“Samsung has announced a new smartphone SGH-i560 powered by S60 3rd Edition at Symbian Smartphone Show in London. Samsung SGH-i560 works in GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz and UMTS/HSDPA 2100 MHz networks. The smartphone holds a GPS-receiver. In addition it comes with a 2.4” 262K colors QVGA display with mirror surface, a 3.2-megapixel camera and Bluetooth (A2DP) interface. The i560 carries 150 MB of memory onboard expandable with microSD cards. The device measures 130x51x16 mm.The shipments of Samsung SGH-i560 are set for the end of this year. I’d remind you that the company had announced the release of the GPS-smartphone late in September, and now it is preparing another navigation-enabled device – the SGH-i780 communicator based on Windows Mobile 6 Professional.” via mobile-review.com
“AT&T and Research In Motion (RIM) have announced the availability of the BlackBerry Curve 8310, which adds a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) to the popular BlackBerryBuilding on its incredible visual appeal, the BlackBerry Curve 8310 from AT&T is available in two new eye-catching colors – titanium and red. The red model is available in the U.S. exclusively from AT&T.The BlackBerry Curve 8310 from AT&T – featuring a 320-by-240 pixel display that supports more than 65,000 colors – measures just 4.2 wide by 2.4 inches long by 0.6 thick and weighs approximately 3.9 oz. It combines the renowned BlackBerry e-mail and messaging capabilities – including a built-in spell-checker with user-customizable dictionary – with a comprehensive organizer, fast Internet browser and other applications. It also features impressive multimedia capabilities, including a 2-megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom, an advanced media player, new desktop media manager software, a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, a microSD memory slot for additional storage and Bluetooth 2.0 with support for the Bluetooth stereo audio profile (A2DP/AVRCP). The BlackBerry Curve 8310 also supports AT&T Mobile Music subscription services and AT&T Push to Talk for walkie-talkie-like communications.The new BlackBerry Curve 8310 from AT&T is available now for as low as $199.99 with a two-year contract and mail-in rebate.” via slashphone.com
StyleTap Inc. today announced StyleTap CrossPlatform for Symbian OS which will allow over 20,000 existing applications to run on current and future Symbian smartphones.StyleTap CrossPlatform for Symbian OS brings the largest library of smartphone applications to the largest community of smartphone users, with over 145m Symbian smartphones shipped to date, to over 250 major network operators worldwide.StyleTap CrossPlatform is compatible with most applications written for Palm OS® devices, and enables them to now run on Symbian smartphones. This gives consumers unprecedented freedom to choose the smartphone that meets their needs without losing their investment in mobile applications and accumulated data.StyleTap CrossPlatform also gives application developers a compelling solution which can help leverage their existing mobile assets to target more devices. Instead of their applications running on a set proportion of mobile devices because they cannot afford to re-engineer their applications for each new device brought to market, StyleTap CrossPlatform offers developers access to millions more potential customers with no re-engineering required.”By enabling thousands more mobile applications to be used by millions more users, StyleTap CrossPlatform creates enormous value for consumers, application developers and smartphone vendors,” said Gregory Sokoloff, CEO of StyleTap Inc., “By bringing StyleTap CrossPlatform to Symbian OS, the global market-leading smartphone OS, we are fulfilling our commitment to support the smartphone industry to the fullest possible extent.”StyleTap CrossPlatform for Symbian OS is the newest member of the StyleTap CrossPlatform family of products which will continue to grow to include additional smartphone operating systems. StyleTap is demonstrating CrossPlatform at the Symbian Smartphone Show in London, and expects to ship the product in the first quarter of 2008. Pricing has not yet been finalized. StyleTap CrossPlatform will support Symbian smartphones based on UIQ 3 and S60 3rd Edition. Companies or individuals interested in receiving information about the release of StyleTap CrossPlatform for Symbian should visit www.styletap.com and subscribe to the StyleTap blog.”Symbian OS has established itself as the leading OS for smartphones in the world today,” said David Wood, EVP of Research, Symbian Ltd., “As smartphones play an ever increasing role in people’s lives, application software will grow more and more important. We welcome the rich library of applications that StyleTap brings to the Symbian ecosystem and encourage their developers to take advantage of the Symbian marketplace.””StyleTap CrossPlatform will bring great value to users of mobile phones based on UIQ. They will now be able to access an extensive set of new applications for their UIQ phones from Sony Ericsson and Motorola. We are very pleased to see this innovation come to market”, said Elisabet Melin, VP Marketing, UIQ Technology AB.About StyleTap Inc.StyleTap Inc. is a privately-held Canadian software company founded in 2000 whose mission is to provide the essential software ingredient that enables mobile applications to run on any smartphone. StyleTap Inc. is the developer of StyleTap CrossPlatform for Symbian and StyleTap CrossPlatform for Windows Mobile which are robust, high performance software platforms that enable Symbian OS and Windows Mobile devices to run thousands of software applications that are also compatible with Palm OS devices. StyleTap continues to expand the capabilities of its existing products and extend its unique technology to run on additional devices and operating systems.