Monthly Archives: January 2012

Essential-WP7.5 W7 Mango fans should read Essential Windows Phone 7.5

Rating: A comprehensive introduction to Windows Phone 7.5 development
Here’s a very handy tool for W7 Mango fans, a definitive guide to the very latest Microsoft mobile OS. Entitled ‘Essential Windows Phone 7.5′, it has been written by a highly experienced Microsoft insider, Shawn Wildermuth. This work is available as a standard printed publication although the [...]

Ford-EVOS Ford to Focus on personal cloud in MWC keynote

Rating: Speaker will be none other than Henry’s great grandson

It seems quite fitting that the first-ever keynote address from an automotive industry leader at a Mobile World Congress will be delivered this year [2012] by the great grandson of Henry Ford – Bill Ford. Bill plans to outline the Ford Motor Company‘s future vision and discuss how technology and innovation can enhance personal freedom and mobility despite expanding vehicle populations and rapid urbanisation. Ford’s approach of talking directly to technology consumers and media began three years ago at the International CES show in Las Vegas. Ford has also had a major presence at the CeBIT, Hanover and IFA, Berlin shows in Germany. Continue reading

Vodafone Hungary Launches sicap kiosks at its SmartStore in Budapest

Bern, Switzerland, 11/01/2012. Sicap mobile money kiosks have been deployed in Vodafone Hungary’s showcase “Smart Store”, the smartphone experience store in “Fashion Street”, Budapest. Vodafone pre-paid subscribers can now top up their credit in seconds on the user-friendly touch-screen kiosk, and post-paid subscribers will shortly be able to pay their monthly bill with it.
The sicap [...]

The market for mobile app development services reached $US 20.5 billion in 2011

Originally posted on research2guidance by Ralf-Gordon Jahns
Berlin, Jan. 9, 2012 – In 2011 publishers created $US 6.8 billion in application download revenues while app development revenues reached $US 20.5 billion. The development service became a mass market almost 3 times of the size of the application download market today.
Daily rates for app development vary
Prices for [...]

Verizon Wireless and Novatel Wireless announce new Verizon Jetpack, Global Ready 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

Today at CES, Novatel Wireless announced that the new Verizon Jetpack 4G MiFi 4620L will soon be available on Verizon¹s blazing fast 4G network.
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. ­ From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Novatel Wireless (NASDAQ: NVTL) today announce the new Verizon Jetpack – MiFi® 4620L. This Verizon Jetpack is [...]

RIM-BlackBerry-logo One of our free BlackBerry apps may not be working

Rating: GoMo News baffled by BlackBerry Thank You app misbehaviour

There seems to be a general consensus – in light of no official confirmation from Research in Motion (RIM) – that probably the most popular and useful app given away by the BlackBerry maker as part of its Thank You Gift campaign was Drivesafe.ly. This app performs text-to-speech conversion (pretty effectively in our humble opinion) so that any received emails or text messages will be read out to you as you drive along. The app is produced by iSpeech.org which also decided to contribute its iSpeech Translator Pro app to the mix. Better still there were Enterprise and Pro versions of Drivesafe.ly in the giveaway. Continue reading

@CES Fandango Mobile Ticketing at Regal Cinemas – a HIT!

LAS VEGAS – (Consumer Electronics Show – January 10, 2012) Fandango, the nation’s leading movie ticketing company, launched its eco-friendly and paperless Mobile Ticket program in the Fall of 2011 at more than 1,000 screens of the Regal Entertainment Group, the nation’s largest theater circuit. Continue reading

Jumptap creates mobile advertising for the Romney Campaign 2012 Elections

Jumptap helped Romney be the first candidate to run mobile ads for both the IA caucus and NH primary.

The ads, targeted at the zip-code level, cost just a fraction of TV or radio exposure but have a powerful, personal impact.

The use of mobile in the primaries may well be a precursor for the 2012 presidential election. Continue reading

Lumia900 Nokia launches LTE-ready Lumia 900 for AT&T USA

Rating: It’s Windows Phone Release 7.5 – Mango commercial release 2 (Mango + LTE), apparently

Much as we suspected, Nokia did actually launch the Lumia 900 at CES 2012 yesterday [January 9th 2012]. It is built exclusively for AT&T and is the Finish manufacturer’s first smartphone to support high-speed LTE data transfers. It’s also Nokia’s biggest yet thinnest Windows Phone to date. Crucially, it is a Windows Phone Release 7.5 – Mango Commercial Release 2 (Mango + LTE) – smartphone. That’s the first time we’ve heard of Mango 2! We had hoped to bring you full details as soon as the news broke but technical problems prevented this. So here’s more information taken from the official Nokia blog. Continue reading

PhonepayPlus logo GoMo uncovers a problem with a UK PRS service

Rating: T-Mobile appears to have found a loophole

By mistake, GoMo News appears to have stumbled across a possible loophole in the UK’s PRS [Premium Rate text Service] regulations. It’s a horoscope service operating using the shortcode 3030. Somehow – and we’re puzzled as to how it happened, an elderly relative managed to subscribe to this service. Sending the industry standard code ‘STOP’ and ‘STOP ALL’ back to that shortcode simply resulted in a message from T-Mobile which says, “You are not registered to any services on this shortcode.” Yet the horoscopes continued to arrive. GoMo News contacted the UK regulator, PhonepayPlus. A spokesperson for PhonepayPlus told this publication that it takes very seriously any allegations that the STOP command doesn’t work. Continue reading

Orange Launches new Android tablet Tahiti

The Tahiti is available for £69.99 on a £25 a month, 24 month data plan which includes 1GB of anytime data, 1GB of quiet time data* and unlimited WiFi hotspot access each month (subject to fair usage). Continue reading

Top 5 apps for the new year

What is your new year’s resolutions? Loose weight? Read a book every month? Save money? or Blogging? Are looking for apps to help your new year’s resolutions? Here are top 5 apps you should have on your iPhone.

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Lose It
Any iPhone user who’s looking to lose weight this year should have the app Lose [...]

avast-downloads Android security app from Avast goes gold in just 16 days

Rating: As recommended by GoMo News

A security app for Android mobile phones which GoMo News has been unashamedly recommending – avast! Free Mobile Security – has been installed by over one million smartphone users in just 16 days. As Ondrej Vlcek, Avast Software‘s CTO put it, “It required Lookout a full six months to reach the one-million level for their mobile security product.” But Avast managed it in virtually a fortnight. It might have been quicker if Avast had formally informed us the full – rather than beta – version had finally been released. Continue reading

8000 people downloaded mobile ticketing app from FTPE

8000 people download mobile ticketing app from FTPE

Consumers travelling to and from Manchester Airport can now purchase a ticket with their mobile phone.

From the press release: Continue reading

Cannival of the Mobilists returns for 2012

The Carnival of the Mobilists is back! If you didn’t know its a blog linking type of hippy show off your cool article thingy and I used to be really involved a few years ago. I heard recently about its return and here is the first one of 2012. Enjoy some great articles and links from friends in the mobile space. Continue reading