Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Blackberry Widget SDK announced

October 13, 2009 by Jayvee Fernandez  
Filed under Apps

It’s out! Although in beta. BlackBerry is sure stepping up, not to be left behind by Nokia and Apple. The BlackBerry Widget Packager 1.0 Beta allows developers to pack all their developing goodness into a little widget which they can export.

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There’s a conference for this — on November 9-12, RIM will be holding a session for developers who want to develop apps for the Blackberry platform. You can also proceed here for more details.

The developer tool can be found here.

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Showing off the backlog

October 12, 2009 by Jayvee Fernandez  
Filed under Nokia

Showing off the backlog

Here’s a photo I took of all the gadgets I have stored in the room:

The photo above illustrates 75% of all the gadgets under my custody. I own 50% of that. Inside the boxes and crates are more gadgets, chargers, cables, and over 10 lenses for my SLR. Not seen in the photo are my podcasting equipment (mic, desktop and boom stands), 2 portable drives, ACER desktop, two MacBooks, all in one printer, Quad Core rig, my dive gear, my Randall amplifier, and extra LCD monitor.
Last week I advertised a contest I was running on behalf of Nokia. if you’re …read more


More Future Phones from WIRED

October 11, 2009 by Jayvee Fernandez  
Filed under Mobile Monitor

More Future Phones from WIRED

WIRED Magazine has a fun read for the weekend. As “future phones” are now a dime a dozen, well we present you with more of these phones from the future starting with the Chameleon Phone which honestly defeats the whole purpose of making carrying one convenient. This phone is designed to blend into the background and mimic the texture of whatever surrounding it is placed on.

Other phones would include the Wrist Phone and the F Circle which is a really hot concept for a pseudo retro user interface.
[photos c/o WIRED]

Windows Mobile 6.5 puts on Armani

October 10, 2009 by Jayvee Fernandez  
Filed under Samsung

Windows Mobile 6.5 puts on Armani

Built on Samsung’s OMNIA B7610, Windows Mobile 6.5 is now putting on Armani. There are three differences — the signature golden Armani finish, 8GB of memory built in, and a pivoting screen. The whole thing runs on OpenGL ES 2.0, which is a good catch. Essentially if you have $1,000 to plop into a new phone running on an underdog OS by today’s standards then fine, you might do well with getting this one. Otherwise, you can still settle for HTC or an ACER / Glofiish WinMo phone.

[photo source]


Windows Mobile Marketplace easily hackable

October 9, 2009 by Jayvee Fernandez  
Filed under Windows Mobile

Windows Mobile Marketplace easily hackable

With everyone plus your Uncle Tom building a centralized application store on your mobile phone it seems that Microsoft’s Windows Mobile hefty and uber meticulous (and explorable) file keeping system is working against them.

Apparently, unlike the iPhone’s simplicity it is so much easier to crack the DRM for paid application downloads. All you need to do is locate the CAB file within your app directory and then freely distribute it to your friends and family, and Uncle Tom. So that’s it — just purchase it once and split the cost among your many friends.
[via engadgetmobile]

HP iPrint Photo prints photos wirelessly

October 8, 2009 by Jayvee Fernandez  
Filed under Apps

HP iPrint Photo prints photos wirelessly

This week, HP unveiled their new line of four wireless “Magic Frame” printers for the consumer market in Asia. In tandem with this, they’ve also released an iPhone application that allows you to directly print photos from your iPhone or iPod touch. Neat right? Well, the app was released in December of 2008 so it really has been a while! This is the perfect app (perfect as it is the ONLY app that will work in tandem with an HP wireless printer) for printing photos from your iPhone / iPod touch via WiFi.
You can download the application here for free. …read more


HTC Imagio hates Windows Mobile

October 7, 2009 by Jayvee Fernandez  
Filed under Windows Mobile

HTC Imagio hates Windows Mobile

The highly anticipated HTC Imagio runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 but it isn’t apparent. It’s almost like HTC wants to completely get rid of it, hide it in some deep recess of their new smart phone. I think they’ve been enlightened by what they did with the Magic and the Hero, both coming from relatively open OS environments. So we’re back with Windows Mobile, but we’re seeing more of the Touch FLO UI that HTC’s been keen on developing.

The HTC Imagio runs on the run off the mill Qualcomm processor, VCAST mobile TV, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth … the works. These …read more

Remembering the Pomengranate Phone

October 6, 2009 by Jayvee Fernandez  
Filed under Handy Peripherals

Remembering the Pomengranate Phone

It’s been spread as a viral video for a Novascotia tourism campaign many months ago, but the Pomengranate is making a huge comeback, especially in Asia. I guess it took this long to arrive. What’s actually freaky is that one of these features — the projector is already available on a number of Asian made phones. The NS08 (which stands for Novascotia ‘08) is still a dream, but it does become less and less fascinating by today’s standards in mobile phone technology.


Nokia DiscOVIries Week 2 Contest

October 5, 2009 by Jayvee Fernandez  
Filed under Nokia

Nokia DiscOVIries Week 2 Contest

note: This contest is only open to people in the Philippines.

I’m running week 2 of the Nokia DiscOVIries contest beginning today (GMT+8) till the midnight of Sunday. This week’s theme is “Asian Poses.” All you need to do is upload as many of your own ‘Asian Pose’ to my OVI dropbox for a chance to win PHP 2,000 worth of Ayala eGC’s. The winner also gets a chance to win a Nokia phone in the final round come end of November.
You can UPLOAD HERE.
Ovi has an interesting photo sharing feature that allows you to upload photos into drop …read more

DiscOVIries Contest 1 Last Call for Entries

October 4, 2009 by Jayvee Fernandez  
Filed under Nokia

DiscOVIries Contest 1 Last Call for Entries

It’s the last stretch of my Nokia DiscOVIries contest. I’ll be collating and choosing a winner of the best workstation photo come midnight GMT +8. If you still wish to join, all you need to do is follow the simple instructions and upload a photo of your workstation at home or in your work place. You don’t need to have a Nokia phone to do this, but you do need to be based in Manila, Philippines to join.

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