Thursday, December 25, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
From Unwired Review -
CNET has reported that Huawei will launch one or more Android phones sometime in the third quarter of 2009 in Australia. Pricing was unavailable but it should hopefully be close the AUD299 Kogan Agora.
Friday, December 12, 2008
From Danwei -
Per Beijing Business Today, the Information Technology Office has announced Beijing will have free access to WiFi in all of its districts within three years. WiFi was available during the July Olympics earlier this years, via CECT-CHINACOMM, covering the Second and Third Ring Roads, the CBD, on Financial Street, around Zhongguancun and Wangjing’s Economic and Technological Development Zones. However the signal was not good.
According to Engadget T-Mobile has offered an official response regarding the huge data roaming bills of some users as reported here.
T-Mobile is committed to delivering the best experience in wireless to our customers. If a T-Mobile customer would like to use their T-Mobile G1 while outside the country, they should contact Customer Care before they leave to ask that the WorldClass feature be added to their service at no additional charge. If they choose, customers can also disable data roaming on the G1. This can be done by going through the following steps: Home Screen > Menu > Settings > Wireless Controls > Mobile Networks > Data Roaming.
Some third party applications available for download on Android Market require access to the internet and have the ability to turn on data roaming when in use. Customers are informed whether an application will use this feature prior to downloading, but should also be aware when traveling outside the country.
Meaning some of the apps are turning on data roaming by themselves. Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
From Engadget -
While the JinPeng E1181 doesn't really scream quality it has some nifty features including a 3-inch stylus-based touchscreen, number buttons, and an incredibly great detachable wireless digital camera. The 2 megapixel spy cam can transmit a continuous stream of images to the phone over some unspecified RF technology from up to 30 feet away, and hooks back into the phone for charging.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Google Mobile Functions
Google Search ™, Gmail ™, YouTube ™, Google Maps ™, Google Talk ™, Google Calendar ™.
2.5-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with 262K QVGA (320 X 240 pixel) resolution
5-Way Central Navigation Key
Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
Built-in microphone and speaker
Ring tone formats:
MIDI, MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, PCM
Video formats supported:
MPEG2 H263, H264, MPEG4, AVI
Mail attachment support
Viewable document types:
108 mm x 64 mm x 14.8 mm
Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Up to 400 minutes
Up to 300 hours
256 MB On-board + 128 MB Flash
microSD™ card expansion slot
UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Kogan Agora product page here.