I missed quite a few announcements today. Let’s try to catch up, shall we?
Lenovo unveiled two mobile devices today at the 3GSM World Congress (where else really?). Details are slim but one looks like a candybar Smartphone and the other a Pocket PC device. Little other information is available at this time unfortunately.
ASUS showed off the Aries, a Smartphone with UMTS/HSDPA, a 2MP camera and front-facing video camera, and a scroll wheel. It will be powered by a 520MHz XScale processor and Windows Mobile 6 Standard. It has a QWERTY keyboard below the screen like the HTC Excalibur.
Motorola announced two new Q’s, both running Windows Mobile 6. The MOTO Q q9 bumps onboard memory to 256MB and adds HSDPA support and the Good Mobile Messaging software. It also features quad-band EDGE, a 2MP camera capable of capturing 30fps video, and A2DP stereo Bluetooth audio. The MOTO Q gsm is a quad-band GSM/EDGE version of the now venerable Q.
The Q q9 should hit the street in the second quarter while the Q gsm will see light of day in the second half of the year.
Among its many offerings in the new Ultra Edition II family, Samsung unveiled the canbybar U100 which is only 5.9mm thick! Somehow, it manages to pack a 3MP camera, a 1.93-inch display, and tri-band support. Europe will see the U100 in March. Other devices in this family are the U600 and U700 sliders and the clamshell U300.