Motorola’s MOTORIZR Z8: Symbian with HSDPA

MOTORIZR Z8

Motorola has today announced the new MOTORIZR Z8 slider style handset. The Z8 is notable for several reasons, not least because of its Symbian-based user interface.

Features:

  • Symbian OS
  • 3.6Mbps HSDPA data in a 15.3-mm thin form factor
  • 1.4 x 2-inch, QVGA 16 million color display
  • 2 megapixel camera around back (VGA cam up front for video calls) with the ability to record in either MPEG-4 or 3gp
  • A2DP stereo Bluetooth audio
  • up to 5-hours of 3G talk time or up to 16 days standby.

UI design of this phone looks really cool to me. Not sure it supports flash lite or not.
See video here

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Opera Browser on Windows Mobile 6.0 Phones

opera 9.0

Opera Software today announced that the company’s Opera Mobile browser will be made available for both versions of Windows Mobile 5 and Windows Mobile 6 at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.

Opera Software also unveiled the alpha versions Opera Mobile 9, which includes supports for Adobe Flash .

Opera Software ASA’s mobile browser is all set to be included in some of the very first Windows Mobile 6.0 phones to be made available.

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Features for upcoming version can be read here

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Get inspired: Adobe Magazine premiere issue released

adobe proxy magzine

Just got a mail from adobe that they released premier issue of proxy magzine.

“We’ve reinvented Proxy magazine to create the all-new Adobe Magazine for Creative Professionals. Subscribe to this free, online quarterly, and discover fresh insight and tutorials from the wide world of visual communications.”

Very nicely designed and typography is excellant, creative thoughts inside 🙂

Download pdf here

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You Tube Goes Mobile Demo for 3GSM Congress ’07’

you tube in 3GSM_2007

They shown this for demo and this video shows how the technology provided by Multimedia Mobile services is capable to enable any content or service provider to instantly delivering contents or services to any 3G enabled mobile phone.
No aditional software required like flash pluging, etc.

See video via youtube

I posted details about youtube mobile little earlier in my blog Refer this post.

As i feel its not so smotther as flash video shown by On2.

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Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 Goes Gamma

yahoo go 2.0

Yahoo launched a new gamma version of Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0

Yahoo Go! is the first application optimized for the “small screen” of a mobile phone that truly makes it easy and fun to access the Internet. Everything about the Yahoo! Go interface is designed to be both visually stunning and give you what you want with the fewest clicks possible.

The service will be supported by more than 100 mobile phones.

Features:

  • Search reinvented for mobile consumers – oneSearch recognizes the intent of a search term and presents relevant content – not just a list of web links to PC sites – on the results page. Results are grouped by subject making it easy to read through and drill down to get more details.
  • Be local, no matter where you are – The Local & Maps widget gives consumers quick access to comprehensive local directory information for businesses across the US, enhanced with ratings and reviews from the millions-strong Yahoo! community. Interactive maps feature the ability to directly search for local businesses, get driving directions and real time traffic updates.
  • Rich, highly personalizable content from millions of sources – Current headlines and a breaking news ticker in the News, Sports, Entertainment, Weather and Finance widgets keep consumers connected to the information that matters to them. Consumers can customize to receive content from the millions of sources on the Web that publish in RSS.
  • Photo sharing keeps consumers connected to their community – The Flickr(TM) widget integrates one of the Web’s most innovative and prolific photo-sharing communities, making it easy for consumers to upload and manage images from their camera phone. Consumers can also easily share photos, view their friends’ pictures and browse or search the millions of images.
  • Streamlined e-mail keeps consumers in sync – The E-mail widget allows consumers to quickly respond to, delete or compose new messages or view attachments with a single click – all automatically synchronized with their Yahoo! Mail account in real time.
  • Display ads from major global advertisers – The advertisements will run in several of the Widgets, near the top of the page. Consumers will be able to click on these interactive ads to directly call the advertiser or to learn more information about the advertiser’s offer.

See how it works
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Yahoo Offers Mobile Display Ads In 19 Countries

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Yahoo is now offering mobile display advertising though its Yahoo Mobile Web service in 19 countries, extending the graphic ad platform for phones that it launched in the United States late last year.

Yahoo is serving mobile phone banner ads from the likes of Hilton’s Embassy Suites, Infiniti, Intel, Nissan, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble Asia Pacific, and Singapore Airlines starting today. The ads will appear atop the Yahoo Mobile Web home page.

Mobile advertising appeals to marketers as a way to “reach consumers when they’re on the move and communicate with them in a way we haven’t before,” as John Vail, director of interactive marketing, Pepsi-Cola North America, puts it. The new ad platform is available in Argentina , Australia , Brazil , Canada , France , Germany , India , Indonesia , Italy , Malaysia , Mexico , Philippines , Singapore , Spain , Taiwan , Thailand , United States , United Kingdom , and Vietnam .

Yahoo has been moving aggressively to expand its mobile offerings. In January, the company launched a new mobile search service, Yahoo oneSearch. The service “understands what consumers are looking for and presents answers directly in the results — not just a list of Web links to PC sites,” says Marco Boerries, senior VP of connected life at Yahoo.

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Flash Goes Mobile : On2 Technologies

flash video 

A new application enables Adobe’s Flash Video to play smoothly on mobile phones. The  transcoding system will be unveiled this week at 3GSM in Barcelona.The technology has been created by On2 Technologies, a video compression company based in the  U.S. 

The company’s video compression technology is licensed to Adobe for use in Flash 8 and 9.  The video compression software is also sold directly to content developers and video sharing sites.

The new system for wireless transcoding is called Flix Engine 3GPP.  It will initially support the H.263 and AMR-NB 3GPP formats.  On2 has the exclusive rights to transcode Flash files.Content developers and carriers will have the ability to transcode Flash files and make them available directly to wireless users. The system provides compression of video files, making them as little as one quarter the size of the original files

Making video files smaller is of crucial interest to wireless carriers, many who are daunted by the expected bandwidth demands of streaming video.

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They shown clearly how video appears at different frame rate. Very intresting!
And definately a enormous growth in flash video.

Read press release via on2 here

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Glow: the very first cross platform mobile chat application with both Java and Flash Lite clients

flash lite_chat based software

Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) February 12, 2007 – SolidLabs, a leading developer of premium mobile content and applications and provider of content aggregation services, has announced the release of GLOW, a FlashLite mobile chat client. GLOW is based on ChatBlazer, a long-time industry leader in chat and instant messaging.SolidLabs will unveil the new FlashLite client at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 12-15 in booth number 7F57.

The launch of GLOW’s new Flash Lite client makes it the very first cross platform mobile chat application with both Java and FlashLite clients. Most mobile chat solutions use SMS to deliver individual messages across the mobile network and thus only enable mobile users to communicate with other mobile users. Other chat applications exist that enable mobile users to chat with both mobile and computer-based users, but only to users with an account on the same network.

Features:

  • Connect with friends using popular IM services, including MSN, ICQ, AIM, and Yahoo!
  • Chat across multiple platforms and with desktop friends on Macs and PCs
  • Engage in multi-party chat and web conferencing
  • Send and receive SMS messages
  • Customize the look and feel of the user interface
  • Create dynamic user profiles
  • Access public and themed chat rooms.
  • Create their own Private chat rooms with the option to password protect them.

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Flash home:Deliver rich, dynamic home screens, a new product by Adobe for Flash lite

Flash home

Flash Home, a new cool product by adobe which enables you to deliver rich, dynamic home screens consistently across a broad range of handsets.

Flash Home is a flexible, white-label home screen solution that combines customizable home screens with live data services to provide subscribers with personalized, engaging experiences across handsets.

With Flash Home, you can embed data services and active content into home screens and easily promote new services tailored for various market segments, extending and differentiating your brand in a highly visual way.

Features :

  • Flexible, data-enabled home screens
  • On-device catalog for easy discovery, preview, and management of home screens
  • Support for rich media, including FLV files, text, audio, and vector graphics
  • Over-the-air updates of branded user interfaces
  • Extensible architecture
  • Powerful mobile authoring capabilities

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Adobe Flash Lite To Support Video for Mobile Handsets

Adobe today announced that support for video will be integrated in the next generation of Adobe® Flash Lite™ software, Adobe’s award-winning Flash® Player runtime specifically designed for mobile phones. Flash Lite 3, expected to be released to manufacturers in the first half of 2007.

“Video support in Flash Lite will revolutionize the way users engage with mobile content and open up new revenue opportunities for developers worldwide,” said Al Ramadan, senior vice president for Mobile and Device Solutions at Adobe. “This release will allow users to view vibrant video content from popular Internet sites like YouTube or MySpace and enable developers to create new, dynamic applications across a variety of mobile and consumer electronics platforms.”

Great news for flash lite developers 🙂

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Vodafone announces agreement to launch YouTube Mobile

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Newbury, 9 February 2007 : Vodafone, today announced an agreement with YouTube to offer Vodafone customers a YouTube experience on their mobile phones.
Launching in the UK initially, the agreement is expected to offer Vodafone customers in key markets across Europe the chance to access a version of the popular YouTube service directly from Vodafone live!

Features :

  • Enables easy access and usability on the move.
  • Customers to access new videos daily, upload content, forward recommendations to friends.

Now people can view and share favourite YouTube videos seamlessly wherever and whenever they want.

I am hoping flash video can make a big space in mobile phones……future is flash lite 🙂 .

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Samsung’s F700 Ultra Smart phone uses Flash Lite as the user interface

f700

samsung f700

Samsung today announced a new addition to its Ultra portfolio with the introduction of Ultra Smart F700. This revolutionary mobile phone will be showcased at 3GSM World Congress.

Features :

1) Full Touch Screen
2) MPEG4/H.263/H.264/Real MP3/AAC(+)/eAAC+/Real
3) QWERTY Keypad
4) MMS / E-mail / JAVA / WAP 2.0
5) Bluetooth® / USB
6) Flash UI / Document Viewer 🙂
7) Full HTML Browsing
8) Offline Mode, BGM

Click here for more technical details

Flash lite is growing everywhere . . . 🙂

vivek

Nokia Delivers Free Downloadable Maps to the Mobile World

smart2go.com

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it is making its smart2go mapping and navigation platform, available for free download (www.smart2go.com), enabling millions of people to use the most comprehensive map coverage offered on a mobile device. The platform allows for mapping and routing in over 150 countries and has support for full turn-by-turn satellite navigation in over 30 countries. The application allows people to view where they are on a map, search for points-of-interests (POI) around them and create routes to get them there free of charge.

smart2go is a compact programme for your mobile that allows you to load maps from around the world. Discover interesting places with ease, highlight them and get the route.

Nokia plans to start offering the smart2go application for free, on Saturday, February 10th, for selected Nokia S60 and Windows Mobile 5.0 devices initially and has plans to roll out support for most of the major mobile OS platforms including Nokia S60, Series 40, PocketPC, Linux and other Windows Mobile devices.

Still inBeta phase.

Watch an intresting film to know more about it 🙂 its really cool

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iriver S10 New look : CES 2007

iriver s10

iriver s10

iriver s10

iriver s10

An upcoming cool product in the combination of watch/media player by iriver which they have shown in CES 2007 booth.
The most intresting thing about this device is a “combination of flash based media player/watch “.

So now i can wear flash too in watch format. Really cool! 🙂

Click here to see video

Unfortunately in the video i havent found anything like above images, not sure why?
If someone have any updates kindly update here.

vivek

Adobe published Flash lite Case Study of shockwave

shockwave

“The true benefit of developing with Flash Lite is that all you have to do is optimize the file for screen size and resolution—that’s it. Now, porting efforts are virtually eliminated.”

Shockwave Minis are fun, easy-to-play mobile phone games, including titles from MTV, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central. Original games, including puzzles, sports, action, and casino challenges.
“Shockwave Minis bring a new category of fun, impulsive mobile games to the mass market,” says Roy Sehgal, VP of Strategy and New Businesses at Shockwave & AddictingGames. “Teaming with Verizon Wireless gives us the unique opportunity to jointly increase mobile game penetration in the United States.”

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