Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Two years ago, Apple unveiled this holy of grail of their own - iPhone and since then has spawned several versions over the year. Now, iPhone 3G is available in Malaysia but one thing to ponder, why Maxis have to monopoly it? Recent updated news quoted that a new model of iPhone will be introduced this coming June or July, with a possible cheaper price for affordable purpose. Read here.

Now following the successful phenomenon and cult culture that Apple had created, several other companies are doing their suits.

Palm has announced Palm Pre for the mid-May release. "The 4.76-ounce phone will have a 3.1-inch touchscreen plus a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, something that’s lacking on the iPhone. Able to give users one view of all their contacts from different sources. Able to do multi-task jobs. It will include Wi-Fi, GPS and a 3-megapixel camera." - Source.

Samsung Impression, a concept based on the predecessor Instinct. "The first phone in the United States to be sold with an AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) screen. Up to three hours’ of talk time, and up to 250 hours on standby. A 3.2-inch resistive touchscreen that uses haptic feedback, so when you touch an icon on the screen, you feel a little vibration as a confirmation of your touch. Has a fairly responsive slide-out QWERTY keyboard with a 3-megapixel camera. Costs US$ 199.99." - Source

Blackberry Storm, from the team that have a history of creating smartphones until iPhone stole it all. "Good news to those who missed Blackberry but Storm lacks what BlackBerrys are known for; excellent, physical keyboards, and the Storm’s three touchscreen keyboards have been difficult to master. Newer version is due this autumn. A 3.25-inch screen is ample for viewing e-mail and Web sites. Wighs 5.46 ounces, includes a 3.2-megapixel camera, video camera and voice-activated dialing. Costs US$ 199.99 upon contract in US." - Source

Garmin (a GPS-device maker) and Asus (notebook company) are colliding force to bring you Garmin-Asus nuvifone, with a two models of M20 and G60 will be unveiled soon. "The G60 will be a Linux operating system-based phone; the M20 will use Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional with enterprise e-mail. A GPS device that “turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions,” and will “automatically” recalculate if a turn is missed along the way. Nuvifones will also include “Ciao!” a program that “helps users stay up to date on their friends’ whereabouts and status by linking numerous location-centric social networks. No details on pricing and carrier but this is a hell new revolution in GPS-device." - Source

Sony Ericsson Idou, a pre-release term to describe this beauty machine. "The Idou (technically known as the W995 Walkman) will have a 12-megapixel camera. A 3.5-inch touchscreen, won’t just focus on photos, though; it will also be a prime candidate for music, games, movies, TV and video clips. It is not deemed as a smartphone but rather stay true to its conventional GSM feature." - Source

T-Mobile G1, is a "Google Phone" exclusivvely made by HTC. "Known as Google Phone because it runs on Android, Google’s open-source based operating system. It was released back last fall. The phone is a good fit for using the company’s programs, including search, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Maps and Google Talk. Has a 3.2-inch screen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard and 3.2-megapixel camera. Costs US$ 179.99 with T-Mobile contract." - Source

LG Versa, a new US$ 199.99 under contract phone has a QWERTY keyboard that can be detached from the device. Has a virtual on-screen keyboard for punching out a quick text message. A 3-inch display and can be used for playing games with an optional gaming controller first (around $29). It includes a 2-megapixel camera and camcorder." - Source

HTC Touch Diamond 2, another version from the ever successful yet expensive HTC Diamond range. "Available this year in a 3.2-inch screen. It will also include a 5-megapixel camera, compared to the 3.2-megapixel camera in the existing Touch Diamond. Has video-recording and a touch-sensitive zoom bar “for even faster zooming of Web pages, e-mails, text messages, photos or documents." - Source.

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