Sony is apparently working on converting the current PSP model into a phone – without its partner Ericsson. Analysts say it would be “relatively easy” to convert the current PSP as it already incorporates Wi-Fi
RIM Q1 2009 Results: Revenue for the first quarter was $2.24 billion (up 107% from $1.08 billion in the same quarter of last year). Revenue breakdown for the quarter:approximately 82% devices, 13% service, 3% software and 2% other revenue. RIM shipped approximately 5.4 million devices and added approximately 2.3 million new BlackBerry subscriber accounts and the total BlackBerry subscriber account base grew to over 16 million. Full report here
MTS Allstream Inc.announce a 10-year sponsorship agreement with Exhibition Place in Toronto for the
naming rights of the new conference centre creatively named “Allstream Centre”
“vlingo” allows you to speak into your mobile phone and search terms, addresses, send e-mails or reminders. They just released a free application for a few BlackBerry devices (Pearl, Curve and 8800 series) on either Rogers, Aliant or SaskTel(?).
The product is really cool and looks easy to use. Vlingo is touting itself as the “industry’s first complete voice-powered interface”. With the Canadian government hammering down on the use of cell phones while driving this might be an excellent product to test out.
A few highlights are: send emails and text messages, search the Web, open applications such as BlackBerry Calendar, BlackBerry Maps, etc., dial phone numbers, look up contacts and send notes. if you do use it for surfing please check your data plan.
Dave Grannan, CEO of vlingo said: “Just a few months ago, vlingo was selected to voice-enable Yahoo! oneSearchTM, which showed the world just how quick and easy mobile Web search can be with the power of voice. Vlingo takes this technology beyond Web search into everyday applications that are now instantly more usable and easier to find because you only need to think about one button and a few spoken words. Vlingo believes that we can immediately improve the way every person interacts with their wireless device.”
Here is the video that shows vlingo in all its glory:
To download visit Vlingo.com
Vidéotron is the official sponsor of the Just for Laughs Festival and now they have released an official device. The “Just For Laughs Sony Ericsson W580i“.
The device is a lightweight multimedia phone and comes pre-loaded with a 512 MB MemoryStick Micro card with exclusive “never heard before” Just For Laughs content: a short film featuring Stéphane Rousseau and Franck Dubosc, comedy vignettes.
The W580i has a 2 Mega Pixel camera and with an incredible Walkman. Another great feature is the ability “shake” the phone and move to the next track. In addition it has a “Personal Trainer” application built in (something like the Nike Plus for iPods) which is a great feature if you are looking for great add-ons.
Available now from $99.95 on a 3-year contact, $149.95 for a 2-year contract, $336.95 for 1-year contact or you can buy the phone outright for $386.95.
More details here
Hardcore CFL fan? You can now get schedules, news, scores, real-time stats and access to tickets directly from your BlackBerry
Looks like Sony Ericsson Canada is set to release a whack load of new accessories soon. Here is the list and pictures: Bluetooth Headset HBH-PV720, Power Pack CPP-100, Battery Charger Adapter CBC-100, TV-out Cable ITC-60, Bluetooth Headset HBH-PV715, Travel Case IDC-34, Party Case IDC-33, Courtside Case IDC-31, Exercise Case IDC-32
You will see that the video is very traditional as it has no musical into or background. It simply get to the point and demonstrates the features. It starts off by “Introducing the new BlackBerry Bold smartphone from Research in Motion. It’s a powerful business tool and the first BlackBerry smartphone to run on HSDPA cell networks.” The video goes on to say that you can talk on the phone while you send and recieve e-mails. Obviously the Bold comes with a full QWERTY keyboard and has the ability to download and edit files. Loaded with GPS, WiFi, external memory card and a “large screen that is great for watching movies”. The video wraps up with “Be Bold with BlackBerry.” We think it will be available at Rogers on the 17th of July.