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November 30, 2005

Nokia 6680 Review - PCMag

PCMag reviews the Nokia 6680, and writes about the phone's camera: "The 6680 includes two digital imaging cameras - a 1.3 megapixel on the rear of the phone and a standard VGA on the front. The latter is used for...
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Agilent Technologies' Image Pipe for Camera Phones

A new technology enables digital camera-like picture quality in camera phones. From the news release: Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced an innovative image pipe processor that allows mobile phone and computing devices to take lifelike, rich color photos...
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Sony Ericsson W800i Review - Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail reviews the Sony Ericsson W800i, and has this to say about the phone's camera: "In perfectly sunny outdoor conditions with a still subject and the use of the delayed shutter (in order to keep the camera...
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Pantech IM-8700

The Pantech IM-8700 F2F (for face-2-face) is a slider-type phone designed for video conferencing. Like the IM-8600, the phone is available in Korea. Other features include: * dimensions: 111 x 50 x 25.2mm * size: 146 g * Talk time...
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Samsung SPH-V6800

The Samsung SPH-V6800 is a Wi-Fi enabled slider phone. The phone features: * 2" QVGA TFT display * 1.3MP digital camera * MPEG-4 video recording * MP3 / AAC audio playback * voice recognition * video-on-demand * TV-output * EV-DO...
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Pantech IM-8600

The Pantech IM-8600, available in Korea, is a rotating clamshell phone sporting a 5 megapixel phone. Pantech IM-8600 features: * 5-megapixel phone, auto focus and close-up function * 2-inch QVGA TFT LCD screen * dimensions: 99x48.5x26.4 mm * weight: 132g...
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Sony Ericsson W600i Available on Cingular

Engadget reports that Cingular is carrying the Sony Ericsson W600i, its 256MB music phone. The phone is available for $200 with a two-year contract. Read more about the Sony Ericsson W600...
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Motorola RAZR Magenta Preview - Engadget

Engadget takes a look at the Motorola Magenta RAZR and concludes, "Finally, her pinkitude’s keypad felt a tad bit nicer to the touch, but over all you’re looking at (mostly) the same lame software, a new lame color, and that...
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Nokia N92 Preview - AllAboutSymbian

AllAboutSymbian previews the Nokia N92, and writes about the phone's camera: "The main camera is mounted in the barrel of the flip hinge, and at 2 megapixels will produce good results. However, unlike the N90 (and other high end camera...
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November 29, 2005

Motorola RAZR V3 Review - Avec Mobile

Avec Mobile reviews the Motorola RAZR V3 and concludes, "The Motorola RAZR is very good value for money for everyone who prefers style and doesn't need a phone that comes with all features known to mankind. Style doesn't come cheap...
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Orange SPV M5000 Review - CoolSmartPhone

MSMobileNews reviews the CoolSmartPhone reviews the Orange SPV M5000 and concludes, "So to return to our original question. Is it a phone ? A mini-laptop ? Actually it's not quite in either camp. I can't call it a phone. Making...
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o2 XDA Review - CoolSmartPhone

CoolSmartPhone reviews the o2 XDA Exec and writes about the phone's camera: "The camera comes loaded with several different modes. You can use the external mega-pixel cam or the lower resolution face-pointing one. There's tonnes of modes to choose from,...
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LG VX9800 Review - PCWorld

PCWorld reviews the LG VX9800 and writes about the phone's camera: "The camera sports a horizontal orientation to mimic the look and feel of a point-and-shoot digital camera (this is a design trait that Sony Ericsson phones were first to...
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November 28, 2005

Nokia 6111

The Nokia 6111 is a light-weight slider phone that sports a megapixel camera with 6X zoom. Nokia 6111 features: * megapixel camera * Tri-band EGSM900/1800/1900 * Weight: 92 g * Dimensions: 84 x 47 x 23 mm, 76 cc *...
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Orange SPV M5000 Review - MSMobileNews

MSMobileNews reviews the Orange SPV M5000 and writes about the phone's camera: "The M5000 has two cameras, one facing towards the user and one facing away, as is the case with many 3G telephones so as to provide the ability...
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Samsung SGH-D600 Mystery Game

Samsung has launched an interactive adventure game featuring the SGH-D600. The game, which requires Macromedia Flash Player 8, has players use the phone's features as they try to solve a mystery. There's also a weekly draw for prizes. Via Adverblog....
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Cingular Camera Phone Photo Contest Winner

Joshua Ortiz is the grand-prize winner of the Cingular "Raising the Bar" photo contest. For his prize-winning photo, Ortiz will receive $50,000. From the news release: Mr. Ortiz, a graduate student in communications at Texas A&M; University, took the photograph...
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November 27, 2005

T-Mobile MDA Pro Review - PCAdvisor

PCAdvisor reviews the T-Mobile MDA Pro (also known as the Orange SPV M5000), and writes, "The Pro's design is unusual but functional. Open it up and you've got a standard clamshell PDA with full qwerty keyboard. Spin the screen around...
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November 26, 2005

Samsung SGH-Z300

MobileBurn reviews the Samsung SGH-Z300 and writes about the phone's camera: "The Z308 is equipped with a 1.3 megapixel CMOS main camera and a VGA resolution CMOS sub camera. You can take pictures from 1152x864 to 176x144 pixel resolution. The...
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Samsung SCH-B330

The Samsung SCH-B330 is a DMB clam shell phone for the Korean market. It sports the following features: * 3-megapixel camera * swivel LCD screen * built-in antenna * 262k color display Via Slashphone....
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Samsung SPH-G1000

The Samsung SPH-G1000 is a gaming phone with the following features: * 2.2-inch QVGA LCD screen * 3D accelerator * dual stereo speakers * dedicated joypad * 1.3 megapixel camera * MP3 player * videos in MPEG4 format Via MobileMag....
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November 25, 2005

T-Mobile MDA Pro Review - Webuser

Webuser reviews the T-Mobile MDA Pro (also known as the Orange SPV M5000) and concludes: "If it weren't for the price, the MDA Pro would be getting an easy five out of five. Its keyboard is fab for keeping up...
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Motorola RAZR V3c Review - Mobiledia

Mobiledia reviews the Motorola RAZR V3c and has this to say about the phone's camera: "Similar to other Motorola devices on the market today, the V3c's built-in camera is a considerable improvement over last year's RAZR. While the V3c's camera...
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Nokia 6682 Review - MobileTechReview

MobileTechReview reviews the Nokia 6682 and says about the phone's camera: "We loved the megapixel camera in the Nokia 7610 and the 6682 ups the ante with a 1.3 megapixel camera that takes even better shots. The camera can shoot...
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Nokia 7380: Pre-Order from Neiman Marcus

Darla Mack posts that the Nokia 7380, Nokia's new fashion phone, is now available for pre-order in the Neiman Marcus catalog. It's available in January, and is priced at $649.00. Definitely on the "exclusive" side. Read more about the Nokia...
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LG-SV590

The LG-SV590 is part of LG's "Black Label" line. This slim candy bar slider phone is only 14.9 mm thick, and features a red touchpad, a 2-inch QVGA LCD, 128 MB of memory, and 512MB of external memory. It also...
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LG PM-225 Review - PCMag

PCMag reviews the LG PM-225 carried by Sprint, and has this to say about the phone's camera: "The camera may be one feature the PM-225 has over the VI-125, but it's not very good. This basic VGA camera has only...
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Motorola i930 Review - motoRAZR

motoRAZR has a review of the Nextel i930 up. About the phone's camera: "The camera and camcorder are not extraordinary in any sense, however they can be used as a basic accessory. The shooting modes are limited. Camcorder also offers...
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Sony Ericsson W600i Review - Infosync

Infosync reviews the Sony Ericsson W600iand writes about the phone's camera: "The Sony Ericsson W600i snaps stills at a resolution of 1.3 Megapixels with good white balance, and performs well under poorly lit conditions when using the photo light. Compared...
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Vodafone 804SH

From the news release: Vodafone K.K. today announces that it has completed development of the Vodafone 804SH, a new 3G model by Sharp, which will be marketed in Japan from mid-January 2006. The 804SH is a Mobile Wallet (“Osaifu-Keitai�?) compatible...
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November 24, 2005

Motorola RAZR Magenta

From the Motorola news release: Taking the coveted RAZR design to a new level of fashion and sophistication, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in wireless communications, and T-Mobile USA, Inc. deliver vibrant color to the famed mobile with...
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Panasonic VS7 Review - MobileBurn

MobileBurn reviews the Panasonic VS7, and writes, "color reproduction in most cases is excellent; it is more natural than many CMOS sensors. Digital noise is more controlled, and pictures are cleaner than the Sony Ericsson K750i. You may adjust macro...
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Panasonic X800 Review - All About Symbian

All About Symbian has a review about the Panasonic X800 and concludes, "Overall though, the X800 is one one of the best business smartphones I’ve used - it could be a good alternative for people that don’t have the cash...
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November 23, 2005

Samsung SCH-A970 Review - CNET

CNET reviews the Samsung SCH-A970 and writes about the phone's camera: "When the flip is open in the normal position (as it would be to make calls), simply press the shutter button on the right end of the hinge to...
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Motorola E770v

The Motorola E770v is a lightweight 3G phone with two cameras and an MP3 player. Motorola E770v Features: * 3G technology * integrated digital music player * audio and video streaming * MPEG4, H.263, RV9 * MP3, AAC, AAC+, Enhanced...
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Motorola A732

Gizmodo reports on the Motorola slider A732, which sports a heat and touch sensitive keypad. The phone has surfaced in China, and is available in silver and black. Features include a 3 megapixel camera, MP3 player, 64 chord polyphonic speaker,...
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Toshiba TS921 Review - 3G

3G reviews the Toshiba TS921, and had this to say about the phone's camera: "While it’s just shy of two megapixels, the resultant snaps rank alongside the Sharp 902 and Sony Ericsson K750 two-megapixel camera phones. The pictures below are...
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November 22, 2005

Sony Ericsson W600 Review - Mobiledia

Mobiledia reviews the Sony Ericsson W600 and has this to say about the phone's camera: "Sony Ericsson's integration of the camera functionality with the W600 is quite simply the best usability ever featured on mobile devices. Taking the idea that...
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T-Mobile SDA II

Infosync reviews the T-Mobile SDA II and writes about the phone's camera: "Now at 1.3 Megapixels as opposed to 0.3 MP in its predecessor, the camera of the SDA II offers improved colour representation and higher resolution despite results being...
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Pantech & Curitel PT-S170

Akhabaranews reports that Pantech & Curitel have a new phone with a rotating screen and a pop-up slide design. The phone will have regular features, including a 1.3 megapixel camera and MP3 playback, and will be available on SK Telecom....
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Vigilante Traffic Justice, Camera Phone Style?

The Raw Feed reports that the Malaysian government has actually set up a website where drivers can post pictures of other drivers commiting traffic violations. Traffic officials then decide who to issue tickets to. There's even a Hall of Shame....
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Sony Ericsson P990i Pictures - PhoneMag

PhoneMag has pictures of the Sony Ericsson P990i. The P990i the P990 is the first commercially available smartphone to adopt the enhanced Symbian OS version 9.1 and UIQ 3 software platform. Read more about the Sony Ericsson P990....
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Nokia N90 Begins Shipping in U.S.

The Nokia N90 has begun shipping in the U.S., but will not be associated with any carrier. From the news release: Nokia today announced sales start of the Nokia N90 in the U.S. The first mobile device to feature Carl...
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Motorola RAZR V3c Available at Alltel

From the news release: Alltel, owner and operator of the nation’s largest wireless network and Motorola, a global leader in wireless communications (NYSE: MOT) announce today that the Motorola RAZR V3c will be available at Alltel stores nationwide starting Monday....
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LG C5000

The LG C5000 is a music phone featuring a VGA camera. Features include: * Triband GSM (850/1800/1900MHz) * Class 10 EDGE * MP3 player with external controlls * MicroSD memory card slot and 512 meg card * VGA camera *...
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November 21, 2005

Sony Ericsson S710a Review - WirelessNewsfactor

WirelessNewsfactor reviews the Sony Ericsson s710a, and notes, "Ample storage capacity is an essential feature for any messaging device that is designed to capture still images or video clips -- and the S710s fails to disappoint. I liked the fact...
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HTC Prophet

MSMobiles reports on the HTC Prophet, a new GSM/GPRS/EDGE Pocket PC Phone running Windows Mobile 5.0 and featuring a 2 megapixel camera. HTC Prophet Features: * FM Radio * Wi-Fi * Windows Mobile 5.0 * 416 MHz processor * QVGA...
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NEC e353

The NEC e353 is a 3G phone with the following features and specifications: * Display: 65k colors TFT (176 x 220) * Size: 117 x 46 x 16mm * Weight: 89g * 0.3 megapixel camera * 0.1 megapixel camera for...
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Sharp V604SH

Vodafone commences nationwide sales of the Sharp V604SH, a multimedia phone featuring a 3.2 megapixel camera. V604SH Features and Specifications: * 3.2 megapixel phone, 2X optical zoom, auto focus * analog TV tuner * 2.4-inch Mobile ASV LCD (240 x...
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LG-KP4700

Engadget reports on the LG-KP4700 mini music phone. The phone is a slider, with the following features: * camera * 192MB Transflash memory * voice recognition software * a lanyard so you can wear the phone as a necklace. *...
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utec S808

The utec S808 is a slim slider GSM phone, having a thickness of only 21 mm. utec S808 features: * 1.3 megapixel camera * 1.8 inch display (176 x 220 pixels), 262K colors * plays 3GP and MPEG 4 movie...
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November 20, 2005

Motorola U6 PEBL

PCMag reviews the Motorola U6 PEBL, and notes: "The photos taken with the PEBL's VGA camera had a serious case of the jaggies, and the video recording mode works but is of such poor quality that it's basically useless. You...
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Verizon XV6700 (HTC Apache)

Engadget has pictures of the XV6700, Verizon's version of the HTC Apache. Simultaneous WiFi and phone functionality has been disabled. The device has a 1.3-megapixel camera with macro-mode and zoom. Features should be similar to the Sprint PPC-6700. Update:Verizon announces...
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Nokia N71 Pics from 3G World Expo - MobileBurn

MobileBurn features pictures of the Nokia N71 from the 3G World Expo with some interesting commentary: "One of the major appeals of the series and latest version of S60 will be the new full html browser. By calling it a...
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November 19, 2005

Motorola V557 Offers Screen3(1) News and Entertainment Technology

The Motorola V557 comes to Cingular, complete with the Motorola SCREEN3(1): "an innovative technology that pushes information out to the phone idle screen in a 'ticker tape' that runs along the bottom of the screen." Get the Latest Price on...
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Samsung SCH-i830

The Samsung SCH-i830 Pocket PC Phone provides support for 800/1900 MHz CDMA/Ev-Do and 900/1800 MHz GSM/GPRS networks. Other features include: * Wi-Fi built in * 1.3 megapixel camera. * Pocket PC Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition * 520 MHz Intel...
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Nokia N92 Preview - GadgetCentre

GadgetCentre takes a look at the preview version of the Nokia N92, and notes, "The N92 isn’t actually out until next year and neither will proper DVB-H signals begin broadcasting until then, therefore we’ve only had an ogle at the...
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Samsung SPH-V8400

Samsung presents another slim phone, available only in Korea. Features: * 1.3MP camera * MP3 playback * Voice Recognition * 15.9mm thick Via Akhabaranews...
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November 18, 2005

Motorola L6

The Motorola L6 is a candybar RAZR launched by Motorola for the Indian market. The L6 sports a VGA camera. Motorola SLVR L6 Reviews CoolTechZone reviews the Motorola SLVR L6, and writes about the phone's camera, "The phone has a...
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Solar-Charging Camera/Video Bag

You can solar-charge your camera phone while you're out and about with Eclipse's new solar camera bag - the bag sports a solar panel on the side which trickle charges the batteries of all kinds of gadgets, including cellphones. From...
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Orange SPV M5000 Review - Infosync

Infosync reviews the Orange SPV M5000, and says, about the palmtop's camera, "The 1.3 Megapixel camera on the back of the M5000 takes decent pictures, but does not quite measure up to the likes of recent handsets; still, it trumps...
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HTC Wizard (i-Mate K-Jam) Review - The Gadgeteer

The Gadgeteer reviews the HTC Wizard (i-Mate K-Jam), and says, about the PDA's camera: "The camera isn’t anything to get excited about, its still pretty poor, but an improvement on the Mini’s camera. The Flash Light does help, but only...
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Camera Phones - 850 Million Units Predicted Shipped in 2009

News Release: InfoTrends/CAP Ventures' latest camera phone and photo messaging forecast shows worldwide camera phone shipments continuing on a strong growth trajectory, with projections from 370 million units in 2005 to 847 million units in 2009. As an increasing number...
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LG VX-8100 Review - Phonescoop

Phonescoop reviews the LG VX-8100 and are definitely not impressed with the phone's camera: "The lack of detail and sharpness, even at the phone's maximum 1200x960 resolution, isn't readily apparent on the phone's display. However once the image is moved...
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Nextel i850 Review - PCMag

PCMag reviewed the Nextel i850 and wrote, "Although the i850's washed-out VGA camera and slow data network are well behind other offerings, it has Sprint Nextel's unique Direct Talk service, which allows walkie-talkie connections over up to about a mile...
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November 17, 2005

Cingular Launches Sony Ericsson Z520a

MobileTracker reports that Cingular Wireless has launched the Sony Ericsson Z520, a flip phone which features a VGA camera, 16MB memory and quad-band GSM. Cingular is selling the phone for $69.99 with a new service contract. Read more about the...
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Samsung MM-A900 Coming To Sprint Nextel

Reuters reports that the Samsung MM-A900 slim-style phone will be coming to Sprint Nextel in the next few weeks. The A900 is expected to rival the Motorola RAZR. Sprint has implied that it does not plan to sell the RAZR....
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LG CU320 - Update

Engadget posts more pics and an update on the specs for the LG CU320: * 1.3 megapixel camera * Transflash memory slot for cards up to 256MB * plays MP3s * 3G * Bluetooth * support for use as data...
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November 16, 2005

Camera Phone Modules Just Keep Getting Smaller

MobileMag reports that camera phone modules just keep shrinking: Samsung has recently developed a 2.0 megapixel camera module that's only 8.8 x 8.5 x 6.9 mm, and a 1.3 megapixel camera module that's an even tinier 7.4 x 7.4 x...
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AnexTEK moboDA 3360 PocketPC Phone First Impressions

DigitalReviews gives some first impressions of the AnexTEK moboDA 3360 PocketPC Phone, and writes about the phone's camera: " The moboDA 3360 has a (by now fairly standard) 1.3MP camera with a “flash�?, capable of taking video. The quality of...
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LG CU320

Red Herring reports that the LG CU320 will be running on the Cingular network in the U.S.: "The CU320 cell phone will use Cingular�s fast broadband-speed third-generation network, which Cingular launched in early December ... The phone, announced at the...
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Motorola ROKR E1 Review - Infosync

Infosync reviews the Motorola ROKR E1, and concludes, "With a distinctly mediocre screen and camera, the Motorola ROKR E1's claim to fame is its iTunes support - yet it only stores 100 songs at a time and offers a bundled...
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November 15, 2005

Motorola V276

Mobiledia reviews the Motorola V276, and comments about the phone's camera: "Without many of the frills and complexities many devices have these days, the V276 has a few drawbacks. The lackluster VGA camera without video recording capabilities and grayscale external...
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Sony Ericsson Z300

The Sony Ericsson Z300 is a stylishly designed clamshell phone. It will be available late in 2005. From the news release: Sony Ericsson Z300 – An elegant clamshell This small, elegant clamshell available in granite grey or amethyst purple has...
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Sony Ericsson J230

The Sony Ericsson J230 is a stick phone offering simplified menu access along with the benefit of an FM radio. It will be available in the first quarter of 2006. From the news release: Sony Ericsson J230 – Stay tuned...
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Sony Ericsson J220

The Sony Ericsson J220 is a stick phone optimised for ease of use with simplified one click menu access. The phone will be available in the first quarter of 2006. From the news release: Sony Ericsson J220 – Simplicity and...
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November 14, 2005

Samsung SGH-D307

The Samsung SGH-D307 has a dual-hinge design which can open both vertically and horizontally, and a QWERTY keypad. The phone is carried by Cingular. From the Samsung SGH-D307 Press Release Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the availability of the...
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Samsung SGH-D500 Review - PCWorld Australia

PCWorld Australia reviews the Samsung SGH-D500, and says, about its camera, "The D500 offers a 1.3 megapixel camera and the quality of photos is commendable for a camera phone. Offering resolutions up to 1280 x 1024, the D500 camera also...
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Nokia N90 and N91 Win Popular Science "Best of What's New" Award

Nokia today announced that the Nokia N90 and N91, two flagships of the company's Nseries range optimized for imaging and music respectively, were honored with Popular Science magazine's "Best of What's New" Award in the publication's annual search for the...
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November 13, 2005

Samsung SGH-D820

The Samsung SGH-D820 is a sleek slider GSM/GPRS phone with a modern, premium exterior design. In addition to a slim design, the phone also has a full set of multimedia features. Samsung SGH-D820 Features: * 15.2 mm in depth *...
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Samsung SGH-D800

The Samsung SGH-D800 is a GSM/GPRS slider phone reflecting the current trend in mobile phone design of “slim & wide� design. The “slim & wide� design concept offers better portability with its lightweight and thinness, as well as enriches multimedia...
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November 12, 2005

NTT DoCoMo N902i

The NTT DoCoMo N902i offers the following features: * 4 megapixel camera with auto focus * 2.4" !VGA+ screen * MP3 player * Internet browser Via Akhabaranews....
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Nokia 8801

The sleek-looking Nokia 8801 slider has a hefty price: $900. It includes the following features: * tri-band radio * SVGA camera * FM radio * integrated music player (AAC and MP3) * Bluetooth * 64MB * 256 TFT display *...
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Sony-Ericsson W550 Review - MobileBurn

MobileBurn reviews the Sony Ericsson W550 and has this to say about the phone's camera: "I was quite disappointed with the quality of photos taken. There was a lot of noise in every one, and in poor lighting the noise...
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NTT DoCoMo F902i

The NTT DoCoMo F902i mobile phone has the following features * 4-megapixel camera * digital fingerprint reader * extended security system requiring authentication each time phone is opened. Via Akhabaranews....
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Samsung MM-A900 - More details

Engadget reports that the Samsung MM-A900 will feature: * EV-DO * 2.3" QVGA display * 1.3 megapixel camera * Bluetooth * 128MB flash memory * 64MB RAM. * 3 hours of talk timeTechnorati Tags: Samsung...
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Samsung MM-A920

Details have surfaced about Samsung's MM-A920. According to Engadget, the phone features: * EV-DO * 1.3 megapixel camera * MicroSD slot * Bluetooth Samsung MM-A920 Reviews Mobiledia reviews the Samsung MM-A920 and writes about the phone's camera: "With the push...
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NTT DoCoMo D902i

The NTT DoCoMo D902i is a 3G phone with the following features: * 2.8" QVGA LCD * 4-megapixel camera * MP3 player * 106x50x25mm, 131g * Felica support Via Akhabaranews....
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Vodafone 703SHf

The Vodafone 703SHf by Sharp is equipped with a FeliCa smart card and includes the following features: * 1.3 megapixel camera * 2" Mobile ASV LCD * weight: 109 grams * music player * custom screens Via Phonemag...
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November 11, 2005

More Women Download Ringtones Than Men

Apparently, women are more likely to download ringtones than men. According to a survey by Telephia, 69% of ringtones are purchased by women, with men buying only 31%. The largest group to purchase ringtones are in the 25-34 age group...
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Casio 3G Cellphones

Engadget reports that Casio is in negotiations with carriers to bring its 3G cellphones to the U.S. The phones, offered by Casio in Japan, feature 3.2 megapixel cameras and Opera browsers. Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless are the two U.S....
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Panasonic VS2

CNET Asia reviews the Panasonic VS2 and says, about the phone's camera, "Photo buffs will be delighted with the 1.3-megapixel CMOS camera which produces decent images, though the lack of an onboard photolight makes it less than ideal for shooting...
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Sony Ericsson W550i Review - Pocket-lint

Pocket-lint reviews the Sony Ericsson W550i and says about the phone's camera, "Pics are taken via a unique button, but the phone needs to be closed. There is no optical zoom available on the camera, but the quality is high....
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Sony Ericsson W800i Walkman Phone Review - Newsfactor

Newsfactor reviews the Sony Ericsson W800i and concludes, "Most consumers looking for a handheld device that combines a highly capable music player with a cellular phone and messaging capabilities will find much to like about the Sony Ericsson W800i. Those...
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Motorola V3c CDMA RAZR with EV-DO

Motorola has officially announced the V3c CDMA RAZR with EV-DO. The news release was somewhat sketchy as to features, but the phone does include a 1.3 megapixel phone: Revolutionary mobile style is now available on the CDMA network. Whether downloading...
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LG VX9800 Review - MobileTracker

MobileTracker reviews the LG VX9800 and says, about the phone's camera, "The megapixel camera on the LG VX9800 takes pretty good shots (see photo section below), but I took issue with it's position. It's on the back of the phone...
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November 10, 2005

Johnson Electric NanoLens

The end to truly awful camera phone pictures? Johnson Electric recently announced the new NanoLens, a new motion technology for autofocusing in camera phones. It may be available in camera phones as early as next year. Source: MobileMag (Via Gizmodo)...
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Orange SPV C600 Review - PocketInfo

PocketInfo reviews the Orange SPV C600 and talks about the phone's camera: "It falls us on that the camera application a lot rapidly starts up. That is therefore very positive because we have noticed at other Smartphones already more...
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Samsung SPH-A900 (Samsung MM-A900)

Samsung SPH-A900 Reviews Mobiledia reviews the Samsung MM-A900 and writes about the phone's camera: "As with all camera phones, photographs come out much better than videos. With motion capture behind still photography, consumers shouldn't expect more than low resolution grainy...
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Motorola V360

Providing consumers with a new option for feature-rich mobile communications, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in wireless communications, and T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the on-shelf availability of the Motorola V360 at T-Mobile retail stores and authorized dealers,...
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Samsung SGH-ZX10

Update: MobileTracker reports that Cingular has released the Samsung ZX10. Samsung ZX10 features: * Quad-band world phone- 850/900/1800/1900 MHz with UMTS * 1.3 Mega-pixel camera and video phone * Speakerphone * Music Player - Plays MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA *...
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Samsung SGH-Z510

The Samsung SGH-Z510 is currently the thinnest 3G phone. Other features include: * UMTS 2.1 GHz / GSM / GPRS (900 / 1800 / 1900MHz) * 1.3 Megapixel Camera * 2.2�? QVGA 262K Color TFT / 1.3�? 96x96 65K Color...
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Philips Xenium 9@9e

The Philips Xenium 9@9e, presented by Philips in Taiwan, is a GSM phone with 20 Mb of memory. Other features include: * 1.3 megapixel camera * OLED screen The phone is expected to hid the market around mid-November. Via Akhabaranews....
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Phoenix S2

The Phoenix S2 is a GSM slider phone with the following features: * 1.8" TFT LCD * 300-pixel VGA CMOS camera with digital zoom * video recorder * MP3 player. * GPRS and WAP support * 900MHz and 1,800MHz Via...
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Sony Ericsson W600i Review - CNET

CNET reviews the Sony Ericsson W600i and has this to say about the phone's camera: "you can activate the W600i's PhotoDJ (there's also a VideoDJ), where you can add one of six fun frames; rotate the shot's orientation; and use...
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Sprint Launches Nextel Direct Send

Sprint recently announced the availability of Nextel Direct Send Picture, which allows Nextel subscribers to send and review pictures quickly while on a Nextel Walkie-Talkie call. From the news release: Sprint today announced the availability of Nextel Direct Send(SM) Picture,...
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November 09, 2005

Motorola i930 Review - WirelessNewsfactor

WirelessNewsfactor reviews the Motorola i930 and notes that, "Although the Motorola i930 is not a bad choice overall, the 800-MHz BlackBerry 7520 -- which also provides Sprint-Nextel customers with push-to-talk capabilities -- might be a better selection for some because...
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Sandgate VoIP Phone

The Sandgate VoIP phone runs on Windows Mobile 5 or Windows CE 5, and is a wireless LAN/PHS hybrid device. Features and specifications: * PXA270 520MHz CPU * 64Mb SDRAM * 128Mb Flash ROM * 0.3 megapixel camera * 2.2"...
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Motorola RAZR - Now In Pink and Blue

The Motorola RAZR is now available in pink and blue. From the news release: "A new twist on the traditional, the RAZR will soon be available in striking shades of pink and ice blue. The first choice for a select...
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Motorola V360 Review - Mobiledia

Mobiledia reviews the Motorola V360, and says, of the phone's camera: "Overall, the V360's camera quality is average. Not comparable to the 1.3-megapixel devices and above, it should be noted that the V360 is at a lower price point than...
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LG Roberto Cavalli Fashionphone

A limited edition of 1,089 Robert Cavalli fashionphones will be manufactured, with each handset going for $1,300. Customers can place orders at all 3Shops in Hong Kong beginning November 11. The phones will feature: * 1.3 megapixel camera * Bluetooth...
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LG SavaJe OS Smartphone

LG Electronics and SavaJe Technologies have paired up to launch an LG smartphone using the SavaJe OS platform. It's anticipated that the handsets will begin delivery in 2006. Features and specifications: * slide design * 176x220 color TFT display *...
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November 08, 2005

