HTC has officially announced the release of HTC TyTN II communicator, known also under the codename HTC Kaiser. The device is aimed at business users, first of all. It has a side sliding QWERTY-keyboard and a display, which can be fixed at an angle to the keyboard. The TyTN II is powered by Windows Mobile 6 Professional.The company will roll out HTC TyTN II in September in Europe together with leading operators, including Orange, T – Mobile and Vodafone. The Russian release is set for October. The recommended price is about $1160.The specs of HTC TyTN II: Networks – GSM/GPRS/EDGE (quad band) and UMTS/HSDPA (tri-band) OS – Windows Mobile 6 Professional Display – 2.8” 240×320 pixels touchscreen GPS-receiver (TomTom Navigator 6 Taster Edition) Business card scanner 3-megapixel camera with auto focus Wi-Fi 802.11b/g Bluetooth 2.0 256 MB ROM and 128 MB RAM microSD-slot Dimensions – 112x59x19 mm Weight – 190 g Li-Pol 1350 mAh battery Standby time – up to 350 hours for UMTS and up to 365 hours for GSM Talk time – up to 264 minutes for UMTS, up to 420 minutes for GSM and up to 120 minutes in video call mode” via mobile-review.com
Nokia Nseries decks out in a hot new range of enhancements
Espoo, Finland – There has never been a better time to accessorize your multimedia computer or mobile phone, now that Nokia has introduced the ultimate enhancements in design and functionality, optimized to transform your device into a super power machine. The iconic Nokia Nseries design is reflected in these sleek new enhancements, ready to complement your multimedia computer. Morph your Mobile into a GPS: Nokia Bluetooth GPS Module LD-4WThe Nokia Bluetooth GPS Module LD-4W combines Nseries style in a slim and attractive core with navigation, so you can find your way around easily with your compatible mobile device. Continuing on our mission to bring location based services to even more people, this GPS module is compatible with a wide range of Nokia devices and Nokia Maps. Take your time getting to your destination – this lightweight (31 g) GPS module has up to 10 hours of operating time. The sleekly designed black and metallic module comes with a LED indicator to alert you to GPS activation, power and battery status, and Bluetooth connectivity status. The GPS module will be available globally and cost an estimated 125 euro without taxes. Groove on the Move: Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-903 A high quality, sleekly designed stereo headset – the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-903 is the complete package for your music enjoyment. The headset is Bluetooth compliant, supporting compatible devices with Bluetooth A2DP, AVRCP, PBAP, HFP and HSP profiles*, so you can conveniently pair it with a compatible mobile device or other music player. It acts as a state-of-the art remote control with an OLED display, so while you’re rocking away you can control your music and your calls. If a call interrupts your favorite tunes, the Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-903 will switch automatically to talk mode and return to the music after the call. Weighing in at 32 grams, the headset is a multifunctioning companion to your life on the move. Enjoy up to 15 hours of talk/music time. The Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-903 will cost an estimated 200 euro without taxes and will be available globally. Take the Talk Out: Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-902 Enjoy crisp and clear conversations while you’re on the run with the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-902. Packaged in a sleek design with an OLED display, this headset brings you superior audio quality thanks to enhanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP). Designed with you in mind, the OLED display is intuitive to use for easy call and connection management straight from your headset. The OLED display even conveniently indicates when you’ve received a MMS or SMS message. With an in-box neckstrap, clip and flexible in-ear earplugs, the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-902 is accessible when you need it the most without compromising on comfort. Talk to your friends and colleagues for up to eight hours with this headset, weighing in at 18.2 grams. The Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-902 will cost an estimated 115 euro without taxes and will be available globally. Big Sound, Small Package: Nokia Bluetooth Speakers MD-7W The crystal clear, powerful stereo sound of the Nokia Bluetooth Speakers MD-7W will keep you pumping up the volume on the go. Big sound is a promise these speakers can keep – 3D stereo widening sound and dynamic bass control equals a strong bass performance. The speakers are developed in cooperation with D & M Premium Sound Solutions and styled in the premium finish of Nokia Nseries. This compact package comes with magnetic attachments for easy portability and a LED indicator for on/off, pairing mode and battery status. Available globally, the Nokia Bluetooth Speakers MD-7W will cost an estimated 130 euro, without taxes. Packed with Power: Nokia Power Pack DC-1 A busy lifestyle means you may not always be conveniently near a power outlet when you need one – but now you can be. The Nokia Power Pack DC-1 has reserve power in a pretty and portable package, so you can take the equivalent of up to three batteries** with you and recharge your mobile device when you most need it. Compatible with Nokia 2mm charging interfaces, the power pack has two charge output cables so you can easily charge two devices at the same time. Available globally, it will cost an estimated 105 euro, without taxes. These enhancements will be available globally from the fourth quarter of 2007. *When supported by a compatible mobile device **with battery capacity of 950 mAh About Nokia Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia makes a wide range of mobile devices and provides people with experiences in music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games and business mobility through these devices. Nokia also provides equipment, solutions and services for communications networks.
New BlackBerry Pearl 2 (8120) is WiFi Enabled
“Member of Pinstack forum has posted some prototype pictures of new Blackberry Pearl 8120 (Pearl 2). The new 8120 in the picture is the EDGE version, comes with WiFi and without GPS built-in.While the boygeniusreport site reported a CDMA Pearl 8120 version to have GPS built in but without WiFi, this EDGE version is being built in the other way (without GPS). Here are a list of the features provided by the forum thread starter: 4.3 OS WiFi New suretype software WiFi browser improved key layout MicroSD card slot 3.5 mm Headset Jack new dimension L theme” via slashphone.com
34.6 million Symbian OS handsets shipped in Q2 2007
BEIJING, China and LONDON, United Kingdom – 28 August 2007 – Symbian Limited, developer and licensor of Symbian OS™, the market-leading operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones known as smartphones, today released the following unaudited financial and operational figures for both the second quarter and the half year ended 30 June 2007: Symbian Limited H1 and Q2 2007 unaudited financial highlights 2007 H1 2006 H1 H1 YoY Change 2007 Q2 2006 Q2 Q1 YoY change Symbian OS Units 34.6m 24.0m 44% 18.7m 12.3m 52% Average Royalty / Unit US$4.4 US$5.5 US$4.3 US$5.7 Royalty GP% 93% 89% 93% 89% Turnover £m £m £m £m Royalties 78.2 73.4 40.3 37.9 Consulting Services 5.1 4.9 2.6 2.4 Partnering & Other 2.1 1.7 1.2 0.9 Total 85.4 80.0 7% 44.1 41.2 7%Total Symbian smartphone models shipping at end H1/Q2 2007 End H1 2007 End H1 2006 H1 YoY % change Number of Symbian smartphone models in the market 122 86 42%Number of licensees with Symbian smartphones in the market 8 10 Number of Symbian smartphone models in development 62 55 Number of licensees with Symbian smartphones in development 8 9 Nigel Clifford, Chief Executive Officer, Symbian Ltd today said: “We are pleased with these results. Symbian continues to lead the smartphone market in Q2 2007 with more than 18.7 million Symbian smartphones shipping worldwide, 52% growth since the same period last year. We feel that the rise in popularity of smartphones, the proliferation of affordable high-speed data networks, and the innovation which companies are showing on open mobile platforms should see us extending our 14 quarters of growth into the future. We are in the right market at the right time with the right product.We’ve worked hard to extend the close collaboration with our customers – the world’s leading handset manufacturers – and operators and have built a strong product pipeline. We are particularly pleased that our customers have reported that Symbian smartphones are strong contributors to their financial performance.Symbian has a highly innovative product roadmap under development which will ensure that our leadership in high-end converged devices is extended whilst our access to mass market segments is constantly broadened. As proof of this, there are now 122 Symbian smartphone models in the market from 8 licensees – a rise of 42% over the same time last year – and another 62 phone models in development, which we know about.” Key Symbian achievements H1 2007 Shipments H1 2007 unit shipments of 34.6 million units means there have been 145 million cumulative Symbian smartphones shipped since the formation of Symbian to 30 June 2007. More Symbian smartphones were shipped in H1 2007 than in the whole of 2005. New smartphone models 33 Symbian smartphones models commenced shipment in H1 2007. The range of handsets shows Symbian’s ability to support a wide range of high-end and mass-market devices. Symbian smartphones targeted diverse segments such as FOMA D800iDS, the world’s first handset with screens on both upper and lower halves, FOMA Raku-Raku PHONE Basic, the fifth Symbian smartphone in the user-friendly Raku-Raku PHONE series, Motorola Z8 with high quality video playback, Nokia 6110 Navigator with inbuilt GPS and AGPS, designed for the mass-market, and Nokia 5700 XpressMusic. 3G/HSDPA 25 (76%) of the new Symbian smartphone models which commenced shipping in H1 2007 were for use on HSDPA or W-CDMA (3G) networks. HSDPA Symbian smartphones include FOMA F903iX HIGH-SPEED, Motorola Z8, Nokia N95, Nokia 6110 Navigator, Nokia E90 Communicator and Samsung SGH-i520W-CDMA. Enterprise In Q2 2007 several new enterprise targeted devices were shipped or announced, including Nokia E90 Communicator, Nokia E61i, Nokia E65, Sony Ericsson P1i and FOMA 903iBSC, with integrated seamless interoperability with enterprise applications such as BlackBerry Connect, Microsoft ActiveSync and Microsoft Office. Multimedia Several new smartphones showcase the possibilities of Symbian’s competitive multimedia offering. Nokia N95 multimedia computer, based on Symbian OS v9.2, offers very rich multimedia functionality including a 5 Megapixel camera and TV out functionality. Motorola Z8, also based on Symbian OS v9.2, excels in high quality video playback. As with most mobile technology standards Symbian looks to include support for the leading standards in Symbian OS according to market need. One-seg TV reception is currently enabled by Symbian licensees in the latest