Saturday, November 11, 2006

New Music Video Shot By Cell Phone

Nokia N93 Phone [Courtesy: Nokia]When Italian filmmakers shot an entire 93-minute documentary using a Nokia N90 cell phone, it was only the beginning of a trend. Now Rob Dickinson's new music video - "Oceans" - takes the nSeries phones to the next level.

"Oceans" is the second single from Dickinson's debut solo album, Fresh Wine for the Horses. The new music video was shot on the Nokia N93, a 3.2 megapixel cameraphone with DVD-quality video and Carl Zeiss optics.

"The great thing about the Nokia N93 cameraphone is that we were able to go anywhere with it. We didn't have to lug a camera crew around thanks to the luxury of such a compact and versatile device," said Mike Hodgkinson, director of the music video.

"We were able to get some very creative shots with it, even underwater and we also created an aerial shot with a bunch of helium balloons - we really pushed the Nokia N93 to its limits, and it responded fantastically."

The Nokia N93 connects directly to your TV for a widescreen movie experience and you can upload your images and video to online albums or blogs. You can also create and burn home movies to DVD using the Adobe Premiere Elements software bundled with the Nokia N93.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Speak Your Mobile Text Message - Soon?

If you like sending text messages but don't like typing or "thumbing" them on that tiny cell phone keypad, you are not alone. And if Nuance Communications has its way you may be dictating your text messages soon.

To showcase its Mobile Dictation solution last week, Nuance challenged Guinness Book world champion texter, teenager Ben Cook, to a public man-versus-machine duel. The speech solution prevailed handily, completing a 160-character standardized message in 16.32 seconds. Cook's time was 42.22 seconds.

But hold your horses; this technology is still in trials with the phone companies. So until you can speak your text message, try using a QWERTY keyboard cell phone, or brush up on your text message shorthand.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Let The Free Mobile Games Begin

Thanks to the ad-supported mobile games program by Greystripe, you'll likely be playing more free games on your cell phone. If that's got you jumping for joy, then look for mobile game collections like Greystripe's to open up a strong new trend in free games for cell phones.

The more than 150 free games at GameJump include titles by Ozura Mobile. Said H.E. Mah, vice president of marketing for Ozura: "Greystripe has figured out a business model that is beneficial to game developers, advertisers and people who enjoy playing mobile games."

Now that's a win-win game play.>>>MORE Games For Cell Phones ...

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Wanted - Frequent Mobile Game Players

There's a new, up-and-coming trend in cell phones - mobile loyalty programs that reward you with some bling for your gaming skills. Case in point is Sennari's PrizePlay mobile games service. You get skill-based pay-per-play mobile games and redeem prizes right on your cell phone.>>>MORE ...

Friday, July 07, 2006

Webster Defines Ringtone

The trendy word "Ringtone" is here to stay. It has just been added to Merriam-Webster's latest update of its Collegiate Dictionary. As defined by Webster, a ringtone is the sound made by a cell phone to signal an incoming call. Now it's official.>>>MORE ...

Friday, June 30, 2006

Mobile, Vision, Sound Meet At Moviso

What happens when you bring mobile, vision and sound together? You get Moviso. Get it? Moviso is Infospace's creative mix for its brand new mobile entertainment online superstore.>>>MORE ...

Monday, June 26, 2006

Nokia 8800 Cell Phone Gets A Red Dot

With cell phones fast becoming fashion symbols, design matters as much as technology. So which phone is top dog in design? The Nokia 8800 mobile phone has just filled that slot by winning the presitgious Red Dot award at the world's largest design competition.>>>MORE ...

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Disney's Gone Mobile

Just in time for summer, Disney has gone mobile and there's "magic" in it for all in the family - tweens, teens and adults alike. Disney Mobile is offering stylish cell phones with wireless voice service, text and picture messaging, and a broad range of entertainment and content.>>>MORE ...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

qtags Kicks Mobile Advertising Up A Notch

Be sure to hang on to your cell phone. Sooner than later, if not already, your all-purpose mobile phone will be your ultimate ticket or your discount coupon. So what else is new? Well add another advertising program to the growing cast of mobile ticketing and coupon services. This one's called qtags.>>>MORE ...

