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July 29 2011

14:02

Reporting from Your Mobile Phone? The Mobile Media Toolkit Can Help

Drumroll, please! MobileActive.org is pleased to introduce the Mobile Media Toolkit, the newest project that's all about Making Media Mobile.

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The Mobile Media Toolkit helps you make sense of the growing role of mobile tech in media. The Toolkit provides how-to guides, wireless tools, and case studies on how mobile phones can (and are) being used for reporting, news broadcasting, and citizen media. We cover it all, from basic feature phones to the latest smartphone applications.

It's an exciting week for us here at MobileActive.org as we launch the Mobile Media Toolkit. We have been interviewing people, researching projects, and testing tools to bring you this free resource. It's designed to help you evaluate and effectively deploy the right tools for reporting and sharing content on and to mobile devices.

The Mobile Media Toolkit is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. We won an award in 2009 from the Knight News Challenge in the area of Journalism and Media Innovation. We have been working hard ever since to develop, test and share with you this free resource that's all about Making Media Mobile.

Please visit the Toolkit here. Share it with others. Add to it! It's available in English, Spanish and Arabic.

So, please join us and say welcome, bienvenidos, and مرحبا to the Mobile Media Toolkit!

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June 13 2011

14:12

Tune up your skills this summer

14:12

Tune up your skills this summer

March 12 2011

21:34

Junkyard Jumbotron

Rick Borovoy just released the Junkyard Jumbotron project, which allows laptops or phones in close proximity to be ganged together to form a large display.

The Junkyard Jumbotron requires no special software; it is simply a web page that receives real-time updates from our server, allowing scrolling, zooming, and soon video. Like all software at the Center, it is free and open.

Rick developed the project as part of a larger suite of tools that he calls the Brown Bag Toolkit, all oriented around making technology work better with face-to-face interactions, like meetings, canvasing, or chance encounters.



Huge thanks to Paula Aguilera for making the video.

March 04 2011

19:22

Drupal Now Accessible Via Mobile Phone

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MIT's Center for Future Civic Media has done a variety of breakthrough civic systems with phones. Examples range from Leo Burd's What's Up platform to the Call4Action class and its cool student projects.

We at C4 love these projects, but working with phones has always been a bear. A lot of programming is necessary. In many cases, people start with the phone and end up building custom infrastructure that begin to represent an actual content management system. Projects like Ushahidi or our earlier txtMob are really just simple CMSs with a few custom features for texting inputs.

So Leo Burd has been working on making the Drupal CMS more friendly for the billions of people around the world who only have access to basic telephony rather than smart phones and the web. Leo is launching the first release of the voice over Internet protocol Drupal platform at DrupalCon next week.

Here's what Leo wrote about this exciting project:

VoIP Drupal is an innovative framework that brings the power of voice and Internet-telephony to Drupal sites.

VoIP Drupal can be used to build hybrid applications that combine regular touchtone phones, web, SMS, Twitter, IM and other communication tools in a variety of ways, including:

* Click-to-call functions
* Voice- and SMS-based Go Out to Vote campaigns
* 2-1-1 and 3-1-1 lines
* Phone-based community surveys
* PTA reminders
* Story recording / playback
* Group voicemail
* Geo-based callblasts aimed at specific streets or locations
* And much more!

In technical terms, the goal of VoIP Drupal is to provide a common API and scripting system that interoperate with popular Internet-telephony servers (Asterisk, FreeSwitch, Tropo, Twilio, etc) dramatically reducing the learning and development costs associated with the construction of communication systems that combine voice and text technologies together.

The following VoIP servers are currently supported:

* Tropo, through the voiptropo.module (available soon)
* Twilio, through the voiptwilio.module

This project is under continuous development. If you would like to get involved in the project or ask questions, discussion is taking place on the VoIP Drupal Group. You can find more information in the VoIP Drupal Handbook.

The VoIP Drupal platform has originally been conceived and implemented by C4, with major contributions from Civic Actions.

19:22

VoIP Drupal

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C4 has done a variety of breakthrough civic systems with phones, from Leo Burd's What's Up platform to the Call4Action class and its cool student projects.

We love these projects, but working with phones has always been a bear. A lot of custom programming is necessary, and in many cases people start with the phone and end up building custom systems that begin to represent a CMS. Projects like Ushahidi or our earlier txtMob are really just simple CMSs with a few custom features for texting inputs. So Leo Burd has been working on making Drupal more friendly for the billions of people around the world who only have access to basic telephony rather than smart phones and the web.

Leo is launching the first release of the VoIP Drupal platform at DrupalCon next week.

VoIP Drupal is an innovative framework that brings the power of voice and Internet-telephony to Drupal sites. It can be used to build hybrid applications combining regular touchtone phones, web, SMS, Twitter, IM and other communication tools in a variety of ways, including:

* Voice- and SMS-based Get Out The Vote campaigns
* 2-1-1 and 3-1-1 lines (information hotlines)
* Phone-based community surveys
* PTA or any meeting reminder calls
* Story recording / playback
* Group voicemail
* Geo-based call-blasts aimed at specific streets or locations
* And much more!

As Leo writes:

Technically speaking, the goal of VoIP Drupal is to provide a common API and scripting system that interoperate with popular Internet-telephony servers (Asterisk, FreeSwitch, Tropo, Twilio, etc) dramatically reducing the learning and development costs associated with the construction of communication systems that combine voice and text technologies together.

The following VoIP servers are currently supported:

* Tropo, through the voiptropo.module (available soon)
* Twilio, through the voiptwilio.module

This project is under continuous development. If you would like to get involved in the project or ask questions, discussion is taking place on the VoIP Drupal Group. You can find more information in the VoIP Drupal Handbook.

The VoIP Drupal platform has originally been conceived and implemented by the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, with major contributions from Civic Actions.

19:01

Voip Drupal

C4 has done a variety of breakthrough civic systems with phones, from Leo Burd's What's Up platform to the Call4Action class and its cool student projects.

We love these projects, but working with phones has always been a bear. A lot of custom programming is necessary, and in many cases people start with the phone and end up building custom systems that begin to represent a CMS. Projects like Ushahidi or our earlier txtMob are really just simple CMSs with a few custom features for texting inputs. So Leo Burd has been working on making Drupal more friendly for the billions of people around the world who only have access to basic telephony rather than smart phones and the web.

Leo is launching the first release of the VoIP Drupal platform at DrupalCon next week.

VoIP Drupal is an innovative framework that brings the power of voice and Internet-telephony to Drupal sites. It can be used to build hybrid applications combining regular touchtone phones, web, SMS, Twitter, IM and other communication tools in a variety of ways, including:

* Voice- and SMS-based Get Out The Vote campaigns
* 2-1-1 and 3-1-1 lines (information hotlines)
* Phone-based community surveys
* PTA or any meeting reminder calls
* Story recording / playback
* Group voicemail
* Geo-based call-blasts aimed at specific streets or locations
* And much more!

As Leo writes:

Technically speaking, the goal of VoIP Drupal is to provide a common API and scripting system that interoperate with popular Internet-telephony servers (Asterisk, FreeSwitch, Tropo, Twilio, etc) dramatically reducing the learning and development costs associated with the construction of communication systems that combine voice and text technologies together.

The following VoIP servers are currently supported:

* Tropo, through the voiptropo.module (available soon)
* Twilio, through the voiptwilio.module

This project is under continuous development. If you would like to get involved in the project, or ask questions discussion is taking place on the VoIP Drupal Group. You can find more information in the VoIP Drupal Handbook.

The VoIP Drupal platform has originally been conceived and implemented by the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, with major contributions from Civic Actions.

December 17 2010

16:50

A Guide to Delivering Audio Content to Mobile Audiences

Prabhas Pokharel contributed research and writing to this article.



For this post, we'd like to detail the different ways people and organizations are delivering audio content to mobile phones. Distributing audio content in this manner can help you reach new and increasingly mobile audiences. It can also be a great way to reach illiterate populations or others for whom written content is not suitable. 



There are many eays to deliver audio content to mobiles: Calling listeners, providing numbers for them to call, having mobile web- or app-accessible radio, or leveraging the radios that are included in many mobiles. This post will focus primarily on projects and tools that use phone calls, or the "voice channel," to share content.



Projects

There are quite a few projects that disseminate audio content using the voice channel:

  • Freedom Fone, a Knight News Challenge winner, was deployed at two farm radio stations in Africa.
  • Gaon ki Awaaz provides listeners in rural India with audio content twice a day in their native language.
  • Avaaj Otalo lets farmers call in and listen to archived radio broadcasts in rural India.
  • Geocell and Radio Greenwave in the country of Georgia make short broadcasts available to listeners if they dial a specified number.
  • Listeners can call in to hear podcasts in the United States.
  • In India, Bubbly allows content providers to upload messages that can be broadcast to a list of followers. Listeners can follow audio content from Bollywood celebrities.

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How It's Being Done

Here's a basic overview of how voice-based technology is used to deliver audio content to a mobile audience. There are many other ways to share audio via data channels such as podcasts, audioblogging, mobile web radio, and apps. We'll revisit data channels in a later post.

There are many voice channel options available, including standard phone calls, call-in podcasts, IVR systems, self-hosted systems, and voice-based content management systems.

Humans answering phone calls
The simplest voice-based services can be provided by a team of operators who answer phone calls and provide information to callers. There is no need for users to go through complicated menus, or for automated voice processing. This makes these systems easy to use and install. Question Box is one example.

Call-in Podcasts
Podcasts are a very simple way to upload audio, and some services let listeners call in to listen to podcasts in select countries. The service Podlinez provides publishers a U.S. phone number that listeners can call. Bubbly is another example of a call-in podcast.

Simple IVR systems
Interactive Voice Response systems are commonly used to access audio information. Callers are prompted with menus, which they can navigate by pressing buttons on their phone keypad or by uttering short commands. Simple IVR menus can be built fairly easily:

  • VoiceXML is a specification that is widely used to develop IVR menus. VoiceXML is a simple specification language like HTML or XML. In the same way HTML code is interpreted by a web browser to produce a webpage, a "VoiceXML browser" can interpret VoiceXML code to produce an interactive voice response system.
  • In the U.S., hosted solutions like Bevocal cafe offer ways to get started with VoiceXML.
  • VoxPilot VoxBuilder offers local numbers in many other countries. More providers are available at Developer.com.
  • For diving into VoiceXML development, a great resource is World of VoiceXML.

Self-hosted systems
Another way of delivering voice-based audio content to a mobile audience is a self-hosted telephony system. There are a number of open-source platforms that provide code for many self-hosted telephony systems: Asterisk, Trixbox, and FreeSwitch. There are also many resources available for working with these tools:

  • Asterisk has a dedicated documentation project. There are also sites that offer video tutorials, and many books have been written on the topic. There are also third party companies that will provide you with support services.
  • Freeswitch has an extensive wiki for documentation. There are forums outside the main site and third-party support services are also available.
  • Trixbox documentation is listed on the Trixbox wiki. Trixbox has a professional version that comes with support services.

Voice-based Content Management Systems
Finally, there are some voice-based content management systems in development, which aim to make voice-based telephony as easy to install as standard content management systems. One example is the aforementioned Freedom Fone.

What other resources would you add to this guide? Share them in the comments and we will update this post.

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July 23 2010

13:19

#cnnfrontline Mobile and journalism: Part two – some answers to questions

This is part 2 of a couple of posts that develop some of the areas covered and not covered by the CNN mobile journalism panel I sat on at the Frontline.

In a previous post I clarified some of the points I made. I didn’t want to sideline them it was just going to be a long post. So I my touch back on some of that in this post.

To try and keep some shape to the post I thought I would go back and look at the suggested areas given to me for the panel. They are broadly the same as the topic areas on the eventbrite page.

How important are eyewitness reports in news today? In the future.

Of course it’s really important. We can’t be everywhere as journalists so being able to get input from the scene is invaluable, however we get it. Given the subject area of the panel I suppose the context for this is the use of mobile as the tool that gets eyewitness accounts to ‘us’, the mainstram media. The fact that the CNNi app comes with ireport built in illustrates the importance of mobile as a possible platform.

Of course this is where the vexed question of CitJ rears its’ head. I was amused to read in the pre-amble to the event “Citizen journalists and ordinary people are, increasingly, beating TV crews to the scene of breaking news stories.”. Yes people are racing to events but they are also there already. We used to call them victims or bystanders.

What motivates people to submit content to news orgnaisations? What type of people do it?

All kinds of people. All kinds of motives. Some people will do it out of a passion for the story and at the other end of the spectrum, some will do it out of spite. What’s clear is that that they send in to an organization because they have some affinity to it. They send to the BBC because they respect it and want to be part of it. They will take time to post a video to CNN because they may get a chance to be associated with it. That’s where we let them down sometimes. We don’t recognize that and engage. Sometimes we don’t even say thank you. How hurt would you be when someone something you respect let’s you down or treats you badly.

Is it important for practicing journalists to understand and use mobile technology in their work? What does it bring to their craft that’s new, or better.

In a nutshell, yes. If you don’t use mobile in what you do how can you possibly know how to serve and interact with your audience who do.

CNNi’s Louis Gump made a great point when he said that mobile is not just one thing. It’s mobile phone apps, its tablets and ipad stuff and its the mobile web (browsing the web on a phone). I think thats really important in this context. But we also need to add that in a journalistic context it’s also a tool to gather content. Alex Woods had it so right when he said we have to think of a mobile in its individual parts. It’s a camera, a video camera, a web browser and a phone.

That brings loads of opportunities but it also challenges.

It challenges the working practice and professional definitions. Take the mobile web. Louis rightly pointed out the stylistic differences for content online (images and bullet point text). But many journalists balk at that as a change from their ‘normal style’. The mobile phone as a tool is great but what about the feeling of inadequacy when using a mobile phone to shoot video rather than a big broadcast camera (subjugating your ego to small devices as @benhammersly summarized it!)? What about the problem that most journalists pay their own phone bills and don’t want to subsidize their org by paying the data tariff so they can stream their own video?

All of those questions, and the related by-ways of debate they create are, I think, one of the reasons the debate was a bit stale for some. You see, we haven’t really answered those questions. As journalists we haven’t come to terms with those changes. When people in the room are asking if it’s a good idea to specialise or learn a range of these ‘new skills’ then you realise that perhaps the debate isn’t so stale.

Tips on creating great stories using a mobile device?

I’d say consume some content on your own phone. Think about the limitations and your experience. It’s no different from the consumer so put yourself in their shoes then act on your own experience. I would also go back to Alex’s point about thinking about the individual functions- the camera, video, apps etc. The rest is then a case of what you are doing. If you are taking a picture then think about what makes a good editorial picture. That doesn’t change because you are using a mobile. Likewise with video. Yes, some of the tropes of TV can be subverted but the basics work.

What’s the impact of new technology on the business of news?
Obviously there is a huge impact. As I was drafting this post the BBC have just announced that they have  had the go ahead for BBC apps. That’ll put the cat amongst the pigeons. But that aside I think it’s important to look at the different sectors of ‘mobile’ to gauge the impact but in general I think the impact is in capacity. You have to spend money to get the capacity to do mobile – the technology part of it. But there is also your the capacity of the people within your organsiation – the understanding and skills.

Of course you could throw a lot of money at the problem but skills and understanding are often resilient to that. Hearts and minds don’t often change with cash. But time and money are well spent when building capacity and the smart people are seeing it as a medium term thing.

Take the ipad for example. In a quick straw poll of the audience only 3 out of 40’ish people admitted to having an ipad. So why the big fuss about it? Well, one part is the apps which are a big area of development. But for the smart set the ipad is a transitional platform. It’s a place to experiment with HTML 5 for example. Get you offering right on the ipad and chances are you will be a step further down the line when browsers catch up.

The danger is that some orgs will try and bypass the necessary investment by seeing mobile as just another platform to aggregate and dump content on to. Thats a mistake. Shovelware on any platform doesn’t work. Aggregation is something that is better left to your audience to do and not your organization.

How is technology changing the way people consume news?
Whenever new technology comes along it will change peoples habits. Mobile is no exception. But the killer combination is mobile and the rise of social media online. Any stats on mobile app use for example shows the importance of Facebook and social sites Facebook. Look at the fluster around Flipboard and you get an idea of the issues as the relate to journalism.

So if you are a large media organisation looking to develop for a mobile platform then ask yourself what social media elements you are adding? What social media habits are you tapping in to? Do your journalists have the capacity to work in a social media environment.

Perhaps the answer to a business model lies in the fact that if you are not up to capacity on understanding and working with communities then decide what content you can give for free in an app wrapper to get you on the platform. But don’t give it much thought beyond that. You just aren’t ready to make the best of it.

A quick bluster through I know. But it’s a start. I’d love more questions.

June 02 2010

15:14

AT&T’s cynical act

AT&T’s service sucks. Just listen to our most trusted newsman on the topic. But AT&T response to this core business problem is not to improve its service, to invest in better ways to handle more customers.

No, AT&T’s response is to change its pricing to make us use its service less.

That’s cynical. It’s evil.

AT&T got rid of unlimited data (except for grandfathered accounts … else those changed accounts could all cancel without paying AT&T’s just-increased cancellation fee). They paint it as lowering the price but in truth they lowered the value.

The sick and stupid irony of this is that it was AT&T — in the person of Tom Evslin, then head of AT&T WorldNet (remember them? AT&T killed that golden goose, too) — that turned off the ticking clock on the internet when it established flat-rate pricing of $19.95 a month for unlimited use of the internet. That is what exploded use of the internet and enabled us all to browse without worry. That turned the internet into an industry.

And now it’s AT&T that turns the clock back on. Tick. Just as mobile is about to explode with new devices and new uses for us all to be ubiquitously and constantly connected doing all kinds of new things and creating new value along the way, AT&T says it wants nothing to do with that explosion (because it would have to work harder and invest more to do better). So it makes a business strategy out of imprisoning Apple fanboys as long as it can and making them use its service less. Tock.

AT&T also tries to push us off its network both with its pricing and with the promise of wi-fi. Its press release even makes it sound like an AT&T service that we can use unlimited wi-fi in our home! Thank you, AT&T.

Let’s note that AT&T’s action in relation to the iPad is nothing short of bait-and-switch as it was sold as using the magic of unlimited data with plenty of data-rich applications and now the price of that gadget only soars if you actually use it as it was designed: to consume media constantly.

I would hope that Apple is chagrinned about the door to which it has delivered its customers. But Apple sniffed the shark when it picked AT&T, making Apple’s control more important than its customers’ service and value and its partner’s quality and ethic.

Of course, this is all the more painful because AT&T’s competitors also suck. Verizon, which most say has good service, has data caps. T-Mobile, which I’m using on my Nexus One, has unlimited data but its network is about an inch worse than AT&T’s. When I was on Sprint, its service wasn’t great but at least they still have unlimited data. But with Verizon and Sprint, I can’t use their phones when I go abroad.

America’s mobile phone industry sucks! That’s more than a mere consumer kvetch. It is a strategic failing.

Hey FTC, if you really want to serve the future of media, why don’t you figure out how to instill real competition in the mobile industry? Right now, it’s a miserable quadopoly that has us by the balls and squeezes.

Can you hear me now?

: Oh, I meant to add: With GoogleVoice and Skype, I don’t even want your voice minutes, phone companies. All I want is your data. And I don’t even necessarily want data over your stupid caps. I don’t want to worry about it. Selling me a service I have to worry about is bad business.

Can you hear me now?

: Here’s Steve Jobs at D on AT&T. Nothing is said of AT&T’s moves to screw his customers the next day. Did he know about it? When asked what he’s going to do about AT&T, he essentially shrugs:

March 11 2010

07:49

The First Ever Google Phone ? the Google Nexus One

Most people have waited until the internet mogul Google could eventually reach the cell phone market. After numerous rumors about cyberspace, we now know that this is the introduction of Google Nexus One, the first phone sold exclusively through Google “true”, 5 Published in January 2010. Just to clarify – the Smartphone is not produced by Google, is manufactured by HTC, who is well respected in the industry of mobile telephony. Indeed, this information is clearly stated in the Nexus service to ensure that buyers are aware that the phone is not made by Google.

There are several sites with pictures and videos on this phone, which gives us a vision of what it looks like and how it works.

What is a nexus Looks Like

The Nexus is one slim and the Apple iPhone and HTC myTouch. Leaked Photos of Nexus One have already shown that the phone comes in two colors – brown and gray. The smartphone is a 3rd with 7-inch touch screen offers 480 by 800 pixels. Although there is no formal statement about the dimensions, it seems that the Nexus-one is more or less the same size as the iPhone, thin, with the exception of the Nexus One, a little bit.

The design seems really quite simple and elegant, with only four buttons at the bottom of the phone and the volume rocker on the side. This is to make a classic, modern appearance, which certainly also a hit with mobile users.

As one works Nexus

The Nexus comes with the Android-2. 0. 1 operating system, except it has a three dimensional aspect to the application bar. There are also a lot more variety when it comes to the home screen. You will see an icon below to see which show you all the startup screens available, similar to what would be your Palm webOS or a Mac Expose. It comes with integrated Wi-Fi, which is the standard for smart phones at the time.

The Nexus, each with a Snapdragon processor with 1 GHz performance. After verification, it seems that the Nexus, a 512 MB of RAM and an additional 512 MB of ROM s. It also comes with a microSD card of 4 GB is expandable up to 32 GB. It has a proximity sensor, a light sensor and an accelerometer, comes with a decent 5 megapixel camera with LED flash.

How do I get the Nexus One

After reading this article, you’ll probably want to get their hands on the Google-Nexus One. In the United States is expected to be approximately $ 180 with a plan from T-Mobile or $ 530 for selling his. There is no word on whether it is available in other countries soon.

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February 28 2010

13:49

Windows Phone 7 Vs Nexus Vs Iphone. Phone’s Dog Fight

The battle begins between 3 dogs, the Google-Nexus, the Apple iPhone and Windows 7 phone.

Windows will earn 7 Phone / Beat Apple’s iPhone and Google Nexus? It is understood that Microsoft has the look, feel, touch and your phone software in Windows 7-Series, the name of a comic Microsoft changed selected. Let me discuss a few points here. Comment below if u agree or not, or even if you’re neutral.

Which is better? Who will win the battle? What is the future?

My research and reflections on 3 phones so far. I speak of the best phones we also have the windows will soon be released Telefon 7

1. Apple has found the greatest iPhone App Store where users want and what they can. Google gives applications and it does very well. Do not forget to mention the browser on Google Android 2. Viewed 0 and a range of never surprising, as Google Apps “glasses” and many more. And by the way, is Google Maps on the GPS and Google Maps iPhone production actually own. The only thing that is missing is Google Nexus is the games. And we hope that Google knows how. We, cons, I do not know much about Windows 7 by phone. Naturally, they call it, and built-in hubs. We do not want that Microsoft is against us, for each application they have to pay. For several years, Microsoft will certainly loose in application development.

So, now Apple’s gains so far in the case of applications and games available.

Get Windows 7 Phone Games and Apps http://www. WindowsMobile7. Info

2. 3GS Apple does not have Flash Player. Stupid Apple does not know how they do it, if she really knows how the iPhone will be better for surfing the web. And he is still surfing the Internet, without a flash, a loser. Google is doing very well. Telephone Windows 7 will certainly have. And if you flash you do not even have a long list of games, because you can easily play Flash games on major sites like clip flash game mini. Com, “and so on…

It is clear that integration and internet browsing is better in the Nexus Google. Google has the engine more useful and powerful search and knows how to improve the experience of surfing.

Nexus, Google wins in this case.

3. Okay, now see for individualization. We do not want a fake phone that shows the same screen, each time we open our phone. I think Steve Jobs and Apple work. Go to Steve and to think. Google Nexus interface and adaptive function is so perfect. Personalization is free. The Nexus is, I have a big clock on the home screen or a major weather or even my face-book widget. I can go into many small icons, widgets, or can I use 7 screens, where I put my most used widgets. Google makes it so perfect. Apple iPhone provides a model. No adjustment. And he looks so pale.

Windows 7 Phone Screen Shots impressive. Probably the Phone screen, 7, have to choose the best and personalization. We must wait until it is published.

Nexus, Google wins again.

Get Windows 7 Phone Games and Apps http://www. WindowsMobile7. Info

4. About what multi-tasking? And if Apple comes with the new iPhone with the built-in Flash Player and adaptation in the next version? Do I need to show an hour in the queue outside the room price Apple buy? How much should I pay again? I have to pay several hundred dollars every six months, when Apple introduced a new function, then calls it 4GS and 5GS and so on?

Well, Google does not know consumers can afford a new phone features for each additional purchase. We update the latest OS and Android, or by telephone. So if I have a hero HTC with Google 1st 5, so I can update it with Android 2nd 0 if it is published. As (I updated and it’s free), I am a new phone. I can covert my old HTC Hero Nexus. Telephone Windows 7 is also flexible in that case, as we have in the past with Windows Mobile versions seen.

So once again Google wins.

Thus, a total of Future Nexus Google now. It is already flash, 5 MP camera, multitasking, adaptation, and all maps and full navigation. Google Android also an important market for applications and they have less aps Apple but they were amazing and useful applications, and is still every hour.

Apple iPhone will soon be dead. If you do not believe me, see sales fall. Windows Mobile 7 safely compete, but ended up losing anyway. Microsoft has no DNA, and consumers do not know what people really want. So my final thought:

“Google is in the article in the market for mobile telephony.” Google is the WINNER!

Please comment or add your thoughts.

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nepsyboy

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February 20 2010

13:49

LG GW990 – The Smart Phone to Beat

This is a really exciting time for the smart phone market with so many surprising new launches. Thereâ??s Google introducing the Nexus One to the public, with the aim of finally taking down the iPhone. And now, the South Korean electronics giant LG has unveiled its latest, greatest mobile phone today â?? the LG GW990. This mobile phone definitely takes the term super phone to a whole different level.

Youâ??ll love the appearance of this phone

For most people, the first thing they consider when buying a mobile phone is the appearance. This is first in their order of priorities, even before checking out the specifications or features or other applications. In this regard, LG does not disappoint with its sleek, black design following the usual candy bar form.

Donâ??t think that the minimalist appearance of this mobile phone would not make it stand out though. After all, how many phones do you know which features a massive screen display of 4.8 inches? The touch screen on this phone is even bigger than the Nexus One and the iPhone. So if youâ??re the type who loves watching video clips or even movies on your mobile phone, then youâ??ll love this particular handset. Whatâ??s even greater is that the colour TFT touch screen boasts of a resolution of 1020 x 480 pixels, which is the best in the market today.

Youâ??ll love the specifications of this phone

However, the list of things youâ??ll love about this phone does not stop there. If you take the time to learn the specifications of this phone, youâ??ll surely be impressed. After all, the LG GW990 is powered by the widely popular Moorestown processor from Intel. This is the more energy efficient version of the Atom processor, which is used to power mini laptops and net books.

Although there is no official word yet as to the clock speed of the Moorestown, it is sure to be at the very least clocking in at 1 Ghz so that it can match Qualcommâ??s Snapdragon, which is the processor used in the Nexus One. The great thing about the Moorestown is that it promises to consume 10 times less energy than other Atom processors, so you can be sure that your battery (Li-Ion 1850 mAh) will last a lot longer than you would normally expect.

Youâ??ll love the features of this phone.

This mobile phone runs a new version of the Linux-based Moblin operating system, although the OS looks a bit similar to the S-Class UI of LG. However, what makes it really stand out in the crowd is its ability to open multiple windows or different applications all at the same time. During the CES show, where it was first introduced to the public, the representative of LG opened and used three different applications simultaneously without the mobile phone slowing down or anything.

This really impressed the audience, because it shows the superiority of the CPU. This ability to open different windows at the same time makes it ideal for multi taskers who love reading their emails while playing a 3D game, or calculating the amount of a meal while browsing through their image gallery.

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February 13 2010

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Nexus One Phone Release Date

Alright consumers get ready to buy Googleâ??s nexus One phone. The word is out that you can buy Google phone directly from Googleâ??s store or through a carrier of your choice. Google is in process to add more carriers to provide service on Nexus One phone. Some of the carriers will start giving services by 2010 end. T-Mobile will start selling online services to users right away and Vodafone and Verizon will start giving service by mid 2010. The current <strong>Nexus One phone release </strong>is through Google operated web stores only.

 Google clearly is trying ti beat apple corporation in his core competence. Like Apple beat Sony in MP3 player category same Google is trying to do with Apple. Google is coming out with cool features such as voice enabled keyboard and cool widgets to access YouTube videos. The idea is to provide new experience to users to access web enabled application and give social networking a new meaning.

 The current sales pitch only through Google web stores are to create more hype abut the phone as phones are not available in market. Also it gives added advantage to Google to streamline their production release and same time they can structure their release step by step. Getting in to agreement with different carriers in world and providing services in well released manner.

 It will be interested to see how iPhone consumers will react to new features of Nexus One Phone. Clearly the cool features of Nexus One have created ripples in iPhone community. No body accepted to break current monopoly of iPhone in smart phone so easily. If Googleâ??s nexus One phone lives up to the expectation of smart phone community and there is freedom to choose carriers and economical monthly plan then this is knockout punch to iPhone.

 

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