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Sony Ericsson’s new innovative headphone MH907

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Sony Ericsson few weeks ago announced that on 21 September they will introduce a world’s first innovative accessory. The suspense is now over and the accessory is MH907 MOTION ACTIVATED HEADPHONE.

The motion activated headphone lets you pick up call, pause/ play music just by putting in and out your headphone. Now that is cool. Now no need to take out your mobile out of your pocket in a crowded metro to pause your music instead just put off the earphones and your music is paused.

Movement = music + calls.
When both earbuds are inserted, the phone’s music  player automatically starts. Remove one earbud to pause music and reinsert it to begin playing the track again. To answer a call, insert one earbud. Or, if you are listening to music and receive a call, just remove one earbud and reinsert it. It is that simple.

Next generation technology.
SensMeâ„¢ Control is a unique technology letting you handle calls or the music player on a mobile phone in a simple and intuitive way there are no buttons. Movement controls your mobile phone.
It simply senses if the earbuds are in use and responds, letting you become the remote control.

Watch this video.

Nokia N97 Available for $530 at Amazon

Amazon.com has dropped the price of the Nokia N97 to a pretty reasonable $530, this a whopping $170 discount and a huge drop from the original price of $699 when the N97 debuted.

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The phone is currently only available in the North American market and also has free shipping which definitely makes it a much more sweeter deal. Taxes may still apply in some states.

What do you think of the lowered price, have you been waiting to buy the N97 or would you rather wait a bit longer and buy the N900.

Buy Nokia N97 for $529.99 at Amazon

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Nokia N97 vs Nokia 97 Mini vs Nokia N900 Detailed Comparison

Nokia has recently unveiled excellent cell phones at Nokia World 09. Are you still confused which one to buy? The following comparison will help you to find out the best phone according to your needs.

Nokia N900

Nokia N97 Nokia N97 Mini Nokia N900
Operating System S60 5th Edition S60 5th Edition Maemo 5
Processor ARM 11 434mhz ARM 11 434mhz ARM Cortex-A8 600mhz
Memory 32GB onboard, 16GB microSD expandable, 128MB RAM 8GB onboard, 16GB microSD expandable, 128MB RAM 32GB onboard, 16GB microSD expandable, 256MB RAM, 768MB virtual memory
Talk Time 6.66 hours GSM, 5.33 hours WCDMA 7.2 hours GSM, 4 hours WCDMA 9 hours GSM, 5 hours WCDMA
Battery BP-4L, 1500 mAh BL-4D, 1200 mAh BL-5J, 1320 mAh
Dimensions 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm, 150 g 113.0 x 52.5 x 14.2 mm, 138 g 110.9 x 59.8 x 18.0 mm, 181 g
Screen Size 3.5″ widescreen TFT resistive touch-screen, 640×360 pixels 3.2″ widescreen TFT resistive touch-screen, 640×360 pixels 3.5″ widescreen resistive touch-screen, 800×480 pixels
Bands GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/1900/2100 or 850/1900/2100 GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/1900/2100 GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/1700/2100
Camera 5 megapixel, Carl Zeiss, 30 VGA fps video, dual LED flash 5 megapixel, Carl Zeiss, 30 VGA fps video, dual LED flash 5 megapixel, Carl Zeiss, WVGA 25 fps video, dual LED flash
Bluetooth 2.0, with EDR and A2DP 2.0, with EDR and A2DP 2.1, A2DP
Price 550 Euro, $750 USD 450 Euro, $656 USD 500 Euro, $729 USD
Release Date Q2 2009 Q4 2009 Q4 2009
X-Factor The original that started it all. Smaller, lighter, and cheaper N97. Runs Maemo and has a Mozilla browser. And a fast processor.
Weakness Buggy; subpar interface Still runs S60 Fifth Edition No WCDMA 850mhz band, aka no 3G on AT&T

Samsung M8910 Pixon12 Now Available In India

samsung pixonSamsung has recently launched Samsung M8910 Pixon12 – the world’s first handset with a 12MP camera and full touch screen functionality in the Indian market. Samsung Pixon 12 comes with a host of functions that helps the users to easily capture, browse, search and share their favorite images. It is also equipped with a brilliant 7.9 cms AMOLED touch screen.

Announcing the launch of Pixon12 in the Indian market, Sunil Dutt, Country Head, Samsung Telecom Division stated,

“The Pixon12 is another example of the Samsung’s commitment to developing ground breaking products based on consumer needs, Speedy access to the camera mode, fast shutter speed and quick browsing, face tag and photo tag sorting are some of the key factors that consumers are looking for in their mobile phone cameras. Samsung Pixon12 holds the answer to these pressing consumer needs and more. After users are done clicking, they can re-live and enjoy the pictures on the Pixon12’s brilliant 7.9cms AMOLED screen, which has a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 while providing power-saving features which increase battery life.

