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Mobile Marketing : Apple – iPhone – A Guided Tour

juillet 5, 2007

It’s available…

iPhone review is coming… stay connected… 😉

Aplle Apple – iPhone – A Guided Tour

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Nokia – Press Release : Nokia N77 multimedia computer starts shipping – Live TV in your pocket / Mobile Marketing

juin 19, 2007

Espoo, Finland – Finland is the first to experience optimized mobile TV with the Nokia N77 multimedia computer. Later this month also Vietnam and India will start shipments of the Nokia N77. Consumers will now be able to keep up to date with news and sports and enjoy their favorite TV shows live on the move. The affordable Nokia N77 comes in a stylish and pocketable form factor with complete Nokia Nseries functionalities.

« The Nokia N77 takes TV out of the living room, » said Jonas Geust, head of Nokia Nseries Players Category, Multimedia, Nokia. « The wide 2.4″ flat screen and high quality stereo sound makes it the ideal personal mobile device for enjoying TV programs on the go. »

The dedicated TV key on the Nokia N77 gives users direct access to a world of TV programs. It even remembers the last channel viewed when switched off the TV. Viewers can also set reminders to alert when a program is starting and access it at the push of a button.

The Nokia N77 also offers the advantage of 30 second replay and live TV watching continues after the replay clip. Through the Program Guide in the mobile TV application viewers can see program information up to seven days, browse TV channels, purchase new channels if desired and select the TV program they are interested in.

With practically all the features people would expect from a true Nokia Nseries multimedia computer, including MP3 player, 2 megapixel camera (1600 x 1200 pixels), web browsing, email access, calendar and to-do lists, the Nokia N77 is much more than just live TV and entertainment – it’s the key to an entire world of multimedia computing.

The Nokia N77 is based on S60 3rd Edition software on Symbian OS and is offered in markets where commercial mobile TV services based on DVB-H technology are available.

A full list of Nokia N77 features is available at
Product photos are available at
For more information on mobile TV, visit

Nokia – ShowPressRelease

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Mobile Marketing : Apple’s iPhone Rocks the Cell Phone Industry

juin 7, 2007

Paul Carton (ChangeWave Alliance) submits: It’s not often that we say “it rocks” when analyzing a consumer device trend. But the findings of our latest ChangeWave cell phone survey invite extremes to describe the startling impact the Apple (AAPL) iPhone is having on the cellular industry.

Our survey of 3,489 Alliance members – conducted April 4-10 – reveals exceptionally high levels of excitement surround the iPhone’s upcoming release. Nearly one-in-10 respondents (9%) say they are likely to buy the new iPhone once it becomes available in June.

Another 7% say they are likely to buy the iPhone as a gift for someone else.

These are big numbers, especially when you consider the worldwide market for cell phones is around 1 billion and Apple’s goal is to get to 1% of that market in year one – which would mean selling about 10 million phones.

Clearly the current results, while similar to our January survey findings, provide strong evidence that Apple should exceed its iPhone sales goals for 2008 – providing the device lives up to consumer expectations.

The iPhone’s overall integration of iPod, Phone, Camera and Email/Internet capability (28%) remains the top selling point among likely buyers. Importantly, the survey has also uncovered an additional surge in demand if the iPhone’s proposed price point is lowered.

To find out how far the price has to drop to attract additional customers, we asked the rest of our respondents who aren’t yet considering the iPhone the following question:

For those not considering buying an Apple iPhone, at what price point would you consider buying an iPhone?

A total of 10% say they’d consider buying a 4GB iPhone if the price falls to the $200-$299 range, while a total of 20% said they’d consider the 8GB model in this price range.

The Explosive Impact on Cell Phone Manufacturers

To gain a full sense of the iPhone’s looming impact on manufacturers, we compared their current market share in our survey with planned consumer purchases for the next six months.

Currently, Motorola (MOT) (33%) remains the leading manufacturer among Alliance cell phone owners, with LG (LPL) (15%) second and Nokia (NOK) (14%) third. But when you look at planned future buying the iPhone’s impact becomes clear.

For the second-consecutive survey, Motorola’s future share among consumers has seen a dramatic decline – falling from 33% last October to just 17% currently. Nokia has also fallen from 11% to 9% during this period.

“As more and more consumers switch to the iPhone, we are going to see a huge migration from cell phone manufacturers like Motorola to the hipper, cooler iPhone,” says Tobin Smith, founder of ChangeWave Research and editor of ChangeWave Investing.

The Effect on Cellular Service Providers

We see the same pattern among service providers. Currently, Verizon (VZ) (30%) holds the market share lead among our respondents while AT&T’s (T) Cingular (27%) – which is Apple’s exclusive service provider for the United States – is in second. We note that third place Sprint/Nextel (S) (12%) has fallen 1-point to a new low.

But going forward we find a dramatic turn of events. Cingular (28%; up 6 points) has surged ahead of Verizon in terms of future planned buying among consumers, and is now the top choice among those likely to switch service providers.

Verizon (22%; down 3 points) has continued to trend downward among this critically important group – falling to second place for the first time since we began asking this question in a ChangeWave survey.

Thanks to our early adopters of the ChangeWave Alliance we are able to see with stark clarity how the Apple iPhone is set to rock the cell phone industry.

Ultimately the real issue for Apple isn’t meeting its first year iPhone sales goals. The survey shows that’s very doable. The real issue is whether they can keep up with consumer demand – including having enough parts to fulfill orders – while maintaining product integrity.

Its competitors had better hope the iPhone can’t get a dial tone – because if it does, the rest of the industry’s in for a big shakeup.

Jim Woods co-wrote this article.
This article summarizes the results of a recent ChangeWave Alliance survey. The Alliance is a research network of 10,000 business, technology and medical professionals who spend their everyday lives working on the front line of technological change. For more info on the ChangeWave Alliance, or if you are interested in joining, please click here.

Apple’s iPhone Rocks the Cell Phone Industry – Seeking Alpha

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Mobile Marketing : Apple / AT&T to Launch iPhone on June 29th

juin 5, 2007

In television advertisements that started airing yesterday, Apple has made it known to the world that the iPhone will start shipping on Friday, June 29th. Apple and AT&T/Cingular have said from the start that the iPhone would ship in June, and the 29th is the last possible release date that allows both firms to launch the device without Wall Street and rest of the industry crying « delay. »

AT&T and Apple will both be offering the iPhone in their retail locations at a cost of US$499 for the 4GB model and $599 for the 8GB model. Both prices assume a new 2 year AT&T contract or a 2 year renewal on an existing contract.

Apple/AT&T to Launch iPhone on June 29th (MobileBurn)

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Mobile Marketing – Press Release : Nokia N95 Wins Prestigious TIPA Award 2007

mai 2, 2007

Espoo, Finland – Nokia revealed the Nokia N95 multimedia computer has been voted the ‘Best Mobile Imaging Device in Europe 2007’ by TIPA (Technical Image Press Association), the largest photo and imaging press association in Europe.

« A small mobile wonder and a camera as well, » the Nokia N95 multimedia computer was commended for its outstanding imaging functionality, comparing its features directly with those of stand-alone cameras. The judging panel noted features such as the autofocus lens for sharp, large prints, a real mechanical shutter to avoid distortion, the Carl Zeiss optics with Tessar lens that can focus at close range and the up to 20x digital zoom for distant subjects. The panel also commented on the device’s outstanding audio, video and web capabilities and its GPS functionality.

« This award reinforces Nokia’s leadership and commitment to driving forward convergence in the mobile industry, » said Jonas Geust, head of Nokia Nseries Players Category, Multimedia, Nokia. « We’re delighted the Nokia N95 has been recognized as an outstanding imaging device and we firmly believe that by offering our customers true multimedia computers, like our Nokia Nseries range, we can confidently say we have now arrived at a time when people no longer need to carry multiple devices. »

The features of the Nokia N95 include:
– 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics
– Possibility to capture print quality photos and DVD-like quality video clips
– Unique 2-way slide concept with dedicated media keys
– Support for compatible microSD memory cards of up to 2GB
– Wireless LAN connectivity and HSDPA offering high download speeds
– Integrated GPS, and access to maps for more than 100 countries
– The option to purchase additional features such as city guides and voice-guided navigation

TIPA was founded in 1991 as an independent, non-profit association of European photo and imaging magazines. At present, TIPA includes 31 member magazines from twelve countries.

