Saturday, December 20, 2008

O2 XDA Series : Smartphone Range

The latest in O2's long-running XDA series of Windows smartphones is the O2 XDA Guide. It's a fairly plain looking device at first sight, perhaps bordering on the ugly. But underneath, the XDA Guide is a much more interesting handset than you would expect. The main selling feature of the XDA Guide is the integrated GPS and TomTom Navigator 7 software, complete with a set of maps.

At the moment, the O2 XDA Guide has only been announced for Germany, so the maps are for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. There's no news on other countries such as the UK, but really it should be easy enough for O2 to change the maps.

It's a fully featured Windows contract mobile phones, with a 2.8" 240 x 320 pixel touchscreen display, 3.2 megapixel camera, WiFi, UMTS (3G) support plus HSDPA and HSUPA giving high-speed downloads and uploads, a 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM 7225 processor with a decent 256MB RAM, plus microSD expandable memory and Bluetooth. A car kit and charging cable is included in the standard sales package, along with a 1GB memory card.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Have Nokia 6300 and communicate with ease

The USB connection enables seamless transfer of data between the PC and the handset. Moreover, the Nokia 6300 also comes equipped with tri band technology which works over GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900, providing network coverage over the world. Buy Nokia 6300 to connect with the world.

The Nokia 6300 comes with imaging, music, media and messaging features, which will keep you entertained and communicating with ease.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Free Christmas Mobile Deals : Best Gifts / Offers

Christmas is obviously the perfect time for people to buy a new mobile phone. Christmas always come with plenty of exciting fun and offers with mobile phone. The UK's major network service providers such as Three, Vodafone, Orange, T-mobile, O2 and Virgin networks may provide best mobile phone deals on the purchase of mobile phone. The customer can get free gifts and incentives on this deal provided by network service providers. The mobile phone is available in very cheap price from my mobile shop of UK through 12 months and 18 months Christmas contract phone deals provided by network service provider.

We give cashback offer while purchase the handset through cheap contract mobile deals UK. Best contract deals on Orange, T-mobile and Vodafone may provide latest Nokia N90 in very cheap price with free gifts as well. Cheap pay monthly mobile phone deals may provide 12 months free line rental with mobile phone. Cheap mobile phone deals UK may provide plenty of free gifts while purchase the handset on Orange, T-mobile and 3 mobile networks. One can get free Nintendo Wii, Sanyo camera and Bluetooth headset etc as a free gift with mobile phone contracts.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sony Ericsson W200i Clearance with Free Tomtom

The Sony Ericsson W200i Clearance Tomtom is a handset meant for the users who desires for all the basics. It belongs to the range of walkman payg mobile phones and comes incorporated with a digital camera, FM radio and built in hands free speakerphone. The phone also has a built in RSS reader that will let you to keep up to date with all the latest news from websites. The phone also support push email and instant messaging.

The Sony Ericsson phone W200i Clearance Tomtom comes with an internal memory of 27MB that can be further expanded up to 1GB. To find lucrative deals of this handset, visit UK Mobile Phone Offers today!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

IPhone Challenger, Xperia Will Be Costly

Sony Ericsson's Xperia X1 will go on sale in the U.S. the day after Thanksgiving, but at US$800 the touch-screen phone may be a tough sell, particularly because it will most likely be used on AT&T's network, the exclusive distributor of the popular and far less-expensive iPhone.

The Windows Pay as you go Mobile Phones come with the high price tag in part because it will be unlocked, which in theory gives buyers the freedom to use it on the carrier network of their choice and without signing a multiyear subscription.

However, in this case, buyers are unlikely to use the monthly mobile phone on any network but AT&T's. That's because the phone runs on GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications), making AT&T and T-Mobile the only options in the U.S. In addition, it does not include the capability to run on the wireless frequencies that T-Mobile's 3G network uses. The phone could run on T-Mobile's slower data network, but many of the data-centric features of the phone would be unusable or at least unsatisfying.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Orange mobile Accessories: for ease and comfort

Orange mobile phone offers Memory cards as an accessory that offers additional memory storage capacity to store ring tones, images, video files and MP3 files. With the Bluetooth, user transfer data from one mobile to another without plugging in the wire.

Well, car kit accessory of Orange mobile phone helps the user to use mobile phone while driving a car. Car kit accessory of the Orange mobile phone comes with the plug and play facility. So, with the car kit user can make use of a cigarette lighter adapter for recharging the handset within the car.

Orange mobile phone accessories include Bluetooth headset, charger, car kit, and memory cards; these accessories come with the mobile phone. Well, user can avail the accessories from the mobile phone shops.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Buy Samsung G600: Elegant Phone for Flawless Communication

Samsung is a well-known name in the market for mobile phones. Some of the more fashionable mobile phones that have captured the imagination of tech-savvy phone users are being designed and developed by Samsung. You can buy the Samsung G600 handset to use all the sophisticated features of the handset. The Samsung G600 mobile phone comes with a TFT screen that is further that can display 16 million colours and is very compatible with old optical receptors.

Samsung G600 comes with a 5 mega-pixel digital camera with flash and auto focus. You can use the camera options in the night mode to get grand images even in conditions where lighting is far from perfect. The video recording capabilities of the Samsung G600 are relatively excellent. You can take the excellent pictures and can even record the video clips at very special moments of your life.

Another unique feature of the Samsung G600 is its capacity for Bluetooth printing. In addition, there is no dearth of memory; with 55 MB of embedded memory and microSD (TransFlash) card support, the Samsung G600 can be used to store a large number of images as well as other forms of mobile content.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Cheap Cell Phones Online

As the functions available in phones has improved over recent years it means that they are still expensive to some people who may only be looking for a cheap mobile phone; although functions have improved, it is still possible to find excellent examples if you look carefully. Cellular phones have become an integral part of our lives; it is difficult to imagine where we would be without them now.

Although they can be an indispensable part of a business, even teenagers have high tech models rivaling anything a busy business executive may use. Gone are the days when they were toys to show off because they have now become a necessity. With the range of functions available these days, the basic cell phone might seem to have become extinct but that isn't the case.

They may be extremely clever but I have only ever wanted a phone that made a call and could send a text message, perhaps you are the same and all you want is a cheap cellular phone like me. If you are going to buy a lower specification model, you should never expect it to perform tasks a high tech phone can. If you all you need is a phone that can make and receive calls then there isn't much point in buying anything fancy with a range of functions you will never use.

Basic facilities may be standard on cheap cellular phones but they will almost certainly be better equipped than a top-range model of five years ago, such is the speed of technological advancement. Service provider's signals do vary and if the most important reason for your cell phone is to make calls then you need to check its reception ability.

Just about every around model around the world can send text messages but don't expect it to have the same functionality of more exotic models. Still even the most basic model phones will have a good text messaging facility by early model standards.

Sending and receiving emails may not be available but then you do not need it much anyway. This may be something you need to consider if it is an important function as cheap cell phones probably won't have that capability.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Make Expedient Mobile Purchase Through Online Shops

Modern technology has given us various facilities including internet. Internet in turn has given us access to the world. Imagine, did any one ever thought procuring information just at a click of a button? But, now it’s a common thing. You don’t have to be a professional to be able to use the computer. Apart from the other bounties that accompany internet, online shopping facility constitutes one of the most important to mankind.

Online shopping can offer an easy access to products and services, aiding you to avoid the running around various shops before you could actually situate what you were looking for. Did you know that you could procure mobiles online? Yes that’s true. With the advancement in technology, mobiles are made saleable through internet mobile shops. These online shops can enable you to reach various mobile options available in the UK market at the comfort of your home.

To augment better customer experience, online mobile shops provide links to a gamut of mobile phone manufacturers which offer a bigger picture of the latest trends in the telecommunication arena. This service can keep you abreast with the changing scenario and help to locate suitable mobile. You can reach out to mobile manufacturers such as o2 mobile phones, Sony Ericsson mobiles, Vodafone mobile phones amid others. Access to mobile phone manufacturers also implies that you would get quality products which have warranty amongst other benefits.

Besides being convenient to access, online mobile shops also offer cheaper price range which can mould to your pocket. You can ensure a safe and secure purchase of mobiles when shopping through internet shops. Cost-effective bargains and special offers such as simfree mobile, mobile accessories, mobile insurance, mobile ring tone, mobile charger amid others which are tagged with online mobile purchase can make your entire shopping experience meaningful.

Before you embark upon making an internet mobile purchase make sure that you have well-read the terms and conditions of the particular service provider, so as to avoid prospective bewilderment.

Reach out to others through a mobile phone anytime anywhere. No longer can your buy schedule keep you away from talking to people you care. You can purchase an appropriate mobile phone with the aid of internet mobile shops.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Motorola V3 Im Razr Mobile The Ultimate Itunes Mobile Phone

Yet another Motorola mobile handset destined for mobile phone stardom, the Motorola V3im a quad band mobile phone, with all the features you would expect from a motorola mobile phone plus more, in particular Apple iTunes®. Motorola mobiles typically have a good history with cool modern sleek designed mobile phones, The V3 by Motorola is no different a great mobile phone with memory expansion for Micro SD formerly Transflash, GPRS for mobile internet a 2 Meg Motorola camera & a range of other mobile features from MMS to Polyphonic ring tones. The Motorola V3 mobile has a laser cut keypad which is a stylish metal feature the V3 also has an electric blue backlight. The features really do make this a cheap mobile phone for its money, like quad-band GSM, for global calls almost anywhere. The Motorola V3 im mobile phone is so thin and light you’ll forget its there.

If you are not a fan of Motorola mobile phones why not check out some Nokia mobile phones especially the latest Nokia N80 arriving soon. Be one of the first to get one, visit to be kept informed of the Nokia N80.The latest 3G Nokia N80 on Orange allows you to achieve your personal and professional goals, a 3.0 meg digital camera, mobile email, digital music player, personal organizer, mobile phone game console, 256k colour for memorable 3g video calls and WLAN connectivity,

The 3G Nokia N80 on Orange even uses Symbian advanced open standard OS, including multi-tasking multithreaded core, user interface frame work, data service enablers, application engines & integrated PIM functionality.

Can you believe it wireless local area network connection, data enabled and music, truly Nokia's most advanced all-in-one mobile phone yet.Great if you want the latest up to date technology combined with the reliability of having a Nokia handset.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Pocket battleships v pipes in the air: mobile players vie for $600bn prize

After a decade of promises, the mobile internet has arrived. So too have the giants of online business, which see the coming of reliable internet on the move as a lucrative mass consumer market that cannot be left to the mobile phone operators. The mobile industry is worth £300bn a year and with more than half the world's population now owning a mobile phone, that figure will only grow.

How to tap into that cashflow will be on the minds of executives from across the world when they gather for the industry's largest annual trade show today in Barcelona, which promises to be dominated by the plans of the likes of Google and Microsoft to enter the mobile market.

The industry's dominant handset supplier, Nokia, also seems to have turned against the mobile phone networks, launching its own online and music services direct to customers.

For the mobile phone networks, the stakes are high: can they stop the online firms, the software companies and the consumer device manufacturers turning them into nothing more than "big dumb pipes in the air" (a phrase used often by industry insiders)? In the era of the mobile internet, what is the networks' purpose other than to provide connectivity at a flat rate?

If you buy something from Amazon on your broadband-enabled PC, the retailer does not have to give your internet service provider a cut of the sale. So why should Vodafone or Orange or T-Mobile get a cut of anything done over the mobile internet?

"It is going to be one of the most interesting congresses for me for a long time," according to Mike Reid, director of the investment group 3i, who has watched the mobile industry for years. "If you look at the experience that we have on the mobile today, it is dominated by what the mobile operator wants you to do and see. What we have talked about until today is the mobile internet, where we are going to go is the internet on your mobile - the same internet," he says.

The launch last year of Apple's iPhone proved that people will use the internet on a mobile phone. But Apple will only ever make up a small proportion of a market that is running at more than 1bn mobile handsets a year.

Far more important is the arrival of Google in mobile. Last year the online technology firm unveiled Android, an entire mobile phone software system which is open to all comers. It will reveal an updated version of its software developers kit this week and handsets from the likes of HTC, LG and Samsung using the new technology will start appearing towards the end of the year.

The reason a range of so-called Gphones coming on to the market is important is because Google's aim is to open up the market - to make it as easy to develop an online application for a mobile phone as it is to develop them for a computer linked to the internet.

For many mobile networks, Android is the thin edge of a wedge that will force them to release their grip on what consumers can do with their mobile phones. And when consumers can do what they want on their phones, they will want to do it whenever they feel like it with unlimited access.

As a result, the operator will end up receiving nothing more than a monthly flat fee for calls, texts and internet access.

Google denies it is out to "get" the mobile phone companies. Several - including T-Mobile, China Mobile, O2's owner, Telefónica, and the US-based Sprint - are members of its alliance. "Just because it's open and anyone can put applications out on the handset does not mean that there are not opportunities for the carriers to share in the revenue streams created by those applications if they do the billing or provide infrastructure to get those applications going," said Rich Miner, Google's manager for mobile platforms.

