“Gartner have released figures for worldwide smartphone sales in the first quarter of 2008 – about as up to date as you and I get to see. There are no real surprises – Nokia top the table with 25% year-on-year growth of its S60 smartphones, with Q1 market share of 45%, healthy by any standards, but the biggest surprise is RIM’s Blackberry range posting 107% growth, up to 13.4%. Apple’s iPhone is already up to 5.3% of the smartphone market, somewhat ominously given their next-gen launch tomorrow (Monday) evening, UK time. The full stats/table is shown below the break.” via allaboutsymbian.com
“Shenzhen, China-based smartphone design company Tranzda Technologies is marketing five phone designs that use its NewPlus Linux phone application stack. All five Tranzda designs include GPS, along with optional features that include WiFi, cameras, and biometric fingerprint authentication.
Tranzda’s phone models include:
- TGP-369 — Based on an ARM9-based Samsung S3C2440 clocked at 300-400MHz, with 64MB SDRAM and 64MB flash memory. The phone supports CDMA 2000 1X (450/800/1900MHz) transmission, as well as SMS, Color E SMS, and Cai E formats, says Tranzda. The phone has a 2.8-inch, 240 x 320 QVGA TFT LCD touchscreen, as well as a MiniSD Card slot and a USB port. Major features include WiFi, GPS, and a 1.3Mpixel camera. Multimedia support includes WMA, MP3, MIDI, AMR, AAC, and MMF audio playback, and MPEG-1, MPEG-4, DIVX, XVID, and H.23 video. The phone weighs 5.3 ounces (150 grams) and is powered by a 3.7 Volt rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. ” Read more here:
“The timing of this announcement is either very good or very bad, because it seems like Samsung has decided on the same day to unveil the Samsung i900 smartphone as the day that we are expecting to see the new 3G Apple iPhone. The latter hasn’t been announced officially yet, but I don’t think Samsung is stealing any of Steve Jobs’ thunder.
The Samsung OMNIA, also known as the Samsung SGH-i900, does not have a physical keypad in the traditional sense. Instead, it features a large 3.2-inch WQVGA touchscreen display. Thankfully, there are hard keys for answering and hanging up on a call. The 12.5mm profile and platinum-look finish make for an attractive handset as well.
Other notable specs on this smartphone include Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, quad-band GSM, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 5MP CMOS camera with smile detection, up to 16GB of internal memory, GPS navigation and geotagging, TouchWiz user interface, FM radio with RDS, Bluetooth 2.0, and integrated Wi-Fi. Look for it launch during CommunicAsia in Singapore later this month.” via mobilemag.com