Avid Skype video users on Windows Phone 8, now is the time to get your hair did -- HD video is now possible employing "higher-end" WP8 devices, such as the Lumia 920, HTC 8X, and Samsung Ativ S. "Lower end handsets" will have to settle for VGA video, though Microsoft says call quality across the board was improved in update 2.4. All WP8 handsets will enjoy People Hub integration, meaning you can jump right into Skype calls from your contacts list, rather than having to independently open the app. And should a friend need to use your phone to Skype a buddy in Belgrade, account switching is now integrated into the main menu. The update is of course free, and available right now in the Windows Phone store. Head past the break for the full list of updates.
As Sony, Apple and others well know, it's hard to slip a phone into the marketplace without leaks, considering the many, many points on the supply chain where Mr. Blurrycam can spot it. This time, Rapid Berry allegedly espied promotional photos that look like they came directly from the source, hitting all the Blackberry 10 marketing points like the upcoming Z10 handset in black and white, BBM Video with Screenshare, the new BB keyboard and the so-called Time Shift Camera. While we've seen much of this before, these are among the first press-type pics we've seen straight from RIM -- and tie up the imminent Blackberry 10 future with a pretty bow, if real. Go to the source to see the entire series.
Via: Phone Arena
Source: Rapid Berry
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The Canalys Mobility Forum EMEA 2009 took place in London on the 17th of November. A highly informative event which gave industry experts insights into the evolution of the pc and phone industries for the coming years, it specifically developed a discussion around the dynamics of the netbook and smartphone sectors.
Biz-News.com was with Patrick Remy, VP Devices for Orange Group a young French industry professional that is based in London. Patrick gave us some insights into the work of Orange Group and how it is managing to keep on top in a market that is continuously changing and where customers are growingly more demanding with the devices and services operators offer.
VIDEO INTERVIEW. The Canalys Mobility Forum EMEA 2009 took place in London on the 17th of November. A highly informative event which gave industry experts insights into the evolution of the pc and phone industries for the coming years, it specifically developed a discussion around the dynamics of the netbook and smartphone sectors.
Smartphone.Biz-News.com spoke to Ted Morgan, CEO of Skyhook Wireless, an American based company that has great passion for its developed iPhone App, a location based app which has been used to develop most extraordinary and original apps. Watch our video interview to find out more.
08/10/2009 - TomTom Presents Car Kit for iPhone
VIDEO. Biz.News.com reporters navigated to TomTom’s stand at IFA 2009, where Sarah Schweiger, PR Manager for TomTom, gave them a brief introduction to the company: their main markets, competitors and challenges as well as newly released products, including long-expected car kit for iPhone scheduled to ship in the U.S. in October.
Biz-News.com reporters interviewed Klaus Düll, the owner of PRETIOSO, the distributor of Datomo mobile solutions for German speaking market.
Datomo provides mobile application development and marketing services and offers web to mobile content integration& adaptation. PRETIOSO localizes all the Datomo’s apps for the German language.
Klaus gave us a live demonstration on the world’s smallest wireless printer and scanner designed for smartphones and offered by PLANon. According to him, the printer is also the world’s first to have built in paper cartridge.
VIDEO INTERVIEW: Biz-News.com interviewed Ann Meng, Marketing & Sales Manager of Menq International. She presented the company’s star product - mini GPS/GSM tracker with GPRS.
This tiny device shows directly map location on any mobile without installing any software and transmits the SMS message of longitude, latitude and location link to cell phone. It supports indoor orientation, single location reporting and continuous tracking. In case of emergency, help message with location is send to all preset phone numbers.
14/09/2009 - IFA 2009: The Magic Touch of Hero
Eric Matthes, Channel Manager of HTC, was interviewed by Biz-News.com reporters at IFA 2009 in Berlin. He explains the innovativeness of the two company’s handsets – Magic and Touch Diamond2 – that have been nominated for Plus X Award.
Our reporters were also one of the first to see the HTC’s Tattoo, short of the release.
VIDEO INTERVIEW. At IFA 2009 in Berlin, Biz-News.com reporters interviewed Jacques Giribet, CEO & Founder of IDAPT.
He showed us the company's star product – a universal desktop charger that allows to charge several portable devices (such as mobile phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, PDA notebooks, GPS, Bluetooth devices, game consoles, etc.) at the same time, through a system of interchangeable tips. According to the company, it’s compatible with over 3000 devices.
IFA 2009 - the business event no. 1 for consumer electronics - will take place in Berlin from September 4-9.
For one week international media interest will be concentrated on IFA. Also the Biz-News journalists will be reporting directly from Berlin covering the latest in CE products.
VIDEO INTERVIEW: Fazal Hussein, CEO of Helios Towers, was interviewed at the West & Central African Com conference held in Abuja, Nigeria.
He talks about the Sub-Saharian market and he thinks the only way for the operators to go forward is to develop a lean architecture.
He unveils what areas MTN Nigeria will be focusing on over the next few years. He also discusses the evolution of the Nigerian telecom market.
VIDEO INTERVIEW: Osondu Nwokoro, Director of Regulatory Affairs of Zain Nigeria, was interviewed at the recent West & Central African Com conference held in Abuja, Nigeria.
He explains the complexity of Nigerian and other African markets.
VIDEO INTERVIEW: William Saad, Managing Director of IHS Nigeria, was interviewed at the recent West & Central African Com conference held in Abuja, Nigeria.
He talks about the infrastructure sharing and explains how the operators can reach the rural areas in a cost-effective way.
04/08/2009 - West & Central African Com: “Customer Relationship Management is at the heart of the operator’s activities"
VIDEO INTERVIEW: Abdoulaye Sarre, Chairman and co founder of PCCI Group, was interviewed at the recent West & Central African Com conference held in Abuja, Nigeria.
He talks about the importance of customer relationship management and he thinks that in the near future more and more operators will outsource their CRM operations.
31/07/2009 - West & Central African Com: Opportunity Abounds as Nigeria Faces "Revolution" in Broadband Deployment
VIDEO INTERVIEW: Lanre Ajayi, managing director of PINET Informatics and president of the Nigerian Internet Group, was interviewed at the recent West & Central African Com conference held in Abuja, Nigeria.
He talks about the changes coming in broadband and the need for businesses to position themselves for the opportunities they will bring. He said these will include opportunities in terms of applications, e-business, e-commerce and e-government.
29/07/2009 - West & Central African Com: MTN Nigeria Targets Customer Satisfaction to Expand Market Reach
VIDEO INTERVIEW: Ahmad Farroukh, CEO of MTN Nigeria, was interviewed at the recent West & Central African Com conference held in Abuja, Nigeria.
He talks about plans for increasing market share by targeting customer satisfaction. Farroukh also discusses infrastructure sharing and MTN's Community Phone Service.
27/07/2009 - West & Central African Com: Market "Hungry" for Internet and Access to Real-Time Information
VIDEO INTERVIEW: Robert Aouad, CEO of Isocel Telecom, was interviewed at the recent West & Central African Com conference held in Abuja, Nigeria. He talks about the prospects for, and handicaps to, growth of the broadband market in Benin, where Isocel forecasts it will be providing Internet connections to 50% of the population by 2010.
08/06/2009 - WWDC: New iPhone 3Gs Twice as Fast, Video Camera
Apple has unveiled a new version of the iPhone - the iPhone 3Gs - at WWDC 2009.
Among the key improvements are a 3 megapixel camera with autofocus and VGA video capture at 30fps, improved battery life, voice control, a faster processor and 7.2Mbps HSDPA-compatible radio.
04/06/2009 - Mobile TV "Reaching Tipping Point": MobiTV
MobiTV has added two million new subscribers in less than six months, taking its total to more than seven million.
The company says that better viewing experiences, advances in technology and higher awareness
are all helping boost adoption levels.
Telefónica today conducted its first tests on a real 4th Generation network with LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology, installed at its Demonstrations Centre in Madrid.
The initial tests consisted of a VoIP call and a videocall using an LTE mini-network installed by Ericsson, Video conference, and data and images downloads at speeds in excess of 140 Mbps.
24/02/2009 - Growing Appeal of Memory Card Movies For Mobiles
Watching movies on smartphones has in the past had its drawbacks - picture quality, screen size and memory limitations among the most obvious.
Those are fading rapidly but it seems that delivering video content to mobiles is occupying a lot of people's attention.
24/02/2009 - 7 Start-ups To Watch From Mobile World Congress 2009
The big names of the mobile world occupied vast stands at MWC in Barcelona - but some of the most interesting and innovative products, applications and technologies came from start-ups.
Smartphone.biz-news has pulled together some of the enterprising newbies that are likely to make a big impact in the future, including video interviews and photos.