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Hulu to enter the mobile market?

January 31st, 2010 - 11:52 pm by Wajiha H.
Who wouldn’t want to watch videos on a mobile but it unfortunately didn’t seem very possible until the advent of Hulu. People who have used SkyFire web browser have been able to watch all their favorite videos on Hulu. Hulu chief Jason Kilar is making no secret of his intention to launch his presence in the mobile market. They want to do all or none as far as the current mobile scene is concerned; big aspirations, bigger dreams.

HTC Magic ROM to have Sense UI

January 31st, 2010 - 11:52 pm by Wajiha H.
Since the last update hit the markets, the expectations of T-Mobile myTouch 3G owners have risen considerably and quite rightly so though too! The new update for the HTC Magic promises a sense UI, what could be better than that! This one was long awaited but the timing of this update could not be better than this. Now HTC’s Sense UI comes along with the Magic’s latest ROM release. Version 3.05.401.3 gives you that interface that’s been the real cause of HTC Hero worldwide.

Motorola to become the main Android provider in 2010?

January 31st, 2010 - 11:51 pm by Wajiha H.
The very first Android sets were all manufactured by HTC, we all kind of know that. Android phones were its child, so much so that they the Taiwanese based firm was controlling as much as 64.5% of the Android pie by the end of 2009. RAZR was the one model that is synonymous with Motorola and it is now a tale of yesteryear as well all know. The company was definitely in need of a new model, a new story.

Firefox for Android, a.k.a. Fennec coming soon?

January 31st, 2010 - 11:49 pm by Wajiha H.
We have been hearing since sometime now that an Android-compatible Firefox version is soon to hit the markets. Many people are now saying that it’s almost here. The first beta version of the Fennec (Firefox) is expected to show up sometime around February! Mozilla's Firefox for Android OS powered devices (or Fennec, as they call the mobile version of the web browser), was in rumours since December 2009, most of the work is done now and you will most probably be able to see it in the market anytime soon.

iPhone gets VoIP over 3G networks

January 31st, 2010 - 11:48 pm by Wajiha H.
iPhone has never been very good with VoIP. You can get VoIP apps but only through Wi-Fi which if you really think about it is quite limiting. VoIP apps usually offer free calls between two users running the app, but in case of cheap international calls you're limited to only a few locations in which you can make and receive such calls as it’s available only through Wi-Fi. Now as we all know Apple is known to make things easier for its users due to which it has also lifted this Wi-Fi-only restriction.

Pressure-sensitive touchscreens anyone?!

January 31st, 2010 - 11:48 pm by Wajiha H.
Touch screens are all the rage these days. We all would prefer a touchscreen device any time as opposed to a non touch one. They are here to stay, no doubt about that but manufacturers are currently trying to come out with better versions for richer user experience. The area lately grabbing their attention is the screen itself and the way it responds to our touches. Many researches have concluded that resistive screens have often been found out to be more accurate than the capacitative ones.

LG Pop GD510 makes charging a sunny experience!

January 31st, 2010 - 11:47 pm by Wajiha H.
People are talking a lot about solar energy and its benefits these days, and we think they are right too more often than not. We have seen cars run on solar energy but solar energy to be used in any aspect of a mobile phone is something very new and unique. But it seems that it has some truth to it, the power of the sun can do wonders to a mobile phone especially when it’s batter needs recharging! Wait but didn’t we need electrical chargers for that? Where did the sun come in from?!

Set MP3 ringtones on the latest HTC Touch2 update now!

January 31st, 2010 - 11:46 pm by Wajiha H.
Ringtones are things that we keep changing over the course of time that we have a mobile with us. But if you have to buy these very ringtones, they actually leave a huge dent on your pocket. Then the worst thing is that you like a song, you decide to ‘buy’ its ringtone and you find out that the tone was completely different from what you had in mind. Yes that happens a lot but unfortunately at that time there is no going back as the investment has already been made.

No Zune phone after all; says Microsoft!

January 31st, 2010 - 11:45 pm by Wajiha H.
We all wanted these Zune phone rumors to be real, not really knowing why or without any real reason. It all started when a Wall Street analyst of Jeffries and Co. mentioned that Microsoft was all set to launch their own phone, of course Zune-based, and this was going to happen very soon, either at the Mobile World Conference or CTIA in Vegas. Now of course everyone started almost dreaming about this new Zune based phone.

Motorola MILESTONE review: Hello Droid

January 31st, 2010 - 11:44 pm by Wajiha H.
We have seen Android devices being released by each and every major mobiles company but Motorola MILESTONE has been receiving the kind of attention that not many do. We have reviewed many an android device and we have yet to see one with specs as good as this one. To have made a place at a time, when Google Nexus One is at the top of everybody’s waiting list, surely says a lot about the device itself.

Nokia X6; LG GD510 Pop pink edition for Valentine's Day

January 28th, 2010 - 11:56 pm by Wajiha H.
Nokia X6 is expected to be coming without Comes With Music and it is also being suspected that it will have 16GB internal storage instead of 32GB. Many of such rumours have been confirmed by none other than by the company itself. The colours have been confirmed, X6 will be available in new colors - Pink on White as well as Black on Black - to go with the Red on Black and Blue on Black currently available for the 32GB version of the Nokia X6.

Apple Q4 financial report released!

January 28th, 2010 - 11:55 pm by Wajiha H.
Apple remained unbeatable last year and the Q4 report proves just that. The report shows that the company made revenue of 15.68 billion US dollars and a net quarterly profit of 3.38 billion US dollars, which when compared to the figures of the same period in 2008, (11.88 billion and 2.26 billion respectively), show a drastic jump upwards! Now iPhones remain Apple's main forte; this shows in the fact that almost 8.7 million iPhones were sold in the last quarter of 2009 which is much more than the phones sold in Q4 of 2008.

Motorola MOTOSPLIT: Cool weirdness?

January 28th, 2010 - 11:54 pm by Wajiha H.
We recently reviewed Motorola BLACKFLIP, which is as weird as anything possible. This new phone Motorola MOTOSPLIT is funny too which proves that Motorola is now undergoing a major “shape change” process. Meet Motorola MOTOSPLIT which runs on Android OS and bears a strong resemblance to Nokia 6800 and the likes. It comes with a split QWERTY, a thing only seen in the initial days of the QWERTY phenomena. Remember Nokia 5510? It came with a split QWERTY bar but due to its unique shape, never quite became a mainstream mobile phone.

HTC HD2 with 576 MB RAM goes to T-Mobile

January 28th, 2010 - 11:53 pm by Wajiha H.
The longest wait for HTC HD2 has been undergone by the T-Mobile subscribers as the phone goes there after three months of the initial launch. But as far as rumours are to be believed, there wait seems to be fruitful. It seems that the T-Mobile will get an upgraded version of the device packing 576MB RAM and 1GB ROM. You can say that this seems to be a good thing for Windows Mobile 7 whenever it eventually becomes available.

HTC HD2 to get an optional extended battery along with a kickstand

January 28th, 2010 - 11:52 pm by Wajiha H.
Many people have said that the battery life of HTC HD2 is problematic to say the least. We have heard about many a trouble and things have not been looking very good for this handset mainly because of the battery life; but seems like HTC has come up with a solution for this as well. They have introduced an extended battery and if that’s not enough, a kickstand as well, which should be a major boost to the video watching experience.

Garmin-Asus Nuvifone M10 official, WinMo 6.5.3 onboard

January 28th, 2010 - 11:51 pm by Wajiha H.
The Nuvifone M10, a latest addition to smartphones has been announced lately by the Garmin Asus. There are a lot of interesting factors involved in this, first and foremost the fact that it comes packed with Windows Mobile 6.5.3 (codename Maldives) and officially it is the first phone right now with the latest Microsoft mobile OS. Out of the many noticeable features the Nuvifone M10 will sport a 3.5" WVGA TFT touchscreen, 600MHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 4 GB internal storage, a 5 megapixel camera, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and microSD card.

Another 167M euro loss for Sony Ericsson; X10 the only hope

January 26th, 2010 - 11:48 pm by Wajiha H.
Sony Ericsson has yet suffered from a losing quarter at the end of 2009. They did sell at least half a million handsets more than they did in the Q4 of 2008; but still scored a loss of 167 million euro. The average selling price of the Sony Ericsson devices was increased to 120 euro during the holiday season. Similarly the number of units sold increased to 14.6 million. XPERIA X2 and XPERIA X10 hit the markets quite late or these numbers could’ve been different in a positive way that is.

Lenovo LePhone to be launched in China initially!

January 26th, 2010 - 11:47 pm by Wajiha H.
Lephone is Lenovo’s second Android phone and is going to be launched nowhere but China in a couple of months or so. The beauty of this set is the fact that all of its specs resemble those of the Nexus One. For example a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 3.7" AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with WVGA resolution, Wi-Fi, GPS etc. but the phone has a camera of just 3MP, which is disappointing. Then the phone is thin as well, not more than a mere 12mm.

3Scandinavia and Ericsson to launch 3G network soon!

January 26th, 2010 - 11:46 pm by Wajiha H.
It is being heard now that the world’s fastest 3G network will soon be launched by 3Scandinavia and Ericsson. Data transfer speeds will rise abruptly from the current 21Mbps to 84Mbps, which is literally huge. One significant news that it can have a link with is the fact that TeliaSonera's has only recently introduced the commercially available LTE/4G networks in Scandinavia. TeliaSonera have promised that their speeds will reach 100Mbps soon, which creates a greater interest but we need to understand that this is an LTE network which will be accessed by people in selected cities only.

Nokia’s Smartphones to be provided with a free voice-guided navigation

January 26th, 2010 - 11:46 pm by Wajiha H.
Yes you read it right. It has recently been announced by the finnish company that they are going to provide all of their smartphones with a lifetime voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation through Ovi Maps and that too for free. You can get started by just downloading the free new 3.3 version of Ovi Maps from their website. There are a lot of things that are included in this new version like high-end walk and drive turn-by-turn voice navigation, absolutely free!

The Kurara hits the market as Sony Ericsson Vivaz

January 26th, 2010 - 11:44 pm by Wajiha H.
If you remember we did a review about a set named Sony Ericsson Kurara. Well we hear that the handset has been announced and it is going to be run on the Symbian platform. But here’s the interesting thing about it, the name’s not going to be Kurara but Vivaz! It has an 8 megapixel autofocus camera capable of recording 720p video, a 3.2" display sporting a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels and can display up to 16M colors.

T-Mobile UK gets a lot of touch phones!!

January 26th, 2010 - 11:44 pm by Wajiha H.
We have just been noticing that T-Mobile UK has been getting a ton of touch-enabled handsets, and many of them, Android run. Right now they have HTC Bravo, Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10, Vivaz (Kurara), Samsung i5700 Galaxy Spica and finally, the BlackBerry Storm2. Now let’s take a look at some of them, it will make our work a little bit easier. The HTC Bravo for instance should be available by the end of this month.

ITG XPphone costs as much as a netbook!

January 24th, 2010 - 10:07 pm by Wajiha H.
People continue to take interest in the ITG XPphone story. Of course this story has been extensively covered by us as well, sans the pricing and release date. We have heard good news about the price of this much awaited phone so now it seems that the only thing that we still don’t have any idea about is its release date which is yet to be announced. As we have discussed before the ITG xpPhone is a MID-slash-phone device.

Samsung Genio Slide (CorbyPRO) available on Vodafone UK

January 24th, 2010 - 10:02 pm by Wajiha H.
Since Samsung CorbyPRO has been launched in the UK, it was only natural that it took up the name of Genio as it means Corby in the Queen's English! Now it is also selling on Vodafone’s UK site. Slider because it has side-out QWERTY and Fashion Jackets. This is a Slider that many people on budget can choose to have. It’s pretty affordable in that respect. Some are even going to the extent of calling it one of the best and the most functional Corby creations to date.

InTouch Max GW620 to be released in the UK soon

January 24th, 2010 - 09:57 pm by Wajiha H.
LG has also decided to get on this smartphone bandwagon that seems to be all the rage. This will happen when their first ever Android handset - the LG InTouch Max GW620, hits the markets. With this out of the top five mobile manufacturers in the world, three have now come out with a Smartphone, only Sony Ericsson is left which is soon going to join the Android club, as far as the rumours go. Smartphones are everywhere!