Samsung Electronics unveiled its HSDPA compatible SGH-i520 smartphone at the Symbian Smartphone Show 2006. The SGH-i520 runs Symbian 9.2/ S60 3.1 with an interesting interface design. While detail specifications are still a mystery, it looks like the SGH-i520 will have touch sensitive buttons like LG chocolate phone. This 17.9mm thick i520 will have a bigger 2.3 inch LCD screen and support the upcoming HSDPA data connection.
Sharp has just revealed their latest cell phone, the SH903i. It features a 2.8 inch LCD display, 3.0-megapixel camera, secondary VGA camera, an SD card slot, and up to 50-hours of continuous music playback. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.
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Vodafone has announced 24 3G mobile phones. One of them looks exclusive to Vodafone, the Motorola V1100 HSDPA flip phone. It is a clamshell phone that is similar to the Motorola RAZR. The V1100 will be equipped with Mobile TV, Vodafone Radio DJ, as well as a 1.3MP digicam. The Motorola V1100 should be available some time around the holiday season. Check the Vodafone site for more info.
YouTube has two videos of Sony Ericsson’s upcoming W850i slider phone. It supports a 2.0 inch QVGA display, 2.0MP camera, 1GB of MS Pro Duo memory, USB 2.0 connectivity, and Bluetooth 2.0 support. Watch the promotional videos after the jump!
The 810T phone, Toshiba’s new cellphone for SoftBank customers in Japan, was recently approved by the FCC. The phone provides an impressive 3.2MP camera, and comes with an integrated music player, and dedicated music access keys. This 3G phone also offers Infrared and USB interfaces to syncronize data and media. A microSD memory card slot is also available for expansion, with a maximum of 512MB supported. There’s also a dedicated Yahoo! access key on the phone. The Toshiba 810T comes with integrated mobile light that’s useful for night-mode still images and video capture. Pricing and availability are still in mystery.
At a WiMAX technology conference in Boston, Nokia has announced that the company is beginning its work on WiMAX (802.16e) enabled mobile devices. Nokia plans to have super high speed base stations starting at 2.5 GHz band by 2007 and up to 3.5 GHz bandwidth by 2008. Moreover, Nokia mobile devices are also expected to be available in 2008. There are some advantages with this new technology. For instance, Nokia Flexi WiMAX Base Stations will be compact in size, power consumption, and physical effort as far as installing and running the WiMAX networks. Modularity will allow for easy capacity upgrades with traffic increase, rolling in the 4G era. Intel also just introduced their system-on-a-chip (SoC) WiMAX Connection 2250. The SoC enables high-speed broadband handsets to connect to both fixed WiMAX networks, and mobile ones like those enabled by Nokia’s new Flexi base station model. In addition, Intel confirmed that its 2250 SoC is capable of handling a discrete WiMAX channel of up to 10 MHz bandwidth. With spectral efficiency at 1.9 bps per hertz, and you have a the theoretical maximum throughput approaches a whopping 19 Mbps. Intel SoC chips will very likely be powering Nokia WiMAX handsets. Sprint also will be using the same frequency for its WiMax deployment, by late 2007, which leads to the conclusion- that partnership is inevitable-between the two already amicable companies. The WiMAX IEEE 802.16e version is expected to be standardized later this year.