Nokia suspended the release of its 6 smartphones

The Reuters website has published the info that Nokia suspends the release of its 6 new smartphones scheduled for 1Q 2006 as it works to sort out their software. Company spokesmen said the models ? 3 of its multimedia N-series handsets and 3 E-series smartphones aimed at business class ? would start shipping to the customers in the near future.

The shipments of the N91 will start this week and that of N71 and N80 in the next two weeks. The release of the N91 smartphone was originally set for the end of 2005, however it was suspended till 1Q 2006 while the company worked on some software problems. The shipments of the business smartphones the E60, E61 and the E71 set for end of March will start in the upcoming weeks.

via [Mobile Review]

Nokia 3250 starts shipping,Nokia N91 may ship in April

The first Symbian OS 9.1 Series phone and first S60 3rd Edition phone have started shipping in the form of the Nokia 3250. The 3250 is Nokia’s mid-teir music smartphone and costs 350 Euros.The Nokia N91 will start shipping in Europe in the first week of April, and follow in the Middle East and Asia in the second week of April. Shipping dates for the US market are not yet available. The Nokia N91 is Nokia’s high end music phone and will cost 700 Euros

As ever the quoted prices from Nokia re before taxes and subsidies. This means bought SIM free the phones will cost the stated amount + tax, but if subsidised by an operator they will most likely be available for less. For example the Nokia N70 pricing was around 500 Euros at launch. It is now routinely available in the UK for free when bought with a contract.

Both phones are part of the Nokia XpressMusic brand. Features include:

* Dedicated Music Buttons.
* 3.5mm headset jack (either directly or through adaptor).
* MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC and eAAC+ formats support (both phone support WMA DRM ‘Janus’ files so you can ejoy music from music subscrition services).
* 10 hours+ music listening time.
* USB 2.0 and USB Mass Storage Support for transferring music (both phones will sync with Windows Media Player).via [All About Symbian]

Six new phones for Sony Ericsson

sony Today Sony Ericsson announced a whole new line of mobile phones: the K800 and K790 Cyber-shot phones, the quad-band W300 Walkman clamshell, K510 and K310 camera phones and the Z530 clamshell.

The K800 and K790 bar phones are of very high imaging class with their 3.2 megapixel cameras. Supplied with Sony’s BestPic (for exact capturing), PictBridge (for direct printing via USB), auto focus and Xenon flash, the new devices are concentrated in imaging. The phones are 106 x 47 x 18 mm big and weigh 115 g. A 2″ QVGA 262K colors display, 64 MB internal memory, Adobe applications support and other functions make them even more efficient. They also have Picture Blogging feature, which is developed with Google’s Blogger. This option enables easy and fast updating and uploading of photos and data in the user’s blog. K800 and K790 also have a VGA camera for video conversations. Various media formats and FM radio are supported as well. Memory Stick Micro card slot is available for expanding the storage space. Bluetooth, USB and Infrared connectivity options are also included. The only difference between K800 and K790 is the networks support. K800 is UMTS – GPRS phone as the K790 is a tri-band EDGE phone. Both models will be available in Velvet Black in Q2 2006.

The W300 Walkman clamshell is the seventh phone in the Walkman series. This clamshell is 90 x 47 x 24 mm big and weighs 94 g. Made for music lovers, it has 20 MB internal memory and a 256 MB Memory Stick Micro card that comes in the box. Except the card slot, the quad-band phone also has EDGE Class 10 support for high speed data transfer. It has an external 1″ display with 101 x 80 pixels resolution (monochrome, regrettably) and a 262K colored internal display with 128 x 160 pixels resolution. W300 features a VGA camera, standard messaging options and USB, Bluetooth and Infrared connectivity. This Walkman clamshell will be available in Shimmering White and Shadow Black color variants in Q2 2006. Sony Ericsson K510 is a camera bar phone with basic features. It is 101.5 x 44 x 17.5 mm big and weighs 82 g. It has a 1.3 megapixel camera and 28 MB internal memory for storage. The new phone has 262K colors display with 128 x 160 pixels resolution. Bluetooth, USB and Infrared connectivity are also present. The tri-band device will be available in Midnight Black and Polished Purple color variants in Q2 2006.

