“Verizon Wireless and Samsung announced the Alias by Samsung will be available in mid-April. The successor to the Samsung SCH-u740, the Alias sports the familiar dual-hinge design but is packaged with an updated easy-to-read full-QWERTY keyboard. In addition to sending text messages, customers can use Wireless Sync, Verizon Wireless’ proprietary personal information management solution, to synchronize their phones with their home or office PCs for easy access to e-mail, calendar, contacts and task information. The Alias will be available in mid-April for $129.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreementAdditional features of the Alias include:
Lime green Motorola Q9c adds twist to Alltel and U.S. Cellular
“CTIA 2008 is still one day away from its official start, but the news is already starting to trickle in. Motorola got a jump start as it, as well as Alltel and U.S. Cellular, announced the addition of the Motorola Q9c to the carriers’ lineups, including a new lime-green version. Both providers will also offer a more traditional black version if you don’t feel like getting too wild and crazy with your phone colors. (And how in the world did Moto settle on lime green?)Looks aside, the Q9c for Alltel and U.S. Cellular is much like the Moto Q9c for Sprint, which we reviewed late last year. The Windows Mobile 6 smartphone features EV-DO, Bluetooth with A2DP support, a 1.3-megapixel camera, DataViz’s Documents to Go suite, and 128MB Flash memory.Alltel plans to have the Motorola Q9c in stores and online this summer for a lovely $99.99 (after a $100 mail-in rebate). U.S. Cellular’s official pricing and release date were not available at press time, but we’ll update you as soon as we get the information. “via crave.cnet.com
Spb Mobile Shell. Second edition Review
“Lately I’ve been stumbling upon a lot of topics on installing one application on a multitude of devices. The policy of Spb Software House in this matter seems to be the most reasonable – the registration key they issue once you purchase the product may be used on as many devices as you want, on top of that updates to the current version are free, while a new version is available with a 50% rebate to all registered users. But that’s not all: upgrade to a new version that takes place in less than 90 days since the purchase of the previous application’s release is absolutely free. By the way, another way to approach the problem of upgrading your software is Apple with its firmware updates for the iPod Touch (which are not free), or developers whose applications are locked on your device’s hardware identifier or something else. Sometimes transferring programs of the latter type can be done after getting in touch with the developer’s support service, but these cases are rather exceptions from the rule.” Read more here:
Samsung SGH i780 Preview at phonearena!
“Samsung i780 is one of the few recent models of the manufacturer, running on the Professional edition of the Windows Mobile 6 Operating System. Thus, it has a touch-sensitive display, but yet utilizes the slim candybar form-factor with a full hardware QWERTY-arranged keyboard. If we paraphrase the Samsung model line as a ‘family’, the i780 is the bigger European cousin of the BlackJacks. As specifications, the SGH-i780 has everything, one would desire from such a phone (except global roaming), yet all this is packed in a slim and pretty body, way smaller than the top models of other companies. ” Read more here:
BlackBerry 9000 suspended till August?
“The Boy Genius Report has provided the info that the release of the BlackBerry 9000 communicators was suspended till August 2008. Reportedly, the BlackBerry 9000 series will have the models with touchscreen, which is unprecedented for RIM. Unofficial sources mention GSM and 3G networks in addition to 1 GB of onboard memory, Wi-Fi, GPS-receiver and a 2-megapixel (or 3.2-megapixel) camera.Previously the BGR suggested that the first BlackBerry 9000 device would come out from AT&T in the US in May-July and be exclusively sold during 6 months. But this time we’ve got the info that the release date was shifted to July or even and most likely to August 2008.” via mobile-review.com