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Tuesday 08 May 2007

Low-end candy-bar - Sony Ericsson T250    [ 08-05-2007 22:46 ]

Author: Klimov Oleg     Translation by: Oleg Kononosov    Send news to friend  Discuss in forum

The last goodie from Sony Ericsson for today was the entry-level handset shaped in the conventional candy-bar form-factor, dubbed as the T250. This slender and pocketable phone boasts stylish metal casing, the one we have come to expect from the top-of-the-line models. What is more, the handset packs a generous selection of features allowing you to keep yourself up on the latest events and always stay in touch with friends.

The T250i also retains handsfree mode, thrown in for good measure, T9 text input, MMS support and built-in calendar for keeping notes on important meetings and tasks.

In efforts to address the feedback from the consumers, the T250i comes installed with FM-radio that enables the user to listen to live news and music any time. Right out of the box, the T250i comes with a compact stereo-headset. Finally, with the bundled camera you will snap favorite moments of your life, share them with your friends or save them in the handset's memory as a pocket photo album.

The handset comes in two color schemes - white and black. Sony Ericsson T250i  also will feature two editions (GSM/GPRS 900/1800 and GSM/GPRS 850/1900) and is arriving in the select markets in Q3 2007.

Technical specifications

  • VGA-camera;
  • WAP 1.2.1 support;
  • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibrating alert, MMS, SMS, Predictive text input (9);
  • Speakerphone;
  • Dimensions: 100 x 45 x 13 mm;
  • Weight: 82 g;
  • Display: 1,7 inches; 65 K colors TFT, 128x160 pixels;
  • FM radio;
  • Infrared;
  • Talk time: up to 7 hours;
  • Standby time: up to 300 hours.

Rating: Rating: 1

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Sony Ericsson S500 slim sliding style    [ 08-05-2007 21:43 ]

Author: Klimov Oleg     Translation by: Oleg Kononosov    Send news to friend  Discuss in forum

Another interesting novelty inaugurated today was the S500 slider, focusing on the looks. Steve Walker, Steve Walker, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson: “Our designers have taken inspiration from nature and the Nordic light to produce phones that are beautiful to look at and alive with energy. They appeal to those that want to celebrate their individuality and express themselves through their choice of phone”.

Though, the S500i is not only about unusual color schemes. The designers also made their best to fill the handsets with energy. The visuals on the desktop or phone menu can change automatically as the seasons pass or as day turns to night. Hidden illumination appears to highlight a certain event and the keypad glows with energy when the slim slider is opened.


The Sony Ericsson S500 is a 14mm slim 2.5G slider phone (GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900), available in either Mysterious Green or Spring Yellow. It will be in the shops in selected markets from Q2 2007.

Technical specifications:

  • Camera: 2 Mpix, 4x digital zoom, video recording;
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with enabled A2DP;
  • Support forRSS, NetFront, PlayNow;
  • Speakerphone;
  • Dimensions: 99x47x14 mm;
  • Weight: 94 g;
  • Display: 262144 colors, TFT;
  • Wallpaper animation, 3D games, ever-changing theme, USB mass storage.
  • PC synchronization, modem.


Rating: Rating: 2

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Sony Ericsson T650 more of the T610    [ 08-05-2007 21:24 ]

Author: Klimov Oleg     Translation by: Oleg Kononosov    Send news to friend  Discuss in forum

Sony Ericsson T610 is probably one of the most successful handsets throughout the company's short history. Housed in the classic form-factor, on its release  date the T610 had no rivals out there that could match its prowess in features and the talent to keep the owner online anywhere anytime, which were all packed in a staid and stylish casing. That's why, no one is surprised to see some sort of successor to this iconic phone - meet the 12,5 mm thick Sony Ericsson T650 finished in stainless steel and clad in scratch-proof glass.

Advanced communications, multimedia functions and connectivity are all second nature to the T650. This slim 3G phone conceals a high performance feature set. The 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus takes excellent shots, and the 1.9-inch, scratch-proof screen makes it easy to shoot and view your pictures.

The T650 will be offered in a choice of two colours – Growing Green and Midnight Blue – and will be a Dual mode UMTS 2100 -GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 phone. The developers and point out light effects put on the keypad and along the phone's casing, that  interact with animations on the screen.

Technical specifications:

  • Camera: 3,2-Mpix, auto-focus, 3x digital zoom, video recording;
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with enabled A2DP;
  • Support for RSS, NetFront, PlayNow;
  • Speakerphone;
  • Dimensions: 104x46X12,5 mm;
  • Weight: 95 g;
  • Display: 262144 colors, TFT;
  • Slot for Memory Stick Micro memory cards (256 Mb unit comes boxed with the phone);
  • Ever-changing themes , 3D games, animated wallpapers, video calls, USB mass storage.
  • PC synchronization, modem


The phone be available in selected markets from Q3 2007.

Rating: Rating: 2

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Series 40 fifth edition announced    [ 08-05-2007 18:46 ]

Author: Irina Turina     Translation by: Oleg Kononosov    Send news to friend  Discuss in forum

Nokia has announced the new, fifth edition of Series 40 platform, boasting support for Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME) with the latest MIDP 2.1 profile and JSR-248 Mobile Service Architecture specification. On top of that they have announced support for advanced 3D sound (JSR 234 profile), which, as the manufacturer claims, will be of great assistance to developers of games and multimedia applications, also the 5th edition incorporates Adobe Flash Lite 2.1. The new version of Series 40 comes included with Java API for Bluetooth 1.1 with support for Object Exchange (OBEX), Mobile Media API (JSR 135), for easy access to the core audio and multimedia resources, cryptographic features and other enhancements. In addition, Series 40 5th Edition also enables Bluetooth and IrDA (Infrared) connectivity and synchronization capabilities and delivers a robust mobile browsing environment.

According to Nokia, the new version of Series 40 arms developers of mobile applications with even more capabilities. It is said that the software kit for developers with device emulator, Java libraries, API and documentation will be available at www.forum.nokia.com/tools in June 2007.

Rating: Rating: 3

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Sony Ericsson P1 Wi-Fi and 3,2-Mpix inside    [ 08-05-2007 18:08 ]

Author: Klimov Oleg     Translation by: Oleg Kononosov    Send news to friend  Discuss in forum

As  many had expected, today Sony Ericsson introduced a handful of its new mobile phones, among which was the long-anticipated smartphone Sony Ericsson P1,  succeeding the M600's heritage. The newcomer got a 3,2 Mpix auto-focus enabled camera and Wi-Fi connectivity. What is more, the new smartphone is 25% smaller than the P990i.

Building on the feature set of earlier models, the Sony Ericsson P1 supports a wide range of push email solutions and Web browsing applications, plus connectivity via hi-speed UMTS and Wireless LAN (WiFi™). Add to this its compact size and multimedia capabilities and the P1 is the complete mobile office. It is based on the Symbian™ operating system (v9.1) and UIQ 3.0, an open platform that offers broad potential for multimedia applications from operators/carriers, content owners and third party developers.

The Sony Ericsson P1 lets you read and edit documents on the move, whether Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel. It also ships with a desk stand and USB cable in-box, making it straightforward to synchronise with your PC. Both UMTS and integrated WLAN provide for high-speed Web browsing and data downloads, plus email at a rate and performance you enjoy from your office desktop. The Sony Ericsson P1 is also VoIP enabled for making calls over the internet.

Surfing the Web is intuitive thanks to the Opera™ Web Browser that displays pages in horizontal, wide screen aspect. The large, touchscreen QVGA display can be seen and used even in bright environments due to the Transflective Display. The 3.2 megapixel camera takes great shots to store or share via Picture Blogging and is also a useful tool for work purposes.

Its music and video player mean that you can take your favourite tunes and video clips with you on the 512MB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) provided. The Sony Ericsson P1 is a Tri-Band GPRS 900/1800/1900 and UMTS 2100 handset with Wi-Fi 802.11b. It will be available in selected markets from Q3 2007.

Technical specifications of Sony Ericsson P1:

  • QWERTY keyboard and handwriting text input;
  • Predictive text input;
  • Transflective Display for bright light conditions;
  • VoIP and Wi-Fi support;
  • Opera Web Browser 8.0;
  • 3,2-Mpix camera with auto-focus;
  • Bluetooth A2DP;
  • Supported formats: MP3, AAC, ACC+, E-AAC+ m4a);
  • PlayNow, TrackID;
  • 512 Mb Memory Stick Micro (M2) memory card;
  • FM-radio with RDS;
  • Infrared;
  • Operating system: Symbian OS v9.1;
  • Dimensions: 106 x 55 x 17 mm;
  • Weight: 124 g;
  • Color: mixed casing with silver and black insets;
  • Display: touch-sensitive, TFT, 262144 colors;
  • Resolution: 240x320 pixels;
  • Display size: 2,6 inches;
  • UMTS 2100-GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900;
  • Talk time: GSM/UMTS up to 10/3,5 hours;
  • Standby time: GSM/UMTS up to 440/350 hours.
  • Rating: Rating: 5

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    Over 200 million of Nokia 1100 shipped world-wide    [ 08-05-2007 16:53 ]

    Author: Irina Turina   Source: Reuters     Translation by: Oleg Kononosov    Send news to friend  Discuss in forum

    Today Reuters reported that the handset Nokia 1100 has claimed the title of the most popular device throughout the history of consumer electronics: since its official launch in 2003, more than 200 million units have been sold world-wide. The 1100 has been positioned by the manufacturer as a solution for developing markets, offered at a very affordable price. Apparently, its release happened at the time when the demand for this type of phones was at its peek in the countries, where the market of mobile phones was still emerging.

    Nokia 1100 has hit the top 1 of the sales chart after beating Playstation 2 with its 115 million mark, iPod, whose accumulated sales make up 100 million units and even the former champion - Nokia 3310/3330, whose sales amount to 126 units. For comparison, Motorola RAZR has reached the level of only 50 million units, while LG Chocolate has already stepped over 10-million mark.

    Rating: Rating: 3

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    News subscription up and running    [ 08-05-2007 13:45 ]

    Author: Serge Novikov     Translation by: Oleg Kononosov    Send news to friend  Discuss in forum

    We are pleased to inform you that our long-broken news subscription service is up and running again. In order to subscribe to our news feed just press "Subscribe" button below the news line on the main page.

    If you have any questions, complaints or suggestions regarding our news subscription system or the news items themselves - feel free to write letters to Oleg.kononosov@mobile-review.com

    Rating: Rating: 2

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    Glofiish X500+ communicator officially announced    [ 08-05-2007 12:00 ]

    Author: Irina Turina     Translation by: Rytchkova Anja    Send news to friend  Discuss in forum

    We’ve already mentioned E-Ten’s plans to release its Glofiish X500+ communicator, an update of the X500 featuring a 480x640 pixels display and Windows Mobile 6. Besides there were even live pics in the Internet.

    This time an official announcement followed: E-Ten unveiled the release of the Glofiish X500+ communicator. The device is equipped with a VGA-screen and powered by Windows Mobile 6 Professional. The rest specs remained the same: Samsung SC32442 400 MHz processor, 64 MB RAM and 128 MB ROM, 2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, built-in GPS-receiver and FM-radio.

    The X500+ is positioned as the device for users and professionals, who need a communicator with enhanced specs and can do without 3G networks. The dimensions are said to be the same – 113.5x60.5x15.5 mm. The model is expected in Silver and Black color solution.

    Rating: Rating: 2

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    Motorola introduced new 3G phones?    [ 08-05-2007 11:05 ]

    Author: Irina Turina   Source: Reuters     Translation by: Rytchkova Anja    Send news to friend  Discuss in forum

    According to Reuters, Motorola will show new mobile devices supporting 3G networks and Java technology next Tuesday. Ed Zander, Motorola CEO, reported it at the annual shareholder’s meeting on Monday. The details are still a mystery, the situation is likely to be clear soon.

    Rating: Rating: 4

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    Motorola H220 new Bluetooth-headset    [ 08-05-2007 10:13 ]

    Author: Serge Novikov     Translation by: Rytchkova Anja    Send news to friend  Discuss in forum

    Motorola’s site has posted a photo of not yet announced Bluetooth-headset Motorola H220. There is no more info except for the name and design of the future model so far. Details might pop out soon.

    Rating: Rating: 1

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    Top 10 April from Krusell    [ 08-05-2007 09:55 ]

    Author: Irina Turina   Source: Cellular News     Translation by: Rytchkova Anja    Send news to friend  Discuss in forum

    Krusell, the Swedish maker of cases for consumer electronics, has published the Top 10 for April 2007 – the world rating of mobile devices based on orders for mobile phone/smartphone cases over a month. The previous position is marked in the brackets.

    1. (1) Nokia N73
    2. (3) Sony Ericsson K790i/K800i
    3. (6) Motorola Razr V3
    4. (-) Sony Ericsson W880i
    5. (-) Nokia N95
    6. (4) Nokia 6233/6234
    7. (-) Nokia 6300
    8. (7) Sony Ericsson K750i/D750i/W800i
    9. (5) Blackberry Pearl 8100 C/G/V
    10. (2) HTC Artemis P3300

    So we see that Nokia N73 keeps its leading position, several newcomers joined the Top 10: Sony Ericsson W880i, Nokia N95 and Nokia 6300. But HTC Artemis P3300 communicator dropped from the second position in March to be ranked tenth.

    Rating: Rating: 1

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    Samsung SGH-E116: a stylish and entry-level clamshell    [ 08-05-2007 09:16 ]

    Author: Serge Novikov     Translation by: Rytchkova Anja    Send news to friend  Discuss in forum

    The FCC site has provided the info on a low-end (according to the index) mobile phone by the South Korean company Samsung Electronics – the SGH-E116. Regardless of its class the phone features original design and an integrated MP3-player and storage card support.

    The short technical specs of Samsung SGH-E116:

    • Cell networks: GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz
    • Dimensions: 45x89.5x21.5 mm
    • Weight: 78 g
    • Display: UFB, 65K colors
    • Camera: VGA with video capture
    • Messages: SMS, MMS
    • Connectivity: USB, WAP2.0
    • MP3 player (MP3, AAC, AAC+)
    • Java games
    • Misc: voice notes, world time, alarm clock, calculator, measure converter, timer, stopwatch, calendar.

    Rating: Rating: 2

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