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Nokia Unveils 5800 XpressMusic Phone

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Nokia Unveils 5800 XpressMusic Phone

It looks like Nokia is trying to go head-to-head with iPhone and the T-Mobile G1 by unveiling the 5800 XpressMusic with touchscreen ability and music-oriented features.

Nokia 5800 Xpress MusicTo compete with Apple’s iTune store, the phone will include one year of Comes With Music, a Nokia service that allows downloads and access from the Nokia Music Store catalog.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will have 8 GB of memory for up to 6000 tracks and support for all major digital music formats, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a graphic equalizer, and built-in surround sound stereo speakers. The 3.2″ widescreen display allows for a 16 by 9 aspect ratio and 30 frames-per-second playback and recording, ideal for VGA quality video. A 3.2 megapixel camera is also built in to the phone and is able to send photos to sharing sites such as Share on Ovi, Flickr, or Facebook with a single touch.

Through the touch screen technology, users will be able to quickly access the “Media Bar,” a drop down menu that provides direct access to music and entertainment, including favorite tracks, videos, and photos. The Media Bar also allows direct access to the internet and file sharing. Flash is also supported for full web browsing.

“With the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, we set out to connect people through the one thing we all feel a universal connection to – music,” said Jo Harlow, Vice President, Nokia. “The way in which people enjoy music is different around the world. With that in mind, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic gives people the freedom to experience music they love in the way they prefer.”

The phone will most likely be available worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2008 for an estimated retail price of 279 EUR or $385.

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Cell Phone With X-Ray Vision

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Cell Phone With X-Ray Vision

Scientists at KDDI and Tokyo University claims they have developed a prototype software that uses some crazy advanced methods to “see through walls.” Okay so it might not be intricate enough to see through buddy’s girlfriend’s shirt but who knows, at this rate, it just might happen soon.X-Ray Cell

It’s not really X-Ray vision, but the technology would rely on a specifically developed phone to detect and graphically render your surroundings, even places out of sight.

Using three acceleration sensors and a GPS chip, the phone can figure out where its located and what direction it is pointing in. Then using OpenGL, it magically displays your surroundings on the phone’s screen for your viewing pleasure (we’re not sure if it works indoors, however).

Not only that, but the engineers have decided to include a calorie counter in the technology, determining whether the user is in walking, running, or in a vehicle and then calculating calories burned. A shame it doesn’t calculate the number of calories consumed when eating my nacho supreme while driving my Toyota Camry.

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iPhone Mini Projector Concept

We all know that the iPhone is capable playing movies, but wouldn’t it be better if you could view the movie on a larger display ? The wait is going to get over soon ! Honlai Technology has come up with a concept portable mini projector that was developed specifically for the iPhone and maybe the iPod touch also.

iPhone Mini Projector

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Harness the Sun with the Eclipse Cell Phone Concept

Feast your eyes on the Eclipse Intuit Phone by Eddie Goh. Some can say this is could be the next iPhone competitor.

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