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Sling Player submitted to the App Store

image Sling Media have just confirmed that they have submitted the first release of their Sling Player application to the iPhone App Store.

As ever we don’t know if it will be accepted yet or how long it will be before it appears in the App Store but this is still fantastic news.

In case you don’t know, Sling Player lets you watch and control your home TV on your mobile device when connected to a Slingbox so it is a great solution to take your viewing with you and it should look and work well with the iPhone.  More information on the Sling system can be found here.

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Skype rumoured to be iPhone bound

image Is there no stopping the iPhone dominance. Just after the announcement of the 3.0 software which mostly stifled the Windows Mobile fans arguments that the iPhone is not a true smartphone, one of the only arguments left was the fact that Win Mo had a proper native Skype Application, Well if the rumours are true it looks like the iPhone will be ticking that box off very very soon.

According to Gigaom Skype is almost ready to launch that iPhone version, perhaps as soon as next week. CTIA Wireless, a large mobile industry trade event, kicks off in Las Vegas next Wednesday, so perhaps the announcement will be made there.

via Gigaom

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Vodafone UK gets free twitter sms notifications and updates

image Vodafone UK has signed an agreement with Twitter allowing customers to send and receive SMS updates at no additional cost. Sending tweets from your mobile will be part of your normal text messaging bundle with Vodafone—there will be no extra fees. In fact, for the first few weeks, sending tweets won’t even effect your bundle. Receiving tweets via SMS on your mobile is totally free. Vodafone loves Twitter!
The shortcode for UK Vodafone customers is 86444 and you can activate your mobile in your Twitter settings.

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Flash coming to the G1

g1-flash After Andy Rubin demonstrated Flash working on the T-Mobile G1 last November, the assumption has been that the technology would arrive on Android sooner rather than later. Five months on, and there’s still no sign from Adobe; however, embedded devices company Bsquare are claiming to be working with “a global, tier-one carrier” to bring Flash technology to the Android platform.

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Palringo – All IM clients in one now on Android


Palringo has been a popular Instant Messaging client on S60 for years and is also available for Windows Mobile and iPhone.  As of this week Palringo is available for Android.  Palringo is more than the average run of the mill IM application.  In addition to support for the typical IM services (AOL Instant Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, Gadu-Gadu, ICQ, Jabber and Windows Live), Palringo also supports Apple’s iChat and Facebook chat.  With support for so many instant messaging services Palringo is one of the most versatile IM clients available–rivalling many desktop clients.

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LG Arena exclusive to T-Mobile UK in black

image The new LG Arena will be exclusively available on T-Mobile in titan black, the mobile network announced today. The LG Arena comes with built-in Dolby Mobile sound for music fans who want a quality sound experience and is also designed to have a large screen to make it perfect for surfing the internet via T-Mobile web˜n’walk. The phone boasts the latest Dolby®Mobile 2.0 technology which means that you can enjoy video and music files in surround sound.

The phone is exclusively available from T-Mobile in a high-gloss, titan black and has a sleek touch screen with a clever little on-screen virtual scroll-wheel for easy access to music. The LG Arena also boasts a host of other features that make it ideal for music lovers, including a large screen which is perfect for watching music video downloads and access to Mobile Jukebox, T-Mobile’s mobile music download service, which offers instant access to full length music tracks and videos. The large screen also makes it ideal for customers who want to use the phone to watch their favourite YouTube clips and access social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

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Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo


image Opera are set to announce an upcoming release: Opera Mobile 9.7 Beta for Windows Mobile touchscreen devices. The new version will include the Presto 2.2 rendering engine which will be used in future desktop versions along with an improved widget manager and hardware acceleration with OpenGL ES support, ensuring smoother scrolling, panning and a more fluid user interface. The full feature set is after the break along with a video demo on a Sony Ericsson Xperia.

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comScore releases First Data on iPhone Users in the U.K.

image London, U.K., March 26, 2009 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today unveiled for the first time its data describing iPhone users in the United Kingdom, finding that 93 per cent of iPhone owners accessed mobile media in January.  According to comScore, mobile e-mail is used by 75 per cent of British iPhone owners, making it the most popular type of mobile content consumed on the device. 

“Consumers are clearly embracing the iPhone’s touch screen keyboard,” observed Alistair Hill, analyst, comScore. “The penetration of e-mail usage on the iPhone is more than double that of the smartphone category as a whole. Over the past several quarters, the UK smartphone market has been dominated by the N95, which lacks a QWERTY keyboard. As a result, we see smartphone users favour using their device for music and photo messaging, two activities for which these Nokia devices are particularly well-suited, more than e-mail.”

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Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte unboxing

The Nokia 8800 sits pretty much at the top end of the Nokia handset range. This titanium and carbon fibre version comes in at just under £1000 which is stunningly expensive for a ‘standard’ mobile phone when you consider that you could buy a decent laptop for less than that.


The Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte


So why so expensive? Well the 8800 handsets are incredibly well made constructed from quality materials including carbon fibre, titanium, stainless steel and polished glass. Despite being constructed from these high-tech materials the 8800 weighs in at over 150 grams so it’s no lightweight. That said, the construction is so solid that the weight is actually reassuring.

You’ll also find a matching docking/charging station and a bluetooth headset included in the box. It’s a shame that Nokia didn’t think to incorporate the headset charger in to the dock though.

I don’t want to spoil Nick’s review which we’ll have for you within the next few weeks so I’ll leave you with the unboxing video so you can see what else is included.


Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte unboxing video


Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte Specification:

  • GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • UMTS 2100
  • Dimensions: 109 x 45.6 x 14.6 mm, 65 cc
  • Weight: 150 g
  • 240 x 320 pixels, 2.0 inches OLED Display
  • MP3 support
  • Speakerphone
  • 4GB internal memory
  • GPRS: Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
  • EDGE: Class 10, 236.8 kbps
  • 3G: 384 kbps
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • microUSB OTG
  • Camera: 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus
  • Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML
  • Java: MIDP 2.1
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1000 mAh (BL-4U)


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New Nokia N97 promotional video looks awesome, laden with marketing jargon

image Nokia has made a new marketing video for its upcoming super phone the N97. The first half doesn’t even show the phone, it just has a bunch of international looking people spouting generic web 2.0 platitudes, but the second half is where the real action is. The video features lots of nice shots of the phones UI, including some new transitions, and it hints at some possible content partners for this media focused device. As an American I was particularly interested to see the “Live TV” tab featuring NBC, CBS, and ABC, meaning that Nokia may be planning a big marketing push in the US later this summer. Video after the break.

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