It’s time to replace my old Nokia E65. I like that phone. Regardless its problem with alarm. So, I made decision about platform easily – Android (IMHO it’s the most perspective platform for mobile devices). But to choose the phone wasn’t so simple. The potential variants were following: HTC Desire, HTC Wildfire, Samsung Galaxy 551 and Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3. But the winner even wasn’t in that list. It’s Motorola Defy. Why I chose it? Well, first of all I like its design and Gorilla Glass display with resolution 480×854. Also it has very good spec – 800MHz processor, 2 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, microSD slot (supports cards up to 32GB), 5MP camera. It run Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair), upgradable to v2.2. And finally, Motorola Defy is dust-proof, water-resistant (check the awesome video after below) and has very reasonable price – around €350.00. So, I’m going to buy it this weekend if it’ll be available in the Cyprus shops, of course.
Yesterday I got amazing present on my birthday. My dearest wife Maria gave me a Nokia E65! That’s cool smartphone with the latest Symbian OS, WiFi and VoIP. I just started to discover the phone. Because it’s radically different than my old Sony Ericsson K700i. Anyway, I’m really happy to have such gadget and I hope it help me to organize my work better 🙂
Blogging and social services and networks became popular more and more. So, producers of mobile phones couldn’t just stay and see this process. As result Sumsung released SGH-L760 – a mobile phone with can help you be not only mobile but social as well. It supports RSS Reader function, UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) and sports 2M camera and Bluetooth connectivity. The SGH-L760 allows to upload video to YouTube by pressing just 2 or 3 buttons. Also, it’s integrated with blog hostings like Ublog and Buzznet.
As I see the SGH-L760 misses two useful for social functionality features: WiFi and touchscreen. But integration with blogs and YouTube is good sign 🙂
P. S. I like Twitter which can make social any mobile phone with SMS support 🙂
Trolltech announces pricing for Greenphone kits:
The Greenphone is only available as part of one of three software development bundles put together by the company, ranging in price from $695 to $890; to be fair, those aren’t unheard of prices to pay for an unbranded, unlocked smartphone these days (SDK or no), but when you take a good, hard look at the candybar’s specs, there are clearly better buys on the market.
The well-known company Trolltech, which develops Qt, has announced his Qtopia Greenphone. This smartphone is unique because it’s open for development and upload new mobile applications. The specification is quit similar to others: quad band GSM/EDGE handset that boasts a QVGA touch screen display, 1.3-megapixel camera, 317MHz XScale processor, 128MB ROM, 64MB RAM, Bluetooth, and a miniSD card slot.
Greenphone will ship with source code for all the native phone applications in addition to development tools and the phone itself
It’s cool and geek smartphone but the price is also cool – $700! So, if you have this money and want to develop for mobile Linux phones go ahead! The Greenphone is expexted to sell on the middle of this September.
Updated: Trolltech announces pricing for Greenphone kits: from $695 to $890
Samsung rolls out SCH-B450 – geek andcool gaming mobile phone. The following features characterize this phone: TV-out, A2DP, a motion sensor for Wii-like interaction, a game-friendly keypad, 3D acceleration, S-DMB reception, Immersion’s VibeTonz, and that clever dual hinge design.
The SCH-B450 is released only for Kerean market but you can try its congener – SGH-D307 which oriented to business application.
Gigabyte has announced a new Windows Mobile 5.0-powered Smartphone – gSmart i128. It features a 2.4-inch TFT display, 2.1-megapixel camera, 64MB RAM, 128MB ROM, MiniSD card slot, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB connectivity. Additionally, gSmart includes NTSC/PAL TV receiver to provide a real-time TV broadcasting on one’s favorite game or show.
Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.