October 31, 2008

Samsung Delve available with Alltel Wireless

Permalink: Samsung Delve available with Alltel Wireless by Jan Harris

Samsung has released its latest touchscreen handset, the Delve, in the US, on Alltel Wireless, America’s largest network.
The phone features Samsung’s TouchWiz which allows users to personlise the main screen with widgets, making it easy to access and navigate the functions they use the most.
The touchscreen gives tactile feedback and the phone features [...]


O2 exclusive: first Blackberry clamshell

Permalink: O2 exclusive: first Blackberry clamshell by David Masters

O2 has secured exclusive distribution rights for the first ever clamshell Blackberry smartphone.
The flip form factor Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 features a large, high resolution display, SureType keypad, built in Wi-Fi connectivity and rich multimedia capabilities.
An easily accessible microSD/SDHC memory card slot supports up to 16GB of storage.
In addition to the large inner screen with [...]

October 29, 2008

Technology Turns Mobiles Into Two-Way Radios

Permalink: Technology Turns Mobiles Into Two-Way Radios by Alan Harten

PTT is already fairly common in the US, where it is used by business people as a way of communicating with one or multiple colleagues or clients.
With just the press of a button it is possible to have instant connection to one selected contact or a whole group from your address book.
The technology has [...]

October 23, 2008

Palringo’s Optional Location Information

Permalink: Palringo’s Optional Location Information by Alan Harten

Palringo, mobile IM provider, has announced that it is adding a new feature to its services that allows the user’s contacts to see their present location.
The new service has varying degrees of accuracy depending on location.
In some areas the software will identify the actual street,in others just the area of the city. In the [...]

October 22, 2008

HP iPAQ Messengers set for European release

Permalink: HP iPAQ Messengers set for European release by David Masters

Vodafone will be offering two new Hewlett-Packard smartphones on its European networks, starting in the UK.
HP’s iPAQ Data Messenger features a 2.8-inch touchscreen, and slide-out QWERTY keyboard,
The iPAQ Voice Messenger has a 2.4-inch screen without touch input capabilities.
Touchscreen and keyboard aside, the two phones are like-for-like.
Both feature a Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system, Wi-Fi and [...]

October 21, 2008

Samsung Innov8 Review

Permalink: Samsung Innov8 Review by Franz Bicar

Lots of us are looking for high-performance camera phones. However, that kind of device is either non-existent or too expensive. But once you’ve tried the Samsung Innov8, you will definitely appreciate the power and capability of this handset. The Innov8 is a 8-megapixel camera phone -  sleek, powerful, and armed with everything you can think [...]


Motorola Gearing Towards the Android Market

Permalink: Motorola Gearing Towards the Android Market by Franz Bicar

The Google Android G1 is an HTC phone. It is the only one of its kind in the market today. But, that may soon change as Motorola is clearly gearing up to have its very own Android-based phone. Lots of people have seen job postings for software engineers for Google Android applications from Motorola. That [...]

October 20, 2008

Timico offers hosted email service

Permalink: Timico offers hosted email service by Jan Harris

Timico Ltd, the unified communications provider, has launched a Hosted Exchange solution, along with a Hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) service which together offer SMBs professional email service, both in the office and on the move.
Timico’s new solutions can help SMBs save costs, both on capital outlay and administration.
Futhermore, the Hosted Exchange [...]

October 18, 2008

Rumors Fly on New Blackberry Touch Screen Phones

Permalink: Rumors Fly on New Blackberry Touch Screen Phones by Franz Bicar

It seems like Research In Motion is going full speed with their touch screen phone. Their latest phone, the BlackBerry Storm, is only about a week old, and news have been pouring out about a possible follow-up to the handset.
The Boy Genius blog reported Friday that RIM is preparing a 3G GSM version of [...]

October 17, 2008

Android phone equipped with kill switch

Permalink: Android phone equipped with kill switch by Jan Harris

The first ‘Google phone’, the G1, which runs on the open source Android platform, has a built in kill switch which will allow Google to remotely disable applications.
This probably sounds familiar, as Apple used the same technique on its iPhone, much to the discomfort of some of its customers.
In the terms of [...]

October 16, 2008

Google Android G1Coming to the UK

Permalink: Google Android G1Coming to the UK by Franz Bicar

Good news for all you guys in the UK. The Android-powered G1 phone is coming to you real soon. The phone is arriving in the UK in about two weeks, on October 30. Combi or Flext plans will be available to go with the G1.
The Combi plan will get you some 800 voice minutes, unlimited [...]

October 15, 2008

3 on board for Nokia’s music phone

Permalink: 3 on board for Nokia’s music phone by David Masters

Maverick network provider 3 has come running to the rescue of Nokia’s ‘Comes With Music’ range of phones after the scheme was shunned by the UK’s four major mobile operators.
Nokia’s ‘Comes With Music’ phones offer 12 months unlimited free downloads for millions of tracks of music, included in the purchase price of the handset.
The move [...]


RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Review

Permalink: RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Review by Franz Bicar

Reasearch In Motion have been doing really well this year. Even with the release of the iPhone 3G, RIM is undoubtedly still number one when it comes to corporate users. This year, RIM launched its first touch-screen BlackBerry, the RIM BlackBerry Storm. Along with this release, RIM also debuted its first clamshell handset, the RIM [...]

October 14, 2008

Quality Mobile Video Conferencing Available

Permalink: Quality Mobile Video Conferencing Available by Alan Harten

According to a report from research firm NSR, who specialise in satellite and wireless technology, mobile video services and mobile TV are expected be ten times as popular as they are now by 2013. This will equate to 566 million users.
One company that is hoping to take advantage of this mushrooming audience is Global IP [...]


Orange UK Temporarily Stops Blackberry Bold Sales

Permalink: Orange UK Temporarily Stops Blackberry Bold Sales by Franz Bicar

I just read an interesting news article from ZDNet UK this morning. Apparently, Orange UK has temporarily stopped selling Research in Motion’s much anticipated Blackberry Bold. The cause? Unspecified 3-G related problems on the handset. This happened last Friday, but will hopefully resume sales when a software fix becomes available.
A statement from Orange stated that: [...]


LG Launches the LG Prada II

Permalink: LG Launches the LG Prada II by Franz Bicar

LG was successful with its LG KE850 phone. This is also known by its more popular name, LG Prada. Now, LG is planning to launch the 2nd version of the phone, the LG Prada II in Q4 of 2008. The Prada II is similar to its predecessor but it has a very useful slide-out, full [...]

October 13, 2008

TV on Your Phone? Not For Five More Years

Permalink: TV on Your Phone? Not For Five More Years by Alan Harten

Back in 2005 the viable concept of watching live TV on a mobile phone was first put forward as a pending reality.
In Asia mobile TV on other devices is very popular, especially in Japan.
In Europe the concept has received a luke warm reception.
There has been a huge amount of investment in the infrastructure [...]

October 8, 2008

G1 Android Selling Stronger than Expected

Permalink: G1 Android Selling Stronger than Expected by Franz Bicar

T-Mobile, carrier for Google’s G1 Android phone, on Monday said that preorders for Google’s Android phone have been three times greater than expected. That is why, a few weeks ago, news have been circulating that T-Mobile has stopped accepting orders for this up and coming device. However, T-Mobile didn’t mention exact figures on the number [...]


iPhone Gets It’s Major Corporate Customer

Permalink: iPhone Gets It’s Major Corporate Customer by Franz Bicar

There have been plenty of speculations with the iPhone. A lot of its detractors are saying that it the device is not ripe enough for corporate use. Well, those people/organization might have to think again as Apple’s iPhone gets its first major corporate customer - BearingPoint Japan.
Japan’s Softbank Mobile, the Japanese carrier of the iPhone, [...]

October 7, 2008

Sony Ericsson adopts ‘Near Me’ search

Permalink: Sony Ericsson adopts ‘Near Me’ search by Jan Harris

Sony Ericsson’s new 8.1 megapixel Cyber-shot C905 phone will feature a new search service from Mobile Commerce, called ‘NearMe’.
The application allows mobile phone users to search for local information using the handset’s GPS capabilities.
Users can search for information about local businesses and services such as restaurants, and find out what is happening in [...]