Pantech c810 dual sliding Win Mobile 6.0 smartphone to hit ATT

AT&T bringing Pantech c810 dual slider to the US 3G masses
“If you’re a fan of the Helio Ocean’s two-way sliding, keypad/QWERTY keyboard configuration, you’ll love this. Boy Genius reports that the Pantech (the same company that makes the Helio Ocean, by the way) is bringing their Pantech c810 to AT&T in Q4 of this year. The dual-sliding smartphone looks and works much like the Helio Ocean, but will be rocking a Windows Mobile 6.0 OS, 1.3 megapixel camera, microSD card slot and 3G(!). That means all you WinMo fans out there can get your dual-sliding fix on a wireless-broadband handset.We’re excited for this dual-slider to hit AT&T. The Helio Ocean is a fantastic concept, only held back by it’s lack of power – the WM6 packin’, 3G-enabled Pantech c810 is just the ticket!Look for this thing to drop in Q4 at an estimated price point of $249.99 with 2-year contract.” via

Samsung SGH i620 smartphone officially introduced

“During IFA press conference Samsung Electronics officially announced the SGH-i620 slider smartphone, an heir of the SGH-i600. We’ve mentioned this device in our news, even full specification was posted. However it has been somewhat corrected after the official announcement.The SGH-i620 is powered by Windows Mobile 6 Standard in GSM/GPRS/EDGE (900/1800/1900 MHz) and UMTS/HSDPA (2100 MHz) networks and supports Bluetooth 2.0. Built-in Wi-Fi hasn’t been confirmed. The rest specs are as follows: a 2” QVGA 65K color display, a 2-megapixel camera, a frontal VGA-camera, 80 MB of onboard memory and a microSD slot. Measuring 95x59x16 mm it weighs 126 g. the start of sales in Germany is set for September.” via

Chinese Linux powered phone with a GPS

Chinese Linux-powered phone with a GPS - pic 1
“It’s quite impressive to watch Chinese handset makers advancing so fast — I guess that’s one of the reasons Nokia and other leading phone brands keep investing in services.Anyway, this is the first China-made device we’re featuring which doesn’t only sports a GPS receiver, but also runs on top of Linux OS. But there more in this candybar, which measures 110X52X16.5 mm and weighs only 85 grams. Above all, it’s notable to emphasize a decent (nothing too fancy) and unique design (or at least I’m not aware of any similar device), large 2.8″ QVGA 16 million colors touchscreen, 1.3 MP camera which can take both photos and videos (QVGA quality), Bluetooth, DivX-enabled media player, as well as the standard microSD memory slot. Add the price in the equation — which according to my belief will not surpass $300 — and you have a winner, right?” More photos here: