November 28, 2008

A-List Celeb derides Blackberry Storm

Permalink: A-List Celeb derides Blackberry Storm by David Masters

A-list star Stephen Fry is best known for his comic performances in popular TV shows such as Blackadder and QI.
More recently, Fry has successfully turned his hand to serious documentaries and to reviewing hi-tech gadgets in the Guardian’s weekend magazine.
All of which means that when he chose to slam the Blackberry Storm, RIM’s first [...]

November 25, 2008

Samsung developing bendy media player/phone?

Permalink: Samsung developing bendy media player/phone? by Jan Harris

At a recently trade show in Japan, Samsung demonstrated a prototype of a phone with a bendy OLED screen that folds shut without a break in the screen.
This has fuelled speculation that a full-screen, flip media player / phone could be on the way.
The prototype also had a smaller, external touchscreen and the [...]


T-Mobile Broadband Users Can Share Connection

Permalink: T-Mobile Broadband Users Can Share Connection by Alan Harten

A new initiative from the T-Mobile will mean that people will be able to share their mobile Internet connection with others.
T-Mobile believes that customers want to share their connection, so have provided them with a device called the Mobile Broadband Share Dock to enable broadband sharing.
In addition this new device will be free of [...]

November 20, 2008

New Vopium Can Switch From WiFi to 3G

Permalink: New Vopium Can Switch From WiFi to 3G by Alan Harten

Vopium WiFi, which can be used with Nokia Symbian phones, is now available in a shiny new improved version that will allow callers to make low-cost, or possibly even free international phone calls.
With their improved system, if a caller is connected to WiFi they can contact another Vopium WiFi customer anywhere in the world [...]

November 19, 2008

LG Introduces Incite for AT&T

Permalink: LG Introduces Incite for AT&T by Franz Bicar

LG has announced its first smartphone to hit the US soil - the LG Incite. LG and AT&T just introduced the Incite, the first-ever LG smartphone for the U.S. market. The phone is equipped with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. It also comes in with  a host of high-end features like GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, a [...]

November 18, 2008

Adobe to Bring full-fledge Flash to Smartphones, iPhone still missing

Permalink: Adobe to Bring full-fledge Flash to Smartphones, iPhone still missing by Franz Bicar

With the emergence of these new breed of smartphones, Adobe Systems has strengthen their efforts in distributing its trademark Flash technology to these devices. The company has worked for years on a lightweight incarnation of its Flash technology for mobile phones, but it now is working to bring the full-fledged Flash Player 10 to higher-end [...]


Veveo’s New WikiTap for iPhone and G1

Permalink: Veveo’s New WikiTap for iPhone and G1 by Alan Harten

Wikipedia is one of the world’s top 10 websites and now a new innovation for iPhone and G1 owners allows an instant connection to the website with just one keystroke.
Veveo have added it to their new application that they call WikiTap, which is based around the iPhone and Google Android platforms.
WikiTap allows users of [...]

November 17, 2008

Nokia announces GPS tracking for social networkers

Permalink: Nokia announces GPS tracking for social networkers by Jan Harris

Nokia has announced a new phone tracking Service, called ‘Friend View’, which allows social networkers to locate each other via a handset’s GPS system.
Following the announcement, StrategyEye Digital Media analyst, Thomas Warren, reports that the service could have implications that aren’t immediately obvious.
With Friend View, members of a social networking group can automatically [...]

November 13, 2008

Net4Nuts expands overseas

Permalink: Net4Nuts expands overseas by Jan Harris

Gujarat, India based Net4Nuts Limited is planning to launch its MeOnGo application in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
It has selected these markets because they are believed to be like the Indian market in terms of low bandwidth and low expenditure on MVAS, and there is a demand for lower cost [...]

November 12, 2008

iPhone Firmware 2.2 Due For Release Next Week

Permalink: iPhone Firmware 2.2 Due For Release Next Week by Franz Bicar

Several sites have mentioned that the iPhones next firmware update might be released next week. These sites reported that the iPhone OS v2.2 will be given in circulation on 21 November ‘08. That could just mean that developers will be getting an advance copy to test against their applications that day, but it could also [...]

November 11, 2008

Pantech Slate Review

Permalink: Pantech Slate Review by Franz Bicar

Pantech has released a few high-end phones in the market. You have the Pantech Duo which is a smartphone, the Helio Ocean is more or less also a smartphone, and the Pantech Matrix which has HSDPA speed along with multimedia features like a megapixel camera and a music player. These phones cost a lot and [...]


Apple’s iPhone Surpassed the Motorola RAZR

Permalink: Apple’s iPhone Surpassed the Motorola RAZR by Franz Bicar

For years, the Motorola RAZR is known as being the top selling handset in the US. However, after a study previously conducted by The NPD Group, it seems as if Apple’s iPhone has already taken that title. The market research firm stated that Apple’s iPhone surpassed the Motorola RAZR as the leading handset purchased by [...]

November 7, 2008

QuickPlay Media Contender in TelcoTV Vision Awards

Permalink: QuickPlay Media Contender in TelcoTV Vision Awards by Alan Harten

The finalists in the First Annual TelcoTV Vision Awards have been announced and one of the contenders in the “Service Provider Innovation” category is QuickPlay Media.
They have been placed on the shortlist for their innovative work on “Rogers Vision” which is a completely integrated mobile video and radio service, the first time that this has [...]


Black Berry Storm Leaked Pictures Surfaces

Permalink: Black Berry Storm Leaked Pictures Surfaces by Franz Bicar

The Black Berry Storm has made an apperance to the public. The guys over at T3 got their hands on what it looks to be a prototype of the BlackBerry Storm. The Storm is RIM’s forthcoming handset that is supposed to contend with Apple’s iPhone popularity.

As seen on the picture below, the Storm is thicker [...]


AT&T Allows Network Tethering on the iPhone in 2009

Permalink: AT&T Allows Network Tethering on the iPhone in 2009 by Franz Bicar

Finally, AT&T concedes to allow this functionality for the iPhone. A few months ago a company called NullRiver software sold an application called NetShare that let iPhone users tether their laptops to their phones. However, Apple pulled the plug on this application as it is said to violate terms and conditions of the developer program. [...]

November 5, 2008

Android Market a Big Hit among Developers and Customers

Permalink: Android Market a Big Hit among Developers and Customers by Franz Bicar

A month after its release, the Android-based G1 phone is already a big hit in the mobile market. It has become even bigger with the launch of the Android Marketplace where a Google executive said that the average user of the phone downloads over 14 applications out of the 200 now available on the Marketplace.
At [...]


Motorola launches Kodak-endorsed camera phone

Permalink: Motorola launches Kodak-endorsed camera phone by David Masters

Motorola is seeking to put an end to its recent lacklustre handset sales with a new 5 megapixel cameraphone developed in a joint venture with Kodak.
Motorola’s Zine ZN5 aims to combine a full featured phone handset with high quality digital photography.
The 5 megapixel camera, developed with specialist advice from Kodak, features a Xenon flash, built-in [...]

November 4, 2008

Mobile Commerce makes Deloitte’s Fast 50 List

Permalink: Mobile Commerce makes Deloitte’s Fast 50 List by Jan Harris

Mobile Commerce, which develops content search solutions for the UK mobile telecommunications industry, has been named in Deloitte’s 2008 Fast 50 ranking, which recognizes the UK companies with the fastest revenue growth over a five-year period.
Mobile Commerce, which is a leading provider of location-based services (LBS), monetised search and mobile content integration, recorded a [...]


Microsoft and LG Collaborate to Battle Competition

Permalink: Microsoft and LG Collaborate to Battle Competition by Franz Bicar

The mobile phone market is heating up and the competition is getting intense. Because of this, Microsoft and LG on Monday, announced their plans of working closely together, collaborating on research and development, marketing, applications and services for converged mobile devices. This announcement came from Seoul, Korea, LG’s base, during a trip there by Steve [...]

November 3, 2008

Pay Bills on your Phone with MasterCard’s Over-the-Air Provisioning Service

Permalink: Pay Bills on your Phone with MasterCard’s Over-the-Air Provisioning Service by Franz Bicar

Although paying your bills through your phone has already been popular in Japan, the rest of the world hasn’t quite caught up to it yet. But now, that may soon change as MasterCard announced yesterday what it calls its Over-the-Air Provisioning Service, which will allow MasterCard’s PayPass program to work with a mobile phone equipped [...]