LG Announces Extended Chocolate Family

“Following the successful international launch of the Chocolate phone – which sold more than one million units globally in just eight weeks since early May – is no mean feat, but the latest handsets take Chocolate to new audiences, for whom stunning design and desirability combined with great technology are lifestyle expressions.Chang Ma, Vice President of Marketing Supporting Team of Mobile Communications Company of LG Electronics adds: “The coloured Chocolate handsets will appeal to consumers who want their phone to say something about their personality. The cool white and tempting pink versions ooze modern style and chic while the forthcoming premium handsets with unique design variations promise to be even more desirable, adding technology enhancements to unbeatable design.”The new handsets are already enjoying significant sales success in South Korea and, following in-depth research among 18 and 35 year olds around the globe, the decision has been taken to introduce the phones to select international markets.” via slashphone.com

Small update of Opera Mini 2.0

Sony Micro Vault Tiny “We’ve just released a new, minor update of Opera Mini 2.0. Get it at http://mini.opera.comSome of the fixes are specifically targeted at Sony Ericsson T610-series Sony Ericsson P9101 BenQ SXG75 & EF81 Palm Treo 650 Devices with stylus input All Siemens phonesEdit: Even a newer update:We have now fixed the problem with BlackBerry not able to download Opera Mini.Those of you NOT with BlackBerry device, don’t have to upgrade Opera Mini.”

Gigabyte released a GPS handset gYoYo

“Gigabyte Communications, a subsidiary of Gigabyte Technology, has announced the release of its new mobile phone g-YoYo. I’d remind you it was introduced at CeBIT 2006 in March.The g-YoYo is peculiar for the rich set of GPS-functions. It comes with e-maps (apparently maps of Taiwan) containing 14 thousand objects. For example, it has the function of arrival alarm, so you won’t miss marked objects, besides there are voice instructions and SOS function, which sends an alarm message after the special button is pressed. The specs of g-YoYo:
GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz), GPRS Class 10
2” TFT LCD 262K colors
2.1-megapixel camera with video capture opportunity
64-tones polyphony
Electronic dictionary (English-Chinese and Chinese-English)
Slot for miniSD cards
Li-Ion battery 1050 mAh
Talk time – up to 5 hours
Standby time – up to 300 hours
Dimensions – 99.7×48.5×19.8 mm
Weight – 105 g
The recommended price for the Taiwanese market is 10900 new Taiwanese dollars, i.e. some $340.” via mobile-review.com