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Mobile companies band together to create giant app store

By - February 15, 2010 1 Picture
Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, 24 of the world’s largest and most influential wireless carriers – with a combined subscriber base of around 3 billion - have announced they are joining forces to create the Wholesale Applications Community. This venture is designed to make it easier for software developers to write and supply apps for as many phones as possible, regardless of their platform. Obviously, the group hopes this proposed mega-store will emulate the likes of Apple and Nokia in the growing app store marketplace Read More
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Samsung's fully specced Wave Smart Phone

By - February 15, 2010 19 Pictures
Samsung unveiled the Samsung Wave (S8500) in Barcelona today. The handset is the first to use Samsung’s new, open mobile platform, Samsung bada, runs a super high quality touch screen AMOLED 3.3” WVGA (800x480 pixels) display, a Social Hub to integrate contacts and connections, and TouchWiz 3.0 for an intuitive and hugely customizable user interface. The Wave runs on a high-speed homegrown CPU, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11n, has a 5 mpx camera and will be available globally from April 2010. Read More
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NewCon prototype touch Smartphone with flip QWERTY keyboard

By - February 15, 2010 2 Pictures
In 1995 Hans Constin filed a patent for the Smartphone design of the well known Communicators. He still holds the worldwide patents today and has now come up with a new and clever solution for the era of touch smartphones à la iPhone. His NewCon Smartphone design has a large touch screen but when flipped open and turned, the compact Smartphone becomes a mini laptop with a full QWERTY keyboard. As much as we hate the QWERTY layout, it’s a clever design. Read More
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X2 announces cheekily named iTablet

By - February 11, 2010 1 Picture
In what would have to be one of the craftiest marketing ploys seen in recent times, UK company X2 Computing has announced the release of its new tablet PC named – you guessed it - the iTablet. Aiming to give the Apple iPad a run for its money, it features a 1.6GHz Intel processor, 250GB of memory and a 1.3MP webcam, the conveniently named tablet also offers support for Flash and the choice of Windows 7 and Linux operating systems. Read More
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zoomIt gives access to SD card content on an iPhone

By - February 8, 2010 3 Pictures
The zoomIt is an SD card reader for an iPhone or iPod Touch that, in conjunction with the zoomIt app, lets users access all iPhone OS 3.0 file types contained on an SD card including photos, music, video and miscellaneous files such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word and PDF files. It also lets users copy files stored on the iPhone or iPod Touch to an SD card without needing to connect to a camera, Mac or PC. Read More
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Symbian, the world’s most widely used smartphone platform, is now open source

By - February 4, 2010 1 Picture
When Nokia acquired the former Symbian Software Limited in 2008 a new independent non-profit organization called the Symbian Foundation was established. One of its main goals was to create the Symbian platform used on more than 330 million mobile phones worldwide as a royalty-free, open source software. Now, less than two full years later and four months ahead of schedule that goal has become a reality with the foundation announcing the completed open source release of the Symbian platform source code. Read More
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Pressure sensitive technology set to bring 3D capability to touchscreens

By - January 31, 2010 3 Pictures
Touchscreens found in most mobile devices today use capacitance or resistance technology - fine for detecting input from a finger, but not so great when it comes to detecting how much pressure that finger is applying. However, this limitation could be about to change with news that Japanese touch screen manufacturer, Nissha, has licensed new technology that allows a touchscreen to detect pressure, even from a finger. This adds a third dimension to touchscreen interaction and opens up a raft of potential applications. Read More

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