The Z530 clamshell has a VGA camera but has a Memory Stick Micro card slot. It is 90 x 47 x 24 mm big and weighs 93 g. The external display of the phone is with 101 x 80 pixels resolution monochrome and the internal one is a UBC (Ultra Bright Colour) 65K colors with 128 x 160 pixels resolution. Sony Ericsson Z530 also has Bluetooth, USB and Infrared connectivity. The new tri-band clamshell will be available in Chromic Grey, Soft Black and Elegant Red color cariants in Q2 2006. The Sony Ericsson K310 model is a bar phone with simple photo functions. It has a VGA camera and 15 MB internal memory with no memory expansion card slot. It is 101.5 x 44 x 17.5 mm big and weighs 82 g thus it has the same dimensions as the K510 model. This phone has the same display as Z530 with its 65K colors and 128 x 160 pixels resolution with UBC (Ultra Bright Colour). K310 has Bluetooth, USB and Infrared as well. The tri-band device will be available in Misty Silver and Shadow Blue color variants in Q2 2006.

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The New Vertu Ascent Pink

Vertu the world’s first and only manufacturer of handcrafted, luxury unveils a new exuberant colour variant: Vertu Ascent Pink.

Ultra feminine, ultra classy, ultra sexy, the Vertu Ascent Pink is set to become the hottest accessory of 2005.

Vertu the world?s first and only manufacturer of handcrafted, luxury unveils a new exuberant colour variant: Vertu Ascent Pink. Ultra feminine, ultra classy, ultra sexy, the Vertu Ascent Pink is set to become the hottest accessory of 2005.

The Vertu Ascent Pink is visually stunning featuring beautifully embossed leather in crocodile print, has a strip of polished keys on the front of the phone and matching ceramic pillow. Soft pink backlighting adds a touch of femininity to the sapphire crystal screen while maintaining the bold styling of its second line of luxury phones ? Vertu Ascent. So why introduce the Vertu Ascent Pink?

“The new Vertu Ascent Pink is the ideal accessory for women wishing to make a stunning personal statement without compromising on the quality and craft of a luxury product. This is a phone for women who are modern, confident and like to show their feminine side,” explained Giles Rees, Vice-President, Global Sales for Vertu. “It is perfect for men who are looking for something different – the ideal gift for that special person in their life,” he enthused.

Available in stores this spring/summer 2005, the special edition Vertu Ascent Pink handset is packaged with its own matching pink holster, and in a special pink package. To ensure exclusivity, the Pink Special Edition will have restricted availability in each region at launch.

The Vertu Ascent Pink is tri-band (GSM 900,1800 and 1900). It has Bluetooth and voice dialling capabilities, additional Vertu ring tones, supports GPRS, multimedia messaging (MMS) and concatenated short messaging (SMS).

Vertu Ascent Pink contrasts the feel of soft, hand-stitched leather with hard, custom-developed Liquidmetal? alloy ? a durable, scratch-resistant material with twice the hardness of Stainless Steel and two times more resilient than other metals, including titanium.

All Vertu phones are handcrafted in Vertu?s workshop. True to Vertu?s DNA of obsessive craft, the Vertu Ascent Pink has 240 individual components. The flat panel keypad alone contains over 150 different parts whose design is patented. Each key is manufactured by injecting a stainless steel mixture at high temperature and pressure into an oversize mould. As it cools, the key shrinks by 14% to produce the bevelled keypad design. The keys are then each set on two jewel bearings, to create the unique pivoting action and to guide each key?s movement.For more information please visit: www.vertu.com

Source:esato.com