07/16/2009, Samsung has dropped the news: the Verizon flavor of the Samsung Omnia smartphone will function with all GPS apps after the CF03 update. Verizon previously said that they would open up the GPS access on their phones, but it took months to implement it. Now, all you need is to find a sexy Windows Mobile GPS app… let us know what you end up using… [via brighthand] If you have […]
07/15/2009, iTunes 8.2.1 has a “fix” for its “verification of Apple devices” problem also known as “Palm Pre”. This update effectively locks the Palm Pre out of iTunes, making one of the brightest feature of the phone a moot point. Now, we wonder if/when Palm will be able to find a counter-measure. Context: iTunes has been clearly designed to work with Apple devices only, as it is a strategic advantage. Palm […]
07/15/2009, O2 Germany is warning customers who bought a Toshiba TG01 that their handset might carry a virus that made its way into the device at the manufacturing level. Customers should call O2’s customer service to see how fix this. The carrier says that only a “few” units have been infected, although it’s likely that we’re not talking about a handful here. We suspect that the virus made its way in while the […]
07/14/2009, We’re not sure about what’s new in this batch of beta releases, but we thought that you would like to be kept in the loop.
07/14/2009, If you fear that you won’t be getting a T-Mobile MyTouch, there is always the option to pre-order one. Best Buy is taking $50 deposits for that right now. But there’s a catch: Best Buy might only carry the red and white models only. T-Mobile would be the place to get the black models.
07/14/2009, It has been a while since we talked about information coming from bluetooth.com. The website has published partial specifications for the Samsung GT-B7620, also known as Armani 2 (the first one is shown here on the right). Details from bluetooth.com often comes ahead of the official information of the many companies using Bluetooth technology. Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, 800 MHz processor; dedicated graphics, SMS, MMS, Email, RSS, IM, WAP […]
07/13/2009, BlackBerry is said to launch its own social network tomorrow. First I’m not sure why that thing on the screenshot would be called a social network – it looks like a forum. Apparently, users are said to be able to rate apps, hence the “social network” aspect (so Netflix is a social network?). The good thing is that the system will filter out content that is not related the BlackBerry […]
07/13/2009, Just yesterday we were testing Shazam on an iPhone, in a noisy environment… now Blackberry users can get Shazam to recognize a song and point them to a place to buy it. If you have never heard of Shazam, it listens to a track that playing on the radio/tv or whatever source and searches for it in a database (hosted remotely). If it finds a match, it will provide the song […]
07/13/2009, Today, King.com, the online skill games provider, released its first games for the iPhone (Amazon Survival, picture) and Facebook (Kalorie King and Mars Live). According to mobile analytics company Mobclix, games represent the largest category of the Apple App store offering with 20% of the 50,000 applications available. Users can choose from 150 different skill games from King.com or mygame.com in nine different languages, so far the site has 17.5 […]
07/13/2009, This question about whether Apple is blocking hacked/jailbroken/unlocked iPhones from receiving push notifications has been risen by PoweryBase a Czech development company which has seen the number of customer complaints for its NotifyMe app has spiked. “When the Push based application such as NotifyMe requests an ID from APNS, the server responds within a second and identifies the device with the unique token. From that point, the connection between APNS […]
07/13/2009, Fido is introducing what it calls a “Refreshed iPhone 3G”. What does it mean? These are phones that were returned within days of activation and the 8GB model can sell for as low as $49 with a new contract. Given what the total cost of ownership of an iPhone hovers around $2000 over a couple of years, would this make you jump the gun? [link]
07/06/2009, Until now, we have seen a front-faced photo from the XPERIA X2 , but the alleged leak of these blueprints would provide a rare look at the back. And what’s popping out? A (8MP) digital camera a large battery compartment and what looks like a 3.5mm audio connector. The little circle next to the camera might be a flash as the first XPERIA had one just like that. [via
07/02/2009, Today we are featuring some technologies that bring our drinking experience to the next level… but, please drink responsibly*. Absolut launched its new iPhone app Drinkspiration leveraging GPS use and integrating Twitter and Facebook. The Absolut application recommends the right drink depending on the user’s mood, the time of the day, the liquor type, the drink color, the shape of the glass, the type of venue and more. Using the built-in […]
07/01/2009, Another day and another e-reader for iPhone… Classic2Go offers more than 45 classic books to download with nicely illustrated digital covers (see picture, middle). I personally like the virtual bookshelf from which the reader can select the book in the application (picture, left); books can be organized by title or author. The application is available on iTunes for $0.99.