Here’s a cool iPhone app that’s still in beta version: Visual Dial.
This allows you to dial your favourite contacts from your iPhone’s home screen by simply creating a unique icon from any of your photos. The Visual Dial app is currently being reviewed by Apple and has a private beta of 50 people testing this out.
Until then, check out this video of what we can expect:
Bouncing back after the $52 billion takeover bid was terminated, Bell announced they are reinstating its dividend at 36.5 cents per share quarterly to shareholders and said they will buy back about 40 million common shares. In addition, they wanted you to know they are a “re-energized company with a clear goal – to be recognized by customers as Canada’s leading communications company – and the customer-focused strategy and structure required to achieve it.”
George Cope, President and CEO of Bell and BCE said “Our enhanced operational performance in recent months confirms that Bell is competing as a cost-effective and customer-focused communications company.”
Skype 2.5 WinMo beta version is now available and works on all Smartphones and Pocket PC devices. You can “Make free Skype-to-Skype calls, send and receive instant messages” and download it to your phone or save it to your PC and transfer it to your Windows Mobile device. The new version has improved sound quality and better stability.
Now we can relax a bit , chill out… sit back and start enjoying the holiday season. If you are still pining for a BlackBerry Storm be sure to enter our contest to win ours. However, if you are looking for something else, possibly more rugged and fierce… Telus has some good news as the Motorla V750 has been set loose.
This is the flip phone that meets U.S. Military specifications 810F. What does that mean you ask? I did some research on the U.S. Army Developmental Test Command (DTC) website and here are all the conditions the V750 can handle:
Low Pressure (Altitude), High Temperature, Low Temperature, Temperature Shock, Contamination by Fluids, Solar Radiation (Sunshine), Rain, Humidity, Fungus, Salt Fog, Sand and Dust, Explosive Atmosphere, Immersion, Acceleration, Vibration, Acoustic Noise, Shock, Pyroshock, Acidic Atmosphere, Gunfire, Temperature, Humidity, Vibration, and Altitude, Icing/Freezing Rain, Ballistic Shock, Vibro-Acoustic/Temperature.
You can pick this up on a 3-year contract for $199.99, 2-year contract for $299.00, 1-year contract for $349.99 and outright for $399.99.
The V750 weights in at 111 grams, has a 2 megapixel camera that has video capabilities, your standard features such as Calendar, calculator, alarm clock, world clock, speakerphone and a 2.5 mm earphone jack and can hold up to 8GB for all your pics, music, videos. External display is 1.6 inches and Internal display is 2.2 inches with a resolution of 240×320.
More info here
This has got to be the best holiday deal to date so far. If you are looking for a good solid phone that can do the basics, plus is a texting dream you might want to consider the LG KEYBO… and while you’re at it get one for a buddy too!
Over at Best Buy they have created a crazy offer that is perfect for a family. When you purchase two Telus LG Keybo devices for $49.99 both on a 3-year year plan they will throw in a free Xbox 360! Think you can actually do all your shopping within 5 minutes if phones and game consoles are on your list of items to buy.
Just make sure you stick to your plan when you walk into the store… otherwise you will walkout with accessories for your phone and 20 games.
This is hilarious… a good chuckle and in true Virgin Mobile style they go all out.
Watch this video by Mrs. Claus as she rants about good old St. Nick himself!
The video is funny… but does it actually get you to buy a phone?
Bell Mobility has admitted an billing error with a cellphone tower located in Calgary that kinda got confused and thought it was in Edmonton. If you used your cellphone while in the area of 7 Street and 7 Avenue, S.W you must check your bill and get the charges reversed (Bell will not simply do it for you as you must take the initiative and call in.
Julie Smithers, Bell PR said: “There was an issue with a new cell tower in Calgary that was incorrectly coded as being within Edmonton. As a result, a small number of customers – who were placing calls around that specific cell site – were charged for the calls as though they were being placed in Edmonton. At this point, it’s a limited issue that has been corrected. We do encourage our customers to review their bills during that time period and contact us if they do see any incorrect charges”
**** We have Announced our WINNER!! **** Click this link here to see if you won!
Since the holidays are coming up incredibly fast we thought to contribute to the festive season and giveaway our generous gift from the TELUS BlackBerry Storm launch party.
To make things easier for those interested in getting a BlackBerry Storm, the team at MobileSyrup has decided to give the whole kit and kaboodle away. For one lucky person who simply submits their name in the comment section below will receive the TELUS BlackBerry Storm 9530 and the swag bag with all the music, the meerkats stuffed animals, international roaming card and an Arts & Crafts sampler disc full of music. Just a little giving back this season from us to you…
Of course you know by now the limited availability of this from both Telus and Bell… a full rollout of the Storm will be in January 2009 and priced roughly around $250 on a 3-year plan (The winner will have to active and pay all the monthly fees). The device itself is worth about 600 bucks and comes with an 8GB SD card loaded with music and video from music and videos by Stars, Broken Social Scene, The Stills, Constantines, Kevin Drew, Jason Collett and Brendan Canning.
So go crazy… tell your family, friends, co-workers, enemies, Santa… whomever. Put your name in the draw! The draw will close December 18th, 2008 at 11:59pm (just enough time to ship this to you). We will do the draw and Friday, December 19th and will update this post and inform the winner via e-mail.
Good luck to all… and to all a good night!
(Your chances of getting a Storm here is better than both Telus and Bell combined)
(Enter your name at the bottom of this page)