Wednesday, April 29, 2009

japan and china cooperation on 3G networks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and China are looking at cooperating on next-generation cellphone services, which would help China develop its wireless technology and Japanese makers expand in China, a Japanese government official said.

Japan's mobile services use third-generation networks, which allow higher-speed data transmission than the second-generation services that still dominate in China. Sharp Corp, Panasonic Corp and other Japanese cellphone makers have struggled to make inroads in the Chinese market, the world's biggest, partly due to technological differences while rivals like Nokia have been more successful.

The Nikkei business daily reported that Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao are expected to agree on an alliance in new equipment and broadband services, when they meet on Wednesday in Beijing.

The two countries will also jointly conduct research applications and develop content such as video and music, the paper added.

Jun Mizutani, an official at Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said the two countries' are likely to cooperate on third-generation and future-generation mobile phone services but said specific details had not been decided.

China aims to bolster the technological prowess of its companies through the move. Foreign firms currently account for more than 70 percent of China's cellphone market, the paper said.

Japanese cellphone makers are eager to expand overseas as the domestic market has matured and phone sales have fallen with the introduction of a new sales model.

(Reporting by Sachi Izumi; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

Nokia OVI store ready to tackle apple store

MONACO (Reuters) - Nokia Oyj said on Tuesday it would combine its different Internet services tighter together as the world's top cellphone maker tackles Apple's hugely succesful App Store.

To cope with slowing phone demand Nokia is building a new business from mobile Internet services -- like games or maps -- but is scaling back separate investment plans due to the slowdown, and focusing on merging the delivery of services.

"We are moving into Ovi, into a platform strategy," Tero Ojanpera, head of the entertainment and communities operations at Nokia, told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of the Nokia developer summit in Monaco. Ovi is Nokia's much-anticipated online store which is set to launch in May.

Nokia, which made its first ever quarterly pretax loss in January-March, is cutting annual costs at its key handset unit alone by more than 700 million euros ($911 million) to counter plunging demand.

Nokia said on Tuesday it would cut up to 360 jobs at its Internet services unit, while it would cut an additional 90 jobs elsewhere in the organization.

The Apple store has proved the market for software supermarkets in the mobile world, with one billion applications downloaded in less than a year.

"As much as iPhone and App Store is a success for Apple, it's a humiliating defeat for the rest of the mobile industry," said Bengt Nordstrom, chief executive of telecoms consultant Northstream.

"Twenty years of efforts from operators and vendors to create mobile applications that customers like is overtaken in a heartbeat by someone that has never done it before," Nordstrom said.

Many of the operators are now embracing different software stores aiming to generate more data traffic from its clients and to avoid customer turnover.

"We are going to make it as easy as possibly for our customers to buy from whatever shop," said Steve Glagow, vice president for marketing operations at Orange.

But not all operators -- Nokia said operator billing would not be available in the United States when its Ovi store opens, as it had said earlier.


Nokia's market is potentially bigger than Apple's -- it says the Ovi store will reach some 50 million consumers when it opens in May, while Apple has so far sold some 20 million iPhones.

"Nokia's timing is absolutely right," said Patrick Bossert, director of marketing strategies in Europe and Asia at telecoms services firm Convergys.

"Like any publishing market, its about the economies of scale," Bossert said.

While hundreds of millions of people use its phones every day, Nokia has yet to match Apple's success in getting people to pay for software downloads, while it has also lagged Apple in creating a major following among software developers.

"Nokia's biggest challenge in the developer space is to win mindshare from Apple and Google, to provide tools and a platform to facilitate rapid development of innovative experiences," said Ford Davidson, CEO of Seattle-based Dashwire, which makes software for linking cellphone content to the Web.

Nokia's Ojanpera said the firm was trying to attract iPhone developers to create attractive programmes for Nokia phones.

"We will have the richest and the most interactive platform for the developers," Ojanpera said in the interview. "This is not only about high-end, this is about scale."

Nokia said it also hopes to benefit compared to other stores from its faster publishing of submitted applications or content, and more liberal policies on content which goes head to head with its own software offering.

"We are Switzerland, essentially," Eric John, head of media products marketing at Nokia told the conference.

The overall mobile phone market is expected to shrink 10 percent this year, as consumers rein in spending and handset sellers try to clear out unsold phones. Including the job cuts announced on Tuesday Nokia has slashed some 3,500 jobs across the organization to cut costs this year.

($1=0.7683 euros)

(Reporting by Tarmo Virki; Editing by Mike Nesbit and Jon Loades-Carter)

Opera browser celebrates 15th birthday

Fifteen years ago, two computer scientists sat at their desks in a research lab in what is today Telenor, Norway’s telecommunications incumbent, itching to begin a new project. They were going to build their own Web browser.

Those first keystrokes would become Opera, the browser that has set — and continues to set — the standard for browser innovation. Jon von Tetzchner, the CEO of Opera Software, and Geir Ivars√ły began coding the original desktop Web browser in April 1994. Today, about 40 million people use Opera on their Windows, Mac and Linux computers...


and not just desktop browser they have in mind, they also developing mobile browser that became favorite to most mobile internet user, that is Opera Mini,

The world’s most popular mobile Web browser with over 20 million users.

Full Web: Opera Mini enables you to take your full Web experience to your phone. Fast: Faster mobile internet as data is compressed before being sent to your phone.

and it is Free!!! Opera Mini is free to download. It is the definitive mobile web browser.

Popular features in Opera Mini:

1. Full Web in your palm
When visiting a Web page, Opera Mini displays the overview of the page and suggests where to begin your reading
2. Built for speed
Opera Mini is built for speed. Web pages are compressed by up to 90% of its original size for speed, saving your time & money.
3. Sync bookmarks and Speed Dial
Opera Mini features Opera Link, which allows you to synchronize your bookmarks and Speed Dial with a computer running Opera 9.50 or other mobile device running Opera Mini
4. Save it for later
On phones with JSR-75, Opera Mini lets you save pages for offline viewing so you can quickly access and read your desired Web content, even when you’re on a plane, in the subway, or in other places where you can’t get network reception. Depending on your phone, you may need to choose a destination folder for storing pages for offline viewing

Saturday, April 18, 2009

waiting for android os

Sony Ericsson says Android phone to take time
Fri, Apr 17 11:21

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Sony Ericsson will take some time developing a phone using Google's Android operating system, its chief executive said on Friday, but declined to say when such a handset would be available.

Most handset vendors are rushing out phones using Android software, hoping to benefit from consumer demand, but Sony Ericsson said it would be some time before its own offering was launched.

"It does require a lot of evaluation, as well as a lot of testing, a lot of acceptance from a consumer viewpoint, and there is still some time to go," Chief Executive Hideki Komiyama told Reuters in an interview.

"Looking ahead I think that we see this as one of the important operating systems, there is no doubt," he said.

Loss-making Sony Ericsson, a joint venture of Japan's Sony Corp and Sweden's Ericsson, has decided to use three operating systems in its high-end phones -- Symbian, Android and Microsoft's Windows Mobile.

"Our focus is on how can we differentiate from the competitors using the same operating system," Komiyama said, adding the firm was focusing its investments on user experience and user interface.

Sony Ericsson reported earlier on Friday a deep loss for January-March and said it aims to cut some 20 percent of jobs as it looks to return to profit.

Nokia sales fall by 27 percent

Nokia says handset market to fall more: report
Fri, Apr 17 02:02

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The struggling cellphone market has not yet touched bottom, the chief financial officer of top mobile phone maker Nokia was quoted as saying on Friday.

"We don't believe that the mobile phone markets have touched the bottom of this recession yet," CFO Rick Simonson told Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat.

"(But) the clearing out of inventories was brisk at the start of the year, which has increased our belief in the future," he added.

Nokia, on Thursday, reported a 27-percent fall in January-March sales and its first-ever quarterly pretax loss, but calmed jittery investors when it said it saw signs of stabilizing demand in the tumbling handset market.

Nokia Chief Executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said that while the firm believed the market was no longer in free-fall, it was too early to conclude that demand had touched bottom.

(Reporting by Brett Young; editing by Simon Jessop)

Friday, April 17, 2009

N86 with Carl Zeiss lens

The N86 8MP comes with a wide-angle Carl Zeiss Tessar lens for panoramic pictures, shorter latencies and variable aperture for super sharp photos. The fast mechanical shutter ensures pictures with less motion-blur, while the dual LED camera flash is powerful enough for excellent photography and video capture.

The internal memory allows around 4,000 images to be stored but can be increased from 8GB to 16GB with a microSD card & the device also offers a bright OLED screen with scratch-resistant hardened glass, easy photo management, full sync capability with a PC and TV-out support for slide shows. N86 8MP is scheduled to begin shipping during the second quarter of 2009 at a retail price of EUR 375 (exc. taxes/subsidies).

First reactions from Nokia Nseries and Carl Zeiss are as follows:

“People demand mobile cameras that take excellent pictures in all light conditions,” says Juha-Pekka Sipponen, Director, Nokia Nseries. “That’s why the aperture of the Nokia N86 8MP is comparable to that of a high-quality, stand-alone digital camera. Whether it’s running with the bulls in Pamplona or capturing the panoramic beauty of a sunrise over Sydney, the Nokia N86 8MP will take brilliantly clear, wide-angle images that are instantly geotagged to be uploaded onto sites like Ovi Share or Flickr.”

"When it comes to taking the best digital photos, it’s the quality of the lens and the sensor that count, not just the quantity of pixels. The Nokia N86 8MP is the first mobile device with variable aperture, adding to the Carl Zeiss Tessar lens for excellent results. It has never been easier to capture special moments in such a great quality," says Helmut Heier of Carl Zeiss.

samsung OMNIA HD

OMNIA HD is Samsung’s first Symbian full-touch handset, and features the world’s first 720P HD video recording and decoding on mobile, as well as the world’s largest AMOLED screen on mobile.

Samsung OMNIA HD has a stunning design with a sleek finish and delivers the ultimate in digital entertainment thanks to its HD capability and 3.7” AMOLED screen. The Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) touch screen offers unrivalled sharpness of tone, vivid colours and greater clarity in direct sunlight as well as less power consumption.

The HD video recording feature enables you to capture precious moments in HD (720p) quality, enjoy HD content on HD TV via DLNA technology and share real-time live video as users shoot it via The 16: 9 screen of QHD display with 16M colour and dual stereo speaker reveal a whole new world of mobile multimedia experiences on the move, enabling users to enjoy SD (Standard Definition) /HD (High Definition) videos in cinema-scale quality with caption.

Allied to the industry-leading 8MP camera which allows you take digital camera-quality photographs on your phone, the Samsung OMNIAHD ensures you capture the best possible photographs of your friends and family.

The generous internal memory (available in 8GB and 16GB capacity options), with the addition of a 32GB microSD card, allows you to store up to 48GB, which translates to 35 DVD-quality movies or 18,000 8MP photographs.

Feature Overview
HD Video Recording
3,7" QHD Super Vivid AMOLED Display
HSUPA 5.76Mbps/HSDPA 7.2Mbps
8 Megapixel Autofocus Camera
Multi Codex (DivX,MPEG4)
Web Browsing
Full Touch Screen


Samsung INNOV8 (Samsung i8510) takes mobile handset photography and multimedia experience to new heights with its 8 megapixel camera. It offers users top of the range camera technologies, a surround-sound cinematic video experience, the best mobile internet browsing experience and mobile gaming capabilities.

