Calgary-based Multiplied Media, creators of “Poynt” announced the latest version of “Poynt” is now available for BlackBerry Curve 8900 and BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip.
Poynt is a really cool application that features Yellow Pages, movie info and directions and helps you find what you want. It uses the GPS and IP detection to bring you the requested info and has additional features such as click-to-call, click-to-map and click-to-view-website functionality. Download Poynt on your BlackBerry browser visit http://m.mypoynt.com
Got some spare change hangin’ around? If you do here is a nifty way to spend it – A new customized Apple iPhone 3G has hit the market called “Kings Button”.
This gem is designed by Austrian jeweller Peter Aloisson and is valued at a shabby £1,636,000, or converted into Canadian funds: $2,970,583… but when you get to those dollar levels you just simply round up.
The “Kings Button” is made of solid 18 carat yellow gold, white gold and rose gold that lines the phone, has a total of 138 brilliant cut diamonds and a massive 6.6 carat diamond that acts as the home key.
This is currently the most expensive iPhone on the market. For us common folk, the iPhone is available through Rogers and Fido from $199.
After the holidays all the phones on sale went back to their original price, but now, Koodo seems to be extending this offer. No word on when the sale ends. The KRZR comes with a MP3 player with external controls, 1.3 mega pixel camera, speakerphone.
Got an interesting piece of mail today – a Bell BlackBerry Storm flyer promoting all the capabilities and features. The somewhat strange part to me is one of the last pages says “Why Bell beats Rogers”.
Currently in Canada only TELUS is the other carrier with the Storm and they’re on the same CDMA network (but building a new network together). Rogers is on a GSM network and does not have the Storm yet, but has the iPhone.
Clearly I’m no marketing expert but my basic knowledge would be to go after customers who are looking to get a Storm from TELUS… unless Rogers is launching the 9520 sooner than we think.
As we reported earlier Bell is getting ready to launch the Sany PRO 200 & Sanyo PRO 700 devices.
The dummy phones have arrived for the targeted launch date of January 12th. We got some early pics of these and let me tell you these are ready for a beating. They certainly look durable and that is exactly what they’re meant for.
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 bumblebee colour.
Pricing is looking like the following:
Sanyo PRO 200: 3-year contract for $149.95, 2-year contract for $199.95 and outright for $349.95
Sanyo PRO 700: 3-year contract for $199.95, 2-year contract for $249.95 and outright for $399.95
More info soon from Bell… or you can check out SanyoWireless.ca
Frank Lee from LG Canada seems to be enjoying himself at CES… he returns with a quick glimpse into the Canadian future by taking us on a mobile Digital TV trip.
In Canada the goal is that we’ll be getting full digital broadcast of our TV shows by 2011. LG is thrilled to be leading the way by bringing the experience that you’ll have on your TV to your mobile devices (phones, portable DVD player, laptops, your car etc…)
At CES they are demonstrating a live broadcast of how it will look on your cell. Check out the video here:
CES is rocking and this is another great product that caught our attention. This time it’s Samsung by being the first to integrate Texas Instruments DLP’s Pico projector technology into mobile device.
With the build-in pico projector you can show videos, presentations, pictures on any surface. It features five viewing options – File Viewer (video files), Album (digital photos), Story Telling (animations), TV, and Flashlight.
The new phone, not going to be available in Canada for a while, is shipping in Korea late January has a OLED display, a 5 megapixel camera and a touchscreen with movable widgets.
Check out this video here:
In an article by the BBC about all the fake iPhone Nanos appearing in Thailand and now in European shops, “Ian Shircore, head of marketing at fraud and counterfeiting specialists Envisional, said “Our view is that it’s unlikely an iPhone Nano is in the works at Apple. You would have to radically reinvent both existing battery and radio technology. What’s more, the LCD – currently the killer feature of iPhones – would also be shrunk. If I was Apple, with the fastest selling handset in history, and I currently couldn’t make enough units to sell, why would I want to make a smaller one?”
The SD Association has announced the SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) with memory capacities up to 2TB. What does this mean exactly? Well, according to the press release: “A 2TB SDXC memory card can store 100 HD movies, 60 hours of HD recording or 17,000 fine-grade photos.”
We were sent this wicked video from LG Canada with a 4:18 insight into the recently announced LG-GD910 3G Watch Phone!
The LG-GD910 3G Watch Phone is simply amazing. Something you would see in a James Bond flick… and it’s ready for full blown production by the end of 2009!
The LG-GD910 3G Watch Phone has 3 navigation buttons on the side: End call, Main menu and receive call. The main menu has your contacts, calendar, music, messaging and settings. There are options to check your battery life, alarm clock, Bluetooth connectivity (this will come with a Bluetooth headset when launched). Some cool features are when you hold down the middle button you activate the voice recognition for your music or to directly dial a number in your contact list.
On the upper right hand side is a camera for video calling! It’s a picture in picture so you will see the person who you’re speaking with, and yourself. The standby battery life is about 247 hours and this watch has it all… and actually looks good too!
More coming soon from LG Canada