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Sony Ericsson slaps Walkman logo on X8, renames it W8

22 Apr

Take one Xperia X8, add a dash of color, paint a “W” on it and, voilà, you have the first Walkman phone running Android — the W8 electronic gadgets. We’re not seeing it on the US Sony Ericsson site yet, but a quick visit to the company’s German page reveals the decidedly low-end specs:

a 3-inch, 320 x 480 touchscreen, a 600MHz processor, 168MB of RAM and Android 2.1. The W8 may not recapture the luster the Walkman brand enjoyed in its TPS-L2 heyday, but at least it’ll update your Twitter status. Gallery below.

Source from Engadget

Samsung Announced Galaxy S2 Release Date for UK – May 1

12 Apr

The Samsung Galaxy S2 tech gadgets will be launching in the UK on May 1. Samsung made the announcement today where it also confirmed that it will be made available on all networks.

The Galaxy S2 is the next generation model from the Galaxy S that launched last year. It includes an improved screen that is still Super AMOLED, but also carries the Plus name on the end of it.

The operating system running on the S2 will be Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The CPU runs at 1.2GHz and is a dual-core chip which makes it quite a bit more powerful than the older generation tech gadgets.

We are still waiting to hear from each of the networks in regards to the pricing, but we expect to hear any day now.


Source from gadgetvenue

Samsung to release two Bada 2.0 handsets with NFC in Q4, software update in July?

11 Apr

Some of you Samsungers are probably anticipating the snazzy Wave 578 due out in May or June outside the US, but the sad news is it won’t be shipped with the upcoming Bada 2.0 OS tech gadgets. Fret not, though, as Russian blog Bada World claims to have obtained some juicy details that’ll cheer up Bada fanatics. The above slide — apparently sourced from a Samsung France conference from a few days ago — lists a pair of new but unnamed handsets that’ll pack the new software, along with 7.2Mbps HSDPA, Bluetooth 3.0, and the seemingly trendsetting NFC. The difference between these two phones? One of them appears to be the flagship Bada 2.0 model, which expects a September launch with a 3.65-inch HVGA display, a 5 megapixel main camera, plus a VGA secondary camera. The second device will follow a month later, sporting a smaller 3.14-inch QVGA screen and just a 3 megapixel imager.

In related news, TNW India reports that Bada 2.0 tech gadgets will be “first experienced in India” around July, though no hardware is mentioned here. This could imply that existing Bada users in India — where Samsung’s R&D develops 30 percent of Bada applications — may be one of the first to obtain the 2.0 update, and it shouldn’t be long before the rest of the world get their share of this piping hot pie. Anyhow, be rest assured that we’ll keep our eyes peeled open for more Bada 2.0 news — it’ll be interesting to see where Samsung’s next big push will take us.

sourceBada World, TNW India

Samsung HMX-U20

8 Apr

The Samsung HMX-U20 may look similar to Rip’s latest UltraHD pocket video camera, but the two devices are diametric opposites – where the UltraHD plumps for simplicity, eschewing menus and fancy extras, the HMX-U20 packs in all sorts of tech gadgets.
The headline feature is a 3x optical zoom, the first we’ve seen in this type of video camera. Maximum resolution is double that of the Flip UltraHD at 1080p/ 25fps, or you can choose to shoot at 720p and a smoother 50fps. There’s no image stabilization, but you do get 7.8-megapixel stills, a nifty time-lapse mode and stereo audio recording.
Quality is very good, at least outdoors in good light. That resolution helps it capture more detail than the Flip UltraHD can and, in 50fps mode, panning shots and action look super-smooth. Colors look more natural than on the Flip, too.
Move indoors, however, and things very quickly take a nosedive. In low light, footage looks murky and dim, and in shadowy comers we spotted a lot of colour noise, although it doesn’t suffer from the same over-aggressive compression as the UltraHD. Overall, though, the Flip is the better camera and its wider angle lens makes it a more flexible device, too.
Another area in which the HMX-U20 lags behind the UltraHD is usability. To accommodate that zoom lens, there’s a whacking great ring protruding from the front of the body, which means it isn’t as comfortable to hold. The button panel on the rear is fiddly, and the screen is unforgivably poor. The same usability problems hit the HMX-LI20′s onboard sharing and editing software, Intelli-studio. There are some nifty features, including basic timeline-based, multiclip editing, complete with text and transition tools, but it’s a fiddle to use compared with FlipShare. Plus, the HMX-U20 tech gadgets come with no integrated memory of its own; you have to add your own via a 5D card before you can even start shooting.
The Samsung HMX-U20 just isn’t in the same league as the Rip UltraHD, but it’s saved by an amazingly low price, £77 exc VAT means this camera makes a very tempting budget alternative.

LG Town C300

2 Apr

LG Town C300 is a phone from LG that has discarded the myth that rules out LG cellphones from subcontinent markets. The cellphone hosts extraordinary battery life as it offers around 700 hours of stand by time and up to 7 hours of talk time. These electronic gadgets is a QWERTY keypad based multimedia phone. It has a TFT screen of 2.4 inches. It has an internal memory of 158 MB which is expandable up to 4GB. The cellphone has a 2 megapixel camera which offers irresistible image quality. The cellphone has a pretty low price which has made it a public sweetheart.

