Review of the main events of the past week (Week 32)

Greetings to the readers of the weekly column. Despite a strong reduction in business volumes in recent years, Palm is not going to leave the scene. So, last week, information appeared on the network, allegedly from very reliable sources, that the Palm Gandolf smartphone, rumors about which appeared not so long ago, is not the mysterious Treo 800p, the first mention of which appeared even earlier. It is reported that the Treo 800p will definitely run a new operating system from Palm, which will be based on Linux. And it will not be published until next year.

Thus, based on the conflicting information currently available, we can assume the appearance of 4 new Palm Treo smartphones:

  • Low-end class model for GSM networks running Garnet OS (this is probably the Palm Gandolf shown in the "spy" photos). The Treo 690 device can be marked. A CDMA version of this novelty will probably also be released.
  • Palm Treo middle class running Windows Mobile 6 Standard with a display of 320x240 pixels (non-touch). It can be either a GSM or a CDMA device. A photograph and information about him has already appeared, it was also assumed that this is Palm Gandolf. The smartphone will probably be released under the name Treo 690w.
  • Treo high-end communicator based on Windows Mobile 6 Professional (possible index 800w) for CDMA EV-DO Rev.A networks. Information about it has also already been leaked to the network, according to these data, the novelty will be released from Sprint and Verizon operators, and among its characteristics there are a 2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with the A2DP profile.
  • Treo 800p running Palm OS II based on Linux. According to rumors, the smartphone will be released by the Sprint operator no earlier than 2008. It will be able to work in both GSM and CDMA EV-DO Rev.A networks and will support Wi-Fi wireless communication.

Coincidentally with previous news, ACCESS has launched a website dedicated to the ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP), a platform designed for mobile devices. Recall that its announcement took place last year, and the release of a package for application development - at the beginning of this year. The platform supports three application environments: Linux, Garnet OS (formerly Palm OS) and Java. The ACCESS Linux Platform website contains various useful information about the platform: documentation, news, screenshots, etc.

In addition, ACCESS announced an increase in the number of companies supporting ALP and the NetFront Browser through the ACCESS Connect Ecosystem (ACE) Global Partner Program. Now, together with 8 new members, the total number of partner companies has exceeded 65.

And Motorola, in turn, announced last week the MOTOMAGX mobile platform based on the Linux operating system. The company said it has already sold more than 9 million Linux-based smartphones and is not going to stop there. Motorola plans to increase the number of Linux smartphones in its mobile portfolio to 60%, with the new MOTOMAGX playing a key role. The first https://cars45.com/listing/peugeot/607/2010 devices powered by MOTOMAGX were music smartphone MOTOROKR Z6, as well as Motorola RAZR2 V8. These models have already appeared on sale in a number of countries around the world.

Motorola also notes that the MOTOMAGX platform is designed to support a wide range of applications developed by third parties. The platform currently supports applications built using Java ME. In the next releases of MOTOMAGX, it is planned to add support for the native Linux environment, as well as WebUI (a technology that opens up the possibility of working with widgets and Web 2.0). Developers can download MOTODEV Studio to build applications for MOTOMAGX using Java ME from the Motorola website. Plugins for Linux and WebUI will appear in the fourth quarter of this year.

As for the fate of the Linux OS in our pockets, everyone here promises a bright future for this OS. Thus, according to experts, the volume of deliveries of mobile devices based on the operating system Linux will reach 10 million in 2007. At the same time, the market share of Linux among mobile platforms will be 10%. Whereas in 2006, according to analyst firm Canalys, Linux-based smartphones accounted for 6% of the total number of such devices, Symbian accounted for 67%, Windows Mobile accounted for 14% and RIM smartphones occupied 7%.

Motorola has already sold 9 million Linux smartphones. She plans to take up to 60% of her portfolio with such devices over the next few years. In 2006, 90% of all Linux smartphones were shipped by Motorola. Also, models based on this platform were produced by Panasonic, NEC and Samsung Electronics, Canalys notes.

The strong growth of a new player in the OS market for handheld devices is not least associated with the stagnation of the PDA market - more precisely, its transformation into the smartphone market. And if the Windows Mobile OS plays a dominant role in the PDA market (and in the past, the OS from Palm), then the smartphone market has a significant chance to reverse the situation.

According to research by the analytical company IDC, the PDA market continues to fall. According to the company, PDA deliveries in the second quarter of 2007 amounted to 720,000 devices, which is 43.5% less than in the second quarter of last year and 21.8% less than in the first quarter of this year. This is the second quarter in a row, experts say, during which the level of PDA sales did not exceed one million devices.

Palm, HP, Mio, Dell and Fujitsu-Siemens Computers were the top five PDA vendors in the second quarter of this year, according to IDC. Palm occupies almost half of the PDA market (44.1%), its shipments slightly increased compared to the first quarter of this year, while Palm PDA sales had previously been in decline for three consecutive quarters.

HP is in second place in terms of PDA deliveries (23.5%). At the same time, despite the decrease in its sales compared to the first quarter of the year, and with the indicators of the previous year, HP notes that shipments are still higher than expected. This is associated, in many respects, with the departure of Dell from the PDA market.

Analysts also report that Mio (13.6%) demonstrates the growth of PDA sales for the fourth quarter in a row. Dell (3.3%) continues to supply the remaining Axim PDAs, due to which it remains in the top five. Fujitsu-Siemens Computers (3%) completes the rating, this company, unlike other suppliers, concentrates on the Western European market.

And ABI Research conducted a study to find out whether the introduction of the iPhone will have a major impact on the smartphone market (and the iPhone is already a representative of Unix devices). According to analysts, it will grow to 426 million devices in 2012, while it is expected to reach 218 million in 2007.

ABI Research Director of Wireless Market Research Stuart Carlaw noted that the iPhone's impact on the smartphone market is not revolutionary, although the introduction of this device was a significant step forward in the development of this area. The user interface of the iPhone, according to Carlow, can be an incentive for mobile device manufacturers to change the design philosophy of their models.

Summing up, an ABI Research spokesman said that the iPhone could give rise to many such devices and become a kind of starting point for a new series of devices with a similar interface. Carlow compared the "iPhone effect" to that of the Motorola RAZR, after which mobile phone manufacturers released a number of new products in thin cases.

Nokia launched its social network called Mosh in recent days (still in beta). It is designed for both mobile device users and desktop computer users. In Mosh, they will be able to collect, download and share various content (games, applications, videos, music, photos, blogs, etc.) on their devices.

Mosh's interaction between mobile device and computer is reported to be smooth and seamless. Videos can be viewed in Quicktime format, music files are played in a browser, and images are easily viewed using a mobile browser. You can access the beta version of Mosh by leaving your details on this page.

Turning to the "iron" news, I would like to note that the Mobil Idnes resource has published "live" photos of the Samsung SGH-P520 mobile phone, which has not yet been officially presented by the manufacturer. We already wrote about this device in the news, the main characteristics of the novelty are already known, although this information is preliminary.

Samsung SGH-P520 is equipped with a touch screen and does not have a keyboard, it can compete with Apple iPhone and LG Prada. The phone works in GSM/EDGE networks, is equipped with a 2.6-inch QVGA display, 50 MB of built-in memory, a microSD slot, a 3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless modules. At the same time, the device has a compact size: 88x54x8.9 mm.

And in 2008, the American mobile operator Sprint plans to release a modification of the Nokia N800 Internet tablet with support for WiMax mobile networks. In addition, the novelty will be able to provide wireless communication via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Recall that Nokia N800 was announced at the beginning of this year, the device runs on the Linux operating system.

Sprint intends to deploy 4G networks based on WiMax technology. During 2008 the operator plans to provide such services to more than 100 million subscribers. The first cities to be covered by Sprint's WiMax mobile network will be Chicago, Baltimore and Washington DC in the US. During the year, the network should expand to 19 regions.

From news that rarely seeps into reviews, I would like to note that Broadcom, which is one of the leading suppliers of electronic components for wired and wireless communication systems, today announced that Nokia has chosen a single-chip and power management module (PMU) from Broadcom for their future EDGE-enabled mobile phones.

Broadcom first announced its BCM21331 ("Venus") single-chip EDGE multimedia processor this February at the 3GSM convention. This processor is manufactured using 65nm CMOS technology, which integrates an EDGE RF transceiver and all relevant analog and digital signal (baseband) processor functions in addition to supporting high-performance multimedia and connectivity. Together with the highly integrated and energy efficient BCM59035 PMU, the new solution takes up less space in terms of space and thickness, which is very important for today's fashion for thin solutions with low power consumption and affordable component prices.

And in the end, let's mention the official presentation of mobile phones from Nokia under the general name Prism: Nokia 7900 and Nokia 7500. The main highlight of these models is an unusual "geometric" design. The novelties will appear on sale in the third quarter of this year, the estimated price of the devices will be 400 euros for the Nokia 7900 Prism and 210 euros for the Nokia 7500 Prism (excluding taxes).

The Nokia 7900 Prism comes in a glossy black chassis with a laser engraved anodized aluminum back cover. The device works in GSM networks (4 frequency bands), as well as in 3G networks (2 frequency bands), is equipped with an OLED display that displays 16M colors, a 2-megapixel camera, 1 GB of internal memory. In addition, the manufacturer notes 49 different colors for display and keyboard backlighting, from which the user can choose the most suitable one, as well as "live wallpapers", the appearance of which changes slightly during the day, depending on the battery charge and signal strength.

Nokia 7500 Prism is a simpler and cheaper model. Not so long ago, it was presented by the manufacturer at an event in China. The device works in GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 networks, is equipped with a 2-megapixel camera, 30 MB of built-in memory and supports microSD cards up to 2 GB. In addition, the phone is able to work in music playback mode up to 9 hours.

Review of the main events of the past week (Week 32)

Greetings to the readers of the weekly column. Despite a strong reduction in business volumes in recent years, Palm is not going to leave the scene. So, last week, information appeared on the network, allegedly from very reliable sources, that the Palm Gandolf smartphone, rumors about which appeared not so long ago, is not the mysterious Treo 800p, the first mention of which appeared even earlier. It is reported that the Treo 800p will definitely run a new operating system from Palm, which will be based on Linux. And it will not be published until next year.

Thus, based on the conflicting information currently available, we can assume the appearance of 4 new Palm Treo smartphones:

  • Low-end class model for GSM networks running Garnet OS (this is probably the Palm Gandolf shown in the "spy" photos). The Treo 690 device can be marked. A CDMA version of this novelty will probably also be released.
  • Palm Treo middle class running Windows Mobile 6 Standard with a display of 320x240 pixels (non-touch). It can be either a GSM or a CDMA device. A photograph and information about him has already appeared, it was also assumed that this is Palm Gandolf. The smartphone will probably be released under the name Treo 690w.
  • Treo high-end communicator based on Windows Mobile 6 Professional (possible index 800w) for CDMA EV-DO Rev.A networks. Information about it has also already been leaked to the network, according to these data, the novelty will be released from Sprint and Verizon operators, and among its characteristics there are a 2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with the A2DP profile.
  • Treo 800p running Palm OS II based on Linux. According to rumors, the smartphone will be released by the Sprint operator no earlier than 2008. It will be able to work in both GSM and CDMA EV-DO Rev.A networks and will support Wi-Fi wireless communication.

Coincidentally with previous news, ACCESS has launched a website dedicated to the ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP), a platform designed for mobile devices. Recall that its announcement took place last year, and the release of a package for application development - at the beginning of this year. The platform supports three application environments: Linux, Garnet OS (formerly Palm OS) and Java. The ACCESS Linux Platform website contains various useful information about the platform: documentation, news, screenshots, etc.

In addition, ACCESS announced an increase in the number of companies supporting ALP and NetFront Browser through the ACCESS Connect Ecosystem (ACE) Global Partner Program. Now, together with 8 new members, the total number of partner companies has exceeded 65.

And Motorola, in turn, announced last week the MOTOMAGX mobile platform based on the Linux operating system. The company said it has already sold more than 9 million Linux-based smartphones and is not going to stop there. Motorola plans to increase the number of Linux smartphones in its mobile portfolio to 60%, with the new MOTOMAGX playing a key role. The first https://cars45.com/listing/peugeot/607/2010 devices powered by MOTOMAGX were music smartphone MOTOROKR Z6, as well as Motorola RAZR2 V8. These models have already appeared on sale in a number of countries around the world.

Motorola also notes that the MOTOMAGX platform is designed to support a wide range of applications developed by third parties. The platform currently supports applications built using Java ME. In the next releases of MOTOMAGX, it is planned to add support for the native Linux environment, as well as WebUI (a technology that opens up the possibility of working with widgets and Web 2.0). Developers can download MOTODEV Studio to build applications for MOTOMAGX using Java ME from the Motorola website. Plugins for Linux and WebUI will appear in the fourth quarter of this year.

As for the fate of the Linux OS in our pockets, everyone here promises a bright future for this OS. Thus, according to experts, the volume of deliveries of mobile devices based on the operating system Linux will reach 10 million in 2007. At the same time, the market share of Linux among mobile platforms will be 10%. Whereas in 2006, according to analyst firm Canalys, Linux-based smartphones accounted for 6% of the total number of such devices, Symbian accounted for 67%, Windows Mobile accounted for 14% and RIM smartphones occupied 7%.

Motorola has already sold 9 million Linux smartphones. She plans to occupy up to 60% of her portfolio with such devices over the next few years. In 2006, 90% of all Linux smartphones were shipped by Motorola. Panasonic, NEC and Samsung Electronics also produced models based on this platform, Canalys notes.

The strong growth of a new player in the OS market for handheld devices is not least associated with the stagnation of the PDA market - more precisely, its transformation into the smartphone market. And if the Windows Mobile OS plays a dominant role in the PDA market (and in the past, the OS from Palm), then the smartphone market has a significant chance to reverse the situation.

According to research by the analytical company IDC, the PDA market continues to fall. According to the company, PDA deliveries in the second quarter of 2007 amounted to 720,000 devices, which is 43.5% less than in the second quarter of last year and 21.8% less than in the first quarter of this year. This is the second quarter in a row, experts say, during which the level of PDA sales did not exceed one million devices.

Palm, HP, Mio, Dell and Fujitsu-Siemens Computers were the top five PDA vendors in the second quarter of this year, according to IDC. Palm occupies almost half of the PDA market (44.1%), its shipments slightly increased compared to the first quarter of this year, while Palm PDA sales had previously been in decline for three consecutive quarters.

HP is in second place in terms of PDA deliveries (23.5%). At the same time, despite the decrease in its sales compared to the first quarter of the year, and with the indicators of the previous year, HP notes that shipments are still higher than expected. This is associated, in many respects, with the departure of Dell from the PDA market.

Analysts also report that Mio (13.6%) demonstrates the growth of PDA sales for the fourth quarter in a row. Dell (3.3%) continues to supply the remaining Axim PDAs, due to which it remains in the top five. Fujitsu-Siemens Computers (3%) completes the rating, this company, unlike other suppliers, concentrates on the Western European market.

And ABI Research conducted a study to find out whether the introduction of the iPhone will have a major impact on the smartphone market (and the iPhone is already a representative of Unix devices). According to analysts, it will grow to 426 million devices in 2012, while it is expected to reach 218 million in 2007.

ABI Research Director of Wireless Market Research Stuart Carlaw noted that the iPhone's impact on the smartphone market is not revolutionary, although the introduction of this device was a significant step forward in the development of this area. The user interface of the iPhone, according to Carlow, can be an incentive for mobile device manufacturers to change the design philosophy of their models.

Summing up, an ABI Research spokesman said that the iPhone could give rise to many such devices and become a kind of starting point for a new series of devices with a similar interface. Carlow compared the "iPhone effect" to that of the Motorola RAZR, after which mobile phone manufacturers released a number of new products in thin cases.

Nokia launched its social network called Mosh in recent days (still in beta). It is designed for both mobile device users and desktop computer users. In Mosh, they will be able to collect, download and share various content (games, applications, videos, music, photos, blogs, etc.) on their devices.

Mosh's interaction between mobile device and computer is reported to be smooth and seamless. Videos can be viewed in Quicktime format, music files are played in a browser, and images are easily viewed using a mobile browser. You can access the beta version of Mosh by leaving your details on this page.

Turning to the "iron" news, I would like to note that the Mobil Idnes resource has published "live" photos of the Samsung SGH-P520 mobile phone, which has not yet been officially presented by the manufacturer. We already wrote about this device in the news, the main characteristics of the novelty are already known, although this information is preliminary.

Samsung SGH-P520 is equipped with a touch screen and does not have a keyboard, it can compete with Apple iPhone and LG Prada. The phone works in GSM/EDGE networks, is equipped with a 2.6-inch QVGA display, 50 MB of built-in memory, a microSD slot, a 3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless modules. At the same time, the device has a compact size: 88x54x8.9 mm.

And in 2008, the American mobile operator Sprint plans to release a modification of the Nokia N800 Internet tablet with support for WiMax mobile networks. In addition, the novelty will be able to provide wireless communication via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Recall that Nokia N800 was announced at the beginning of this year, the device runs on the Linux operating system.

Sprint intends to deploy 4G networks based on WiMax technology. During 2008 the operator plans to provide such services to more than 100 million subscribers. The first cities to be covered by Sprint's WiMax mobile network will be Chicago, Baltimore and Washington DC in the US. During the year, the network should expand to 19 regions.

From news that rarely seeps into reviews, I would like to note that Broadcom, which is one of the leading suppliers of electronic components for wired and wireless communication systems, today announced that Nokia has chosen a single-chip and power management module (PMU) from Broadcom for their future EDGE-enabled mobile phones.

Broadcom first announced its BCM21331 ("Venus") single-chip EDGE multimedia processor this February at the 3GSM convention. This processor is manufactured using 65nm CMOS technology, which integrates an EDGE RF transceiver and all relevant analog and digital signal (baseband) processor functions in addition to supporting high-performance multimedia and connectivity. Together with the highly integrated and energy efficient BCM59035 PMU, the new solution takes up less space in terms of space and thickness, which is very important for today's fashion for thin solutions with low power consumption and affordable component prices.

And in the end, let's mention the official presentation of mobile phones from Nokia under the general name Prism: Nokia 7900 and Nokia 7500. The main highlight of these models is an unusual "geometric" design. The novelties will appear on sale in the third quarter of this year, the estimated price of the devices will be 400 euros for the Nokia 7900 Prism and 210 euros for the Nokia 7500 Prism (excluding taxes).

The Nokia 7900 Prism comes in a glossy black chassis with a laser engraved anodized aluminum back cover. The device works in GSM networks (4 frequency bands), as well as in 3G networks (2 frequency bands), is equipped with an OLED display that displays 16M colors, a 2-megapixel camera, 1 GB of internal memory. In addition, the manufacturer notes 49 different colors for display and keyboard backlighting, from which the user can choose the most suitable one, as well as "live wallpapers", the appearance of which changes slightly during the day, depending on the battery charge and signal strength.

Nokia 7500 Prism is a simpler and cheaper model. Not so long ago, it was presented by the manufacturer at an event in China. The device works in GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 networks, is equipped with a 2-megapixel camera, 30 MB of built-in memory and supports microSD cards up to 2 GB. In addition, the phone is able to work in music playback mode up to 9 hours.

Review of the main events of the past week (Week 32)

Greetings to the readers of the weekly column. Despite a strong reduction in business volumes in recent years, Palm is not going to leave the scene. So, last week, information appeared on the network, allegedly from very reliable sources, that the Palm Gandolf smartphone, rumors about which appeared not so long ago, is not the mysterious Treo 800p, the first mention of which appeared even earlier. It is reported that the Treo 800p will definitely run a new operating system from Palm, which will be based on Linux. And it will not be published until next year.

Thus, based on the conflicting information currently available, we can assume the appearance of 4 new Palm Treo smartphones:

  • Low-end class model for GSM networks running Garnet OS (this is probably the Palm Gandolf shown in the "spy" photos). The Treo 690 device can be marked. A CDMA version of this novelty will probably also be released.
  • Palm Treo middle class running Windows Mobile 6 Standard with a display of 320x240 pixels (non-touch). It can be either a GSM or a CDMA device. A photograph and information about him has already appeared, it was also assumed that this is Palm Gandolf. The smartphone will probably be released under the name Treo 690w.
  • Treo high-end communicator based on Windows Mobile 6 Professional (possible index 800w) for CDMA EV-DO Rev.A networks. Information about it has also already been leaked to the network, according to these data, the novelty will be released from Sprint and Verizon operators, and among its characteristics there are a 2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with the A2DP profile.
  • Treo 800p running Palm OS II based on Linux. According to rumors, the smartphone will be released by the Sprint operator no earlier than 2008. It will be able to work in both GSM and CDMA EV-DO Rev.A networks and will support Wi-Fi wireless communication.

Coincidentally with previous news, ACCESS has launched a website dedicated to the ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP), a platform designed for mobile devices. Recall that its announcement took place last year, and the release of a package for application development - at the beginning of this year. The platform supports three application environments: Linux, Garnet OS (formerly Palm OS) and Java. The ACCESS Linux Platform website contains various useful information about the platform: documentation, news, screenshots, etc.

In addition, ACCESS announced an increase in the number of companies supporting ALP and NetFront Browser through the ACCESS Connect Ecosystem (ACE) Global Partner Program. Now, together with 8 new members, the total number of partner companies has exceeded 65.

And Motorola, in turn, announced last week the MOTOMAGX mobile platform based on the Linux operating system. The company said it has already sold more than 9 million Linux-based smartphones and is not going to stop there. Motorola plans to increase the number of Linux smartphones in its mobile portfolio to 60%, with the new MOTOMAGX playing a key role. The first https://cars45.com/listing/peugeot/607/2010 devices powered by MOTOMAGX were music smartphone MOTOROKR Z6, as well as Motorola RAZR2 V8. These models have already appeared on sale in a number of countries around the world.

Motorola also notes that the MOTOMAGX platform is designed to support a wide range of applications developed by third parties. The platform currently supports applications built using Java ME. In the next releases of MOTOMAGX, it is planned to add support for the native Linux environment, as well as WebUI (a technology that opens up the possibility of working with widgets and Web 2.0). Developers can download MOTODEV Studio to build applications for MOTOMAGX using Java ME from the Motorola website. Plugins for Linux and WebUI will appear in the fourth quarter of this year.

As for the fate of the Linux OS in our pockets, everyone here promises a bright future for this OS. Thus, according to experts, the volume of deliveries of mobile devices based on the operating system Linux will reach 10 million in 2007. At the same time, the market share of Linux among mobile platforms will be 10%. Whereas in 2006, according to analyst firm Canalys, Linux-based smartphones accounted for 6% of the total number of such devices, Symbian accounted for 67%, Windows Mobile accounted for 14% and RIM smartphones occupied 7%.

Motorola has already sold 9 million Linux smartphones. She plans to take up to 60% of her portfolio with such devices over the next few years. In 2006, 90% of all Linux smartphones were shipped by Motorola. Panasonic, NEC and Samsung Electronics also produced models based on this platform, Canalys notes.

The strong growth of a new player in the OS market for handheld devices is not least associated with the stagnation of the PDA market - more precisely, its transformation into the smartphone market. And if the Windows Mobile OS plays a dominant role in the PDA market (and in the past, the OS from Palm), then the smartphone market has a significant chance to reverse the situation.

According to research by the analytical company IDC, the PDA market continues to fall. According to the company, PDA deliveries in the second quarter of 2007 amounted to 720,000 devices, which is 43.5% less than in the second quarter of last year and 21.8% less than in the first quarter of this year. This is the second quarter in a row, experts say, during which the level of PDA sales did not exceed one million devices.

Palm, HP, Mio, Dell and Fujitsu-Siemens Computers were the top five PDA vendors in the second quarter of this year, according to IDC. Palm occupies almost half of the PDA market (44.1%), its shipments slightly increased compared to the first quarter of this year, while Palm PDA sales had previously been in decline for three consecutive quarters.

HP is in second place in terms of PDA deliveries (23.5%). At the same time, despite the decrease in its sales compared to the first quarter of the year, and with the indicators of the previous year, HP notes that shipments are still higher than expected. This is associated, in many respects, with the departure of Dell from the PDA market.

Analysts also report that Mio (13.6%) demonstrates the growth of PDA sales for the fourth quarter in a row. Dell (3.3%) continues to supply the remaining Axim PDAs, due to which it remains in the top five. Fujitsu-Siemens Computers (3%) completes the rating, this company, unlike other suppliers, concentrates on the Western European market.

And ABI Research conducted a study to find out whether the introduction of the iPhone will have a major impact on the smartphone market (and the iPhone is already a representative of Unix devices). According to analysts, it will grow to 426 million devices in 2012, while it is expected to reach 218 million in 2007.

ABI Research Director of Wireless Market Research Stuart Carlaw noted that the iPhone's impact on the smartphone market is not revolutionary, although the introduction of this device was a significant step forward in the development of this area. The user interface of the iPhone, according to Carlow, can be an incentive for mobile device manufacturers to change the design philosophy of their models.

Summing up, an ABI Research spokesman said that the iPhone could give rise to many such devices and become a kind of starting point for a new series of devices with a similar interface. Carlow compared the "iPhone effect" to that of the Motorola RAZR, after which mobile phone manufacturers released a number of new products in thin cases.

Nokia launched its social network called Mosh in recent days (still in beta). It is designed for both mobile device users and desktop computer users. In Mosh, they will be able to collect, download and share various content (games, applications, videos, music, photos, blogs, etc.) on their devices.

Mosh's interaction between mobile device and computer is reported to be smooth and seamless. Videos can be viewed in Quicktime format, music files are played in a browser, and images are easily viewed using a mobile browser. You can access the beta version of Mosh by leaving your details on this page.

Turning to the "iron" news, I would like to note that the Mobil Idnes resource has published "live" photos of the Samsung SGH-P520 mobile phone, which has not yet been officially presented by the manufacturer. We already wrote about this device in the news, the main characteristics of the novelty are already known, although this information is preliminary.

Samsung SGH-P520 is equipped with a touch screen and does not have a keyboard, it can compete with Apple iPhone and LG Prada. The phone works in GSM/EDGE networks, is equipped with a 2.6-inch QVGA display, 50 MB of built-in memory, a microSD slot, a 3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless modules. At the same time, the device has a compact size: 88x54x8.9 mm.

And in 2008, the American mobile operator Sprint plans to release a modification of the Nokia N800 Internet tablet with support for WiMax mobile networks. In addition, the novelty will be able to provide wireless communication via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Recall that Nokia N800 was announced at the beginning of this year, the device runs on the Linux operating system.

Sprint intends to deploy 4G networks based on WiMax technology. During 2008 the operator plans to provide such services to more than 100 million subscribers. The first cities to be covered by Sprint's WiMax mobile network will be Chicago, Baltimore and Washington DC in the US. During the year, the network should expand to 19 regions.

From news that rarely seeps into reviews, I would like to note that Broadcom, which is one of the leading suppliers of electronic components for wired and wireless communication systems, today announced that Nokia has chosen a single-chip and power management module (PMU) from Broadcom for their future EDGE-enabled mobile phones.

Broadcom first announced its BCM21331 ("Venus") single-chip EDGE multimedia processor this February at the 3GSM convention. This processor is manufactured using 65nm CMOS technology, which integrates an EDGE RF transceiver and all relevant analog and digital signal (baseband) processor functions in addition to supporting high-performance multimedia and connectivity. Together with the highly integrated and energy efficient BCM59035 PMU, the new solution takes up less space in terms of space and thickness, which is very important for today's fashion for thin solutions with low power consumption and affordable component prices.

And in the end, let's mention the official presentation of mobile phones from Nokia under the general name Prism: Nokia 7900 and Nokia 7500. The main highlight of these models is an unusual "geometric" design. The novelties will appear on sale in the third quarter of this year, the estimated price of the devices will be 400 euros for the Nokia 7900 Prism and 210 euros for the Nokia 7500 Prism (excluding taxes).

The Nokia 7900 Prism comes in a glossy black chassis with a laser engraved anodized aluminum back cover. The device works in GSM networks (4 frequency bands), as well as in 3G networks (2 frequency bands), is equipped with an OLED display that displays 16M colors, a 2-megapixel camera, 1 GB of internal memory. In addition, the manufacturer notes 49 different colors for display and keyboard backlighting, from which the user can choose the most suitable one, as well as "live wallpapers", the appearance of which changes slightly during the day, depending on the battery charge and signal strength.

Nokia 7500 Prism is a simpler and cheaper model. Not so long ago, it was presented by the manufacturer at an event in China. The device works in GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 networks, is equipped with a 2-megapixel camera, 30 MB of built-in memory and supports microSD cards up to 2 GB. In addition, the phone is able to work in music playback mode up to 9 hours.

Review of the main events of the past week (Week 32)

Greetings to the readers of the weekly column. Despite a strong reduction in business volumes in recent years, Palm is not going to leave the scene. So, last week, information appeared on the network, allegedly from very reliable sources, that the Palm Gandolf smartphone, rumors about which appeared not so long ago, is not the mysterious Treo 800p, the first mention of which appeared even earlier. It is reported that the Treo 800p will definitely run a new operating system from Palm, which will be based on Linux. And it will not be published until next year.

Thus, based on the conflicting information currently available, we can assume the appearance of 4 new Palm Treo smartphones:

  • Low-end class model for GSM networks running Garnet OS (this is probably the Palm Gandolf shown in the spy photos). The Treo 690 device can be marked. A CDMA version of this novelty will probably also be released.
  • Palm Treo middle class running Windows Mobile 6 Standard with a display of 320x240 pixels (non-touch). It can be either a GSM or a CDMA device. A photograph and information about him has already appeared, it was also assumed that this is Palm Gandolf. The smartphone will probably be released under the name Treo 690w.
  • Treo high-end communicator based on Windows Mobile 6 Professional (possible index 800w) for CDMA EV-DO Rev.A networks. Information about it has also already been leaked to the network, according to these data, the novelty will be released from Sprint and Verizon operators, and among its characteristics there are a 2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with the A2DP profile.
  • Treo 800p running Palm OS II based on Linux. According to rumors, the smartphone will be released by the Sprint operator no earlier than 2008. It will be able to work in both GSM and CDMA EV-DO Rev.A networks and will support Wi-Fi wireless communication.

Coincidentally with previous news, ACCESS has launched a website dedicated to the ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP), a platform designed for mobile devices. Recall that its announcement took place last year, and the release of a package for application development - at the beginning of this year. The platform supports three application environments: Linux, Garnet OS (formerly Palm OS) and Java. The ACCESS Linux Platform website contains various useful information about the platform: documentation, news, screenshots, etc.

In addition, ACCESS announced an increase in the number of companies supporting ALP and NetFront Browser through the ACCESS Connect Ecosystem (ACE) Global Partner Program. Now, together with 8 new members, the total number of partner companies has exceeded 65.

And Motorola, in turn, announced last week the MOTOMAGX mobile platform based on the Linux operating system. The company said it has already sold more than 9 million Linux-based smartphones and is not going to stop there. Motorola plans to increase the number of Linux smartphones in its mobile portfolio to 60%, with the new MOTOMAGX playing a key role. The first https://cars45.com/listing/peugeot/607/2010 devices powered by MOTOMAGX were the MOTOROKR Z6 music smartphone, as well as the Motorola RAZR2 V8. These models have already appeared on sale in a number of countries around the world.

And Motorola, in turn, announced last week the MOTOMAGX mobile platform based on the Linux operating system. The company said it has already sold more than 9 million Linux-based smartphones and is not going to stop there. Motorola plans to increase the number of Linux smartphones in its mobile portfolio to 60%, with the new MOTOMAGX playing a key role. First https://cars45.com/listing/peugeot/607/2010 https://cars45.com/listing/peugeot/607/2010 MOTOMAGX-powered devices include the MOTOROKR Z6 music smartphone and the Motorola RAZR2 V8. These models have already appeared on sale in a number of countries around the world.

Motorola also notes that the MOTOMAGX platform is designed to support a wide range of applications developed by third parties. The platform currently supports applications built using Java ME. In the next releases of MOTOMAGX, it is planned to add support for the native Linux environment, as well as WebUI (a technology that opens up the possibility of working with widgets and Web 2.0). Developers can download MOTODEV Studio to build applications for MOTOMAGX using Java ME from the Motorola website. Plugins for Linux and WebUI will appear in the fourth quarter of this year.

As for the fate of the Linux OS in our pockets, everyone here promises a bright future for this OS. Thus, according to experts, the volume of deliveries of mobile devices based on the operating system Linux will reach 10 million in 2007. At the same time, the market share of Linux among mobile platforms will be 10%. Whereas in 2006, according to analyst firm Canalys, Linux-based smartphones accounted for 6% of the total number of such devices, Symbian accounted for 67%, Windows Mobile accounted for 14% and RIM smartphones occupied 7%.

Motorola has already sold 9 million Linux smartphones. She plans to take up to 60% of her portfolio with such devices over the next few years. In 2006, 90% of all Linux smartphones were shipped by Motorola. Panasonic, NEC and Samsung Electronics also produced models based on this platform, Canalys notes.

The strong growth of a new player in the OS market for handheld devices is not least associated with the stagnation of the PDA market - more precisely, its transformation into the smartphone market. And if the Windows Mobile OS plays a dominant role in the PDA market (and in the past, the OS from Palm), then the smartphone market has a significant chance to reverse the situation.

According to research by the analytical company IDC, the PDA market continues to fall. According to the company, PDA deliveries in the second quarter of 2007 amounted to 720,000 devices, which is 43.5% less than in the second quarter of last year and 21.8% less than in the first quarter of this year. This is the second quarter in a row, experts say, during which the level of PDA sales did not exceed one million devices.

Palm, HP, Mio, Dell and Fujitsu-Siemens Computers were the top five PDA vendors in the second quarter of this year, according to IDC. Palm occupies almost half of the PDA market (44.1%), its shipments slightly increased compared to the first quarter of this year, while Palm PDA sales had previously been in decline for three consecutive quarters.

HP is in second place in terms of PDA deliveries (23.5%). At the same time, despite the decrease in its sales compared to the first quarter of the year, and with the indicators of the previous year, HP notes that shipments are still higher than expected. This is associated, in many respects, with the departure of Dell from the PDA market.

Analysts also report that Mio (13.6%) demonstrates the growth of PDA sales for the fourth quarter in a row. Dell (3.3%) continues to supply the remaining Axim PDAs, due to which it remains in the top five. Fujitsu-Siemens Computers (3%) completes the rating, this company, unlike other suppliers, concentrates on the Western European market.

And ABI Research conducted a study to find out whether the introduction of the iPhone will have a major impact on the smartphone market (and the iPhone is already a representative of Unix devices). According to analysts, it will grow to 426 million devices in 2012, while it is expected to reach 218 million in 2007.

ABI Research Director of Wireless Market Research Stuart Carlaw noted that the iPhone's impact on the smartphone market is not revolutionary, although the introduction of this device was a significant step forward in the development of this area. The user interface of the iPhone, according to Carlow, can be an incentive for mobile device manufacturers to change the design philosophy of their models.

Summing up, an ABI Research spokesman said that the iPhone could give rise to many such devices and become a kind of starting point for a new series of devices with a similar interface. Carlow compared the "iPhone effect" to that of the Motorola RAZR, after which mobile phone manufacturers released a number of new products in thin cases.

Nokia launched its social network called Mosh in recent days (still in beta). It is designed for both mobile device users and desktop computer users. In Mosh, they will be able to collect, download and share various content (games, applications, videos, music, photos, blogs, etc.) on their devices.

Mosh's interaction between mobile device and computer is reported to be smooth and seamless. Videos can be viewed in Quicktime format, music files are played in a browser, and images are easily viewed using a mobile browser. You can access the beta version of Mosh by leaving your details on this page.

Turning to the "iron" news, I would like to note that the Mobil Idnes resource has published "live" photos of the Samsung SGH-P520 mobile phone, which has not yet been officially presented by the manufacturer. We already wrote about this device in the news, the main characteristics of the novelty are already known, although this information is preliminary.

Samsung SGH-P520 is equipped with a touch screen and does not have a keyboard, it can compete with Apple iPhone and LG Prada. The phone works in GSM/EDGE networks, is equipped with a 2.6-inch QVGA display, 50 MB of built-in memory, a microSD slot, a 3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless modules. At the same time, the device has a compact size: 88x54x8.9 mm.

And in 2008, the American mobile operator Sprint plans to release a modification of the Nokia N800 Internet tablet with support for WiMax mobile networks. In addition, the novelty will be able to provide wireless communication via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Recall that Nokia N800 was announced at the beginning of this year, the device runs on the Linux operating system.

Sprint intends to deploy 4G networks based on WiMax technology. During 2008 the operator plans to provide such services to more than 100 million subscribers. The first cities to be covered by Sprint's WiMax mobile network will be Chicago, Baltimore and Washington DC in the US. During the year, the network should expand to 19 regions.

From news that rarely seeps into reviews, I would like to note that Broadcom, which is one of the leading suppliers of electronic components for wired and wireless communication systems, today announced that Nokia has chosen a single-chip and power management module (PMU) from Broadcom for their future EDGE-enabled mobile phones.

Broadcom first announced its BCM21331 ("Venus") single-chip EDGE multimedia processor this February at the 3GSM convention. This processor is manufactured using 65nm CMOS technology, which integrates an EDGE RF transceiver and all relevant analog and digital signal (baseband) processor functions in addition to supporting high-performance multimedia and connectivity. Together with the highly integrated and energy efficient BCM59035 PMU, the new solution takes up less space in terms of space and thickness, which is very important for today's fashion for thin solutions with low power consumption and affordable component prices.

And in the end, let's mention the official presentation of mobile phones from Nokia under the general name Prism: Nokia 7900 and Nokia 7500. The main highlight of these models is an unusual "geometric" design. The novelties will appear on sale in the third quarter of this year, the estimated price of the devices will be 400 euros for the Nokia 7900 Prism and 210 euros for the Nokia 7500 Prism (excluding taxes).

The Nokia 7900 Prism comes in a glossy black chassis with a laser engraved anodized aluminum back cover. The device works in GSM networks (4 frequency bands), as well as in 3G networks (2 frequency bands), is equipped with an OLED display that displays 16M colors, a 2-megapixel camera, 1 GB of internal memory. In addition, the manufacturer notes 49 different colors for display and keyboard backlighting, from which the user can choose the most suitable one, as well as "live wallpapers", the appearance of which changes slightly during the day, depending on the battery charge and signal strength.

Nokia 7500 Prism is a simpler and cheaper model. Not so long ago, it was presented by the manufacturer at an event in China. The device works in GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 networks, is equipped with a 2-megapixel camera, 30 MB of built-in memory and supports microSD cards up to 2 GB. In addition, the phone is able to work in music playback mode up to 9 hours.