Tag Archives: iskoot
Rating: All you need is a US SIM card
Whilst researching a story about Hulu Plus (see here), it was very frustrating for GoMo News to be unable to test the actual application itself. Google’s Android Market wouldn’t allow a download of the app to our PC because none of the Android handsets associated with our account was classified as having connected via a US network. We’ve found a workable solution which involves inserting a SIM card into the handset which belongs to a US based network. In our case we happened to have an old Cingular (AT&T) SIM card kicking around. However, you can probably buy a pre-paid US SIM card via eBay or Amazon quite easily. Continue reading
Rating: Only Verizon users can have it apparently
You kind of assume that something is available and get a nasty surprise when it’s not. This is what has just happened to GoMo News over access to Skype from a BlackBerry smartphone. It’s possible to get the official client app from Skype but only if you happen to live in America and are a Verizon Wireless customer. How bizarre is that? We’ve even had official confirmation from RIM itself that this is the case. So, naturally, GoMo News decided to investigate the alternatives. They do exist but one of them – iSkoot – has recently been withdrawn. Shades of a conspiracy theory here, perhaps? Continue reading
Mobile web service provider iSkoot has announced its new SDK for handset manufacturers. The KalaidaLive client can be installed for little effort on any manufacturers device. The client integrates mobile Internet services into any handset, including low-end devices, and retrieves info and updates from the iSkoot servers.
Mobile social networks like Facebook, MocoSpace or Twitter, as [...]