Thursday´s News Bits

Thursday´s News Bits
  • The likable, folding Nokia 3710а has passed FCC testing. It will probably end up in the AT&T´s catalogue next to the Nokia 6650 and is expected to roll out with an affordable price tag. The handset sports QVGA display, A-GPS, 3.2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and microSD slot. (source: UnwiredView)

  • If you happen to own an unlocked (or hacked) Palm Pre, you can easily get the new screen keyboard on your device. The rest of us will have to wait until an official app is released. If you find the idea appealing, watch the video to see what you need to do to get it up and running. (via: MyPre)

  • Google Maps version 3.2.1 for WM and Symbian brings two new functions. You can now set your own places of interest on the map and take a look at spots that excite your curiosity, say restaurants, hotels, landmarks etc. Once you´ve picked something out, the app will provide text information and pictures. The program runs flawlessly on the Samsung Omnia HD, Nokia N97 and 5800 XpressMusic. (source: Fuze Mobility)

  • The LG GR700 is still unannounced handset that resembles the KF700. The information about it comes from UAProfile and reveals the phone will feature WQVGA resolution screen and hardware keypad, but further details are still unavailable. (source: LG Central)

  • Jabra  has announced a new Bluetooth stereo headset called the Halo. Aside from radiating a faintly glowing nimbus around your head when worn (we are joking, of course), it will allow simultaneous connection to two cell phones. The 3.5mm jack the device comes equipped with means you are afforded the opportunity to connect the Halo to your standard MP3 player if the latter doesn´t sport wireless connectivity. Finally, the headset is to hit the shelves at a price of $130. (source: Geeky Gadgets)

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