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General Mobile just sent us photos and specs of its second Android device, the COSMOS. It follows the DSTL1 Imaginary that the company released earlier this year and has a much better set of features.
For starters, it runs the Android 2.0 operating system, much like the Motorola Droid on Verizon Wireless. It has a 3.2-inch 320 x 480 HVGA capacitive touchscreen with an accelerometer, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera (sans flash), 256MB flash memory and 128MB SDRAM. Other features include a 1500mAh battery, FM radio, a digital compass, and a Marvell PXA935 processor under the hood.
The COSMOS looks much more attractive than the DSTL1 Imaginary; it has a more streamlined industrial design and a few attractive touches such as the etching on the battery cover. [via Android Authority]
This year at CES, Logic Wireless will show off the second iteration of its Logic Bolt projector phone.
Logic Bolt version 1.5 is a bit thinner than the original that was announced and released in 2009, and it also adds TV & FM tuners as well.
The device, which looks similar to a basic Nokia or Sony Ericsson candybar phone, runs the Symbian S60 operating system and offers up to two hours of projection time or between two and three hours of talk time. It also has a 1-megapixel front facing camera for two-way video chatting and a second 3-megapixel camera on the back.
Judging by pictures of the Logic Bolt 1.5, it looks that the projector lens is on the bottom left-hand side of the phone, which looks less intuitive to use than if it was on the top of the device. The main display is a smaller 2.6-inch screen that has a 640 x 480 pixel resolution.
Logic Wireless says the phone will be on the CES showfloor where we expect to see similar devices from the likes of LG and others. [via Gizmodo]
Sony Ericsson has announced the Elm, a candybar-style phone and the newest member of the manufacturer’s earth-friendly GreenHeart initiative.
The GreenHeart mission is to help the company reduce its C02 emissions by 20 percent by 2015. The phone is made of recycled plastic, uses a low-power charger, and comes with minimized packaging to help meet that goal.
The Elm features a 5.0 megapixel camera, noise-reduction technology, and an ergonomic design. Users will also appreciate easy access to social networks like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. aGPS technology works with Google Maps and with Wisepilot, the phone’s built in turn-by-turn navigation application.
The Sony Ericsson Elm will be available in the first quarter of 2010. Pricing has not been announced.
Samsung has announced the S5150 Diva Folder, a clamshell device in the company’s 2010 series of phones designed for women. With a silver embossed cover and a hidden LED screen that illuminates with important notifications, this luxurious and fashionable phone looks ready for a night on the town.
The interface is finely designed with special fonts and exclusive features, like a “wish list” for keeping shopping lists. It also is equipped with a special “etiquette mode” for quickly silencing the phone. The Diva Folder’s 3.2 megapixel camera can shoot photos and video and users can utilize the phone’s photo retouching feature and artistic “Lomo Effect” to turn normal pictures into artsy shots.
The phone includes Bluetooth for hands-free headsets and basic features like speakerphone and microSD memory card support. The Diva Folder also includes a “fake call” feature that should help ladies get out of difficult or unsafe situations.
The Samsung S5150 Diva folder will be available in January in the Netherlands, Russia, the Ukraine, and other European countries, followed by Southeastern Asia and China. Pricing has not been announced.