Archive | April, 2008

Picture walkthrough: Moto A810 & ZN5

24 Apr

The folks at have gotten their hands on pictures of the Moto ZINE ZN5, complete with Kodak branding for the 5 MP cam totting Rokr E8-ish device.

Meanwhile, the guys at Engadget have tapped into FCC filings to bring some more Moto Mojo. This time, the Asia-only A818, a Linux-based touchscreen phone.

Is this the Nokia 7310 Classic?

24 Apr

What you are looking at might end up being an upcoming Nokia phone, the 7310 Classic to be precise. According to folks, who claim to be in the know, it will run on the S40 platform and sport a 3.2 MP cam, 2.2 inch QVGA display, quad-band GSM connectivity, FM radio, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Looks impressive, but we can’t really be sure due to the unnecessarily huge logo that has been Photoshopped over the image.


Exclusive: AppStore goes live on iPhone

24 Apr

We really caught you unaware this time, didn’t we? What you see above is not the actual Apple AppStore but just a smart tweak from DAVTEAM. If you have a jailbroken iPhone, then you can change the Installer icon to AppStore. Now that’s a cool way to beat Apple in its own game, innit?

While you are at it, don’t forget to check out the Ringtones app that sets tracks from your music collection to calling or SMS ringtones.

Exclusive: Moto prepping an enterprise version of Rokr E8

24 Apr

It’s raining phones from Motorola this week. After revealing the ZN5, ZN200, A818, L800T, E10, A1600, A1800 and VE750, we have two more products – the EM30 and EM330. We are not sure what EM stands for (Enterprise Mobility?) but the phones exist for sure as we have access to their respective UA Profiles.

While the EM330 has nothing worthwhile to mention, it is the EM30 that has caught our attention. It is based on Elba or the Rokr E8 as the phone is commonly known and seems to be its enterprise version. Here’s what the EM30 will be all about:

QVGA display
A2DP, AVRCP Bluetooth
SCM-A11 processor
Linux Montavista 2.6.10 OS
Symphony 1.0 Web Browser
2 MP camera
Support for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
PDF viewer
Shockwave Flash

Unveiling the Sony Ericsson G502

22 Apr

Sony Ericsson will be announcing the G502, previously known by the codename Emelie, on Wednesday 23rd April – well, that doesn’t keep us from revealing it already! G502 is a fancy-looking candy bar phone in the style of K530, but with a clean black design, that feels a bit inspired by the land of Japan.

The front of this black jewel plays host to a 2 inch large TFT display of QVGA resolution, capable of showing up to 262.144 colours.

The G502 is an HSDPA-enabled phone targeted at the business & youth segment with support Exchange ActiveSync and built-in Google Maps for Mobile. The phone is supposedly ready for Web 2.0 with the built-in Access NetFront web browser, and it shall be easy to set up e-mail accounts on it by using the e-mail wizard. RSS feeds can be displayed on the standby screen, as on other A2-based feature phones.
It will feature a 2 megapixel fixed focus camera on the back with 4x digital zoom and video recording. Apart from that, the G502 features Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR as well as USB 2.0 support.

Its dimensions will be 109 x 46 x 13.5 mm and it’ll weigh in at 83.5 gram. It has 32 MB internal memory, which can be expanded by M2 cards. The G502 will hit selected markets in Q2 this year, and will be available in two colour trimmings; Brilliant Hazel and Champagne Black

In partnership with USEB

Exclusive: Moto ZINE ZN200 details revealed!

21 Apr

Well, it looks like Moto is hiding more ammunition than the products leaked last week. New evidence has emerged about an unknown Motorola ZN200. Unlike its high-flying sibling, the ZN5, the ZN200 doesn’t speak of any lust-worthy features, at least not yet. What we could figure out from this early version of the User Agent Profile for the device, the ZN200 will sport a 2 MP cam with no signs of 3G connectivity or A2DP Bluetooth. We hope this one scores high on the looks department.


MOTODEV Summit on May 14

21 Apr

Motorola announced that its first MOTODEV Summit of the year will be held at the Leela Hotel in Bangalore, India on May 14, 2008. The MOTODEV Summit series are exclusive, one-day events that offer today’s most creative and innovative software application developers the opportunity to participate in advanced training, understand market opportunities and get a sneak peek at the next generation of Motorola devices, technology and platforms, including the MOTOMAGX mobile Linux platform.

Attendance is free for all MOTODEV members and space is limited. To register for a summit or to obtain more information on joining Motorola’s MOTODEV Developer network, please visit