Monday, December 31, 2007

Bleeding Edge TV 195: iPhone 1.1.3 Firmware Feature Walkthrough

About The Video
Our iPhone 1.1.3 news has been blowing up the Internet. Quite a few people think the images in our iPhone 1.1.3 image gallery were fake, so we figured, why not put up a video? Here is our video proof that iPhone 1.1.3 firmware is, in fact, real. Any questions you want answered about it? Let us know in our iPhone 1.1.3 thread.

Meantime, the video shows you all the features that we have found (so far) in the 1.1.3 update. That includes the home screen shuffling and reorganizing of the icons, the multi-person SMS sending, the new Locate Me feature in the Google Maps application, Hybrid mode in Google Maps, and creating web bookmarks and putting them on your home screen.

At the end of the video, we show you the Gear Live custom painted iPhone that we will be giving away to one of you viewers, courtesy of Monster Cable.



[Source: Just Another Mobile Phone Blog]

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Samsung SPH-V8200 pics

The phone is old but it's nice to see it again after a while. This 8 mega pixel phone from Samsung was unveiled over 1-1.5 years ago (if I am not mistaken). Nevertheless, I am still impressed. Here are the specs.

Samsung SPH-V8200 specifications
CDMA2000 1x EV-DO.
WAP browser.
WIPI (Wireless Internet Platform for Interoperability).
Support PictBridge function.
Support TV-out function.
VOD (Video On Demand) and MOD (Music On Demand).
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service).
240X320 pixels 16M colours TFT LCD display screen.
8M resolutions CCD digital camera with video recorder/playback.
Flash light, auto focus, multi shot and digital zoom function.
MP3 player.
Dual stereo sound speakers.
Internal antenna.
Call vibration.
Voice recording function.
128 bit MP3 polyphonic ring tone with tone composer.
Text input predictive software.
TransFlash card expansion slot.
Infrared port and USB client.
Downloadable pictures, animations and ring tones.
Alarm clock, world clock, calendar, calculator, memo, dictionary.
Email, file viewer (MS Office File/PDF/JPG/txt), Flash GUI, PC sync.
Photo album, photo editor, screensaver, wallpaper and games.


[Source: Just Another Mobile Phone Blog]

Friday, December 28, 2007

Ericsson technology enables new safety device launched by NTT DoCoMo

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has announced that a brand-new security device with positioning capabilities, enabled by Ericsson technology, has been launched in Japan.

NTT DoCoMo, Inc., the Japanese telecoms giant, has launched a safety device that gets high-precision location information by using the GPS function. The device is designed to provide family members or authorities with positioning information or to enable location tracking when the user pulls the slide switch in a dangerous or emergency situation. The slide switch also triggers a crime prevention buzzer on the device.

The device is based on the U310 platform developed by Ericsson. The platform enables the modem and GPS functionality within the device, which is small enough to be carried inside a pocket or bag for easy activation in case of emergency.

Robert Puskaric, Head of Ericsson Mobile Platforms, says: "This shows that our platform technology is flexible and small enough to be implemented in devices other than the traditional mobile phone. We are also pleased to see that our platform has been included in a security device within the DoCoMo portfolio, as this proves its stability and quality."

The product, CTG-001G, has been developed by Giant Electronics on behalf of DoCoMo, and was launched on the Japanese market on December 7.

Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.


Ericsson Media Relations
Phone: +46 8 719 69 92

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company. DoCoMo serves about 53 million customers, including 40 million people subscribing to FOMA, launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G-mobile service based on WCDMA. DoCoMo also offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/internet service, which is used by more than 47 million people. With the addition of credit card and other e-wallet functions, DoCoMo mobile phones have become highly versatile tools for daily life. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

Press Release (pdf)


[Source: Just Another Mobile Phone Blog]

Thursday, December 27, 2007

fring adds N81,N82,N95 8GB handsets; WISPr & history for UIQ

Two months ago we brought you WISPr for Symbian handsets.

We promised that WISPr support was soon to follow for UIQ handsets and for all those waiting for support, wait no more - WISPr for UIQ has arrived!!

For those of you who missed the last post: With WISPr, fringsters can seamlessly roam within Wi-Fi networks, even in uncharted Wi-Fi territory!

The other great thing about WISPr is that fring can now be used to enable smoother and quicker mobile web browsing, as your login credentials, once previously entered, will be stored inside your browser. Simply start fring, enter a Wi-Fi zone, launch your mobile browser, and youre online!

To activate fring auto-roaming or WISPr (if you are already auto-roaming), just go to options > settings > connection manager > search for WLAN. Choose a Wi-Fi network and enter your credentials.

fring now auto-roams on supported Symbian 9.1 & 9.2 and UIQ devices so download and upgrade to this auto-roaming version now.

Along with this update comes the support of a few extra handsets.fring welcomes Nokia N81, 82 and N95 8GB to the fring party.

Symbian 9.1 & 9.2 users will also be happy to know that fring has been working hard to iron out bugs and they have now released V3.24.16, Get it while its hot!


[Source: Just Another Mobile Phone Blog]

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Mai Hime - Ensei Guitar practice

Mai Hime - Ensei Guitar practice
3 Min. - 12.02.2007

Edit: I've uploaded the tab, please visit my blog (still new though):, many thanks for the kind comments!Practice play of Ensei on my guitar, somehow lost track of the score towards the end... and yeah, I know I'm too slow at forming the chords :PVideo taken with Sony Ericsson W810i.


[Source: Google Video - Videosuche [sony ericsson+blog]]

2-in-1 rotary multi card reader with mobile charger

This 2-in-1 rotary multi card reader with mobile charger is a USB 2.0 high speed device specially designed for fast growing multi-media mobile industry. Allow you to download music, photo, movie and data files in between computer and mobile in a
more efficient way. It is designed as a bridge between USB and SD/MS/Micro SD (T-flash) card and these types of memory card have been widely used by mobile phone market.

Our unique patented turning connector offers flexibility to users and memory cards could be inserted vertically. This card reader is compatible for both left hand side and right hand side according to the USB ports location of different computer
models. An innovative design of 360 LED indicator around the turning connector allows you to read the signal at any directions. With the complimentary mobile phone adaptors and charging cable, you may charge your mobile phone as well.


[Source: Just Another Mobile Phone Blog]

Sunday, December 23, 2007 4vi personal earphones

The 4vi incorporates the same speaker technology and sound signatures used in our custom personal monitors,featuring detailed bass with crisp and clean mids and highs. In addition, the noise isolating design reduces ambient interference and enhances sound quality.

The ultra compact and lightweight housing makes for a comfortable fit and is perfect for the active, fashion minded consumer. The machined aluminum housing compliments the sophisticated look and feel of the iPhone. An inline control button allows you to answer / end phone calls and control music / video playback functions.
You are about to purchase the same technology used by the music industrys top artists.

Price: $149.99


[Source: Just Another Mobile Phone Blog]

Friday, December 21, 2007

Marvell and Samsung Announce Shipment of New PDA Phone in Korea

Marvell PXA 300 Application Processor Delivers Both Outstanding Multimedia and Optimal Business Applications Functionality

SANTA CLARA, Calif., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marvell, (Nasdaq: MRVL), a leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, and Samsung, announced the availability of the Samsung SPH-M4650 PDA phone with the Marvell(R) PXA 300 application processor running on Korea's LG Telecom network. The Marvell PXA 300 application processor enables high-end graphics, gaming, and multimedia capabilities for the Samsung SPH-M4650 as well as delivering optimal business applications while
consuming ultra-low levels of power. The Samsung SPH-M4650 runs on the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional operating system.

"The new Samsung SPH-M4650 is designed to offer outstanding multimedia capabilities as well as the advanced functions of a PDA phone. The attractive slim design and full LCD screen makes it an attractive device for work or play," said Hun Bae Kim, senior vice president, Samsung Mobile CDMA Team. "Marvell's PXA 300 application processor is designed to allow gaming and multimedia functions, while enabling business functionality and PC synchronization."

The Samsung SPH-M4650 features terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting (T-DMB) for mobile television, a 2.0 megapixel camera, and Bluetooth technology housed in a thin form factor with an LCD touch screen.

"The Samsung SPH-M4650 is an exciting new device that will provide a robust mobile experience for business functionality as well as gaming and multimedia for consumers," said David Young, vice president and general manager of Marvell's Mobile Cellular Business Group. "We are pleased that Samsung has chosen our PXA 300 application processor to enhance the consumer experience by providing optimal performance and power savings, enhancing the overall multimedia capabilities."

The Marvell PXA 300 application processor family is designed for a balance of high performance and low-power efficiency and offers a broad roadmap that is architecturally consistent for maximum software reuse. All PXA 300 products feature frequency scalability to enable intelligent power management and performance. For further information about Marvell products please visit

About Marvell
Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) is a leader in development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information visit


[Source: Just Another Mobile Phone Blog]

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Vringo Wins Special Recognition Sony Ericsson Content Award

- Video Ringtones from Vringo Win Award for Best Use of Phone Functionality
- Sony Ericsson Says Vringo Adds New Dimension to the Consumer Experience

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vringo, the pioneer in video ringtone sharing, has won the Special Recognition award in the Sony Ericsson Content Awards 07the companys first-ever awards for development of outstanding content and applications for mobile phones. Sony Ericsson made the announcement in an online awards ceremony. Vringo won for Best Use of Phone Functionality.

Vringo was selected for its video ringtone-sharing application that enriches and personalizes the experience of users of Sony Ericsson mobile devices, as seen in this video clip. (

In selecting Vringo, the Sony Ericsson judges said: Vringo is a rich and deep application that makes extremely good use of the capabilities available in Sony Ericsson Mobile phonesfrom voice, video, camera and buddy lists. And with its community features, it adds a new dimension to the consumer experience.

Subscribers to the Vringo service use their buddy lists to deliver personalized, 2- to 10-second video ringtones (Vringos) announcing callers to the people being called or to identify incoming callers. Users select their personal Vringo video clips through their mobile handsets or online, or they can make their own. Subscribers can share Vringos with any other subscribers in the Vringo community who have compatible wireless phones.

Winning this award is especially meaningful to all of us at Vringo because of Sony Ericssons stature as one of the worlds top mobile-handset providers, said Vringo CEO Jon Medved. Were extremely proud to have this recognition from one of the true giants in our industry.

This award from Sony Ericsson is the latest for Vringo, which also received the award for Best Mobile Service for Social Community & User Generated Content at the 23rd Annual MIPCOM conference in Cannes, France, in October.

Vringo recently added Agence France-Presse, WeeWorld and Discovery Channel to its growing catalog of content partners that already includes Universal Music Group and Meez, an online animated avatar service, among others. Vringo subscribers now have access to a wide variety of video ringtones ranging from comedy to sports to cartoons and more.

For further details about Vringo, to preview video ringtones or to see a list of supported handsets, please visit

About Vringo

Vringo is creating the worlds first video ringtone sharing community. The company is making Personalization 2.0 a reality by enabling users to experience rich media ringtones on a wide variety of mobile devices and for the first time to share that media with others within a community. Vringo is backed by Warburg Pincus and by private investors. More information can be found at


[Source: Just Another Mobile Phone Blog]

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sony Ericsson K770 Videoreview by Onliner

iDiamond ear - brilliant sound

The worlds most exclusive earphones ever made.

Designed by Mr. Thomas Heyerdahl / Heyerdahl Jewellery / Oslo / Norway. iDiamond ear is made of 18 karat massive gold, set with a total of 204 diamonds / 1.65 carats. For details scroll down. Retail price: 4,350 EUR / 6,400 USD + VAT

Jeweller Thomas Heyerdahl in Oslo / Norway is launching iDiamond ear for commercial sale.

Earlier this year, Heyerdahl created the worlds most expensive iPod, named iDiamond. This was crafted as one unique and single piece of jewellery, not for commercial sale, and will be auctioned away for charitable cause in London 13th of March 2008.

Following the overwhelming response to iDiamond from media, customers and the industry, Heyerdahl decided to go ahead with his idea for the worlds most exclusive earphones for commercial sale. This new creation is named iDiamond ear.

iDiamond ear uniquely and most innovatively combines traditional handcraft with modern technology into a high end exclusive piece of jewellery with comprehensive high-tech earphone functionality.

Each carefully crafted pair is set with 204 diamonds, adding up to a total of 1,65 carats. iDiamond ear will be produced in a limited edition series of 1000 numbered pairs for exclusivity.

iDiamond ear will be available at leading jewellery stores worldwide from February 2008.

Thomas Heyerdahl proudly presents the new "iDiamond ear" earphones.

Limited edition: 1000 pairs only.
Diamonds: 204 diamonds total
Carat: 1.65 carat total
Diamond Colour: F (Top Wesselton)
Diamond Clarity: V V S
Cut: Brilliant cut
Material earphones: 18 karat white and ros gold
Stamped: 750 Heyerdahl
Gold weight: 11.5 gr.
Design by: Thomas Heyerdahl
Heyerdahl Jeweller / Oslo, Norway
Speakers: Open ear dynamic
Diamond setting: Handcrafted micropav
Engraving: Laser engraved details
Produced for Heyerdahl by: Diaro Digital Design / The Netherlands
Retail price: EUR 4,350 / USD 6,400 + VAT / TAX
Photographs for free use: Paal Laukli
Photo model: Hinda (Team models)


[Source: Just Another Mobile Phone Blog]

Monday, December 17, 2007

Fresh new LG Viewty pics

The LG Viewty, the first handset representing LG Mobiles new feature-oriented category, combines ultimate functionality with sensational style that one can expect from LG Mobile. The name LG Viewty has been chosen to encapsulate the enjoyment of viewing and sharing high-quality photos. This is made possible through the large LCD screen and extensive functionality of the camera phone.

Users of the LG Viewty will be able to enjoy a complete mobile digital imagery experience. Boasting its 5.1 megapixel camera with manual focus and image stabilizer features, the LG Viewty takes high quality photographs with endless possibilities to allow users to enhance their images through the extensive editing features of the phone.

Pics from sogi


[Source: Just Another Mobile Phone Blog]

Sunday, December 16, 2007

iPhone GPS Module

The iphone GPS module allows jail broken iphones to finally have GPS functionality. This module is in development and will be shipping in February. All software is open source and more applications are being written every day. This module gives you the ability to explore all the benefits that GPS on a platform that is small enough to put on a keychain. Plans are already underway for a stylish plastic enclosure as well.

Channels: 16
Update Rate: 1 sample / second
Acquisition Time: Hot: 4 Seconds, Cold: 45 seconds, Indoor: A long time
Serial Output: 1 Serial, 1 USB
Position Accuracy : 2.5m
Protocol Support: NMEA 0183 ver 2.3
Iphone Software: Requires Jail Broken Phone (tested on firmware version 1.1.2).
Software will be open source/community based

First prototype (on iphone with 1.0.1 firmware)

Prototype Software Screen Shots

Rendering of the production version of the iPhone GPS Module

Disclaimer: This product electrically interfaces to the iPhone, as such there is always a potential risk of damage to your phone. Although we thoroughly test our products, damage resulting from use of this hardware or any software modifications on the iPhone shall not be the responsibility of Part Foundry.

Price: $89.00 USD (Shipping February 2008)


[Source: Just Another Mobile Phone Blog]

Sony Ericsson K850i video 2

Sony Ericsson K850i video 2
2 Min. - 10.11.2007

This video shows how the built-in accelerometer (motion sensor) works in the Media menu and in the game "Marble Madness". Enjoy!http://sonyericssonblog.wordpress.com


[Source: Google Video - Videosuche [sony ericsson+blog]]

Saturday, December 15, 2007

LG Viewty Notches Phenomenal Performance in First 5 Weeks

Seoul, Korea, December 17, 2007 LG Electronics has announced that its LG Viewty featuring five-megapixel camera phone (model: LG-KU990) has recorded impressive sales performance of over 310,000 units since its introduction to the European market.

With its innovative functions and distinctive design, LG Viewty, the professional-level camera phone earned extensive media and consumer attention even before its launch. The high-tech phone has achieved even wider acclaim since entering markets across Europe including UK, France and Germany notching around 6,300 units daily. This number exceeded the initial records of LGs successful earlier models, LG Chocolate and LG Shine comparing with the same period.

The secret behind the successful sales performance can be credited to the astounding blend of technology and features that LG has packed into this handset. An advanced, full-LCD touch screen complements a rich array of camera features allowing consumers to enjoy high quality image, editing and image-sharing. All of the rich features of LG Viewty surpassing those of any handset currently on the market have been designed to bring maximum benefit to consumers who place a priority on their viewing experience.

Stylish design also factors into the Viewtys popularity, as LG has always placed a premium on design as proven through LG Chocolate and LG Shine. LG Viewty has now achieved a harmony of high technology and sensational style by winning the 2008 iF product design award.

We are thrilled about the immense interest from consumers. In some countries, our product supply is even running low. This impressive result is attributable to the perfect balance between technology and design developed based on consumer insight, said Dr. Skott Ahn, President & CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. LG Viewtys success is a significant achievement for LG as it is the first product in a high-technology line of handset at LG Electronics. With the confidence gained from our brisk sales activity, we will continue to improve areas of both features and premium design.

Sales of LG Viewty are expected to continuously grow throughout the world since it has currently launched into the Asian and Middle East markets and been spotlighted as the best Christmas gift item for packing a sleek handset together with a high-quality digital camera.

For more information,
Please visit LG Viewty Microsite:


[Source: Just Another Mobile Phone Blog]

Friday, December 14, 2007

Google Dream Phone (Android) Demo

About This Video
I got a new Google Dream Phone prototype to demo...
This is Google's answer to cell phone service. Easy to use, and totally free...


[Source: Just Another Mobile Phone Blog]

Sony Ericsson W910 unboxing

Sony Ericsson W910 unboxing
3 Min. - 27.11.2007

Here's a full unboxing of the Sony Ericsson W910 walkman phone.I guess it looks a bit stupid at times, but the phone was seriously cold and the box hard to open :D


[Source: Google Video - Videosuche [sony ericsson+blog]]

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Arima Communications targets strong annual handset shipments in 2008 on Sony Ericsson and LGE orders

Despite weak performance in 2007, Arima Communications is expected to grow its handset shipments to 14-16 million units in 2008 buoyed by strong partnerships with Sony Ericsson and LG Electronics (LGE), according to handset component makers.

Arima saw its annual handset shipments decline 27% sequentially to 9.5 million units in 2007 with consolidated revenues for the full year expected to also drop by 22% to NT$19.5 billion (US$60.2 million), noted market sources.

The component makers also revealed that Arima has set its shipments goal for next year. The company will ship 4-5 new handsets to Sony Ericsson with shipments to reach more than 10 million units. Meanwhile, the company will also make three new handsets for LGE with shipments of more than two million units, the makers pointed out.

In addition to one million smartphone orders from i-mate, WMG and E-Ten, the company is also expecting orders from customers in Japan and Thailand in 2008.

Sony Ericsson originally planned to push low-cost (under 100 Euro) handsets in 2007-2008. However, as the sales were below expectations, the company is revising its products orientation and channel strategy, according to the sources. Sony Ericsson will continue to team up with Arima and Chi Mei Communication Systems (CMCS) next year and Unihan Technology, Asustek Computer's spun-off subsidiary, is expected to become the new supplier for Sony Ericsson, the sources indicated, adding that Arima will remain the company's largest handset ODM maker.

LG accounted for 20% of Arima's overall handset shipments in 2007 and the Taiwan maker expects to increase the proportion to 30% to reduce the risk of focusing too much on Sony Ericsson, the sources noted. Arima's shipments proportion to Sony Ericsson will decrease to 60% next year, compared to 70% in the past, the sources said.



[Source: Just Another Mobile Phone Blog]