T Mobile G1 Review at phonearena!

“In steps Google. The company headquarters may be separated by just nine miles, but the company philosophies are light years apart. Where Apple looks to control every aspect of the business in order maximize profits, Google has embraced user generated content and makes next to nothing from the general public. They open up their doors to innovation from anywhere, and then figure out how to make it profitable later. There is no more perfect example of this than Android, the search giant’s mobile operating system and a shot across the bow of the wireless industry. And the best part is that it is free. No licensing fees. No developer fees. Nothing. Anyone can download the entire source code from the website and, with a little innovation and creativity, port it to any device they like.” Read more here:

LG and Microsoft Will Continue to Work Together

LG LogoMicrosoft and LG have signed an agreement that will keep the two companies collaborating on smartphones.According to a statement from LG:
“The agreement ensures continued strategic collaboration in R&D, marketing, applications, and services in the field of converged mobile devices.”
LG has been a Windows Mobile licensee for some time, but none of its products with this OS have exactly taken the world by storm. Still, LG is strong in the featurephone market, and Microsoft can use every licensee it can get as it competes against rivals like BlackBerry and Symbian in the highly-competitive smartphone market.This agreement doesn’t mean LG will exclusively use Windows Mobile on its smartphones, though. The company is a member of the OHA, the group led by Google that’s behind the Android OS, and is supposed to be working on its first model based on this operating system.According to an unconfirmed report, an LG phone running Windows Mobile will soon be released by AT&T.The LG Incite will supposedly sport a 240-by-400-pixel touchscreen, and an all-metal body. This GSM phone’s wireless capabilities are expected to include 3G (3.6 Mbps HSPA), Wi-Fi, and, presumably, Bluetooth.” via brighthand.com

Spb Traveler 2.0 — a Travel Assistant As Powerful, As It Is Good Looking

“Spb Software, world’s leading Windows Mobile software developer releases Spb Traveler 2.0 – an expert mobile travel assistant application that is a pleasure to handle. The new Spb Traveler 2.0 offers a revolutionary animated finger-friendly user interface, a subscription-free flight search engine (powered by OAG), an animated 3D Globe with real satellite image of the sky, and a Geo Game for fun and learning. Winner in Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine’s Best Software Awards, Spb Traveler provides valuable tools and information to travelers such as world time and global weather service (powered by Foreca, the trusted provider of msn.com), tip calculator and multilanguage phrase book, as well as currency, unit, and clothing size converters. In all it does, Spb Traveler 2.0 has the speed and usability of an Spb Mobile Shell-powered interface, topped off with high-class 3D animation and gestures.
What’s New in Traveler 2.0

  • Subscription-free Flight Search
    Spb Traveler delivers real-time flight information directly to Windows Mobile handsets. The up-to-date online flight schedules are provided by OAG (Official Airline Guide), the world’s most reliable flight data source.
  • 3D Globe (Animation)
    Spb Traveler 2.0 displays an actual real-time sky image on top of its animated 3D Globe. Spb’s globe shows not only the sunny and cloudy parts of the planet, but also the night shadowed regions and selected flight routes, as well as locations of favorite cities with local time, date, and weather information.
  • Geo Game
    An exquisite animated self-learning game that turns the boredom of waiting at check-in and gates into fun.
  • Improved Trip Assistant
    This complete itinerary manager supports new types of trip items and flight information auto-completion, powered by OAG.
  • Beauty and clarity of animated UI
    Spb Traveler 2.0 has new animated interface, powered by the engine of award-winning Spb Mobile Shell. This fast and finger-friendly user interface supports excellent graphics, adaptive skins, animated transition effects, and one hand navigation.” Check it here: