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Alltel to Carry the BlackBerry Pearl

Alltel Wireless has announced the availability of the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 from Research in Motion.

“The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 will be a great addition to our smartphone lineup, allowing our customers to stay connected, productive and entertained while on the go,” Brian Ullem, director of device strategy for Alltel Wireless, said in a statement. “This new BlackBerry Pearl 8130 blends multimedia functionality with the BlackBerry e-mail platform to create a smartphone that exceeds expectations.”

Alltel Wireless will be offering the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 for $150 after a $100 mail-in-rebate at Alltel retail stores nationwide and online at This price is only available with a 2-year service agreement.


November 23, 2007 Posted by | Alltel Wireless, blackberry, BlackBerry News, BlackBerry Pearl 8130 | , , | Leave a comment

The new Nokia N82 : Finally in the market

Nokia unveils the Nokia N82, the latest multimedia computer optimized for photography, navigation and internet connectivity. With the tools to discover the places and moments worth capturing, and the capabilities to capture and share them instantaneously, the Nokia N82 offers photography enthusiasts an enhanced camera experience.The Nokia N82 enables you to explore your surroundings and find your way with navigation and routing; document your adventures with the high quality imaging capabilities; and instantly share your experiences with one click upload to the web.

Featuring A-GPS, 5 megapixel camera, Xenon flash, Carl Zeiss optics and internet connectivity, the Nokia N82 also incorporates all the multimedia computer features common to Nokia Nseries. Like its predecessor the Nokia N95, the Nokia N82 is the latest epitome of a truly converged device that is not one thing but is many.

“The evolution of camera capabilities in mobile devices has been extremely fast over the past years. With the Nokia N82 we have reached such a superior level in image quality, speed and ease of use that not only does it outperform any other cameraphone on the market, but it’s also a very credible alternative for single purpose digital still cameras,” says Satu Ehrnrooth, head of Nokia Nseries Cameras Category, Multimedia, Nokia. “In addition to the high-end camera, the Nokia N82 also enables you to navigate and discover new places, enjoy your music, browse the web, play games, chat online and be part of the global web 2.0 community wherever you go. Thanks to the wireless broadband connectivity, convergence and yet again increased performance, the Nokia N82 is all you need in your pocket!”


Discover the world

The powerful A-GPS and preinstalled* Nokia Maps help you explore and locate new places, whether in another country or just around the corner. All Nokia N82 standard sales packages come with a free voice guided navigation trial*, and you can purchase additional features, such as city guides and longer subscription to the navigation.

With access to more than 15 million points of interest, you can locate and navigate to the most interesting sights, bars or restaurants wherever you are. You can also send map excerpts and routes to friends by MMS or save map screen shots to the gallery.

Capture your experiences

With a 5 megapixel camera, powerful Xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics, the Nokia N82 delivers remarkably vivid photographs, even in low-light conditions. Fast camera activation, autofocus with a dedicated autofocus assist lamp, fast reloading between shots and DVD-like quality video capture make it a truly convenient and credible tool for capturing and telling your life stories.


Thanks to the 2GB microSD card in the standard Nokia N82 sales package*, you can store up to 900 high-resolution photos or up to 84 minutes of high quality video on the device.

“The Nokia N82 gives the best ever camera and navigation experience in one stylish premium device. Just imagine what kind of possibilities this will open up and how much richer your every day life experiences can be! The sophisticated design and glossy looks appeal to men and women who are conscious of their style and want to impress with the latest in technology,” Satu Ehrnrooth continues.

Share your stories

With high speed Wi-Fi connectivity and one-click upload to online communities, the Nokia N82 makes sharing your experiences and discoveries easy. When viewing a picture or video, simply one press of a button starts uploading it while you carry on using the device for other purposes.

Or you can impress your friends with multimedia slideshows – complete with music and effects – on the high resolution display or on a compatible TV.

The Nokia N82 comes with the new content driven 3D multimedia menu and includes a convenient orientation sensor that rotates the user interface automatically between horizontal and portrait mode. For quick and easy access to entertainment content, the Nokia N82 also supports the Ovi family of Nokia internet services, including Nokia Music Store, N-Gage games** and Nokia Maps.

The Nokia N82 is available now in key markets with an estimated, pre-tax, unsubsidized sales price of approximately 450 euros.

*Sales package contents may vary by market and/or network operator/service provider.

**The N-Gage service is expected to go live later this year.

November 19, 2007 Posted by | Cell phone news, games for N70, games for N73, games for n95, games for nokia N81, mobile Fun, Mobile news, mobile trend, new nokia, nokia club, Nokia N82, nokia news, top Application for N73, Top nokia games | 1 Comment

Google Has Even Bigger Plans for Mobile Phones

“Google Inc. made a big splash last week with its new software for cellphones. But that’s far from the limit of the Internet giant’s wireless ambitions — which could include running its own mobile network.”


November 19, 2007 Posted by | gmobile, google into mobile market, google mobile, google mobile news, google software for mobile, google's new software for cell phone | 1 Comment

Sony Ericsson Ranked Highest in Wireless Handset Customer Satisfaction Study

sony ericssion appFor the second time, Sony Ericsson ranked highest in U.S. overall customer satisfaction performance among wireless mobile phone brands in the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Wireless Customer Satisfaction StudySM. Last week, Sony Ericsson also ranked highest among wireless mobile phones brands in the J.D. Power and Associates Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction Study.”Sony Ericsson continues to show a strong commitment to the North American market with an expanding portfolio of compelling devices for every consumer,” said Najmi Jarwala, president of Sony Ericsson North America. “Receiving the top ranking in the J.D. Power and Associates study is a reflection of Sony Ericsson’s ongoing ability to deliver eye-catching, feature-rich and high-quality products that enhance the consumer experience.”


In the U.S., Sony Ericsson ranked highest among mobile phone brands with a score of 741, significantly above the industry average. Sony Ericsson received significantly higher than industry average scores in features and battery function categories. The brand ranks higher than the industry average in physical design, operation and durability factors. In Canada, the company ranked highest among mobile phone brands with a score of 728, performing particularly well in the features, physical design, battery and operation factors.

The study measured customers’ satisfaction with wireless handsets based on five key product performance factors, including physical design, operation, features, handset durability and battery function.

A joint venture between Sony and Ericsson, Sony Ericsson entered the wireless handset market in 2001. Since its inception, it has released a number of Sony co-branded handsets, including the music-centric Walkman brand and the imaging-focused Cyber-shot brand in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

November 19, 2007 Posted by | games for sony ericssion, High ranked mobile, mobile industry 2007, softwares for nokia, sony ericssion applications, sony ericssion sales, Sony Ericsson | 2 Comments

HTC Sells Over 1 Million Touch Handsets : Congratulations to HTC

HTC announced that sales of its HTC Touch handsets exceeded one million units by the end of October. HTC CEO Peter Chou told DigiTimes that the company expects to sell 1.5 to 1.8 million units of the Touch lineup by the end of the year, including the HTC Dual Touch and the Touch Color. A third model, the Touch Cruise with GPS, just launched in Europe.

The handset maker also predicted that its handset shipments would grow 20% during 2008. The Taiwanese Commercial Times said HTC expects to ship nearly 11 million handsets in 2007, 15 percent more than last year.


The head of Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom told DigiTimes that it is partnering up with HTC to develop phones based on Google’s Android mobile platform.

“Noting that CHT and HTC have been cooperating in the manufacture of customized handsets, CHT’s participation in the development of Android-based handsets will bring the cooperation of the two companies to an even higher level,” CHT chairman Tan Hochen told the paper.

HTC is a member of the Open Handset Alliance announced by Google last week.

November 16, 2007 Posted by | CHT and HTC, HTC, HTC Applications, HTC ganes and software, HTC News, HTC Sales, HTC Software, HTC touch Applications, HTV s310 games and softwares, Mobile news | Leave a comment

New 3G Nokia 8800 Arte and Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte announced



Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte

Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte

(Credit: Nokia)

Nokia released two new 8800 models today, both of which put the previous silver Nokia 8800 to shame. The 8800 Arte and the 8800 Sapphire Arte feature metal and glass bodies based on the Nokia 8600 Luna’s slider design while adding unique design touches of their own. The 8800 Arte sports a simple black finish while the 8800 Sapphire Arte features a sapphire gem stone and a soft leather finish on the bottom half of its front face.

Features are also improved over the original 8800. Included are a 16 million-color display, 3G support, 1GB of integrated memory, a 3.2-megapixel camera and to keep away those pesky finger smudges the handsets feature an anti-fingerprint coating on the metal and glass surfaces. Still another innovative offering is a “turn-to-mute” feature, which allows you to quiet the phone’s ringer by turning it screen-side down.

Nokia 8800 Arte(Credit: Nokia)

But all that flash will cost you some cash. The 8800 Arte is 1,000 euros ($1,462) and the 8800 Sapphire Arte is 1,100 euros ($1,682). That’s a lot to pay for a cell phone but you do get a leather puch, a desktop stand and a Nokia BH-803 Blueototh headset.

