Xda terra becomes first WM6 Pro device to ship!

Sp3220070418134139“2 Germany has started selling and shipping its latest Pocket PC Phone Edition now, the O2 Xda terra and is therefore world wide the first one which sells a Windows Mobile 6 Professional-powered smartphone (previously known as Pocket PC Phone Edition). Congrats to O2 Germany which has a long tradition in the Windows Mobile smartphone market and which was the first carrier world wide selling a Windows Mobile-powered Pocket PC Phone Edition (the XDA = eXented Digital Assistant also known as HTC Wallaby).The Xda terra is based on HTC’s Herald reference design and feature-wise absolute identically. It’s featuring quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as W-LAN and Bluetooth 2.0. Since the Xda terra will replace its forerunner, the Xda Mini S, for sure it’s also sporting a slide-out keyboard. Last but not least it has a 2 megapixel camera on board now. However, as said before, the Xda terra is running Windows Mobile 6 Professional which adds some real improvements to Windows Mobile 5 and the upgrade is definitely worth!The Xda terra is now orderable from O2 Germany’s online shop. Prices starts (with a 24 months contract) from 79.99 Euro. Without a contract (which isn’t orderable online but available from O2 Shops only), the O2 Xda terra costs 519,99 Euro.” via theunwired.net

Amoi V870: a GPS enabled phone for CDMA2000 1x EVDO and GSM networks

Sp3220070418134139“The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved a cell phone by the Chinese company Amoi Electronics – Amoi V870. This is a clamshell phone with the RAZR-style keyboard, according to the photos. The device is peculiar for dual band support – CDMA and GSM. Besides given the specs list, Amoi V870 is equipped with a sGPS module.The short technical specs of Amoi V870:
Networks: CDMA2000 1x EVDO 800/1900 MHz, GPRS/GSM 900/1800 MHz
Dimensions: ~92.5 x 49.5 x 18.7 mm
Weight: ~104 g
Internal display: 2”, TFT, 176 x 220 pixels, 262K colors
External display: 1.1”, CSTN, 96 x 96 pixels, 65K colors
Camera: 1.3-megapixel, CMOS with LED backlight
Memory: 90 MB of user available memory
microSD slot
BlueTooth 1.1
Audio formats: MIDI, MP3, QCP, WAV, MMF, AMR, iMelody, WMA
Video formats: MP4, 3GP, AMC, 3G2, PMD, WMV
Stream video and audio support
Misc: WAP 2.0, MMS 1.2, BREW (or JAVA), sGPS” via mobile-review.com

RIM Blackberry 8800 Review at brighthand!

Sp3220070418134139“The 8800 is a near lookalike to its older sibling, the BlackBerry Pearl. It sports the same dark navy blue with chrome highlights, and the same white directional controller, but swaps the Pearl’s 20-key predictive input system for a full 35-key QWERTY layout. The new model also drops the Pearl’s camera in favor of an internal GPS receiver, and takes advantage of its own larger size to pack in a bigger screen and a higher capacity battery.For the most part, what you see with the 8800 is what you get. No tricks, no hidden features, with the sole exception of the memory card slot, tucked under the battery cover. ” Read more here: