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3 Skypephone launches

Skype, the global Internet communications company and 3, the mobile operator, have launched a new affordable handset that lets you make free Skype to Skype calls and send free Skype instant messages from your mobile phone to other Skype users no matter where they are.The 3 Skypephone is a fully-featured 3G Internet phone with Skype built-in. In addition to Skype calls the phone makes conventional calls and can be used to access 3’s broad range of other internet services.

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3 customers using the 3 Skypephone will be able to make Skype calls and send instant messages on the move with the push of a button. This is the first time an operator has offered a mass market device which is tailor-made for free calling over the internet from a mobile. Now, all of Skype’s 246 million registered can be reached for free with the 3 Skypephone.

According to Michael van Swaaij, acting CEO at Skype, ‘Skype is now truly mobile. This new handset is incredibly easy to use and lets you make free mobile Skype calls when you are on the move to other Skype users all over the world no matter where they are. It couldn’t be simpler — put Skype in your pocket and make free Skype mobile calls and send free Skype instant messages at the touch of a single Skype button.’ Michael van Swaaij added, ‘Skype began by offering free PC to PC calling and now we’re doing the same with mobile calls with 3. Thanks to 3, Skype has now taken a giant step forward in the mobile arena. It takes an innovative operator like 3 to challenge traditional thinking and offer the kind of product other operators are still shying away from.’

The 3 Skypephone is available from 2 November in 3Stores across the UK and from Skype and 3’s websites in time for Christmas. The 3 Skypephone is available for pre-order in the UK from today. Anyone who doesn’t already use Skype can create a Skype account by going to http://www.skype.com and downloading the free software onto their computer. Alternatively they can create a Skype account directly from their 3 Skypephone.

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** Free calls are Skype to Skype calls and Skype instant messages from the 3 network (in some countries this is also available when roaming on a 3 sister network). 3 Skypephone functionality:

With 3G, a 2-megapixel camera, mp3 player, mobile TV and internet, 3 Skypephone keeps you occupied even when you run out of things to say. Plus, it’s small and shiny, and comes in black or white, with blue or pink trim. 3 Skypephone also includes:

* Fully integrated Skype functionality with contacts, call logs and presence.

* Access to Java and 3D games and two preloaded games

* 2.0 Megapixel camera

* Internet browsing

* Bluetooth

* Weight: 86g

* Size: 100 x 44 x 13.6mm

* Battery Standby: 320 Hours

* Battery Talk Time: 270 Minutes

* Battery Video Talk Time: 170 Minutes

* Screen Size: 2.0″ QCIF (176 x 220)

* Colour: 262K

* Internal Memory: 16MB

* External Memory: expandable to 1GB microSD

Handset includes:

* Battery 1150mAh

* Battery cover (magnetic)

* Personal stereo hands free kit

* USB cable

* Mains charger

* CD ROM for PC connection

* 256MB micro SD memory card (no adapter)

* 3 user guide

* Quick start guide for Skype

October 31, 2007 Posted by | 3G Internet phone, skype news, skype on phone, Skype phones | Leave a comment

Samsung and AT&T announce the SGH-a737

AT&T Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the availability of the Samsung SGH-a737. An ultrathin sliding phone with accelerated multimedia and entertainment features, the a737 builds on the remarkable appeal of the Samsung SGH-a717 and a727 phones and gives AT&T customers the same great 3G experience in a new form factor.The a737 is a lightweight device available in four color combinations: black/orange, black/blue, black/red and black/lime. The a737 also offers the best AT&T features and services, including the groundbreaking Video Share, AT&T Mobile Music, stereo Bluetooth 2.0 technology, a 1.3-megapixel camera with video record, external memory microSD cards up to 4GB and advanced messaging options. The sliding design allows for a larger screen, which is great for browsing, reviewing photos and Video Share calling.

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Because the a737 supports AT&T’s Video Share service, users can share one-way live video while participating in a voice call. Both customers must be in an area served by the company’s 3G network and have a Video Share-enabled phone — such as the a737. Users can also send messages to friends and families any way they choose with Text Messaging, Mobile Email, AOL, Yahoo! and Windows Live Instant Messaging.

