Tuesday´s News Bits
This article contains unofficial information.
- Sprint rolls out a camera-less version of the RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630. Sounds like quite a nice deal, especially for business users that are forbidden from using cameras at work. The price of this version of the Tour is $199.99 if you sign up for a contract. (source: IntoMobile)
- The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness will become available for $872? That´s what the Marketing Executive of the company said to a reporter with the Brand Republic magazine specialized in advertising. We know that the Xperia Pureness is a cell phone coming with unique design (and without extra features) that rolls out this October. (via: EngadgetMobile)
- The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic got itself a software update. Edition 31.0.2008 brings forth new version of the phone navigational app (Ovi Maps 3.1), improved Ovi Store client and minor optimizations and tweaks. Keep in mind, the update is still not available to customers in all countries. (via: All About Symbian)
- An iPhone game based on Showtime´s crime tv-series Dexter has been released. Actually, the game is an adventure that lets you control Dexter Morgan. What its gameplay is centered on is gathering information about victims, stalking and them killing them. Naturally, they deserve their fate just like the evil-doers in the tv-series, so don´t feel (overly) disturbed. Turning yourself into a serial killer goes through forking out $5.99 (evil laughter) (source: Kotaku)
The „cell phone” got invented in 1978 in the UK. This is one of the interesting facts that you can learn if you watch the now publicly available archived episodes of BBC´s Tomorrow’s World. The device was based on the now obsolete pulse dialing and actually never got released, since the government refused to give up the necessary frequencies and it wasn´t until 1983, when Mercury, Vodafone and Cellnet were finally allowed to develop their own cellular networks. (source: CNET.uk)