Dialogue Communications opens Cape Town office

Permalink: Dialogue Communications opens Cape Town office by David Masters

UK-based mobile payment service Dialogue Communications has opened a new office in South Africa, continuing its international growth strategy.
The Cape Town office will focus on bringing comprehensive SMS and WAP billing solutions to the South African market.
“We are thrilled to be able to introduce WAP billing in South Africa by offering our customers an easy [...]


Push for one micro-USB charger

Permalink: Push for one micro-USB charger by Alan Harten

Cell phone usage is continuing to get simpler as cell phones become more closely integrated into society and manufacturers continue to push for global compatibility.
Recently initiatives have been taken by two groups to make cell phones simpler for views and more user friendly.
At the Global System for Mobile Communications (GMSA) a significant number of carriers [...]


Babelgum announces Film Festival winners

Permalink: Babelgum announces Film Festival winners by David Masters

Mobile and web TV service Babelgum this week announced the winners of the Babelgum Online Film Festival 2009.
Honorary judge Spike Lee chose five winners from 651 entries in the categories of Genius, Animation, Short Film, Documentary, and Mini Masterpiece.
A cash prizes of €20,000 was given to the winner in each category.
Four other winners were chosen [...]


Broadcast live from any mobile phone with ipadio

Permalink: Broadcast live from any mobile phone with ipadio by David Masters

A new mobile app, launched yesterday, allows people to broadcast audio to the Internet from anywhere in the world.
Ipadio, available for any handset, means that anyone with a mobile phone can become a citizen radio journalist.
Broadcasts made using ipadio are automatically recorded to mp3.
The recording can be geolocated on a Google map (for phones with [...]


Samsung Unveils their own Google Android Phone

Permalink: Samsung Unveils their own Google Android Phone by Franz Bicar

Move over HTC, you are not the only Android phone on the block. Samsung Electronics has just announced their very own Google Android mobile phone. Samsung became the first major mobile phone maker to launch a phone using Google’s open source mobile OS.
The Samsung phone, named the I7500, features a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera [...]


Acer confirms Android handset for 2009

Permalink: Acer confirms Android handset for 2009 by David Masters

An Android-based Acer smartphone is in the pipeline to be released sometime in 2009, the company confirmed this week.
Aymar de Lencquesaing, head of mobile at Taiwan-based OC maker said an handset powered by Google’s open source OS is ‘likely’ to be unveiled sometime this year.
“We have not made any formal announcement of an Android-based device, [...]


HTC S740 Review

Permalink: HTC S740 Review by Franz Bicar

The HTC S740 is what you would call a chic alternative to the bland-looking Blackberry Curve. For those who are still uncomfortable with those new touchscreen interface, the S740 has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This slim, eye-catching smartphone has a clean interface and a spacious keyboard making it one of the best Windows Mobile device [...]


3 UK Offers Free Mobile Skype Calls

Permalink: 3 UK Offers Free Mobile Skype Calls by Franz Bicar

Skype is technically free - if you are using it for Skype to Skype phone calls. But, using Skype to call a friend or relative on other landlines and mobile phones can be made for a fee.
This could start a trend or it may not but mobile operator 3 UK  will allow users to enjoy [...]


Social networking comes second to cost for mobile users

Permalink: Social networking comes second to cost for mobile users by Jan Harris

Not surprisingly, given the current recession, new research by OpenCloud has found that cost is the most important factor for mobile users.
According to the ‘My Mobile Lifestyle’ survey the three most important points a consumer considers when buying a phone are handset price, call price and text price, in that order of importance.
Over 80% of [...]


LG Neon TE365F low-cost QWERTY Phone

Permalink: LG Neon TE365F low-cost QWERTY Phone by Franz Bicar

Looking for a low-cost device with the all the high quality features of today’s top phones? Well then maybe you should check out the LG Neon TE365F phone. The phone was developed and manufactured by LG Electronics and provides you with features such as QWERTY keyboard and a touch screen interface.
The LG Neon is not [...]


