Archive for February 7th, 2009

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Teenagers using MMS to "sext", prove they don’t think about consequences.

image Mobile phones are powerful content creation tools, perfectly designed to create new and interesting works of multimedia art. With most modern phones not only having the capability to take pictures, but to send them directly other mobile users. It was only a matter of time until teenagers used this promising technology to get themselves into trouble.

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Documents To Go for iPhone and Android to be shown at MWC

image Dataviz, makers of the popular DocumentsToGo mobile Microsoft Office compatible suite, are promising two announcements at the Mobile World Congress trade show later this month. According to an email they sent out to the press, they’ll be showing Documents To Go for both the iPhone and Android, as well as RoadSync for Android, an Exchange ActiveSync client that will connect Android phones to Microsoft Exchange servers. So far, there’s no full Office compatible suite for the iPhone or for Android phones.

via Appscout

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HTC to use Qualcomm Snapdragon processors

image According to Digitimes High Tech Computer (HTC) is expected to launch Qualcomm Snapdragon-based mobile devices in the second quarter of 2009. HTC and Toshiba are among more than a dozen device makers that have signed up with Qualcomm to develop mobile computing devices using Snapdragon solutions. Those device makers also include Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Acer, Asustek Computer, Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron, Inventec and Foxconn International Holdings (FIH).

Whilst the news is positive that we will be seeing these top end processors and graphics chips in future mobile phones a few things don’t make sense. Most importantly if these phones are going to be running Windows Mobile then what is the point. Windows Mobile in its current form has reached its peak and is now dated, as we saw with the recent Touch HD its like putting lipstick on a pig, an awesome hardware set being let down by an inferior operating system.  It’s all well and good having great hardware but that has to work in tandem with great software and at this stage we haven’t got the latter and I cannot see 6.5 making that much difference but I stand to be corrected later this month.

An Android handset running with the same hardware may offer something more and that will be an area of interest for the future as it has more room to develop and with it’s open platform we may see much better from Android this year especially when developers are given the opportunity to charge for their applications.

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Microsoft My Phone beta coming soon

image The Microsoft My Phone Beta which we already know about as it was originally called SkyBox is showing up online now just as a coming soon page with a little more information. Basically its Microsoft’s answer to backing up your data into the Cloud and nothing much more really and with a tiny storage limit of 200 Mb. My Phone syncs information on your mobile phone to a storage space on a web site hosted by Microsoft. If your phone is lost or stolen, or if you upgrade to a new phone, you can easily restore the contacts, calendar appointments, photos, and other information that you stored on My Phone to a compatible new or replacement phone. Most phones that run the Windows Mobile 6 operating system are compatible with My Phone service. More details after the break.

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LG Arena KM900 Appears

LG look to have another phone hiding in a warehouse in the back of beyond named the LG Arena KM900. This soon to be launched phone has a large touchscreen believed to be 240 x 400 resolution, WiFi, Bluetooth and a 5-megapixel camera with the ability to record HD video.

lg_arena_km900

It also has an integrated GPS and an app for navigation, together with LG’s new “innovative S-Class 3D” GUI that looks more than a little iPhone-esque.

Like most of my recent posts this one has slipped by so fast that we weren’t able to grab any other specification details than those listed above but as soon as we have them you will be first to know.

Posted by: John

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