Mobile IQ adds more access to mobile devices

Permalink: Mobile IQ adds more access to mobile devices by Alan Harten

Mobile IQ is expanding the information that it allows consumers to access while on their mobile devices to include two new services: access to Best Practice and The Guardian.
Best Practice is a tool that allows health professional to access clinical information and expert opinions of those in the medical profession, so that they can make [...]


MobiTV says mobile TV viewing is increasing

Permalink: MobiTV says mobile TV viewing is increasing by Alan Harten

Chairman and CEO of MobiTV, Charlie Nooney, recently announced that the company has seen a new demand for mobile television leading to a sharp increase in its customer base.
Reports show that MobiTV now has over seven million subscribers in the US, which is a rise of over two million subscribers in just six [...]


Palm Pre Doing Well on Debut

Permalink: Palm Pre Doing Well on Debut by Franz Bicar

It’s not as crowded as when the iPhone was launched, but nonetheless , crowds gathered outside Sprint Nextel Inc. stores and other retailers in the hopes of being among the first with the highly anticipated smartphones. The Palm Pre was officially launched last Saturday and the result is quite positive for Palm and Sprint.
Many [...]


MobiTV attracts 2m new users

Permalink: MobiTV attracts 2m new users by David Masters

Mobile TV service MobiTV has signed up two million new subscribers in the last six months, bringing total subscriber count to seven million, the largest subscriber based in the mobile TV industry.
Billions of minutes a year of live television and video-on-demand are streamed by the service to users on 20 different mobile networks.
“We are clearly [...]


Google Android HTC Hero Coming in June

Permalink: Google Android HTC Hero Coming in June by Franz Bicar

With the launch of the Palm Pre just around the corner, it is turning out to be the most productive summers in smart phone manufacturing - and indeed, it looks very promising. Now, there’s word that HTC, one of the world’s handset giants and maker of the popular Android-based T-Mobile G1, is going to launch [...]


Windows, Google Makes Impression at Computex

Permalink: Windows, Google Makes Impression at Computex by Franz Bicar

In this year’s Computex exhibition held in Taipei, Taiwan, two companies showcased what it can do with two different technologies. First we have In Technology, a Chinese company based in Guangzhou China, who showed what it calls the world’s first Windows XP phone. The phone, named xpPhone, can wake Windows from standby mode to receive [...]


Sony Ericsson unveils Greenheart eco-phones

Permalink: Sony Ericsson unveils Greenheart eco-phones by David Masters

Sony Ericsson today boosted its eco-credentials by unveiling two new handsets made from recycled CD cases and water bottles.
The GreenHeart C901 and Naite are set to be part of an ongoing environmentally friendly range of phones from the vendor, using minimal packaging, non-toxic paints, low power charger, and an electronic on-phone user guide rather than [...]


Nokia pilots indoor mobile navigation

Permalink: Nokia pilots indoor mobile navigation by David Masters

Mobile phones that help users navigate around complicated buildings such as shopping centres, hospitals, and universities could soon be available if a Nokia trial proves successful.
The handset maker is currently testing a pilot mobile indoor positioning system at Kamppi Shopping Centre in Helsinki, Finland.
To use the pilot system, shoppers download trial software to their mobile [...]


TextTank.co.uk launches 3.9p text messages

Permalink: TextTank.co.uk launches 3.9p text messages by David Masters

British businesses and charities can now send group text messages for as little as 3.9p per message.
TextTank.co.uk, launched this week by CardBoardFish, is the cheapest flat-rate service available in the UK.
Accounts take just seconds to set up, with no set-up costs, no recurring fees, and no software to install.
Users can pay for and send texts [...]


Samsung unveils 12-megapixel cameraphone

Permalink: Samsung unveils 12-megapixel cameraphone by David Masters

Samsung is to release a smartphone with an on-board 12-megapixel camera and a 3.1-inch touchscreen.
The Pixon12 will take higher resolution pictures than most digital cameras, whilst also functioning as a mobile phone, media player, Internet browser, and GPS navigator.
Camera features include a 28mm wide-angle lens, Xenon flash, and the ability to shoot 720×480-pixel video at [...]


TxtNation grabs industry award

Permalink: TxtNation grabs industry award by David Masters

TxtNation won a prestigious industry award this week at the annual Mobile Advertising and Marketing Awards (MAMA) in London.
The mobile messaging and content provider took the overall top prize on the back of its recently-launched e-commerce mobile app, the mENABLE Widget.
The widget allows mobile phone users to pay for mobile apps, ringtones and games using [...]


SurfKitchen triples sales from Orange Downloads

Permalink: SurfKitchen triples sales from Orange Downloads by David Masters

SurfKitchen has been nominated to the 2009 Meffy Awards for its upgrade to Orange Downloads that tripled sales of featured applications at the Orange mobile store in the first month of launch.
“Orange Downloads has been a phenomenal success,” said Michel Quazza, SurfKitchen’s chief executive.
“Using our mobile Internet platform technology, Orange was able to seamlessly upgrade [...]


Mobile Distillery speeds up Android app development

Permalink: Mobile Distillery speeds up Android app development by David Masters

Mobile Distillery has launched a new solution that allows the source code of any iPhone, Java, Brew, WindowsMobile or Blackberry app to be ported to Google’s Android OS.
The solution, dubbed Celsius Android, optimises and ports mobile applications to Android phones, helping developers overcome platform fragmentation issues and launch new mobile apps to a wider market.
Celsuis [...]


LG introduces middle of the road phones

Permalink: LG introduces middle of the road phones by Alan Harten

LG has recently announced two new mid-range mobile phones that are aimed at providing spectacular social networking service access: the GT505 and GW 520 smartphones.
The aim of the two new LG mobile phones is to allow users to instantly access social networking alerts and feeds as well as offering push email support and Exchange Activesync [...]


LG introduces phones that are only a ‘bit smart’

Permalink: LG introduces phones that are only a ‘bit smart’ by Alan Harten

LG is following up the success of its Shine and Mobile Black Label Series with the new updated LG Viewty Smart due for release later this month.
The LG Viewty is aimed at bringing a touchscreen camera phone into the competition market currently ruled by Sony Ericsson and Idou.
With an 8 megapixel camera, Auto and manual [...]


LG12-megapixel camera phone

Permalink: LG12-megapixel camera phone by Alan Harten

LG has recently announced it will add a 12-megapixel camera phone to the mobile phone market during Q4 to compete with the Sony Ericsson Walkman and the Idou Cybershot.
Not many details have been released about the new camera phone but it is likely to follow in the footsteps of the LG Viewty Smart GC900 which [...]


Acer’s First Android-based Phone Due in Q4

Permalink: Acer’s First Android-based Phone Due in Q4 by Franz Bicar

Acer, the Taiwan-based international computer company, has recently announced its desire to develop a smartphone based on Google’s Android platform. Monday, the company announced that the phone is due to launch in the fourth quarter of this year.
As the world’s third largest PC vendor, it was quite a surprise when the company announced its [...]


Pixon 12 Boosts Samsung in the Megapixel Race

Permalink: Pixon 12 Boosts Samsung in the Megapixel Race by Franz Bicar

You want a camera phone? Samsung is giving you one, a 12-megapixel monster with touch screen interface. Samsung launched on Monday the Pixon 12, the company’s first touch screen phone with a 12-megapixel camera that will boost the company ahead of Sony Ericsson in the camera phone race.
This release came after Sony Ericsson announced the [...]


Britons are Top Handset Recyclers

Permalink: Britons are Top Handset Recyclers by Franz Bicar

These days, people are getting more and more conscious in trying to save our planet. According to Hitwise, a web traffic analyst, web searches regarding the recycling of old mobile phones, have increased by 205 percent since April 2008.
And, as the title says, Britons are number one in recycling old and used mobile phones. It [...]