Nokia has another touchscreen device in the works, headed to China

By on December 24, 2008 at 9:44 AM.

Nokia has another touchscreen device in the works, headed to China

Regardless of what you think of pure touchscreen devices, most can agree that the addition of a touchscreen is a welcome addition to nearly any phone out there due to its convenience. With that in mind, information on a new device from Nokia has emerged out of China that may excite a few people. Named the 6208 Classic, the device apparently runs on a version of the S40 platform that has been altered to accommodate the physical limitations of a touchscreen without adversely affecting the physical alphanumeric keypad. With that said, it’s a shame this phone is nowhere close to being a looker but we still want to check it out. As for the specs, here’s what has been reported so far:

  • 109.8mm x 49.3mm x 14.7mm, 120.ig
  • Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900
  • 2.4″, 240 x 320 TFT touchscreen display, 16-million colors
  • 3.2 megapixel camera w/ autofocus, 4x digital zoom and flash
  • 13MB of internal memory
  • microSDHC support

We’re not willing to bet that the 6208 Classic will be officially sold outside of China, but hopefully some more capable devices with similar input methods get released in this part of the world in the near future.

Thanks, Dani!

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Motorola ZINE ZN5 officially hits T-Mobile, paparazzi lose their jobs

By on November 3, 2008 at 12:01 AM.

Motorola ZINE ZN5 officially hits T-Mobile, paparazzi lose their jobs

There hasn’t been much doubt about Motorola’s MOTOZINE ZN5 hitting T-Mobile, but official confirmations are always a nice thing, no? Starting today, at select T-Mobile corporate locations and online, you’ll be able to pickup a Motorola ZN5 for yourself. A 5 megapixel camera phone is going to seriously hurt those pocket though, right? Normally we’d say yes, but T-Mobile looks to have subsidized the crap out of this thing (or Motorola’s just happy they have a carrier who’s willing to take their goods) as it’s going for only $99 on a 2-year agreement. Not bad at all we say. Here’s a quick spec refresher for you:

  • 5 megapixel auto-focus Kodak camera with Xenon flash
  • Wi-Fi
  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE
  • 350MB of internal memory, microSD expandable up to 4GB
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • FM Radio
  • TV-Out
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • Built-in Kodak EasyShare software for instant Wi-Fi uploading to the web

We’ve given Moto their fair share of public beatings in the past, but we’re actually pretty impressed with the price-point here. We think this thing is going to fly off the shelves. What say you?

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Samsung to push out 8MP camera phone with 3X zoom, 12MP marvel in the works

By on October 24, 2008 at 10:57 AM.

Samsung to push out 8MP camera phone with 3X zoom, 12MP marvel in the works

According to an article at Telecoms Korea, Samsung may have some high-end camera phones on the way for 2009. Two of Samsung’s subsidiaries have already produced an 8 megapixel camera module that has 3x optical zoom, autofocus with a 57% performance increase, a 1/2.5 inch CMOS sensor and a lens that supports F2.85. The new camera modules are expected to make their debut in phones starting in early 2009. Awesome! The same article suggests that Samsung has a 12 megapixel camera module in the works that is even smaller in size than the 8 megapixel module, making it ideally suited for mobile phones. There is no indication as to when a 12 megapixel Samsung shooter will make its debut but we can tell it won’t be soon enough. Then again, knowing Samsung it won’t have US 3G anyway…

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Full PRADA II specifications!

By on September 5, 2008 at 5:12 AM.

Full PRADA II specifications!

We just got a heads up from one of our trusty sources, and they’ve come through with full PRADA II specs for us! In case you don’t remember, the new PRADA II handset will feature a slide-out QWERTY keyboard as pictured above. Here’s a rundown on the specs we got:

  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE, dual-band HSDPA (850MHz/2100MHz)
  • 950mAh battery
  • 240×400 3.0″ screen
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with flash and VGA recording
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wi-Fi b,g
  • Infineon MP-EH + M180 chipset
  • Motion sensor
  • FM Radio
  • 104.5 x 54 x 16.8 mm

Any surprises there? The 5 megapixel shooter is definitely a plus, and we can’t hate on some 850MHz WCDMA action, but we’re hoping for some major OS updates on this bad boy. Otherwise, well, it’s back to that other touch-screen handset… Thoughts?

Thanks, Daddy G.!

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