i450, i550 and i570 rumoured Samsung Symbian S60 devices!

“Samsung looks set to release some interesting S60 devices in the future. A number of rumours concerning new devices have appeared on the web over the past few weeks. The Samsung i450 is a slim slider with HSDPA connectivity and 1GB of internal memory. The i550 is a bar shaped phone with a built in GPS and a 3.2 megapixel camera. The i570 is a slider form factor device with a full QWERTY keyboard on the lower slide. More details in the full story.All of these devices run on Samsung new S60 family platform (previously discussed in our Samsung S60 Summit article). This family is based on Symbian OS 9.3 and S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1. All of these devices boast QVGA screens, microSD card slots, HSDPA connectivity along with triband GSM / EDGE and Bluetooth (including support for the A2DP profile).The multimedia support is also standardised across the devices: video formats include MPEG4 (H.263 and H.264), Real Video and WMV, audio formats include MP3, AAC, AAC+, Real Audio and WMA. The rumoured specifications also indicate that Flash Lite 2.0 will be supported.Bear in mind that these are all rumoured devices which have not been officially announced (see the source links at the foot of this story for further details). Samsung produces a great number of devices which it showcases and or announces. Not all of these devices subsequently make it to the market in significant volumes. That said all of these device do appear to be genuine and fit in with Samsung’s known strategy. These devices could provide Nokia with some very significant competition in the S60 space. ” Read more about these nice S60 devices here:

Nokia Issues Warning on BL 5C Battery

Nokia today issued a product advisory for the Nokia-branded BL-5C battery manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd. of Japan between December 2005 and November 2006. Nokia has identified that in very rare cases the Nokia-branded BL-5C batteries subject to the product advisory could potentially experience overheating initiated by a short circuit while charging, causing the battery to dislodge. Nokia is working closely with Matsushita and will be cooperating with relevant authorities to investigate this situation.There have been approximately 100 incidents of overheating reported globally. No serious injuries or property damage have been reported though. Consumers can request a replacement for any BL-5C battery subject to this product advisory.How to identify a BL-5C battery manufactured by Matsushita during the relevant period In order to determine if a battery is subject to this advisory, it is necessary to remove the battery from the device. A Nokia battery will have “Nokia” and “BL-5C” printed on the front of the battery. On the reverse, the Nokia mark appears at the top and the battery identification number (consisting of 26 characters) is found at the bottom. Consumers should refer to this identification number to determine if their battery is among the batteries manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006.Consumers should visit the website www.nokia.com/batteryreplacement or contact their local Nokia call center.” via slashphone.com

The new Sony Ericsson K770 Cybershot phone

Sony Ericsson’s new K770 Cyber-shot phone, announced today, is a digital camera, a photo album and an elegant phone all in-one. Still a phone first and foremost, it allows you to send and share your photos as soon as you’ve taken them.
Slimline Cyber-shot phoneJust 14.5 mm thin
Your camera always with you3.2 megapixel camera with Photo fix
Your memories shared Easy printing to A4 size and fast sharing over on-line picture gallery
London, 14th August 2007. Sony Ericsson’s new K770 Cyber-shot phone, announced today, is a digital camera, a photo album and an elegant phone all in-one. Still a phone first and foremost, it allows you to send and share your photos as soon as you’ve taken them.At just 14.5mm slim and finished in a fashionable Truffle Brown, the K770 can take pictures as good as a standalone digital camera; pictures can be printed up to A4 size. The camera can also be used for video and comes with a powerful photo light for indoor photo-taking and filming. As with all Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot phones, ‘ease of use’ sits at the heart of the experience. To take a picture, just slide open the lens cover, find your subject and shoot.“The best moments in life always seem to happen when you don’t have a camera,” says Helene Barnekow, Head of Central Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “If you like the idea of having a snapshot camera on your phone, and want shots that look good in your family album, then the K770 is perfect.” Barnekow continues, “The real beauty of the K770 is that you can let your friends and family share your experiences. Once you’ve captured the moment, it’s easy to print the picture or upload it immediately to your personal on-line gallery.” Great results Capturing the perfect picture is easy with the K770 Cyber-shot™ phone. Just slide open the lens cover and you’re ready. Once in camera mode the 1.9inch screen becomes the viewfinder, the Cyber-shot™ based menu becomes visible and you’ll also see eight lit icons appear across the phones keypad. These serve as 1-click shortcuts to each of the camera’s key functions, such as picture size and photo light. If you take a spontaneous snapshot and the light conditions are poor, simply select Photo fix for PC-free photo editing on your phone. Shared instantlyThe most direct way to share your photos is perhaps through a slide show on the K770’s screen. When you want to show them to people that are not around, though, you can post your pictures to your own ‘blogsite’ or on-line gallery. Share the web site address to share your photos. If you want to transfer photos swiftly from the K770 Cyber-shot™ phone to your PC or laptop, then simply use the USB Cable provided in-box to drag and drop them from one to the other. Alternatively, if you prefer to print your pictures, the 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus delivers picture quality that is good enough to print your photo out at upto A4 size (297mm x 210 mm). You can even connect your K770 direct to a printer using PictBridge™ for PC-free printing.Expect moreThe K770 is about much more than just camera features. Supporting Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™), the K770 comes with a 256 MB memory card that lets you store up to 200 photos of the best quality. Peruse your photo album whilst listening to your favourite music tracks on the in-built media player. Or tune in to the FM radio with RDS that seeks out clear reception when you’re on-the-move. With all of this music at your fingertips, it’s worth investing in a Stereo Bluetooth Headset that will stream music wirelessly from your phone and let you enjoy your favourite songs hands-free. The Stereo Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-DS200 can be auto-paired with the K770 and offers up to 6 hours of talktime or music listening time.The K770 Cyber-shot™ phone is all about understated style. It’s a discreet, grown-up looking phone that slips neatly into your pocket or bag. Yet when you need it there is a digital camera on-board that can give results as good as you expect from a digital camera. The K770 is a GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 and UMTS 2100 phone that will be available in Truffle Brown in selected markets from autumn 2007. K770 Cyber-shot™ phone at a glance: Advanced Camera Features
3.2 megapixel camera
Auto focus
Digital zoom, 3x
Active integrated lens cover
Illuminated camera icons
LED photo light
Photo fix
Picture blogging
Video recording
Video calling
Picture messaging (MMS)
Video viewing
Advanced Phone Features
Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
Media player
FM Radio with RDS
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
RSS feeds
Access NetFront™ Web Browser
Polyphonic ringtones
Vibrating alert
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Navigation key
Picture wallpaper
Wallpaper animation
3D games
Java MIDP 2.0
Video streaming
Alarm clock
Flight mode
Phone book
Bluetooth™ 2.0
USB mass storage
USB support

Facts and Figures
Size: 105 x 47 x 14.5 mm
Weight: 95 grams
Color: Truffle Brown
Screen: 262,144 color TFT
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
Size: 1.9 inches
Phone memory: Up to 16 MB
Memory card support: Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)
UMTS 2100-GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900
Talk time GSM/UMTS: Up to 10 hours/2 hours 35 min
Standby time GSM/UMTS: Up to 400 hours/400 hours
Video call time: Up to 1 hour 30 min
256MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)
USB cable
Stereo headset
PC suite & Media manager

Stereo Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-DS200
Enjoy wireless music without missing a call

Bluetooth™ Car Speakerphone HCB-100E
Simplicity and high performance with long talk and standby times.

Camera Phone Kit IPK-100
Support and enhance the use of your phone with a tripod, belt clip and compact carrying case.

Available in selected markets from Q4 2007.