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  • Yahoo! Go now for Windows Mobile phones

    Posted on August 31st, 2006 Sandeep No comments

    (Via enn)

    It took ‘em quite a while, but finally Yahoo! has released a version of Yahoo! Go for Microsoft Windows Mobile-powered smartphones. I have used Yahoo! Go a fair amout on a Nokia 6680 and liked it. It would be neat to find out how it feels on a WM phone.

    In other news, I love Yahoo! Travel’s Trip Planner. Really. Has anyone tried to plan a trip using it? If you haven’t, well, you should. I was preparing a little itinerary covering Reno/Lake Tahoe area during the Labor Day weekend for Shruthi, and it simplified the process so much.

    For now, it works best with US/Canada – you can chart out routes, distances, phone numbers, the whole lot. What’s more, you can view others’ itineraries (if they’ve enabled public sharing) and copy a few ideas yourself.

    Trip Planner was announced way back in October 2005. Being a travel junkie, it’s a shame I stumbled upon it only now!

  • Symbian ships 12.3 million phones in Q2 2006!

    Posted on August 23rd, 2006 Sandeep 1 comment

    Symbian today released unaudited financial and operational figures for Q2 2006 (ended 30 June). And the number of units shipped?

      H1 2006 H1 2005 Change Q2 2006 Q1 2006
    Symbian OS Units 24.0m 14.5m 65% 12.3m 7.8m

    In Q2 2006, 23 Symbian smartphone models appeared, including:

    • Japan: Fujitsu FOMA(TM) F902iS , Mitsubishi FOMA(TM), MUSIC PORTER X, Sharp FOMA(TM) SH902iS, Sony Ericsson FOMA(TM) SO702i, Mitsubishi FOMA(TM), D902iS, Sony Ericsson FOMA(TM) SO902iWP+
    • USA: US variants of the Nokia N91
    • China: Chinese language variants of the Nokia 3250, Nokia N71, Nokia N80, Nokia N91
    • Europe and rest of the world: Sony Ericsson M600i, Nokia N72, Nokia N80, Nokia N91, Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70

    It’s interesting to know that of the above 23 models, 15 of them are 3G phones – making Symbian the undisputed market leader in 3G smartphone market with a 92% share.
    The total number of Symbian phones shipped since its formation is a staggering 82.8 million.
    For a company webcast, check out http://www.symbian.com/webcastq206/.

  • Been a while

    Posted on August 21st, 2006 Sandeep No comments

    … since I last posted.

    Six Apart sent an invite to Vox pretty quickly (all I did was enter my email address to get invited, it’s that simple) and I have been playing with it for a few days now. Call it Flickr applied to blogs: you can invite other people and add them as your friends or family – for more controlled blogging. And, like, Flickr, you can send photos from your mobile: Vox creates a unique email address for you to send in your photos.

    Design-wise, it’s pretty neat. You still can’t change the image on top, but that’s okay. It’s great for newbies (anyone new to blogging anymore?) – right from the posting interface to choosing the layout of the home page.

    Of course, Six Apart gets to place Google ads on your blog. It’s like LiveJournal‘s Plus account: don’t pay us, but we’ll make money off your content in exchange for more userpics, polls and photographs.

    On the whole, I liked it. I’m on http://sandeepc.vox.com/. Don’t expect to see too many public posts out there, though :-P