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First Look Video on Samsung Galaxy Note II

Guys over at TechnoBuffalo have a first crack at the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note II.

Source – TechnoBuffalo

August 30, 2012 Posted by | Android, Gadgets n Gizmos, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, Jelly Bean, Samsung, Smartphone, Tablet, Video | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Review – Palm Treo 500v


Photo from the::unwired

[15 October 2007] Not the Palm Centro, although they look very much alike.  Review from the::unwired here. Mind you, this is just an entry-level phone, it lacks WiFi, quadband GSM, triband UMTS and HSDPA but nonetheless, a fun phone given the size.

[Update – 18 August 2008] The imported version of Palm Treo 500v is here finally.  It features Windows Mobile Standard Version 6 and supports 3G. It can be found on the ground level of the Sincere Podium for HK$1,950 (US$250).

August 18, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Palm, Review, Smartphone | , , | 2 Comments

First Look – ASUS M930


[26 December] This just in from GPS And Co, the all new ASUS M930, much like the Nokia E90, it features a full qwerty keyboard when opened. We don’t know much about the specification, initial release indicated that the ASUS M930 features a Marvel PXA270M / 520Mhz processor. Network wise, it supports Tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900 Mhz), GPRS, EDGE and 3G (2100 Mhz) HSDPA @ 3,6 Mbps. Other known specs includes WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, 2.3 mega-pixel camera, support for 32GB microSD card and Windows Mobile 6 Professional OS.

Judging by the looks, it looks a lot more sleeker and chic than the Nokia E90 and of course initial specs are very attractive. As usual, we’ll follow on this and will update if more info on the final specs comes in.

Source – GPS And Co

[Updated: 17 January] Specification on the ASUS M930 released –

– Windows Mobile 6 Standard
– TI TI2431 processor at 450MHz
– 3G + HSDPA
– QVGA 2″ Screen (external) + 2.6″ WQVGA screen (internal) – 400×240
– Internal QWERTY, external 12 key keypad
– 256MB ROM
– 64MB RAM
– WiFi / Bluetooth 2.0
– 2.0 Megapixel Autofocus Camera
– microSD expansion
– 158g
– 113mm x 54mm x 18.7m

Source – IntoMobile

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January 17, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Smartphone | , | Leave a comment

Motorola Q9H Officially Launched in Hong Kong



Pics from PhoneDaily

Following my last post on the import version of the Motorola Q9, MOTO Q9H Here in Hong Kong, the Motorola Q9 is officially launched in Hong Kong as the Motorola Q9H.  Price tag on it is HK$3,980 and the specs are as follow –● GSM Quad-band / GPRS / EDGE
● WCDMA 2,1GHz / HSDPA 3.6Mbps
● Windows Mobile 6 standard
● 256MB ROM、96MB RAM
● Support microiSD slot @2GB
● 2.4″ TFT screen
● 11.8 mm thick
● 2.0 Megapixel camera
● Windows Media Player which supports MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV.
● Supports 2.5mm earplugs
● Video recording via Windows Media Player, player supports MPEG4, H.263, WMV, H.264
● USB 2.0 Full Speed adaptor
● Push Mail support
● Bluetooth 1.2 / A2DP
● Opera browser, Attachment Viewer or Editor, Voice Recognition, File Manager, Voice Notes, VPN capability and Anti-Virus protection 

Source – PhoneDaily

December 29, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Smartphone | , | Leave a comment

Technology Preview — EverNote for Pocket PC and Windows Smartphone


PocketPC version 


Windows Smartphone version (Photos from EverNote) 

EverNote for PocketPC and Windows Smartphone is finally out. Yet to test drive it but will do so this week and let you all know how it goes.

Features –

  • Create new notes wherever you are: Tap notes in or write with your stylus whenever inspiration strikes
  • Take snapshot notes: Take snapshots with your mobile device’s camera and save the images as notes
  • Record audio notes: Record an audio note and play it back whenever you like
  • Access all your notes anytime: Your notes are stored locally on the mobile device and can be accessed anytime
  • Search all your notes: Search through text notes right on your mobile device. Transfer snapshot notes between your mobile device and desktop to take advantage of EverNote’s advanced image and text recognition.*
  • Have a consistent user experience: We’ve adapted the desktop UI for Windows-based mobile devices, so that you have a consistent experience across platforms.

Product page here (download link included).

November 28, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobility, PocketPC, Smartphone, Software, Websites | , , , | Leave a comment

Video Review – Samsung SGH-i620 (aka: BlackJack Slider)

[25 October] Part 1 of the review brought to you by pocketnow.com.

[Updated: 4 November] Check out Part 2 and Part 3 of the review here.

This is what Brandon Miniman of pocketnow.com had to say after the reviews –

I love…

1. The form factor. There’s something quite satisfying about using the slider on this phone. The sliding action is smooth and spring assisted, and you can use it to end and answer calls.
2. Heat-sensitive buttons. Never have we seen a Windows Mobile phone with heat sensitive buttons, until the i620. The sensitivity was prefect, and I hope that we see more WM devices with heat-sensitive buttons.
3. Rotary scroll wheel. The center-placed rotary scroll wheel is a brilliant idea. It’s easy to use for right or left handed users, the speed is fast but not too fast, and it’s a space saver by not having to have a side scroll wheel also.

I hate…

1. No GSM850 band. For some of us in the US, lack of the GSM850 band means that this phone won’t work over a UMTS network. That’s a killer.
2. Flat keyboard keys. In order to make the screen slide over the keyboard, Samsung had to flatten the keys of the keyboard. This makes them a bit difficult to use, even after a few weeks of usage.
3. Low speaker volume. Even at maximum volume, I had trouble hearing callers many times when using the handset. The speakerphone provided louder audio, but not as loud as the BlackJack.”

November 4, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Review, Smartphone, Video | , , , | 2 Comments

First Look – HTC Shadow

Source – Matthew Miller, ZDNet Mobile Gadgeteer

Source – Phonescoop

This phone sure looks sweet, there’s a gold color edition too on T-Mobile’s website. No news on release date for Hong Kong Yet.

November 4, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, Review, Smartphone, Video | , , | Leave a comment

First Look – Samsung i620 aka Blackjack Slider

source – eXpansysTV

PhoneDaily also have a review (in Chinese) out on the phone, click here for the article. The phone sure looks sweet but my take on it is a no no. Proprietary USB for charge and headphones, what were they thinking, thought the manufacturer already learned the lesson by now.

October 24, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Smartphone, Video | , , , | Leave a comment