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November 14, 2007 Posted by | 3G Nokia, latest devices, new nokia, new nokia stylish, Nokia 8800, Nokia 8800 Arte, Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte, nokia new mobiles, nokia news | 1 Comment

Nokia NM705i Phone Shows Up at FCC

Here’s a strange one for you. We come across phones destined for the Japanese market all the time. We also see handsets approved by the FCC. It’s rare, however, to see both tidbits applying to the exact same handset.That appears to be the case today, because the Nokia NM705i candybar is getting geared up for launch with NTT DoCoMo in Japan, but at the same time, the mobile phone is making an appearance at the FCC offices, seeking approval. I’d imagine a few radio swaps would be in order for the phone to work in North America, because it has been designed to work with FOMA (WCDMA 2100). Thankfully, ti also has WCDMA 800/850 and quad-band GSM, the latter of which would be lovely for AT&T.

Key features include an on-board FM radio, Bluetooth 2.0, and some sort of camera. No word on pricing or availability.


November 13, 2007 Posted by | Nokia, nokia games, nokia news, Nokia NM705i, NTT DoCoMo, upcoming mobile | 1 Comment

Vodafone Signs up for Nokia’s Ovi

Vodafone has agreed to integrate Nokia’s mobile service suite Ovi on a range of Nokia handsets offered by the carrier. The two have agreed to integrate the Ovi suite with Vodafone’s branded service offerings, giving customers, “greater choice of communications, Internet services, content and browsing.” Customers also will have access to Nokia’s Music Store.

“This is a logical step for Vodafone to make, further improving our customer experience with many of the services already launched with leading Internet partners,” said Frank Rovekamp, global chief marketing officer at the Vodafone Group, in a statement.

The two companies also have agreed to make a number of the Nokia handsets exclusive to Vodafone.

“We’re excited to work with Vodafone to provide consumers with Internet services like navigation, music, games and communities to make their life richer and more enjoyable, independent of time and place,” said Executive Vice President and General Manager for Nokia Multimedia Anssi Vanjoki  in a joint statement.

November 8, 2007 Posted by | afone and nokia Ovi, Nokia, nokia news, nokia's Ovi, Vodafone, vodafone news | Leave a comment

Verizon Wireless Launches CDMA-Enabled Blackberry Pearl

Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) announced the Nov. 3 online availability of the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 at The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 will be in Verizon Wireless Communications stores on Nov. 8. For the customer who wants to balance work and play, the world’s first CDMA-enabled BlackBerry Pearl gives Verizon Wireless customers wireless broadband connectivity to the office while enabling them to stay connected with family, friends and colleagues.The new smartphone builds upon the highly acclaimed and iconic BlackBerry Pearl design with new features and functionality to provide customers with powerful communications, rich multimedia and support for high-speed EV-DO networks in a style that goes from day to evening in one slim and small package.

Available to Verizon Wireless customers in an exclusive silver color and backed by the power of the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 offers powerful communications with premium phone features, e-mail and messaging and more. With its built-in navigation capability, the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 can take customers wherever they want to go with mapping, audible turn-by-turn navigation and access to information on more than 14 million points of interest. In addition, the BlackBerry Pearl offers the following capabilities and features:


* Wireless broadband (EV-DO) connectivity for high-speed data transfers, perfect for fast Web browsing and downloading large attachments

* A sleek, compact design in an exclusive silver color finish; measures 4.2″ x 2.0″ x .55″ and weighs only 3.4 oz

* Open and view e-mail attachments with support for the most popular formats

* Premium phone features including Voice Activated Dialing, speakerphone and noise and echo cancellation technology for clearer calls

* 2.0 megapixel camera, with flash and 5x zoom, able to record video

* Video and picture messaging capable Built-in navigation to support the location-based application, VZ NavigatorSM, developed by Networks in Motion, with map data provided by Navteq

* Advanced media player and enhanced desktop media manager software allowing a customer to easily manage music and pictures between their PC and the BlackBerry Pearl 8130

* 3.5 mm stereo headphone included in the box

* Externally accessible microSD/SDHC memory card slot for additional storage (up to 8 GB) * An enhanced user interface with new font-rendering technology that makes text easier to read and Web pages visually richer

* Enhanced Web browser delivering a fast, rich browser experience and support for streaming video from sites like (3GPP RTSP streaming protocol over EV-DO)