Symbian OS-based FOMA phones in Japan. Forthcoming phones New Symbian smartphone models which were announced in Q2 2007 but were not shipping as of 30 June 2007 include: Nokia 6121 classic, Samsung SGH-i400, Sony Ericsson P1i, and Sony Ericsson W960 Walkman. Operating system development and support At the end of H1 2007, the world’s five leading handset vendors had shipped or announced products based on Symbian OS v9. With the adoption of Symbian OS v9 by Symbian licensees, Symbian’s reduced royalty scheme for high volume and lower cost devices has contributed to the improved economics of Symbian OS device development for mid-range segments. Moreover, our commitment to backwards compatibility in Symbian OS v9 releases is providing easy application migration and reduced time-to-market for handset vendors and operators. Symbian OS v9 applications grew 573% to 2139 (318 Q2 2006). Symbian announced Symbian OS v9.5, designed for both mass-market lower cost devices as well as differentiated high-end devices. Symbian OS v9.5 delivers high performance, richer experiences with lower build cost, and faster time-to-market. Symbian OS v9.5 contains powerful new features reducing the hardware, particularly the RAM, requirements of a phone, thereby reducing cost significantly. Symbian applications There are now 7,888 third party Symbian applications commercially available, an increase of 48% on 30 June 2006 (5,323 applications) (Source: Symbian research, see Notes to Editors). In Q2 2007 the number of Symbian Signed applications grew almost 150% year-on-year to 3,005 applications from 700 companies (Q2 2006: 1,208 applications from 350 companies). Symbian Academy Symbian expanded its Symbian Academy program of coursework and developer materials to over 1,200 students in 32 universities in 14 countries up to Q2 2007. Tools Carbide 1.2 launched in Q2 2007, providing a new Eclipse based Integrated Development Environment for Symbian OS. This launch marks the start of a new era for Symbian development with enhanced productivity and the ability to extend Carbide functionalities with community plug-in components. Global success During H1 2007, Symbian licensees shipped smartphones worldwide, via over 250 network operators, underlying Symbian’s commitment to providing a product fit for diverse regional market requirements, offering extensive customization options and supporting global technology standards as well as languages from 99% of the world’s countries. China In January 2007, Symbian expanded its office in China to support the growing business development and market operations of its licensees and ecosystem partners in the region. During H1 2007, Symbian set up the Symbian Platinum Program in China and signed up new Chinese partners in the areas of security, business solutions and multimedia. Six tier one Chinese universities joined the Symbian Academy, training 800 students. Japan Symbian continued its strong progress in Japan with 15 new Symbian smartphone models commencing shipping in H1 2007 in Japan. As at 30 June 2007, a total of 59 Symbian smartphone models had launched in Japan by six customers: Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Nokia, Sharp and Sony Ericsson. New innovative FOMA 904i phones based on Symbian OS which commenced shipping in Japan include: FOMA SH904i – equipped with a touchpad to give an operational feel similar to a PC, and a 3 inch widescreen FOMA F904i – offering “one-segment” mobile TV on the horizontal motion 3.1 inch full widescreen FOMA D904i – a slim-slide phone with gaming using intuitive motionUSA In H1 2007 30 US companies joined the Symbian Platinum Program. Symbian partners are key to enabling device differentiation and reduced time-to-market by creating off-the-shelf Symbian solutions for enterprise and consumer segments. In the same period, Nokia N75 multimedia computer went on sale with AT&T, its first Nokia 3G device based on Symbian OS. Symbian smartphones were shipping through enterprise-focused retailers such as Dell, Gateway and Mobile Planet (models offered: Nokia N95, Nokia E61i, Nokia E65, Nokia N76).Symbian Outlook Symbian is confident in the development and growth of the smartphone market and its position as the leading open OS developer. The current era of convergence demands a truly scalable mobile operating system which can meet both the demands of the global mass-market and the next generation of converged mobile computing: super3G, WiMax and 4G all-IP wireless broadband and bearer mobility ultra high resolution colour displays rich multimedia enablers (for creation, consumption, communication) high speed, low latency real-time networking large memories and persistent storage superior graphics effects in the user interface energy and thermal efficiency content protection and rights management.Many examples of innovation in these areas from Symbian and its ecosystem will be on display at the Symbian Smartphone Show, taking place in London, 16 – 17 October.Symbian fast facts Q2 2007 CEO Webcast
Melonchi Minecarts and GameBox Boards Released For Pocket PC!
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