Alliance members include Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, Intel, Motorola, HTC, eBay, LG and Samsung.

Jason Mackenzie, vice president of HTC America, which uses Windows Mobile in its other phones, is confident about Android’s prospects.

“Millions of people rely on Google services and applications every day on their PCs — whether it’s for search, maps, e-mail,” he said. “We believe that the ability to provide this same rich experience on a mobile device is a powerful proposition for a wide range of consumers.”

While Android is an operating system, it is also an open-source system similar to Linux, upon which it is based. That’s creating a lot of excitement and interest in the kind of programs that will be available for users, including one that can track family members’ whereabouts in an emergency to another that offers a short cooking video, followed by information on nearby grocery stores that carry the ingredients needed for the recipe.

Since its inception, Android has been tweaked and built upon freely by developers, device designers and wireless carriers who have had complete access to Android’s Software Developer Kit. Basically, Android is whatever users and developers want it to be.

That’s in contrast to Apple’s approach with the iPhone. Nine months ago, Apple created a Software Developer Kit offering application makers the same interface and tools Apple uses to develop iPhone software.

But Apple has closely regulated and monitored every program that is being offered through the company’s online App Store.

Android will “create a new, attractive environment to foster innovation and make it easier to bring new ideas to market, ultimately ensuring consumers a richer, more personalized mobile experience,” said Mackenzie.

Android Market
Beyond the touchscreen and customizable home page of an Android device is what will be known as the Android Market for add-on software. After all, a smartphone, just like any computer, is only as useful and engaging as the programs its runs.

On the face of it, it sounds like Apple’s App Store, which has both free and paid programs. But in an Aug. 28 post on the Android Developers blog, Google's Mobile Platform Program Manager Eric Chu touched on some of the differences.

“Developers will be able to make their content available on an open service hosted by Google that features a feedback and rating system similar to YouTube,” he wrote. “We chose the term ‘market’ rather than ‘store’ because we feel that developers should have an open and unobstructed environment to make their content available.”

Francesco Roveta, director of eBay Mobile, is not concerned about a lack of quality control in an open Android Market.

“EBay's experience with marketplaces demonstrates that end-users always determine the success of an application, a business model and a platform,” he said.

“A compelling user experience will accelerate the adoption of those services and applications that are better designed, easier to use and provide a smoother user experience …. Applications that are not designed with the user in mind will rapidly fall into oblivion.”

“The beauty of an open system is the ability to innovate without restrictions, and distribute applications without boundaries,” said Gretchen Griswold, vice president of marketing for PacketVideo, which powers Android's media functions.

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HTC Prepares Touch HD, 3G Phones Amid Positive Gartner Mobile Report

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So you say you still want an HTC phone with Windows Mobile on it, even with the G-Phone on its way? Well, HTC is complying with your masochistic tendencies by leaking their next-gen versions of their Touch phones, the HTC Touch HD and HTC Touch 3G.

It's not a surprise that HTC is pushing through their new product line to get in the smart phone conversation. Last week, HTC's stock in the global mobile market went up substantially with Gartner's Q2 phone survey, which revealed HTC mobile sales had doubled from 2007 and were poised to move up with the HTC G1 phone.

This was on top of a mostly subdued economic report that showed an overall lower growth rate for mobiles (at 15.7%) because of the bad economy. So if the table's hot, you gotta keep hitting, right?

At first glance, the HTC Touch HD T8282 looks like a nice multimedia phone, with a 3.8-inch 800 x 480 touch screen, a 5 mega pixel camera, and GPS/A-GPS ability. It also comes with HSDPA, 802.11g WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity.

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But the best thing about it is that it comes with a TouchFLO 3D UI, which makes navigation look cool, even though it likely won't improve the efficiency of navigating the OS.

The HTC Touch 3G, on the other hand, includes a 2.8-inch touch screen, 3.2 megapixel camera, and comes in four colors. It also comes with TouchFLO and Windows Mobile 6.1 like the HD.

Both will be available in the Asian and European markets by the end of the year, but there's no word when they'll be picked up here or how much they will cost.
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Google Adds Street View To Mobile Devices

London -- Google Inc. has consistently touted Street View’s ability to help folks scout out addresses or entire trips, and has been steadily upgrading its Google Maps for mobile applications since 2007, which most people have accepted its usefulness, and now, it added free walking directions and the ability to find street-view imagery on a mobile device, the same as it has made possible with a desktop computer.

Google presented Street View on an Android mobile phone in May. Now it is available for BlackBerry phones and several others. The improvements to Google Maps incorporate greater accuracy with cell tower geolocation.

Street View empowers Google Maps with a wider view of the world, and now allowing real people on the street to utilize it, too.

The latest version of Google Maps for Mobile (GMM), announced on Wednesday, also added together new features with Street View are business reviews as well as walking directions service, both the features are currently available on the desktop version for a while. Google said the new version is faster too.

A post on the Google Mobile Blog explains, “Wondering if the restaurant in your search results is the one you are thinking of? Just click ‘Street View’ after your search to see the storefront. Not sure about a knotty intersection in your directions? Use Street View to see a photo, so there is no mistaking your turn.”

The benefit of Google’s Street View aspect is that a user will be able to see a photo or another image of the location, such as a restaurant storefront, Google officials said in the company’s Mobile Blog.

Michael Siliski, the service’s product manager, wrote in a Wednesday blog post that GMM could be used to see the image of a storefront after finding the store through a Google search on a handset. “You can also launch Street View from any address where we have photography, or simply by clicking on the map and selecting ‘Street View’,” he wrote. “You can browse Street View overlaid on the map or in full screen, rotate your view to see more of your surroundings, and move along the street.”

The new features seamlessly functions on BlackBerry’s with color screens and on mobile devices with Java abilities. But it is regretful for iPhone users. Visiting the Google site with an iPhone produces this message: “Sorry, Google Maps does not work on your Apple iPhone.”

The only possible negative aspect to the mobile version of Street View might be filed under “user error”; it would just to warn folks not to get so absorbed that they miss quickly-dying phone batteries.

Today’s announcements come in addition to earlier news of an upgrade to Google’s mobile My Location feature, which was first launched in November 2007. The upgrades provide greater accuracy in determining a mobile user’s location. Google uses data about a mobile user’s location from cell towers, and the information was not always precise. Sometimes a person’s location might be 1,000 yards from what Google was indicating.

Street View keeps on working its way from being an entertaining distraction to acting as a valuable tool. Since this update covers “BlackBerry and many Java-enabled phones,” it appears that increased compatibility is next on Google’s “to do” list.

Street View has been a disputable product for Google, because of concerns over the invasion of privacy caused by the fleet of cars sent out to photograph every meter of major metropolises.

Street View is currently available only for selected locations in the US, France, Italy, Australia and Japan. The service involves camera-equipped Google cars driving around mainly urban areas, photographing the views that a driver or walker would see as they travel down the street.

Google is expected to launch Street View in the UK by the end of the year, although a specific date has not yet been announced. Google’s vehicles have been spotted photographing parts of the country, and the Information Commissioner has given his all-clear signal to the service, despite protests by privacy campaigners.

Mapping is the latest big thing in mobile, with more users buying better-equipped mobile devices, many of which include GPS. Google’s new service is available for BlackBerry smartphones and many other Java-enabled phones and can be downloaded at www.google.com/gmm.
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Multimedia With Sony Ericsson C905


Multimedia With Sony Ericsson C905Whenever you shell out a huge amount of money on an expensive mobile phone, you should look for the best multimedia features. This will include all the entertainment as well as utility features that are related to the usage of different technologies used in manufacturing the mobile phone. The camera, music player and internet all are included in the multimedia applications of a phone.

The most important multimedia feature of this phone is the 8.1 mega pixel camera. This is unique and extremely powerful. The clarity and distinctness that you can find in the photos clicked by this mobile camera is rare with all other phones. This one is coupled with two very important applications which are auto focus and 16x digital quality zoom.

This aids in getting the perfect close ups of various objects. Then there are many other facilities of which the xenon flash and image stabilizer is worth mentioning. The flash helps you out with supporting light when the background is some what hazy. The image stabilizer eliminates the blurriness of the photos. Video recording is another good experience with this particular phone.
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LG Secret free games download

Top & New LG Secret phone games are shown on the site. Choose the game you want and download via WAP to your LG Secret phone. Most games are scored & reviewed by mobile gamers who have played the game (unless they are new releases). LG-Secret info

LG Secret KF750 pictures - LG Cell phone pictures

LG Secret KF750

Some LG Secret phone games like:

  1. SPORE Origins
  2. MONOPOLY WORLD
  3. Deal or No Deal
  4. Real Football 2009
  5. Million Dollar Poker featuring Gus Hansen
  6. Real Football Manager Edition 2009

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XploreME! 4 free mobile application download

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XploreME! 4 beta 1 is OUT!!!
Supports most Java phones out there so give it a try.
I tried on my N73me works fine.
Download (pass: todose.com)

IT IS RECOMMENDED TO DO A FRESH INSTALL OF XPLOREME AND
NOT TO UPGRADE FROM OLDER VERSIONS

Due lack of time i’ve decided to publish an open beta of XploreME! 4!
This is still a beta version and not fully tested on Nokia/SonyErricson.
There are more feature that im intent to add, and will be in the final
version or in the following versions.

XploreME! 4 doesn’t support 176*220 yet, will be in future versions!

XploreME! support phones with resolution of 320*240,
to use utilities that uses files “file access” permission must be enabled.
for using Rss reader, “internet access” permission must be enabled.

More guides, screenshot and help will be published later on.

Please report me on any bug you find trought the Bug Reports forum.

Well im proud to present after a long developing time:
XploreME! 4
the biggest upgrade made so far to XploreME!

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Here is the changes log, updated screenshots will be published later on.

4.0 Beta 1
- Almost all of the program’s code has rewritten from zero.
- Added support for other phones platform besides motorola: nokia and sonyericcson
- added “Choose platform” sceen in the first time XploreME! is launched
- XploreME! is Working much faster, directory listing is more than 80% faster, waiting screens removed
- Total new graphical interface (Xgui) in all XploreME! screen
- new icons, some in replace and some are new.
- New Xgui MainMenu, now includes the utilities, Choose Source, About screens also
- New Xgui Options menu
- New Multi-language support, XploreME! can now be translated to other languages
- XploreME’s saving and loading options(RMS) is now faster means XploreME! loading is faster
- Added language selection to Options menu

Xgui
- Added icon on topic.
- Added Xgui Menu in replace of the Menu that supplied with the phone.

Browser
- Now in Xgu
- New Listing module working way faster than before
- Mixed mode now loads drive E (at motorola) also
- Removed : Move to top / Move to bottom items from list.
- Files Actions is now from Soft1, Menu is from Soft3(middle)
- Multi-files selections and operations are now available
- Added Cut-Copy-Paste actions
- New Controls: (joystick or keys 4 6 8 2 5)
Up / Down - Move up down
Left / Right - Page up down
5 - run item
1 - move to top
3 - move to buttom
* - Search files
- Added text scrolling for long filenames.
- Added File’s info.
- Added “View in reader” in file actions.

MediaPlayer
- new Playlist module
- faster player loading (by loading the skin only once)
- can return the the player screen from almost all XploreME!’s screen
by pressing “#”
- Can Add files from multi paths
- Can Enqueue new files to exsiting playlist
- Can SAVE AND LOAD play list
- Playlist File extension is: “.xmpl” can be launched via browser

playlist file structure:
every line is a track file name (without a path)
line that starts with # indicates the current path
line that start with * **** the folowing path with all it’s files and subfolders

- Can load player skins from phone’s memory/card, not only from
Jar-File! By the Options menu or by pressing the “player.ini” file in
the broswer.
- added new graphics to Winamp and Default Skins.
- WMP11 skin renewed, looking better
- Added looped playing of the same track by pressing 1 in the player.(playing mode)
- Added “Play Tree by default” in options.
- Changes in skin making definitions:
-”barS” changed to “vols” (space between volume bars)
- added “barP”: (time bar mode)
0 = only bar
1 = bar with graphic on the edge(9.png)
2 = only graphic on the edge(9.png)
- added “barPH”: bar’s graphic(9.png) Y loacation.

TextReader
- new Xgui inteface
- New Controls: (joystick or keys 4 6 8 2)
Up / Down - Move up down
Left / Right - Page up down
1 - move to top
3 - move to buttom
- now reads Unicode and Uncode-BigEndian
files as well as Ansi files like before
- more reader options will be availabe in future versions

PictureViewer
- Uses Xgui interface
- Loads pictures up to 20-30% faster
- new Xgui Menu
- The keys “5″ and “Soft1″ flipped back: 5 - center the image(and opens menu in V3x)
and Soft1 - Fit to screen.
- Loading big images at Nokia/Sony Erricson isn’t supported yet.

