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Motorola Cliq To Release On October 19

Recently Motorola announced that their first Android based phone – Motorola Cliq will be available to T-Mobile customers on October 19 and to everybody else on November 2. T-Mobile USA said on Tuesday that it would start selling Motorola Inc’s Cliq phone for $199.99 starting Oct. 19. The Motorola Cliq will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract, T-Mobile said. Buyers who aren’t already T-Mobile customers will have to wait until Nov. 2.

Motorola Cliq

Motorola Cliq will have a slide-out QWERTY keyboard as well as a touchscreen. It will come with Wi-Fi as well as 3G connectivity, a 5-megapixel camera that can shoot video at 24 frames per second and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

With the CLIQ, Motorola would also debut its application called MotoBlur which allows users to synchronise their contacts, posts, feeds, messages, e-mails and photos from sources as diverse as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gmail, corporate e-mail and have them appear on the device’s screen.

If you pre-order the device from Oct. 19 to Nov. 1, you’ll be guaranteed to receive it first. T-Mobile also says that their voice plans start at $30 a month, with the accompanying data plan costing another $25 a month.

Acer F1 To Release On October 6 In UK

Acer’s F1 smartphone is going to release on 6 October in United Kingdom. This phone is powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system. The Acer F1 features a 3.8 inch WVGA touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800, Qualcomm 8250 1GHz processor and Quad-band GSM / Tri-band HSPA.

Acer F1 Smartphone

It also includes a 5 mega-pixel camera with built in auto focus and an LED flash, 512MB ROM, 256MB RAM, and a microSD card slot that can support up to 32GB memory cards. It also comes with a built in WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, plus an accelerometer and a 3.5mm audio jack. The new smartphone incorporates an A-GPS. It also comprises a 1,350mAh battery that grants up to five hours of calling time and 400 hours of standby.

Features of Acer F1

  • Qualcomm 8250 1GHz processor
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 with Internet Explorer 6
  • 3.8WVGA Touchscreen Display
  • Quad-band GSM / Tri-band HSPA
  • 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM
  • 5 MegaPixel Autofocus with LED flash
  • microSD slot (support up to 32GB)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g & Bluetooth 2.1
  • Motion  Accelerometer
  • 3.5mm audio jack

The Acer F1 Smartphone will be available from the 6th of October in the UK for around £300 (approx. 500$ / 24,000 Rupees)

Breaking News: Nokia Acquires Dopplr

On Monday, Nokia, the Finnish mobile company announced that it has acquired Dopplr, a Social Atlas service for travelers.

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Neither Nokia nor Dopplr disclosed the amount for which the deal was signed but it was earlier suggested that Nokia would acquire Dopplr for $15 million to $22 million. Dopplr is widely used by people who like to travel a lot. Dopplr allows users to plan a trip & share data with friends/family and also shares the same on microblogging sites like twitter.

Nokia does not plan to alter the service. The press release says The acquisition does not change the current Dopplr service which is available at Dopplr.com and on platforms where Dopplr is integrated.

About Nokia
Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world’s leading maker of mobile devices. Today, we are connecting people in new and different ways – fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized services to enable people to stay close to what matters to them. We also provide comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ; and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.

About Dopplr
Dopplr is a service for smart travellers. Dopplr members share personal and business travel plans privately with their networks, and highlight interesting places to stay, eat and explore in cities around the world. Dopplr presents this collective intelligence – the travel patterns and preferences of the world’s most frequent travellers – as a Social Atlas.

5 Amazing Themes For Nokia N97

Your search for the most amazing themes for Nokia N97 ends here. Techie Buzz is proud to present five hottest themes for your Nokia N97. We hope that you will like all of them.

1) Nokialino Theme

Nokialino Theme

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2) Abstract V4 Theme

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3) Audi Theme

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4) Azenis XM Theme

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5) Blue Window Theme

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Nokia Looking to Pawn Palm

Quite sometime back, Nokia was undoubtedly the leader in the mobile handset market but quite a few things went wrong for them. Including the popularity of rival iPhone.

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When the iPhone launched, Nokia went from being an innovator to a follower. The did come up with Nokia 5300 xPressMusic and later on Nokia N97. That by several standards is pretty good but not as good as the iPhone (when it comes to the touch screen).

Palm has been having lots of problems recently and has lost quite a lot of money even after they came up with Palm Pre. A potential deal with Verizon may set things straight but not actually fill their coffers to the brim.

According to FoneArena there are potential rumors that Nokia might bid to take over Palm and add it to their own company.

This news sent Palm stocks up 1.12$ to 17.07 after a particularly gloomy week. It will be interesting to see where this deal ends up. Nokia has been the biggest player in the international market but still has to create a considerable footprint in the Northern American market.

This has definitely affected the way they are coming out with products and surprises to overcome the NAM market. Where do things go from here? Right now we cannot speculate on rumors but, yes we will keep you posted on how things pan out eventually.

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ARM’s new Cortex-A9 Dual Core Processors Capable of 2GHz

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ARM has announced it’s new Two Cortex A9 MPCore hard macro implementations for the TSMC 40nm-G processors, which empowers companies to make high-performance, low-power Cortex-A9 processor-based devices(Smartphones and MIDs). This hard macro implementation will enable devices to operate at frequencies greater than 2GHz easily.

This development is the result of ARM’s interest in advanced physical IP together with processor and fabric IP technology, and leading-edge implementation flows from the EDA industry.

Advanced physical IP techniques have enabled critical circuits within the design to be replaced with highly tuned logic cells and memories, increasing performance while lowering overall power consumption.

Both ARM dual core Cortex-A9 hard macros will share a common seven-power domain, dual-NEON technology configuration supporting SMP (symmetrical multiprocessing) operating systems with up to 8MB of Level2 cache memory and will be delivered with all scripts, vectors and libraries required to integrate the macro directly within any SoC device.

All technicalities aside, this is great news for us users because it promises us great power-packed times ahead.

Nokia to Bundle KOffice Based Office Viewer in Maemo 5 Devices

KOffice

KOffice is an integrated office suite built on the KDE platform. It makes use of free and open standards like OpenDocument for its document formats, component communication and component embedding.

Their team proudly announced that Nokia has packaged their cross-platform office suite for the Maemo 5 environment with the addition of the new and finger friendly Maemo 5 UI.

It uses a specially designed interface to blend with Maemo 5.  One of the important aims right now   is to help KOffice fine-tune its loading and rendering of MSOffice documents. It should also be noted that all contributions to KOffice have been made directly inside the KOffice subversion repository.

This doc viewer will be shown for the first time at the Maemo Summit in Amsterdam between October the 9th and the 11th. This release is a bit ill timed because the official KOffice2.1 release will likely be one or two weeks later making the Fremantle office use the release candidate at first.

Here is a quick sneak-pic of  KOffice on N900:

KOffice

KOffice

Sprint to launch Instinct HD

Sprint, a wireless and wireline telecom service provider   is geared up to launch Samsung Instinct HD on its network.

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Samsung Instinct HD is the   successor   of Samsung Instinct.   Instinct HD comes with a 5 Mega pixel camera, camcorder and much more. Its   TV-out HD connection will allow users to play videos/photos on an HD capable auxiliary device.

This   phone also comes with full Opera Mobile 9.7 browser for enhanced browsing experience and along with this, users can avail high-speed connectivity of Sprint’s 3G network (EVDO Rev.A).

Other features include a WiFi connectivity, light sensor, accelerometer and proximity sensor with haptic feedback.

Samsung Instinct HD will be available from 11 October 2009 in all the   Sprint company-owned retailers for USD 249.99 with a new two-year service agreement, after a USD 100 mail-in rebate. You can pre-order it from the coming Sunday from Samsung Instinct HD at Best Buy Mobile.

(via press release)

Buy Refurbished 8 GB iPhone 3G for $49, 16GB iPhone for $99

If you have been waiting to get your hands on a iPhone here is a really good deal directly from AT&T.

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You can buy a refurbished 8GB iPhone 3G for only $49. If you prefer a larger capacity device you can buy the 16GB iPhone 3G for $99.

This offer is only available while supplies last so head to your local AT&T store to get a iPhone now.

P.S. You still have to sign a contract and buy a compulsory data plan to go with the phone.

AT&T Facebook [via Life Hacker]

AT&T Will Enable MMS on iPhone This Friday

MMS or Multimedia messages is a way of sending multimedia content as a short message on mobile phones.

iPhone users had all the goodies but many of them sorely missed the MMS feature a personalized way to share multimedia content with close ones.

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Maybe AT&T and Apple always thought that email was the best way to share content, MMS has always been a crowd favorite to make sharing both instant and personal.

According to a official update on the official AT&T account MMS will be available starting Friday, 25th September 2009.

MMS Update: We know you’ve been eager for this service so we wanted to offer a quick update on the launch plans for MMS on Friday, Sept. 25. Late morning, Pacific Time, on Friday, the new carrier settings update enabling MMS should be live and ready to download through iTunes. We’ll provide the steps and all of the details you need right here at that time.

The big question now is that whether AT&T will be able to sustain the additional load on their traffic? Will they start charging iPhone users more for MMS? We will have more details on these things once they officially release this to users.

By the way did you miss the MMS feature on the iPhone? Will you use it to send multimedia content? Do let us know about it.

The new update to enable MMS feature will be available through iTunes, so make sure to run the update to be able to start sending MMS.

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Vodafone UK To Launch HTC Tattoo

Vodafone UK has officially confirmed their second Android based phone HTC Tattoo. HTC Tattoo is supposed to be an entry level phone with a 2.8resistive touch screen display. Tattoo will arrive on the network this October . I feel that the most amazing feature of HTC Tattoo is it’s replaceable   covers. I also like that you can enjoy your own distinct mobile experience using the latest HTC Senseâ„¢ technology.

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HTC Tattoo features:

HTC Tattoo comes with decent 3.2 Mega Pixel camera with with autofocus (no flash) for an entry level phone. HTC Tattoo will be powered with 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225 chipset.

Other features include WiFi, A-GPS, MicroSD support, 3G connectivity, bluetooth, email support and poly ring tones. HTC Touch comes with internal memory of 512MB which can be expanded upto 4GB for your Mp3 music library collection.

HTC Tattoo sounds like a great device if it comes for around in $450-500 USD. There is no announcement on the pricing of the device.   It’s   rumored that it would be lesser than that of the Vodafone HTC Magic.

Samsung’s First Android Phone i7500 Launched In India

Tata Docomo and Samsung Mobiles today announced Samsung’s first Android based phone; Samsung Galaxy (I7500) in India. Samsung Galaxy (i7500) comes with inbuilt Google mobile services.

Samsung Galaxy comes with 5 Mega Pixel camera, supports various multimedia formats and 3.2AMOLED touch screen. Samsung Galaxy also gives you 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and WiFi connectivity so that you enjoy Google’s mobile services with high speed internet on your phone. The 1500mAh Battery will ensure that your phone is your best buddy even if you use it for the entire day.

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Features of Samsung Galaxy

  • 5 MP Camera
  • 3G
  • Wifi
  • 8GB Internal Memory
  • External Memory (MicroSD) expandable upto 32 GB
  • AMOLED Display

The Samsung Galaxy is priced at INR 28,990.

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Baby Name Finder: App For iPhone

Happy Baby

Image: cosmosmagazine.com

Are you soon parent-to-be? Or already a parent with no clue on where  to start searching a sweet name for your baby. Definitely you don’t want to end up like Rachael and Ross, Friends Fame, who end up stealing the name for their kid from Monica.

Baby Names finder is a new app on the 75,000+ apps that could be found on Apple’s app store. The app comes with a database of 15,000 names which definitely is one huge database to confuse you more than untangle the situation. But features like Add to favorite,"Name Search" and "Most popular" might just help you. And if you are already in the above Rachael and Ross situation, then please don’t steal your baby’s name from your friend, instead use "I feel lucky" random name generator.

Download from app store for $4.99.

Nokia Completes LTE Modem

Nokia recently announced that it has completed trials with the first of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) capable Internet Modem.

The trials were conducted upon Nokia Internet Modem RD-3. Nokia Internet Modem RD-3 is not meant to be used by the consumers. The RD-3 can operate on GSM/EDGE as well as WCDMA/HSPA.

Nokia is a founding member in the LTE/SAE Trial Initiative (LSTI) and carries out interoperability testing with a number of network vendors, collaborates with measurement equipment manufacturers and is ready to support operators with their LTE deployment activities. The Nokia Internet Modem RD-3 is used in all these activities,said Jani Mäenpää, Project Manager of Nokia’s LTE/SAE Interoperability and Trials.

Nokia formerly advocating WiMAX 4G standard has now switched its attention to LTE development of high speed 4G wireless. There will be no WIMAX bandwidth not available to LTE. Telenor’s head of network technology strategies, Knut Erik Walter said “LTE is for sure going to lead. HSPA is sufficient until we get to LTE. This is our best way forward.”

Themes For Sony Ericsson

It’s time to revamp your Sony Ericsson phone again. MobileBuzz shares with you few interesting themes for your Sony Ericsson.

0. Twilight theme:

twilightnewmoonzHere’s a twilight-new moon theme for the  all twilight series fan out there. This theme is compatible with:C702  , C902  , c905  , g502  , K850  , W595  , W760  ,  W890  , W902  , W910  , W980  , W980i  , Z750  , Z770  , Z780.

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1. Winnie the Pooh:

 

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WInnie and friends theme for Pooh lovers. This theme is compatible with: C702  , C902  , c905  , g502  , K850  , W595  , W760  ,  W890  , W902  , W910  , W980  , W980i  , Z750  , Z770  , Z780 

Download Winnie the Pooh theme for Sony Ericsson

2. God of War

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God of War. Need I describe more? This theme is compatible with:  C702, C902, c905, g502, K850, W595, W760, W890, W902, W910, W980, W980i, Z750, Z770, Z780,G705

Download God of war theme

If you think you can make better theme for Sony Ericsson phone using theme maker let us know, we’ll be more than happy to include your good looking theme in our next installment of themes for Sony Ericsson.