Yahoo announced today that it has acquired the mobile analytics company Flurry. Yeah, they sound serious in mobile analytics domain here. Is that too little too late?
Read the press release here for further details.
Read the press release here for further details.
Nokia is my first love for mobiles and Android is my current favorite operating system. While Nokia is slowly moving away from Symbian, more Nokias are coming on Windows Mobile OS. The recent interesting development is an Android based Nokia. Well, not very recent but the news isn’t that old. Why I’m writing this post here? I’ve finally got a chance to play around with a Nokia running it’s modified version of Android OS. The new platform is called Nokia X and the phone I have in my hand right now is called Nokia XL. It’s not the first phone on Nokia X platform but my first Android Nokia.
It’s been only a few hours I’ve got it so can’t say much about it but this place is about to get filled with a lot of Nokia XL stuff, so stay tuned.
Here are a few photos form my pre-unboxing post 🙂
Soldiers will be using smartphones in the battlefied. Here’s what this latest Reuters article says:
Raytheon, which makes the Patriot missile defense system, is developing software which could enable a soldier to find enemies in his or her surrounding terrain using a mobile phone running Google’s Android operating system.
The software could potentially be powerful enough to pick up aerial images from an unmanned aircraft or satellite and then focus in on details such as license plates on cars or a person’s facial features.
A typical soldier’s use case:
And then there can be problems with the software or the handsets:
Here’s the whole post.
Did you ever think how much power does your cell phone consume? Yes, we know it will be negligible but once the number of consumers has grown to a very high number all around the world, the power being consumed as a whole may be significant?
Let’s do some simple maths and we are not getting into any fancy tools here. It’s simple arithmetic. You will need to find three numbers about your phone before you start this calculation. The numbers are:
Apple on Friday released the video of their press conference. Steve Jobs has presented his case and made some good point and then demonstrated how other popular phones also loose signal when held tight in the user’s hand.
RIM and Nokia have objected the way their phones have been mentioned in this session. The press conference video shows three different phones that loose signal when held tight in the user’s hand, one of them was BlackBerry Bold 9700. Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, founders and co-CEO of RIM have objected by saying that Apple is dragging RIM into their self made debacle.
Jobs also mentioned in the session that you can find pictures all over the internet of Nokia phones saying “Dont touch here”. Nokia has responded to that by saying that Nokia has spent thousands of man hours researching the way people hold their phones and they have been pioneer in making internal antenna featuring phones.
In addition to leg pulling and dragging, there were some concrete announcements in the press conference as well. Apple has announced free bumper cases to solve the antenna problem so that nobody gets to touch the metal border on iPhone 4. Moreover, Apple has also waived the return fees for unsatisfied iPhone 4 customers. These two measures are good enough, why on earth they had to be drag other phones into the scene? They’ve sold all of their phones already, haven’t they?
You can watch the Apple’s press conference video by hitting this link.
Nokia announced three new phones with social networking and Internet focus. These three phones are targeted at three different markets and all three of them have a full Qwerty keypad.
Nokia C3 is the first ever qwerty Nokia based on Series 40 with a home screen access of social networking tools. Nokia C3 is a low end device with a 2.4 inch screen, wifi capability and a 2 mega pixel camera and is expected to hit the market in the second quarter of this year. Yes you can find it pretty soon and it’ll cost around EUR 120.
Nokia C6 is a symbian phone with a slide keyboard, 3.2 inch touch screen and a high class 5.0 mega pixel camera. Obviously the handset is positioned high and it will be available very soon as well. As early as early May I say. The estimated cost of the handset will be around EUR 300.
The third phone announced is an E series business qwerty phone with business customers in mind. Access to corporate email like Exchange and Lotus notes is the focused feature and the phone will be available around August 2010 with an expected price tag of EUR 240.
If it’s been a while you’ve upgraded your Nokia phone, this announcement by Nokia gives you an opportunity to upgrade to a latest handset that matches your needs and fits in your budget.
I remember Osama’s earleir post on Green & White, that talked about Zong’s advertisement campaign that used a stock image that was already used for a book’s cover. Well, that could be shortage of time and resources and somebody at Zong marketing department went to istockphotos and bought an image for the campaign (I hope they bought it).
CNN has been available through thier WAP site but I found availability of CNN Java application very interesting for my mobile. When I try downloading, it says its not available in your region.
That really pisses me off. All your content are available through the website in all regions, whats wrong with the mobile app?
You see the details about this app here