There have been rumors and gossips about Samsung’s Wave, the first phone to come on Samsung Bada platform. Samsung Bada is a smart phone platform to add to an already existing mix of a number of platforms already available like iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm Pre, Nokia Ovi, Android.
Now Samsung has confirmed that Samsung Wave is not coming and it will start becoming available in June 2010. Those retailers who were taking pre-orders and were expecting the phone to be available in April will have to change their order taking page.
If you are a Samsung fan and have been waiting for Samsung Wave, you’ll have to wait for another two good months. Samsung Bada platform is also open for the developers who want to develop apps for this new upcoming platform. Samsung has been a strong platform but as a mobile apps developer, its going to be a hard question to answer: Are you ready to develop apps for a platform that will start getting into the user’s hands after a quarter?
Here is another weird change that eventually deceives the users. From now on, Facebook pages will not look for fans anymore. This is another trick Facebook is playing to bring more fans to the pages eventually. Fans will now be replaced with Likes. Huh? What does that mean? Well, if you click “Like” under the name of any Facebook page from now on, you will be added to the “Fans” of that page actually. Well, to be tricky, they don’t call them fans anymore. They call them the people who like this page.
So if you see a page for your street’s corner grocery store or a 1960 model car you liked in your childhood and you click “like” , you are added to the fans. Anything that is posted onto that page by the owner of the page as well as the fans (pardon, likers) of that page will start showing up in your news feed making your facebook experience more cluttered and messed up.
So, either you accept that fact that you’ll have more messed up Facebook experience due to these pages from now on, or you simply stop “Liking” things on Facebook.
Nokia announced three new phones with social networking and Internet focus. These three phones are targeted at three different markets and all three of them have a full Qwerty keypad.
Nokia C3 is the first ever qwerty Nokia based on Series 40 with a home screen access of social networking tools. Nokia C3 is a low end device with a 2.4 inch screen, wifi capability and a 2 mega pixel camera and is expected to hit the market in the second quarter of this year. Yes you can find it pretty soon and it’ll cost around EUR 120.
Nokia C6 is a symbian phone with a slide keyboard, 3.2 inch touch screen and a high class 5.0 mega pixel camera. Obviously the handset is positioned high and it will be available very soon as well. As early as early May I say. The estimated cost of the handset will be around EUR 300.
The third phone announced is an E series business qwerty phone with business customers in mind. Access to corporate email like Exchange and Lotus notes is the focused feature and the phone will be available around August 2010 with an expected price tag of EUR 240.
If it’s been a while you’ve upgraded your Nokia phone, this announcement by Nokia gives you an opportunity to upgrade to a latest handset that matches your needs and fits in your budget.
Nokia’s all you can eat music offer named “Nokia-Comes with music” allows a handset owner to download as many music as they can in a year. All you need to do is buy a phone which is labeled “Comes with music”. But this offer is not available everywhere in the world. How Ironic, isn’t it?
This offer has become available this week in China. As China is just next to my country, I wonder when this offer will become available in Pakistan. Nokia is the largest selling handset in Pakistan and this has been the case throughout the rise of the telecom industry in the country. There is a never ending demand of handsets in the country because more than 80 million mobile subscribers keep upgrading their handsets every now and then. Use of data services are becoming common as well. Anyone @ Nokia if read this, please do consider offering this service in Pakistan. You’ll not regret it 😉
According to an independent marketing research firm named comscore, BlackBerry has the largest smart phone share in US. Google has shown some serious improvement to 9% and Apple has been steady. This comparison shows the strength of RIM in the region. Those who are planning to build their business around BlackBerry should have additional level of confidence in the brand now.
Both Microsoft and Palm have lost their share as compared to Nov 2009.
I know 2010 holidays are three quarters away but EA’s announcement and this promo video forced me to force about Crysis 2. Crysis 2 is coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 platform by end of this year. Crysis has been a benchmark for the enthusiast PC gamers pushing the graphics to the limits and challenging the GPU capabilities. Here’s the video for you, that made me jump out of my chair.