The HTC Droid Eris offers a slim design, plentiful features, and satisfying performance. It also has pinch and zoom multitouch.
The HTC Droid Eris has mixed multimedia quality. It comes only with the Android 1.5 OS, there’s no file manager, and internal performance was occasionally sluggish.
Though its performance wasn’t completely top-notch and we would prefer a more recent Android OS version, the HTC Droid Eris is a satisfying Android device that offers a nice contrast to the Motorola Droid. And you can’t beat the price.
The key feature of the BL40 is the 21:9 aspect ratio screen that measures 4″. This makes the phone longer than your average phone, yet after seeing the phone and holding it, it isn’t as long as expected and the dimensions work well. The phone is quite thin measuring just 10.9mm while the width of the phone is 51mm and length 128mm. The screen is covered in tempered glass to give it a nice sleek look.
The phone is capable of speeds up to 7.2Mbps and functions on GSM and HSDPA networks. The BL40 has a 1000mAh battery that allows about 5 hours of calls to be made on a 3G network with up to 360 hours of standby time.
Back to the screen for a moment we see that due to the wide aspect ratio it can display 345 x 800 pixels and thanks to the wide screen it allows the messaging and task sections of the phone to use a split screen set-up like you would see in Outlook for example. On the left you can see messages as they come in while on the right you can see the text of the message that is currently selected. Also it allows for films to be watched in their full width. The screen is a capacitive touch screen that does allow multi touch. The web browser is also fantastic as it allows for full width web browsing by default.
The camera on the device is 5 mega pixels and although it obviously isn’t a DSLR in terms of quality you can still capture some fairly decent images on to it. A rather cool panoramic option is included with the BL40 chocolate that allows you to just move the phone around and the camera automatically stitches the images together. When a review sample of the phone comes I’ll make a video to better describe how that feature works. Needless to say, it is quite cool for capturing wide panoramic images. The BL40 also has a built in photo editor that allows features such as morphing images as well as blowing in to the mic which frosts over the image letting you wipe out the steam with your finger on the screen.
Back to connectivity the phone uses wireless LAN at b/g speeds and bluetooth connectivity is also included.
The LG BL40 uses the S-Class operating system that was first seen on the LG Arena we reviewed a while back. A few enhancements have been made to work with the wide screen such as what looks to be a new web browser, new messaging system and more customisable menu’s. From what I saw it functioned quite well and was responsive to touch. A gesture system is also included that allows you to draw on the screen certain shapes to activate certain features on the phone.
Overall I am more impressed than I expected to be. Before seeing the phone it seemed odd due to the size of it, but after having a play with the phone it works very well, fits in your pocket comfortably and is spot on in design.
A full review will be done when we get our hands on a review unit. Also some pictures will be uploaded of the event as soon as I can connect up my camera to upload them.
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 is a smartphone with a sexy formfactor. Now Sony Ericsson released its second version of Xperia called XPERIA X2. Slide-out QWERTY X2 is probably still a little cornered characterize X1. However, if the note further, the type of key used by Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 more similar with the computer keyboard. X2 superior features include 3.5 WVGA OLED display, GPS, accelerometer, 8.1 MP autofocus camera, VGA 30fps video recorder, the processor is faster than the X1, 512 RAM, the XPERIA panel has been modified to support remote play PS3, and the ability to upgrade to OS Windows Mobile 7. But, the specification of Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 is still a rumor.
LG GW550 mobile phone is a unique smartphone with Windows Mobile 6.1 as operating system with QWERTY keypad. LG GW550 mobile phone has candy bar form & similar to the BlackBerry with display 2.4 inch TFT type & support GSM network quad-band, 3G, also HSDPA. LG GW550 mobile phone also supported 3 megapixel camera, USB & Bluetooth as connectivity, plus the memory card slot and stereo speakers.
Nokia N97 the latest outcome from the Nokia Company has already created a wave in the gadgets lovers. As the first look at the Nokia N97 tells us it is an impressive device. Nokia N Series mobiles are always a step ahead from the normal mobile phones by them. This is the second from Nokia to support touch screen facility. Main features of Nokia N97 Mobile are
3.5″ Touch Screen
5 MP Camera
Slide-out Full QWERTY Keyboard
The touchscreen isn’t all. The phone also comes with an inbuilt GPS, and a magnetic compass for a wonderful navigation experience along with Nokia Maps, which comes preloaded with data on Indian Cities. Also included is a proximity sensor which turns off the touchscreen when you are making a call, and an accelerometer for auto-rotation of the screen. Storage comes in the form of 32GB memory which can be expanded by up to 16GB, yes, that’s 48GB on a mobile! Enough for the phone to run out of digits to show how many pictures can be taken. WiFi support enables a faster internet experience and lower costs when at home. A TV-Out feature is also present.
The new Nokia E72 looks very similar to the E71. It has however a 5 megapixel camera as compared to Nokia E71 that only has 3.2 megapixel. Read below the complete specs for the new Nokia E72.
The specification of the new Nokia E72 ( compared to the Nokia E71 ) :
- 5 megapixel camera as opposed to E71’s 3.2 megapixels
- new version of Quickoffice which can sing along Microsoft Office 2007 files
- The Nokia E72 runs Symbian S60 3.2 (Feature pack 2) like AT&T’s E71x compared to Nokia E71 which runs S60 3.1
- It runs S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2
- slightly improved keyboard, like the one found on the Nokia E63
- Includes a GPS, WiFi, HSPA, Bluetooth, QVGA screen… you name it.
- Three colors: Zodium Black, Metal Grey, Topaz Brown
- standard 3.5mm audio jack as opposed to 2.5mm
- 114 x 59.5 x 10.1 mm
- 2.36 inch display, 16.7 million colors
- Micro USB
- 3.5 mm headphone jack
- Compass + GPS
- Tri Band HSPA! There will be two versions, one is 850/1900/2100 (NAM), the other is 900/1900/2100 (EU + ASIA)
- HSDPA maxes out at 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA maxes out at 2 Mbps
- WiFi b/g
- 128 g
- 1500 mAh battery
- GSM talk/standby: 12.5 hours/20 days
- 3G talk/standby: 6 hours/24 days
- Quad Band EDGE
- 640 x 480 video recording @ 15 frames per second
The new Nokia E72 is expected to begin shipping in late 3rd Quarter 2009 at an estimated retail price of Rs.18,000 before taxes and subsidies.
In Rocking Team we reported in Januray that LG is developing a Watch Phone. LG is going to make it available in market by July of 2009. LG – GD910 is the model name of the worlds first touch screen watch mobile phone with 3G Video Telephony (VT) service and GSM Quadband Network capabilities. This revolutionary phone comes in a watch, full touchscreen, video calling, voice recognition, wearable package, text-to-speech capabilities, and MP3 player all in one.
Sony Ericsson has unveiled its 12MP camera phone Satio. Recently Samsung also released its 12MP camera phone Pixon 12. t’s a complete 640 x 350 3.5-inch touchscreen phone comes with 12.1 megapixel camera, dual-band HSPA, microSD expansion, xenon flash and will be available in three sparkling colors black, silver and Bordeaux. It will be available to in October so you will need to wait for some more time.
Sony Ericsson Satio features:
• 12.1 megapixel camera, video light, xenon flash, auto focus, face detection, bestpic, geotagging, image stabilizer
• red-eye reduction, smile detection, touch focus
• Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
• WebKit web browser
• On-screen QWERTY keyboard
• Auto rotate
• Gesture control
• S60 5th edition Symbian OS
• HD and 3D games
• FM radio with RDS
• TV out
• In-built WiFi
• Size: 112 x 55 x 13.3 mm
• Weight: 126 grams
• Main screen: 16,777,216 colour nHD TFT
• 16:9 widescreen
• Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels
• Size: 3.5 inches
• Phone memory: 128 MB
• Memory Card Support: SanDisk microSD
Samsung has released its new mobile phone in the market with a striking 12MP camera. Pixon 12 will be available in Europe soon.
Pixon 12 features a Xenon flash and touch auto-focus tracking. Samsung says that the phone has a fast image saving facility providing the ability to take the next photos in about two seconds. he Pixon12 has a 3.1” AMOLED display. It’s also features a full touchscreen interface, throwing it into direct comparison with the iPhone. Samsung phones, the Pixon12 has 3G over full HSPA and Wi-Fi. The lens is 28mm wide angle affair, which Samsung claims will give a better perspective for phone snappers.
Apple has finally announced the iPhone, and it’ll instantly be on almost everyone’s wish-list. The iphone revolutionized how we will interact with our handhelds,and everyone else is straining to catch up.With its multitouch screen,gorgeous interface,utterly unmatched media-player capabilitiesand 8 gb of storage,it has raised the bar of fun and usability.The iphone is intuitive,interconnected,and imposible to get lost in-just hit the home button to get the main screen.The price tag may be ridiculously high,but it could be reasonably argued that this beauty may actually be worth every penny.Excellent technology isn’t cheap.By now everyone knows the phone may be the unit’s weakest part,but that’s why apple made the ipod touch.
Moreover it is a 3G one.ie,twice fast for low price.Now Iphone hits indian market with their 8GB and 80Gb apple iphone is coming soon to indian markets.They know Indian markets are best to sell their products.Apple packed a lot of features into the latest version of the iPhone but managed to keep a tight lid on the cost of components that go into it. Manufacturing and components for the 8-gigabyte iPhone 3G set Apple back about $173 per unit.Apple added parts that enable faster download speeds and navigation features, via Global Positioning System satellites.iPhone has even more great features for business users. Find a customer’s address and get directions with GPS-powered Maps. Send SMS messages to multiple recipients. Get a one-tap weather report before your next business trip. Check stocks at a glance. Write notes to save or email. Even perform complex calculations with the built-in scientific calculator.Audio formats supported by apple iphone are AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV .Iphone comes with a 2 mp camera.
Height: 4.5 inches (115.5 mm)
Width: 2.4 inches (62.1 mm)
Depth: 0.48 inch (12.3 mm)
Weight: 4.7 ounces (133 grams)
Colour: Black or White
Storage : 8GB or 16GB
UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
The Apple’s Box contains iPhone 3G,Stereo Headset with mic,Dock Connector to USB Cable,USB Power,Adapter,Documentation,Cleaning/polishing cloth,SIM eject tool.