Nokia Tube Launch on October 2

Friday, September 26, 2008

As mentioned on an earlier post, the anticipated Nokia 5800 Xpress Music or Nokia Tube is geared to be launched on October 2, 2008. The first S60 touchscreen is set to rival THE iPhone and other touchscreen mobile devices.

Amongst all the buzz, what I'm concerned about is how the Nokia Tube fares in terms of music playback. Since it carries the "Xpress Music" tag, I expect it to do really well.

16 GB microSD Available Soon!!

Running out of memory to store all those MP3s? Fret no more as SanDisk, our favorite flash memory manufacturer, will start shipping 16GB microSD and M2 memory cards next month.

No word yet which phone models will be compatible to use this much storage, but suit will follow soon enough.

The only downside I'm seeing is the 16GB microSD cards will set you back aroun $100 US, which is a bit pricey for my range.

Sony Ericsson W910i Review & Info

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sony Ericsson W910i Specs

Launched: October, 2007
Screen Display: 240x320 pixels, 2.4 inches
Size: 108 x 46 x 20.5 mm
Weight: 86 g
Ringtones: Polyphonic, MP3, AAC
Memory: 40 MB internal, M2 up to 8 GB
Bluetooth: Yes
Camera: 2.0 MP

Sony Ericsson W910i Review

This Walkman phone from Sony Ericsson is truly a gem. Sony almost did everything right, ensuring premium satisfaction for consumers looking for an MP3 phone.

Sony Ericsson W910i has a bright, clean, and well thought-out screen. It's wide and the colors are vibrant and fresh. The Media menu where all the music action is at is an ease to get used to. The sound quality is top-notch, especially if used the headphones that comes with it.

One weakness of Sony Ericsson W910i is its camera, which is just your basic 2 MP. But who needs that if you're looking for an MP3 phone, huh?! In addition, it uses M2 instead of the much cheaper microSD.

Sony Ericsson W910i is a solid MP3 phone that would satisfy anyone's hunger for music.

Sony Ericsson W910i Video

Nokia 5800 Tube Press Shot Leaked

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fresh and clear shots of much buzzed Nokia 5800 Tube was seen over at Nokia 5800 Xpress Music, or simply Nokia Tube is the first S60 Touch handset and is a full touch screen device. This slick MP3 phone is rumored to be launched on October 2, 2008.

Here's a quick look at Nokia 5800 Tube's notable specs:

  • Symbian S60 Taco 5 OS
  • 3.2" 640×360px, 16M color touchscreen display
  • 3.2mpx autofocus camera and 30 FPS VGA recording
  • 3.5mm headphone jack, TV-Out port
  • microSDHC memory card slot (up to 16GB, 8GB memory card in a box)
  • 111×52x15.5mm
  • 109 gr
Can't wait until it's out? Join the club!

Motorola ROKR E1 Review & Info

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Motorola ROKR E1 Specs

Launched: September 7, 2005
Screen Display: 176x220 pixels, 262000 colors, 1.9 inches
Size: 108 x 46 x 20.5 mm
Weight: 107 g
Ringtones: Polyphonic, MP3, AAC
Memory: microSD up to 512MB
Bluetooth: Yes
Camera: 640x480 pixels, VGA

My Motorola ROKR E1 Review

I was one of those who got caught in the "ROKR" hype. The first time I read the latest of Motorola's genius branding, I immediately want one, being a "ROKR" myself.

First thing I noticed with Motorola ROKR E1 was it was damn heavy, mainly due to its internal speakers, which I must admit was of superior quality. I haven't seen or heard of a better set of speakers on a phone. With a little modding you can get the bass to pump the way you like it. Battery life was decent as well, and sending and receiving messages are alright. ROKR was also quite cheap compared to the competition. That's about all the good things you can get me to say about Motorola ROKR E1.

After a day of rabid testing, I immediately noticed that it was a pain to upload MP3s to my Moto ROKR. You need to install iTunes for you to take advantage of the MP3 playback feature. It would take approximately two minutes to upload a song. And if you delete a song from the library of your PC, it will be deleted on the phone as well.

One of the biggest setbacks of Motorola ROKR E1 is that it only allows you to store upto 100 songs. Even if you have space left, you can't exceed their limit.

The second month after I bought the phone the extrior paint of my Moto ROKR started to chip off. Then I see cracks. My looks-okay phone officially looks ugly. I started to look for another MP3 phone.

Motorola ROKR E1 Video

About This Blog

Monday, September 22, 2008

Hello and welcome to my humble cellphone blog! First and foremost, let me just say that I'm no professional journalist. I just like tech stuff, writing, and blogging, so here we are...

Join me as I take a look at and review MP3 Phones from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorolla, Samsung, and a whole bunch more. But before we begin, let me just impart my definition of an MP3 cellphone.

An MP3 phone's main function is ofcourse, communication. It's second focus though, is MP3 playback. It should be advertised as such too.

That's it for now. See y'all next post when I look at our first MP3 phone. Ciao!