The Samsung INNOV8 has the latest in imaging applications such as smile shot, blink shot and face recognition allowing memorable moments to be stored in their best quality. Users can also personalize and edit their photos, videos and music with Movie Maker and Story Board applications.

The handset also acts as a digital photo frame, allowing users to display their favorite images.

For the gamers, the Samsung INNOV8 comes pre-embedded with two of the world’s most famous games, Asphalt and FIFA 08. Additional features include an optical mouse and 4-way navigation key for enjoying PC-like browsing experience.

And HSDPA high speed Internet and WiFi connection offer convenient and seamless internet experience wherever users are.

Feature Overview
8 Megapixel camera
2.8” QVGA Display
Optical mouse and 4-way navigation key
FM Radio with RDS
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps (900/2100)
EDGE / GPRS (850/900/1800/1900)
Symbian OS V9.3, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2
Memory: 16GB Flash + External Memory slot : microSDHC™ (up to 16GB)

Nokia N86 8MP camera

Nokia N86 8MP has wide range of Nseries features with even more camera power. With powerful 8 megapixel camera and wide-angle Carl Zeiss optics, you can take stunning pictures at a moments notice and share the high quality images by showing your photos directly on a beautiful display, connecting to your compatible TV, or sharing images on-line with your friends.
Enjoy the rich sound, vibrant images, and compelling games. Sit back on a long trip and use the convenient kickstand to enjoy videos on the stunning OLED display.

Nokia N86 8MP has an attractive design, scratch-resistant hardened glass front, and metal detailing that make it a pleasure to feel, hold, and use.

Feature Overview

8 megapixel camera

Nokia Nseries digital music player

3.5 mm stereo headphone plug
2.6" display
Integrated GPS, A-GPS

Operating Frequency: GSM 1800/ GSM 1900/ GSM 850/ GSM 900/ WCDMA 1900/ WCDMA 2100/ WCDMA 850/ WCDMA 900
Band Functionality: WCDMA / GSM
Software platform: S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2 based on Symbian OS v9.3
Dimensions: 103.4 x 51.4 x 16.5 mm
Weight: 149 g

Primary Screen Display
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)
Color Depth: 24 bit

3 Labeled soft keys
5-way Scrolling
Dedicated game keys
Dedicated media keys
Grid Key Mat

8 megapixel camera
Resolution: 3280 x 2464
Dual LED flash with Carl Zeiss Optics & Tessar™ Lens
Auto Exposure, Auto Focus, Automatic Aperture Control, Automatic Motion Blur Reduction, Exposure Compensation, Full Screen Viewfinder, Image Stabilization, Mechanical Shutter, Panorama Mode, Red-Eye Reduction
Self Timer
Video Resolution: 640 x 480
Video Frame Rate: 30 fps

Max User Storage: 8 GB
Free Executable RAM Memory: 74 MB Memory Card: Micro SD
Memory Card Feature: Hot Swap
Max Memory Card Size: 16 GB
Unlimited Heap size
Unlimited Jar size

S60 OSS Browser
WAP 2.0
Web Runtime 1.0
XHTML over TCP/IP Flash Lite: Flash Lite 3.1


Java Technology
eSWT UI API 1.0.3
JSR 118 MIDP 2.1
JSR 135 Mobile Media API 1.1
JSR 139 Connected, Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 1.1
JSR 172 J2ME™ Web Services Specification (RPC package)
JSR 172 J2ME™ Web Services Specification (XML Parser package)
JSR 177 Security and Trust Services API for J2ME™ (SATSA-CRYPTO package)
JSR 177 Security and Trust Services API for J2ME™ (SATSA-PKI package)
JSR 179 Location API for J2ME™ 1.0
JSR 180 SIP API for J2ME™
JSR 184 Mobile 3D Graphics API for J2ME™ 1.1
JSR 205 Wireless Messaging API 2.0
JSR 226 Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for J2ME™ 1.1
JSR 234 Advanced Multimedia Supplements 1.0 (audio3d)
JSR 234 Advanced Multimedia Supplements 1.0 (music)
JSR 248 Mobile Service Architecture Subset for CLDC
JSR 75 FileConnection and PIM API
JSR 82 Java™ APIs for Bluetooth 1.1
Nokia UI API 1.1

Audio Formats
AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI Tones (poly 64), MP3, MP4, RealAudio 7,8,10, SP-MIDI, True tones, WAV, WMA

Digital Rights Management
OMA DRM Forward Lock
OMA DRM v1.0
OMA DRM v2.0
Windows Media DRM 10
DRM Delivery Method: HTTP Download, MMS, OMA Download v1.0

Network Data Support

Local Connectivity
Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR
DLNA Certification
Micro USB
Mini Stereo Plug 3.5mm
MTP (Multimedia Transfer Protocol)
Nokia AV 3.5mm
Nokia microUSB Cable CA-101
USB 2.0 High-Speed
USB Mass Storage
WLAN Support: 802.11b/g, VoIP Video Call, WEP, WPA, WPA2 (AES/TKIP)
VoIP: VoIP Video Call

Extra Features
Accelerometer Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor
Flight Mode
FOTA Firmware over the Air
Nokia Maps
Stereo FM RDS Radio
Stereo Handsfree Speakers
Still Image Editor
TV Out

Nokia 5730 Xpressmusic and 5800

With Nokia 5730 Xpress Music you can enjoy music, messaging, games and sharing multimedia.

Nokia 5730 Xpress Music features full QWERTY keyboard allowing you to chat quickly, and keep your friends, media and shortcuts together on the single, convenient Home screen.

You can enjoy excellent audio quality through any headphones using the 3.5 mm AV plug, or get a big sound from the built-in speaker. Use the dedicated music keys or voice-controlled "say and play" to access up to 8 GB of music.

Take great pictures with the 3.2 megapixel camera, and share photos and videos online. Or play against your friends in the N-Gage Arena in landscape mode using the gaming keys.

Browsing the internet, Chat and visit your favourite social networking sites, and slide out the full keyboard to type messages quickly and easily.

Feature Overview
Side slide design with full QWERTY keyboard
Dedicated Touch Music, camera and gaming keys
Camera: 3.2 megapixel and 2nd front camera (VGA)
8 GB MicroSD memory card (with hot swap), support for up to 16 GB

Nokia 5800 express music

The new Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is especially designed for the music-lovers all over the world. It has innovative new designs to give you the best music experience from a mobile phone. It supports Nokia's Comes With Music, a service that gives you access to the Nokia Music Store.

What do people want for their music mobile phone? off course we all want clear and powerful speakers, more memory capbilities and easy synchronization.

But as with the name Nokia, this Nokia 5800 XpressMusic does not just focus on the "music" factor but it also has a great internet browsing, 3.2 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss Lens, clear phone speaker, Bluetooth and so much more! Plus, it is the first Nokia phone with touch screen to add that human touch.

There is the Media Bar and the Contacts Bar. The Media Bar is a drop down menu that gives you a direct access to your music, videos and photos. With the Media Bar, you can directly link to a website or for online sharing. Contacts Bar, on the other hand, is like a feed for your own life. You could highlight up to four of your favorite contacts and track a digital history of previous text messages or emails and photos, and more from these contacts.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, comes with 8 Gb of memory, built-in surround stereo speakers and it supports up to 60 languages so people around the world could use this phone. A great choice for music lover on the move and mobile internet access.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Harga apple iphone 3G telkomsel

Inilah harga iPhone 3G Telkomsel

Paket bundle pra-bayar :

Pelanggan prabayar (prepaid turbo) bisa membeli iPhone 3G 8GB dengan harga Rp 9.605.000. Sedangkan yang 16GB seharga Rp 11.205.000. Keduanya mendapat bonus akses data 500 MB.

Paket bundle pasca bayar (PostPaid) Turbo :

Handset Price 8GB Rp 4.455.000
Handset Price 16GB Rp 5.912.000
Monthly fee Rp 354.000
Bonus Free Data 500 MB

Paket bundle pasca bayar (PostPaid) Turbo Plus :

Handset Price 8GB Rp 3.844.000
Handset Price 16GB Rp 5.301.000
Monthly fee Rp 488.000
Bonus Free Data 500 MB, Free Talk 180 menit, Free 150 SMS

Paket bundle pasca bayar (PostPaid) Turbo Premium :

Handset Price 8GB Rp 2.622.000
Handset Price 16GB Rp 4.079.000
Monthly fee Rp 733.000
Bonus Free Data 1000 MB, Free Talk 360 menit, Free 300 SMS

Wah ternyata mahal banget, jauh lebih mahal dari harga pasaran di luar negeri,rupanya Telkomsel mau menjual gengsi bagi para pemakainya. Harga bundling Telkomsel itulah yg membuat mahal. Memang pasaran smartphone, PDA highend faktor merk dan gengsi begitu kentalnya. Mending beli di Amazon online shop aja.

Padahal iphone generasi ke 2 juga sudah siap dirilis yg akan membuat iphone lama jadi obsolete dan ketinggalan.

Kalau mau cari smartphone keren banyak pilihan lain yg memiliki fitur hampir sama dengan iphone dan yg pasti memiliki harga reasonable.

Bila anda merasa harga iPhone 3G ini terlalu mahal, kenapa tidak pertimbangkan produk lain yang sejenis dengan harga yang lebih terjangkau? Barangkali daftar alternatif pengganti iPhone berikut ini bisa jadi bahan pertimbangan, meski tentu tidak selalu harus sepadan secara head-to-head baik dalam fitur dan kelengkapannya.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 si SEX1
Blackberry (Storm, Curve dan Bold),
HTC Touch HD dan Touch Pro,
Samsung Omnia HD dan Samsung S8300,
Nokia (N97, N96 dll),
LG (Renoir, Arena dan Cookie),
apa mau yg murah lagi khan ada LG Viewty [model iphone] cuman Rp. 4 juta.

Jadi pilihan atas sebuah smartphone berharga premium dengan segudang fitur seperti HSDPA, WiFi, kamera berkualitas, internet browsing, GPS, layar sentuh hingga dukungan PIM layaknya sebuah PDA tentu tidak semata-mata didasarkan pada merk atau gengsi semata. Apalagi bila harga yang ditawarkan di pasaran dalam negeri kelewat mahal bila dibanding dengan harga produk yang sama di luar negeri, atau bila dibanding dengan produk pesaing yang tak kalah baiknya. Smartphone dibuat untuk mereka yang cerdas, termasuk cerdas dalam memilih ponsel cerdas.
Make a smart choice, semua kembali kepada cita rasa dan duit pribadi kita sendiri.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

HTC Snap

HTC, manufacturer from Taiwan officially pre-released its new mobile phone offering previously rumored as Maple now named HTC Snap aka HTC S522.
It is powered by Qualcomm® MSM 7225™, 528 MHz processor and Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional operating system.
The new HTC Snap also features a 2.4-inch TFT-LCD with LED back light and QVGA resolution, Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and HSDPA/WCDMA up to 7.2 Mbps down link speed.
Additional specification having a GPS, QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible), Bluetooth and 2.0 Megapixel camera with fixed focus.
and new feature called "Inner Circle", an HTC innovation that makes it easy for people to prioritize incoming messages and email.

John Wang, Chief Marketing Officer, HTC Corporation: “The HTC Snap represents the latest step in HTC’s mission to create a range of innovative smartphones, each with specific benefits designed to both surprise and delight our customers.”
HTC keeping you in touch with Snap mobile phone.