Novatel Wireless' MiFi 2352 is the third of the company's "Intelligent Mobile Hotspots" that we've unboxed here on SlashGear, but unlike Verizon's and Sprint's the 2352 is a GSM/UMTS device rather than EVDO Rev.A. Launching today on Telefonica Espana [pdf link], the MiFi 2352 features 7.2Mbps HSDPA and 5.76Mbps HSUPA, sharing that connection out for up to five WiFi b/g clients. We caught up with Novatel in London today, to find out what else makes the MiFi 2352 special; you can also see the first video unboxing of the portable 3G router after the cut.
Unboxing video after the cut
Samsung have officially announced the Omnia Pro B7610 in Korea, alongside their I7500 Android smartphone (aka the Samsung Galaxy), the Omnia B7320 and the 12-megapixel Pixon 12 M8910. Full specifications are still yet to be confirmed, though we've previously heard that the Omnia Pro has a 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen running at WVGA resolution, HSPA and WiFi connectivity, and a 5.1-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash.
More on Samsung’s upcoming B7610 Louvre this morning, and the suggestion that in fact the handset is set to arrive as the Samsung Omnia Pro. New photos, including a live-shot of the smartphone, have emerged, together with specifications seemingly confirming the 3.5-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, HSDPA/HSUPA and WiFi connectivity, and a 5.1-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash.
It feels like we've been waiting a long time for the HTC Touch Pro2 to arrive, though really it was only announced back in February at Mobile World Congress. The flagship smartphone - which packs a 3.6-inch WVGA resistive touchscreen, 3G HSPA, WiFi b/g and a full QWERTY keyboard - is the second half of HTC's two-part Touch refresh, along with the Diamond2, and you can see our video unboxing after the cut.
Video unboxing after the cut
It looks, judging by these images, like someone has been faxing something they shouldn't have, but when the leak is a detailed spec-sheet for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 we won't quibble over it coming on thermal paper. According to MobileSyrup's source, the Tour 9630 will arrive on Canadian carrier Bell in mid-July, bringing with it an HVGA 480 x 360 display, 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera with flash, quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 2100MHz UMTS/HSPA and 800/1900MHz EVDO Rev.A.
Whether the world (or, more accurately, the US) needs an unlocked Windows Mobile smartphone with the required band support for 7.2Mbps HSDPA and 2.1Mbps HSUPA on both AT&T and T-Mobile remains to be seen. Nevertheless, Pharos believe that's just what network-hopping executives are looking for, hence the triband UMTS Traveler 137.
Acer's F900 smartphone - first announced back at Mobile World Congress in February - has finally launched. Offering Windows Mobile 6.1, the F900 has a 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen, HSDPA/HSUPA connectivity and Acer's new 2.0 User Interface on top of the Microsoft OS.
The F900 is shipped with Internet Explorer 6 with Adobe Flash Lite support, together with Acer's Easy Keyboard. There's also a YouTube app, Google Maps and GPS. Around the back, there's a 3-megapixel camera.
The Acer F900 is now available in the UK, unlocked, at £429 ($709). No word on whether Acer will be offering upgrades to Windows Mobile 6.5 once the new OS reaches the market, but the fact that the F900 has a Windows-logo key (a feature of WM6.5 devices) rather than the traditional Home icon does suggest that owners will be able to update.
Acer have brought their F1 Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone to Computex, and there's finally a spec sheet to go with the prototype. We now know that the F1 is based on Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon processor - the same as Toshiba's TG01 - paired with a spacious 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen and 5-megapixel autofocus camera.
I confess, I've been hearing Vincent and Ewdi wax lyrical about the Verizon and Sprint versions of the MiFi portable personal hotspot, and going green with envy. Happily we're finally hearing details regarding the GSM HSPA version of the device, the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2352, and while there's still no sign of European carrier confirmation it's already showing up at importer Mobilx.
This, according to iLounge's trusted tipster, is pretty much what the fifth-generation iPod nano will look like. No touchscreen interface, but the display does get an aspect change; there's also said to be a camera on the back and a smaller control wheel.
More details, plus next-gen iPhone leaks, after the cut
Nokia have announced the E52, a S60 handset they're calling "voice optimized". Boasting eight hours of talktime from a full charge, the Nokia E52 also has noise cancellation together with the email UI from the Nokia E75. Of course, while the focus might be voice calls, Nokia couldn't help throwing in other modern-day niceties such as GPS and a 3.2-megapixel camera.
There's also a 2.4-inch QVGA display and access to the Nokia Ovi services, plus HSDPA and HSUPA for high-speed mobile data access. It'll be available in silver and a rather sludgy brown.
Video demo of the Nokia E52 after the cut