Not to be left behind Samsung, LG and Sony Ericsson have launched their own devices running S60. Wait did I mention Sony Ericsson? Well yes, I did, that’s because Sony Ericsson has outed the biggest baddie of all, the ‘Idou’.

Let’s get to that first.

idou_main02-15-09idou-300x184The ‘Idou’ is reported to be running Symbian Foundation’s S60 V5 iteration on a 3.5″ screen with a 16:9 ratio (ala N97). Sony Ericsson has said that this is not the commercial name and a proper name for it will be revealed by this summer.

Now this baddie from Sony Ericsson is reported to have a 12 Megapixel camera! yes you read it right. I wonder how Nokia and the others are going to compete with this bad ass of a device.

idou_second-300x184For more info on the ‘Idou’ you can visit,

Samsung launched an updated version of the Omnia, the Omnia HD. The Omnia HD will be running the S60 OS instead of Windows Mobile. The Omnia HD will have a touch interface (S60 5th Edition) with a 3.7″ AM-OLED display. It boasts an 8 Megapixel Camera that can capture 720p HD video recording.

Samsung had this to say about the Omnia HD,

The HD video recording feature enables you to capture precious moments in HD (720p) quality, enjoy HD content on HD TV via DLNA technology and share real-time live video as users shoot it via The 16: 9 screen of QHD display with 16M colour and dual stereo speaker reveal a whole new world of mobile multimedia experiences on the move, enabling users to enjoy SD (Standard Definition)/HD (High Definition) videos in cinema-scale quality with caption. Brilliant Convergence Allied to the industry-leading 8MP camera which allows you take digital camera-quality photographs on your phone, the Samsung Omnia HD ensures you capture the best possible photographs of your friends and family.

The Specs for the Omnia HD are given below:

(The Specs is courtesy ZomgitsCj.)


  • – 8 Megapixel CMOS + CIF, Auto-Focus / Power LED Flash / Face Detection/Smile Shot / Blink Shot / Panorama Shot Video : DivX / XviD / H.263 / H.264 / WMV / MPEG4, RV 24fps@HD(1280 x 720p)
  • – Video recording DLNA & HD TV out (DLNA dongle needed) Video Editing: Trim video / Audio dubbing / Live dubbing / Add subtitle / Image capture
  • – Audio : FM Radio with RDS MP3/ AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA / RA Dual Stereo Speaker & DNSe 2.0
  • – Other sensors: Proximity, Light Sensor, Compass, Accelerometer
  • – Size : 123 x 58 x 12.9
  • – Battery : 1500 mAh
  • – HSUPA 5.76Mbps and HSDPA 7.2Mbps
  • – 3.7″ AMOLED, 360 by 640 pixels Auto-Rotating Display
  • – GPS with integrated compass “makes this suitable for both pedestrians and drivers, and the navigation touch control and voice guidance via dual stereo speaker provide drivers with easy and safe navigation.”
  • – Available in 8GB and 16GB internal capacity options), plus microSD expansion
  • – Intuitive “3D interface”
  • – “Samsung Mobile Widget delivers up-to-date information of your choice with just one touch, creating a personalized interface with which to access the infinite wealth of web content.”

omnia-hd_still-300x174Eldar (of Mobile-Review fame) has already [p]reviewed the device. You can read the review here.

1kt770LG on the other hand quietly launched the KT770. the LG KT770 is a regular slider, with a 2.8″ WVGA (400×240 pixels) resolution display. This device runs S60 3rd Edition with FP2 and is reported to sport a 5 megapixel camera and also a inbuilt GPS receiver. The KT770 is little thick compared to the newer S60 devices outed by the other firms, it measures in at 111mm x 51.5mm x 15.8mm (4.4in x 2in x .6in).

The internal memory is expected to be either 1GB or 2GB, with a microSD card slot to expand it to 16GB. The KT770 comes with Bluetooth, WiFi. There is Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz) support and dual-band 3G (900/2100MHz or 850/2100MHz) is also there board, for high-speed data connections.