Comparative review: Sony Ericsson W960i vs Nokia N81 8Gb

“Various accessories and technological talents for them always enhance usage experience. Both handsets come with support for A2DP and handle all popular stereo-headsets hands-down, what is more, either of the companies offers a wide range of extras for its music-centric solutions – speakers, headsets, cables and so on, so rest assured you will have a lot of gadgets at hand to entertain yourself. Now as regards to the sales packages. All in all, they are very similar, but the N81 8Gb comes bundled with a remote control, whereas the W960i doesn’t. Furthermore, the W960i couldn’t get along with the HPM-82, and we have no idea when the HPM-90 that will work is set to land in local stores.” Read this great review here:

HKC launch World’s First dual SIM Windows Mobile Smartphones

HKC W1000
“After Samsung’s dual-SIM D780 the other day, I thought it’d be a while before we saw another new handset capable of operating two cellular accounts simultaneously, but HKC (not a typo) have surprised me with what they’re calling the world’s first dual-SIM Windows Mobile smartphones. The design of the W1000 and G1000 (the former being dual CDMA and GSM, the latter dual GSM) may not light any new aesthetic fires, but their functionality is reasonable: a 200MHz Qualcomm CPU, 256MB ROM and 64MB RAM, microSD slot and USB, crowned by a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen.Of course, the real reason we’re interested is the ability to not only have two SIM cards fitted but to access them at the same time (or, in the case of the W1000, registered to a CDMA account as well as have a GSM SIM in place), including being able to separately deactivate one or the other from the Windows Mobile interface. That way you could keep your personal account active (just in case your pregnant wife is about to give birth) but avoid the office calling you by turning off your business account. Both versions are apparently available now, with 2-megapixel cameras, Bluetooth (with the A2DP wireless stereo profile) and the usual WM office suite. No WiFi or GPS, which HKC lose marks for, though there is a dedicated stock market hotkey.” via

GPS PDA Phone Airis T482 Launching Soon

“The GPS PDA Phone Airis T482 will be launched within the next few days in France, three months after its expected release date.The Airis T482 will be equipped with CoPilot Live 7, software developed by ALK Technologies, and will be available for sale primarily on the Internet.This smartphone is incredibly lightweight and versatile, with a larger sized screen of 3.2 inches and a 2 megapixel digital camera. Also offered is quadband GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), GPRS and EDGE, two processors and more than 128 Mb of ROM memory and 64 Mb of RAM.The features on this new GPS PDA phone are very respectable, including a GPS chip SiRFStar III, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi 802.11b/g, and a battery with a capacity of no less than 1500 mAh.The price of the phone varies depending on the additional features you want included. With mapping France it is listed at a price of 424 euros and 478 for the Europe version.One of the best features of the Airis T482 smartphone is that it is possible to buy it with or without GPS navigation software partner.” via

100 Million handsets sold by Panasonic!

“Today, Panasonic announced that they’ve sold 100 million handsets in Japan, supplying handsets to operators such as NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, and, of course, Softbank. Panasonic released their first mobile phone more than twenty years ago, in 1987. By the way, the company’s 100 millionth handset sold is the FOMA P905i.Whilst some other manufacturers have surpassed this number, it’s still a noteworthy achievement nonetheless.” via