OKWAP S868 Windows Mobile Smartphone

” Taiwan OKWAP plans to release their next windows mobile smartphone, the OKWAP S868As the first Windows Mobile smartphone from OKWAP, the S868 comes in a clean design. Other than the standard smartphone capability, it has a touch sensitive keypad where you can move around on the numeric keys to navigate through the menu, works like a iPod dial pad. The SD card slot is put on top of the phone. The nice part is the mini USB charging interface and you use the same cable for active sync too. The OKWAP S868 should be available in Taiwan after Chinese new year for about 450 USD.” More photos here:

Philips Xenium 9@9 phones go 40 days and 40 nights

“Much is in demand from cell phones these days, and battery life is becoming an increasingly prominent concern. Philips is literally breathing new life into the industry by announcing a whole new line of cell phones — the Xenium 9@9 series — which boast up to 40 days and 40 nights of standby on a single charge. That’s a really long time, especially considering that even the incessant chatter can get 10 hours of talk time on a topped-up handset.From left to right, we have the Xenium 9@9a, 9@9d, and 9@9t. They’re all candybars with similar looking keypads, but as you’d suspect, the higher the letter, the greater the features. The 9@9a is the most basic of the bunch with its dual-band GSM (900/1800) connectivity, 1.5-inch OLED display, 2MB memory, and polyphonic ringtones. That said, this is the longest lasting of the trio.Stepping it up a notch is the 9@9d with its 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Java 2.0, and 18MB of memory. This one has got about 30 days of standby. Last and certainly not least is the 9@9t, which rocks a 128×160 touchscreen, MP3 player, handwriting recognition, miniSD expansion, and smartphone-like functionality. Interestingly, it lacks Bluetooth and IrDA.” via mobilemag.com

Sony releases PSP firmware 3.10!

“The PSP (PlayStationPortable) system software update may include security patches, new or revised settings and features and other items, which will change your current operating system. We encourage you to check this page from time to time for software updates and to always maintain your system to use the latest version of the system software.An update to the PSP system software was made available on January 30, 2007. If you update your PSP system, the system software will be version 3.10. The PSP system software version 3.10 update includes the following: Game Support for PLAYSTATIONNetwork titles has been expanded. Network You can now play MPEG-4 AVC format video files under [LocationFree Player].* A LocationFree Base Station (a Sony product sold separately) with model number LF-B20 or LF-B10 is required.*For details on the LocationFree Player, visit http://www.sony.net/Products/LocationFree/psp/. [Conserve Memory] has been added as an option in [View Settings] under [Internet Browser]. Settings [Dynamic Normalizer] has been added as a feature under [Sound Settings].” Check it here: