The PlayStation Phone from Sony Ericsson is already one of the most anticipated handsets of 2011. We also know that Sony Ericsson will be launching the Anzu/X12 next year. However, the guys over at Blog Of Mobile, have managed to get their hands on leaked pictures of a never seen before Sony Ericsson handset. Along with this, they have also found tons of images shot from the phone and the phone seems to be sporting an 8MP camera.
From the leaked picture shown above, it is clearly visible that the microUSB connector and the 3.5mm jack are located at the top on this mysterious handset. The handset also sports a very large front facing camera, possibly for HD video calls. The handset also seems to be running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Sony’s Mediascape UI on top of it. The company will be announcing a slew of new Android handsets at the upcoming MWC (Mobile World Congress) in 2011.
Earlier, Sony announced that they aim of becoming the largest Android handset manufacturer in 2011. Looking at the current state of Android offerings from Sony – the Xperia X10 family all I can say is that the company needs to come up with some really good Android handsets to backup its statement.
The final handset which Nokia announced today at the Nokia World is the Nokia E7. The E7 is touted as the next communicator phone from Nokia. The E7 sports a biiiiggg4-inch touchscreen display which also uses Nokia’s ClearBlack Display (CBD). The E7 also features a four row slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The handset is billed by Nokia as the ultimate business smartphone’. The E7 features Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, business grade lock and wipe functionality, secure intranet access, remote device management, Mail for Exchange and Microsoft Share Point server.
Even though the E7 is touted as a business oriented handset, it does not skip on the multimedia front. The E7 packs in an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash at its back. The handset is also capable of recording and editing HD videos (720p). It also boasts of a mini-HDMI out port and Dolby Digital surround sound. The E7 will be running the latest Symbian^3 OS.
The E7 boasts of a mammoth standby battery life of 18 days and up to 9 hours of talk time. The expected retail pricing of the device is EURO495 before taxes and subsidies. The device will hit the retail stores before the year end.
Along with the Nokia C6, Nokia also announced its elder brother the C7. The Nokia C7 is sleek handset with a stainless steel body and a thickness of only 10.5mm. The Nokia C7 features a 3.5-inch capacitive AMOLED touchscreen with nHD (360×640) resolution. The handset also features active noise cancellation.
The Nokia C7 will also feature an 8MP camera at its back with dual-LED flash. The handset is also capable of recording videos in HD (720p) resolution. The C7 packs in 8GB of internal memory along with a microSD slot supporting up to 32GB card. Like its sibling the C6 the Nokia C7 will also run on Symbian^3. Nokia states that the C7 will last for around 27 days in standby on 3G network and up to 9.5 hours talk time in 2G mode. The C7 will also feature Ovi Maps along with free walk and drive navigation.
The estimated retail pricing of the device is EURO335 before taxes and subsidies. The C7 will be available in black, metal or brown color before the end of 2010.
Sony Ericsson has just rolled out a new firmware update for their Symbian running multimedia oriented handset the Vivaz. The Sony Ericsson Vivaz runs on the old and out-dated Symbian S60v5 OS and features a 3.2-inch resistive screen. The main selling point of the phone is the 8MP camera at its back and its 720p HD video recording with continuous auto-focus. The firmware update is numbered R2EA023.
Here is the change-log according to DailyMobile-:
*Start up is faster.
*Google maps updated now has search by voice feature.
*Facebook and Roadsync Panels which can now be added to your standby screen.
*Enhanced performance and functionality for YouTube, Facebook, RoadSync and Barcode Reader.
*Stability improvement in the areas of W-LAN, MMS and Internet.
*Video quality improvement for playing MPEG4 format.
*Performance improvement when multitasking.
From the above change-log it is clearly visible that this firmware update is aimed at improving the performance and stability of the device. Vivaz owners can update the firmware of their handset by using the Sony Ericsson Update Service software. However, users are recommended to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update as a firmware update will wipe the phone clean of all data.
We had told you about the Nokia C7 nearly a month and half month ago. The Nokia C7 will be a lower-priced sibling of the Nokia N8. The C7 will be the second handset from Nokia to run on Symbian^3. The handset will feature a 3.5’inch screen with nHD (360×640) resolution. The phone also has a microUSB port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The back of the phone features an 8MP camera, assisted by dual-LED flash for low-light photography. The Nokia C7 is made using the same material as the Nokia N97/N97 Mini. The phone also has a call end and a call receive key in the front, along with a menu key. The phone, in all probability, will be powered by an ARM processor, running at 680 MHz. The device should also pack in 256MB of RAM. The device will be powered by a mere 1200mAh battery. Hopefully, the battery life of the device won’t be disappointing.
Here is the walk through of the Nokia C7 :
The C7 will be announced by Nokia at the upcoming Nokia World in September.
The Nokia C6 still has not been launched in many countries and Nokia is already working on its successor. GSMArena reports that the C6 has got a successor in the form of the Nokia C6-01. The C6-01 will feature an 8MP autofocus camera at its back, along with a dual-LED flash. Along with this, the back cover of the phone has been redesigned.
Apart from the above said changes, the C6-01 is similar to the Nokia C6 in all respects. It will still be running the old and out-dated Symbian^1 (S60v5). I wonder why Nokia is working on a C6 successor when the handset still has not been launched worldwide. Also just an upgraded camera and a redesigned back cover don’t make the C6-01 a worthy successor to the C6.
Even though no information about the RAM and the processor used in the C6-01 is available, I hope Nokia upgrades them. Otherwise, I would suggest readers not to buy this phone.
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