09 May 2009

AT&T Quietly Releases the Ruggedized Samsung A657 Phone

AT&T has quietly released a new ruggedized and tough push-to-talk mobile handset from Samsung - the A657. This candy bar phone was tested to withstand the harshest conditions and is preloaded with AT&T Navigator and can be installed with downloadable applications such as Telenav Track and Xora Mobile Workforce Management tools. The Samsung A657 can be mounted on your car’s dashboard and also serve as as light source, thanks to its built-in flashlight.Simple and basic as it may seems, the Samsung A657 is however loaded with nifty mobile phone features as well. it support mobile email with access to Yahoo, AOL, and Windows Live Mail, and supports text messaging, multimedia messaging and various mobile instant messaging through AOL IM, Windows Live Messenger and YM.

For connectivity, the Samsung A657 features both Bluetooth v.2 and USB 2.0 for transfering files to your PC. It also features AT&T Navigator for voice guided turn-by-turn directions, traffic alert and maps. The phone also supports microSD card for expanded storage.

Other features and specs of the Samsung A657 include support various music and video formats, integrated MP3 music player and XM radio, downloadable multimedia content including supertone ringtones, graphics and more, 100 MB internal memory, 3G HSDPA, GPRS/EDGE data transmission capability, 3 hours talk time and 10.5 hour standby time. The Samsung A657 is a GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA phone.

08 May 2009

The Sony Ericsson S312 Offers Quick Video Recording

Out of the blue and without much ado, Sony Ericsson has announced a new camera phone - the S312. Being marketed as offering a quick way of capturing life’s precious moments either in still pictures or videos, the Sony Ericsson S312 boasts of a 2 megapixel camera which according to Sony Ericsson can be used horizontally and has an illuminated imaging shortcuts. You can also use the phone’s integrated photo fix to edit the photos you’ve taken.

Aside from taking still photos, you can also use the S312’s camera for instant video recording. The S312 has its own dedicated video camera key which gives to capture best moments quickly. Sharing your photos is also a breeze with the S312’s picture blogging functionality which allows you to upload photos to the web instantly.

For its technical specifications, the S312 features a 2-inch TFT scratch-resistant screen, 15MB internal phone memory with support for Memory Stick Micro. You can also use the phone as a media player with equalizer, stereo widening, playnow, and Track ID features. You can also listen to music via stereo Bluetooth hands-free devices.

Other features of the Sony Ericsson S312 include speakerphone, polyphonic ringtones, vibrating alert, email/sms/mms messaging, picture wallpaper, 3D games, Java apps, FM Radio with RDS, video viewing, as well as various PIM features such as alarm clock, calculator, phonebook and more.

The Sony Ericsson S312 is a GSM/GPRS/EDGE phone and can give up to 8 hours of talk time and 400 hours of standby time. It will be available in Dawn Blue and Honey Silver color design.

The Sony Ericsson S312 is slated for a Q2 release.