Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mobile News

O2 Xda Flint

O2 has announced the O2 Xda Flint, specifically targeted at the education sector. The Flint can accommodate eBooks, capture electronic notes, read or review documents download digital learning applications, content and courses from VLEs and more. The pocket-size device has 16GB of internal flash memory, WiFi and can host applications such as Bluetooth V2.0, Internet Explorer, Opera 9 browser and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.

However after the wow come the reality check. It’s expensive at nearly £500 and why wouldn’t someone buy a proper netbook? Some may say that this is convergence too far and time to rethink what the consumer’s want and what price they will pay.

The HTC Sapphire

Speculation is rife over HTC's next Android mobile with reports that the handheld has no physical keyboard, unlike the current T-Mobile G1. The phone features the same design cues and trackball raises the posibility that the G2 will run on a new version of Android OS that will support a onscreen virtual keyboard.

With manufacturers such as Motorola, Sony-Ericsson, Toshiba and Asus all expected to launch Android OS devices this year and are set to chase HTC, which manufactured the first Google phone.

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