A full list of Nokia N95 features is available at
Related photos in print quality can be found at

Nokia – ShowPressRelease

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Mobile Marketing : Google Phone launching end of 2007?

avril 18, 2007

The on-again, off-again Google Phone rumors just got a healthy stir by Digitimes. The Taiwanese tech rag says that HTC is building the phone with initial shipments set to hit by the « end of 2007 » — globally in 2008.

They cite « handset component makers » as their source. The phones will feature Texas Instruments’ 3G platform with EDGE and of course built-in G-Mail and Google Maps. Unfortunately, they will not be GPS enabled. The handsets are also said to sport both Google and carrier branding with « sources » claiming that European’s Orange might be the first carrier to see the hotness. Digitimes doesn’t have the best track record with rumors so please everybody… exhale and let’s wait for secondary confirmation.

Google Phone launching end of 2007? – Engadget

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Mobile Marketing : CeBIT 2007 – Hands-on with the LG Prada

mars 16, 2007

Those lucky devils at Engadget got to fondle an LG Prada at CeBIT today, and have a gallery up of the phone-that-iPhone-copied (as LG sees it.)

The LG KE-850 Prada is actually somewhat smaller than the iPhone, and, in my view, sleeker and more conservative in design. Sean Cooper reports that while it looks good, the plastic has an inexpensive feel to it, and that (Haha!) typing on a touchscreen keyboard an address in a browser is nasty.


L’équipe d’Engadget a eu la chance de prendre en main le nouveau téléphone LG KE-850 PRADA. Pas si facile à utiliser le clavier tactile du LG présenté comme un concurrent de l’iPhone 😉

Plus de photos sur Engadget – More photos on Engadget
Hands-on with the LG Prada – Engadget

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Mobile Marketing : CES News Special Report – The Apple iPhone runs OS X

janvier 9, 2007

Capping literally years of speculation on perhaps the most intensely followed unconfirmed product in Apple’s history — and that’s saying a lot — the iPhone has been announced today.

Yeah, we said it: « iPhone, » the name the entire free world had all but unanimously christened it from the time it’d been nothing more than a twinkle in Stevie J’s eye (comments, Cisco?). Sweet, glorious specs of the 11.6 millimeter device (that’s frickin’ thin, by the way) include a 3.5-inch wide touchscreen display with multi-touch support and a proximity sensor to turn off the sensor when it’s close to your face, 2 megapixel cam, 8 GB of storage, Bluetooth with EDR, WiFi that automatically engages when in range, and quadband GSM radio with EDGE — and amazingly, it somehow runs OS X with support for Widgets, Google Maps, and Safari, and iTunes (of course) with CoverFlow out of the gate. A partnership with Yahoo will allow all iPhone customers to hook up with free push IMAP email.

More Pictures on engadget CES Live Report :
The Apple iPhone – Engadget

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Mobile Marketing : Pamela Anderson for Virgin Mobile

décembre 12, 2006

The new Virgin Mobile Advertising … for Pamela Anderson’s Fans 😉

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Mobile Marketing : Digging Up Dirt on Apple’s iPhone

décembre 7, 2006

Claiming to have inside knowledge, founder Kevin Rose said the Apple iPhone will have a slide-out keyboard, a touch screen, and two batteries — one for the cell phone and one for the music player. Rose also claimed the iPhone will come in two versions, one with a 4-GB drive for $249 and one with an 8-GB

Ah, the iPhone. We presume it plays music. We presume it makes calls. But we know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it spawns more rumors and so-called « insider analysis » than any other tech product in recent memory.
The latest chapter in the saga? founder Kevin Rose, between gulps from a large unlabeled bottle and more than a few expletives, released several details on the iPhone’s design on a recent episode of his Diggnation vodcast — that is, video podcast.

« What I can tell you is they are truly doing some very unique things, » said Rose. « It’s just gonna be a little different than you think. »

How Different?

Claiming to have inside knowledge, Rose said the iPhone will have a slide-out keyboard, a touch screen, and two batteries — one for the cell phone and one for the music player, so Britney Spears fans won’t miss a call if they listen too long to « Oops, I Did It Again. »

Rose also claimed the phone will come in two versions, one with a 4-GB drive for $249 and one with an 8-GB drive for $449. His Diggnation performance is now preserved forever — or until Apple demands its removal — on pop culture archive YouTube.