Friday, May 26, 2006

Ultra-Thin Cell Phones Getting Thinner

Motorola has found the perfect "diet" - for cell phones. It just announced the next four-letter-series phone to be known as SCPL, pronounced Scalpel. The word is that SCPL will be thinner than RAZR or SLVR. How thin can they go? For starters take a look at how skinny the latest ultra-thin cell phones have become, then stay tuned.>>>MORE ...

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

LG FUSIC Phone Ready To Rock

How do you combine fun and music all in one device? It's called FUSIC, and that's the name of the latest trendsetting cell phone from LG. The new LG FUSIC phone is the first in the U.S. with an FM radio transmitter.>>>MORE ...

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Mobile Phones Poised To Overtake PCs

Mobile phones could soon rival the PC as the dominant Internet platform in some markets, according to a new study by global market research firm Ipsos Insight. See why it's thumbs up for mobile browsing.>>>MORE ...

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Kyocera's New Cell Phone For Teens

Text-happy teens should have something new to smile about when Kyocera's latest camera phone with QWERTY keyboard hits the market in late April. It looks like a pretty complete package.>>>MORE ...

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Jitterbug Swings Simpler Mobiles For Seniors

If Samsung has its way, baby boomers will soon be making great calls on simpler cell phones. Jointly developed by Samsung and GreatCall, the Jitterbug cell phone for seniors promises an unprecedented level of wireless simplicity for boomers and their parents.>>>MORE ...

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Satellite Radio Coming To Cell Phones?

It's only a matter of time before satellite radio hooks up with cell phones. But that's not soon enough for some. While the business plans for mobile are reportedly still being conceived at XM and Sirius, some techies are already pushing the envelope to bring satellite radio to cell phones. Here's the low down on what's cooking.>>>MORE ...

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Are Your Text Messages Short Enough?

Text messages should be short and quick. But do coded cell phone text messages like "CU L8R M8!" or "IUKWIM" leave you puzzled? It's NBD (No Big Deal). Here's a tip - there's an online collection of text message shorthand and acronyms just for you. Even mobile phone texting experts will likely learn a thing or two.>>>MORE ...

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Navigating By Cell Phone Gets Trendy

Will the cell phone become the navigational device of the future? With turn-by-turn driving directions now being delivered as a new class of cell phone services, we are well on the road to the future. The new VZ Navigator fits this trend.>>>MORE ...

Monday, February 27, 2006

Cell Phone - The New Fitness Coach

There's a new coach in town. Thanks to a suite of applications just released by Sprint-Nextel, your cell phone could provide the "push" for that extra mile of triathlon training or for that long walk around the neighborhood. Add physical fitness to the benefits of cell phones.>>>MORE ...

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

New Music Phone - SLVR Plays iTunes

For those who think Motorola's ROKR hit the rocks, there's a silver lining in the clouds. The just-released ultra-thin Motorola SLVR L7 with iTunes comes rocking with expandable memory and lots of multimedia gizmos.>>>MORE ...

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Bratz Mobile Phone - One For The Girls

Bratz Mobile For GirlsMGA Entertainment, maker of Bratz fashion dolls and accessories, has teamed up with Ztar Mobile to launch the Bratz Mobile phone, providing young girls with a new gadget for staying in touch with parents and friends.

The handset for this mobile phone comes from Sony-Ericsson. The word is that Walmart will carry the new gadget. Add one more to the growing list of cell phones for children.>>>MORE ...

Monday, January 16, 2006

Mobile Box Office For Cell Phones

So much for ticket lines. Your cell phone is packing a lot more punch than you ever imagined. Now it can even buy your way to entertainment events - thanks to Mobile Box Office, which sends bar-coded messages to mobile phones.>>>MORE ...

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Life's Good - Migo Phone For Little Kids

LG Migo VX1000The only thing more popular than the "cell phones for children" trend is the ongoing debate about cell phones for children. Add one more to the latest phones for kids - LG's VX1000, also known as the LG Migo.

It's in good company with the growing list of kid phones such as Firefly Mobile, Wherifone, iCare and Hasbro's toyish CHATNOW.>>>MORE ...