Archive for April, 2008

30
Apr
08

iPhones Get Free WIFI Via AT&T Hot Spots

A couple of MacRumours readers have reported that AT&T hotspots are now att offering free Wi-Fi access to iPhone users. Barnes and Noble, Starbucks and presumably AT&T’s 71,000 other Wi-fi hotspot locations are now offering iPhone users a custom portal to access free Wi-Fi. A special iPhone formatted page asks for your mobile phone number. Once entered, you can access the Wi-Fi access for free.
MacRumors has been able to confirm this finding at a local Barnes and Noble.

Via MacRumours

30
Apr
08

Why is it?

Why is it that all of these people who don’t like the iPhone are posting on their blogs all of the applications and interfaces to make their Windows Mobile devices look and act like the iPhone?

29
Apr
08

AT&T to cut the price of Apple’s new iPhone

Fortune is reporting that AT&T is planning to put some extra shine on the evenatt sleeker new Apple  iPhone.

When the 3G iPhone is introduced this summer, AT&T, the exclusive U.S. iPhone sales partner with Apple, will cut the price by as much as $200, according to a person familiar with the strategy.

AT&T is preparing to subsidize $200 of the cost of a new iPhone, bringing the price down to $199 for customers who sign two-year contracts, the source says. Apple is expected to have two versions of the new iPhone, an 8-gigabyte-memory and a 16-gigabyte-memory model with price tags widely expected to be $399 and $499.

Read the complete story at Techland

29
Apr
08

Rogers Announces Deal To Carry iPhone In 2008

iPhone Alley is reporting that Rogers Wireless has announced that they have iphoneicon finally made a deal with Apple to be the sole carrier of the iPhone in Canada, and that it will hit shelves some time this year. While part of the delay was likely due to negotiations between the companies, progress was hindered by a trademark dispute over the iPhone name between Apple and Canadian company Comwave.

CEO of the company, Ted Rogers, said “We’re thrilled to announce that we have a deal with Apple to bring the iPhone to Canada later this year. We can’t tell you any more about it right now, but stay tuned.”

Via iPhone Alley

29
Apr
08

GPS Tuner v5.4 & Map Calibrator v2.5 released

Yesterday new versions of GPS Tuner and Map Calibrator were released. This new Google_Topo version supports Suunto X9i data format, online Google Topo Map and Open Street Map downloading.

What’s New

GPS Tuner version 5.4

– ‘Open Street Map’ has been added as online map source
– ‘Google Topo (Terrain)’ has been added as online map source
– Suunto X9i data format(.sdf) handling (Import and Export) has been added
– Automatic map rotation in 90 degrees has been added (instead of flipping 180 degrees)
– Built-in camera photo can be taken and added to waypoint directly
– Waypoints can be exported via TXT output module

 

Check it out at GPS Tuner

29
Apr
08

VerizonTV on the train

Verizon was nice enough to send Dave a new LG VZW TV phone that quite thumb_20080429-060337-1 honestly he is really enjoying. Since this doesn’t buffer video the quality is just fantastic (sorry you cant tell by the picture) and the coverage model is pretty impressive. Another feature I am enjoying is the ESPN web service which Verizon bought a few year ago. So far I get 12 channels of live TV varying from CBS, NBC,ABC, Comedy Central and many more. As I write this article I am actually on the train watching the Today show. It will be very interesting to see if we will ever have this service on a Windows Mobile phone? Personally I don’t see why not but we probably won’t see it for a while in the USA..

Via Mobility Today

28
Apr
08

Nokia Announces Three New Mid-Range Phones

Nokia announced Monday three new cell phones for the mid-priced market. The trio-thumb world’s biggest phone maker, based in Finland, described the Nokia 6600 fold, the 6600 slide, and the 3600 slide as balancing “stunning and sophisticated looks with the latest in mobile functionality.”

Priced at 175 to 275 Euros (US$274 to $430), the new models will be released in the third quarter. Nokia executive Mikkel Drucker said the phones are a response to a “strong consumer demand for mobile handsets that blend elegant looks with modern features.”

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