Archive for August, 2009

By August 25, 2009 Read More →

Blowfin releases Ninjahit 1.01 for iPhone – Interactive Social Gaming

splash-photos Utah based Blowfin Inc. today is delighted to announce Ninjahit 1.01, an update to their popular social interactive mobile game for the iPhone platform. Designed specifically to leverage the iPhone as a virtual weapon, Ninjahit is a ninja assassination game played with friends and co-workers. The concept behind Ninjahit is to be stealthy and sneaky like a Ninja. The object of the game is to get a sneaky snapshot of the opponent target with the iPhone’s camera feature.

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By August 25, 2009 Read More →

Global Brands Launch Into iPhone & iPod Mobile Marketing With Notescasts

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Leading global brands are recognizing the need to employ an all new set of marketing tools to reach out and effectively speak to their customers in their mobile lives. One of those tools is custom Notescast titles for the iPhone. With a custom Notescast title, companies can promote their products and services with up to 1,000 pages of in-depth content, all linked to related photos and video, which their customers can now review in the palm of their hand wherever they go and whenever they want.

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By August 25, 2009 Read More →

Possible release date of Palm Pre in the UK

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My contract is up and I’m looking ahead at the emerging phones. As I have announced many a time, I rather enthusiastic about the Palm Pre. It’s a long wait until the vague “in time for Christmas” launch date on 02. Having a little search I noticed this post on T3 that I had obviously missed. A rumoured date of October 30th? Here’s hoping.

Remember the official UK Palm Pre announcement? O2 went all cryptic on us, confirming it had the exclusive rights to the sought-after smartphone for the UK, but only offering ‘will be here in time to sit under Christmas trees all over the land’ as a launch date. Which left us with any date up to 24th December. Well, if rumours are to be believed (and we think they are), that shelf date will actually be October 30th. Which is a Friday, should you want fancy booking off a long weekend to play with your new toy.

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By August 25, 2009 Read More →

Microsoft launches OneApp for feature phones in emerging markets

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Today Microsoft announced the launch of a new application and service called OneApp. OneApp consists of a small application and a set of Microsoft "cloud services" that enable a feature phone to access web services like Twitter, Facebook, and Windows Live Messenger without needing the processing power of a smartphone. Microsoft’s servers handle the heavy lifting and send only the required bits of data to the user’s phone. This has the effect of reducing data use as well as speeding up the overall user experience.

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By August 25, 2009 Read More →

Blackberry goes Webkit with Iris browser pick up

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With Blackberry’s acquisition of Torch Mobile today (horrible website btw!), Webkit literally owns the mobile browser space.  This is important as the browser becomes the platform for a growing number of mobile web apps – which Torch Mobile alludes to in its press release:

Torch Mobile is excited to announce that our company has been acquired by Research In Motion (RIM), one of the most renowned mobile technology companies in the world. Our team of developers will join RIM’s global organization and will now be focused on utilizing our WebKit-based mobile browser expertise to contribute to the ongoing enhancement of the BlackBerry® platform.

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By August 25, 2009 Read More →

Nokia Booklet 3G – Press Release

Nokia announced today (Mon 24th Aug) its entry into the netbook market with the Nokia Booklet 3G.

 

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Some details from Nokia:

Powered by the efficient Intel Atom processor, the Nokia Booklet 3G delivers impressive performance with up to 12 hours of battery life, enabling people to leave their power cable behind and still be connected and productive. Delivering the rich experience of a full-function PC inside an ultra-portable aluminium chassis, the new mini-laptop weighs 1.25 kilograms, measures slightly more than two centimetres thin, and has the features one would expect from the world’s leading mobile device manufacturer.  A broad range of connectivity options – including 3G/ HSPA and Wi-Fi – gives consumers high speed access to the Internet, including Nokia’s broad suite of Ovi services, and allows them to make the most of every moment and every opportunity.

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"A growing number of people want the computing power of a PC with the full benefits of mobility," said Kai Oistamo, Nokia’s Executive Vice President for Devices. "We are in the business of connecting people and the Nokia Booklet 3G is a natural evolution for us. Nokia has a long and rich heritage in mobility and with the outstanding battery life, premium design and all day, always on connectivity, we will create something quite compelling. In doing so we will make the personal computer more social, more helpful and more personal."

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The mini-laptop also comes with an HDMI port for HD video out, a front facing camera for video calling, integrated Bluetooth and an easily accessible SD card reader. Other premium features include the 10-inch glass HD ready display and integrated A-GPS which, working with the Ovi Maps gadget, can pinpoint your position in seconds and open up access for a truly personal maps experience. The Nokia Booklet 3G also brings a number of other rich Ovi experiences to life, whether its access and playback of millions of tracks through the Nokia Music Store, or using Ovi Suite to sync seamlessly from your Nokia smartphone, to your mini-laptop, to the cloud.

The Nokia Booklet 3G will widen the Nokia portfolio, satisfying a need in the operator channel, and bringing another important ingredient in the move towards becoming a mobile solutions company.

 

Posted by: Emma

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By August 24, 2009 Read More →

Nokia N97 Mini Preview

 

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Eldar at Mobile-Review is at it again and this time he’s previewed the N97 Mini, a device no-one is quite sure why it exists given its not so big brother has only been on the market for 2 months. Never the less its one step closer to being released with the official announcement to made at Nokia World in September according to sources.

The mini is said to have some benefits over its brethren though, including improved camera and bumped hardware in the form of more ram and increased cpu speed, hopefully this will address the N97’s sluggish performance but unfortunately Nokia decided to stick with the less than popular keyboard design.

Head on over to Mobile-Review to get the full story and as usual, a shed load of pictures.

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By August 24, 2009 Read More →

The Steam Punk Phone

1 Here’s a fun little phone I noticed at Englishrussia. The English on the blog isn’t the best, but the pictures are lovely and it’ looks like a head turner. Not quite an iPhone, but reminds me of some of the early Motorolas.

Russian steam punk phone from the Russian man famous for his daughter which started a court plea against Russian state for “having no alternative in current school education for the Darwin theory, putting it as the only right in the minds of schoolchildren”.

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By August 24, 2009 Read More →

Nokia “Booklet 3G” Netbook coming in September?

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Know what’s popular nowadays? Netbooks! Nokia is officially jumping on the netbook bullet train with the “Booklet 3G” — an Intel/Microsoft-based netbook that promises 12-hour battery life, a weight of 2.75 pounds, and apparently built-in GPS. The “3G” portion of the name indicates a wireless data connection as well.

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By August 24, 2009 Read More →

Acer Aspire Revo unboxing video

The Acer Aspire Revo is an ultra small form factor PC and is probably among the smallest we’ve seen. Combining the power of the NVidia 9400M Graphics Processor with the lean efficiency of the Intel N230 Processor, the Aspire Revo redefines compact, affordable computing with a package that is big on performance but miniscule in size. Based around nVidia’s ION performance platform, the Revo takes expectation to new levels boasting stutter free 1080p playback, a wealth of connectivity options and a gaming performance that belies it’s small size.

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The Acer Aspire Revo

I’m not 100% sure what model Acer have sent me here but the Revo comes in a number of flavours from a 8GB SSD Linux version to a 160GB Windows Vista version. You’ll have to wait for the full review to find out which we have! For now though take a look at the unboxing video below for a quick tour of the Revo.

 

Acer Aspire Revo unboxing video

 

The AspireRevo is small but powerful, fueled by today’s latest mini processor, complimented by an advanced NVIDIA® ION™graphics chipset and HDMI™ connectivity supporting full 1080P HD for very real-looking imagery. An eSATA port, six USB ports and a memory card reader make transferring your photos and other files as fast and easy as ever.

AspireRevo makes the perfect everyday PC for cruising the Internet, doing daily work, staying connected via instant messaging, and enjoying photos, music, videos and more. Simple quick connection to the internet and home network with AspireRevo’s built-in 802.11b/g WiFi controller.

The Aspire R3600 is a revolution in the design as well. An ultra slim diamond shape design that can be portable and easily attached to the VESA mounting at the rear of an LCD monitor. Moreover the power button peeks over the monitor for easy access and the position is adjustable to fit various monitors. The innovative case layout takes up a lot of space less of a traditional desktop and is ideal for the Living room, bedroom or even the kitchen.

 

Acer Aspire Revo Specification:

  • Acer Aspire Revo Ultra Small Form Factor PC
  • Processor : Intel® Atom™ 230 processor 1.66gHz
  • Hard Drive : 160GB or 8GB SSD
  • Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-300 )
  • Operating System : Linux or Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Chipset : NVIDIA® ION™ chipset
  • Graphics : nVidia GeForce 9400 up to 896MB
  • System Memory : 1GB or 2GB / 4GB (Max)
  • 6 USB 2.0 ports
  • Four-in-one card reader
  • High definition headphone and microphone jacks
  • DC-in jack
  • Ethernet port
  • D-Sub VGA port
  • HDMI port
  • eSATA port
  • Network adapter – Ethernet, Fast Ethernet; Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/Draft-N
  • Dimensions (WxDxH) 18.0 x 3.0 x 18.0 cm

 

 

Posted by: Matt

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