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Nokia N97 Ships This Month

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds,

Nokia N97

Nokia will finally begin shipping its N97 “Mobile Computer” this month to 75 countries, even though it began accepting pre-orders last month. The first batch will come packed with their Ovi Store. No specific countries were named, but we expect that North America and much of Europe will be on the list. Nokia VP Jonas Geust said that he is hoping it will be as successful as their N95, which has sold more than 10 million units during Q1 2009.

 

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General Mobile DSTL1 Dual-SIM Smartphone

DSTL1 SmartphoneGeneral Mobile calls its DSTL1 “sophisticated and sexy.” We aren’t sure we would go that far but it does have some nice features. The Android-powered phone has double-SIM technology support, 624 MHz processor speed, a 5 megapixel Sony camera with AF, and Wifi capability. Check out photos, listen to music and watch Avi or Divx films on its 3-inch Sharp touchscreen. It also has Google map, built-in weather and Ebuddy. You will find it for $550.00 to $750.00, depending on your retailer of choice.

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Sony Ericsson Aino Smartphone

Aino

Sony Ericsson has a nifty new prototype named the Aino, named after a Finnish mythology creature. The smartphone features an 8 megapixel camera, syncs to your PC via 3G or WiFi and (here’s where the nifty part comes in) connects to your PS3, no matter where you are. This version will only show you what content is on it but hey, it’s a start. The Aino comes with a Bluetooth headset, headphones that light up and a wireless dock.

 

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Skyfire 1.0 Mobile Browser

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Internet,

SkyfireSkyfire 1.0 is now available for on Windows Mobile (smartphones/PPC) and Nokia N and E Series (Symbian S60, 3rd Edition) phones. The free mobile browser comes packed with Flash 10, Javascript, Ajax and Silverlight 2. Features include scrolling, zooming, and Twitter and Facebook integration. Available in the US, Canada and the UK, a public beta and Blackberry version should be released sometime this year. Visit the site to download to your phone, send a link to it or install through your PC.

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Ultimate Mhub One-Dock Station

Ultimate Mhub

You may never need to purchase another charger again. The Ultimate Mhub One-Dock Station has an iPhone/iPod sync and charge dock station, a high speed HCSD/SD card reader slot and 3 USB 2.0 ports. Compatible with most iPhones and iPods, BlackBerrys, T-Mobile G1s, HTCs and PSPs, the hub comes with 2 mini USB cables, a micro USB cable, a 3.5 DC USB charge cable, an AC adapter and travel bag at a price of $68.00.

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eSoles Transmit Workout Data Via Phone

eSoles logoIf you really want to know what’s going on with your body during that jog or other rigorous activity, eSoles will let your phone know cadence, power output, balance, speed and distance. The custom foot beds transmit the data from 11 pressure sensors via Bluetooth and are based on the company’s Imaging Kiosk System. A prototype has already been tested and Windows Mobile phones will be the first to try it out. Apps for iPhone and BlackBerry will be available later. Prices run from $49.00 for a basic version up to a deluxe model for $499.00.

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K-box Turns Surface Into Speaker

K-boxKerchoonz, the revenue sharing musician’s site, has introduced the K-box. The compact 115 x 55 x 20mm device can be plugged into your cell phone, laptop, MP3 player or portable game system. Set it on any solid flat surface and it becomes a speaker with a bass response of 40Hz to 20KHz. Battery life is up to 20 hours, then you can recharge via USB. The K-box is available for GBP 39.99 (~$56.00.)

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EMX BlueGuard Access Control

BlueGuardIf you are an avid Trekker, then you know those original doors in the first series were human controlled. Too bad they didn’t have a BlueGuard from EMX. The device opens gates, overhead doors and parking barriers with only a Bluetooth enabled cellie. The BlueGuard recognizes the phone so no RFID or access card is needed. Easy to set up, it has a detection range of up to 33 feet, can handle 10 different phones, is PIN protected and watertight. Contact BlueGuard for details and price.

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Motorola MOTO W7 Active Edition Cell Phone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Corporate News,

MOTO W7Motorola has released its MOTO W7 Active Edition for those who want to get fit. Equipped with an accelerometer, flip to stop it ringing, turn off the alarm or pause music. Two shakes launches a pre-set application, while left and right changes sounds or images. The cell phone also has a step pedometer and Personal Trainer app, pre-loaded motion controlled games and a faster 3G1 speed. The cell phone has the usual bells and whistles, such as a 2 megapixel cam, Bluetooth 2.0 support, FM tuner and 30MB memory. The W7 will be out in Asia and Latin America during Q2.

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Nokia E52 Smartphone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, GPS,

Nokia E52Nokia has added a new smartphone to its E series. The E52 has lots of handy features including GPS, music player, social network links and browser. At a size of 116 x 49 x 9.9 mm, it has an incredible 8 hours of talk time and 28 days of standby. Exchange 2007 allows viewing and sorting emails with an auto-complete feature that enters contacts based on those sent and received. The handheld has a 3.2 megapixel cam, USB charging, Quickoffice editor and undoubtedly a pretty high price tag, but maybe you can deduct it as a business expense.

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