Toshiba Portege G710 GPS smartphone

Toshiba Portege G710

The Toshiba Portege G710 is a smartphone for Europe that comes with Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), GPRS Class 10 and EDGE, Integrated SiRF Star III GPS receiver, 2.4″ TFT LCD screen with 320×240 pixel resolution, OMAP TI processor at 266 MHz, 2MP digital camera with 8x digital zoom, 64 MB of RAM and 128 MB of ROM, Bluetooth 1.2 compatible A2DP (stereo), microSD card slot, MiniUSB 1.1, 1,050 mAh lithium-ion battery with 200 hours of endurance stand-by and 3 hour in communication, Windows Mobile 6.0 Standard.

Nothing special in my opinion: low resolution screen, very little storage, weak camera.

It was announced back in January and it looks like it will be available to buy any day now got about $450 (before any provider subsidies).

Toshiba Portege G710 via navigadget

Samsung i900 specs and photos

Samsung i900 specs and photos

A Chinese website called PCOnline has got their hands on a Samsung i900 phone. Until now we knew almost nothing about this phone so it’s great to finally find out it’s specs:

  • 3.5G HSDPA connectivity
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro OS
  • 3.5″ 240×400px, 262K color TFT touchscreen display
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera
  • front camera for video calls
  • Built-in GSM
  • FM Radio
  • TV-Out
  • 16GB of built-in memory
  • microSDHC memory card slot (up to 8GB)
  • Bluetooth 2.2, A2DP
  • Wi-Fi b/g
  • 1500mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 112×56×13mm

Samsung i900 specs and photos via UnwiredView

Palm Treo 800w photo

Palm Treo 800w photo

“shadowmite” has posted a pic of the Palm Treo 800w over on Palm Infocenter.

There’s no news on cost or when it will be released but here’s what they know of it’s specs:

“the Treo 800w will be powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, have a 320×320 recessed touchscreen, a ~400mhz CPU and 128mb of RAM with 256mb of ROM. It should also achieve a series of notable milestones, such as Palm’s first EVDO REV-A handset, Palm’s only GPS-enabled device, and Palm’s first smartphone with integrated wi-fi capabilities. Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP and a 2.0megapixel camera round out the hardware specs.”

Palm Treo 800w photo at Palm Infocenter

Aliph Jawbone 2 mini-review

Aliph Jawbone 2 mini-review

Gizmodo got their grubby little hands on a new Aliph Jawbone 2 to review. Here’s their initial thoughts:

“The Verdict: The new Jawbone beats its predecessor from top to bottom in comfort and sound. While the original earpiece set the standard for Bluetooth sound quality, wearing it for an hour felt like exercise to my ear. The gen 2 is much lighter, sits in my ear comfortably and barely touches my face. The clip is slimmed down and covered in leather, a much better feeling than the rubber and metal monstrosity of yore.”

We know a bunch of other sites (including jkontherun) have got jawbones to review, and we will let you know what they think as soon as they post reviews.


MWg Atom Life Review

MWg Atom Life Review

The MWg Atom Life is the subject of a new review posted over at Brighthand.

Here’s what they thought of the $399 MWg Atom Life PDA smartphone:

“Maybe it is because smartphones have entered into the consciousness of many users, or maybe the design of the Atom Life is just that it slips into your hand and pocket so easily that its just distinguishable; but, the fact is that this is an impressive smartphone on a features level that just doesn’t seem to impress people.

Outside of those who might not have a touchscreened smartphone, it catches very little notice. Yes, it is quite similar to the HTC Touch which is on several carriers here in the U.S. — and this is a mobile that has to be purchased outside of carrier — means that it will garner less attention than it probably deserves.

The MWg Atom Life is nonetheless a solid smartphone entry, and one that will easily become part of the life of the casual mobile user, or even the power user.

Windows Mobile 6 is a solid enough platform and the 1 GB of internal memory that can be expanded with a mini-SD card gives much life to this device. I like it, but have to resign to the fact that if you don’t see it more often, there might not be much of a fusion of this device in your mobile life.”

MWg Atom Life Review at Brighthand

Asus P560 PDA Phone, why did they bother?

Asus P560 PDA Phone

Convergence between phones GPS and PDAs is a really hot topic at the moment and the P560 is Asus’ latest offering for Europe that claims to offer all three.

We don’t like it: a 2.8″ 320×240 LCD is useless for a GPS navigation system, and the lack of a physical keyboard severely limits it’s functionality as a PDA. What does that leave us with? a bulky blocky phone.

If you are still interested here are the specs: Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, A-GPS compatible SiRF Star III receiver, 2.8″ TFT LCD touch screen (320×240 pixel), TI Omap 2430 Processor (450 MHz), Quadband GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G dualband and HSDPA, 256 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM, 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, 3.2 and 0.3 megapixel cameras , microSD card slot, and 1150 mAh battery.

Dimensions are 4.7″ x 2.4″ x 0.5″ and it weighs 4.20oz. Cost is expected to be around 500 euros ($775) when it comes out in June.

So what’s our idea of the perfect GPS PDA phone? something with the form factor and sexy looks of an iPhone, a VGA (minimum) touchscreen at least 3.5″ but preferably 4.3″+ (if it would still fit in our pocket), and a slide out QWERTY keyboard (or support for a bluetooth keyboard).

What’s your ideal combo phone? comment below (anonymously if you want) and let us know,

Asus P560 PDA Phone at Navigadget

Would you buy a refurbished 2G iPhone?

refurbished iphone

Would you buy a refurbished iPhone today?, not just any old iPhone but a 2G iPhone tied to a new two-year service agreement.

Maybe if you are really dumb and don’t realize the new 3G iPhone will be out within a month, probably at a subsidized price of $199.

That is what AT&T seems to be hoping for as they have just started offering refurbished iPhones for sale: 8GB for $249 and 16GB for $349.

Wasn’t it P.T. Barnum who said “There’s a sucker born every minute”? AT&T sure seem to be hoping that’s true.

Refurbs at AT&T