LG KU990 Viewty review: Eyes wide open!

“The LG KU990 Viewty measures 103.5 x 54.4 x 14.8 mm, which makes it around the size of iPhone, Sony Ericsson P1 or even HTC Touch. It weighs 112 g which is not really much considering its performance characteristics. Designwise, it’s almost certain that people would inevitably compare it to the Prada phone by LG. They share the same form factor, large screen, and the same Flash UI, but they are totally different and this time Prada has no involvement in the project.The front panel of the handset features only three hardware keys – the green and red Send/End keys and the correction C key, which is used either as backspace or for going one level up in the interface menu. In the top right corner the secondary VGA video calls camera can be found. The left side of the Viewty hosts the charger/headset/data cable universal port (much like the ones used by Samsung). It’s ingeniously covered by a sliding cover.” Read more here:

Nokia N95, Samsung G600 and Sony Ericsson K850 Camera Comparison!

“Back in the years, phones were only phones and the additional functionality was limited to options in the phonebook and the organizer. Now, in 2007, the mobile phones are evolving all the time and models announced only a year ago are already outdated, as the new technologies lead to greater functionality and better quality. Phones are no more phones, they turned into multimedia devices that everybody brings with them. Almost all modern mobile phones have integrated digital cameras. Exceptions are the ultra low-end models and the ones, targeted to people who can’t bring any type of camera, due to security restrictions, etc. But it’s not only about having a camera, it’s about its features and quality. A separate class of “high-end dedicated cameraphones” appeared and we like you,the readers were interested in “who’s the best”.” Read more here:

Giorgio Armani and Samsung unveil new luxury mobile phone P520

Giorgio Armani, one of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle design companies, and Samsung Electronics, a leading producer of mobile phones and telecommunications systems, today unveiled the new Giorgio Armani-Samsung luxury mobile. Giorgio Armani presented the new mobile phone at a press briefing in his Armani/Teatro in Milan before his Spring Summer 2008 Women’s fashion show. The Giorgio Armani-Samsung Mobile will meet the needs of those who aspire to own a technologically advanced and beautifully designed telephone with which to communicate and complete their lifestyle. Through a new strategic alliance, starting with the Giorgio Armani-Samsung luxury mobile phone, the two companies plan to launch an innovative range of portable and home consumer electronics products as part of the Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani and Armani/Casa lifestyles, founded on the combination of Giorgio Armani’s iconic design aesthetic and Samsung’s cutting edge technology. Giorgio Armani, President and Chief Executive Officer of Giorgio Armani S.p.A. said: “Today fashion has expanded to encompass our way of life, not just how we dress, but how we design our home, the hotels we stay in, the car we drive and the technology we buy. In fact, we make as much of a personal statement with the mobile phones that we carry or the televisions we have in our living rooms as we do with the shoes and bags we wear or the furnishings we chose to place in our homes. These are all lifestyle decisions, where design and performance are the criteria. Samsung has successfully anticipated the growing role for consumer electronics in our lives, while recognising the importance of self-expression in the development of its products.” Geesung Choi, President of Samsung Electronics said: “Today’s mobile phone manufacturers no longer just sell mobile phones, but sell more than the product itself – a slice of life and culture. We truly believe that our approach with Giorgio Armani is one step closer to our customers to enrich their lives with sophisticated style and cutting-edge technology.” He added, “This is a groundbreaking collaboration between one of world’s most influential designers and an electronics leader. Samsung’s innovative technology and Giorgio Armani’s established iconic design philosophy are a perfect match as exemplified by the state-of-the-art Giorgio Armani-Samsung mobile phone.” The Giorgio Armani-Samsung Mobile For the first time Giorgio Armani’s signature elegance and simplicity is applied to mobile phone design. A large 2.6-inch QVGA TFT LCD screen maximizes the user’s visual experience and optimizes the full touch-screen user interface (UI). Along with the outer appearance of the phone, the graphical user interface (GUI) and audio user interface (AUI) also reflect Giorgio Armani’s modern simplicity. By adapting a haptical UI, users can feel an immediate mild vibration when they touch icons on the display. Being the size of a credit card and a mere 9.9 mm in thickness, the Giorgio Armani-Samsung Phone fits sensuously into a user’s palm. Despite its compactness, the phone is loaded with the latest powerful multi-media features. It is equipped with a 3-megapixel camera, a music player supporting various types of music formats and a full internet browser. Furthermore, the Giorgio Armani-Samsung Mobile offers a microSD type external memory slot and comes with a Bluetooth® stereo headset. A specially designed Giorgio Armani leather carrying case is also included for protection. The new mobile phone will be available at Giorgio Armani’s flagship stores and selected mobile phone shops in major European countries from November 2007. Giorgio Armani-Samsung Mobile Specifications Standard GPRS/ EDGE Tri-Band (900/1800/1900) Camera 3 Megapixel camera Display 2.6” QVGA TFT LCD (262K Colors) Multimedia H.263, AAC+/MP3/WMA, MPEG4, AAC, e-AAC+ Features Bluetooth® 2.0 / USB 2.0 high-speed/ MTP 2.0 Mobile Printing (BPP, PictBridge) micro SD™ external memory slot Bluetooth® Stereo Headset (A2DP) Full Touch Screen & Touch UI Size 87.5 x 54.5 x 10.5 mm / 85g Battery 880mAh

iPhone beats N95, HTC Touch in usability test!

“We all know that in the technology world, the hype about new products often doesn’t match reality. So it’s fair to ask: Is the iPhone as good as its hype? In particular, does iPhone’s much-discussed touch-screen interface really make using the device simpler and more intuitive? Everybody will have an opinion, but what’s need is something more objective and definitive. So an expert in the field — Perceptive Sciences, an Austin, Texas-based usability consulting firm — was asked to examine and compare the iPhone and two competitors.The results of its tests were unequivocal: While the iPhone is not the most feature-rich device, this group of experts found that when it comes to usability, iPhone does, indeed, live up to its hype.” Read more here:

Resco Explorer 2007 for Palm OS updated to v3.20.1

“Simply a handset of tools that use to be scattered through various applications. Many users claim that Explorer is the most versatile Palm application ever written, a true Swiss knife for Palm OS. Well, here are additional arguments: Front-end tool for VPN clients Secure storage of sensitive documents Power users will appreciate access to Palm OS internals Document launching — automatic opening of the tapped document Text file editor Ideal for learning FTP (using the free FTP acount)NEW! in v3.20 | More info Secure AES encryption as part of the zipper FTP: secure login, active mode, Free FTP account at the Drive Headquarters Http downloads: https, login Time synchronization (Network Control panel) Improved Favorites” Check it here: