Motorola Revealed the MOTOVIEW DMB Phone in Korea

“Finally, Motorola has joined the DMB race with the MotoView DMB phone. MOTOVIEW incorporates S-DMB satellite television technology, which means that consumers can enjoy their favorite programs with high-quality sound and video anywhere in Korea.The MOTOVIEW features a full range of multimedia capabilities, including a 1.3 megapixel camera with camcorder modes, MP3 and video playback, 128-tone polyphonic sound, and Macromedia Flash Lite from Adobe. With its swivel form factor and external touch keys for television tuning, video-on-demand, music-on-demand, and MP3 playback operation, the MOTOVIEW is a well-rounded and highly versatile multimedia handset.”The MOTOVIEW is the hottest looking mobile TV (DMB) phone in the market right now. People who see it will simply think that it’s a cool and elegant phone, but they will be even more surprised when they learn what it can do,” said Michael Tatelman, corporate vice-president and general manager, Mobile Devices Business, North Asia.The Motorola MOTOVIEW handset is available immediately from SKT at authorized dealers throughout Korea. Specifications: Size: 94 x 47 x 23.4 mm Weight: 125 grams Display: 2.2″ 256k colors TFT (240 x 320) External Display: 1.3″ 64k colors TFT (128 x 108) 128 polyphonic 1.3 megapixel CMOS camera micro SD slot” More photos at

SoftBank X01HT another operator branded model of HTC Hermes

“Today the Taiwanese company HTC announced the release of its HSDPA Windows smartphone Hermes for the Japanese operator SoftBank. The operator will offer the smartphone to its subscribers under the name SoftBank X01HT.The main specs of SoftBank X01HT:
Operating system: Windows Mobile 5.0
Sliding QWERTY-keyboard to work with large texts
Support of high-speed 3G technology HSDPA
Support of POP3 and IMAP4 e-mail
Microsoft Exchange Push E-Mail (the service will be available soon)
ActiveSync service
Windows Media player
Bluetooth and WLAN solutions
2-megapixel camera.” via

Palm Treo 750v Announced for Asia

Sept. 28, 2006–Palm (Nasdaq: PALM), MobileOne (SGX: M1) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced the first Asian availability of the new Palm(R) Treo(TM) 750v smartphone, bringing for the first time to Asia the hallmark Palm experience on Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile(R) 5.0 over a wireless 3G/UMTS network. The new Treo 750v will be available next month through M1, Vodafone’s network partner in Singapore.”Global expansion is a key part of Palm’s growth strategy, so I am pleased to announce our Vodafone relationship now extends into Asia Pacific,” said John Hartnett, Palm senior vice president, global markets. “With Vodafone in Europe and now M1 in Singapore providing the Treo 750v smartphone, we can deliver a robust, business-ready device featuring the Palm experience, accelerating our momentum in the enterprise market.”Today, only an estimated 3 percent of business email inboxes worldwide are accessed via mobile, according to market research firm The Radicati Group. The new Treo 750v will allow Palm to target this large, untapped market with push email platforms such as Microsoft’s Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP), which includes Direct Push Technology and enhanced security features free out of the box.(1) This business-ready solution addresses the need for a robust push-email platform that can be deployed easily by small businesses to global enterprises. In June this year, M1 was the first network in Singapore to offer the Windows Mobile Email solution.The Treo 750v combines the hallmark Palm experience of a multifeatured mobile phone with email, messaging, web browsing and organization software all in a new compact design.(2) Unique to the Treo smartphone on Windows Mobile 5.0 is a suite of software enhancements developed by Palm that underscores its brand promise of fast access, ease of use and simplicity. Examples include the following: Today Screen enhancements, which feature the ability to “dial by name” with a few keystrokes on the keyboard, perform a web search directly from the Today Screen and perform one-touch dialing with personalized photo speed dials; Ability to manage a call directly from the Today Screen and stay on top of voicemail with on-screen, VCR-like icons, such as rewind, delete and fast-forward controls for easy navigation; Ability to ignore a call and quickly compose a text message, such as “In a meeting” or “Can’t talk”; and Dedicated messaging application for SMS/MMS that is organized in a “chat thread” so users can reference prior messages and use emoticons for a personal touch. “M1 is committed to helping our business customers increase productivity and make the most of their business and personal time,” said P. Subramaniam, M1’s director of Enterprise and Alliances. “We are privileged to be the first telco and Vodafone network partner in Asia Pacific to launch the new Treo 750v with Palm and Microsoft. The unparalleled ease of use offered by the new Treo 750v, together with M1’s high-speed 3G network, will provide a compelling mobile-computing solution to M1 customers.” “Mobility today means far more than reading email outside the office. People need to be able to access Microsoft Word, Excel(R) and PowerPoint(R) documents, organize themselves by managing their calendars and contacts, listen to music, watch videos and do much more with a single device,” said Barney Lau, managing director, Microsoft Singapore. “The Palm Treo 750v builds on the power and flexibility of Windows Mobile, Palm’s innovative design and user experience, and M1’s fast 3G network to deliver a winning solution for professionals seeking to enhance their digital lifestyle.” More information about the new Palm Treo 750v smartphone is available at About M1 M1, Singapore’s most exciting and innovative mobile and IDD service provider, was launched in April 1997. Since then, it has made significant inroads into the local mobile communications market, gaining considerable brand presence and market share. M1 aims to be the leader in personal voice, business and data communications, focusing on value, quality and customer service. More information on M1 is available at About Microsoft Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. About Palm, Inc. Palm, Inc., a leader in mobile computing, strives to put the power of computing in people’s hands so they can access and share their most important information. The company’s products for consumers, mobile professionals and businesses include Palm(R) Treo(TM) smartphones, Palm handheld computers, and Palm LifeDrive(TM) mobile managers, as well as software, services and accessories. Palm products are sold through select Internet, retail, reseller and wireless operator channels throughout the world, and at Palm Retail Stores and Palm online stores ( More information about Palm, Inc. is available at (1) MSFP requires Exchange Server 2003 and access enabled by IT administrator. (2) Within wireless service coverage area only. Availability and coverage depends upon carrier and the geographic scope of international roaming agreements. Email, messaging and web access requires data services from a mobile service provider at an additional cost. Palm, Treo and LifeDrive are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc. All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.

