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Elisa to pilot Nokia's next generation mobile gaming platform
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Tuesday, 27 February 2007 17:06
 
Nokia Elisa
 Nokia and Elisa announced today that they will carry out a pilot of Nokia's new N-Gage mobile gaming service. The pilot will start in February 2007 and run until mid 2007.
 
"The core of the Nokia games strategy is to make it easy for people to find, buy and play great quality mobile games and we're excited to expand our relationship with Elisa to help make this possible," said Jaakko Kaidesoja, Director, Games, Multimedia, Nokia. "This pilot will help us further refine the N-Gage experience for our commercial launch later this year."
 
New York may ban iPods while crossing street
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Friday, 09 February 2007 17:37
 

 New Yorkers who blithely cross the street listening to an iPod or talking on a cell phone could soon face a $100 fine.

New York State Sen. Carl Kruger says three pedestrians in his Brooklyn district have been killed since September upon stepping into traffic while distracted by an electronic device. In one case bystanders screamed "watch out" to no avail.

Kruger says he will introduce legislation on Wednesday to ban the use of gadgets such as Blackberry devices and video games while crossing the street. 

 
Find lost files on your phone with Nokia Mobile Search
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Friday, 09 February 2007 17:27
Nokia Mobile Search 

 Nokia today announced that its Mobile Search application is now able to search for content stored on your device, ranging from emails, text messages and calendar entries to videos and music files. Just like with desktop search applications on a PC, Nokia Mobile Search indexes the information stored on your compatible Nokia device and then lets you search to find what you want, when you want it.

"Nokia Mobile Search has proven to be a hit with people who want access to information and services at their fingertips and now we're bringing that same ease of use to search for content you already have on your Nokia device," said Ralph Eric Kunz, vice president, Multimedia Experiences, Nokia. "Whether you are trying to find a calendar entry, find the SMS your friend sent days ago, or track down a multimedia file you downloaded, Nokia Mobile Search is the easiest way to find what you are looking for on your device."

 
Telecom Italia and Polymer Vision announce the Cellular-Book
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Friday, 09 February 2007 17:14
Polymer Vision Cellular-Book
 

 TELECOM ITALIA through TIM will co-develop and market in Italy the world’s first rollable display enabled personal device for digital content distribution while Polymer Vision will market the device in the rest of the world.

Telecom Italia and Polymer Vision today announced an agreement which will see the leading operator of the Italian mobile industry and the pioneers of the rollable display industry join to develop and launch the world’s first rollable display enabled mobile device to market in 2007.

The innovative terminal will be presented to the Industry as a world first at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona from February12th (booth in Hall 2, D 06). The device uses the unique Polymer Vision rollable display technology which enables mobile devices to incorporate a display larger than the handset itself and offers a readability similar to printed paper. The product follows up on the rollable display technology based concept device Readius presented by Polymer Vision less than 18 months ago at the IFA Consumer Electronics Trade Fair in Berlin.

 
Mirosoft Announces Windows Mobile 6 (Crossbow)
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Friday, 09 February 2007 16:10
 Windows Mobile 6 CrossbowToday, Craig Mundie, Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer, announced the availability of Windows Embedded CE 6.0, the latest version of the company’s  software toolkit used to build real-time operating systems for devices such as Internet protocol (IP) set-top-boxes, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), wireless projectors, and a variety of industrial automation, consumer electronics and medical devices.

In conjunction with the 10-year anniversary of Windows Embedded, 100 percent of the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 kernel is now available through the Microsoft Shared Source program, an overall increase of 56 percent from previous versions of Windows Embedded CE.

 
Nokia Delivers Free Downloadable Maps to the Mobile World
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Friday, 09 February 2007 15:26
 
Nokia Maps
Nokia today announced that it is making its smart2go mapping and navigation platform, available for free download (www.smart2go.com), enabling millions of people to use the most comprehensive map coverage offered on a mobile device. The platform allows for mapping and routing in over 150 countries and has support for full turn-by-turn satellite navigation in over 30 countries. The application allows people to view where they are on a map, search for points-of-interests (POI) around them and create routes to get them there free of charge. Nokia plans to start offering the smart2go application for free, on Saturday, February 10th, for selected Nokia S60 and Windows Mobile 5.0 devices initially and has plans to roll out support for most of the major mobile OS platforms including Nokia S60, Series 40, PocketPC, Linux and other Windows Mobile devices.
 
Nokia plans to pre-install the smart2go mapping and navigation application on all future Nokia Nseries multimedia computers under the name "Nokia Maps". Current owners of Nokia devices may also download Nokia Maps to their supported devices. And now, by paring your non-GPS enabled mobile device with a Nokia Wireless GPS Module LD-3W or other compatible GPS module, Nokia Maps can provide the same fantastic navigation experience for a broad range of Nokia devices.
 
 
Symbian OS S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2
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Friday, 09 February 2007 15:21
S60 3rd Feature Pack 2 Nokia today introduced a new Feature Pack for S60 on Symbian OS. S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 is designed for innovation and significantly facilitates the creation of compelling applications and accelerates performance. S60 3rd Edition is targeted for mid-range devices and offers significant usability enhancements for this category. 
 
Development of applications and services for S60 devices will be faster and more cost-efficient as S60 brings a major extension to the C++ development environment with Open C. This introduction brings the familiar standard C function libraries to S60 software, supporting increased productivity and improved time-to-market of applications. With Open C, developers can reuse existing code and focus on the mobility aspects of their applications.
 
 
Microsoft Zune Mobile Phone ?
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Friday, 09 February 2007 12:22
Microsoft Zune Mobile Phone 

CrunchGear broke the story yesterday and now it's spreading around the Net like wildfire: the very real possiblity (according to sources) that Microsoft is working on a Zune mobile phone that could be ready by the end of the year.

Sources suggest that it'll be a smartphone that works with the Zune marketplace and can sync with the Xbox 360. It will run an interface similar to that of Zune, rather than Windows Mobile, which makes sense if it's building on the Zune's capabilities.

Update: Feb 9, 2007 

A filing that Microsoft submitted Monday to the Federal Communications Commission suggests that the company will likely add phone to a hand-held media players (Zune?).

 
Meizu Z8 first iPhone Clone made in... China
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Thursday, 08 February 2007 17:42
 Meizu Z8

 We're not sure if this picture is the result of an engorged, Chinese fanboy fantasy or actual product renderings of Meizu's rumored M8. In fact, the M8 is more Apple than Apple as they've opted for a glossy white finish instead of a black one.

According to a member of the tech site's Meizu forums the M8 will feature a 2.6-inch VGA screen and run some version of Window CE on a 533 MHz ARM11 processor possibly manufactured by Samsung. It also seems that the new device will be equipped with a non-removable battery and be without an expansion card slot.

 
ASUS Aura Concept Phone
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Thursday, 08 February 2007 17:23
 
ASUS Aura
 This Asus Aura concept phone was designed by a Hungarian company named Egy Studio. Looks like it's inspired by the Apple iPhone, but we don't know the date it was designed so it could be otherwise. 
 
China Goes 4G
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Thursday, 08 February 2007 17:12
 China Goes 4G

Third-generation (3G) telephony is not available on the Chinese mainland yet but subscribers in one city district can now go beyond where no one has ever gone.

The world's first fourth-generation (4G) mobile communication system was officially launched yesterday in Shanghai's Changning District after a field trial was conducted in October.

The home-grown 4G system provides speeds of up to 100 mbps in wireless transmission of data and images many times faster than that of current mobile technology.

The rollout of the trial, which has cost 150 million yuan ($19.2 million), is a milestone in the development of China's 4G technologies.

"It testifies that the technology we've developed is feasible and brings us one step closer to put it into commercial use," said You Xiaohu, a leading expert involved in the program.

China initiated the B3G (Beyond 3G)/4G research project in 2001 under the label Future Technology for Universal Radio Environment, or FuTURE Project, which is included in the national high-tech development plan.

 
Nokia E90 and N77 Coming Soon?
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Thursday, 08 February 2007 16:59

Nokia E90 

 Nokia is set to unveil its first mid-priced mobile TV phone model next week, sources close to the company said.

A lack of affordable TV phones has capped the take-up of mobile television services around the world. The few available models are among the most expensive handsets on sale.

One source at a Nordic operator told Reuters the new model will be similar in form to Nokia's N7x series.

Update: Feb 9, 2007 

EngadgetMobile’s insider Brando posted the first images of the Nokia E90, which as a part of the Enterprise series of the manufacturer, which will upgrade the Nokia 9500 Communicator to a new level.

 
Verizon Exit Interview :)
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Sunday, 28 January 2007 19:57
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 Q: Why are you leaving Verizon?

A: Because I'd rather walk in on my best friend sodomizing my brother rather than explaining that "Dell" isn't a version of Windows.

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O2 Ireland first operator in Europe to launch Napster Mobile
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Sunday, 28 January 2007 16:26
Napster Mobile
 
O2 Ireland became the first mobile operator in Europe to offer Napster Mobile with the launch today of Napster Mobile on 3G i-mode handsets.  O2 Ireland customers with non i-mode handsets will also be able to avail of the Napster service by March 2007 on O2 Active.  Napster Mobile is a hosted service from Ericsson, and Ericsson will host and manage the operation of the service for O2 Ireland under a managed services agreement.

"We are delighted to be the first mobile operator in Europe to launch Napster Mobile.  The Napster brand is instantly recognisable as one of the world's biggest music brands with 2.2 million tracks available immediately for our i-mode customers. Our customers have asked us for on-line music brands and we are delighted to provide the Napster catalogue as part of our i-mode service. The Napster announcement today forms part of an overall music strategy, coordinated closely with the Director of Music in Telefonica," said Gerry McQuaid, Commercial Director, O2 Ireland. 

 
Nokia N99 Cell Phone
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Thursday, 25 January 2007 19:00
Nokia N99

 Here's another dream come true! The Nokia N99.  This multimedia computer supposedly will have:

9 way front joystick button, 16GB FLASH internal memory, up to 4GB mini SD slot, 16:9 3.2" wide screen, GPS, MP3, DIVX XVID MPEG AVI video reading, WLAN WIFI, qwerty pad, 8MP camera, 3CCD 720 pixel wide 30fps video capture.

 
Top 10 mobile phones of 2007 we can't wait for
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Wednesday, 24 January 2007 19:48
 
Top 10 mobile phones of 2007 we can't wait for
 Take a look after the jump for Shiny Shiny's list of the Top 10 Mobile Phones Of 2007 We Can't Wait For.
 
Pantech Selects Synaptics' MobileTouch Solution for Mobile Phones
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Wednesday, 24 January 2007 18:57
Pantech PT S280 Synaptics Incorporated  announced that its MobileTouch capacitive sensing technology has been incorporated in Pantech’s PT-S280 and PT-K2800 mobile phones. Pantech is using a 4-button MobileTouch solution on the exterior of these phones for quick accessibility and control of popular Multimedia on Demand (MOD) functions.

The ultra-thin MobileTouch sensor replaces mechanical buttons and allows the user to easily manipulate controls. LEDs illuminate the touch sensitive buttons on the topside of the phones.

 
 
Apple iPhone to Generate Nearly 50 Percent Margin
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Wednesday, 24 January 2007 18:48
 iPhone

 Each Apple iPhone sold will generate nearly a 50 percent gross margin for Apple Inc. and partner Cingular Wireless, giving the companies a hefty profit, as well as plenty of room for future price cuts, according to a preliminary functional Bill of Materials (BoM) estimate created by iSuppli Corp.

"iSuppli estimates the 4Gbyte version of the Apple iPhone will carry a $229.85 hardware BoM and manufacturing cost and a $245.83 total expense, yielding a 49.3 percent margin on each unit sold at the $499 retail price," . "Meanwhile, the 8GByte Apple iPhone will sport a $264.85 hardware cost and a $280.83 total expense, amounting to a 46.9 percent margin at the $599 retail price."

 
Japan's Willcom links with Benetton
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Wednesday, 24 January 2007 18:10
Nico, the Benetton Mobile Phone 

Japanese PHS (personal handyphone system) carrier Willcom unveiled a range of new handsets in Tokyo on Monday. 

Among the new phones is the WX321J from Japan Radio that includes a fingerprint reader and browser for Web sites on the conventional PC-based Internet. Other handsets included the Japan Radio WX220J, which is aimed at business users, and the Kyocera WX320K, which also includes a PC browser.

The phones are compatible with a data service that promises speeds of up to 204Kbps. While that's slow by 3G standards, the Willcom phones are favored by some users because the carrier is the only one in Japan to offer an unrestricted flat-rate data service.

 
Google Switch Phone by Samsung?
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Thursday, 18 January 2007 18:22
Google Switch Phone by Samsung?  What's this? Are Samsung and Google ganging up on Apple, putting together a screenier touchscreen phone to rival the iPhone?
 
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