Saturday, May 21, 2011

Nokia's WP7 phones to use U8500 dual-core 1.2GHz chipsets? - news

The CEO of ST-Ericsson got chatty in front of Forbes and said that Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 devices will be powered by the U8500 dual-core CPU and its successors will go on to power Windows Phone 8 phones too.
So far, Windows Phone 7 devices have been exclusively powered by Qualcomm chipsets (due to Microsoft’s limiting guidelines, which were revised recently). ST-Ericsson’s CEO however says that they will be one of two chip suppliers for Nokia’s WP7 phones (he didn’t who the other was).

The first Nokia devices will use the dual-core U8500 chipset, which has been seen running at 1.2GHz. Things might change by the time these devices come out, but they look to be the first dual-core Windows Phone 7 handsets.
The CEO also said that over the course of 2012 Nokia will release 12 Windows Phone 7 devices that will be based on future versions of the U8500 chipset. He also believes that ST-Ericsson will be a key supplier for Windows Phone 8, yep that's 8.
The Mango update is v7.5, so Windows Phone 8 is already very likely in the works (and the rumor mill suggests that it and Windows 8 will be closely related).
The U8500 has a powerful Mali-400 GPU, the same as on the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hands on: Nokia X7 review
By Gareth Beavis - Up close with Nokia's new touchscreen titan

Nokia's pledge to keep Symbian alive and well has been tested with the Windows Phone 7 announcement, and the Nokia X7 is the first device since the shift to launch with the original platform.
The Nokia X7 features a large widescreen 4-inch screen, and comes in at less than 12mm thick - not the thinnest on the market, but certainly pretty svelte with rounded edges.
However, it still feels pretty chunky in the hand

An 8MP camera is flanked by a frankly blinding dual LED flash, capable of HD video recording - the shutter speed is pretty decent in our tests, although it could do with being a little better at jumping back to the viewfinder once the snap has been snapped.
The new Symbian Anna update is, in our opinion, simply a very small in the general direction of where Nokia needs to be going to bring its new phones up to speed in the smartphone wars.

The home screen scooches along with a finger now, rather than waiting a couple of beats to move, and the portrait QWERTY keyboard has been added to the mix.
However, the widgets are still in the same 4-icon rows, with very little available in the way of customization. Nokia claims that this is fine and simple for its users, but we really can't agree - if users want a full screen music widget with huge album art and a few random application icons dotted around the
place, they should be able to have them.
The portrait keyboard is fine at entering text - the placement of a few of the keys feels a little counter-intuitive, but it won't take long to adjust to the new system if you feel like picking up the Nokia X7.

The video playback is pretty sensational, as you might hope - the ClearBlack OLED screen does its jobs admirably at showing high-resolution video although there's no HD video out option here.

For Full Phone Specification follow the below link:
Nokia X7: Full Phone Specification - GSM