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Omkar Dutta is a Mobile Enthusiast from Mumbai, India. He loves to check out latest software, mobile phones and web services. Currently, he writes for this awesome blog as well as Fone Arena. You can follow him on Twitter @0mkarr

LG eXpo GW820 Hands-On Pics And Video

LG eXpo is the first handset from South Korean mobile phone manufacturer LG, that comes with a mini projector and 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. This device also comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3G connectivity and a 5 mega-pixel camera.

Recently, we have posted complete specs LG eXpo and now the guys at Phone Arena has shared some hands-on pics of this device. Check out the exclusive hands-on pics of LG eXpo below.

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LG eXpo Hands-On Video

Motorola XT701 Complete Specs Emerge

Motorola XT701 also known as Motorola Sholes is a new smartphone from Motorola Corporation that comes with 3.7 inch touchscreen display and 5 mega-pixel camera. This handset is not yet announced by the manufacturer, but the complete specs of this handset has already been leaked all over the web.

Motorola XT701

Motorola XT701 Complete Specifications

  • WCDMA / HSDPA 10.2M / HSUPA 5.76M.
  • 3.7-inch-wide touch-screen, 854X480 resolution.
  • 5 mega-pixel with auto-focus, Xenon flash, high-quality image capture.
  • Strong CortexTM-A8 quad-core processor, multi-tasking at the same time smooth collaboration, high-speed operation.
  • Built-in gravity sensor, infrared proximity sensors, ambient light sensor.
  • GPS / aGPS navigation.
  • WLAN: 802.11 b / g, WAPI / WIFI.
  • Video capture / playback / streaming media.
  • Maximum support 32GB Micro-SD (HC) expansion cards.
  • FM Stereo FM radio.
  • OMTP standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, while supporting the traditional 3.5 mm headphone.
  • Support MP3/AAC/AACv1/AACv2/AMR-NB/AMR-WB/MIDI/MIDI/WAV/Ogg Vorbis /
    PCM music formats, etc.
  • Supported video formats MPEG4/H.263/H.264
  • Support SMS, MMS, e-mail (POP3/IMAP4) and enterprise-class e-mail.
  • USB 2.0 high-speed data transfer.
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR High-speed transmission / Wireless Bluetooth Stereo.

This handset is expected to be announced early next year. The price of this handset is not yet available.

LG eXpo GW820 Complete Specs, Price and Photos

LG eXpo is the first handset from South Korean mobile phone manufacturer LG, that comes with a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. This device also comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3G connectivity and a 5 mega-pixel camera.

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LG eXpo runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 OS and it includes some excellent features such as 3.2 inch touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution, 5 mega-pixel camera with LED flash and auto-focus, 3G, Wi-Fi, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 512 MB internal memory, 16 GB expandable memory and so on.

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Other features include Microsoft Office Mobile, audio and video player, A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth, USB, voice dialing, Optional LG Mobile Projector, Smart Sensor fingerprint recognition, Pocket Office, Xpress Mail with access to Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, Yahoo! Mail, AOL, Windows Live and much more.

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LG eXpo comes with support for 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS and UMTS/HSDPA (850/1900/2100 MHz) frequencies and a 1500mAh Lithium Ion battery that provides 3 hours of talk time or up to 10 days of standby time.

This handset is priced at $199.99 after mail-in rebate, with a two-year contract agreement from AT&T on a minimum $69.99 plan. The LG Mobile Projector is expected to be priced at $179.99.

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Now Available On Sprint

Recently, RIM launched BlackBerry Curve 8530 on wireless carrier Sprint. This handset comes with full QWERTY keyboard and a 2 mega-pixel camera. This device is available for purchase at a price tag of $50 upon signing of a two-year contract agreement.

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This device runs on BlackBerry OS 5.0 and comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, 256 MB RAM memory, dedicated multimedia keys, 2 mega-pixel camera, upto 32 GB external storage capacity, 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and so on. It comes with support for social networking site such as Facebook, MySpace and Flicker.

This handset also includes BlackBerry Push Technology, which offers support for up to 10 business and personal email accounts. You can even view and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files in this device.

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Specs

  • Voice-Activated Dialing allows you to look up contacts, place phone calls and access key information from the device
  • Speakerphone for easy hands-free operation
  • Basic productivity tools to view and update the calendar, schedule appointments, check the task list and more while on the go
  • Sprint Navigation with turn-by-turn driving directions
  • Sprint TV with an extensive selection of live and on-demand programming
  • Sprint Music StoreSM allowing users to wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone
  • Sprint NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile
  • Media player with BlackBerry Media Sync, Roxio Media Manager, so users can play downloaded music, video and audio files

Are you planning to buy this device? Please let us know your views regarding this handset in the comments.

Firmware Update Available for HTC HD2

Today, Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation delivered a new firmware update for its most popular handset, HTC HD2. Firmware update this devices is aimed at enhancing the storage capabilities of the device.

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According to HTC Corporation,
This update for HTC HD2 further extends support of the SD Storage Capability. Taking pictures with your 5 Megapixel lens and dual LED flash can only truly be appreciated at the maximum quality, and now with this update, you will be able to appreciate how much more you can store in your 8GB or more SD Card.

This update is applicable only when your Camera’s version is equal or lower to Version 6.26 (Build 1921.1625). You can check the Camera Version under HOME > Start Menu > Camera > Settings > Advanced > Page 5 > About > Version information

Firmware update for HTC HD2 is available for download on HTC’s support website. HTC HD2 users can click here to download the latest firmware update.

HTC HD2 Now Available In India For Rs.36990

Today, Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation launched a feature-rich touchscreen phone, HTC HD2 in India, which runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 OS. HTC HD2 is the first Windows phone from HTC Corporation that includes the HTC Sense solution.

HTC HD2 is the first Windows phone to embody the HTC Sense user interface, which makes the phone much more intuitive, engaging and a pleasure to use. Powered by Windows Mobile 6.5, the HD2 blends cutting-edge technology and stylish looks to deliver a smooth and superior experience to the customers, said Mr Ajay Sharma, country head, HTC India.

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HTC HD2 runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 powered by 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. It comes with 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touch display, 512 MB ROM, 448 MB RAM, EDGE, 3G, Windows Media Player, Digital compass, Pocket Office, HTC Peep, HTC Footprints, Facebook and Twitter integration, A-GPS and an excellent 5 mega-pixel camera with autofocus and dual LED flash.

This handset arrives in India along with an exclusive offer from TATA DOCOMO, which allows the user to browse the Internet and download 500MB of data per month free for a period of 6 month.

TATA DOCOMO is a young brand that recently rolled out GSM services across 15 Circles within a span of five months and has received an enthusiastic response. When we launched our GSM services, we had promised our subscribers that we would bring to them the best products and services. Living up to that brand promise, we are launching the HTC HD2 phones for our customers. Infact we will be premiering the HTC HD2 exclusively at TATA DOCOMO Dive-In stores so that customers may have a first hand experience of the world’s biggest touch screen phone,says Mr Gurinder Singh Sandhu, chief marketing officer, TATA DOCOMO.

HTC HD2 is unlocked and can be used with any wireless operator in India. It is priced at Rs. 39,990 in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh and Rs.36,990 in Rest of India.

Firmware Update Available for HTC Touch Diamond2 And Touch Pro2

Today, Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation delivered new firmware updates for two of its most popular handsets, the HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2. Firmware update for both the devices are aimed at improving the handwriting capabilities in both the handsets.

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According to HTC Corporation,
“This update for HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 lets you write the way you want to. Now in addition to the full QWERTY keypad, simulating a full physical keyboard experience, HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 now offers handwriting recognition to give you more flexibility to send messages to your loved ones.”

HTC ask the users to check the AP version and make sure that, it is equal or lower to Version 2.1 (Build 1920.2429) for the HTC Touch Pro2 and AP version must be equal or lower to Version 2.1 (Build1919.1320) for the HTC Touch Diamond2.

Both firmware updates are available for download on HTC’s support website.

HTC Touch Diamond2 users, click here.

HTC Touch Pro2 users, click here.

Nexus One Hardware Specs, Leaked Pics And Video

Nexus One is the first handset from Google powered by HTC. The device is expected to come with 1 GHz Snapdragon Processor and a 5 mega-pixel camera. We have earlier posted leaked pics, leaked specs, latest updates and complete information of Nexus One. Now, you can check out exclusive hardware specs, leaked pics and video below.

Nexus One Hardware Specs

  • Proximity Sensor/Light Sensor: Capella CM3602 per sensors.mahimahi.so in Nexus One ROM Dump.
  • Snapdragon Specific Libraries found.
  • Accelerometer: BMA150 3-axis Accelerometer per sensors.mahimahi.so in Nexus One ROM Dump.
  • Magnetic Compass: AK8973 3-axis Magnetic field sensor/AK8973 Orientation sensor per sensors.mahimahi.so in Nexus One ROM Dump
  • Wifi Radio / Bluetooth / FM: BCM4329 in lib/modules
  • Routing audio to Speakerphone with back mic
  • Stereo FM speaker
  • Audience A1026 Noise Canceling Chip
  • Qualcomm QSD8K Specific hardware libs in lib/hw
  • Adreno 200 Graphics Core with OpenGLES 2.0
  • Camera with auto focus, flash, white balance and anti-banding

Nexus One Exclusive Pics

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Nexus One Boot Animation Video

Motorola CLIQ Firmware Updated To Version 1.1.31

Recently, Motorola released a new firmware update for its popular Android based touchscreen device, Motorola CLIQ. The new version 1.1.31 can be easily downloaded from Motorola Support. The new firmware comes with a wide range of fixes and improved battery management features. Check out the complete changelog below:

Motorola Cliq

  • Improved battery life while phone is idle or running applications.
  • Improved connections to corporate email accounts.
  • Repairs issues with lingering connections after hang-up.
  • Quick Office 2 supports additional file types and enhanced capabilities.
  • Improves overall accelerometer responsiveness and accuracy.
  • Text Telephone option for the hearing/speech-impaired lets you converse with callers via “real time” text messaging instead of relying on the caller’s audio.
  • Improved pairings, audio and call connections with Bluetooth headsets, including: rewind/fast forward feature with S9 and HT820 headsets.
  • Improved touch screen accuracy and protection against inadvertent key presses and unintended phone calls.

Download Exclusive Christmas Theme For S60 Mobile Phones

Recently, we have posted “Maemo Theme” for Symbian S60 5th Edition phones. Now we are presenting an exclusive Christmas Theme for Symbian S60 devices. Check out the screenshots and supported phones list below:

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Supported Phone

5320 XpressMusic, 5700 XpressMusic, 6110 Navigator, 6120 Classic, 6121 Classic, 6124 classic, 6210 Navigator, 6220 classic, 6290, N71, N73, N75, N76, N78, N79, N81, N81 8GB, N85, N82, N92, N93, N93i, N95, N95 8GB, N95-3NAM, N96, 5800 Xpress Music, N97, i8910, Samsung Omnia HD, 5530

[ Download Christmas Theme ]

Samsung Bada UI Leaked Screenshots

samsung bada logoSamsung Bada is a mobile operating system being developed by Samsung Electronics. It is designed for use in smartphones. Its name is derived from the Korean word for ocean. The first mobile phone handsets based on bada are expected to be displayed in the first half of 2010 and to go on sale in the second half of 2010. Samsung also plans to open a bada application store.

Check out the exclusive leaked screenshots of Samsung Bada UI below.

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[ via. Samsung Hub ]

Acer Liquid A1 Hands-On Pics And Video

Acer Liquid A1 is a snapdragon based Android handset that comes with 3.5″ WVGA capacitive display, 1GHz Snapdragon Processor, Google Android 1.6 OS and a 5 mega-pixel camera. Other features includes Acer Homebrew UI, Wi-Fi, GPS, Micro-SD Card Slot, FM Radio, Bluetooth and USB Connectivity. It can even integrate Facebook, Twitter and Flickr contacts in the address book.

Check out some exclusive hands-on pics and videos of Acer Liquid A1 below.

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Acer Liquid A1 Hands-On Video

[ via. PhoneArena ]

Samsung Unveils Omnia HD Gold Edition

Recently, South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung unveiled Omnia HD Gold Edition, a luxurious version of its popular handset Samsung Omnia HD. This device will be available in two premium color options, Champagne Gold and Luxury Brown, both inlayed with 24 karat gold.

We are launching the Samsung I8910 HD Gold Edition for those who enjoy the amazing multimedia experience and features it offers, and want an extra touch of style and sophistication with their mobile phone. The I8910 HD Gold Edition demonstrates our vision to provide phones for every customer, while delivering functionality, style, usability and entertainment in each innovative device.said Younghee Lee, vice president of the Mobile Communication Division, Samsung Electronics.

Samsung I8910 HD Gold Edition

Samsung Omnia HD is a full touchscreen smartphone that comes with a 3.7-inch auto-rotating AMOLED display. Its 8 mega-pixel camera allows you to capture HD videos upto 720p. This device runs on Symbian S60 5th edition OS and 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor.

Other features include 16 GB internal storage, document viewer, 3.5 mm audio jack, audio and video player, GPRS/EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, image stabilization, TV-out, A-GPS and so on.

This handset will be available in December worldwide, including Singapore, Germany and the Middle East. The price of this handset is not yet announced.

Nokia Messaging Comes With Excellent Social Networking Features

Recently, Nokia has launched a second beta of its social networking client, Nokia Messaging, which allow users to access Facebook as well as Twitter from their Nokia handsets. Currently it supports Nokia N97, Nokia N97 Mini and Nokia 5800. Check out the features of Nokia Messaging Beta 2 below.

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New features:

  • Upload pictures and videos
  • Events: View upcoming events, birthdays and import to device calendar
  • Search friends
  • Click-to-call / click-to-SMS / click-to-FB Email

Key features:

  • Contextual homescreen widget jump directly to your Facebook and Twitter posts and tweets to comment.
  • Live Facebook and Twitter updates pushed to your phone homescreen
  • Update your status on Twitter
  • View / reply to your Tweets
  • Communication choices multiple ways to interact with your friends and social network circles straight from the client (e.g. post a comment, call, SMS, or email)
  • Share your current location and your points of interest in a post or in a message leveraging device GPS location and Ovi Maps (e.g. view friends’ location, add your location)
  • Multi pictures uploads
  • Video uploads
  • Search
  • Full profile support
  • Save Facebook invites to phone calendar
  • Events: View upcoming events, birthdays

[ Download Nokia Messaging For Social Networks Beta 2 ]