June 30, 2009

Video guide for Sony Ericsson W995 Walkman phone

Permalink: Video guide for Sony Ericsson W995 Walkman phone by Jan Harris

Sony Ericsson is releasing its W995 Walkman mobile phone in June and July 2009.
The phone, which will be available globally, features a 8.1 megapixel camera, 8GB Memory Stick, 2.6” colour display and built-in stereo speakers.
With its powerful video capability the device is designed to offer entertainment on the move.
It is the first Sony [...]

June 29, 2009

Dell Develops an Android Mobile Internet Device

Permalink: Dell Develops an Android Mobile Internet Device by Franz Bicar

Watch out Apple, Dell is coming for you! Reports (Wall Street Journal) surfaced earlier today that Dell, a multinational technology corporation, develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products, is on the verge of developing their very own pocket-sized device using Google’s Android operating system. The said device is reported to have [...]


Mobile Phone Security Challenge winners

Permalink: Mobile Phone Security Challenge winners by Alan Harten

A few of the top designers and technology experts in the UK which have recently been honoured as the results of the £400,000 Mobile Phone Security Challenge have been released.
The challenge was aimed at the creation of ‘crime proof’ mobiles.
Each winning team was selected based on the strengths of their collective credentials and [...]


Mainstream mobile TV arrives in Norway

Permalink: Mainstream mobile TV arrives in Norway by David Masters

Mobile phone users in Norway can now access mainstream TV services, including live news and weather, on-demand video streams, and sport, following the launch of the MiniTV Mobil application.
Designed as a companion to the Norwegian Mobile TV MiniTV DMB service, the application was developed by Norway’s three largest TV broadcasters: NRK, TV 2 and Modern [...]

June 28, 2009

Motorola’s Latest – Karma QA1 Slider

Permalink: Motorola’s Latest – Karma QA1 Slider by Franz Bicar

This could be Motorola’s next big thing. The Motorola Karma QA1 slider phone will hit markets today and is aimed for social network activities. With the Karma QA1, users will have direct interaction with social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and other services.
The phone basically measures around 3.5 by 2.5 inches, has a [...]

June 26, 2009

RFID Chips on All Phones by Next Year

Permalink: RFID Chips on All Phones by Next Year by Franz Bicar

So what exactly is an RFID chip? What makes it so important? Well from Wikipedia, RFID, otherwise known as Radio-frequency Identification, is the use of an object applied to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification and tracking using radio waves. This would allow phones the ability to open [...]

June 25, 2009

Is it the G1 or the Hero?

Permalink: Is it the G1 or the Hero? by Alan Harten

HTC recently announced that its new Android Smartphone will be known as the Hero Handset, but T-Mobile quickly disagreed, deciding to instead refer to it with their customers as the T-Mobile G1 Touch.
Thus, it is highly likely that Orange and T-Mobile will square up against each other when it comes time to sign into a [...]


Anam’s Bully Filter wins award

Permalink: Anam’s Bully Filter wins award by Jan Harris

Dublin-based Anam, which provides mobile operators with messaging services solutions, has been recognised at the Global Messaging Awards 2009.
The company’s Bully Filter for Telenor was named ‘Best Social Use Application’ at the awards.
Telenor Group, which provides telecommunication services in 13 countries across Europe and Asia, uses Anam’s Parental Control solution to power its [...]

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 [...]

June 23, 2009

Agito announces Blackberry VoIP app

Permalink: Agito announces Blackberry VoIP app by David Masters

Agito has launched a new VoIP app for Blackberry handsets, enabling Blackberry users to make VoIP calls over Wi-Fi.
The app is a development of Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, which aims to help businesses integrate unified communications (UC) with mobile devices.
Research in Motion’s (RIM) Blackberry handsets dominate the corporate smartphone market, making a Blackberry app essential [...]


