MWC 2009

Acer DX650 double-sided GPS smartphone leaks

Acer DX650 double-sided GPS smartphone leaks

The first of Acer's upcoming smartphones, tipped for launch at their MWC announcement next week, has leaked, and it's certainly an interesting looking device.  The Acer DX650 is a dual-sided Windows Mobile smartphone, with a traditional 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen on one side, and a full numeric keypad and 1.27-inch 128 x 96 monochrome OLED display on the reverse. 

More Acer DX650 images after the cut

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Garmin-ASUS reveal nuvifone G60 specs

Garmin-ASUS reveal nuvifone G60 specs

While the two facts we'd really like to know about the freshly-christened Garmin-ASUS nuvifone G60 - price and release date - are still a mystery, the pair of manufacturers are at least spilling a few more specification details before the handset goes on show at MWC next week.  As well as the 3.55-inch touchscreen and 3G HSDPA connectivity, we now hear the G60 will have a 3-megapixel camera with autofocus and geotagging, as with the nuvifone M20, together with internet-connected GPS navigation including turn-by-turn directions, preloaded maps for North America or Eastern and Western Europe, and automatic route recalculation.

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Modu unveil modular cellphone jackets, promise big MWC launch news

Modu unveil modular cellphone jackets, promise big MWC launch news

Modu have unveiled their first production handset range, each jacket using the company's compact modular mobile phone.  The central unit - which has 2GB of storage, a custom OS and GUI, and can be used on its own via a seven-key interface - can be slotted into a number of different housings; Modu's initial production jackets all resemble traditional cellphones, but the company is also promising more unusual designs such as the core device slotting into a car stereo or UMPC-style handheld.

 

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More Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots leak: bigger controls, new notifications

More Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots leak: bigger controls, new notifications

More leaked Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots in advance of the OS' expected launch at Mobile World Congress next week, this time courtesy of China.  While there's not a lot of difference between these and the previous batch, aside from this gallery being higher-resolution, it does show off the new, somewhat "glossy" direction Microsoft have taken the GUI.

Full gallery after the cut

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Samsung UltraTOUCH S8300 AMOLED touchscreen 8MP slider announced

Samsung UltraTOUCH S8300 AMOLED touchscreen 8MP slider announced

Samsung have announced their latest cellphone, the UltraTOUCH S8300, complete with a 2.8-inch WQVGA AMOLED touchscreen, slide-out numeric keypad, 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and A-GPS, all in a chassis just 12.7mm thick.  In addition, the S8300 has 7.2Mbps HSDPA, a microSD slot happy with cards up to 16GB, and more video playback formats than you can shake a stick at.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 6 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 6 2009

Toshiba helped us kick off the week with the announcement of their new TG01 Windows Mobile smartphone: on paper it sounds perfect, with a high-res touchscreen, super-skinny body and all the wireless connectivity you could feasibly ask for, as well as being the first device to deliver NVIDIA's 1GHz Snapdragon chipset.  Check out our hands-on photos and video demos, as well as Toshiba's own GUI demo, and then try and explain to me why I still can't get as excited about the TG01 as I think I ought to be.

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