Google has added additional Buzz support to the mobile browser version of Gmail for the iPhone and Android handsets.
This means that Buzz will be available as a tab when browsing to your mobile inbox, rather than a separate web app.
Google says that this will make it easier to see when people @reply to you, comment on something you’ve posted, or comment on a post after you.
Just like real life
“Now, you’ll see buzz in your inbox on your phone just like you do in the desktop version of Gmail, complete with the little Google Buzz icon,” says Google on its official blog.
You might vaguely remember the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2, before it was canned for a UK launch. Well, that hasn’t stopped SE bringing out a massive update for it.
The new firmware brings all manner of changes to the Windows Mobile 6.5 handset, such as FM radio and video calling.
The update also offers stability improvements and performance tweaks – things we’d reckon the UK public would have been crying out for had it actually been released.
Other enhancements include better touch navigation thought the home screen, faster GPS locking, and overhauled dialler pad and even [...]
We’ve always been fans of LG’s phone designs, and it seems the new Android handset from the company follows in the same tracks.
The LG LU2300 has been leaked in pictures onto the internet, and looks like LG is finally bringing out the big guns in the Android game.
The pics show a phone with a sleek chassis with a four-line QWERTY keyboard, nestling underneath a WVGA (800×480) capacitive display.
The LU2300 also has a 1GHz processor and runs Android 2.1, bringing it well up to speed with the higher end Google-powered phones.
However, there is a little worry that this [...]
Google is now stocking car docks for its Nexus One ‘superphone’, utilising the phone’s turn-by-turn navigation to turn it into a sat nav.
Although the Nexus One has yet to go on sale in the UK, Google is keen to push the benefits of its HTC built smartphone.
The Nexus One: Car Dock has built in speakers and volume controls to add a little volume and control to the driver and comes with the Car Home app which loads automatically.
“The Nexus One Car Dock is the perfect place to put your phone when you’re in the car,” says Google’s Nexus One page. [...]
AOL has announced that it is planning to get rid of ailing social networking site Bebo.
The internet giant said it was unable to provide the funds necessary to keep up with the bigger social networking sites.
To that end, it will either be selling Bebo in the near future, or writing off the $850m (£417m at the time, according to the BBC) it paid for the site two years ago and shutting it down.
AOL cited the explosion in popularity of sites like Facebook as a reason for the decision.
“Bebo, unfortunately, is a business that has been declining and, as a result, would require significant [...]
HTC has announced a huge profit for the first quarter of 2010, riding the wave of its critically acclaimed smartphones to report a net profit of just over 5.03 billion Taiwan dollars (c£103 million).
Considering the massive global impact of the HD2 and of course the UK’s current hottest phones the Desire and Legend, HTC’s promising start to the year still surpassed expectations, although the company did dip slightly from the last quarter of 2009.
White label to hero
HTC has gone from a respected but low key phone manufacturer making Windows Mobile handsets to be branded up by other [...]
Samsung has used a Russian developer conference to show off its plans for its proprietary smartphone platform.
The Korean company will be releasing four new phones in the near future based on Bada, on top of the forthcoming Samsung Wave.
There’s very little information on the new phones apart from the slide depicting them – but we can see they’ll all be cheaper than the Wave.
Two of each
The new Bada phones will come in two forms, two full touchscreen devices and two with horizontally-sliding QWERTY keyboards, like the Genio Slide.
The Samsung Wave has been tipped to cost north [...]
Headline writers will be rejoicing – Microsoft has dropped the ‘Series’ from Windows Phone 7 Series.
As you can imagine, the new name will simply be ‘Windows Phone 7′, bringing it much more in line with the standard Microsoft branding.
We were a little perplexed about why Microsoft went with such a long-winded title, as it went against the new ‘simplistic’ ethos of Windows Phone 7.
It’s cool to see the Windows Phone, rather than Windows Mobile, part of the name has stuck – a stark reminder that Microsoft is keen to distance itself [...]
Microsoft looks set to launch its own hardware in the shape of the much-vaunted Pink phones next week.
Reuters is quoting a ‘source close to the matter’ that the phones are set to be announced next week, with a different moniker than the Pink codename.
The new phones, which have been mentioned in various leaks over the last year, will be QWERTY-enabled messaging devices, with a strong focus on the social networking youth.
Samsung has been attacking this demographic with its Genio/Corby range, low cost phones with lower-end specs but instant access to social networking.
The expected call of a general election in the UK this week could delay plans to liberalise the UK airwaves, causing a potential ‘capacity crunch’ in Britain’s mobile phone broadband network, rendering smartphones such as Apple’s iPhone and BlackBerries almost useless.
This week’s expected call of a general election may send plans to liberalise the UK airwaves back to the drawing board, according to latest reports.
A serious headache
The Guardian warns that any delay to the liberalisation of the UK’s airwaves “or sale of a new spectrum would leave mobile [...]