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Last week was a blast! Not as fun as a coke-fueled tour of Thailand but still awesome. 3GSM brought out plenty of handsets to wow us and the release dates can’t come soon enough.
After a hectic day, we glanced back and realized there were a few hot handsets that we missed. Don’t go expecting a surprise comprehensive recap. For that, read TechDigest’s great 3GSM coverage and 3GSM 2007 In-Depth at PhoneScoop. The title pretty much lays it out for this one, the Samsung SGH F520.
Nokia, who has not shown any sign of pulling back in 2007 has upped the stakes in the multimedia computing game (what we call mobile phones they call multimedia computers that’s how far ahead of us they are). Today we receive word of the Nokia N91 jumping to a hefty 8GB in hard drive space.
To help you be just as excited as we are, that’s a double up, from 4GB to 8GB. It’s so special Nokia has went ahead a created a special signup page to let you know when you can sell everything you own in your Second Life to look good in your first.
Here’s a quick look at the happenings from 3GSM Barcelona. Thanks goodness for YouTube and Flickr. Both are excellent sources for connecting, gathering info and gawking at your next potential purchase. That said MobileMentalism went ahead and did us all a favor by scooping up 18 videos of some of the hottest phones we’ve seen thus far.
Today at 3GSM, along with giving the NSeries a shot in the arm by announcing a further extension of their relationship with YouTube, Nokia officially launched the Nokia E90 Communicator.
Specs on the handset include quad-band GSM, HSDPA, WLAN, integrated GPS with Nokia mapping software, 3.2 megapixel camera w/auto focus & flash, music player, video player and FM radio. The Nokia E90 Communicator also features a secondary camera for conference calling and per the Nokia standard operates on the S60 3rd Edition platform.
The Nokia Eseries devices that were unveiled at 3GSM stood on a theme of connection, collaboration and productivity. The Nokia E61i arrived with an added emphasis placed on productivity. In particular, email productivity and according to Nokia, the Nokia E61i was designed specifically for heavy email use.
We knew the Nokia N77 would be announced during 3GSM in Barcelona. we just didn’t know exactly when. Many manufacturers let out a flurry of devices, at just the start of the annual week long event. The Nokia N77 was on the minds of many mobile enthusiasts and the company didn’t fail to deliver.
The major feature being touted for the N77 is the use of DVB-H technology, which allows for broadcasting of television on mobile handsets. The Nokia N77 makes good use of the technology with a 2.4-inch display, that boasts 16million colors.
Here is a sneak peak of the upcoming, slide out QWERTY candybar goodness from Samsung that is expected to be announced next week during 3GSM. Quick specs on the subtle and sexy, Samsung Ultra Smart F700 slider include 7.2Mbps HSDPA, EDGE, 2.78-inch touchscreen display, microSD memory slot, 5 megapixel shooter and Bluetooth.
Rumors. man we do our best to steer clear of them, but sometimes, what can you do? Especially when it’s about a new N-Series device. Now Reuters is reporting that Nokia will unveil its first mid-priced TV phone during 3GSM.
Phones specs are scant at the moment but it is said that the Nokia N77 will receive TV signals in DVB-H and be priced near 200 – 300 EUROS, which is roughly somewhere between $250 -$400 USD. Keep your fingers crossed.