People who are serious about their exercise have used heart rate monitors for years. In recent years, small fitness devices with built-in GPS receivers have become popular because the products can add speed and distance data to the heart rate information. Popular brands are, for instance, Garmin, Polar and Suunto. But what if you want [...]
Archive for September 28th, 2009
If size and price weren’t crucial factors when most people are making decisions which mobile phone to purchase, we bet nearly all phones would have both touch screen and qwerty keyboard. The fact is that both the touch screen and hardware-based qwerty keyboard are pretty costly components in a mobile device. Both also happen to [...]
There was a time when smartphones with tiny qwerty keyboards sold like ice cream during a hot day. Thumb keyboard, introduced by Palm in the Treo smartphone was a key to Blackberry’s success. It was easy to read email messages and quickly type responses using both thumbs. Lately, touch screen smartphones have been the center [...]
AFP – France’s Vivendi Monday announced it had won the latest round in a long-running battle with Germany’s Deutsche Telekom and Poland’s Elektrim over Polish mobile phone operator PTC/Era.
AFP – The European Union on Monday ordered MP3 and mobile phone makers to turn down the volume on their must-have gagdets, warning on the risk of deafness to millions of teenagers.
AFP – Orange, the British mobile phone division of France Telecom, announced on Monday that it would begin selling iPhones later this year, ending rival operator O2′s exclusive deal with Apple.
Reuters – China Unicom, the country’s No. 2 mobile carrier, will begin to sell Apple Inc’s iPhone in China for a retail price of 5,000 yuan ($732.50), as it leans on the phone to launch its 3G service.
PC World – Apple’s iPhone 3G smartphone will go on sale in China in October, operator China Unicom said on Monday.