AT&T Mobile Music allows customers to use Napster and eMusic to load music on the handset. The a737 supports over-the-air music downloads through eMusic Mobile, and other services including Music ID, XM Radio, music video viewing, The Buzz music news portal and more.

Inside the a737, users will have 3G connectivity to AT&T’s BroadbandConnect network in more than 170 major metropolitan areas across the U.S. Data coverage outside 3G service areas is available via AT&T’s nationwide1 EDGE network, the largest high speed wireless data network in the U.S. AT&T’s EDGE network is available in more than 13,000 cities and towns and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.

Pricing and Availability

The a737 in black/lime, black/orange and black/blue is available through select AT&T retail locations or at http://www.att.com/wireless for $49.99 after a two-year contract activation agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate.

October 31, 2007 Posted by | AT&T news, mobile Fun, Mobile news, new mobile in market, samsung news, SGH-a737 | 1 Comment

Look for the iKon to head out into the field in December 2007.

 
 

Click to ZoomThe BlackBerry Pearl 2 may be all shiny and pretty, but the iKon PDA phone from Psion Teklogix will withstand a brutal beating and never skip a beat. The ulgra rugged PDA is designed to handle the worst that Mother Nature has to offer, all while keeping you connected to the wide world around you.

It’s got a bevy of wireless radios hidden beneath that rough-and-tumble shell, include 3G cellular (GSM/GPRS/UMTS), WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It’d probably be a big draw on the battery, but you could theoretically run all four radios at the same time too. You also get the option between Windows CE.NET 5, Windows Mobile 6 Classic, or Windows Mobile 6 Professional.

Other vital features include a full VGA display and the highest battery capacity of the market. Look for the iKon to head out into the field in December 2007.

October 26, 2007 Posted by | blackberry and Pds iKon, iKon PDA, mobi fun, mobile fact, mobile newa, PDa news, Psion Teklogix, upcoming mobile devices | Leave a comment

i-mate Launches in the Americas

i-mate, a global manufacturer of high performance Windows Mobile devices and related peripherals, today announced the launch of its Ultimate range of wireless devices in the Americas — the Ultimate 6150, 8150, 8502, and 9502. The Ultimate range offers high-end device specifications — including video out that can drive video onto a plasma screen and the fastest radio connection of any Windows Mobile device — in a variety of form factors making them the mobile devices of choice for businesses and consumers seeking both functionality and style. The Ultimate range is powered by the Windows

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n addition, the Ultimate range provides the following features that differentiate the devices in the global smartphone market:

+ XGA Direct Video Out: One of the advanced and exclusive features of the Ultimate devices is XGA direct video out, which connects with projectors and LCD monitors to offer 1024×768 display resolution. This allows users to present Microsoft Office applications and videos directly from their Ultimate device onto a secondary display — without any need for a laptop!

+ GPS Built In: The Ultimate 8502 and 9502 feature integrated GPS, and with Windows Live Search, customers can find everything from phone numbers to a hotel with turn-by-turn directions and GPS location. Unlimited possibilities for location-based applications and services.

+ Custom i-Q: For the same price as other smartphones, i-mate provides extensive value-add for IT administrators, SIs, VARs, and consumers. i-mate’s Custom i-Q software makes it easy to configure Ultimate devices using a straightforward Web interface, which simplifies device provisioning-configure global policies, push down software applications to devices in the field, and much more.

+ Superior Out-of-the-Box Experience: i-mate’s Custom i-Q software takes the struggle out of getting customers up and running quickly on new devices, providing an out of the box experience that is unmatched in the industry. Power on your Ultimate, type in your customization credentials, and i-mate downloads the information over-the-air (OTA) and you’re all set.

+ Secure i-Q: i-mate’s device management software puts control back into the enterprise administrator’s hands, offering the ability to “wipe” devices in the field in realtime, enhancing security and safeguarding data. i-mate’s device security is unrivaled in the global wireless industry.

+ Support i-Q: i-mate’s premium, worldwide 24/7 support with live chat and local service centers worldwide.

+ Flexibility and Freedom: i-mate devices can be sold “unlocked,” allowing users to pick the carrier of their choice.

+ Variety of Form Factors: the Ultimate range is available in a variety of form factors, from traditional candy-bar designs with the 6150 and 8150, to open QWERTY keyboards on the 8502 and the sliding 9502.

October 25, 2007 Posted by | Imate 6150, imate 8150, Imate 81i2., imate 8502, imate 9502, imate applications, imate games, imate in america, imate news, Mobile news, softwares for imate | 3 Comments

AT&T announces Samsung BlackJack II Smartphone

AT&T Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the availability later this year of the BlackJack II(TM)(1), a sleek, smart and simple device powered by AT&T’s 3G-enabled BroadbandConnect network that has the familiar look and feel of your desktop with Windows Mobile 6. The BlackJack II had its first public showing today during a keynote address by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2007 in San Francisco.

Following in the footsteps of the highly popular BlackJack(TM), the BlackJack II boasts an enhanced feature set, which includes:

— AT&T Video Share, the first service in the U.S. that enables users to share live video over the wireless phones while on a voice call. BlackJack II is the first AT&T business-oriented smart device to feature Video Share.

— Built-in GPS, Support for location-based applications such as TeleNav GPS Navigator(TM).

— Global phone capabilities. Tri-band 3G UMTS/HSDPA and Quad-band EDGE/GPRS technology takes advantage of AT&T’s industry-leading international wireless footprint for access to e-mail, the Web and other data applications in more than 135 countries — including Japan, South Korea and China — and customers can make or receive phone calls in more than 190 countries.

— An RSS Reader Client to compile syndicated Web content in a single location for easy viewing.

— Significant improvement in the standard battery capacity to get you through the day.

— A 2.0-megapixel camera with video-capture capabilities.

— Increased standard memory.

— A louder and clearer speakerphone.

October 25, 2007 Posted by | Blackjack 11, Samsung BlackJack II Smartphone, samsung news, samsung smartphone | 2 Comments

After 9 months of market competition:Nokia 6300 still best seeling mobile

After 9 months of competition, NOKIA 6300 is still rocking. the best selling mobile in UK market. Conclusion by the website survey managed by mobiletoday.co.uk.

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October 23, 2007 Posted by | applications for nokia 6300, best nokia mobile, games for nokia 6300, Nokia 6300 best seeling, nokia 6300 games, nokia 6300 sales, softwares for nokia 6300 | 3 Comments

Samsung has announced the G800,5-Megapixel Cameraphone

Samsung has announced the G800, what it calls the world’s first 5-megapixel cameraphone with 3X optical zoom. The handset also includes other high-end digital camera features such as panorama shots, multishots and macro-shots, as well as a video editing application so users can easily cut, paste and edit their own films from their handsets. The G800 also includes face detection and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) features.

Designed for 2-handed grip when taking pictures, the G800’s 2.4-inch QVGA LCD display allows users to view the screen like a digital camera. The 3X optical zoom is an inner zoom, so that the lens does not extend outside the body of the phone.

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“As multi-megapixel cameraphone becomes more and more popular, the needs of actual digital camera-like features grow together. Samsung’s G800 will satisfy the unmet needs in the camera category with a true digital camera-like design and functionality,” Geesung Choi, president of Samsung’s Telecommunication Network, said in a statement. “The G800 will enable users to capture and share precious moments in their daily lives through the enhanced camera functions in a fast 3G network.”

The Samsung G800 will be available in Europe beginning next month.

October 23, 2007 Posted by | Application for samsung, free games for samsung, games of samsung, mobile applications, mobile Fun, Mobile games, Mobile news, modile games, samsung, samsung G800, samsung games, samsung news | Leave a comment

Nokia announced better than expected third quarter results, despite a fall in the average price of its handsets.

Nokia announced better than expected third quarter results, despite a fall in the average price of its handsets.

Operating profit margin for the mobile phone division rose to 22.6%, and the division reported sales of $8.7 billion, up 3% from the previous quarter. Despite the fact that the average selling price of phones in the third quarter fell to $117, from $129 the quarter before. Analysts had forecast an average price of $127.

Overall, Nokia’s total global sales rose 28% to $18.4 billion, a 26% increase from the same quarter last year.

Nokia also announced the latest addition to its N series wireless device line up. At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Nokia unveiled the N810 Internet Tablet – a pocket-size Linux-based OS2008-based wireless device designed for heavy mobile Internet use. The N810 does not include a cellular radio, but does come with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It also includes built-in maps and a satellite navigation system, as well as a touchscreen and slide-out keyboard.

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“The Nokia N810 packs the power of a traditional computer into a pocket-sized format. Its open standard technology accelerates the convergence of multiple functionalities and services into a single device,” said Ari Virtanen, vice president of Convergence Products and Multimedia at Nokia, in a statement. “Our new Nokia N810 offers users a true Web 2.0 experience in a compact, stylish, yet affordable package.”

The N810 is expected to start shipping mid-November, at an estimated price of $479.

October 19, 2007 Posted by | free nokia applications, free nokia games, free nokia softwares, games for nokia, Nokia, nokia games, nokia n810, Nokia sales | Leave a comment

Sprint to launch HTC Touch

Combining a dynamic touch screen experience with industry-leading network speeds, Sprint and HTC Corp. announced the upcoming availability of Touch by HTC, a full touch screen wireless phone integrating Windows Mobile 6 with advanced entertainment features. Operating on the Sprint Mobile Broadband network, the stylish Touch by HTC brings together email and other essential business applications with Sprint’s exclusive multimedia content including over-the-air music downloads, live TV and more.

Versatile and compact, Touch by HTC provides quick and easy access to Sprint-exclusive content, including:

* Sprint Music Store(SM), powered by Groove Mobile, which allows users to browse and wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone from a selection of more than 1.8 million songs

* Sprint Exclusive Entertainment (SEE), the industry’s only made-for-mobile sports and entertainment video programming network

* Sprint TV(SM) with more than 50 channels of live and on-demand video and audio.

* More than a dozen streaming radio stations , including Sprint Radio and SIRIUS

* On-Demand with up-to-date information on sports, weather, news, money and more customized by zip code.

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Touch by HTC measures 4.0″ x 2.4″ x 0.6″ and weighs just 4 ounces. This device will be priced at $249.99 with a two-year subscriber agreement and a $100 mail-in rebate. Standard data rates apply for music and other content downloads.

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Touch by HTC will be available on November 4 in all Sprint channels including http://www.Sprint.com and 1-800-SPRINT1. Customers can register to be among the first to purchase Touch by HTC at http://www.sprint.com/touch.

October 18, 2007 Posted by | cell news, HTC, HTC Touch, lastest mobile news, Mobi news, Sprint, Sprint - HTC Touch | Leave a comment

Samsung Announces GPS Navigator Smartphone Based on Symbian OS

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd and Symbian Limited today announced the Samsung i550, Samsung’s first GPS navigator equipped smartphone at the Smartphone Show in London, UK. Packed with multimedia capabilities and fast Internet speed, the Samsung i550 is the latest addition to the Symbian smartphone family from Samsung Electronics.With a candy bar-type design, the new Samsung i550 is based on Symbian OS v9.2 and is on display at the Samsung stand at the Symbian Smartphone Show. Also based on S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1, Samsung i550 users can choose from thousands of applications from the S60 applications library and have access to their favorites by using dedicated hot keys. With the GPS navigator function, voice activated turn-by-turn guidance makes it easy for car drivers to find directions while pedestrian mode offers specific locations and directions at walking speeds.

Web browsing and access to Web 2.0 services are made easy on the Samsung i550 as it’s based on HSDPA 3.6 Mbps and has full browsing with a high capacity memory of 128 MB RAM. Viewing and surfing web content becomes more convenient through trackball navigation and a 2.6″ optimized LCD. The SGH-i550 includes a 3.2 megapixel camera with video editing functionality. It features 150MB of internal user memory and an FM radio.

The Samsung -i550 will be available in Europe from November 2007.

October 17, 2007 Posted by | samsung, samsung GPS Navigator, Samsung i550, SGH-i550, symbian os | 1 Comment

HTC To Ship 50,000 Google Phones By End of This Year

There have been rumors flying around about a Google Phone for the longest time and many people are saying that the actual handset will be produced not by the search engine giant, but by a third party manufacturer already known for creating some rebadged wonders. And now, there’s even more fodder to substantiate that rumor.

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A UBS analyst is reporting that HTC is set to ship “about 50,000” cell phones running on a Google-developed mobile operating system. And the shipment will happen before Santa makes his rounds at the end of this year. As you recall, the HTC-produced google Phone will be running a mobile variant of Linux, hopped up with a bunch of Google software. Between 3 and 5 HTC devices have been seen running Google’s mobile OS.