Acer-Windows Phone

31 Mar

Personal computer and laptop manufacturer Acer have announced that they will be delving even further into the mobile telecommunications market this year as they revealed plans to release at least seven Windows 7 Phone run devices this Autumn. The Taiwanese company have for a long time now been a small player in the mobile market, happy to coast along in the sidelines producing decent and well received phones but never threatening to produce a phone that sells as well as models like the Samsung Galaxy S or the Nokia N8 electronic gadgets.

Now though it seems as if they are ready to make serious inroads into the market as the devices, to be launched alongside three tablets as well, are already getting people talking about Acer in a positive light.

It has already been announced that these new Acer mobiles will run on the new upgrade of Windows mobile, known as Mango and also set for an Autumn release. News of the Mango upgrade looks good as it seems Microsoft have focused on improving areas such as the browser and adding features such as copy and paste and multitasking which have been conspicuous only in their absence on previous Windows Phone devices.

This is an ambitious move from both Microsoft and Acer and time will tell whether it will be successful. The guys at Acer feel that it should be though, admitting that they expect to sell “six figures” worth of phones in the UK alone.

Acer have been producing affordable and well-made laptops for a long time now and if they can transfer this talent over to the world of smartphones and tablets electronic gadgets there is no reason why the company should not exceed its target. As we all know though, the mobile phone market is rather more complicated than that and a multitude of factors could affect Acer’s bold move.

Keep checking back to the Dialaphone website for more news as it happens on this, and other newly released mobile phones.

HTC EVO 3D coming to Europe, keeping the sexy name and specs

29 Mar

Earlier this year, HTC allowed its previously Verizon-exclusive brand name out to prowl the globe with the Incredible S, and now it’s doing the same with the heretofore Sprint-only EVO moniker. The EVO 3D tech gadgets, says a tweet from HTC’s French mouthpiece, are coming to the land of baguettes, stylish mustaches and stripy pullovers, though a little bit of mystery remains as to when exactly its arrival shall be. Whatever the schedule (the EVO 3D’s set for a “summer” release in the US), the rest of Europe’s unlikely to be left out, meaning a 4.3-inch superphone with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1080p video recording in 2D and 720p in 3D, HTC’s newest Sense skin and Android’s freshest Gingerbread build, is headed out to the Old Wold. And that, fellow pilgrims, is a mighty awesome thing indeed.


Source from Engadget

Samsung Galaxy mini available on T-Mobile

29 Mar

The Samsung Galaxy mini is now available on T-Mobile, and has been confirmed as being in stock.

The Galaxy mini, also available in White, is Samsung‘s latest affordable electronic gadgets and as you would expect, its offers a miniature smartphone experience. The pint-sized mobile sports a 3.15-inch touchscreen, displaying Samsung’s social TouchWiz UI and a host of pre-loaded Google widgets. It may be small, but it still offers the full Froyo package, including built-in GPS, Facebook and Twitter integration and access to the Android Market. On its rear, the Samsung Galaxy mini features a 3 megapixel camera, capable of recording video footage at 15 frames per second. That’s not all, as it also features HSDPA and WiFi speeds, up to 32GB of storage and a powerful 1200mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy mini is now available to order on pay monthly deals with T-Mobile. Prices start from just £11.06/month, once cashback from 11 months free line rental has been claimed from a 2 year £24.42/month contract. This deal includes a free handset, 300 minutes, 300 texts and 500MB data. These cool electronic gadgets is also available on O2, Orange and Vodafone, from £8.51/month.

The Samsung Galaxy mini is also available on Pay As You Go with O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone, from £149.99.

Motorola Z6w

29 Mar

Motorola Z6w is a vertical slider handsome mobile with 2G Network with GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 / GSM 850. It weighs around 110.0 g (with battery) with the dimensions that ranges up to 105 x 45 x 17.3 mm.  It has a graphical type display screen with the resolution of 240 x 320 pixels and 262k colors. The tech gadgets have a 64 MB memory storage capacity with the additional microSD flash system. It produces networking operation system of Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps and WLAN of Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, UMA. It is charged with Li-Ion type of battery that offers GSM: 400h stand by time.

LG GS390 Prime Reviews

28 Mar

LG GS390 Prime is a much affordable mobile with so many attractive special features. Let us analyze few of them. It operates with the 2G Network facility with GSM 850 / 1800 / 1900. It is available in the 108 x 52.8 x 12.7 mm dimensions, and weighs around 89 grams. The display TFT touch screen has 256K colors and 240 x 400 pixels, 3.0 inches thick. These electronic gadgets are also loaded with special features such as the Stereo FM radio, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, micro USB v2.0 and games. The mobile has an in built 2 Mega Pixel camera with the resolution of 1600×1200 pixels.