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Articles tagged with: mobile devices

Microsoft Planning To Acquire Nokia For 19 Billion?

Reports have begun to spring up, suggesting that Microsoft might be getting ready to swallow Nokia for $19 billion. While Nokia has three main business groups: Mobile Phones, Smart Devices, and Markets. Mobile Phones would be the only one that would be taken over for the 19 billion.

This is an interesting bit of news when you consider that Nokia announced that a number of their phones will support Windows Phone 7, coupled with the fact of the mobile operating system, Symbian, being undesired for a large majority of mobile users.

New Proposal For Apple  Sunglasses

One of the major difference in selling points between the Kindle and the iPad is that E-ink can read outdoors in the bright daylight. Apple has made plans to improve that problem that so many of us have. There solution is a future generation of its iOS devices. Apple has proposed an invention that is described as a liquid crystal display that reduces perceived distortion when viewed through filters, or sunglasses.

Does Square App Have New Competition?

NFC, or near field communications, is a technology that has features to let you do touch-less transactions. You can make the transaction is various places and you can also make payments, transport payments, programs, coupons, and even information exchange.Many of the major smartphone platform providers BlackBerryand Android are members of the NFC Forum,” the Forum’s Arnold pointed out.

“We look forward to their contributions as we continue to develop specifications to move the technology forward and to ensure that NFC is globally interoperable.”

Is Square Going To Replace Cash Registers?

Most of you already know about the amazing Square app. The app is so easy to access transactions right from your mobile device; all you need is the little square gadget connected to your phone. Any one that owns a iPhone, iPad, or Android can use it.
Now Square is giving more opportunities fro big merchants as well as small companies to use their easy and convenient servicesToday Dorsey is revealing the Square Register, a replacement to current old-school cash registers. The company is taking the new device a step further with the new Square Card Case, which is a way for customers to access local merchants goods and products.

Apple Responds To Lodsys’s Lawsuit Threats

After waiting two weeks for a reply Apple has finally came back with a response for the threats against small app developers made by Lodsys. Lodsys is a small Texas company that it claims cover in-app purchasing. A letter was sent by Apple GC Bruce Sewell that says the app makers are already covered by the license Apple has taken to the four Lodsys patents.

Apple Proposes New Sim Card

A spokesperson from ETSI, European telecoms standards body, has confirmed that Apple has submitted a proposal for a new standardized SIM card. The new SIM card will be smaller than the ones of those in the current iPhone4 and iPad.

“We were quite happy to see last week that Apple has submitted a new requirement to ETSI for a smaller SIM form factor — smaller than the one that goes in iPhone 4 and iPad,” said Anne Bouverot, Orange’s head of mobile services.

Facebook Buys Snaptu

Over the weekend, Facebook announced that it will be buying Israeli startup Snaptu. The platform provides a smartphone-like experience to simple mobile devices, as long as then can connect to the Web. Snaptu gives users the ability to access websites and services within a usable interface. It mimics smartphone looks and abilities, with features such as contact syncing, an easy to navigate home screen, and the ability to quickly scroll through pictures and friend updates. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are availabe to almost any phone though Java-based applications Snaptu designed.