Nokia goes Green at CES 2008

As we all know that the CES 2008 was held recently. Mobile handset players like Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson etc showcased their upcoming and concept handsets. Nokia, may be in order to win the Greenpeace award for 2008 (went to Sony Ericsson in 2007), showcased another eco-sensor concept phone, which monitors the environment as well as the vital stats of the person who is using it. Nokia showcased its eco-sensor phones at the CES 2008 and has confirmed that the company would make these phones commercially available. Continue reading “Nokia goes Green at CES 2008”

Sony Ericsson Z555 – Eye candy!

The new Sony Ericsson Z555 combines advanced features with breathtaking aesthetics
So says the tagline on the official Sony Ericsson website.
One look at the pictures and phew….the tagline is right on the mark!

A part of the Design Collection, the Z555 is an elegant clamshell phone which combines power – packed features with an innovative diamond design.

Z555_Diamond_Black_Front_Closed_Clock.jpg

Incredible features:
• Gesture Control – sweep your hand over the phone to mute calls or put your alarm clock in ‘snooze’ mode
• Hidden display – Can’t see it from the top of the clam shell, yet it shows you who is calling when the handset rings
• Ever changing themes to suit the season – Linked to the phone’s calendar, the Z555 knows when it’s time for that summer look to give way to the fall Continue reading “Sony Ericsson Z555 – Eye candy!”

Sony Ericsson W350

Not much about this handset was revealed by Sony Ericsson at the launch, although at first glance, this handset is one helluva good looking mobile phone!

All we know for now are the dimensions: 104 x 43 x 10.5 mm and the weight is the modest 80g.

sony_ericsson_w350_closed.jpg

The handset features 1.9″ display with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels, capable of showing up to 262K colors.

With this handset it is certain that folks at Sony Ericsson are trying to revive the uncommon flip-down form factor. Personally I think the flip down look is sleek and prevents unwanted flicking of buttons on the keypad by all and sundry. Continue reading “Sony Ericsson W350”

Sony Ericsson W760,W350,Z555 from Sony Ericsson at CES 2008

Sony Ericsson released three new handsets simultaneously ushering in the new year with a running start.

The handsets are W760, W350 and Z555.

Sony Ericsson W760 – The Global Walkman

A feature packed handset that has a walkman (as its nickname suggests), with distinctive stereo speakers and latest games, including Need for Speed™ ProStreet.

sony_ericsson_w760_closed.jpg Continue reading “Sony Ericsson W760,W350,Z555 from Sony Ericsson at CES 2008”

Official US Debut – Nokia N95 8GB

Nokia itself has confirmed that the company is offering the US version of the multimedia monster, Nokia N95 8GB.The N95 has 8GB of internal memory, WLAN, 3D N-Gage gaming platform, 5 mega-pixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and HSDPA support.

Continue reading “Official US Debut — Nokia N95 8GB”

Luxurious and Stylish, Golden T650i

When everybody was thinking that premium phones is only Nokia’s domain, Sony Ericsson has come up with a Golden T650i. This is very rare from a company like Sony Ericsson, who does not focus on coming out with premium phones. Anyways, this T650i is the same phone, which was launched by the company, the only difference being that, now it has 24 Carat pure gold plating, scratch resistant mineral glass display has added a lot of oomph and style to this Sony Ericsson handset. Continue reading “Luxurious and Stylish, Golden T650i”

Mobile Innovations of 2008 winners announced

I never knew that Users would expect so much out of their mobile phone before kicking of Free Recharge contest where we asked the users 1 simple question. What feature would you like to see in your mobile phone in 2008 ?

We got about 65 Responses from users who had patiently written about the features which they would like to have in their mobile phone in 2008.

We really had a tough time picking the winners. Most ideas were good and we could not eliminate users easily. So we have picked 10 Users at Random as winners.

Congrats to the winners and A Big Thanks to all the participants.

Please find the list of winning entries below Continue reading “Mobile Innovations of 2008 winners announced”

YouTube Optimized N95 8Gb

n95_8gb.jpg

Recently after narrating my thoughts about someone coming out with a YouTube and Ebay optimized mobile handset, I came across the post, which talked about LG Viewty being launched in India. The one thing I like about it was, Viewty allows you to record videos optimized for YouTube. Continue reading “YouTube Optimized N95 8Gb”

Home Automation: Control it through your mobile

iPhone_Lagotek.jpg

We have been hearing and reading of “intelligent” homes where you can control everything with the click of a button. Turn on the geyser at the stipulated hour and turn it off too; a system that ensures your coffee brews by itself and the curtains in your bedroom draw automatically at dusk; lights turn on when you walk into the bathroom and the flush is activated when you get off the seat.

Unimaginable? Unbelievable? But wait…there is more!

All these systems can be controlled through the internet; so whether you are at work or out of town, you can log into your home and check if the LPG valve in your kitchen is turned off; or activate your intrusion alarm system to keep burglars away. Continue reading “Home Automation: Control it through your mobile”

Nokia Ovi coming to India

With mobile VAS gaining pace in India, Nokia doesn’t want to be left behind. Nokia is launching its OVI services as a part of its initiative to come up with value added services for the Indian mobile phone users. Nokia will be focusing on the three main things, which are a hit with all Indians, Bollywood, Cricket and Astrology. Continue reading “Nokia Ovi coming to India”

LG Viewty in India

India is touted to be the world’s fastest growing mobile marketplace. To prove that the company is serious about India’s status, LG launched its Viewty model in India.

We had covered LG Viewty’s debut in select Asian and African markets.

lg_viewty.jpg

To update our readers on the handset’s features, it has a 5 mega pixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach lens. It is YouTube enabled and carries a DivX certification. Continue reading “LG Viewty in India”

Get FoneArena updates via SMS for free

Now you can get free updates via SMS each time a new story is posted on FoneArena.

To get started

SMS the following to 567673434 to join through your mobile phone JOIN FoneArena

note :You will be charged Rs.3 for this SMS. But incoming SMSes will be delivered for free to your number

Alternatively you can join our SMS GupShup group. You can see the group online at http://smsgupshup.com/groups/FoneArena

SMS GupShup is a free group SMS service.

SMS GupShup through mobile phones is currently available only in India.