Nokia 5320 XpressMusic Review

Nokia 5320 compared to E51 and N95

“While there are some older S60 models that are cheaper than this, a launch price is just a starting point and the actual price inevitably drops over time. A year from now it could well be that the 5320 costs 150 euros plus taxes, or perhaps even less. This is taking the S60 platform tantalisingly close to the average sale price of mobile phones, which is the hardware cost of the average phone that people buy, and which currently stands at around 80 to 90 euros. If the S60 platform’s phones reach this price or even go below it, it may allow them to leave the expensive niche that smartphones have traditionally found themselves stuck in, and instead become genuinely mass market devices used by a large chunk of the planet.” Read more here:

Samsung i8510 INNOV8 test drive of 8 Mpix camera

“Speaking of the i8510’s flash, it’s a run-of-the-mill LED unit, which is, of course, a bit disappointing, given the camera’s otherwise stellar specs. But let’s be honest here, even Xenon flash units (like the ones found in the Nokia N82, Motorola ZN5, and some Sony Ericsson branded handsets) can’t make a world of difference in terms of image quality. There are several valid reasons for that, and the main one is that the cameras built into mobile phones can’t provide decent quality in low light these days, and in this case no flash in the world will mend this glitch. So, as far as the Samsung i8510 goes, the absence of a xenon flash module only means they won’t have an extra selling point to brag about in commercials, but that’s about it.” Read more here:

Snake Deluxe for Blackberries just updated to support BB Bold!

“Snake Deluxe is based on the ‘Classic Snake game’ that we all know. The game objective is almost the same. You try to eat fruits by controlling the snake’s route. Below the game’s screen you will see all the meters. (Score, Time etc.) There you will see how many fruits are left for eating. Also keep an eye on the time that remains until you eat the next fruit.
* 24 Different levels.
* 4 Different worlds.
* 4 Different Bosses.
* Unique map.
* Frame by frame smooth animation
* QVGA, 240×260, 240×320, 320×240 & Half VGA, 480×320 support!
* 16bit crystal clear graphics!
* Adventure mode for unlocking the map!
* Open Gameplay. You choose where to play.
* Export Hi-Scores to internet
* Roller navigator support
—09/Aug/2008 UPDATE (1.1) —
* Specially designed for Blackberry Bold!
* Blackberry KickStart compartible.”Click here to watch Snake Deluxe video review Click here for more:

HTC Android handset not coming until 2009

“Another report has surfaced predicting a delay in the introduction of handsets with Google’s Android software.Unlike The Wall Street Journal report from a few weeks ago, which said that Android would be delayed from Google’s stated expectations of the second half of 2008 to, um, the second half of 2008, this one is a bit more pointed. Barron’s Tech Trader Daily picked up a research note from Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research saying that his “contacts” are saying that HTC’s Android handset is being delayed until the first quarter of 2009.In case you’re new to this part of the Google empire, Android is a Linux-based collection of mobile phone software, including an operating system, a browser, and other applications. The company announced Android to much fanfare last year as a bid to unify the world of mobile Linux and set up Google as a dominant player on the next big computing frontier. HTC was expected to be one of the first handset makers to release an Android handset.One good thing about Thursday’s report is that Google has apparently settled on a required list of applications and features that need to accompany any phone with the Android logo: that was up in the air as recently as a few months ago. The problem, however, is that HTC is having “structural problems” making that feature list run on one of its phones, according to the report.The other problem for Google raised by the report is that software developers are said to have their hands full with the mobile phone software that’s actually available for development, such as Windows Mobile, Symbian, BlackBerry, and the iPhone. HTC is worried enough about a lack of attention as to demand a “minimum revenue guarantee” from Google in exchange for launching an Android handest.E-mails to Google representatives were not immediately returned, but I’ll update if I hear back from them.
UPDATED 4:20pm: A Google representative said the company doesn’t comment on speculation, which is just no fun at all, but said “we remain on schedule to deliver the first Android-based handset this year and we’re very excited to see the momentum continuing to build behind the Android platform among carriers, handset manufacturers, developers and consumers.” via