Sony Ericsson Z558: the first not Symbian phone with the touchscreen

“Sony Ericsson has introduced 4 mobile phones. They are not brand new solutions, but each of them has something new. The Z558, W830 and W958c are optimized for China and South East Asia and the Z550a – for the American market.The Z558 is a clamshell supporting tri-band GSM. It differs from the original model SE Z550 in a touchscreen LCD for manuscript input, the function is very popular in China. This is the first not-Symbian phone equipped with the touchscreen.The phone features a 1.3-megapixel camera, 18 MB of memory onboard and a slot for Memory Stick Micro cards (up to 1 GB). It will be available in October.The specs of the Z558:
GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz), GPRS
1.9” touchscreen TFT LCD, 220×176 pixels, 262K colors
STN LCD, 128×36 pixels
1.3-megapixel camera
Video capture, playback, stream
Music playback (MP3 and AAC)
WAP 2.0, Java MIDP 2.0
E-mail (POP3/IMAP4)
Push e-mail
Bluetooth, USB 2.0
18 MB of internal memory
Slot for Memory Stick Micro cards (up to1 GB)
Dimensions – 87.5×45.5×20.5 mm
Weight – 92.5 g” via

HP iPAQ rx5900 Travel Companion Review

“Measuring less than an inch thick and weighing six ounces, the Travel Companion feels sleek but solid. With its landscape orientation, the 3.5-inch touchscreen gives you plenty of viewing real estate for maps and other navigation info. HP has gone the extra mile by overlaying the stock Today screen with its Quick Launch menu, providing easy access to that screen, as well as quick links to Navigation, Entertainment, Travel Assistant, and the Internet. Besides the touchscreen, there are some navigation buttons on the front of the device, including a Close button and a Windows button. The right and top sides of the Travel Companion are grooved with more quick-access buttons, allowing you to launch the multimedia or GPS functions from any screen.” Read more here:

MBW 100: a Bluetooth watch by Sony Ericsson

“Sony Ericsson has announced the release of an interesting accessory for mobile phones – the Bluetooth Watch MBW-100. This is quite a stylish wrist-watch supporting Bluetooth 2.0 and some additional functions.Its OLED LCD displays the info on the incoming call. You can decline the call by pressing a button. Besides you can operate the music playback on the phone (play, pause, next track), get the info on the incoming SMS and MMS and see the battery level. The watch will alarm the user when the watch is out of the Bluetooth-connection, so you’ll hardly lost your phone.The MBW-100 is waterproof (up to 30 m deep, however there is no info on the dive time). The watch weighs 187.5 g. It can last for 7 days in the Bluetooth mode and 14 days in the analog watch mode on a single charge. The sales are scheduled for 4Q 2006. the recommended price makes up €300, i.e. about $380.” via