Sony Ericsson is having some trouble keeping upcoming announcements under wraps. Above is the Sony Ericsson F305 Gaming Phone, a quad-band GSM phone. It has EDGE, a Memory Stick Micro slot, a 2 inch 176×220 display, music playback, an accelerometer for gaming, and gaming dedicated buttons. Nevertheless, gaming phones have never really taken off, probably because they lack the hardware to perform as well as users would like. Read more here!
Samsung probably should have waited a couple of days to announce the i900, a touchscreen iPhone clone, instead of announcing it on the same day the new iPhone was announced. Despite such a planning blunder, the i900 is really quite a nice phone. The Samsung i900 boasts a 3.2 inch 240 x 400 display, quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/19900 MHz), 7.2 Mb/s HSDPA, EDGE, WiFi, a 5 megapixel CMOS camera with autofocus, geotagging, panorama mode, and face detection, Samsung TouchWiz User Interface, an integrated accelerometer, FM radio, and availability in 8 GB and 16 GB versions. Launching next week in the Asian market, the i900 will eventually retail in Europe as well. It will probably sell for $600-700. For more information, click here!
Steve Jobs announced the new 3G iPhone at today’s WWDC Keynote. The new iPhone boasts GPS, 3G data, an updated design (including options of black or white for the 16 GB model), better battery life, and a whole lot more! Plus, the new iPhone will be substantially cheaper than the older model. With a 2 year contract, the 8 GB 3G iPhone will cost $199, and the 16 GB model will only cost $299. The new iPhone will also have iPhone Firmware 2.0- the newest version of the iPhone’s software. Sadly, you won’t be able to get your hands on the iPhone until July 11th : ( But, click here to get more information from Apple in the meantime!
After Prada created the Prada Phone with LG, and Giorgio Armani manufactured the Armani Phone with Samsung, Christian Dior was feeling a little lonely and so created the My Dior Phone with ModeLabs Groups SA to be exclusively marketed towards Russia and China. Available in red, silver, and pink, the My Dior phone has a touchscreen, camera, snazzy design, and large price tag. It will cost over $5000 to purchase this phone when it drops. Read more about this phone, here!
Is the world ready for yet another iPhone? Are new iPhone users prepared to lament their purchases in the face of an earth-breaking announcement for Apple? Does anyone really care about the new 3G iPhone? Perhaps, not. All the same, it has been confirmed that Apple will officially announce the 3G version of the iPhone on June 9th at WWDC. Yay?