Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Camera Phone (1) :: Samsung SCH-W880 12 MP with 3x Optical Zoom

Samsung SCH-W880 is the world's first 12 megapixel cameraphone with 3x optical zoom. Despite being mainly a CDMA mobile phone, the W880 will sport tri-band GSM connectivity and 3G connectivity (WCDMA 2100).

Phone Specs:
  • General 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • CDMA2000 800 / 1700
  • 3G Network UMTS 2100
  • 1xEV-DO 800 / 1700
  • Size Dimensions 115.8 x 56.9 x 16.3 mm
  • Display Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 480 x 800 pixels, 3.3 inches
  • TouchWiz v2.0 UI
  • Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
  • Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
  • Sound Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Speakerphone : Yes
  • Memory Phonebook Yes, Photo call
  • Call records : Yes
  • Internal 4GB
  • Card slot microSD (TransFlash), up to 32GB
  • Data GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
  • HSCSD : Yes
  • EDGE Class 12
  • 3G CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • WLAN : No
  • Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
  • Infrared port : No
  • USB : Yes, v2.0
  • Camera Primary 12 MP, 4000 x 3000 pixels, 3x optical zoom, autofocus, xenon flash, LED flash
  • Features Mode dial, variable apperture, tracking touch autofocus, face, smile and blink detection, Smart Auto mode, image stabilization, Beauty Shot
  • Video Yes, 720p@30fps
  • Secondary Videocall camera
  • Features Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
  • Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
  • Radio No
  • Games Yes + downloadable
  • Colors Black
  • GPS No
  • Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
  • T-DMB TV receiver
  • MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV player
  • DivX/XviD/H.263/H.264/MP4/WMV player
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo
  • T9
  • Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1100 mAh

As you will see the W880 12M is very impressive, capable and promising cameraphone, which really deserves a lot of attention. Here are three sample photos and a sample video to enjoy, while waiting for our live preview article later on today.

Samsung SCH-W880 12M camera samples - normal, zoom, macro

It's also having 720p HD video recording at 30fps on a mobile phone is a world's first as well. After all, the Omnia HD went only as high as 24 fps. The following sample will show you the excellent color rendering and the impressive detail the W880 provides even at this early stage.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Most Expensive Mobile Phone in The World

1. Goldvish “Le million” = $1.3 million

The GoldVish “Le Million”, the solid gold, diamond-studded “Piece Unique” is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as both “The world’s most expensive cellular phone” and “The world’s most exclusive cellular phone” at one million Euros (approx. US$1.3 million) per phone and a guaranteed limited production of three pieces. Produced by GoldVish Luxury Communications, The Geneva-based luxury communication company, this expensive phone was designed by Emmanuel Gueit in addition to the Illusion Collection. The phone is made from 18k white gold and set with 20 carats of VVS1 (only microscopic defects) diamond. The phone also features Bluetooth, 2 GB of storage, FM radio, digital cameras and MP3 playback. This expensive mobile phone is available only by special order.

2. Vertu Signature Cobra = $310,000 (£167,567)

The most elite cell phone in the world, the Vertu Signature Cobra has price tag of 310,000 $. It’s designed by French jeweller Boucheron. This magnificent cell phone is studded with 18 carat gold and involves ultra high quality ceramic technology. The most luxurious feature of this cell phone is the cobra on the mobile body. The Cobra feature one pear-cut diamond, one round white diamond, two emerald eyes and 439 rubies. This phone has a ‘cheaper’ version, ruby free, at $115,000.

3. Sony Ericsson Black Diamond
= $300,000 (£162,162)

Black Diamond will have Quad-band with Wi-Fi, an Intel 400Mhz processor running windows mobile 5, and a touch sensitive 2″ screen. It will also include internal memory of 128mb and will come with a 2Gb SD card for external storage, plus a respectable 4 Megapixel camera.

4. Vertu Diamond
= $88,000 (£47,567)

Vertu’s another $90,000 handset will feature tiny diamonds dotted all over, and a keypad that carries eight carat’s worth of diamonds. The phone’s body in constructed from the finest platinum, underpinned with ruby bearings and equipped with a similar ceramic composition originally intended for the space shuttle. For that price, it doesn’t even come with a camera! Only 200 such phones will be sold in jewelry and department stores.

5. Motorola V220 Special Edition
= £28,000 ($51,800)

Austrian designer Peter Aloisson, has taken a standard Motorola, studded it with 1,200 diamonds and added a keyboard inlaid with 18 carat gold.This phone i think is dedicated for women

6. Gold Edition Nokia 8800 Phone = $2,700 (£1,459

One phone bitten by the Gold Bug is the exclusive Nokia 8800 which will now be available in 24K gold. By owning one of these babies you’ll no doubt be the talk of the town.However the features found on the Gold Edition are the standard 8800 features (bummer). It includes a 0.5 Mega pixel SVGA camera and a 2, 62,000 colors, TFT (208 x 208) display. Connectivity options include EDGE, Bluetooth, Infrared, Java, MMS, SMS, USB, WAP and it has 64 MB of internal memory. Some other features found on the phone which now may now look standard include, 64 polyphonic, FM Radio, Mp3 Player, Video Recording and 180 mins talktime.

7. Mobiado Professional EM (wood)
= $1,900 (£1,027)

Professional EM is a $1900USD phone made from ebony and sporting titanium buttons, 1.3 megapixel camera and Bluetooth. It’s available in a limited edition of 200 phones. According to the site, the phone is not currently available in the U.S.

8. Bang & Olufsen (Samsung) Serene = $1,250 (£675)

This Mobile phone is pure, simple, and of the highest quality, and the name 'Serene' reflects this. The idea behind Serene was to create a mobile phone that is dedicated to one prime purpose: to enable comfortable and convenient communication.

9. Lamborghini 8800 Sirocco from Nokia

It has tri-band GSM coverage for up to five continents, as well as 128 MB of internal memory. Like its color TFT display, protected by scratch-resistant sapphire coated glass. It also has a 2 megapixel camera, as well as an integrated digital MP3 player. This is in addition to Bluetooth, xHTML browsing, Instant Messaging, video streaming services, as well as data transfer over EDGE, GPRS, or TCP/IP. This Lamborghini 500-piece limited edition will also feature Lamborghini graphics as wallpapers, screensavers, ringtones, and even has a short documentary video about the Lamborghini. No word on the price.

10. Gresso Luxury Phone

The Russia based Gresso, is a new entry into the luxury phone market. Their aptly name “Gresso Luxury Phone” is made of gold and African Blackwood. Apparently they will be releasing a collection of five models called the Black Aura collection, and the designer is a “well known” Italian designer. Currently there are two versions of the African Blackwood phone, one with pink gold highlights named the Gresso Blackwood Gold Edition, and one made entirely of African Blackwood.


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