Archive for March, 2012

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Instragram for Android coming soon

instagramThe ever popular free photo sharing application, Instagram, is inching closer to it’s release on Android. Be sure to head on over to Instagram and sign up to be one of the first to download this fantastic application.

That is all.

 

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The winner of the Sony Xperia PLAY is…….

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Back at the start of the month we told you all that Sony Mobile were kindly donating an Xperia PLAY for us to give away.

As usual the method of entry into the competition was via Twitter and we had a huge response with hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of retweets.

Thank you to all that participated but I am afraid there can only be one winner. And that lucky person is….. @lindsaydr

Well done David, we will be in touch.

Stay tuned everybody as we have another competition starting in the next couple of days. And of course thanks to Sony Mobile for supplying the awesome prize.

 

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By March 30, 2012 Read More →

BlackBerry Curve 9220 specs and simulator available

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After all the confusion this morning (not here though) regarding RIM and the consumer market the BlackBerry Curve 9220 that we mentioned has appeared on the BlackBerry developer blog. As well as specs there is also a simulator for devs to download in order to help them crate apps for the new low end device.

The BlackBerry 9220 will support Bluetooth® 2.1 and include the following profiles:

  • Headset Profile (HSP)
  • Hand Free Profile (HFP)
  • Address Book Integration using AT commands or OBEX (Object Push)
  • Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP)
  • Dial-Up Networking (DUN)
  • Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP / AVRCP)
  • Serial Port Profile (SPP)
  • Secure Simple Pairing (SSP)
  • A/V Remote Control Version 1.3
  • Bluetooth Message Access Profile (MAP)

 

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By March 30, 2012 Read More →

RIM will continue to focus on the consumer, despite what the media is saying.

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You may have seen on more than one of the main news channels today details of RIM’s earning call last night. You may also have noticed that several of these channels, including the BBC, have stated that RIM say they are going to focus on the enterprise segment of the market and not the consumer.

Whoever wrote these articles clearly didn’t listen properly to the earnings call. These claims are totally misleading. Sure, Thorsten Heins did say that the company would re-focus on core strengths, including the enterprise customer base but he certainly didn’t say that they would not continue to support the consumer market. In many parts of the world the consumer market is where Research in Motion is strongest, including here in the UK. The BlackBerry Curve 8520 has been hugely successful and continues to be.

One thing that Thorsten also said, which the bigger media channels didn’t pick up on, was that RIM would be bringing new low end devices to market within weeks. If this is the case how on earth can RIM not be focusing on the consumer!

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The HTC One Series goes Sky Diving

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To launch its new HTC One series, HTC, a leading global designer of smartphones, has put a consumer at the heart of its’ latest TV commercial by challenging one to capture the world’s first free fall fashion shoot on a mobile phone. The campaign, which kicks off in the UK on 5th April, is designed to push the boundaries of performance for the mobile handset and its camera capabilities by demonstrating that it is possible to capture great shots whatever the environment.
To really bring the shoot to life, HTC challenged Nick Jojola, an amateur photographer, who had never skydived before to capture high production fashion imagery on the HTC One handsets whilst freefalling at 126mph. This not only delivered an unforgettable personal experience but it also created an amazing real-world product demonstration.
Filmed on location in Arizona, by skydiving cinematographer Norman Kent, the shoot features world champion skydiver and model, Roberta Mancino. Shot at dusk and dawn this complex and demanding advertising creative is designed to bring to life the simultaneous video and photo capture functionality and instant capture capabilities of the new HTC OneT handsets. Both the HTC OneT X and HTC OneT S challenge traditional digital compact cameras by delivering a range of features including high quality images even in low light conditions, instant image capture, auto focus, burst mode and backlight HDR technology and the ability to take stills from already shot HD video footage that operate effectively in both normal and adverse conditions.

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By March 29, 2012 Read More →

Research In Motion’s Q4 earnings call

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Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported fourth quarter results for the three months and fiscal year ended March 3, 2012 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated).

Highlights:

  • $2.1 billion in cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments at the end of the quarter, which increased by approximately $610 million in the quarter
  • Cash flow from operations of approximately $1.1 billion, up from approximately $900 million in Q3
  • Revenue of $4.2 billion, down 19% from the third quarter
  • GAAP net loss in Q4 of $125 million or $0.24 per share diluted; adjusted net income of $418 million or $0.80 per share diluted
  • BlackBerry smartphone shipments of 11.1 million in Q4, down 21% from Q3
  • RIM to discontinue providing specific quantitative guidance
  • RIM provides update on organizational changes
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Jim Balsillie resigns from Research in Motion

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With just minutes to go until RIM’s Q4 earnings call starts some big and shocking news has hit the web.

Jim Balsillie, former Co-CEO of the Company, has resigned as a Director on the Company’s Board.
"As I complete my retirement from RIM, I’m grateful for this remarkable experience and for the opportunity to have worked with outstanding professionals who helped turn a Canadian idea into a global success," said Jim Balsillie.
"On behalf of the Board and everyone at RIM, I would like to thank Jim for his 20 years of service to RIM," said Barb Stymiest, Chair of RIM’s Board of Directors. "His energy, drive and enthusiasm helped build one of the most successful technology companies of our time."
In addition, David Yach will be retiring from his role as CTO, Software after 13 years with the Company and after 4 years with the company and following an open dialogue on the future of global operations, Jim Rowan, COO, Global Operations, has decided to pursue other interests. The Company is currently undertaking a search to hire a single COO with responsibilities to run the Company’s operations.
"RIM would like to thank David Yach and Jim Rowan for their years of service and many contributions to RIM," said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO. "We wish them well in their future pursuits."

More as we get it.

 

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Gloucestershire Police Adopt The BlackBerry Solution

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We have reported a couple of times in the past about UK Police forces using the BlackBerry solution. It seems that Gloucestershire Constabulary have taken the plunge and adopted the BlackBerry in a bid to save costs and make officers more efficient out on the street.

Officers will use the phones to carry out paperwork and update logs, jobs previously carried out from the office. It comes after the force closed and put up for sale 13 of its stations in a bid to hack £18 million from its budget.

Katy Roberts, spokeswoman for Gloucestershire Police, said: “641 BlackBerry devices are being issued across the county to PCs and PCSOs working in our Local Policing Areas. The devices will give officers access to the majority of the systems used in their work, allowing them more time on patrol and less time travelling to or working within police stations. This is part of our drive to increase the number of officers working in high- visibility roles. It will also reduce bureaucracy and improve efficiency, thereby cutting overall policing costs.”

 

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BlackBerry sparkles with the new limited crystal edition Bold 9900

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If you are a BlackBerry user and have a spare £2,499 in your pocket check this beauty out:

Get some sparkle this spring with the new limited edition BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone in white, complete with a striking case made from dazzling SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and available exclusively from Harrods.

The bespoke new creations, featuring dozens of precious crystal elements, come complete with a limited edition BlackBerry walnut box as well as a VIP support package, providing those who purchase the device with personalised celebrity treatment for twelve months. Just twenty cases with each accompanying gift box individually numbered have been produced.  They are exculsively embellished with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, the premium brand for finest, loose cut crystals manufactured by Swarovski. The stunning devices are expected to cause a stir across the nation with BlackBerry fans already desperate to get their hands on the sought-after smartphone.

The popular white BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone which has already proved a hit with celebrities such as Pixie Lott and Fearne Cotton offers an impressively slim and stylish design and comes with the BlackBerry 7 operating system with enhanced communications, multimedia, productivity and social connectivity features. 

BlackBerry 7 boasts several exciting features including the next-generation BlackBerry browser which enables a flawless web browsing experience, the latest version of BBM, which now extends the real-time BBM experience to a range of other apps as well as a stunning high resolution display.

The BlackBerry Crystal collection made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS is available exclusively from Harrods at a retail price of £2,499.

 

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By March 29, 2012 Read More →

Sony Xperia and Labrinth launch: A Night of Imagination

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Sony today announces the launch of Xperia, along with superstar Labrinth’s debut album Electronic Earth, at A Night of Imagination spectacle on 4th April.
The event will include an exclusive set from Labrinth, with unheard remixes and an awe-inspiring secret collaboration – a never-before-seen performance in the UK. The exclusive event will be held at the iconic London venue, One Mayfair.  The audience can expect to be astounded as the show unfolds, and they witness first-hand what happens when the imaginative world of Xperia  collides with one of Sony Music’s most talented and  creative new artists.

Labrinth commented: “I’m excited about performing new tracks and exclusive material at the Xperia event. We have planned some special moments throughout the night and we’re sure the audience will enjoy what is in store for them.”
Catherine Cherry, Marketing Director for the UK and Ireland at Sony Mobile Communications said: “Labrinth is one of the most inspired UK artists currently on the scene, and this unique collaboration is designed to show what Xperia and our Made of Imagination campaign is all about. We want to ignite people’s imagination and curiosity through entertainment experiences, whether that is in reality or through our products.”

Tickets to the exclusive A Night of Imagination and prizes signed by Labrinth can be won by visiting www.facebook.com/SonyMobileUK and www.twitter.com/SonyXperiaGB.

Launch Event Details:
.    Address:  One Mayfair, North Audley Street, London, W1K 6ZA                                                              
.    Date:  Wednesday 4th April 2012                                                                                                                         
.    Time:  Arrivals from 18:30pm – 23:00pm
.    Website:  www.facebook.com/SonyMobileUK

 

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