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Mobile Communications Gallery [Historical]

2000s Mobile Digital Revolution -- Mobile Phones & PDAs to Smartphones

    by Douglas Dixon


  The 2000s Mobile Digital Revolution:
        Cell Phones to Smartphones, Walkman to Media Players, CD to Flash to Web Services

  Historical perspective on some interesting technology and trends in digital home media.
  They include some sample products illustrating these trends.
  Information and pricing are summarized from public sources as of when they were added,
  and may be incorrect or out of date.

Mobile Phones

PDA Phones / Smartphones - Blackberry & Palm

PDA Phones / Smartphones

Comm Devices

Mobile Communications Tech / Trends


See also

See the Apple iPod / iPhone Gallery for more on the iPod and iPhone product lines, market, and chronology
See the Smartphone Apps Gallery for more on trends in apps and stores for smartphones

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First Mobile Phones - Motorola (1984-)


Motorola Pageboy - Tone Only (1974)

   
  • First successful consumer / beeping pager
  • No display, could not store messages
  • Attention tone notifies wearer that a message has been sent
  • ~ 5 x 2 3/8 x 1
  • ~ $240

Motorola Bravo Pager / FLEX - Numeric (1986)

   
  • Store five 24-character messages
  • FLEX - Motorola one-way communications protocol
  • 1986
  • Becomes world’s best seller
  • Motorola sole American pager manufacturer by late 1980s

Motorola Bravo Express Pager - (1991)

   
  • Easy-to-read front mount display
  • Variety of colors
  • Message-storing, time-stamping
  • Silent, vibrating alert function
  • Average monthly rental $15

 


Motorola DynaTAC 8000X - "Brick" - First Commercial Portable Cell Phone (1984)

   
  • "Dynamic Adaptive Total Area Coverage"
  • LED display for dialing or recall of 30 phone numbers
  • 30 min. talk time, 8 hrs. stand-by
  • Full charge in ~10 hours
  • ~13 x 1.75 x 3.5 in.(~33 x 9 x 4.5 cm), 1.75 lbs (794 g)
  • Antenna 20 cm
  • Available 1984 - $3,995 (current $10K)
  • Ameritech - first commercial cellular service in U.S. 10/83
    $50 a month + 40 cents / min. 9 am - 5 pm, 24 cents off-peak

Motorola MicroTAC 9800X - First Pocketable (4/1989)
Motorola Digital Personal Communicator (1989)

  • "Pocket Cellular Phone"
  • Fit into shirt pocket
  • Smallest and lightest phone at the time
  • Flip design - "Mouthpiece" folds over keypad
   
  • 1989 - Motorola MicroTAC 9800X
    • Built-in alpha-numeric phone book
    • Black plastic housing
    • Red 8-character dot-matrix LED display
    • 5.1 x 2.3 x 1.3 - 9+" (23 cm) long when open
    • 12.3 ounces (349 grams) with battery - 75 min.
    • $2,995
  • 1989 - Digital Personal Communicator (DPC)
    • Lower cost, Light or dark gray
    • Green or orange 7-char segment LED display
  • 1991 - MicroTAC Lite
    • 7.7 ounces (220 g)
  • 1992- MicroTAC Ultra-Lite
    • 5.9 ounces (170 g)
    • First phone with a vibrating ringer
  • 1984 - Digital

Motorola StarTAC - First Clamshell / Flip (1/1996)

   

 

  • Tiny, light, vibrate alert
  • LED display
  • SMS text messages
  • Analog (3000...) & digital (70...) models
  • AMPS, CDMA, TDMA, GSM
  • 94 × 55 × 19 mm, 3.1 oz. (88 g)
  • 1996 - $1000
  • StarTAC 7000 - GSM - analog - 1996
    • 165 min. talk, 48 hrs. stand-by
    • AMPS 800
    • entry level - $399
    • 6000e - mid-level - $799
  • StarTAC 75 - digital - 1997
    • 2 x 12 chars, 100 phonebook
    • 120 min. talk, 40 hrs. stand-by
    • 98 x 57 x 23 mm (3.86 x 2.24 x 0.91 in),
      112 g (3.95 oz)

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Sample Mobile Phones


Kyocera Phantom (KX414) - VZW - IM, Email, Download games - Handset (2003)

    
  • TXT, Browser, Alerts, GetFix, GetPix - view live web cams
  • entry-level tri-mode CDMA phone
  • color display, BREW 2.0, EMS
  • voice dialing, 1xRTT high-speed data
  • LCD, 104 x 80 pixels, 65,000 colors
  • 3.5 hours talk, 180 hours standby
  • 4.45 x 1.89 x 0.91 in  (113 x 48 x 23.1 mm), 3.52 oz (100 g)

Motorola V170 / V171 - Clamshell (2005)

    
  • Polyphonic ringtones, EMS, instant messaging
  • Replaces V66, adds color display (V66 $279, 10/03)
  • LCD 98 x 67 pixels, color
  • Test messages - Pictures & sounds, IM, Chat
  • Phonebook 250 entries, stored in SIM card
  • Mobile Internet WAP - Download pictures (wallpaper, screensaver),
    animations, ring tones
  • 3 Games - Buy levels
  • My Tones - Enter musical notes for alerts
  • Clock, calendar, currency conversion
  • [Tracfone service thru 2010...]
  • 2 MB internal storage
  • 3.43 x 1.8 x 0.93 in  (87 x 46 x 23.6 mm), 3.14 oz (89 g)
  • Talk 7.50 hours (450 min), Standby: 300 hours (12.5 days)

 


Verizon Wireless / LG Chocolate (VX8500) -- VCAST Music, Video + Navigation (2006)

  • Slider cellphone-MP3 player hybrid
  • No tactile buttons - touch-sensitive panels with red illuminated for touch-sensitive areas
   

 

  • Slider design, red glowing touch-sensitive navigation keys 
  • Touch navigation, Flash interface
  • QVGA (320x240) LCD, 240 x 320 pixel, 262,144 colorss
  • Camera/Camcorder: 1.3 MPix 
  • Photo: 1280x960 to 160x120
  • Video: 176x144, 3G2
        Play MPEG4, 3GP, 3G2, H.264
  • Audio: Voice recognition, Voice recording, MP3 ringtones
        Play: WMA, MP3
  • Get It Now: Mobile Web, E-mail, ringtones, photo sharing, applications
  • V CAST Music,  Video streaming
  • VZ Navigator w/ GPS
  • Bluetooth (1.1), MicroSD port
  • 3.8 x 1.88 x 0.69 inches, 3.53 oz.
  • 06 Verizon - $149 - White Chocolate, Mint (green), Cherry (red)
  • www.verizonwireless.com/chocolate

         Find the LG Chocolate on Amazon.com


Verizon Wireless / Casio G'zOne Type-V -- Rugged (10/2006)

    
  • Built for outdoor lifestyles, withstand harsh environmental conditions
  • Compliant to multiple Military Standards:
        Ttemperatures in excess of 140ºF, extreme vibration, solar radiation
        Storm conditions of two inches of rainfall per hour with high winds 
        Submersion in one meter of water
  • 2.0 megapixel camera
  • Get It Now, V CAST,  VZ Navigator GPS, Mobile Web
  • 4.1 x 2.0 x 1.1", 5.3 ounces
  • Verizon $299
  • www.verizonwireless.com/gzone

         Find the Casio G'zOne on Amazon.com


Verizon Wireless / Coupe - Simplified (9/2007)

  • Smooth and simple: Simplified menus with large font
        dedicated keys,  speakerphone, voice recognition
  • Front sub display: 1.1" Mono STN (96 x 96)
        Flip open for main display: 2.0" 262K Color TFT (176 x 220)
  • Simplified menus with large font
  • Dedicated keys: 3 ICE keys (In Case of Emergency), 911 key
  • Color coded: White Volume keys, White Voice activated dialing key
        Blue Headset port cover, Red Charging port cover, color coded travel charger
  • Mobile Media, TXT Messaging, Voice Mail
        Data & Text, Up to 9 lines of text, T9 predictive text
        Phone book with up to 500 contacts
  • Tools: Tip Calculator, Calculator, Calendar, World Clock, Notepad, Stop Watch
  • Voice & Audio, Polyphonic ringer and sound capability
  • Speakerphone, Vibrating alert, Voice activated dialing
  • E911 capable, TTY compatible, Hearing aid compatibility rating: M4/T4
  • All Digital (800/1900 MHz CDMA)
  • Trim and light: 3.8" (H) x 1.8" (W) x 0.8" (D), Weight: 3.3 ounces
  • Battery usage up to 221 minutes, standby up to 229 hours
  • CDM8630 - 2-yr Contract Price $39.99
  • America's Choice 65 Plus calling plans for customers 65 and older 
  • www.verizonwireless.com

Verizon Wireless Samsung Flipshot (SCH-u900) - 3 MP Camera Phone (11/2007)

 

         Find the Verizon Samsung Flipshot on Amazon.com


Verizon Wireless / Motorola Adventure V750 - Push to Talk (7/2008)

 

  • Flip phone - Rugged design with red accents
  • Mil Spec 810F standards for extreme conditions:
        shock, dust, vibration, solar radiation, altitude, high & low temperature
  • Push to Talk service for instant communication, EV-DO Rev. A
  • Main display 2.2" 240x320 QVGA TFT, up to 65K colors
  • External display 1.6" 120x160 TFT, up to 65K colors
  • Speakerphone with high performance audio, Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Up to 8 GB microSD removable memory
  • 2.0 megapixel camera
         Video capture & playback: 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240, or Picture ID
        Self Timer, Color Effects: Normal, Antique, Black & White, Negative
  • Music player for MP3, WMA, unprotected AAC & AAC+
        External dedicated music buttons; Sync music from PC to phone
  • V CAST Music with Rhapsody (subscription, wireless and PC downloads)
  • V CAST Videos; Text, picture, and video messaging
  • Media Center - Download games, ringtones, & more
  • Mobile Web 2.0; Mobile email, mobile webmail, mobile IM & Chat
  • VZ Navigator - audible maps, turn-by-turn directions, location information for 14M POIs
  • Chaperone parent/child - locate child's cell phone from the Internet or your cell phone
  • Field Force Manager - Businesses locate and communicate with mobile field workers
  • Voice commands, advanced speech recognition, TTY compatible, Hearing aid M4/T4
  • Battery 1170 mAH Li-Ion, Usage up to 230 min, Standby 83 hours
  • 4.0 x 2.0 x 0.65", 3.94 oz
  • 10/09 - $129
  • 9/08 - $169 2-yr contract, less $50 online discount, Add Unlimited Push to Talk $5/month
  • www.verizonwireless.com
  • PR - 7/08 - http://news.vzw.com/news/2008/07/pr2008-07-21.html

Verizon Wireless / Decoy by (VX8610) - Detachable Bluetooth headset (6/2008)

  • Slider phone - 2-Tone finish: glossy front, satin back
  • Large 2.2" Mirror-Like LCD, 240x320, 262K Color TFT
  • microSD memory port with up to 8GB
  • One-touch speakerphone, speaker-independent voice commands
  • Integrated hands-free Bluetooth headset for voice & music
        Slips into back of the device for easy transport and charging
        Multiple connections - connect up to 2 Bluetooth devices to have 1 in standby
  • 2.0 megapixel camera & camcorder
        Photos: 1600x1200 (default), 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240 Pixels
         Video: 320x240, 176x144 (default) Pixels
  • Music player for MP3, WMA, Unprotected AAC & AAC+
  • V CAST Music with Rhapsody (subscription, wireless and PC downloads)
  • V CAST Videos; Media Center - download games, ringtones, and more
  • Text, picture, video and voice messaging, Mobile IM & mobile Web 2.0, Mobile Web Email
  • VZ Navigator, Chaperone parent/child
  • High-Speed EV-DO, 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA
  • Handset usage up to 230 minutes, Standby 330 hours
        Headset talk 2 hours, Standby 80 hours
  • Hearing aid compatibility M3/T3
  • 4.01 x 1.97 x 0.67", 4.05 oz.
  • PR 6/08 - http://news.vzw.com/news/2008/06/pr2008-06-11a.html
  • LG - www.decoybylg.com
  • www.verizonwireless.com
  • 9/08 - $199.99 2-yr contract, less $50 online discount

         Find the LG Decoy on Amazon.com


LG Touch Watch Phone (1/2009)


 

 

 

  • LG Touch Watch Phone (LG-GD910)
        Watch, plus touch screen phone (1.4"), MP3 player, organizer
  • Curved tempered glass face (scratch resistant), metal casing
        Water resistant (ok in the rain)
  • 3 keys: Send, End, Clear (back); On-screen keyboard for dialing
  • Raise wrist towards mouth to talk (Dick Tracy), or Bluetooth headset
        Stereo Bluetooth (for headsets), speaker (speaker phone, music)
  • Voice recognition, with or without Bluetooth headset
        Voice calling: Push button, "call home"
  • Camera (tiny, top right), for photos, video phone calls
  • MP3 player, volume slider on screen
  • Text to Speech (TTS) reads text messages and other information
  • Organizer: Large phonebook and scheduler, Flash interface
  • Text messaging, 3G Video Telephony (VT) service
  • GSM Quadband network (global phone)
  • 7.2 Mbps 3G HSDPA compatible (High Speed Downlink Packet Access)
        for high-speed data and video phone calls using the built-in camera
  • 2 hours talk time
  • 61 x 39 x 13.9 mm, 84 g
  • On sale in Europe 2nd half 2009
  • PR 1/09 - www.lge.com/about/press_release/detail/21062_1.jhtml
  • Engadget hands-on: www.engadget.com/2008/01/06/....

