The world's Software giant "Microsoft" on Tuesday announced its first mobile handset Kin, designed specifically for users who are actively accessing social networking sites.
The Kin handsets, which would be available in two models, -- Kin One and Kin Two -- are designed for consumers who want access to social networking sites and videos from their mobile phones.
Both phones are touch screen, have slide-out keyboard and based on mobile software platform Windows Mobile.
Brought to life through partnerships with Verizon Wireless, Vodafone and Sharp Corporation, KIN is designed to be the ultimate social experience that blends the phone, online services and the PC with breakthrough new experiences called the Loop, Spot and Studio.
Kin One is small and compact and having five megapixel camera, while Two has a larger screen and keyboard, more memory, a higher resolution camera of 8 megapixel and the ability to record high-definition video.
According to Robbie Bach Microsoft President, Entertainment and Devices Division, "We built Kin for people who live to be connected, share, express and relate to their friends and family. This social generation wants and needs more from their phone,"
The Kin handsets are made by Japan's Sharp Corp and would be sold by Verizon Wireless, a joint venture between Verizon Communications Inc and Vodafone Group Plc.
The phone is expected to be available in the US from May and in European countries like Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK from this autumn.
VTech® Communications, Inc., yesterday announced its first two-line phone with DECT 6.0 technology. Available now for just $79.95, the DS6151 is the most affordable system of its kind, making it ideal for busy households and small businesses.
According to senior vice president, product management, VTech Communications, Matt Ramage "This phone solution is great for people working at home, families that need separate lines or consumers who still use dial-up Internet service."
He continued that its smart design elements and budget-friendly price, the DS6151 is a new breed of two-line home communication.
The phone is based on DECT 6.0 technology, the feature-rich and expandable VTech DS6151 offers superior sound quality, range and interference-free calls. As a two-line system priced at nearly half the cost of similarly-featured phones, the DS6151 is perfect for small businesses as well as for homes using dial-up Internet service or to provide separate lines for different family members.
Additionally, the system includes a digital answering machine with a dedicated mailbox for each line. As a result, users have peace-of-mind that their calls with family, friends or business associates are secure, and can enjoy smoother, more organized communication.
What an early joy of christmas for Google employees!, Google decided to give all it's employees around the world new mobile devices that run on the company's Android operating system.
This move is to help the search giant to continue push into the wireless market and toward more direct competition with Apple.
In a blog post Saturday, Google said the new device combines hardware built by an unnamed partner with its Android software. The free software is crucial in Google’s efforts to make its search engine and other services as accessible on cell phones as they already are on personal computers. Google handed the device out to employees across the globe so they could “experiment with new mobile features and capabilities,” and give quick feedback on the new technology, said Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management, said on the company’s blog.
Some sources also continued to say that Google plans to sell the phone directly to consumers, instead of through a wireless carrier. A move said to make Google go head-to-head with Apple’s iPhone and Research in Motion’s Blackberry, as well as current makers of Android phones.
Google launched its first Android phone in September 2008, the G1 sold by T-Mobile USA. Verizon Wireless last month released the Droid, the first smart phone to run Android 2.0, and expects to launch another Android phone this year.
World's known manufacturer of expensive, lexurious gadgets Goldstriker International has done it again. They have managed to create the most expensive 3G iPhone ever.
According to Goldstriker " Priced at £1.92 million , 10 months in the making , the whole casing was created with 271 grams of 22ct solid gold . The front bezel houses 136 flawless diamonds colour F ,which total to a massive 68 cts . The rear logo in solid gold has 53 flawless diamonds amounting to 1ct and the front navigation button is home to a single cut very rare diamond at 7.1 cts. The chest which houses this unique handset is made from a single block of Granite , in Kashmir gold with the inner lined with Nubuck top grain leather , which weight is a massive 7kg.
We have also included some original & raw construction images for you view."
If you are one of the rare specimens who can actually afford to "order" one custom made for you, let us remind you that it will come in a chest made of granite and decked with Gold with a leather interior lining. This is one box you won't be sending for recycling! Head to the GoldStriker website if you want to know more or even if you wish to order one!
RIM (Research In Motion) today revealed its new sleek, powerful, dark chrome framed with leatherette back smartphone, BlackBerry Bold 9700.
This smartphone is built with new state of the art features that will offer an extensive array of high-end communications and multimedia features in a compact and highly refined design that will appeal to both men and women and for both professional and personal use.
According to President & Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is smaller, lighter with highly optimized design that looks, feels and performs great
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone offers top-of-the-line performance, functionality and features with support for 3G HSDPA networks around the world, a next-generation (624 MHz) processor, 256 MB Flash memory, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi®, a 3.2MP camera and a sharp, dazzling display. Cutting edge engineering and premium finishes extend to the exterior of the handset as well, with a smoothly integrated touch-sensitive trackpad and a highly tactile, distinctive, fretted keyboard. The dark chrome frame and leatherette back add to the new smartphone's sleek and elegant look, while the narrow profile, balanced weight and soft-touch sides allow it to feel incredibly comfortable in one hand.
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone is expected to be available from carriers around the world beginning in November. For more information visit www.blackberry.com/bold9700.