From the monthly archives:

October 2008

FCC Approves Nokia N85 Mobile Phone

by Johan on October 31, 2008

FCC Approves Nokia N85 Mobile Phone

It seems that the Nokia N85 will be officially released in the US pretty soon. The FCC has approved this third version of the N85. The new version of Nokia N85 will support the WCDMA V (850MHz) band and will be available as a full 7 band capable phone with 850/900/1800/1900 GSM and 850/1900/2100 WCDMA. No word on pricing at this time. [BoyGenius]

Softbank Offers iPhone 3G Battery Extender

by Johan on October 30, 2008

Softbank Offers iPhone 3G Battery Extender

Softbank Mobile has introduced a new external battery for iPhone 3G that allows users in Japan to charge their iPhone on the go. This battery extender can also function as the One-Seg media broadcast receiver and transmits the video via WiFi signal to iPhone 3G for up to 3 hours. Softbank will release this iPhone accessory in December 2008. [Slashphone]

World's Thinnest QWERTY Keyboard Handset Now On AT&T

AT&T has officially released the Pantech Slate, which is touted as the “world’s thinnest QWERTY keyboard” handset. It seems that this handset is targeted at messaging junkies who also still want to look in fashion with the latest slim devices. Aside from the full QWERTY keyboard, the Slate also features Bluetooth, video recording, 1.3 megapixel camera, email, instant messaging and support for AT&T’s Media Net. [CNet]

Alcatel OT-I650 Mobile Phone With Accelerometer

Alcatel boasts its entry level handset that comes equipped with a built-in accelerometer. This technology allows you to switch between applications by shaking the phone. The mobile phone also comes equipped with Music player, FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity, a 1.3MP digital camera, and flashlight. Its battery offers 12 hours of talk time or 30 days of standby time. The Alcatel OT-I650 is currently available in Russia for $120. [Mobil.ru]

Asus Android Smartphone in 2009

by Johan on October 28, 2008

Asus Android Smartphone in 2009

Digitimes informed us that Asus will release its Android smartphone in 2009. The handset is targeted to the Taiwan market first before selling it to other regions. For your information, the company has also released its new Windows Mobile smartphone, called Asus P552w, that offers a new touch UI Glide developed by Asus. [Digitimes]

Samsung C6620 Receives FCC Nod

by Johan on October 28, 2008

Samsung C6620 Receives FCC Nod

FCC has approved the Samsung C6620 smartphone. For your information, the Samsung C6620 will come in Wine Red, Apple Green and Navy Blue and features Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system, full QWERTY keyboard, QVGA display, Tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900MHz), UMTS/HSDPA support, Bluetooh connectivity, and an integrated music player. There are also a 2MP camera with video recording, 20MB of internal memory and an integrated modem. The handset is currently available in Italy for €199. [MobileBlog]

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