Vodafone Roadmap Leaks Nokia, HP, Blackberry, PalmBy cheatmaster 04:08 Thu, 08 Jul 2021 Comments
A number of spanking recent devices were leaked in a Vodafone 2008 Roadmap presentation. The expected devices include the Nokia successors of E61i and E65, the Blackberry successor of Pearl, a Blackberry 8xxx, two recent Hewlett Packard (HP) devices, and finally a couple of Palm handsets.
The guys over at boygeniusreport.com posted the slides of a 2008 Vodafone devices roadmap, which is cheesier than anything other news we've heard this holiday season. Let's not waste any more time and plunge into it as there are a lot of devices.
We start of with two Nokia smartphones powered by the Symbian OS. The first one called Nokia Dora or Nokia E66 is the alleged successor of Nokia E65. The second one is supposed to replace the E61i in the QWERTY messenger lineup and is called Nokia Liam or Nokia E71. Seems like a recently leaked photo of the supposed Nokia EXX confirms at least one of the boygenius leaked slides. You would notice however that the specs of the Dora incorrectly copy the ones of the Nokia Liam - the square 320 x 320 pixel display quoted for Nokia Liam is pretty much out of place on the Nokia Dora specs sheet.
Nokia E66 (Dora) and Nokia E71 (Liam) • Nokia E71 caught live
Next in line we see a couple of fascinating Blackberry devices. The first one is dubbed Blackberry 8110 (Pearl 2). It's got GPS, but there's no Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) in sight. Anyways it's expected to be released as soon as January 2008.
The second expected device is the Blackberry 8xxx, which was rumored as the Blackberry 9000 in the past. It will be the Blackberry flagship armed with both GPS and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) and a large 480 x 320 pixel display. The Blackberry addicts however will be disappointed at the exchange of the proprietary SureType keyboard for a full QWERTY one. The Blackberry 8xxx is expected in May 2008.
Blackberry 8110 (Pearl 2) and Blackberry 8xxx
Hewlett Packard (HP) have been stalling for a while now with their mobile phone series, however it seems they will be going full-steam-ahead in 2008. According to the leaked information, they will offer the Hewlett Packard (HP) Silver Windows Mobile smartphone in July which will be armed with both Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) and GPS and will come with a Blackberry-style SureType keyboard.
The Hewlett Packard (HP) Oak will again be Windows-powered, however this time we are talking a PocketPersonal Computer (PC) with keyboards, GPS and Wi-Fi. The Hewlett Packard (HP) Oak is expected in September 2008.
Hewlett Packard (HP) Silver and Hewlett Packard (HP) Oak
Vodafone will also be selling two Palm smart devices based on Windows Mobile. The first one is codenamed Palm Drucker. Complete with WinMo Pro, GPS and Wi-Fi, it should be available by July 2008.
The second Palm device is the Palm Wanda will be a successor to the Palm 500 v. It will be running Windows Mobile Standard but armed with an integrated GPS receiver it doesn't sound like a poor deal. The Palm Wanda will be available in September 2006.
Palm Drucker and Palm Wanda
And finally, we have an ODM device that will be srecent exclusively under the Vodafone mobile brand. It's a low-discontinue sleek QWERTY messenger that comes equipped with a GPS receiver. It's expected in September 2008.
Vodafone-branded ODM device
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