There has been a lot of talk about privacy in the recent past as services for secure and private messaging pop up everywhere. However, most consumers may not be in a position to ascertain that these services are actually present on the smartphone. Equally, the companies themselves may also not be aware of the features that are missing.
In a recent conversation with the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association we discussed the growth of wireless in Canada. I would like to share some Canadian statics with you:
At the end of June 2010, Canadian wireless phone subscribers numbered 23.4 million
Half of all phone connections in Canada are now wireless
Advanced wireless networks that support handsets such as smart phones and Internet sticks are available to 96% of Canadians
In 2010 80.5 million smart phones were sold in Canada
Smart phone penetration in Canada is at 31%
300,000 Android phones are activated each day in Canada
Based on those statistics, I am confident that growth will continue not only in Canada but worldwide. Most individuals are foregoing a traditional landline phone and using the internet or smart phone to make the majority of their calls. So now the focus becomes who can provide the best rates and quality. This is an opportunity for a service provider to capitalize on how they can offer a service that is different from the others, that will continue to allow them to grow as a provider and offer features that are not available with the “traditional landline phone”. At IPsmarx we offer solutions that will allow you to be a successful service provider. Our newest innovative development IPsmarx Breeze will allow you to offer this wireless mobility to your customers. This unique product line allows for SIP-based calls to be made using popular smart phones and devices, such as iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, and Windows Mobile. And who wouldn’t want all the great features that it comes with, such as Call Forwarding, Voicemail to Email, and Music on Hold, Custom Wallpaper and the ability to transfer calls. And let’s not forget, most importantly making cost saving calls using the internet.
Filed under: Handsets, HTC, Windows Mobile, GSM, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
While HTC's press didn't deliver on our Android dreams -- or electric sheep -- it did land us the new Touch Diamond2. First off, this set is a stunner, build quality and feel in your hand is really a quality affair. The material choices in both metal and plastics used here are really first rate -- we gush because we're rather impressed. The screen is bright, easy to read and the UI overhaul -- and new features
underneath -- are much appreciated. One standout in the new improved UI has to be the start menu which, when clicked, pops you into a full screen shortcut list which is miles better to surf through with a finger. All in all? We're impressed with the Touch Diamond2
and though it's not a wildly new device, it is worth peeking at if you're lost in the decision making process for a new Windows Mobile phone. Follow on for some video action.
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Filed under: Handsets, HTC, Windows Mobile, GSM, EDGE, HSDPA, UMTS
So this thing's definitely got some heft to it -- and honestly, especially for a business-centric device in this class, we don't think that's a bad thing. As with just about everything HTC churns out, the Touch Pro2
is exquisitely manufactured, feels rock-solid, and the WVGA is absolutely awesome -- we noticed that the gestures and animations are totally smooth and responsive, proving that WinMo is perfectly capable of handling this kind of UI dazzle. The Straight Talk functionality for seamlessly moving between different types of communication will be appreciated by anyone who spends half their business day on the phone and seems to work (and look) positively lovely -- and as for that speakerphone? We can totally picture ourselves slamming this thing upside down during a meeting in a fit of "our company just lost a $100M contract"-style rage with a satisfying, weighty "thud" and instantly bringing the whole room into the conversation. Follow the break for a couple videos of this thing in action (and sorry, no angry speakerphone fits).
Continue reading First hands-on with the HTC Touch Pro2 (with video!)
First hands-on with the HTC Touch Pro2 (with video!) originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Mon, 16 Feb 2009 07:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink
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Filed under: Handsets, Features, Motorola, Verizon Wireless, EV-DO, CDMA
It's pretty fricking hard to believe that Motorola didn't have any touchscreen phones in the North American market before the Krave
, isn't it? It's true, though -- so when it came time to draw inspiration for that all-important first device, designers looked to none other than Moto's own MING
series, a popular (and fairly attractive, if we do say so ourselves) line of Linux-based smartphones sold in China for inspiration. In the course of its metamorphosis into a thoroughly Americanized phone, the Krave (Kring? MAVE?) lost GSM, gained CDMA and 3G, and found itself locked in to Verizon. All things considered, that's a pretty traumatic conversion there -- so how'd it end up faring? We took a quick look at the ZN4 to find out.
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Motorola Krave ZN4 hands-on originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Mon, 24 Nov 2008 09:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink
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