Motorola RAZR2 V9x Now Available at AT&T

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The sleek and stylish Motorola RAZR2 V9x was recently added to AT&T's mobile phone lineup. What I like about this phone is it has a stainless steel structure, perfect for my rugged style. Oh, and did I mention it's an MP3 phone? Here's a summary of Motorola RAZR2 V9x features and specs:

Supported Music Formats: MP3 + Real , WAV, WMA
AT&T Mobile Music: Yes
Subscription Music Services: Napster Mobile
Streaming Radio: MobiRadio, XM Radio Mobile
MusicID: Yes
Create Music Playlist: Yes
CrystalTalk™: Yes
Internal Memory: 32 MB
Expandable Memory: 8 GB via microSD

Head here & here for more info.

Skull Candy: Stylish & Quality Headphones

Monday, October 27, 2008

One of my dreams came true this weekend... I got a Skull Candy!! I chose G.I. in Rasta colors and it is a step above awesome. Here's the specs:

  • 40mm speaker
  • Frequency range: 100 – 18,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Max input power: 400mW
  • Cable type: OFC
  • Cable length: 1.2 M
  • Plug type: 3.5mm gold plated
The sound of my Nokia N73 and iPod is perfection and not only that, I look cooler too (at least I think I do).

Skull Candy is well-known for stylish and high-quality headphones. Head over for more info and headphone goodies.

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Motorola RAZR V3m Review & Info

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Motorola RAZR V3m Specs

Screen Display: 176x220 pixels, TFT LCD, 65,100 colors
Size: 53 x 98 x 13 mm
Memory: 40 MB internal, 2 GB microSD slot
Ringtones: Polyphonic, MP3
Camera: VGA resolution

Motorola RAZR V3m Review

The Motorola RAZR V3m has a very polished, sleek design, making it popular on almost all markets. As with the majority of Motorola phones, this one's a looker.

Sadly, the V3m doesn't pass as a good Mp3 phone. Actually I should call it a WMA phone, since MP3s must be converted to WMA for playback. Sound quality is okay at best, and expect to pay extra to get yourself earphones and compatible USB cable. Yup, it doesn't come with the phone!

The music playback features of the phone is not the only one that is lacking. The camera is terrible, being there's no flash. You can't send email either on this phone, or use Instant Messaging.

The rest of the Motorola RAZR V3m is good. It sends messages and you can call friends with it. Just don't expect it to be a good mp3 player.

Motorola RAZR V3m Video

Alltel LG Rhythm: Another Cool MP3 Phone

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Alltel announced a few days ago the latest addition to their phone roster - LG Rhythm. Just by looking at The Rhythm one can tell that it's a hip MP3 phone, most likely targeted at younger cell phone users.

The LG Rhythm has a circular panel that lets the user control the music. It also has radio functions, and a 3.5mm headset jack for headphones. It has Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, and supports microSD memory cards of upto 16GB.

The only downside some people may see is that The Rhythm's camera is just 1.3 megapixel. That's not too bad for me, as long as the music is good :)

Via phonescoop

Sony Ericsson's Walkman series has been a favorite mine. They deliver solid music playback with every model that comes out. Expect no less from Sony Ericsson W760a Walkman Phone.

The Sony Ericsson W760a Walkman Phone is now available on US soil via AT&T. This MP3 phone packs a lot of features including 3G, a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and zoom, and stereo audio support. As an added bonus, this phone's design is just plain awesome.

Here's a video of Sony Ericsson W760a in action:

Nokia 5300 Xpress Music Review & Info

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Nokia 5300 Specs

Launched: 2006
Screen Display: 240x320 pixels, 262,144 (18-bit) Color
Size: 92.4 x 48.2 20.7 mm
Memory: 32 MB flash, 16 RAM, microSD slot
Ringtones: Polyphonic, MP3
Camera: 1.3 MP

Nokia 5300 Review

As its name implies, the Nokia 5300 Xpress Music phone is an MP3 phone, an it's a good one at that! Nokia did everything right this time around, delivering a phone that makes good of its name.

First thing you'll notice with the Nokia 5300 are the dedicated music controls. This allows users to play, pause, and navigate through their music library. Volume and camera controls can also be found on the other side of the phone.

The Nokia 5300 is also a slide phone, and Nokia made that work as well. The keypad and soft keys are just the right size and would delight all text messaging teens. It has such a bright screen too, for a small phone.

The music player that comes with the 5300 is almost perfect. You can browse songs by artist, album, genre, and there's even a playlist! Suffice to say the Nokia 5300 is a very good MP3 phone, but it still lacks on some areas.

With just 1.3 MP camera, and no flash, pictures and videos are okay at best. Also, the 5300's case feels like it will break anytime (but it won't!). So better take extra care when handling it.

All in all, Nokia did an excellent job. I would highly recommend the Nokia 5300 Xpress Music phone if you're looking for a good MP3 phone.

Nokia 5300 Xpress Music Video

Nokia 5800 "Tube" Won't Make it for Xmas

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Nokia's first touch-screen phone, the Nokia 5800, will not make it to the US market before the Holiday season. It will, however, be released in India, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Russia and Spain. Nokia Tube will cost around $387 US, noticeably less than the iPhone.

Too bad it won't be available in the US during THE season of seasons. US consumers will just have to wait a couple of months in on 2009 before getting their hands on a Nokia 5800.

Via reuters

Zune Coming to Windows Mobile Devices - Soon!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

At a recent interview with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, it spilled out that Microsoft will be adding Zune software to the Windows Mobile platform. The interview doesn't give out any further details.

I have a Zune before, and I was pretty happy with it. Hope they do a good job inegrating Zune software with cellphones, unlike the mess ROKR E1 and iTunes did.


Nokia "Come With Music" Comes to US in 2009

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Tero Ojanpera, head of entertainment business at Nokia recently announced that "Comes With Music" cellphones would be available in the US next year. No specific models nor any date was mentioned.

Does this make you want to buy Nokia MP3 phones more? I bet it's just another ploy to force unwanted tracks to consumers.

Via reuters

Nokia 5800 Hands-On

Friday, October 3, 2008

How I wish I could get my hands on a Nokia 5800, but alas, my connections are not that good. But the guys over at phonescoop did get to scrutinize Nokia's first touch-screen music phone.

At the bottom of the first page summarizes the Nokia Tube: aimed at a younger market, with less polish than N Series phones. Here's a video of Nokia 5800 in action!

Nokia N90 Review & Info

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Nokia N90 Specs

Launched: 2005
Screen Display: 352x416 pixels, 144 colors
Size: 112 x 51 x 24 mm
Memory: DV RS-MMC / MMC-Mobile
Ringtones: Polyphonic, MP3
Camera: 2.0 MP

Nokia N90 Review

The Nokia N90 is an outdated MP3 phone by today's standards. But back in 2005, this cellphone was a must have. If you're looking for more than an MP3 phone, maybe this one is for you.

N90 was one of the first phones to have a swivel display. It has almost everything you need for a mobile device: camera, video, EDGE, Bluetooth, and MP3 player. With 2MP and 8x zoom, it's digital camera is pretty decent. Unfortunately, music playback is not the selling point of this phone.

The N90 has no stereo speakers, instead relying on small mono speaker. you can't play protected AAC tracks either, so say goodbye to those iTunes bought songs. Storage is also pretty low, with 31MB internal memory to start you out. Expect to charge the N90's battery frequently as well.

All in all, I would not recommend the Nokia N90 as an MP3 phone. It's a good value if you're looking for a phone that can do all, just don't expect much from it's music playback capabilities.

Nokia N90 Video