If you’re a serious gamer, you’ve probably been feeling slightly left out all these years without a phone that properly “clicked” with what you love the most. Now all that is about to change. The latest Sony Ericsson Aino has got everything you’ve been missing in a phone.
The Aino is a slider phone with a large three inch touch enabled display screen with 16 million colours. Running a modified version of Sony Ericsson’s phone OS, do not dare to mistaken the Aino with the likes of business orientated smartphones as it is exactly the opposite.
Running a feature familiar to PSP owners known as Remote play. The Aino has been equipped with the privelge to allow its user to connect to his / her PS3 from anywhere around the globe. With the Aino, all the content on your PS3 is at your fingertips.
Motorola has announced the launch of a new mobile phone – QA4 Evoke. Similar to a number of phones including the iPhone, Palm Pre, BlackBerry Storm, etc, it has a full touchscreen but also with a sliding keypad. It seems that the mobile phone maker is taking into account want we all like to see – a physical keyboard.
Here are pictures of LG’s latest concept phone from the MWC last week, it is equipped with solar panels allowing it to help the environment by reducing the need to use non-renewable resources. When you think of technology and gadgets that harvest solar energy I tend to think of large chunky panels but in fact the concept phone below is quite the opposite.
Out of all the latest Sony Ericsson concept phones (unofficial by the way) featured below, the P905 has to be my favourite, not just because it is the only one out of the lot that has Google Android but just look at it! J. Havarlant from Sony-Ericsson-CZ is the designer behind the sexy Sony Ericsson concept phones below. His slew of Sony Ericsson concept designs for this Christmas includes some exciting additions to the T, P and W series.
The T903 Rugya. This one is a sleek slider with red highlights. It sports a 8.1- megapixel camera and is inspired by the gorgeous Rugya car. The P912 boasts of a single large screen with only two buttons on the face. What makes the touchscreen P905 very interesting is that it proposes an Android platform, looks like a smooth iPhone but hosts a side-slider QWERTY keyboard.
Besides a huge touchscreen, there is nothing much to write about the SE P902 Retro. However the musically inclined will appreciate the W905, which is a Walkman phone. Sporting a large Slider screen, it also has a 5.0-megapixel camera and quick easy-access buttons on the side.
Nokia’s latest N series two way slider handset N85 has now arrived the UK. Along with the very prestigous N96, this has probably been the next in line most looked forward to latest handset from Nokia. If you remember, we featured a N85 hands on video back in September, for those who have since been captured by its charming appearance (OLED display!) and excellent functionality, you might like to know the Nokia N85 is now available (as of 31/10/2008) via Dial-a-Phone.
Though we received messages earlier on that Phones4u would be the main distributor for it here in the UK, we have as yet not seen any updates, but we’ll keep you updated on this matter.
Currently, Dial-a-phone has the Nokia N85 on offer for free from Orange on an 18-month contract for £35 a month. Included with this is also a special offer of three months half price, a free magic number and each month you will receive unlimited texts in addition to 600 tariff included minutes.
For more complete detailed review of the N85, we recommend you check out this link here.
Also see our previous gallery comparing the Nokia N95 with the Nokia N85.
The news that the South Korean mobile giant Samsung was going to join the eight megapixel camera phone trend with their new phone i8510 was announced in late July, however nothing was said about whether it will be launched in the UK until now. It was announced yesterday that Samsung’s latest eight megapixel bad boy will be the first of its kind to arrive the UK and we now know that we’re looking at around next month in September, no exact dates have been told.
The Samsung i8510 is a multimedia slider phone, equipped with a 2.8″ 16 million colour LCD display, connectivity wise it features 3G and HSDPA as well as WiFi. When it was first announced late last month, it was said that 8GB and 16GB versions would be available, it would be interesting to see if this would apply to its arrival here in the UK.
Now of course, the most exciting bit, the i8510’s eight megapixel camera can take photos of up to 3264×2448 pixels, it’s got autofocus, image stabiliser, video(VGA@30fps, QVGA@120fps), unfortunately no fancy Xenon flash here. This amazing camera is also supported by a unique application that automatically geotags photographs with the location where they were taken, abit like the Google Map function you get with Picassa web albums. Also included within its functionality are features such as auto-panorama shot, face, smile and blink detection.
The Samsung i8510 has been said to be able to offer stand-by time of up to 310 hours and up to eight hours of talk time. The most unfortunate thing about the i8510 is that it doesn’t have a touch screen and unlike the iPhone it’s got alot more entertainment features like DivX/H.263/H.264/WMV/MP4 player, video editing, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/AMR/RealAudio player and TV out functionality. The Samsung i8510 will certainly be a popular choice amongst mobile phones due to be released in the next few coming months. We’ll keep everyone updated with news on tariff and handset pricing, for the time being we only know that it will be launched through the Carphone Warehouse.
Following what we wrote about the Nokia N96 two days ago, we now finally have the real pics of the N96 leaked. It is completely different from the pics we posted two days ago, as you can see below:
Here’s the Nokia N96 for real, though it does look alot like the N81.
We now know that the N96 doesn’t actually have a 6-megapixel camera like what was being rumoured, instead it’s another 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flash. Also it doesn’t appear to be a ‘double slider’ like what was said, it certainly seems alot like the N81!
More pics after the break…