Lost In Mobile

Shaun McGill

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Lost In Mobile is the continuation of PDA-247 which, under various names, provided news, reviews and commentary on the mobile world for 10 years.

I have been writing about the mobile industry, mobile products, apps and everything else in between and beyond for more than 10 years, and currently write freelance for Imagine Publishing and also undertake one-off projects upon request.

I welcome your comments and thoughts and if you want to get in touch, please do so via the email address or phone number above.

Thanks for stopping by.

Shaun McGill

Unknown smartphones

There are some unusual smartphones hanging around eBay at the moment and I hate to say it, but some of them look quite good (that is NOT a recommendation to buy one though!).

The AmSam M810 2.8 inch touch screen Windows mobile phone (HTC Touch?) is retailing with a 'buy it now' of £279 and includes the following specification-


Dimension 100.5 x 58.4 x 15.5mm:
TI OMAP 730 Processor / CPU
GSM900/DCS1 800/PCS1900
Multimedia 64-chord MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV, AMR
Video Formats:  AVI, ASF, WMV, Mpeg4, 3GPP
ROM size 1GB Flash
RAM size 64MB SD-RAM
Extend Slot T-Flash card socket
Main LCD resolution and Size 2.8"QVGA
Main LCD back light style and unit Serialized,
Touch screen
Wireless transmission
Bluetooth YES
Battery 1200mAh
Li-Ion battery FR/EFR/AMR
Standby time 200 hours
Calls time 4.5 hours


The Cell Phone 3 Band TV 2 Sims ST 2GB HKP-HB778 has a strange swivel mechanism and is a complete HTC rip off. You have to admire the stupidness of a product like this...

Bands GSM 900 / 1800/ 1900 GPRS
Display 262,000 Colours TFT True Colour Display 2.8 inches monitor
Camera 640X480 , support DV shot
Phone Book 250 Pieces of Ben Phone Cards?DIY calling pic/ringing tones/calling  video
Messages Maximum 200 pieces of Storage; Supports MMS 178 K, active color words
Call logs support Telephone recording, phone hands-free kits
Sound 64 Polyphonic,  3D mp3/mp4 Yamaha Sound Ringtones LOUD&CLEAR SPEAKER
WAP Browser 2.0, GPRS
Memory package with 2GB Memory,  expandable max. to 16GB
Music and Video 3GP, MP3, MP4, MPEG-4, DV Shoot, Camera
Call Setup Caller Group, Caller Picture, Caller Video, Ring tone  Caller Group Setting
Additional Functions Calendar, Memorandum , Alarming clock; Calculators, unit conversion, exchange rate conversion, health management, stopwatch.


Finally, the Nokia 8800 Arte Sapphire in Gold&Diamonds has a 'buy it now' price of US$10,085. Not sure that represents good value?:)

We designed this model of the Nokia 8800 Arte Sapphire with a real Gold finish. The sparkling diamonds in brilliant cut reflect your luxuriousness.

The design of this model includes a real Gold finish in 24 carats. The sparkling real diamonds take the most luxurious part on this model,
which is our most exclusive VIP phone.

This Edition of Diamonds&Stars is limited to 33 pieces worldwide. It will treassure its worth through the application
of 40 diamonds in brilliant cut. They are handcomposed in a 24 carats Gold basement.

Of course this model includes a certificate which proves the origin of the diamonds.

If you like, it is possible to do an engraving on the backcover of the phone. For example with your initials or a birthday date - if you want to have it as a gift.