“Along with the announcement of the MacBook Air, Steve Jobs has also announced Apple iPhone 1.1.3 firmware update. And guess what? It was everything that was speculated and yes, everything that was leaked. Sending SMS messages to multiple recipients are now possible and SMS will be more email-like, there’s also an update for the iPhone map which gives it the capability to pinpoint your current location as well as drop pins on any other location. For videos, you can view selected chapters of the clips while for music, you can now employ subtitles for lyrics (portable karaoke!). And yes, squiggly icons are now a reality! You only need to press upon the icon for a few seconds and you’ll be able to move it around. You can even make web sites into icons! The firmware update for the iPhone is free but it’s also available for the iPod Touch for US$20. ” via mobilewhack.com
Gupp Phreedom already running Linux OS on a mobile phone
“In fact, even bigger than this phone is the stack its running known as CLP or the Convergent Linux Platform. The company backing this stack says that with this stack the time required to bring an Android device to market could be halved.Android, as it is right now, is kind of like Java, you or the company you buy your device from, has to provide all the back-end stuff and Android runs on top of that, allowing it to be multi-platform, well, the way I read it, CLP is kind of a middle man that would make the backend part a lot easier to come up with. I could be reading this wrong though.Regardless, the company is reporting that they already have a device, a Qtek 9090 to be precise, running the suggested CLP/Android combo with several GUI tweaks, messaging software, push email, VoIP, OTA firmware updates, Java, and Adobe Flash. That’s pretty impressive in and of itself and makes me really want an Android phone even more, apparently that’s all thanks to a “Hardware Mobility Engine” which they describe as being a BIOS for your mobile phone.” via slashphone.com
White Samsung F700v for Vodafone!
“Anyone wants an alternative to the iPhone? Check out Samsung’s SGH-F700V a smartphone from the company that for the most part is famous for its consumer-focused models rather than its business offering.Available exclusively on the Vodafone network in the UK for the time being, you get touch and keyboard controls including a 3 megapixel camera and microSD card support. The F700V is a tri-band GSM handset (900, 1800, 1900) with EDGE and HSDPA, capable of mobile broadband speeds of up to 7.2Mbps. Measuring 4.1 x 2 x 0.6 inches and weighing 3.2oz. It’s a little smaller in all but thickness than the iPhone though its 2.78-inch, 240 x 440 touchscreen is considerably smaller than the Apple’s 3.5-inch display.Other features include a document viewer, an FM radio, a music and video player with a healthy number of formats supported, A2DP Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR and drag and drop file transfer.” via mobilewhack.com
CES 2008: Slingplayer coming to iPhone!
“TV fans will soon be watching their favourite shows live on Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch. We just had a chat with an extremely senior source at Sling, who said: “iPhone and iPod touch are OS X devices, and we can write OS X apps with our eyes closed. It’s coming.”Specific dates for the new software are fuzzy at best, but with Steve Jobs having pledged a development kit by February, and due to take to the stage at Macworld in less than a week, we’d expect it extremely soon.Strangely, our source said the iPod touch could provide a better platform for Slingplayer, thanks to its exclusive Wi-Fi connection. The company appears to be concerned that Edge is not fast enough to stream TV at acceptable quality, resulting in a poor experience for customers.”We know the 3G iPhone’s coming” said our source, “so that’ll obviously be better. But for now the iPod touch could end up being the best way to use Slingplayer.” via electricpig.tv
Windows Mobile NEXT or WM 7!
“Over the entire history of WM-devices, only one vendor has made a go of it, and that is HTC. The reason for that is that design is not the only field they are investing in – extra applications that redeem Windows Mobile’s foibles and improve overall usability and ergonomics, are also a major focus. We could spend a lot of time investigating ever factor and reason that have led up to the situation the operating system is in, but in the end it all comes down to its awkward philosophy that urges the company to roll out multiple OS versions, that frequently differ only in very subtle ways and confusing consumers.” Read more here: