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Groovr, yet another way to connect, share photos, and of course make a complete fool of yourself online is launched and ready to go. Groovr allows you to find people, upload photos and connect to users all through photos and text messaging. I don’t know how much traction this will get provided Flickr, YouTube and MySpace seem to have this area more than covered, but if the right celebrity picks this up or if it is easy to use and remains FREE it may take off. More details visit groovr.
Just watched a video on TechEBlog about jacking Bluetooth handsets. BlueJacking has not been declared a major threat as of yet. After watching the video, you wonder why it has not received more attention. A blue-jacker simply hangs around where a high concentration of mobile phone users are located (business district, office park, transit station, etc.) and simply scans for open devices where the blue-jacker can connect to the victims phone via Bluetooth.
Friday the FCC approved the mega-merger between communication companies BellSouth and ATT (formerly known as SBC). Immediately following the FCC approval ATT gave statement on how the merger will impact both companies. One major change which will surely get the attention of mobile users is the rebranding of Cingular.
Samsung’s slider handset, the Drift has been unwrapped for Helio subscribers. Choked with plenty of good stuff, the Drift has a QVGA display, 128MB of memory, MicroSD expansion slot, a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, GPS and EV-DO. By combining Google mapping services with GPS, the Drift will be able to provide directions and the latest traffic updates. The Drift will also feature Helio’s Buddy Beacon, which will be able to locate and call nearby friends. The Samsung Drift ($225 USD) is available from Helio in both black and white.
The GSM Association, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and multinational telecommunications group MTN have teamed up to establish biofuels as an alternative source of power for wireless networks in the developing world. The three organizations have set up a pioneering project in Nigeria to demonstrate the potential of biofuels to replace diesel as a source of power for mobile base stations located beyond the reach of the electricity grid.
Biodiesel has several important advantages over conventional diesel as a power source for base stations. Biodiesel can be produced locally, creating employment in rural areas, while reducing the need for transportation, related logistics and security. Biodiesel has a much lower impact on the environment than conventional diesel. The cleaner burning fuel results in fewer site visits and also extends the life of the base station generator, reducing operators’ costs.
“The early adoption of biofuel-powered mobile networks would place Africa at the forefront of a new wave of innovation that is making mobile communications affordable and accessible across the developing world,” said Karel Pienaar, CTIO of the MTN Group.
I just wanted to put the word out there that BigBerries does not sell phones. Last I checked we don’t sell anything except ad space. So in case you are wondering and are tempted to fill out the contact form to ask if BigBerries sells phones, the answer is no. We lovingly suggest you contact the carrier in your area to see if they can fulfill your mobile needs.
We reported this way back in April, but today it kicks off and lasts until Halloween (October 31, 2006). This is perfect timing as Apple recently unveiled some iPod goodies and since when we first became aware of the Portable Film Festival countless portable media players and media playing phones, such as the Nokia N90 have flooded the market.
Media mobility is growing at an awesome pace and the festival is where up and coming talents can showcase their ability to the world while furthering awareness and helping spread mobile media along with the new art form it has created.
As Young Jeezy would say, “Yeaaaah!”
Word on the news circuit is that Sprint is offering Power View, which is pretty much what we’ve been wanting all along. Content snippets free of charge. According to Sprint, the network is going to be a first in the mobile industry. Sprint is going to have 15 mobile production crews cover events coast to coast, to provide original mobile programming including sports, gossip and recaps of events.
Pay-per-view goes mobile a Sprint has launched the first service of its kind in the US. Serveral movie companies are a part of the deal, such as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Buena Vista VOD and Univeral Pictures. So far 45 titles are available including “National treasure” “Spider-Man 2″ and “Scarface”. The service is powered by mSpot.
The Novatel S720 mobile Broadband Card is the first card of its type available in the US. The Type II PC card works on the existing Sprint Power Vision Network, and will allow users to maintain the card as Sprint upgrades its network to Rev. A. The new Merlin S720 will provide users DSL-like speeds for access to media files and applications.