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Australian deal could pave way for more partnerships with mobile networks
British mobile payments firm Bango has integrated its technology with Google Play, its first platform going live with Australian network operator Telstra. Formed in 1999 and listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2005, Bango’s one payment system is already used by well known brands such as Facebook, BlackBerry App World, Windows Phone Store and Amazon, with customers able to use their mobile phones to purchase goods with a single click, dispensing with the need for credit cards of SMS messaging. Continue reading
Rating: Customers can get a single SIM and single API
A highly significant initiative has been launched into the M2M (machine-to-machine communications) space by seven major global mobile network operators. They have entered into a memorandum of understanding to form an alliance to support a single, global platform that multinational businesses will leverage to enable connected devices in multiple countries. To do so, the operator alliance will be deploying Jasper Wireless‘ Control Centre platform to power their respective M2M services globally. The full list of operators includes: – KPN, NTT Docomo, Rogers Communications, Singtel, Telefonica, Telstra and Vimplecom. The initiative is open to other operators and welcomes new participants. Continue reading
Rating: We’ve always said it is coming in the
Curiouser and Curiouser. Microsoft has attempted to shoot down rumours that the release of Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) is imminent by claiming that the company has always said it will appear sometime in the Fall. Joe Belfiore, a vp for Windows Phone, tweeted that “9/15 isn’t mango day, that was another rumor, folks. We’ve been saying “fall” … it’s not fall yet! Isn’t it? GoMo News always though the US state which prided itself most on its Fall was Vermont and if you look at web cams in that State the trees are already turning. The strange thing is that GoMo News has already been contacted by one reader who claimed, he has it. The situation appears to have degenerated into semantics. Continue reading
Rating: Workarounds could brick your handset
There’s good news for to customers of O2 and SFR in Europe who own Microsoft Windows Phone 7 [WP7] handsets. The Redmond-based company has started to deliver the March ‘copy and paste’ (NoDo) update to its customers now [April]. And Telstra customers in Australia are currently receiving the February update. Old habits die hard with Microsoft being tardy as usual. Meanwhile, Eric Hautala, general manager of customer experience engineering with Microsoft, has warned frustrated WP7 against ‘tinkering’ with their handsets by installing ‘homebrew’ ‘workarounds’. There’s a chance you could end up ‘bricking’ the handset – ie making it malfunction totally. Continue reading
Rating: ZTE Racer handset highlights need for generic app
ZTE‘s Racer really is a nice little Android 2.1 Éclair handset, but what it currently seems to be lacking is any PC connectivity software. Despite increasingly desperate pleas from GoMo News, neither ZTE itself nor UK operators, 3 UK, could come up with the kind of package we were seeking. This appears to highlight a gap in the market for generic PC software for Android handsets which could work with a wide range of Android handsets. As far as we can see, all a software developer would need to do to make money is create the requisite USB software drivers for a range of leading Android handsets. Continue reading
Here’s the round-up of today’s hottest mobile marketing and advertising stories from GoMo News! General Motors is very happy with mobile advertising; Burstly tries to cut out the middle man for developers and local businesses; Yahoo! loses track of the mobile advertisers; and more… Continue reading
The next version of the iPhone will hit Australia in late July 2010, as part of a second rollout to 18 countries one month after the phone’s initial June release. Though none of the Australian carriers have released plans or pricing yet, Vodafone Australia announced this morning on its twitter account that they will have an iPhone 4 pre-registration page up on the Vodafone site shortly (now live), which was followed soon after by a comment that they will see the new iPhone ‘sometime in September’. Continue reading
Telstra is Australia’s incumbent telecommunications carrier, previously owned by the Australian Government and privatised (in stages) from the late 1990s. It has made a number of interesting forays into social media in the last 12 months, the latest of which is the new Social Review programme. Telstra has selected 25 ‘ordinary’ Australians from thousands of applicants, to participate in a consumer review of their new Android handset, the HTC Desire.
It’s time for a Mobile Operator roundup, and they have been busy since yesterday evening. Once again, rumours have exploded that Deutsche Telekom us considering a purchase of US operator Sprint. On the other side of the world, Australia’s massive operator Telstra has been ordered by the Government to break it’s operation up or face severe restrictions. And Russia’s MTS, Japans’ DoCoMo and UAE’s Etisalat all have news about sales and bids. Continue reading
3G Vision has announced that it is behind the Telstra Mobile Advertising Campaign Manger.
The advertising campaign manager enables real time reporting on campaigns and performance metrics. So this means this is an analytics for mobile barcodes service. Basically you can see the number of codes scanned, the response or location of the code and the [...]
Australian telecoms operator Telstra has chosen SurfKitchen to provide it’s new TelstraOne Experience service. The new service will place a selection of on-phone services and mobile applications on the idle screen of Telstra customers – giving them one-click access to these services.
Surfkitchen is pretty much providing this entire service for Telstra, using the Surfkit Mobile [...]
TelstraOne Experience Leverages SurfKit Mobile Internet Platform to Enable Users to Discover, Launch and Customize Services on the Device Home Screen
Reading, UK – May 5th, 2009 – SurfKitchen today announced that Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, has deployed the SurfKit Mobile Internet Platform to support the launch of TelstraOne Experience. This innovative, [...]
There are two interesting stories from Australia today about mobile data pricing. The first concerns a teen from Benalla, North East Victoria who amassed a $12,000 mobile bill in just two months. At the same time, an Australian Parliamentary committee is asking the Government to step in directly to get a fairer deal for Australians [...]