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It seems that Samsung will release its first mobile phone with the new operating system Windows Phone 7.I am sure that this new Samsung Omnia 7 will have a big succes because I think that Windows Phone 7 is a great operating system.Samsung launches its first mobile phone with Microsoft’s new operating system Windows Phone 7 on the market.Samsung Omnia 7 is since Friday (November 19) in Germany trading. This tells the German Telekom that offers mobile phone.Samsung Omnia 7 has a new AMOLED display, especially the luminous and yet to be energy efficient. According to HTC and LG, Samsung smartphone is the third manufacturer which offer a device with Windows Phone 7.
The display of Samsung Omnia 7 has a diagonal greater than 10 centimeters and is around 16.7 million colors at a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels dar. The five-megapixel camera also records HD video. When a contract period of two years, the telecom, the Samsung Omnia 7 (39.95 to 99.95 € per month) for 139.95 euros in combination with a “Complete Mobile» Tariff to. In online trading, the phone is also available without a contract from about 540 €.This new operating system Windows Phone 7 is a great one and I am sure that it will make a great team with the new Samsung Omnia 7.
Computerworld – The HTC Trophy will be the first Windows Phone 7-based Verizon Wireless smartphone, according to several reports on the Web today.
A Verizon spokeswoman, who last week said the company plans to sell WP7-based smartphones next year, delined to confirm the reports about the HTC Trophy.
Verizon, a CDMA-based carrier, will get the HTC Trophy in 2011, according to a Verizon pamphlet that appeared today on Slashgear, Engadget and other tech Web sites today.
The Trophy has a 3.8-inch touchscreen , a 5 megapixel camera and Wi-Fi support. The device offers 512 MB of internal memory, 16GB of onboard storage. The includes an offer to Microsoft employees that it will sell them the device for $199.99 upon launch “in early 2011.”
Apparently, word of Verizon’s interest in WP7 has been slow to get out as there were several reports today about a Nov. 8 tweet from Verizon saying it is “excited” to sell WP7 phones as soon as they are ready from Microsoft.
There have been questions about Verizon’s interest in WP7, especially since the carrier had little success selling the predecessor Microsoft Kin phones and discontinued them in June. Verizon later said it would resurrect thousands of retired Microsoft Kin phones as feature phones without wireless data capability later this year.
Verizon President Lowell McAdam had raised questions about support for WP7 when he said in an interview in early October that “Microsoft is not at the forefront of our mind” after agreeing with a reporter that Microsoft was not a major player in mobile “at the moment.”
AT&T and T-Mobile, both GSM carriers, began selling WP7 phones on Nov. 8. It isn’t clear how successful the sales effort has been as Microsoft has declared the supply as “tight.”
Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld. Follow Matt on Twitter at @matthamblen, or subscribe to Matt’s RSS feed . His e-mail address is email@example.com.
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The first couple of mobile phones running Windows Phone 7 have hit stores in the U.S. Some of the phones that have been launched include the 7 Mozart, the 7 Trophy and the HD 7 from HTC; the Optimus 7 from LG and the Omnia 7 from Samsung.
However, according to online reports the initial interest levels for the Windows Phone 7 handsets have been low. According to Cnet, although there were sizable crowds at stores selling Windows Phone 7 handsets, very few handsets were actually sold.
There is still no word on when the first Windows Phone 7 handset will be launched in India, but be assured we will keep an eye on that for you. Meanwhile, you can can check out our preview of the HTC 7 Mozart mobile phone.
Other stories of interest:
PREVIEW: HTC 7 Mozart
Windows Phone 7: A Visual Tour
Windows Phone 7: Problems it Faces
New Windows Phone 7 Handsets: First Look
Sharp Unveils First Android Smart Phone with 3D Screen
Article by: Emon
A Japanese company, Sharp, introduced two mobile phones with 3D-displays. Models Galapagos 003SH and Galapagos 005SH will be sold only in Japan from a local mobile operator SoftBank.
Both smart-phones are equipped with 3.8-inch touch screen technology-based ASV (Sharp Advanced Super View TFT) with 480 × 800 pixels (WVGA) and support for multi-touch technology, display of phones is capable of creating 3D images without the need to wear special glasses.
Model Sharp Galapagos 003SH is endowed with 9.6-megapixel camera on the basis of the CCD with auto focus lens and the recording function of HD-video format 720p, 400 MB of internal memory, as well as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS.
Sharp Galapagos 005SH has a sliding QWERTY keyboard and it is “side slide”, 512 MB of memory and a camera with 8 mega-pixels.
Both smart phones are geared with GHz Snapdragon processor, and it works under OS Android 2.2.
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New Delhi: Handset maker Spice Mobility on Sunday said it has launched the country’s first 3D display mobile phone, View D, priced at Rs 4,299.
View D will allow users to experience images and videos in 3D without the 3D glasses, making it very convenient for a common user.
“With growing popularity of 3D content and devices, this is one segment we wanted to tap. We have created this new device for people looking for smart mobile phones,” Spice Mobility Vice President (Marketing) Naveen Paul told a news agency.
The company is looking at selling 20,000-30,000 units per month of View D, he added.
In the competitive Indian market, handset makers are looking at innovations to drive sales.
“One has to keep innovating to offer the market compelling products, but at reasonable price points as India is a price-conscious market,” Paul said.
According to IDC, 38.63 million handsets were sold in India during April-June 2010.
Asked about the lack of 3D content in India, Paul said, “In India, 3D is catching up and soon there would be more devices which support 3D and with that content would also come in.”
The handset is equipped with a 2.4-inch 3D display screen, two megapixel camera, FM Radio, MP3 player and expandable memory up to 16GB.
View D’s screen is designed in a way that allows the user to toggle between a normal 2D or 3D user interface. It also has a ‘remote wipe’ feature, which allows users to delete the data stored on their phones remotely, in case of loss of handset.
Targetted at the metros and Tier I cities, the company will also launch a new television commercial along with other promotional activities for the product.
The handset would be available through more than 50,000 retail points, including 750 Spice HotSpot retail stores.
The HTC Surround is one of the phones in the Windows Phone 7 lineup of mobile devices. Available on AT&T’s network, the phones USP lies in its slide out speaker which runs along the length of the phone. The mobile can be made to stand on a desk with the speaker slid out and be used for playing out movies and videos and the likes.
Featuring a 5 megapixel camera with a 3.8 inch screen and 16 GB of memory, the HTC Surround is a great device. Except for one thing which is inextricably linked to the phone’s design and that is, that do people actually use their mobile device’s loud speakers to listen to audio or watch videos or do any audio related activity?
The use for such a feature seems very little and might be sidelined for the most part except in private when one wants to watch a movie and even then one would prefer to watch it on their PC’s or TVs with bigger speakers and bigger screens.
Like all Windows 7 Phones, the HTC Surround also comes with a free Zune pass for unlimited Zune music downloads. HTC hub is a great way to try out cloud computing and the home screen featuring widgets like the clock widget and the weather widget make for a good mobile experience. The device is expected to retaill at $200 approx. when it hits the shelves this November 8th.
LG’s Optimus 7 (aka the LG E900) has arrived, taking its place amongst a wave of new smartphones running on Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows Phone 7 (WP7).
The device is LG’s first mobile phone to run on WP7 and is the result of close collaboration between the two companies.
The Optimus 7 is packed with the company’s “exclusive” features says LG, features that include LG’s “Play-To” DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)-based technology, augmented reality and Voice-to-Text translation.
Play-To makes it possible to instantly share and transfer multimedia files (including 720p HD videos, high-resolution photos and music files) between the Optimus 7 and DLNA compliant digital devices with just a flick of a finger.
“The Voice-to-Text feature will be a godsend for text addicts,” said LG in an October 11 announcement, “allowing voice to text transcribing for Facebook and Twitter updates, emails or memos for a convenient hands free experience.”
The QWERTY slider has a 3.8 inch capacitive LCD display with 800 x 400 pixels, a 5 MP camera with LED Flash and 720p video recording, 16GB of internal memory, an accelerometer, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor, and access to Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE and Zune services.
Manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC, Asus and Dell are putting their final touches on WP7 devices. Meanwhile Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is getting ready to unveil further details about the WP7 launch at a press conference in New York on October 11.
Interested consumers can watch the Microsoft and Windows Phone 7 press conference live on Monday October 11 at 9:30 AM EDT (1:30 PM GMT) here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/windowsphone/
The Optimus 7 will start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2010. Pricing information has not been revealed.
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Oct 04, 2010 (AsiaPulse via COMTEX) —
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(BW)(CA-SILICON-IMAGE)(SIMG.NASDAQ) Silicon Image Unveils First MHL Products
Comprehensive Solution Delivers Enhanced HD Video Connectivity Between Mobile Devices and HDTVs for Consumers
SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Oct. 04, 2010–Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG | PowerRating), a leader in advanced, interoperable HD connectivity solutions for consumer electronics, today announcedthe availability of its first products that include support for the new MHL? (Mobile High-Definition Link) standard ? an MHL transmitter, an MHL-to-HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) bridge and an MHL-enabled HDTV port processor. MHL is a new mobile HD interface standard optimized for directly connecting mobile phones and other portable devices to high-definition televisions (HDTVs) and displays, while simultaneously providing power to charge mobile device batteries over a single cable.
With the introduction of three new parts, Silicon Image will enable manufacturers of mobile devices, HDTVs, cables and accessories to quickly build a comprehensive end-to-end mobile HD video ecosystem based on the new MHL connectivity standard. Silicon Image’s MHL-enabled products include: SiI9244 MHL transmitter for power-sensitive mobile devices SiI9381 A HDTV port processor for both HDMI and MHL connectivity SiI9292 MHL-to-HDMI low-power bridge “To meet consumers’ expectations for portability while providing the full HD experience, video and audio should flow seamlessly from mobile devices to televisions and other displays,” said Michael J. Palma, senior research analyst for consumer device semiconductors at market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
“Building on its market-leading experience in connectivity solutions for consumer electronics (CE) devices, Silicon Image enhances interoperability between mobile and HDTV applications through a single cable, simplifying the connected home theater experience.”
SiI9244 MHL Transmitter
The SiI9244 is an MHL transmitter for HD video and audio designed for power-sensitive consumer electronics devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, portable media players and HD camcorders. Eliminating the need for an extra connector, the SiI9244 enables a cost-effective, low-pin count connectivity solution for the delivery of HD content.
SiI9381 A HDTV Port Processor
The SiI9381 A port processor seamlessly interfaces with MHL-enabled mobile devices such as mobile phones and tablets. The SiI9381 A also supports four HDMI inputs with InstaPort? S ? Silicon Image’s single-second HDMI port switching technology and integrates HDMI 1.4 Audio Return Channel and Content Type detection.
SiI9292 MHL-to-HDMI Bridge
The SiI9292 is integral to the design of low-power, MHL-to-HDMI accessory devices such as docking stations, converters and adapters, enabling HD video and audio connectivity between MHL-ready mobile devices and HDTVs with HDMI inputs.
“HD video has become a key differentiating feature for today’s mobile devices, but the small form factor of the mobile screen, while convenient, limits the HD viewing experience,” said Tim Vehling, vice president of the products business group at Silicon Image, Inc. “Today’s HDMI-enabled CE products offer consumers connectivity from the mobile device to the HDTV. MHL-enabled CE products further enhance this HD experience by enabling the viewing of mobile device content on the largest available screen without concern over battery life.”
About MHL Technology and MHL, LLC
The MHL specification, introduced in June 2010, is an HD video and digital audio interface optimized for connecting mobile phones and portable devices to HDTVs, displays and other home entertainment products. MHL technology features a single cable with a 5-pin interface able to support up to 1080 p HD video and digital audio while simultaneously providing power to the mobile device, and utilizing established connectors. MHL, LLC is the agent for overseeing and administering the drafting, adoption, licensing, and promotion of the MHL Specification. The MHL Specification was developed by Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Silicon Image, Inc., Sony Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation as a standard for mobile wired connectivity, to enable the development of standard-compliant mobile and display products across a broad connectivity ecosystem. MHL, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG).
For more information, visit http://www.mhlconsortium.org/.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image is a leading provider of advanced, interoperable connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition (HD) content for consumer electronics, mobile, and PC markets. The company delivers its technology via semiconductor and intellectual property (IP) products that are compliant with global industry standards and also feature industry leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort. Silicon Image’s products are deployed by the world’s leading electronics manufacturers in devices such as desktop and notebook PCs, DTVs, Blu-Ray Disc players, audio-video receivers, as well as mobile phones, tablets, and digital cameras. Silicon Image has driven the creation of the highly-successful HDMI? and DVI? industry standards, as well as the latest standards for mobile devices – SPMT (Serial Port Memory Technology) and MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link). Via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplay Labs, Silicon Image offers manufacturers comprehensive standards interoperability and compliance testing services.
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NEW DELHI: Tata DOCOMO has launched its first co-branded mobile handset OneTouch Net Phone from Alcatel. OneTouch comes preloaded with a suite of Yahoo services alongwith two buttons to launch Yahoo services and Tata Docomo’s Dive In portal.
Yahoo services include Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Contacts and Calendar, Yahoo Homepage, Yahoo Search with Voice, Yahoo Social Pulse and Flickr. The Tata Docomo button will give access to their Dive In WAP portal, which includes services like My Song, Call Me Tunes, Buddy Chat, My Talkies, Astro Portal, Funzone, Song Book etc.
The mobile phone has a QWERTY keypad and special optical trackpad. It has comes with 80 MB of ROM, 2 megapixel camera, an MP3 player, FM Radio and stereo bluetooth 2.0 technology.
The phone is available in two colors ‘White & Lavender’ and ‘Black & Silver’ and will be priced at Rs 5499.
“Living up to our strategy of Doing the New and bringing innovative services and solutions for our customers, we are pleased to announce the launch of the first Tata Docomo Co-branded device—the ‘OneTouch Net’, which is a Tata Docomo-Yahoo!- Alcatel phone,” Mr Deepak Gulati, President of GSM and 3G at Tata Teleservices Limited, said. “OneTouch Net is an exciting handset with an alluring form factor, enabling customers to experience Tata Docomo Dive In services through a single-touch access—this first device from Tata Docomo will have a single touch and branded Dive In button on the phone,” he added.
