New HTC Snap (S522) QWERTY Smartphone Introduced


“HTC today debuted its newest QWERTY smartphone, the HTC Snap featuring a slim 12mm body. The HTC Snap is using a huge 1500mAh battery, allowing it to be used for 8 and a half hours of continuous talk time. The full QWERTY keyboard is ergonomically designed with extra-large domed keys and responsive tactile feedback to make typing emails and text messages fast, accurate and comfortable.Powered by a 528MHz Qualcomm MSM 7225 CPU, the smartphone has a 2 megapixel camera and also comes with built in 256MB ROM, 192MB RAM, GPS/AGPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and a 2.4-inch display screen (320 x 240 pixels). A microSDHC card slot is available for more storage space.The HTC Snap will be available with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard. It is expected to be available in select channels during the second quarter of 2009, rolling out in markets around the world throughout the second half of the year. Additionally, an unlocked version supporting HSDPA at 850/1900MHz for the US market will be made available under the name HTC S522 during the summer.” via

BlackBerry App World Goes Live!

True to their word and not a moment to soon, Research in Motion just launched BlackBerry App World. You can head on over to on your BlackBerry or from your PC to download the App World client. For an overview of RIM’s new app store, be sure to check out this BlackBerry App World Overview .pdf. We’ve been following RIM’s application storefront endeavor since they first dropped word of it back at the BlackBerry Developer Conference, so it’s nice to see them pull through and get this launched. Big congrats go to the App World team! At the time of this post, we have yet to give the BlackBerry App World a test drive, so we’ll report back with our thoughts once we return from a brief world tour and hear what RIM’s coCEO Mike L has to say at his CTIA keynote in the morning. ” via

Spb TV 1.0 Mobile TV, the Way It Should Be

“There are some programs that are good, some that are great and a few that are just downright AWESOME! Spb TV is one of those programs that I consider AWESOME! I have been using it for the past week and have been totally pleased and incredibly impressed. Today at CTIA Wireless, Spb Software announced the release of Spb TV – a practical mobile TV player with patent-pending on-screen controls and fast channel switching technology, use of intelligent stream correction, picture-in-picture mode, and an integrated TV guide with export of show reminders into Outlook. Spb TV is a subscription-free and international live mobile TV solution that is geared up to utilize the new generation of faster wireless networks.The now standalone mobile TV solution for Windows Phones, Spb TV was first introduced to the market in September 2008 as the flagship feature of Spb Online. Since then, it has hosted millions of mobile TV sessions. Spb TV is unique in its approach to the mobile TV experience, offering the unexpectedly natural simplicity of watching live TV on a phone. Spb TV goes a long way to support the genuine TV watching behavior on a handset: quick TV guide check-up and channel hopping, on-screen controls for volume and backlight, neat integration of TV functionality with other mobile features (such as messages, calls, and battery life monitoring).” Read more here: