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Hutchison Telecom To Bring The iPhone To Hong Kong And Macau

Hutchison Telecommunications announced that it had signed an agreement with Apple to bring the iPhone to Hong Kong and Macau via its 3 network later this year.

The announcement is so short that it doesn't give any details about the exact date of the handset's availability, nor about its price. Even more, there's no word on whether the device set to be launched is the 3G iPhone or the first generation 2.5G one.

The iPhone is currently available in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany and Austria. The company plans to sell 10 million units by the end of the year.

Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited ('Hutchison Telecom') is a leading global provider of telecommunications services. Apart from the being first operate 3G services in Hong Kong and Israel, the company also provides a host of enhanced mobile voice and data services in Indonesia, Vietnam Sri Lanka, Ghana, Macau and Thailand.

References:

http://www.three.com.hk/website/template?pageid=23110&lang=eng&prid=news20080529



iWake: Dont Let Your iPhone Sleep

Dont let your iPhone Sleep by the help of a new application - iWake. It allows users to keep the iPhone's screen off while letting applications use the WiFi or EDGE Connectivity for Downloads.

The new app is particularly very useful while using applications like MxTube and iSlsk as it saves a lot of battery because you can run them in background and then press the sleep button but still you will have an uninterrupted download.

To use it, just tap the iAwake icon, and it will turn on. To switch it off tap it again. You will find this app in Utilities if you have ModMyiFone repositories added in your sources.

References:

http://iphone-tricks.net/?p=38

IPhone in PSP Style

If you are gamer and your IPhone is not similar with PSP this new invention is exactly for you. The iControlPad - The peripheral enables your iPhone to be in a casing that allows for a PSP like feel. It adds physical buttons to the iPhone for the purpose of playing games. The iControlPad will be providing full SDK support, and also source code so developers can get their games to work with the unit.

To make your peripheral work you have to connect it to the iPhone’s dock. According to the designer, support for the iControlPad is already built in to most of the game emulators, and they are sending out more units to try to get more universal support. The device will have to get around one problem though; the SDK does not allow unprejudiced access to the dock connector.

The device as of now is in its prototype stage. They promise that the final version of the unit will be “much more sleek and fitting”.

It’s indirect concurrent for PSP but owner feels better.

Reference:

http://www.icontrolpad.com/

New Application - FingerRun For iPhone

New impressive, virtual application FingerRun developed for your iPhone. FingerRun is a treadmill for your fingers. It ’s a funy little toy created by ipodtouchmaster.

This is an app to exercise your finger running. It even says in the app description „treadmill for your fingers”.

When you start the application, you will see a treadmill. You have to make a running motion on the treadmill with your finger in order to make the blue number increase. You can actually make the number increase by swiping anywhere. After 6,500 the application randomly crashed.

This application is great if you want your fingers to lose weight or something. You can get FingerRun from the iSpazio source.

But remember that the app is a beta so there may be problems.

References:

http://imodzone.co.cc/?p=216

Free iPhone Ringtones And Mp3 Clips By Myxer

Myxer, the leader company in ad-supported mobile content launched support for the iPhone through their website at http://www.myxer.com/.

Myxer's service is quick and easy to use: To access the ringtones, users can visit myxer.com, browse the available content, and use the “Download for iPhone” link to download any tone to their PC or Mac desktop.Next, they drag the ringtones into their iTunes ringtone folder for access on their iPhone.

"The iPhone is part of today's new mobile economy and like Myxer, it's helping to change the landscape of today's mobile environment," said Myk Willis, CEO, Myxer. "We're delighted to invite iPhone users to expand their mobile content choices through open access to Myxer's catalog and broad array of mobile content delivery services."

Myxer is the largest and fastest growing site for free ad-supported mobile content -- with over 9 million mobile users, more than 18 million mobile downloads a month, and a catalog of over 375,000 ringtones, wallpapers, videos and games.

Griffin iTrip Auto And SmartScan For iPhone

Griffin Technology has announced a new accessory for the iPhone: iTrip auto with SmartScan. With the new device, you can play your songs through the car’s radio.

After connecting the device to the automobiles cigarette lighter the SmartScan system scans the radio and selects the three best FM frequencies and then saves them automatically to presets. While listening to the radio your iPhone will charge, as well.

Another nice feature is that the new device has RDS broadcasting, which aslo allows you to see song name on the car’s radio display.

The new Griffin iTrip costs £60.

Griffin Technology began designing and manufacturing technical solutions with an innovative flair in 1992. Today, Griffin designs, manufactures and delivers useful and fun solutions for digital entertainment and personal computing to people in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, through major retailers and online.

Reference:

http://www.techradar.com/news/audio/hi-fi-radio/griffin-adds-iphone-to-the-road-370659

DiY New iPhone Black Grip Skin

If your iPhone’s slimmest case is still too thick to use with the dock, here is a new skin-tight wrap for the iPhone that has really great grip. Blue Ember creations created a nice tutorial on how to DiY an iPhone case.

Make your own iPhone skin with this tutorial. You can download a template from the website and then follow its detailed instructions. When completed, the skin will offer more protection for your device.


You would really like the matte black finish, since it will help hide all those messy fingerprints and tiny scratches.


Blue Ember creations
is a graphic design portfolio. Blue Ember, based in Los Angeles, California, brings Hollywood style to all types of design.


The Blue Ember philosophy is to take the richness and visual impact associated with movie marketing and to apply it to other aspects of design.

iPhone to Keep Up Exclusivity

T-Mobile CEO Hamid Akhavan expects to continue to exclusively offer the iPhone in Germany when the 3G iPhone is rolled out.


"We have a very good relationship with Apple...at least in Germany it is exclusive, and we expect it to remain as such If and when there is a 3G iPhone we expect to have it exclusively in Germany as well," – says Akhavan, Media and Telecoms Summit in Paris.


In April, T-Mobile began offering the iPhone for 99 euros ($154.10) in combination with their most expensive contract of 89 euros per month. It was specially done to clear the shelves for a new version of the iPhone.


Reference;

http://www.reuters.com/article/Technology08/idUSL2061875020080520

VistaPerfection For Your iPhone

If you are a fond of Windows Vista, now you have opportunity to have it even on your iPhone. Vista Perfection 2.0, a vista based iPhone themes convert your iphone interfaces like Vista look and feel.

Once installed you will have Vista wallpapers, sliders, sound effects, vista icon, and even start menu. Since it is a theme, it won’t break your iPhone apps.

The most impressive of Vista perfection is the booting and shutdown screen with a support background processing screen. Plus more, the WiFi icon, EDGE icon, and even the slide to unlock arrow have all been themed as well.

Vista Perfection iPhone theme features: Over 90 Icons; better and Sharper Dock Icons; Wifi Icon; Boot and Restore Images; Categories Icons; Vista Login/LogOff (Unlock/Lock) Sound Scheme; Badges and Sliders; Revamped TaskBar; LockScreen Wallpaper and much more.

VistaPerfection was created by Spec Works. To use it you will need jail broken iPhone, SSH access and SummerBoard. Go to ModMyIfone for complete instructions on how to download it.

References:

http://www.iphonesiden.dk/?p=161

IPhone Via Orange

Orange announced a new agreement with Apple to bring the iPhone to Orange customers in Austria, Belgium, and the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and Orange’s African markets later this year.

It seems to be the common consensus across the internet that they are talking about the 3G iPhone. Many of these markets already have iPhones being sold in them, so it is very likely that yes that is what they are talking about.

Orange is the brand used by France Télécom for its mobile network operator and Internet service provider subsidiaries. It was formed in April 1990.

Apple announced on October 16, 2007 that Orange Mobile would be the exclusive carrier for the iPhone in France.

Reference:

http://www.orange.com/en_EN/press/press_releases/cp080516uk.html

100,000 iPhones Sold In Germany

At Deutsche Telekom's annual general meeting in Cologne, Telekom's CEO Rene Obermann stated, that T-Mobile has sold over 100,000 iPhones in Germany. At the end of January, Deutsche Telekom had sold 70,000 iPhones in its home market.

Rene Obermann also noted that the devices made by Apple Inc. were the most popular multimedia device sold by its T-Mobile cell phone division.

Usage statistics show that Phone users use internet on average 30 minutes more compared to users with other devices. One third of their customers bought most expensive plans.

On April 7, T-Mobile lowered the price for the iPhone in a sales promotion ending June 30 to as low as EUR99. Previously the iPhone had a price tag of EUR399 in Germany.

Deutsche Telekom offers millions of private and corporate customers all over the world the entire spectrum of modern information technology and telecommunications services – whether fixed-network, wireless and broadband or complex IT and telecommunications (ICT) solutions for business customers.

As an internationally oriented company, Deutsche Telekom AG is represented in about 50 countries around the globe. More than half of the revenues from the first half-year of 2007 were generated outside of Germany.

