Sony mylo Personal Communicator System Update, Revision 1.201

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“This utility will update the mylo personal communicator system firmware to add the following:

  • Adds support for video recording
  • Adds a new menu option for easier photo and video uploading
  • Provides an “Optimize” option in Task Manager for system memory
  • Adds a function to format Memory Stick Duo media
  • Adds the ability to display thumbnail images in the Game menu
  • Adds support for 16GB Memory Stick Duo media
  • Improves Flash playback of YouTube videos

Includes these improvements from system software update version 1.101:

  • Resolves a potential SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) security vulnerability

Provides these improvements from system software version 1.100:

  • Adds support for Windows Media video (WMV) files
  • Adds support for the SHOUTcast widget
  • Adds a “Game” icon on the mylo HOME menu for easier access to downloaded compatible Flash Games
  • Improves system stability” Check it here:

Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta to Launch July 15th

“We’ve seen Opera 9.5 and Mozilla 3 roll out in the past month. We were really expecting for the mobile versions of these two great browsers. While Fennec from Mozilla will be available somewhere in September, Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta will be launched on July 15th. Simply go to the official site, download it and try it on your mobile.While we have already seen Opera 9.5 mobile versions to work on the HTC Touch Diamond for example, that wasn’t the official Mobile 9.5 release. The guys at Opera want to deliver a browser that will fit with all smartphones out there, which might take some time. So go ahead and try it. It’s a great browser and it simply has to do good on any mobile phone. And in case you were wondering, yes it will be both Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile compatible.” via

The first fringAdd ons now live including Facebook, Gmail notifier, Orkut and more!

Facebook, Gmail notifier, Orkut, vTap and Yandex.mail notifier are the first new mobile applications ready for you via fring!
Thanks to our recently released fringAPI, developers have started creating all kinds of mobile games, tools, services and apps all available via the fring catalog of fringAdd-ons.
How do you get it?
To get on with fringAdd-ons, restart fring –> go Options –> settings— > manage add-ons select the ones you want and your favorite apps will be always-on and always mobile via fring
1. fring Add-ons are available for fring on Sony Ericsson – UIQ (More –> Settings –> Manage channels ), Windows Mobile and Nokia Symbian 9 devices.
2. you’ll need fring’s latest version –
get it here.

Earnings Call: RIM Sees Strongest Growth Ahead, BlackBerry Bold Coming This Summer

Facing some tough criticism that RIM’s outlook on revenues and profits seem a bit soft, and with the 3G iPhone coming out soon, the BlackBerry-maker made some pretty bold statements today during its earnings conference call, claiming that its strongest time period is still to come.
Some details from the call:
On the Outlook: In Q2, revenues are expected to fall between $2.55 and $2.65 billion, and net subscriber additions are expected to hit about 2.6 million. Earnings per share for the second quarter are expected to be in the range of $0.84-$0.89 per share diluted. “This will be our strongest second-half ever,” said Jim Balsillie, RIM’s Co-CEO. “It’s a busy time.”
On the BlackBerry Bold: There have been some rumors that there may be delays for the high-end device, which has such features as tri-band HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, one gigabyte of memory, a microSD card slot, a topnotch display and faster processor. The rumors weren’t addressed, but the company said: “As we disclosed in May, it will be available this summer with specific launch dates depending on the various carriers. It’s performing well and meeting all the requirements we have with carriers.”
Investments: The company said they are investing in a lot of areas. It’s launched a TV campaign to increase brand-name recognition, and they have built two new R&D centers, one in Germany and another in Florida. Together, the two have almost 500 employees, but they have the ability to ramp up to 1,000.
On where the market is going: Balsillie: “The market is hollowing out. There’s cheap, cheap, cheap phones and then there’s smartphones connected to a platform.” He said that the game is changing so fast that it’s to time for hyper growth, even if it means sacrificing the company’s margins a bit. “I’m pretty sure we are doing the right thing. Sometimes there’s trade-offs, and sometimes we can’t have our cake and eat it too.”
On the iPhone: An analyst asked, is there much overlap between RIM and Apple’s customer base? Balsillie: “Nah, nah, nah…” via

Sony Ericsson Rank Number 1 in the Green way

“Out of the 18 electronics companies evaluated in the 8th edition of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics, only two companies – Sony Ericsson and Sony – score above 5/10. The guide is now being released every 3 months, you can find the history records since 2006 here “Electronics giants pay attention to environmental performance on certain issues, while ignoring others that are just as important. Philips, for example, scores well on chemicals and energy criteria, but scores a zero on e-waste since it has no global take-back polices,” said Iza Kruszewska, Greenpeace International Toxics Campaigner. “Philips would score higher if it took responsibility for its own branded e-waste and established equitable global take-back schemes.”Many companies score well on energy efficiency as their products comply and exceed Energy Star standards. The best performers on energy efficiency are Sony Ericsson and Apple, with all of their models meeting, and many exceeding, Energy Star requirements. Sony Ericsson stands out as the first company to score almost top marks on all of the chemicals criteria. With all new Sony Ericsson models being PVC-free, the company has also met the new chemicals criterion in the ranking, having already banned antimony, beryllium and phthalates from models launched since January 2008.“Greenpeace aims to show which companies are serious about becoming environmental leaders. We want them to race towards meeting the new criteria: phasing out other toxic chemicals, increasing the recycling rate of e-waste, using recycled materials in new products and reducing their impact on climate change,” concluded Iza Kruszewska.” via