Yes, you read it right. Visafone the CDMA operator has announced that the popular RIM device; BlackBerry (and its ubiquitous BBM service) is now available on its network. This makes them the first CDMA operator to do so. While Visafone indicated that three devices will be available for purchase, no details were given on the particular devices.
The company has said the device/service becomes operational in November but customers can pre-order from Monday, October 29.
The dust has finally settled on the arrival of the iOS 6 and Apple’s new kid on the block (iPhone 5). After several weeks of leaked/rumoured images of the iPhone 5 and the features of the latest OS, Steve Jobs would be kicking the grounds on how Tim Cooks and co ruined the tradition of “Surprising the World” at the famous Apple Event.
Technology has a way of going in and out of popularity its has become a fad. The digital calendar has however managed to stay relevant this looming obsolescence. The move from PDA to smartphone has actually demonstrated the opposite, taking our personal calendars and transforming them into real-time collaborative scheduling tools.
However beneficial this added level of connectivity might be, the ubiquity of the digital calendar has created its own challenges. You have to juggle your own personal and work calendars, (and probably some that fall somewhere between). A smartphone or tablet can make this data available to you anywhere, but condensing it into a lean and efficient productivity system requires a bit of forethought and just a few minutes of technical setup. (more…)
When was the last time you wrote a letter an email? Seriously, one that didn’t include the usual suspects: short forms, abbreviations and the likes. Everything seems to be on impulse these days and you only realize your folly when you’ve hit the post, tweet or send button…its usually too late by then because you’ve said something you shouldn’t have.
So it’s not unusual for most of us to maintain email addresses solely as a need for being inundated with more e-gossip social network updates.
While we aren’t totally against this “culture” , here’s something we think might be useful for when preparing that next correspondence (the comments too). Besides, its forces you to READ (don’t be scared, you can ;-))
Samsung has announced the Galaxy S III mini on Thursday. It is a 4-inch screen version of its larger compatriot the Galaxy S III. Previously, we reported on leaked rumors of the phone’s specs and they were pretty much on the mark.
Again, while not quite up to the iPhone 5’s spec, it still has it’s own virtues. The rundown:
1. Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
2. Dual-core 1GHz chip
3. 1,500mAh battery
4. 1GB RAM with 8 or 16GB of internal storage
5. Extra 32GB max storage via microSD
6. 5 megapixel camera capable of 720p video
7. VGA front-facing camera
Various radios including: 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, FM radio, Bluetooth 4.0
A price has not officially been revealed by Samsung as this time, but a pre-order entry on Clove, a carphone and mobile phone website, has it at £298.80 including value added tax. Though the site also does state, “Official price and availability to be confirmed.”
Samsung has officially revealed its plans to announce a miniature-sized Galaxy S III on October 11th. In a Korean press conference earlier today, head of Samsung Mobile Communications JK Shin, told reporters that the company would be unveiling a 4-inch version of its current Galaxy S III smartphone.
“We’ll be launching a 4-inch Galaxy S III on the 11th in Germany. There’s a lot of demand for a 4-inch screen device in Europe. Some call it an entry-level device, but we call it ‘mini.”
Unfortunately, details remain scarce, as Shin neglected to talk about any of the device’s specifications. However, it was made clear that the move was brought on by a massive demand for smaller devices in Europe. Shin went on to reiterate that the device would not be entry-level device, but rather a “mini” Galaxy S III with a “full form factor.”