Samsung Widescreen – mobile TV and entertainment revolution

Samsung Mobile announced Samsung Widescreen mobile phone in Australia which promises to herald a revolution in mobile phone technology.

Samsung Widescreen is a dual flip action phone. While the phone is enabled with a traditional flip action, the second flip opens the phone sideways revealing a mini-laptop with a QWERTY keyboard. This dual design is perfect for watching TV or surfing the net. It has dual speakers, ensuring stereophonic outputThe mobile phone is enabled with Telstra’s Next G network, and Mobile FOXTEL, some of Australia’s most popular networks. The mobile phone will not only allow consumers to surf 33 channels, it also has the ability to record the favourite programs from the FOXTEL iQ set-top box.

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Google Open Handset Alliance and Android is official

Google has just announced the Open Handset Alliance. It has partnered with over 30 Companies worldwide for the new platform called Android including Motorola, Qualcomm, HTC and T-Mobile. So the gPhone story has just started.

We had covered about Android 2 days back.This is actually interesting news for mobile developers and mobile users.

Mobile Developers can get to download the SDK soon at the Open Alliance Developer page

Phones running the Android platform are expected to hit the market in the second half of 2008.

This move is seen as a sign of Google’s intentions to enter the Booming mobile market world wide.

You must have used / seen Google mobile maps, Gmail and Mobile docs . The new phones will be linux powered probably and will run all the latest Google Mobile Apps. 

BharatMatrimony ties up with Nokia for Catalogs platform

Leading Indian matrimony site BharatMatrimony.com has tied up with Nokia to offer its match making services of the Nokia Catalogs Platform.

The move will enable the Matrimony portal to cater to Nokia phone users in India.

The partnership is aimed at bringing Match Making to the mobile platform.

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gPhone coverage – google plans to unveil a complete mobile phone software stack

You must have heard a lot of rumors about the Google phone (gPhone) we have also covered about it some time earlier.

Now some interesting things have been happenning over the past week and Google is in Talks with wireless carriers all over the world

Google is reportedly holding an event on Monday

Rumors suggest that Google has built a Mobile Operating System based on Linux and is trying to integrate the same software including its google apps into Cellphone Hardware.

Its also in talks with carriers to sell the new Software.Hardware combo to its customers.

Opera Link enables you to sync bookmarks across phone and pc

Opera has launched a new offering called Opera Link which lets you bookmark web sites using its PC version  and mobile version of browsers.

It lets you synchronize the bookmarks across the devices. You can bookmark a site in your PC and access the same from your mobile

Opera Link is supported in Opera 9.5 beta and the Opera Mini 4 beta

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Nokia N81 and N81 8GB start shipping

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According to a Nokia press Release , The awaited Nokia N81 and N81 8GB edition have started shipping.

The estimated retail price of the Nokia N81 is 360 EUR (Rs.22000 approx. ) before subsidies or taxes. The Nokia N81 8GB is expected to retail for 430 EUR (Rs.25000 approx.) before subsidies or taxes.

Whats Hot about this launch is that

A preview of the N-Gage games service is also available in the devices, including playable demos of EA SPORTS(TM) FIFA 07, Asphalt 3: Street Rules and Space Impact Light. After the launch of N-Gage later this year, the full N-Gage application will be available for download. Players can then try all N-Gage games for free and buy only the ones they want. 

Mobile gaming is getting really interesting and upgraded N-Gage looks promising.

For more details check our phone pages.

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Nokia N95 8GB starts shipping

The upgraded version of highly popular N95, the N95 8GB edition has started to ship according to a Nokia press release

Boasting up to eight gigabytes of built-in memory, the Nokia N95 8GB has all the key features of its predecessor, including a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, built-in A-GPS, WLAN, HSDPA and an innovative 2-way slide. The sleek black N95 8GB also boasts a luminous 2.8″ (240 x 320) QVGA display, so watching videos, browsing the Internet or viewing maps is a real pleasure. With its expanded memory, the N95 8GB offers up to 20 hours of video or up to 6000 songs

 

The 8GB Edition will be priced at 560 Euros exclusive of taxes.

That means about Rs.32000 approx in Indian rupees ?

Is it really worth it ? with no touch screen

Google Docs now mobile read documents on your phone

Techquack reported earlier today that Google Docs is now mobile.

This new interface contains one Search Box, Recent Documents, your folders and your documents. Instead of Displaying the extensions, there is an icon for spreadsheet, doc, ppt that is getting displayed.

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Checkout docs.google.com/m on your phone

Nokia N810, N800 successor announced

Nokia made a great new addition to its list of Internet Tablets. The Nokia N810 is a neat upgrade to the N800

Highlights

  • Maemo Linux based OS2008
  • Mozilla based browser with Ajax and Adobe flash 9
  • Wi-Fi
  • Up to 45 hours of music playback
  • its large (4.13″), sharp (800×480 resolution) wide screen makes
  • integrated GPS receiver
  • integrated VGA camera
  • slide-out keyboard

Mobile browsing on such a device is as good as on a PC.

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Nokia N810 with Gizmo

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Nokia N810 with Skype

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It tablet is expected to start shipping mid November with an estimated retail price of 479 USD about Rs.20000.

No info if it will available in India.

Google SMS comes to India , still in beta

Google Phone or gPhone is expected to arrive anytime  – this is a rumor for sure.

But some real news Google SMS debuts in India in beta mode.

Users need to send a text message to 54664 (5GOOG) . 5GOOG works only on a T9 keypad beware.

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We checked the Weather in chennai and we got this response in the online demo.

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HTC Touch Dual

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The HTC Touch lacked a touchable keyboard. Touch screen phones are a nightmare to use for QWERTY and T9 users .

at least I found it irritating and slow to type. HTC seems to have addressed this issue with the HTC Touch Dual

As the name indicates the HTC Touch works both on GSM and 3G / UMTS networks.

It comes with Dual Input and a Dual Camera. The Touch Screen with the TouchFLO technology is still present but in addition to that

there is a slider keypad which allows you to enter text directly instead of using the stylus.

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Serenata from Samsung and Bang & Olufsen

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Samsung(Mobile Manufacturer) and Bang & Olufsen ( World’s leading Audio products brand) have announced a great new mobile music mobile phone the

Samsung Serenata. The phone is a joint venture between the two brands. The phone is hand crafted by David Lewis , the designer at Bang & Olufsen.

The phone is aimed at the luxury phone segment and the price could be as high as 1500 USD or 60000 indian rupees

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HTC has sold 800,000 Touch phones

Htc-touch-Taiwanese phone maker HTC is claiming to have sold 800,000 Touch phones worldwide.

Apple recently crossed the 1 million or 10,00,000 mark in iPhone sales. The HTC Touch has not yet hit America and is available only in Europe and Asia.

TouchScreen phones are a craze now after the iPhone wave. Actually the HTC touch came to the market even before June -29th 2007 – the iPhone launch.

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