Archive | September, 2008

Moto Q11 caught in the wild

25 Sep

Remember the Moto Q11 we unveiled globally earlier this month? Well, the folks at Mobility Todayhave caught it in the wild! The Q11 is rumoured to have Wi-Fi, built-in GPS and a 3 MP camera. Considering that it is likely to succeed the Q9h, we can expect HSDPA connectivity as well.

Android 1.0 SDK released

24 Sep

With the announcement of the T-Mobile G1, the Android Developers Blog has announced the availability of the Android 1.0 SDK release 1. The new Software Development Kit adds some more features and fixes bugs from the earlier release.

Developers can download the SDK from here.

RCom to launch CDMA version of HTC Touch Diamond

24 Sep

If this confidential document that we have received is to be believed, then RCom is planning to launch the HTC Victor or the CDMA version of the Touch Diamond in India. According to the presentation, RCom will pitch it against the iPhone 3G that is available on Bharti Airtel and Vodafone networks. While there is no news about the pricing or availability, a tipster told us about a pre-Diwali launch (before October 28) and with a price tag of around Rs 26,000.

Samsung launches Omnia i900 in India

24 Sep

Samsung today launched the Omnia i900 in India. The Windows Mobile 6.1 driven touchscreen phone will come in two variants — 8GB and 16GB. Both the variants will come bundled with a 16GB microSD card from SanDisk. The 8GB variant is priced at Rs 35,000 while the 16GB will carry a tag of Rs 37,000 (both market operative prices). Click here to check the specs and other features.

Don't pay for international roaming incoming calls while watching Singapore F1

24 Sep

Airtel has announced free incoming calls on SingTel’s network while you enjoy the first-ever night F1 race in the streets of Singapore. The offer is valid for both prepaid and postpaid suscribers from September 25 to September 29. Users will have to manually select SingTel’s network to avail the offer. 

Sony Ericsson launches Play Now Plus in Sweden

24 Sep

Sony Ericsson today announced the launch of Play Now Plus — an online music service that will go live in Sweden. The service will take on Nokia’s Comes With Music strategy and Amazon’s Music Store aboard the T-Mobile G1. Sony Ericsson’s service, however will be carrier driven and will allow subscribrs to download and play unlimited numer of tracks on their Sony Ericsson handhelds for a monthly subscription. On the Telenor network in Sweden, Sony Ericsson phones will come pre-loaded with 1,000 tracks along with the option to download more directly from the handset over the air. What’s more, users can keep their most played tracks after the end of the subscription.

Mobile act of a watch – It is Sony Ericsson yet again!

24 Sep

Nothing bugs us more than something distracting our make-up session. Well at that point, don’t we all just wish that the phone should fly and reach our hand immediately?  But now, we have got a simple solution to our problem. We can see who is calling by just simply glancing at the dial of our watch and act accordingly either accept or reject by pressing a button on our watch.

Being a chick, I know what it feels like whenever I get a new watch. But these days nothing can woo your lady love more than a sexy Bluetooth watch. Sony Ericsson and Fossil have collaborated yet again, but this time for the fairer sex. The Sony Ericsson MBW200 pairs with your Sony Ericsson phone via Bluetooth so that you can see who is calling you up by simply looking at your watch. Also, you will get SMS alerts on your watch.
This Fossil MBW watch also works as music player remote. So whenever you feel lazy to reach your phone which is hidden somewhere in deepest corner of your hand bag, you can change the track by simply pressing one button.
The watch comes in three exquisite designs – 
The Sparkling Allure Edition adds up to your dazzle with its unique Crystal décor stones on the display.

The Contemporary Elegance Edition is somewhat suitable for professionals with its sophisticated design and elegance, of course!

The Evening Classic Edition comes with stylish leather strap and discreet black dial which can be worn in any environment thus making it suitable for wearing the watch casually anytime and anywhere.

Nokia Xpress Music 5800 (Tube) press pic leaked

24 Sep

The fellas over at have unearthed the official press picture of Nokia’s first touchscreen phone on the S60 platform — the Xpress Music 5800 aka the Tube. The phone is rumoured to be announced on October 2 in London. The speculated specs look something like this:

  • Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS 2100, GSM/Edge, HSDPA connectivity
  • Symbian S60 Taco 5 OS
  • 3.2? 640×360px, 16M color touchscreen display
  • 3.2mpx autofocus camera with dual LED flash and 30 FPS VGA recording
  • Built-in A-GPS and Wi-Fi
  • USB 2.0 and  Bluetooth 2.0
  • 3.5mm headphone jack, TV-Out port
  • 150MB of User memory
  • microSDHC memory card slot (up to 16GB, 8GB memory card in a box)
  • Dimensions: 111×52×15.5mm
  • Weight: 109 gr via Unwired View

Sony Ericsson XPERIA going Android?

23 Sep

Neither Android nor the Sony Ericsson XPERIA have seen the light of the day (officially) yet. But that has not stopped the rumour market from speculating that work is underway on an Android version of the XPERIA. A little birdie has told us that work on an Android-laden XPERIA has actually been underway for the past two months. Well, here’s yet another platform being adopted by Sony Ericsson for its smartphones, after Symbian UIQ and Windows Mobile.

What we can say at the moment is Sony Ericsson is toying with an Android-driven device in its high-end XPERIA portfolio but what we can’t commit is the timing of the announcement. Since it has been just two months since the development of the product, we can safely assume an announcement some time next year only.

Confirmed: G1 to have Android Market, Google Maps with StreetView

23 Sep

The press release from Amazon not only confirmed the presence of its Music Store on the G1 but also the presence of Android Market, a place from where users will be able to download applications for their phone just like Apple’s AppStore on the iPhone. The release also confirmed one-touch access to Google Search and the presence of the latest version of Google Maps that comes with StreetView.

The text from the press release:

The T-Mobile G1 is the world’s first Android-powered mobile phone in an exclusive partnership with Google. The T-Mobile G1 combines full touch-screen functionality and a QWERTY keyboard with a mobile Web experience that includes the popular Google services that millions have enjoyed on the desktop, including Google Maps with StreetView, Gmail, YouTube and others. With a fun and intuitive user interface and one-touch access to Google Search, the T-Mobile G1 is also the first phone to provide access to Android Market, where customers can find and download unique applications to expand and personalize their phone to fit their lifestyle.

Press Release