Category: Android

Samsung Galaxy S To Make A Splash This Summer

Ask any attendee of CTIA 2010 who made the biggest announcement during the event and they’d be hard pressed to choose between Samsung and Sprint’s presence during the show. Both made some huge announcements and showed off industry standard setting devices. The entire show seemed to focus on mobile broadband and Sprint did well in announcing their HTC EVO 4G, but Samsung very much held their own unveiling its latest smartphone device; the Galaxy S.

During Samsung’s exclusive Unpacked event the Life On My Mobile team got to experience the incredible features of the Galaxy S and received a very practical and real-life demonstration on how the device can truly simplify your daily ventures. It was impressive to say the least. Read more

Sprint Announces HTC EVO

 

The CTIA show in Las Vegas this year was a big hit. Many companies went all out to show off their new products to the world. One of those companies pulling out all of the stops was Sprint.

Sprint filled a small room with invited media and our team was able to be there in the front row as Dan Hesse, the CEO of Sprint announced their newest smartphone which also is a 4G device. With a flick of his wrist Mr Hesse lifted the black sheet covering the  HTC EVO. Sharing the spotlight with Mr. Hesse was the CEO of HTC Peter Chou. (both pictured above)

Sprint put a lot of time and effort into this event as they didn’t just announce the device they also let us play with it.  We also enjoyed a live demo of the HTC EVO by Senior Vice President of Product and Technology Development Kevin Packingham and the Vice President of Product and Technology Development Fared Adib. During this demonstration we were able to witness many features the HTC EVO will sport such as high quality video streaming of HD YouTube videos, pinch-to-zoom display, a 4.3 inch high resolution screen, Google Goggles, and the amazing 4G speeds. Read more

Skype Mobile Available On Select Verizon Wireless Smartphones

Last week at CTIA in Las Vegas Verizon Wireless and Skype announced that Skype services would be made available on nine Verizon Wireless smartphones over their 3G network. This is a major step as consumers and businesses continue to try to cut cost of conducting business worldwide and make themselves more accessible at a lower cost.  

Skype mobile gives Verizon Wireless 3G smartphone users with data plans a simple new way to stay in touch with friends, family and business colleagues around the corner and around the world while on Verizon Wireless’ network. Read more

T-Mobile Launches Cliq XT

Today T-Mobile USA launches the updated Motorola Cliq XT; adding another solid Android option to their lineup of smartphones. The Cliq XT shares many similarities to its predecessor in terms of design and performance, but has definitely been revamped to help establish an identity all its own.

With this fresh design, users can now expect a 100% full touch screen experience. Clearly distinguishing itself from the standard Motorola Cliq, the Cliq XT has shed its physical slide out QWERTY keypad and added a rather large touchpad at the base of the handset for navigation. A rather notable upgrade Motorola has included is the multi-touch capability which allows you to pinch-and-zoom photos and while web browsing. This a very popular feature pioneered by Apple with the iPhone, and time after time considered a tool for measurement on how a handset may appeal to the masses. However, it is the implementation of Swype to the Cliq XT that will surely satisfy the touch savvy users. Arguably the feature with the most buzz in the industry as of late, Swype suggests a new way of texting simply by performing a swipe through the letters of the word you’re trying to spell. It is definitely a unique approach that is very intuitive and demonstrates evolution with the current trend of full touch screen handsets. Read more

Google Earth Now Available In Android Market

The popular desktop application that allowed us to feel like CIA operatives scouring the globe with the click of a button and the ability to manipulate satellite images has gone mobile. Google announced Monday that the application is now available for download in the Android Market.

When Google’s much anticipated Nexus One was released in January, it came feature packed and was an instant contender in the growing demand for smartphones. Google Earth was apparently left off of the final check list and was scheduled to become available at a later date; despite being announced during the same time frame. Although Google Earth is now released and available for the Nexus One, many of the Android loyal will still have to wait patiently. Read more

Foursquare Not Just For The Playground

When you think foursquare, what comes to mind? A competitive childhood game played on the playground with a ball, four squares connected together and set of rules on how to play the game?

Well, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be a kid again or have that childhood competitiveness come out. Foursquare can give you back some of that childhood competitiveness. Foursquare is a game for your mobile device that gives you, your family, and friends a way to compete for Mayorships of places in town and earn badges and bragging rights.

Foursquare allows you play the game right from your mobile device with applications for BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, and Palm. If you have another type of device don’t feel totally left out as Foursquare works from your devices web browser or via text messaging. Read more

AT&T Gets Its First Android Phone; The Motorola BackFlip

AT&T has finally embraced Android based smartphones and is introducing their first Android phone the Motorola Backflip.

AT&T is making the leap in just over 2 weeks. The Motorla Backflip will be available both online and in stores. The Backflips features include:

3.1” touch screen

5.0 Megapixel autofocus camera

Full QWERTY keyboard

Social Networking Suite

Runs on AT&T’s 3G Network

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g

20,000 Applications via the Android Marketplace Read more

Skype For Mobile Devices

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Looking for the best way to handle business conferences or meetings? Well, here’s the solution to your problem, Skype. With Skype you can send text messages directly from Skype to mobile devices, also forward calls, or set up an online number for a colleague to make a local call from their personal device to your Skype no matter where you are. With a PAY AS YOU GO plan you have access to landlines and video calls or with a Monthly plan your able to have unlimited calls to landlines in over 40 countries worldwide and Skype is free for Skype to Skype users.

Setting up a conference or meeting on Skype VoIP (Voice over IP) gives you the ability to talk Skype to Skype and add in a third party or a few others by calling their office or mobile device.  Using Skype on your computer allows you to talk and message in a chat room with your colleagues during your conference or meeting. Read more