Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Runs Windows Mobile 6.1

The chaps over at have just managed to get hold of some exclusive Xperia X1 images. The new pictures show the device will be running the yet-to-be-announced Windows Mobile 6.1 OS, and that explains why we weren't allowed a thorough hands-on at Mobile World Congress 2008. That may not be a shocker, but the… » 2/17/08 9:00am 2/17/08 9:00am

Hands-On the LG KF600: Color Chocolate Touchpad Still Sucks Cocoa

Despite the high sales of the LG Chocolate*, anyone who's actually used it knows that its touch controller is one of the worst UIs to come out in the last several years. The KF600 is LG's new 3MP cellie with a slider keypad. It has the same electrostatic chocopad the Chocolate has, but with an improved 1.5-inch color… » 2/12/08 12:00pm 2/12/08 12:00pm

Hands-On LG's KF700: Their Top Touch Phone Actually Pretty Good

Samsung's new F480 full faced touchscreen handset meets a good competitor in LG's KF700, their best phone released at Mobile World Congress. The phone has a 3-inch touchscreen, a slide out alphanumeric pad, and a scrollwheel on the back which pulls up a shortcut menu. Jesús liked the swiping action between widgets,… » 2/12/08 11:00am 2/12/08 11:00am

Hands-On Samsung's F480 Prada Phone Knockoff (Verdict: I'll Pass)

Samsung's F700 and F300 are joined by the F480, a pretty clear knockoff of the LG Prada (down to the fake leather case). I find its touchscreen implementation rough, even if it's improved from Samsung's previous handsets. Overall, I'll pass, especially at the proposed European price of 350 to 400 Euros (~$500 to $580… » 2/12/08 7:37am 2/12/08 7:37am

Nokia 6210 Navigator First Hands-On: It Works Great

We tried the Nokia 6210 Navigator assisted GPS for pedestrians at Nokia's World Mobile Congress booth today. The device itself feels very good and is extremely compact, but the best of all is that it really works great, using its built-in compass and accelerometers to know exactly where you are facing exactly,… » 2/11/08 4:25pm 2/11/08 4:25pm

Android Hands-On Video: It's Fast, It's Still Not There

We have been playing with the Android prototypes scattered through the Mobile World Congress here in Barcelona. ARM had theirs running on one of their lower-end processors. No fancy graphics demos, no iPhone-style multimedia fizzbang, just a humble ARM9 processor in a plain white prototype "to demonstrate the… » 2/11/08 9:01am 2/11/08 9:01am

Samsung and B&O Join Forces for the Dual-Slider F400

Behold the latest offering from Samsung and B&O: the 3G, dual-slider F400. Slide the front upwards and you get your keypad, slide it down and your B&O speakers heave into view. As well as the 2.2-inch QVGA display, there's an RDS-enabled FM radio and MicroSD card slot. Price is expected to be around the 380€ mark,… » 2/11/08 6:49am 2/11/08 6:49am

Samsung G400 Flip-Phone has Two Touchscreens, 5MP Camera

The new G400 gets its "Dual-Touch Chic" surname thanks to a touchscreen on the inside and outside of its skinny metal frame. We do, however, wonder what what the hell it's for—controlling its music-playing functions perhaps? Measuring in at 4.1 x 2.0 x 0.6 inches, this is Samsung's first go at an all-metal flip-phone… » 2/11/08 6:33am 2/11/08 6:33am

Postcard from Barcelona as Jesus and Blam Hit Mobile World Congress

Dear Readers, Well, two out of three ain't bad, I guess. I was meant to be joining Blam and the guy in the red hat, Captain Zissou oh yeah, Jesus, I think his name is, for a couple of days in Barcelona, but I have been struck down by a nasty, virulent, ectoplasm-producing cold, so I'm staying home. Never mind, while… » 2/11/08 5:34am 2/11/08 5:34am

The Nokia N96 Super Cellphone is Official: Gallery and Specs Here

The N96 is pretty similar to the Symbian 60-powered N95 we've all come to recognize as Nokia's 5MP GPS finest, but with 16GB of internal memory and a 2.8-inch screen. This model also has a built-in DVB-H receiver for digital TV signals in Europe and Asia, and a kickstand for desktop viewing. Also new are the backlit… » 2/11/08 4:20am 2/11/08 4:20am

Motorola Debuts the W161 and W181, a Pair of Dull-Ass Candy Bar Cells

Well, it's Monday morning at WMC 2008 in Barcelona and Motorola has come out of the gate with a... saunter. The W161 and W181, which should be available sometime in the next month or so, look like they are aimed at the cellphone markets in Africa and India. I mean, 465 hours' standby? Full specs for both are below the… » 2/11/08 3:52am 2/11/08 3:52am

HTC Updates the Advantage X7510 With 16GB Flash

The HTC Advantage has just received a hardware and software upgrade, and is now called the X7510. HTC has bumped the internal storage to 16GB of flash, and improved the keyboard as well as adding in Opera 9.5, and a "future version" of Windows Mobile. No price info yet, but the Advantage will be available in March.… » 2/11/08 3:09am 2/11/08 3:09am