Microsoft has created a HTML5 demo of the Windows Phone operating system that works on iOS' Mobile Safari browser and Android's mobile browser. The web demo is a pretty simple way for iPhone and Android users to get a feel for the Metro UI using their existing hardware. It is not as full featured as handing them your Windows Phone but it is a fun way to show off the Windows Phone experience. To try it, point the mobile browser to http://aka.ms/wpdemo - by visiting http://aka.ms/wpdemo on one's iOS or Android browser, you'll be immediately tunneled into a emulation ofRead More
In an apparent attempt to solidify its standing in the corporate world, RIM has unveiled a new platform that allows IT specialists to more tightly manage company devices even those from rival manufacturers like Apple and Android. With the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion software, announced this morning - the Company's next-generation enterprise mobility solution and RIM's entry into the multi-platform Mobile Device Management (MDM) marketplace. Companies will be able to set up rules governing employee passwords apps and other software across a variety of smartphones and tablets, including the iPhone, iPad and Android handsets. The system also allows managers to remotelyRead More
Sabeer Bhatia (fame Hotmail) along with Yogesh Patel, announced the launch of JaxtrSMS, a cross-platform (free, android, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Blackberry), texting application that allows one to send SMS over the Internet to any other cell phone user around in your country or any where in the world. What makes JaxtrSMS stand apart from other over-the-internet SMS application is that JaxtrSMS allows you to send messages from your own number i.e recipients see your number and name and on top of that the recipient doesn’t need to be a JaxtrSMS user in order to receive messages. JaxtrSMS features - Automatically integratedRead More
As company previously hinted, Microsoft Lync will soon make its smartphone debut. Currently, the enterprise instant messaging client (formerly known as Microsoft Office Communicator) has only been available to Mac and PC users, but all that is set to change next month when the software becomes available for Android, BlackBerry, iOS and Windows Phone. Curiously, Microsoft's New Zealand outfit had formerly stated that Symbian would be among the mix, although its mention is entirely absent from this announcement. Granted, the news seems rather informal at this point, and there's only so much you can cram into 140 characters. Microsoft Lync andRead More
txtRng:) an innovative, modern stylus ring for ipad, iphone, ipod, ipod nano and other touch screens and small electronic devices. The txtRng:)™ is designed as a functional, ergonomic "on hand" accessory that enables accurate texting, Internet navigation, drawing, gaming and typing on touch screens and small electronic devices. It is Fabricated from high-grade silicone to fit on the thumbs or index fingers, allowing consumers the option of keeping a tool "on hand" that enhances the accuracy of their mobile and everyday electronic devices. Preorder for just $29.99 with free shipping in the continental United States. Preorders are expected to ship theRead More
In Norway one bookstore is looking to drastically revamp the e-book medium. Norwegian retailer Norli Libris announced that it would begin selling books on small plastic memory cards that can be inserted into the backs of e-readers. Each card, known as the Digi Short, would contain a single file, allowing users to devour one publication at a time on their customized, Android 2.1-laced Kibano Digi Readers. Doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose of an e-reader? It certainly seems like it, though Norli Libris' Caroline Heitmann says the idea is to simply convert e-books into physical commodities. Because of this,Read More
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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich would soon be making its way to its entire lineup of Xperia handsets. Today, this forthcoming upgrade has become official in Sony Ericsson blog. "We can today confirm that we plan to upgrade the entire 2011 Xperia portfolio to the next version of Android known as Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich," "We are working on merging our current Xperia experience with the new features in Android 4.0." The update will encompass all Xperia Arc, Play and Pro handsets, as well as the company's Live with Walkman device, though we'll have to wait a little longer forRead More
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ClickFox has put together an infographic on the effectiveness of mobile apps for customer engagement. If you're deciding whether your business need a mobile app, you might want to take a look at this as additional data. If you're in dining, maybe not. If you're in mobile banking, and looking at an iOS app.