Siemens officially announced the sx1 smartphone based on symbian os and nokias series60. There’s already a lot of coverage with nice pictures @aas, @infosync, @mobile burn and @club siemens (club siemens also got a gallery online).
I personaly love this phone. It looks great, it’s lightweight and even siemens’ menudesign looks much better than nokias. But i’m still quite happy with my 7650; let’s see how long it lasts…
update: i just noticed that club siemens claims that the sx1 got 24mb internal memory… now i’m really jealous 😦
update #2: Now howard chui also features the sx1.
Sony ericsson announce their first 3g device, the z1010. It features a
clamshell design and two(!) digicams, one on the outside for taking photographs and one on the inside for video conferencing. I wonder if this is uiq or not? However, i’m impressed. Read on @infosync
and @mobile burn.
This sentence (describing a smartphone reference design by ms and intel) caught my attention: "They created this design so OEMs could more easily design smartphones using this hardware and software. The companies can then concentrate on customizing the basic design." Imho this translates into "We wanna build all phones but manufacturers can buy the right to paint the casing." No wonder sendo quitted ms.
…news-flood @aas: new reference designs by motorola/symbian and
samsung/infineon; nokia and se unite software development platforms.
…great coverage @phonescoop; too bad i couldn’t find any permalinks there, you might have to search their archives to get the 3gsm-news.
…on the sony tg50 (mentioned
The more i read about it, the more i love it. If it really runs palm os 5 this
will certainly be a tungsten t-killer. Imho the tg50 is the most interesting
device since the nr70v, another brilliant sony-pda. No, i’m not biased, actually
i never owned a sony-pda, but this company really keeps things moving in the pda
…on the siemens sx1 (mentioned
burn. I wouldn’t call mobile burn a trusted source, but usually they aren’t
completely wrong either; i still don’t get why nobody wants to build
series60-devices with suitable keypads…
…on the motorola a760 (mentioned
@infosync and @mobile
burn. I still have no clue what to think about this one.
…on siemens’ xelibri fashion-phones (mentioned
burn: they report that the first collection of four phones can be preordered
here. I somehow like #3 ’cause it’s small
and i like the idea of a totally voice-controlled cellphone, but with a price of
Ôø?399? Forget it.
After announcing the sph-i700 (mentioned
here, here and here) samsung unveiled the sgh-i700 for gsm/gprs networks @3gsm cannes 2003. I have to confess that samsungs naming scheme challenges me…
Vacation was great, being offline wasn’t. However, i’m really shocked how much happened the last two days. Will take me several hours to check all news…
Though posting was light in february i have to announce that i can’t update the site for the next three days because i’m going on vacation. Expect new posts on tuesday/wednesday next week.
Very detailed review of the sonyericsson p800 smartphone. In short they like it except for usability issues, the ms duo and slow sync (last one is typical for symbian devices).
Is it just me or is anyone else a bit suspicious about release date announcements by sendo? Anyway, series60 smartphone due to release this fall.
Actually, i think that this pic is a fake. But if, by any chance, this is real i wonder why no manufacturer wants to release a series60-device with a standard keypad. First the 3650, now this phone/fake. Nobody wants those weirdo-keypads so why do they keep sticking them into high-tech smartphones?