Samsung Innov8 Wins GSMA Asia Mobile Award for Best Mobile Broadband Device


“Samsung announce that it has won the ‘Asia Mobile Award’ for ‘Best Mobile Broadband handset/device’ with Samsung Innov8 by GSMA. Geesung Choi, President of Samsung Telecommunication Business, said: “I’m delighted and honored to receive ‘Asia Mobile award’ with Samsung Innov8, the ultimate mobile entertainer, from GSMA. I believe that Samsung Innov8 is the best fit for Asian consumers who have sophisticated taste and passion for advanced technology.”The 2008 awards judges described Samsung’s Innov8 as a “multimedia power house – fun, cool, a great package providing all the newest multimedia features – an impressive offering.” Recognized as Samsung’s first ever 8-megapixel camera phone, the Samsung INNOV8 is ideal for users who want to capture and store precious memories in style with its 2.8″ 16M color LCD. The 8G or 16GB Flash memory and external memory slot upto additional 16G provides sufficient contents storage.Supporting a wide range of video player formats including DivX, WMV, Real Player and MPEG4, users can enjoy an exciting pocket cinema experience. Its external dual speakers and 3D surround sound supported by DNSe 2.0, make every video clip and movie more realistic than ever. With an optical mouse and 4-way navigation key, users can enjoy PC-like browsing experience. Both HSDPA high speed Internet and WiFi connection offer convenient and seamless internet experience wherever users are.” via

Video review of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic w/ touchscreen

“If you are having a hard time waiting for the new Nokia 5800 XpressMusic (the “Tube”) to hit the market, then we have a treat for you. We recently posted four 5 minute long high quality videos on YouTube that will let you see first hand how most of the major features of the first touchscreen equipped S60 smartphone work.The phone we used for the videos is a pre-production device, but we are very happy to report that after many, many hours of use, we have only noticed two very small bugs so far. There are a few things that we expect to work faster with production firmware, like the automatic screen rotation, but so far, the 5800 has been pretty darned solid.” Read more here:

Samsung Epix Review at mobilitysite!

“Back in October I posted a news item about the new Samsung Epix where I said that if you are lusting for a new device and you are an AT&T user then check out the new slim touchscreen Samsung Epix with a full QWERTY keyboard! I liked the looks of the device and was initially impressed with the feature set that included Windows Mobile Professional 6.1, global coverage for those that travel, decent memory stereo Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi. I liked the look of the device and felt that for those that wanted a reasonably powerful device that could be used easily with one hand, this was one to consider.My thoughts about the device were further bolstered by commentary from others after they had tried it. Chris Leckness indicated in his use of the AT&T Epix that he was about to go 4 days without a charge. That was impressive although he did indicate that his use was moderate. I liked that especially since I generally carry two devices with me so one generally gets used far less that the other so having the ability to have a device last several days without having to charge it was very enticing to me.Chris Leckness did a 1st Look Video that gave an excellent overview and I walked away with the very strong feeling that I wanted to give this device a try. The biggest reasons were the 1800mah battery , the keyboard and WiFi. Although WiFi is probably not a big factor for many folks here in the US because our data coverage plans are so good, I am in an area half the year that I have little (or no) coverage and so I tend to use WiFi to check my mail and a few feeds. So I got a call the other day and was asked if I would like to take a look and give the Epix a test drive … of course I said yes.” Read more here:

Apple Releases iPhone Firmware 2.2, Adds Google Street View and other Improvements


“iPhone users can now upgrade their iPhone with the new firmware 2.2 today. As what the few rumors leaked in the past few weeks, new features like Google Street View and Podcast download have been added to the new version. You will be able to turn off the keyboard’s auto correction too, giving you the option to disable the annoyed wrong correction.

  • Enhancements to Maps
    • Google Street View
    • Public transit and walking directions
    • Display address of dropped pins
    • Share location via email
  • Decrease in call setup failures and dropped calls
  • Enhancements to Mail
    • Resolved isolated issues with scheduled fetching of email
    • Improved formatting of wide HTML email
  • Podcasts are now available for download in iTunes application (over Wi-Fi and cellular network)
  • Improved stability and performance of Safari
  • Improved sound quality of Visual Voicemail messages
  • Pressing Home button from any Home screen displays the first Home screen
  • Preference to turn on/off auto-correction in Keyboard Settings” via