mardi 13 avril 2010

Two New Mobile Phones from LG

LG Electronics has added two new devices -- LG Cookie Plus (LG GS500) and LG Cookie Fresh (LG GS290) -- to its Cookie Series of smartphones. The new phones follow their predecessor, LG Cookie, which sold over 13 million units worldwide by offering a full touchscreen experience with social networks, mobile applications and advanced graphics.

"LG Cookie Series reflects our effort to bring creativity and fun to the mobile touchphone experience," said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "LG Cookie Plus and LG Cookie Fresh offer various features to suit different tastes while maintaining the core features of the original LG Cookie phone."

LG Cookie Plus (LG GS500), centered on social connectivity, is a 3G handset suited for a networking experience. It also supports downloading and running applications, real-time push e-mail and web browsing.

For those craving a new look, LG Cookie Fresh (LG GS290) offers the features found in the original Cookie but comes in a sleek and smooth package and soft outer grip as well as in 16 color variations.

LG Cookie Plus (LG GS500) will be available worldwide this month after making its debut in France and Italy. LG Cookie Fresh (LG GS290) will be available in over 60 countries following its introduction in Germany and Russia. Prices will be announced separately in each market.

Posted to the site on 15th March 2010

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Nokia Shows Off Three New Phones

Nokia has announced three new handsets - the Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and Nokia E5. These new handsets feature full QWERTY keyboards, and enable access to a range of different email

said Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia's Head of Markets. "Services that provide easy access to the world's consumer and corporate email and instant messaging are really popular on our QWERTY smartphones such as the Nokia E71 and Nokia E63. People want the best messaging and social networking experience on an affordable device, whether it's sending a simple text or instant message, an email, or a direct message from their Twitter account. The Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and Nokia E5 are made for just that."

The Nokia C3 is the first device to bring a full QWERTY keyboard to the world's most popular mobile phone platform - Series 40 - and is the first in the range to enable access to social networks directly on the homescreen. People can view, comment, update their status and share pictures to their favorite social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

At an estimated price of EUR 90 (US$122), before taxes and subsidies, the Nokia C3 also comes with Ovi Mail and Ovi Chat, meaning first time users can set up email and chat accounts straight from the device, without the need for a PC. Other notable features are the Wi-Fi connectivity, a two megapixel camera, rich color 2.4 inch screen and support for up to an 8GB memory card. The Nokia C3 is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2010 in a variety of appealing colors, including golden white, slate grey and hot pink.

The Nokia C6 is a Symbian-based smartphone combining the benefits of a 3.2 inch touch screen with a full slide out keyboard. The large screen provides a great Internet experience, as well as offering access to Facebook feeds directly on the homescreen. A full suite of email and social networking capabilities means the Nokia C6 is perfect for people who want to stay up to date while on the go.

Expected to be available in the second quarter of 2010 at an estimated price of EUR 220 (US$300), before taxes and subsidies, the Nokia C6 has an impressive feature set including a high quality five megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, and Ovi Maps with free walk and drive navigation. In addition, thousands of apps - from games and videos to news aggregators and web services - are available in the Ovi Store.

Rounding off the trio is the latest addition to the Nokia Eseries range, the Nokia E5. Designed for those that want to be productive in both their professional and personal lives, the Symbian-based Nokia E5 follows the successful blueprint of devices such as the Nokia E72 and Nokia E63. The Nokia E5 combines high quality business features with all of the personal networking and entertainment capabilities that a busy professional expects from a smartphone.

The Nokia E5 is perfect for managing busy schedules with a variety of productivity applications available in the Ovi Store. And with direct access to over 90 percent of the world's corporate email through Mail for Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler, it's easy to keep in contact from anywhere.

Estimated price of the Nokia E5 is EUR 180 (US$245), before taxes and subsidies, with expected availability in the third quarter of 2010.

Posted to the site on 13th April 2010

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Nokia C6

Nokia E5