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Sample Multimedia Phones

Plus music and videos


Verizon Wireless - Motorola Q -- Windows Mobile (2006)

  • Slim and light, QWERTY keypad
  • Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone
        mini-Office applications
  • Windows Media Player
  • 320 x 240 display, 65K color
  • Camera: 1.3 MP
  • Audio: MIDI, MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA, QCELP .
  • Image: GIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG
  • Video: H.263, MPEG-4, AAC, WMV , GSM .
  • miniSD expansion memory slot
  • 2.5 x 4.6 x 0.45", 4.1 oz
  • 06 - Verizon $199
  • www.motorola.com/mdirect/q
  • estore.vzwshop.com/q

         Find the Motorola Q on Amazon.com

 


Verizon Wireless / LG VX9400 - V CAST Mobile TV Phone (2007)

   
     
  • Swing bar design with large color LCD screen for landscape TV viewing
        Keypad hidden when closed, keyguard
  • TFT LCD display, 320 x 240 pixels, 13 lines, 262K Color
  • V CAST Mobile TV - Real-time television channels, broadcast (MediaFLO)
  • V CAST Music - download songs over air, sych from PC to microSD card
  • V CAST Video - download or stream video clips
  • Get It Now - download games, ring tones, wallpapers
  • Mobile Web 2.0 - news, sports, weather
  • Standalone Mode (RF Off), Music Only Mode (RF Off except Bluetooth)
  • Camera: 1.3 megapixel with flash, 4x digital zoom, self-portrait with mirror 
        Resolution: 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 (default), 320 x 240, 176 x 144, 160 x 120
        Video Resolution: 320 x 240, 176 x 144 (default)
  • Video Player: MP4, 3GP, 3G2 formats
  • Bluetooth (v1.2), Bluetooth stereo headset for music
  • One-touch speakerphone, speaker-independent voice recognition
  • Voice memo recording
  • Personal organizer, address book with 500 contacts
  • microSD external memory card slot
  • Standard battery: 950 mAh Li-Polymer, up to 3:35 usage, 12:12 standby 
  • Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (Digital Dual-Band)
  • Simultaneous GPS for Enhanced Location Accuracy
  • 4.04 x 1.93 x 0.73", 4.06 oz
  • 11/07 - $499 / $79 w/ discount
  • www.verizonwireless.com - Press Release
  • www.lgusa.com

         Find the Verizon Wireless / LG VX9400 on Amazon.com


Verizon Wireless / LG Voyager Multimedia Smartphone (holiday 07)


 

 

  • LG Voyager (VX10000) Multimedia Smartphone with Touch Screen
        Interactive Touch screen (closed) and full QWERTY Keyboard (open)
        Music player with Dual speakers, full V CAST Music, Video, TV
        2 megapixel Autofocus Camera & Camcorder
        High-speed EV-DO wireless broadband: Web browser, e-mail
        Expansion microSD Memory port
  • External 2.81" touch screen
        VibeTouch technology for tactile feedback - vibrate on key press
  • Opens laterally for QWERTY keyboard with spaced keys
        Internal 2.81" LCD -- Both screens 262K color TFT LCD, 400 x 240
  • Music player for MP3, WMA, unprotected AAC, AAC+
        Dual speakers for Stereo Sound
  • Full V CAST: V CAST Music (downloads), V CAST Video (stream),
        V CAST Mobile TV (live TV), Retractable TV antenna
  • Camera & Camcorder, 2.0 megapixel, autofocus
        Camera: 1600 x 1200 (default), 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
        Video: 320 x 240, 176 x 144 (default)
  • HTML Web Browsing with Touch Navigation
        Text, Picture, Video Messaging, Mobile IM
        Get It Now, Email; VZ Navigator (GPS) & Chaperone Parent
  • One-Touch Speakerphone (via internal keyboard)
  • USB Mass Storage - transfer files PC and phone - microSD card required
  • Calculator, Calendar, Alarm, Stop Watch, World Clock, Notepad, Tip Calc
        Up to 1000 contacts with 5 entries per contact
  • Bluetooth profiles; Hearing Aid Compatibility=M3
  • Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA, EV-DO broadband
  • 4.64" (H) x 2.12" (W) x 0.71" (D), 4.69 oz.
  • Usage time: up to 240 minutes, standby time: up to 480 hours
  • 2/08 - Verizon 2-yr Contract Price $349 - 50 = $299 online
  • http://products.vzw.com/index.aspx?id=rlp&site=next&phone=voyager
  • http://us.lge.com - www.lgusa.com
  • www.verizonwireless.com

         Find the Verizon  / LG Voyager on Amazon.com


Verizon Wireless HTC Touch (XV6900 ) -- Windows Mobile Touch Smartphone (4/2008)

    

 

 

 

 

  • 2.8" touchscreen display: 240 x 320 pixel; 64K color TFT
  • Touch navigation: TouchFLO finger and stylus input, 3-D Touch Cube interface
  • 5-way ENTER/NAVIGATION button
  • Virtual, all-touch QWERTY keyboard with additional input options
  • 2.0 megapixel camera with auto-focus, zoom, video capture
  • microSD memory slot, up to 8GB
  • Windows Mobile 6 Professional
  • View, edit, create Word and Excel files: Microsoft Office Word, Excel Mobile
  • View PowerPoint and PDF files: PowerPoint Mobile, Adobe Reader LE PDF viewer
  • View, extract, create ZIP files
  • Play music, pictures, videos with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile
  • Internet Explorer Mobile
  • Wireless Sync capable; ActiveSync (v4.5) and Windows Mobile Device Center
  • Text, Picture and Video messaging (MMS)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 Wireless Technology
  • Voice command capable, Speakerphone; Security locking features
  • EV-DO, 1X RTT Capable; Use as tethered modem through BroadbandAccess Connect
  • Processor: MSM7500; Memory: 128MB RAM / 256MB ROM
  • Standard Battery 1100 mAh Li-Ion: Usage up to 210 minutes OR Standby up to 250 hours
  • Extended Battery 1880 mAh: Usage up to 360 minutes OR Standby up to 427 hours
  • TTY enabled; Hearing Aid Compatibility =M3 SAR Information: 1.250 W/kg at ear; 0.457 W/kg on body
  • 3.98" (H) x 2.35" (W) x 0.56" (D), 3.95 ounces
  • Reviews - www.xv6900.com  - www.htctouch.com
  • www.htc.com
  • www.verizonwireless.com
  • 4/08 - $399 (2-yr Contract), -100 Online Discount = $299 - $50 mail-in rebate!.

Verizon Wireless / LG Chocolate 3 (VX8560) -- Music phone (7/2008)

 

 

  • Slim flip style with MP3 player on outside
        Front navigation wheel, center select key
        Dedicated music key, preset sound effect equalizer
        FM transmitter to play music through car stereo (87.5-108.0 MHz)
        Dual speakers, Bluetooth wireless stereo
        Access Verizon Wireless V CAST Music library, 3+ million songs
  • Internal display 2.2", 320 x 240, 260K Color TFT
  • External display 1.76", 176 x 220, 260K Color TFT
  • Internal 1 GB memory up to 250 songs, expand up to 8 GB microSD card
  • 2.0 megapixel camera & camcorder
        Camera: 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240 Pixels
        Video: 320x240, 176x144 Pixels, Up to 30 Sec. (for sending), 1 Hr. (for saving)
        Self portrait/video recording with flip closed, Self timer; Image editor, color effects
  • Music player for MP3, WMA, unprotected AAC & AAC+
        Music only mode (RF off except for Bluetooth) - up to 24 hours playback
        Multitask while playing music - browse web, send text messages
        Sync music to phone from www.VerizonWireless.com/music
  • One-touch speakerphone & speaker-independent voice commands
  • Device software update - Download software upgrades over the air
  • USB charging via computer & USB mass storage
  • V CAST Music with Rhapsody (subscription, wireless and PC downloads)
  • V CAST Videos; Media Center-download games, ringtones, & more
  • Dashboard with Mobile Web 2.0
  • Mobile Email; Text/picture/video/Mobile IM/chat/voice messaging/voicemail
  • VZ Navigator & Chaperone parent/child, Hearing Aid Compatibility M3
  • EV-DO, 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA
  • Battery usage up to 270 Minutes, Standby 350 hours
  • 3.87 x 1.94 x 0.64", 3.36 oz.
  • 10/09 - $119
  • 9/08 - $179.99 2-yr contract, less $50 online discount
  • PR 6/08 - http://news.vzw.com/news/2008/06/pr2008-06-11a.html
  • www.verizonwireless.com

         Find the LG Chocolate 3 on Amazon.com


Verizon Wireless Samsung Omnia (SCH-i910) - Touch screen, 5 MP  (11/2008)

  • All-in-one mobile device: Business + multimedia
        Touchscreen, TouchWiz customizable drag-and-drop widgets
        Windows Mobile 6.1, Full HTML Web browser
        Music player, video player, Wi-Fi, 5.0 megapixel camera
  • Means "everything" in Latin and "wish" in Arabic
  • 3.2 in. touchscreen, 240 x 400, haptic feedback
  • 5.0 Megapixel Camera, Auto Focus
  • Music Player - WAV, MP3, MIDI, SP-MIDI, AAC/AAC+, eAAC+, 
        WMA, EVRC, EVRC-B, QCELP, SMAF, MMF, AMR
  • Video Player with editing and TV-out
  • FM Radio
  • Email, IM, Internet HTML browser (Opera Mobile)
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional with Office Mobile Suite
        Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint (view only) Mobile
        Adobe Reader LE PDF viewer, ZIP view/create
  • 8 GB internal memory, microSD card (up to 16 GB)
  • Talk time up to 330 min., Standby 300 hrs.
  • 4.41"x 2.24 x 0.52 in., 4.34 ounces
  • 4/09 - $269/$199 with service plan
  • 10/09 - $49
  • PR 11/08 - http://news.vzw.com/news/2008/11/pr2008-11-25a.html
  • http://omnia.samsungmobile.com/
  • http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/...
  • www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/controller?
    item=phoneFirst&action=viewPhoneDetail&selectedPhoneId=4366

         Find the Verizon Samsung Omnia on Amazon.com


Verizon Wireless HTC Touch  Pro (XV6850) - Touch Smartphone (4/2009)

    

    Find the Verizon HTC Touch Pro on Amazon.com


Verizon / Samsung Alias 2 (SCH-u750) - Dual-hinge, E-ink (5/2009)

  • Dual-hinge clamshell - Same as Alias
    • Flip vertical to call,
      Open horizontal / landcape to text
  • E-ink Magic Key keypad - 10 x 4 keys
    • Numeric keypad for phone mode,
      Full QWERTY keypad for texting
    • Plus dedicated hot keys
  • 2.6” QVGA external display, 240 x 320
  • 2.0 megapixel Camera, to 1600 x 1200
  • Stereo Bluetooth Wireless, Music player
  • microSD Card Slot (up to 16 GB card)
  • 2.04 x 4.01 x 0.67 in., 4.34 oz. w/ battery
  • 5/09 - Verizon $79.99 after $50 mail-in rebate
  • 1/10 - Online $39

Find the Samsung Alias 2
on Amazon.com


Verizon / Samsung Rogue (SCH-u960) - 3.1" OLED (9/2009)

  • 3.1” Widescreen Display, 480 x 800,
    OLED
    - brighter, clearer, more colorful
    (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode)
  • Slide-out full QWERTY keyboard
  • 3.0 megapixel camera, flash
  • Internet HTML browser
  • One-touch widget access to social media
  • Optimized Messaging, Video player & recording
  • Document Viewer
  • 4.29 x2.17 x 0.65 in., 4.94 oz.
  • 9/09 - $99 after $100 mail-in rebate, new 2-year agreement
  • 1/10 - $79 online

Find the Samsung Rogue
on Amazon.com


AT&T HTC Pure - Touch screen, 5 MP  (10/2009)

  • Compact smartphone design, Windows Phone platform (Windows Mobile 6.5)
  • Crafted to fit easily into the hand, large display, slim, sharp design.
  • Touch screen optimized for one-hand use
  • Introduced 10/09 - $149 (w/ $50 mail-in-rebate, 2-year agreement), midnight blue
  • 3.2" high-res touchscreen display, WVGA (480 x 800) TFT LCD, LED back light
                20-key keyboard in portrait mode, QWERTY in landscape
  • Haptic feedback on button press
  • 5 MP auto-focus camera with video capture (Geo-Tag and panoramic).
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, complimentary AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots
  • Video and audio playback
  • Audio: Microphone, Receiver, Loud speaker with Hands-Free support
  • FM radio
  • GPS, Motion G-Sensor (portrait or landscape orientation), Ambient light sensor
  • Stereo Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR
  • microSD slot for expandable memory, up to 32 GB
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional
  • HSDPA/UMTS (850/1900 MHz) (3.6/7.2 Mbps variable)
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Talk Time up to 5 hours; Standby 20.8 days
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM 7201A, 528 MHz
  • Memory: 512 MB ROM + 288 MB DDR RAM
  • 4.33 x 2.10 x 0.59 in., 4.15 oz (117.5 g)
  • PR 10/09 - Introduce Tilt2 and Pure - http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?...
  • HTC Pure - att.com/htcpure

         Find the AT&T HTC Pure on Amazon.com

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Sample Mobile Multimedia Services (2006)

    Mobile access music and videos


Verizon Wireless V CAST - Video & Music on Demand

  • EV-DO 3G network
  • V CAST VPak: Video, Music, Get It Now, Mobile Web, $15/mo
  • V CAST Video: Streaming playback of a library of clips
  • News, sports, and entertainment 
  • 300 daily updated videos
  • WMV 9 & WMA 9, 176 x 132, 15 fps
  • V CAST Music: Download music tracks on the go
  • 99 cents, dual phone/PC $1.99
  • getitnow.vzwshop.com


V CAST - NBC Mobile


Verizon Wireless V CAST Music

    

  • Synch PC music collection to phone over USB to listen on the go
        Sync over USB with Windows Media Player
        Copy to memory card (microSD)
  • Instant search and download new music directly to phone
  • 1/06 - www.verizonwireless.com/music

MobiTV- Live TV & Radio (2006)

   
  • Watch live television on a variety of mobile phones and Palm / Windows Mobile PDAs
  • MobiTV - Over 30 video channels
        MSNBC, ABC News Now, CNN, FOX News, Fox Sports, ESPN 3GTV
        NBC Mobile, CNBC, CSPAN, The Discovery Channel, TLC, The Weather Channel 
        cartoons, music videos and comedy
  • MobiTV en Español - More than 15 channels
  • MobiRadio - Over 50 channels of digital radio
  • 2/07 - Interactive: Advertising, M-Commerce, Content rating, voting, sharing & community
  • 06 - $9.99 per month TV
  • www.mobitv.com

Sprint TV - PowerVision

  • Messaging, Email, Music, TV, Navigation
  • Access Pack - $15/mo - Email, Web, Music & TV channels, Navigation pay per use
  • Music Pack - $20/mo - Access + 150 radio channels, 95 local radio stations,99¢ music downloads
  • TV Pack - $20/mo - Access + 20 TV channels - ABC, CBS episodes, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, VH1, Spike
  • Navigation Pack - $20/mo - Access + unlimited navigation
  • Ultimate Pack - $25/m - TV, Music and Navigation packs
  • http://datapack.sprint.com/PowerVisionLanding.htm

AT&T Broadband TV -- Live TV to PC  (9/2006)

  • 9/06 - Live TV subscription service for broadband
  • 20 channels of live and made-for-broadband television content 
        national news, sports, entertainment , full-length music videos
  • monthly subscription $19.99
  • att.mobitv.com

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Sample Mobile Broadband Data Products (2006-)

    Mobile access to information and games, texting and email, Web access


Verizon Wireless - Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 - PC Card -- EV-DO Rev A (5/2006)

  • BroadbandAccess and NationalAccess high-speed wireless data
        CDMA EV-DO Rev. A
  • Download up to 3.1 Mbps, upload 1.8 Mbps
  • VZAccess Manager software for connection management
  • External antenna connector
  • 3/07, 2/08 - $99.99 (two-year contract), service $79.99 per month
  • www.verizonwireless.com
  • www.sierrawireless.com/product/ac595.aspx

         Find the Verizon Wireless AirCard 595 on Amazon


Sprint / Novatel Wireless Ovation U727 Mobile Broadband - USB Modem  (9/2007)

  • Broadband wireless connection for desktop or laptop
  • 2-in-1 high-speed data access device, storage drive with microSD slot
  • Surf the Web, check email at speeds similar to cable or DSL connection
  • EV-DO Rev. A technology, Backwards compatible for EV-DO Rev. 0 and 1XRTT technology
        Average download from 600 kbps to 1.4 Mbps (peak 3.1 Mbps)
        Upload speeds from 350 to 500 Kbps (peak 1.8 Mbps)
  • Support for Windows (Vista, XP, 2000), Mac OS X, Linux, Ovation U727
  • Integrated dual band diversity antenna system  embedded and flip-up antenna
  • Integrated microSD slot, for transport of up to 4 GB of files
  • Sprint Mobile Broadband Lite Manager Software
  • GPS locate-and-find capabilities
    

         Find the Verizon AirCard on Amazon


Verizon Wireless - Kyocera KPC680 - ExpressCard (2008)

  • Dual-Band, 1X-EV-DO Rel. 0 & Rev. A ExpressCard PC Card
  • Sturdy and durable with detachable corkscrew antenna
  • Dual external antenna ports - External antenna provides 3dB increase in reception ($59)
  • Optional PCMCIA adapter ($34) or USB adapter
  • Download up to 3.1 Mbps, upload speeds 1.8 Mbps on EV-DO Rev. A 
  • "If usage exceeds 5 GB/line/month, we reserve the right to reduce throughput speeds to a maximum of approximately 200 Kbps"
    

         Find the Kyocera ExpressCard on Amazon


Verizon Wireless - MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot (5/2009)

  • Share Verizon Wireless 3G Mobile Broadband network as Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Personal Wi-Fi connection with up to five wireless devices
  • Pocket size: 3.5" x 2.3" x 0.4", 2.05 ounces - size of eight stacked credit cards
  • Developed by Novatel Wireless
  • Integrated CDMA and Wi-Fi antennas, advanced security & authentication
  • Rechargeable battery, up to 4 hrs. active w/ one device, 40 hrs. standby
  • 1x EV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) /0; 1xRTT; 800, 1900 MHz; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • VPN compatible; WEP/WPA/WPA2-PSK, SPI firewall; MAC/Port filtering
  • 1/2010 - MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot software platform
  • For HSPA MiFi and MiFi 2372 products; Based on open Linux operating system
  • Supports 3G and 4G air interfaces, including EV-DO Rev. A, HSPA and WiMax
  • PR 1/10 - http://investor.novatelwireless.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=434817
  • 10/11 - Free with contract
  • 10/10 - $269, $99 w/ 2 year contract, free w/ online discount
  • 5/09 - $99.99 w/ $50 mail-in rebate, new 2-year agreement
  • Verizon monthly access plans: monthly allowance + overage (10/11, 10/10)
        - $39.99 / mo - 250 MB allowance, 10 cents per MB 
        - $59.99 / mo - 5 GB allowance, 5 cents per MB
  • Or full price with pay as you go service (no monthly plan)
        DayPass - $15 for 24-hour access
  • PR 5/07 introduce - http://news.vzw.com/news/2009/05...
  • www.verizonwireless.com/mobilehotspot

    Find the Verizon MiFi 2000 on Amazon


Verizon Wireless - Novatel 4510L MiFi 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot (4/11)

  • Mobile Hotspot - Connect up to 5 Wi–Fi devices at once
  • eInk display with status indicators
  • WiFi connectivity: 802.11b/g/n
  • Security: WEP/WPA/WPA2 and VPN pass-through support
  • Battery up to 5 hours
  • 3.74 x 2.36 x 0.53 in.
  • www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/explore/?page=mobile-hotspots
  • ~ 11/11 - $269, $99 2-year contract, $49 online

    Find the Verizon MiFi 4510L on Amazon


Verizon Wireless - Pantech UML290 - LTE USB modem (4/11)

    Find the Verizon MiFi 4510L on Amazon

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PDA Phones / Smartphones


Cell phone -> Smartphone -> App phone
Design Features
  • ~ 3" display, touch screen (no stylus)
  • Microphone, speaker (speakerphone, media player)
  • QWERTY keyboard, phsysical and/or virtual
  • Dedicated keys: Navigation (Home, Back, Menu, Search);
        Phone ( Call Start / End); Power, Volume, Camera
  • Haptic feedback (vibration on button press)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer (rotate portrait / landscape),
         Proximity
    (screen off near face), Ambent light (screen brightness)
  • GPS
  • Cellular data service / broadband, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Expandable storage, Removable battery
Capabilities
  • Communications:
    • Voice phone -> Visual voicemail
    • Texting, multimedia messaging (picture and video)
    • Instant messaging, e-mail,
    • Twittering and blog posting (apps)
  • PDAs
    • Contacts, calendar, to-do list, memos
    • Documents: View and edit office files, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation slides
    • Sync to the desktop (Outlook) or to the cloud (Google services)
  • Internet computers
    • E-mail, including attachments
    • Web browsing, and file download
    • GPS for location-based services, live map navigation, search and directions to near-by stores
  • Media players
    • Play music, audio books, photo slide shows, videos, TV shows, movies
    • Sync from desktop, download files, stream over wireless
    • Play media on the Web, YouTube videos, streaming TV
    • Buy and download, subscriptions for streaming, via desktop and on device
    • Camera to shoot your own photos and videos, upload to share online on social media sites
    • Voice recorder
  • Expandable / Customizable
    • Application downloads - Online market, developers
Smartphone Market
  • Apple iPhone - iPod media, sync with iTunes ecosystem
  • Google Android - Cloud services, open software
  • RIM BlackBerry - Business, enterprise sync
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile / Windows Phone - Extension of familiar Windows desktop
  • Palm Pre / WebOS - Manage multiple personalities, consumer to business

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Early PDA - Apple Newton MessagePad (1993)


Apple Newton MessagePad H1100 - "Personal Digital Assistant" - Handwriting (1993)

  • Apple Newton MessagePad H1000 (OMP or Original MessagePad)
  • MessagePad 100, 110, 120, 130
  • MessagePad 2000, 2100
  • eMate

 

  • Reflective LCD 336 × 240 b/w display
  • Calligrapher natural handwriting recognition vs Palm Graffiti stroke alphabet
    • Printed or cursive
    • Learn handwriting in two weeks to two months
  • Pop-up QWERTY virtual keyboard
  • Free-form notetaking - Mixing ink handwriting, printed text, graphics
    • Free-hand "Sketches"", "Ink Text", "Shapes" (shape recognition)
  • Newton Assistant - Write natural-language commands for system functions
  • Personal organizer applications - Names, Dates, To Dos, Notes
  • Productivity tools - Time-zone maps, calculator, currency-exchange
  • Print and fax support - Newton Fax Modem
  • NewtonMail Email - Newton Fax Modem
  • Wireless messages - Messaging Card
  • Infrared "Beam" - Notes, name cards, appointments, at 9600 baud, 1-meter range
  • Sync with PCs and Mac - Newton Connection Kit
  • ARM 610 processor at 20 MHz, 640 KB RAM
  • Proprietary serial port - round Mini-DIN 8 connector
  • Standard PC Card expansion slot
    • Native modem and Ethernet connectivity
  • Dial phone through built-in speaker tones by holding up telephone handset
  • 4 AAA batteries
  • 7.25 x 4.50 x 0.75 in (184 × 114 × 19 mm), 0.9 lb (400 g)
  • $699

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Sample PDAs / Smartphones - RIM Blackberry


www.blackberry.com


RIM BlackBerry 6200 / 7200 - Color (2003)

  • BlackBerry 6210 Quark - RIM first integrated phone / PDA (2003)
  • BlackBerry 7210 - RIM first color screen (2003)
  • RIM BlackBerry 7700 - Color
  • Messaging on the go, with display, keyboard, organizer applications
  • 7230 - 2.6", 240 x 160
    • 16 MB memory, 1 MB RAM
    • 4.4 x 2.9 x 0.8 in (113 x 74 x 20 mm), 4.80 oz (136 g)
    • Talk 5 hrs, stand-by 5 days
  • www.blackberry.com

      


BlackBerry Pearl 8100 by Verizon - Camera and Media Player (2006)

  • First BlackBerry device with a camera and media player (audio & video)
  • Text Messaging, Email, Web browser
  • GPS assisted BlackBerry Maps (some models)
  • Camera 1.33 (8100) or 2.0 (8110/8120/8130) MP
    with flash, self-portrait mirror, 5x digital zoom
  • Wi-Fi access (some models)
  • Requires MicroSD memory card (to 16 GB) to store multimedia beyond internal 64 MB
  • Translucent trackball (the "Pearl"), facilitates horizontal and vertical scrolling,
    not traditional BlackBerry scroll wheel
  • 210 min. talk, 15 days standby
  • 8100 series originally released 2006
  • 4.2 x 2 × 0.6 in., 3.2 oz

Verizon Wireless / BlackBerry Storm / Storm 2 Smartphone (11/2008, 10/2009)

  • 3.25" color display, 480 x 360 (HVGA) TFT LCD
  • Touch screen with touch and click, light sensing
  • 528-MHz processor
  • 3.2 MP camera, photo and video capture
  • Storm 2 - Wi-Fi
  • Memory: 1 GB onboard, 128 MB Flash,
        expandable microSD slot (8 GB included, up to 16 GB)
  • BlackBerry navigation keys (phone, menu, escape)
  • SurePress 'clickable' touch-screen
        Feel screen press and release with gentle 'click' (like physical keyboard)
        With multi-touches, taps, slides and other touch-screen gestures
            highlight, slide to scroll and pan, tap to zoom
  • Accelerometer: Automatically switch landscape and portrait when rotated
        RIM SureType keyboard in portrait, full QWERTY in landscape
  • 4.43 x  2.45 x 0.55",  5.5 oz (112.5 x 62.2 x 13.95, 155g)
  • 10/09 - Storm 2 - $179
  • 10/09 - Storm ~ $49; 11/08 - Introduced $199 w/ $50 rebate, 2 year activation
  • www.blackberry.com/storm
  • www.verizonwireless.com/storm
  • Multi-task - While on the phone
        Use email, browse the Web, update GPS directions or maps, take and send photo, edit  MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint files
  • Organizer: Calendar, Address Book, Task List, MemoPad, Calculator
        Sync with BlackBerry Desktop Software
  • Blackberry Device Software 4.7 - View and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Personal and corporate e-mail with attachments (MS office, PDF, images, ZIP archives)
        Text  and picture messaging (SMS and MMS)
        Instant messaging: AOL, Google Talk, ICQ, Windows Live, Yahoo! Messager
        Social networking: Flickr Photo Uploader, Facebook, MySpace
  • GPS: BlackBerry Maps, www.blackberry.com/maps
        VZ Navigator with turn-by-turn directions
  • Web browser: Full HTML or mobile - mobile.backberry.com
        Icons at bottom of display for quick access to web sites, Page / Column view, Pan / Cursor mode
        Supports file downloading, streaming audio and video
        YouTube: 3GPP RTSP mobile streaming websites
  • Sync desktop iTunes music files with BlackBerry Media Sync (Windows), www.blackberry.com/mediasync
        Sync music and videos with Roxio Media Manager
  • Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMA ProPlus
        Video formats: MPEG-4 H.263, MPEG-4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.264, WMV
        Image formats: JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG and TIFF ??
  • Integrated earpiece/ microphone, noise cancellation
        Low-noise speakerphone, 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
        USB 2.0; Bluetooth v2.0; mono/stereo headset, handsfree, phone book access, serial port profile
  • Removable battery (1400 mAh): Up to 15 days standby, 5.5 hours talk time
  • 3G modem: tethered via USB, untethered via Bluetooth (DUN)
  • Exclusive to Verizon Wireless in the U.S. and Vodafone in Europe, India, Australia, New Zealand
  • Global connectivity: Global phone and e-mail
        BlackBerry Storm 9530 from Verizon Wireless for U.S. - 3G EV-DO Rev. A/CDMA (800/1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA (2100 MHz), 
            quad-band GPRS / GSM / EDGE networks for global use (850/1900 MHz U.S., 900/1800 MHz Europe/Asia Pacific)
        BlackBerry Storm 9500 from Vodafone - UMTS/HSPA and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM
  • Includes: International travel charger, SIM card, 8 GB microSD card, USB cable, battery
  • RIM PR 10/09 - Storm 2 - http://press.rim.com/release.jsp?id=2590

         Find the Verizon / BlackBerry Storm on Amazon.com

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Sample PDAs - Palm (1996 -)

PDAs separate from phones


Palm (www.palmone.com)


PalmPilot 1000/5000 (1996)
PalmPilot Personal / Professional (1997)

First & second generation Palm PDAs

  • Organizer applications
  • Date Book, Address Book, Mail, To-do List,
  • Memo Pad, Expense, Calculator, Security, Games
  • 160x160 mono LCD
  • HotSync PC serial, IR upgrade
  • PalmPilot 1000/5000
    • No infrared port, backlight, flash memory
  • PalmPilot Personal / Professional
    • Backlit screens
    • ~ 4.7 x 3.2 x 0.7”, 6.0 oz
    • Personal – 512M $299
    • *Prof - 1 MB $399 - 4,000 addresses

 


Palm III (1999)
Palm V / Vx (1999)

  • Palm III
    • IR port, backlight, flash memory
    • 2 AAA batteries
  • Palm V
    • Sleek design, anodized aluminum finish
    • Rechargeable battery
    • 2 MB RAM
  • *Palm Vx - light
    • 3.2", 160×160, backlit mono LCD touch
    • Light - 114 grams
    • Increase storage to 8 MB
    • 4.5 x 3.1 x 0.4 in (115 × 80 ×10 mm)
    • 4.0 oz (114 g)
    • $299

 


Palm m500 / m505 (3/2001)

First & second generation Palm PDAs

  • Palm V form factor
  • 2-1/4" x 3" (w/ 2-1/4" x 3/4" input area)
  • SD/MMC expansion slot
  • Palm m500
    • Entry level, 8 MB on-board memory
    • 160 x 160, 16 grays
    • 4.49 x 3.02 x 0.46 in. (11.41 x 7.67 x 1.17 cm)
    • 4.16 oz (118 g)
  • *Palm m505
    • 160x 160 color
    • 16-bit color frontlit screen
    • 8 MB
    • 4.48 x 3.03 x 0.50 in. (11.38 x 7.70 x 1.27 cm)
    • 4.8 oz (136g)
  • Palm m515 (3/2002)
    • m505 upgrade - 16 MB RAM + 4 MB Flash
    • enhanced "high" backlighting

Kyocera 7135 Smartphone - PDA + Phone (5/2003)

Cell phone, with integrated Palm PDA

  • Clamshell / flip design
  • Full-featured phone
    • Caller ID, vibrating alerts, position locator for 911 service, speakerphone, hands-free car kit with voice-activated dialing
  • PDA - Address Book, Calendar
    • Store data, photos, music, movies
  • Add SD and MMC expansion cards (256MB ~ $80)
  • Palm applications integrated with phone
    • Dial numbers directly from Address Book, look up caller ID
    • Browse the Web
  • Display 2 x 2 in., 65,000 colors, 160x160 res, bright
  • 33 MHz Dragonball processor, 16 MB memory
  • Removable battery, 3.5 hours talk time, 160 hours standby
  • 3.97" by 2.43", 1.17" thick, 6.6 ounces
  • $499.99 with a two-year contract (released 5/2003)
  • www.kyocera-wireless.com/7100_phone/7100_phone_series.htm

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Sample Smarthones - Palm (2006-)

Integrate PDAs and phones


    Palm (www.palmone.com)


Palm - Centro / Treo Smartphones


Palm Treo 700p Smartphone -- Palm OS (2006)

  • Touch screen, backlit QWERTY keypad and 5-way navigator control 
  • 320 x 320 touchscreen, 65K color
  • Palm OS 5.4
        Documents to Go Office sync, e-mail,.Browser w/ WMV
  • Photos and videos
  • Pocket Tunes MP3 player: Sync to Windows Media Player 
  • Camera: 1.3 MP, 1280 x 1024, 352 x 288 video
  • 4.4 x 2.3 x 0.9 in., 6.3 oz.
  • 06 - Verizon $299
  • Intel XScale 312 MHz, 128 MB (60 avail)
  • 128 MB (60 MB avail), SD/SDIO/MMC expansion slot
  • EV-DO, 1xRTT / Bluetooth
  • www.palm.com/us/products/smartphones

         Find the Palm Treo 700p on Amazon.com


Palm Treo 700w Smartphone -- Windows Mobile  (2006)

  • Touch screen, backlit QWERTY keypad and 5-way navigator control 
  • 240 x 240 touchscreen, 65K color
  • Windows Mobile 5, Pocket PC Phone Edition
        Sync with Outlook, Pocket Office
  • Windows Media Player 10
  • Camera: 1.3 MP, 1280 x 1024
  • 2.3 x 4.4 x 0.9", 6.4 oz
  • 06 -  Verizon $399 / $299
  • Intel XScale 312 MHz, 128 MB (60 avail)
  • 128 MB (60 MB avail), SD/SDIO/MMC expansion slot
  • EV-DO, 1xRTT / Bluetooth
  • www.palm.com/us/products/smartphones

         Find the Palm Treo 700w on Amazon.com


Palm Centro Smartphone (10/2007)

   
  • Power of broadband smartphone (Treo) at price of standard 12-key phone
  • Full-color 320 x 320 touch screen, 16-bit color (65K colors), full keyboard
  • Palm OS 5.4.9 
  • 1.3 megapixel camera, photo & video, 2x digital zoom
  • 64 MB memory, expansion microSD card (up to 4GB)
  • Removable battery 1150mAh, lithium-ion
        3.5 hours talk time, up to 300 hours standby time 
  • Radio Dual-band CDMA2000 EvDO; 1XRTT and IS95
  • Bluetooth 1.2
  • 4.22 x 2.11 x 0.73", 4.2 oz  
  • 10/07 - Sprint exclusive U.S. 90 days, Onyx black, ruby red
        $99.99 2-year agreement, $50 savings, $100 rebate
  • www.sprint.com/Centro
  • www.palm.com/centro -- Press release

         Find the Palm Centro on Amazon

Full applications:

  • Communicate - Voice, text, IM, email, Web, Sprint Picture Mail, eMail, IM
  • Organize - Contact, calendar, tasks, memos
  • Browse - YouTube videos; Google Maps
  • PocketTunes Deluxe - Manage music
  • Sprint TV - Live TV or video-on-demand
  • On Demand - Customized news, sports, movies, weather updates

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Sample Smarthones - Palm webOS (2009-)

New Palm WebOS platform


[HP] Palm Pre / Pixi - webOS Phones (6/2009, 11/2009)



Palm Pre - Original Palm WebOS phone - 3.1", Slider keyboard (6/2009)

  • 3.1" touch screen, 24-bit color, HVGA 320x480
  • 3 megapixel digital camera, LED flash, Extended depth of field
        ** NO video capture or voice recording?
  • Slide out QWERTY keyboard for faster texting and e-mail
        Close and rotate for widescreen music, websites, photos, videos
  • 8 GB built-in memory (~7 GB user available), USB mass storage support
        ** NO card slot for expansion memory
  • 6/09 - Available from Sprint for $199.99 with 2-year agreement and $100 rebate
    • To be followed by world-ready UMTS version for other regions
  • 9/09 - reduced - $149 ($549 - $300 savings - $100 rebate)
  • 3.96 x 2.35 x 0.67 in. (59.5 x 100.5 x 16.95 mm), 4.76 oz. (135 g)
  • Palm - www.palm.com/us/products/phones/pre
  • Sprint - www.sprint.com/palmpre

Palm Pre - landscape playback


Palm Pixi - 2.63", Fixed keyboard (11/2009)

  • Second phone running the Palm webOS mobile platform
  • Thinner profile, fully visible keyboard, fashionable personalization options
  • Palm Synergy adds Yahoo! and LinkedIn integration to Google, Facebook, Exchange ActiveSync
  • New Facebook application - Update status, see and comment on news from friends
  • Palm Beta App Catalog - Download applications
  • 2.63" multi-touch screen, vibrant, 18-bit color, 320x400 TFT display
  • 2 MP fixed-focus camera with LED flash - Not Extended depth of field
  • Exposed QWERTY keyboard
  • 8 GB internal memory (~7 GB user available)
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Adds eAAC+ audio support
  • 4.37 x 2.17x 0.43 in. (111 x 55 x 10.85 mm), 3.26 oz. (92.5 g)
  • Removable 1150 mAh battery, up to 5 hours continuous talk time
  • (Same: microUSB, mass storage support; Integrated GPS
    • Sensors: Proximity, Light and Accelerometer
    • Speakerphone, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo
  • 11/15/09 - Available from Sprint for $99.99 with 2-year service agreement,
                after $50 instant rebate and $100 mail-in rebate
  • Pixi Artist Series - Numbered, limited-edition back covers, www.palm.com/artistseries
  • Palm - www.palm.com/pixi

Palm Pixi Plus - Verizon (1/2010)

  • Adds Wi-Fi
  • Adds Palm mobile hotspot - Turns phone into Wi-Fi router for up to 5 devices
  • Up to 5.2 hours talk time (was 5), 350 hours standby time
  • 1/10 - Verizon - Pre $149, Pixi $99 - after $100 rebate, 2-year agreement; Data plan start $29/mo.
      Mobile hotspot $40 / 5 GB, then 5 cents / MB
  • 4/10 - Verizon - Pre $49.99, Pixi $29.99 (+ get another for free); Mobile hotspot free for up to 5 GB
  • PR 1/10 - http://news.vzw.com/news/2010/01/pr2010-01-21.html
  • www.verizonwireless.com

         Find the Verizon Palm Pixi Plus on Amazon.com


Palm Pre Plus - Verizon (1/10)

  • 16 GB storage (was 8 GB) - (~15 GB available); 512 MB internal memory (was 256)
  • Adds Palm mobile hotspot - Turns phone into Wi-Fi router for up to 5 devices
  • Removes a navigation button to simplify navigation
  • Includes Palm Touchstone Back Cover - wireless charging (was sold separately)
  • Up to 5.5 hours talk time 350 hours standby time (was 5 / 300)
  • Slightly heavier - 4.89 oz.
  • 1/10 - Verizon - Pre $149, Pixi $99 - after $100 rebate, 2-year agreement; Data plan start $29/mo.
      Mobile hotspot $40 / 5 GB, then 5 cents / MB
  • 4/10 - Verizon - Pre $49.99, Pixi $29.99 (+ get another for free); Mobile hotspot free for up to 5 GB
  • www.verizonwireless.com

         Find the Verizon Palm Pre Plus on Amazon.com


HP / Palm Pre 2 - Verizon (coming 10/10)

  • Twice the speed - 1 GHz processor
  • Sleeker design - with slide-out keyboard
  • 3.1" multitouch screen, 320x480
  • Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • 16 GB memory
  • 2.35 x 3.96 x 0.67 in. (59.6 x 100.7 x 16.9 mm), 5.1 oz. (145 g)
  • www.palm.com/us/products/phones/pre2

HP / Palm webOS 2.0 (~ 10/10)

  • True multitasking - open apps logically grouped in card stacks
  • Just type - without launching an app - Start email, create message, update status, search
  • HP Synergy - Automatic contact integration for Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, Microsoft Exchange
    • Opened Synergy to developers
  • Exhibition - Apps designed specifically for Palm Touchstone Charging Dock
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta
  • Favorites - in Phone and Contacts views
  • Skype Mobile (Verizon Wireless only)
  • Text Assist - expanded spell check, auto correct, macros, customize dictionary.
  • Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Google Docs and Dropbox.
  • Facebook 2.0 - Facebook IM
  • Browser - more HTML5, geolocation. OpenSearch plugin add to Just Type web search
  • Messaging - unified Messaging 0 adds Yahoo IM and buddy management
  • VPN - connect to corporate network, IPsec and Cisco AnyConnect mobile optimized VPN, supports SSL (TLS and DTLS)
  • App Catalog - redesigned, Software Manager keeps apps up-to-date
  • Launcher - redesigned - add, label and reorder launcher pages
  • Phone - easily dial favorites, reverse area code lookup and Skype Mobile integration
  • Accounts - single place to manage all your Synergy accounts
  • Bluetooth keyboards - and Bluetooth SPP peripherals, barcode readers and realty lock boxes.
  • PR 10/10 - webOS 2.0 - http://investor.palm.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=519951
  • Thousands of apps

Palm WebOS - Design

  • Synergy feature: Applications communicate dynamically to the web
  • Integrated view: Contacts, calendar, e-mail, messaging from multiple sources
  • "Card" interface model: Switch easily between multiple activities
  • Universal search: Start typing to search contacts, applications, then Google, Wikipedia -- and Twitter
  • Gesture / multi-touch user interface
  • App Catalog - WebOS platform for developers, industry-standard technologies, CSS, XHTML, JavaScript

Interface Features

  • "Activity Card" interface model - flip through, organize, throw off-screen when done
        Switch easily between multiple applications / activities
  • Synergy feature: Applications integrate information from multiple sources: Outlook, Google, Facebook 
        11/09 - Add Yahoo! and LinkedIn to above and Exchange ActiveSync
  • Intuitive Notifications: Notifications bar at bottom of screen: text messages, calendar appointments
        Unobtrusive, Information without interrupting your current task
  • Linked Contacts: Contacts from multiple sources, without duplicate entries
        Pull photo from Facebook, Contacts as hub for all types of communications
  • Layered Calendar: Calendar with one logical view: from Outlook, Google, Facebook
  • E-mail: Combined view from all accounts, or favorite folders
        Outlook or personal accounts like Gmail, AOL, and Yahoo!
        Choose account when sending message
  • Combined Messaging: Threaded conversation with same person in one chat-style view
        IM and/or text messages
        Check if person online from contacts, start new conversation with one touch
  • Multimedia: Palm media sync: iTunes DRM-free music, photos, videos
        USB Mass storage drive: Drag and drop media from desktop 
        Amazon MP3 store: Purchase songs or albums on device, over-the-air

Common Specs

  • Physical keyboard for faster texting and e-mail
  • Gesture area below screen, enables simple, intuitive gestures for navigation
  • Ambient light sensor (dim display), accelerometer, proximity sensor (display off when near face)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g wireless with WPA, WPA2, 802.1X authentication
        Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, A2DP stereo
  • GPS built in - look up directions or nearby points of interest
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
  • Ringer switch, silences phone with one touch
  • MicroUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
        3.5mm stereo headphone jack
  • Removable, rechargeable battery
  • Palm webOS
  • Microsoft Outlook email with Direct Push, POP3 / IMAP (Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, etc)
        Integrated messaging, IM, SMS / MMS text and media messaging
  • Multimedia performance (pictures, video playback, music)
        Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
        Video: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
        Image: GIF, Animated GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP
  • High-performance, desktop-class web browser
  • Phone as laptop modem Bluetooth tethering
  • Palm Touchstone charging dock accessory
        Magnets align phone in correct position for charging
        Requires Palm Pre back cover for Touchstone charging dock, sold separately
        www.palm.com/us/products/accessories/dock.html

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Sample Smartphones - Apple iPhone (2007-)



 See the Apple iPod / iPhone Gallery for more on the iPod and iPhone product lines, market, and chronology


iPhone - Original - EDGE - 6/2007

  • 3.5 inch (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch display,  480 x 320 resolution, 160 dpi
  • 2 megapixel camera, no video recording
  • 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inch (115 x 61 x 11.6 mm), 4.8 ounces (135 grams)
  • AT&T (Cingular) - EDGE cellular network
  • Talk time: Up to 5 hours on 3G, 10 hours 2G, Standby 300 hours
        Internet use: Up to 5 hours on 3G, 6 hours on Wi-Fi
        Video playback: Up to 7 hours, Audio 24 hours
  • 6/07 --Introduced 4 GB $499, 8 GB $599
  • 9/07 - 8 GB $399
  • 2/08 - new 16 GB $499; 8 GB $399

Apple iPhone 3G - GPS - Apps  (6/2008)

  • 3.5 inch multi-touch display, 480 x 320 resolution (same), 163 dpi
  • 2 MP camera, no video recording (same)
  • 3G networking - 2X faster, built-in GPS, iPhone 2.0 software - App Store
  • 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.48 inches (115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm), 4.7 oz. (133 g)
  • 6/08 - 16 GB $299; 8 GB $199
  • 6/09 - reduced to 8 GB $99 (no 16 GB), black only

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Sample Smarthones - Android (2008-)

Google Android Phone Platform


   


Open Handset Alliance (11/2007)

       

  • Open Handset Alliance, more than 30 members
        Leading makers of mobile phone chips, Broadcom, Intel, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments
        SiRF Technology Holdings, Marvell Technology Group, Nvidia, Synaptics
        EBay (Internet calling service Skype)
        Nuance Communications, NMS Communications, Wind River Systems
        Not: Apple (OS X/iPhone), Microsoft (Win Mobile), Palm,
            Nokia (Symbian), RIM (BlackBerry), Verizon, AT&T
  • Smartphone technology
        Features and design similar to Apple iPhone, demonstrated hand-held touch-screen device
  • Offered freely under "open source" licensing terms
  • Products available second half 2008
        Manufactured by handset companies, including HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung
  • Available in U.S. through T-Mobile and Sprint
        China Telecom, world's largest mobile operator, 332 million subscribers
        Leading carriers in Japan, NTT DoCoMo, KDDI
        T-Mobile in Germany, Telecom Italia in Italy, Telefónica in Spain
  • Google will not brand phone
  • www.openhandsetalliance.com
  • Press Release - www.openhandsetalliance.com/press_110507.html

Android software platform for mobile devices

  • Software stack for mobile devices, includes operating system, middleware, key applications
  • Application framework enabling reuse and replacement of components
  • Dalvik virtual machine optimized for mobile devices
  • Integrated browser based on the open source WebKit engine
  • Optimized graphics, custom 2D graphics; 3D graphics based on OpenGL ES 1.0
  • SQLite for structured data storage
  • Media support for common audio, video, and still image formats
        (MPEG4, H.264, MP3, AAC, AMR, JPG, PNG, GIF)
  • GSM Telephony (hardware dependent)
  • Bluetooth, EDGE, 3G, and WiFi (hardware dependent)
  • Camera, GPS, compass, and accelerometer (hardware dependent)
  • Rich development environment
  • Built on open Linux Kernel
  • Utilizes custom virtual machine to optimize memory and hardware resources in mobile environment
  • Phone's core applications and third-party applications have equal access to phone's capabilities
  • Entire platform is open, companies can add / remove functionality
  • No copyleft clause in Apache license, can add proprietary functionality without needing to contribute back
  • Google - Android Project - Development information - http://code.google.com/android
  • www.android.com

Android Market

  • Software applications like games, social networking, on-the-go shopping
  • Download applications wirelessly with a couple clicks
  • Free and developer-set price
  • User ratings, Disclosure of application capabilities (e.g., network, GPS)
  • My Downloads to manage, uninstall to free space, reinstall if needed
  • www.android.com/market

T-Mobile G1 - Google / Android Phone  (10/2008)

       

  • 10/08 - $179, with 2-year voice and data agreement - Black, white, brown
       ~ 10/09 - $129
        Available starting Oct. 22 in the U.S., at select T-Mobile retail stores and online
        Available in U.K. beginning in November, Europe in Q1 2009
        Requires voice + data plan: Unlimited data with 400 messages for $25 a month, unlimited messages $35
  • 3.2-inch flat touch-sensitive screen, TFT-LCD , 320 x 480 (HVGA)
        Swipe to scroll, Long press for context menu
        Menu button below screen for common application options (also screen unlock)
        Dedicated buttons across bottom: Phone, Home, Back, Power
        Trackball with Enter button in middle for one-handed navigation
        Dedicated Volume, Camera buttons on side
  • Hinged screen slides up to reveal keypad, closes to prevent accidental dialing
  • Full QWERTY keyboard (landscape mode)
        5-row QWERTY keyboard, full row of number keys, Dedicated Menu and Search keys
  • 3.2 MP camera, fixed focus , dedicated Camera key (activate, shutter)
        ** No built-in video recording, playback (beyond YouTube) -- Android Market
  • Customizable home screen
        Drag and drop favorite applications, photos, or folders
        Drag tab to view full list of applications
  • Full HTML Web browser (based on WebKit, same core as Chrome)
  • Instant Messaging/text/e-mail
        IM: Google Talk, AOL, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger
        HTML e-mail client, Gmail, POP3 or IMAP
        Syncs with Google services: Gmail e-mail, calendar, contacts
        ** No built-in desktop sync
  • Built-in Google applications
        Google Search, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, YouTube
        Google Maps (with satellite, traffic, and street views), Compass mode - rotate phone to navigate 360 degrees
        Multitasks, read Web page downloading e-mail in background 
  • Reads MS Word (and Excel?) and PDF documents  ** No Exchange (enterprise e-mail)
        ** No desktop sync
  • Music player  ** No built-in video playback
        Amazon MP3 application - Amazon.com digital music download store, 6+ million DRM-free MP3 tracks
        YouTube video player - search, play
  • Ring tone formats: AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WMV
        40 polyphonic and standard MIDI format 0 and 1 (SMF)/SP MIDI
  • Built-in microphone and speaker
  • GPS navigation: built-in GPS receiver and map software
  • Digital Compass, Motion Sensor
  • microSD memory card expansion slot (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • HTC ExtUSB (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one) ** No standard headphone jack
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate for phone headset
  • T-Mobile 3G and EDGE network, and Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g
        High-speed 3G network connection, Seamlessly transition to open Wi-Fi networks
        ** SIM locked to T-Mobile
        dual-band UMTS
  • Network HSDPA/WCDMA: Europe: 2100 MHz, US:1700/2100 MHz
        Up to 7.2 Mbps down-link (HSDPA) and 2 Mbps up-link (HSUPA) speeds
        Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MH (operator dependent)
  • Removable battery - Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, capacity: 1150 mAh - standard cell phone battery
        Estimated to last entire day under typical loads, Heavy usage requires portable charger, extra battery
        Talk time: Up to 350 min. WCDMA, 406 GSM; Standby : Up to 402 hours WCDMA, 319 GSM
  • AC Adapter Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz, DC output: 5V and 1A
  • HTC Corporation: Hardware
  • Qualcomm MSM7201A processor, 528 MHz; Memory: 256 MB ROM, 192 MB RAM
  • 117.7 x 55.7 x 17.1 mm (4.60 x 2.16 x 0.62 in), 158 grams (5.57 oz) with battery
  • T-Mobile G1 - www.t-mobileg1.com
  • HTC G1 - www.htc.com/www/product/g1

T-Mobile / HTC myTouch 3G -- Google Android  (8/2009)

   

* Verizon / Motorola Droid -- Google Android  (11/2009)

  • 3.7 in. display, 854 x 480
  • 5 MP camera, LED flash
  • Slide out full QWERTY keyboard
  • WiFi, GPS, eCompass
  • Android 2.0
  • 2.36 x 4.56 x 0.54 in., 5.96 oz
  • Released 11/09 - $199.99 w/ new 2-year agreement, $100 rebate
    Licorice w/ brown sugar accents

Find the Verizon Droid
on Amazon

See article - Verizon / Motorola Droid -- Android 2.0

  • Display: Brilliant 3.7” high-resolution TFT display, 16:9 widescreen
                854 x 480 WVGA, 400,000 pixels, 16 million colors - Capacitive Touch, Backlight
  • Camera: 5.0 megapixel, 4X digital zoom
                Dual-LED flash, Auto focus, image stabilization
                Real-time color effects, scene modes, location tagging, Video capture and playback, 16:9
  • Slide out full QWERTY keyboard for text, IM, e-mail
  • Dedicated keys: Directional navigation key with center select
                Front bottom: Back, Search (hold for voice search), Menu (options), Home (hold for recent)
                Side: Volume control, Camera; Top: Power/Lock (hold for Airplane / Silent mode)
  • Dual microphone noise reduction, Speakerphone
  • Connectivity: 3.5mm Headset jack, microUSB 2.0 High Speed
  • Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, Profiles HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP, PBAP, OPP for video/stills
  • WiFi 802.11b/g, 3-axis accelerometer (screen auto rotates)
  • Location Services: aGPS (assisted w/ cellular), sGPS (simultaneous)
  • Sensors: Proximity, ambient light, eCompass
  • Processor: Arm Cortex A8 550 mHz
  • Memory: 16 GB MicroSD card included, up to 32 GB
  • CDMA 800/1900, EVDO rev A
  • Battery 1400 mAh; Talk time 385 min. / 6.4 hours, Standby 270 hours / 11.25 days
  • 60.00 x 115.80 x 13.70 mm (2.36 x 4.56 x 0.54 in.), 169 g (5.96 oz)
  • Verizon - www.droiddoes.com -> http://phones.verizonwireless.com/motorola/droid/
  • Motorola - http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US-EN/Consumer-Product-and-Services/...

 


* Google / HTC Nexus One Android Smartphone - 3.7"  (1/2010)

  • 3.7 in. display, 480 x 800 pixels
  • 5 MP camera, 6cm to infinity, LED flash, geo tagging, video 720 x 480
  • Trackball, Enter button, notification LED
  • Wi-Fi, GPS, Haptic feedback
  • Android 2.1: Voice input for all text
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon Processor
  • 512 MB RAM, Micro SD slot to 32 GB
  • 4.69 x 2.35 x 0.45 in.), 4.59 oz. w/battery
  • 1/10 - $529 w/o service, own SIM card
  • $179 T-Mobile; Verizon Wireless in U.S. & Vodaphone in Europe soon
  • 3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen display, WVGA AMOLED touchscreen
    • 480 x 800 pixels, 100,000:1 typical contrast ratio, 1ms typical response rate
  • 5 megapixel camera, Autofocus 6cm to infinity
    • 2X digital zoom, LED flash, geo tagging with GPS location
    • Video 720 x 480, 20 fps or higher, depending on lighting conditions
  • Trackball with Enter button
    • Tri-color notification LED, alerts for new emails, chats, text messages
  • Teflon coated back
  • Personalized laser engraving: Up to 50 characters on back of phone
  • GPS, Haptic feedback
  • Second microphone for active noise cancellation, active noise suppression by Audience
  • Proximity sensor, Light sensor, Digital compass, Accelerometer
  • Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 (Eclair)
    • Voice input: Voice-enabled keyboard for all text fields
    • Dynamic, interactive, live wallpapers react to touch of finger
    • More widgets and five home screen panels
    • 3D Gallery for pictures and Picasa Web Albums
  • Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz Snapdragon Processor
  • Storage: 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM, Expandable Micro SD slot - 4 GB card (to 32 GB)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g); Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, A2DP stereo
  • Location: Assisted global positioning system (AGPS) receiver
    • Cell tower and Wi-Fi positioning
  • 119 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm (4.69 x 2.35 x 0.45 in.), 130 g. (4.59 oz.) w/battery
  • PR 1/2010 - Launches Nexus One - www.google.com/intl/en/press/pressrel/20100105_phone.html
  • Google: www.google.com/phone
  • HTC: www.htc.com/www/product/nexusone/overview.html

     
  • Controls / connectors:
    • Front / Top: Power, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack, Charging and notification indicator
    • Bottom: Illuminated capacitive soft keys: Back, Home, Menu, and Search
    • Tri-color clickable trackball
    • Left side: Volume Control
    • Back / Top: Camera, Flash, Speaker
    • Bottom: Dock pin connectors, Micro USB port, Microphone
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer battery 1400 mAH battery, removable
    • Charges at 480mA from USB, at 980mA from supplied charger
    • Talk time: Up to 10 hours 2G, 7 hours 3G; Standby 290 / 250 hours
    • Internet use: Up to 5 hours on 3G, 6.5 hours Wi-Fi
    • Video playback up to 7 hours. Audio 20 hours
  • Cellular: SIM card slot
    • (HTC: HSDPA/WCDMA: Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds)
    • UMTS Band 1/4/8 (2100/AWS/900), HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps
    • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Image formats: JPEG (encode and decode); GIF, PNG, BMP
  • Video formats: H.263 & MPEG-4 SP (encode and decode); H.264 AVC (decode)  (.mp4, .3gp, .3g2, .m4v)
  • Audio encoders: AMR-NB 4.75 to 12.2 kbps sampled @ 8kHz
  • Audio decoders: AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MP3, MIDI SMF, DLS, XMF/Mobile XMF, RTTTL/RTX, OTA, iMelody, Ogg Vorbis, WAVE (.aac, .amr, .awb, .wav, .wma, .mp3, .mid)

* Verizon Wireless / Motorola Droid X - Android Smartphone - 4.3"  (7/2010) 

  • Pocket-sized home theater
    • 4.3 inch HD display, capture HD video, play on HDTV
  • Widescreen display - 4.3” WVGA (854 x 480)
    • [Droid Incredible is 3.7", 800 x 400]
  • 8 MP camera, 720p HD Capture,
    • Slow & fast motion modes, directional audio capture
  • 1 GHz processor, 8 GB onboard memory
    • 16 GB microSD pre-installed, up to 32 GB
  • FM Radio
  • Android 2.1 with Motorola Application Platform
    • (2.2 late summer w/ Adobe Flash Player)
  • HD Playback to HDTV via HDMI
    • or home devices via DLNA
  • 3G Mobile Hotspot: Share with up to five Wi-Fi devices
  • ~ 5 x 2.6 x 0.39 in., 5.5 oz.
    • [Droid Incredible is 4.6 x 2.3 x 0.47, 4.6 oz.]
  • [No optical joystick / button like Droid Incredible]
  • 7/10 - $199, w/ new 2-year agreement

Find the Verizon Droid X on Amazon.com

Droid X Specs
  • 4.3” WVGA touchscreen display (854 x 480, 400,000 pixels, 16M colors), backlight
  • 8.0 megapixel camera, auto focus, auto–focus, dual LED flash, digital zoom
    • Fast mechanical shutter up to 1/1,000 sec. shutter speed
    • Touch–to–focus, and face recognition, panoramic modes
    • Image editing tools: Cropping, rotating, Geo Tagging
  • 720p HD Capture, slow & fast motion modes
    • 1280x720p, up to 24 fps capture; up to 30 fps playback
    • Directional audio capture with 3 microphones
    • "Audio Scenes," reduce background noise
  • FM Radio
  • Dedicated Camera / Video key
  • Blockbuster Mobile app - Download full–length movies same day available on DVD.
  • HD 720p playback on HDTV via HDMI
  • DLNA Wireless sharing - photos, video, music with compatible networked home devices
    • (DLNA Server, Controller, Player, Upload and Download)
  • 8 GB onboard memory, 16 GB microSD card pre-installed, expandable up to 32 GB micro SD
  • TI OMAP 1 GHz processor with dedicated GPU
  • 3G Mobile Hotspot: Share 3G connection with up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices
  • 3.5mm headset jack, HDMI micro connector
  • WiFi 802.11 n, Bluetooth Class 1.5, Version 2.1+EDR
  • USB 2.0 HS, OTA, Over the Air Sync, PC Sync, DLNA
  • CDMA 800/1900, EV-DO Rev. A
  • Location services: aGPS (assisted), sGPS (stand alone), Google Maps, Google Maps Navigation,
    • Google Maps with Google Latitude, Street View, and eCompass
  • Haptic feedback, light-responsive display, accelerometer
    • Proximity, ambient light and eCompass sensors
  • Dedicated keys: Volume control, Camera, Back, Search, Menu, Power/Lock, Home
  • Standard Lithium Ion Polymer battery, 1540 mAh
    • Talk time up to 480 min., Standby up to 220 hrs.
  • 5.02 x 2.57 x 0.39 in. (127.50 x 65.50 x 9.90 mm), 5.47 oz. (155 g)
  • 7/10 - $199.99 after $100 mail-in rebate with new two-year customer agreement
    • Nationwide Talk plans from $39.99 monthly
    • Email and Web for Smartphone from $29.99 monthly for unlimited access
    • Add 3G Mobile Hotspot $20 monthly
    • Early termination fee $350 (1 yr/2 yr contracts)
  • Verizon - http://phones.verizonwireless.com/droid/x/
  • Motorola - www.motorola.com/Consumers/US-EN/Consumer-Product...
  • Verizon PR 7/10 - http://news.vzw.com/news/2010/06/pr2010-06-22.html
  • Motorola PR 7/10 - http://mediacenter.motorola.com/content/detail.aspx?ReleaseID=12974&NewsAreaId=2

Droid X Features

  • Android 2.1 OS (Elair) with Motorola Application Platform
    • Update late summer for Android 2.2, Adobe Flash Player 10.1
  • Multiple, customizable home screens (nine)
  • Android Webkit HTML5 based browser, pinch-to-zoom
  • Skype Mobile: Unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls, IM with anyone
  • Social messaging
  • Motorola Media Link, Home Sync Wizard - Media Share
  • Speech recognition
  • SMS/MMS messaging, E-mail: Gmail, Push E-mail, Corporate Sync, IMAP/ POP3
    • Integrated Google, Exchange, Facebook , MySpace, and Twitter contacts
    • Push Email Support: Gmail & Exchange & Yahoo
    • IMAP and POP, MSN Hotmail, and AOL Mail
  • Unified Google Calendar & Corporate Calendar (Exchange 2003 and 2007 protocol)
  • Text, Picture & Video messaging with threaded messaging
  • Supports: Visual Voice Mail, Skype Mobile
  • Photo sharing: Facebook, Picasa, Photobucket, and Print to Retail
  • Android Music Player
  • Download MP3s from Amazon Music Store
  • Video formats: H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMA v10
  • Audio formats: MIDI, MP3, WAV, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
  • Image formats: BMP, PNG, GIF, JPEG

* Verizon Wireless / HTC Droid Incredible - Android Smartphone - 3.7"  (4/2010)  

  • 3.7 in. touch screen, 480 x 800
  • 8MP camera, auto focus and dual LED flash
  • Optical joystick / button for navigation
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon processor
  • FM Radio - with wired headset connected
  • Android 2.1 with HTC Sense experience
  • 512 MB RAM + 8 GB internal
       + microSD to 32 GB
  • 4.63 x 2.3 x 0.47 in., 4.59 oz. w/ battery
  • 4/10 - $199, w/ new 2-year agreement

Find the Verizon Droid Incredible
on Amazon.com

See article - Droid Incredible from Verizon Wireless / HTC

Droid Incredible Hardware Specs
  • 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touch-sensitive screen, 480 x 800 WVGA resolution
  • 8-megapixel color camera, auto focus and 2x (dual) LED flash, Video capture
  • Optical joystick / button for onscreen navigation
  • G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
  • Internal GPS antenna / e911, haptic feedback
  • Notification LED (top right): Battery level, pending notification
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, Qualcomm QSD8650
  • Memory: 512 (576) MB DDR RAM, 512 MB ROM + 8 GB internal Flash +  microSD slot (on side under cover)
    • microSD memory card (SDHC 2.0 compatible), Up to 32 MB. No pre-installed card
    • Memory card required to store music, photos and videos
    • Applications can only be installed to internal storage)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
    • Bluetooth 2.1 with Headset, Handsfree, Stereo, Phonebook Access profiles     
           (A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, FTP/OPP for file transfer, PBAP for phonebook access from car kit
  • Mobile Broadband Connect - Use phone as a modem over USB cable, Via VZ Access Manager on PC
  • Audio Formats: Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma; Recording: .amr
  • Video Formats: Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv; Recording: .3gp
  • Network: Dual-band (800 and 1900MHz) CDMA2000 1xRTT/1xEVDO/1xEVDO rev. A and IS-95A/B voice or data
    • Up to 1.8 Mbps uplink and 3.1 Mbps downlink speeds
  • Dedicated keys, touch-sensitive: Home, Menu, Back, Search  ["menu" spelled out)
  • 3.5mm stereo audio headset jack, micro-USB (12-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery,1300 mAh - Talk to 313 minutes, Standby to 146 hours
  • AC Adapter 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60Hz, DC output: 5V and 1A
  • In-Box: Main unit, Micro USB cable, Battery (1300 mAh), AC adapter, Quick Start Guide
  • 4.63 x 2.30 x 0.47 in., 4.6 oz. with battery (117.5 x 58.5 x 11.9 mm, 130 g)
  • 4/10 - Introduced - $199.99 after $100 mail-in rebate (debit card), new 2-year agreement
    • With Nationwide Talk plan from $39.99/month,
    • Email and Web for Smartphone plan from $29.99 for unlimited monthly access
    • Free 2 GB memory card for purchases before May 31, 2010
  • HTC -http://www.htc.com/us/products/droid-incredible-verizon
  • HTC PR 4/10 - http://www.htc.com/us/press/its-a-droid-its-incredible-its-on-the-nations-largest-and-most-reliable-3g-network/14
  • Verizon - http://phones.verizonwireless.com/htc/incredible/
  • Verizon PR 4/10 - http://news.vzw.com/news/2010/04/pr2010-04-28d.html
HTC Sense Experience / Interface
  • Extended Home screen: 7 panels, Leap (thumbnail) view of all Home screens
  • Pinch to zoom - in Internet (browser), Camera / Gallery, Google Maps
  • HTC Scenes - Themes - Personalized home screen layouts, plus wallpaper background
  • HTC Widgets - Downloadable clock, calendar, mail, people, Footprints
  • People app - View contact interactions - email, updates, texts, tweets
  • Friend Stream app - Unified updates across multiple social networks
  • Changed apps: Browser->Internet, Contacts->People, Messaging->Messages, Email->Mail, Calendar
  • HTC Sense PR 2/10 - http://www.htc.com/www/press.aspx?id=124748&lang=1033

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Sample Smartphones - Google Nexus Android Phone / Tablets (2012-)


Google Nexus 4

Google Nexus 7

Google Nexus 10

Smartphone

Tablet w/ cellular Tablet
           

4.7", 1280 x 768, 320 ppi

8 MP cam, front 1.3 MP

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro

5.27 x 2.7 x 0.35 in, 4.9 oz

8 GB $299,
16 GB $349 unlocked,
16 GB $199 T-Mobile
(10/12)

7", 1280 x 800, 216 ppi

1.2 MP front cam

NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core

7.81 x 4.72 x 0.41 in , 0.75 lbs

16 GB Wi-Fi $199,
32 GB Wi-Fi $249,
32 GB $299 unlocked
(AT&T, T-Mobile)
(10/12)

10", 2560 x 1600 , 300 ppi

5 MP cam, front 1.9 MP

Dual-core A15 CPU, GPU

10.39 x 7.81 x 0.35 in, 1.33 lbs

16 GB Wi-Fi $399
32 GB Wi-Fi $499 (11/12)

Sharable - Switch users


Google Nexus 4 - Smartphone (LG) (2012)

  • 4.7", 1280 x 768 display, 320 ppi, WXGA IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • Main 8 MP camera, front 1.3 MP
  • 360 degree photo panoramas
  • Instant Upload - to private album, share, Google+
  • 1080p video, photos while shooting, continuous focus, real-time zoom, time lapse mode
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC (Android Beam)
  • Micro USB, SlimPort HDMI
  • Accelerometer, GPS, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Ambient light sensor
  • 2,100 mAh Lithium polymer battery, wireless charging
  • 5.27 x 2.7 x 0.35 in (133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm), 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • 10/12 - 8 GB $299, 16 GB $349 unlocked, 16 GB $199 T-Mobile contract

Google Nexus 7 - Tablet (Asus) (2012)

  • 7", 1280 x 800 HD display, 216 ppi, back-lit IPS, scratch-resistant Corning glass
  • 1.2 MP front camera
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC (Android Beam)
  • Micro USB
  • Accelerometer, GPS, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
  • 4325 mAh battery  (up to 8 hours), wireless charging
  • 7.81 x 4.72 x 0.41 in (198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm), 0.75 lbs (340 g)
  • 10/12 - 16 GB Wi-Fi $199, 32 GB Wi-Fi $249,
    • 32 GB cellular $299 unlocked (AT&T and T-Mobile)

Google Nexus 10 - Tablet (Samsung) (2012)

  • 10.055", 2560 x 1600 display, 300 ppi, WQXGA, Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • Main 5 MP camera, front 1.9 MP; Front-facing stereo speakers
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Sharable - Switch between users, each with own separate space
  • Dual-core A15 CPU, Mali T604 GPU
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (MIMO+HT40), Bluetooth, NFC (Android Beam)
  • Micro USB, Micro HDMI, Magnetic Pogo pin charger
  • Accelerometer, GPS, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Ambient light
  • 9000 mAh Lithium polymer battery - 9 hours video playback, 500 hours standby
  • 10.39 x 7.81 x 0.35 in (263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm), 1.33 lbs (603 g)
  • 11/12 - 16 GB Wi-Fi $399, 32 GB Wi-Fi $499

Google Apps

  • Gesture Typing - Glide finger over letters to compose emails or texts, predictive
  • Android Beam - Share photos, videos, contacts, apps - touch NFC devices back-to-back
  • Google Chrome - Browser - sync bookmarks, open tabs, web pages
  • Gmail - Multiple accounts, sync between computer and devices
  • Google+ Hangouts - video chat with up to 9 friends at once
  • Google Maps - Turn-by-turn GPS navigation, live traffic, integrated driving, walking and public transit directions, search; 3D Maps, satellite, Street View, Indoor Maps
  • Voice Search - Query and spoken response
  • Google Now - Just the right information, at just the right time
    • Cards appear when needed - Traffic, train, events and concerts, hotel and flight reservation reminders, nearby attractions and photo-ops
  • Google Wallet - Carry all your credit and debit cards securely, tap phone to make contactless payments - more than 200,000 stores across the US
  • Movie Studio - Edit video, upload to YouTube
  • Google Account - Free - back up to cloud, sync - Gmail, Calendar, contacts, photos

Google Play Store

  • http://play.google.com
  • Browse and download music, books, magazines, movies, television programs, applications
  • Music ~ Millions of songs
    • Music Manager - import entire iTunes music library – Add up to 20,000 songs for free
  • Movies & TV ~ Thousands of movies and TV shows in full HD
    • Rent or purchase, watch on device or on web
  • Books ~ World's largest collection of eBooks, millions of free titles, samples
    • Hundreds of thousands titles, over 4 million free
  • Magazines ~ latest magazines
  • Android Apps - 450K apps, developers receive 70%
  • Devices - Nexus smartphone and tablets
Chronology
  • 9/08 - Introduced first handset - HTC G1
  • 3/09 - Introduced Android Market
  • 5/11 - 200K apps, 4.5 B downloads
  • 11/11 - Introduced Google Music, music store, streaming to Android devices & desktop browser
  • 12/11 - 380K apps, 10 B downloads
  • 3/12 - Renamed Google Play - merge Android Market and Google Music
  • 2/12 - 450K apps
  • 9/12 - 675K apps, 25 B downloads
  • 10/12 - 700K apps - match Apple App Store

Google Cloud Services

  • Google Account - Free - back up to cloud, sync - Gmail, Calendar, contacts, photos

Google Drive

  • http://drive.google.com
  • Store files safely, Access everywhere
  • Cloud data storage and sync + Google Docs collaborative editing
  • Cloud file storage - Sync to desktop and portable clients
  • Access everywhere - PC and Mac, Chrome OS, iPhone and iPad, Android
  • View - Open over 30 file types in browser
  • Share - Files or folders, View, edit or comment
  • Search - By keyword, filter by file type and owner
  • Recognize objects in images and text in scanned documents
  • Discussion - Comments
  • Revisions - Tracks changes
  • 4/12 - Introduced Google Drive, cloud storage, from Docs
Online Storage
  • Google Drive - 5 GB free for synced and uploaded files
  • Picasa - 1 GB free for photos and videos
  • Gmail - 10 GB free for messages and attachments
  • Buy additional storage - 25 GB to 16 TB, 25 GB $2.49 / month

Google Docs

  • http://docs.google.com/
  • Free, Web-based office suite and data storage service
  • Create and edit documents online
  • Collaborative editing - multiple users simultaneously
  • Google Docs word processing, Sheets spreadsheets, Slides presentation
  • Google Drawings - Collaborative images and drawings, charts and diagrams
  • Google Forms - Collect personalized survey or quiz into spreadsheet
  • Save locally - ODF, HTML, PDF, RTF, Text, Microsoft Office
  • Google Cloud Connect - Plug-in for Microsoft Office
  • Google Docs Android app - View, edit, create Google Docs files
  • Google App for iOS - View and edit Google Docs

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Sample Smartphones - Microsoft Windows Phone / Windows Mobile



Windows Phone 7 Series - Designed for "Life in Motion"  (Announced 2/10)

  
    Windows Phone 7 Series - Start screen with "live titles" - People hub with contacts and social network updates

  • Smart design: Works the way I want, Focuses on what's important, Delightful
  • Zune music and video experience + Xbox LIVE games and service
  • Every Win 7 Phone is a Zune - Works like Zune HD - Zune software
  • Zune-like user interface - Pan within current context, video transitions - fold, zoom in/out
  • App bar at the bottom of screen - pull up for more options
  • All phones have 3 dedicated hardware buttons: Back, Windows / Start, Search (Bing one-click)
  • All phones touch enabled - 4-point multi-touch, sensors
  • "Live tiles" on Start screen - Dynamically updated icons show real-time content
    • Directly from applications, services, contacts, games, calendars
  • Tiles are doorway into “hubs” - more detailed pages - connect to Web services, applications
    • Focus on phone experience vs. individual apps - Have to use one at a time - In and out
    • Integrated experiences as destinations, beyond individual applications
    • Integrate information from multiple sources - personal and business calendar
  • People hub - Content based on the person, with live feeds from social networks and photos
    • Recent, All, What's New people - Call, text, what's new on social networks
    • Post updates to Facebook and Windows Live
  • Pictures hub - Share pictures and video to social network in one step
    • Gallery - albums (local and online), What's New from friends online
    • Integrate with Web and PC, View entire picture and video collection on phone
  • Games hub - Xbox LIVE experience, Spotlight feed, see gamer’s avatar, achievements and profile
    • (Xbox LIVE has more than 23 million active members)
  • Music + Video hub - best of Zune, content user’s PC, online music services, built-in FM radio
    • Zune Social on PC to share media recommendations
  • Marketplace hub - Discover and load certified applications and games.
  • Office hub - Read, edit and share documents; Sync with PC
    • Office productivity software, OneNote, SharePoint server; Plus Outlook Mobile
  • Windows Phone 7 Series - www.windowsphone7series.com
  • Windows Phone 7 Series - News - www.microsoft.com/news/windowsphone
  • PR 2/10 - www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2010/feb10/02-15MWC10PR.mspx
  • Products available by end of 2010

Windows Phone (Windows Mobile 6.5)  (10/2009)

  • More touch-friendly, allows direct access to common operations
  • Updated lock screen (Pro): Displays new messages and appointments while locked
  • Updated Today screen (Pro): Customize, single-tap access to new e-mails, messages
  • Updated Start screen (Pro):  Quickly browse and open programs; customize program order, add favorite web sites
  • Internet Explorer Mobile 6: Full, rich web viewing experience similar on PC.
  • Windows Marketplace for Mobile: Find and download latest apps
  • Windows Media Player Mobile: improved - view full-screen video, playback enhancements, pause when receive call
  • Microsoft My Phone: Sync phone data to web so backed up and accessible
  • Social networking apps: Facebook Mobile and My Space Mobile, included on several phones
  • Designer themes: Theme-based phones, or create your own custom
  • MSN Widgets: Real-time information on weather and stocks
  • PR 10/09 - Unveil Windows Phone - http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/...
  • Windows Phone - www.windowsphone.com
  • See article - Windows Phone -- AT&T / HTC Pure

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Mobile Navigation Systems


Car navigation systems go portable (breaking away from the dashboard like satellite radio)
Adding media playback on the color screen, and Bluetooth integration to act as display for mobile phone.

Navigation is typically quick and accurate

  • Quick to lock GPS signal, accurate position tracking , even rolling slowly up to an intersection.
  • Quick to re-compute routes when take a different path, update within the next block.

User interfaces vary significantly: live map display and entering and managing destinations

  • Main display for the driver should be simple and clear
        Easy to understand at a glance
        Good prompts for upcoming turns (in addition to voice prompts)
        Plus more detailed option for passenger to monitor along the route
        Zoom in and out to review step-by-step directions along the entire route
  • Route planning should be very flexible in entering destinations
        By street address, closest intersection, nearby point of interest

Magellan NAV 1000 (1988)

   
  • First commercial handheld GPS receiver, for civilian market
  • Hand-held, battery-powered
  • 8 3/4 x 5 x 2 in (22.225 x 12.7 x 5.08 cm)
  • $2,900


GPS Navigation (2000's)

  • Garmin (1991), Benefon (1999), Mio (2002), TomTom (2002)
  • Full commercial access to U.S. GPS satellite system (2000)
    • Clinton administration discontinued military use signal restrictions in May 2000
    • Selective Availability (SA) was intentional degradation of public GPS signals for national security reasons

Google Maps for Mobile  (10/2006) / My Location (12/2007)

   
  • View interactive maps, dynamic zoom and scroll
  • Switch to satellite imagery view
  • Overlay live traffic conditions (highlighting busy roads)
  • Step through point-to-point driving directions
  • Search for local businesses
  • (Not linked to a live GPS signal to track your actual location)
  • 10/06 - Available on Palm OS-based Treos
  • 1/07 - Available on Palm Treo 750, 700wx and 700w smartphones
  • 12/07 - Google Mobile Maps with My Location service, beta
        location approximated based on nearby cell towers, within 1000 meters on average
  •  www.google.com/gmm

Google Maps on Treo 700p


ALK CoPilot Live (2006)

  • Add GPS navigation to smartphone or PDA with products
  • Communicate via Bluetooth to a wireless GPS antenna 
  • Optionally to phone for real-time tracing and messaging 
  • 06 - $199 to $399, with map data on miniSD card and GPS receiver
  • www.alk.com/copilot

         Find the ALK CoPilot Live on Amazon.com

 


Verizon Wireless - VZ Navigator (2007)

   
  • Real-time route calculation, mapping, turn-by-turn directions, voice with name of street
  • General location by triangulating from cell towers
  • Plus GPS chip (Global Positioning System) for precise positioning.
  • 1/07 - $9.99 per month
  • www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/splash/turnbyturn.jsp

 


LG Portable Digital Navigators (2007)

  • LN 735 - MSRP $349
       3.5 inch display (see below)
  • LN730 - MSRP $299
        3.5 inch display, 1 GB memory, 1.7 million POIs, US/Canada
  • LN740 - MSRP $449
        4-inch display, battery up to 6 hours, 0.44 pounds
        Live traffic information: 90-day free trial
  • us.lge.com

LG LN735 Portable Digital Navigator (summer 2007)

   

          Night map     Music player

  • 3.5 inch touchscreen LCD display, 320 x 240, 260K colors
  • SiRFstarIII GPS: fast and accurate mapping with strong signal reception; GPS status display
  • Turn-by-turn voice guidance with street name and/or number
        16 Language Options; English/Spanish/French text-to-speech
  • Built-in Guided Tour tutorial
  • North America maps built in: US, Canada, Puerto Rico
  • Map views: 2D / 3D with street names, Day / Night modes
  • Controls: Menu, Volume Up/Down; Backlight brightness control
  • Millions of points of interest:
        Restaurants, hotels, gas stations, ATMs, dozens of other categories
  • Street address, Points of Interest (POI), Detour
  • Address retrieval from History, Favorites, or Microsoft Outlook contacts
  • Planning and optimizing of multi-stop trips, detours
  • Navigation with fastest or shortest route, avoid highways / tolls
  • Displays remaining travel distance and time
  • Vehicle and Pedestrian modes
  • Zoom / pan to explore map, Step though turn-by-turn directions
  • 2 GB internal memory, SD card slot
  • Mini-USB port, Optional external GPS antenna port
  • Photo viewer with slideshow: JPEG, BMP; Music player: MP3, WMA - no headphone jack
  • Interface with Microsoft ActiveSync, drag and drop media files
  • PC Portal software to install new / updated maps, back up settings
        Import custom favorites from Excel .CSV files
  • Internal Li-Ion Battery, Up to 4 Hours
  • 4.3" x 3.2" x 0.7" inches, 0.35 pounds  / 5.6 ounces
  • Includes Windshield suction cup mount, dashboard mount disc 
        Home AC and car cigarette lighter power adapters, Carrying case
  • MSRP $349, street $249

         Find the LG LN735 Portable Navigator on Amazon.com


Pharos Drive GPS 140 -- Portable navigation + Media (2007)

   

  • 4 inch color touch screen display 
  • Preloaded maps of the U.S. and Canada on a 2 GB SD card 
  • Bluetooth dial and receive calls hands-free
  • Photo viewing and slide shows: JPEG and BMP 
  • Music playback: MP3, WMA, WAV
  • Video: MPEG, WMA, MID video.
  • Synchronizes to host PC using Microsoft ActiveSync
        Drag and drop media files into folders in the SD card memory
  • 5.8 x 3.5 x 1 inches
  • 10/07 - $321; 06 - $486
  • www.pharosgps.com

         Find the Pharos Drive GPS 140 on Amazon.com


Mio DigiWalker H610 -- Handheld navigation + Media (2007)

   

  • Handheld -- Size of a deck of cards
  • 2.7 inch screen
  • 2.32 x 3.35 x 0.74 inches, 3.88 oz.
  • GPS navigation  -- car and bike and walking
  • Media playback
        MPEG and BMP photos, MP3 music, MPEG-4 video
  • Toolbox software convert formats, download using Mio Transfer tool or SD card
  • Three-year WorldMate subscription to check weather, convert currencies, get flight info and more.
  • 10/07 - $299; 06 - $499
  • www.miogps.com

         Find the Mio DigiWalker H610 on Amazon.com

Mio DigiWalker C710

  • 3.5 inch touchscreen
  • Full maps, Bluetooth, media player
  • TMC (Traffic Message Channel) receiver
        Real-time traffic information broadcast on FM channels 
        (operational in most European countries, coming to North America
        www.tmcforum.com
  • 4.33 x 3.03 x 0.78 inches, 6 oz
  • 06 - $599
  • www.miogps.com

Harman Kardon - Guide+Play GPS-500 (3/2007)

   

  • Full-featured portable GPS navigation system and multimedia device
  • Incorporates high-fidelity audio, full-motion video
  • Small enough to fit in the palm of the hand. Functioning as a GPS navigation
  • Digital music player with full music-browsing capability
  • Tightly integrated navigation and multimedia applications for simultaneous use
  • Touchscreen interface 
  • 4-inch WQVGA LCD display, widescreen 480 x 272
  • MP3, MP4, WMA / PlaysForSure, ASF, WAV, OGG
  • Pocket-sized, virtually invisible portable automotive mount, internal FM modulator 
  • 2 GB internal flash memory, up to 4 GB external miniSD card
  •  slim (19.6mm in depth) 
  • Up to five hours of battery life,
  • Charge via a wallmount AC adapter, USB port, or in-car cigarette-lighter cable
  • 10/07 - $399; 3/07 $499
  • www.harmankardon.com

         Find the Harman Kardon GPS-500 on Amazon.com


ARCHOS 605 GPS - In-Car Holder for Portable Media Player (4/2008)  

   

 


Sample Cellular Signal Boosters


Wi-Ex- zBoost - Cell phone signal boosters (2007)

  • Wireless Extenders (Wi-Ex): Extend the cell zone for the home, office, car
  • Improves signal strength for better voice and data
  • Improves battery life of wireless phones
  • Increases in-building coverage by up to 2500 sq ft
  •     (10,000 sq ft with optional upgrade antennas)
  • Consumer / SOHO signal boosters under $100, dual-band for multiple carriers
  • www.wi-ex.com

       
        zBoost zPersonal (zP) and zBoost Home / Office

Next: Satellite Phones / Audio Accessories

zBoost zPersonal (zP) - $169 / $159 - YX300
  • Dual 800 MHz or 1900 MHz (except Nextel, iDEN)
  • Creates a cell zone of 4 - 6 ft. radius, for single user (one call at a time)
  • 20 ft. cord, separate base unit and antenna at least 10 feet

         Find the Wi-Ex zBoost zPersonal on Amazon.com

zBoost Home / Office - $299 - YX500
  • YX500-CEL - 800 MHz Cellular - some Verizon and Cingular
        Cellular frequency range (824 - 896 MHz)
  • YX500-PCS - 1900 MHz PCS - Sprint, T-Mobile
        PCS frequency range (1850 - 1990 MHz)
  • Coverage up to 2500 sq ft, Multiple phones simultaneously
zBoost Dual Band - $399 / $306 - YX510-PCS-CEL
  • Both 800 MHz and 1900 MHz  
  • Coverage up to 3,000 sq ft

         Find the Wi-Ex zBoost Home / Office on Amazon.com

zBoost for the Car - $299 / $215 - YX200
  • Works with all phones simultaneously - both 800 MHz and 1900 MHz  - not Nextel

         Find the Wi-Ex zBoost for the Car on Amazon.com

zBoost for the Professional Installer - YX600 series - single frequencies or dual-band
  • Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA), Coverage up to 10,000 sq ft
  • YX600-PCS model improves all 6 PCS sub-bands
  • YX600-CEL model improves both Cellular sub-bands

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Sample Satellite Phones (Snapshot as of 10/2008)


Iridium Satellite Phones

  • Only mobile satellite service with full coverage around the globe, pole to pole
        Constellation of 66 low-earth orbiting (LEO) satellites
        Best if broad view of sky to connect to passing satellites
  • Incoming calls dialed as an international call (Iridium prefix +88) 
  • Dial long distance though Iridium number in North America, or dedicated +1 number
  • www.iridium.com

Iridium 9505A Portable Satellite Phone 
  • Smaller, lighter and more resistant to water, dust and shock than predecessor.
  • External antenna rotates from back, extends 8 inches
  • Phone book, voice mail, call forwarding, hands-free, ring tones
  • Up to 3.2 hours talk time, 30 hours standby time
  • Data kit to connect to PC, slow 9.6 Kbps for Iridium
  • Handsets around $1200, or used
        Rentals around $115 a week, or $450 a month
  • Service example: $34 per month, $1.39 a minute for outgoing calls
        (incoming calls and text messages free)
        240 minute a month $254, additional minutes $0.99
  • 6.2 x 2.4 x 2.3 in., 13 oz.

Thuraya Satellite Phones

  • Regional service in Middle East, Africa and Europe, most of Asia and Australia 
  • Geostationary satellites
  • Consumer-friendly (but less rugged) handsets, small and light,
  • GSM service for calls roaming on cellular networks
  • Notebook Internet access device, 144 kbps, DSL-like
  • www.thuraya.com

Thuraya SO-2510 satellite phone
  • Up to 2.4 hours talk time, 40 hours standby
  • 4.6 x 2.1 x 0.75 in., 4.6 oz.
  • $725 

Thuraya SG-2520 dual-mode smart phone (shown)

  • Also roams on GSM cellular networks
  • 6.0 oz.
  • $1195 

Immarsat BGAN Data Terminals

  • 10 geostationary satellites, coverage around globe, around 85 per cent of world's landmass
  • BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network)
        Broadband-like data rates up to 492 Kbps, simultaneous voice calls
        Terminals available from several manufacturers
  • www.inmarsat.com

Wideye Sabre 1 (shown)
  • 384 Kbps service
  • Up to 1 hour transmit time, 3 hours receiving, 36 hours of standby
  • 10.2 x 7.6 x 2.2 in., 3.6 lbs.
  • Around $1400 

Thrane Explorer 

  • Service up to 492 Kbps
  • Starts around $3100

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Satellite Rescue Beacons (Snapshot as of 10/2008)


SPOT Satellite Messenger

  • Request emergency help, or send update messages with GPS location
        911: call out emergency search and rescue like a PLB
        OK and Help: Send notifications text message and/or e-mail to list of contacts
  • Drop-resistant, waterproof, floats. LED lights indicate active and sending message
  • SPOT is subsidiary of Globalstar, transmit-only
  • www.findmespot.com
  • 4.38 x 2.75 x 1.5 in., 7.37 oz.
  • SPOT $149, annual service plan $99 a year to forward messages
        Tracking option $49 per year, updates on shared Google Maps website
        GEOS Search and Rescue option $7.95 per year,
            manage rescue process, use private resources if needed

         Find the SPOT Satellite Messenger on Amazon.com


Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) - ACR Electronics

  • Broadcast distress signal in life-threatening emergency
  • Activates international Search and Rescue (SAR) system
        Cospas-Sarsat international satellite system 
            used for marine and aircraft distress, www.cospas-sarsat.org
        U.S. operated by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • SAR satellites triangulate within 2 to 3 miles, add GPS to pinpoint to 100 meters
        Include low-power homing beacon to guide rescue forces
  • Rugged and waterproof, down to -40 C, transmit 20 to 40 hours, restricted visibility to sky
  • Available from outdoor and sporting supply retailers, or rent $60 a week
  • Register the device with your emergency contact information
  • No additional costs or annual subscription fees
  • Batteries 5 year replacement (11 years in storage)

ACR Electronics 
  • ACR TerraFix (shown) $499, or $599 with GPS, floats
  • ACR MicroFix newer, 35% smaller and 25% lighter with GPS, does not float, $699
  • TerraFix: 5.7 x 2.8 x 1.7 in., 13.6 oz., MicroFix: 5.8 x 2.3 x 1.2 in., 9.98 oz.
  • www.acrelectronics.com

         Find the ACR TerraFix and MicroFix on Amazon.com

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Mobile Communications Tech / Trends


4G Wireless Trends - LTE and WiMAX (2010)

Long Term Evolution (LTE)

  • 12/10 - Verizon Wireless turns on 4G LTE network
    • Up to 10 X faster than the 3G network
    • Average data rates (real-world, loaded) - 5 - 12 Mbps downlink, 2 - 5 Mbps uplink
  • Launch in 38 major metropolitan areas and in more than 60 commercial airports
    • Reaches more than one-third of all Americans
    • Expand by 2013 to existing Verizon Wireless 3G coverage area
  • Access for laptops with USB cellular modems: LG VL600, Pantech UML290
    • $99.99 after $50 rebate with a new two-year agreement
    • Outside 4G LTE coverage area, stay connected on 3G network
    • Monthly access: $50 for 5 GB, $80 for 10 GB monthly, $10 per GB overage
  • Verizon expects consumer-oriented handsets will be available by mid-2011
  • www.verizonwireless.com/4Glte

  • All IP packet-based network for all communications, MIMO antennas
  • Benefits: 4X bandwidth than current 3G systems, scalable
    • Lower latency 15 ms, 2 - 4X spectrum efficency
  • Verizon Wireless
    • 38 major metropolitan areas by end 2010, covering more than 110 million Americans
    • Also more than 60 commercial airports coast to coast
    • Full nationwide coverage in 2013
    • Enterprise users, businesses and individuals
    • 700 MHz spectrum - longer range from base station, better in-building penetration
    • www.verizonwireless.com/lte
  • Verizon LTE - Typical speeds - Downlink 5 to 12 Mbps, Uplink 2 to 5 Mbps (real-world, loaded network)
    • Peak speeds - Download 100 Mbps, Upload 50 Mbps
  • Verizon EV-DO rev A - average speeds - Download 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps, Upload 500 to 800 Kbps
    • Peak speeds - Download 3.1 Mbps, Upload 1.8 Mbps
    • Low latency, typically between 150 and 250 milliseconds
  • Global support from GSM and CDMA mobile carriers
    • Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) - GSM (89% global)
    • Third Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2) - CDMA
    • 3GPP - LTE - http://www.3gpp.org/LTE
  • Verizon white paper: LTE: The Future of Mobile Broadband Technology

WiMAX

  • Data centric all-IP network architecture (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access)
  • IEEE 802.16 wireless networks
    • WLAN, Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11)
    • WiMAX - 802.16 broadband WLAN and WMAN (wireless metro area networks)
  • Fixed WiMAX, IEEE 802.16-2004
    • wireless, last-mile access for fixed broadband services, similar to DSL or cable modem service
  • Mobile WiMAX, IEEE 802.16-2005
    • improved performance, capacity, mobility
  • WiMAX (802.16e–2005)
    • Average throughput - Downlink 2 to 4 Mbps, Uplink 500 Kbps to 1.5 Mbps
    • Peak data rate - Downlink 46 Mbps, Uplink 7 Mbps
  • Clearwire / Clear
    • Average mobile download speeds of 3 to 6 Mbps with bursts over 10 Mbps
    • Currently available in areas of the U.S. where 41 million people live
    • Wholesale relationships with Sprint, Comcast and Time Warner Cable
    • Strategic investors include Intel, Comcast, Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks
    • www.clearwire.com - Clear products - www.clear.com
  • Intel - WiMAX - Intel - www.intel.com/go/wimax
  • WiMAX Forum - www.wimaxforum.org

Mobile Wireless TV Services (2008)

           

    See Wireless Media Resources: Mobile Wireless TV Services - Open Mobile Video, MediaFLO, DVB-H

DVB-H - Global Mobile TV  (Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld)

  • Based on DVB-T specification for digital terrestrial television

Open Mobile Video Coalition (OMVC)

  • Mobile TV and on-demand video services - ATSC
  • MPH -- Mobile-Pedestrian-Handheld Mobile DTV system
        Jointly developed by LG Electronics / Zenith and Harris Corporation
  • A-VSB -- Advanced-VSB Mobile DTV system
        Co-developed by Samsung Electronics and Rohde & Schwarz
        Backers include Nokia Siemens Networks, MobiTV, SES Americom

QUALCOMM MediaFLO

Verizon Wireless V CAST Mobile TV -- Broadcast (Q1 07)

   

  • Suspended 3/11 -> V CAST Video on Demand
  • Launch in many major U.S. markets (20 - 30)
  • 2/08 - Coverage in New York City, City of Philadelphia and contiguous stretching out to Reading, Pa. 
        Washington DC and Baltimore area, Norfolk and Richmond Va., Rochester and Syracuse, NY
  • Scheduled live content and other programming 
        CBS, Comedy Central, Fox, MTV, NBC News, NBC Entertainment, Nickelodeon
  • QUALCOMM MediaFLO service
  • www.verizonwireless.com
  • www.verizonwireless.com/mobiletv
  • products.vzw.com/index.aspx?id=mobileTV

Mobile Broadband Wireless Data Services (2006)

       

    See Wireless Media Resources: Mobile Wireless Data Services - EDGE, CDMA, EV-DO, etc.

Broadband services

  • Dial-up phone - 56 Kbps
  • Verizon DSL - download 768 Kbps to 3 Mbps, upload 128 to 768 Kbps
  • Comcast cable - download 6 and 8 Mbps, upload 384 and 768 Kbps, then 16 / 1 Mbps 
        (PowerBoost for download double speed , upload to 2 Mbps)
  • Verizon FiOS - download 10 to 20 Mbps, upload 2 to 5 Mbps,  then 50 / 5 Mbps, soon 100 Mbps

AT&T (Cingular) EDGE Mobile Data Service

  • Average data speeds between 75 - 135 Kbps

Verizon NationalAccess (CDMA 1xRTT)

  • Typical download 60 to 80 Kbps, burst to 144 Kbps

Verizon BroadbandAccess EV-DO

  • Typical download 400 to 700 Kbps, burst to 2.4 Mbps
  • Typical upload of 40 to 60 Kbps

Verizon EV-DO Rev A

  • Typical download 450 to 800 Kbps (600 kbps to 1.4 mbps), burst to 3.1 Mbps
  • Typical upload 300 to 400 Kbps (500 to 800 Kbps), burst to 1.8 Mbps

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Mobile Communications Market and Trends


Trends - Q1 2009

SanDisk - Smartphones with Storage

  • Smartphones will account for 28% of wireless shipments in the U.S. in 2008 (SanDisk/CEA)
  • 80% of cell phones will have memory slots by 2012 (SanDisk/Gartner)
  • 20% of computing devices will have solid state drives by 2011/2012 (SanDisk/Gartner)

Mass Quantities of Mobile Devices

  • 2.5 billion cell phones worldwide (500 million with Internet service)
  • 100 million mobile computers
  • 600 million Internet-connected PCs 
  • By 2010, over 1 billion wireless Internet devices (cell phones, PDAs, laptops, and sensors)
  • See article - Next-Generation Wireless: LTE & WiMAX

Broadband wireless - LTE & WiMAX

  • LTE (Long Term Evolution) - 10 to 20 Mbps to users when deployed in 2010, potential of 40 to 100 Mbps
  • WiMAX - Downloads 1 to 5 Mbps, total capacity up to 40 Mbps, up to 15 Mbps for mobile networks
  • See article - Next-Generation Wireless: LTE & WiMAX

Parks Assoc., 1/09 - Fixed-Mobile Convergence

  • 3G subscribers exceed 2.5 billion worldwide by 2013, over one billion in Asia alone
  • Chart - www.parksassociates.com/research/reports/tocs/2008/fixedmobileconvergence.htm

The tremendous expansion of this large service population will catalyze the development of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC), creating new service options where users can access video, audio, and community offerings via mobile devices once limited to traditional voice applications.

IDC, CES 1/09, Semiconductor Demand and Technology Adoption in CE and Mobile Devices, www.idc.com

  • Internet users:     1.4 billion 2008, 2 billion 2012
  • Internet devices: 1.5 billion 2008, 3 billion 2012 - Almost half connected by 2012
  • 3G/4G/WiMax subscribers over 1.4 billion by 2012 - Wireless broadband (100 Mbps)

ABI Research 1/09 - 1.21 billion handsets shipped in 2008, for annual growth of 5.4%, 2007 was 16%
    Nokia 38.6%, Samsung 16.2%, LG  8.3%, Sony Ericsson 8.0%, Motorola 8.3%
    RIM 1.9%, Kyocera 1.4%, Apple iPhone 1.1%, HTC 1.1%, Sharp 1.0%, Other 14.1%

ABI Research 1/09 - GPS-enabled Handsets
   
Global handset shipments expected to drop 4-5% in 2009, GPS-enabled phones will increase 6.4% to 240 million units
    Demand for smartphones will increase at average annual unit shipment rate of 19% through 2014
        90% of smartphones will contain GPS ICs in 2014, compared with one in three in 2008

Apple 3/09 - sold over 30m units of iPhones and iPod touch, 17M 3G
   www.engadget.com/2009/03/17/live-from-apples-iphone-os-3-0-preview-event


Mobile Trends (2008)

There's Wi-Fi and WiMAX to the home and neighborhood, wireless mobile Internet to the PC, wireless HD video to the TV, wireless USB to devices, and even wireless power for recharging. Or you can just network over the existing power line. Or a simple approach like Bluetooth can continue to develop to really enable computers, players, phones, and headsets to share phone calls, stereo music, and controls through the air.

See also a summary of  Digital Holiday Trends 2007: Mobile Media 
    -- Video and Internet everywhere

Smarter Phones

  • Integration - Phone + Organizer + Internet + Media Player
        Palm Treo -> Centro
    - $99
       
    Apple iPhone - iPod, touch, Wi-Fi
        T-Mobile G1 / Google Android
  • Wi-Fi Networking
  • GPS Navigation - Phone - Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator
        vs. PDA GPS vs. Handheld Navigation

Mobile Market - 11/08 - iPhone

NPD Group, 11/08 - Apple iPhone Most Popular Handset 

  • Apple iPhone 3G surpassed Motorola RAZR in Q3 2008
        Leading handset purchased by adult consumers in the U.S.
        RAZR had been top-selling consumer handset for past 12 quarters
  • Top handset models, based on unit sales in Q3: 
        Apple iPhone 3G, Motorola RAZR V3 (all models), 
        RIM Blackberry Curve (all models), LG Rumor, LG enV2
  • Phone types purchased Q3 2008:
        Mobile phones with QWERTY keyboard had greatest year-over-year rise in sales
            30% of handsets purchased in Q3, vs 11% previous year 
        Bluetooth enabled: 83% in Q3, vs 72% last year
        Music enabled: 68% in Q3, vs 49% last year
  • www.npd.com/press/releases/press_081110.html

Mobile Market - 2008 - Convergence 

  • Converged-devices / smartphone devices - 10% of global phone market in 2007
        U.S. smartphone shipments up 222% 4Q 2007
  • U.S. smartphone market - 4Q 2007- Research in Motion (RIM BlackBerry) 41%, iPhone 28%, Windows Mobile 21%
  • Worldwide smartphone market - 4Q 2007 - Nokia 52.9%, RIM 11.4%, iPhone 6.5%, Motorola
  • Europe, Middle East, and Africa region - 4Q 2007 - Nokia, RIM, HTC, Motorola, iPhone (partial), Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Palm
  • Worldwide mobile operating system market - 4Q 2007 -  Symbian (mostly Nokia) 65%, Microsoft 12%, RIM 11%
  • Linux phone shipments flat in 2007 compared to 2006
        Motorola Linux smartphone shipments dropped 28% in Asia Pacific compared to 2006
  • Canalys (via Apple)
  • www.infoworld.com/article/08/02/06/Apple-beats-Microsoft-Motorola-in-phone-sales_1.html

Mobile Market (2007)

  • 3 billion cell phones on market (OHA)
  • U.S. smartphone shipments: 13.8 million in 2007, to 74.4 million in 2011 (Palm)
  • iPhone sold 1.4 million units through September 2007
  •    1.8% of smartphone market
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile sell about 12 million phones this year
       about 10 percent of smartphone market (IDC)
       Microsoft projects 20 million phones next year (NYT)
  • 2 B phones sold annually worldwide, 1.6 M (6%) Microsoft software
  • 26 M smartphones sold Q2 07 - 72 Symbian, 13% Linux
        6% Windows Mobile, 5% RIM Blackberry, 1.6% Palm OS (RD)

Mobile Data Services

  • Multimedia messaging, Email w/ attachments, Web w/ images,  music and video clips, Maps / GPS
  • 3G Mobile broadband: 1X 60 - 80 kbps /  EDGE 2.5G 75 - 135 kbps / EV-DO 400 - 800
  • Download + upload: EVDO Rev A upload 300 - 400
  • Mobile + Wi-Fi: Apple iPhone 

Video on mobile phones

  • Sprint TV / MobiTV - Live mass-market TV channels, digital radio
  • Verizon Wireless V CAST Music - Purchase and download songs on demand
  • Verizon Wireless V CAST Video - On-demand clips - news, sports, and entertainment
  • Verizon Wireless V CAST Mobile TV -- Live TV - MediaFLO 

Smartphone Market - Canalys Q3 2009

- Smart phone Hardware Vendors, worldwide market share, Q3 2009 vs. Q3 2008:

  • Nokia - 40% (was 39%)
  • RIM BlackBerry - 21% (was 15%)
  • Apple iPhone - 18%, new high, significantly up from 14% in Q2 (was 17%)
  • HTC - 5.3% (was 5.8%)
  • Nokia, RIM, Apple and HTC combined have over 80% of the market
    • Demand for iPhone 3GS far outstripped supply
    • Apple’s satisfaction ratings consistently highest of any vendor

- Smart phone Operating System, worldwide market share, Q3 2009 vs. Q3 2008:

  • Symbian - 46% (was 47%)
  • RIM BlackBerry - 21% (was 15%)
  • Apple iPhone -18% (was 17%)
  • Microsoft / Windows Mobile - 8.8% (was 13.6%)
  • Google / Android - 3.5% (just under 3% in Q2)

Mobile Wireless Voice and Data Pricing (2010)

Verizon - Unlimited Plans (1/15/2010)
  • Nationwide Unlimited (United States)
    • Talk - $69.99, Talk & Text (text, picture and video messages to anyone) - $89.99 monthly access
  • Family SharePlans - Nationwide Unlimited
    • Talk (includes first two lines) - $119.99, Talk & Text - $149.99 monthly access
    • Up to 3 additional lines at $49.99 for unlimited plan
  • Data Packages - includes all Verizon Wireless 3G Multimedia phones ($19.99 data package discontinued)
    • Mobile E-mail, games, Internet - 3G Smartphones (BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Android)
    • Simple Feature Phones - Pay per use - $1.99 per megabyte
    • Simple Feature or 3G Multimedia Phones - $9.99 a month for 25 MB, 20 cents/MB additional
    • Simple Feature, 3G Multimedia, or 3G Smartphones - $29.99 for Unlimited
  • PR 1/15/2010 - http://news.vzw.com/news/2010/01/pr2010-01-14c.html
AT&T - Unlimited Plans (1/15/2010)
  • Feature Phones
    • Unlimited talk - $69.99 per month, Family Talk (two lines) - $119.99
    • Texting (unchanged) - $20 unlimited. $30 Family Talk
  • Quick Messaging Device
    • Unlimited talk - $69.99 per month, Family Talk - $119.99
  • Smartphone (including iPhone)
    • Unlimited voice and data - $99.99, Family Talk (2 smartphones) - $179.99
    • Texting (unchanged) - $20 unlimited. $30 Family Talk
  • Rollover for unused minutes (if not unlimited plan)
  • PR 1/15/2010 - http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=4800&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=30401
Sprint 3G network, EVDO Rev A
  • 11/09 - Unlimited mobile calling and Web browsing plans start at $69.99 per month
    • Simply Everything unlimited voice, data, media for $99.99
    • Sprint Networks (inclusive of data roaming) have more than twice coverage of AT&T’s current 3G network,
      more than 15 times coverage of T-Mobile’s current 3G network, based on square miles

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