Mobile Mondays | Nokia C2-01 Launched, Xperia X12 Previewed And More

Welcome to the second edition of the new Mobile Mondays. This week we saw the leaked pictures and details of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X7, Xperia X7 Mini and Xperia X12 Anzu. Sony Ericsson confirmed that X10 will get multi-touch support from Q1, 2011. Apart from that LG officially launched the new LG Vortex and LG Cosmos Touch for Verizon. On the other hand LG managed to sell 1 million units of LG Optimus One in just 40 days. Lets start the second edition of Mobile Mondays with some news, views and other interesting stuffs.

New Handsets:

new handset

Giorgio Armani Galaxy S:

  • 4 inch Super AMOLED display
  • 1Ghz processor
  • Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • 3G Connectivity

Nokia X2-01:

  • 2.4-inch QVGA screen
  • full QWERTY keyboard
  • Series 40 UI
  • VGA camera
  • 8GB expandable memory

Nokia C2-01:

  • 2 inch QVGA screen
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth
  • 16GB expandable memory
  • 3G Connectivity

LG Vortex:

  • 3.2 inch touchscreen display
  • Android 2.2 OS
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera

LG Apex:

  • 3.2 inch touchscreen display
  • Android 2.1 OS
  • slide-out QWERTY keyboard,
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
  • 3G Connectivity

LG Cosmos Touch:

  • 2.8 inch WQVGA display
  • full QWERTY keyboard
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 16GB expandable memory
  • 1.3 megapixel camera

Sony Ericsson:

xperia x12

This week, leaked pics and specs of Xperia X7, Xperia X7 Mini and Xperia X12 Anzu have been emerged. Xperia X7 features an impressive 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 processor, Windows Phone 7 OS, 4.3 inch touchscreen display and 8.1 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording while Xperia X7 Mini comes with a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display, 1 GHz Snapdragon QSD8250 processor and 10.1 megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom and xenon flash. To learn more, head over to this post.

Xperia X12 will be powered by 800 MHz processor, 4.2 inch capacitive display with full multi-touch support, Android 2.3 OS and 12 megapixel camera with HD video recording. Sony Ericsson also announced that the X10 will be getting an OTA (Over-The-Air) software update by Q1 of 2011 which will enable basic multi-touch (pinch-to-zoom) support on the phone.

LG:

lg vortex

This week, LG officially launched LG Vortex and LG Cosmos Touch for Verizon and LG Apex for US Cellular. LG also managed to sell 1 million units of LG Optimus One in just 40 days. The LG Optimus One is a low-end Android based phone. LG Optimus One features a 3.2-inch screen, 600MHz processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS with A-GPS, Compass, external memory card slot, FM radio and a 3.5mm jack.

Nokia:

Nokia E72

Nokia recently updated its popular business phone, the Nokia E72. The firmware version is numbered 52.005 and it fixes some small bugs and updates the Adobe Reader application. Nokia also launched two new entry-level phones, X2-01 and C2-01. The original C2-00 was a dual SIM phone, but C2-01 is a single SIM phone. Nokia C2-01 comes with 3G connectivity and 3.2 megapixel camera while X2-01 features a full QWERTY keyboard and VGA camera.

Handset Of The Week – LG Optimus One:

lg-optimus-one

LG Optimus One is the LG’s most popular Android phone to date. The entry-level Optimus One features a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system, 600 MHz processor, 170 MB internal memory, 32Gb expandable memory, 3.15 MP camera, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and a 1500 mAh battery. LG has sold more than 1 million units of LG Optimus One worldwide. This handset is available In India for just Rs.13,500.

Video Of The Week – A Conversation with Eric Schmidt:

Nokia C2-01 And X2-01 Entry Level Phones Announced

Nokia have just announced two new entry level phones the C2-01 and the X2-01. The Nokia C2-01 sports a 2-inch QVGA screen along with a 3.2MP camera, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, FM radio and a 3.5mm audio jack. The C2-01 will also be the cheapest 3G capable handset from the Finnish giant. Nokia C2_01

On the other hand, the Nokia X2-01 packs a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, full QWERTY keyboard, FM radio, VGA camera, microSD card slot and a 3.5mm audio jack. Sadly, the X2-01 only supports EDGE and not 3G. Both the phones will be running on Symbian S40 platform so multi-tasking is a strict no-no. The C2-01 will have Nokia Messaging pre-installed for all your IM and email needs while the X2-01 will come with Nokia’s Communities app pre-installed.

The Nokia C2-01 is expected to be available in Q1 of 2011 and should cost 70 euros including taxes. The X2-01 will hit the retail stores by the holiday season this year and will cost 80 euros after taxes.

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Sony Ericsson X10 Gets Android 2.2 Unofficially

X10_Android 2.2It was at the end of last month/beginning of this month that Sony Ericsson had started rolling out the Android 2.1 (Éclair) update for the Xperia X10. The update came at a point when most of the high-end phones are already running on Android 2.2 or are scheduled to get their Froyo love sometime this year. It is also unclear whether Sony Ericsson will officially update the X10 to Android 2.2 or not.

However, unofficially the X10 is hopefully weeks away from a clean Android 2.2 ROM. The folks over at XDA have somehow managed to bypass the X10’s boot loader and are working on a clean, stock Android 2.2.1 based Custom ROM for the handset. Right now, the ROM is in pre-alpha testing and the developers will try to squish all the bugs found during the testing phase by the users.

As of now, video playback and camera along with few other stuff are not working. The best part about this ROM is that it will allow users to dual boot between Android 2.1 and the Custom ROM. Users who are interested in trying out this ROM can check out this thread on XDA.

iPhone Dev. Team Blogs About Geohot’s Limera1n Exploit, Updated Redsn0w And iOS4.2.x Jailbreaking

The iPhone Dev. team has explained in a pretty lengthy blog post about Geohot’s limera1n exploit for the iTouch devices, updated version of redsn0w, iOS 4.2 and unlocking your iTouch device on iOS4.2. First and foremost, Geohot’s limera1n exploit is capable of jailbreak-ing all iTouch devices on any iOS version.

The latest version of redsn0w incorporates the limera1n exploits along with custom boot logos for the iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod 2G devices and an option to apply DFU’ button in PwnageTool. iTouch device owners who have unlocked their device are recommended not to tinker around with any of the latest exploits until an easier method comes out.

If users make any mistake, they might lose their unlock permanently. The blog post also mentions that the iOS 4.2.x jailbreak is untethered at the moment. Users need to wait until @comex manages to come up with a way to untether it.

For now, only the iPhone 3G, older bootrom based iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 2G (non-MC) can be untethered jailbreak by redsn0w on iOS4.2.x.

Samsung Officially Announces Giorgio Armani Galaxy S

giorgio armani galaxy s

Giorgio Armani and Samsung Electronics have come up with an exclusive smartphone, combining style and cutting-edge technology, the Giorgio Armani Samsung Galaxy S. The specs of this handset is almost same to the original Samsung Galaxy S except the fancy Giorgio Armani GUI.

The long-standing partnership between Samsung and Giorgio Armani has produced a finely crafted handset that reflects the user’s refined tastes. It has been magnificent to see Samsung’s design and technological expertise matched with one of the most prestigious and stylish brands in the world,said YH Lee, Senior Vice President of the Samsung Mobile Marketing.

The Giorgio Armani Samsung Galaxy S features a 4 inch Super AMOLED display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 1Ghz processor, Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system, Giorgio Armani GUI, 5 megapixel camera, HD video player and recorder, Music Player with SoundAlive, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, Adobe Flash 10.1, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, 3.5 mm audio jack, 16GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory and 1650 mAh battery.

The Giorgio Armani Galaxy S comes with a price tag of €700 (approx. $950). This handset will be available from next month in Italy, Netherlands, UK and Russia. Check out the commercial below.

White BlackBerry Torch Now Available At Rogers

blackberry torch white

We have a good news for those who were eagerly waiting for the launch of white BlackBerry Torch in Canada. BlackBerry Torch is finally available in snow white color at Rogers. This is the first smartphone, which runs on the BlackBerry 6 Operating System. Earlier BlackBerry Torch was available for $199.99, but now the carrier increased the price to $229.99.

BlackBerry Torch features a 3.2 inch touch screen display, slide-out QWERTY keyboard with backlighting, optical trackpad, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, 5 megapixel camera with 2X digital zoom, geotagging, VGA video recording, MicroSD card slot, 4 GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, built-in GPS with BlackBerry Maps, up to 30 hours music playback, up to 18 days Standby Time, up to 5.5 hours talk-time and 1300 mAHr lithium-ion battery.

BlackBerry Torch comes with a price tag of $229.99 with a three years contract agreement or $499.99 with a two years contract agreement. You can also purchase this handset without any contract for $609.99. If you are planning to buy this handset, head over to this page.

HTC Evo Shift 4G: 4G QWERTY Slider with Android 2.2

HTC Knight - HTC Evo Shift 4GSome details of a phone codenamed the HTC Knight were leaked a couple of days back. Today, we have more information about the Knight — it sports a 3.7 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display and will come with a sliding QWERTY keyboard, like the HTC Desire Z.

It will have 4G connectivity and will be offered exclusively by Sprint. The Evo Shift 4G will sport an 8 MP camera and could possibly be powered by a dual core processor. (Though a leaked prototype had a 1 GHz single core processor, it will be upgraded by the time of launch).

It will launch with Android 2.2 Froyo but will probably get an upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

via BGR

Nokia N8 Plagued With Power Management Issues

The N8 is Nokia’s first phone based on Symbian^3 and the company has pretty high hopes from it. Nokia is expecting the N8 to make it a force to reckon with in the high-end mobile segment. However, the Finnish company plans have hit a roadblock. Scattered reports from all over the world are suggesting that the N8 is plagued with some power management issues.

The N8 will automatically switch itself off and will refuse to switch on after that. Even a hard reset (Menu+ Volume down+ camera key+ power on key) doesn’t helps in this case.

Nokia’s Niklas Savander has also accepted the issues but said that the problem affects a very small number of users so there is nothing to worry about. Here is the video in which Niklas talks about the N8 power management issues –

Niklas Savander Talks About The N8 Power Management Issues

Niklas suggests affected users to make a warranty claim and get a new N8.

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Nokia E72 Firmware Updated To v52.005

Nokia has started rolling out a minor firmware update for its business powerhouse the Nokia E72. The firmware version is 52.005 and fixes some small bugs and updates the Adobe Reader application.

Here is the full change log thanks to AAS :Nokia_E72

  • Changes in time zones
  • Adobe Reader updated to version 2.5.202
  • Default system start date changed (11/10/2010)
  • Clock time font changed (update after a previous firmware, v51, made it appear smaller)
  • Device Management fix
  • Keypad Auto lock fix (auto lock now restricted to home screen)

E72 owners can update the firmware either via OTA (Over-The-Air) or by using Nokia Software Updater. They are recommended to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Motorola Milestone 2 Available In UK For £379.99

motorola milestone 2

Motorola Milestone 2, the GSM version of Motorola Droid 2, have been launched in the UK. This handset was recently launched in Germany, and finally after waiting for few days, this powerful smartphone is available for the Droid fans in the UK. Motorola Milestone 2 comes with price tag of £379.99 (approx. $600) for the unlocked, SIM-free device.

Motorola Milestone 2 comes with a 3.7 inch TFT capacitive display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution, Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System, 1 GHz processor, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Motoblur UI, 5 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0, 8GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, 3.5 mm audio jack, A-GPS and 1400 mAh battery.

Motorola Milestone 2 is available for free with a 2 years contract agreement from Vodafone. This handset is not available directly from Vodafone, but you will have to get it via Expansys. On the other hand, you can get the unlocked version of this handset for £379.99.