Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 hands-on videos

Just found 2 Xperia X2 hands-on videos on Youtube courtesy of Looks like the X2 has the same “crappy” chipset as the old one (and all HTC phones, the MSM72xx).

and a hadrware tour :


Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 running Windows Mobile 6.5 announced


That’s right. Sony’s IFA keynote is still underway, but I’m going to update tihs post as sson as more info is available. It’s got a 8.1Mpx camera and should be availalbe in Q4 09.


A second video :

Here’s the offical product page : here

Here’s the full Press Release and Specs (no word on theCPU usd but it’s probably still the Qualcomm MSM72XX)

Size: 110 x 54 x 16 mm
Weight: 115 grams
Colours: Elegant Black, Modern Silver
Main screen: 65,536 colour TFT
Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels (WVGA)
Size: 3.2 inches
Phone memory: Up to110MB
Memory card support: SanDisk microSD™ and microSDHC™, up to 16GB
Talk time GSM: Up to 10 hrs
Standby time GSM: Up to 500 hrs
Talk time UMTS: Up to 6hrs
Standby time UMTS: Up to 640hrs
Music listening time: Up to 20hrs

Another Nokia N900 video hands-on

Here’s another piece of Nokia news for the day. A fairly long hands-on video of the Nokia N900 running Maemo5. If only it had a capacitive screen instead of the resitive one it currently sports, this devices would be perfect.


BlackBerry 9700 quick hands-on video

Nothing really new but here’s a shorts hands-on video of the ,soon to be release on AT&T, BlackBerry 9700 (Onyx).

Source: FeedBerry

Nokia N97 Mini, X6 & X3 announced

Today Nokia announced three new phones at Nokia Wolrd 09. Let’s start with the N97 mini, which is a slimmed down version of the original N97 released a few months ago:
The Nokia N97 mini will be available next month for an estimated retail price of EUR450 before taxes and carriers subsidies. It has 8gb of internal memory (upgradable via microSD) a 3.2″ touchscreen and slide out qwerty keyboard all packed in a 14.2mm thin body.A 5Mpx camera with Carl Zeiss lens and LED flash is also on board.

The X6 looks like the sucessor of the eXpress Music launch quite a fewmonths ago. The hadrware looks really nice andlooking at the video it seems to have a capacitive touch screen!. It will retail in Q42009 for €459 without contract. Here are the specs:


- symbian S60
- 3.2″ wide touch screen display
- 32Gb of internal memory
- 35 hours of music playback
- 5-megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics & dual LED flash
- 14mm thin
- TV-out, video editing, online sharing, Nokia Music store, full web browser and Flash Lite support

Finally with have the Nokia X3 which the first Series 40 device to come Ovi Store enabled. It’s a non-touch screen slider phone. Estimated reatil price is €115 with an availability in Q4 09. Here are some of the specs:


- S40 OS
- 2.2 non-touchscreen
- Slide-out Keypad
- 3.2 megapixel camera
- Stereo speakers
- Dedicated music keys
- support for up to 16GB of storage via microSD

Source: Nokia Conversations here, here

Nokia Booklet 3G mini-laptop priced at €570

Nokia’s CEO just announced the European price of the Booklet 3G Mini-laptop during Nokia World 09 this morning. €570 should be the price without any carriers contract but Nokia said that it should be heavily subsidized if telco operators decide to offer the laptop with one. The full specs have also been unveiled :

All day computing

Up to 12 hours of usage time
Last for a heavy work day
Windows 7 and Intel Atom processor
Charge it and go – no need to worry about taking your charger with you
Sleek, robust design

A stylish, premium design with a chassis made from a single piece of machined aluminum
19.9 mm thin
Three different colors at launch: black, ice (white) and azure (blue)
Seamless connectivity

Inbuilt WLAN and WWAN enable connectivity to the Internet anywhere a WiFi or cellular network connection is found
3G/ HSPA with hot swappable simcard
Sync easily with your Nokia handset

Integrated Ovi Suite enables easy sync of calendar contacts, media with your device and the cloud
Integrated Nokia services

Ovi Suite 2.0
Nokia Music for PC
Ovi Maps
Social Hub – keeps track of your social software feeds in one spot and serves as a SMS sender
Nokia software updater
Nokia Booklet 3G full specification


Weight (max) 1250 g
Dimensions (max) 264 x 185 x 19.9 mm

CPU and Chipset

Intel Atom Z530, 1.6 GHz
Intel Poulsbo US15W, fanless design
Memory and Storage

RAM: 1 GB, DDR2, 533 Mhz, soldered down
HDD: 120 GB, 1.8”/5mmH/SATA, 8 MB cache, 4200 RPM


10.1”, 1280×720 pixels, glass window


16 cell, 56.8 Wh, Li-Ion prismatic, removable design


802.11 b/g/n, 2T2R
BT 2.1 + EDR
Inbuilt 3G modem (data calls only). Different variants: WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 or WCDMA 900/2100 or no modem.
All modem variants have GSM and GPRS
I/O ports

