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GSM-only Blackberry Storm passes FCC

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For all those who are not on Verizon Wireless (or hate it) but have been envying the Blackberry Storm, there is some good news. FCC has approved the GSM-only Blackberry Storm. According to Boy Genius Report, the specs for this phone are:

  • 1GB of memory, 192MB RAM
  • 1400 mAhr battery. Standby time: 528 hours
  • MicroUSB port
  • MicroSD and MicroSDHC expandable up to 8GB
  • 3.2 megapixel camera, flash, 2.5x digital zoom, auto focus, and image stabilization
  • Video capture. Normal mode (480×320) and MMS mode (176×144)
  • Assisted GPS – Enhanced version of GPS that performs at a faster speed
  • Quad-band

There is one downside in that it does not appear to have tri-band HSDPA, which means that it might not be able to leverage AT&T’s 3G network. However, all of you waiting breathlessly, relax, you will get your Storm soon. In the meantime, if you are eligible US voter, take a break from reading this and other news, go out and vote! It is only the most important election in US history. (Sorry, I have to do my part for the cause).

[Via Boy Genius Report]

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Written by dvdand

November 4, 2008 at 7:29 am

Posted in Blackberry, Handsets, RIM

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An 8Mpxl camera from a new entrant

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FCC recently approveda handset called the Exilim W63CA made by the Hitachi-Casio partnership. Now, this is not a first handset for this partnership, though it certainly is a first 8Mpxl camera phone for them. This is clamshell phone with swivel screen running on WCDMA with 3G support. It also supports Bluetooth and FeliCa, Japan’s contactless payment solution. While there is no indication that the phone will be launched in the US market, there has been some recent noise coming out of Japan ostensibly to export their cellphone technology. So who knows? We might still get a surprise Christmas present 🙂

Written by dvdand

August 26, 2008 at 6:45 pm

Posted in Casio, Handsets, Hitachi

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Nokia N96 ready for US release?

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Looks like the good folks at FCC have tested and passed the North American version of Nokia’s highly anticipated N96, the follow-up to its popular N95 phone. This is a quad-band GSM and tri-band CDMA phone with Wi-Fi capabilities. It also has a large 2.8 inches display, 16GB of internal flash memory and 128MB of RAM and S60, 3rd edition software, Mobile TV access, microSD card slot, and weighs only 125 grams.

For all of you who are waiting for Christmas to splurge on a new phone, I both envy and pity you. With Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and RIM all releasing some really cool phones, you will have a hard time deciding which phone to buy. Oh, and in case your heart is set on the Nokia N96, the MSRP is US$800.

Written by dvdand

August 13, 2008 at 7:13 am

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Nokia N85 gets FCC nod for North America launch

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Yesterday, folks over at CellphoneSignal notedthat FCC had given approval for Nokia N85 with 3G. This is a quad-band GSM and WCDMA phone. The RM-333 model will support the 3G bands and RM-335 model will support GSM/EDGE. Both the models will have 5Mpxl camera with 2 flash LEDs and are intended to be video oriented successors to the N96. The phone also has secondary video call camera and comes with S60 3rd edition UI, integrated GPS and Wi-Fi support. No news yet on pricing or release dates.

 

Written by dvdand

August 7, 2008 at 6:30 pm

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