Wednesday´s News Bits

Wednesday´s News Bits
  • 20 tube stops in Washington DC to get cell phone coverage. This is what Suzanne Peck, Metro’s Chief Information Officer has announced. The expansion of the network coverage to the other 27 stops will be implemented by the carriers themselves and is to be finalized by the next fall. Coverage in between tube stops will become a fact by 2012. (source: IntoMobile)

  • FCC has confirmed the Huawei U8220 is the T-Mobile Pulse indeed. We have already told you about the handset that´s expected to run Android and feature 3.5-inch screen, 3-megapixel camera and Wi-Fi. FCC has not confirmed anything yet, but at least we know know the cell phone will become available through T-Mobile. We are looking forward to the official announcement. (via: UnwiredView)

  • The official Wikipedia app for the iPhone has rolled out. The largest, free encyclopedia is accessible directly from the screen of the popular handset. You can download the app from App Store. Of course, it´s completely free of charge. (via: Daily Mobile)

  • Shazam  for Symbian trial period extended to 30 November. The app that is quite good at recognizing music samples and can be purchased and downloaded from Nokia Music Store is now available on Ovi Store as well. Hurry and take advantage of the longer trial period. (via: Nokia Conversations)

  • An odd concept – a cell phone that changes its display to reflect the weather condition. WINDOW Phone reflects the current weather by changing the outlook of its translucent body. But that´s not all, if you want to take advantage of the integrated handwriting recognition you need to fog up its display with your breath. Take a look at the pictures! (source: Concept Phones)

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