Sony Ericsson D750i Review - PCMag

PCMag reviews the Sony Ericsson D750 (the same phone as the Sony Ericsson K750i, except that it's available exclusively on the TMobile network), and had this to say about the phone's camera: "Few phones currently have 2megapixel auto-focus cameras. External...
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Light Field Camera - Better Camera Phones

A Stanford graduate, Ren Ng, has developed a "light field camera" which can produce photos in which subjects at any depth are in finely tuned focus. The camera extends the depth of field while maintaining a wide aperture. "The light...
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Motorola RAZR V3i

MobileGazette reports rumors that the Motorola RAZR V3i will soon be announced: "Under the surface though, the RAZR V3i seems to be much more interesting. Gone is the old VGA resolution 0.3 megapixel camera, and in comes a megapixel class...
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Minimini GPLUS ES813

The Minimini GPLUS ES813 is a small phone measuring 90.6x33x19.2mm and weighing in at 70g. Despite its small size, the phone also features an MP3 player and a 0.3 megapixel camera. There's also a USB port and an OLED screen....
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Yahoo to Introduce Cellphone

Yahoo has announced that it will be introducing a cellphone in conjunction with SBC Communications. The phone will be manufactured by Nokia, and will operate on the Cingular network, which is co-owned by SBC Communications and BellSouth Corp. The phone...
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Sharp 903 Review - CNET

CNET reviews the Sharp 903 and notes, about the phone's camera: "Picture quality is certainly plenty good enough for snaps, and we are pleased to report that even at the highest resolutions pictures saved quickly to our miniSD card. Videos...
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HP hw6515

Cingular is offering the HP hw6515 Mobile Messenger. The hw6515 has the following features: * Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz * Integrated QWERTY keyboard * GPS location capabilities via integrated GPS receiver with separately purchased GPS navigation application * Microsoft® Windows...
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HTC Wizard (i-Mate K-Jam) Review - The Register

The Register reviews the i-Mate K-Jam (HTC Wizard) and concludes, "Like the Orange M500, the K-Jam wins on size - it really does feel like you're holding a phone, yet you get a classic PDA user-experience. But the newer model...
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Qool QDA-700 Review - BargainPDA

BargainPDA reviews the Qool QDA-700, and had this to say about the phone's camera: "the camera wasn't half bad. Using the camera button (on the left side), I was able to launch the camera application. The major gripe there being...
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Samsung SGH-D600 Review - The Register

The Register has a review of the Samsung SGH-D600 and had this to say about the phone's camera: "Additionally, we were disappointed by Samsung's choice to move the camera from under the slider, where it was on the D500. Placing...
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Forward Your Gmail To Your Cellphone

Geektronica has tips on forwarding your gmail messages to your cellphone. "I tested it just now with my Cingular phone, and a very short message (800 or so characters) took about 8 SMS messages to go through. If you’re paying...
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Samsung SGH-P300 Pics

Cellularmania has pictures of the credit-card sized (both in dimensions and pretty close in terms of slimness) Samsung SGH-P300. The site's not in English, but there's a ton of pictures which require no translation. What's amazing is that this tiny...
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November 07, 2005

Cellphone Backups with CellStik

The CellStik looks like a regular USB flash drive, but can be connected to LG and Samsung cellphones, so that you can easily backup your phone's address book information and other data. Once downloaded, the device plugs into your PC...
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Samsung SGH-P300

The Samsung SGH-P300 is the size of a credit card - in other words, tiny - yet, incredibly enough, packs a 1.3 megapixel camera. Samsung SGH-P300 features and specifications: * Li-ion 800 mAh * 96g * 1.3 megapixel camera *...
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AnexTEK moboDA 3360

The moboDA 3360 is a pocket PC phone powered by Windows Mobile 5.0 OS, with a 520HMz Intel PXA 272 processor. It comes with a 1.3-megapixel camera. moboDA 3360 features and specifications: * Windows Mobile 5.0 * Intel PXA 272...
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Man's camera phone crimes

'SALESMAN Trevor Barlow snapped the underwear of mini-skirted women as they shopped, a court heard. He could now face jail after admitting outraging public decency. Magistrates heard the 46-year-old targeted women in short skirts in a supermarket and crouched...
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November 06, 2005

Samsung SGH-T809 Review - PCMag

PCMag reviews the Samsung SGH-T809, and notes, "The T809's megapixel camera is pretty good for one in a phone. It did have some color noise , but not enough to really worry us. The camcorder mode is excellent, recording 352-...
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Samsung MM-A940 Review - PCMag

PCMag reviews the Samsung A940 and notes, about the phone's camera: "Taking pictures with the A940 requires a very steady hand and considerable patience. Unless you're shooting in bright daylight, this camera in this phone—as with the A970—uses very low...
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November 05, 2005

Why We Give Up on Mobile Data Services

Gizmodo has a great rant that starts out with the results of a survey showing 64% of mobile customers don't use any of the "sexier" mobile services like picture messaging, web browsing and ringtone downloading. I really liked his solution...
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LG KV5900

Slashphone writes about the LG KV5900, a new super slim slider phone that's only 14mm (0.55 inches) thick. Other features include a separated built-in MP3 chip, 512MB built-in memory and multi-tasking capability. We'll post more details when they surface....
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LG VX9800 Review - MobileTechReview