The 12-megapixel CMOS sensor is supported by a 28mm wide-angle lens with autofocus, xenon flash and power LED flash. It includes decent features such as geo-tagging, smile detection, autofocus, tracking touch, face detection, smart auto mode, image stabilization, beauty shot, wide dynamic range and blink detection. Samsung Pixon12 can record video upto 720×480 pixels at 30 frames per second.

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The amazing 3.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen renders 16 million colours at a resolution of 480×800 pixels. It also comes with an accelerometer for auto-rotation. All your data can be easily stored on a 16GB microSD card. With Samsung Share Pix feature, Samsung Pixon 12 lets users easily upload images and videos to popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, MySpace, Photobucket and Friendster.

Some of the excellent features of Samsung Pixon12 includes 3G, GPS and A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP, stereo FM radio with RDS, multimedia player and TV-out. It does not have a 3.5mm audio jack, but comes with an adapter. Samsung Pixon 12 can be purchased in India at a price of Rs. 29,990.

Nokia 2200 Leaked

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Nokia 2200 is a budget phone and comes with vivid array of colors. The device operates on S40.

There’s also a VGA camera, FM radio, a 128×160 pixel resolution display and 900/1800 MHz GSM/EDGE support. Apart from that it supports 3.5mm headphone jack which is quite healthy thinking by Nokia.

Nokia 2200  will be available for £75(roughly 110.340 USD).

Google Releases New SDK For Android

Google has now released the latest version of SDK for Android. Android 1.6, better known as donut has many new exciting features.

This release update adds support for CDMA(Code division multiple access) and also supports many screen resolution. Android version 1.6 will support  WVGA or up to about 850 × 480 pixels. Currently it supports 320 x 480 pixels screen resolution. This would benefit many upcoming large screen phones.

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It’s good that Google has opened up for several kinds of phones, with different screen sizes and radio access,said Swedish Android developer Staffan Kjellberg. The larger the market gets, the better.

Android 1.6 has better search framework which lets you search keywords accross browser, bookmarks, history, contacts and the Web directly from the home screen.

Apart from that, the android store has been immensely improved too. Now Android store displays reviews with screenshot of the application.

More features

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Rumor Says Palm Pre In Europe On October 30th

The Palm Pre which is already available in US and Canada, will soon be available in Europe.  Palm Pre is supposedly making its debut in European market on October 30th.

palm-pre-2The version of the Pre for Europe will be the first GSM/HSDPA edition of Palm’s latest device, as the edition offered by Sprint in this country and Bell Mobility up north leverage those operators’ CDMA/EV-DO technology.

It is also said that O2’s first ever WebOS Smartphone is to be launched during the same time.

Wall Street Journal To Cost $2 Per Week For iPhone Users

There are rumors floating around the web that the Wall Street Journal app that you have been using for free on iPhone and Blackberry, will start costing you $2 per week.

Though the official date from which onwards WSJ app will start charging is not yet confirmed, it is speculated that it’s not more than a month far.  So within a month or so, you will be paying WSJ $2 per week to read the news.

"No final decision has been made," Murdoch said via Webcast at an investor conference today. The WSJ itself reports that subscription offerings will roll out for media content before the end of the year

Would you pay $2 per week for content where you can read elsewhere too?

Opera Mini 5 Introduces Tabbed Browsing and Touchscreen Navigation

Opera has just released the Opera Mini 5 – which is the latest edition of the world’s most popular mobile web browser. Opera Mini is well known for its extremely fast surfing speeds (the webpages are compressed before being delivered to you) and the ability to run on almost any phone. The major new features in Opera Mini 5 are:

  • New Interface: Opera Mini has received a total makeover. The new interface is sleek and intuitive and looks a lot like a desktop browser.
  • Opera Mini 5 : Tabbed Browsing

  • Tabbed Browsing: Without a doubt this is the biggest attraction of Opera Mini 5. Tabbed browsing was something which was available till now only in high-end phones. However, with Opera Mini you can now enjoy tabbed browsing even on java based phones.
  • Visual Speed Dials: If you have used Opera for the Desktop then you will immediately recognise this feature. Speed Dials allow you to quickly access your favourite webpages.
  • Opera Mini 5 : Touch Screen Navigation

  • Enhanced Navigation With Touchscreen Support: Opera Mini has added support for touchscreen navigation which should work on all touchscreen mobile phones. Keyboard based navigation has also been improved. Opera Mini now supports inline text editing and copy-paste.
  • Password Manager: Opera Mini includes a new Remember Password feature which allows you to securely store your online credentials.
  • Special BlackBerry Edition: A special edition of Opera Mini 5 is also available for Blackberry devices which seamlessly integrate with the system.

Opera Mini 5 is a stunning product which introduces major improvements to an already excellent browser. You can download it from opera.com/mini/next. However, please note that downloads, feeds and Opera Link are disabled in the beta release.

Download Links for PwanageTool 3.1 To Jailbreak iPhone 3.1

Here are links that will allow you to download PwanageTool 3.1 for Mac that will help you jailbreak iPhone 3.1 for Mac OS X.

PwanageTool 3.1 Official Bittorrent Releases

PwanageTool 3.1 Download Mirrors

For usage and further details, read a tutorial to Jailbreak iPhone 3.1 with PwanageTool 3.1.

Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone Firmware 3.1 With PwnageTool 3.1

iPhone firmware 3.1 is out, here is a step by step guide to jailbreak iPhone 3.1 using  PwnageTool 3.1 courtesy the iPhone Developer blog.

Unlock-iPhone

  1. If you are using a 3G iPhone with ultrasn0w and rely on ultrasn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should only upgrade to 3.1 with a PwnageTool created .ipsw. – Stay away from Apple’s direct updates as described here and here please get up to speed on the whole subject by reading the information contained in these posts.
  2. If you have an original iPhone (1st generation) then 3.1 unlock works with this PwnageTool release. iPhone 3G users upgrading to 3.1 will need to continue using ultrasn0w with a PwnageTool created 3.1 .ipsw
  3. Please read all parts of this post before downloading and using these tools.
  4. Read items 1, 2 and 3 again and again.
  5. Links to download PwanageTool 3.1 to Jailbreak iPhone 3.1.
  6. This app is suitable for the recent 3.1 release.
  7. This version of PwnageTool will NOT work for the iPhone 3GS.
  8. PwnageTool WILL work for Original iPhone (1st Generation), Original iPod touch (1st Generation) and the iPhone 3G.

This does not support the 3GS or 2G/3G version of iPod touch. The development team is also planning to release a new version or redsn0w for both Mac OS X and Windows shortly.

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Hack Nokia N900 And Win Nokia N900

Nokia for once is trying really hard to gain its lost glory in this mobile market. After launching Nokia N900 at the Nokia world 09, Nokia has come up with a super cool contest for developers and a chance to win Nokia N900

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Nokia says It’s a unique project from Nokia. And we’re looking for help from the world’s most skilled designers, artists, hackers and modders.

A panel of expert judges will pick the most impressive ideas. We’ll support you to create them and then take the final creations on a world tour.

No doubt Nokia N900 is very lucrative device, but now even MORE. Image the hackers, modders and artist creating wonderful apps for your device. Well, few brainsters have already started working to make Nokia N900 a beautiful device.

The process goes:

Submit ideas > Win devices and funding > Build your hack > Get your hack in Nokia Flagship stores

So all you hackers out there download the hackers guide(PDF) and start submitting ideas.

Visit the official site

Make Your Nokia N900 Sexier

Now that Nokia has already launched Nokia N900, konttoristhoughts has updated his theme maker to make your Nokia N900 look even more sexy.

The Theme Maker  fully support N900 Theming. Not only can you convert the buttons, toolbars, all the widgets, but TM themes also convert the fonts, the icons and background images.

Icon-Template

Download it from here

If you make few awesome themes using this please post it here, we will be more than grateful to feature it.

Nokia 8800 Erdos – Leaked Video, Images And Specifications

After the Carbon and Sapphire Arte, Nokia has added another luxury handset in the luxury handset segment. The new handset has been codenamed as Erdos. Nokia 8800 Erdos is been touted as an engineering masterpiece. The phone will run Series 60 which will give the device all smartphone abilities. The device is finished from a single piece of stainless steel and has a display that is covered by glass. This covers the device while in the standby mode.

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Nokia 8800 Erdos Leaked Pictures

Recently a video and few specifications of this luxury handset have been leaked. According to the leaked specifications the Erdos will measure 116.9mm x 50,3mm x 15.0 mm. The handset will incorporate an OLED, 2.4-inch QVGA display that boasts of a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. When the cover of the phone is slid down, the keypad rises up to meet the display level.

Nokia Erdos is powered by Symbian S60 operating system. The phone will feature 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, with an 8GB internal memory, the Erdos is capable of playing back videos with a resolution of 288 x 352 pixels at a rate of 30 frames per second. The connectivity features of the handset include WLAN, AGPS, USB and Stereo Bluetooth ver 2.0.

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Nokia 8800 Basic Version

Specifications

Dimensions: 116.9 x 50,3 x 15.0 mm
Display main: QVGA 320×240 pixels, 16M colours, OLED with 2,4″ active area
Protocols: WCDMA bands: I + VIII, GSM 900/1800/1900
Connectivity: WLAN, AGPS, High Speed USB, 30 Mbit/sec (micro-USB interface inclusive charging), Stereo Bluetooth ver 2.0 (A2DP & AVRCP)
Camera: 5 Mpix Carl Zeiss AF with dual LED
Video performance: 288×352 @ 30 fps // 480×640 @ 15 fps
Memory: 8 GB internal non user replacable

It is expected that the handset will be released this October. The pricing details of the Nokia Erdos has not been revealed. Check out the leaked video below:

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