* SureType keyboard technology that makes typing and dialing fast and easy and includes a new word completion capability, easier editing of misspelled words, and built-in spell checker * Bluetooth 2.0 in support of hands-free headsets, stereo headsets (Bluetooth stereo audio profile A2DP/AVRCP), car kits and other Bluetooth accessories * A removable and rechargeable battery, rated for up to 220 minutes of talk time and up to 216 hours of standby time

The  will be available online and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, including those in Circuit City, for $249.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. With the launch of the BlackBerry Pearl, Verizon Wireless is also introducing new Nationwide E-mail and Web for BlackBerry customers providing them with unlimited data for an additional $29.99 per month on top of a voice plan. Customers who choose a data only plan pay $34.99 per month. Both plans provide access up to 10 POP3 and IMAP e-mail accounts via BlackBerry Internet Service.


November 6, 2007 Posted by | applications and games for Blackberry, blackberry, BlackBerry News, BlackBerry Pearl 8130, CDMA Enabled Blackberry, games for blackberry, IM+ for blackberry | 1 Comment

Google Blog asks “Where’s my Gphone”?

[After all the recent hype, Google didn’t announce a GPhone but did announce an new platform for mobile devices — Android — which Google hopes will “create an entirely new mobile experience for users, with new applicationa and new capabilities we can’t imagine today.”]

Posted by Andy Rubin, Director of Mobile Platforms — “Despite all of the very interesting speculation over the last few months, we’re not announcing a Gphone. However, we think what we are announcing — the Open Handset Alliance and Android — is more significant and ambitious than a single phone. In fact, through the joint efforts of the members of the Open Handset Alliance, we hope Android will be the foundation for many new phones and will create an entirely new mobile experience for users, with new applicatioins and new capabiilities we can’t imageine today.”


November 6, 2007 Posted by | gogle blog, google mobile news, Google phone, Gphone, Gphone news | 1 Comment

Nokia N95 Gets Auto Screen Rotation a la Apple iPhone

Although Nokia is the world’s biggest cell phone maker, it has been largely overshadowed these past few months because of a certain handset sprouting out of Cupertino. One of the coolest features on the iPhone is its ability to automatically switch between portrait and landscape mode. Now you can enjoy the same automation on the Nokia N95.

Not possible, you say? Well, there is already an accelerometer inside the Nokia N95 so the hardware side of things is already taken care of. That’s the technical doo-dah that gets the phone to recognize whether it’s being held upright or on its side. For the software side of things, look no further than the rotateME software being released later this month.



With the app installed, your sliding smartphone will swap from portrait to landscape and back with little more than a tilt of the head. Check out the video demo to see how it works.

November 2, 2007 Posted by | applications and softwares for nokia, games for nokia, games for nokia n95, Nokia applications, nokia games, nokia mobiles, Nokia N95, nokia softwares | Leave a comment

MOTO Q Goes Global with AT&T:Announced by AT&T & Motorola

AT&T Inc. and Motorola announced today that the MOTO Q 9h global will be available exclusively to AT&T customers in the U.S. beginning tomorrow. The 3G-powered MOTO Q global is the first MOTO Q smart device sold in the U.S. with worldwide capabilities1.


The MOTO Q global is a high-performance smart device with a new, sleek form factor. The MOTO Q global offers AT&T customers a full ergonomic, integrated QWERTY keyboard; outstanding voice quality; downloads at up to 3.6 Mbps via AT&T’s UMTS/HSDPA-based BroadbandConnect network;2 Windows Mobile 6; built-in GPS capabilities; Documents to Go for document editing; Opera browser; seven dedicated shortcut keys; a 2.0-megapixel camera with flash; and support for both a host of enterprise- and consumer-oriented applications and services. These include the debut of My Q Paks, a suite of third-party application bundles designed to meet a MOTO Q global user’s lifestyle needs. These applications are all made possible through relationships with software developers that are members of Motorola’s MOTODEV Developer network.

The MOTO Q global provides access to AT&T’s BroadbandConnect network in more than 200 major metropolitan areas across the U.S. and coverage outside 3G service areas via AT&T’s nationwide3 EDGE network, the largest national high speed wireless data network in the U.S. The EDGE network is available in more than 13,000 cities and towns and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.

November 2, 2007 Posted by | AT&T, mibile news, mobile applications, Mobile games, mobile softwares, MOTO Q 9h, motorola applications and games, motorola news, new mobile, nokia games | Leave a comment

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.

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 and downloading the free software onto their computer. Alternatively they can create a Skype account directly from their 3 Skypephone.

** Fair use policy & terms apply. See the 3 website in each country for local prices and conditions

** 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.


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 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