“g-Smart i is the second PDA phone from GIGABYTE. The phone is powerd by Intel PXA272 416 MHz processor with 64 MB ROM and 64 RAM and it runs on Windows Mobile 5 OS.It has a 2.4 320 x 240 pixels 260k color TFT screen, a 2 Megapixel camera, WiFi, Bluetooth A2DP、TV Tuner and supports for 196 polyphonic ringtone and MiniSD for expansion. You can also add a GPS receiver module to it.The phone measures only 19.8 mm thick and weighs 130g. It will be out this month with price at 12000 Taiwan dollar (~667USD) with a 256MB MiniSD bundled.” More photoes at itechnews.net
No New Palm Handhelds This Spring?
“Rumor According to a recent report released by Gartner market research group, Palm Inc. has no plans to release any new conventional PDAs or handheld devices for “several months”. This would be a deviation from Palm’s traditional Spring/Fall new handheld release strategy. Gartner claims that Palm is seeking to stagger future new releases with longer intervals between launches stating; “We think it could be several more months before new or upgraded models are launched.” Palm’s Traditional Release ScheduleWith few exceptions (i705 in Jan ’02, T|T2 in July ’03, LifeDrive in May ’05, Treo 700w in Jan ’06) Palm has traditionally released new devices in the April & October timeframes. With their transition into a smartphone-focused company Palm could be looking to alter their long-standing, rather conservative launch schedule. The lack of any new Palm OS handheld news thus far can also be attributed to the general downturn and lack of growth in that segment. Handheld sales growth has remained mostly flat since 2002, while Treo smartphone sales have enjoyed increasingly higher sales and popularity. Models Likely to be Replaced or Upgraded?Palm is still offering three units with the old “PalmOne” branding–the Treo 650 (released Oct ’04), the Tungsten E2 (released April ’05) and the LifeDrive (released May ’05). Looking at Palm’s current lineup, these legacy models will likely be dropped or replaced in the near term. One major reason is simply to get all of the company’s products to carry uniform branding & packaging. Ed Colligan, Palm’s CEO, has previously claimed that new Treos running both Palm OS and Windows Mobile will be released this year. The Tungsten E2 would be the most logical candidate for updating due to the success of the original Tungsten E and its position as a solid PDA at the $200 price point. The LifeDrive has been long rumored to be receiving a 6 or 8gb MicroDrive but with the arrival of low-cost, high capacity SD cards, Palm could be questioning the need to maintain the LifeDrive within the lineup. The two Palm PDA models bearing updated “Palm” branding (Palm TX & Z22) are less than a year old and are likely going to stick around for the foreseeable future. “ via palminfocenter.com
Motorola Q launch deets leaked
“Directly from VZW itself on an internat site.Exclusively offered by Verizon Wireless, the Motorola Q is an ultra-thin, feature packed smartphone powered by the nation’s most reliable high-speed broadband network. The Q offers Windows Mobile 5.0 OS, flexible email solutions including Wireless Sync, Bluetooth technology, and rich multimedia capabilities via its 1.3 megapixel camera, Windows Mobile Media Player and MMS capability. These powerful features are easily accessed by the Qs thumb wheel, QWERTY keyboard and 5-way navigational key. If there was ever a must-have smartphone – the Q is it. General Features All Digital1XEVDO1XRTTBluetooth EnabledCalendarCamera – FlashCamera Resolution – 1.3M PixelDual Stereo SpeakersE-mail and Internet AccessGPS enabledInfrared PortIntennaMS Windows Mobile 5.0Messaging – Multi Media [MMS]Messaging – Predictive Text InputMessaging – Text [SMS]Microsoft ActivesyncMicrosoft Media PlayerMicrosoft Pocket Exel – view onlyMicrosoft Pocket Internet ExplorerMicrosoft Pocket OutlookMicrosoft Pocket Powerpoint – view onlyMicrosoft Pocket Word – view onlyOTA CapablePC SynchronizationPolyphonic Ring TonesQWERTY KeyboardRemovable Memory Slot – MiniSDSpeakerphoneTTY compatibleThumb wheelVideo CaptureVoice DialingWireless SYNCSpecifications Up to 234 Minutes Usage TimeUp to 212 Hours Stand by Time4.1 oz.4.60H x 2.50W x 0.45D inchesPackaged With Handset Getting Started CD (w/ActiveSync)HolsterMini USB Data CableMotorola Q smartphoneOne Standard Lithium Ion BatteryQuick Reference GuideTravel ChargerUser ManualWelcome CD (w/Wireless Sync)” More at phonescoop.com