Friday´s News Bits
This article contains unofficial information.
- What is it that prevents AT&T from offering the iPhone online in New York? The reason is quite odd really – fraud. It seems the carrier has had a drop too much to have to resort to such an extreme measure and the number of shams must have been overwhelming. We still don´t have information about other states where the online sales of the iPhone have been banned. (source: gadgetell)
- The service Sidekick Sync now costs $2.99 a month. T-Mobile has slashed the price of the service that allows the Sidekick LX 2009 to securely access Exchange Active Sync e-mail, calendar events, corporate directory and contacts. (source: Hiptop3)
- This is what the iPhone with an attached SLR lens looks like. It´s counter-intuitive, but the extra accessory doesn´t equate to better snapshot quality, but rather, allows for certain optical effects that are available to owners of SLR digital cameras only, like varying depth of the focus field, improved macro mode etc. (source: 2dayBlog)
- Twitter´s mobile page gets a major facelift. Its overall design has been improved and the website looks much more appealing to use now. What do you like better? The new page or you´d rather stick to dedicated applications? (source: AppAdvice)
- RIM and Energizer have joined Wireless Power Consortium. The organization now has 21 members and its goal is the development of a standard for wireless cell phone charging, called the Qi. (source: Electronista)
- HTC has released new commercials of the Tattoo, HD2 and Touch2 as a part of their YOU campaign. In the short videos, these smartphones are portrayed as something much more than merely devices for work and calls. (source: HTC Source)