Sony Ericsson W950 review: Let the music play

“The W950 boasts a solid construction and a stylishly designed body made out of matt plastic along with silver lining and orange highlights. Thanks to those, the orange Walkman theme has been kept all over the handset, while keeping successfully away from the flamboyant styling of some of the previous Walkman phones.Measuring at 106 x 54 x 15 mm, the W950 could be hardly called a compact phone, but as far as smartphones go, it is in fact pretty slim. The probable reason for that is the absence of a camera. When it comes to width though, our friend has lot more to show. But width is essential in order to be able to use comfortably the Jog Dial single-handedly. And you may agree, that is of great importance since besides the stylus, it is the only way to navigate through the interface.Similar to Sony Ericsson P990, the Jog Dial can no longer be used in five directions as in Sony Ericsson P910. Now the only available directions are scroll up, scroll down and press. We think that the 5-way Jog Dial was a great navigation tool and stripping it of two of its functions would most surely disappoint many people that are already used to it.Now, beside the Jog Dial, the left side of the body features only a Back button used for exiting the current menu. The left side is also the one from where you can pull out the stylus, which plugs in into a special slot in the phone’s body.” Read more about my next smartphone here:

Frutakia for Pocket PCs just updated to v1.8

“From the makers of ‘PaintBall’, a new, fun & extra addicting puzzle game that will also sucks you in and won’t let you go until you’ve wasted all of your time! ‘Frutakia’ uses the ‘casino slots idea’ and turns it into an original & fun puzzle game.• Game Objective:You must make groups of 3 or more same fruits/items at any direction! There are 5 different fruits and 2 different items. ‘Blanks’ can also appear.The ‘bell’ scores more points than the fruits and the ‘super item’ scores the most!—22/Oct/2006 UPDATE (1.8) —* Game fully tuned for best performance* Memory leaks fixed* 50% faster gameplay* Faster gameplay with arrow keys”Watch this video preview here and more info here:>

Google Maps For Palm Treo Review (95%)

Google Maps For Palm Treo Review“Loading up the program, we were prompted to type in an address (or ZIP code, postal address, latitude and longitude, intersection etc) and we were astonished by the speed that the map appeared on screen – even though we were connecting via GPRS. This baby is fast!The maps download as small, separate tiles, so only new segments need to be downloaded as you were scroll across pages using the Treo’s five-way controller, or by dragging the map across the screen.Overlaid, opaque zoom in/out buttons let you decide the level of detail, and a ‘find nearby business’ menu gives you the option to search for local hotels, cafes, bars etc with the results appearing onscreen as numbered markers.Clicking on an icon provides more address information and a button to phone them up, as well the ability to get turn by turn driving directions to and from any given point. Best of all, downloaded maps are stored locally, so you can look up the area you’re visiting and have the map ready for viewing – even if you can’t connect to the web.” Read this review here:

3G smartphone Vodafone VDA IV by Asus

“The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved Vodafone VDA IV mobile phone, known also as Vodafone 1210. Most likely this smartphone will be made by ASUSTeK Computer, as this very company applied for certification of the phone. Despite that the VDA IV will work in 3G networks, it doesn’t have a video camera, many took the power button for the camera, because of unusual location – near the talk speaker.The specs of the VDA IV: CPU: Intel PXA270, 312 MHz Operating system: Windows Mobile 5.0 (Smartphone) Networks: UMTS, GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz), GPRS Class 10 Memory: 128 MB Flash ROM, 64 MB SDRAM, microSD cards (without the hot swap) LCD: 2.2”, TFT, 240×320 pixels, 65K colors Connectivity: Bluetooth v1.2 / USB v1.1 (client + host) Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack, built-in microphone and speakerphone Dimensions: 109.5×46.9×18 mm Weight: 103.3 g (with the battery – Li-Ion, 1100 mAh) Audio and video opportunities: 40-tones polyphony, MP3, WMA, AAC and AAC+, stream video Internet surfing: HTTP and WAP 2.0 Messages: SMS, MMS 1.2, E-Mail JAVA: J2ME (CLDC 1.1 + MIDP 2.0)” via

Add a Mirror to Your Display Screen

“Want to add another feature to your screen? ScreenMirrors are transparent films that produce a mirror effect when a screen’s backlight is off, but allow for clear display visibility when the backlight is on.Other than the simple mirror effect add-on, the company is also offering another version with Screen Guard feature. With your backlight off, the ScreenGuard with Mirror Function produce a mirror effect; and while the backlight is on, you can see the display clearly within a 45 degree angle. Any angle out of the scope will appear as black screen to protect your personal data.ScreenMirrors can be customized with your company’s logo and/or character.The special print in Maziora (Chameleon) Spectral Flare produces an etched glass look indoors, and a 7-color graduation effect outdoor. These effects are faintly visible when the backlight is on and clearly visible when viewed outside a 45 angle. The screenmirror alone is selling at $18.99 for a piece.” via