There’s an unsubstantiated rumor floating around that the Nokia C7, Finland’s second Symbian^3 device to start shipping , the first being the N8, has NFC capabilities built in , but due to being rushed to market the software written to support said internal hardware wasn’t included. In the future however Nokia will issue a software upgrade that will make the C7 one of the first mass market devices with near field communication built in. Now if this is true, and it may just be a PR snafu, then I’ve got to wonder what the hell Nokia was thinking
On the heels of our recent post on the Nike+ GPS app update , we talk about another iPhone application that does the similar thing… The outdoor social network for sports and fitness enthusiasts Map My Tracks wants its slice of the iPie, too. Their app is called OutFront and it provides “F1-style performance telemetry” for sailors, cyclists, runners and other outdoor sports. Users can track their activities, review performance and share the results live on the web — you can measure speed, pace, calories burned, elevation gain or loss and much more.
INQ, a company that’s a small division of the huge global operator Hutchison, builds feature phones with smartphone features deeply integrated. Last year they launched several devices in the UK that had Facebook, Twitter, MSN and even Skype built in. They were cheap, but the user interface was playful and indeed easy to use
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INQ to make Spotify and Facebook smartphones, coming to AT&T summer 2011
The GSMA mWomen Programme has been recently launched as a public-private partnership between the global mobile industry and the international development community in an effort to bring the socio-economic benefits of mobile to women in developing markets around the world. The goal is to halve the gender gap from 300 million and bring the power of mobile to more than 150 million women within three years
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GSMA launches mWomen Programme; Announces mWomen Apps Challenge
Opera Software announced its participation in the Adobe-led Open Screen Project , which consists of more than 70 industry leaders who are working together to make Flash run on an array of platforms and devices. The maker of the wildly popular Opera Mini browser said that partnership with Adobe “ensures compatibility and easy deployment for OEM and operator customers using Opera and Adobe Flash products.” And here comes the interesting part: Through its participation in the Open Screen Project, Opera is making integration even better for customers deploying both Opera and Flash Player 10.1 on their mobile phones and other devices.
Olympus, purveyor of fine photography goods, has put it on the record that they are out of the crowded entry-level DSLR game. I don’t blame them; with a great Micro Four Thirds series like the Pen, and with Canon and Nikon duking it out at the sub-$1000 level, they’ve got no reason to spend precious R&D cash on an also-ran product.
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Olympus Goes All In With M4/3, Says Sayonara To Entry-Level DSLRs
A recent addition to the LG mobile phone lineup, the LG GS170, gave me more than a few troubles recently when I went to have a look at it. It did offer some welcome features, and some worthwhile facets to its operation, but it’s also got a lot of problems to it–a LOT of them. The LG GS170 is a flip phone that offers Bluetooth connectivity, speakerphone, three different kinds of messaging capability (text, picture and instant), a phone book with sufficient capacity for a thousand entries, alarm clock, notepad, calculator, voice recorder, a VGA camera (shoots in your choice of 640
We have heard rumor regarding the Samsung Galaxy Tab arrival to Verizon wireless on November 1st. And today, the user guide of the device has been leaked all over the web. This surely confirm the rumor about the Samsung Galaxy Tab arrival is really close.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab For Verizon’s User Guide Leaked In The Web
Previously, KT subscribers has received Samsung’s Galaxy S variant late in market but now, they are the first to have Samsung Galaxy S with Froyo. Today, Samsung announced the arrival of Samsung Galaxy (SHW-M130K) for KT and it packed with Android 2.2
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Samsung Galaxy K Packed With Froyo Heads To South Korea
This is Sensorly, an App for Android which can help you find what you want: 4G connectivity. It does this using crowdsources data as well as using information from other users in order to put all of this information into a map. As you can see, there is a map here with some green area in the New York area to show where the hotspots actually are.
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Sensorly for Android helps you find 4G
I’m sure you’ve probably heard of Meebo by now, and it has just received an update for the iPhone 4. Meebo is an IM app that supports AIM, Facebook, Google Talk, ICQ, Windows Live, and Yahoo. You will receive push notifications even when the app is closed, and stay connected when you move from Edge to 3G to WiFi
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Meebo gets an update for the iPhone 4
So as I mentioned the other day , Sega was in town showing off the goods. Sonic 4 was probably the game with the most, shall we say, mass-market appeal, but I also spent some quality time with Shogun 2: Total War
Okay, I got your attention, but just to let you know, this has nothing to do with anything NSFW. Apparently, the Samsung Galaxy Tab hat this icon marked “Porn” on its homescreen, but it is nothing naughty. In fact this is short for “pornire”, the Romanian word for “start”
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Whoa! Is that a Porn icon on the Samsung Galaxy Tab?
I’ve never really taken to the “natural” or “ergonomic” keyboards out there, perhaps because I’m always reviewing really excellent traditional ones, or maybe because I work from my laptop and can’t get used to the other layout. Or maybe it’s because they’re all doing it wrong. That’s what TrulyErgonomic seems to think, and they’ve designed a keyboard they’re calling, unsurprisingly, the first truly ergonomic keyboard out there
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The TrulyErgonomic Keyboard Claims To Be World’s Natural-Est
Palm has been around for quite some time developing a whole slew of different portable devices.
Remember when Wal-Mart was offering deals on calling plans ? It would appear they are planning on offering the iPad as well. There is a rumor that the “game-changing” tablet computer will be on sale for “$499, $599 or $699 for the 16GB, 32GB or 64GB Wi-Fi only model and $629, $729 or $829 for the 16GB, 32GB or 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G model”
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iPad to be sold at Wal-Mart
Even though it looks like WP7 won’t have Cut and Paste in its initial release, it has a feature that looks like Find my iPhone. This definitely shows off how WP7 can sync with a PC, and have a lot of cloud computing functionality as well. I don’t have much on this new feature, but I heard that this feature will be free of charge on all AT&T handsets like the Samsung Focus , HTC Surround , and LG Quantum .
It has been a while since we have reported on the Samsung i8910 HD with Windows Phone 7 , and the Omnia has been unveiled as an official WP7, like Samsung’s Focus . The Omnia will be launching on Orange, SFR, Movistar and T-Mobile with a Super AMOLED display, 5 Megapixel camera, 8GB or 16GB on board. I don’t seem to have a price, but the release date is around the holidays
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Samsung Omnia gets Windows 7 also
Remember when Apple’s iPhone didn’t have cut and paste? Well, it looks like Windows Phone 7 is taking a page from that playbook. Apparently, the company is planning on not having that feature on the first round of WP7
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Windows Phone 7 will have Copy and Paste in early 2011
To be honest, I didn’t even know there was going to be a Nintendo Wii version of Call of Duty: Black Ops , but lo and behold: a licensed headset! Yup, this is the official headset of the game on the Wii, and it’s the handiwork of PDP , one of the bigger Wii accessory designers. The headset, the Headbanger Headset, which carries both the Nintendo and Activision licenses, should be in stores this month, ahead of the November 9 launch of the game. (It’ll also work with the Wii version of Sega’ The Conduit 2 , which comes out next year.) What does is do
Microsoft may be late to the game with a consumer-savvy phone OS, but Windows Phone 7 is aiming to do right a lot of what Google is doing wrong. Based on what I saw during a visit to Microsoft’s headquarters two weeks ago, the Windows Phone 7 team may be on the right track to pose a serious threat to Google
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Why Windows Phone 7 Will Make Android Look Chaotic
If you want to hop on the Windows Phone 7 bandwagon, you won’t lack for handset choices, promises Microsoft. As part of its launch of the Windows Phone 7 operating system, Microsoft has partnered with most of the major telecom carriers and handset makers to create new phones for the OS. So far, nine phones running Windows Phone 7 OS have been announced
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A Quick Guide to Windows Phone 7 Handsets