Monday, June 11, 2007

Samsung SGH-i310

At the CeBIT show in Germany, Samsung ( unveiled the SCH-i310, the successor to its i300 Smartphone. Outwardly, the two devices are nearly identical. But the i310 is based on Windows Mobile 5 software and has an integrated, 8 GB micro hard drive built into it for storage of music, video, and other data. (The original i300 had a 3 GB drive, but a 4 GB version was also released.) The popularity of mobile music and video ensures that we'll be seeing more Windows Mobile devices with high-capacity micro hard drives.

The i310 supports GSM/GPRS networks and is EDGE capable. It has integrated Bluetooth that supports audio streaming, a 2 mega pixel flash camera, and a micro-SD expansion card slot. Samsung will also bundle document viewing software with the i310 and i320, for MS Office applications and Acrobat files.


3G: The next generation of high-speed wireless communications technology that promises data speeds up to 384 Kbps

Bluetooth: Short-range, broadband wireless technology used primarily for connecting computers to peripherals without cables.

CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access): A digital cellular technology used primarily in the U.S. CDMA is promoted as providing better capacity for voice and data communications than other commercial mobile technologies.

EDGE(Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution): Allows data to be delivered at rates up to 384 Kbps. It is based on the GSM standard and, when implemented, is available over GSM networks.

GPS: Technology accessing the U.S. Global Positioning System that allows a user to determine position, altitude, and if moving, speed and direction anywhere on the planet.

GPRS (General Packet Radio Service): A standard for wireless data communications which runs at speeds up to 115 kilobits per second. Most GSM networks use GPRS for data communications.

GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications): The leading digital cellular system in the world (outside the U.S.). GSM service is available in more than 100 countries and has become the de facto standard in Europe and Asia.

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol): Technology involving software and hardware that allows a user to place and receive phone calls over a computer connected to the Internet.

Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity): Short-range, broadband wireless technology used primarily for connecting computers to Local Area Networks for Internet and company server access.

new Parrot 3400 LS-GPS

Nicolas, the Corporate marketing & Web manager for Parrot S.A dropped me an email today on their new GPS handheld named the Parrot 3400 LS-GPS. The Parrot 3400 LS-GPS, is a TFT color hands-free car kit with a built-in GPS antenna, that will be launched at CES 2006 today. You can try it at the Parrot Booth in Las Vegas. The Parrot 3400 LS-GPS retail suggested price will be $399 (€329 in Europe). Another point noted by Nicolas is that the Parrot 3400 LS-GPS is a finalist in the Bluetooth Best of CES contest in the category of Automotive.

Another great feature of the Parrot 3400 LS-GPS is the large color screen that displays your phonebook with automatic synchronization with your Bluetooth phone. It also displays photos of your caller when receiving in-coming calls and features voice recognition too !

Parrot 3400 LS-GPS Tech Specs :

*Bluetooth hands-free kit with color screen and active GPS Antenna for 12 channels
*LCD Color screen 160 x 128 pixels, 262144 colors
* Adjustible brightness and contrast
* Customized color interface with wallpapers
* Caller photo display
* Display of the last numbers dialled, missed calls and calls received
* Echo cancellation
* Full duplex
* Voice recognition up to 150 names
* Hi-fi polyphonic ringtones
* Dimensions and Weight
LCD Screen/keypad: 64 x 58 x 20 mm (without antenna) – Weight: 60g
Parrot universal radio mute unit : 54 x 104 x 20mm – Weight 72 g
* Up to five mobile phones registered
* Address book synchronization

Samsung new gps phone with nice navigator

Samsung just released the STT-D370, a new GPS navigator in Korea that is the first of its kind; it connects to cellphones via Bluetooth. Oh, and it has Transport Protocol Experts Group (TPEG) and terrestrial DMB, but those aren’t as important as hooking up with your cellphone, obviously. This is supposed to be great because it allows someone to make calls, receive calls, or send TXT messages without having to lay a hand on a cell phone. This is great and all, you know, not having to look at a cell phone while you’re driving and all, but wait, aren’t you now looking at a different screen to do the same function.

One cool program the navigator will have is a built-in 3D map, which shows the road in front of you and directions where to turn. This is amazing: now you can look at the road and a virtual image of the road at the same time. The STT-D370 also functions as, whadda ya know, a GPS navigator, which gives the driver an optimal route and updates every 5 minutes. Basically if you buy the STT-D370 by Samsung, you’ll be paying $600 for a pretty normal GPS navigator so you can look at a little bigger screen instead of your cell phone

Thursday, June 7, 2007

iMate Jam Silver PDA Phone with 1 yr warranty

iMate Jam Silver,PDA Phone with 1 year manufacturer's warranty General Network GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 Announced 2004, 4Q Status Available Size Dimensions 108 x 58 x 18 mm Weight 150 g Display Type TFT touchscreen, 65K colors Size 240 x 320 pixels, 42 x 57 mm - Handwriting recognition Ringtones Type Polyphonic (40 channels) Customization Download Vibration Yes Memory Phonebook In shared memory, Photo call Call records Yes Card slot SDIO/MMC, buy memory - 64MB RAM - Intel PXA272 416 MHz processor Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps HSCSD No EDGE No 3G No WLAN No Bluetooth Yes Infrared port Yes USB Yes Features OS Microsoft Pocket PC 2003 SE OS Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML (PocketIE) Games Yes Colors Stylish black and silver Camera 1.3 MP, 1280x960 pixels, video - Pocket Office(Word, Excel, Outlook) - Java - Voice memo - MP3/AAC player - Video/audio album 0 - Built-in handsfree

slim Sony ericsson phone

The Sony Ericsson rumor mill has been churning things out at a wild rate in the last days and weeks, leading some (that some includes us) to speculate that a product launch (or two!) may be just around the corner. The latest fodder for our eyes to feast upon -- from left to right in the picture -- is the candybar codenamed "Nicole" and the slider called "Shinobu." The Shinobu is rumored to pack such niceties as HSDPA, 2.4 inch QVGA screen, 2 megapixel cam, and what appears to be a forward-facing camera into a svelte half-inch thick package. Nicole is touted to be the first handset under the Sony Ericsson / Sagem partnership and brings a 2 inch QCIF screen, 2 megapixel camera, and 3G (no word on flavor) also packed in a half-inch thin handset. Both pics smack of fan renders, so we will just have to cross our fingers and hope that Sony Ericsson spills the beans on these two in the near term.

Motorola E815

Introducing the powerful Motorola E815. This sleek, silver flip phone features a 1.3 megapixel camera, MP3 player, Bluetooth® wireless technology and impressive storage — letting you work and play hard, anywhere, anytime.

Sprint pocket pc 6700 smart phone pda cell with many accessories

# Phone is 1 month old in perfect working condition, Barely used, reset to factory settings.
# Clear ESN and ready to activate on any Sprint account (No Plan Included)


# 1 Sprint PPC-6700 PDA/Phone
# 1 Standard Battery
# 1 Silver Battery Cover
# 1 AC (To Wall) Charger
# 1 Desktop Cradle/Charger
# 1 Stylus (Pen thing)
# 1 NEW Stereo Headset
# 1 Original Manual
# 1 Original Black Case
# 1 Original CD
# 1 Original Box

Motorola RAZR V3

Half/Full leather case with rotating belt clip. Clear covering over full face

silver phone : Motorola RAZR V3m Silver

The Motorola RAZR V3m for Verizon Wireless is the latest iteration of the modern classic— and this version includes a built-in music player for all your MP3 files! The V3m shares the same great features seen in other RAZRs, including that super-tough aluminum shell, Bluetooth, a digital camera and on-demand video capabilities. With the addition of the VCAST Music Player and an expandable memory card slot, the Motorola RAZR V3m for Verizon Wireless improves upon its wildly popular predecessors!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Samsung E350e Slider Phone

This is quite a stylish tri band phone that has digital camera and flash and even an MP3 player, this phone will work in most countries which is very good indeed, the E350e is a slider phone that works quite smoothly

LG 890 Muse 3G Music Phone

LG 890 is now selling in Hong Kong by carrier 3. It features a 2.2-inch 262,000 colours with 220 x 176 pixels main screen, a 65,536 colours with 96 x 96 pixels Sub LCD, a RAZR-like keypad, a rotatable 1.3 megapixel camera for video and image capture

Samsung SGH-Z548 Ultra Slim 3G Flip phone

samsung black phone

Nokia 6290 3G Phone

Other than 6300, Nokia 6290 is another new phone from Nokia. The Nokia 6290 is a 3G phone features a 2.2-inch 320×240 16million colors TFT LCD and a 1.36-inch 262k colors secondary display. It has a 2 Megapixel camera and a second camera for video call, Music player supporting MP3,M4A,eAAC+, FM Radio, and 2.5mm audio connector, InfraRed, Bluetooth and USB connectivities.

Sony Ericsson K620i 3G Phone

Sony Ericsson K620i 3G Phone

Samsung Unveils Ultra-Thin Flip Phone

Samsung today took the wraps off their ultra-thin answer to the RAZR at a Korean wireless expo. The SCH-V740 is a 14.5 mm thick CDMA clamshell for the Korean market. The handset features Bluetooth, a 1.3 Megapixel camera and 176 x 220 internal screen. It also has advanced software features such as mp3 playback with play controls on the outside of the flip as well as file viewer software. The phone is expected to compete with the CDMA RAZR, which Motorola will launch in Korea next month.

O2 Ice 3G phone

O2 has this new O2 Ice 3G phone which is a slim candybar and white in color. The phone has a 1.3 Megapixel camera and a camera in the front for you to enjoy video calls, a 65k color LCD screen, MP3 player, Bluetooth and USB connectivities, 32Mb internal memory and a MicroSD slot.

The O2 Ice measures only 117×49x14mm and weighs just 93g. It costs at £99 on pre pay from O2UK.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Motorola Moto Q

Following up on the desired Razr, Motorola announced the "Moto Q" smart phone. The phone has obvious similarities to both the Blackberry models as well as the Palm Treo. Included in its stable of features are the usual yada yada--built-in PIM, Bluetooth, etc.

Innostream's New A20 Camcorder Flip Phone

Now this is a phone design I like! Innostream's A20 has been released to the China market. It is a flip phone that can be twisted so that you hold it camcorder style.

New Pocket PC phone unveiled: Everex NEON

EVEREX was previously re-branding Pocket PC phones made by ETEN and MS Smartphone phones from other companies, but this new phone looks unlike any existing ETEN phone:

More inforomation:

* Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Edition
* processor: Freescale I.MX21 350 MHZ
* LTPS TFT-LCD 2.8 inch, LCD - 240 x 320 Pixels, 262.144 Colors
* Tri-band 900/1800/1900 MHz
* Bluttooth V1.2, Wireless LAN 802.11b
* Infrared IrDA / USB 1.1
* size: "mini Pocket PC size" - i.e. not bigger than HTC Magician or HTC Wizard

More photos can be found here (it's in Arabic but it contains several photos). More information about phones from EVEREX can be found here (website of EVEREX Middle East) but EVEREX NEON Pocket PC phone is not present there yet.

Apparently in total 3 new Pocket PC phones from Everex are coming in 2006: Everex Jupiter, Everex Cosmos and Everex Mercury. The Everex Neon is coming in Q1 2006 and thus soon also official information, photos and full review of it are coming too...

Nokia phone : specs and photos

On its Asian website Nokia has published specs and photos of recently announced mobile phones for CDMA networks – low-end 1255 and 2355 and mid-range 2855 and 6165. The specs of Nokia 1255:

* Standard CDMA 800 MHz
* Monochrome screen, 96x65 pixels
* 8-tones polyphony
* Voice recorder
* Speakerphone
* Phonebook for 250 contacts with 5 entries per one contact
* Preinstalled screensavers
* Calendar
* Alarm clock
* Stopwatch
* Calculator and currency converter
* Talk time up to 4 hours
* Standby time up to 240 hours
* Dimensions – 104.5x43.5x19.3 mm
* Weight - 80 g

E-ten M600: the smallest PDA-enabled phone with Wi-Fi

NEW E-TEN glofiish M700 GPS Pocket PC Phone - QuadBand, GPRS/EDGE, 2MP Camera, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS QWERTY Keyboard

The glofiish M700 is set apart from traditional Pocket PC Phones, which rely on a touch screen and stylus for data input, by giving users the ability to enter contact details, write SMS text and email messages, or create and edit office documents while on the move more efficiently using a full-key QWERTY keyboard. Designed to achieve the right balance between ergonomics and size, the glofiish M700 incorporates a sliding mechanism to allow the keyboard to be covered when not in use, while EL backlit keys extend usability to almost any setting.

Based on the latest version of Windows Mobile 5.0, the glofiish M700 supports Direct Push Technology to help business users work more effectively with email even while out of the office and includes mobile versions of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for greater convenience and productivity.

The glofiish M700 supports GSM, GPRS and high-speed EDGE for voice and data connectivity almost worldwide, while IEEE 802.11b/g support allows users to connect to public and private Wi-Fi networks when in range of suitable hotspots. For travellers, the glofiish M700 also features GPS and TMC functions delivered via an embedded SiRF Star III chipset allowing the glofiish M700 to handle both daily business needs and weekend leisure. Preloaded on the glofiish M700 are a number of E-TEN in-house developed value added software utilities including; M-Desk, an easy to use Program launcher, several phone and messaging tools, camera and image editing software, FM tuner, backup utility and more.

Monday, June 4, 2007

New Models of Blackberry Promise To Be Delicious

Research In Motion, or "RIM," the makers of the delicious Blackberry, have promised that the future editions of their delectable fruit-named gadget will have cameras, MP3 and video support, more memory and GPS mapping — making businessmen and casual users alike soak themselves in blackberry juice in eager anticipation.

James Balsillie, head of the Blackberry makers at RIM and a prominent member of "People With Silly Last Names Inc." has also promised a Wi-Fi enabled handset — allowing for quick and easy web surfing on the move, rather than the irritating mobile networks of today. RIM also hopes to release other mobile accessories, such as printers, barcode scanners, and "digital pen and paper" - all of which will be named after delicious fruits and vegetables (like the Carrot Scanner and the Kumquat Printer.)

The Blackberry — known for its usability, slick design, and general appeal to anyone from businessmen to people who fan themselves with money — is a hot commodity and a fantastic gadget. Its latest handset, the 7130g, was a step above its predecessor — with a slimmed down design and the fastest smartphone processor ever.

When will the new Blackberry’s be released? That has yet to be seen. But in the meantime, users my drool over their current products at the Blackberry website, while, perhaps — and this is just a suggestion — eating the actual fruit. You know, to really get a feel for things.

Ogo Messaging device

The Ogo messaging device is a strange little machine that uses mobile phone technology without actually being a mobile phone. Instead, it's designed to work as a text only device that lets you send Instant Messages, emails and text messages without including any voice capabilities. The intended market is the youth market, since they're the ones sending all the IMs and texts. The qwerty keyboard means you'll be able to knock out an awful lot of text at a reasonable rate, which should keep the service providers happy. There's no definite news on which companies will be carrying the handset, but it definitely looks set to appear on the UK market fairly soon. Pricing in America is currently $99 for the handset and $17.99 a month for the messaging plan.

NYTimes reviews the new BlackBerry Curve

e folks at the NYTimes have published a review of the upcoming BlackBerry Curve smart phone here on their website. Features of the new Curve include the following:

* Manage up to 10 email accounts
* Yahoo IM and Google Talk
* Web browser
* Voice Activated Dialing
* Speakerphone
* Advanced sound technology cancels out background noise and echo
* Polyphonic and MP3 ringtones
* Dedicated volume and mute keys
* 2.0 megapixel digital camera with digital zoom and built in flash
* microSD card
* Support for BlackBerry Maps

Review: BlackBerry 7100v

The original BlackBerry had a pager-style design befitting its role as a corporate email tool. With an eye on consumers, Vodafone is offering the BlackBerry 7100v, which keeps the push email system but looks and feels like rival smartphones such as the Orange SPV E200.

The Qwerty keyboard has been jettisoned in favour of keys in which one button houses two letters. Users press the button and, in theory, the SureType predictive text system works out the words. However, the keyboard is slower than the original.

What’s good?
The 7100v, which costs from nothing to £82.50 plus monthly fee, boasts more storage (32MB), an effective web browser and is relatively easy to set up. It is a superb email device - especially for corporate customers who get messages forwarded the moment they hit the company server.

What’s bad?
However, it is hard to recommend to consumers, since messages are only forwarded every 15 minutes and there's no way of instantly accessing messages by pressing a receive button. The keyboard is also big drawback. The other Blackberry devices may not be the most attractive handsets around, but a major selling point was the ease with which you could compose emails on the qwerty keypads. The decision to double up the letters on each number keys makes typing far more confusing, and it is likely to reduce the 7100v’s popularity in the long run.

Do you need it?
You’re a lot less likely to reply to every email that gets sent your way on this model, which isn’t going to make Vodafone too happy. If you just want to check your emails on the road, it’s ideal, but those hoping to compose long messages on a regular basis will be disappointed.

Cool Cingular commercial… Too bad it’s for the BlackJack and not the BlackBerry Pearl

You would not believe the number of times that I have been asked over the passed couple of days if the the new Cingular BlackJack from Samsung is the new BlackBerry that takes pictures and plays MP3s that I have been talking about.

There is a really cool Cingular BlackJack commercial out that has people going to the stores. I wonder how many folks had BlackBerry Pearl on their shopping lists but left the store with a BlackJack? The commercial makes the device look pretty sweet.

Palm Announces the Treo 680

arlier today Palm announced the Treo 680, the first consumer oriented device from Palm that comes in 4 different colors; Graphite, Copper, Arctic, and Crimson.

The Treo 680 is a quad-band GSM device that will run the Palm OS and come with 64MB and a VGA digital camera. The Treo 680 will not come with Wi-Fi, however, aside from that looks to be fairly similar to the Treo 700p from what we can tell.

A carrier for the Palm Treo 680 has not been determined as of yet, however, EngadgetMobile thinks that it could be Cingular.

Cingular BlackJack: Nice phone with good quality 1.3 megapixel photos, videos

Courtesy of AT&T/Cingular, I've been testing a couple of cellular phones, including the Samsung BlackJack (see left). I like it. It's a thin, light, quad band, 3G (HSDPA) Windows Mobile 5 handset with a QWERTY keyboard, a 1.3 megapixel camera and video recording, nice screen, external (yea!) microSD slot and Bluetooth. It feels good in my hand and slips into my shirt pocket.

I know some people aren't fans of Windows Mobile and it can indeed take an extra keystroke or two to accomplish some actions compared to, say, the [aging] Palm OS. But Windows Mobile has come a long way since its initial bloated, buggy code.

But isn't that often the way with a lot of Microsoft software? And, I'm interested in testing the latest version: Windows Mobile 6.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Nokia 6288 3G Phone with Video Playback

Nokia today introduces the Nokia 6288, a new slider phone with video playback features at QVGA resolution (320x240 pixels). For Europe for now at 325 euros so roughly
$412.00 US

From their press release.

“Further strengthening its portfolio of 3G devices, Nokia today unveiled the new Nokia 6288, a 3G slide phone that adds high-quality video playing capabilities to its mix of features. With real-time video sharing and video ringtones, the Nokia 6288 is designed to take full advantage of the benefits of 3G technology. The Nokia 6288 is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2006 with an estimated retail price of 325 EUR before subsidies or taxes.

The compact slide phone device is bundled with a 512 MB memory card making it ideal for watching favorite video clips on its bright QVGA, 262,144 color display (320x240 pixels). Outfitted with a 2-megapixel and a VGA camera, the Nokia 6288 makes it easy to share videos and participate in two-way video calls.

“The Nokia 6288 offers consumers the many benefits of 3G in a practical and affordable device,” says Aage Snorgaard, Senior Vice President, Broad Appeal, Mobile Phones, Nokia. “With its strong set of engaging features, world-class video capabilities and an attractive design, we believe the Nokia 6288 will fast become a favourite on the markets this fall.”

The Nokia 6288 also includes dedicated camera and zoom buttons making it even more convenient to record a video or snap a picture of family and friends. Videos taken with the Nokia 6288 can be edited then sent via MMS and email, while Bluetooth technology lets you print pictures directly to any compatible picture printer. The Nokia 6288 weighs 115g and is available in striking cool-white and black colors. “

New Nokia 6670 Announced

Nokia have announced a new addition to the Series 60 range, the 6670. Its another mageapixel cameraphone and is very sexy indeed. In fact it closely resembles the newish 7610. This release also brings with it some great new enhancments like the new Nokia Wireless Keyboard, the new Nokia Wireless GPS Module and the new Nokia Remote Camera.

The 6670 is expected to be released in early October 2004 and will retail at around 500 Euros. However knowing Nokia, the release dates are probably tentative at best and i wouldn't be surprised if we have to wait till December or even 2005 to see this phone in the shops.

nokia phone : Series-60 platform

Well it looks like Nokia have done it again. The new 6630, nicknamed 'Charlie', is fully packed with features, is 3G capable and best of all it runs my favourite Series-60 platform!

Intellisync introduces mobile IM for Symbian phones

Intellisync, a leader in platform-independent wireless messaging and mobile sychronization software, emphasized its commitment to Symbian OS today, by announcing the availability of Intellisync Instant Messaging, a leading wireless corporate instant messaging (IM) solution for Symbian OS smartphone users, such as the new Nokia phones announced today. The solution is being demonstrated this week in booth # 18 at The Smartphone Show 2005 in the ExCeL Centre in London.

According to the Intellisync, "Symbian OS is the global industry standard operating system for smartphones, and is licensed to the world's leading handset manufacturers, which account for over 85 per cent of annual worldwide mobile phone sales. In the first half of 2005, more than 14.5 million Symbian OS-based mobile phones were sold worldwide to over 200 network operators, taking the installed base of Symbian OS phones to more than 39 million. According to IDC forecasts, by 2009, Symbian will control 59.4% of the worldwide converged mobile device market."

“We are very pleased that Intellisync is bringing its ‘always-on’ mobile IM solution to Symbian OS smartphones,” said Simon Garth, vice president, marketing, Symbian Ltd. “Intellisync’s secure and flexible IM solution adds an easy and efficient way of improving business user productivity both in, and away, from the office.”


Considered taking up photography? Then the SGH-X620 has your number. Embedded in the X620 is the VGA CMOS camera with 640x480 resolution to enhance your digital mobile experience. Whether cataloguing your callers with photo Caller ID or just snapping the scenery, a 4x digital zoom and several picture taking modes will get you in close for the image you desire. Then the artist in you can take over with photo effects in JPEG post-production.


The Nokia 7600 phone oozes charm inside out. Its curves sheath a stunning array of features to give communication a unique edge. Explore new mobile worlds with Third Generation (3G) technology on WCDMA1 network. Capture vivid moments with the integrated camera & video recorder.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Give gift of gadgetry

esigning a gadget gift guide is more complicated now that so many readers are so savvy in their high-tech shopping.

Many of you know what issues to consider when browsing through digital cameras, audio players and computer peripherals at local electronics stores. You know how to grill the clerks and when to walk way if you don't get satisfying answers.

LG announces 9400 with MediaFLO

Wait wait wait, LG, let's be sure we have this straight: you've gone ahead and distributed pictures of the rumored 9400 with your CES press kit, but you make positively no mention of it in your press release. Didn't something just like this happen at CTIA with the VX8600? Either you've truly mastered the fine art of brilliant viral marketing, or you've accidentally announced yet another critical phone in Verizon's lineup early. Our money's on the latter. Anyhoo, here's the 9400 finally in all its blur-free glory, finally ushering in the age of mobile TV stateside. Though it's not branded as a Verizon release, we know from our candid shots that it's due up as a launch device for the imminent unveiling of Big Red's MediaFLO network — possibly as soon as this afternoon at Verizon's press event. As always, we'll keep ya posted; in the mean time, check after the break for some more eye candy.

Pharos announces GPS Phone - last call

Pharos, another up and coming gadget company has taken the next step for its GPS device lineup by jumping into the phone space, and rebadging that ETEN device (you know, the much discussed X500 glofiish, aka OX500). Dubbed GPS Phone (we really think calling it The GPS Phone would be much more potent), it's got all the specs we knew this phone was packing, including: SiRFStarIII GPS receiver (duh) with Pharos Ostia nav software, quad-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE (sigh), WiFi, Bluetooth, a 2 megapixel camera, FM radio (o rly!), and a friggin fat $699 price tag. Now, we're not necessarily saying $700 for a GPS-equipped Pocket PC is too much, but we really do wish they could have shaved $5 off the top of that margin and dropped in a damned UMTS / HSDPA radio, you know? Ah well, SIM unlocked and yours come February.

Pantech prepping W51PT for KDDI au?

What's the point in putting together a keypad that offers no tactile feedback whatsoever if it ain't a touchscreen? Lucky customers on KDDI's Japanese au network appear poised to find out, thanks to the rumored W51PT from Pantech. The machine-translated details leave us with more questions than answers, but we guess the clamshell offers a 2.4-inch QVGA display, 2.1 megapixel cam, microSD expansion, a one-seg tuner, and support for LISMO (wireless music downloads) in a 132 gram, 11.9 millimeter thick package. Your choice of white or gold, but do us a favor and try the weird keypad before you buy, mkay?

Behold, Motorola V3xx

Oooh, lookey! See that lil' orange splat on the left? With phones like the Samsung SYNC in Cingular's 3G arsenal, the V3xx won't be unique by the time it launches — and it certainly won't be the first bearing HSDPA — but hey, broadband data is still broadband data; we'll take what we can get and eat it up with grins on our faces. To be fair, with its meager 1.3 megapixel cam, the V3xx is a great choice for folks that want little more than a basic stylish (by 2004 standards) clamshell that can double as a rip-roarin' modem. Just keep it cheap, Cingular, and we can put our support behind this one. Follow the break to see 'er in the upright and locked position (hint: it looks pretty much like any other RAZR closed).

NEW Fujitsu Siemens LOOX T830 Pocket PC Phone GPS 3G

The Pocket LOOX T Series gets you connected the right way. The integrated mobile phone provides excellent, hands-free communication, without the use of a headset. It lets you communicate via GSM/UMTS or VoIP via WLAN, having a large number of convenient functions, such as a silent alert and programmable polyphonic (MP3/WAV) ring tones. Talk and save money – all at the same time.

The Pocket LOOX T Series transmits data quickly and easily by means of innovative technology. It automatically keeps your Outlook Mobile up-to-date, delivering information to your inbox, calendar, contacts and tasks. It provides air-broadcast of the Global Address List (GAL) on exchange, and enables you to use the pre-existing infrastructures. This reduces third party products and licensing fees, as well as your costs.

The Pocket LOOX T Series reliably enables you to arrive at any destination – regardless of the way you travel. An integrated powerful SiRFstar III GPS module for perfect navigation lets you stay on track, whether you are in the car, on a bike or all by yourself. Featuring improved reception and battery time as well as an extreme short acceleration time, it allows you to work conveniently from wherever you want - as long as necessary.

ETEN Pocket PC phones : with built-in GPS

ETEN is coming to CeBIT for many years already and we have seen them presenting their Pocket PC phones already in 2003! This year, apart from new wireless GPS device with touch screen and apart from small DAB radio receivers, ETEN will present their Pocket PC phones, including the new one with GPS (i.e. G500):

E-TEN invites you to visit us at CeBIT 2006. Experience Minds on the Move with innovative handheld products including communication, financial and industrial devices.

* Pocket PC Phone
* GPS PDA Phone
* Wireless Mobile Computer
* Pathfinder