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LiMo shows off 18 new phones, load of new friends

It’s been a bit of a red letter day for the LiMo Foundation, chief cheerleader for mobile Linux, with the foundation using Mobile World Congress to announce the first handset based on its open source platform as well as new members signing up to the group. The handsets exiting the LiMo stable feature six from […]

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Sony Ericsson reveals first ever Windows Mobile phone

Sony Ericsson has decided it’s time to flirt with another mobile operating system and has leapt into bed with Windows Mobile. The first device resulting from the union will be due in the second half of f this year and comes with a whole host of goodies: wi-fi, qwerty keypad, touch navigation, 3.2 megapixel camera […]

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Nokias To Report Traffic In California

Here’s a fun new project taking place in Berkeley, California. Students at the University of California at Berkeley will be participating in a project called the Mobile Century experiment to use cellphones to report current traffic conditions. About 100 students will be using Nokia N95s to drive a 10-mile stretch of the I-880 freeway between […]

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China finally gives out 3G licences

After all the waiting and wrangling, China has finally decided to hand out its 3G licences, with six lucky handset makers — including ZTE and Lenovo — getting the nod, according to local press reports. China isn’t using the 3G standards most people are familiar with, preferring a homegrown variant called TD-SCDMA. China has been […]

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Loopt Looking for Developers For Location-Aware Applications

Loopt has set up a cool new developer program designed to get the most out of their social-mapping and communication service. Loopt is the power behind Boost Mobile’s Buddy Beacon service, which allows you to easily see where your friends are on a map, making it easier to coordinate social gatherings and the like. Loopt’s […]

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MobiSiteGalore.com Offers More Easy Mobile Sites

Here’s another tool for any of you interested in setting up your own mobile website. MobiSiteGalore.com has just launched v3.0 of its easy site creation tools, with several new features added or improved. Highlights of this setup include M-Commerce features such as Paypal and Google Checkout, free temporary hosting (60 days), and integrated advertising. It’s […]

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Mobile Gaming Is Getting Innovative

I’m fascinated with the idea of mobile gaming, and fully believe that it’s a massive market opportunity. I’m seeing more and more ways to game on your mobile, and I wanted to highlight two of them today – NokMote and PSX4iPhone. NokMote was released right around Christmas by an independent developer. He’s doing some really […]

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Netsize publish handset tech specs via API

Link: Netsize Makes Handset Technical Specs Available Via Web API Mobile messaging aggregator Netsize has launched a new mobile handset technical database. The service, called mDevices, contains details of handsets, their capabilities, features and functions – and best of all can be accessed remotely in real time via a web-based API. According to Netsize marketing […]

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HansaWorld release E-series development environment

If you’ve ever thought of developing an app for the Nokia E-series smart phone handset range but have been put off by how complicated Symbian coding is, or don’t have the budget to develop a proof of concept, it might be worth checking out SmartApps – a new development environment just released by enterprise software […]

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ROK Acquires Blubox

Mobile entertainment company ROK have announced today they’ve acquired data optimisation and compression specialists Blubox Software. Commenting on the acquisition, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK said “Blubox have created the most powerful, user-friendly and original compression technologies for the management of digital imagery and data files that we have yet seen and, with our core […]

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Breaking news: Nuance buys VoiceSignal for $293m

There’s been a few postings recently on here about Nuance, who are a leader in the speech recognition arena. Dave at Schwartz PR has just been in touch with the rather hot piece of news that Nuance has just bought VoiceSignal, another company in the same arena. According to Nuance’s chairman and CEO, Paul Ricci: “Today, […]

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55% of Americans would buy a Google or Yahoo mobile

Link: Poll: Majority Would Buy Google Or Yahoo-Branded Mobile Device – Mobile Blog – InformationWeek Interesting figures here, courtesy of a study by The Equs Group, which shows how strong the Google and Yahoo brands are when it comes to associating them with mobile devices. A recent study by The Equs Group shows that 55.5% of […]