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HTC Touch Pro2 available for purchase from Sprint

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds

HTC Touch Pro 2 Sprint

It looks like the Touch Pro2 is now available for purchase from Sprint. Head on over to a Sprint store, or the Sprint online store, and be ready to drop $350 on their newest smartphone. Yes, that $350 is after both the carrier subsidy and rebate, but no one ever said that living on the cutting edge of mobile tech would be inexpensive, right? The HTC Touch Pro2 has a 3.6 WVGA display and an EVDO-Rev A connection that can be supplemented by WiFi where available.

Oh, and if you wanna save some money on this one, Verizon Wireless will be selling it for $199 after mail-in rebate, in just 3 days.


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Nokia XpressMusic X6 and X3 announced

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Cell Phones, Music

Nokia XpressMusic X6 and X3

has just announced two new additions to its XpressMusic line with the the X6 and X3.  The X6 has 32MB of internal storage, a 3.2-inch touchscreen, and a 5-megapixel camera. It also sports a TV-out and Comes with Music unlimited copy-rotected downloads.

As for the X3, it’s the first Series-40 phone to ship with the Ovi Store, has a 2.2-inch non-touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel camera, and FM radio. You’ll need to use MicroSD cards for storage on this one. The X3 will cost 115 Euros ($160,) while the X6 will run for 459 Euros ($650.)

Read More | Nokia

Super USB mobile phone charger takes care of all your needs, almost

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Accessories, USB, Cell Phones

Octopus Charging cord

This octopus of a cable is one of those devices that allows you charge multiple gadgets, because it comes with a boatload of connectors.  Here is a convenient bullet point list:

  • Nokia 2.06mm (or 2mm)
  • Nokia 3.5mm
  • Sony PSP
  • Motorola (V3 series) & HTC and other phones using USB Mini 5 pin as a charging port
  • Micro USB (for Motorola V8…)
  • LG
  • Samsung (20P (s))
  • Samsung (20P (M))
  • Sony Ericsson Fast Port
  • iPhone / iPod (for charging and data)

Those who are counting may notice that it can charge ten different devices, not eight, as its octopus moniker implies. But of course, the PowerSquid name is taken.

Read More | USB Fever

Plantronics Discovery 975 is a classy Bluetooth headset

Plantronics Discovery 975 is classy Bluetooth Headset

It would appear that Plantronics Discovery 975 has gone for the classy crowd rather than the typical guys who just want the cheapest headset available.

With noise cancellation, wind protection, a nice carrying case, and loopless ear fitting, it looks like it would adorn the ear of the highest of classes, while maintaining the semi-affordable price of $130. You can pick one up over at Amazon.

Read More | Plantronics

Nokla E81: Phone or Compact? You decide.

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Accessories, Cell Phones, Design, Rumors

Nokia E81I like it when mobile phone designers start thinking outside of the box, .  It would appear that some knockoff designer from Nokla is trying for female appeal with their E81 concept, a phone that swivels like a compact.  This creates a phone with less volume, for certain, and the back even has a mirror, perfect for those quick make-up checks and applications.

Read More | Justamp

Duracell MyGrid wireless charging pad

Duracell Smart Power Products uses wireless charging padLooks like Duracell is looking to follow in the footsteps of products like the Wildcharge system with one of their own.  Yup, the copper-top battery giant is jumping on the wireless charging bandwagon with their new “Smart Power” line. 

The MyGrid that you see here is one of those that can charge several mobiles at one time including products from Nokia, Motorola, , as well as the and iPod touch. It should be available in October for $80. 

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HTC Leo details revealed

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Rumors

HTC Leo continues their move towards nice, high end luxury phones with the HTC Leo, and we’ve just gotten our hands on the specs of the upcoming device, and figured it was time to share. It’s a pretty nice phone, isn’t it?  Well, this highly anticipated phone was recently spotlighted on HTCpedia, and we are go for the specs:

  • Snapdragon MSM 8250 1GHz processor
  • 4.3” capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels
  • Accelerometer, motion sensor and light sensor
  • HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • A-GPS navigation
  • Bluetooth 2.1 support
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • 512MB ROM
  • 320MB RAM
  • 8-megapixel autofocus camera
  • microSD memory card slot

Word on the street is that the HTC Leo should be appearing on the Orange UK cell network before the end of the year.

Read More | HTCPedia

Samsung Reclaim: Eco-friendly, $50 Sprint QWERTY

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds

Samsung Reclaim

The Reclaim is the newest mobile phone from the company, and it’s all about being a bit more mindful of the environment. In fact, this is it’s main selling point, as Sprint claims that $2 from every sale will go to The Nature Conservancy’s Adopt an Acre program, but there is more to it than that. 80% of the materials used to build the Reclaim are recyclable, and it’s the first 3G QWERTY device on Sprint to hit the magical $50 price point with contract.

Other features include Bluetooth 2.0, 2 megapixel camera, and an integrated Web Browser.  It will be available on August 16 from Sprint, Best Buy and The Shack, in colors of Earth Green and Ocean Blue, of course.

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INQ introduces two new Smartphones for the Twitter-patted

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds

INQ Chat and Mini

For those of you who don’t want or need a , but do want some of the features of a smartphone, then you might want to check out two new phones from INQ.  The purpose of the INQ Chat (with QWERTY keyboard) and INQ Mini (candybar model) is to bring “mobile Internet to the mass-market.”  Each of them come with some Twitter-friendly applications and the user can also get some one-click apps for Facebook, Skype, IM, and Gmail.  Details are sketchy on these phones, and we don’t even have a release date or price.

Oh, and speaking of Twitter, you can follow Gear Live to stay updated on the latest news.

Read More | INQ Press Release

Pantech’s doublEye features Picture-in-Picture camera

Pantech doublEye cell phone

Often, we find that when we bring you with news on a new mobile phone, we typically see the same features as other phones.  At least ‘s newest, the doublEye or IM-U490S has one unique feature: the ability to take still photos and shoot videos simultaneously.  It does so using a Picture-in-Picture feature, and the phone has all the usuals, including a 3-megapixel camera, microSD card, 2.6” QVGA display, support for widgets, and about 130 MB worth of memory.  It is available only in Korea for about $328 from SK Telecom. 

Read More | Unwired View

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