June 24, 2009

Future of Mobile Devices Bright with Intel and Nokia Partnership

Permalink: Future of Mobile Devices Bright with Intel and Nokia Partnership by Franz Bicar

On Tuesday, Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, and Nokia, one of the leading manufacturers of mobile phones and mobile devices, announced their partnership in developing future mobile devices. This announcement could serve as the cornerstone for the future of mobile devices and the mobile market.
Both companies are still silent on specific products or [...]

May 19, 2009

Samsung GT-I6320C TV Phone

Permalink: Samsung GT-I6320C TV Phone by Franz Bicar

Yesterday, Samsung announced one of their latest phone for this year - the Samsung GT-I6320C TV phone bound for the Chinese 3G Network. The GT-I6320C will operate on Network, TD-HSDPA, TD-SCDMA, 3G and CMMB.
The phone’s main feature is obviously its built-in TV capabilities that would allow customers to watch TV in 150 cities across China. [...]

April 21, 2009

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 [...]

March 26, 2009

Dell Smartphone - Could it Succeed?

Permalink: Dell Smartphone - Could it Succeed? by Franz Bicar

Talks and rumors of a Dell smartphone may actually be more than just rumors. Dell CEO Michael Dell recently confirmed the company’s move towards what they refer to as “smaller-screen devices.” This statement was issued by Dell last March 24 while traveling in Japan.
This is news for a lot of people but not really that [...]

March 17, 2009

HTC Maple to be Launched by April

Permalink: HTC Maple to be Launched by April by Franz Bicar

The internet community - those geeks constantly waiting for the next big thing - is abuzz with HTC’s announcement of its new HTC Maple. The Maple is supposed to be released in the US by next month to coincide with the International CTIA Wireless 2009 exhibition slated to start on April 1.
The HTC Maple appears [...]

March 9, 2009

Samsung marketers hire fake Pink

Permalink: Samsung marketers hire fake Pink by David Masters

Samsung has hired pop singer Pink to promote its Tocco and Pixon handsets, or so it says.
A Pink tribute artist (i.e. a fake Pink) turned up at a local Carphone Warehouse store to launch the Samsung promotion.
We are in the middle of the credit crunch, so perhaps we can forgive them for not being able [...]

February 27, 2009

Free 8GB IPhone from Softbank

Permalink: Free 8GB IPhone from Softbank by Franz Bicar

A few days ago, I wrote about a $99 iPhone from Best Buy. Now we have news that Softbank, Apple’s partner and the iPhone carrier in Japan, plans to introduce a new program Friday that will give some iPhones away for free with a new two-year contract.
This deal is basically for new subscribers who is [...]

October 1, 2008

Sharp, Nissan Built-in Electronic Car Key

Permalink: Sharp, Nissan Built-in Electronic Car Key by Franz Bicar

I’m sure you’ve seen those videos and blog posts about cell phones able to unlock cars. By now everybody should know that those were hoaxes.
Well, pretty soon, that may also become a reality. Sharp, Nissan and NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s leading cellular carrier, has developed the world’s first built-in electronic car key. It’s compatible with [...]

May 19, 2008

Why trading in your mobile phone makes sense

Permalink: Why trading in your mobile phone makes sense by Brian Turner

A lot of people don’t realise that they can trade in their old mobile phones when they buy a new one.
While major outlets such as Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U may not take your old phone, there are plenty of companies who do.
For example, Mobile Phone Exchange has become one of the leading places in the [...]

June 19, 2007

Smart Phones Surpassing PDAs

Permalink: Smart Phones Surpassing PDAs by Kathryn Lang

Smart phones have taken the world by storm. There was a time when a phone was just a phone that simply allowed you to talk with someone that wasn’t in your presence. As technology has become more compact, so have the capabilities of the communication devices.
Most phones that are on the market have [...]


Cell Phones: Multitasking Radio

Permalink: Cell Phones: Multitasking Radio by Kathryn Lang

Cell Phones Are Just Sophisticated Radios.
When is a phone not really a phone – when it is actually a cell phone. All those annoying little phones you hear buzzing where ever you go these days are (drum roll please) radios. Just knowing this takes a little bit of the fun out of the [...]


Etiquette for Mobiles Phones

Permalink: Etiquette for Mobiles Phones by Kathryn Lang

I had left a message for my doctor, but left my cell phone number since I had to run some errands. The nurse timed the return call perfectly. There I was, standing in the refrigerator aisle of the local supermarket (complete with stock boy) when my phone began to buzz. If I [...]

February 28, 2007

Mobile device in a glove?

Permalink: Mobile device in a glove? by Brian Turner

When I described the Ultimate Mobile Device, I always imagined something that the user would wear on the wrist.
I guess a big part is that in science fiction TV and film, people would often use communicators set up on their arms.
Well, it looks like some manufacturers are indeed looking beyond the device itself as separate [...]

February 22, 2007

Mobile developers get toolkit

Permalink: Mobile developers get toolkit by Brian Turner

So, if the mobile device is the communications center of the future, what’s coming next?
Well, if the marketers have anything to do with it, the mobile device will become the next big platform for permission marketing. Or simply marketing.
Already some marketers are touting that mobile as the billboard of the future.
While the big companies are [...]


The Apple iPhone and Cisco - Now what for mobiles?

Permalink: The Apple iPhone and Cisco - Now what for mobiles? by Brian Turner

So, Apple and Cisco have decided to bury the hatchet on the iPhone trademark dispute. Now both companies will promote iPhone products.
While Apple’s foray into the name was widely expected, it was surprising to discover Cisco already held the trademark. However, observers soon noted that the Cisco claim was tenuous at best.
So now it’s a [...]

February 20, 2007

The Ultimate Mobile Device

Permalink: The Ultimate Mobile Device by Brian Turner

The Age of Information is bringing about the convergence of a range of technologies.
The internet, digital media, home entertainment - and mobile devices - are all moving slowly but surely towards a single goal.
The result? The Ultimate Mobile Device.
At present we have separate devices for different functions: the computer for the internet, the TV for [...]