Interestingly, this first batch of GooglePhones will not be destined for the marketplace. Instead, the 50,000 units “are going to be available for developers only to understand how the software works.” A commercial unit may be ready sometime in 2008.

October 17, 2007 Posted by | goggle phone shipment, Google phone, google phone news, HTC, Mobile news | Leave a comment

Five Reasons:How S60 OS will beat the Iphone

As you may have heard, Nokia revealed a version of the S60 user interface today that includes a touch-based interface, squarely taking on the same market as Windows Mobile PocketPC phones and, perhaps more notably, the Apple iPhone. The demonstration video, which you can view below, tells you how great it will be to get your fingerprints all over the cell phone screen.

There’s an unknown device depicted in the video that bears an eerie resemblance to what a Nokia iPhone would look like, but it’s obviously running on this new S60 Touch UI rather than Mac OS or WinMo.


In any case, New Launches has come up with the top five reasons why this operating system and user interface will beat the iPhone and they are thus:
1. Already tons of support for the S60 interface
2. Support for a variety of input methods (with and without keyboard)
3. Tactile feedback
4. Flash Video integrated into web browser
5. Licensed to multiple companies (Samsung, etc.)

Source: http://mobilemag.com/content/100/340/C13584/
 

October 17, 2007 Posted by | iphone, iphone Competition, Mobile news, nokia s60 user interface, nokia touch based interface, Windows Mobile PocketPC | Leave a comment

Sony Ericsson Cell Phone Roadmap for 2008

On the plus side, we’ve come across a poster that is said to depict a series of new Sony Ericsson cell phones scheduled for release some time in 2008. On the down side, whoever found this poster failed to come back with any sort of spec sheet. Based on their predecessors, however, it shouldn’t be too difficult to venture a guess as to what these hot new handsets are going to offer.Starting at the top-right is the Sony Ericsson W970i. This Walkman phone seems to have something similar to the iPod’s click wheel for musical navigation to go with its memory card expansion and what looks like a 5.0 megapixel camera. Going clockwise, we have the Cyber-shot K830i, a picture-oriented candybar, presumably, with a 3.2 megapixel camera.

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Finally, there is the Sony Ericsson K860i, which will probably be similar to the K830i in many ways, but improve upon it in some way. You’ll notice that the K860i comes with those round buttons, much like those found on the K810 camera phone. Whether any of these images are legitimate or not is anyone’s guess.  Source:http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/340/C13544/

October 11, 2007 Posted by | mobile applications and softwares, Mobile games, Mobile Software, mobile travel, Sony Ericsson, Sony Ericsson roadmap for 2008, traveling software | Leave a comment

E-books for your mobiles and handhelds

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October 11, 2007 Posted by | e-books, e-books for mobile, e-books for pocket pc, Everyday Wisdom by, Latest Britannica Concise | Leave a comment

Finaly iphone coming in Canada – with high price

Click to ZoomFirst, the good news. After countless rumors that have flip-flopped in both directions, it now appears the Apple iPhone will indeed be heading to Canada via Rogers Wireless. The bad news is that Rogers will be charging twice as much as AT&T for the touchscreen-equipped cell phone, slapping on a price tag of $799.

But wait, it gets worse. Whereas AT&T subscribers in the United States can sign up for an iPhone plan that provides unlimited data, no such wireless data plan currently exists for Canucks with Rogers Wireless. Instead, you can do a pay-as-you-go data plan for $0.05 per KB. Alternatively, there is a $5/month and a $10/month plan for 5MB and 10MB respectively with additional kilobytes coming in at 3 cents each. A web search here and a YouTube video there, and you’ve got yourself one massive data bill. And that’s before you get any minutes, text messages, or caller ID. Ouch.

Now that the iPhone has been unlocked — even firmware 1.1.1 has tentatively been cracked — it makes more sense for Canadians to cross the border and buy an iPhone for $399 from an Apple Store than it does to purchase the same device from Rogers Wireless. Bear in mind that the $799 price point is still little more than a rumor.

October 9, 2007 Posted by | industry news, iphone, iphone in canada, iphone news, mobile Fun, Mobile news | Leave a comment