Thursday, 31 May 2012

New BlackBerry may target iPhone

New BlackBerry may target iPhone
The makers of the BlackBerry smart phone may be working on a rival to Apple iPhone, reports suggest. Research In Motion (RIM) has traditionally been a very business-focused manufacturer, but has recently moved more into the mainstream with Blackberry Mobile Phone i.e. Pearl handsets. Now, according to an analyst, the Canadian company may be hoping to take on Apple's new entrant in the mobile market with its upcoming 9000-series.

"The 9000 is supposed to be a touchscreen device, very similar in form factor to the iPhone," said Carmi Levy, of AR Communications, in an interview with the publication Unstrung. "Which means that it is not an enterprise-friendly device."

According to Levy, the 9000-series was originally due to appear towards the end of this year, but has now been put back until 2008. The phones will be RIM's first without a keyboard of some variety, and will also incorporate enhanced multimedia capabilities, Levy claimed. He added that RIM would continue to produce the keyboard-sporting models for which it is famous.

iPhone sells 70,000 units during first week

iPhone sells 70,000 units during first week
The Apple iPhone sold some 70,000 units during its first weekend on sale, The Mirror has worked out. The newspaper reports that the Apple iPhone 3G , which went on sale at 6.02pm last Friday, sold at "a rate of 4.2 per second at the height of the frenzy at 1,300 outlets". This works out to "as many as 70,000" sales across all the Apple, Carphone Warehouse and O2 stores.
A rush of new O2 customers.

None of the three firms are willing to give out any official sales figures but an Apple spokesperson said it was 'pleased' with the initial interest. Peter Erskine, chief executive of O2, told the Evening Standard that the Apple iPhone has been "the fastest selling device we have ever seen. It sold in the tens of thousands but not as many as 100,000".

Speaking to Tech.co.uk, O2's PR manager Nick Wilkins said that initial Apple iPhone activation figures showed that two thirds of customers were new to O2. Seems like most people didn't unlock their Apple iPhones in the end...Buy Apple iPhone

Christmas Mobile Phones: A Gift for the One You Love

Christmas Mobile Phones: A Gift for the One You Love
With Christmas round the corner shopping for Xmas trees, Parties and most importantly gifts have begun. Every individual in the United Kingdom is trying hard to better off his last year's celebration. People are thinking out of the box to surprise their loved ones. If you are one of them then gift this Christmas mobile phones to your friends, colleagues and whomever you want to Mobile phone companies have come with attractive and cost-effective Christmas mobile phones deal this month. You have some of the best and the latest mobile handsets under these deals.

Mobile phones catering to every individuals taste and preferences are available on this handset. These deals are planned taking into consideration the buying patterns of Britons. Ideal for every pocket and for people in every age-group, these mobile phones deal are sure to spread cheers this christmas. Leading manufacturers like Samsung, Nokia, LG, Sony Ericsson and Motorola have come up with their mobile phone deals. Not to be left behind, mobile service providers like Orange, Vodafone, T-mobile and O2 are also offering Christmas mobile phones on attractive terms and conditions.
Gift music phones to people who are crazy about music, camera phones to wanderers and travellers and designer phones to fashion savvy. With mesmerizing features and seductive design and surfaces the handsets on these Christmas mobile phones deals will certainly delight the receiver and will make the bond of love stronger. Nokia N series, L'Amour collection, Sony walkman series, LG chocolate...you name them and you have them under the genre of Christmas mobile phones. Celebrate the festivities like never before, gift mobile phones this Christmas and spread joy and mirth in lives of people who matter most to you.Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas!!!

Source :http://ezinearticles.com/

How smart does your phone need to be?

How smart does your phone need to be?
Mobile phones come with ever more features; whether we use them is crucial to a billion-dollar industry.Can your phone take pictures? Probably yes.

But can it sync with the diary and contacts on your computer? Download and play music and videos? Play video games? Browse the web, do your e-mail? Tell you where you are and where to go? Your answers are important - not just when you decide on your next mobile phone. A whole range of industries is waiting for you to make up your mind, because it bets that you will want a phone that is smart, and sends and receives plenty of data.

Smart, kind of : Once upon a time the dividing line was clear: there were smartphones, expensive but chunky bricks with plenty of office applications; and then there were smaller consumer phones that allowed you to text and talk. Today, boundaries are blurred. So-called feature-rich phones are everywhere. Unlike true smartphones they may not be able to run more than one or two programs at a time. Apart from that you'll be hard pressed to tell the difference.

To make such a phone a true money spinner, it has to have a fast 3G data connection, says Paul Goode, senior analyst at M:metrics, a consulting firm. Take HTC's TYTN II, sold on the UK market by T-Mobile as MDA Vario III. With its slide-out keyboard and tilting screen it resembles a mini laptop, complete with browser, office software and GPS navigation system. But do people need mini-computers like that? "There are two categories of phone users," says Anders Runevad, head of sales at phone maker Sony Ericsson. "Those who have time to kill: they want to fill it with entertainment, blogging, surfing and sharing with friends. And those who have time to create: they use office applications, calendar, e-mail." The industry is working hard to find out which features are best for what kind of user. "Most phones sold into the market now tend to specialise in different things - the internet, music or e-mail," says Richard Warmsley, T-Mobile UK's head of internet on the move. "It's about matching different types of services with the needs of different customers."

"Yes, we in the industry push features on consumers," says Mats Lindoff, the chief technology officer of phone maker Sony Ericsson. But it works. Take camera phones. They were derided at first. Today half of all mobile phone users in the UK take pictures with their mobiles, and a quarter send them on. Camera phones have been a "phenomenal success" says Paul Goode. Now the industry hopes that mobile data - web, e-mail, music downloads - will be the next goldmine.
Source : http://news.bbc.co.uk

Samsung i780 being released in Europe in January

Samsung i780 being released in Europe in January
The smartphone from Samsung mobile phones has 3G HSDPA, GPS, and Wi-Fi, that’s pretty good for a device like this. Oh yeah, you know that one area where the BlackJack models are lacking, the whole lack of a touchscreen thing? Not on this handset, it has a 2.6-inch touchscreen.
Samsung i780 has Windows Mobile 6 Pro, a QWERTY keypad, 2MP cam, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, and a MicroSD card slot. On top of all that there is even GPS technology integrated into all this, granted its only assisted GPS, but hey, it’s a step in the right direction, all that for 500 Euro, why can’t we get phones like this over here? Latest samsung mobile in the UK market is Samsung F110 Micoach, with 1 GB embedded memory.

Source : http://www.slashgear.com/

Downwardly mobile prices : 3 mobile network

THE first shot in the battle to revolutionise the cost of making international calls was fired last week. But the company behind it may not have realised the ramifications of doing so. Mobile phone group 3 launched a handset which allows users to make free international calls, thanks to its tie-up with VOIP (Voice Over the Internet Protocol) company Skype. This should inject some desperately needed competition, and with luck will trigger innovations which will slash the cost of international calls. Downwardly mobile prices : 3 mobile network

3 mobile phones have been playing up the benefits for groups of friends in the UK to talk for free if they all sign up for the new handset (£49.99 and then a minimum of £12 per month pay as you go), although many networks already offer friends free calls. But by adding Skype technology to handsets which went on sale on Friday, 3 has opened up the possibility of virtually unlimited free calls between millions of people globally.

Many home phone companies, including British Telecom and Talk Talk, offer free or discounted calls to certain overseas countries. Where the new 3 deal has the edge, though, is in allowing free calls overseas while users are out and about.

The potential savings for mobile users while overseas are considerable. Even allowing for the price cap imposed by the European Parliament on so-called roaming charges at the end of the summer, which has reduced costs by 60%, using a mobile overseas is expensive. Calling home from France costs 38p a minute with Vodafone and Orange, and 35p a minute with O2, while calling the UK from the US costs £1.30 a minute with Orange, £1.25 with Vodafone and 99p with O2.

Source : http://business.scotsman.com

Motorola Stylishly Steps Into Handsfree Car Kits

Motorola Stylishly Steps Into Handsfree Car Kits
Like virtually every model on the market today, the 'T505' works using Bluetooth technology and - like Parrot's PMK5800 - its simple clip design can be attached to a visor and requires no installation.

Just like the PMK5800, the T505 can also be used iTrip-style to stream audio from any Bluetooth equipped music player, with the audio automatically pausing should there be an incoming call.

Acoustics for both functions should be excellent too since the T505 uses A2DP for stereo and bass-enhanced streaming while echo and noise cancellation technologies are built in. Useful features such as caller ID, an in-car battery charger and 20 hours continuous talk time further add to its appeal too while diminutive dimensions of just 76 x 78 x 22.8mm and a weight of 88g makes it highly portable.

On the downside Motorola says the T505 won't appear until 2008 but with the company promising it will be 'great value' this may make its more established rivals sit up and take notice.