Market Mover or Dud?

Will an iPhone take the market by storm? « The hype is definitely running ahead of itself, » said Avi Greengart, handset expert with Current Analysis. « Unreasonable expectations were a major factor in the Motorola ROKR E1 — the first iTunes phone — not living up to expectations. »

Greengart said he believes that market factors could limit the iPhone’s success, no matter how impressive its design or how large its hard drive. Among these is the fact that many consumers have signed long-term contracts with networks that allow them to switch only by paying a large cancellation fee, often as high as $200.

A second factor is price. « The market dynamics have shifted rapidly over the last 18 months, » said Greengart. « Phones that should sell for $400 unlocked are being subsidized down to $49 with a contract. » Cingular, for one, sells a Samsung phone with a built-in MP3 player, camera, mobile broadband , and more for under $50.

Still, the market has room for an iPhone, said Greengart, in part because most of today’s music phones are hard to use, challenging even the nimblest of fingers. Poor designs, tiny buttons, problems getting music on and off the phone, and an interface that tends to confuse, not clarify, are just some of the competition’s failures that might give Apple an edge.

The bottom line? With its track record of sleek designs that wow even the worst skeptics, Apple could find new customers — and advocates — merely by making things simpler.

NewsFactor Network | Digging Up Dirt on Apple’s iPhone

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Mobile Marketing : Apple iPhone on CNBC

novembre 23, 2006

It’s coming.. 😉

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Mobile Marketing – Press Release : Nokia Service Suite prepares the way for tomorrow’s mobility today

octobre 31, 2006

Technology Innovators already offering Consumer Services

The convergence of cellular and Internet technologies has reached a stage where the future of mobility will be determined by players ready to take the next step. For consumers, using a PC and broadband connection to reach friends and family around the globe has become a familiar procedure. Now with dual mode phones and the increasing availability of home and hotspot wireless LANs (WLANs), consumers can get to the next level.

Nokia today announced Nokia Service Suite, a software solution which automates both the connectivity over the available access methods like cellular and WLAN, and also provides the preferred location and presence specific services to the user. Nokia Service Suite heralds a whole new generation of consumer services for voice, data and rich media. Telio, a leading European broadband telephony provider and technology innovator, is the first to adopt and deploy the technology for consumers.

Nokia Service Suite is capable of simplifying and economizing any communication application – the download and upload of rich media, including pictures, music, video podcasts, email and voice. Nokia Service Suite does this by automating connectivity and achieving the most convenient combination of cellular and WLAN access.

Alan Duric, Chief Technology Officer and co-Founder of Telio said about the Nokia Service Suite: « The combination of Nokia’s powerful solution and Telio’s flexible technology platform has enabled a whole new world of possibilities that go well beyond VoIP. As a core technology, I see Nokia Service Suite creating a wave of innovation in the mobile industry and revolutionizing the way people will communicate in future. »

« Nokia Service Suite opens up great new business potential for new and existing services that can be seamlessly deployed by providers and easily consumed by end-users. Telio has proven to be a valuable front runner in the adoption of our technology for consumers. We are delighted with the close cooperation, » said Markku Rauhamaa, Vice President of Local Interactions at Nokia Emerging Business Unit. « All the elements are now in place for the public to enjoy a richer, more economical and accessible mobile experience. »

The possibilities enabled by Nokia Service Suite are already being commercially deployed by service providers like Telio as well as Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies, including Fujitsu Services Oy.

Nokia Service Suite is available today for all Nokia WLAN enabled dual mode devices, both Nokia Nseries and Nokia Eseries devices. Equally important, the Nokia Service Suite is an open platform that can be used for other WLAN enabled devices. For example, the Nokia N80 Internet Edition is a multimedia computer optimized for Internet Calls. The VoIP framework, based on SIP-protocol is integrated into its user interface, so making an Internet Call on the Nokia N80 Internet Edition is as easy as making a regular voice call, only the call is carried over WLAN.

Nokia Service Suite makes its official debut and will be demonstrated at VON Europe Autumn 2006 Conference in Berlin Germany on November 6 – 8.

Nokia – ShowPressRelease

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Marketing Mobile : Access Linux Platform signe l’arrêt de mort de Palm OS

octobre 18, 2006

Le pionnier des OS embarqués change de nom mais également de nature. Il est désormais basé sur un noyau Linux et se destine aux smartphones et autres terminaux mobiles. À terme, il sera décliné pour les « box » des fournisseurs d’accès internet.

Palm OS disparaît. Le célèbre système d’exploitation pour PDA est rebaptisé « Access Linux Platform » (ALP) par l’éditeur japonais Access, qui a racheté PalmSource fin 2005. Il n’y aura donc pas de Palm OS 7 mais un ALP, attendu en version finale en février 2007. Le nouvel OS est actuellement en version bêta.

Il ne s’agit pas seulement d’un changement de nom, précise-t-on chez PalmSource France. En devenant ALP, Palm OS change également de base technique: le programme exploite désormais le noyau Linux, complété par des couches logicielles open source telles que l’infrastructure multimédia GStreamer.

ALP se destine également à de nouveaux terminaux. Plus que les PDA, il cible les smartphones et les téléphones mobiles classiques. «À terme, il sera aussi décliné pour d’autres types d’équipements comme les décodeurs TV ou les « box » des fournisseurs d’accès internet (Freebox, Neufbox, Livebox… Ndlr)», explique-t-on chez PalmSource France.

Compatibilité assurée entre Palm OS et ALP

Quid de la compatibilité avec Palm OS? Elle sera assurée via une machine virtuelle qui émulera l’environnement Palm OS dans ALP. «La grande majorité des applications continuera de fonctionner», assure l’éditeur.

Le japonais Access a, par ailleurs, mis à jour le site qui fait désormais la part belle à ALP et dont le slogan mis en exergue est « Linux is now mobile » – ou « Linux accède à la mobilité », selon la traduction de l’éditeur.

En changeant l’orientation de Palm OS, Access entend redorer le blason de ce système d’exploitation qui continue de perdre du terrain face à la concurrence. Selon les statistiques de l’institut d’études Canalys, portant sur le second trimestre 2006, il n’occupe plus aujourd’hui que 5,5% du marché mondial des PDA, smartphones et autres terminaux mobiles.

Symbian arrive en tête avec 67%. Suivi de Microsoft (Windows Mobile) avec 14,5% et RIM (BlackBerry OS) 6,2%. Et par rapport à 2005, sur la même période, tous les systèmes d’exploitation ont progressé sauf Palm OS, qui a perdu 10% de parts de marché.

Access Linux Platform signe l’arrêt de mort de Palm OS – Actualités –

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Mobile Marketing | Prudential: Apple to release two iPhone models, one with WiFi

octobre 17, 2006

Apple Computer plans to introduce two iPod-based cell phone models in the first quarter of 2007 that it will initially manufacture in limited quantities, says one analyst.

In a research note released to clients on Monday, Prudential Equity Group analyst Jesse Tortora said his checks indicate that one model will be a smart phone, including integrated keyboard, video and music capability, while the other model will be a slimmer phone with just music functionality.

The analyst, who remained mum on his sources, said at least one of the models will include WiFi wireless capabilities.

« Although these phones represent significant upside earnings potential for the company, there are some concerns regarding market acceptance and battery life, given the number of functions included in the phones, » he wrote. « Our checks indicate that Apple will produce these phones in limited quantities initially as a market test vehicle. »

For Apple’s fourth fiscal quarter ended September, Tortora expects the Cupertino, Calif.-based company to post some upside to street estimates, driven primarily by Mac sales strength and favorable component cost declines. He’s modeling revenue of $4.8 billion and earnings-per-share of $0.55, ahead of consensus estimates of $4.7 billion and $0.51.

« While we expect Mac momentum to continue in the [December quarter] (forecasting 1.9 million units), we are more cautious on the outlook for iPod sales and on Apple’s overall margin prospects, » the analyst wrote.

While Tortora said checks indicate Apple is preparing its ODM partners for production orders of as many as 21 million iPod units during the December holiday quarter, he said other checks suggest that iPod unit shipments will come in closer to 16 million units for the quarter.

« Moreover, while our checks indicate that production of Apple’s new wide screen video iPod will begin in the [December quarter], we do not expect the product to be released until early next year, » he continued. « All told, we would not be surprised to see Apple scale down ODM production plans as the quarter moves on, and think that iPod sales could fall short of investor expectations. »

Tortora, who maintains a Neutral rating and $74 price target on shares of Apple, recommended that investors remain on the sidelines until he gets « better visibility into the competitive dynamics of the media player space » and its new product ramps.

AppleInsider | Prudential: Apple to release two iPhone models, one with WiFi

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Palm, Vodafone and Microsoft Collaborate on Next-Generation Treo Smartphone for Europe

juillet 14, 2006

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 13, 2006–Palm (Nasdaq:PALM) today announced it has forged a new relationship with Vodafone targeted at expanding the adoption of wireless push email in Europe.

The Palm(R) Treo(TM) smartphone that will result from this collaboration will represent an industry first by operating on Vodafone’s 3G/UMTS network and delivering the hallmark Palm experience on top of the Microsoft Windows Mobile(R) operating system. The new Treo smartphone will be available first to Vodafone customers in multiple European countries, including the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and Netherlands, before the end of the calendar year.

« Partnering with Vodafone, a world-class mobile operator, is a significant step to accelerate our geographic expansion and serve more European customers, » said John Hartnett, Palm senior vice president of worldwide sales and customer relations. « This collaboration will provide a powerful tool for enterprise customers that delivers on the Palm promise of ease of use and lets mobile professionals be fully productive away from the office. »

Today, only an estimated 2 percent of business email inboxes worldwide are accessed via mobile, according to market research firm The Radicati Group. Palm, Vodafone and Microsoft will target this large, untapped market with real-time push email using Microsoft’s Messaging and Security Feature Pack available on Windows Mobile 5.0, which includes Direct Push Technology and enhanced security features.

« Vodafone’s business customers expect us to help them increase productivity and make the most of their business and personal time, » said Nick Jeffery, global director of Business Marketing, Vodafone. « The new Treo smartphone will be a market-leading device, which combined with our high-speed 3G/UMTS network and real-time push email, will make this an invaluable business tool. »

« The new Treo based on Windows Mobile will offer a unique experience for mobile business users in Europe and will be an attractive proposition for organizations considering mobile deployments. The combination of powerful and familiar software, a fantastic user experience and world-class service through one of the leading mobile network operators in the world is a winning formula for businesses and organizations in Europe, » said Suzan DelBene, corporate vice president of marketing for the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft.

Information on the new Treo smartphone will be shared closer to commercial availability.

About Palm, Inc.

Palm, Inc., a leader in mobile computing, strives to put the power of computing in people’s hands so they can access and share their most important information. The company’s products for consumers, mobile professionals and businesses include Palm(R) Treo(TM) smartphones, Palm handheld computers, and Palm LifeDrive(TM) mobile managers, as well as software, services and accessories.

More information about Palm, Inc. is available at

Palm – About Palm, Inc – Press Room

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Nokia unveils its first i-mode phone in Singapore

juillet 4, 2006

Finnish phone maker Nokia and mobile operator StarHub have jointly announced the launch of an i-mode version of the popular N70 handset in Singapore. According to the joint press release issued today, this is the first time Nokia is launching an i-mode phone in Singapore. More importantly, Singapore is also the first market to release the N70 i-mode handset.

« Users who are more accustomed to the Nokia user interface can now experience StarHub’s easy-to-use suite of i-mode services with Nokia N70, » said Goh Li-Li, assistant vice president of i-mode Services at StarHub. Other than the i-mode application platform and a new silver-black exterior casing, the new N70 comes with the same features as the original N70. The price of the new N70 handset is expected to range from S$288 (US$181.96) to S$488 (US$308.31), depending on the mobile subscription plan, and will be available from June 24.

Unfortunately, StarHub has confirmed that users of the non-i-mode N70 will not be able to upgrade the firmware to activate i-mode in their handsets. The mobile operator has told CNET Asia that customers can expect more i-mode-enabled terminals from other manufacturers such as Sony Ericsson and Motorola in the second half of 2006. We are guessing the handsets to be the new Sony Ericsson K610im as well as the i-mode versions of the Motorola L6 and L7.

Nokia unveils its first i-mode phone in Singapore – CNET Asia

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Pour surfer mobile, les Français préfèrent Samsung à Nokia, Sagem, NEC et Sony Ericsson

juillet 3, 2006

Les combinés du sud-coréen sont les plus utilisés pour se connecter au Web en mobilité

Avec les réseaux 2,5G et 3G, surfer sur le Net depuis son mobile devient de plus en plus confortable.

Selon une étude de XiTi Monitor, quelques constructeurs se partagent l’utilisation de l’internet mobile en France. Et c’est Samsung qui arrive en tête, loin devant Nokia, le leader mondial.

L’institut observe que 96,9% des visites internet de téléphonie mobile sur la semaine du 19 au 25 juin 2006 sont générées par dix marques.

Samsung, avec 27,9% des visites, est en tête devant Nokia (16,7%) et Sagem (11,7%). Derrière ce trio, on retrouve Nec (9,5%) et Sony Ericsson (9,4%). A elles cinq, ces marques réalisent trois quarts des visites Internet de téléphonie mobile.

De la 6ème à la 10ème position arrivent ensuite LG, Motorola, Siemens, Mitsubishi et Alcatel.

Enfin je n’ai pas trouver trace des capacités de wap ou surfe mobile sur le site de présentation Samsung du E900… trop de Marketing tue le Marketing… – Pour surfer mobile, les Français préfèrent Samsung

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Palm lève le voile sur son premier smartphone 3G

mai 16, 2006

Après le Tréo700w, c’est au tour du Tréo700p de voir le jour sur le marché américain. Second produit à enrichir la gamme Tréo cette année, le 700p est surtout le premier Palm capable de fonctionner sur des réseaux 3G.Quatre mois après la sortie de son smartphone sous Windows Mobile 5, Palm dévoile son nouveau modèle 3G, et, comme la référence le laisse entendre, il est motorisé par le système d’exploitation Palm OS. Si ce 700p ressemble à s’y méprendre à son prédécesseur sous Windows Mobile, la grande nouveauté réside dans sa compatibilité avec les réseaux 3G.

En réalité, il s’agit d’une compatibilité avec la norme CDMA EV-DO, ce qui interdit pour l’heure son usage en France.Rappellons que les réseaux EV-DO (EVolution Data Optimized) offre des vitesses de transfert comprises entre 400 et 700 Kbps.Si le Tréo 700w avait été introduit sur le marché par le biais d’un unique partenariat avec l’opérateur Verizon Wireless, Palm a assuré que le 700p sera supporté par Verizon et Sprint – les deux plus gros opérateurs de téléphonie mobile aux Etats-Unis. Néanmoins, le constructeur réserve son annonce officielle pour une date ultérieure…Techniquement limité ?

Le Palm700p embarque un processeur Intel XScale cadencé à 312 MHz, 128 Mo de mémoire (dont 60 Mo utilisables par l’utilisateur), un écran LCD de 320 x 320 pixels et propose un port d’extension au format SD. Sur ce point précis, Palm n’a pas jugé bon d’opter pour un port SD I/O, ce qui interdira l’utilisation ultérieure de cartes SD Wi-Fi. En revanche, le Tréo 700p pourra recevoir des cartes mémoire SD d’une capacité de 2Go, ce qui constitue un espace de stockage assez conséquent. La connectique Bluetooth répond présente, mais se conforme au standard 1.2, ce qui s’avère quelque peu désuet à l’heure où la norme 2.0 devient courante sur le marché. Enfin, un capteur photo de 1.3 millions de pixels équipe ce Tréo 700p.

Sur le plan logiciel, c’est la version 5.4.9 (Garnet) qui équipe le 700p. Ce noyau, identique depuis le Tréo 650 accueille cette fois une nouvelle interface graphique apportant quelques améliorations cosmétiques, sans toutefois révolutionner le genre…Distribué dans les prochains jours outre atlantique, le Tréo 700p n’est donc pas compatible avec les réseaux de téléphonie mobile français. Pour l’heure, Palm n’a pas indiqué l’éventualité d’une sortie de ce modèle dans l’Héxagone. Le constructeur prévoit toutefois de lancer son Tréo 700w, sous Windows Mobile donc, vers le mois de septembre 2006.

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