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LG Shine Pink KE970 Joins the Black & Silver LG Shine Range

Exclusive mobile phone models are becoming a far more common phenomenon in this age of tough competitive conditions within the mobile phones industry, manufacturers, networks and dealers are striving to find new ways of promoting their products and services to appeal to a wider audience to invite more sales and revenue.

It is not that often that a network operator or retailer will get sole rights to sell a particular model of phone, the deals being struck at the moment are more for colour variants of popular models to expand the personal appeal of a handset.

Pink plays a big factor in this exclusive deal making environment, this particular colour is aimed firmly in the direction of the female consumers who have only really had a choice of black and silver phones for many years. There are far more colour variants available, however pink is a real crowd pleaser when it comes to the female market.

The latest addition to the exclusive deal making is the LG KE970 Shine in Pink signed between LG Electronics and Orange the UK network operator. The LG Shine model was first released in a silver casing some four months ago and backed by a multimillion pound advertising and promotion campaign has been established as a mainstream handset offering style and sophistication. The second colour variant release was the LG Shine KE970 Titanium Edition which offered exactly the same specifications as the silver version but added a dark titanium casing making the handset a far more masculine offering.

So it comes as no surprise to find a female version of the phone launching onto the UK market, the LG Shine Pink, again this handset offers the same dimensions and features as the other models but comes encased in a bright pink exterior, one more factor that makes the handset appealing to women is the fact that when the main display is not in use it reverts to a vanity mirror which reflects light, hence the name Shine.

The KE970 has a large, full colour screen and incorporates a new form of navigational button just underneath, this new button allows the user to easily scroll through the menu functions as well as depress to select a desired option.

The Shine comes complete with a 2.0 megapixel camera with a flash for poor light conditions, a digital zoom function for close up picture capture and video support for recording short video clips and playing them back on the phones display.

There is also a music player that can be filled with music tracks by either uploading from a PC or downloading direct from the mobile internet before being arranged into playlists to suit genre, mood or tempo. To store the vast amount of files created with the camera and music player there is a substantial 1GB of internal memory.

Now that Orange have signed the exclusive deal with LG to distribute the LG Shine Pink, no other network, retailer or dealership will be able to sell the handset, this gives the network operator a great advantage in the run up to the always busy festive season.

Motorola W375 Mandarin Orange on T-Mobile

The latest addition to the Motorola W375 range is the new Motorola W375 Mandarin Orange. This new handset offers the same features as the Motorola W375 Black and Pink versions but with a new Orange exterior. The Motorola W375 is exclusive to T-Mobile and is available now on Pay As You Go.

Features include a digital camera with 4 x digital zoom, a web browser and a handsfree speakerphone function.

 The W375 also offers a substantial battery life of up to 10 days standby time between charges and has a built in FM Radio for music on the move.

The Motorola W375 Mandarin on Pay As You Go is a stylish flip phone that will meet most peoples budget.

Samsung G600 – Samsung Goes 5 Megapixels

There has been a lot of hype surrounding this new release from Samsung, as soon as the model gained FCC approval the forums started to light up with speculation about release dates. Well it has now arrived, Samsung’s first 5 megapixel camera phone.

Contrary to popular belief, the new Samsung camera phone is actually the third phone to be released onto the UK market with a 5 megapixel camera.

Most, if not everybody has now heard of the new Nokia N95 but many will not have heard of the first high specification camera phone to be launched with 5mp – The LG KG920 Leo. The LG model had a very quiet launch and is still only available from very select mobile outlets.

So the new Samsung model has two competitors already, but worry not, this new phone is far more sleek, stylish and smaller than the others.

It is the Samsung G600, or to give it its full and proper model title: Samsung SGH-G600.

Samsung G600

The G600 makes great use of Samsung’s trademark smooth slide, protecting and revealing the hidden keypad and softly clicking into place. The overall look of this new model is full of sleek curves with a matt black finish, there are no rumours as yet as to whether this model will be subject to Samsung colour branding escapades seen recently with their U600 range of now 7 different colours.

The phones 2.2 inch display offers is a QVGA with 240 x 320 pixel resolution and 16 million colours which is sure to pleasure those who like to view their works of art on screen before transferring. The overall feature pack is not dissimilar to that of other high-end Samsung models but it is the camera that is the real selling point.

The 5 megapixel camera has one of the best video recording resolutions on the market and when combined with a TV-out function you can plus directly into or connect via Bluetooth to a TV set and display your video clips for all to see.
The camera offers digital zoom, the all important autofocus and built-in flash for poor light conditions and would make an ideal replacement for a standalone camera saving you having to take two devices out with you.

Other features include an MP3 Player making short work of creating new playlists for your enjoyment, an FM Radio for tuning into your favourite station whilst out and about plus expandable memory using MicroSD cards of up to 2GB, enough storage for the busiest music or photographic enthusiast to save their music tracks, pictures and video clips.

When the G600 is closed there are some handy external keys to navigate the menu and check status information, as well as an extra button on the side of the phone to take stunning pictures with the camera.

This is a Quad band handset allowing the user to travel the world and connect to foreign networks without even knowing as the phone will automatically detect and select the strongest signal in the area.

The Samsung G600 has a good battery life with 3.5 hours of talktime and 300 hours of standby time, pretty impressive for such a high specification phone.

In conclusion, the unique selling point of the G600 is without doubt the 5 megapixel camera, but with the range of features on offer and the sleek, curved styling this phone will attract a big consumer range from those who enjoy owning the latest gadgets through to the real photography experts for quick but quality pictures on the spot.

Nokia 7500 Prism is a Geometric Futurism

Nokia are the leading mobile phone manufacturer in the UK based in no small part to their innovative approach to design. Their latest ‘fashion phone’ represents a new generation of stylish handsets using 3D and geometric shapes for a stylish finish.

 Nokia have led the way in the mobile market for the past 11 years, wowing consumers with new technology, design and innovation around the world.

The manufacturer has not stood idle with its latest mobile phone design and has gone back to the drawing board with the original candy-bar layout but with a very different twist that has not been seen before.

The Nokia 7500 Prism represents a design rethink on fashion phones, rather than opting to attach a famous clothing designers name or install high end photographic lenses, Nokia have redesigned the candy-bar phone into a futuristic looking 3D masterpeice.

Nokia 7500

The outer casing of the Prism features raised 3D triangles both front and back giving an overall appearance of expense and class. The keys that make up the front of the handset are also in triangular formation which blends perfectly with the overall design of the phone.

The Nokia 7500 Prism offers a lot more than just futuristic looks, it is filled with the latest technology including a 2.0 megapixel camera supporting video record and playback, built-in flash and digital zoom. An MP3 player and FM Radio allows users to upload their favourite music tracks and create playlists or tune into their local radio station whilst out and about.

The 2 inch OLED display offers a maximum 16 million colours for viewing pictures, video clips and downloads in high quality.

There are no shortage of data transfer routes either with a USB connection for direct PC communication and GPRS and EDGE technology for fast download speeds of new mobile content such as music, games, ringontes and themes. Bluetooth is also present for swapping pictures and video clips with friends and connecting to handsfree car kits for safe speech whilst driving.

To make room for all of the pictures, video clips, content downloads and music tracks there is a MicroSD card slot allowing for memory expansion up to a massive 2GB.

The casing can personalised with three different coloured strips which come in the package which are interchangeable with the band around the outside of the phone. This is a very light handset weighing in at just 82g and with overall dimensions of 109 x 43.9 x 14.4 mm will comfortably fit most pockets.

The 7500 also offers a web browser and push email support so this handset could even make it into the lives of busy professionals.

There is another version of this phone planned for release soon known as the Nokia 7900, the specifications are almost identical with the addition of 3G for video calling and even faster download speeds. Three colour schemes are planned for the 7500 Prism, Black, White and Red and all featured the intechangeable colour ‘accents’ for personalisation.

The Nokia 7500 Prism sets itself apart from other phones on the market with its geometric design and high specification features, this not just another phone for the fashion followers but a phone that competes with the latest model releases for high technology and will appeal to a broader market requiring a phone to not only look good but to deliver the latest communication package.

Samsung U600 Colour Range Expands

Samsung Mobile are dominating the mobile phone market this summer by continuing to offer consumers a personal choice with their new mobile phone. One of the most important factors when buying a new mobile phone is colour and the manufacturer has now added a seventh colour to its Ultra Edition range.

Samsung Mobile are gearing up for a Q3 report that they hope to show as their busiest yet, mainly due to their unique approach to marketing the popular models of their mobile phones.
If a mobile manufacturer realises that they have a particular model outselling all others they usually tend to roll out the same handset with the same specifications but in different colour schemes thus increasing sales with the extra personalisation.
This was first seen a couple of years ago when Motorola found fame with its top selling ‘RAZR V3’ model and so the manufacturer released a blue, pink, and silver version.

Samsung have taken this theory one step further by launching their flagship model, the Samsung U600 in seven different colours enticing broad appeal across the entore spectrum of mobile users. These colours inlcude black, blue, red, pink, silver, gold and white.

Samsung U600 Pink

The U600 is also known as the Ultra Edition 10.9 relating to the depth of the handset being 10.9mm, this same model naming system is being used across the Ultra Edition range of handsets.
Its overall dimensions are impressive weighing just 95g and measuring 49.3mm in width this handset will comfortably fit into most suit and trouser pockets.
Samsungs trademark smooth slide is present in this new model protecting the keypad from the elements whilst not in use and making for easy call answering by simply pushing the slide upwards with the thumb to activate.

Samsung have incorporated their highest quality camera into the U600, a 3.2 megapixel digital lens with support for video record and playback and integrated flash. The pictures are of the same quality as from a standalone camera and can easily be uploaded to PC via USB cable or shared with friends via Bluetooth to compatible devices. Bluetooth can also be used for safe handsfree speech whilst driving with a compatible car-kit.

The display automatically lights up when opened to reveal a 2.2 inch widescreen offering 256,000 colours which compliments the high quality phots and video clips shot with the camera.

Other great features include an MP3 Player for uploading, creating playlists and listening to music tracks and albums, the music can also be used for ringtones and alerts for incoming text messages. An expandable memory supplies enough storage for all of those pictures, video clips, music tracks and applications using MicroSD cards up to 2GB.

There is also an internet browser for surfing the net and email support with the facility to send and receive Word. Excel and Powerpoint documents as email attachments, ideal for professionals whilst away from the office. The U600 can also send and receive electronic business cards for quick transfer of corporate or personal details via SMS.

Overall the Samsung U600 offers all of todays technology squeezed into a slim and stylish handset that will appeal to everyone from business users to dedicated followers of gadgets.

The range of U600 colour schemes is now complete with the addition of the Samsung U600 Pink, there is now a colour for every taste. All of the models feature exactly the same specifications and features it is really just a matter of deciding which colour matches your personality.

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