Nokia’s latest XpressMusic, the 5800, is coming out for the holidays. At a size of 4.37 x 2.04 x 0.61-inches and a weight of 3.84 oz., the S60 5th Edition touchscreen phone has a 3.2-inch 640 x 360p screen with stylus input, an aspect ratio of 16:9, a 3D image engine and dedicated Media Bar touch key. To text, there is an option with writing, mini QWERTY keyboard, full screen QWERTY and alpha-numeric keypad. The smartphone includes GPS, a 3.2MP auto-focus Zeiss lens with LED flash, HSDPA, WiFi, 81MB internal memory and 8GB with included microSD card. Look for a price of $495.00.
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Dasur’s ThumbKey claims to be the answer to your QWERTY keyboard frustration with your handheld. It identifies intended keys through size and position of fingers rather than being spot on. Algorithms process the typed letters. All this sounds like a good thing because the letters look tiny in the video (where it is referred to as ThumbIt.) It has word recognition by using only the first few letters and supports all versions of Microsoft Windows Mobile. The ThumbKey will set you back $25.00 or you can download a demo for fifteen days free to test it out.
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Canada’s Telus has released the LG KEYBO that comes with a QWERTY for rapid text messages, a 2.0 megapixel cam for images and video, the company’s mobile music with a 1 GB storage card (expandable to 8GB,) and stereo speakers. Obviously trying to appeal to younger consumers, the KEYBO gives email access and will set you back $299.99 with no contract, $249.99 with a 1 year, $99.99 for two, and go for the 3 year and it will only cost you $49.99. As even a bigger incentive, go for the Student 35 plan online before Sept. 30 and receive a $50.00 GAP gift card.
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Due to be released this summer is the Blackberry Bold. The smartphone features a 624MHz Intel PXA270 processor, a fully redesigned QWERTY keyboard, 3G HSDPA connectivity, and a HVGA 480 x 320 pixels TFT LCD with 65,000 colors. As with previous Blackberrys, the Bold has cam and video recording, social networking, GPS with maps and turn-by-turn directions, Wifi and Bluetooth capability, IM, e-mail, and BlackBerry Media Sync to transfer desktop iTunes music files.
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Sharp has unveiled its Softbank 922SH smartphone. It features a full QWERTY keyboard, a 3.5-inch display with VGA res and a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, an external 1.2-inch OLED display, a business card scanner, and a microSD card slot. Shipping today in Japan, it also does e-mail and surfs with a 3G connection. Contact Sharp if you are impressed enough to want to be one of the first to get a Softbank.
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