“The OneTouch Net is an affordable solution targeted at the digital youth who want to stay connected to the Internet and information services on their mobile phones. A suite of Yahoo!’s leading products are pre-loaded and directly integrated into the device—this phone has an ergonomic QWERTY keyboard and a special optical track-pad, and is designed for easy navigation, communication and Internet services,” Gulati said.
MetroPCS launched the nation’s first Long Term Evolution 4G wireless broadband networkTuesday in Las Vegas along with the first ever commercial LTE handset.
Like all MetroPCS services, the new 4G wireless broadband service is prepaid and it doesn’t require a contract. For $55 a month, users get unlimited talk, text, and data. And for an additional $5 a month, they also get 18 channels of streaming video.
Samsung Craft, first 4G LTE handset
The prepaid wireless operator is launching the new service with the first LTE handset: the Samsung Craft.
But before you get too excited, there are some important caveats. For now the service is only available in parts of Las Vegas. Eventually, MetroPCS will expand the service to its other markets. By 2011, the company expects to cover 19 markets with the LTE service, according to Tom Keys, MetroPCS chief operating officer.
MetroPCS does not support 3G technology for data on the rest of its network. Instead it offers a 2.5G data implementation. So the move to 4G was a way to leapfrog the 3G data technology and move right toward faster-speed wireless broadband. What this means for consumers who sign up for the service is that when you are not in 4G wireless territory, the network that you end up using is really a 2.5G network instead of a speedier 3G network.
This is different from other 4G wireless services from Sprint Nextel, which uses Clearwire’s 4G network and its own 3G network when 4G is unavailable. And it will be an important distinction when Verizon Wireless and AT&T launch their 4G wireless services. Verizon plans to launch a 4G wireless network based on LTE later this year. AT&T has said it will launch its network by the middle of next year. Sprint and Clearwire are using a 4G technology known as WiMax, but the speeds of WiMax and LTE are comparable.
Another important distinction between the MetroPCS service and the other 4G services that have launched or will launch soon, is the device. MetroPCS is launching the service with the Samsung Craft, a souped-up feature phone that uses a proprietary Samsung operating system and home-grown Samsung chips.
The device, which costs $349 and comes with a $50 rebate, is no Android-based HTC Evo, which is the handset used on Sprint’s 4G network. That said, the phone does come with a full Web browser, a QWERTY-keyboard, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a touch screen.
Keys said that the company is not trying to compete directly with the major carriers. Instead, the company is simply offering speedier wireless data service for its 7.6 million customers.
“We’re not trying to offer something to compete with the iPhone,” he said. “We did this for our customers, which wanted more wireless data. ”
Keys said that 90 percent of the company’s customer base uses wireless data services today and half of them use their mobile phones as their primary means to connect to the Internet.
The Samsung device that MetroPCS is using to launch the service was not designed for dozens of apps. And unlike the Sprint’s HTC Evo it doesn’t turn into a Wi-Fi hot spot. Instead, the Samsung Craft was designed as an entertainment device providing speedy connectivity to the Web and access to streaming video and music, Keys added.
It’s clear that MetroPCS’s LTE roll out will be small compared to what Verizon Wireless has planned. MetroPCS plans to be in 19 markets by the end of 2011, covering about 110 million people. By contrast, Verizon has said it will be in 25 to 30 markets by the end of this year. And it expects its service to be available to 100 million people this year alone. It will continue rolling out the 4G service over the next year.
So far there is no word on what kind of device Verizon will launch its LTE network with. Traditionally, wireless operators have launched faster networks with wireless data cards and dongles that allow laptops to connect to the faster networks. Chipsets designed for phones are typically available in high-volume a year after chips used in data cards are available.
But there is a chance that this timeline has been sped up to accommodate Verizon’s launch. While some people believe that Verizon could launch its service with a 4G LTE handset, chip experts say that the chips will be early implementations, and devices may not be optimized for the 4G network. This means that the handsets will likely consume lots of power and may have other issues. In other words, these devices will work, but it may not be pretty.
So far, Sprint Nextel is the only wireless operator to introduce 4G wireless phones, which use WiMax instead of LTE. The HTC Evo was the first 4G phone to hit the market. Initially, this device also had power consumption issues. Iyad Tarazi, vice president of Network Development and Engineering for Sprint, admitted this was an issue early on. But he said the company has optimized how the device connects to the 4G network, which has alleviated the power concerns.
For now, MetroPCS is only offering the one Samsung device. It is not offering 4G data sticks for laptops or dongles. That said, Keys expects the company to add other 4G devices to its line up later, including tablets.