BlackBerry 9630

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Blackberry Bold 9000

The Blackberry Bold offers the ultimate convergence of business function and entertainment. Now, however, Blackberry has unleashed a phone that goes way beyond the ordinary. For starters, the Blackberry Bold is a 3G phone, enabling blazing fast connectivity, html web browsing, a best in class brilliant display, GPS (with Blackberry Maps), and Wi-Fi. The Rim Blackberry 9000 Bold also offers extreme multimedia features, such as an integrated media player that plays both music and videos, along with stereo Bluetooth. The 2 megapixel camera also includes video recording. If that wasn’t enough, the Rim Blackberry 9000 Bold has expandable memory slot for storage of all your favorite music, photos and videos. Finally, Blackberry has delivered a QWERTY phone that even iPhone users couldn’t help but envy.

The Blackberry Bold 9000 is one of the most connectable BlackBerry models out there and also one of the few to support a variety of Wi-Fi speeds and HSDPA. Its internet and messaging features are quick but you should be mindful new BlackBerry email and instant message accounts are needed for the speediest access to messaging and those not wanting to part with their personal accounts should consider this. Regrettably the Internet browser, email and instant messaging all have a dull black and white lay out.

The Bold’s video and picture quality are great, so it is rather disappointing that the camcorder records grainy images and the camera isn’t more effective. Measuring 4.48 inches tall, 2.6 inches wide and 0.59 inches thick, the Bold isn’t exactly palm-sized unless you have very large hands.

Available Features

  • Camera (2.0 MP)
  • Built-in GPS
  • Media Player
  • Video Recording
  • BlackBerry® Maps
  • Wireless Email
  • Organizer
  • Browser
  • Phone
  • Corporate Data Access
  • Wi-Fi® support

Size and Weight


4.48 inches (114mm)


2.6 inches (66mm)


0.59 inches (15mm)


4.8 ounces (136 grams)

BlackBerry Tour

The latest BlackBerry models, especially the CDMA variety, have gotten the major networks scrambling to become the first one to offer the best deals to consumers. Verizon Wireless went ahead in unveiling a teaser for the BlackBerry Tour 9630, then minutes later Sprint announced that they are carrying the same smartphone later this summer for $199.99 after $150 worth of rebates and a two-year contract.

But what makes this BlackBerry model so special? For one, the Tour is touted as BlackBerry's fastest 3G phone. Aside from enabling video calls, you could also surf the web, stream videos, download music, and much more at blazing speeds. It also gives you the power to call and send text messages to virtually anywhere in the world.

Blackberry Curve 8900

You have heard of the Blackberry Curve that became very popular in North America, but you need to watch out for the next generation of this awesome smartphone. At first glance, the Blackberry Curve 8900 looks too good to be true with its size small enough to fit a full QWERTY keyboard. The phone measures at 4.29 inches by 2.36 inches by 0.53 inches and weighing just below 4 ounces. However, unlike its predecessor, the Blackberry Curve 8900 looks more similar to Blackberry Storm.

The 2.44-inch TFT LCD screen can support up to 65,000 colors. Although it looks very colorful, resolution is solid, and the contrast is superb, it seems not enough to display images with higher definition. Meanwhile, its 3.2-megapixel camera can digitally zoom up to 2x. It also has a flash as well as several options such as auto focus and image stabilization.

BlackBerry Storm 9530

In 2002, the BlackBerry smartphone was introduced. Unlike other smartphones-and mobile phones pretending to be smartphones-the BalckBerry was the first of its kind to be optimized for wireless e-mail use. This unique feature has made millions of people troop to the stores, especially those who prefer checking on their e-mail every now and then.

However, the recent years have become witness to the rising popularity of iPhone, a smartphone developed by Apple Computers. But that does not mean BlackBerry will not go down without a fight. Recently, they have introduced a new phone model aimed at competing with the iPhone: the BlackBerry Storm.

Nokia Focuses on Software to Lure U.S. Buyers

Nokia Corp. is the near king of the world — except in the U.S. — when it comes to smartphone and mobile device shipments. Now, the Espoo, Finland-based company is in the midst of a long-term push to rectify its problems in this country. For instance, Nokia is trying to sell more mobile phones and smartphones through U.S. carriers and is seeking ways to make its Symbian operating system software more friendly to American users, said Ira Frimere, product portfolio manager for Nokia North America. And Monday, Nokia introduced a new smartphone called Surge, the first time the traditional manufacturer has shipped a model without a number in its name, which analysts see as a subtle move by the engineering-focused Scandinavian firm to start using American marketing techniques. The Surge slider device, jointly developed with AT&T, includes a physical QWERTY keyboard, noted Frimere Read More

Nokia 5230 2MP Camera

Nokia 5230 Touch Screen, GPS and 2MP Camera

Nokia has just announced their cheapest touch screen device yet, the 5230. It has a 2 megapixel camera, GPS, 3.2 inch touch screen, 3.6 Mbps HSPA internet for fast downloads and uploads, plays music for up to 33 hours per charge, and it can be yours for only €149. If you pay €259 you can get unlimited music downloads from the Ovi Music Store, but that extra €110 should be better spent on a pair of awesome headphones. The front of the device will be available in either white or black, while the battery cover will be available in red, pink, blue, yellow, silver and dark silver.

Nokia 5800 Firmware Update

Nokia’s has apparently heard Nokia (NYSE: NOK) 5800 customers’ calls for kinetic flick-scrolling on the company’s first-ever touchscreen handset. The Nokia XpressMusic 5800 was actually just blessed with a firmware update from Nokia, so news of another update is a nice surprise. A recent Nokia Malaysia meet-n-greet session had a Nokia product manager confirm that the upcoming Nokia 5800 firmware update would feature kinetic scrolling (flick your finger on the touchscreen and the list keeps scrolling), an enhanced homescreen, better camera performance and other bug fixes that should make your XM 5800 more stable and a bit speedier…..

Nokia’s still in the testing process for the 5800 firmware update, so we’re not going to see the new firmware going live anytime before the end of Summer. If anything, Nokia will probably wait until the Nokia 5530 launches before releasing the new 5800 firmware.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic NAM

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) hasn’t forgotten the NAM version of its first S60 touch device, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Yap, the Finnish giant has released an update for the device, which drives the firmware version to 21.2.025. Change log isn’t available as of this writing, but according to Ricky Cadden Ovi Contacts now actually work — until this update, it was super unstable. We also guess, a number of bugs and issues have been resolved, and some apps updated…..

As always, we advise you backup the phone prior to hitting the “Update” button, despite the fact that the Tube comes with UDP (User Data Preservation), just in case.

China Telecom Palm Pre

China Telecom is in talks with Palm about offering the Pre smartphone in China, intensifying the race between Chinese carriers to win 3G users by offering attractive handsets. China Telecom is also talking with Palm about offering other handsets and is still in talks with Research In Motion (RIM) about offering a version of the BlackBerry, an investor relations representative said Friday. The move adds to efforts by China Telecom and its rivals to offer fashionable 3G handsets from Western companies.

Local carrier China Unicom said Friday it had reached a 3-year deal with Apple to offer the iPhone in China, and China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier by subscribers, appears set to launch a Dell smartphone. A device called the Dell mini3i is listed beside handsets supported by China Mobile’s new application download store. China Telecom knows it needs good handsets to attract more 3G users, the representative said. Nokia also plans to launch a 3G handset with China Telecom this year, and Motorola may launch two, she said. China’s carriers are also moving toward offering low-priced handsets to attract 3G subscribers. China Telecom and its distributors have ordered 4 million 3G phones from handset makers to sell in China, and most will be priced between 500 yuan (US$73) and 1,000 yuan, the company representative said. The phones will have low prices because 3G services are popular among college students and other young people with low income, she said

The chairman of China Mobile said this week that smartphone sales would greatly increase if their prices can fall below 1,000 yuan.

The China Telecom representative declined to give further details on the company’s talks with Palm and RIM.

Sprint HTC Touch Pro2

Sprint has gone official with the HTC Touch Pro2’s CDMA variant, announcing that the Pro2 will be available September 8th for $349.99. In a little over a week from now, Sprint will be offering its customers the chance to own one of this year’s baddest enterprise-oriented smartphones. The Pro2 features a class-leading 3.6-inch WVGA touchscreen, 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera, slide-and-tilt QWERTY keyboard, GPS, and WiFi – basically everything you’ll need to run your business from the road. And, with the TouchFLO 3D UI replacing most vestiges of Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, the Touch Pro2 makes for a surprisingly touch-friendly smartphone.

In our heads-up review of the N97 and the Pro2, the HTC Touch Pro2 edged out the Nokia (NYSE: NOK) N97 as the best business-class smartphone on the planet. It’s no small feat, besting Espoo’s high-end wares, and the Pro2 did in style. Despite its more hefty proportions, the Pro2 is sleek enough avoid being called a “brick.” You’ll need the $449.99 entry fee and a new 2-year contract in order to score a Sprint HTC Touch Pro2 for $349.99 (there’s a $100 mail-in rebate involved) come next Tuesday. Start digging through the couch for spare change!

China New IPhone

A Chinese news Web site has posted pictures that it claims show the iPhone model being tested for release in China, adding to expectations that the phone will launch there soon. The pictures were posted on Chinese portal on Friday morning and showed an iPhone with simplified Chinese characters in its display and inscribed on the back of the handset. Simplified characters are used in mainland China and Singapore, but Singaporean iPhones don’t have Chinese inscription on the case. (Hong Kong and Taiwan use more complex traditional characters) Read More

Samsung i7500 Galaxy

Samsung has issued a firmware upgrade for its first Android phonei7500 Galaxy. The update brings firmware to version I7500VIAIG6, but we’re not exactly sure what’s changed after you’ve hit the button. We do, however, know that we’re always for keeping our devices’ firmware up to date, and hence, recommend all Galaxy owners to proceed and make their smartphone run the freshest firmware possible. You’ll need Samsung’s new PC-Studio software and all your data should remain intact, though backup is always advised. You’ll also need an Internet connection so that software could download the firmware file, which usually is not that small. If you notice and changes after the update, don’t hesitate to drop us a comment…..

The i7500 got the FCC approval. Actually, that’s the “L” version (i7500L), which stands for Latin America. Hopefully, the real U.S. Galaxy will follow soon, and who knows, maybe we see at AT&T (NYSE: T) till the end of the year.

Windows Mobile Satellite

We heard about TerreStar working on a satellite-capable Windows Mobile handset, and have simply been awaiting on a satellite launch to for the phone to play with. That will be in orbit on July 1st., shortly after which the phone will be available on AT&T (NYSE: T). The pricetag will purportedly be in the $700 range unsubsidized, and will hopefully cost less than $1/minute, which is the current going rate for satellite calls. That’s not too crazy, considering it’s going to space, but you’ll also have quad-band GSM and dual-band WCDMA to rely on if you happen to be within the reach of terrestrial networks…..

The phone will be sold primarily to local and federal government officials who need coverage in remote areas, so don’t expect it to be available in retail any time soon.


Nokia has finally released a QWERTY-slider smartphone in the Nokia N97, a new Nseries superphone that will reach the global market sometime in the first half of this year. The Nokia N97 (specs) features a touchable 16:9 widescreen display, and will improve upon the standard Symbian S60 OS with a UI improved for touch input, as well as home page widgets of favorite Web services and social networking sites….. Nokia claims that the Nokia N97 will use a browser than can display Flash animation, which would put it at the head of the mobile browser pack. Like the Nokia 5800, the Nokia N97 will support Flash Lite 3.0 and Flash Video.

Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the Nokia N97’s Web browser in action, as the hands-on preview we were offered in New York City, to coincide with the phone’s launch at Nokia World in Barcelona, was anything but hands-on. We saw slide shows of the device, and a couple prototype models from arms length, but we were specifically forbidden from touching the device. This isn’t so uncommon, as we were similarly forbidden from touching the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 when it was launched. Both of those phones were announced months, even whole quarters ahead of their actual ship date.

That said, the Nokia N97 seems to have a lot of promise, but that’s all it is right now. Nokia seems focused on the phone’s location-based services, which is a wise move, but seems to be ignoring the larger picture. Nokia Maps does offer some welcome functionality improvements, but nothing we haven’t seen before in other mobile navigation software. Meanwhile, Nokia’s message is so centered on the messaging, the GPS location services and the cloud-based Ovi services that they seem to be wholly ignoring the fact that this is the first touch-sensitive Nseries device, and it will be entering a crowded and competitive

So, we’re most curious about how the Symbian S60 5th Edition OS has been modified for touch, and how well the hardware performs to provide a responsive experience. In our brief look at the Nokia N97, the touchscreen, which is apparently a resistive technology and not the capacitative touchscreen we see on the Apple iPhone 3G, performed fairly well for a prototype device. We saw widgets dragged around on the home screen, and we saw music selected from a list of songs. In both of these examples, the screen seemed to respond quickly. However, until we’ve had a chance to try a more advanced prototype for ourselves, we’ll retain some healthy skepticism.

It worries us that Nokia isn’t talking up the touch version of S60, and instead wants to chat about the 5-megapixel camera and advanced multimedia playback features. While the Carl Zeiss optics are obviously a nice feature on Nseries phones, we’ve seen the same “DVD quality” video recording on other Nseries phones for a couple years now. It’s touch that’s really new to the Nokia N97. Plus, we’re pleased to find a nice, wide touchscreen, with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels.

Likewise, the multimedia features are impressive, but not the main focus of our attention. Nokia has outdone themselves with 32GB of onboard memory, plus the microSDHC slot, bringing the total possible capacity to 48GB. That’s a staggering amount of storage on a phone. Still, all that memory will be worthless if the Nokia N97 doesn’t have a stand-out media player. The key will be in managing large music libraries on the Nokia N97. If it’s impossible to scroll through song lists quickly, or any long lists, like contact lists or long Web pages, the game will be up before it’s even begun.

Nokia hasn’t gotten specific on their plans to bring the Nokia N97 to the U.S., but it will eventually show up here in a version that supports U.S. HSDPA bands. We expect to see an unlocked version, probably in the middle of next year. The starting price for Europeans will be 550 Euros, so we imagine the Nokia N97 could cost $700 or so in the U.S. for an unlocked version.

HTC Touch Pro2

While we still don’t have an official release date for HTC’s Touch Pro2 here in the states, the folks at Russian site Mobile-Review have managed to get some extensive hands-on time with the unit. Props go to the quality of the voice calls and especially the QWERTY keyboard, noted via the machine translation as one of the most user-friendly in modern mobile devices…. The same is not said here, however, for the plastic casing and steep pricing. They also don’t really touch on TouchFlo 3D 2.0.XX — that’s apparently coming later in another article — but hit up the read link for a plethora of pictures and a video of the updated UI in action.

Samsung Omnia Canadian

The wait is nearly over for our friends to the North. Canadians have been expecting the Samsung Omnia to drop on Bell’s network next month, and it looks like Samsung is already gearing up for the event. Samsung has just posted the Samsung Omnia on its Canadian website…..

The Canadian Samsung Omnia will feature the same 3.2-inch resistive touchscreen display, GPS, WiFi and 5-megapixel camera that its US counterpart has been rocking on Verizon (NYSE: VZ)’s network. And, with 8GB of on-board storage with expansion up to 24GB, the Omnia is no multimedia slouch. It’s just too bad Windows Mobile 6.1 will be running the show…

Look for the Samsung Omnia to hit Canadian carriers Bell and Telus (NYSE: TU) in the near future. Mid-April looks promising.

Nokia 5800 3G

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a mobile device for music that brings innovative new features to the mass market. Delivering on Nokia’s vision to provide the best total music experience possible, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will be among the first devices to support Comes With Music, Nokia’s groundbreaking service which offers one year of unlimited access to the entire Nokia Music Store catalogue……

We powered up ye olde NAM 5800 XpressMusic today, and the weirdest thing happened: it worked on 3G. This comes after a day of frustration trying to get it hooked up to UMTS yesterday — a sentiment echoed by several others who took the plunge….. The only theory we can come up with is that we were in Chicago yesterday at the Nokia flagship store — a place where many of the “defective” units were sold — and today we’re elsewhere, so it’s conceivable that there’s an issue with AT&T’s 3G network in Chicago. We’ve noticed an uptick in 3G loss on other devices in Chicago the past few days, so it’s possible that the 5800 is just particularly sensitive to crappy networks; then again, there seem to be others in New York that have the same issue, so it’s anybody’s guess. All we know for sure is that we’re showing a big, fat “3.5G” logo in the upper left corner of our unit at the moment — and we’re going to cross our fingers that it stays that way. We have a request out to Nokia for official comment on the issue, and we’ll let you know as soon as we have more.

BlackBerry 8900 Orange

Personalize and protect your BlackBerry 8900 from the elements with this skin-tight silicone skin cover. BlackBerry Curve 8900 Skin Cover prevents dust, dirt, fingerprints, dents and chips from accumulating on your phone. Tailor-fitted for the BlackBerry Curve 8900 with opening to access side buttons, camera and charger jack. Suitable for BlackBerry Curve 8900…..

Orange has just announced a new BlackBerry (NSDQ: RIMM) to join its other Wi-Fi toting bretheren: the BlackBerry Curve 8900. As you may already know, the newest addition to the Curve family sports Wi-Fi, GPS, an extraodinarily sharp screen clocking in at 480 x 360, and a slim, light construction that does the Bold’s chubby profile shame. Quad-band EDGE is fine and all, but there’s no 3G here. One of the biggest changes in this phone has been UMA support – just about the only kind of VoIP Orange is interested in. Plans start at 9€/month for straight-up e-mail, but a promotional 4.5€ rate will be available for the first three months, but there’s also the new Pay as You Go service that the UK introduced that may have found its way across the border. No sign in their online store just yet, but it should be popping up shortly. Wonder how the BlackBerry 8900 stacks up? Check our review for the full low-down.

Asus P835 Can Host Wi-Fi

Asus has just announced the P835, which is a touchscreen device powered by Windows Mobile 6.1. It’s definitely feature-laden as the 3.5-inch display boasts an 800 x 480 pixel resolution, 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, quad-band EDGE and tri-band UMTS….. One of the stand-out features (though you probably won’t be using it on a regular basis) is that it can be used as a Wi-Fi access point for up to 10 devices. Would you want to let everybody around you ride you phone’s net connectivity?

Nokia N97 Available Now!

The Nokia N97 is here! All the buzz and chat is around the net, the Nokia N97 is going to be released on the 15th June.

With the popularity of this phone, stock is going to be in high demand, so to beat the rush you can get your pre-order in, NOW!! are one of the leading online mobile phone retailers in the UK, and have the N97 available to order, now, on O2 and Orange. For those who've been living in a cave these last few weeks, the Nokia N97 is the latest powerhouse device in the multimedia NSeries range. Features include:

- Vivid 3.5 inch Touchscreen display!
- Full QWERTY Keyboard - unique slide design!
- 32GB internal memory plus memory card slot!
- 5.0 Megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss Lens and auto focus!
- Full Support for Facebook - upload photos, message friends and update your status!
- HSDPA mobile broadband, Wi-Fi and built-in GPS SatNav!
- Symbian operating system - customise your N97 with downloadable apps from the Ovi Store!

There's no time to waste, so get your pre-order in now!

Nokia 5800

The Nokia 5800 is an ok phone, for what it is. A bit bland, a bit ugly, but it does run on S60, which means it hits our interest for that, alone.

Despite my misgivings about this phone, it has proven to be extremely popular, with many retail stores being out of stock of the phone for long periods, with stock only just starting to become freely available.

Because of the 5800's low price, it is avaialble with some amazing offers, especially with the online web retailers. One of the more established retailers, E2Save, have some particularly good offers available right now, and we all like a deal, no?

So, hit the link, take a look, and pick yourself up a bargain.

Nokia N96

Nokia have a habit of making the next best thing, and it's usually the NSeries handsets that catch the interest. This time the phone we are all waiting for is the Nokia N96. The N96 takes mobile communications to a new level and offers some amazing features, including:
    16GB Internal Memory Capacity
    Expandable Memory
    DVB-H TV Broadcast Receiver
    Music Player with multiple format support
    TV OUT Feature
    Built in GPS feature
    5.0 Megapixel Camera

The Nokia N96 is due to be released imminently in the UK, and it is available to Pre Order with, one of the leading online retailers of mobile handsets in the UK. Mobiles are offering the Nokia N96 for FREE, on either O2 600 at £35 a month, or O2 1200 at £45 a month. On O2 12000, the offer includes 8 months half price line rental!

To Pre Order the Nokia N96 click here

Nokia N78 Review

I haven't had much hands on time with the N78. I recall seeing an early prototype at a testing session, and I was less than impressed. When the handset was officially announced, I was at a press event at the Nokia store in London. Seeing the handset there, I changed my mind and thought it could be a worthy successor to the almost mythical N73.
As I said, my hands on time with the phone is severely limited, however Rafe over at All About Symbian has an excellent in depth review, in three parts. Click here for part one, here for part two, and here for part three.

Nokia N95 8GB

For the past few weeks I’ve been considering what is going to be the best phone for me, long term. Personally I feel I have reached the level of where I want my communication device to be. I’ve been a regular mobile user for many years, and have used a high number of handsets. Living in the UK, it is so easy to get a contract phone making ownership, initially at least, very low cost. I’ve been at a period where I’ve had over 17 mobile contracts running, allowing me to upgrade more than once a month, to get the latest mobile handset. These days I’m running around 6 contracts, allowing me to get a new phone every two months or so, but I find that I no longer need that, and slowly those contract options are disappearing. The reason is, there isn’t the ‘next best thing’ in handsets anymore. The next handset tends more often than not to be a redesign, or a new colour variant, rather than a complete overhaul of features, and that isn’t always a compelling reason to change. And I'm finding the handsets around now, offer me all I want in a phone, I no longer desire to chase the next best thing.

I have had a few favourite handsets over the years, and when the NSeries range initially launched, I was a happy user of the N70, then a very happy N73 owner. More recently, I’ve used the N82 and now the N95 8GB. It is specifically my experience with these handsets that make me think I’ve reached the level I want from my device.

For a lot of that the N73 gave me all I need, the N82 and N95 8GB give me everything.

Aside from features, people put stock on is how the phone looks. I don’t put too much stock on this personally, but it can’t be denied the N95 8GB is one sexy looking piece of hardware.

So, in conclusion, it ticks all the boxes. It has the features, it has the software, it has the design, and it has the looks.

The N95 8GB offers all I need for my mobile usage.

Nokia N82 Hello

Hello Nokia N82. You will have seen from previous posts below, I was at the launch of the N82 in Finland this week. Along with Stefan, from Intomobile, Devin from TheNokiaGuide, Pseudofinn from NokiaUsers, Mark from TheNokiaBlog and the guys from Womworld, we were able to see the virtual launch from inside Nokia house. A once in a lifetime experience, not only did we lucky few get to be inside Nokia house whilst the launch happened, we also got to question the N82 product manager and get our hands on the handset there and then to put it to the test. When you have a bunch of guys together, who know their phones, and are big fans of Nokia and NSeries products, you need to be confident your product is going to be good enough. With all due respect to our hosts and all, if the N82 failed to hit the mark, we would have let them know, how and why. As it turned out the N82 team have a handset they can be proud of, and all of us found it hard to let go of our phones for the rest of the day. Straight away we were installing apps, taking pictures, making calls, browsing the net, testing the features, giving the handset a real going over. The overall impression of the phone was very good, and you could see the delight we all had when our hosts kindly allowed us to take the handset away with us to really put the N82 to the test, in every day usage.

Nokia N95 Diamond

Amosu have announced the 'release' of 10 luxury, diamond encrusted Nokia N95 handsets. The N95's are 18-carat solid white gold with 325 diamonds embedded in the case, with a total diamond weight of 3.30 carats.

The handset will cost a cool £12,000.

Nokia N81,N82

The rumours of new NSeries devices, such as the N81 and N82 pictured have been around for a while now. There's an event in London on the 29th August, at which Nokia are expected to announce a new online music store. It is also expected that Nokia will announce some new NSeries phones, with the N81 and N82 and possibly the 8GB N95, too.

A viral marketing website has appeared here, hinting at what may come

Nokia N73 Godfather

Yeah, I know, it's not fresh news. The Godfather Edition of the N73 was announced a couple of weeks ago. This is of particular interest to me, as it mixes my favourite NSeries phone to date and the second best film of all time (Of course, Godfather II is the best film)

For anyone interested in seeing more, there's the official website here If anyone knows where the phone can be bought, drop me a line.

Nokia N77

Nokia have confirmed release of the N77 today at the 3GSM conference. Full spec will be posted later, but the main feature of the handset is built in DVB-H support for digital TV. For other Nokia handsets announced, check out the 3GSM Blog

Stylish and affordable Nokia N77 to accelerate DVB-H mobile TV mainstream adoption

Nokia today introduced the Nokia N77 multimedia computer offering an optimized mobile TV experience in a compelling and compact form factor with complete Nokia Nseries functionalities. With the Nokia N77, the latest integrated DVB-H device in the Nokia Nseries range, operators now have greater choice of devices as they further develop their broadcast mobile TV platform to launch and attract more subscribers. The Nokia N77 enables living room TV as viewers have come to know and understand, but is now available in a small and beautifully designed package to take on the go.

The Nokia N77, based on S60 3rd Edition software on Symbian OS, is expected to start shipping during the second quarter of 2007 in countries where DVB-H services are available

Nokia N76, N8oo, N93i

At only 13.7mm thin the N76 offers a super slim multimedia computer for your pocket. The Spec is quite standard for an N-Series phone these days, 2GB expandable memory, 2.0 megapixel camera, Tri band GSM and 3G conenctivity, Bluetooth, etc. It odes look very good, possibly the nicest S60 flip from

The N800 is a Linux handheld style tablet PC. With no built in telephony the N800 is slightly away from Nokia's core product line. It does look to be an interesting product. It has WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, meaning you can connect to the net via WiFi connection or Bluetooth to your mobile handset. You can use the N800 to send/receive email, communicate via IM, and use the built in webcam for video calls.

The N93i offers pretty much all you can get from the N93 but in a slimmer, shinier, silver shell. If there is one thing non enthusiasts always mention about the N93, it's the size. Now, hopefully the N93i will address that issue for those people and take the N93i to a more mainstream audience.

With CES happening it was almost a certainty we would have some new phones to see from Nokia. And Nokia didn't disappoint. The N93i has been confirmed, there is the N800 and also the N76. Pics and detail below:

Nokia 6300 Black

The Nokia 6300 is a mid-range model that represents an evolution of the modern monoblock design. Less than 13.1mm thin, the slim Nokia 6300 has a stainless steel frame that adds both design interest and strength. In addition to its organic curves and appealing design, the Nokia 6300 offers a robust range of easy-to-use features.

Two different flavours of Nokia 6300 cell phone are spotted on some China phone retails. They are red-silver and white-silver (the original N6300 comes with silver-black-colored casing). The phone itself, at less than 13.1mm thin, features an integrated 2 megapixel camera module with zoom function, built-in MP3 player, FM radio tuner, a 2-inch QVGA display, and memory expansion slot.

Nokia N70 Black

Taken from Slashphone It needs to be said, the black N70 looks really good. The N70 is one of the best handsets I've owned, I just never got on with the camera cover.

(actual pix are below)
  • keypads in good condition
  • slide camera shutter still functional (not like others that is not.)
  • unopened (hindi pa nasisira or natatanggalan ng front casing)
  • open-line
  • 1 y/o (pero naka stock sya ng 4 months kaya 8 months lng sya nagamit)
  • bought the unit from

  • w/ box
  • CD(Manual)
  • CD(package CD)
    -PC suite
    -Adobe Photoshop- starter ed.
  • Headset (unused)
    -ear foam
  • 128MB MMC
    -still with adaptor
    -MMC reader (bought separately from CD-r king)
  • 1 extra battery (unused)
    - x2 original nokia batteries.
    - unused/ unscratched serial number
    (ung gamit ko nagaun is from my broken 6600 kya unused ung original battery)
  • USB cable
  • charger
  • Registration card
  • Casing
    -still with original casing which is 'silver' (pero full of scratches n)
    -ill buy a new one for it just tell me what color...

Nokia N Series Music Range

If there's one thing that's certain, the current 'big thing' in mobile technology convergence is adding a decent music player to a mobile phone. People wondered what the next steps for mobile phones would be. We got cameras. The networks wanted to cash in on MMS, but that never really took off. But taking pictures on a mobile phone? That's pretty much a normal thing these days.
The trend for improving cameras in phones continues. And now the target is digital music. Nokia will point out that all their recent phones were music capable. From the 6230i onwards, a decent music player has been avaialble. The new N Series music phones focus on the music capabilities.

First, the New N91 music.

The first N91 offered an integrated 4GB hard drive. The new N91 music has dispensed with this. And replaced it with an amazing 8GB hard drive, offering capacity for up to 6,000 songs.

