Motorola Q Unveiled

A hot new phone from Motorola was announced: the ‘Moto Q’ is a Windows Mobile 5.0 device with QWERTY key board, 1.2 mega pixel camera and less than half inch thick (much like a RAZR in that respect).

Although news media has been talking about this as a BlackBerry killer, no push email functionality was demoed. I thought Windows Mobile 5.0 has push-email capability, at least available in beta. Weird.

This will undoubtedly be a very positive win for Microsoft. Motorola is the world’s No.2 phone maker. This deal is going to push the volume of Windows Mobile OS based phones upward rapidly. Symbian and PalmOS funs on alert.

For more details on the phone and some pictures, go to

Add comment July 26th, 2005

Motorola A1000

A touch screen and dual-camera phone from Motorola, the A1000.

Motorola A1000

  • WCDMA Triband (GSM 900/1800/1900) , 2-Way video conferencing
  • Video capture and playback; MP3 Player; Dual MFT Speakers / 3D Sound
  • Dual Camera Images: 1.23 mega pixel camera (1280 x 960 pixels) with 4x digital zoom
  • 24 MB User Memory and supports removable TransFlash Card up to 256MB
  • 2.9″ 65K TFT Color Touch Screen Display (208 x 320 pixels)
  • Supports bluetooth, USB, Infrared
  • xHTML and WAP browsing
  • Supports JAVA , Polyphonic Ringtone

Add comment July 17th, 2005

Nokia 6680

Nokia’s series 60 device 6680 is getting some good reviews from such bloggers as Russ and Ito. Before we get to the full details of their reviews, let’s get the low down on Nokia 6680 spec.

Nokia 6680

  • Dual mode WCDMA/GSM and tri-band GSM coverage on up to five continents (GSM 900/1800/1900 and WCDMA 2100 networks), Automatic switching between bands and modes
  • 262,144-color Active Matrix display (176 x 208 pixels)
  • TWO cameras: 1.3 megapixel camera with 6x zoom on the back; VGA camera (640×480 pixels) with 2x digital zoom on the front
  • Bluetooth, USB, and MMC for file storage and transfer
  • WAP 2.0 XHTML/HTML multimode browser: HTML4.01, JavaScript 1.5
  • 10 MB internal dynamic memory for contacts, text messages, multimedia messages, ringing tones, images, video clips, calendar notes, to-do list, and applications
  • RealPlayer media player: plays .3gp and .mp4 file formats, MPEG-4 video, H.263 video and AMR audio, RealMedia (Real Video and Real Audio), MP3, and AAC

Links: Nokia’s full specification on the 6680.

Russell’s blog post on What’s on his 6680

Ito’s review of Nokia 6680

Add comment July 16th, 2005

Motorola Linux Phone E895

Motorola using Linux in their phones is old news, they started doing that in 2003. But this new phone is different. A middle range flip-phone, the Moto E895 could change people’s perception of Linux based mobile phones and help spread mobile Java adoption, if it delivers on quality, performance and cost.

Motorola Linux Phone E895

Using a version of embedded Linux from MontaVista for low level momory and power management, the Motorola E895 uses Java for user facing features.

The E895 can play MP3 files and can accommodate up to 512MB of removable TransFlash memory. Its 1.3-mexapixel digital camera can be used for photos or video. And it’s equipped with Bluetooth networking technology for synchronizing data and using wireless earpieces. Pricing is not available yet.

Add comment July 1st, 2005

EV-DO Coverage Expands

Well on target with its expansion plans, Verizon Wireless claims that its CDMA2000 1x EV-DO service is now available in more than 50 major metropolitan markets across the country and 33 of the nation’s top 50 markets. It will provide coverage of 150 million potential customers by the end of 2005.

Rival Sprint planned to offer EV-DO service in 60 markets and cover 130 million pops by early 2006.

Add comment June 28th, 2005

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