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Well, CTIA is winding down. I thought I’d post something for our business readers. It seems Sprint has announced a GPS-enabled service that will let travelers check into hotel rooms as soon as planes touch the runways.
That should help speed up the process a bit as you transition from location to location. Another service being offered up is a GPS dating service that helps you find romance in a ten-mile radius. I guess that goes hand-n-hand with the hotel thing.
Slashphone, running laps in Vegas during CTIA 2006 is saying Kyocera Wireless is showing proof of taking an early lead in CDMA Wi-Fi convergence.
Handset demonstrations, including a dual-mode mobile with Wi-Fi based VoIP and streaming content.
I can only assume content means video and music, because multimedia and business applications are all we really care about.
Taiwan-based HTC has crafted this DVB-H enabled smartphone. The handsets core functions will be controlled by a 200MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 850 processor.
As far a graphics the phone will be backed by a NVIDiA GoForce 5500 graphics chip. Snap a few photos with the 1.3 megapixel camera. Other specs
The Scala-500 is now available with VoIP, as announced by Cardo Systems. The headset can be used with either a mobile phone or a computer in conjunction with the Cardo Systems VoIP Adapter.
Samsung still did the official song and dance even though most of the phones have leaked, in some fashion or another. All EDGE, all GSM, all Bluetooth. Three clamshells and one candy bar styled mobile phone came to light offically today.
I know earlier on BigBerries it was stated Nokia has a lot of news, we’ll get to that later.
On with the Samsung Show
BigBerries is picking this story up from CTIA, which is happening in Las Vegas, Nevada. Motorola, has announced that Sony BMG Music Entertainment, has licensed content from its catalog for use on Motorola iRadio.
Sony BMG will showcase upcoming acts, blend classics and current hits for Motorola iRadio listeners.
Sony BMG will also provide iRadio with exclusive content. Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group also will provide exclusive content for Motorola iRadio.
Music is going to be available everywhere not just on the iPod, and something is brewing at Google, which has many people thinking Google Music.
For more information visit the website for Motorola iRadio
MobileTracker is reporting that Adobe plans to see Flash technology built into many upcoming handsets.
I just hope when you go to make a call you don’t get the “in order to make this call you need to upgrade to Flash version number” message.
Complete with rugged bodystyling, this iDEN phone is the first to feature integrated Bluetooth, MP3 player and a 1.3 megapixel camera.
The Motorola iDEN i580 clamshell styled handset is made to meet military standards against, blowing rain, dust, shock and vibration.
The i580 also features push-to-talk features and enhanced support for the visually impaired, which allows such users the ability to navigate phone menus used while placing and receiving calls.
One touch two-way communication is available on the continental US, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Argentina.
The phone is expected to be released during Q2 2006
Las Vegas, CTIA 2006. Today Sony Ericsson unwraps another Walkman phone the W700i, similar in style and look to the Sony Ericsson W800i, the W700i includes a 2 megapixel camera.
2.0 megapixel cameras, on mobile phones as you all should know by now get a nod of approval from me. Anything less is uncivilized.
1.3 megapixel cameras in my opinion are a rip and a waste of time, when you are forking over a few hundred dollars for a phone. I know the .7 pixels doesn’t mean much to a sharpshooter, but the 2.0 megapixels helps me sleep better at night.
Thanks for listening Sony Ericsson.