Wednesday, May 23, 2007
i'm almost done with the Nokia N76 review, gonna dive striaght into the LG Shine this weekend. it's 10 pages so far, over 5000 words I think, and you know things are not very good when they're long, especially in the mobile phone business. recently I wrote a really long evaluation of another product for another company, which I have to shut up for another 2-3 weeks, and man, those guys were worried, because they know there's nothing much they can change to redeem, what's gonna change would take 12+ months to realize. it's almost like the fashion world, predict what will be hot in 12 months time (sometiems 18). so i have to be really careful with my comments, i have a feeling that what i wrote about the n76 was too negative, because it's not as clear cut as the Samsung d830, which was and still is a crap phone. and n76 is a mixed bag, and i decided to give it anohter day before i decide on the verdict. recently i met a couple of people who actually got to know me through my reviews, and the interview work that I do... parts of it released to a very limited crowd, and the rest on mobileburn gearfuse and other publications quoting me anonymously most of the time. even the n76, which i have helped with the development process esp the ext screen UI, i also faught for a lot of the FP1 features specifically that people will start to enjoy as more products roll out... and that was 12+ months ago and then I thought that the company was too big to listen to this Hong Kong dude that pops out of nowhere but knows their whole portfolio by heart. (but, eyes on FP2, that's where the real thang is gonna happen) so I have to be really careful with my words here, even this blog is not as private as it used to be.
anyway, back to the announcement this week. boy have they been busy, almost 30 phones got announced on te same day. and here's the trend 1. thinner phones. most flip phones with uber high specs are below 18mm 2. adaptation of higher resolution screens. now almost all of them have at least WQVGA, if not WVGA screens 3. neglegence of camera. the megapixel chase is over, we're onto quality now 4. DMB all the way, we never knew everyboy like to watch and record TV on the train 5. more fashion phones, different finishing, funky colors, cute designs, and tonnes, tonnes of exchangeable facets 6. sister phones, same spec, diferent designs 7. GSM support, we're gonna see more of that in 905i series tho
but since i didnt report these anonuncements on gearfuse, a coupla sites had no source to tell them what to report (eh hem), babelfish is still not good enough eh?
casio W52CA is a waterproof DMB device
casio W53CA is a WVGA-screened 5MP exilim camera with 2.8mm lens. no xenon flash too bad
hitachi w52h with Wooo plasma TV engine. 2.9" screen DMB. not interested sorry