References:

http://www.cellular-news.com/story/31185.php

Swisscom To Launch iPhone In Switzerland

Swisscom announced that it had signed a deal with Apple to introduce the iPhone to Switzerland later this year.

"The iPhone will be available later this year". According to the official website of Swisscom. "We will inform you personally, as soon as we have more news."

Previously it was thought that iPhone will be launched there on April 4, but that turned out to be just an unbiased rumour.

Swisscom is Switzerland's leading telecoms provider, with 5 million mobile customers, around 5.3 million fixed lines and 1.6 million broadband connections. In 2007, the company's 19,844 employees (full time equivalents) generated revenues of CHF 11.1 billion.

References:

http://www.swisscom.ch/res/iphone/index.htm?languageId=en

IPhone Radura

MStation/mophie announces the availability of the new Radura case for iPhone, iPod Touch, Nano, and Classic. The Radura’s clear polycarbonate design covers all scratchable surfaces on the iPhone.

It gives maximum protection without having to conceal the design of the iPhone. The Radura is also compatible with the mophie Ratchet belt clip swivel and the mophie Run armband, allowing users to enjoy their media on-the-go.

“With Radura, we’ve achieved a really great balance of simple, clear design and strong protection. Now, owners of all types of iPods and iPhones have a strong, sensible case that offers maximum protection, without sacrificing the unique aesthetics of Apple’s products” - says Ross Howe, Sales and Product Development Director for mStation/mophie.

The mophie Relo Radura is available now online and in stores at an MSRP of $20.

Reference:

http://www.mstation.com/NewsDetails.aspx?NewsId=13

Rotating Maps For iPhone By Schmap

Schmap, offers iPhone consumers new rotating city guides, local search and maps. These new map-services on the web allow you to feel a uniquely interactive experience: maps and guide content are dynamically integrated, allowing intuitive, real-time access to reviews and photo slideshows for places of interest.

Directing your iPhone Safari browser to www.schmap.com takes you to your Schmap homepage, where you can choose to browse through "City Guides" broken down by categories (restaurants, shopping, etc.) or search for local businesses in your area.

Schmaps gives you a unique opportunity to browse through their "City Guides." With the iPhone in portrait orientation, Schmaps presents a list of local businesses. But, turn the iPhone into the landscape (horizontal) orientation and Schmap will rotate the screen and list the businesses next to a map showing the location of each business.

Schmap's local search function is currently unavailable as the service is still in beta development. To see how it works, visit the site with your iPhone and enter access code 724627.

Schmap is a leading publisher of digital travel guides for 200 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The innovative technology behind Schmap Guides also lets end users publish their own ‘schmaps’ (to share trip itineraries, local reviews and more), and powers a popular range of Schmap Widgets, displaying maps with content and event schedules for travel, sports, concert tours and more on a fast-growing network of websites and blogs. Founded in 2004, Schmap is privately owned and based in Carrboro, North Carolina.

CodeMorphic Developed Rotarly Dialer iPhones

Would you like to have the extraordinary rotarly dialer iPhone? If you would, you really have a chance.

The founders of Minnesota-based company CodeMorphic, Bill Heyman and Damon Allison has developed RetroPhone for those iPhone consumer, who would like to have rotary dialer phones.

They're also announcing Aloha, a photo-annotating program inspired in part by Comic Life. Both apps will be among the flood of iPhone programs hitting Apple's App Store in a few weeks.

Co-founders, Bill Heyman and Damon Allison, are experienced software developers and consultants, who have worked for the big names in software development: IBM, Microsoft, and Accenture, as well as many clients who have needed deep and sharp skills to solve their software requirements.

The mission of CodeMorphic is to seek the first name in native iPhone software development.

References:

http://yourtech.typepad.com/main/2008/05/want-a-rotary-i.html

América Móvil To Bring iPhone To Latin America

América Móvil has signed with Apple to bring the iPhone to Latin America bringing the iPhone to Mexico and other Latin Caribbean countries this year.

The company said it plans to bring the iPhone to all of its Latin American operations, but didn't say whether it would be the exclusive iPhone provider in the targeted countries.

The deal mark's Apple's fourth international distribution deal for the iPhone in recent weeks; in addition to the Vodafone deal in Europe, it has also announced a separate arrangement with Telecom Italia and Canada's Rogers Communications. The new distribution deals could be important for the future of Apple's iPhone product as it moves the line forward.

So far, Apple has sold about 5.5 million iPhones; the company has a goal of selling 10 million iPhones by the end of 2008. A new 3G version of the iPhone is expected in North American markets and possibly overseas by mid-year.

