Now we know that flip phones are trending again, are we also expecting Android sliding phones to make a comeback? Touch screen phones have only graced us in the last decade or so. In between that transition from keypad phones to touchpad mobile devices, we have slider phones. We can consider slider phones as the transition feature between these two different technologies. Or, maybe, the “missing link” connecting the past and futures of mobile devices.[Read more…]
LG announces its first Android cellphone: LG-GW620
It doesn’t have a sexy name, though you know it’s from LG — the LG-GW620 is the first handset from the Korean company to embrace the Android open source mobile operating system.
Featuring three inches of obligatory touch screen plus a slide out QWERTY keyboard, there’s something very “Nokia N Series” about the design.
HTC announces Android-based Tattoo cellphone
It seems that last week’s HTC Click rumor has now turned into the very official HTC Tattoo — at least, the handsets look remarkably similar (click the image below for a closer look).
Nokia announces N97 mini aimed at social networkers
You’ve already seen the photos and videos of Nokia’s latest cellphone offerings. Now here’s a closer look at the N97 mini
Everyone wants to target “social networkers” these days, it seems. If you spend your time on Facebook and Twitter while on the move, Nokia wants to sell its latest N97 mini handset to you.
Based on the Nokia N97, but marginally smaller and lighter, it packs in a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5-megapixel Carl Zeiss Tessar lens with autofocus and flash, VGA video capture at 30fps, A-GPS, and 8GB of internal memory expandable up to 24GB via microSD card.
Orange launching world’s first Welsh language mobile phone
I’m quite surprised that no-one has thought to develop a mobile phone with a basic dictionary and commands displayed in the Welsh language, but apparently UK mobile network Orange has declared a world first on this one.
In partnership with Samsung, those whose native tongue is Welsh will have access to the Samsung S5600 which has been programmed to include over 44,000 words. This will make it a lot easier to send predictive SMS text messages.
Available on both contract and pay-as-you-go from 1st September, the S5600 is a more affordable 2.8-inch touchscreen cellphone with a range of interesting features and widgets.
Vibrating bluetooth bracelet to alert you of calls/texts
If the general idea of hunting for your ringing phone from pockets, bags, drawers or a silenced phone in a meeting has made you miss some important calls… well, here’s a possible solution that may help you out. This is a bluetooth bracelet designed by Brando, who describes it as combining “fashion and technology.” It’s only a notifier of call, it’s not an extension where you can actually talk through it and/or receive calls and texts. At the very least, you get notified immediately with a gentle vibration… THEN you hunt for your mobile phone, wherever they be kept.
* Support iPhone 3G/2G/Any Mobile Phone (with Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile)