Check out Nokia’s latest touchscreen mobile, the X6. Part of the Comes With Music lineup, the X6 is capable of playing up to 35 hours of music on one battery charge. It also packs a 3.2in widescreen (with a 16:9 ratio that’s perfect for video) and 32GB internal storage. Oh, and it also looks like it came from the future – which is fantastic.
Why the original name wasn’t good enough for this region is beyond us, but Samsung’s symbian touchscreen mobile is now called the ACME. While the previous title, i8910 Omnia HD, alluded to the phone’s ability to take HD 720p video and large 3.7in screen, now the phone sounds like it should be in an episode of Looney Tunes. Let’s just hope it fairs better than Wile E. Cayote’s many ACME rocket and roller skate purchases, or Samsung’s warranty program will be hit harder than cartoon mallet.
Bringing some excitement to the rather drab world of in-car GPS, the Mio Navman is an ultra-sleek navigator. It matches a gorgeous 4.7in screen and wafer-thin 14.5mm case with TruMap 3D software programmed for smart economical routing. It also packs an FM transmitter, MP3 and video player, text to speech system and a lifetime subscription to breaking traffic info. It’ll be available to sex up your dash, for around US$300.
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Tagged 14.5mm, 4.7in screen, FM radio, Mio, mp3, Navman, text to speech, thin, Touchscreen, TrupMap 3D
The original Viewty was great. A solid touchscreen phone with a fantastic camera, and haptics that manufacturers still have trouble matching. So when we got wind of the latest Viewty Smart, we danced a little mobile-inspired jig. Rocking the same LG 3D user interface seen on the Arena, its got a gorgeous 8MP camera, complete with LED flash and ISO up to 1600, and a slick 3in WVGA touchscreen. It also comes packing Wi-Fi, GPS, DivX support, and is compatible with 32GB MicroSD. Watch out for a full review as soon as we find one.
[via Akihabara News]
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Tagged 8MP camera, cell phone, DivX, GPS, LED Flash, LG, LG Viewty, LG Viewty Smart, MicroSD, Mobile, phone, Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, WVGA
As if a dualscreen touch laptop from Intel and Asus wasn’t enough, the boys from Destructoid have imagined playing World of Warcraft on its fully customizable screens. Noting that a dual touchscreen laptop is just a Nintendo DS, but bigger, they’ve put together a useful list of features. Things like panoramic views by removing the onscreen keyboard, and increased macro support with user created widgets. Sounds good to us. If you’re gaming on a PC, how many buttons do you really need, anyway?
[via Boing Boing Gadgets]
Remember this? We first spotted the Android-powered 4.3in internet tablet at CES last January, and a release date has just been confirmed. Pre-orders will be available over the summer, with products being shipped starting October this year. It’s too early to talk prices, but if the gadgetland rumour is to be believed, it’s going to be cheaper than an iPod touch.
Having palmed the LG Arena and its funky 3D multi-touch interface at Mobile World Congress in February, we’re glad to see it finally appearing over here. In case you forgot, the Arena has a slick 3in widescreen display, has HSDPA-powered mobile internet, A-GPS for mapping and navigation and a DivX video player for your flicks. It’s available right now for US$680.
More akin to building business-friendly laptops, Lenovo has followed Acer and Asus down smartphone street. But from the looks of this sleek slider, you wouldn’t think it was brand new to the mobile game. The X1 has a 3.2in WQVGA touchscreen, GPS and SD support. But unlike Asus’s P range and the new Tempo series from Acer, it won’t come running a skinned version of WinMo 6.1, but what looks Symbian S60. It’ll be hitting Chinese shores soonish, so keep your eyes peeled for grey market imports.
Enough with the iPhone already! This week we’ve seen a flurry of rumour, speculation and furious fanboys, all hinting or hoping for Apple’s finest to arrive. Well, it’s coming. Caught up in the hype, has it been forgotten that the iPhone 3G is 8 months old, that it is widely available (albeit from the lucrative grey market), and that it works with Etisalat’s existing data plans? With no iTunes Music Store in the region, the chances of a fully-fledged iPhone App store appearing in the next couple of weeks are slim. That means you’ll be stuck with the basic version currently available, unless you don’t mind registering your iTunes account to another country.
Instead, let’s take a look at some svelte and strokeable touchphones worth getting excited about. The tech boffins at Toshiba have announced the TG01 (pictured above). Its 4.1in QVGA screen, microSD support, DivX and Flash player put the iPhone to shame, while its slender 9.9mm shell makes it thinner too. Samsung’s newest Omnia i900 has been leaked ahead of Mobile World Congress, bringing you an Apple beating 3.2MP camera, GPS and FM radio. This time it’ll also pack 16GB of internal memory, easily expandable via microSD. Also spotted is LG’s latest, the Arena KM900. Supposedly sporting a new 3D interface, it’ll have a 5MP camera, GPS and DVD quality video capture.
The best part? These phones won’t require a registration or unlocking code.
[Thanks to MobileCrunch and Gayakuman for the heads up]
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Tagged apple, Arena KM900, iphone, LG, Mobile, Mobile World Congress, Omnia i900, Phones, samsung, TG01, Toshiba, Touchscreen