|Alltel Wireless, announced today that the innovative Fastap™ keypad, created by Digit Wireless, is now available exclusively for its customers on the LG AX490 phone. Available in Alltel retail stores and on shopalltel.com beginning Aug. 3, the LG AX490 is the only phone in the United States to feature this cutting-edge technology.|
Designed with simplicity in mind, the Fastap keypad allows for dual levels of functionality by integrating the traditional 12-number keypad with raised buttons for each letter of the alphabet. The Fastap keyboard simplifies virtually every phone function and provides easier and faster access to mobile phone-based applications including Text Messaging, Instant Messaging, Picture and Web Browsing.
Fastap meets the growing needs of Alltel Wireless’ customers by providing a groundbreaking technology that allows for quicker and easier data entry and retrieval, while keeping with the traditional phone design. For example, customers who download Alltel’s Axcess Instant Messaging application to their LG AX490 now have an affordable, easy, seamless and always-on mobile messaging experience.
|Today Sprint announced today that it is first-to-market with the Energizer® Energi To Go™ portable, battery-driven charger. This reusable, compact and lightweight charger is powered by one Energizer® e²® Lithium AA battery. It features a single-barrel design made of durable spun aluminum and a patented intelligent control chip that maximizes power transfer from the charger to the phone. It also works with 80 percent of Sprint Nextel phones on the market, providing Sprint customers greater mobility to continue to talk, be entertained and now charge their phone on the go!|
The power demands on a wireless phone have increased as phones have evolved in how they are used. Many wireless phones are Web-enabled, able to send and receive email, take pictures, play music and videos and serve as personal organizers. According to market research group Roper ASW, 20 percent of consumers lose wireless phone power at least once a week.
Verizon Wireless, announced today the debut of Chocolate by LG. The Chocolate is loaded with hot features, such as V CAST, V CAST Music, and tools like VZ NavigatorSM, all packaged within a smooth slider design.
Chocolate by LG is a work of art – both in looks and features – with its sleek, ultra-thin minimalist style and silky-smooth slide design, users will be lured in by Chocolate’s glowing red touch sensitive keypad.
V CAST Music customers can browse, preview, download and play high-quality digital music from their phones over Verizon Wireless’ broadband network or in the Verizon Wireless V CAST Music online store. With more than 1.3 million songs to choose from, Verizon Wireless customers can download the songs they love most, accessing their music collection anywhere they go.
Verizon Wireless has also announced the elimination the need for customers to subscribe to the V CAST VPak for $15 per month to use V CAST Music.
|LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc. featured its unique line of highly advanced mobile phone technologies at the 2006 LG Electronics Summer Line Show.|
Among some of the world’s most famous faces in entertainment, sports and history in the unique setting of Madame Tussauds’ Wax Museum in New York City, LG Mobile Phones displayed handset technology in its 2006 lineup that will continue to fuel its growth in North America.
LG’s handsets and mobile accessories highlight all the latest technologies, including the introduction of the U.S. version of the ultra sleek Chocolate by LG, high-speed devices with EVDO and HSDPA for speed fanatics; the first FM transmitter device allowing consumers to play tunes wherever they go; and new Bluetooth accessories to enhance the overall mobile experience. Additional products available include the following:
|ASI Entertainment, Inc's. wholly owned subsidiary ASiQ Pty Ltd announced today that it has applied for a patent for a new concept that allows cell phones to be operated in-flight, without interfering with the aircraft's avionics and the ground networks and eliminates the problem of annoying voice calls.|
Ron Chapman, ASiQ's President, stated: "There is a wealth of data documenting the three major issues with using cell phones in-flight. The first is they can interfere with the aircraft's avionics which could be potentially dangerous, the second is they can poll a 250 mile radius, disrupting multiple ground networks, and the third is passengers talking loudly on their cell phones could be very annoying.
"Unlike the Airbus and Boeing in-flight cell phones programs, the ASiQ invention has been designed to prevent the cell phone transmitting, thereby eliminating the problem of interference with aircraft avionics and the ground network.
Nokia started its very first public Unlicensed Mobile Access pilot over Wireless LAN in the city of Oulu, Finland last week.
This live trial will last at least two months and is being conducted under real life surroundings and conditions. Fifty families from the city of Oulu will be trying and testing the functionalities of this new technology with the help of a brand new Nokia 6136 mobile device.
The Nokia 6136 was among the first Nokia mobile phones to offer UMA capabilities. This distinctive device integrates UMA technology to allow for seamless handover of voice and data connections between GSM cellular and WLAN networks. In other words, it combines the benefits of mobile and fixed landline through voice over WLAN.
|According to survey by J.D. Power, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless rank highest in a tie among the five largest wireless service providers in creating a positive experience for customers who contact their provider for service or assistance. Both providers perform particularly well across all factors, especially in the areas of customer service representatives, hold times and resolving inquiries with one contact. ALLTEL follows T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in the rankings.|
The study also finds several key wireless customer care patterns:
- The average number of contacts to resolve an inquiry by phone is 1.76—a decrease from 1.94 from Volume 1 of the study, which was released in January.
- Among customers who contact their provider, 74 percent do so by telephone and 22 percent do so through their provider’s retail store. E-mail/Internet contacts account for just 4 percent of customer contacts.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced today that it has developed the industry's highest density MMC card (popular removable MultiMediaCard for portable electronics) based on its most advanced MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash memory.
It also has developed the highest performing MMC card, based on SLC (single-level cell) NAND flash, in rounding out its large portfolio of MMC memories. With added density and higher performance, the new Samsung MMCplusTM cards are designed to greatly enhance user convenience for a variety of mobile applications.
Virgin Mobile USA has just launched the new metallic ivory handset called Oystr, by Kyocera Wireless. The Oystr is targeted for teenager and is very affordable.
The phone showcases a white clamshell body, thus the name Oystr. The cell phone includes internal color display, two-way speaker phone, text messaging, and customized Virgin Mobile hardware.
The company has kept the phone simple yet functional and will also appeal to first time users.
- Full-color screen
- Mobile Web Browsing
- Text Messaging
- Two way speakerphone
- TTY/TDD enabled for the hearing impaired
|Verizon Wireless just launches the LG VX5300, a Bluetooth® camera phone offering the latest in mobile handset technology in a clamshell design. A snapshot of the features include a VGA camera with flash, speaker-independent voice recognition, a one-touch speakerphone and dual full-color LCDs. With all this and the wireless convenience of Bluetooth, you won't miss any of the action. The VX5300 supports the Headset, Handsfree, Serial Port, Dial Up Networking and Object Push profiles for vCard. It does not support all Bluetooth object transfer (OBEX) profiles. |
- Talk time: 180 minutes
- Standby time: 190 hours
- Size: 3.51H x 1.87W x 0.94D inches
- Weight: 3.28 oz
Motorola, Inc. yesterday announced the MOTOFONE, a new handset poised to redefine the market by making high design and smart technology truly affordable. The MOTOFONE combines Motorola’s award-winning design sensibility with smart features and easy functionality. Motorola’s thinnest phone yet at approximately 9mm thin, MOTOFONE borrows key elements from Motorola’s iconic portfolio and gives them a new twist.
Flat keypad, colors, innovative materials and finish processes combine to make a device that’s beautiful and affordable for everyone around the world.
As mobile phone markets continue to expand, the demand for cost-effective, smart but stylish communication keeps increasing. Only two billion of the world’s population has made a phone call, and billions more have only just begun to leverage wireless communication.
With the MOTOFONE, Motorola will empower these new users to embrace mobile communication with confidence and style.
|Google recently announced updates to two of its most popular mobile products. The latest version of Google Maps for mobile, a downloadable Java application, now features live traffic updates and the ability to save favorite locations and driving directions. Mobile phone users will now also be able to customize the content that appears on the mobile version of their Google Personalized Homepage.|
The latest version of Google Maps for mobile will enable users in the U.S. to view comprehensive information on traffic conditions in more than 30 major metropolitan areas, and partial information in many others, right from their mobile devices. To get information on traffic conditions in a particular area -- including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and New York City -- users simply move to the desired location within the application and select "show traffic" in the menu.
Motorola, Inc. today announced the MOTORAZR xx, MOTORAZR maxx, and MOTOSLVR L7c -- featuring the perfect blend of broadband-like speed and dynamic multimedia capabilities. Delivering music, Web, and video*, these new handsets bring the user another step closer to seamless mobility by connecting them to the information and entertainment that matters most -- quickly.
The MOTORAZR xx and MOTORAZR maxx -- Motorola’s premier High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) handsets -- pack power and good looks into the famous RAZR design while helping to enable download speeds as fast as 3.6MB per second. The MOTOSLVR L7c, leveraging EV-DO technology, offers high speed connectivity with the familiar MOTOSLVR design sense and functionality.
The enhanced speed delivers more than quick access to content; it also helps enable the delivery of more innovative services and experiences.
|Motorola, Inc., today introduced the new MOTOKRZR and MOTORIZR handsets, along with their complementary Bluetooth® headsets, the H601 and H800. Embodying Motorola’s design philosophy, the products are impressively narrow, contain a sliding form factor and integrate new advances in color, material and finish.|
The MOTOKRZR meets and surpasses the MOTORAZR standard for slimness, with more than a centimeter shaved off its width. Showcasing a multi-dimensional, metallic gloss finish for visual depth, the MOTOKRZR exhibits subtle elegance through magnesium, polished chrome and hardened glass. The solid piece of glass on the front of the phone – a technological first for a large volume mobile – results in a high-gloss luster balancing the velvet-like soft touch finish on the back.
|Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS), a world leader in telematics and automotive safety devices, announces the latest addition to its telematics line: iLane™, the "world's first hands-free and eyes-free email solution for in-vehicle use."|
Based on patent-pending technology, iLane™ provides drivers with a safe and convenient voice-based interface to fully access their email messages while in transit. iLane™ automatically notifies the driver of incoming emails and other important information by reading a brief summary in a natural sounding voice, in the driver's language of choice. The driver can then listen to the entire email message; forward or compose a response; and manage meeting requests using verbal instructions.
Nokia is proud to announce that shipments have begun for the Nokia N73 and n93. The N73 is a stunning multimedia computer with excellent photography features and integrated stereo speakers for optimized audio pleasure.
The Nokia N73 includes a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics, and support for social networks on the Internet like Flickr, the world's leading online photo sharing community. This is truly a connected camera for the digital shutterbug.
The Nokia N93 is the latest addition to Nokia's high performance Nokia Nseries multimedia computer range, the Nokia N93 offers uncompromised digital camcorder, telephony and rich internet functionality.
About the N73
The Nokia N73 is estimated to retail at roughly 400 euro without tax and subsidies and is available in three beautifully designed color combinations: silver grey/deep plum, frost white/metallic red and frost white/mocha brown.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and Versus, the line that embodies Gianni Versace SpA at its most youthful, free spirited and daring, unveiled the new ‘Samsung Versus E500' mobile phone.
‘Samsung E500 Versus' combined Versus brand and the unique color of Samsung's original SGH-E500. SGH-E500 is a clamshell mobile phone integrated with 1.3 megapixel camera, Music Player and Bluetooth and comes originally in champagne-gold color.
'Samsung E500 Versus' offers three color options; white and gold, white and antique pink, and black and silver.
NFL fans and fantasy football players can now take the NFL with them wherever they go. Available only to Sprint customers, NFL Mobile is the perfect companion for the NFL fan offering the widest array of football information including real-time statistics, scores, injury reports and other updates. And it's all available to Sprint PCS Vision® and Sprint Power Vision(SM) subscribers free of charge.
This groundbreaking innovation in mobile sports entertainment is customizable to a fantasy football player's roster or for specific teams. With information updated every two seconds, NFL Mobile features the fastest wireless delivery of NFL information, allowing users to claim bragging rights when it comes to real-time NFL player stats and scores.
In addition, only Sprint can deliver a comprehensive package of exclusive mobile video and audio highlights available at the touch of a button.
Skype, the global Internet communications company, today announced collaboration with hardware partners to deliver the first WiFi phones for Skype™ software, making Internet calling on the move a reality. By enabling consumers to make Internet calls without a computer, Skype is freeing people from their computers and saving them money.
WiFi phones are perfect to use with the WiFi access points in most homes, offices or campuses. With Skype software pre-loaded and an intuitive interface, Skype WiFi phones are easy to use and offer the freedom of Internet calling without being tied to a computer.
With these WiFi phones, consumers can make Skype calls from open access points anywhere in the world at no cost or to traditional landlines and mobile phones at very low rates.
Skype software enables Internet calling on the four WiFi phones announced today: