Samsung's B7610 Louvre gets pic'd, spec'd

By on June 12, 2009 at 8:01 AM.

Samsung's B7610 Louvre gets pic'd, spec'd

While talk of Samsung’s upcoming B7610 Louvre has been floating around in quiet corners of the internet for quite some time now, the first image of the upcoming Windows Mobile smartphone has emerged alongside a list of specs. We’re not sure exactly how this handset pays homage to the famous French museum but maybe Sammy is just running out of code names. While it’s clearly not meant to be a flagship device, the Louvre looks as if it will be able to hold its own against similar devices in its class:

  • 112mm x 5.8mm x 16mm
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 7.2Mbps UMTS/HSDPA
  • 3.5-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen display
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • 1GB ROM
  • 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and aGPS
  • Accelerometer
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • FM tuner with RDS
  • microSD support
  • miniUSB
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • 1500 mAh Li-ion battery

Having not yet been announced by Samsung, a release date, list of carriers and pricing are still unknown. The source of this leak however, believes that the Louvre will makes its debut this July with a price ranging from 250€ to 500€.

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Bell to launch the Samsung Omnia in April?

By on March 19, 2009 at 7:59 AM.

Bell to launch the Samsung Omnia in April?

It looks like all you Canadian touchscreen lovers out there are going to have one more decision to make as we’ve been informed Bell is set to launch the Samsung Omnia between April 9th and 12th. Popular and well received on the Verizon network in the US, the Omnia is a Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional handset with a 3.2″ 240×400 touchscreen display, GPS, Wi-Fi and EV-DO Rev. 0 / Rev. A. Of particular note with the Omnia is its 5 megapixel camera with auto focus, image stabilization, face detection, smile detection, LED flash and finally DivX/XviD video playback. No word yet as far as pricing goes but we figure it can’t be all that bad since the most Bell is currently charging for a smartphone is $199.95.

Thanks, BrownGuy!

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HTC’s 2009 line-up gets spec’d

By on March 4, 2009 at 11:39 AM.

HTC’s 2009 line-up gets spec’d

2009 started off with a quite the bang as the entire 2009 line-up from HTC was leaked. A few of those handsets, most notably the Diamond2, Touch Pro2 and Magic have already been announced, but the rest of them have not. We have to be honest and say that a few of these handsets are standard fare for HTC, but the Firestone with it’s large touchscreen, 600MHz processor, 8 megapixel camera and WinMo 6.5 makes definitely looks like a device to watch for in the coming months. Hit the jump for the details. More →

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Alltel to release Palm Treo Pro on the 5th

By on March 2, 2009 at 7:47 AM.

Alltel to release Palm Treo Pro on the 5th

A little blue bird landed on our window sill this morning to let us in on a little secret – Alltel is all set to launch the Palm Treo Pro this Thursday March 5th. After a $125 rebate, the Treo Pro will set Alltel subscribers back $199 on a 2-year contract. The price isn’t all that bad for a new smartphone, especially considering it has the golden trifecta known as 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS, but when we see an American carrier charge more than a Canadian carrier we do start to panic just a little. Just one word of caution before anyone gets too excited — this might just be for divested customers only. C’est la vie, no?

Thanks, R!

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Palm Pro now available from Bell Canada

By on February 28, 2009 at 9:08 AM.

Palm Pro now available from Bell Canada

We’re not too sure the same CDMA users who were holding out for the Treo Pro are still interested now that the Palm Pre cat has been let out of the bag, but Canada’s Bell Mobility has just released the Treo Pro for $99.95 CDN ($78.99 USD) on a three-year contract. Bell has had quite the week; first the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 popped up for a mere $29.95 and now the Treo Pro makes an affordable entrance as well. Like we said though, it’s not easy to get excited about the Pro with the Pre looming in the backs of our minds — it’s kind of like looking at a car when the sexy redesign for the new model year has already been announced but isn’t yet on the road. The Treo Pro is a decenct piece of kit though, with a 2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, Microsoft Office Mobile, PIE 6 and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. It’s just, well, not the Pre.

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Garmin-ASUS announce the nuvifone M20

By on February 12, 2009 at 10:43 AM.

Garmin-ASUS announce the nuvifone M20

It wasn’t long ago when both Garmin and ASUS announced that they were teaming up to bring the nuvifone G60 to market and promised to out new models soon. True to their word, today the nuvifone M20 was treated to some press release love. Powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, the M20 touts a quad-band EDGE / tri-band 7.2Mbps HSPA chipset, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4 to 8 GB of internal memory all under a 2.8″ VGA touchscreen display. Did we miss anything? Oh yes, GPS. Obviously with Garmin working on this thing its something of a sat nav monster and will be able to run your favorite LBS services, though if Garmin-ASUS had their way you’d be using Ciao! which sounds like their alternative to Google Latitude. Still, the M20’s GPS chip will work even without the phone itself being connected to a cellular network meaning you can mount the M20 with the included car dashboard mount (with power cable) and drive around like crazy in the Australian outback without having to fear getting lost. Now where’s that Android nuvifone at?

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New details emerge for Samsung BlackJack III

By on July 21, 2008 at 12:38 PM.

New details emerge for Samsung BlackJack III

We’ve been hearing a lot of rumbling about this one for a while, and finally have something close to official confirmation about some specifics on the BlackJack III. The last child in the BlackJack family should be dropping on AT&T in October running a full version of Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional with a 3 MP camera, 528 Mhz processor, aGPS, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, and more. Sharp readers will note that this is, in effect, a rebadged version of the Samsung i788, which is a bit odd given the BlackJack’s current WM Standard market niche, but we suppose everyone has to grow up sometime, right?

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