Utilities
- 3 new utilities: RSS Reader, Dicer, Scorer
- Utilities via mainmenu

RSS Reader
- Needs internet enabled phone.
- can read textual(only) RSS feeds
- maitains feeds (add,edit,delete)
- Feeds are saved via RMS on exit

Scorer
- Based on an old program i once made
- Used to maintane a scoreboard list
- can add/remove players
- can change scores with keys 7,9
- can change player names on selection
- has keys help screen.

Dicer
- A simple dice tool
- can choose one or two dices
- can choose dices type

Sleeper
- Added ***Alarm tool***, thanks to IceM@N(adark3).
- can choose alarm sound
- can use vibration
- when sound path is empty, uses the Alarm.mp3 that
inside XploreME’s Jar.

Recorder
- Changed user interface
- Added: Can choose “Records path” from browesr.

Stopper
- Added “Save lap time”.
- keys changed.
- Added keys help screen.

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Is the Samsung Instinct Really an 'iPhone Killer'?

The Samsung Instinct has finally made it to market, and already it's been touted as a serious competitor to Apple's popular iPhone 3G. It's sleek, full of features and it's all touch-screen. It's also less expensive. But is it better than the iPhone 3G? Digital Journal -- With the rising popularity of Apple's iPhone 3G, it was only a matter of time until competitors started copying design, function and features to tap into a burgeoning market (read: growing revenue stream). Mobile phones continue to get smarter, more feature-rich and very near to a full-blown computer in your pocket. In October 2007, Digital Journal TV reviewed the HTC Touch (see video review) because it was the closest thing to the iPhone at that time. We found a number of cool features, but the Touch was simply no iPhone. Then Apple released the new iPhone 3G this year and the tech world went insane. We took an in-depth look at the pros and cons of the gadget that has made techies foam at the mouth. Overall, we were pretty impressed (see our video review here). And so we meet the Samsung Instinct -- the device the world has waited for; critics, journalists and gadget lovers are dying to know if the Instinct is really worth its weight in headline ink, and how it compares to the almighty Apple iPhone 3G. If you can't afford the iPhone 3G, if you don't want to lock yourself in on a three-year contract, or if you simply don't like its features, the Samsung Instinct is said to be a great alternative. In this episode of Digital Journal TV, we break down the pros and cons and wade through the hype to find out if the Samsung Instinct really has what it takes to dethrone the smartphone king. Are you an iPhone 3G or Instinct owner? What do you think about either gadget? Do you prefer another mobile phone? Share your thoughts!

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Sony Ericsson G705 has WiFi, 3.2MP camera, GPS and more

Just in time for the CTIA in San Francisco, Sony Ericsson announced a new phone - G705. The device is very interesting, packing such things as 2.4-inch QVGA screen, WiFi, 3.2 megapixel camera and GPS. In addition, the 3G-enabled, “YouTube-compatible” handset also boasts stereo Bluetooth support, FM radio and a Memory Stick Micro (M2) slot. Pre-installed apps include media player, full HTML browser, RSS reader, Google Maps and Wayfinder Navigator.
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The Swedish-Japanese handset maker also announced the G705u, their first UMA enabled phone, which will be sold exclusively through Orange in its territories. The Sony Ericsson G705 will be available in selected markets from early Q4 in “Silky Gold” or “Majestic Black,” while the G705u will be available from early Q4 in the “Luminous Black.” A version for American markets supporting networks GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSUPA 850/1900/2100 will be available in early Q1 2009.
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HTC Touch Diamond Smart Phone

HTC's Touch Diamond ($350 with a two-year contract) is a well-designed Windows Mobile smart phone whose compact, candy-bar design widens its appeal.
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At 4 by 2 inches, the case of the Touch Diamond is about as wide as the Apple iPhone 3G's screen is. And at 0.45 inch deep, it isn't super-thin but is slim enough to fit into your pocket.

The phone felt comfortable in my hand, and seemed well-constructed when I used it. The 2.8-inch VGA touch-screen display offered crisp, bright images; when I tried to use the on-screen software keyboard, however, I found the display a tad small for finger input.

The Touch Diamond's operating system is Windows Mobile 6.1, but you might not notice that at first glance. That's because you can accomplish many tasks through HTC's custom TouchFLO 3D interface, which puts contacts, text messaging, e-mail, media (video and music), and Internet access at your fingertips.

In my hands-on tests of the Touch Diamond, I found its implementation of TouchFLO 3D attractive and generally easy to use, though it did have some awkward points. For example, the slider bar at the bottom of the screen is less convenient than a more conventional home screen would be, and applications are occasionally sluggish.

Since it is based on Windows Mobile, the Touch includes the full suite of Windows Mobile applications in addition to HTC's own. While this presents you with two media players and two Web browsers, it also means that the Touch Diamond comes preloaded with quite a bit of software (including Outlook Mobile and Office Mobile).

For browsing the Web, you get Internet Explorer Mobile and Opera Mobile. The Opera browser can handle regular Web sites as well as mobile sites--and it can do so over the Sprint EvDO broadband network or over a Wi-Fi network. But like similar smart-phone browsers, it does not include Flash support out-of-the-box.

The Touch Diamond's built-in accelerometer can recognize when you tilt the phone on its side. In my informal testing, the screen rotation kicked in quickly when browsing through photos but not as well with Opera, where I had to shake the phone a little to get the screen rotation to work. Also, the home screen appears to be designed for use strictly when the phone is in its vertical orientation: It doesn't rotate when you rotate the phone.

Considering that the Touch Diamond isn't played up as a multimedia-centric phone, I found its multimedia handling to be surprisingly good. The built-in 3.2-megapixel, 2X zoom camera/camcorder yielded pleasing results in my experience. Camera features include auto-focus and white-balance settings, as well as a timer and even a tool to stitch together a panorama. It won't replace your stand-alone digital camera, but the Touch Diamond's camera will do a reasonable job in a pinch.

The Touch Diamond comes with a music player application that supports a number of popular audio formats, including MP3, AAC, and WMA. In addition, it offers its own YouTube application for accessing any YouTube video (unlike the iPhone 3G, whose YouTube application works only with a select subset of videos. The phone comes with 4GB of internal memory--a nice find in a phone at this price; on the other hand, it lacks a media card slot for expanding memory.

