Today Nokia unveiled their upcoming replacement model to the succesfull Nokia N95. It is pretty much the same phone in a new package – but with some small additions like DVB-H television capabilities, 16GB internal memory (and an optional 8GB memory card giving you a total of 24 GB storage). The phone will be out in the 3rd quarter and the European price will be €550 (translates to $800, but the American price will most probably be a bit lower than that). Full technical specifications and more photos after the jump.
Nokia N96 [Fosfor.com]
It took a year but the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 is the response to Apple’s iPhone. The phone will not be out until this autumn so I guess that the XPERIA X1 will have stronger competition from Apple with an upgraded 2nd generation iPhone. Nevertheless it’s an interesting model and I would love to try one out. Check out the full details and video after the jump:
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 [fosfor.com]
The famous Paris based designer Frédérique Daubal is the designer behind the fresh and elegant Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism. The phone will be launched in a couple of weeks and features a 2 inch OLED screen and a 2 megapixel camera. The price in Europe will be €375 – roughly $550. More photos and information after the jump.
The Readius is one of the most innovative phones I have seen in quite a while. Just check out how you unfold the phone to view the full screen. Even though the phone is of standard size, you will get a full 5 inch screen with this interesting technique. The Readius is not out yet but it will hit stores in mid 2008.
“You get the large display of e-reading, the super battery life of e-reading, and the high-end connectivity … and the form factor and weight of a mobile phone,” said Karl McGoldrick, chief executive of the venture capital-funded firm, in which Philips still has a 25 percent stake.
Phone with fold-away screen launched [Reuters]
There’s already a homebrew Nintendo emulator available for the iPhone (and the iPod touch) and now it looks like we will get a Playstation emulator too. Too bad you got to use the touch screen to control the game (well, there aren’t many options…) as your fingers will hide the actual gameplay. The developer has estimated that 75% of all games will be playable on the emulator. Psx4iphone will be out in a couple of weeks – and yes currently you need to hack your iPhone to get these kind of applications running.
Playstation has arrived on the iPhone and iPod Touch! [zodttd.com]
Today Google launched a new graphical user interface for their services when you access them via an iPhone or an iPod touch. I have tried it briefly and it works much better than before – especially if you use several G-services like I do. The search engine, Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Reader can all be accessed by just tapping the top menu. Well done.
Google Pre-Launches New iPhone Interface [techcrunch.com]
This will not come as a surprise to anyone but today the CEO of AT&T confirmed that Apple will unveil an iPhone with 3G during the next year. He didn’t say when or give any hot extra details but my guess is that the iPhone 3G will be available in the second quarter of 2008.
Apple to Unveil Faster IPhone [bloomberg.com]
It is quite obvious that Syntes Studio used some of their ideas from their Samsung Membershio concept when they created the O2 Cocoon but it’s still an extremely cool phone. More photos after the jump.
It looks like Apple is keeping good track of what kind of applications you use on your iPhone as they send your iPhones individual IMEI nu,ber when you use applications like ‘weather or stocks‘. I honestly think that this is just some kind of debugging information that Apple is sending along with the requests to track down eventual problems, but you never know…
Apple Secretly Tracking iPhone IMEI and Usage (with proof) [uneasysilence.com]
I really hope that Nokia will stop calling their phones multimedia computers because they are pretty far from being what I consider a multimedia computer, but the new Nokia N82 looks like it can be a pretty good phone. The phone features a 5 megapixel camera with optics from Carl Zeiss and a xenon flash (no optical zoom yet though), GPS and Wi-Fi. The price in Europe will be €450 (roughly $650). More photos and press release inside.