Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • QUALCOMM Unveils New 3G Handsets with 65-namometer Chipsets

    QUALCOMM Unveils New 3G Handsets with 65-namometer Chipsets

    Three new handsets using the newest 65-nanometer (nm) chipsets are now commercially available, and more than 40 additional models using this new technology will be released from QUALCOMM this year. The company has announced this significant milestone in semiconductor process this week, and these new models offer greater power efficiency, slimmer form factors and greater support for high-speed… Read More

  • Online Classifieds Arrive on the Third Screen

    Online Classifieds Arrive on the Third Screen


    Scanning the classifieds in the paper is so last millennium, and even scanning online is last year’s news. Soon you’ll be able to search for used tennis rackets, sub-lets and other hard-to-find items via your mobile phone. Gumiyo and edgio announced a new partnership to bring online classifieds to the mobile space, and this will commence with edgeio’s real estate section… Read More

  • Flat Rate Mobile Data Plans, Not so Flat

    Flat Rate Mobile Data Plans, Not so Flat

    This month Vodafone in the U.K. announced it would offer flat-rate data plans to its subscribers. I have seen Vodafone’s director of new business development Frank Boulben speak a handful of times this spring, and he can’t stop talking about how the service will encourage mobile Web usage, and says it’s an industry breakthrough because the Vodafone price point beats some of… Read More

  • Kevin McCloskey of MobileAware: "Who put Vodafone in charge of mobile content?"

    Kevin McCloskey of MobileAware: "Who put Vodafone in charge of mobile content?"

    Last week we posted about the recent announcement by Vodafone that it would be utilizing a transcoding application from Novarra for better viewing of traditional Web sites on mobile phones. Since that time, there have been numerous responses that “this transcoding process reduces every Web site to the lowest common denominator.” And more importantly some industry watchers have… Read More

  • Phone-Based Recruitment

    Phone-Based Recruitment

    You can use a mobile phone to play games, take photos, even order lunch. But now you can use it as a tool to help search for employees. Head Resourcing, the U.K.’s fifth fastest growing company, has now become the first recruitment company to launch a mobile phone-based service. HEADMobile uses the AD360 mobile platform created by Rapid Mobile to give employers and potential employees a… Read More

  • Clusty Optimized for Mobile Devices

    Clusty Optimized for Mobile Devices

    The Web search site Clusty.com has been optimized for mobile devices, according to an announcement from Vivismo, a provider of search software and developer of the popular search site. Clusty Mobile (m.clusty.com) offers increased navigational capabilities and featured sources for the most common searches performed by mobile users. The search results are organized by relevant topics and… Read More

  • DHL Delivers Bay Area Mobile Campaign

    DHL Delivers Bay Area Mobile Campaign

    Ad firm Ogilvy has delivered a new mobile content ad campaign for international shipper DHL Ogilvy’s Digital Innovations Group is launching their ad effort as part of DHL’s “Customer Service in Back in Shipping” brand campaign, and includes such content as a DHL-provided five-day weather report that users can get delivered directly to their mobile phones. Another… Read More

  • ESPN Gives It Another Swing

    ESPN Gives It Another Swing

    ESPN is taking another swing at the third screen, and the leading sports channel believes it is only a matter of time of “phone watching” becomes as common as phone calling. The New York Times today has a profile on ESPN’s latest move to the mobile space, including a look at new division that produces content specifically for the mobile platform. Sports is a natural it seems… Read More

  • VoIP From Mobile

    VoIP From Mobile

    Long distance on a mobile handset can be extremely expensive. bOK Systems is a newly launched mobile VoIP company that lets you make those other expensive calls cheaply, and without having to download software. No PC is required, North American calls are currently free, and if you have unlimited incoming calls you won’t use your minutes. You can even test out the system and make your… Read More

  • Nokia and MiTV Partner for Malaysian Mobile TV

    Nokia and MiTV Partner for Malaysian Mobile TV

    MiTV Corporation and Nokia have announced plans to collaborate on the launch of a commercial mobile broadcast TV service. This service will be based on the DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast – Handheld) technology, and will be available in Malaysia in the second half of this year. This deal was unveiled at Nokia Connection 2007 in Singapore, and also in conjunction with Broadcast Asia 2007. Read More

  • LG Phones Arrive Digital Chocolate Filled

    LG Phones Arrive Digital Chocolate Filled

    Buy an LG Mobile Phone and it could be chocolate filled, or at least filled with content from Digital Chocolate. The mobile video game developer has signed a deal with LG Mobile Phone to make games available, and pre-loaded on mobile handsets. Digital Chocolate was launched Trip Hawkins, who had previously founded Electronic Arts, as well as the 3DO game console, and later software… Read More

  • CallWave Launches Vtxt

    CallWave Launches Vtxt

    Do you have those friends who leave you LONG rambling messages? Well, if your friends can’t be concise and to the point, soon you can have CallWave help give you the abridged version. Coming soon is their new Vtxt service takes your mobile voicemail and translates it to a text format sent directly to your mobile phone or e-mail. But the key is that it isn’t a word-for-word message… Read More

  • YouTube Mobile

    YouTube Mobile

    YouTube is enough of a time killer on the Web, now you can access a selection of the popular video-sharing site’s videos via the Mobile Web. YouTube Mobile is available on handsets capable of playing back .3gp video. A data plan is also required. The first time you log on to m.youtube.com you’ll get the message, “YouTube Mobile is a data intensive application. We highly… Read More

  • Baresite Makes Every Site Mobile

    Baresite Makes Every Site Mobile

    There’s a debate raging over how traditional Web sites should be viewed on mobile devices. We’ve been hearing that many users aren’t happy with the options provided by Novarra, which we posted about earlier this week. This is an issue we’re going to monitor very closely. So today we heard from BareSite.com, and despite the name it isn’t a mobile porn site. Read More

  • CTIA: Text To Save Lives

    CTIA: Text To Save Lives

    In case you missed it this past week was National Wireless Safety Week, and the CTIA-The Wireless Association, and the wireless industry, wants to remind Americans that texting can help save a life. The Wireless AMBER Alert initiative is a good example of how text messages can be used to help others. “Last year, 158 billion text messages were sent in the U.S. alone, which is up 95%… Read More

  • Let the Mobile Web Contests Begin

    Let the Mobile Web Contests Begin

    Mobile and Web social contest community site Tapatap.com entered beta after securing $2.5 million in Series A funding from Gabriel Venture Partners. Targeted at the teen and generation Y audience, Tapatap members can access the community from any device including mobile phones, Web browsers and embedded Flash widgets. Many of the social activity-oriented activities include photo contests… Read More

  • Location-Enabled Messaging

    Location-Enabled Messaging

    Arranging a meeting place for a group of family, friends, coworkers or other groups can be quite a task. Verizon just made it easier to handle the herd with VZ Navigator. You can call up a map, create directions, and have the map sent to a friend’s phone with a note with added instructions. Friends who also use VZ Navigator can receive the map and use it to get audible, turn-by-turn… Read More

  • MusicStation Up and Running

    MusicStation Up and Running

    Swedish mobile phone users won’t have to wait until the arrival of Apple’s iPhone to get tuned up. UK based mobile music company Omnifone has launched MusicStation in the Scandinavian country, and the service, which will work on about 80 percent of new mobile phones, will make a global rollout to Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa in the coming weeks. The revolutionary… Read More

  • Dual-Mode Phone Wanted

    Dual-Mode Phone Wanted

    Market research In-Stat has found that nearly half of the respondents in a recent survey of U.S. early adopters planning to replace their cell phones want to see Wi-Fi functionality with their handsets reports MobileTechNews. To meet this demand the Wi-Fi Alliance hopes to have more than 100 different models of Wi-Fi/cellular phones in the marketplace by the end of the year. The In-Stat… Read More

  • Mobile Payment Testing

    Mobile Payment Testing

    Motorola signed on to participate in the GSMA Pay-Buy-Mobile Initiative in Europe. Motorola will participate in trials to develop mobile payment activities, and provide feedback to GSMA Near Field Communications (NFC) Technical Guidelines white papers. The trails will also work under the standardization bodies such as ETSI and the NFC Forum. Motorola sees the NFC and associated… Read More