NGage II First impressions by mobile review!

“Developing the new platform, Nokia has taken account of its past mistakes. This way, the N-Gage II is not a specialist device any more, but a software shell that caters for the user’s gaming and communication needs. They have also altered the way games are delivered to end-users – all of the latest, and greatest titles are now available on the official page, from which consumers can download them directly to their handsets wirelessly, or opt for a more traditional manner (synchronization with PC). Once you have installed this software shell, you will see a dedicated folder on the memory card – game files moved into it will be identified by the N-Gage, and installed once you give it the green light. After this, it is all “try and buy”, meaning that you can play some game in the demo mode, figure out whether you like it or not, and then buy it without letting go of the handset. More importantly, you can pay with a credit card, so that once the transaction is finished, you will get an activation code to a specified e-mail address. The price has gone down too – now a full version of an N-Gage title, no valid-until restrictions, will set you back 15 Euros (price also depends on the license validity period)” Read more here:

Now is 'Hand Readings' turn to be released for BlackBerries!

Personality “It’s all in your hands! This hand reading software will guide you to self-understanding with many simple and entertaining image tests. Learn Hand Analysis / Reading with your mobile phone. Surprise and impress your friends. Discover more about yourself. Entertain your family or even read other people’s hands and know more about them.” Check it here:

Handy Weather Review For Symbian S60!

“It’s not often that I get to review an application that’s nigh-on perfect in every detail. Yet Handy Weather is such a program – admittedly it only really does one thing (check the upcoming weather for a small number of locations) but it does it so smoothly and unobtrusively that it just had to earn a coveted Mega-App award. Available for almost every handheld platform in the world (really), Handy Weather impresses under S60, shown here, by not only working as a standalone application but also making its functionality available as a screen-saver.After installation of the week-long trial version, you’re gently led into picking a home city (even medium sized towns are available in many countries) and an auto-update interval (the default is 8 hours, which is about right), then it’s into Handy Weather proper. Version 5, reviewed here, has had something of a UI tweak and more emphasis is now placed on the 5-day ‘Day graph’, giving a one glance view at what’s coming up, weather-wise. This does make getting to other views slightly more laborious, but it also means that newcomers get to the most important view immediately, so probably a good thing.” Read more here:

Acer to acquire ETEN, the Taiwan based manufacturer of smart handheld devices

“Acer has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire E-TEN Information Systems Co., Ltd., the manufacturer of smart handheld devices. Under the terms of the agreement, Acer Inc. will offer a share exchange with ratio of 1: 1.07 for all the outstanding shares of E-TEN, which represents total equity value consideration of approximately NT$9 billion. The new issued shares will represent approximately 6% of total Acer outstanding shares.The acquisition has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both E-TEN and Acer and is subject to standard closing conditions, including obtaining approval from Shareholders Meetings and the Governmental Regulators. Acer expect the acquisition to close during Q3 2008.”This strategic transaction is yet another important milestone in Acer’s long history of innovation,” said J.T. Wang, Chairman and CEO of Acer Inc. “The acquisition of E-TEN increases Acer’s global footprint by giving us a strong and highly credible presence in the mobility segment.” “The worldwide smart phone market is estimated to grow by more than 30% by 2011,” added Gianfranco Lanci, President of Acer Inc. “Acer will enhance the competitiveness in the ultra mobile segment, by combining PC and communication technologies”.” via

ASUS Lamborghini ZX1 communicator with Win Mobile

“In addition to the new generation of laptop Lamborghini series ASUS has unveiled a communicator under the same brand. However it inherited only a navigation button with the company’s shield and speedometer watch on Today screen. The communicator features ASUS-branded 3D graphical interface and runs on Windows Mobile 6.1. The company scheduled the European release of ASUS Lamborghini ZX1 for May 08 at the approximate price of 1000 Euro.The specs of ASUS Lamborghini ZX1: Networks – GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and WCDMA/HSDPA 850/1900/2100 MHz (up to 3.6 Mbps) OS – Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional CPU – TI 2431 450 MHz Display – 2.8” 240×320 pixels 128 MB RAM and 256 MB ROM microSD-slot 3-megapixel auto focus camera Frontal VGA-camera for video calls Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, USB 2.0 GPS-receiver Battery – Li-Ion 1150 mAh Standby time – 150-200 hours Talk time – 3-5 hours (GSM) and 1.5 hours (WCDMA) Dimensions – 115.6×59.4×13.2 mm Weight – 119 g” via