September 30, 2008

ip.access named Number 1 UK Technology Company

Permalink: ip.access named Number 1 UK Technology Company by Alan Harten

ip.access is a company involved in the production of solutions to boost mobile phone coverage.
According to the Sunday Times they are also one of the most successful UK technology companies.
Each year the Sunday Times issues its Microsoft Tech Track 100 listings. These are rankings of privately owned tech companies.
They work on a number [...]


T-Mobile Limiting G1 Android Phone Orders

Permalink: T-Mobile Limiting G1 Android Phone Orders by Franz Bicar

After its announcement a few days ago, T-Mobile has stopped taking orders for their new G1 Android phones. Customers trying to get one of the initial models is out of luck and would have to wait a little bit more.
According to Android Guys’ blog, due to the popularity of T-Mobile’s G1, which is powered [...]

September 29, 2008

Apple won’t face a Lawsuit after All

Permalink: Apple won’t face a Lawsuit after All by Franz Bicar

News have been circulating on a probable lawsuit against Apple for not telling customers on the real life span of its iPhone batteries. This includes original iPhone batteries and its $86 replacement cost. A U.S. District Judge in Chicago granted Apple’s request that the lawsuit be dismissed.
Apples statement includes the following:
“Apple disclosed on the [...]

September 26, 2008

China Hotel Info on Your Mobile

Permalink: China Hotel Info on Your Mobile by Alan Harten

Looking for a hotel room in over 400 cities in China?
The country’s major travel agent, eLong, and social networking platform, GyPSii, believe they can help.
The two have joined forces to produce the giant country’s first mobile phone based reservation service.
eLong have a huge selection of hotels and GyPSii can let people use their [...]


123play.com Now Offers Free Games in Europe

Permalink: 123play.com Now Offers Free Games in Europe by Alan Harten

123play.com has had some success with its free mobile games offerings in the UK that were launched just a few months ago, and now the company has opened up their advertising backed game play to Europe.
Now mobile users in France, Germany, Italy and Spain can play games for free on their handsets.
These games are [...]


Mumbai Police Get SMS to Target Drunk Drivers

Permalink: Mumbai Police Get SMS to Target Drunk Drivers by Alan Harten

In perhaps one of the strangest mobile pairings to date, the Indian city of Mumbai, still known to many as Bombay, has been given value added services from provider BPL Mobile, in the form of a solution to assist the police force of the world’s second biggest city to deal with drunk drivers.
Bombay is often [...]

September 25, 2008

People Don’t Care About Android, Only the Phone Matters

Permalink: People Don’t Care About Android, Only the Phone Matters by Alan Harten

ABI Research, who are highly respected independent industry analysts, have been taking considerable interest in the new G1 phone being launched by T-mobile.
This is the first phone that makes use of the Google platform Android, developed by the giant internet company’s subsidiary Open Handset Alliance (OHA).
At the moment mobile phones use several real time [...]

September 23, 2008

Sony Ericsson launches camera photo competition

Permalink: Sony Ericsson launches camera photo competition by Jan Harris

World View 2008 is Sony Ericsson’s third consecutive mobile phone photography competition, but this year the company is making it a little bit different with the introduction of a blog partnership programme.
Anyone, from anywhere in the world can enter photographs in the competition, as long as they are taken with their mobile phone. [...]


Seesmic Adds Video Conversation to Nokia N95

Permalink: Seesmic Adds Video Conversation to Nokia N95 by Alan Harten

Seesmic, who operate their own online video conversation platform, have released a new application that is intended for use with the ultra-popular Nokia N95 model of cell phones.
The new system will allow users to take advantage of video conversations via their mobile from any location.
The company have been working on a Symbian application for [...]

September 22, 2008

Huawei May Be Next Big Mobile Infrastructure Player

Permalink: Huawei May Be Next Big Mobile Infrastructure Player by Alan Harten

ABI Research has been looking into who owns the world’s mobile infrastructure and has come to the conclusion that the market leader is Ericsson, with the best part of 29% of the worlds infrastructure needs.
Not to far behind is rival Nokia Siemens with more than 23% of the infrastructure, but they see Huawei with [...]


Unused Package Deals Wasting Up to £20 Per Month

Permalink: Unused Package Deals Wasting Up to £20 Per Month by Alan Harten

According to Omio.com price comparison website, many mobile phone users are just wasting their hard earned cash by paying for both text and talk time that they don’t use.
The problem arises from packages of talk and text time purchased by customers that are subsequently not used.
In the UK there are over 30 million mobile [...]


People Want Designer Slim Phones Over Good Functions

Permalink: People Want Designer Slim Phones Over Good Functions by Alan Harten

Reevoo.com are a well known publisher of real customer reviews.
They undertook a survey to ask over 30,000 mobile buyers what attracted them to certain phones and what they didn’t like about certain mobiles after they had actually bought them.
Highest on the list of must haves were the mobile’s look, compactness and multimedia ability. The [...]


VISTO Social Networking With Push Mobile

Permalink: VISTO Social Networking With Push Mobile by Alan Harten

VISTO Mobile 6 is a new method of bundled communications that aims to handle not just email and text, but an array of communications that will blur the line between mobile use and social networking.
SMS, IM and photo sharing will be available, as well as social networking and even traditional email services.
The idea is [...]


DeviceAnywhere Test Games on Real Mobiles

Permalink: DeviceAnywhere Test Games on Real Mobiles by Alan Harten

Two well known producers of games for mobile publishers, Playphone and Tapatap, have joined forces with DeviceAnywhere in order to have a testing ground for their games.
They want to find out in advance just how the games perform on actual devices, especially in more remote regions of the world.
DeviceAnywhere have a network of real [...]

September 19, 2008

Universities And Schools Moving Towards Text Communications

Permalink: Universities And Schools Moving Towards Text Communications by Alan Harten

Clickatell is a leading regular mobile messaging provider who is moving steadily into the education arena.
Basically they have spotted the need for all kinds of communications related to education facilities.
They see a big demand for text messaging, including professor-to-student, educational institution-to-community and, probably least popular with kids, teacher-to-parent.
There is also a considerable demand [...]


Dialogue Wins Vodafone Innovation Award

Permalink: Dialogue Wins Vodafone Innovation Award by Alan Harten

Dialogue Communications attended the Vodafone Aggregator Forum where they were the recipients of the “Griff Innovation Award”.
By coincidence the award is named in memory of one of the company’s former employees, Managing Director Paul Griffiths, who is regarded as a pioneer in the field of the Payforit solution.
Vodafone made the award in recognition of [...]

September 18, 2008

Moneybookers Gives SMS Banking Confirmations

Permalink: Moneybookers Gives SMS Banking Confirmations by Alan Harten

Over the past few years, many of us have become accustomed to the once worrying concept of Internet Banking.
There was considerable consumer resistance when it first appeared, with “shock, horror, probe” tabloid headlines saying we would all be hacked and have our money stolen.
Although this has turned out to be a genuine problem, it [...]


Booming Touch Screen Mobile Device Sales

Permalink: Booming Touch Screen Mobile Device Sales by Alan Harten

Highly respected industry analysts, ABI Research, say that although the technology is not new, Touch screens are enjoying a large scale comeback thanks mainly to interest in Apple’s iPhone.
A wide variety of static and portable devices make good use of touch screen technology, but last year saw a significant jump in sales of hand held [...]


PNY Offer Free EA Mobile Games

Permalink: PNY Offer Free EA Mobile Games by Alan Harten

PNY Technologies has unveiled plans to give away a free EA game to its customers.
All phones on its network will be compatible with the available game.
The idea behind the giveaway is to promote the concept of using phones for other applications, not just voice calls and text.
They are also using it to promote [...]


M1 to Offer Mobile Music and Video in Singapore

Permalink: M1 to Offer Mobile Music and Video in Singapore by Alan Harten

Universal Software Platform creator, Streamezzo, has announced that another company is to utilise its services.
This time it is Singaporean wireless provider MobileOne Ltd (M1).
The company has opted to make use of Streamezzo’s MiWorld Go, which is a new service that offers customers mobile music and video.
M1 is a large concern, with over a [...]