At the end of March, América Móvil had 159.2 million subscribers in 16 countries. The company operates in the USA, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.

References:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601086&sid=aJsxrJg.xNpg


iPhone Waters Your Plants

We know that iPhone is a fascinating gadget with its innovative and various functions. But its new gardening opportunity is really amazing. Now people have a chance to use the iPhone to water their plants. As someone created a robotic system that when controlled by your iPhone’s Safari web browser waters your plants!

Sure you would be astonished, but here is how it works: It is possible by checking Mobile Safari Position. Whenever Mobile Safari changes position from horizontal to vertical, a web server notices the changes and via a JavaScript, and some electrical engineering, changes the position of the can and moves it up and down.

P.S. Who knows what would be another surprise from iPhone?

References:

http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2008/05/iphone_waters_plants.html

External Battery Pack For iPhone

If you are a busy person and you spent almost half a day talking on your iPhone, or If you travel a lot, and do not always have a place to recharge your iPhone, there s a solution for you. Mophie created a very useful external battery pack for your iPhone called “Juice Pack“.

By the help of a “Juice Pack“your iPhone will get additional 250 hours of standby, 24 hours of audio playback, 8 hours of talk time, 7 hours of video and 6 hours of internet browsing. Shortly it doubles your iPhones battery life.

The Juice Pack is a rechargeable lithium polymer battery in the form of a non-slip, soft grip case.

The new product, offered by Mophie costs $99.95, and can be purchased from Mophie store.

References:

http://www.mophie.com/pages/iphone-details/

Updated Interface Google Apps On The iPhone

Google released a new updated interface for the iPhone and iPod Touch that lets Google Apps users easily access everything they need in an integrated environment: Google Calendar, Google Docs, Reader as well as Google Apps like Google Notebook, Google News and Blogger.

Google also announced that it is now available in several languages. They also implemented search query suggestions, and email auto complete.

If you have Google Apps for your domain, you can bookmark or set http://www.google.com/m/a/your-domain.com as your default page for quicker access to the information you find the most useful. This specific functionality is new, but the interface you will be using is actually a few months old.

References:

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=1026

Bike Mount Holder For iPhone By USB Fever

USB Fever, offers iPhone consumers new portable gadget for bicycles - The iPhone Bike Mount.
One can mount iPhone Bike on a steering wheel, and enjoy a good movie, browse internet or check emails while riding the bike.
Be aware not to front-brake too hard, and protect your iPhone from the elements. iPhone Bike Mount costs only $14.99 and you can order it on the USB Fever Website.

First step to order an item on the USB Fever is to register on the website the system is developed for all major browsers (e.g. Firefox, IE...), then find items if you know the exact address, you may simply type it and go and the last step you should do is just to click the icon "Buy". After making the payment, you will receive an order confirmation email from USB Fever .com and PayPal for reference.


How and when do orders to be shipped? To receive your order (by Standard International Air Mail):


  • For US/Canada, it usually takes 2-3 weeks;
  • For Europe and other countries, it usually takes 2-3 weeks;
  • For Italy, Spain and Portugal, it usually takes 2-4 weeks;
  • For South America, it usually takes 2-6 weeks;
  • For South East Asia countries, it usually takes 10~14 days;
  • For other destinations, it usually takes from 2 - 6 weeks;
  • During Peak seasons (e.g. Christmas, New Year, and Easter) or some special occasions ... it may take 1-2 weeks longer.

Security after ordering and paying for an item is important, regardless if you use credit, debit or PayPal none of your information is stored with usbfever.com. All transactions go through PayPal.


References:


http://www.slipperybrick.com/2008/04/iphone-bike-mount-watch-movies-from-your
-ambulance/

http://www.usbfever.com/index_topic.php?did=5&didpath=/5

Goldstriker Launched 24ct Gold iPhone "Solar Star" Edition

Goldstriker International launched the new 24ct Gold iPhone "Solar Star" edition. This phone belongs to the "Elite Choice" collection by Stuart Hughes.

With the front bezel and rear logo in Gold, this beautiful phone matches Lamborghini Gallardo's Balloon white in color.

The white-and-gold color scheme looks good to the touch and it comes with updated firmware 1.1.4 as well as is unlocked for worldwide GSM use.

The Solar Star iPhone is priced up at £749.95.

Goldstriker International operates as a family run business, specializing in precious metal plating. Except from many different services Goldstriker also offers consumers a unique service of adorning items in any precious metal of their choice.

See also about Shiny iPhone here

References:

http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2008/04/iphone_solar_star_edition_from
_goldstriker.html


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