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 [...]
Average mobile broadband speed less than 1 mbps
Permalink: Average mobile broadband speed less than 1 mbps by Alan Harten
New tests by a broadband company named Epitiro, known for its benchmark studies, report that the average mobile broadband speed across the UK is .9 megabits per second, after performing over 1.4 million tests.
At its fastest peaks, users of mobiles reached broadband speeds of 1.8 megabits per second, which still falls below the recommended [...]
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 [...]
Broadband Genie tests mobile broadband
Permalink: Broadband Genie tests mobile broadband by Jan Harris
Broadband Genie, the broadband comparison service, has been checking out if mobile broadband lives up to the claims of leading ISPs.
In its first ever ‘Road Trip Awards’, Broadband Genie tested dongles from O2, Orange, 3, T-mobile, Virgin Media and Vodafone, to see how they performed.
The dongles were tested on a 350-mile rail [...]
Barclays revamps mobile banking
Permalink: Barclays revamps mobile banking by David Masters
Due to popular demand Barclays has optimised its Internet banking service for mobile access.
The number of customers checking their Barclays’ account from their mobile handset has doubled since the start of the year, forcing Barclays to rethink its mobile banking website design.
The bank said it has adapted its website so mobile customers can easily [...]
GyPSii launches web-based social networking
Permalink: GyPSii launches web-based social networking by David Masters
Mobile social networking app GyPSii today launched a web-based version of its service, GyPSii CONNECT.
CONNECT allows users to sign in to their GyPSii profile online and connect with friends across social networks on Facebook and Twitter.
GyPSii said it plans to integrate more social networks in the near future.
Features include status updates, adding friends, and tagging [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Samsung chooses Streamezzo for internet portal
Permalink: Samsung chooses Streamezzo for internet portal by David Masters
Samsung has chosen France-based software developer Streamezzo to develop and run its rich mobile internet portal.
The handset maker aims to encourage customers to use mobile services on its devices through the Rich Internet Application portal.
The portal is embedded on new Samsung devices and enables subscribers to access a variety of free and premium services, including [...]
Momail simplifies picture uploads to Facebook
Permalink: Momail simplifies picture uploads to Facebook by Jan Harris
Mobile email service, Momail, has launched a new function that allows users to easily upload pictures and status updates to Facebook from a mobile handset.
There is no need to download any software and the service works on all mobiles.
Momail users simply take a photograph with their cameraphone, select ‘send with email’, and send [...]
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 [...]
iPhone Jailbreakers Open their own App Store
Permalink: iPhone Jailbreakers Open their own App Store by Franz Bicar
Even though Apple released their SDK to allow developers to create applications for the iPhone, the jailbreaking community lived on. Many bloggers and articles predicted that with the iPhone SDK available, jailbreaking will also die as users will opt for the official apps in Apple’s App Store.
Unfortunately for Apple, the jailbreaking community is as strong [...]
Momail supports all new MWC mobiles
Permalink: Momail supports all new MWC mobiles by David Masters
Mobile email service Momail is compatible with all the new mobile devices launched last week at Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona, the company announced yesterday.
As soon as handset specifications were officially released, Momail verified its ability to support them.
Top new models supported by Momail include the Touch Diamond2 from HTC, the INQ1 from INQ, [...]
GyPSii extended to more Nokia and Blackberry handsets
Permalink: GyPSii extended to more Nokia and Blackberry handsets by Jan Harris
GeoSentric’s GyPSii social networking application is now available on an extended range of handsets from Nokia and RIM.
The application, which is available to download at http://gypsii.com/m provides location-specific functions and mobile lifestyle services.
The idea is that it can connect people and content to places and networks, allowing users to keep in touch with [...]
Mobile social network visits up 277%
Permalink: Mobile social network visits up 277% by Jan Harris
Orangeâ€™s latest Digital Media Index shows a whopping 277% increase in people accessing social network sites, such as Facebook, from their mobile phone, between June and October this year.
Since the last survey, which covered the period from November 2007 to January 2008, Orange has gained 1.3 million 3G customers, representing an 86% increase. [...]
Bliss partners with TMC for Blisstext
Permalink: Bliss partners with TMC for Blisstext by Jan Harris
Text Messaging Centre (TMC), which provides web-based text messaging solutions for businesses, has devised a new service for premature baby charity, Bliss.
Blisstext is a text messaging helpline option, which allows the charity to support families with special care babies, via text.
The roll out of Blisstext will complement the organisationâ€™s existing telephone helpline service.
MySpace Mobile Launches Streaming Video Beta
Permalink: MySpace Mobile Launches Streaming Video Beta by Jan Harris
MySpace has partnered with RipCode so that MySpace Mobile users can watch MySpace video content on their mobile phone.
MySpace is the first social network to launch a video streaming service for mobile phones from its popular mobile site, m.myspace.com.
The company has chosen on-demand video transcoding technology from RipCord for the new service.
T-Mobile Broadband Users Can Share Connection
Permalink: T-Mobile Broadband Users Can Share Connection by Alan Harten
A new initiative from the T-Mobile will mean that people will be able to share their mobile Internet connection with others.
T-Mobile believes that customers want to share their connection, so have provided them with a device called the Mobile Broadband Share Dock to enable broadband sharing.
In addition this new device will be free of [...]
New Vopium Can Switch From WiFi to 3G
Permalink: New Vopium Can Switch From WiFi to 3G by Alan Harten
Vopium WiFi, which can be used with Nokia Symbian phones, is now available in a shiny new improved version that will allow callers to make low-cost, or possibly even free international phone calls.
With their improved system, if a caller is connected to WiFi they can contact another Vopium WiFi customer anywhere in the world [...]