Category Archives: Mobile News

Archos 80g9 Available on September 20th

Archos 80g9
according to a post from the official archos facebook page, the archos 80g9 is will be available starting Tuesday, September 20th. Pricing is:

Archos 80 G9:
8GB 1Ghz: $299
16GB 1.5Ghz: $329
250GB 1.5Ghz: $369

Archos 101 G9:
8GB 1Ghz: $369
16GB 1.5Ghz: $399
250GB 1.5Ghz: $469

Archos has said the 3g dongle will not be available just yet, and that other retailers such as amazon,etc will recieve the tablets by the 30th.

You can see the archos 80g9’s specs here on the archos site.


2 New Mango Phones Announced By HTC!

Today Htc has announced its next set of Windows Phones… The Titan and the Radar. Both phones will be shipping with Mango, starting October Globally in Europe and Asia, then eventually making its way to the US, although the exact date is not known just yet. Both phones will also feature a f/2.2 aperture lens and back-illuminated sensor to provide improved low-light performance.

The HTC Titan has a little history behind it, first being reported on as the HTC Eternity by Pocketnow.the phone packs a punch with a 4.7 super LCD screen, with the standard 800×480 resolution, an 8mp rear camera, and a 1.3mp front facing camera for those video chats you’ve wanted to have on your Windows Phone.

The HTC Radar sports an aluminium unibody, with a 3.8″ screen, standard resolution, 512MB ram, this phone is a less exciting model, except for its 5mp camera paired with a f/2.2 aperture lens and back-illuminated sensor to provide improved low-light performance.

Make sure to visit ThisIsMyNext.com for a detailed hands on with both the Titan and the Radar.
Catch The PR Down Here
Press Release

HTC Unveils HTC TITAN And HTC Radar Smartphones
Smartphones unveiled at consumer meet-ups across Europe
LONDON, PARIS, MADRID and BERLIN – September 1, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today hosted a series of consumer meet-ups in London, Paris, Madrid and Berlin to unveil its new HTC TITAN™ and HTC Radar™ with Windows® Phone smartphones. The HTC TITAN brings your favorite content and multimedia experiences closer than ever with a large 4.7 inch display, HTC’s largest phone screen ever wrapped in an ultra-thin 9.9mm aluminum case. The HTC Radar is designed to keep you close to the people, news and entertainment that matters to you most. Consumers enjoyed exclusive hands-on demos of the new devices and got to try out Microsoft’s next release of Windows Phone, code-named Mango.
“The new HTC TITAN and HTC Radar smartphones raise the bar with new advanced photography, multimedia and social capabilities that enable you to take full advantage of the latest Windows Phone innovations,” said Jason Mackenzie, President of Global Sales and Marketing, HTC Corporation. “With its large, cinematic display, the HTC TITAN packs an amazing amount of power and innovation into a device that is unlike anything you’ve ever held before and the HTC Radar’s aluminum uni-body, compact size and finish will capture people’s attention.”

Picture Perfect
Both HTC TITAN and HTC Radar include a dedicated hardware camera button which enables you to capture vivid images without unlocking the phone while the f/2.2 aperture lens and back-illuminated sensor provide improved low-light performance – making sure you never miss that perfect shot. With 28mm wide-angle lenses you can capture more of the scene in front of you while the new panoramic feature lets you create dramatic pictures of skylines and landscapes. Both devices can shoot bright and vibrant HD (720p) videos, making them perfect companions for family functions or a night out with friends. And with the HTC Photo Enhancer, you can quickly touch up pictures and upload them to Facebook, tagging your friends as you go using automatic face detection built in to Windows Phones.
“Phones were originally designed for communication, but they haven’t kept up with the way consumers are actually communicating today. That’s why we built Windows Phone to put people first, building in all the key types of communication people are already using right out of the box,” said Andy Lees, President of Windows Phone Division. “Both HTC TITAN and HTC Radar bring a sleek, modern design that perfectly complements this people first experience, making sure it’s easy to connect & share with the people you care about most so the message always gets through.”

HTC TITAN
With its large and bright 4.7 inch super LCD screen, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for live video calling, HTC TITAN combines high performance innovation with a super-slim 9.9mm curved body made from a brushed aluminium shell that fits comfortably in your hand and exudes style and quality.
HTC TITAN is also the perfect portable office that enables efficient multitasking like viewing a presentation while you’re on a conference call or listening to music while compiling an email. With its expansive screen with built in Microsoft® Office Mobile, this super smartphone enables you to create, edit and collaborate quickly and easily. Advanced email features like Linked inboxes makes it easy to manage multiple email accounts, synchronize your to-do list and calendars in one place, group contacts to make communication simpler and faster, and even store your latest ideas and notes in the cloud with Microsoft® OneNote®. Typing on the HTC TITAN is quick and easy with the huge virtual keyboard on the responsive 4.7 inch screen.

HTC Radar
Elegantly crafted with an aluminium unibody, HTC Radar brings you closer to the important things in life, with the new People Hub from Windows Phone. The People Hub keeps you up to date with your friends’ latest news showing all of your communication history with each person, as well as their recent social network updates and photos. You can also stay in touch using SMS, Facebook chat and Windows Live® Messenger in one conversation, without having to switch applications or disrupt the conversation flow. Alternatively, speak “face-to-face” with new video calling that lets you see your friends’ faces on the bright and sharp 3.8 inch screen.

Entertainment on the move
With HTC TITAN and HTC Radar, mobile multimedia is greatly improved. Both phones include HTC Watch™ – an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips, letting people discover the latest video content in an easy and visually engaging way. Utilizing Virtual 5.1 surround sound for a rich audio experience, these phones are perfect for enjoying the Zune® music service. Internet browsing is fast and smooth with HTML5 support. You also get an amazing mobile gaming with Xbox LIVE®, giving you access to a great selection of games for Windows Phone, which include features like Leaderboards and Achievement that connect you with your friends and the Xbox LIVE community around the world.

Availability
HTC TITAN and HTC Radar will be broadly available from October 2011 globally, beginning in Europe and Asia.

About HTC
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile industry. By putting people at the centre of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones and tablets that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit http://www.htc.com.


Windows Phone Mango RTM

According to This Is My NextWindows Phone Mango has been released to manufacturers, which means that there will be fixes to the earlier builds of mango that I reviewed.


Lg Fantasy Wp7 Leaked

According to WpCentral, Lg’s fall 2011 roadmap of phones has been leaked, and down the roadmap,likely in the fourth quarter according to pocketnow.comthere will be a new wp7 handset known as the Lg Fantasy that is likely to be a Mango device. Check out the pic below, courtesy of pocketnow.com


New Wp7 Devices

So today a few new wp7 handsets were shown off by a microsoft employee, manufactured by acer, fujitsu, zte, and a nice thin new samsung model that will be coming out, watch the video below.

Hopefully these phones will be out by Christmas as Steve Ballmer said earlier this week.


Custom ringtones for Wp7 on Mango Confirmed!

Ringing in Mango

According To the link above, which is the official windows phone blog, Wp7 will feature custom ringtones in the next big update code named ‘Mango’, although there are a few expected rules here:


To qualify as a ringtone, a sound file must be:

  • 39 seconds or shorter
  • smaller than 1 megabyte (MB)
  • saved in MP3 or WMA format
  • not copy-protected (i.e. DRM free)
The post also explains how simple it is to install a ringtone, as listed below:

In short, custom ringtones can be installed using the Zune software on your PC. Once you’ve created an audio file that meets the ringtone requirements, find it in your Zune music collection, right-click the file, and change the Genre field to Ringtone. Then just sync the file to your phone like you would any music track.


Looks like Mango just gets riper and riper, and all Wp7 users cant wait to harvest it soon.

Archos G9 Honeycomb Series

Not so long ago, Archos announced a series of “Internet Tablets” that ran android 2.1/2.2, and the questions being asked about it was, “is it going to be upgradeable to honeycomb?” Today Archos has debuted 2 new models for a new series of tablets, the G9 Series, the 101 G9 and the 80 G9, both tablets feature Android 3.1, a dual core OMAP 4 processor running at 1.5ghz, and a 250 gb seagate hard drive.The 101 G9 will cost $349, an affordable price compared to the other honeycomb tablets out there.(Asus Transformer, Motorola Xoom,Acer’s Iconia,etc.)The 8″ 80 G9 will run an attractive $249, which is an incredible price to pay for a honeycomb tablet. Both models can have the additional optional accessory of a $49 3g usb laptop stick to come with it. They begin shipping at the end of september.



Archos G9 official specs
Video for the G9 Series
More Features:


Adobe Flash Player support
Built-in features: Compass, GPS, speakers, G-sensor, Vibrator, Built-in kick stand, Built-in Microphone
Innovative 3G – The ARCHOS Gen 9 tablets have the ability to receive 3G mobile broadband signals using a USB 3G stick, it’s a $49 optional upgrade.
Camera – 720p front camera with 720p encoding
Battery life – Music playback time: up to 36 hrs; Video playback time: up to 7 hrs ;Internet navigation time: up to 10 hrs
Weight – ARCHOS 80 G9; 465g (17 oz) for 16GB flash model and 599g (21.9 oz) for the 250GB HDD model. ARCHOS 101 G9; 649g (23.8 oz 16GB flash model and 755g (27.7 oz) for 250GB HDD model.