Jumbuck launches Power Chat for BlackBerry smartphones

Power Chat users with BlackBerry smartphones can connect with the world’s largest mobile chat room community; chat, flirt and share photos with millions of people around the world.

Jumbuck Entertainment announced the availability of its popular mobile chat and flirt service, Power Chat(TM), for BlackBerry smartphones. Because it taps into Jumbuck’s global user base, Power Chat users with BlackBerry smartphones now have access to a diverse mobile community consisting of millions of people around the world, even people who are not using a BlackBerry smartphone. Power Chat delivers immediate access to a massive mobile community for chatting and sharing photos.

“In working with wireless carriers we’ve been very successful connecting millions of chatters worldwide,” says Adrian Risch, CEO of Jumbuck Entertainment. “We are excited to add BlackBerry smartphone users to the dynamic Power Chat mobile community.”

Power Chat has become the leading chat and flirt service available for use on mobile phones worldwide through Jumbuck’s long-standing relationships with more than 80 carriers around the world, including top U.S. carriers. It is now available to BlackBerry smartphone users as a download on BlackBerry App World(TM) (www.blackberry.com/appworld)

Key features and benefits of Power Chat include:
— Public Chat Rooms — there’s always someone looking to chat. Choose from various themed rooms including Flirt, Singles, Friends, Dating, World Chat, as well as regional and age-specific rooms.
— Photos — check out other chatters’ photos in chat rooms. Select a chatter to see profile information, more photos, and send messages directly to that person.
— Personal Chats — one-to-one chat lets you take a public chat private.
— Friends List — keep track of friends and see when your favorite chatters are online.
— Photo Upload — easily upload photos stored on your BlackBerry smartphone or take an instant photo for upload.
— Top Chatters — see who’s chatty via a list of chatters with the most profile views.
— Photostream — a gallery of recently added photos.
— Chat Safely — public rooms and photos are moderated by Jumbuck to protect our chatters.

Carriers already offering Jumbuck’s Power Chat include: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, Alltel, Bell Mobility, Rogers, Telus, Virgin Mobile, and more.

Source: Jumbuck Entertainment Ltd

New MOTOBLUR(TM) solution automatically syncs and streams communications, contacts and content throughout new Motorola devices powered by Android(TM) beginning in the fourth quarter

Motorola, Inc. unveiled the vision behind its Android portfolio with the introduction of MOTOBLUR(TM). Developed by Motorola, MOTOBLUR is the first and only solution to sync contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more–from sources such as Facebook , MySpace, Twitter, Gmail(TM), work and personal e-mail, and LastFM–and automatically deliver it to the home screen. Content is fed into easy-to-manage streams allowing you to spend less time managing your life and more time living it. MOTOBLUR will be available first on Motorola’s new 3G Android-powered device, called Motorola CLIQ(TM) in the U.S. and Motorola DEXT(TM) elsewhere around the globe.

Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of Motorola Mobile Devices, announced MOTOBLUR today during a keynote at GigaOM’s Mobilize ’09 conference.

“With MOTOBLUR we are differentiating the Android experience for consumers by delivering a unique mobile device experience designed around the way people interact today,” said Jha. “MOTOBLUR, which will be available on our first Android-powered device and on multiple Android devices in our upcoming portfolio, helps us to create phones that are instinctive, social and smart.”

MOTOBLUR leverages Motorola’s experience in mobile Linux and open platforms, and taps in to the broad Android ecosystem. The proprietary solution differentiates Motorola’s product portfolio of Android-powered devices and supplies the power and flexibility to continuously deliver a variety of new and rich consumer experiences across a wide range of devices with multiple carrier partners.

Life: Organized, Streamed and Delivered

With MOTOBLUR, all conversation threads, friend updates, stories, links, photos and more are automatically delivered to live widgets on the home screen. There is no need to open and close different applications or menus. It’s all organized, streamed and delivered throughout the device in unexpected ways:

— Happenings: View all your social site updates in one spot with the live Happenings application. Every friend feed, status update, wall post, bulletin and photo upload is automatically delivered and ready for immediate reply, any way you like.
— Messages: Quickly scroll through the Messages application for a snapshot of current work or personal e-mails, social site messages, and texts, with the ability to respond to any message however you want no matter how it was sent: text, email, IM and more.
— Social Status: Blast your status right from the home screen and even save time by updating your status to one or all your social networks at once.
— News Feeds: Keep track of your favorite news feeds, sports scores or even celebrity gossip without leaving the home screen.
— Calendar: Integrate your work calendar with Google Calendar(TM) into one Calendar widget that shows the next appointment right from the home screen.

