Category Archives: Web/Tech
Touchatag is a company created by Alcatel-Lucent to explore the possibilities of Near Field Communcations (NFC). We’ve been following its progress to date, and saw some good applications of its product at MWC. It announced a set of upgrades to it’s developer tools, to make applications better and easier to create, so we had a [...]
Nokia has announced that it’s Beta Labs service has now been optimised for the mobile Web. Beta Labs is a website dedicated to letting the Nokia user-base give their input on upcoming services.
Beta Labs lets Nokia advocates test services while they are still in beta. As it says on the website, you have to [...]
SingTel Digital Media has announced it’s first creation since it was unveiled in March: inSing.com. The service is a converged mobile and on-line Internet hub for people living in Singapore that will help people in or around Singapore to find out what there is to do in the city.
inSing.com focuses on lifestyle, shopping, food and entertainment, [...]
Yesterday we reported on AT&Ts ban for 3G connections to mobile TV service SlingPlayer. The player can only be accessed through Wi-Fi – and not missing out on the opportunity, Boingo Wireless is now offering a free subscription for one month to SlingPlayer users.
Who are these Boingo people?
Boingo maintains a global network of Wi-Fi hotspots [...]
Sony Ericsson and Zeemote have announced a partnership to bring console-style gaming to mobile devices in the UK. Zeemote specialises in creating wireless controlling devices for mobile devices, like bluetooth joysticks you can use to play mobile games. The upcoming Sony Ericsson W705, exclusive to T-Mobile, will be coming bundled with Zeemotes bluetooth joystick and [...]
Clearwire and Cisco today announced their partnership to push WiMAX services straight across the United States. Cisco will be handling the core infrastructure for Clearwire, as well as creating it’s first mobile WiMAX devices exclusively for Clearwire. The new network, called the CLEAR 4G Network, is intended to be available in more than 80 markets [...]
The Government proposed “Digital Britain” plan declares that high-speed mobile broadband should be available to 99% of the UK population, at a speed of 4Mbps. Ofcom has been pondering how to best achieve this, and the Independent Spectrum Broker has made a very interesing setof proposals to Ofcom – a very long proposal, which you [...]
Various reports about the Onyx, an upcoming mobile device from Blackberry, were scooting about over the weekend. Rumours abound concerning this device, and another possible device from Blackberry called the Driftwood.
Pic from Engadget
The Onyx was first tipped back at the end of April from BGR – and the rumoured specs haven’t changed since then. This [...]
Tellme is a subsidiary of Microsoft that focuses on voice technologies. Today it has announced three new cloud-based services for enterprise customers – a VoIP carrier service, advanced speech recognition and a new “voice font” that does automatic text-to-speech, but still sounds natural. The speech recognition service is also being used for a new voice-to-text [...]
IMshopping is a service that is trying to take advantage of Twitters power as a search engine. Launching in beta today, it connects users to human assistants both on the web and through the messaging service. By simply messaging @imshopping with a question about shopping, users will receive detailed answers and recommendations.
The main IMshopping website [...]
An Ericsson survey in Uganda has revealed that up to 10% of mobile network operators revenue in the country comes from mobile content downloads. While the main operators in the country are heavily investing in 3G capabilities, most of the device owners can’t afford 3G phones. So the majority of content downloads are initiated via [...]
A consortium of mobile operators will be investing almost 2 billion euro in the telecoms system for Shanghai this year. The Shanghai Economic and Information Technology Committee has announced that it has signed agreements with Shanghai Telecom, Shanghai Mobile and Shanghai Unicom.
The money will be used to improve Internet bandwidth, create free websites and improve [...]
Celio Corp is a mobile software developer that wants to let you replace your computer with your smartphone. It creates solutions to let you use your smartphone with a large screen and keyboard. Today, Celio is taking the odd step of offering to send one of it’s beta users on a holiday to Hawaii in [...]
A completely unsubstantiated rumour from an Italian blog called HDBlog claims that Samsung is working on a Pro version of the Omnia smartphone. This new version of the popular Windows Mobile touch-screen device would be released this summer… and come with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Which the boys over at HDBlog have kindly photoshopped together [...]