Nokia N900 to be available on December 26th in the UK

We reported a few days ago that the N900 was heading to Vodafone UK in January but it now looks like The CarPhoneHouse is about to sell Nokia‘s flagship device as early as December 26th. The device will be available from only £35 on a 24-month contract. Vodafone will start selling it on January the 7th.

Source: Pocket-Lint

Samsung Bada developer introduction video

Here’s a short introduction video to Samsung‘s new Bada mobile platform aimed at future developers. The video goes on to explain how the Bada SDK works and what are the key features availalble.

Head over to the Bada website for all the info.

Source: YouTube

Samsung Kies lets you manage your device on your PC

Samsung seems to be doing what Microsoft can’t. They have a neaty phone manager PC application name Kies that let’s sync your contacts, directly buy apps on Samsung’s appstore, edit your photos & videos all in a seamless way. ActiveSync/WMDC kinda looks outdated compared to this..Check out the video below:

For more info head over Samsung’s apps site.

Source: 1800Pocketpc

Motorola Motus / Enzo / Backflip live shots

The Motorola Enzo / Motus / Backflip looks to be about to retail on AT&T soon. Phandroid got their hands on a few live shots of the device. As you can see it features a backflipping hardware keyboard which makes it look a bit weird. The MotoBlur UI on top of Android 1.5 is also on board with a couple of AT&T apps. Specs are the following:

528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7201A
512 MB ROM
256 MB RAM
3.1 inch display 320 x 480 (HVGA)
5 megapixel camera with LED flash
WiFi / Bluetooth 2.0 / GPS
OS Android 1.5 with Motoblur
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 W-CDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Reverse flip keyboard
Rear directional touchpad

Source: Phandroid

One more HP iPAQ Glisten review

HP Glisten review
This time it’s Pocketnow’s turn to posted a review of the HP iPAQ Glisten WM6.5 smartphone. Their conclusion is in line with what other’s have said:

There are a lot of wishes that we have for the iPAQ Glisten, but it’s important to keep in mind that this device isn’t supposed to be flashy and excellent at multimedia playback. If you want that, get the Tilt 2.

For starters we wish that HP would have done something…anything…to change the interface of Windows Mobile. Each and every Windows Phone on the market has some improved home screen interface, plus a couple of pieces of software that are indpendent of what Microosft includes. The Glisten is basically running a clean and tidy installation of Windows Mobile 6.5. That’s it! While this may make the tweakers happy, it provides a drab experience for most users who want something interesting with a little bit of eye candy.

The rest of our gripes have to do with features and qualities that we see in other devices but not in the Glisten. For example, the small and low resolution screen isn’t good enough for a good photo/video experience. Also, swapping out microSD cards isn’t easy and requires you to pop out the battery. But again, it’s likely that the average Glisten user isn’t going to be using the device for multimedia, so these aren’t huge issues.

Read the whole thing here

LG eXpo (GW820) now on sale at AT&T

After being delayed acouple of days, the LG eXpo (Monaco /iQ) is finally available through AT&T for $199 on a 2-year contract. This is actualy the first Windows Phone sold in North America that features a SnapDragon chipset. The optional pico -projector is also a first. The device is also out in Canada on Telus since last week.

Source: AT&T

Twitter now available on the Zune HD

It was announced last night and it’s now finally available for free on the Zune Marketplace. Nothing too fnacy but seems to be great for a 1.0 version. Hopefully this means that we will see more of theses apps from Microsoft heading to Windows Mobile 7 once the two marketplaces are merged together.