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MOBILE by Marauder
November 9, 2009, 11:39 AM
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Nokia is partnering with Island Def Jam Music and UMG International artist Rihanna to promote its new X6 handset, which ships with Nokia’s Comes With Music unlimited streaming service. Rihanna will perform select tracks from her new album “Rated R” in London on Nov. 16, and the show will be broadcast live at nokia.com/rihanna and streamed to Nokia handsets. The site will also feature UGC-uploaded videos shot by attendees via their Nokia X6 phones. Nokia will make an exclusive Rihanna application and exclusive footage from her London gig available at the Ovi Store and in selected territories, as well as an exclusive window to the track, ‘Wait Your Turn’ from the album before its release. (Cynopsis11/9)

Can someone send me a Nokia phone so I can watch? I never realized how adorable her accent is.

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Twitter plans to unveil a “geolocation” feature that will make the flood of tweets on a particular subject more relevant. Twitter will employ GPS on cellphones to allow users to include a precise location with each tweet. “Proximity can be this proxy for relevance.” (Iwantmedia11/9, NYT11/9)

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Yesterday we reported on Nokia’s lawsuit against Apple, in which they claim the iPhone is infringing on 10 of the company’s patents relating to GSM, UMTS and WLAN technologies.Analysts have now had a chance to crunch the numbers and estimate that Apple could face shelling out between $200 million and $1 billion to satisfy the suit if successful — and go on to say that Nokia has a pretty good case. (Mashable10/23)

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WIRELESS by Marauder
May 19, 2009, 4:43 PM
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Sprint has officially announced that the Palm Pre will be launching on June 6th for $200 after a $100 MIR and a two-year contract. You’ll be able to purchase a Pre from Sprint, Best Buy, Wal Mart, and Radio Shack. (http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/05/19/official-palm-pre-to-launch-on-june-6-for-200 5/19)

After Techcrunch broke the news this morning that Nokia was cracking away at a phone-friendly and potentially ad-supported version of their Internet tablet OS, Maemo, they figured they might be able to swing a screenshot. (http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2009/05/18/exclusive-leaked-screenshot-of-nokias-maemo-harmattan/ 5/18)

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The rise of the mobile-app market has helped send the popularity of games soaring, according to a new AT&T-sponsored survey that found 57% of cell phone users are gamers — with more than half of those playing at work. AT&T also released a list of the 10 most popular games and applications that were downloaded on its network from January to March. The Wall Street Journal (5/5) , TMCNet.com (5/5)

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Say you’re a wireless carrier with an exclusive deal on the hottest wireless device with the most popular application store. What do you do? Well, up until now, AT&T’s answer has been basically nothing. It had released zero apps taking advantage of the fast growing iPhone platform. Today, it finally got around to releasing one. (http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2009/05/05/att-finally-releases-what-should-have-been-the-first-iphone-app 5/5)

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Developers planning to write for Microsoft‘s new mobile market should forget about VoIP applications and programs that change the phone’s default browser or allow users to shop at rival app stores. Those are among the 12 rules Microsoft has spelled out for the downloadable-apps market the company is expected to launch — along with an operating system upgrade — in the second half of the year. PCWorld/IDG News Service (5/5)

AT&T is putting some of its smartphones on a diet: The carrier said Monday that it would begin selling in early summer Research in Motion‘s new BlackBerry Curve 8900 — at 0.53 inches deep, the phone is said to be RIM’s thinnest full-QWERTY release ever — and has put Nokia‘s new e71x on sale for $100. At 0.39 inches in depth, the Nokia 3G-enabled handset might be the world’s slimmest and is the first keyboard-equipped phone that Nokia has released in the U.S. in more than two years. TWICE (5/4) , xchange (5/4)

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The Samsung SGH-a877 Impression is now available from AT&T, featuring a full keyboard and the first commercially available 3.2-inch AMOLED touch-screen display. The phone will also include a 3-megapixel camera. It retails for $199.99 with a 2-year contract and a mail-in rebate. MobileBurn (4/7) , IntoMobile (4/7)

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Nokia Executive Vice President of Markets Anssi Vanjoki says that in 2010, high-end phones will include QVGA screens, a 5- to 12-megapixel camera comparable to standalone digital cameras, touch-screen input and GPS access. All these features will become commonplace in mobile devices by 2013. The New York Times/GigaOm (4/7)

(Below) In an iPhone world, the brand is not as important as utility.  I certainly see ‘fun’ as something which falls within utility.  Publishers who attempt to make apps whose only function is to advertise the brand will find themselves falling short of expectations.

No apps from publishers like the New York Times or broadcasters like CBS appear in the top 25 downloaded apps in the Apple App Store, where external developers launch programs or tools for iPhone users, says a report by comScore. Games dominate in Apple apps. (Iwantmedia 4/8, http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/digital-downloads/mobile/e3i877cb25050675ce95d66a8ae78d066d6 4/7)

Cox Communications, the U.S. cable operator, plans to start a wireless service this year. Cox is building its own cellular network — a strategy that contrasts sharply with that of its peers, Comcast and Time Warner. Cox could attempt to exploit the nascent mobile video market. (Iwantmedia 4/8, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123915134035899477.html 4/7)

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AT&T unveiled 6 new text and email-focused devices at CTIA yesterday built around some of the best in class communications apps. The super slim Nokia E71x, based on S60 on Symbian OS, looks to be the most powerful offering 3G, a 3.2 MP camera, Wi-Fi connectivity, Microsoft Exchange synching and access to AT&T’s video sharing service. It also supports AT&T’s CV video service as well as XM satellite radio. Other new models slated for release in the coming weeks include the Samsung Propel Pro, the Samsung Impression, the LG Xenon, the LG Neon and the Samsung Magnet. (Cynopsis 3/31)

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Microsoft has signed online music service Pandora, video game developer Electronic Arts and the social network Facebook, among others, for its new Windows Marketplace for Mobile applications store, the company said today. Robbie Bach, Microsoft’s head of entertainment and devices, is expected to discuss and demonstrate its mobile-software plans at a CTIA WIRELESS® keynote speech Thursday. Reuters (3/31) , mocoNews.net (3/30) , CNET (3/30)

In news that seems to indicate that Blackberry’s App World is indeed launching tomorrow, we’ve learned that Networks In Motion (NIM) will be releasing a GPS application for the BlackBerry on Wednesday, which would make it the first (or at least, tied for first) GPS app available on the new storefront. (http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/03/31/networks-in-motion-announces-first-gps-app-for-blackberry-app-world/ 3/31)

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A new partnership between Microsoft and MySpace will bring the social-network application to Windows Mobile 6.1 and 6.5 smartphones this year and give MySpace developers access to Silverlight, Microsoft’s rival to Flash technology. InformationWeek (3/30)

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YouTube can now be widely accessed through an application on most Window Mobile and Nokia S60 devices. You can visit m.youtube.com from your phone to download the app. (http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/03/20/youtube-mobile-tweaked-for-windows-mobile-and-nokia-phones 3/20)

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