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use your Goodspeed witha PlayBookPlayBook Uros adds key Asia Pacific countries to its roaming solution

Goodspeed low-cost data roaming device adds 11 across Asia Pacific destinations

One of GoMo News‘ favourite roaming solutions – the Goodspeed from Uros has got even netter by adding in 11 new destinations across Asia Pacific. The device offers a transparent daily flat rate spells the end to data roaming bill shock for businesses worldwide. Essentially, the Goodspeed is a Wi-fi hotspot in your pocket. It’s an idea way of adding a mobile web connextion to your tablet or smartphone. Continue reading

artist's impression And this year’s April Fool award goes to LoveSpace

Are you guys taking yourselves too seriously?

Here at GoMo Towers, we’re not quite sure what went wrong this year [2014] but it seems that creatives in the mobile advertising world have become far too serious. This publication didn’t receive one good hoax of a mobile nature. Shame on you guys! So instead, we’ve awarded this year’s prize for the silliest April Fool* to Lovespace. Continue reading

you can't see this screen without a PIN Glimmer of hope for Barclays customers using Airport Angel app

CPP might eventually sort the mess out

There’s always a grain of truth in the old saying that you don’t get something for nothing. And this very definitely applies to those customers of British bank, Barclays, who are offered the Airport Angel service free with their Premier Life account. See our original story from 2008 here. The app which goes with this service was originally developed for iOS and is now available for Android here. Quite frankly we’ve never encountered an app which generates so may negative responses as this one. How it rates 3 out of 5 on Goggle Play, we don’t know. But GoMo has been able to chat to some-one at CPP which operates the Airport Angels service about it, though. Continue reading

developers can break out from the competition -rees Intrinsyc launches MDP/T app testing kit

Aimed at apps running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor

Intrinsyc Software has released its Mobile Development Platform Tablet (MDP/T) – based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. Intrinsyc’s MDP/T is designed to provide application developers and device manufacturers with early access to a high-performance mobile platform, for developing, testing, optimising and showcasing next-generation apps and games. Continue reading

intrinsyc_logo Intrinsyc announces availability of mobile development platform based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Ultra HD processor

Provides early access to Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor featuring the 400-series Adreno GPU and hardware-based HEVC (H.265) video decoding

Press release

March 31st 2014. Intrinsyc Software International , a leading developer of mobile and embedded devices, has announced general availability of its Mobile Development Platform Tablet (MDP/T), based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor from Qualcomm Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Intrinsyc’s MDP/T is designed to provide application developers and device manufacturers with early access to a high-performance mobile platform, for developing, testing, optimising and showcasing next-generation apps and games. Continue reading

maplin had probably just sold out - macnamara Getting your hands on a Prestigio in the UK

Having recommended Prestigio for dual SIM a reader asks …

It was our own fault really. Having just recommended Prestigio handsets for their dual SIM capabilities in ‘Dual SIM handsets need instant online’, we received a plea from a regular GoMo News reader in the UK. Candelaria Rodriguez Bento asks, “I want to get a Prestigo mobile phone but I can not finding any shop in London that sells Prestigio mobiles. I’ve tried Maplins in London. They have the tablets but they no have Prestigio phones.” This just helps to illustrate the difficulty of breaking into a developed market as a new entrant handset supplier. Consumers often want to touch & feel before they buy. Continue reading

- joseph Vodafone’s brings disruptive mobile money to Europe

Leading MNO launches M-Pesa into Romania

Leading global MNO [Mobile Network Operator], Vodafone, has brought M-Pesa – its disruptive mobile money transfer and payment service into Europe for the first time. The addition of Romania continues the expansion of M-Pesa, following the launches in Egypt, India, Lesotho and Mozambique in the last 12 year. M-Pesa is the classic model for supporting micro-payments in geographies where the majority of the population are unbanked. Approximately seven million Romanians transact mainly in cash. M-Pesa could provide Vodafone with a useful revenue stream as voice traffic declines generally. Continue reading

quality budget phone can disrupt a market - Sunnebo Motorola sees surge in UK sales thanks to low cost Moto G handset

Questions wisdom of Google to sell division to Lenovo

Motorola’s launch of its budget smartphone Moto G has led to a six-fold growth in UK sales, according to figures from Kantar Worldpanel. The surprise surge in sales lends credibility to the decision by Chinese electronics manufacturer Lenovo to buy Motorola for a bargain $2.91 billion (£1.74 billion) from search giant Google – vastly less than the $12.5 billion Google paid to buy the business in May 2012 when the smartphone patent battles were at their height. But while Google hasn’t succeeded in making money out of its handset division – it lost $645 million in the first nine months of 2013 – Lenovo looks as though it could be on a firmer ground, if and when the acquisition goes through. Continue reading

acer_ferrari BlackBerry has a 1-2 in Malaysian F1 Grand Prix

Surely time for a celebratory handset?

Good news for the struggling Canadian smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry. The team which it sponsors – Mercedes AMG Petronas, enjoyed brilliant success in today’s [March 30th 2014] Formula One (F1) Grand Prix motor race. The drivers – Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, came home in the No.1 & N.2 slots. A dramatic victory for the team. Better still, the race took place in Malaysia – which is right next door to key Asia Pacific market – Indonesia. GoMo News reckons this achievement merits a special commemorative handset. Continue reading