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Thanks to the FCC we now have more information regarding the T-Mobile Sidekick 3 scheduled to be released by the end of the month (possibly start of the next). The device was approved quite a while ago. As BigBerries reported back in April, Sharp requested confidentiality for 45 days so the availablity today really comes as no surprise.
1.3 Megapixel camera
miniSD card slot
The Sidekick 3 really meets many of the expectations and speculated leak infor I had for the device in terms of technology added EDGE, Wi-Fi, MicroSD slot and Bluetooth. I really wish a 2.0 megapixel camera would have been added but MySpacers will just have to deal with the 1.3. Now the only thing to know is what is the devices max capacity is for SD cards and dthe display specifications.
Samsung finally received the go ahead in the US for the M250 from the FCC. According to Phonescoop the specifications revealed on the FCC website in addition to Samsung model comparisons the Samsung SPH-M250 appears to be much similar to the Samsung SCH-B250 (pictured above) which was released in Korea last year.
The device recently approved by the FCC looks to be heading towards Sprint. Aside from information on the FCC Website not much else is known about the Samsung SPH-M250.
The FCC has given the green light to BenQ for the S81. The UMTS compatible handset is just over 11mm thin, features Bluetooth, all the 3G you need and a 1.3 megapixel camera with a 10x digital zoom. The S81 from BenQ also has media player and MicroSD expansion capable up to 1GB of storage. Everytime I see 1GB of storage I get happy.
1.3 Megapiixel camera (10 x zoom)
Tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900MHz)
Media player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA)
Internal Memory: up to 30MB
MicroSD up to 1GB
Size: 109 x 48 x 13mm
Talktime: up to 4.6 hours GSM and 3.2 hours UMTS
Standby : up to 320 hours GSM and 260 hours UMTS
The FCC a favorite stomping ground for phonescoop turned up another great tidbit. It seems Samsung our favorite phone underdog is going to be entering the Smartphone arena with a Pocket PC phone, the Samsung i770 is a tri-band headset that catches signals from GSM 900/1800/1900. The phone according to records is equipped with EDGE and has Bluetooth as well.
What US mobile carrier do you think this handset will end up with? I’m thinkng because Verizon Wireless carried PDA styled Samsung i700 and the Samsung i730 previously Verizon will probably carry the Samsung i770 as well. From the pictures available it seems Samsung has completely abandoned the PDA styling of the earlier handsets.
Samsung still wants to keep a few secrets about the device (requesting confidentiality) for another 6 months to say the least so expect maybe a Thanksgiving / Christmas release after the hush hush period. FCC website
Old Samsung PDA phone pics just for reference.
It appears that on the FCC website several variations of the Blackberry 7130 have popped up. It’s good to see Blackberry devices as of late and with these yet-to-be-released models opting for slimmer candy bar style as opposed to the more clunky traditional design. Research In Motion has made no recent mention of these devices and as a result pricing and availability are unknown at this time. The devices based on branding (left picture) and past history suggest Cingular and T-Mobile as being the 1st carriers to receive the new Blackberry handsets.
64MB Flash memory
Phonescoop reported the Q was recently approved. At first I spazzed because I thought the Q had already been approved last year. (I always have suspected Phonescoop and Phonearena were run by the same people by the way. At the very least PhoneArena seems inspired by Phonescoop. Flame on!)
On a side note, I see many sites are still not sourcing their articles (link or reference). Pay attention, faking like an article is yours does nothing, take the time and grow your sites people, the web isn’t going anywhere.
A lot of people are quick to jump on the bandwagon to attack and complain about larger sites, but the bulk of the problem comes from the smaller sites and the second-team all-star sites.
Motorola Q Quick Specs
Microsoft Windows Mobile 5
1.3 megapixel camera
BigBerries stumbled across the new CDMA EVDO phone that should be heading to Verizon Wireless, the Samsung SCH-A990. From what we understand, the new flagship handset is based on the SGH 2710. The SGH -2710 is currently Samsung’s top-end 3G phone in Europe.
3.2 megapixel camera
MicroSD memory card slot
Color external display
The European model, the Samsung Z710 also features an auto-focus lens and QVGA display and though not stated, those features are expected to appear on the US version of the Handset.
Great to see Samsung expanding the boundaries for the flagship model despite 1st Q results. The comapny said it’s looking to gain tremendous position in the market and with close to a billion phones and models like this and others recently announced a billion can’t be too far off.
The new Samsung GSM slider hasn’t been officially announced but it has been met with approval from the FCC, which should mean it’s coming to the US
What I must say I like about the recent Samsung handsets are the simplicity in their appearance. I think at this point all candy bar styled phones should be sliders.
The slider design makes for smaller phones and they have the surprise factor, sort of like taking off someones clothes for the first time.
I know that isn’t always a plus but you get the idea.
Tri-Band GSM PG-3810 from Pantech is making its way. Recent approval from the FCC, gives the brushed metal phone the ability to make connections stateside.
Not one of the more robust phones to hit the market, but the Pantech PG-3810 has a simple, yet stylish design that will tempt a few buyers.
The phone has 262k color display, VGA camera, MP3 ringtones, WAP, GPRS, and talk-time a tad over 4 hours. There is no Bluetooth.
The clamshell has no release date or price but should be expected sometime 2nd Q 2006.