Apple sells one million iPhone 3GS in three days

Permalink: Apple sells one million iPhone 3GS in three days by David Masters

Sales of Apple’s latest iPhone handset have topped one million units just three days after launch.
The iPhone 3GS has been rushing off the shelves at handset retailers around the world.
The instant success of the 3GS echoes the popularity of the iPhone 3G, which also sold one million units within three days of its international launch [...]

June 22, 2009

Man buys IPhone 3G S and pulls it apart

Permalink: Man buys IPhone 3G S and pulls it apart by Alan Harten

Kyle Wiens, the CEO of ifixit.com, allowed many people to see how the new IPhone 3G S works by taking quite the initiative, one that included catching an overnight flight from California to London to wait in line so that he could get one of the first models.
After he received the iPhone, he quickly tore [...]


Surveys Indicate Phones Getting More Complicated

Permalink: Surveys Indicate Phones Getting More Complicated by Franz Bicar

You think you know all the features in your smartphone - both inside and out? Well think again. A survey from FoneBank is telling us that nearly two thirds of Britons are having a hard time knowing all of the features on their phones and that mobile phones today are getting way complicated than when [...]

June 20, 2009

Palm Releases Web OS 1.0.3 Update

Permalink: Palm Releases Web OS 1.0.3 Update by Franz Bicar

Not to be outdone with the latest release of Apple’s iPhone 3.0 OS, Palm also released its first updates to their very own Web OS. Palm’s Web OS is at version 1.0.3 and is currently being used by their latest hit, the Palm Pre. Although no new apps were introduced for this release, several key [...]

June 19, 2009

Indian children’s movies broadcast on mobile TV

Permalink: Indian children’s movies broadcast on mobile TV by David Masters

Children’s films produced in India are set to be broadcast on mobile phones around the world following an agreement between the Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI) and ROK Entertainment Group.
ROK will launch CFSI films on its worldwide Mobile TV services, starting with its India-based Tiny TV service.
CFSI sees the move as a step towards [...]

June 18, 2009

Apple launches iPhone OS 3.0

Permalink: Apple launches iPhone OS 3.0 by David Masters

Apple has officially launched version 3.0 of the iPhone operating system.
The updated OS can be downloaded to any PC or Mac, and transferred to the iPhone via USB cable.
iPhone users can download the update for free, whilst iPod Touch users are charged $10 (£6).
The update adds over 100 new features an enhancements to the iPhone, [...]


Wimbledon Android app “pushes the boundaries”

Permalink: Wimbledon Android app “pushes the boundaries” by David Masters

Tech-savvy tennis fans are in for a treat this year with IBM launching a range of mobile apps offering realtime updates on Wimbledon.
Applications for Android and iPhone handsets, as well as for micro-blogging service Twitter, will make this year’s Wimbledon the most technologically advanced and accessible in history.
The Twitter client launches today, whilst the Android [...]


Summer Release for the T-Mobile Dash 3G

Permalink: Summer Release for the T-Mobile Dash 3G by Franz Bicar

The long awaited refresh of the T-Mobile Dash has been released by T-Mobile. The phone, named the T-Mobile Dash 3G, is part of what many is calling the best summer for smartphones, even with the ongoing recession. It started this month with the launch of the Palm Pre and will continue this week with the [...]


iPhone OS 3.0 Officially Released

Permalink: iPhone OS 3.0 Officially Released by Franz Bicar

After months of waiting, the much anticipated iPhone OS 3.0 is finally here. Said to have addressed some of the most awaited features such as copy, cut and paste and push notification, the OS is coming in with a bang! The iPhone OS 3.0 was released to developers last March, and now, it is freely [...]

June 17, 2009

Valentines declare love via SMS

Permalink: Valentines declare love via SMS by David Masters

Receiving anonymous Valentine’s Day cards from secret admirers could become a distant memory if the current trend of declaring love by text message continues.
February 14th 2009 was the busiest Valentine’s day on record for mobile operators, according to figures released this month, with over one billion SMS messages sent across the airwaves on the day [...]