Aside from letting you access your own multimedia, the Touch Diamond has hooks into such Sprint services as Sprint TV (for live and on-demand programming), Sprint Music Store (over-the-air song downloads), and Sprint Radio. The phone also supports Sprint Navigation for GPS-enabled audio and visual turn-by-turn directions.

Predictably--since this model's screen is smaller than the ones on some other smart phones--the HTC Touch Diamond's on-screen QWERTY keyboard's keys are quite small and close together. The Touch Diamond does offer both the on-screen QWERTY keyboard and a roomier 20-key phone keypad layout, which you can switch to on the fly--so you aren't tied to any particular layout. The keyboard gives you good visual feedback, but it may take some getting used to. In general, I found the touch screen to be responsive, though the phone's interface was sluggish at times, depending on the application.

In my tests in the San Francisco Bay Area, I found call quality to be very good. Voices sounded clear, and the volume level was appropriate. Unfortunately, the screen remains active when you bring it to your ear, which can result in accidental touch input from your face.

Stay tuned for the PC World Test Center's battery life tests on the Touch Diamond. We'll update this review with a full rating once those tests are completed.

It may not fully quench your iPhone lust, but the HTC Touch Diamond is certainly worth a look. Though I ran into a few annoyances (such as occasional sluggish performance), my experience overall with the Touch Diamond was positive.
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Review: Samsung i900 Omnia

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if you’ve been tempted by the iPhone 3G but don’t fancy the idea of having to take out a contract with 02, or indeed being locked to Apple and its music store, then Samsung’s new box of tricks could be just what you’re looking for.

Like Apple’s all-in-one device, the Omnia features a touch-screen interface, sat nav, Wi-Fi and an accelerometer for auto screen rotation.

The Omnia’s really strong point is its excellent 5MP camera which wipes the floor with the puny offering that you find on the iPhone, with a half-decent flash helping to further mark it above its rival.

If you’re one of the few people who actually make video calls, you’ll also be pleased to see the inclusion of a second camera, another feature that the iPhone lacks.

To add to the phone’s multimedia credentials, the Omnia can play back DivX videos, has a TV out option, a tweaked version of Opera’s excellent mobile web browser and a built-in FM radio.

Like HTC’s recent Diamond Touch, the Samsung runs off a modified version of Windows Mobile 6.1.

While Samsung have made some clever alterations to Microsoft’s clunky operating system, it still feels a little fiddly at times, with the cramped onscreen keyboard being the handset’s real Achilles heel.

Nevertheless, while it may lack the iPhone’s slick interface and ease of use, the Omnia’s impressive feature list still makes it a more than worthy alternative.

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Samsung U900 Soul Cell Phone with 5-Megapixel Camera

Samsung has again done wonders with the Samsung U900 Soul Unlocked GSM Cell Phone. This highly innovative yet stunningly attractive mobile phone can easily awe you with its impressive multimedia features and ultra thin architecture.

Sometimes, you’ll wonder how a device that is not even an inch thick can make calls, send messages, connect to the Internet, support multiple multimedia applications and even transform into a 5-megapixel camera. Then you look at your Samsung U900 Soul and simply enjoy the perks of this ultra cool mobile phone.

Even at first glance, you’ll notice the Samsung U900 Soul’s design is different from other sliding phones in the market today.

 Samsung U900 Soul Unlocked GSM Cell Phone It’s chic, modern 2008-ish look is ultra thin and super sexy with its touch-sensitive dual-screen navigation and casing. This thin phone is definitely worthy of being called the next-generation sliding mobile phone.

There’s this air of sophistication in the Samsung U900 Soul. Its metallic body gives a durable, high-quality texture onto the mobile phone. The simple, smooth, minimalist architecture is striking, and your thumb rests comfortably on the base of the slide, which moves smoothly up to reveal the cellphone’s keypad. This phone takes pride on its touch-sensitive navigation keypad, and Samsung even refers to it as the “magical touch interface,” and it’s not hard to figure out why. The touch navigation keypad alters icons according to the menu you select, continuously modifying to meet various needs.

If multimedia is what you want, multimedia is what you get in the Samsung U900 Soul. First, its pride. This unlocked GSM cell phone takes pride on its 5-megapixel camera, pretty awesome for a camera phone since its resolution is even higher than other digital cameras. Its camera even has an autofocus feature. Now, you don’t need to get a separate digital camera because you can not only make calls with this mobile phone, but you can also take incredible, high-resolution pictures with it. The phone also supports 3G video calling.

Transform your Samsung U900 Soul to your MP3 player as well.  Samsung U900 Soul Unlocked GSM Cell Phone You can upload your favorite music files (this supports a wide range of audio formats) into your mobile phone, and all you have to do is enjoy the music. Well, if you are tired of your own music playlist, then perhaps you can access some new ones with Samsung U900 Soul’s built-in FM player. Have fun browsing through your favorite FM stations.

Another impressive feature is its 100MB of internal memory. But if that’s not enough, expansion is possible with the Samsung U900 Soul. Just plug in a microSD memory card and the possibilities on what you can do with your mobile phone is virtually limitless. Battery life is commendable as well. And it just won’t stop there. If you think the features of the Samsung U900 Soul is limited to music playing, photo taking and call making, then you are definitely wrong. This phone is also email-ready; it can view documents, and can connect through the convenient technology of Bluetooth.

The Samsung U900 Soul Unlocked GSM Cell Phone is the perfect example of the phrase ‘all great things come in small packages.’

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Nokia offers Microsoft e-mail on smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO--Nokia took aim at smartphone rival Research in Motion Tuesday with plans to expand the number of devices that will automatically be capable of accessing Microsoft corporate e-mail.

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On the eve of the CTIA I.T. & Entertainment tradeshow here, Nokia announced it will embed Microsoft Exchange Activesync on all Nokia phones that use the S60 Symbian operating system. As a result, 43 different models of Nokia phones will have easy access to Microsoft corporate email. Nokia will also add the Microsoft Exchange support to all new N-Series and E-Series phones that hit the market in the future.

Until this announcement Nokia offered Microsoft email support as a download for only a handful of devices. But the feature wasn't well publicized, and it was somewhat difficult to download.

Now Microsoft's ActivSync software will be automatically available for 80 million of Nokia's already shipped devices, and it will be available as a standard feature on all new Nokia N-Series and E-Series phones. Having the software embedded on the phone or as an automatic software update makes setting up corporate email access on a Nokia phone so easy that most people can do it themselves without the help of their IT department, said Bill Plummer, vice president of sales and go-to-market for Nokia Americas.

The enhancement is a big deal, especially in the U.S., where Nokia has not made significant traction in the smartphone market. Instead, Research in Motion has dominated the smartphone category in the U.S. with its BlackBerry devices.

The integrated Microsoft email support will now make Nokia a more appealing choice for corporate users. But winning over corporate customers may still be difficult. Nokia rivals such as Palm and Motorola , already have ActiveSync available on their smartphones, and BlackBerry continues to beat these companies. Apple has also introduced Microsoft ActiveSync for its iPhone users.

What's more, most of Nokia's phones that will offer the embedded e-mail software are not sold through carriers in the U.S., which means they aren't subsidized. And with price tags in the range of $450 to $950, Nokia smartphones could be out of reach of some U.S. consumers, especially when all four of the major U.S. carriers offer subsidized BlackBerry's for around $100.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 release date on September 30

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Sony Ericsson's upcoming Xperia X1 smartphone is due to go on sale at first in Europe in just 20 days. It'll hit the streets in the UK, Germany and Sweden then, followed by many other countries throughout the remainder of 2008. To "start the countdown" SE will be launching a live global webcast on September 15 at 1PM London time, demonstrating the handset's fucntions. That's fab news, and confirms that rumor the phone would go on sale this year... just not in the US. Dates for North America and other countries will be out "in the coming months" apparently. Press release below.

London, UK - 10 September 2008 - Sony Ericsson today announces 30 September 2008 as the official launch date for the highly anticipated Xperia(TM) X1 - initially available to consumers in the UK, Germany and Sweden. The handset will be available in other markets across Europe, Asia and Latin America throughout Q4 2008.

APAC:
Indonesia, Singapore, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam
Western Europe:
Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal
Central Europe:
Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic
Middle East:
UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait
Africa:
South Africa
Latin America:
Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia

Availability dates for North America, China, Australia and Russia along with other countries not mentioned above will be announced by local markets in the coming months.

Webcast
To start the countdown to the launch of Xperia(TM) X1, Sony Ericsson will host a live global webcast on September 15 at 13:00 GMT + 1, offering viewers the first in-depth demonstration of the handset. The web cast will also premiere the first episode of an alternative reality thriller Johnny X. To register to view the web cast and Q&A session with Xperia(TM) X1 Senior Product Manager Magnus J Andersson, please visit: www.sonyericsson.com/premiere.

"We are extremely pleased with the innovation and new user experience we have created for consumers on the Xperia(TM) X1," said Rikko Sakaguchi CVP and Head of Creation and Development at Sony Ericsson. "The in-depth demonstration on the web cast will showcase how this handset is truly unique. The nine panel eco system puts the user in total control of the primary experiences available on the phone and allows consumers to personalise the panel interface to suit their needs and lifestyle. The Xperia(TM) X1 has the highest quality screen on the market, four-way navigation keys and optical joy stick to give a stressless browsing experience and, with its super fast processor and network speed the Xperia(TM) X1 really bridges the gap between personal, entertainment and work mobile needs."

Johnny X Alternative Reality Thriller
Johnny X is about a young man with amnesia desperately piecing together his identity. The webisodic thriller comprises of nine episodes, created to demonstrate the rich, immersive and experiential elements of the Xperia(TM) X1.

The storyline follows Johnny X on his mission to rediscover his identity. As he finds out more about his lost life in a race against time, he updates his Xperia(TM) X1 with new content to piece together his personality and identity, reflecting how the phone can be personalized to suit users' individual lifestyle and needs. Will Johnny X find out who he really is before it's too late?

"Producing the Johnny X thriller has given us an engaging platform to demonstrate all the capabilities and features a user can experience with the Xperia(TM) X1 phone," said Lennard Hoornik, Head of Marketing at Sony Ericsson. "The panel interface is a perfect way to reflect your personality and can be tailored and changed to suit your exact needs at any given time. No two Xperia(TM) X1 will ever have the same combination of panels on the phone; we are all individuals and deserve to have a phone that reflects that. "

Over a three week period, one new episode of Johnny X will be posted online atwww.sonyericsson.com/Johnnyx every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting on Monday, September 22. Check out the trailer for the series at www.whoisjohnny-x.com

Global Launch
The official global launch of the Xperia(TM) X1 will take place at Tent London as part of London Design Week between September 18 - 21st. Journalists are invited to attend the official Tent London opening party on Friday evening 19 September 2008 to see the Xperia(TM) X1 and meet with Sony Ericsson spokespeople. To register, please email: sonyericsson@bm.com

Tent London is one of the most comprehensive and diverse design events of the year. It is a multi-disciplinary event in an exciting location that will appeal equally to designers, media and consumers - embracing art to architecture, vintage to contemporary and raw talent to established trend-setters.

Open to general public from 18-21st September, from 10am, with admission prices starting at:
Public & Students £7.50 in advance £10.00 on the door
Child (under 16) £5.00
Child (under 5) FREE
For advance ticket purchases, visit: www.tentlondon.co.uk
Address: Circa at Tent London, The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1

Xperia(TM)
The Xperia(TM) X1 is the first product under Sony Ericsson's new premium sub-brand Xperia(TM). Designed to meet consumers' needs for a converged entertainment and mobile web communication experience, the Xperia(TM) X1 is an extremely stylish handset encased in a real stainless steel body, with a striking arc-slider design, supported by a powerful multimedia ecosystem.

Consumers can access a world of experiences by tapping on one of the unique customisable panels on the three-inch high resolution touch-widescreen. Windows Mobile® lets you choose from a dynamic range of activities anytime and anywhere; from enjoying your music, watching a video, checking email, shopping online or working with Windows Mobile Office on-the-move. The full QWERTY keyboard and quality metal casing completes this premium handset. For more information please visit: www.sonyericsson.com/x1

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Nokia N91 themes Green Lemon theme

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Download the theme from below link.

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Sony Ericsson TM506 available now on T-Mobile

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The trendy HSDPA Clamshell device Sony Ericsson TM506 is first ever 3G phone to be offered on T-Mobile's network. It is available now in T-Mobile outlets and online store on a two year contract costing $80 after $50 dollar rebate.

