Skyfire, a start-up company, has spent the last 18 months to develop a new proprietary technology that now delivers web content to mobile phones at a speed that matches computer browsing. This revelation was made at the DEMO 08 conference. Skyfire’s CEO Bhandari claims that Skyfireâ€™s success can be attributed to the development of a unique efficient protocol that their servers transcode every web page into on the fly. It is these pages, transcoded into a phone format, that allow users to view and transact online like they do on their broadband PCs.
Until the development of special browsers, mobile browsing has brought substandard WAP pages, second-rate versions of websites, persistent error messages, slow rendering of of images, and very unreliable transactions. The release of Skyfire not only addresses these pain points in the mobile online experience, but is certain to catapult mobile usage into mainstream in one step.
So I’m an owner of an iPhone and I’m happy every time someone asks me to show it off to them. It amazes me that even after all this time, the iPhone still gets so much attention when I use it. I’ll put it through its paces and I smile when I hear the oohs and ahhs. Even though people know about the iPhone, for one reason or another they just haven’t seen one up close nor held one in their hands and tried it out for themselves.
And now that Apple released the latest 1.1.3 version of the iPhone’s operating system, there’s even more to show off such as the pseudo GPS ability in the Google Maps application. However I’ve recently been using something that brings a whole new meaning to iPhone show off.
Okay, Touch screens arenâ€™t new, not even on phones. But wait: Thereâ€™s something different about the NeoNode N2. This fully touch-screen wireless phone is designed to work with sweeping gestures from your thumb and finger. This one-handed touch screen phone replaces the hunt-and-peck touch screen technique with a more ergonomic Infrared grid. The grid detects â€œsignatureâ€ motions of the thumb and finger, and translates these motions into commands.
Keeping your phone on you is something I’d estimate about 30% of us do – the remaining 70% haven’t yet become addicted to their cellphone. SMS, IMs and the proliferation of and Blackberry and related devices have made holding your phone nearly a necessity – at least in our own mind. But not everyone carries their cellular phone.
Some of those not carrying phones were stuck in an elevator at their worksite for two days. Leaving their phones in the car, they didn’t expect to be at the job for more than an hour. A sudden stop by the elevator – and no response by pushing the phone button – put their one hour job into overtime.
Cellphones are an intimate part of the human anatomy for many people during these ADD riddled times. While some may find their cellphone without power on the kitchen counter when they actually are leaving to go somewhere, many of us are actually attached to our phones for most hours of the day, save sleeping time.
I wake up to my cellular phone’s alarm clock – and not all by myself. The RIM BlackberryTM has become an integral part of many up-and-coming executives these days. Executives truly give themselves the leisure to set aside their Blackberry (if they have one) and the young and hungry, ADD symptom-laden, can’t remember mom’s birthday without a ping from Outlook – they are depending on these devices for their lives.
Nokia has announced a product advisory for the Nokia-branded BL-5C battery manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. of Japan between December 2005 and November 2006. This product advisory does not apply to any other Nokia battery.
Nokia has identified that in very rare cases the affected batteries could potentially experience over heating initiated by a short circuit while charging, causing the battery to dislodge. Nokia is working closely with relevant local authorities to investigate this situation and has announced a free battery replacement program for affected units.