The N91 music offers dedicated music keys, synchronisation with Windows media player& bluetooth connectivity support.

N73 Music

With memory cards of up to 2GB available, the N73 has capacity for up to 1,000 songs. The N73 music has integrated stereo speakers, and synchronises seamlessly with windows media player. With support for MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ & WMA you can choose how you take your music with you.

N70 Music

Finally, in the 'new' N Series music range is the N70. The N70 uses the DV RS-MMC memory card format. This offers capacity of up to 1GB. The N70 is not a new handset, but has been given the same colour change as the previous two handsets (all now available in a rather cool looking black)

Not much excitement on the N Series music phones. Sure, the N91 with an 8GB hard drive is a nice touch, and seeing the N73 in black looks good, but the N70? Good phone no doubt but I would have hoped for a bit more than recycling an old handset.

Nokia N95

It has been a busy week for Nokia N Series phones. Two new models announced, and three existing models given a bit of a spruce up.

First, the Nokia N95. Pictures of this handset were around on the net a few months ago, and the handset was rumoured to be the N83. Now official, the handset shows an impressive list of features.

The N95 really does live up to Nokia's billing for the phones, Multimedia computer. The N95 incorporates a 5 megapixel camera, has integrated GPS and supports the 3G high speed data upgrade, HSDPA. Don't get lost on the acronyms, all you need to know is 3G, with a bit of a turbo boost.

The N95 takes it's multimedia tag seriously. Take photos, view photos. Record and view videos. Listen to songs. Watch music videos. Play films. Play games. Browse the internet.

The N95 sports an innovative 2 way sliding mechanism. Open the handset in the normal way, and you will see a standard phone keypad. Slide in the opposite direction and you get access to the multimedia keypad, for controlling music and video playback.

With cameras, people are learning, megapixel isn't everything. A poor lens is as culpable for producing poor pictures as a low megapixel count. The N95 has no problems here, coming equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens. Capture print quality photos and near DVD quality videos. The photos and videos can easily be viewed on a compatible TV thanks to the N95 supporting UPnP.

Connection wise the N95, as well as being 3G & HSDPA compatible, also has Quadband, EDGE and W-LAN connectivity. The 2.4" QVGA screen offers 16 million colours, the handset has stereo speakers & a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. The N95 has the new Nokia web browser built in, and offers a widescreen option for web browsing.

There is so much the N95 offers, it truly is a multimedia phone. It's expected the N95 will ship in Q1 2007 with a price of around €550

Nokia N75

Another of the new handsets announced from Nokia this week in the N Series range. The N75 is the smallest N Series handset to date.

The N75 incorporates a 2.0 megapixel camera with LED flash and 16 x digital zoom and an advanced music player, has 3G connectivity and has Nokia's new web browser, all inside a slim clamshell style phone.

The music player supports the following formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, AAC+ and WMA. On the outside of the phone you find keys that allow you to control the music player with the phone shut. With the N75 attached to a PC, one touch of the music key acts as an instant link to stored music. The N75 also has an FM radio an built in stereo speakers.

The main screen of the N75 is a 2.4" QVGA screen with 16 million colours. Offers an excellent view screen for the 2.0 megapixel camera.

Doubling up as a mini TV screen, the N75 offers MPEG-4 video playback in widescreen mode. It is also possible to view streaming video in widescreen.

The N75 is initially expected to be available in the US from Q4 2006

Nokia N73

I've decided to start this blog as a bit of a personal indulgence. I'm a bit of a nut about mobile phones, and in particular I'm a fan of the Nokia N Series.

Nokia have been pushing the N Series as a brand for quite a while now, setting the handsets apart from the normal mobile phones. For Nokia's part, they are more than mobile phones. Talk to anyone from Nokia and they talk about mobile multimedia computers. You can see why they would say this, but it's a bit of a mouthful.

I currently use the Nokia N73. I work for a mobile phone retailer, and get to use and own a lot of mobile phones. The N73 is a very good handset, equipped with a 3.2 megapixel camera, with Carl Zeiss lens, a large, clear 240 x 320 QVGA screen, built in email client, one of the best web browsers to be found on any phone in the market currently & many more features that I'll post about over the coming weeks.