HTC Magic Android Phone to be Launched in Singapore

Permalink: HTC Magic Android Phone to be Launched in Singapore by Franz Bicar

HTC is planning to follow-up on the success of its first Android based phone. But get this, the second product, also based on Google’s Android platform, will be released early June in Singapore. Tough luck for those waiting for HTC’s second iteration as they won’t get to try it right away. But, I’m pretty sure [...]


O2 unveils Joggler family calendar

Permalink: O2 unveils Joggler family calendar by David Masters

O2 has launched a new digital calendar gadget that it says will help families make time for the things they love.
The Joggler can be programmed to send out text message reminders of events to family members.
Reminders can be sent for appointments, school runs, birthdays, anniversaries, work meetings, and any other event that it’s important to [...]


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 [...]


Solar powered Bluetooth handsfree speakerphone

Permalink: Solar powered Bluetooth handsfree speakerphone by David Masters

Scosche has launched a new Bluetooth speaker phone that’s powered using solar energy.
The $100 (£69) solCHAT device is designed for handsfree calls made whilst driving.
The solar panel is designed to be stuck in the corner of the car’s windscreen, recharging the device whenever the car is left is the sun.
SolCHAT’s features include easy install that [...]


Nokia Strengthens Bid on Mobile Music Market

Permalink: Nokia Strengthens Bid on Mobile Music Market by Franz Bicar

Nokia is strenghtening its push on the mobile music market with its “Comes With Music” service and opening more Nokia Music Stores. They also introduced two new XpressMusic phones in their bid to become solid contenders to world leading Apple iStore. The Nokia Music Store and the “Comes With Music” service will be launched in [...]


Palm Treo Pro Review

Permalink: Palm Treo Pro Review by Franz Bicar

The Palm Pre has taken all the buzz and focus away from other phones in the Palm lineup. As a competitor to Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android, it literally took all the attention away from phones such as the Palm Treo Pro. The Palm Treo Pro is designed for business and offers a lot of [...]


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 [...]


Nokia netbook on the cards

Permalink: Nokia netbook on the cards by David Masters

Nokia is thinking about jumping on the netbook bandwagon, its boss has confirmed.
CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvu said the company is currently working on its own mini-laptop to rival the Asus Eee PC and the Acer Aspire One.
“We are looking very actively also at this opportunity,” Kallasvu said.
Meanwhile, Taiwan-based notebook makers have reported that Nokia approached them [...]


HTC Magic Google Android Smartphone

Permalink: HTC Magic Google Android Smartphone by Franz Bicar

High Tech Computer (HTC) unveiled its second Google Android-based smartphone, the HTC Magic, with mobile service provider Vodafone on Tuesday.
The new smartphone will soon battle its predecessor, the T-Mobile G1, or otherwise known as the HTC Dream, in Europe. Vodafone plans to launch the HTC Magic in the U.K., Spain, Germany, France and Italy and [...]


Next Generation Cell Phones Showcased in Barcelona

Permalink: Next Generation Cell Phones Showcased in Barcelona by Franz Bicar

Several mobile phone companies has showcased their next generation cell phones in Spain at this years Mobile World Congress trade show. These new models are thinner, smarter, more multimedia-savvy and customizable than ever.
There are several handset that stood out among the pack, and we are going to feature them on this article. First up is [...]


Third Party Web Browser Approved for the iPhone

Permalink: Third Party Web Browser Approved for the iPhone by Franz Bicar

We’ve all heard about the supposed “evil” that is Apple. We’ve complained about them locking their hardware to their different softwares and services. Most of these complaints are because of the iPhone. Lots of users would love to have the freedom that wasn’t given by its manufacturers. But now, one could suggest that Apple has [...]


PlayPhone to launch mobile football forecasts

Permalink: PlayPhone to launch mobile football forecasts by Jan Harris

Mobile entertainment company, PlayPhone EMEA, is launching a mobile football score prediction service called ‘Footie Forecast’.
In the UK the service will feature England and Tottenham football legend Jimmy Greaves.
Anyone who registers for Footie Forecast will receive one football related game to download to their mobile each week, and will also have access to [...]


SIMable chip shipped to 37 countries

Permalink: SIMable chip shipped to 37 countries by Jan Harris

24/7 Mobile Solutions started shipping its revolutionary mobile phone unlocking chip, SIMable, in April, and in just four months it has been distributed to 37 countries.
www.SIMable.com is attracting up to 4,000 first time visitors each day, giving further evidence of the chip’s success.
The ultra thin chip, which takes just seconds to install in a [...]


23half Inc launches Thrrum MMS Search

Permalink: 23half Inc launches Thrrum MMS Search by Jan Harris

California-based 23half Inc has launched Thrrum MMS Search, which uses the Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) functionality of camera phones to find information about the camera phone user’s surroundings.
To use the visual search facility, a camera phone user takes a picture of a piece of text they see around them - this could be a [...]


3UK in deal with Fun Text

Permalink: 3UK in deal with Fun Text by Jan Harris

3 UK is to roll-out Fun Text’s emotional messaging service on its handsets. The service will be accessible directly from the messaging menu on a range of 3 UK’s phones.
Fun Text claims that the service combines the richness of MMS with the ease of use of SMS.
3 UK customers with N95, N73, E65 [...]


SnapMyLife photo sharing site launched

Permalink: SnapMyLife photo sharing site launched by Jan Harris

US-company Mobicious Inc has launched SnapMyLife, a mobile social media site which allows people to instantly share camera phone photos by uploading them to the site via picture messaging (MMS) or email.
The site, which is optimised for viewing on cell phones, gained over 1,000 members each day during a 90 day trial period prior [...]


Polaroid plans UK launch of PoGo Printer

Permalink: Polaroid plans UK launch of PoGo Printer by Jan Harris

Polaroid has renamed its Zink inkless mobile printer and announced a May launch date for the device in the UK.
The Zink printer is now called the Polaroid PoGo as in “Polaroid to Go”. It will sell for £99 in the UK.
The device can print 2 x 3 inch colour photos in just 60 [...]


NowThen announces mobile picture sharing service

Permalink: NowThen announces mobile picture sharing service by Jan Harris

Mobile phone blogging service, NowThen, recently launched a mobile picture sharing service at www.NowThen.com which allows user to share photos with an unlimited number of other NowThen users for the price of one MMS.
Users can add pictures to an online journal on the site and send photos, together with a short caption, directly to [...]


Mitek turns camera phone into banking tool

Permalink: Mitek turns camera phone into banking tool by Jan Harris

Mitek Systems is planning to demonstrate new camera phone technology at BAI-Transpay on 5 February, a tradeshow targeted at the banking industry.
The new software, ImageNet Mobile Deposit, can be used by banks to let customers deposit cheques or pay bills via a Windows Mobile phone.
The software uses the phone’s camera to photograph an item, then [...]


knfbREADER Mobile helps blind people interpret text

Permalink: knfbREADER Mobile helps blind people interpret text by Jan Harris

Nokia and KNFB Reading Technologies have partnered to develop a mobile phone which incorporates text-recognition technology - the knfbREADER Mobile.
KNFB’s text-recognition system has been installed inside the Nokia N82 cell phone, providing a device which can help people with visual impairments interpret text.
The adapted Nokia N82 includes a 5-megapixel autofocus camera. The user [...]