Motorola RAZR takes a fresh breath with V8 and V9

“Motorola officially unveiled the Motorola RAZR2 V8 and V9 models. These are the descendants of the highly popular Motorola RAZR V3 which paved the way for the ultra slim trend in the mobile world.The Motorola RAZR2 comes in two versions – the first one is the Motorola RAZR2 V8 which has quad-band GSM/EDGE network support, while the second one is the Motorola RAZR2 V9 which is a quad-band GSM/EDGE/3G/HSDPA-enabled device. Other than that, feature-wise and design-wise the two are almost identical. There will also be an EVDO CDMA version, named RAZR2 V9m but it is out of the scope of this article.”Read more here:

HTC Elf details and photos galore

“As we creep ever closer toward its June launch, photos of the HTC Elf – possibly the most attractive handset the company has produced, though that wouldn’t take much – are starting to appear in increasingly high quality. Resplendent in its white case with discrete buttons and a rather gorgeous screen, the WM6 smartphone could be the handset that pushes HTC from business-friendly into fashionable.Despite lacking a keyboard, the Elf still sports a 2.8-inch 240×320 touchscreen, mini-USB port (rather than some horrible proprietary socket), 200MHz OMAP 850 processor, 2-megapixel camera, 128MB ROM and 64MB RAM. Followers of battery fashion will be pleased to hear that the 1200mAh power pack is user-removable, while there’s also a scroll-wheel on the side of the phone. The SD slot is compatible with SDIO cards.Weighing just 110 grams, the Elf measures 56 x 105 x 14mm.”More photos here:

Samsung Announces 8GB microSD card

“Samsung today announced it has developed a new 8GB microSD memory card for mobile phones, double the size of the 4GB cards just announced in February from other card makers.According to Jim Elliot, director of flash marketing, the new cards will offer data transfer rates of 16MB/sec for reads, and 6MB/sec for writes. You’ll be able to put these cards in an extender for use in full-size SD slots, as you can with other microSD cards. Nice development for portable storage, but don’t plan on using the cards any time soon: Samsung says it doesn’t plan to ship these cards until mid-2008. Also, the company hasn’t yet announced a price.” via

WiFi IEEE 802.11n with the new logo

“The final standard Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11n hasn’t been yet adopted, so the manufacturers have to work with 802.11n draft 2.0. The fact doesn’t prevent big players to provide equipment supporting the new standard. Last week Intel announced Santa Rosa platform featuring IEEE 802.11n support.Today Wi-Fi Alliance announced its plans to certify products to be compatible with 802.11n draft 2.0 standard. The program is likely to start in July. Besides Wi-Fi Alliance unveiled a new logo, which will be applied to the new network devices after the certification is completed successfully.To add, several devices have already passed through such a certification, including Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN network adapter of Intel Santa Rosa platform.” via