Mozilla Seabird: the first smartphone that could overcome the mighty iPhone!

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Take a look at Seabird showcase in 3D

It’s just a prototype for now … but what a prototype! Conceived by Billy May in early 2009, the Seabird is an Open Web Concept Phone.

Take a look at -what we call – the most interesting / beautiful / smart / outstanding mobile phone concept we’ve seen so far! This is Seabird in their own words:

The Mozilla Seabird, part of the Mozilla Labs’ Concept Series, is an experiment in how users might interact with their mobile content as devices and technology advances.

The Seabird introduces a few possibilities into how user interaction might evolve with the advancing motion capture and projector driven innovation in the market.

First out, the Seabird imagines how a multiple use dongle might augment the crowded gestural interface with greater precision and direct manipulation of content in 3D space.

With mobile phone companies such as Samsung, LG and Motorola moving towards display applications for projectors, the technology remains open for expanding user interaction and input at the same time.

The Seabird, on just a flat surface, enables netbook-quality interaction by working with the projector’s angular distortion to deliver interface, rather than content. With the benefit of a dock, each projector works independently and delivers laptop levels of efficiency.

The form development took its cues from various aerodynamic, avian and decidedly feminine forms. Its erect posture intends a sense of poise while its supine conformity to the hand reconciles that with the user’s desire for digital control.

The curvature of the back also serves a functional role in elevating the projector lens elements when lying flat.

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The first 3D phone screen by Samsung

The phone is called the SCH-W960 3D AMOLED.

It comes with a AMOLED touchscreen type measuring 3.2 inches and has a WQVGA resolution, a 3.2MP camera, HSDPA support, Bluetooth and microSD slot and also a TV tuner.

However, it seems that the 3D screen doesn’t require the use of glasses.

It has a hardware on / off button of the 3D effect, an effect that, once activated, is visible with naked eye.

We do not know how good is this effect on a phone screen without using glasses.

Bad news is that the SCH-W960, the first 3D mobile phone screen, will be sold only in Korea.

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Samsung S3370 ready for sale in one month

Things have changed because the Samsung staff announced they will launch this phone in about a month.The S3370 is an entry-level touch screen phone. It lies somewhere in the range Corby, having a set of technical facilities and an attractive design.

According to rumors, the Samsung S3370 has a 2.6-inch resistive touch screen. It has a 1.3 MP camera, Bluetooth, 3G and radio.
Internal storage space can be filled with microSD cards.Moreover, other rumors say that it reaches to a smart phone due to a number of applications it offers.

It seems that on what concerns the artistic side it has success with GUI Widgets, TouchWiz.Therefore, in one moth we can see the new Samsung S3370 which is rumored to cost around 100 euros.

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Intel and Nokia will develop their own operating system mobile devices

The main goal of this alliance is to develop a platform, MeeGo based on Linux and for mobile devices.

MeeGo will have a wide range of hardware platforms that it will be compatible: netbooks, tablet PCs, smart phones, type systems connected TV and in-vehicle infotainment.

It is estimated that the first devices that will use Meego will be created by Nokia and will be launched by the end of this year.

The announcement, made at this week, has a clear purpose: to complement and strengthen the agreement between Nokia and Intel, which provided a strategic partnership, established in June 2009.

Also, the new software platform will be a competitor in the fight for supremacy on the software platforms for mobile devices.

In this range we can find on the market competitors as Microsoft Windows Mobile, Google Android, iPhone OS, RIM BlackBerry OS, Symbian OS or bada (Samsung).

MeeGo will combine the best features of Maemo and Moblin in order to create an open platform for many processor architectures.

Also, the two companies announced that the software platform will provide a broad range of experiences of Internet, computing, multitasking, multimedia and communications with rich visual graphics.

The MeeGo software platform will be hosted by the Linux Foundation as a completely open source project, encouraging the community to participate in its development.

Intel and Nokia have made steps in terms of increasing the community by launching invitations to users on Maemo.org and Moblin.org to join common MeeGo.com community.

The channel selected for promotion Meego is the Ovi Store (Nokia) and the Nokia Forum will provide support for developers on all devices with the Nokia platform.

Google and Samsung will compete with Apple’s iPad

The PC tablet launched by Apple will create a new market and a new demand for such products, predicts the president of Mobile Communications Division of Samsung, J.K. Shin, attended at the annual Mobile World Congress trade fair which is taking place this week in Barcelona.

Chief executive of Apple, Steve Jobs, announced on January 27, that the famous iPad will appear in stores in March, while investment bank Goldman Sachs estimate that Apple will sell six million iPad units this year.

Google also has published conceptual image with a PC tablet based on the Chrome OS operating system developed by the company, which competes with iPad recently launched by Apple.

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