Here are the details:

Network: Triband GSM 850/1800/1900 MHz, Dual-Band UMTS 1700/2100 & 2100 MHz
Dimensions: 3.4 ounces weight, 3.7 x 1.9 x 0.69 inches size
Camera: 2.0 Megapixel Camera
Connectivity: GSM, GRPS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.0 A2DP
GPS: Built in aGPS, TeleNav® Navigator
Others: Music player, Media Center, IM (AOL, Yahoo, Windows Live, Google Talk), RSS Feeds, MyFaves-enabled, udio Postcard, Quicksend, Mobile Backup (T-Mobile Address Book)
Standby Time: Up to 250 hours GSM, up to 250 hours UMTS
Talk Time: Up to 9.5 hours GSM, up to 3.5 hours UMTS

Source: Mobile Crunch
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Sony Ericsson Z555


In the same way that getting George Foreman to endorse grills and David Beckham to promote marker pens seems to make perfect sense to suit-wearing advertising types, the mobile phone market is often susceptible to roping in seemingly random celebrities to put their names to a particular handset, regardless of the fact that they wouldn't look at it twice if money wasn't involved.

For example, to make the Sony Ericsson Z555 more appealing to consumers, the company has signed up glamorous Russian tennis starlet Maria Sharapova to have her photo taken holding the phone and generally look like she's purchased the best thing since sliced bread, when in reality she's probably got a different iPhone 3G for each day of the week.

Alas, such is the deceitful nature of advertising.

Famous endorsements aside, what we have here is a fairly basic entry-level handset with aspirations of becoming some kind of fashion icon; the shiny faceplate has an unusual patterned surface that brings to mind another abortive attempt to make a phone stand out from the crowd – namely Nokia's 7500 Prism. There's a small monochrome display on the front of the phone that remains hidden until it's needed; the 128x36 pixels is good enough to display who's calling and give status alerts but otherwise it's fairly superfluous.

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Once you've gotten over the rather unconventional frontage, the Z555 doesn't really hold any other surprises; the rest of the design is pretty bare and minimalist, with a plain back and only a volume rocker and charging port breaking the otherwise clean and featureless sides. Opening the Z555 up reveals a disappointingly small 1.9-inch TFT screen (which is lumbered with a weedy 176x220 pixel resolution) and a fairly basic keypad. Clearly, the style ambitions of this product are only skin deep.

Given its budget nature it would be silly to expect the Z555 to boast cutting edge tech but we can't help but feel particularly letdown by the display itself. Not only is the resolution terrible, the backlight appears uneven and isn't anywhere near as bright as that seen on other SE handsets.

Under the bonnet the Z555 is a rather meagre offering. The user interface boasts neatly laid-out menus but browsing between each of them feels slow and plodding. The music player is basic and lacks the trappings of the more recent Walkman phones and the 1.3-megapixel camera struggles to take quality snaps in both high and low light conditions.

Those of you that recall our W380 review might be getting an odd sensation of déjà vu at about this point; for all intents and purposes the Z555 is an extremely close match and when comparing the specifications of the two you can help but feel that they might have been separated at birth.

The Z555 even goes as far as to feature the innovative gesture controls seen on the W380. Incoming calls can be silenced by simply waving your hand over the front of the phone (the camera picks up the movement and stops the ringing); a neat touch that actually proves to be more useful than you might at first give it credit for.

We were also mildly impressed by the sturdy nature of the phone itself, which is curiously at odds with the 'fashion' aspirations the Z555 possesses. It's not the heaviest handset we've ever caressed in our palm but it certainly feels well built and lacks the usual creaking sounds we've become so used to in modern phones. If you're after a mobile that is able to withstand a bit of light punishment then this could fit the bill – the generally starkness of the exterior also means it's less likely to pick up knocks and get damaged during everyday use.

The D-pad – a vital part of the phone when taking into account the mobile gaming – is similarly pleasing. Circular in design and offering ample space on which to place your thumb, the pad sadly lacks travel (a common complaint these days) but is otherwise accurate and emits an agreeable 'click' whenever it is pushed in a particular direction. Only one game was included on our review unit – the Bejeweled clone Jewel Quest II – and despite the obvious shortcomings of the screen, it's fun to play.

Like its stablemate the W380, the Z555 is a cheap proposition and therefore we probably shouldn't be too harsh on it for the numerous shortcomings it possesses. It could be argued that it lacks of the visual hook of the W380 (despite the bizarre prism-like front, which may appeal to some people) and you'll be surprised at how much you miss the luxury of Sony's dedicated Walkman software, but otherwise this phone ranks in pretty much the same league.
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Orkut application for mobiles

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Orkut mobile application help us to surf your orkut friends from the mobile phone. The application is developed in j2me, so it is compatible with almost all cell phones that does support a GPRS connection. The applications jar and jad. After downloading to your PC transfer it into your mobile phone using datacable, bluetooth or IR depending upon the availability of hardware in your mobile.

Another way to download the application is downloading from your mobile itself using mobile browser from wap.getjar.com. Click on the quick download link and follow the code as 11170.

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stopwatch application for Windows Mobile

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StopWatch with basic functions like Start, Stop, Reset and Split times, the application can store and save up to 10 split times for later reference and restore results from the saved xml file.


Source : xda-developers.com

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StopWatch 1.0.1 - VGA
StopWatch 1.0.1 - QVGA


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Review of Sony Ericsson's MBW-150 Bluetooth watch

Last summer Sony Ericsson launched a new line of Bluetooth equipped watches. The new MBW-150 lineup includes the Music Edition, the Classic Edition, and the Executive Edition. The three watches all include the same controls and functionality, but have different wrist bands and color schemes

Recently Sony Ericsson sent us one of the Music Edition MBW-150 watches to test out. But first, one might ask, what does a Bluetooth watch do? A number of things, as it turns out. The watch will provide caller ID information for inbound calls, it will notify the user when a new message arrives on the paired up phone, and it will even alert the wearer if they leave their phone behind unintentionally. On top of that, it can also be used to control a phone's music player, offering start/stop, volume control, and previous and next track navigation. While the watch generates no sound at all, it has a built-in silent vibration alarm that it uses to get your attention.

The MBW-150 ME weighs about 86g (3.0oz), has a black band made of a rubber material, and features orange accents on the face of the watch. It measures 15mm in thickness, which is not all that bad when you consider that my normal Festina watch is 12mm thick. In fact, that highlights one of the best aspects of the new MBW-150 watches: they feel and appear to be normal watches, especially the Classic and Executive editions.

