“HONG KONG – At the ITU Telecom World 2006 event in Hong Kong, Amoi Electronics showcased four of its upcoming smart phone devices which it claims will be affordably priced to target the mass market audience. The first of the four smart phones, the Amoi E72, will retail in China for less than US$250. This, according to press release, makes it one of the lowest-priced Windows Mobile smart phones in the China market. Prices for the other three smart phones–the Amoi E75, E76 and E78–are expected to be announced at a later date. In a press statement, Li Xiaozhong, president of Amoi Electronics Co Ltd, said: “Our partnership with Microsoft and Texas Instrument has allowed us to offer the Windows Mobile smart phone experience at lower price points”. One of the reasons Amoi attributed to keeping prices down for its latest range of smart phones is the use of the cost-effective Texas Instrument (TI) OMAP-Vox platform which promises high performance multimedia features and low power consumption. Detailed specifications for the individual Amoi handsets are currently not available, but the press release did indicate that the GSM cellular handhelds will have Bluetooth (with stereo support) and EDGE connectivity, and will run Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system for smart phones with Microsoft Direct Push Technology. The phones will also be equipped with digital cameras with capture resolutions of up to 2 megapixels.” More photos at asia.cnet.com
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“How do you market an office suite for a range of smartphones when a large fraction of that range already have your main competitor’s product built-in? By making it quite a bit better, that’s how.Quickoffice have been making strenuous efforts in the last few years to get their office suite included as standard on various Nokia and Sony Ericsson smartphones, with a fair amount of success. The theory is that, once in the ROM of a device, you’re guaranteed a little income from every single device sale and you’ll also have a great chance to head off any competitors at the pass. The only snag is the sheer amount of work, testing, tweaking and more testing required by the manufacturers – if they’re going to associate their name to something then they want it bug free and stable (pity they haven’t been applying the same philosophy to their own Symbian OS 9 firmware – oops, that’s another rant for another day…) Thus, it takes time, and Quickoffice 3.6.52, in the P990’s ROM (and in that of the M600), is effectively last year’s product. I know, because Quickoffice treated Rafe and I to a special preview of their latest beta versions for S60 3rd Edition and UIQ 3, scheduled for early 2007, and there’s significantly more functionality in every area. Having said that, for viewing the odd Word, Excel or Powerpoint email attachment or for jotting down some notes or figures, Quickoffice 3.x on the P990 is more than sufficient, and most people won’t need to look further.” Read more here:
Samsung Electronics and Microsoft launched the Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, the first 3G smartphone with HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) support . Measuring only 11.8mm and weighing a mere 99g, the Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 is the world’s thinnest 3G smartphone with a full QWERTY key board . It blends the feature-rich, desktop functionality of the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform with multimedia capabilities to help people work on the go, stay in touch with family and friends or just have fun. “I am proud to introduce the Ultra Messaging i600 Windows Mobile smartphone with Microsoft. It represents the best innovation from both Samsung and Microsoft and makes it a perfect solution for today’s mobile professional,” said Kitae Lee, President, Samsung Telecommunication Network Business. “Samsung will continue to explore new market opportunities with Microsoft and we look forward to collaborating together to bring more innovative products to market.” The Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 is the first smartphone in Asia Pacific and Europe that supports the HSDPA network for faster data transfer speeds, as well as seamless communications through high-speed connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 EDR. It is also the first smartphone to support web applications such as podcasting and RSS Feeder. Ultra Experiences, Ultra Functionality A key feature of the Ultra Messaging i600 is its QWERTY keyboard with wheel key, perfectly designed for composing messages or e-mails. In addition to this, the customized thumbwheel makes navigation simpler than ever . Running on Windows Mobile 5.0 with Direct Push Technology, the Ultra Messaging i600 instantly updates Microsoft Office Outlook’s Email, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks when synchronised with Exchange Server 2003, to ensure that users are always up-to- date while on-the-move. In addition to its push email capability, users can view Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and image formats including BMP, JPEG and GIF with Picsel Viewer. With two integrated digital cameras (1.3 megapixels in the back and VGA in the front), users can also conduct 3G video calls from the phone. Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 users can listen to stereo-quality music and view high quality video clips with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile and a Bluetooth stereo headset. Internet browsing rivals the PC experience due to the device’s large 2.3” high-quality color screen and wireless broadband capabilities. The Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 also includes a speakerphone, built-in voice recognition and support for a 1.3 megapixel digital camera that can record video. Built-in Pocket MSN offers consumers the consistent and familiar user experience that they currently enjoy with MSN Messenger on their desktops. With this offering, users will automatically have a separate Inbox for Hotmail messages on their device. They will also be able to view their buddy list and chat instantly with their contacts, whenever and wherever they want. All of these features are packed into a slim design, which makes the Ultra Messaging i600 the ideal balance of work and play. The Ultra Messaging i600 is comfortable to hold with a slim body and has a soft finishing which gives it a good grip. “The mobile population is increasingly looking to use one device that easily plugs into their life, both in and out of the office,” said Pieter Knook, Senior Vice President, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division, Microsoft Corp. “The Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 works well both for organisations looking to increase employee productivity through the deployment of smartphones, yet deliver a desirable and fashionable smartphone for users at the same time.” The Samsung ‘s Ultra Messaging i600 will be available in Asia Pacific and Europe in first quarter, 2007. Ultra Messaging i600 Specifications Standard HSDPA / UMTS / GSM Camera 1.3 megapixel camera and VGA camera for Video Telephony Display 2.3″ TFT LCD Features Full QWERTY Keyboard PIM / MS Push Email Bluetooth 2.0(A2DP, AVRCP), USB 1.1 Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g Web Applications RSS reader, Podcasting Memory 64MB RAM / 128MB ROM microSD™ External Memory Slot Size Slim Design: 113 x 59 x 11.8mm Weight 99 g * Product specifications are subject to change without notice. About Samsung ElectronicsSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US $7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 90 offices in 51 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
“Nokia has been working hard on developing and promoting their XpressMusic line of mobile phones in a determined way to fight back the Sony Ericsson’s Walkman reign in this market niche. The two new handsets called Nokia 5300 XpressMusic, Nokia 5200 XpressMusic and the updated Nokia 3250 XpressMusic now constitute a serious attempt to establish the Finnish manufacturer mobiles on the music phones market. We won’t comment on the Nokia 3250 for now since the two other mobiles are of much more interest to us, being brand new models. The Nokia 5200 and 5300 have pretty much the same design. The 5200 is more of a Lite version and is targeted at the budget-conscious buyers, while the Nokia 5300 is a representative of the midrange mobile phones in terms of price and equipment.Up for now, the Walkman mobiles are still the leading music solution so don’t expect these XpressMusic devices to overthrow the king of this realm. It seems though that Nokia has been putting some very serious efforts in campaigning their new handsets and as rumors go, the Finnish engineers have a few more devices up their sleeve.The Nokia 5300 XpressMusic is an exciting new phone for several reasons. Firstly, it is the first XpressMusic device to come up under the non-smartphone S40 user interface of the Finnish brand. Secondly, the slider form factor leaves it with no direct competitors in the Walkman camp in the respective price range. And finally, it offers features such as stereo Bluetooth support and 3.5 mm audio jack adapter. In fact, there is not even one Walkman mobile to have a standard mini-USB port. That practically makes the Nokia 5300 a leading offering in the midrange music class and it’s up to us to see how it copes with the challenge.” Read this big review here: