Sony Idou, a 12 MP camera gadget turned into an immediate hit at mobile world congress held at Barcelona. The word idou means changes in Japanese literature signifying that the gadget will come with a number of changes as compare to previous models. It operates on S60 edition and comes with boasts of exciting multimedia features.
As given above, this Sony Ericsson Idou has 12 mega pixels camera with huge resolution. It hosts a lot of interesting features such as Xenon Flash, Smile shutter, geo tagging, face detection, video recording and auto focus. The concept of smile shutter is quite interesting as it helps to capture photographs only when the person is smiling. The mobile also provides essential touch focus utility which enables the users to concentrate on a particular object merely by touching it by hands. The integration of accelerometer sensor also allows for rotating the display screen to any mode so as to view the captured photographs in desired mode.
Sony Ericsson Idou has a number of advanced features and technologies such as DLNA certified Wi-Fi, A GPS navigational facility, HSDPA, USB 2.0, extendable memory card and motion sensor. The touch sensitive screen of 3.5 inches having resolution of around 360 x 640 pixels is incorporated in the design accelerating the heart beat of handset enthusiasts.
This gadget of Sony Ericsson Idou implements standard Symbian based operating system.
A secondary camera is also integrated in the design which allows the users to make video calls. The patrons are provided with easy and instant access to light sensor and ear speaker. The setting of light sensor is influential as it aids to keep a control over extent of brightness in display screen plus keyboard on the basis of surrounding light.
Loudspeaker button and power button are flanked at upper sides of the gadget and a lock switch, fast port and memory slot is outfitted on the left side of gadget. Various camera dedicated keys such as shutter button, video/image alternator, zoom or volume rocker and playback button are also flanked in the unit making picture capturing experience tremendous.
HTC Touch2 is a mid-budget 3G capable smart phone kitted up with variety of groovy features and stylish design. It is backed by Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional operating system and Qualcomm MSM7225 528 MHz processor. It seems HTC Touch2 has decided to rock over the Smartphone market by dominating other brands’ handsets.
HTC Touch2 is a very lightweight device as it has only 110 grams weight and casing measurements are 104 x 55 x 12.9 mm. The front section of the phone is seized by the 2.8-inches TFT LCD touch screen showing up to 65k colours and the resolution is 240 x 320 Pixels. Few immaculate features include Multi Touch Input Method, TouchFLO finger swipe navigation and Touch-sensitive zoom bar.
The widget comes featured with 3.2 megapixel camera which is very easy to use and users can easily take pictures and record videos by it. Although it doesn’t have excellent functions but still it is an average quality camera. On the connectivity front, there are several of advanced choices namely 3G HSDPA, HSCSD, WLAN Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro USB, GPRS & EDGE. The embedded memory of the gadget is 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM memory and if users want to expand it then there is a card slot option given in the phone. Built-in GPS navigation feature with A-GPS support will help the users to be on right track when they are on the move. Pocket Office feature is also there which allows managing documents in different formats like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, PDF viewer.
HTC Touch2 offers communication in many ways and some of them are Text Messaging, Multimedia Messaging, Instant Messaging, Email, Push Email & Live Messenger. Keeping in mind users’ entertainment requirements, HTC has given music player and video player which can playback MP3, MIDI, AMR, WAV, AAC+, eAAC & WMA music files and MPEG4, WMV, ASF, 3GP,3G2, M4V & AVI video files.
Acer beTouch E100 is an outstanding 3G device offered by Acer. It is also called as Acer E100. Like other Acer phones this one also comes with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional and runs on Qualcomm MSM 7225 528 MHz processor. It is kitted up with all essential high end features of a Smartphone.
Let’s have a look what n all does it carry besides smart appearance:
The phone has been designed with TFT resistive touch screen which is of 3.2 inches and capable to provide 65K colors at 240 x 400 pixels resolution. With physical dimensions of 113 x 56 x 12.8 mm it weighs 118 grams. Moreover, the phone bears Acer UI 3.0 and Scroll Wheel. Embedded with 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM memory, the operable phone also encompasses memory expansion card slot which enables the users to increase the memory as per their storage requirements.
As far as the connectivity is concerned, Acer E100 has been loaded with 3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps as well as GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps, EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps, Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP and mini USB. Apart from these, the music player and video player of the widget give easy access to playback WAV, WMA, eAAC+ audio file formats and WMV, H.264, H.263 video files. Besides, you will get embedded games, Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 & WAV ringtones.