1 x HDMI 1.2 out
3 x USB 2.0
1 x headphone out (OMTP 3.5 mm) – with OMTP headsets also functions as audio in
1 x DC-in
1 x SD card reader
1 x SIM / USIM slot

Camera and microphone

1.3 MP front facing camera with integrated microphone


Frame keyboard
2 physical layouts: US (78 keys, 17 mm pitch, 1.8 mm stroke) and UK (79 keys, 16.7 mm pitch, 1.8 mm stroke)


Inbox contents

Nokia Booklet 3G
BC-1S battery
AC/DC power adapter
Quick setup guide and warranty instructions
Headset WH-205
USB charging multi-cable CA-126


Operating System: Windows 7 Starter Edition, Home Premium or Professional
MS Office Small Business 60 day trial
MS Internet Explorer 8
HDD protection utility, Hotkey utility , Knock Control utility, Power Profile Switcher, Battery Life utility
Nokia Update Manager
Ovi Suite
Ovi Maps Gadget
Social Hub
F-Secure Internet Security 2010 trial

Source: Nokia Conversations

HTC Touch2 announced, launching on October 6

Look what we got here. The low-cost entry-level HTC Mega was officially announced as the HTC Touch 2 today at IFA in Germany and should launch on the same day as Windows Mobile 6.5 on October 6. Full Press release :


With new Windows phone software, HTC Touch2 delivers a simple and smart experience that makes it easier to stay in touch with the people and information in your life

TAIWAN – SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2009 – HTC Corporation today introduced the HTC Touch2™, a compact and stylish smartphone that is one of the first mobile phones to include Microsoft’s new Windows Phone software. Utilizing Windows Mobile 6.5 and new Windows Phone services like My Phone and Windows Marketplace, HTC Touch2 delivers a full touch experience that enables you to do all the things you want on your phone easily. The Touch2 expands HTC’s portfolio of touch-based phones and is focused on delivering an advanced touch experience to a broader group of people.
“The HTC Touch2 delivers a familiar touch experience that millions of people have come to expect and rely on from HTC in their daily lives,” said Peter Chou, Chief Executive Officer, HTC Corporation. “Whether it’s making a call, checking in with a friend or simply responding to an important email, the HTC Touch2 puts you in touch and in control.”
The HTC Touch2 ensures that everything is at your fingertips in a compact design that fits comfortably in your hand. An advanced smartphone with everything you expect and more, the HTC Touch2 includes a variety of HTC enhancements including TouchFLO, an enhanced user interface that includes integrated weather updates and quick touch access to a variety of the most popular applications. In addition, the Touch2 includes Google Maps for Mobile, YouTube and more.

As a new Windows phone, the HTC Touch2 showcases the powerful messaging, browsing and productivity capabilities delivered by the new Windows Mobile 6.5. Offering a best in class e-mail experience complete with the ability to synchronize with Microsoft Exchange, you have the ability to check and manage multiple email accounts.

With the Re-designed Internet Explorer Mobile, the Touch2 accurately displays desktop style Web pages, allowing people to experience content in the way it is meant to be viewed. The HTC Touch2 includes a zoom bar for reflowing text to an optimum size. In addition, you can pan and zoom to find and enjoy what you are looking for more easily. Internet Explorer-Mobile also supports Adobe Flash, enabling Flash video content, like YouTube, to be viewed easily.
With Windows phone you can now easily find and download a wide variety of applications onto the HTC Touch2 via the new Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Microsoft’s new My Phone service enables you to automatically back up and synch photos, music, contacts and text messages for free from the Touch2 to the web.

The HTC Touch2 will initially be available to customers on October 6 with broad availability in a variety of European and Asian markets in early Q4 2009.

Source: HTC

More Verizon release dates leaks: Storm 2, HTC Desire, Motorola Sholes, LG BL 40 Chocolate Touch

Verizon is leaking like the Titanic lately. Here’s a little summary of today’s rumors :

First PhoneArena got their hands on a picture highlighting the existence of an HTC Android phone called the HTC Desire (6200) coming to Verizon.

The second leak comes from BlackBerryOS claims to have a Verizon internal document that says that the Storm 2 will be released on October 14, the LG BL40 Chocolate Touch in Mid-October and the Morotla Sholes in October.


Let’s wait & see..

Source: PhoneArena & BlackBerryOS

HP iPaq K3 Obsidian hits the FCC, gets ready for AT&T

Looks like HP’s latest iPaq the K3 Obsidian is heading to AT&T after getting the FCC’s approval. The Phones specs are the following:

Windows Mobile 6.5
Qualcomm MSM7200A @ 528Mhz
2,46? AMOLED 320×240 Touch Screen
3.2 Megapixel camera
256 MB RAM 512 MB ROM
WiFi b/g


Source: FCC via Engadget