“The Nokia N93 is a true smart phone, whatever you can come up with, whether it’s a WLAN internet connection, MP3 player, an agenda or camera, the Nokia N93 has it, better even: the device has two cameras. You can’t overlook the first camera; it’s easy to see that the lens comes from Carl Zeiss and that the camera has 3.2 Megapixels with 3x optical zoom. It’s harder when it comes to the second camera for it is mounted just above the large screen. Handy if you just want to check your hair but I don’t think this is what Nokia intended. It is possible however, to have an enjoyable video conversation with it. This might not be what you would do with the telephone in the first place, but a second camera is surely an option we will encounter more with mobile phones in the future.” Read this review here:
“The first time we saw W850 it was in the popular “Da Vinci code” movie even before the handset itself was announced. The strangest thing was that it was not used as a Walkman music player but purely for it web browser capabilities. We suppose it should say something about the versatility of the device. When it comes to functionality, the Sony Ericsson is almost identical to K800 and as long as the manufacturer is concerned, both would be positioned in the same price class. So good things don’t come cheap, as you would see. And W850 is really a nice handset features and performance-wise – it boasts all the treats for the music-loving Walkman die-hard fan. In fact, it comes in two versions, just as K800 does. The only difference between the twins W850 and W830 are the available connectivity options. While W850 comes with GPRS/UMTS networks support along with video calls, just as K800, the Sony Ericsson W830 comes packed with GPRS/EDGE networks support only, just as K790 does.The slight difference though is that W850 is now available, while we are still waiting for W830 to hit the market. Anyway, bear in mind that we are talking about identical mobiles and this review holds true for both of them.So let’s get back to our review. The Sony Ericsson W850 is available in two color flavors – one in matt black and one in pearl white. The one we got to test was the dark variant.” Read this big review here:
“Samsung today announced the introduction of a 1 Gigabyte (GB) subscriber identity module card solution, S-SIM that expands customer experience in multimedia intensive services. Instead of carrying a separate memory card, Samsung’s 1GB S-SIM incorporates a system-in-package (SiP) technology to carry high gigabit-density NAND flash memory without growing the area size of the conventional SIM card. The small form factor supports the compact size of multimedia phones.The subscriber identity module (SIM) card is a smart card IC-based card used to identify users in GSM mobile environments. As multimedia features increase on hand-phones, high data capacity and high-speed transmission has been added to the encrypted SIM solution. The new SIM solution provides added convenience to the user. High data storage capacity with tighter security features ensures safer transmission of personal information and data.The added memory on the security tight SIM solution improves the user experience. Data intensive files such as multimedia messaging, email, digital photos and video, music files and online gaming are among the features now capable with this SIM solution.” via slashphone.com
Janam Technologies LLC, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes, and ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc., a member of the ACCESS CO., LTD., group of companies, today announced a licensing agreement that enables Janam to develop and sell application-specifi c mobile computers based on the latest version of ACCESS’ Palm OS Garnet until 2011.In addition, Janam today announced its rugged, barcode-scanning, PDA-format mobile computers that will offer all the winning features of Palm OS Garnet, while still supporting barcode-scanning applications written for earlier versions of Palm OS.More than 40 million Palm Powered mobile phones, handhelds, and other mobile devices have been sold worldwide. With over 29,000 Palm OS application software titles available today, the Palm OS platformoffers one of the largest third-party software catalogs to enable users to customize their Palm Powered smart mobile devices to fi t particular needs.“This is a story of investment protection,” said Harry B. Lerner, Co-CEO of Janam. “Value-added resellers and their customers who have invested millions of dollars over the last 10 years in barcode-scanning applications for the durable Palm OS platform will now have cutting-edge hardware to which they canmigrate their existing applications effortlessly, while adding newer functionality that further extends their solutions.” “ACCESS continues to be fully committed to the enterprise market,” said Kathleen Peters, vice president of licensing and sales at ACCESS Systems Americas (previously called PalmSource, Inc.). “We are excited to work with Janam to provide enterprises running Palm OS applications in mission critical environments withnew and innovative rugged mobile computers that feature the Palm OS advantage—ease-of-use, fl exibility and power. By basing their new mobile devices on Palm OS, Janam is providing the enterprise customers a migration path to upgrade their hardware while preserving their investment in the Palm OS-based applications they use today.”Janam’s XP Series rugged mobile computers combine the benefi ts of the Palm OS® Garnet™, including long battery life, a simple development environment and overall system stability, with the advanced technical features found in typical industrial mobile computers that run on alternative operating systems,in a much smaller and lighter package—all for up to half the list price.The XP20 Series features a custom, “bright white”, 160 x 160, monochrome display that was developed to provide continuity with today’s Palm OS® industrial mobile computers. The XP30 Series adds a color, quarter-VGA display and Bluetooth as standard. All XP Series products offer a 2D barcode scanningoption, meet IP54 sealing requirements, withstand drops to concrete from 4’/1.2m and weigh less than 10 ounces.The XP Series will be the world’s fi rst, rugged, mobile computer that combines Palm OS Garnet (version 5.4), numeric keypad option, user-accessible memory, NAND fl ash memory backup, USB connectivity, double capacity battery option and, in WLAN versions, WiFi Protected Access (WPA) wireless security.With easy management of accessories in mind, Janam will also offer a single-slot charging/synching cradle, four-slot charging/synching cradle, USB synching/charging cable and attachable magnetic stripe reader (MSR) that works with all XP Series mobile computers.The XP Series product line is expected to be commercially available by the end of this year.About JanamJanam Technologies LLC is a provider of rugged, handheld computing devices for mobile workers. Janam combines deep industry knowledge with advanced technologies to deliver products and accessories that increase productivity, reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction. Specializing in purpose-builtmobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, Janam’s products are ideally suited for retail, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and logistics markets. Janam is headquartered in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.For more information about Janam, please visit www.janam.com.About ACCESSACCESS Systems Americas, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront™ Browser, PalmOS® and the ACCESS Linux Platform provide customers with solutions that enable faster time-to-market, fl exibility and customizability. The Company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates 29 subsidiaries and affi liates within Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock ExchangeMothers Index under the number 4813. ACCESS recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc. (formerly called PalmSource, Inc.), is transitioning its name to ACCESS.For more information about ACCESS, the NetFront Browser, Palm OS and the ACCESS Linux Platformplease visit www.access-company.com.
“While the phone is closed, the screen seems to have no peculiarities, but on opening it rotates automatically, which is a world of difference in comparison with the previous model. The handset is armed with assisted mechanism, enabling you to swivel it open by pushing the upper half. There you definitely will not feel the same easiness as with Motorola v80 – the movement is slightly slowed-down on the initial stage, but thinking of the handset’s dimensions, it’s OK – remember, tiny sliders don’t manage to generate enough momentum to slide open seamlessly. All in all I cannot find some vital things to complain about with the assisted mechanism found on the 7373 – the mechanics here does well. While you are free to swivel it open in any direction, closing the handset should go in the same direction it was opened. The very portable size of the phone allows for single-handed device management.” Read this review here: