The fine people behind Zumobi have released a free iPhone app called “Ziibii”. The name was taken from a Native American word for river.
This new app brings together your favourite web content such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube and displays your message headline as “rafts” as they journey down a river. It is a constant stream that ensures anyone with A.D.D. will enjoy. The video below has the best tagline: “Have fun playing with the water”. You can speed up the by tapping your screen, or in case you missed a feed you can simply swipe your finger back to reveal past feeds. A fun feature is when you can play bumper rafts and bang your feeds together. It does nothing to the feed and would have been cool if it deleted them.
Once you find something you want to view all you have to do is tap on the feed and read, share and go back to the river. Ziibii has added their own raft into your river, which is essentially a feedback button so they can improve the app. If you get sea sick and cannot stand the river view, your feeds can be viewed in a list format.
Here is the ever flowing river of feeds in action an you can get the app here:
LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung Electronics and Sony Ericsson have joined together to launch a common energy rating system for phone chargers. The reason is to form a guideline for consumers to compare and choose chargers that save the most energy.
Globalive is expected to launch as Canada’s 4th national wireless carrier by Q2 2009 announced they have secured non-recourse vendor financing from Orascom Telecom.
In other related news confirms our earlier story from September of Globalive turning to MTS Allstream for a possible partnership: Dvai Ghose of Genuity Capital Markets said “An investment in Globalive could secure more than just the upside of a new entrant for MTS. This is because MTS could sell its Allstream backhaul to Globalive Wireless and could sell Globalive Wireless services to its enterprise customer base.” More here
On November 3rd Rogers Wireless stepped up and requested the CRTC to treat unsolicited text messages as part of the “Do Not Call List”. However, the CRTC formally declined Rogers’ request. Rogers does not charge for incoming text messages while Bell and Telus does (depending on your plan).
Ken Engelhart, Senior Vice President, Regulatory, Rogers Communications Inc. said “Since an SMS is
sent to a customer’s phone number, the National Do Not Call List is a clear opportunity for the CRTC to act now to protect consumers from unwelcome interruptions to their wireless service.”
Research in Motion co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis will formally inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in Toronto next May. Congrats to you both… now bring on the BlackBerry Storm!
Bell launched a Smartphone offer a few days ago that gives you a cool 50 bucks off select devices when you order online. It’s available until December 31st is available for new activations on a 3-year term on any consumer price plan.
Google has launched its free iPhone voice-recognition search app “Google Mobile App”. All you have to do is is download this by going to the AppStore and typing in “Google” and launch the application, speak into your iPhone and say what you are searching for. Video of this is located here.
Telus has entered into the game and launched the HTC Touch Pro for $299.99 on a 3-year contract, $549.99 on a 2-year contract, $599.99 on a 1-year contract and the full buyout rate of $649.99.
This touchscreen and side slider has a 2.8″ LCD colour screen, 640×480 VGA resolution, 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and camcorder, GPS, Music player, speakerphone, slide out QWERTY keyboard, TouchFLO 3D finger swipe navigation, Accelerometer, Handwriting recognition and weighs 165 grams.
Bell launched this last Friday for the following prices: 30-day:$599.95; 1-year: $549.95; 2-year: $449.95 and 3-year: $239.95 but we hear it comes with some of the applications taken off.
We will have a full review in a couple days of the Telus HTC Touch Pro. More info here at TELUS
RIM has posted a PDF on their site that has some how-to navigation tips and information for the upcoming BlackBerry Storm. How to access the Songs and Video, Camera, Highlighting and Selecting, Scrolling etc. It’s a PDF that can be found here
We know that this is not the Storm, iPhone or Bold. Nor is it even the Sony Ericsson W350… but majority of Canadians have a some type of cell phone and at one point in time a phone like the Nokia 2680 was all the rage.
If you just don’t want to commit to a contract for whatever reason (bad experience with rate plans, waiting for the Storm, cops looking for you) and are the type of person that likes the “Pay As You Go” plans, the Nokia 2680 is a slider phone that has a VGA camera, FM radio, Bluetooth, GPRS/EDGE connectivity and can be your for $89.99. Plus as a perk Rogers is throwing in a Bluetooth headset.