Wow, that is alot in review!
TGIF Everyone! I hope your week wasn't as busy as mine! It seems I can never get ahead, no matter what I do This week started with the kick off of Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona. Deemed the "World's most important MOBILE event", we have seen leaked images/video of cell phones with 12 megapixel cameras, 1GHz processors, and rumors of a G2. Ranx gave us a quick overview of the MWC on this weeks episode of the PSCast. Be sure to download using the links at the bottom of this post This year is definately going to be a HUGE year for smartphone advancement. Are you as excited as I am?
BlackBerry News & Rumors
BIS 2.6 On the way????
It's Back to Business for RIM: Lenovo & BlackBerry Integration
Blackberry says looking for 3,000 recruits
Facebook users protest retention of information
Hazards of BlackBerry-walking
Iphone News & Rumors
Casinos warned about card-counting iPhone app
iPhone vs. BlackBerry: For once, Apple might lose a popularity contest
BlackBerry, iPhone will miss call on new charger
Windows Mobile News & Rumors
HTC releases updated ROM for the Touch Pro
Microsoft Announced WM 6.5 Today
Acer eyes 10% of sales from smartphones by 2012 - Announces first 3 today!.
Toshiba new 1GHz smartphone, yes 1GHz!! But also check out the UI!
Android News & Rumors
NEW HTC’s T-Mobile G2 aka HTC Magic by Vodafone
NVIDIA vows $99 1080p MID, Tegra for Android
HTC Magic hands-on video. Impressive Touchscreen typing!
Huawei Unveils First Android Smartphone
Nokia News & Rumors
Other Smartphone News & Rumors
Confirmed: Adobe Flash 10 Coming to Smartphones: Palm Pre first?
Arm to show its first 32-nanometer smartphone chip!
Pharos, Inventec Unveil New Line of GPS Smartphones
8 Megapixel Samsung Memoir Smartphone Feb 28th $249.99!
Smartphone explosion: US sales up 68%. New launches every month!
LG FIRST to tap Intel's 'Moorestown' chip for smartphone
LG in Barcelona - KM900 Arena, GD900, GM730, GC900 and the rest
Samsung i8910 Omnia HD - 3.7" OLED capacitive touchscreen of QHD resolution
Amosu: Diamond-Crusted iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia and more.
Yet ANOTHER 8MP Smartphone! - LG Renoir back in black as KC910i
Whats the buzz about? Hint hint... Announced at MWC 2009
Update: Edit Google Docs spreadsheets from your phone (Screenshots)
Now you don't have to wait until you get to your computer to update a spreadsheet, whether it's your expense tracker, time sheet, or your wine rating spreadsheet. Enhanced mobile access to spreadsheets is available on Android, iPhone (and iPod touch), and Symbian S60. You can read more about these enhancements on the Google Docs blog. Try this out by pointing your mobile device's browser to m.google.com/docs. And if you use Google Apps (@pinstack.com address), go to docs.google.com/a/your-domain. This feature is available in all 38 languages that are supported in Google Docs spreadsheets.
Polyglotz Speaking Translator available for BlackBerry, Android, & iPhone
Polyglotz is an application that runs on your mobile device to enable you to communicate in multiple languages by speaking or translating to text foreign languages to your native language. Currently Polyglotz is available for BlackBerry, Android, and iPhone smartphone devices with more devices to be supported in the future. Support for speaking translation among:CHINESE, CZECH, DUTCH, ENGLISH, FRENCH, FINNISH, GERMAN, GREEK, INDONESIAN, ITALIAN, NORWEGIAN, POLISH, PORTUGESE, ROMANIAN, RUSSIAN, SERBIAN, SLOVAK, SPANISH, SWEDISH, VIETNAMESE. Support for text translation among: ARABIC, BULGARIAN, CATALAN, CHINESE, CROATION, CZECH, DANISH, DUTCH, ENGLISH, FILIPINO, FINNISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, GREEK, INDONESIAN, ITALIAN, JAPANESE, KOREAN, LATVIAN, LITHUANIAN, NORWEGIAN, POLISH, PORTUGESE, ROMANIAN, RUSSIAN, SERBIAN, SLOVAK, SLOVENIAN, SPANISH, SWEDISH, UKRAINIAN, VIETNAMESE.
Google Mobile App now available on Windows Mobile
Google Mobile App now available for Windows Mobile. Try it out by downloading it from http://m.google.com/search on your mobile phone. Google Mobile App gives you faster searching on your Windows Mobile device, with easy access to your favorite Google applications from the Today screen. There's no need to wait for a browser to open to begin a search, and with search history available to reduce typing, you can get your search results with fewer clicks than before. For an even speedier experience, Pocket PC users can add the Google Mobile App to the start menu (Settings: Menus) or configure a hardware key (Settings: Buttons) to provide easy access from within any application on your phone. How much faster is it? Up to 50% faster!
Offline Gmail Coming Soon on iPhone, Android?
Google's VP of engineering, Vic Gundotra, demonstrated on Wednesday a mobile version of Gmail designed for both the iPhone and Google Android phones. The Web-based application lets users access their email offline and also brings support for Gmail's labels feature. What is really unique about this application is that it is browser based and requires no mobile software application downloads. Gundotra showed the audience at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain a "technical concept" application of Gmail, which stores on the device it is used on not only a user's data, but also the software itself. The most notable use of this technology is allowing offline access to e-mails in Gmail.
Google Maps on Verizon's BlackBerry Storm now uses GPS for My Location
Message from Google Mobile: If you own a BlackBerry Storm on Verizon Wireless, we encourage you to download a brand new version of Google Maps for mobile that utilizes the Storm's internal GPS. The Storm is the first Verizon BlackBerry that makes it possible for My Location to access GPS location. After you install the new version on your Storm, you will notice improved accuracy for My Location and Latitude. So if you have a Verizon BlackBerry Storm, just go to m.google.com/maps from your BlackBerry's browser to download the latest version of Google Maps to your device - and start getting hyper-accurate!(Note: If you have an older BlackBerry on Verizon, even one with GPS like the BlackBerry 8130, this announcement unfortunately does not apply to you. The Storm is currently the only BlackBerry Verizon phone that makes GPS available to Google Maps. We hope you enjoy using My Location through network positioning or Wi-Fi, when available.)
Cisco brings Web conferencing to more smartphones
PSCast: Episode 5 .. Special Guest Russ Budro of Seidio
This week's episode of PSCast includes:
- Interview with Seidio's Business Development Manager, Russ Budro
- Tips to enhance your PinStack experience >>> How to find the most up to date OS for your device; Site Help
- WIR recap
- Site Announcements
** NEW Contest Announcement
- Mobile World Congress .. Barcelona
Click HERE to download Episode 5 (don't forget accessible on your Berry thru Opera Mini)
Link to add feed to Podcast
Listen on iTunes (go into podcast tab, choose update and it will download)
Have a GREAT weekend everyone! Cya on the Stacks
Wow, that is alot in review!
good job Cherri I love how you layout your posts. It makes it real easy to read and follow. Keep up the good work, look forward to the new podcast next week...
Muy buen trabajo Cherri. Gracias! And yes, include the bloopers for the next PSCast
~via smartphone mobile.pinstack.com~
Excellent review. Bring on the bloopers!
Cherri always has a lot of stuff in her reviews, she must spend all day, or maybe 2 days or more doing nothing but finding stuff to review.
What is PSCast? If it's some kind of video stuff, then please don't send me any, cos it would take an AGE and a half to dl it, cos i only have el cheepo dialup
Define irony: A bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song that was sung by a band that got killed on a plane. - By a man who is in a movie about those very idiots dancing on the plane he was on.
Dialup? Wow, I haven't heard that term in years! That's like someone showing me a floppy disk! LOL
PSCast is basically a podcast reviewing the Pinstack site, and different devices, what's going on in the world of communication, etc. It's not a video, but they are about 50 MB apiece, so if you're on dial up, set it to download before you go to bed, it's worth it!
Thanks so much for the WIR as usual Cherri