Arabic TV news channel Al Jazeera announced the launch of its Arabic & English mobile sites today. The sites will be available on any mobile phone with browsing capabilities through http://m.aljazeera.net for news in English, and http://ma.aljazeera.net for news in Arabic.
Universal Music Group and internet video streaming startup, Kyte today announced a deal, in which Kyte is to provide the mobile and online platform for the label’s artists, including 50 Cent, All American Rejects, Lil Wayne, and Lady Gaga.
Universal Music and Kyte will also be developing new mobile applications for the Music Group behemoth.
After all sorts of troubles crashing in on Sony from every possible direction, Sony Ericsson has not been allowed to use the PlayStation brand name for its PSP phone. Reports state that Sony would only allow for such branding when it produces cell phones independently; which means it will end up its partnership with Ericsson for this. There hasn’t been much regarding the matter from Sony officials, but a spokeswoman stated:
We’ve been reporting apps for smartphones like iPhone and Google’s Android, but this time BlackBerry makes a comeback with six new apps. BlackBerry is still widely used all around the globe, even though the dawn of new smartphones from every corner out has sidelined it. These apps have recently been gathering up and so it was felt to share with our readers. The apps are listed below, check them out, and have a refreshing experience back on your BlackBerry:
Research in Motion (RIM) recently came out with a security patch for BlackBerry software to address critical flaws that were affecting its Enterprise Server. The patch will take care of BlackBerry Enterprise Server software v4.1 from Service Pack 3 to 6, as well as BlackBerry Professional Software 4.1 which was under threat.
There are a lot of rumors about what exactly is the Palm Pre going to cost? We aren’t sure about it but the much awaited device is reported to come in two different price schemes. Palm with Sprint is set to roll out a price range from $149/$399 to $199/$499 unsubsidized/subsidized pricing. I guess Palm will rather settle for the lower range, given the low number of devices it will be producing initially (around 200K). This will definitely be a better option given that Palm needs to do a lot if it has to survive in this race with competitors like the iPhone, G1, etc.
Doddling.com is a website that provides a free service enabling you to use and embed a web-based SIP phone. You can embed the Doddle gadget on your own webpage or blog, just follow the tutorial. You can even add doddling.com’s webphone to your iGoogle homepage, so you can make calls from there.
Google has launched a server side change on Google Maps for mobile and now it is much easier to get directions to a business. Before this change if you would have searched starbucks then application would have searched different addresses with stabucks and not the business. The application now differentiates between an address and a business. You can download Google Maps for mobile here.