T-Mobile will launch first Google-powered Mobile

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T-Mobile said 18 Aug – it plans to launch a mobile phone powered by Google’s Android software, making it the first operator to do so. Google ‘s Android will provide an open mobile software platform that will enable creation of applications that would run and give same user experience on any Android-based phone. I hope you don’t forget T-Mobile is a mobile network operator, world’s sixth largest mobile phone service provider by subscribers and the third largest multinational.

I think T-mobile are making strategy to challenge Apple’s iPhone as well as other smartphones & strengthen its position. What you thing T-mobile  will success or not ?


Latest hot iPhone application

best hot iphone application

best hot iphone application

Facebook will be releasing a Cocoa framework for the iPhone that will allow application developers to integrate with Facebook Connect. Facebook Connect allows applications / appls to integrate the facebook platform and the identity of users into their own applications. Initially Facebook Connect is only available for web applications . After some times this application / appls will available for both mobile and desktop platforms.

best iphone application

best iphone application

WordPress for iPhone just launched on the App Store . WordPress claims it first Open Source app that lets you write posts, upload photos, and edit your WordPress blog from your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Feature :

  • Support for WP.com blogs and self-installed blogs version 2.5.1 and higher
  • Embedded Safari for true previews of posts
  • Full tag and category support
  • Photo support for both camera pictures as well as library photos
  • Support for multiple blogs
  • Ability to password protect a post, save as a draft, or mark the post for later review
  • Auto-recovery. This will recover posts which have been interrupted by phone calls

washingtonpost.com also launches First iPhone Native Application. washingtonpost.com launches the site’s first downloadable application ( City Guide ) for the iPhone and iPod touch, providing an on-the-go, personal entertainment guide for over 2,000 Washington.

Feature :

* The City Guide app uses a GPS feature to find and map all nearby locations within blocks of where a
user is standing.
* Users can quickly look up an address, phone number, hours, price range, directions and more.

Are you going to launch any down loadable application for the iPhone and iPod touch ?

20 Best iPhone applications from the new iPhone App Store

iphone app store

iphone app store

Top 20 iPhone applications currently available are :

* Rotary Dialer (free): Brings a touch of old-school glamour to the cutting-edge iPhone. Use the virtual rotary-style dialler instead of the numeric keypad to make calls.

* Twitterific (free): A must for Twitter addicts, this simple but beautifully-rendered application provides a rich user experience and elegant layout.

* Starmap Planetarium (£6.99): Astronomers and space nuts will love this – a stargazing guide that provides information about constellations, planets and even shooting stars, plus oodles of scientific details.

* Lonely Planet Mandarin Phrasebook (free): With the Olympics just weeks away, now is the ideal time to get to grips with the Chinese language. This audio phrasebook provides a phonetic guide to Mandarin. You’ll be debating the gold medal chances of the Chinese gymnastics squad with a noodle street vendor in no time.

* Remote (free): Turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a remote control for your Mac or Apple TV. It works with your wi-fi network so you can control playback and shuffle tracks from anywhere in your home.

* BA Flights (free): The UK’s national airline has a live flight tracker application, which also allows quick access to the BA website. Sadly, there’s no built-in baggage tracker. A shame the launch of this program didn’t coincide with the opening of Terminal 5…

* PhoneSaber (free): Utterly pointless, but thoroughly cool, this app turns your iPhone into a light saber, complete with sound effects.

* UrbanSpoon (free): Can’t decide where to eat? Shake your iPhone to pick a good restaurant. You can use GPS to find nearby eateries, or filter results by cuisine or price. Covers most US cities, as well as London.

* Etch-a-Sketch (£2.99): Twiddle the virtual dials to start a sketch, or draw directly on screen using your finger. “Tilt technology” will be added soon to enable you to move the iPhone itself to create a drawing.

* Meal Splitter (£4.99): There will be no need to squabble over restaurant bills with this application, which precisely calculates what each diner owes based on the cost of the meal. Okay, so the iPhone’s in-built calculator could do pretty much the same thing, but this takes the pain out of the entire process; it will even work out how much the non-drinkers should pay compared to the drinkers.

* Vicinity (£1.79): Takes advantage of the iPhone 3G’s GPS to provide one-tap access to information about local services and amenities. It will even pull in relevant Wikipedia entries and Flickr photos.

* Band (£5.99): Compose your own music using the collection of virtual instruments.

* Where? (free): A location-based application that will recommend the best restaurants, the nearest Starbucks, and even the location of friends in your network.

* Exposure (free): A quick and easy way to access your Flickr photo stream, as well as all your photosets, tags and contacts. An advertising-free version is available for £5.99.

* TypePad (free): If you’ve got a TypePad blog, download this application to instantly update your blog from your iPhone.

* Currency (free): This currency converter provides up-to-the-minute exchange rate information for over 50 currencies and 70 countries.

* Stage Hand (£4.99): Control your Apple Keynote presentations using your iPhone or iPod touch, and read and review slides on its screen.

* WeatherBug (free): Keep track of live, local weather information in up to three cities. Includes satellite maps and radar forecasts as well as severe weather alerts.

* Facebook (free): The simple interface allows you to chat with friends using Facebook messenger, post pictures to your profile, and check on your friends’ status updates.

* Super Monkey Ball (£5.99): The pick of the bunch of new games for the iPhone and iPod touch. Tilt the device itself to control the progress of a monkey inside a transparent bubble. The graphics are first-rate, and the gameplay is highly addictive.

Mobile Phone – Need to recycle cell phone at a mobile phone recycling center

O2  has been operating a handset-recycling scheme called Fonebak since 2004

United Nations has chosen gadget-obsessed mobile phone users to be the keynote topic at the five-day conference of the Conference to the Parties of the Basel Convention held in Indonesia later this week.

A statement issued by the Basel Convention members adds that there are approximately three billion mobile phones in the world today, and “sooner or later these phones will be discarded, whole or in parts”.

Many countries, including UK, have companies that offer a ‘recycling’ policy in which old handsets are refurbished and sent to third world countries help these regions develop into a sustainable society, this solution may not be a solution at all, especially if those phones are stripped of valuable components and tossed away where they will “leech out their heavy metals and hazardous chemicals”.

Some cell phones and their accessories contain substances that are amongst the 10 most dangerous known to man including Cadmium, Rhodium, Palladium, Beryllium and Lead Solder.

Most Mobile phones consist of following substance —

ABS-PC , Ceramics, Cu and compounds, Silicon Plastics, Epoxy , Iron, PPS , Flame retardant, Nickel and compounds, Zinc and compounds , Silver and compounds , Al, Sn, Pb, Au, Pd, Mn

Ni-Cd batteries contain Cadmium, a dangerous toxic and carcinogenic substance; mobiles also contain arsenic, mercury and other dangerous toxic substances. The quantity in landfill sites is significant, and considerable toxic contamination is caused by the inevitable medium and long-term effects of these substances leaking into the surrounding soil.

Source : UN Addresses Mobile Phone Recycling at Conference

Do what you not know about your Mobile Phone

. Most of cell phone owners worldwide “use in an emergency” as the top reason they have a cell phone, but there are things mobile phones can do in times of emergency that most users do not know of. The emergency number for mobile phones worldwide is 112. The number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked.

. If your car has remote keyless entry, a little-known mobile phone secret might come in handy some day. If you lose your keys or remote and the spare ones are at home, call someone at home on their mobile phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Distance is no object.

. Cell phones also have reserve battery life, which can be activated by pressing the keys *3370#

Mobile phone software like SounderCover (my-symbian.com) and LightWav Pro (toy soft.ca) can insert background noises into your calls

Electronic Device rescue digital audio broadcasting

A new electronic device that enables mobile phone users to plug into digital radio will rescue digital audio broadcasting.   The broadcaster, set to launch digital station E4 Radio this year, is in talks with electronics manufacturers to create a branded plug-in DAB device for iPods and mobile phones.

Read more at    mobile gadget will save DAB

Mobile Phone Locator – Google technology

Google Inc is testing a new technology ( dubbed “My Location,” ) that will find the location of people using its mobile mapping service, even if the phone making the connection isn’t equipped with a GPS receiver. You just require to press zero on a mobile handset equipped.

This new tracking feature will enable people on the go to skip the task of typing a starting address on a mobile handset’s small keys when they turn to Google’s maps for guidance.

Source : Google rolls out mobile-phone locator