The arrival of the iPhone also proved that software is becoming the defining factor in mobile telephony. For years, handset manufacturers such as Nokia argued endlessly about how many buttons to put on a phone and what they should do, but with a touch-screen phone it does not matter.

A company can produce a million copies of the same device and with the right software and a host of willing developers its touch screen can offer consumers a myriad of variations of applications.

Samsung - part of Google's alliance - and LG will be announcing a range of new phones at the show. Among the 11 from Samsung are several iPhone-like touch-screen devices using its Croix user interface, which is more stylish than the iPhone.

The importance of mobile software is something which Microsoft has been shouting about for some time. "Apple has validated the belief we had five years ago that software really matters," according to Scott Horn, general manager of Microsoft's mobile communications business group. "Apple entering a market has been a good thing for the industry because it really has highlighted that software lets you do more with your phone."

Microsoft has focused on the business and "high-end" smartphone market, with forecasts for 20 million shipments this year.

The arrival of the iPhone and mass market internet-enabled devices from the likes of Nokia have spurred its move into the mainstream of consumers. At this week's show Microsoft will announce that it wants a much larger slice of the market.


"Our goal is to put a smartphone in every person's pocket," Horn said.

Last night Microsoft announced that it had signed up Sony Ericsson to make phones using its Windows Mobile operating system with the first phone expected to ship by the end of the year. Sony Ericsson is the fourth of the five leading handset manufacturers to sign up with Microsoft.

It leaves Nokia - which licenses some technology from it but does not use Windows Mobile - as the only refusenik. The Finnish manufacturer, which makes 4 out of 10 mobile phones sold around the world, shocked the mobile phone operators last year by unveiling its own suite of mobile services under the Ovi banner.

Details about its "comes with music" service are expected at the show today and so far only Universal Music has signed up, but towards the end of this year Nokia will start delivering a phone that gives a customer unlimited access to all the music they want for a year. Once the year is over, they get to keep it. The mobile operators and their music offerings will be bypassed.

To see off the threat from Nokia, one of Vodafone's music partners, Omnifone, is rumoured to be announcing a new version of its MusicStation unlimited music service in Barcelona. Its new product is expected to hit the shops in the first half of this year.

But the operators face a tough fight for the mobile internet and the next generation of services. At last year's meeting, Vodafone's chief executive, Arun Sarin, warned the mobile phone industry that if it did not get a move on and develop fast internet services, the online corporations, such as Microsoft and Google, would "eat the mobile industry's lunch".

Well, this year, they're very much at the table. And they're ravenous.

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Samsung hopes to have Google phone early 2009

Korea's Samsung Electronics hopes to have a phone based on Google's Android mobile phone software platform by early next year, it said at the Mobile World Congress on Monday.

Samsung added that it expected to have four or five WiMax phones out this year. WiMax is a wireless technology similar to WiFi but with longer range and stronger signals.

Sony Ericsson Releases First Windows Mobile Phone

Sony Ericsson Sunday night announced its first Windows Mobile phone, the Xperia X1 – and it's coming to the U.S. soon.

"It's a truly converged device for entertainment and productivity. We're trying to avoid the use of the term 'smart phone,'" said Suzanne Cross, head product marketing manager for Sony Ericsson North America.

The Xperia line signals a new focus on innovations in 'user experience' for Sony Ericsson, said Rikko Sakaguchi, the company's head of portfolio and propositions.

"What is tomorrow, what's the vision?" he asked. "A very simplified view is mobile communication with a rich, enriched environment with the Web ... it's not about a great-looking phone or nice design, it's more about appealing to the senses."

Whatever it is, the X1 is smart. The 0.68-inch thick, 5.2-ounce device slides open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard and a 3-inch, incredibly high-res 800 X 480 touch screen. Yes, that's a higher pixel density than the iPhone.

The X1's specs include, basically, everything. Quad-band EDGE plus quad-band HSDPA 7.2 with HSUPA? Check. Wi-Fi and GPS? Check. A 3.2-megapixel camera with DVD quality video playback and capture? Check. FM radio, Bluetooth stereo, and GPS? You bet. It's all powered by a 520-MHz ARM11 processor running Windows Mobile 6. In short, this thing screams.

To navigate around the X1, you can use the touch screen, cursor keys, or an optical trackpad that works a little like a laptop trackpad.

Sony Ericsson has been making their own effort at fixing the Windows Mobile interface, too, with a new desktop design they call "Experia panels." Panels are essentially large, finger-friendly blocks that sit on your home screen and let you quickly access various applications. Because of the Xperia's ridiculously high-res screen, they look like zoomed-out entire screens of information. Like other maverick Windows Mobile devices such as the HTC Touch and T-Mobile Shadow, though, once you get below the home screen you're back to the old Windows Mobile interface.

The X1 may appear on either AT&T or T-Mobile. Interestingly, Sony Ericsson is producing different variants with AT&T's 850/1900 MHz high-speed frequencies and with T-Mobile's new 1700-MHz high-speed frequency, which they haven't even launched yet.

The X1 will be available during the second half of the year, and don't expect it to be cheap, Cross said.

"It's going to be high-end," she said.

This won't be the only Sony Ericsson Windows Mobile phone, said Pieter Knook, Microsoft's senior vice president of mobile communications."While this is the first, initial product, clearly the anticipation is that there will be a family of products over time," he said.

Sony Ericsson's choice benefits Microsoft, helping Windows Mobile in the consumer space, Knook said.

"Core to our strategy is to expand out from just being business or personal productivity focused," he said.

But the X1 announcement wasn't the only news in a very busy Sony Ericsson press conference. Sony Ericsson also released two new camera phones, a music phone, two ExpressCards and two Symbian UIQ-based smart phones.

The Cybershot C702 and C902 camera phones are both coming to the U.S. in mid 2008, and they each have something not seen in this market before. In the C702, it's a combination of a 3.2-megapixel camera with basic ruggedization, what Sony Ericsson calls splash and dust resistance. In other words, you can drop it in a mud puddle without fear, but not dunk it in a swimming pool. It's also covered with a grippy, rubbery surface.

"This phone is really designed to allow you to take more pictures in more places," said Sven Totte, head of imaging marketing for Sony Ericsson.

The C702 also comes with built-in GPS and Google Maps for Mobile software, and tags your photos with the locations they were taken. A full Web browser, email client, FM radio and Bluetooth round out the feature set.

The C902 is a slim 5-megapixel camera phone with a true Xenon flash, but similar other features to the C702. It's more metallic and skinnier, though, at only 10.5 mm thick. You activate the camera by snapping the top part of the phone up, and then manipulate it with eight dedicated camera settings touch keys studded around the screen.

Both Cybershots are quad-band EDGE phones, which means they could turn up on either T-Mobile or AT&T. Sony Ericsson says they will arrive in mid 2008.

Sony Ericsson hasn't played much in the ExpressCard space here in the U.S. in years – though they do have one ancient card selling on T-Mobile – but the EC400 and EC400g might change that. Both cards are HSDPA 7.2 with HSUPA on the 850/1900/2100 bands and quad-band EDGE – in English, that's AT&T's latest and fastest technology. Both have drivers on board for Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS X so you don't need to download separate drivers. The EC400g adds a GPS unit to your PC, as well. Expect both mid-year.

Sony Ericsson's three other releases will not make it to North America any time soon, company reps said. They include two candy-bar-style Symbian UIQ smart phones, the G700 and G900, which have a neat feature that lets you essentially write sticky notes and tack them to the phone's touch screen to remember things. The Z770i is a midrange clamshell phone with a Web browser and European high-speed networks. Finally, the W980 Walkman music phone is a clamshell phone with 8 GB of built-in storage and an FM transmitter; Sony Ericsson trumpeted this phone as the first of its kind, but the LG Fusic did it in mid-2006.

Sony Ericsson's new phones impressed a packed crowd at their press conference.

"Motorola needs every single one of these products," said Avi Greengart, principal analyst for mobile devices at Current Analysis.

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Monday, February 4, 2008

Red BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Comes to Verizon

Verizon Wireless today launched the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Smartphone in red, offering customers a global wireless experience in a stylish red finish.
Ideal for fashionable world-traveling professionals, the red BlackBerry 8830 World Edition and Verizon Wireless' Global BlackBerry service allow users to access email and place and receive domestic and international calls in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and parts of Africa.

The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition features a large high-resolution color display and intuitive trackball navigation to help Verizon Wireless customers easily view emails, attachments, videos, and Web sites, and a back-lit QWERTY keyboard that makes it easy to send email responses or instant messages with Mobile IM. The thin, stylish smartphone also offers the following capabilities and features:

- EV-DO/GPRS network connection for high-speed data transfer in more than 90 countries
- GSM/GPRS (900/1800 MHz) for continued voice and email while traveling internationally
- Auto-selection of CDMA/GSM Mode
- Built-in navigation to support VZ NavigatorSM for audible turn-by-turn directions in the U.S.
- Bluetooth wireless technology support for certain profiles, including stereo (A2DP)
- Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD)
- Media player
- Speakerphone
- Expandable memory storage option with microSD/SDHC card slot (card sold separately)

Global BlackBerry service from Verizon Wireless lets customers to use their BlackBerry 8830 smartphones to make and receive calls from more than 185 countries and to send and receive emails in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and more than 100 countries worldwide. With Global BlackBerry service, Verizon Wireless customers get the Global Support Pack, which includes a SIM card, a user reference guide, and details on accessing the Global Help Desk for 24-hour customer support, seven days a week. Customers also receive a calling card to make free support calls from any landline phone while traveling outside of the U.S. to technical support if the BlackBerry 8830 is lost, broken or stolen.

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Motorola Considers Separating its Mobile Devices Unit

In a press release posted yesterday, beleaguered Motorola said that it is considering restructuring its business units in an effort to recapture its former profitable position in the markets. The company said that it was even considering separating its Mobile Devices unit from the rest of the company in order to allow it to react more quickly to changes in the industry, though the company has no firm plans at this time.

Motorola has said that it does not intend to discuss further the potential restructuring options until its board of directors has approved a plan or deemed that no changes are actually going to be made.

Last week Motorola posted losses of US$49 million for 2007. The company also announced at that time that it was going to start using chipsets made by Qualcomm in an effort to improve business efficiencies.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Microsoft steps up Windows Mobile consumer push

Microsoft is working to boost the appeal of Windows Mobile among consumers by appointing a new head of marketing and by lending support to a new application for viewing Web content.

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it has hired Todd Peters, formerly an executive with Staples, to be corporate vice president of marketing for its mobile communications business. Peters is tasked with positioning Windows Mobile to appeal more to a consumer audience. He fills a position left vacant by Suzan DelBene, who recently left the company.

Microsoft also said it will help market and distribute Zumobi, a software program that makes it easier for Windows Mobile users to access Web sites and widgets, or small applications that provide up-to-date information from the Web.

Zumobi said in a statement Tuesday that Microsoft will distribute the software with Windows Mobile, although Microsoft characterized it as more of a marketing deal and said it would make Zumobi available for download from its Web sites.

Either way, the software, which had been available in beta since December from Zumobi's Web site, should now be easier for customers to get hold of. Zumobi did not respond to questions about the agreement.

The announcements reflect a recent push at Microsoft to attract more consumers. "We are definitely moving into making Windows Mobile come alive for the consumer," said Scott Rockfeld, group product manager at Microsoft's Windows Mobile group. Rockfeld and other Windows Mobile executives have been emphasizing that the operating system is designed to be attractive to users in their personal lives as well as their work lives.

For now, the most compelling value is for enterprise customers who want mobile access to their corporate data and documents, and Microsoft will need to reach more consumers to maintain growth in the future, said Charles Golvin, an analyst at Forrester Research.

"They need to continue to evolve the value proposition and range of applications that are more centered around consumers, even though their primary focus is -- and will remain in the near future -- on the enterprise," he said.

The appointment of Peters and support for Zumobi appear to support this gradual buildup of support for consumer applications, he said.

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Toshiba Announces Portege G710 QWERTY Smartphone

Toshiba has announced the Portege G710 Windows Mobile 6 Standard-powered smartphone. Featuring a QWERTY keyboard in a slim 13mm (.5") thick housing, the G710 is sure to be a hit. This Toshiba smartphone offers quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz) for global connectivity, as well as Bluetooth 1.2 with A2DP support for stereo headsets.

The Toshiba Portege G710 sports a large 2.4" QVGA display set in landscape orientation atop the QWERTY keyboard. A 2 megapixel camera is on board so that you never miss a shot, and the built-in GPS receiver makes it easy to find your way. The G710 is set to be available in Q1 2008, though pricing is not yet available.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

First WiFi / 3G Mobile Transport Network in UK

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport ( SPT ) and network operator Arqiva have announced a ground breaking deal to provide a combined cellular and Wi-Fi network across the 15 Glasgow Subway stations.

Under the agreement, Glasgow will become the first UK city to provide passengers with combined 2G and 3G cellular mobile and WiFi access.

Arqiva Wireless Solutions division will begin deployment of the network later this month, with initial testing at Buchanan Street Subway station.

