O2 Xda nova: a lowend communicator on HTC Elf

Tilelander“O2 Germany operator has unveiled its O2 Xda nova communicator. It is based on the HTC Elf platform, which is not yet officially announced. I’d note the announcement denies some data provided as the preliminary info.The operator positions the communicator as a standard one, not featuring advanced technical opportunities. The Xda nova supports quad band GSM, GPRS and EDGE, and also Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0. It is powered by TI OMAP 200 MHz processor, 64 MB RAM and 128 MB flash ROM, compatible with microSD cards. There is a 2.8” display and a 2-megapixel camera.The communicator is running on Windows Mobile 6 Professional OS. The sales are expected to be launched in June. The device will cost €100 on a 2-years service plan.” via mobile-review.com

ETEN Announces the 3.5G Glofiish X800 with VGA at CeBIT 2007

E-TEN Information Systems is moving its own-brand Pocket PC Phone line in to the next generation, with its latest product the Glofiish X800 (previously known as X600). With support for 3.5G connectivity – HSDPA/WCDMA – the Glofiish X800 offers access to new mobile services, while the new Windows Mobile 6 platform and large VGA display deliver improved ways to work with documents, messages and multimedia while on the move.At CeBIT 2007, E-TEN has released details of the company’s next Pocket PC Phone which is to be launched in the second quarter 2007. The upcoming Glofiish X800 will deliver three significant innovations that make it the first of a next-generation of Glofiish devices.High-speed connectivity via HSDPAOffering always on connectivity and speeds that are comparable to fixed-line connections such as ADSL, HSDPA, an updated 3.5G mobile technology, improves mobile communications with faster downloads to make surfing the internet and checking email more enjoyable. Additionally, HSDPA makes it easier for Glofiish X800 users to access advanced mobile services including VoIP, streaming video, and video calling.Latest Windows Mobile® 6 OSThe recently unveiled Windows Mobile® 6 platform offers new and improved ways for Glofiish X800 users to stay productive while on the move. The new Windows LiveTM for Windows Mobile® suite incorporates utilities to simplify web search, email, instant messaging and blogging all from a single location, while the Mobile Office suite has been updated to offer even more ways to view and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Large VGA displayThe Glofiish X800 features a new, large VGA (640×480) display offering up to four times the resolution of previous E-TEN handsets. With its increased screen-area the Glofiish X800 increases mobile productivity letting users display more of their documents, calendars, messages and spreadsheets onscreen at once. Additionally, the Glofiish X800 makes mobile multimedia more enjoyable by allowing pictures and video to be viewed in finer detail. At just 113.5×60.5×15.8 mm, the Glofiish X800 maintains similar ultra-thin, pocket-friendly dimensions as E-TEN’s previous X-series model, as well as the all-in-one connectivity solution – GSM, Wi-Fi®, GPS and Bluetooth® – that has become a standard of Glofiish Pocket PC Phones. The device features two digital cameras, an auto-focus 2-megapixel version at the rear to capture high-quality photographs and video, and a front-mounted VGA camera for video calling.The Glofiish X800 is currently on show at the E-TEN booth (Hall 26 C67 [2]), at CeBIT 2. More photos here:

Comparison of music smartphones Nokia N91 and Sony Ericsson W950i

“This parameter is especially challenging to rate – taste actually do differ and everybody knows that. In favor of the N91 are metal casing, a certain bond with the once-famous Nokia 8850 (due to having slide-out keypad cover) and, naturally, the brand. Add to this an interesting advertising campaign as well. On the other hand, the W950i boasts a much more pocketable and lightweight casing, Walkman brand and eye-catching looks. The advertising campaign for this device was initiated not when the sales had begun, at that it has never been promoted separately, being a part of the new concept where the company’s logo replaced a heart. A draw? Not at all. The focus-group was quite unanimous, giving four votes to the N91 and one to the W950i’s design, in spite of all the abovementioned arguments.” Read this great article here: