With all the touchscreen devices that are launching a Sony Ericsson patent surfaces that is simply awkward looking.
They have taken the basic flip phone design and added a hinge to the proposed model. Seems like it would belong in the early 1990′s not in this decade and makes the phone look challenging to open.
All we want is for Sony Ericsson to bring us the anticipated XPERIA… which according to the Rogers roadmap is targeted to be released by August of this year (we heard Q1 2009 though).
If you have the Samsung M540 Slyde from Telus and looking for a few extra friends, Facebook is your answer as a dedicated Group has been started specifically for the Slyde.
Currently there are 326 “friends” who have the Slyde in common… also, as a bonus for joining this group you have a chance to win prizes like shirts, keychains…
The rumours continue to swirl when it comes to the possible launch of the iPhone Nano.
We have had a couple case manufacturers put the availability on their website, and now a report coming from the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) says that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will be picking up chip orders for Apple’s iPhone Nano.
“the chip orders may come in March and the launch of Apple’s iPhone nano is expected to take place in June this year at the earliest”… which means us Canadians will most likely see this by 2015, realistically if all goes well by 2010?
A knock off of the popular BlackBerry Bold has hit the market, conveniently named the “BlueBerry”.
This can be yours for $169.99 and has similar functions but comes with a comes with a QVGA screen and 2 SIM card slots. If you do decide to get this, remember to check out Rogers first as they are selling the real deal for $249.99
An iPhone app with a $0.99 price tag called “iPinWheel” can keep your children entertained for days… if you trust them with your iPhone as a toy! The app takes the toy pinwheel and made it digital. iPinWheel works by blowing into the iPhone’s microphone. In addition, you can choose up to 7 different styles of pinwheels.
Just as we reported earlier last week, Bell has officially released the Sanyo Pro 200 and the Sanyo Pro 700 today.
The Sanyo Pro 200s ia Bell exclusive that weighs in at 96 grams, has 10-4 capability, Bluetooth, 3G, speakerphone, GPS, 1.3 inch external display (128×96), 2 inch internal display (240×320), one-touch access keys to the web and text messages. This will be available in silver with a black backing.
The Sanyo PRO 700 provides more durability as it meets military specifications 810F and can withstand dust, shock, vibrations. This is 108 grams, 10-4 capabilities, 3G, speakerphone, one-touch access keys to the web and text messages, GPS, Bluetooth, 1.3 inch external display (128×96), 2 inch internal display (240×320). This will be available in black and a yellow colour.
Pricing are available on the following plans:
Sanyo PRO 200:
3-year contract for $99.95
2-year contract for $149.95
1 -year contract for $299.95
outright for $349.95
Sanyo PRO 700:
3-year contract for $149.95
2-year contract for $199.95
1 -year contract for $349.95
outright for $399.95
Bell Aliant has slashed 500 management positions (representing about 5% of the overall workforce).
Karen Sheriff, President and CEO, Bell Aliant said “In 2009, we will build on our strengths and with our new organizational structure, we will accelerate our ability to deliver results for our customers and investors in more competitive and sustainable ways. We remain committed to improving customer service throughout the organization. Non-management front-line service positions are not affected by these changes.”
Nokia made the “Days of Change” video available online. This was first viewed a month ago at the Nokia World Conference in Barcelona. It’s a cool reminder to see how technology has shaped our word… and inspiring to see where current technology will take us.
Nokia “Locate Sensor” quietly launched at CES last week – this device is the size of a small thumb and can help you find lost items such as your keys, phones, bags, purses etc… It’s still a concept right now, but curious how it works?
Nokia says “It attaches to whatever you’d like to attach it to and communicates with your phone wirelessly. Drop whatever has the tag attached and your phone will alert you, via a software app that sits on your phone, and help you find the object, provided you’re within 100 meters of it”
Coming off the popular launch of the LG-GD910 3G Watch Phone at CES, a concept phone has found its way online.
The Disposable Pre-Paid Wrist Phone is made by designer Shirley A. Roberts looks like a great idea… something Apple would have produced (like the Apple iPhone 3G wrist phone).
The design is simple and clean with all the basic buttons one would need: call pickup/hangup, clear and the 0-9 keys for dialing. Also included is a pair of earphones.