Skyfire has released version 2.0 of their mobile browser exclusively for Android powered phones. Version 2.0 includes a host of new features such as: pinch to zoom (Android 2.0+), multi-tab browsing (up to 8 windows), Flash web videos (with adaptive streaming technology), and SkyBar.
Follow the “more” link to view the video demonstration of Skyfire 2.0.
Get Skyfire 2.0 for Android by going to http://get.skyfire.com on your mobile, or simply go to the Android Market and seach “Skyfire”.
Last week we reported that the Sony Ericsson X1 and C510 were being shipped to stores and would be launching in the coming days. Well this morning both devices and are the Rogers website, with the Sony Ericsson X1 available in both French and English.
Click the “more” link for features and pricing of the Sony Ericssion X1 and C510.
The X1 features a 3.0″ touch screen, slide out full QWERTY keyboard, 7.2Mpbs download speeds, and built in WIFI and GPS. Pricing for the newest full QWERTY available through Rogers Communications is below.
3 year term: $249.99 (voice and data over $45/month)
2 year term: $449.99
1 year term: $549.99
no term: $599.99
The C510 on the other hand has embedded YouTube and Facebook Applications, 3.2 MP camera, and is a 3G world phone.
3 year term: $79.99
2 year term: $129.99
1 year term: $179.99
no term: $229.99
For more information on the Sony Ericsson X1 or C510 head over to Rogers to learn more.
Today Rogers is launching the Android powered HTC Dream and Magic. I had a chance to play with both of them and was very impressed. Not just because it’s something new to try but because they seem to work well.
Both will cost $149.99 on a 3 year if you have a plan with a minimum monthly fee of $45. Rogers is also bringing back the $30/6GB plans for these devices until July 1st 2009.
Here’s the goods:
Full suite of Google applications including Google search, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Apps and YouTube
Android Market (an app store)
Quad band GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900Mhz
Dual band HSDPA 850/1900Mhz, 7.2Mbps
3.2″ 320×480 LCD with capacitive touch screen (no stylus needed)
Gmail and Exchange support both with push
IMAP and POP3 email support
Micro SDHC card slot
Both use a mini USB connector located at the bottom for charging and headphones. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack
The Dream has a slick pop out keyboard, 1150mAh battery and 256MB RAM with a Qualcomm MSM 7200 528Mhz processor.
The Magic has no physical keyboard, is a bit thinner and noticeably lighter 1340mAh, 288MB RAM with a Qualcomm MSM 7201 528Mhz processor. Please excuse the picture, the table had a bright red table cloth on it.
Slides are for Q2 2009
You can’t use your own hardware
Contracts are only 1 or 2 months
no additional charges for additional features like text, voice mail, etc
unlimited data is available with tethering as a $5 extra
no mention of any Blackberries (or iPhone)
4 Smartphones at launch:
Sidekick users rejoice as they will have the Sidekick LX. The rest of the Smartphones; Experia and HTC Magic/Dream will probably be available on Rogers already before they launch
Note the slides say Global Wireless. www.globalwireless.com goes to a pager company in Cali, globalwireless.ca and global-wireless.ca are already taken as well.
Slide EXIF info says they were taken with a SE TM506, one of the launch phones. The EXIF has a comment: “Photos from GlobalWireless updated presentation.”
They seem to be going after power users as opposed to basic users. While not cheap the plans and extras are price very aggressively. The initial coverage maps are very aggressive.
Now for some speculation on my part. One of Globalive’s brands is Yak; a low cost, basic service. Perhaps Globalive will use Yak for prepaid, more basic service and Globalwireless as a higher end offering. Sort of like Telus/Koodo, Bell/Solo/Virgin and Rogers/Fido.
Here’s the Coles notes:
launching in Q4 2009/Q1 2010
14 handsets at launch including 4 Smartphones
some plans include unlimited talk and data
T-Mo USA roaming
some handsets will support HSDPA 10Mbps
Sony Ericsson TM506
7.2mbps, 3 colours (green, red, silver)
pricing 29.99, 99.99, 199.99 on 2yr contract, 1yr, no contract/prepaid
Nokia 5330 ExpressMusic
384kbs, in white or silver
59.99, 109.99, 207.79 on 2yr contract, 1yr, no contract/prepaid
Nokia 5730 XpressMusic
3.6mbps in red, blue, pink, white
49.99, 99.99, 179.99 on 2yr contract, 1yr, no contract/prepaid
Nokia 6700 Classic
10mbps with 5 megapixel camera
Sidekick LX 2009 (!!!!!!)
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 (note it’s spelled XPERA on the slide)
149.99, 249.99, 449.99 on 2yr contract, 1yr, no contract/prepaid
129.99, 239.99, 429.99 on 2yr contract, 1yr, no contract/prepaid
pricing is hard to make out.
$5 unlimited nights starting at 5pm
$8 unlimited mornings until 9am
$15 unlimited calling to the US
$10 unlimited email, unlimited IM, unlimited communities with 20MB of data
$23 2.5GB data, unlimited email
$40 unlimited data
$8 unlimited on device browsing
$5 for tethering
$10 100MB ‘global remote mobile storage’
$10 250 video calling minutes, 7 ringtones, 5 games
$10 unlimited walkie talkie, unlimited MMS
$15 unlimited video calling, walkie talkie, 12 ringtones, 8 games
$8 unlimited access to global TV
$7 unlimited access to global Radio and Video
$10 unlimited access to global media
text messaging (unlimited in every monthly plan)
$4 500 international SMS
$7 unlimited international SMS
$5 video mail
$5 100 minutes to Asia
$10 280 minutes to Asia
$5 100 minutes to the Philippines
$10 300 minutes to the Philippines
$5 200 minutes to Eastern Europe
$10 350 minutes to Eastern Europe
US Roaming with T-Mmobile
$0.19 a minute
$0.05 per SMS
$0.40 per MB
$15/25/40 75/200/650 US roaming on T-Mo
$10 250 SMS on T-Mo
$19.99/29.99/59.99 for 50/250/1500MB data on T-Mo
AT&T FamilyMap allows you to track where your family members are by using cellphone triangular.
AT&T FamilyMap provides peace of mind by being able to conveniently locate a family member from your wireless phone or PC and know that your family’s information is secure and private.
Signing up on the AT&T website and get your first 30 day free of charge. After the trial period you will be automatically be charge the monthly rate of $9.99 for up to two family members, $14.99 for up to five family members unless you cancel the service.
The Apple App Store has almost had 1,000,000,000 (one billion) downloads and to celebrate Apple is giving away a bunch of prizes.
As of today, nearly one billion apps have been downloaded around the globe. So we just want to say thanks — a billion. Download an app and you’ll automatically get the chance to win a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card, an iPod touch, a Time Capsule, and a MacBook Pro. Just go to the iTunes Store, browse the App Store, and download your best app yet.
This could be possibly one of the coolest iPhone 3G cases we have seen yet. “That Girl” over at That Girl’s Site snapped this shot on a recent trip to Japan. As you can see in the photo, the clear hard plastic case is snaps onto the rear of the iPhone-looks good on the white model, not sure what it would look like on the black one.
No word on where you can purchase your own-if you know post a comment below.