Sony Ericsson is getting ready to take aim at the North American HSDPA market by introducing their first 3G handset along with another high-end handset for North America.
Sony Ericsson has announced the Z750, similar to the Z610 clamshell only the Z750 features Quadband GSM, Triband HSDPA along with EDGE, 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth and Memory Stick M2 memory card slot. Also announced is the W580 a slim 14mm thin slider which features Quadband GSM, Walkman software, 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Memory Stick M2 memory card slot and a FM Radio.
Sprint has announced the upcoming launch of Upstage by Samsung. Upstage is the CDMA variant of the GSM F300 Ultra Music phone. Upstage comes with a unique MP3 form design. One side of the device is a phone the other a MP3 player. Upstage comes packed with a 1.3 megapixel camera, microSD memory card slot, stereo Bluetooth, touch-sensitive media controls and its slim design.
“The UpStage by Samsung is all about innovation and making mobile music easy,” said Oliver Valente, Sprint’s senior vice president of product development. “In an effort to take mobile music to a new level, we focused on optimizing music features and Sprint’s exclusive multimedia content during every step of the development process. Sprint is pleased to offer this revolutionary phone on our powerful high-speed network.”
Helio has introduced their first QWERTY keyboared phone featuring dual sliding technology. The Helio Ocean is designed by Pantech exclusivly for Helio. It comes packed with a huge 2.4″ 260K QVGA display, stereo speakers, a 2 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth and a microSD memory card slot.
Introducing Ocean™, the world’s first dual-slider combining a traditional numeric keypad and a separate full QWERTY keyboard in a single device. Designed to be the ultimate social networking tool, Ocean merges Instant Messages, text messages, picture messages and emails from all the major portals, ISPs and even corporate Exchange servers, in one location. A 3G media and content powerhouse, Ocean also delivers full over-the-air music downloads, video-on-demand, a high-resolution camera, an HTML browser, MySpace on Helio, GPS-enabled Google Maps™ for mobile, Buddy Beacon™ and much more.
The Helio Ocean should be available this Spring attached with a retail value of $295 USD.
Telus has sweeten their lineup by introducing the new LG 8600 aka ChocolateFlip. The LG ChocolateFlip features the same touch sensitive keys on the front for media controls along with 1.3 megapixel camera along with all Telus features including TELUS mobile music, TELUS Navigator, TELUS mobile radio, and My Email.As a bonus the ChocolateFlip includes a 1GB microSD memory card and reader. You can pick up the ChocolateFlip now for only $129.99 with three year contract.
at&t has picked up the mid-range Nokia 6126. The Nokia 6126 is a Quadband GSM handset with push to flip action, 1.3 megapixel camera, microSD memory card slot, Bluetooth, media player and EDGE. You can pick up the Nokia 6126 for only $79.99 with two year contract.
Verizon Wireless has finally pushed out the LG VX9400. The VX9400 is part of Verizon’s MediaFLO V-CAST Mobile TV service. It comes packed with a rotating screen, 1.3 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, microSD memory card slot and EV-DO high-speed data. Currently V-CAST Mobile TV is available in a handful of select areas (press read more to see). You can pick up the VX9400 for only $199.99 on two year contact now.
V-CAST Mobile TV Service is available in the following areas:
AZ: Tucson CA: Palm Springs CO: Colorado Springs, Denver FL: Jacksonville GA: Atlanta IL: Chicago KS/MO: Kansas City, St. Louis, Wichita LA: New Orleans MN: Minneapolis NE: Omaha, Lincoln NM: Albuquerque, Santa Fe NV: Las Vegas OR: Portland TN: Nashville TX: Dallas UT: Salt Lake City VA: Norfolk, Richmond WA: Seattle, Spokane