Verizon SMT5800 Smartphone Review!

Verizon Wireless SMT5800“Starting with the keyboard, the keys themselves have a hard flat feel, which I find less than comfortable to type on. A good analogy would be dry paper, and that kind of texture isn’t conducive to long-term comfort. I’d hate to enter more than a bare minimum of text on the SMT5800’s keyboard. I much prefer the rubbery quality of the keys on my Cingular 3125 or the Samsung i760, or the hard smooth plastic of the Treos and BlackJacks. The keyboard offers no directional controls on it. As a space saving exercise I could understand this, but for the fact that the direction of the slide places the regular D-pad up and to the left. I’m sure left-handed people will absolutely love the design. Me, not so much. It places too many controls in the sole purview of the left hand, and forces the user to keep returning to these controls to get anything done while using the slide-out keyboard. Using this design is questionable even on a device where you might reasonably assume that the right hand is going to be using a stylus — on a non-touchscreen device like the SMT5800, it’s just weird, as if they assume that you’ll only ever use the device with your left hand. ” Read more here:

More XPERIA X1 Details from its Official White Paper

” Sony Ericssion just released the official XPERIA X1 White Paper. While we know most of its features already, there are a lot of items in the document that are have been described in more detail. Below are some selected X1 details: 1. Pre-loaded XPERIA panels: Sony Ericsson Panel – news weather, finance, worl clock, weather, and app shortcuts Media Experience Panel – multimedia consumption and navigation Slideshow Panel – slideshow of recent videos and pics microsoft Today Panel – standard Windows Mobile Today screen 3D Fish Panel – Aquarium with 3D fishes Custom Panels – user customized ” Read more here:2. Media Sharing – allows media sharing (DLNA compatible) via ActiveSync or WiFi 3. Video recording options MPEG-4: 30fps @ VGA H.263: 30fps @ VGA (U.S. model only at 24fps) H.264: 15fps @ VGA (not supported on U.S model)4. Browser bundled is only Internet Explorer 5. Location services – Google Maps is pre-installed by default which provides real0-time traffic, driving directions, POI and GPS positioning. 6. Email Exchange Direct Push is built-in Set-up Wizards for Gmail, Yahoo, Live Hotmail POP3 configured automatically7. Java ME pre-installed 8. MicroSD support – SDHC compatible 9. 1700MHz support is notably missing

Lost in the Pyramid updated for Win Mobile and Smartphones to support Spanish

“Lost in the Pyramid is a fresh idea that brings back memories from the old, funny adventure games. Your character is an archeologist which discovers a brand new Pyramid. Your task is to enter the Pyramid, explore it, unravel its mysteries and try not to die.FEATURES: Fully translated into several languages. Hilarious story and humorous dialogs. Many rooms to explore. Witty puzzles to solve Easy point and click game play with interactive inventory. Fresh high quality graphics All resolutions (240×320, 320×240, 480×640, 640×480, 240×240, 480,480) Funny interactive scenes Automatic save and continue system Two different game endings Export your Hi-Score online and compare it with everybody.—20/Mar/2008 UPDATE (1.2) —* Spanish language added.* Minor bugs fixed” Check it here:

LG LH2300 Touch Web phone with 3 inch 800×480 touchscreen

lg-lh2300-2 “Offering a full internet browsing experience, LG has start selling the LG LH2300 in Korea with a Wide VGA LCD display screen.With a high resolution Wide VGA LCD (WVGA) display screen, the LG LH2300 is offering a 800 x 480 pixels and internet browsing in landscape mode. The screen is also a full touch screen, you can scroll around the web pages with your finger easily. Other features include a new Hello UI, 3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0, microSD card slot and support T-DMB media service.” via

Google Drives Mobile Web… To Google

“Google has seen an acceleration of Internet activity among mobile phone users in recent months since the company has introduced faster Web services on selected phone models, fueling confidence the mobile Internet era is at hand, the company said on Tuesday.Early evidence showing sharp increases in Internet usage on phones, not just computers, has emerged from services Google has begun offering in recent months on Blackberry e-mail phones, Nokia devices for multimedia picture and video creators and business professionals and the Apple iPhone, the world’s top Web search company said.”We have very much hit a watershed moment in terms of mobile Internet usage,” Matt Waddell, a product manager for Google Mobile, said in an interview. “We are seeing that mobile Internet use is in fact accelerating.The growing availability of flat-rate data plans from phone carriers instead of per-minute charges that previously discouraged Internet use, along with improved Web browsers on mobile phones as well as better-designed services from companies like Google are fueling the growth, Waddell argued.Google made the pronouncement as it introduced a new software download for mobile phones running Microsoft Corp’s Windows Mobile software that conveniently positions a Google Web search window on the home screen of such phones.Similar versions of the search software which Google introduced for Blackberry users in December and certain Nokia phones in February have sped up the time users take to perform Web searches by 40 percent and, in turn, driven usage.The software shortcuts the time it takes for people to perform Web searches on Google by eliminating initial search steps of finding a Web browser on the phone, opening the browser, waiting for network access, and getting to By making a Google search box more convenient, mobile phone users have begun using the Internet more, the company said.” Read more here:

Silverlight for Windows Mobile Demo Videos

“Although we briefly mentioned Silverlight for Windows Mobile a couple days ago, we added the fact that it would be arriving this Spring (specifically, “Q2”). Want more proof? Check out these Demo videos of Silverlight’s UI abilities. They’re pretty low-rent looking, but what’s engaging is that it appears that Silverlight developers will be able to take advantage of them without much complex coding.Silverlight was also demoed by Giorgio Sardo at Mix 08 (yes, that Monkey Dance Redux Mix 08). You can head over to the Mix site and see his full presentation in (Silverlight) video – which starts with a “Windows Vista ‘port’ inside Silverlight inside Windows Mobile” — no, not a real port, but it does begin to show you how much Silverlight can do.Let’s review: Silverlight is more powerful than Flash lite, offers more interface options than Flash, and works better than either on Windows Mobile. This is why we’re bully on Silverlight, why we’ve gone so far as to hope that Silverlight will be built deeply enough into Windows Mobile that it can begin to take over as the full interface instead of just a browser plugin.” via

HTC names Google phone, 'Dream'

“The mobile phone High Tech Computer (HTC) has been developing to run on the Android software from Google will be called “Dream,” have a large touchscreen and full QWERTY keypad, a person close to the situation said Thursday.HTC may become the first handset maker in the world to put out a mobile phone developed around Android , but it faces stiff competition from Samsung, a separate source said. Samsung has stepped up its effort to put out a Google phone, the person said.HTC’s Google handset is just over 5-inches long and 3-inches wide, with a keypad underneath the screen that either slides out or swivels out. The aim of the keypad is for easy e-mail, note-taking, and writing Web addresses. Internet navigational controls are situated below the screen on the handset.The handset will likely hit the market near the end of this year, the person said.The company officially remained mum on the handset. “We cannot comment on this product,” said Maggie Cheng, an HTC representative.Last November, HTC became the first company to admit to developing a mobile phone based on Android , although Samsung, Motorola, and other handset developers are part of the group dedicated to furthering the software, the Open Handset Alliance .Android, an open source software platform that includes an OS, is designed to take advantage of Internet services for mobility. The software could become a potent new rival to Windows Mobile and other handset operating systems . At the launch ceremony, Google announced that over 30 companies had joined the Open Handset Alliance.” via