Buy.com -The Internet Superstore is one a multi-channel online retailer based out of California, United States. They are into business since 1997. They are now offering a good variety of Bluetooth Wireless Headsets for sale online.
Bluetooth headsets are a must if you need to talk on the phone without taking it out of your pocket. The prices of these gadgets have also come down considerably over the past few years. Also a large number of devices support Bluetooth these days. If you are wondering what Bluetooth is ?
Its a global standard for a short-range wireless network (Personal Area Network PAN) . Its can be used for information exchange between devices over a short-range radio frequency.Popular versions are 1.1, 2.0 and 2.1 EDR . Today it is possible to listen to stereo Audio using Bluetooth provided the device and Headset support A2DP
Lets take this Plantronics Voyager 510 Bluetooth Headset with WindSmart for example
According to info on the website its the 11th Top-Selling product . So whats special in it ?
- Light weight
- Can switch between 2 devices easily
- Upto 6 hours of talk time
- Upto 100 hours of standby time
- 10m range
You can choose from a lot of Manufacturers – Plantronics, Motorola, Jabra, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Parrot, Anycom, & BlueAnt
The site has cool feature called product zoom using which you can see a enlarged picture of the product and some extra details like Shipping and Stock without having to leave the page.The interface is clean despite a few third-party advertisements
You also get to post/read reviews of all products.
Most of these Bluetooth products might qualify for their free shipping, Please check with their Terms and Conditions before placing the order.
You can also get $10 of your order if you use Google checkout for the purchase
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Nokia has partnered with Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India for the first of its kind design studio in India.Nokia has picked India as a starting point for a series of satellite design studios it plans to establish in design hot spots around the world, signaling the increasing impact the country is having on the development of mobile phones. Established via a two year partnership with the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, it will give Nokia designers and India’s talented young designers the opportunity to work together on new design ideas for India and the global markets.
Alastair Curtis, Nokia’s Chief Designer and Ms. Geetha Narayanan, Founder & Director, Srishti has issued a joint press release today.
Looks like Nokia wants to do some serious research on designing handsets for the Indian user.
Feel happy the Indian Mobile User is given importance.
Some great news for Sony Ericsson fans in India. Thanks to a market demands in India – product launch divides between rest of the world and India is getting shorter. Until a year back, new mobile handsets would atleast 2-3 months or even more to surface in India.
Last week Sony Ericsson announced 8 new phones for the Indian market
P1i – the business smartphone
and under the general category
S500i and the T650i
All the phones are expected to be available with all mobile retailers across the country immediately.
Sony Ericsson P1 is a revolutionary phone which tries to redefine the definition of a Business Class phone.
The P1 is a notworthy competitor for the Nokia E90 Communicator and Nokia N95
Also the P1 will replace the P990 in the production line we suspect
- 25% reduction in size compared to P990i
- Support for most mobile email protocols
- 3G, Wi-fi, bluetooth(stereo) ,Infrared
- 3.2 Megapixel Camera and a additional Video calling Camera
- Dual function keyboard,Stylus,Touchscreen
- Rich Media support
- Memory Stick Micro Expansion upto 4gb with 512 in package
Price and Availability
Expected to be available in Q3 2007 which is the current quarter in selected markets.
The phone might hit Indian market soon.
Get more info about the specifications here Sony Ericsson P1
The Device profile of yet another phone has been spotted on Nokia’s Developer forum. This time its the Nokia N81
Its a 8 GB slider phone and is a sequel to the N91 8 Gb edition.
- 8GB Internal Memory
- Over 12 Hrs of Music Playback
- 3G, Video Calling
- Dual Camera
- Slide form factor
The phone if not a rumor is expected to be launched in Q4 2007
Samsung has debuted the G600 a 5 Megapixel , 3G slider phone in Europe
The Samsung G600 is a media centric phone and Slim and Sexy ! is the name of the game.
Samsung has stacked a lot of features into 15mm thickness phone. The phone sports a 5 Megapixel Camera , with flash and 5X digital Zoom.
There’s a secondary Video calling camera.
Other features include Bluetooth with A2DP(Stereo) , FM Radio, microSD expansion.
According to Informa’s World Cellular Data Metrics (WCDM) Global mobile data revenues from services other than SMS exceeded US$10 billion in 1Q07. Data Services are gaining acceptance.
Is SMS Dead
Nope. SMS is still alive and clicking and orldwide SMS traffic was up year-on-year by around 50% to more than 620 billion messages in 1Q07
SMS revenues were up nearly 25 % and total data revenues almost touched US$34.3 billion.
Data Services are still not as popular as SMS
This is proven from the fact that in Egypt only 1% of revenue came from non-sms data services whereas in Korea it was 70%
We had hinted earlier the Hutch might change colors again in What will Vodafone do with Hutch
Looks like Vodafone wants to spread its brand image in India soon. So its going to be the the Battle of the Reds (Vodafone vs Airtel) as Hutch and Airtel are the largest mobile operators in India. Hutch has always been seen as an elite brand in the country as it is present only in a few circles. Vodafone is known for its Premium services around the world. Vodafone cannot use the same global pricing strategy in India for sure due to the nature of the market here. Lets wait and watch Till then it may may bid good bye to the Hutch Pug
BlackBerry 8820 is a Quad Band Wi-fi enabled Blackberry. Currently available only in the UK.
- 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi
- Quad Band
- micro SD / SD Expansion
Can’t login to Paypal on your mobile ? Worrying about the loads of time their homepage takes to load on your mobile . There’s some relief.
Paypal has launched a new mobile checkout service that enables users to pay for services over paypal using a website interface tailor made for small screens. There’s verification by means of a Mobile PIN.
Nice to see some activity on the mobile web arena.
Samsung has raced past Motorola for the the 2nd spot in the global market share for mobile phones by shipping about 37 Million mobile phones this quarter.The growing list of handsets the Korean company has in its offering might be the reason.
Things are not so good for Motorola and have not managed something as spectacular since the RAZR about a couple of years back. Motorola’s top management might under go a change .It managed only about 35 Million shipments in the quarter and is seeing huge losses.
Sony Ericsson is till behind with about 25 million shipments.
Samsung’s success can been attributed to hits Ultra Line of handsets and also a lot of Entry level handsets for the emerging markets.(Both Moto and SE are trying to find an answer for this one )
Nokia is the market leader and is expected to announce its results for the quarter in a months time.
You might have seen the Nokia N-gage and the Ngage-QD . It was not a big hit but it defintely made the mobile gaming experience a enjoyable one.Nokia is currently working on a new N-Gage gaming platform. Details are expected to be announced any time. Unlike the previous version the new n-gage is expected to be compatible with at least all N-Series phones.
The Graphics looks really good.Will the 3D accelerator in the N95 be powerful enough for 3D Gaming ?
Lets wait and watch, for now enjoy the video.
check the video for a preview of what’s in store
Nokia might be rolling out a 8 GB version of the highly popular N95 to keep out competition from W960 and Apple Iphone
This XML file NN95_8GB-1r100.xml was found on Nokia’s developer site
The specs are not clear though apart from the 8 GB storage.
Motorola Z9 is the latest phone rumor . Its looks very similar to the RAZR 2 series
- 2 Mega pixel Camera with flash
- MicroSD expansion
The unit looks like a early prototype unit and is and has AT&T branding [BGR]
Nokia 7500 Prism is the latest fashion phone from Nokia.It was launched in China earlier this week.
- Series 40 platform
- 16 million colors TFT QVGA-display
- 2 Megapixel camera with flash
- microSD expansion slot
- Micro USB port and Bluetooth interface