Cnet Reviews has a Motorola Q review and states:
The Motorola Q has a full QWERTY keyboard, but unlike similarly eqiupped devices, the Q is superthin at 0.4 inch. A full-fledged enterprise device, the Motorola Q will run Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0, so staying in touch with the office will be a breeze. Additionally, business users will be able to take advantage of the Motorola Q’s myriad voice features. On the lighter side, its 1.3-megapixel camera, its support for a ton of audio (iMelody, MIDI, MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA, WAX, and QCELP) and video (MPEG-4, AAC, and WMV) formats, and its relatively large screen show the makings of an excellent multimedia device.
And in the end:
“Of all the would-be competitors to the Palm Treo 650 we’ve seen, the Motorola Q seems best poised to surpass it. Its sexy form factor is enough to garner a ton of attention.”
MobileBurn has a review of the Samsung SCH-i730 cellphone and writes about its size and look:
Make no bones about it, the SCH-i730 is a very large device – even for a Pocket PC PDA. At 191g (6.7oz) with the slim 1100mAh battery (add 18g/.6oz for the extended 1700mAh unit), the i730 is a device that makes its presence in your pocket known. It is also relatively large in a physical sense, measuring almost exactly the same as a Sony Ericsson P910: its dimensions are 115mm x 59mm x 25mm (4.5″ x 2.3″ x 1″), not including the stub antenna. Using the extended battery increases the i730’s thickness 25% further. Extending the keyboard increases the length to 154mm (6.1″).
The conclusion of this nice Samsung SCH i730 review:
“While the Samsung SCH-i730, with its Bluetooth, WiFi, and EV-DO data support, makes a damn versatile connected PDA device, it just is completely inadequate for most people as a mobile phone. The very poor battery life and even worse reception keep the i730 from being a capable mobile phone. With those two things fixed, Samsung would be on to something. There are other issues, of course, but for a device as large and expensive as the SCH-i730, poor battery life and reception are deal breakers.”
There are a lot of rumours online that the phone in this picture is real. Some are calling it the Sony Ericsson P950/P1000 others are using the name Sony Ericsson Hermione P910i and others are just calling it the Sony Ericsson Hermione.
The rumours state that The Sony Ericsson Hermione, or P910i will be a 3G UTMS phone with a 2 megapixel camera.
We will see if this new Sony Ericsson smartphone model is a real one or just some nice photoshop edited picture…
Panasonic X800 Smartphone is a Symbian OS clamshell aith VGA camera, Bluetooth and GPRS measuring 100mm x 48mm x 17.2mm (3.94″ x 1.89″ x .68″)
X800 has a main TFT LCD display of 176 x 208 pixels with 65k colors. It also has an external display of 64 x 96 pixels (CSTN/56k colors).
Panasonic X800 Review
MobileBurn features a Panasonic X800 review and writes:
“The X800 is a good looking effort by Panasonic, but its UI leaves a lot to be desired. The absence of shortcut allocation to the D-Pad and side button, and poor keypad backlighting was very disappointing. I don’t believe that the X800 is good enough to compete with other Symbian OS smartphones out there in terms of functionality. However, it will appeal to clamshell zealots and the fashion-conscious. If you are looking for a smartphone, but do not wish to weigh your pants down, the Panasonic X800 might be the phone for you, but only if you can overlook its flaws.”
There is a Toshiba TS 921 – EXCLUSIVE Review from Pocket Lint that states:
Itâ€™s early days for Toshiba in the phone market in the UK and unfortunately you can see it clearly from the TS 921. Like NEC when it launched its first 3G handset in the UK last year, the phone is a mammoth anti-mugging device. Its large rugged look may work in Japan where it was originally conceived, but we arenâ€™t having any of it.
The problem seems to stems from a design and form factor thatâ€™s out of date to anyone outside an army. There is nothing overtly wrong with the phone, in fact it actually has some good things going for it, which we will come to later.
The Toshiba TS 912 Cellphone receives 6 points out of 10 in this review…
DPexpert has a first look review of the Sony Ericssion K750i camera phone and writes :
So far we are impressed with the K750i. Images are reasonably well exposed with decent colour rendition. They are a little soft. The camera excels at close-ups of faces or objects and is at its limits with landscapes.
We were inspired to take a serious look at the K750i by the photographs taken by Melbourne photographer Laurie Davis on his trip to Europe. Laurie carried two Sony Ericsson phones and he took some beautiful pictures that are now displayed on his web site.
Sony Ericsson acknowledge that this phone will be mainly used for self-portraits by providing a tiny concave mirror alongside the lens for framing the photographerâ€™s face. Very clever!
Read more Sony Ericsson K750i Reviews
Pocket Lint features a Sharp 903SH 3G mobile phone review and here is their opinion:
The Sharp 903SH is the first 3.2 megapixel camera phone in the UK and if this is the start of things to come, Canon, Kodak, Nikon et al should start getting worried or basically dump the low end of their ranges.
This Sharp cameraphone receives 9 points out of 10 (very impressive) and the verdict of this review of the Sarp 903SH cameraphone is:
“To say we were impressed with this phone would be an understatement. We recently looked at Sony Ericssonâ€™s K750i and we were very impressed with the picture quality and that was only 2 megapixels. Here youâ€™ve got 3.2 and an optical zoom making this a photographerâ€™s dream. Before you ask, yes the extra megapixel is worth it.
With 3G added into the mix and tri-band connectivity itâ€™s hard to see where you can go wrong with this one. As in the Minidisc market, Sharp have responded to a would be pioneer and leader with an equally competent package, which excels over its rival in some areas. Sony Ericsson would do well to hit back with its response before the end of the year.
We want one for keeps and so should you.”
Read more about the Sharp 903SH 3MP camera phone here.
Jon from Mobile Tracker published an Samsung P207 review and wrote:
“Overall the voice features were impressive, but I’m not sure if I would use them on an ongoing basis…
In the end I enjoyed this handset, but would not purchase it for myself. Bluetooth is a dealbreaker for me, especially when there are features like a camera and MP3 ringtones. If there was an updated version made with Bluetooth, it would be a killer mid-tier phone. The display and design are the two selling points to the phone, with the speech-to-text stuff being a bonus.
If you’re the type that buys a lot of accessories, the Samsung P207 might not be the phone for you. Since the P207 doesn’t have a standard headset jack, you’re going to have to get a headset built specially for it. But if you’re after a stylish phone without paying a premium, the P207 might be your jam.”
You can read more Samsung P207 reviews here.
From EISA Awards 2005/2006 : the european media phone of the year is the new Nokia cell phone N90 which features Carl Zeiss optics, 2 megapixel sensor, 20x digital zoom, integrated flash, Bluetooth and more.
You can read more Nokia N90 reviews and info here.
About EISA and EISA awards
EISA is the largest editorial multimedia organization in Europe, with a membership of 50 Audio, Mobile Electronics, Video and Photo magazines drawn from 20 European countries. At the end of June all EISA member magazines come together in an European city for the most important meeting in the year – the elections of the European Awards. From all products introduced during the preceding twelve months, each panel must choose the best equipment in each category. One strength of EISA’s European Awards is their flexible approach. The Awards categories, for example, are not recreated automatically every year. If the jury decides that, during the previous 12 months, and within a certain category, there have been introduced no new products that really deserve an Award, which category can be cancelled temporarily. On the other hand our juries are aware of the need to follow market conditions, so every year there is the opportunity to introduce new categories.
Two new smartphones from Qtek : 8300 and 8310 smartphones with Windows Mobile 5.0, 2.2″ QVGA (240×320) screen, Quad band – EDGE.
These new phone models from Qteks are powered by a TI OMAP 200 MHz CPU and feature 1.3 MegaPixel Camera with digital zoom, Bluetooth, and WiFi.
These 2 new phones have similar design and features.