Mobiles / PDA

Samsung’s first Android phone to hit European markets in June

TRAI directs mobile operators to seek users' written consent before activating VAS

TRAIIn a much-needed move to prevent inadvertent activation of value-added services (VAS) - like hello tunes and call ring-back tone - on the users' phones, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) directed the mobile operators on Monday to seek written consent of users for activation of the services.

The TRAI measure has come in response to the horde of consumer complaints regarding the activation of the aforesaid services without their consent.

T-Mobile’s G1 Android smartphone sales touch ‘one million’ mark!

T MobileWithin six months of its October 2008 launch, T-Mobile's Google Android smartphone - which already makes up nearly two-third of the 3G devices available on the T-Mobile network - finds itself amid and enviable milestone; that of touching the noteworthy 'one million' mark in US sales!

Going by a T-Mobile announcement earlier this week, the G1 smartphone handset has thus far sold a million units, and has had quite a few updates to enhance functionality and fix bugs in the operating system. T-Mobile also intends shifting more smartphones over to the Android OS.

‘Bump’ - the one-billionth iPhone app to be downloaded from App Store!

App StoreAlmost a month after its launch in the App Store, 'Bump' - the social networking application that facilitates the transfer of contact information between iPhones and iPod Touches - has become a part of iPhone's history on Thursday, by becoming the one-billionth app to be downloaded from the App Store.

Interestingly, Bump is the first App Store offering coming from Bump Technologies, a development shop of three ex-Texas Instruments employees - David Lieb, Jake Mintz, and Andy Huibers,. In order to support a social connection, the initially-free Bump app makes use of the accelerometer of the iPhone or iPod Touches, Internet connection, and location data.

Nokia’s latest addition to its Eseries of smartphones – the Nokia E75!

Nokia E75Nokia's Eseries of smartphones has a new addition for India - the SIM-free, first side slider phone called the Nokia E75!

Offering full desktop email functionality, along with complete integration of email and messaging services, the E75 also supports as many as sixteen third party email solutions including Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Sify, Rediffmail, In. com, and Indiatimes. It can alert users for up to two email accounts.

LG launches two new music phones - GM200 and KM335 - in India

LG launches two new music phones - GM200 and KM335 - in IndiaLG has expanded its range of music-centric phones in India by launching its two new music phone models - LG GM200 and LG KM335 – which appear to be a pretty alluring amalgamation of music with design, style, and exclusive features. Both the new models are already available at all the retail outlets in the country.