Grundig B700: another Linux communicator with the QWERTY keyboard

” There is another new product by Grundig Mobile – the B700. This is a communicator powered by Linux OS and with the QWERTY-keyboard. The model is packed in a candy bar form-factor with the landscape oriented display.If not for the unusual OS for this form-factor, the device is quite common. I’d not its light weigh and slimness.The specs of Grundig B700:
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (900/1800/850/1900 MHz)
2.4” display, QVGA (240×320 pixels), 262K colors
2-megapixel CMOS-camera with flash, 4x digital zoom
Audio player supporting MP3 and AAC
Video write/read, stream video
100 MB of user available memory
Slot for microSD cards
Bluetooth and USB
WAP 2.0 and xHTML browser
Java MIDP 2.0
POP3 Email Push client
Li-Ion 1050 mAh battery
Talk time – 2.5 hours
Standby time – 150 hours
Dimensions – 105x68x10 mm
Weight – 89 g” via

Nokia Tops in 2006 Smartphone Sales

“2006 was the year of the converged device with 80 million smart phones shipped worldwide, according to analysts – and Nokia remains the unequivocal leader selling almost one in two smart mobiles. A new report from research company IDC has found that during 2006, converged device sales rose by 42 per cent, bolstered by falling prices. Some phones are now below $200, encouraging the clever phones to spread beyond corporate users and into early adopters in the consumer market, according to the analysts. During the year, Nokia remained top converged device vendor with market share of 48 per cent and 38 million devices shipped, despite underperforming in North America and the enterprise market, which the company hopes to counter with a number of fresh devices which debuted earlier this year. RIM was the Finnish phone company’s nearest competitor, shifting six million phones and cornering 7.5 per cent of the market. However, the biggest expansion came from relative smart phone newbie Motorola which launched two new Windows Mobile devices earlier this month. Year on year, Motorola saw growth of more than 104 per cent, putting it in the number three position in terms of 2006 sales – shifting a total of 4.9 million devices. As well as its Q range, Motorola has seen its smart phone presence upped with the launch of the Ming in China, which the company hopes will also prove popular in the Latin America market. ” via

Review of GSM/UMTS smartphone Nokia 6110

“The 6110 is housed in a pretty austere slider-style design, so positioning as the classic should come as no surprise – it actually will slide into this category. Within the bounds of Nokia’s new classification system, this handset belongs to Connect type. At first the model will come in two color schemes – black and white. After having even a single glimpse of the 6110, you will definitely find out that it is a Nokia standing before you, its characterizing features are highlighted with design – each side of the display has a hairline in the middle, putting the screen itself in a sort of crosshair. Zipping the slider open, you will find GPS label on the back, doubling as the receiver’s antenna.” Read more about this great smartphone here: