Verizon Wireless XV6900 Available Online Today

“As expected, Verizon Wireless XV6900 is available from the company’s online store beginning today. The XV6900 is available for $349.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. An additional $100 credit toward the purchase of the handset is available for customers who sign up for qualifying voice and data plans at the time of purchase.First unveiled during CTIA WIRELESS 2008, the Verizon Wireless XV6900 is a compact touch-screen smartphone that includes: – EV-DO, 1xRTT-capabilities- Touch technology allows finger and stylus input- Virtual, all-touch QWERTY keyboard with additional input options- Five-way ENTER/NAVIGATION button- 2.0 megapixel camera with auto-focus, zoom and video capture- Instant Messenger capabilities with AIM, MSN and Yahoo!- Bluetooth v. 2.0 with support for stereo, hands-free and headset profiles- microSD memory card slot with support up to 8 GB- Voice command-capable- Security locking features- Text, picture and video messaging- BroadbandAccess Connect-capable- Wireless Sync-capable- Support for Office Outlook Mobile and Microsoft Exchange with Direct Push- 256 MB ROM / 128 MB RAM- 2.8″ TFT-LCD touch-screen with LED backlight: 240 x 320 pixel; 64K color TFT- 3.98″ (l) x 2.35″ (w) x 0.56″ (d)- 3.95 ounces- Battery: 1100 mAH standard, and 1880 mAH for XT Battery- Standard battery usage times:- Usage: 210 minutes- Standby: 250 hours” via

Emulation station: GP2X F200 gaming handheld reviewed

“Where the GP2X F-200 trumps the DS is in the stylus design. The stylus that comes included with the GP2X is metal, telescopic, and has a nice, sharp plastic pen point at the tip, which makes precise navigation around the touch screen a breeze. While the DS stylus may have been designed with a broader audience in mind, with the ability to be replaced cheaply and easily, this “more adult” stylus is a very nice touch. When first powering up the GP2X, I found that the LCD screen to be clean and bright, with a very nice picture quality overall. As someone who has never used a Linux OS, I found the UI quite user friendly and was easily zipping through the various functions and files in no time at all.” Read more here:

A fringing world first for mobile VoIP & iPhone

Fring today became the world’s first mobile VoIP application to be made publicly available for the iconic apple iPhone, enabling users to talk, chat and interact with other fring users (“fringsters”) and all of their online communities, using their iPhone’s WiFi connection. A light, sneak preview R&D version of the phenomenally popular mobile VoIP application, developed in conjunction with the Holon Institute of Technology academic research labs in Israel, is now available for use on the iPhone from The pre-release version is designed to both answer demand from iPhone-owning would-be fringsters and at the same time enable fring to learn about user experience, benefit from early feedback and influence the R&D process of the full release version, due for launch later this year.The special pre-release version will enable iPhone users to get an early taste of fring and discover the freedom of being able to take their fring contacts and buddies from their other favorite online communities mobile on their iPhones. They will also have the ability to make free and low cost mobile calls over WiFi & enjoy rich, IM-style live chat with their online contacts, regardless of whether they are on their mobiles, PC’s or other internet devices.During login, fring automatically creates a single, integrated contact list, combining contacts from all of the users’ selected internet communities. And because fring is an always-on, always-connected application, it offers special features such as real-time, PC-style “presence” indicators which continually display whether contacts are online, away, offline, in a call, on their mobiles or in front of their PCs, providing new levels of freedom to interact and truly take the internet mobile.All you need to start enjoying the pre-released fring for iPhone is an “opened” iPhone with the Istaller and WiFi access. And, just like all other fring versions, fring on iPhone is free to download, free to use!