Motorola announced the expansion of its award-winning Q platform with the availability of MOTO Q q9 and MOTO Q gsm. Delivering power, style and ease-of-use, MOTO Q q9 and MOTO Q gsm continue to evolve the mobile office experience by bringing an opportunity to own an iconic, power packed smart phone to virtually every user around the world.MOTO Q q9MOTO Q q9 offers pure performance through design, delivering more power, richer messaging and multimedia experiences and even better basics for the most demanding consumers and professionals. Operating on the next generation Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 platform and with Motorola’s Good Mobile Messaging technology, MOTO Q q9 provides easy and intuitive personal and corporate email, calendar access and content management wherever you are. HSDPA connectivity makes listening to music, watching videos or sharing pictures lightning fast and Windows Mobile “PlaysForSure” enables compatibility with music and video stores worldwide. A convenient side-load removable micro-SD card compliments MOTO Q q9’s 256MG of onboard memory to ensure users have plenty of room to store what’s most important. The second handset built on Motorola’s SCPL platform, MOTO Q q9 is optimized by design. It’s thin, lightweight, sophisticated frame includes an ergonomically-optimized keyboard and five-way navigation key to enable fast, accurate text entry. MOTO Q q9 also boasts one of the world’s smartest screen displays, automatically adjusting to produce the best visual experience, indoor or out. With battery design that has been optimised for superior performance and USB 2.0 for full speed PC connectivity, Motorola is once again redefining what consumers should expect from a QWERTY device. MOTO Q gsmRetaining all the productivity features and style of the original CDMA-based MOTO Q while adding new enhancements, MOTO Q gsm is set to make an impact in markets across the globe. MOTO Q gsm features quad-band GPRS and EDGE capabilities to deliver worldwide connectivity, Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 software for flexibility and power, and a full suite of multimedia and messaging options to keep you entertained. Based on the much-imitated Q design, the thin, lightweight MOTO Q gsm showcases a soft-touch metal casing, electro-luminescent keys, gorgeous full color screen and ergonomically optimized QWERTY keyboard and side thumb wheel to deliver no-compromises email and messaging.The MOTO Q family also makes good business sense for enterprises big and small by leveraging Microsoft’s trusted Windows Mobile Platform, Motorola’s Good Mobile Messaging technology and a variety of third party email solutions.Both MOTO Q q9 and MOTO Q gsm are also fully customisable, with over 300 applications optimised for Motorola and a full suite of accessories.“Motorola redefined the QWERTY, and we’re taking it to the next level with MOTO Q q9 and MOTO Q gsm,” said Ron Garriques, president of Motorola Mobile Devices. “Building upon the incredible success of the original Q we have created a stunning and experience optimized portfolio, so that now there is a MOTO Q for everyone.” AvailabilityMOTO Q q9 will be available in Q2 2007. MOTO Q gsm will be available in the second half of 2007. For more information on product availability and pricing please visit www.motorola.com or contact your local Motorola representative.To experience Motorola innovations first-hand, please visit Motorola at booth 8A159, Hall 8 or go to www.motorola.com/events.About Motorola Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering “must have” products, “must do” experiences and powerful networks — along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $42.9 billion in 2006. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit www.motorola.com.
“Jose Julio Ruiz from PDA Expertos has just posted a series of photographs and a video from ACCESS’ booth at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona. Jose has posted a gallery of shots of from a ALP demo system on display at the ACCESS booth and also a pic of a developer phone running ALP. Also shown are a number of screens of the home screen, Applications launcher and Garnet VM controls.” via palminfocenter.com
SanDisk Corporation introduced a 4-gigabyte (GB) microSD High Capacity (SDHC) card —the largest capacity of the world’s smallest removable flash memory card. A 4GB microSDHC card can store more than 1,000 digital songs or more than 2,000 high-resolution pictures or up to 8 hours of MPEG 4 video . SanDisk made the announcement at 3GSM World Congress 2007, where it is demonstrating products in Hall 7, booth 7C62. “Content is driving the demand for higher capacity flash memory cards in mobile phones,” said Jeff Kost, vice president and general manager of the Mobile Consumer Solutions division at SanDisk. “The new 4GB SanDisk microSDHC card will allow handset manufacturers and mobile network operators to plan rich media services for their customers who increasingly see their phone as their camera, video player, gaming system and music player.”SanDisk is now sampling the new 4GB microSDHC card to OEMs such as major phone manufacturers and mobile network operators (MNOs). Engineering samples are now available for evaluation, as mobile phone makers will need to upgrade the firmware in their handsets so that memory slots can support the new card. SDHC is the new designation for any SD™ or SD-based card that is larger than 2GB and adheres to the new SD 2.00 specification that is required for cards and hosts to support 4GB to 32GB capacities. The specification was developed by the SD Association, an industry standards board, which also defined three speed classes for speed and performance capabilities. These cards adhere to the SD Speed Class 2 Rating specification which defines a minimum sustained transfer speed for SDHC cards. Retail release of the card is planned for later in 2007. OEM pricing has not been determined yet. In line with the announcement of the 4GB microSDHC card, SanDisk is offering various capacities of microSD™ cards in a Mobile Memory Kit. Each package contains both miniSD™ and SD adapters, so that consumers can select the appropriate card for their use without being influenced by card size. With SanDisk adapters, microSD and microSDHC cards can be “stepped up” to fit into a variety of other electronics devices that have miniSDHC and SDHC slots. Apart from handsets, microSDHC cards also can be used in some digital audio players, such as SanDisk’s Sansa® c200 and e200 series MP3 players. For additional information on the SDHC format, please visit SanDisk’s website: • What is SDHC: http://www.sandisk.com/sdhc/SDHC.pdf • SDHC product information: http://www.sandisk.com/sdhc SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world’s largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, California and has operations worldwide, with more than half of its sales outside the U.S.
“The second update pack, known as Feature Pack 2, for the S60 was officially announced on February, 7 this year – this package brings about a bunch of critical changes that can change the way S60 platform is perceived by consumers. First offerings running on S60 3d Edition FP2 are to start shipping already in the Q3 of 2007 (approximately in September) – 3GSM attendees could get their hands on the feature pack on Nokia 6290, despite this device having a number of hardware caps (missing full-speed USB2, HSDPA). At present the FP2 is still being under development, and the version we saw wasn’t the release candidate, anyhow it gives a comprehensive feel of what impending solutions will look like.” Read more here: