“Right now our own people are testing the site, and we will go live as scheduled in the second half of this year,” a spokeswoman for Nokia. Also, the accessibility to the music store will be available only through vouchers, which will be given to the users when they buy a new handset or any other equipment from Nokia. Continue reading “Nokia To Launch Music Store In India by Year End”
We were a bit upset about Windows Mobile Marketplace ( The App Store for Windows Mobile Phones) not supporting WM 6.1 which is the most popular Windows Mobile OS today, but some good news – Microsoft will offer support for WM6.1 phones in marketplace towards end of the year. Meanwhile WinMo 6.5 Devices are expected to hit the market in September according to Microsoft which is holding the Worldwide Partner Conference at New Orleans ,USA .
The Web 2.0 has gone almost crazy for the Zune Products and the upcoming Zune Phone is no exception. There were speculations that the Zune phone will be announced by Microsoft this year itself, but the world of Twitter is buzzing with rumors that the Zune phone will be launching this June and the rumor also requests other people to hold their plans to purchase iPhone and other similar products..
Remember the sync feature recently introduced by Google? If not here it is. Though it had many great features, folks at Microsoft kicked off their own sync feature – Microsoft My Phone. So, if you are a Microsoft loyalist and don’t want to use Google services on your phone, then you can start using this cool service by Microsoft.
We have been covering about windows mobile and you might know about the upcoming 6.5 version of the OS. If you are a mobile developer and want to develop applications for the new phones running WinMo 6.5, we just heard from Microsoft that developers can now submit applications to the Marketplace (from May 1st)
A good news coming in for enterprise phone lovers.. Motorola have unveiled a business phone – Motorola MC55. You can view some snaps and check out a brief specifications of the phone In the following few lines.
3.5” 320X240 Touch Screen
OS – Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1
Bar-Code Scanner, Etc
The handset will be available in two variants MC5590 and MC5574 that would be priced in between $1695 and $2135.
Recently, Microsoft commissioned a Mobility Survey in APAC in conjunction with Synovate to gauge people’s perceptions, attitudes about smart phones and how they put their phones to use in their everyday lives.
The survey throws up some fascinating revelations and definitely makes for an interesting read. The How Mobile Are You survey polled nearly 2,500 respondents (513 in India) in five countries across Asia.
Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6 is a well accepted and appreciated OS in the Smart phone and PDA segment. The company is facing competition from Blackberry and Apple iPhone especially in the US smart phone market.
Microsoft is now developing Windows Mobile 7.
Microsoft is entering the mobile advertising space. The move can be seen as an indication that Mobile is really getting big. Microsoft will now place banner ads on msn portals seen through mobile screens.
As of now Bank of America, Jaguar Cars, and Paramount pictures have been signed on as advertisers.
Since Microsoft launched the MSN Mobile platform in June, it has taken great pains to add content to enhance the browser-based, rich-media experience. Just last week, the company launched an astrology channel and added a spate of new ring tones, wallpapers, games and other content available for download on the portal, which by the way already sports a lot of features anyway!
The Americans went crazy over iPhone, when it was launched. People were sitting outside the retail stores for 2 to 3 days to get their hands on this innovative gadget. iPhone’s popularity has been reflected in the recent Smart phone Market Study done by Canalys, a prominent research firm. Continue reading “iPhone eats up Windows Mobile market share”