October 30, 2011

DoublePlay smartphone from LG

LG has released details of its upcoming DoublePlay smartphone, which has an interesting feature: a secondary touch-screen in the middle of the slide-out keyboard.

Exclusive to T-Mobile, the LG DoublePlay features a primary 3.5in touch-screen on its front, with the secondary 2in touch-screen revealed when the keyboard is extended in landscape mode.

The secondary screen plays host to application icons, making it significantly faster to switch between common applications without having to return to the phone's home screen.

October 25, 2011

Nokia 800 Sun photos leak

We are less than 24 hours away from the official announcement of the Nokia 800 Sun (or Lumia if you will), so what could be better than a few leaked photos to warm things up. That's exactly what we got as a couple of live shots of the pink version of the WP Mango-running smartphone surfaced.

Obviously, the Nokia 800 Sun will not only borrow the design of the Nokia N9, but the color versions too. Just like its sibling, the Sun will come in black, blue and pink and it should also feature the same non-painted color polycarbonate unibody, which handles scratches greatly.

The only design differences between the Nokia Windows Phone and MeeGo flagships remain the shutter key and the three capacitive touch buttons on the front that the Nokia 800 has.

Another interesting detail that popped up along those Nokia 800 photos is the schedule for the Nokia World event, which starts tomorrow. It says that attendees will get two chances to spend some time with the company's "latest mobile products". Notice the 'S' - it points to multiple new products being unveiled, which aligns nicely with previous rumors.

October 24, 2011

Apple will Release iPhone 5 in Nine Months

This is iPhone 5 new smartphone from the Apple's midas touch , this smartphone will be released in nine months

With dust from the launch of the iPhone 4S barely settling, buzz is already circulating about Apple’s next-generation smartphone, the iPhone 5.  
A new report claims that Apple will be returning to its regular schedule for releasing smartphones, which means the iPhone 5 will be released next summer, or in about nine months. The sixth-generation iPhone will supposedly feature a complete redesign, including a larger screen, thinner shape, and 4G LTE capabilities. 
Rumors of the iPhone 5 began in January, with reports promising a totally new smartphone from Apple. However, soon after, news began to surface of an iPhone 4S. Apparently the original plan was a dual release of the iPhone 5 and 4S, though unknown problems caused a delay of the iPhone 5.  
Reports of manufacturing issues with the display of the supposed iPhone 5 surfaced late in the summer, though Apple never lent credence to such claims. While we may never know what exactly caused the delay of the iPhone 5, we do know that the smartphone was Steve Jobs’ last project, not the 4S like most assumed.   
With Apple releasing two smartphones within 9 months of each other, it will be interesting to see if consumers flock to the next generation iPhone simply because it benefited from Steve Jobs’ Midas touch. 
Source : Brighthand

October 20, 2011

Sprint and HTC make the EVO Design 4G official

HTC EVO Design 4G will be sold with price of $99.99 USD with plans from Sprint for two year agreement. This smartphone is equipped with quite good specifications such as 4-inch qHD display, 1.2 Ghz processor, and 5 MP camera. 
Sprint has formally introduced the HTC EVO Design 4G and is set to release the fifth member of the EVO family on October 23 for the wallet friendly price of $99.99 with a two-year agreement or qualified upgrade. 
It has been almost a month since the first press photo of the HTC EVO Design 4G was revealed. The Android Gingerbread device sports a 4-inch qHD display and is powered by a single-core 1.2GHz processor. On top of the Android platform of course is HTC’s Sense user interface. The back of the handset houses a 5 megapixel camera that can record video in 720p HD while a 1.3 megapixel shooter is perched on the front. 
The EVO Design 4G was once known as the HTC Kingdom and was rumored to be called the Hero S for a while. Since this smartphone is an exclusive to Sprint, 4G speeds will be provided courtesy of their WiMax network. It is also the first handset bearing the EVO moniker to have global roaming capabilities. Given its specs the EVO Design 4G seems to be a mid-range alternative to the HTC EVO 3D and some other non-EVO devices such as the Samsung Epic 4G Touch and the Motorola PHOTON 4G.

For only $99.99 the HTC EVO Design 4G should be a solid choice if signing two years of your life away isn’t too much of a problem. The price is with a new two-year activation or a qualified two-year upgrade and after a $50 mail-in-rebate. Is anybody going to pick up the EVO Design 4G? 
Source: Phonearena 

October 18, 2011

Motorola Droid RAZR Exposed

Motorola has released another sneak peek at its Spyder smartphone, though this time the teaser left less for the imagination. Designed as an incomplete puzzle with the missing pieces added one-by-one as the handset’s launch date gets closer, the teaser site nevertheless leaves a full image of the phone in plain view.

October 16, 2011

Nokia 603 Smartphone, with Symbian Belle OS

Nokia claims that the browser on this is up to 4x faster compared to those found on previous Symbian versions, and with the latest version of Maps, it will pave the way for free, turn-by-turn navigation in both standard and Drive views for in-car use. A 1GHz processor runs proceedings from within, where the Nokia 603 will also sport pentaband reception (WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900), Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 3.5″ ClearBlack display under toughened glass at 640 x 360 resolution, and apps like Microsoft Office Communicator, Quick Office, Adobe PDF reader and Vlingo.

Nokia just introduced their latest Symbian Belle-powered smartphone, the Nokia 603, in Turkey earlier today. This smartphone comes in a bevy of colors that you can see above, and it will also sport a price point that should make your accountant happy without compromising on hardware specifications and performance. The Symbian Belle interface will offer up to six home screens, while it also boasts an extended range of widgets which can be placed in just about any way you fancy.

Want to capture your memories on the go in video and photo formats? Not a problem – a 5-megapixel shooter is located behind with digital zoom, while sporting the ability to shoot 720p video at 30 fps. This handset also brings NFC (near-field communications) to the fore, although use of this technology hasn’t exactly caught on just yet among the masses. Expect to fork out around €200 for the Nokia 603 as it ships this Q4 prior to local taxes or operator subsidies.

This might be a pretty phone for the mid-range market, but it won’t put Nokia back on the map.

October 15, 2011

HTC Rhyme Unveild

HTC announces a new phone designed with accessories to enhance the overall smartphone experience, called the Rhyme. Includes a dock and some very unusually stylish colors. Read on for full press details...
"HTC Rhyme integrates sleek new design, a refreshed HTC Sense™ experience and a family of integrated accessories with advanced smartphone features

October 14, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Nexus to be announced October 19th

We've all been aware of the continued partnership between Samsung and Google with regard to the birth of the third Googlephone, following on from the Samsung Nexus S, for some time now. The Nexus Prime or Galaxy Nexus as it has more recently been known, was set to take center-stage alongside the official launch of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest edition of Google's mobile OS.
Unfortunatley, we encountered a slight snag as the Unpacked event at the CTIA conference in San Diego, intended to pose at the platform for the October 11th annoucement, was cancelled by Samsung, apparently out of respect after the death of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs.