Back in February, rumors of a 12-megapixel Samsung smartphone surfaced. I was totally down on the device, worried about how badly the idea could go wrong. Now the SCH-W880's surfaced, and it appears to have allayed nearly all my fears.
Despite Nokia's global success it's performance in the U.S. market has been lackluster. Can the arrival of the N86 to America, with its Symbian-smartphone and 8-megapixel-camera powers help turn that situation around?
Casio just released a cameraphone that's likely to dodge the criticisms we've leveled at other camera/phone convergence devices. That's because rather than pointlessly add high megapixels to it, Casio put some really good stuff inside the Exilim.
With Nokia [NOK] announcing their "Tube" touchscreen phone this week, it seems like Samsung [SEO:005930] got a little jealous and decided to let a few details about their Pixon cameraphone slip. The touchscreen phone will feature a massive 8MP digicam, and Samsung is branding it as a phone for the photographic connoisseur. The camera will have auto focus, a twin-LED flash, face recognition functionality and image stabilization.
Not to be outdone by Sony Ericcson's [NYSE:SNE] new 8-megapixel phone, word has it that Samsung [SEO:005930] is formulating a competitor dubbed the i8510, complete with -- you guessed it -- an 8-megapixel camera. The phone will run on the Symbian S60 operating system (recall that Symbian was recently bought out from partial ownership by European mobile giant Nokia [NYSE:NOK]) and could provide competition for Nokia's own Symbian-based N96.