Integrated Contacts with Context

MOTOBLUR keeps track of all contacts so it’s easy to keep up. Contacts are automatically synced to the phone from personal and work e-mail as well as social network accounts, and MOTOBLUR updates any changes friends or contacts make to their information so you don’t have to. When making or receiving a phone call, your friend’s latest profile picture and status is shown on the screen. In the contacts view, see your communication history with each person and their latest social network broadcasts organized in an easy-to-read manner so you’ll always know the latest info about friends and family. Plus, communicate with them anyway you like, directly from their contact information.

Backed Up for Peace of Mind

MOTOBLUR is easy to set up and secure, so there is no need to worry about misplacing the phone. All contacts, log-in information, home screen customizations, e-mail and social network messages are backed up on the MOTOBLUR secure server. Lost or stolen phones can be found with integrated A-GPS from the online owner’s portal, and data can even be wiped clean. Simply enter the account username and password on the next MOTOBLUR phone, and all the information will be ready and waiting.

Customize with Apps and Widgets

On Motorola CLIQ, mix and match thousands of applications and widgets from MOTOBLUR, Android Market(TM) or pre-loaded Google(TM) mobile services. Everything from messages to news feeds to sports scores to the Happenings widget to Google Maps(TM) can be added to create custom home screens that fit anyone’s multi-faceted life.

Delivered on the First Phone with Social Skills

MOTOBLUR will first be available on Motorola’s new Android-powered device, called Motorola CLIQ in the U.S. and Motorola DEXT around the globe. This QWERTY slider comes packed with all the bells and whistles:

— Never be out of contact with a full HTML browser, 3G speed and Wi-Fi.
— Snap photos with the 5 megapixel camera with autofocus; upload photos simply to your favorite photo sharing or social sites.
— Play back your favorite YouTube(TM) videos or capture them and easily upload them for your friends to view.
— Use the 3.5 mm headset jack to plug in your own headphones and easily connect to your music, create your own playlist or discover new music by seeing what your friends are listening to on LastFM.

Availability Around the Globe

MOTOBLUR will be available first on select Motorola devices in the fourth quarter with regional carriers worldwide. In the U.S., Motorola CLIQ with MOTOBLUR will be available exclusively with T-Mobile USA. Motorola DEXT with MOTOBLUR will be available with Orange in the United Kingdom and France, Telefonica in Spain and America Movil in Latin America.

Source: www.motorola.com/motoblur

Leading mobile operators and phone manufacturers worldwide prepare to introduce an array of sleek new Windows phones.

Microsoft Corp. announced that Windows phones will be widely available at retail stores worldwide on Oct. 6, 2009. The new phones will be the first to feature Windows Mobile 6.5, the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile phone software, and will deliver new customer experiences through an improved, easy-to-use user interface, better browsing capabilities and access to valuable services, including Windows Marketplace for Mobile and Microsoft My Phone.

“A Windows phone gives people a single phone that works for their whole life, keeping them connected to the people and information they care most about by harnessing the power of the PC, phone and Web,” said Todd Peters, corporate vice president of the Mobile Communications Marketing Group at Microsoft.

Industry Players Rally Behind Windows Phones

Partners from around the globe are committed to updating or expanding their portfolios to include phones with Windows Mobile 6.5.

— In North America: Mobile operators AT&T, Bell Mobility, Sprint, TELUS and Verizon Wireless, and phone manufacturers HP, HTC Corp., LG Electronics, Samsung and Toshiba Corp.
— In Europe: Mobile operators Orange, Deutsche Telekom AG and Vodafone Group Plc, and phone manufacturers Acer, HTC, LG Electronics, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Toshiba
— In Latin America: Mobile operator TIM Brazil, and phone manufacturers HTC, LG Electronics and Samsung
— In Asia Pacific: Mobile operators NTT DOCOMO Inc., SOFTBANK Mobile Corp., SK Telecom, Telstra and WILLCOM Inc., and phone manufacturers Acer Inc., HTC, LG Electronics, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Toshiba

One Phone for Work and Play

Windows phones are ideal devices for work and play, giving consumers the confidence to get things done with mobile versions of the software they recognize and expect from their PCs. The redesigned Internet Explorer Mobile browser includes a new engine and built-in Adobe Flash Lite support for better rendering and completion of tasks, so it’s easy to do more from a phone, such as check in for a flight, get directions or pay bills while on the go. Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile delivers a familiar, consistent e-mail experience across the PC, phone and browser, while Microsoft Office Mobile allows customers to open and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents right from their phone. With Windows Live on their phones, users can keep track of friends in one place, no matter which social networking sites they belong to — Facebook, Twitter or MySpace Windows Live.

Powerful Mobile Services

Windows phones will debut with two new powerful mobile services so that the information, contacts and applications customers want are always at their fingertips. A wide variety of approved and certified applications will be available for direct download to Windows phones from Windows Marketplace for Mobile, and an easy return policy lets customers buy with confidence. The free My Phone service allows customers to automatically back up and sync photos, music, contacts and text messages from their phone to the Web, making it easy to access and manage them from their phone or PC or restore the information in the event of a lost phone.

A Customized Experience, From Keyboards to Widgets

Windows phones give consumers the choice of a broad selection of form factors from sleek, touch-screen devices to full QWERTY keyboards to make it easy to find a phone that fits their needs. Windows Mobile 6.5 provides easy access to third-party applications such as Facebook, Netflix and Zagat, and an improved, touch-friendly user interface that allows customers to tailor their phone to suit their individual style. With the new version, users can change the look and feel of their phones with designer themes or a personal background and customize their home screen with widgets so the information they need is always easy to find.

SPB Software, a leading maker of mobile applications, announces the release of SPB TV for Android phones.

SPB TV is a subscription-free mobile IPTV viewer, designed for tuning in to publicly available digital TV channels from all over the world. SPB TV features exclusive and patent-pending usability innovations like picture-in-picture mode, and gives the mobile subscribers easy access to over a hundred of international TV channels, directly from their phones.

Proven track record of high quality customization projects made SPB Software a stratigic partner for many carriers, who manage a wide range of mobile devices. With this release SPB TV becomes available for Windows Mobile, Symbian and Android platforms providing diverse mobile carrier customers with the next generation mobile TV experience.

“SPB was always concentrated on supporting phone manufactures and mobile network carriers in building innovative and user-centric products and services.” – comments Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, SPB Software CEO – “After porting SPB TV to a new platform other than Windows Mobile we got a favourable reception from the mobile market, especially from mobile operators. Now SPB is very pleased with the fact that we can offer mobile carriers an equal solution, a unique powerful application for Windows Mobile, Symbian and Android platforms.”

SPB TV 1.0 Main Features:

  • 100+ international live TV channels, in a 20+ languages
  • Unique TV browser with quick channels preview and list of current & upcoming TV shows
  • Integrated full week’s TV guide
  • Ability to set Calendar reminders for TV shows of interested
  • Fast channel launching and switching technology
  • Picture-in-picture mode (quick channel preview while in another channel)
  • “Transparent” on-screen controls (sound, brightness) as on a regular TV
  • Full support of hardware buttons controls

Pricing and Availability

SPB TV 1.0 is available for smartphones running Android 1.5 with HVGA screen resolutions, as well as Windows Phones running Windows Mobile 5 and later Professional and Standard editions, S60 3d edition FP1 or higher, qVGA, VGA, Square QVGA, and WVGA screen resolutions are supported. SPB TV 1.0 has a full and a freeware versions, with the freeware version limited in features and number of channels available. SPB TV requires a reliable 3G or WiFi network connection for proper streaming. Full version of SPB TV is available for 9.95 USD from the Android Market in countries where paid Android applications are available.

Further Information and Downloads

SPB TV web page (Android 1.5) http://www.SPBSoftware.com/android-software/tv/

SPB TV screenshots page (Android 1.5) http://www.SPBSoftware.com/android-software/tv/screenshots.html

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