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
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
The Life On My Mobile team arrived here in Las Vegas late last Sunday evening to prepare for CTIA this week and it has been non-stop ever since. Back to back meetings keeping us busy which means fresh exciting news of the wireless industry will be hitting our loyal readers soon!
Monday we had our hands tied with registration and some private meetings before the show officially kicked off yesterday. We are excited to get going on day two after many promising meetings and events with the likes of TeleNav, Powermat, Sprint, and Samsung. Keep it posted here for the onslaught of news we plan to roll out to you.
I’ve been working in the wireless industry for about ten years now; about 80% of that time was spent in retail sales working closely with mobile phones during that 9:00-5:00 grind. Since then, I have yet to see an effective solution for the SIM card slots. Obviously this is targeting GSM carriers, but I’m confident you CDMA loyal have a SIM slot for international use or even have dealt with a friends in one way or another. Read more
If you’re a college basketball fan and already engrossed in March Madness; then CBS has released an iPhone application for you.
CBS Sports NCAA March Madness on Demand comes in two flavors, paid and free. The extras in the paid application include live video, video highlights on demand, real-time bracket updates, on game match-ups, push alerts for your favorite teams, buzzer beaters, upsets, overtimes, and much more.
This application is featured in iTunes App Store for $9.9, just follow this link.
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
We have mentioned BlackBook in the past and they have comeback with a major update. BlackBook v1.1 is touted as keeping your private life, private and after playing with this release it beta it delivers.
BlackBook keeps your contacts and messages hidden as well as providing a private contact list. BlackBook is so well hidden, there’s no icon to load it. You simply type in a custom key-combination on the keypad to access your ‘BlackBook’.
New Features include:
Save Unknown SMS (NEW)
By blocking inbound sms with the firewall, and enabling this option, users can now easily hide all sms from public, WHILE STILL SAVING sms’ from unknown contacts.
Extended SMS (NEW)
With extended sms there’s no need to worry about filling up that 140 character limit. Messages will be delivered in multiple parts. Read more
The world of smartphones has undoubtedly evolved over the past three years. With the introduction of Apple’s iPhone, the bar was brought to new heights. It challenged competitors to engineer a device of function and performance while also offering elegance in its design. I mean, how often has a new smartphone been dubbed as the “iPhone Killer”?
Well the latest addition to possibly claim this title will come from HTC in just a few short weeks as their highly anticipated launch of the HD2 is expected to hit T-Mobile stores on March 24th. T-Mobile has continued to market this phone as “a larger than life entertainment powerhouse” and have set its expectations very high for the success of this handset. Read more
For all you winos out there, here’s a BlackBerry application just for you Wine Enthusiasts by LandWare. With this application you will feel like you have a team of experts’ right there next to you as you order a glass of wine to go with that smoked grilled salmon for dinner.
Wine Enthusiast you’re able to get up-to-date details, reviews, ratings, and prices for 80,000 plus wines worldwide.
With features likes:
Wine Guide Look-Up- it makes it fast for you to look-up a certain wine and if you can’t spell the name it in guide look-up all you have to do is type in the first few letters of the name it will bring up a list for you to choose from. Read more
It’s hard these days trying to keep your check book register up-to-date. A lot of people don’t even keep track and rely on remembering transaction and checking online banking. You always see people with a mobile device in their hand and MobaTech seized the opportunity to release a great “checkbook” application that you will always have with you.
Mobile Checkbook allows you to handle your check book right from your BlackBerry with every transaction from depositing a check to a cash withdraw. Read more
Powermat is a company pioneering its way into the future of our wireless charging solutions. They’ve released their product less than one year ago in October of 2009 and the industry has been buzzing ever since. Powermat offers the consumer the option of wirelessly charging up to three of their personal electronic devices simply by dropping them on to a mat; resolving the issue of tangled wires. Its sleek and elegant design, in my opinion, clearly gives it an advantage over competitors such as WildCharge and Duracell’s myGrid.
During CES this past January I was fortunate enough to receive a private tour of Powermat’s current lineup as well as some information on exciting new items to be added in the near future. I’m pleased to say that they have done their homework. They’ve listened to the consumer, to the demand, and to the market; and the direction they are taking their products is one in which I very strongly support. Read more