Thursday, October 25, 2007

Motorola W213 Mobile Phone

The Motorola W213 Mobile works in GSM 900 and GSM 1800 networks. The mobile comes int the dimensions of 108x44x1.09mm.

The Motorola W213 Mobile has display size of 128x128 pixels and comes in CSTN-65k color, weighing only 78 grams.

The Motorola W213 Mobile has decent phonebook memory, capable in storing 500 numbers. The mobile also has call records option of 30 calls along with 1 MB user memory. The phone also has data connectivity options such as GPRS and USB & comes in Black color, the mobile also has FM radio.

The battery of the motorola W213 Mobile comes in standard-Li-ion type, has the talk-time upto 8 hrs 30 minutes and standby-time upto 350 hrs.


Monday, October 22, 2007

Mobile Phone that talks to your jawbone

The Pantech A1407PT mobile phone lets you listen to your calls with your bones -- well, not all your bones, just your jaw bone.

The futuristic Pantech phone uses bone conduction. That means when the phone is placed against your jaw the mechanical vibration from the phone is conducted to your inner ear, which responds normally. The result is you hear the other person on the phone perfectly.

A bone conduction cell phone has an additional advantage; it makes it easier to hear phone conversations in a noisy room. The sound is conducted directly to the inner ear.

Designers around the world are busy designing the next generation of cell phones that will probably still drop calls, but look exceptionally cool doing it.

For example: the cellular phone robot.

You've never seen a cellphone like this one, but may in the very near future. It actually has little wheels on it; it can find its way to a recharger (on a table top) and can find the owner of the phone to take a call.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Google phone coming soon

Google built its empire on the search engine business, and now it appears to be quietly working on the product that Wall Street analysts say will help company shares break the $700 mark - the mobile phone.

Just hours after Lehman Brothers issued a report Tuesday stating that the so-called Gphone "could launch as early as February 2008," Google (Charts, Fortune 500) announced it purchased Jaiku, a Helsinki-based company that develops blogging software for the mobile phone.

"The mobile world has much greater reach than the wired Internet," says Avi Greengart, a principal analyst with research firm Current Analysis. "Google sees this as the future."

Google's bold entry into the cell phone market promises to shake up the $127 billion wireless industry. The company has made no secret that it believes mobile phones should be free to consumers, where revenues are generated through advertising and no single carrier has a lock on users.

In the short run, the Gphone also threatens to dethrone the Apple iPhone as the wireless industry's newest star. Google and Apple (Charts, Fortune 500) have worked closely in the past, but the Gphone could test that cozy relationship and force Apple to make the iPhone a more open device than it is today.

A Google spokesperson would not comment on the company's plans, but there's no question that the Internet giant has ambitious plans for the mobile market.
Google comes calling

The company has focused heavily in recent years on developing services like Gmail, video, search and map applications for cell phones. Now Google is signaling plans to bid on an upcoming auction of wireless spectrum.

CEO Eric Schmidt told analysts last year that Google sees the mobile market as its biggest growth opportunity.

"The key for Google is getting better distribution," Greengart says. "They already have several of their applications ported for mobile use, but the problem is that consumers have to go and download them themselves, and in many cases they don't do that."

That's why many are speculating that Google is making its own handheld device for the masses. Lehman analyst Doug Anmuth says the Google phone will be a "low-priced, simple form factor handset with an operating system specifically designed for Internet applications."

Anmuth, in a research report, said that a Gphone prototype has been developed and that Taiwan's HTC Corp. is the phone's likely manufacturer.
Tech, telcos ready to rumble?

Schmidt has not been shy about his vision for the mobile market. He's even gone so far as to suggest that cell phones should be given away for free in exchange for targeting mobile ads to the consumer. While free Gphones may get consumers excited, Google won't make any friends with the major phone carriers like AT&T (Charts, Fortune 500) and Verizon Wireless (Charts, Fortune 500).

That's why Peter Crocker, a mobile analyst with Venture Development Corp thinks Google will likely try to partner with smaller carriers first. "I can see how the cultural difference between Google and some of the large carriers would not mesh very well," he says.

A move into the hardware business could be risky for Google. Hardware manufacturing is fundamentally different from software development, which doesn't have to worry about inventory, factories and suppliers.

For this reason, some industry observers think Google won't get into the phone making business; instead, they predict the company will launch its own Linux-based operating system to provide mapping and search functions on phones.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Nokia E65 Price drops by 15 Percent

Nokia has announced that they have slashed the price of the Nokia E65 for around 15 percent.

The 3G Wi-Fi Smartphone is one of the most popular and best selling models of Nokia, who has sold over one million of E65 in the second quarter.

According to analysts, the price cut is because of the approaching festival season and this is the appropriate time to further boost its sales.

“This is normal for any product, the price varies at different stages of the product life cycle,” commented a Nokia spokeswoman. It’s been more than 6 months that the phone has released and the price drop is part of its normal price adjustments.

Earlier, Nokia has reduced the prices of the E61i, N73 and N73 Music phones this month. However, it is not as low as E65.

The actual price of the Nokia E65 3G Smartphone was around $400 (approx. Rs. 16,382) and now the expected price is around $340 (approx. Rs. 13,600).