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  • Could Nokia Start Using Windows Phone 7
    Posted on December 21, 2010 by Pure Mobile

    A recent rumor from Nokia insider Eldar Murtazin claims that Nokia is currently in the process of working on a deal with Microsoft that would allow for them to utilize Windows Phone 7 on their upcoming unlocked cell phone. The devices had previously used Symbian, but the operating system has not received good marks from experts or customers in reviews, and it is clear that Nokia will have to move away from Symbian if they would like to remain competitive in the market.


    The CEO of Nokia, Stephen Elop has reportedly been conversing with officials at Microsoft for the past few months and has spoken with them about the possibility of them launching a Windows Phone 7 device in the near future.


    Regardless of the decision that they make, Nokia still has a large place in the marketplace. Them adding a partnership with Microsoft into the mix would be to the benefit of both companies and would allow both of them to grow. Windows Phone 7 is known for being meticulous when it comes to security. Their WGA software will lock the phone down if it detects that you are messing with any of the inner-working software that runs the operating system, and Symbian is an operating system that is obviously on the decline.


    It will be interesting to see what kind of devices Nokia releases. They have never been at the forefront of the higher-end devices, but a new partnership with a growing operating system might force them to look to more advanced devices in the future.



    The rumor also stated that they were not just discussing the possibility of a single phone, but instead a line of phones that would be sold through the various channels that Nokia has at their disposal. It would be an interesting partnership to say the least. Both companies have made huge gains in the mobile market in recent years and it only seems right that they meet in the middle to continue their surge.


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    This post was posted in LG, Nokia, Odd And Interesting and was tagged with Unlocked Nokia N8, LG C900 unlocked, cell phone accessories

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  • The unlocked LG C900 Quantam has received a fair amount of attention from the mobile community for being one of the first top of the line phones to use the Windows Phone OS 7 technology that many think will put Microsoft in the thick of the mobile industry in the coming years. The phone is one of the most solid devices for this operating system, and there are numerous reasons why it has continued to garner attention.


    The ability to record HD 720p quality fit is a crowd-drawer. The Quantam allows you to easily share these videos with your friends or through your social networking accounts. Although the phone is only equipped with a 5 mega-pixel camera, it does have zoom and auto-focus support that allow you to take high quality pictures.


    Its 1 GHz processor is more than enough to deal with all of the web browsing, app downloading and OS surfing that you will do, and the phone rarely shows any signs of lag. For those of us with XBox Live, the integration features that allow you to check your scores and gamer points are interesting, and fun to play around with.


    The Microsoft Office suite also comes included with the phone. Among the programs that are int he package are Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a calender application. This will help you to stay organized and will also allow you to work on last minute presentations when you are in a rush. It is a surprise that they have not marketed the LG C900 Quantam of more of a business phone.



    Overall, the LG C900 Quantam unlocked is solid, and is among the most highly regarded Windows Phone 7 Phones to don the highly anticipated operating system. It should be a solid competitor for other similarly priced phones, and is comfortable to hold and easily fits in most pockets.



    This post was posted in Friday Review, LG, Odd And Interesting, Windows Mobile and was tagged with unlocked LG C900, LG C900 unlocked

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  • NGMoco is one of the most popular game creators for the  iOS platform and has released some of the most popular games on the operating system. So far they have remained on the unlocked iphone 4 and other iOS platforms and have not made much of an attempt to craft games for Android phones and for other platforms that have become increasingly common in recent years. Now it finally appears that the company is ready to take the next step  and offer games for a variety of different platforms. This is good news for mobile gamers across the globe because NGMoco is known for providing players with excellent games since the original release of the iPhone and is regarded as one of the premiere mobile gaming companies.


    NGMoco teamed up with Bolt to release their breakthrough game Pocket God as a port for Android phones. It will be the first official release for the company on the Android platform and the success of this game will likely determine how hard the company pushes themselves into the Android market, which is already home to a number of prominent mobile game development companies.



    NGMoco has released a number of popular push to play games for the iPhone 4 unlocked included the popular “We Rule,” “we Farm,” and “We City,” whcih are all based on the popular Facebook game titled Farmville, which requires that users log in every so often to upkeep their virtual farm. This same gaming style has been ported to other games that allow players to upkeep their cities, farms and even medieval kingdoms. It will bei ntersting to see how well the game performs on the Android platform as we can be sure that Android gamers would love to have access to other games that NGMoco has been responsible for.



    This post was posted in Apple, General, Odd And Interesting and was tagged with unlocked Iphone 4, iphone 4 unlocked

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  • For fans who are eagerly awaiting the iPad 2, a number of rumors about the features that will be included have made their way to the web over the course of the last few days. Although you shouldn’t believe everything you hear about a product as large as the iPad 2, you have to believe that some of the rumors that have made their way online have some sort of truth behind them, or at least some safe bets as far as what features will be included. A recent article in a Chinese newspaper has shed some light on the features that Apple fans can expect int he upcoming version of the iPad.


    First of all, the article said that the iPad will include a Retina Display much like the one that was featured on the unlocked iPhone 4. This provides users with higher quality screen sand video and seems like a natural next step for Apple in the development of their iPad.


    The article also stated that the iPad 2 will feature a front facing camera for FaceTime video chat support, which also seems like a logical step for Apple. Most surprisingly, the report stated that the iPad 2 would feature a USB port, which is something that no previous Apple product has had. All of the data that is transferred between Apple products and PC’s and other computer go through the charging cord which also features a one-sided USB connection. It doesn’t seem likely that Apple will break from their current mold, but it would certainly be interesting and to the advantage of the user for the iPad to have a USB port to make for easier transferring of data between computers and the tablet device. It is a feature that many fans would be excited to have, but doesn’t seem to be something that would be beneficial for Apple, given the popularity of their smart devices.


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  • Swype Makes Texting Easier
    Posted on November 17, 2010 by Pure Mobile

    In today’s generation, texting is a must to fit in.  Everyone is doing it; if you are walking on your college campus, you will see students heads looking down tapping their buttons at a fast pace.  Most see this as a sad thing, but it is really the best way to keep in touch with your friends these days.  Plus, most people see it as being a lot more convenient than calling someone.  I’ll stop beating around the bush and get to the point.  The Swype keyboard for Android phone such as Unlocked Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, LG Eve,  makes texting even easier.



    Here are some of the advantages of having the swipe keyboard.  The first advantage is that you can tell the phone what to type.  Yes, it really is that easy.  Instead of having to type out some long paragraph about what happened in your day, you can just talk to it and it will automatically type what you put.  This has been reported to not always be accurate, and you will have to speak really clearly.  For the most part, it is pretty accurate though. To do this, you will also need to have Google Voice Search installed onto your phone.  Another great feature about this phone is if you want to check for spelling errors, then you can just double tap on the screen, and it will find any errors that you made.  This certainly makes it easier than having to scroll all the way back to the beginning of your text to fix any errors.  Not only that, but you will not have to delete any of your letters and make the corrections.  It does it automatically.


    As you can see, Swype has tons of advantages.  You can definitely see why it has gotten all of the hype, and you should consider getting it.  It only makes texting easier.


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  • Motorola Makes a Profit 3 Years Later
    Posted on November 1, 2010 by Pure Mobile

    Motorola, Inc., a US telecommunication company based in Illinois, USA, manufactures numerous electronics products including Motorola cell phones, Internet hardware and network infrastructure, among other items. Motorola is one of the first electronics manufacturers that released the infamous “Flip Phone.” This was one of the first Motorola unlocked cell phones that brought the much-loved “Star Trek” series to life. However, according to recent filings of sales and profit statements, Motorola has slipped from its dominant spot, although the company is finally starting to recover.


     


    With the flood of numerous cell phone manufacturers and big name players in the intensely competitive mobile market, these companies have knocked Motorola off its game and it is easy to see why. Nevertheless, according to the recently released third quarter profit results, times may be changing for the company and its profits appear to be rising.


     


    Reporting a six percent sales increase in its third quarter, Motorola states that this increase has resulted in a net profit for the first time in over three years running. What helped this sales and profit increase is the over 3.8 million devices the company so far in 2010. Sanjay Sha, Motorola Mobility’s CEO, stated that the mobile division showed an upward trend in its momentum over the year, which has led to the profitability.



    Adding to Motorola’s recent success are the 22 Motorola cell phones that the company released over the year. Most of these Motorola cell phones use Google’s Android operating system. Google Android OS has become one of the most successful mobile phone operating systems since the release of Apple Inc., iOS. Since its release, Android OS market share has surpassed that of the Apple’s unlocked iphone4 iOS, according to some reports.


     


    Considering the recent profitability of Motorola, the company has decided to split its mobile division into two parts in 2011; Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions. The Motorola Mobility division will handle all Motorola cell phones and Motorola Solutions will encompass everything related to governmental and corporate support related.



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  • On the 11th October technology journalists from around the world will be gathering in New York for the 'Windows Phone 7 Worldwide Launch Event'. Amongst the excitement around the launch there are growing rumours that T-Mobile will be the first operator to partner with Microsoft for the operating system.



    Windows Phone 7 is expected to be unlike any previous cell phone operating systems developed by Microsoft with a 'Metro style' interface that places emphasis on simplicity. As with almost any phones these days Windows Phone 7 with have deep integrated social networking capabilities as well as Zune and X-box live components which will help make it the all-in-one device for Microsoft fans.


    Early reviews and videos of the software show a quirky interface full of colour and simplicity. Anyone who's ever used a Zone HD will find the interface somewhat familiar. There are virtually no menus or icons, just large flat squares which a uses presses to navigate. It appears very simple and easy, but what it offers for the type of user who isn't afraid of complexity is yet to be seen and there is some question over just how questionable the operating system will be.


    One of the major drawbacks with Windows Phone 7 is that it is likely there will be no support for multitasking or copy and paste functionality. However it is possible that Microsoft simply left these out for the time being to bring forward the release date and as with the iPhone4 unlocked handset, increased functionality will come with free future updates. Also you can use Bluetooth headset with the phone and other accessories which are essential.


    What's known for certain is that Windows Phone 7 is likely to be a very powerful operating system and all technology fans will have their eyes open on Monday to see just what exactly Microsoft has for us.




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  • One of the last frontiers for cell phone coverage - the New York subway, is set to be reached within the coming years thanks to a deal involving AT&T and T-Mobile each signing ten year contracts with Transit Wireless allowing their customers access Transit's subway network



    The infrastructure is still a number of years from completion, but after years of delays and negotiations the signing and length of the contracts is a solid indicator that subway users will soon be able to utilise their cell phones while waiting for their trains.


    Crucially however, the signal will only be accessible at the subway stations themselves, there will be no reception on-board the trains once in transit. However, even given this the news is a welcome development for commuters for whom the ability to send a text, or make an email would be very useful in the event of a delayed or missed train on the way to work.


    The planned infrastructure has traditionally been compared with that of London's in the UK, which is on course to have a fully installed below ground mobile network installed before the launch of the 2012 Olympics. Importantly however, the London network will include coverage for subway trains in transit which shows New York it is possible, even if the London scheme is expected to cost hundred of millions of pounds for the installation.


    Although to some this introduction of below ground network coverage may seem high tech, for large European and Asian cities it is as natural as running water and if New York is to remain a world class city  it's quite evident that technological investments such as this are a necessity.


    Whilst the introduction of such a scheme would no doubt be a serious technological advancement for New York, there are concerns amongst many New Yorkers of the annoyance the ability to hold phone conversations on the subway may cause to other commuters.



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

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  • Verizon have today announced the upcoming release of their 'Fivespot' wireless modem. The Fivespot aims to provide wireless internet access for up to 5 separate devices, be they notebooks, laptops or gaming devices to name a few possibilities, in countries around the world.



    The Fivespot comes with a built in Sim card and would obviously be very handy for the family on the go or a team of professionals away from the office or home. The fact that the Fivespot works in countries outside America is obviously also a plus however it would no doubt be potentially quite expensive, especially if gaming consoles are connected to it.


    Traditionally people on the go have had to make use of small dongles or using phones as an internet modem. For a single device these are usually adequate however with more and more devices now having internet functionality the Fivespot could prove to be quite handy as well as potentially cost effective, especially when 3G internet access in a foreign country can be so expensive outside an arranged plan.


    The pricing details for the Fivespot have also been announced so expect to be paying $60/month for 5 GB and the Fivespot itself will retail at around $100. Although this sounds more than reasonable the prices jump quite significantly for data usage outside the American continent. For instance in Europe 100MB data usage would cost somewhere in the region of $120. Clearly then for anyone but the highest paid professionals this seems undeniably expensive.


    For those who are price concious yet seek to utilise wireless internet outside the American continent, it would be far cheaper to buy local pre-paid SIM cards for your cell phone even if it was a bit of extra hassle.



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  • It has just been announced that over the last several years Verizon have been billing millions of customers for data usage in unfair circumstances. It appears that these were customers without data plans whose phones contained software that occasionally connected to the internet without the users consent. Often this was caused by customers accidentally hitting the 'internet button' on a cell phone and then immediately closing the window.



    Without a data plan in place, this resulted in minor charges for the customers involved eventually building up over time to several dollars per customer. Verizon have announced that most customers affected by this will be receiving $2-$6 credited to their accounts or else if they are no longer with Verizon they will be sent checks in the mail.


    Whilst for individual users the amount refunded isn't all that significant, given that Verizon have said this could affect up to 15million customers it appears that this will end up costing them quite a large sum of money once this is over.


    In a press release explaining this situation Verizon said that: “Verizon Wireless values our customer relationships and we always want to do the right thing for our customers.”


    However according to the New York Times, Verizon have known about this issue for quite some time and it would appear they are only issuing the refunds after hundreds of complaints and significant pressure being applied from the FCC. To quote the FCC Enforcement Chief Michele Ellison, “ questions remain as to why it took Verizon two years to reimburse its customers and why greater disclosure and other corrective actions did not come much, much sooner”


    In light of this condemnation, for some cell phone users  the unexpected dollars credited to their account might be a pleasant surprise, for others however this will only add to Verizon's poor reputation when it comes to looking after their customers.



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