The new network will enable Subway customers to access the internet and mobile phones at stations, and provide public access to WiFi services.

This unique WiFi project is part of the massive programme of Subway modernisation and efficiencies being undertaken by SPT, which sees great potential in using WiFi technology to migrate some of its existing applications and services, including ticketing, onto the network.

Gordon Maclennan, Assistant Chief Executive of SPT, said: “This is a real milestone for SPT as the state of the art technology employed will realise our ambition of continuous improvement to services on the Subway.

“Accessibility and connectivity are vital in today’s fast moving technology environment and I’m delighted that SPT has enabled Glasgow to set the standard of being the first city to provide both 2G and 3G phone and WiFi coverage on the Subway.

“The new network should also reassure our customers that we are regularly responding to changing passenger needs. Any application which enhances passenger safety and delivers better services is high on our agenda.”

Howard Williams, Business Development Manager for Arqiva Wireless Solutions Division, said: “As the UK moves closer to wirelessly-enabled areas the benefits that wireless networks, such as the one contracted by SPT, can provide are being recognised and cities need to capitalise on this.

“In its entirety, the network is not just about meeting the needs of the general public; it is also about generating cost savings and efficiencies for the organisation and its counterparts.”

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Samsung F490 Takes on the Apple iPhone

Samsung today unveiled the SGH-F490, a multimedia phone with a 3.2-inch, 16:9 wide full-touch screen and intuitive user interface for the European market. To support Internet browsing, the F490 embedded Google Search and optimized full browser for Web pages in both vertical and horizontal views. "The Samsung F490 is the solution for consumers who want to use Internet wherever and whenever they want," said Geesung Choi, president, telecom business, Samsung. "F490 is not only a powerful multime...

Samsung today unveiled the SGH-F490, a multimedia phone with a 3.2-inch, 16:9 wide full-touch screen and intuitive user interface for the European market. To support Internet browsing, the F490 embedded Google Search and optimized full browser for Web pages in both vertical and horizontal views.

"The Samsung F490 is the solution for consumers who want to use Internet wherever and whenever they want," said Geesung Choi, president, telecom business, Samsung. "F490 is not only a powerful multimedia device but also a stylish fashion item with sleek and charming design. We are proud to introduce this new innovative multimedia handset to global consumers."

From listening to music to snapping photos and video with the embedded 5-megapixel camera, the F490 offers the latest audio and video functions such as the combination of standard 3.5mm audio jack and support for compatible microSD cards plus 130MB internal memory.

The F490 offers an enhanced multimedia experience with fast HSDPA networks. Downloading large files, streaming videos and even holding video conversations are fast with speeds up to 3.6Mbps. With Bluetooth 2.0 and USB 2.0, users also will be connected to a range of peripherals including wireless headsets and mobile printing.

The Samsung F490 will be available in some European countries from late January at around 530 euros. After being launched in Europe, the phone will come to US and the Asian market including Korea.

The North American variant will be launched on Sprint, called the M800. However it will come with a 2.0-megapixel camera, WiMAX and EV-DO Rev. A.

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Windows Mobile 6 phone boasts VGA display, FM transceiver

E-Ten has added to its "Glofiish" family of Windows Mobile phones with a device offering a full VGA display. The X650 also includes GPS and -- in some markets -- an FM tuner and transmitter, the company says.

E-Ten has recently specialized in phones with VGA (640x480) displays, such as X500+, and the slide-out keyboard equipped M700. The new X650 is similar in almost every respect to the X600 introduced in November 2007, except for the earlier phone's QVGA (320 x 240) display.

Like the X600, the X650 includes built-in GPS, based on the SiRF starIII chipset. It also includes both Bluetooth and 802.11b/g WiFi.

The phone's communications capabilities are based on quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) GSM/EDGE and include GPRS (general packet radio services) Class B, Multislot Class 10. This provides data transfer of approximately 128 Kb/sec.

The X650, offered in black or purple colors, also includes a two-megapixel camera, along with full audio capabilities. Subject to where it is being sold, the device may include an FM tuner and transmitter, according to E-Ten. The transmitter is presumably intended for sending music from the phone to a car radio.

As a Windows Mobile 6 Professional device, the device includes Direct Push email as well as HTML email capabilities. Other bundled software includes Internet Explorer, Outlook Mobile, Office Mobile, Windows Live, and Windows Media Player 10.

