Do you know anyone in your circle of friends who does not yet own a cell phone? Probably not, as all and sundry have already picked up a handset regardless of age and economic background. After all, cell phone manufacturers have long catered their handsets to people from all walks of life, ranging from super cheap phones to high ends ones that seem to be able to do everything.
The keyword for the latter group is ’seem’, as Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser thinks otherwise. The man says that everyone will eventually carry at least a couple of cell phones since there is no perfect handset that is capable of doing everything you want and provide everything you need.
Having said that, mobile giants have released their latest mobile phone models which have encompassed almost if not all of the features and capabilities in the recent GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1
Sony Ericsson has introduced the XPERIA X1 mobile web device recently, probably intended to rival the iPhone. And by the looks of it, it pretty much looks like one.
Running Windows Mobile, the XPERIA X1 arc slider comes packed with a 3 inch, 800 x 480 pixels, 65k color TFT touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, video recording, 400 MB of internal memory and microSD card support.
Nokia unveiled the Nokia N96, a multimedia computer truly optimized for video and TV. With a large 2.8 screen, 16 gigabytes of internal memory and support for high-quality videos in a wide range of formats, the dual-slide Nokia N96 represents an exciting new chapter in mobile media.
The Nokia N96 multimedia computer is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2008 with an estimated sales price of approximately 550 euros, before subsidies or taxes.
Samsung U900 The Samsung U900 is the updated version of the popular A990 model and, as such, offers one of the best digital camcorders/cameras available on a mobile phone. This includes and optical zoom lens as well as a great deal of additional technology. For example, it offers a 2,048 x 1,536 maximum pixel resolution and 3.2 megapixels. It also features auto-focus, TV output, Flash, and Pictbridge.
It also has video recording capabilities and can record for up to one hour with excellent resolution. This video can then be output directly to a television after being hooked up.
LG Electronics, a worldwide technology and design leader in mobile communications, announced that it will debut its new LG-KF510 at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona, Spain on February 11, 2008. LG-KF510 is a stylish, fashionable phone catering to users’ demand for slimmer phones with unique design accents.
At just 10.9 mm thick, the LG-KF510 is the extremely slim slider phone. It combines a slim style with strength created by its metal frame and tempered glass. At the center of its design are metal gradation paint schemes available in Stardust Dark Gray or Sunset Red.
This attractive looking phone is equally attractive to use. Its tactile and visually interactive user interface includes captivating animation developed based on the LG’s advanced touch technology. Users will especially appreciate the quality of the LG-KF510’s multi-function camera with 3.0 mega pixel and MP3 player.