Business users will please to know that Acer E100 owns Pocket Office feature which is quite useful for going through office documents. The gadget is GPS enabled and it comes supported by A-GPS function. The 2 megapixel camera allows clicking the users every moment of their life in form of still images as well as moving video footages. You can make use of SMS (threaded view), MMS, Instant Messaging and Email services of this Smartphone to be in touch with your friends, colleagues or other people too.
Furthermore, you can stay in touch with all of your online friends and surf the Internet by using this Smartphone as it carries HTML browser.
As you can see in these pictures, this phone is almost similar to apple iphone in design. but it’s a new Motorola phone called Motorola BACKFLIP. They announced about this phone in this January and it will be available soon. the special thing of this phone is it has a full QWERTY key pad. Motorola BACKFLIP has a 3.1 inch display which is little bit smaller than iphone’s screen.
This phone has a new interface called MOTOBLUR UI. and it runs with Google Android OS. also Motorola BACKFLIP supports up to 32GB memory cards and comes with a 2GB memory card. in connectivity side it supports 7.2MBP/s HSDPA and has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
the main camera of this phone is 5Mp and it supports 24fps HVGA video recording. Motorola BACKFLIP has a GPS receiver with A-GPS support. Its microphone is special because it has noise cancellation feature.
Lenovo LePhone was announced at CES 010 and it’s Lenovo’s first smartphone. It is powered by Android and meant for the Chinese market.
The features of the phone include:
- Android 2.1
- WCDMA, 3.7″ AMOLED Touch screen with 800*480 Resolution
- 12mm Thickness, 60mm Width
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS
- 3 Megapixel Camera, Secondary Video Call Camera
Though the device runs the latest version of Android, 2.1, it wont be compatible with current Android applications or support Android market. It supports widgets and has an iPhone like menu structure. There are no keys and it relies simply on gestures on a secondary touch panel below the screen.
There will be several accessories for the phone including add-ons such as QWERTY keyboards, secondary battery, speakers etc. It is expected to be released in China during the 1t half of 2010.
There is no news of a US release. So for now it looks like its meant for China only. Probably in the future, it might be released or Lenovo might come up with something else for the rest of the world.
Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Storm 2 will be available to Verizon Wireless customers Wednesday, according to the carrier.
Like its predecessor, the BlackBerry Storm 2 will feature a touch screen. Unlike the BlackBerry Storm, though, the Storm 2’s SurePress “clickable” display doesn’t actually move (except for around corners). Instead, the display provides an electronic feedback that mimics the feeling of a click. It also features multi-touch support, allowing users to click two keys (like shift plus a letter) on the virtual keyboard at the same time.Aside from a revamped touch screen, the Storm 2 offers built-in Wi-Fi and EV-DO Revision A. The Storm 2 provides global support, allowing users to make calls and get 3G data overseas, thanks to an included SIM card. The phone comes with 256MB of flash memory, and 2GB of “onboard” memory. It also ships with a 16GB MicroSD card.The Storm 2 runs BlackBerry OS 5.0. According to Verizon, the new software will improve the device’s typing and selection accuracy. It also features more use of animations.
The Storm 2 has a 3.2-megapixel camera and video recording. The phone comes with BlackBerry Maps, which allows users to access turn-by-turn directions and maps, and to find local businesses. RIM has also included Verizon’s VZ Navigator service, which adds voice-guided directions, but costs an additional $9.99 per month.Like some of the latest BlackBerry smartphones, the Storm 2 will provide access to the BlackBerry App World. It also supports Verizon’s tethering service.
The phone features a removable battery that, according to Verizon Wireless, will offer up to 5.5 hours of talk time. It asserts that the battery will last for 11 days on standby.
When the Storm 2 hits store shelves for $179.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate, both RIM and Verizon will be hoping that users have forgotten about the mistakes made in the original BlackBerry Storm. That phone’s touch screen and software annoyances yielded some unhappy customers. It also failed to break three stars in a CNET review last year.That said, Bonnie Cha at CNET Reviews had an opportunity to check out a near-final version of the Storm 2 recently. According to Cha, the Storm 2’s SurePress touch screen is much improved over its predecessor. She was also happy to see Wi-Fi make its way to the follow-up smartphone. Still, she found that the software reset spontaneously at times and that, overall, the GPS performance was sub-par.