Author: Andrew Boxall

Three More Samsung Phones Announced.

The Samsung Unpacked event, which unveiled the S8000 Jet in London, also took place in Singapore and Dubai, where three other new mobile phones were shown off.  Here’s what’s new: We guessed we’d see the Samsung I8000 Omnia 2 a few days before Unpacked, but it’s good to see it official and to get the full lowdown on its specification.  Like the i900 Omnia, it’s powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, but this time with version 2.0 of the TouchWiz UI over the top.  The I8000 has a 3.7″ WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, a 5 megapixel camera, HDSPA and HSUPA, Wi-Fi, […]

Samsung Unpacks the Jet at London Event!

We have been waiting to see what phone will be at the bottom of Samsung’s Unpacked box since the beginning of the month and last night, at the Battersea Evolution exhibition centre, the wrapping was taken off their latest touchscreen mobile, the Samsung Jet!  We have seen the Jet before, when it was leaked back in March and more recently when it was rumoured to be a Samsung Android handset.Android, as we suspected, is not the OS used by the Jet, in fact, it appears to run a proprietary Samsung OS!  Samsung’s use of the tag line ‘Smarter than a Smartphone’ […]

Nokia E72 Caught on Video, Then Made Official!

The Nokia E71 is one of our favourite QWERTY equipped smartphones, and judging by this latest video, we’re going to be equally impressed by its successor, the E72!  We first heard about a possible E72 way back in October last year, and even though the leaked picture was predicatably blurry, it does resemble the model we see in this new video. Nokia Conversations debuted the E72 over the weekend, before getting all shy and removing it, however, some cunning bloggers managed to save it for prosperity, allowing us all to enjoy it now.  So, what’s the E72 all about?  Well, […]

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Pictured – Properly!

We posted a leaked picture of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 in our weekly roundup recently, but the quality was low and the phone looked to be an early prototype.  Today though, a collection of far higher quality pictures have been published on the ‘Sony Ericsson Fan Blog‘, not only giving us a better look, but confirming the OS too. The Xperia X2 is shown running Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional on its screen, and the casing has a more sleek and modern look to it, with the most noticable difference over the X1 being the loss of the triangular soft […]

Samsung i8000 Omnia2 Unpacked?

Could the cat be out of the bag?  Or,  more accurately, the mobile phone out of the box?  A Lithuanian mobile store has published pictures and a spec list for a new Samsung phone, the I8000, which could be the secret handset due to be revealed at Samsung Unpacked.  Here’s what we know. While the Unpacked website did promise us a feature list, we instead got a short video which gives little away.  It states the mobile will have ‘fast performance at your finger tips’, a ‘sleek and compact design’, advanced internet, multimedia and a bright display.  The definitely sleek […]

Apple Announce iPhone 3G S at WWDC – Arriving June 19th

This was the moment every gadget fan across the world was waiting for, the Keynote speech at Apple’s Developer Conference, and initially it didn’t disappoint.  For the first 105 minutes, Apple waxed lyrical on new MacBooks, Snow Leopard and the iPhone 3.0 OS – which we had heard about several months back – leaving the final 15 minutes solely for talk on the new iPhone. The 3G S, the S standing for ‘speed’, will go on sale on the 19th June this year, two days after the official release of the 3.0 OS and it differs from the 3G in […]

Good Palm Pre Weekend Sales Ahead of WWDC.

The Palm Pre saw its US launch on Friday 6th June, and online reports seem to indicate it was successful.  Although no official figures are available yet, analysts speaking to Bloomberg have hedged their bets by estimated sales of between 50,000 (from JPMorgan Chase & Co) and 200,000 by Piper Jaffray & Co. There was much talk of stores not having enough stock of the Palm Pre at first, something which seems to have played out to a certain extent, as official carriers Sprint had plenty while other outlets suffered.  One San Francisco Sprint location sold their allocation of 60 […]