Archive for May 20, 2009

Nokia Philippines introduces their cheapest 3G handset to date, the Nokia 2730 classic – offering faster access to the internet and a richer browsing experience.

The new 2730 Classic has a 2.0-inch QVGA display, 2.0-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and Stereo FM radio. It also comes with Nokia Life Tools and Ovi Mail.

Nokia Life Tools is a service that enables people to make better informed decisions, find timely and relevant information, access learning opportunities and enjoy entertainment regardless of time or place.

Unlike most other email services, Ovi Mail account can be created and used directly on a Nokia device without ever having to use a PC. Since the launch of the beta service, more than 300,000 email accounts have been created and 90% of which have been created on a Nokia phone. OVI mail provides a free personal e-mail address to users, along with spam and virus protection.

Ovi Mail, combined with the mobile phones we’re launching today, bring powerful solutions that can be the gateway to knowledge, entertainment and people, without the need for a PC.” said Paula Laine, Nokia vice president for category management, entry category.

For his part, Nokia Philippines Country General Manager William Hamilton-Whyte said that through their OVI offerings, Nokia will do its very best to bring the internet and connectivity to every Filipinos. “We will make it happen” said Whyte.

Dell said Windows 7 too expensive

Posted: May 20, 2009 in Tech

Dell marketing executive Darrel Ward said Microsoft is charging PC manufacturers more for Windows 7 than it did for Vista, making the new operating system out of reach to some users.

Ward further said that the high cost of Windows 7 will have an effect on PC sales.

Microsoft is yet to release official pricing details for Windows 7.

Palm Pre coming out on June

Posted: May 20, 2009 in Tech

Palm much awaited Palm Pre smartphone would be available in the market by June 2009.

Palm in a press release said Palm Pre will be available in the U.S. on June 6 in Sprint stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack, select Wal-Mart stores and online at Sprint.com for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate.

Dell launched a new marketing campaign for women branded as Della. Della looks completely different from the regular version of Dell.com.

It highlights their products as fashion statements complete with accessories and bundles.

Microsoft launches My Phone service

Posted: May 20, 2009 in Tech

Microsoft has now opened up their My Phone service to anyone who owns a Windows Mobile powered smartphone.

It works as a backup service for mobile devices and the data can be restored in case a mobile phone is lost or damaged. The service itself is free but the users might be required to pay for data transfer charges on the mobile networks.

It enables the user to store photos, videos, documents, contacts, music, calendar appointments and even text messages. Users get 200MB of free storage.