Nokia 5230

The new Nokia 5230 is launched recently in India.

Keeping user’s interest in mind for touch screen models, Nokia has come up with it’s full touch screen phone having features 3.2 inch resistive touch screen with resolution 640×360 pixels, High speed 3G (HSDPA), in-built assisted-GPS with Ovi Maps, 2 megapixel camera, stereo FM radio,3.5mm audio jack and micro SD card slot. The biggest drawback is lacking Wi-Fi. Review

Its price in India is approximately Rs 8500

It runs on latest Symbian S60 5th edition operating system and 1320mAh battery with up to 7hour talk-time and 33hours non-stop music.

It supports MP3, MP4.AAC, eAAC+ and WMA formats. Handset made compatible to access web, Music and social networks. It has 70MB memory and micro SD support up to 16 GB.

The good thing about user interface is kinetic scrolling. One can press and slide on the screen, and the lists will continue to scroll down, eventually slowing down and coming to a halt.

5230 is one for the people who are particular about touch interface and at quite affordable price.

Source: Panasianbiz.com

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Google Nexus One

The Google Nexus One is yet to be officially outed. But the Big G’s blower has been the subject from some almighty leaks, with hands-on shots showing this next-gen Android-packing device can’t be far away from flying off the shelves. But before you start saving, make sure you’re bang up to speed on the Google Nexus One and the secrets this sexy cell is hiding.

It’s not the first Google phone

The Google Nexus One isn’t the first phone to have sole Google backing. Back in the days before Android

swept all before it, there was the developer aimed Android Dev Phone 1. Essentially a preproduction G1, it sold for $400. Likewise there was the Google Ion, which went on to become the HTC Magic.

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It’s not Google branded (yet), but it’s not HTC branded either

Not one major mobile player has owned up to making the Google Nexus One. Early rumours said it was one of HTC’s leaked 2010 lineup, but Engadget’s latest hands-on snaps show no branding from the Taiwanese titan. It’s more likely that the famous Google logo will end up slapped on the back though.

It has a Sci-Fi heritage

Google Nexus One is a name sci-fi geeks and gadget nuts will know well. It’s the name of a type of replicant in Blade Runner, referring to an Android that’s more advacned than any other. That’s certainly bang on the money, with this blower packing in Android 2.0.1, better than the first Android 2.0 device, the Motorola Milestone.
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Motorola Milestone

The Motorola Milestone will go on sale in the UK next week through the Expansys online store.

The handset, known as the Motorola Droid in the US, is the first mobile phone to run on the Android 2.0 operating system (OS) from Google – also known as the Eclair OS.

Motorola Milestone running on Android 2.0 OS

Motorola Milestone

The Android 2.0 operating system will be the first OS to allow for turn-by-turn navigation when using the Google Maps application. However, this application won’t be available to UK consumers at the time of the Milestone’s launch next week – and neither Motorola or Google have been able to confirm when this service will launch in Europe.

The Milestone will initially be available exclusively through the Expansys website until the end of the year, where it will retail for £449.99.

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Nokia Phone Margin

HELSINKI (Reuters) – - Nokia Oyj’s (NOK1V.HE) battered shares could get a boost when the firm looks ahead at next week’s investor day to an expected upturn in handset margins and a more competitive smartphone offering in 2010.

The world’s largest mobile phone maker uses the gathering of analysts and investors — held yearly in early December — to update its market view and issue forecasts for the coming year.

Twelve months ago Nokia forecast its handset unit operating profit margins for 2009 in the teens — 13-19 percent — but the company has just failed to hit that range due to the steep economic downturn.

Nokia and the rest of the cellphone industry have suffered in 2009 as consumers cut spending on new gadgets, with the more expensive end of the market seeing increasingly stiff competition.

Nokia’s shares have missed the stock market recovery, dropping 19 percent since the start of the year — mostly due to the company’s deteriorating smartphone offering — against a rise of 17 percent in DJ Stoxx European technology index .SX8P, in which it is the biggest constituent.

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Palm Pixi Smartphone

Sprint has officially launched the entry-level Palm Pixi smartphone. The $100 device is powered by webOS and features a QWERTY keyboard along with a 2.6-inch multi-touch display.

The Pixi – which runs multiple applications simultaneously – also offers combined messaging, linked contacts, layered calendars and provides easy access to Palm’s App store.

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In addition, the newest Palm smartphone allows users to visit non-mobile websites, with full scrolling and zooming capabilities.

Finally, the Pixi boasts an integrated 2-megapixel camera with LED flash and automatic data backup service. However, the device does not support Wi-Fi connectivity.

Palm spokesperson Jon Zilber described the Pixi as a “sleek smartphone” and an “incredibly sexy” piece of hardware.

“Is it the phone designed to communicate on your terms: instantly, intuitively, and personally, or the phone you can customize to make it personal? It’s all of the above, of course,” Zilber wrote in an official blog post.
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Dell has a Smartphone

A few days ago, Dell announced the limited release of its new venture into the smartphone arena.

Well, limited in that it won’t be available to Americans.

Dell will release the smartphone, dubbed the Dell Mini 3, only to China and Brazil.

But don’t worry. We’re not missing anything too exciting.

The Mini 3 cleverly lets Dell continue the naming convention it adopted when it came out with its netbook offerings, the Dell Mini 9 and Dell Mini 10.

The little smartphone, which runs the Google Android open-source smartphone operating system, appears rather underwhelming.

Underwhelming at least by iPhone and “the Perfect Storm” standards.

The Mini 3 seems unexciting because of some confusion about its specifications.
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Nokia N900 begins shipping!

GLOBAL – Today sees the first batch of Nokia N900 handsets boxed up and shipped out on their maiden voyage into wild. The N900 has been the most discussed device we’ve ever reported on here at Conversations, so many of you are sure to be stoked to discover that the Maemo 5 device will be touching down in Europe, the Middle-East, Russia and North America shortly. Read on to find out what Nokia’s Vice President for Nseries had to say about the N900’s release, get more details on the new N900 as it begins shipping, and share your comments on the landmark launch of Nokia’s first Maemo-powered phone.

As the N900 begins to appear on shelves around the globe it will be price-gunned at around 500 Euros SIM-free, with plenty of contract deals making it available at a reduced cost and in some cases gratis.

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José-Luis Martinez is Vice President for Nseries and had this to say about the N900 as it finally departs on its worldwide travels:

“The Nokia N900 has generated a lot of interest since its public launch in August, which has been reflected in the device preorders. What’s exciting is the Maemo software, which takes its cues from the desktop computer and offers a full browsing experience like no other handset. We believe the Nokia N900 will be a very compelling device for people who are passionate about technology.”

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HTC HD2 Review

Thought the original HTC HD was a bit of beast? Then how about the spanking new HTC HD2. It has a massive 4.3-inch screen which makes the original 3.8-inch effort look paltry by comparison. But does this capacious Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone cut it against the very best phones out there? Read our HTC HD2 review now and find out.

Let’s cut straight to the chase. The HTC HD2 is the best Windows Mobile phone we’ve ever used. That’s not thanks to the OS hidden underneath the stunning HTC Sense skin last seen on the HTC Hero and HTC Tattoo, more down to the manner in which HTC has built this mobile from the ground up.
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That 4.3-inch screen is nothing short of magnificent and dominates the HTC HD2. However, it’s never overpowering and really helps take this phone ahead of its competitors. See, this bad boy has a capacitive touchscreen with multitouch capabilities for zipping about web pages and snaps. It’s every bit as good as the iPhone and thanks to the size, this is one of the best browsing experiences we’ve ever had on-the-go. Admittedly Safari remains top dog, but this pushes it very close indeed.

The screen is also great for use as a satnav. While the 3.5-inch effort on the iPhone is just a tad too small, the HTC HD2 is perfect for GPS in your motor. We loaded it up with CoPilot Live 8 and didn’t miss the TomTom usually slapped on our dash. There’s a car kit available at extra cost. If you don’t have a satnav already, it’s well worth slapping down for.
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Samsung Omnia 2 unboxed!

We’ve been waiting patiently for the Samsung Omnia 2 ever since June, but now at long last, the titanic Windows Mobile smarpthone is here at last. It may not be as big, but the 3.7-inch OLED screen on it is more than a match for the HTC HD2’s display, so read on to see it come out of its box at long last in our gallery right here!

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Having played with a finished Samsung Omnia 2 for the first time, we’re torn. We were all over the HTC HD2’s capacitive screen when we got a hold of the fella earlier on in the week, but Sammy’s OLED screen looks even better. Screens, snaps and videos are all eye popping, and make the iPhone seem positively low-res.

Naturally, Samsung’s also seen fit to give Windows Mobile 6.5 a facelift, ironing out the horrible grey boxes and menus with colourful and easy to poke options, as well as TouchWhiz for homescreen widgets.

Samsung Omnia 2, now with Windows Mobile 6.5
On the downside, though Samsung has improved its keyboard since the Jet – you can now roll across keys – the Samsung Omnia 2’s virtual board is still lacking. Is that a price worth paying? Hold tight and we’ll tell you in a full Samsung Omnia 2 review soon.

In the meantime, help your eyes to all the shots in our gallery, post haste!

For more pictures check out ElectricPig.co.uk

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Apple flogs hobbled Iphones in China

THE GLORIOUS APPLE RELIGION’S missionary quest in China seems doomed from the outset.

The Iphone, which has been a triumph of control freakery in the West, was launched in the highly commercial Chinese market over the weekend.

However Chinese buyers, who have to save up for months to buy the gizmo, were shocked to discover it had no WiFi.

China wanted the makers of smartphones to use its WiFi standard, but Jobs’ Mob said that if the gear had not been approved by Steve then it was not going into the Iphone.

Beijing later changed its mind but it was too late for the Chinese release, so the first wave of Iphones without WiFi has gone out.

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