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Palm gets $100m boost

Palm has received a $100m injection from Elevation Partners (who get Series C stock and warrants). Palm recently posted a $506m loss, so the money has come just in time as Palm are expected to launch their new Nova operating system at CES in Jan next year. Whether this injection or the new OS will […]

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Social Network Mobile use on the rise

Emarketer reports that the number of users accessing social networking sites in rising, last year 82m users used their mobile devices to access a social media site, in 2008 this figure increased to 147m users and by 2012 it’s expected to reach 803m. In 2007 the percentage of users using social network sites via mobile […]

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Android v2 release Q2 2009

Should Google have released Android in its current version? Though they’ve been criticised for releasing it with bugs and it not being ready for users, it’s competing with the iPhone which probably had as much to do with the release than anything else. Android v2 is expected to be released in 2009 and Samsung are […]

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30 peas

Virgin Mobile on the heals of their 30p per day mobile broadband tariff have released a video called 30 peas (as in a pod). The idea is that if you can get all the internet for 30p, imagine what you can get with 30 peas. The video’s available on YouTube

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SlingPlayer for Blackberry

SlingMedia is releasing the SlingPlayer for various Blackberries on Dec 30th. The models supported are: – * BlackBerry Bold * BlackBerry Curve 8900 * BlackBerry 8820 * BlackBerry Curve 8320 * BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 * BlackBerry Pearl 8120 The models must be running at least version 4.5 of RIM’s OS. More models will follow.

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Delta Airlines launches Gogo

Delta Airlines are launching the Gogo inflight Internet service on their US internal flights. It can only work on internal flights as Aircell (who run the network) used a ground based transmission network. The system acts as an inflight WiFi hotspot. VPN corporate access is allowed, but VoIP services are blocked (which probably means the […]

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Palm opens Software Store

Palm has opened a software store with over 5,000 applications (around 1,000 free) these are mixed between PalmOS and Windows Mobile – so beating Microsoft who are planning to open the Skyfront Store in 2009. There are also more applications than in Google’s App store. Is it too little too late though, Palm has been […]

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UK01 the new kid on the MNO block

So who’s heard of UK01? Probably not many people, but that’s all about to change. UK01 is a new mobile network run by Mapesbury Communications. They are one of the 12 winners of a low power GSM Guard Band license that Ofcom auctioned a few years ago. It’s not been plain sailing, becoming a Mobile […]

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Microsoft does the iPhone

Microsoft has produce an iPhone application “Seadragon Mobile” which come out of MS Live Labs. It’s a demo app which is based on their Photosynth browsing technology allowing images to be zoomed without being constrained by image size. MS have said they want the Seadragon technology to be made available on as many platforms as […]

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Nokia’s Comes With Music DRM cracked

It seems that Tunebite allows Nokia’s DRM to be cracked. Tunebite has been around for a while so it’s not a new system. Tunebite internally “plays” the DRM’ed music at high speed and converts the digital output back into a non-DRM file. It’s very unlikely that Nokia can do much about this, it’s like plugging […]

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Loopt available on Android

Loopt (the US service that allows you to know where your friends are) has been made available on the Android platform through the Android Market, though in reality that means only on the T-Mobile G1. Loopt is already available on iPhone and Blackberry.