Coming soon to a mobile phone dealer near you?

Cell Phone from 1973Next week the Mobile World Congress 2008 will start in Barcelona, Spain. This event, formerly known as 3GSM World Congress, is a combination of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a congress featuring CEO’s representing mobile operators, vendors and content owners from across the world.

At this event, traditionally many new mobile phones will be presented. Some of these to hit the market immediately after the congress, others to remain concept models forever.

These are (some of the) models that are rumoured to be announced/shown at the MWC:

  • E-TEN Glofiish M810
    • The Glofiish M810 is a sleekly portable, HSDPA, Wi-Fi b/g and GPS ready handset, designed to help the new breed of bloggers, podcasters, video makers, and chatters, stay online and updated wherever they are. A full QWERTY keyboard makes blogging, text messaging and chatting quick and convenient, while a 2-megapixel autofocus camera is great for capturing pictures or video that can be uploaded easily to a web-album or video sharing site. Finally, built-in JAVA support allows fun mobile games to be downloaded and played anywhere.
  • E-TEN Glofiish V900
    • The Glofiish V900 is E-TEN’s first Pocket PC Phone to feature mobile TV. With major events such as UEFA Euro 2008 and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games scheduled this year, there are sure to be events that people just don’t want to miss, and thanks to the V900’s support for DVB-H, DVB-T, TDMB and DAB broadcasting standards, they won’t have to. V900 also offers the benefits of VGA display and all-in-one connectivity solution comprising of HSDPA, GSM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. Along with the Glofiish V900 E-TEN will debut its newly developed touch-based user interface.
  • LG KF600
  • LG KF700
  • Nokia N96
    • Specifications (unconfirmed):
      • Quad band GSM (850/900/1800/1900), GPRS/EDGE, dual band (850/2100) HSDPA connectivity
      • Symbian, S60 FP2
      • 2.8″ QVGA 320×240px 16M Color display
      • 5 megapixel with Carl Zeiss lens, dual LED flash
      • Secondary front camera for video calls
      • 30 fps, VGA quality
      • 16GB built-in Flash Memory
      • DVB-H, class C, 470-750 MHz TV Tuner
      • Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR, microUSB
      • aGPS
      • Full HTML, Flash Lite enabled Web Browser
      • Dimensions: 103×55×18-20 mm, 92 cc
      • Battery: Nokia Battery BL-5F, 950 mAh, Talk time: GSM: up to 220 min; UMTS: Up to 150 min, Stand-by Time: GSM: Up to 220 hours; UMTS up to 200 hours, Video playback: Up to 5 hours (in offline mode), Music playback: Up to 14 hours (in offline mode), TV Play: Up to 4 hours (DVB-H)
    • Standard package (unconfirmed):
      • Nokia N96
      • Nokia battery BL-5F
      • Nokia data cable CA-101
      • Nokia video output cable, CA-75U
      • Nokia Stereo Headset-HS-45, with remote AD-54
      • Nokia cigarette lighter charger cable DC-4
      • Nokia compact AC-5E
  • Samsung SGH-E490
    • The Samsung SGH-E490 provides you aesthetic versatility. The handset features a 176×220 resolution on its TFT screen, multimedia player, EDGE and GPRS connectivity, Bluetooth 1.2 and USB 1.1, 25MB internal memory, and 1.3-megapixel camera with 4x optical zoom.
  • Samsung G810
    • Specifications (unconfirmed):
      • GSM/UMTS/3.6 Mbps HSDPA connectivity
      • Symbian 9.2 OS with S60 3.1 UI
      • 2.6? 262K Color QVGA TFT display
      • 5 megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom, anti-shake, face recognition, macro mode, autofocus, etc
      • 150 MB of memory and microSD memory card slot
      • GPS navigation
      • Wi-FI b/g
      • Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, USB 2.0 (microUSB connector)
      • 1200 mAh battery
      • Dimensions: 104×52×9×18 mm
  • Samsung U900 ‘Soul’
    • Specifications (unconfirmed):
      • Quad-band, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
      • 2.2″ 16M QVGA TFT screen
      • 5MP camera with auto focus
      • Digital zoom
      • 106x50x12.9 mm
  • Sony Ericsson G700i
  • Sony Ericsson G900i
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X1
    • Probably the biggest surprise of the Sony Ericsson batch – the Xperia X1 is a Windows Mobile smartphone with a 3″ 800×480 pixel resolution touchscreen display. Coming in two quad-band UMTS variants, the Xperia X1 also has a 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS and WiFi, plus a host of other goodies. Sure, we’ve seen handsets like this before, but not from one of the big five players.
      And the choice of Windows Mobile as an operating system is a complete shock – until now, Sony Ericsson was a Symbian-only manufacturer.

8 thoughts on “Coming soon to a mobile phone dealer near you?”

  1. I hope those models are not too expensive, actually I am planning to have one because I dropped my phone.. I hope to have one soon.

    Thanks for the information!!

  2. cellphone shopper

    I wonder why is the manufacturers didn’t put all the helpful features in one cell phone unit so tendency is that the consumers need to buy two or as many as they want..but doesnt matter because wireless gadgets that have become the essentiality of everyone’s lives..isnt???

  3. After reading your post, I have been thinking to buy a new one but I just hope that it is not very expensive as what I am expected..LOL

    1. Well, the Iphone wasn’t all that popular yet back in February 2008 when I wrote that post… 😉
      I just got a Nokia N900 myself and it certainly beats the Iphone in certain areas. Here’s a blog post which comes up with 15 of them (and 5 why the Iphone is better)… 😎

  4. Jaun Millalonco

    Just wanted to say great job with the blog, today is my first visit here and I’ve enjoyed reading your posts so far 🙂

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