Nokia Released 2710 Navigator

The Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition, the company's most affordable Nokia Maps loaded, GPS-enabled phone has been unveiled.

The new phone is expected to be popular in the developed and developing world alike and has been developed with urban environments, small towns, as well as rural areas in mind. Incorporating straight line navigation with the assistance of an integrated digital compass, it also includes turn-by-turn driving navigation with full voice guidance.

With the clear trend towards providing location based services to mobile phones, customers can use a single device for both communication and navigation. When bringing this experience to new markets, you need to make sure the experience is locally relevant. With Nokia Maps, Nokia provides the broadest navigation coverage of any competitor and we continue to add new countries all the time.

As the cost and availability of data connections is sometimes limited, relevant maps are included on the device to ensure that even if there is no access to an internet connection, the device can still be used.

The estimated retail price of the Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition will be EUR 110 and it should start sales in the second quarter of 2010.

Tutorial on how to patch unlock and unbrand DB2020 phones for free

Tutorial on how to patch unlock and unbrand DB2020 phones for free

Neded software

SIM-lock patch generator v2.1
http://simox.5gbfree.com/site/news.php

Setool2 Lite 1.11
http://rapidshare.com/files/81482853...2liteV1.11.rar

XS++
http://forums.se-nse.net/index.php?showtopic=16338

Unbrand
Start xs++
Turn of the phone.
Press the button connect.
Hold "C" button on the phone and connect the DCU-60 cable.
if CID is lower then 52 xs++ will ask you if you want to upgrade CID press yes.
Tick flash main firmware and browse for your main.
Tick flash file system and browse for your fs.
Tick customize file system select phone model and region.
Press the flash button and wait.

Upgrade CID
Start xs++
Turn of the phone.
Press the button connect.
Hold "C" button on the phone and connect the DCU-60 cable.
if CID is lower then 52 xs++ will ask you if you want to upgrade CID press yes.


Make the patch
Start patch generator.
Open firmware in the patch generator.
Press the button make patch.
You will find the generated patch in a folder called vkp.

Apply patch
How to apply patch if the phone is unbranded
Start setool2 lite 1.11
Select phone modell.
Tick bypass DB2020 security box.
Press the button add and browse for the main file.
Add patch In MISC files.
Press flash and follow instruction in setool.

after the work is done check if the phone accept all cards.

Sony Ericsson Touchscreen Smartphone coming in H2

Now that the euphoria about the 'Fab 5' ie..the X10, Vivaz, Vivaz Pro, X10 mini, X10 mini Pro, is over, it was about time we got some info about the next batch of handsets right? ;)

Well, in a news article regarding Sony Ericsson's Taiwan partners, it's been revealed that Sony Ericsson is expected to release orders for two ODM handsets to Arima Communications in 2010, with shipments of one Walkman handset to begin at the end of the second quarter and the other, a touch-enabled model, in the second half of the year.

The article further goes on to say that orders for feature phones released by Sony Ericsson to Taiwan production partners will be reduced significantly in 2010 as the handset vendor is switching its focus on smartphones.

While the news that Walkman is back in the picture isn't new, most of us will be hoping that the touch enabled device is the rumored Playstation Phone.

I'll keep you posted as and when further details are out. For the time being, you can hit the link below to read the entire article.

Via: Digitimes

Note: The device in the image above is a concept phone first seen in Sony Ericsson's JavaOne Video

No Multi-touch on XPERIA X10?

As we know, Multi-touch is an enhancement to touchscreen technology, which provides the user with the ability to apply multiple finger gestures simultaneously onto the electronic visual display to send complex commands to the device. Hence, most new touchscreen device launches have been governed with avid discussions by fans whether the much needed feature is indeed available. The XPERIA X10 is no different.

While Sony Ericsson had confirmed that the X10 will get an Android upgrade,  it seems that even an upgrade will not provide the much-desired multi-touch on the X10. This is because the lack of multi-touch on the X10 is not only software related, but hardware related too, as confirmed by product manager Rikard Skogberg.This means that the X10 will never have multi-touch despite any Android version updates.


This information was later confirmed by Sony Ericsson Asia:

Yes, this is correct, as it relates to both software and hardware support from the phone. However, like he [Rikard Skogberg] mentioned, we will be working hard on other solutions, for instance, zooming, a feature which has been requested frequently. This will not compromise the user experience which focuses on our unique applications, such as Timescape and Mediascape.

I'd still say this is not a deal-breaker, as multitouch is mostly of help while using 1) the qwerty keyboard to tap out a message and 2) for zooming. While the latter can be a little less intuitive by using conventional options, Sony Ericsson is reportedly working on it, and I can assure you it's a pretty impressive solution. You can have a look at the zooming solution demoed here, it's pretty neat to say the least:


And as far as the former is concerned, there's always Swype ;)

So i'd say go ahead and grab your X10, multi-touch or not, it boasts of a stellar spec sheet and it's one of the best smartphones in the market at the moment.

Via: SE Product Blog and USEB

XPERIA X10 Reviewed

Finally...the review which everyone was waiting for. The folks at GsmArena have obliged and published their review of the Xperia X10. Here's what they had to say:

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 is company’s first Android-powered device. But being first is not always a good thing. You have to face some serious initial expectations and justify them. That is the best case scenario. But obviously Sony Ericsson haven’t read that script. Even now, several months after our two X10 previews, there are still some final touches needed.

the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 is a promising device with (mostly) bright future waiting for it. It’s quite a looker, as you see, but it’s also powerful and smart.
You just can’t miss the zippy 1GHz processor, or the marvelous 4” capacitive display which takes the whole front. The 8-megapixel autofocus snapper on the back either. On top of that you get great connectivity capabilities and all the popular social networks which are a tap away from you no matter where you are in the phone menu.
The two UIs, namely the Timescape and the Mediascape (which is actually not a general UI, but a media interface), look fresh and do great what they were meant to do.
For now it remains what it is â€" a huge leap from what we saw several months back and an exceptional high-end cameraphone with only a few faults that can be excused.