Philips Xenium 9@9q Dragon and Phoenix Looks Awesome!

Monday, December 29, 2008

One deciding factor I always look into when purchasing a new phone is: Will this make me look cooler? After examining Philips Xenium 9@9q Dragon / Phoenix, my answer was a double YES!

Both Xenium 9@9q has engravings of their namesake on the outside of its clamshell body. There's also a small yet functional external display where you can see if you have a new message or missed a call among other stuff.

Another thing that drew me in on Philips Xenium 9@9q is its battery life. It has a month of standby time and about eight hours of talk time. Now that's how all batteries should be made!

Philips Xenium 9@9q Dragon and Phoenix is available for roughly $172 USD.


MP3 Phones is on a Holiday Break

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I'll keep this short because I wasn't really planning on going online today...

Happy Holidays everyone! Hope you all get your wishes..

I'll be back on Monday for more posts.

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is proving to be a powerhouse not only as an mp3 phone, but in everything it does as well. So what does an awesome mp3 phone needs to improve itself? A kick-ass earphones that's what.

Nokia teamed up with Shure, a well-known brand of professional earphones and microphones, to bring to Hong Kong consumers a special edition Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. It comes with a Shure SE210 earphones that will sure bring 5300's mp3 playback quality to another level.

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Hi-Fi Music Edition will be available in Hong Kong on December 18 for the price of HKD 4798. That's HKD 810 more than the special-editionless 5800!


Motorola AURA Available at Motorola Store

Friday, December 19, 2008

Though not an MP3 phone, the Motorola AURA looks like it has a competent music player. For $2000, it better be.

That's right. This baby will cost you $2000. I can't imagine why in the world this phone could cost that much, until I saw its "luxury" features. It has a cool circular display capable of showing off 16 million colors, it's protected by a 62-carat sapphire crystal, it's stainless steel, and it's textures and patterns are chemically etched.

If you happen to have $2000 lying around, please buy an AURA and drop us a comment and tell us how it fares.


Pandora for Windows Mobile Devices

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

One of my favorite internet-based radio services, Pandora, announced recently that it will be available to users of Windows Mobile devices. As of this writing, the only devices supported are HTC XV6900 / Touch and Motorola Q9C.

Pandora is dubbed as a personalized radio station. Type in the name of the artist, title of the song, or just the genre and it will play music that matched you interest. Members can create and save stations for future use.

To get Pandora for your Windows Mobile device, open on your phone's browser.


Car Key Cell Phone Jammer

Friday, December 12, 2008

Worried about your kids (or parents?) driving and using their cell phone at the same time? It is very dangerous, as you should know. Well, worry no more as Key2SafeDriving is on its way.

Yup, that's what they're calling it. Key2SafeDriving. Don't sweat it though, as this device may very well save thousands of lives in the future. Key2SafeDriving works by fusing a cellphone jammer into a key fob, thus blocking signals.

Key2SafeDriving is being develpoped by researchers at the University of Utah and is hoping to have it on sale in six months time.


Skype Lite Made Available to More Phones

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I'm a fan of anything that is free, especially if it is something that I can use. That's why I fell in love with Skype the day I discovered it. Recently Skype Lite was made to work on more cell phones including several of my favorites.

Simply visit the Skype website and download Skype Lite onto your phone. Alternative, mobile browsers can visit for the download.

Here's a list of the new devices that can run the latest Skype Lite:


  • KE770
  • CU515
  • CU575 Trax
  • CU720 Shine
  • N96
  • N75
  • E71
  • E62
  • 6555
  • 6085
  • A717
  • T639
  • A737
  • T700
  • T650
  • G502
  • W902
  • W380
  • W350
  • TM506
  • G700
  • G900
  • K770
  • Z750a
  • Z525a
  • Z310a
  • S500

02 Cocoon Review & Info

Friday, December 5, 2008

02 Cocoon Specs

Launched: August 2007
Screen Display: 320x240 pixels, 18 bits
Size: 49 x 94 x 21 mm
Weight: 114 g
Memory: 2 MB Internal, 2 GB via microSD
Music Player: AAC, AAC+, WMA, MP3 and WAV
Camera: 2.0 MP

02 Cocoon Review

If retro is your style, then the 02 Cocoon is the right mp3 phone for you. This is what cellular phones would've looked like in the 60's and 70's.

The 02 Cocoon is a clamshell phone that reeks of retro in its curves and colors. The inside of it is another story though. It looks to "old" for me, and I believe they should've spent a little more time improving it. Also, the phone is a little on the bulky side, but not many people would be turned off by it.

What impressed me the most is the Cocoon's LED lights. Seen on the phone's front cover, the blue LED lights has several functions. It brights up whenever there's a call coming in and shows you the name of the caller. The same goes with text messages. When you're using its music player, it will also display the track's artist and title. A very nice touch indeed.

The 02 Cocoon has dedicated music keys on the side, and has quite loud speakers. It only has 2 MB of internal memory, though, so expect to buy a microSD card. One thing I have to note is that the 02 has a custom headphone socket. Sure, the phone comes with a headset, but you'll need to use an adaptor if you want to use your own.

All in all, the 02 Cocoon is a very good mp3 phone. It has style and has the features to back it up.

02 Cocoon Video

EM35: Another ROKR from Motorola

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Just when I thought Motorola is done with their vowel-dropping phones, out comes ROKR EM35.

The EM35 is a slider phone and an mp3 phone, just like its Moto ROKR cousins. It features listening to music while browsing the music store. The FastScroll navigation wheel allows users to easily scroll through menus and music tracks. One thing I like about the RORK EM35 is that it can hold upto 32GB of memory via MicroSD card, which is a whole lotta songs if you ask me. The colors are not too bad either.

The EM35 will be on sale by the end of 2008.

Motorola RAZR3/Ruby Axed

Monday, December 1, 2008

Oh Motorola, you and your silly-named phones! RAZR. KRZR. ROKR. The first few were fun, and quite impressive, but recently it was just all branding. I say more innovation and less letter-dropping. That's why I'm not surprised to hear that Motorola RAZR3 aka Ruby was canceled.

The RAZR2 successor didn't make the cut, apparently. But this might mean good news for Moto fans. Motorola may have finally decided to move on and make better phones rather than rehashing old ones.