Future for Java Mobile Edition Uncertain with Oracle

Permalink: Future for Java Mobile Edition Uncertain with Oracle by Franz Bicar

For those of you who may not know, Sun Microsystems was recently acquired by Oracle. But what is the relevance for this bit of info? Well, for one, Sun Microsystems is the developer of Java Mobile Edition (formerly J2ME) - the ones you see advertised on smartphones and the the basis of most third-party applications [...]


Short Messaging Service - Hijack Tool

Permalink: Short Messaging Service - Hijack Tool by Franz Bicar

Did you know, that SMS or text messages is now a hacker’s tool to hijack a victims phone? Apparently, an attacker with the right skills could hijack a phone remotely just by sending SMS messages to it. This is according to a mobile security firm Trust Digital.
What happens is that a text message could be [...]


Palringo goes for gold on Blackberry

Permalink: Palringo goes for gold on Blackberry by Alan Harten

One of the new network messaging options available, Palringo, has announced a gold version available for smartphones, in addition to a version for Macs and PCs.
The Beta version was well received, by Blackberry users in particular, so it is no surprise that Blackberry has been the first to announce the availability of the gold version [...]


Qype Launches Radar v2 For iPhone & Android

Permalink: Qype Launches Radar v2 For iPhone & Android by Jan Harris

Qype, the site for user-generated reviews of places such as restaurants and hotels, has extended its Radar application to allow users to post reviews in real time.
As well as providing access to over one million reviews, Radar v2 now allows users to write reviews while they are at a venue, and upload multiple photos [...]


Nokia 5800 XpressMusic reaches a Milestone

Permalink: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic reaches a Milestone by Franz Bicar

Who said only Apple is enjoying success in the mobile market? The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia’s answer to the iPhone/iPod Touch as a touch-screen multimedia device has reach a milestone. It has now crossed the 13 million mark in just two months after the Finnish giant unleashed it worldwide. That is really impressive. Well, we [...]


LG GC900 Viewty II goes Official

Permalink: LG GC900 Viewty II goes Official by Franz Bicar

LG has formally announced their new LG Viewty II. They named this phone the new LG Smart. It has an ultra-sleek design and packed with numerous features. The GC900 or the LG Smart is just 12.4 mm thick (under a half-inch), packing a 3-inch touchscreen on its face and of course that 8 megapixel camera [...]


RIM Looking for Partners for new Blackberries

Permalink: RIM Looking for Partners for new Blackberries by Franz Bicar

It’s the sign of times. Apparently, RIM is looking for partners to help develop their new line of BlackBerry smartphones. For the moment, RIM is working with companies such as Elcoteq and Celestica but this might be enough to cover the demand for their business smartphones.
It has been noted that demand for RIM’s phones [...]


RIM Releases Cameral-less Blackberry Curve 8350i

Permalink: RIM Releases Cameral-less Blackberry Curve 8350i by Franz Bicar

RIM, a Canadian wireless device company best known as the developer of the BlackBerry handheld communication device, is releasing another version of its Blackberry device -  the camera-less Curve 8350i. Some of you might think, what’s the big deal? Why are we getting excited with a phone without a camera when every other phone in [...]


LG Xenon Review

Permalink: LG Xenon Review by Franz Bicar

The LG Xenon was LG’s Heart and Soul of the recently concluded CTIA event. Among the phones presented there, the Xenon was the one which held the most promise. The phone features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for messaging and a large touch-screen interface. Furthermore, the Xenon has a home interface that can easily be customized [...]


Sprint Announces Release Date of Palm Pre

Permalink: Sprint Announces Release Date of Palm Pre by Franz Bicar

We have waited and still waiting for the release of the Palm Pre. So far, no date was mentioned and no price has surfaced. Not until news from Palm Inc.’s user forums which stated that the highly anticipated Palm Pre smartphone could be available on Tax Day, April 15. Further confirmation to this news is [...]