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  • Verizon Kills the Kin
    Posted on July 28, 2010 by Pure Mobile

    We had got some reports from our sources that the nation’s biggest cell phone carrier will be doing away with the Microsoft Kin and this fear was confirmed as the company has later confirmed that they will indeed be doing this and pretty soon. In a recent statement which was given by the company in this relation said that they will indeed no longer be selling the Kin in both ‘One’ and ‘Two’ variants in their own flagship stores. The customers who are already using this phone will however be not affected with the reversal. The company has announced that all kinds of customer care facilities will be available for this phone. One good thing with this pull back is that the company did not have many customers of this phone as it is.



    Indeed both these phones are really not the top of the line social networking devices and we will really not be missing it that much. The Kin One was a rather oddly shaped machine and the other variant the Kin Two had a slider QWERTY key pad. The phones were okay but nothing really great. The cell phones themselves had a custom edition of the Windows mobile platform. So they seem to be more or less okay mobile phones but what did go wrong than within a few months this device has to be shelved? The major reason was the shortcomings of the Windows phone which does not allow the users to download new applications on the device. We found this to be really one of the major downsides of this phone. What followed was some gross mismanagement on the part of Microsoft and some miscommunication from Verizon meant that they did not enter into an agreement over the data plan and Verizon wanted to take up the smartphone spectrum instead.




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  • As time goes our demands from mobile internet is increasing and we want to get the much dreamed about levels of 500 MHz for mobile broadband. However this is still a distant dream as it will take around 10 years to achieve this. However the short term gains that we are getting are pretty good either ways. FCC has set a target to reach the level of 300 MHz within the next three years and is working towards just that. Some time back in the previous month, FCC had expressed their intentions of grabbing the 90 MHz spectrum of the Big Leo and had caused many discussions about what would happen to the 35 MHz band which was there.



    The most exciting thing about this is that all these large bandwidths that we are talking about are exclusively for mobile broadband internet. The news we mentioned above is old, however more recently FCC has shown their interests in working with MSS which is also known as Mobile Satellite  and get the 90 MHz service bands which have the 2 GHz bad and the L-band along with the Big Leo of course. What all this means in a nut shell is that the mobile broadband industry will be expanding at a higher rate now as every small addition assists in acting as a filler for the 500 MHz width that is set aside.


    Other than this, we have also received news that Clearwire has been given an extension for its primary trading zones to be completed in Florida. As per the reports that we have got, Clearwater had been asked to exchange some of the 2.5 GHz licenses in the Boca Raton Areas of West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale in Miami. This was supposed to happen much before but did not due to the high amount of licenses needed in the areas above.



    This post was posted in General, Odd And Interesting and was tagged with unlocked phones, broadbands

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  • It has been a regular trend that Android devices are rooted before they are officially introduced. US variants of Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S are set to follow suit. Samsung Galaxy S seems to have managed to get rooted already and it is sure to be of great attraction. This indicates the fact that the Vibrant can be got and rooted as early as tomorrow. This is quite sensational news for many. LeshaK of Samdroid is considered the first to be able to get root access to the Samsung Galaxy S. XDA also has been instrumental in getting this to work with US versions.


    This has made Vibrant even more attractive and appealing. It has a great look which is highly persuasive and it can be easily packed with a custom Android 2.2 Froyo ROM. This is what makes it a super innovative device and sets it apart from the rest. Additional qualities are also present.


    With assistance of the root method, it is possible to run new software in phones like Samsung Unlocked (TouchWiz) if you are not happy with the present softwares, It is known that there has been custom ROM for the original Samsung Galaxy S for quite some time now, however, it has so far not been tested on a US model.


    The root is quite easy and is almost as simple as connecting the device to a computer. By just starting a file, you will have access to some root-only applications which are tremendously classy. It is an amazing process. Galaxy S variants are quickly spreading and although it will never manage to be the best around, it may be quite close to securing that position. They have been efficient is getting thus far and it wouldn’t be surprising if they manage to lead the pack in the near future.




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  • We did have major reports that the CyanogenMod 6 will be coming out on the Sprint Unlocked HTC  EVO 4G Phone. However we did not really have much of a time frame attached with the release but as per what we have seen recently, the CM 6 is ready and is running pretty well on the EVO 4G.  This is a welcome change from the Sense UI which in our opinion was getting somewhat cumbersome and posing a large number of problems for the users, Although the Sense UI has been a worth service provider for the user but the in built Android UI is far easier to use as compared to this one. This however is a departure from what is was before.



    We believe that the CyanogenMod 6 will grant the EVO owners a great feel for the Android 2.2  phone or the Froyo and allow them to escape the HTC custom skin on the Sense UI.  In fact the faster the new ROM is launched on the EVO, the faster it can get the update for the Froyo which it could not have done otherwise. The release date for the update was around Christmas. In a statement given by the company, they have said that they would prefer picking the early release of the Froyo on their phone almost half a year ahead of time, to sticking with the Sense UI. Furthermore what has pushed this decision of theirs is the fact that CM 6 other than getting Froyo out early on the HTC EVO 4G also has great amounts of features like the facility which allows you to pair it with a mouse via Bluetooth. What you can do is you can then connect the video output through a HDMI port and you have a proverbial computer on your hands. This is amazing in our opinion. According to us, it is not long till we see this update and more in the market.



    This post was posted in General, Odd And Interesting and was tagged with unlocked htc phone, unlocked cell phones, htc evo

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  • Qt Developer Network Launched
    Posted on July 21, 2010 by Pure Mobile

    Qt has quietly launched the Qt Developer Network in Beta and offers the usual content such as blogs, wiki, forums and Fads that are available in any standard site for developers. But reading the blogs available in the site, you get to learn that in the near future they have plans of including Ovi account integration, groups, eLearning content, a books section and videos on your phone. All this is said to be done with the clear intention of bringing more developers on board.


    Nokia, the owner of Qt has taken a different route with this approach because clearly it was earlier thought to be unlikely of the electronics mogul to create a separate site for its developers, one which is not part of the Nokia Forum although it still remains to be on Nokia’s domain. Now there might be an answer as to why Nokia decided to make the site go solo. Although nothing can be said with surety, Nokia has some strategies one of which is the “attract developers” strategy which is all very complex but might be where the answer to the above question lies. The two platforms that Qt supports namely the Symbian and MeeGo has other licensees such as Sony Ericsson Unlocked handsets, but these users linking articles on a site that has brand Nokia all over it like the Forum Nokia, is unthinkable. This is the closest that one can guess to be the reason behind Nokia’s innovative decision.


    Since the Qt supports and works on two platforms-the Symbian and the MeeGo and also works on smartphones running other operating systems along with this, Nokia has high expectations surrounding this venture and sources from inside the company also says that they expect to dominate developer site market with this venture. But that again is a different story and only the future will tell what is in store for them.




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  • In this highly mobile world, trends that have just kicked in are gotten rid off immediately and a much newer trend is then adopted. With the Unlocked Droid ( X) from Motorola and Incredible from HTC covering the elite section of Verizon’s smartphones, the older ones such as Droid, which hits its eight month, and Devour, which hits five, are taking the back seats. Although Verizon will still continue selling both their products, Motorola will be pulling back their any further supplies. So make sure to decide fast if you want your Unlocked Motorola handset because these stacks are soon to be cleared for fresher stocks to arrive. Like the former mentioned Motorola, a few others will be soon following suit, and in the mad rush to aim for the better and newer and more sought after models, these too will also be shown the door.


    The 9630 tours by BlackBerry did not make it to the cut like Motorola’s Droid X and will soon be cleared from most stores. As mentioned previously all precedent older mobiles, which have already had their fill of success in the market will soon be out. The Blackberry Unlocked  9650 Tour will be replaced by Bold 9650 accompanied by the much sought after Nokia Twist. Samsung’s feature phones too have been treated the same way as they lost the crunch, although that was always expected. These changes are a sure sign that no longer will phones be tolerated as only newer models of cell  phones are being sought after by customers. The Droid on one hand drove a heavily successful campaign in the advertisement world, which ensured their stay.


    The need to replace older stock models can be easily seen from the fact that many customers plan on purchasing newer models instead of older ones as newer models usually have better features.




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  • As the big names in the world fight it out amongst themselves, every step they take defines the future of the company. Even the slightest mistake can be catastrophic in nature for them. And even the biggest names are not devoid of errors. Apple had so far been basking in their own glory, with the new Apple iPhone 4 causing quite a stir in the technological world. And still they found themselves in a tough spot when they earlier acknowledged the fact that the unlocked  iPhone 4 was far from perfect and that the antennae was the cause behind all problems although it did manage to sell over three million sets. While the engineers from Apple are trying to work out a possible solution to this predicament, Apple on the other hand is ready to compensate for their folly and is trying to provide consolation by means of free iPhone cases. In short, if you are facing similar problems then Apple would be more than happy to provide a case for no cost at all, including free shipping charges. According to us, although such mobile cases are not the same as an iPhone, it is at least something, which is better than nothing.


    To add to their consolation list they are also offering a whole variety of choices to those who are entirely unsatisfied with the whole deal and think that providing free cases is not enough. For them Apple is willing to give hundred percent refunds if they return the iPhone to them within a month of their purchase date. And since that month is not yet over that would imply that anyone who bought it will be eligible for the return. If you are thinking otherwise, a free case for your iPhone 4 unlocked handset sounds tempting enough. In fact it’s not a bad deal, right? Surely a case would eat away a little on the glam quotient but it would still be a lot easier for you as data transfer becomes faster than it currently is. In all probability, the case would be one that you will like, as has been the trend with Apple products.



    This post was posted in Apple, General and was tagged with unlocked Iphones, unlocked cell phones, iphone 4 unlocked

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  • It might not be a pretty smooth move but Windows have decided to use their own shortcomings to take a dig at their competitors Apple. With the release of the Windows Phone 7, the company decided to take a few pot shots at their primary market competitor Apple, for the problems they were facing with the unlocked iPhone 4 and its reception. In a recent event, the chief operating officer of Microsoft, Kevin Turner, remarked that the Apple iPhone can become their Vista and that Microsoft was happy about it. Furthermore, he also said that with the Windows Mobile 7, the customer would not have to hold it a certain way to use it.


    These remarks are not very different from what is going on around the market but according to the market trends, the sales of the iPhone 3GS Unlocked Handset are not really down. The device has already sold over 1.7 million sets all over the world and there is no sign of the sales slowing down. Even as a lot of the techs review and such companies are chucking their recommendations for the iPhone 4 unlocked gadget, the iPhone is selling like hotcakes around the world. These comments though were made at a Microsoft event which focused largely on their new Windows 7 phone which we think is a hit in waiting for the software giant. Personally we feel that Microsoft should concentrate on what they are doing with their phone rather than attacking Apple.


    The interface on this phone looks nice and goes a long way from the previous designs and the layout of the icons are very easy to use and does a lot for the users. Navigation is also quite user friendly. The only thing we can do for now is to just wait for it to release in the market.




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  • HTC has seemingly taken up their fight in the mobile phone market where so far major players like Unlocked Motorola Phones and Samsung have a free reign. After a series of new phones from the latter two, there are some more specs of the soon to be released Unlocked HTC ( Ace ) and Sabor which has come to our attention. What we see here is really amazing and encouragingly, but we feel that the specs can be produced by the next year, latest. The Sabor alongside the Ace forms a duo of two phones which are said to be the supped up versions of the EVO. The Sabor is supposed to be the EVO 2 for the Sprint and the Ace is said to be the GSM version of the EVO.


    As far as specifications go, what we are certain of is that the Ace has been slated for release with the Android 3.0 or the Gingerbread which is however, still a distant dream. Other than that, there is the new super AMOLED screen and 1.5 GHz processor which will make this phone smooth to operate. There is also an 8 GB camera and a 1.5 megapixel camera in the front. In terms of process speeds, the figure of 1.5 GHz is pretty believable as the specs of 2 GHz are also being talked about. However, the only thing lacking in this phone is the Sense UI which makes for a rather good looking device. With this, one could have designed custom skins and got the phone to look the way they wanted. Sadly, Ace from HTC does not carry Sense.


    As we said earlier, the Ace is the GSM version of the HTC Unlocked (  EVO ) Handset and the upgrade on this phone is pretty good but not revolutionary. Keep your eyes on this to know more.




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  • AT&T is soon coming out with the Unlocked Samsung (Captivate) and is soon to be followed by the release of the new entrant into the Android market, the AT&T Dell Streak which will soon hit the stores on sale. While some of its specs are pretty cool and it has a big screen of around 5 inches, the fact that it will carry only Android 1.6 is a bit of a downer as this may just be a factor which dissuades a few people from buying this phone. We honestly feel that Android 1.6 will not really cut it in today’s market. Anyway let us see what the specs are on this one in general.


    Dell’s new Android phone however will be getting an update of the Android 2.2 the Froyo but sadly the timeframe has not been set yet and this could be a deciding factor. The phones both have pretty big displays. Captivate comes with a 4 inch display and the Dell Streak carries a 5 inch display. However the Captivate scores much higher as it comes with the excellent new super AMOLED which means that this phone will so easily score more than the Streak among the people who want a better picture quality on their phone. Nonetheless the competition is pretty good and both phones are up to the mark in their certain way. The Streak unlike the captivate has two cameras which means that you can have some video chat going on and therefore the multifunctional aspect of this phone does score somewhat.



    These two ones are by far the best Android phones that have come up from the house of AT&T like Motorola Backflip Unlocked handset and we do think both are pretty worthy competitors in the smartphone market. However, in spite of everything, we would like to recommend the Captivate over the Streak.



    This post was posted in General, motorola and was tagged with Unlocked Motorola Backflip, unlocked cell phones, motorola phones

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