Official announcement of MOTOROKR E6

Motorola has officially announced its new product: it calls it the premium PDA with entertainment functions – MOTOROKR E6.Taking into account that Motorola focuses the entertainment function and omits phone opportunities in its official report, we can assume that the company treats MOTOROKR E6 as the PDA first of all, and considers the phone functionality of minor importance.The main specs of MOTOROKR E6: Slim and elegant design with the RAZR-style keyboard and 14.5 mm thick shell 2-megapixel CMOS camera with 8x digital zoom Video capture at CIF and QVGA Full screen video playback Built-in MP3-player with separate control buttons, FM-tuner Business functions: V card reader, e-mail client, office documents viewer, organizer Connectivity: Bluetooth; HTML-browser; USB 2.0 (hi-speed); 3.5 mm audio jack 8 MB od user available memory, SD storage cards (up to 2 GB) 1000 mAh battery 2.4” TFT touchscreen display, 240×320 pixels, 260K colorsCurrently MOTOROKR E6 is available in China.” via

Review navigation GSM communicator Mio A700/A701

“The key and the only distinction between Mio A700 and A701 is design and shell material, other changes are of minor importance. So, we decided to speak about Mio A701 and add some stipulations if necessary.A701 is made of a high quality uneven plastic. There is little of glossy black plastic around the screen and the camera, besides the front panel buttons are made of it. Surprisingly the assembly quality is high, there is no backlash, which makes good overall impression. This is a positive change, especially if we remember old Mio models featuring poor assembly quality.Due to compact size and grooves at sides the device lies comfortably in hand. This isn’t the smallest or lightest one on the market, but if we consider devices with the integrated GPS, it is the second after HTC P3300. ” Read more here:

ACCESS Licenses Palm OS Garnet Source Code to Palm

“ACCESS has entered into a non-exclusive agreement with Palm, Inc., to license the Palm OS Garnet source code to Palm, Inc. ACCESS continues to license and support Palm OS. ACCESS and Palm have also agreed to an expansion of the two companies existing patent license. Under terms of the agreement, ACCESS has granted Palm specific rights to modify the code base of Palm OS Garnet for use in its devices such as the Palm Treo smartphone family and the company’s other handheld computers. The agreement also grants Palm the right to use Palm OS Garnet in whole or in part in any product from Palm and together with any other system technologies. Key Points ACCESS continues to license and support Palm OS. ACCESS has licensed the source code for Palm OS Garnet to Palm, Inc. This is a non-exclusive license. Both ACCESS and Palm are committed to ensuring forward compatibility of future applications. Agreement benefits licensees and developers. ACCESS continues moving forward with the development of its next-generation operating system—code-name the ACCESS Linux Platform. The ACCESS Linux Platform includes Palm OS compatibility with its GHost (Garnet Host) layer. ACCESS has publicly demonstrated that most properly written 68K Palm OS applications will run on ACCESS Linux Platform-based devices with little or no modification.” More here:

Tune loving, touchscreen sporting NEC N6206/N908

“Rocking a touchscreen display but eschewing a standard keypad altogether is the all-new NEC N6206 (also dubbed the N908) cell phone being showcased at ITU Telecom World 2006. Your primary controls are via the touchscreen interface, but from there you’ll be able to boot up the integrated music player, load up its Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and preview those snazzy snapshots you’ll be taking with the built-in camera (there is a separate shutter button, thankfully).They’ve kept the package quite slim at just 12.8mm thick, while keeping the 260k color display an ample size (2.2-inch QVGA). Other key features include a microSD expansion slot, handwriting recognition, email, scheduler, 150 minutes of talk, and 110-150 hours of standby.” via

Samsung SGH i718 a new Windows smartphone

“At the current ITU Telecom World 2006 in Hong Kong Samsung Electronics has unveiled its new smartphone powered by Windows OS – the SGH-i718 for the Chinese market. The device has been recently approved by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).The short technical specs of Samsung SGH-i718:
GSM, EDGE, GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
Operating system: Windows Mobile 5.0
Display: touchscreen, 2.8″, TFT, 65K colors and 240×320 pixels
Office documents
Camera: CMOS, 2-megapixel with auto focus
Video formats: MPEG4, H.263, WMV
Audio formats: AAC, AAC+, MP3, WMA, WAV
Memory: 128 MB ROM, 64 MB RAM, microSD cards
Bluetooth v2.0 EDR
Handwritten text and voice recognition
Dimensions: 108x58x13.5 mm” via