Nokia will launch the new Nokia E5 messaging phone in Australia, North America, and South America. Announced at the same time with the Nokia C3 and C6, this new Symbian smartphone comes with a QVGA display, a full QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, HSDPA/HSUPA, A-GPS, Ovi Maps with free navigation, a 3.5mm headset jack, a 5MP camera with LED flash, a 250MB of internal memory and a 2GB card in the box. According to rumors, the Nokia E5 will retail for €180 ($220) unlocked. Stay tuned for more updates. [UnWiredView via Upcoming Cell Phones]
Steve Jobs today introduced the new iPhone 4 at WWDC 2010 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The iPhone 4 features a new design with both a glass front and back, and stainless steel edging, which actually functions as part of the antenna. The handset also measures at just 9.3mm thick, which is 24% thinner than the iPhone 3GS.
The new iPhone 4 boasts a 960 x 640 resolution display, offering a 326-pixel-per-inch density – “more than limit of the human retina,” according to Jobs. The new model is powered by Apple’s own A4 power-efficient processor, which should give the new phone a speed boost over the 3GS and a longer battery life. The new iPhone is powered by a 5-megapixel digital camera with an LED flash on the back and a front-facing camera for video calls. The main camera is able to record 720p HD videos at 30fps.
What’s more, the new iPhone 4 uses the iPhone OS 4 or also known as the “iOS 4″. The new operating system provides more than 100 new features and allows you to access the Apple iBook store, and share your books between your iPhone, iPad and iPod. Other important specs include an accelerometer, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11n), GPS navigation with compass, a 32GB max storage, UMTS/GSM and Quad-band HSDPA/HSUPA (7.2Mbps down/5.8Mbps up).
The iPhone 4 will be available on June 24, 2010 in both white and black cases. The 16GB and 32GB models are priced at $199 and $299, respectively. You should be able to order the iPhone 4 over at the Apple Store starting on June 15th, 2010. Read more
Korean giant Samsung will launch their latest eco-friendly handset in the US via Sprint network. The Samsung Restore m570 is 84% recyclable and features a QVGA display, a 2MP digital camera, Sprint Navigation, stereo Bluetooth, One Click access to social networking sites and a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. The handset also has a full QWERTY keyboard and an alphanumeric keypad. Sprint will launch the Samsung Restore m570 on June 6th, 2010 for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. [Samsung via Upcoming Cell Phones]
The things that they are able to do with Bluetooth headsets these days are getting more and more amazing. It comes looking pretty average and with a nice looking carrying case but the real appeal here is with the dedicated iPhone app. It comes with a “Find Me” button as well as many features to make your voice and your audio experience top notch. It is an overall nice design but you have be dedicated to stick with your iPhone for a while to be able to use it. [SlashGear]
If you are the type of person who is always setting your phone down at a friend’s house and walking out without it, or you just feel the need for a little bit of extra security, the Zomm Wireless Leash will definitely do the trick. When you pair it up with your phone all you need to do is click the button and if you are farther than 30 feet from your phone it will vibrate and sound an alarm. It will also double as a Bluetooth speakerphone and safety alarm as well. This will retail for $79.99. [Gearlog]
The largest US mobile carrier Verizon will release the BlackBerry Bold 9650 via online on June 3rd, 2010, which is tomorrow. The smartphone will be available via Verizon Wireless Communications Stores starting June 10th, 2010. A non-camera version will also be available on June 3th, 2010. The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is Verizon’s first global smartphone to support GlobalAccess Connect, so it can be used for tethering in more than 200 countries worldwide. GlobalAccess Connect plans are available for $65 monthly access for 5GB allowance in the United States and Canada ($0.05/MB overage) and 100MB allowance in select countries ($5.12/MB overage). There is also a $155 monthly access option that offers 5 GB allowance in the United States and Canada and 200MB allowance in select countries, with the same overage rates as the $65 monthly option.
In case you didn’t know, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 features a 480 x 360 pixels display, a full QWERTY keypad, an optical trackpad, Wi-Fi, Verizon Navigator 6, stereo Bluetooth, a 3.5mm headset jack, and a 3.2MP AutoFocus camera with LED flash. Verizon’s Bold 9650 will retail for $149.99 with a 2-year contract agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate. [Verizon via Upcoming Cell Phones]
That’s right! AT&T subscribers will be able to purchase LG’s Vu Plus handset on June 6th, 2010 for $149.99 (Pay $199.99 and after mail-in rebate receive $50 AT&T Promotion Card. Two year service agreement required). The new handset supports a 7.2Mbps HSDPA, a four-row QWERTY slide-out keyboard, a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen with 400 x 240 resolution and a 3-megapixel digital camera. You can also access and enjoy a variety of full-length shows broadcast through AT&T’s Mobile TV service, which costs an additional $10 per month. The LG Vu Plus also provides AT&T’s mobile browser, turn-by-turn navigation utility, and Social Net utility for access to social networking content such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. [Engadget via Upcoming Cell Phones]
British designer Matteo Trisolini has designed the Nokia EC509 Green Core eco-friendly cellphone that is powered by kinetic energy. The phone comes equipped with a hole to spin and charge the phone without the need of a battery. This eco-friendly handset also uses a recycled PET screen cover, LED battery indicators and rubber to reduce the e-waste and improve the environment. The EC509 Green Core comes wrapped in a PRT packaging carton with a free postage sticker that users can re-use to send back their cell phone to the manufacturer for service. Read more
The Super Cool Mobile Phone Wristwatch from Chinavasion is a Tri-band (900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz) GSM phone that comes equipped with a color touchscreen, a built-in speaker, Bluetooth, a microphone and multimedia functions. The phone’s battery can be recharged via USB port. The Super Cool Mobile Phone Wristwatch is priced at just $112.84 a pop. Each purchase comes with a Bluetooth headset. [Product Page]
Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo has introduced the new Fujitsu F-06B that features a 13.2MP camera with LED flash and video recording with Full HD format (1920×1080 pixels). Available in dark blue, black and white, the handset comes with a water-resistant casing, a LED flash and a maximum ISO sensitivity of 25600. The Fujitsu F-06B also has a unique rotary screen, a 3.5-inch touchscreen display with resolution of 480×854 pixel, GPS, front camera for video calls, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and a microSD card slot. Additionally, the phone supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE and UMTS/HSDPA network. [NTT DoCoMo via Upcoming Cell Phones]