Features and specifications listed by E-Ten for the Glofiish X650 include:

* Processor -- Samsung SC3 2442, clocked at 500 MHz
* Memory -- 256MB flash ROM, 64MB RAM
* Display -- 2.8-inch VGA display
* Camera -- autofocus, two megapixel
* Wireless interfaces:
o WAN -- GSM/EDGE quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), with GPRS/EGPRS Class B, Multislot Class 10
o WLAN -- 802.11b/g wireless
o WPAN -- Bluetooth 2.0
o FM tuner and transmitter (in some markets)
* Other I/O:
o Stereo headset jack
o Mini USB jack
* Expansion -- micro SD slot
* Battery:
o Type -- 1,530 mAh lithium-polymer battery
o Talk time, 5-6 hours
o Standby time, 150-170 hours
o GPS usage, 5-7 hours
o PDA usage, 12-14 hours
* Dimensions -- 4.4 x 2.2 x 0.6 inches (107 x 58 x 14 mm)
* Weight -- 4.8 ounces (136 g) with battery

Pricing was not listed by E-Ten, but the Glofiish X650 will be available by the beginning of February, according to the company.

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Momail Now Available on Over 1000 Mobile Phones

Momail has passed yet another milestone with its popular mobile email service. Already the market leader in devices supported, Momail now hits the 1000 mark.

Examples of the latest and upcoming models compatible with Momail are the Apple iPhone, LG KU990 Viewty, Motorola MOTORAZR V9 and MOTO Q9h, Nokia N82 and 8800 Arte, Samsung I450, J200 and P520 Armani and the SonyEricsson K660i, W380i and W890i.

”In UK the GPS and the digital photo frame has been selected as this year’s “must-have” Christmas gifts, but if we count the number of units sold during the holiday season, the mobile phone will win again this year. We estimate that more than 300 million mobile phones will be sold worldwide this quarter: In UK alone, approximately 6 million handsets will be sold, and Momail functions on almost all of them”, says Roger Grönberg, CEO of Momail.

Of the more than 1.1 billion mobile phones that will be sold this year, more than 80 percent include built-in email support, and Momail intends to be first choice on markets where launched. Today Momail is available in the five Nordic countries, the UK, and will launch in Germany and Poland very soon. Momail will continue to expand its offering across many countries throughout 2008.

”Many consumers will receive a mobile phone this Christmas, and of course we hope they will be used for mobile email and Momail. Momail makes it very easy to get started and it’s patented technology optimizes every email for each mobile’s specific requirements, thus, saving an average of 82 percent of the data traffic to the mobile. Therefore, Momail is the fastest and most cost effective mobile communication solution available today,” says Roger Grönberg.

Availability and price
Momail is free of charge and works on all mobiles with built-in email support. The service is available in the UK and in all Nordic countries. From December onwards many more countries will be added, beginning with Poland and Germany. Free registration is available via the mobile.

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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Nokia N95 8GB - A Smooth Black Phone With Lots of Space

The very first thing you would notice about the fantastic Nokia N95 8GB mobile phone is the smooth & suave black casing. Just pick it up to experience the solid feeling. Look at the 2.8" QVGA TFT screen with its ambient light-detector that gives you a clear view & shows upto 16 million colours. The lovely new screen, which is not much larger than its antecedents, yet seems to be dominating the front of this chic handset. The slider appears unique and acutely elegant. What's new about this newest entrant in Nokia family is the screen size that lets the standby screen to show seven standby applications rather than the usual six. Nav keys of this handset are smaller & Media buttons have been elevated so you don't have any problem in finding them. The shutter-less camera & a massive internal memory of 8GB will surely fascinate you.

With the dimensions of 99 mm x 53 mm x 21 mm and a weight of just 128 g, the N95 8GB is ideal to hold in hand or carry in pocket. The best part of this phone is the huge dynamic internal memory of upto 100 MB. Hence, you can store your messages, images, ringing tones, calendar notes, video clips, to-do list & a lot more without worrying for memory constraints. Besides this, the internal flash-memory of 8 GB lets you store multimedia content such as pictures, music, ring-tones, map data, etc.

If you wish to stay connected to your group, you can do so with the messaging services (SMS, MMS, IMs, and emails) provided by N95 8GB from Nokia. The battery of the 8GB Nokia phone gives you upto 210 minutes of talk time in WCDMA & 300 minutes in GSM, and upto 280 hours of standby support. This stylish handset comes with a built-in hands free speaker, dedicated media-keys, and lots of other significant features. Just grab it to experience the joy of using the most stylish & best-equipped gadget available today.

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