MobileTechReview reviews the LG VX9800, and concludes, "US camera phones aren't generally anything to write home about, though Nokia's megapixel offerings are quite nice. What a pleasant surprise the VX9800's 1.3 megapixel CMOS camera was. Better than the LG VX8100's...
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November 04, 2005

Cingular 8125 (HTC Wizard)

Cingular will be launching the Cingular 8125 (HTC Wizard) sometime this month. Features: * 1.3 megapixel camera * 128MB SDRAM * 64MB Flash memory * quad-band EDGE * Bluetooth * WiFi * MiniSD * 200MHz OMAP CPU Via Engadget. GearLive...
Posted by BJ at 03:33 PM

Samsung SPH-V8200

Engadget reports that Samsung has unveiled a new 8-megapixel camera phone, the SPH-V8200. Nothing more is known yet about the phone, but we'll post any new information we hear. Update: MobileKorea has more pics and specs on Samsung's 8 megapixel...
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E-TEN M600 Review - SPhone

SPhones reviews the E-TEN M600 and notes, "Overall one still has to view the camera as a weakness of the M600. 1.3 mega pixels is far from impressive when we have a whole lot of incoming smartphones with considerably higher...
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November 03, 2005

HTC Muse

MSMobiles offers us a sneak peak at the HTC Muse, an innovative Pocket PC with 240 X 240 screen resolution, with an expected release date of July 2006. The phone features a 2.1 megapixel camera and a VGA camera in...
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Nokia N92

The Nokia N92 is the first integrated DVB-H mobile device in the Nokia Nseries range for watching broadcast TV programs. The Nokia N92 offers easy access to TV programs without having to sit in front of a television set. Users...
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Nokia N71

The Nokia N71 provides its users with a simple and reliable way to tap into new multimedia experiences. An elegantly designed compact fold with a high-definition 2.4" QVGA display, the Nokia N71 enhances the user experience by providing versatile entertainment...
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LG CE500

The CE500 is a clamshell phone featuring a built in MP3 player and a TransFlash memory port. LG Mobile Phones will be working exclusively with Best Buy for a limited time to offer consumers the best possible price on this...
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November 02, 2005

Samsung SGH-V10

The Samsung ZV10 supports UMTS services and features a lithium ion battery, IrDa, USB and bluetooth interfaces and e-mail client, integrated digital camera and an integrated MP3 player. Specifications: Dimensions (mm): 91 x 48 x 26 mm Weight: 105 g...
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Samsung ZV30

The Samsung ZV30 supports UMTS services and features a lithium ion battery, IrDa, USB and bluetooth interfaces and e-mail client, integrated digital camera and an integrated MP3 player. Specifications: Dimensions (mm): 89 x 47 x 26 mm Weight: 110 g...
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Vodafone 703N

The Vodafone 703N 3G handset by NEC features a leather touch design that gives the surface of the handset a soft, high-quality leather feel. Picture Voice® lets customers add voice messages to photos, Chance Capture® makes it possible to conveniently...
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Motorola MS550

The Motorola MS550 replicates a traditional digital camera experience – fusing premium imaging tools with connectivity must-haves. At first glance, the model MS550 looks like a traditional camera, but its unique sliding form reveals a full number-pad for mobile phone...
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LG U8550

The LG U8550 music phone includes a portal speaker and supports the UTMS network. Features & Specs: * Network: GSM/UTMS * Size: 90 x 55 x 24.7 mm * Weight: 135g * Display: 65k colors (220 x 220) * 1.3...
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VK Mobile 650c (Helio)

Phonescoop posts that VK Mobile will be shipping Helio's first phone for a U.S. launch. The VK Mobile 650c by Helio is a spinner EV-DO phone with a 2 megapixel camera. Features: * QVGA display * 2-megapixel camera * MP3...
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Motorola i870

The Motorola i870 has MP3 playing capabilities and Nextel digital walkie-talkie, and also features a digital camera, Bluetooth® capabilities, GPS(1) and Nextel Direct Talk(SM), the off-network digital walkie-talkie service that works anywhere between compatible phones within a range of up...
Posted by BJ at 12:28 PM | TrackBack

Motorola V975 Review - Pocket-Lint

Pocket-Lint reviews the Motorola V975, and talks about the disappointing camera: "Because the phone is for 3G use, there is also the obligatory 3 digital cameras, although once again Motorola lets the side down by only including a VGA digital...
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Sprint PPC-6700 Review - MobileBurn

MobileBurn reviews the Sprint PPC-6700 and notes, about the phone's camera: "The camera takes reasonable photos, but outdoor shots tended to exhibit a lot of purple fringing. The white balance system worked pretty well and supports manual as well as...
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November 01, 2005

Samsung MM-A940

The MM-A940 by Samsung is compatible with the Sprint Power Vision network- Sprint's EV-DO (Evolution Data Optimized) wireless high-speed multimedia network. The new services supported by the MM-A940 include the newly announced Sprint Music Store(SM), which allows users to immediately...
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