Next gen iPhone Fake or Real

Reports are from a French website French iphone blog iPhon.fr suggest that this is the next gen iphone. But they sure don’t seem so as everyone the internet claim it’s a choppy Photoshop work of the LG Vu. Well amidst several rumors it looks quite promising not enough to be dropped or brushed aside unless any strong source cooks up something really true.

[via : Engadget]

BlackBerry KickStart clamshell ?

The first ever clamshell from BlackBerry maker RIM, its dubbed the KickStart. The phone really looks great and awesome. With looks matching that of a Nokia N93i and the Panasonic phones mixed together, the phone surely would appeal to the business folk as well who didn’t have options till date to hold a blackberry that looked insane and so sober. But now things are changing. The plain jane look is being over thrown and cooler blackberry s fast approaching. Kudos guys

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Sony Ercisson Xperia X1 likely by mid Sep 08

Well its one of the phones in the entire history of mobile phones that has garnered enough rumors and pre release hype like a RajniKant movie. First it was slated to have windows 6.1 then they said no. they finally it was confirmed that it will be the first mobile device to carry windows 6.1. Then several rumors about its release date. While brushing aside all of them is another rumor (hopefully not). A press hand out from handango.com says that the xperia is likely to be launched in mid Sep’08.

Well that’s pretty justified to wait for such a device that’s got everything from a whopping 3” inch screen awesome touch screen gps wifi Bluetooth a2dp etc..

Well here is hoping it’s not a rumor this time at least.

[via: Engadget]

Number Portability further delayed

The COAI and the TRAI have stated that the number portability or NP system would further be delayed. Expected to have been launched by September this year, it has taken a back lash to early 2009 as the ministry failed to reach a consensus and create a database of the subscribers and how all the mechanism could prove vital to the subscribers. So here is another good scheme taking the back seat due to the Government.

3G iPhone + WiMAX

Last week, Craig Mathias wrote a piece on 802.21, a convergence standard promoted by the likes of InterDigital (IDCC) and Intel (INTC). The people at 9to5 Mac immediately saw the iPhone connection, and hatched what I thought was a highly speculative story. That Apple (AAPL) will push this yet official standard to include WiMAX into its impending 3G iPhone, based on convenient interpretation of a series of events, is the work of a very creative mind.

[Via: WiMAX]

Apple going for 25 million 3G iPhones

The Apple iPhone is ready to be launched in June 2008 at the WWDC of Apple. Steve Jobs will be announcing the handset during his keynote address. For those who don’t know, people are eagerly waiting for the 3G iPhone, which also has a GPS receiver, enhanced camera and supposedly a black finish on the back unlike the previous iPhone, which had the silver color on its back. Continue reading “Apple going for 25 million 3G iPhones”

TRAI favours number portability

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday said it was in favour of implementing nationwide ‘mobile number portability’ (MNP) by June 2009. It has now asked the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to select an operator who will be licensed for providing and operating end-to-end MNP solution.

Forwarding its ‘draft request for proposal’ to the DoT, TRAI has recommended that the MNP clearing house administrator should be licensed through a competitive bidding process. Continue reading “TRAI favours number portability”

Apple releases iPhone SDK beta 4

Apple has released the SDK beta 4 for the iPhone. This will be given to the registered developers who are already working on the previous SDKs released by Apple. Slowly but steadily, Apple is going mainstream and creating a buzz with its 3G iPhone and then providing support to third part or external developers. Continue reading “Apple releases iPhone SDK beta 4”

Reprieve for BlackBerry users as of now

We have been tracking the BlackBerry issue. Read our post here for a run-up on the moot controversy.

The issue may be resolved — at least for a year.

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has proposed an interim solution stating that the data exchanged between BlackBerry users will be stored on the servers of telecom operators who provide the service in India for a period of one year. Continue reading “Reprieve for BlackBerry users as of now”

UnBoxing Of the Nokia N82 Black In Chennai! FoneArena Exclusive

Well am proud to be the first to own an Nokia N82 out here in Chennai(Hope So). Any ways here are the exclusive pictures. See and enjoy. Its simply superb to hold and see too. The visual appeal is simply exhilarating. Here goes . . . .


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Two New XpressMusic Handsets from Nokia

Nokia added two more devices to its range of XpressMusic handsets: the 5220 and the 5320 XpressMusic.

“Today’s additions to the XpressMusic range up the ante with new ways for consumers to access their media, as well as interact and share content with friends and communities anytime, anywhere,” said Jo Harlow, Vice President, LIVE category, Nokia.

5220 Nokia XpressMusic


The Nokia 5220 XpressMusic has a bit of a lopsided designthat has a built-in lanyard making it easy to carry around.

Features and Specs:

• Dedicated XpressMusic keys
• 3.5mm audio jack
• External memory microSD
• 2 Megapixel camera
• FM radio
• Compatible with Nokia Music Store

Price:

Rs 10,200 approximately

5320 Nokia XpressMusic

A handset that has 3G social entertainment capabilities with Web 2.0 access.

Features and Specs:

• Say and Play feature
• Dedicated music keys
• 3.5mm audio jack
• Up to 24 hours of playback time
• 2 megapixel camera
• FM radio
• Nokia Music Store compatibility
• Extendable memory up to 8GB
• HS-USB for fast music transfer
• HSDPA
• Internet browser
• Access to Ovi
• Nokia Search 4.1
• N-Gage gaming in the landscape mode

Price:

Rs 13,980 approximately bsefore taxes and subsidies.