HTC sales up almost 88-percent from last year

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on July 4th, 2011

HTC has moved into the number five slot on IDC’s list of the top handset makers, beating RIM and behind Apple, but the company has also had its share prices drop 19-percent since June 7th. They rebounded a bit after the company’s sales for June were 87.8-percent higher than the same time last year.

And interestingly that’s a drop from May’s figures which were 116-percent higher than the same month last year. Not bad, but analysts think they have more work to do.

Burg 5 phone watch

Posted in Watches by Reuben Drake on June 29th, 2011

Dick Tracy has had a phone watch for years. Now you can too. The Burg 5 Watch allows you to slip a SIM card inside and make and receive phone calls for 60 minutes at a time. It comes in Royal Blue, Lipstick Red, Jet Black, Baby Pink and Apple White. Around the outside of the dial are buttons numbered one to nine along with a call button and dismiss button. The SIM card slips into the side of the watch.

It also has a built-in microphones and speakers, but since there is no display you will have to be able to remember every phone number you want to dial. At least the speaker calls out the incoming phone number for you so you have some idea of who is calling. It can be yours for £99.99.

Infinite Loop Tablet/Phone Stand mounts your tablet anywhere, on anything

Posted in Tablet PC by Reuben Drake on June 27th, 2011

The Infinite Loop Tablet/Phone Stand is an ergonomic, portable and generally useful stand for tablets and smartphones. That’s because it can be molded into any shape and if you need it for something else you can use the suction caps and adjustable side clips.

When you are done, the whole stand can be rolled up into a circle and put away. Tim Gushue needs just $27,500 to make it a reality. If you donate more than $19, you are in the pre-order pool automatically. Nice idea.

HTC ChaCha Facebook Phone Headed To AT&T As HTC Status

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2011

Back in February we heard that HTC’s Facebook phones would be headed to AT&T, and now it looks like the HTC ChaCha is going to do just that in the next few weeks and it will now be called the HTC Status. It could go on sale within the next week, or within the next two to three weeks. It’s almost here.

The HTC ChaCha or HTC Status now, features Android Gingerbread with HTC’s Sense UI, plus a 2.6 inch touch screen display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, a full QWERTY keyboard, 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM, plus a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm audio jack, digital compass, G-sensor, proximity sensor and an ambient light sensor.

Sony Ericsson Xperia active

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2011

In addition to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, the company has also announced the Xperia Active, which has a lot going for it. This Android phone has a rugged design, a 3″ scratch resistant Reality Display and even supports wet finger tracking, which we all can appreciate.

It is also dust proof and water resistant. Other features include a 1GHz processor, Android 2.3, Mobile BRAVIA Engine, a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, GPS, barometer, compass, ANT+ wireless networking technology to monitor your heart rate and pulse, and Facebook integration.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2011

Sony Ericsson has unveiled their latest addition to the Xperia phone line, the Xperia ray. It boasts a 1GHz processor, a scratch-resistant 3.3″ Reality Display (854 x 480) and a Mobile BRAVIA Engine. Android 2.3 is the OS and it also has Facebook integration.

Other features include an 8.1-megapixel camera with the Exmore R sensor, a front facing camera for video calling, 4GB microSD card preloaded (expandable up to 32GB), and a 1500mAh battery. Plus it is all in a package that’s just 9.4mm thin.

Sony Ericssson Txt Pro phone

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2011

Sony Ericsson has introduced the Sony Ericsson Txt Pro which focuses mostly on messaging and social networking. It comes with a friends application that lets you add 5 best friends and you can then instantly view Facebook and Twitter posts and updates.

It also packs in a 3.2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, microUSB, WiFi and a 3.5mm audio jack. Look for it in Q3 this year for an unknown price.

PHOTON 4G: Motorola’s first 4G phone for Sprint

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2011

Sprint and Motorola have announced the new Motorola PHOTON 4G. It was previously named the Droid X 2 before it was officially announced. This is Motorola’s first 4G phone on Sprint’s WiMAX network.

The PHOTON 4G has some impressive features: a dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, a 4.3″ qHD display, dual cameras, access to the Android Market, Sprint ID compatibility for easy customization, 16GB of memory with an SD card slot for up to an additional 32GB, Worldphone capabilities, and 3G/4G Mobile hotspot capability.

Sharp’s new AQUOS PHONE IS11SH 3D capable phone for Japanese females

Posted in Sharp by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2011

Sharp’s new AQUOS PHONE IS11SH is a female friendly phone capable of 3D graphics. The phone runs on Android 2.3 OS and has a 3.7-inch 960 x 540 pixel display, an 8.5 megapixel CMOS camera, mobile wallet service, mobile TV, and infrared data transmission.

The image tells the whole story. This one is targeted at young Japanese women. There is also a slide-out keypad, making typing those texts a lot easier. As a male, I just want to take this oppotunity to say “Ewww”.

Æsir, the $61,000 Phone

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on May 3rd, 2011

The Æsir is just about making calls and sending texts. It has an interesting Scandinavian design and is named after the ‘Norse gods’. The CEO of the company calls it ‘an anti-smartphone’. It also has an anti-smart price at £6,400.

The phone took three years to make, and offers ‘watch-grade material’ crafted by European craftsmen. It also has custom created ring tones. The regular model will cost you £6,400($10,560), while a gold-plated version is £37,000($61,000).

Low-end Android devices are ready to take over the world

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2011

We all know that Android is super popular right now, but it looks like the best is yet to come for the platform. According to Digitimes, low-end Android phones are about to take the already-popular OS to new heights. Maybe even world domination. The reason is simple. Some handset vendors are rushing to launch low-priced (under $150) Android devices.

Digitimes thinks that 20-25 million of these devices will be sold this year alone. Those are huge numbers. We are talking a tenfold increase from last year’s 2.5-3 million phones sold. The low end Android market is wide open right now.

LG Optimus Big Officially Announced

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2011

After rumors in March about the LG Optimus Big smartphone, LG has just officially introduced the new phone in South Korea. It also appeared in a photo alongside an Apple iPhone, which showed off its “big” status, so the LG Optimus Big has been confirmed as real, with the name LU6800.

Features include a dual-core 1GHz processor, 4.3 inch WVGA display, 5-megapixel autofocus camera, and Android 2.2 OS, which is likely upgradable to Gingerbread. No word yet on if we can expect this device in the US yet.

Bluechip BC5i Big Button Phone

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on April 24th, 2011

The latest elderly-friendly phone sports the usual hugely oversized buttons and pretty much looks like a toy. The Bluechip BC5i Big Button mobile phone is designed to be appealing to those who shy away from the latest streamlined gadgets.

As you might expect, the phone comes with enhanced loudness, an SOS button and speak aloud numericals, which confirm each and every keypress using audio. There’s also an LED flashlight on the top. Only £29.95. It won’t help them when they misplace the phone however.

AT&T Announces LG Thrive Pre-Pay Android Phone

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2011

AT&T and LG have teamed up for a new Android smartphone, the LG Thrive, which will be available on AT&T’s GoPhone pre paid service. It’s based on the LG Optimus One and features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, Android 2.2. Froyo and has a 3.2 megapixel camera with built in autofocus.

You can expect the LG Thrive to be available from AT&T on April 17th. It will retail for $179.99 and customers will have to sign up to one of AT&T’s pre-paid smartphone plans, which should thrive very nicely from all the sign ups.

NEC Medias N-06C Android phone

Posted in NEC by Conner Flynn on April 11th, 2011

Who is this sexy and slim beauty in white? Why it’s the Nec Medias N-04C and it is one sexy and slim Japanese Android Smartphone. Good news. It will be available in a waterproof version soon as well with the N-06C.

This new NEC Medias N-06C is scheduled for a Summer launch in Japan and will come pre-loaded with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and a faster CPU of 1GHz compared to the 800MHz found on the N-04C and it will be available in four different flashy colors like white pearl and pink.