Each watch has a regular analog aspect to it that uses traditional hands and has a knob on the right hand side for setting the time. On top of that, there are a pair of control buttons that straddle that knob on the right side, and a set of 3 buttons for music control that adorn the left hand edge of the watch. A small OLED display runs across the bottom of the watch face and is used for music track info, caller ID, and the menu.

The lower right hand button navigates through the list of options that control the Bluetooth power state, the messaging notification service, the "you forgot your phone" notice option, and the pairing mode for linking up the watch with a phone. The top button toggles or activates the currently displayed option. When not in the menu, the top button will bring up the date and battery status screen, as well as a digital view of the time. The music buttons are pretty straight forward. A quick press on the top or bottom button changes volume, while long presses move to the next or previous track. Music playback is started with a long press of the middle button, and paused with a short press of the same button.


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Use Communicator Mobile 2.0 on your Windows

If you just want to try Communicator Mobile 2.0 without installing it on your Windows Mobile device, you can use a device emulator running on your desktop computer (or even running the emulator in a Virtual PC on your desktop machine J).

This guide will instruct you, how to install all required components and also includes all download links. It was tested on a physical Windows Vista SP1 32-Bit and 64-Bit, Virtual Windows Vista SP1 32-Bit and Virtual Windows XP SP3 32 Bit.

To set up a virtual Mobile environment, you will have to install the following components:

· Virtual PC 2007

· Active Sync

· Microsoft Device Emulator 3.0

· Windows Mobile 6.1 Emulator Images

· Communicator Mobile 2.0

Of course, you can also use older version of Windows Mobile (Communicator Mobile is supported on Windows Mobile 5, Windows Mobile 6 and Windows Mobile 6.1), but this might also be a good opportunity to test the latest Windows Mobile release.

If you want to develop software for Windows Mobile, you should also install Visual Studio. The free Visual Studio 2008 Express is available at http://www.microsoft.com/express/default.aspx

Virtual PC 2007

For the emulator to get Internet connectivity over TCP/IP – independent of ActiveSync – the Virtual Machine Network (VMNet) Driver is required. While the VMNet Driver used to be a dedicated download, the only way to install it now, is to install Virtual PC 2007.

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Install Active Sync

In order to connect a mobile with your PC you will have to install ActiveSync. If ActiveSync is already installed, you can skip this step. Depending on your operating system, you will have to install either ActiveSync 4.5 (Windows XP) or Windows Mobile Device Center (Windows Vista). For Windows Vista a 32 and 64 Bit version are available.

Windows XP

ActiveSync 4.5 – https://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/activesync/activesync45.mspx

Windows Vista

1. Windows Mobile Device Center – https://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/devicecenter.mspx

2. Start Window Mobile Device center

3. Accept License terms

Install Microsoft Device Emulator 3.0

Next step is the installation of Microsoft Device Emulator 3.0 to run virtual mobile devices.

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a6f6adaf-12e3-4b2f-a394-356e2c2fb114&DisplayLang=en

Install Windows Mobile 6.1 Emulator Images

After having the Microsoft Device Emulator 3.0 installed, you also need an operating system for your virtual devices. Communicator Mobile 2.0 is supported on Windows Mobile 5, Windows Mobile 6 and Windows Mobile 6.1. For this guide, Windows Mobile 6.1 was used in the USA version (Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Images (USA).msi)

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Install Windows Mobile 6.1 Emulator Images again

To get the device running, you will have to execute the installer again. Choose “repair” as the option. You might get the following error message, which can be ignored.

Change the connection settings

Now you need to change the connection settings, so that your Computer is able to establish a connection to your mobile using DMA. This slightly differs depending on your operating system.

Windows XP

Right click Active Sync in Taskbar >> Connection Settings >> Allow connections to one of the following >> DMA

Windows Vista

Start >> Control Panel >> Windows Mobile Device Center >> Change Connection Settings >> Allow Connections using the following >> DMA

Start Virtual Device

Time has come to start the Device:

Start >> Programs >> Windows Mobile 6 SDK >> Standalone Emulator Images >> US English >> WM 6.1 Professional

Start Device Emulator Manager

After starting the device, you need to start the Device Emulator Manager:

Start >> Programs >> Windows Mobile 6 SDK >> Tools >> Device Emulator Manager

Connect Virtual Device

To establish a connection between your computer and the mobile, right click the device and select “cradle” in the Device Emulator Manager. If you start the Virtual Device before the Device Emulator Manager, you might not see your virtual mobile in the list. Just click Refresh to make it appear.

The device will be now connected to your computer and a sync partnership will be established.

Troubleshooting hint: If the sync center does not connect to your device, disable the option “Allow connections to one of the following”, close the dialog, and enable it again with the setting DMA.

Install Communicator Mobile 2.0

Having the device up and running and connected to your PC, you can have to install Communicator Mobile 2.0. Run the Installer on the host computer (not on the emulated mobile).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2EEA3E24-F216-4887-92B0-F37D942E26E0&displaylang=en

Start CoMo

Now, after having everything installed, you are ready to start Communicator and sign in. Do not forget to provide your credentials and configure the server settings.

Troubleshoot hint: On my virtual Windows Vista, I was not able to connect to the Internet from my Virtual Phone until I changed the connection Settings to Automatic (in Windows Mobile Device Center >> Mobile Device Settings >> more >> Connection Settings >> This computer is connected to: >> Automatic).

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WiMax or 3G: Which is better?

With the Department of Telecommunications gearing up for simultaneous release of 3G and WiMax spectrum, analysts expect the two emerging wireless technologies to battle it out for supremacy.

WiMax or Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access is a telecom technology that enables wireless transmission of data. The technology is available as IEEE 802.16D (fixed) and IEEE 802.16E (mobile). It offers downloads of up to 70 Mbps as compared to the 15 Mbps that 3G provides. Mobile WiMax offers download speeds of around 20 Mbps.

In India, companies like Tata Communications Internet Services, Intel, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications are the proponents of WiMax. Most of the companies have had beta-runs of the technology.

According to a top official with a service provider, telecom service providers are in various stages of WiMax implementation. Some companies have commercially launched fixed WiMax services in certain cities.

Prateek Pashine, CEO, Tata Communications Internet Services, says: “WiMax is a new technology. In India, it is being adopted even as it is simultaneously being implemented in advanced countries like the US, Japan and Korea.”

While opponents of WiMax say currently it cannot be used for mobile applications, the first mobile WiMax network was introduced in Italy this July. “Around the world, WiMax is predominantly used for fixed services, but it is moving over to mobile,” notes Pashine.

Another reason for the industry pinning its hopes on WiMax is its ability to increase the broadband penetration.

Braham Singh, CEO of wireless broadband service provider, YouSnapper, says: “WiMax makes huge sense for companies as it enables them to provide cheaper mobile internet and broadband services, in turn, increasing the internet penetration.

However, this will adversely impact services like GPRS and e-mail on mobile as users might move over to WiMax-enabled devices for data, even though they might stick with 3G or 2G spectrum for voice.”

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has set a target of 20 million broadband connections by 2010 from the current 4.3 million. The industry expects WiMax to bridge the gap. Manesh Patel, partner (Risk Advisory Services), Ernst & Young said service providers would mainly use the technology for gaining traction with the customers, as providing the last mile over the conventional digital subscriber lines would be time-consuming and costly.

The technology would be mainly adopted by internet service providers, while some mobile companies were also expected to bid for the spectrum, he added.
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Samsung YP-S3 reviews

The Samsung YP-S3 takes its style cues from its good-looking big brothers, Samsung's YP-T10 and YP-P2. The slim, cell-phone-esque design is sure to appeal to fashionable folks who aren't tied to iTunes. And what's better, for only $100, you get 4GB of flash memory. The S3 doesn't offer great video performance and may not be a breakthrough product, but it's certainly a solid one
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Truly tiny, the S3 weighs under 2 ounces and measure 1.7 by 3.7 by 0.4 inches, with a 1.8-inch 240-by-320-pixel display. The controls on the front of the player are backlit, touch-sensitive buttons that seem to disappear when not in use, an effect that Samsung has used before on some players but that's particularly cool here. The typical navigation arrows and Play/Pause/Enter button are complemented by a control that takes you back to the previous menu and the extra features button for various options, depending upon the menu you're navigating.
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The S3 comes in five fun colors—green, red, blue, black, and white. There's a side switch for Power and Hold functions, a lanyard loop, and a proprietary jack that connects to a USB port for computer syncing. (A cable is included.) The bundled earbuds are low-quality; as always, I recommend an upgrade. Ultimate Ears and Radius both have new, inexpensive higher-quality pairs on the market. My biggest design complaint with this player design is one I've expressed before: Although the touch-sensitive buttons look cool, they don't always respond as quickly as you'd like, and it is easy to overshoot your selection when browsing the menus.

The menu is arranged in typical Samsung style, with animated graphics behind each option: Music, Videos, Pictures, FM radio, Datacasts, Prime Pack, File browser, and Settings. Most of these options are self-explanatory, and the interface organizes everything intuitively, not unlike on an iPod. Datacasts houses your podcasts and audiobooks and the Prime Pack section includes games, a world clock, alarms, and text explanations of functions on the players. In the Settings menu, you'll find tools to change the menu style (each with a different graphics theme), set the EQ, and adjust the display's sleep timer and screen saver, along with other standard adjustment options.

File support is typical for a Samsung player: MP3, WMA (including Lossless), and OGG. Videos must be converted to MPEG-4 using the included software, and video doesn't shine on this tiny screen. The S3 displays only JPEG images, and they're organized in thumbnail arrays in the Pictures section.

I always enjoy tweaking the EQ a bit on Samsung players, and, as stated earlier, I always swap out the earbuds. On a pair of better earphones, the bass sounds a bit fuller, but the S3 lacks the thump, even after EQ adjustments, that Sony Walkman or Cowon players offer.

The FM radio is a piece of cake to operate. The sound quality is great; presets are easy to program; and recording FM audio is simple, too—recording quality can be set to 128, 160, or 192 kilobits per second.

Samsung rates the battery life at 25 hours for audio playback and 4 hours for video. Our audio rundown test yielded a disappointing 13 hours and 36 minutes.

Aside from the smart design and nice price of the Samsung YP-S3, there's not a lot to be blown away by—mainly because the Samsung PMP line's features have remained unchanged for a while now. Shortcomings like occasionally unresponsive controls and weak video support are disappointing, but the overall good looks, top-notch user interface, and value factor cancel them out. For $50 less than a 4GB iPod nano, you get a lot more features and a design that's just as sexy.
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Samsung adds SGH-A137


Though AT&T has yet to concur, Samsung has added a new AT&T cell phone to its Web site.
Samsung originally told us about the new phone earlier this week, but we were expecting that they wouldn't actually launch it for a few days. But in any case, the SGH-A137 isn't too much to get excited about. The simple flip phone is so basic that it doesn't even offer an external display. The feature set is centered squarely on making calls and messaging but it offers a couple of extras including a music player and Bluetooth. Pricing isn't available yet but it should be headed for AT&T's Go Phone prepaid service. The SGH-A137 is the fifth new phone that Samsung has introduced this week. Though none of the new handsets are groundbreaking, there is plenty of room in cell phone land for basic handsets. Thanks Phone Scoop.

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Sony Ericsson W595 Walkman Slider Phone


The Sony Ericsson W595 Walkman is a series 3.5G slider phone with a 3.2 megapixel digital camera, stereo Bluetooth and an FM radio.

As you might guess from the 500 series model number, the W595 is a mid-range phone that makes the emergence of HSDPA phone high-speed data 3.5G a welcome addition. On the other hand, perhaps one of the main 3.2-megapixel cameras that we have seen for a long period - the Sony Ericsson W595 lack autofocus or flash, but it supports multishot photos and image blogs.

sony-ericsson-w595iIn line with the new W902, W595 media player supports shake control, Sony Ericsson “SenseMe tempo and mood depending on reading and identification followed. It is also a” jack-sharing “that allows two people listen to music at the same time.

This is not a bad device research, and 2.2 ” QVGA should suit most users. Of course, the W595 supports Memory Stick Micro cards (up to 2GB), which will be essential to use as a music player.

This is a quad-band GSM phone UMTS 2100 and HSDPA high-speed data. The W595a is also a version for the Americas and a version W595c for China without UMTS / HSDPA.

The W595 weighs 104 grams and measures 100 x 47 x 14mm. Duration on 3G is 4.5 hours on GSM, it is 9 hours. In standby mode is 15 to 16 days.

Sony Ericsson say that the W595 will be available during Q4 2008 in Active Bleu, Blanc Cosmopolitan, Jungle Grey, black and Ruby Black Lava color combinations, depending on the region.
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