There’s just so much happening today, thanks to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, that I have decided to have another news article. So if you’re looking for a good place to keep yourself updated, you’ve come to the right place.
Starbucks Switches To AT&T
So long T-Mobile but fret not T-Mobile customers because you will still be able to access the internet through your T-Mobile data plan, thanks to an agreement between Starbucks, T-Mobile and AT&T. No news yet on how the charges will change at this moment. [via mocoNews]
MSN Direct Comes To Windows Mobile
For users of this service (hands up if you are one), you’ll be glad that it has finally arrived on the Windows Mobile platform. It is free for now (no news whether you will be charged in the future) and what it does is provide you with weather, stocks and news through your data connection. I have yet to give it a go but I just might in the next few days. Those who have, what are your thoughts on it? Download here. [via jkOnTheRun]
iPhone Has A Long Way To Go
With Windows Mobile selling almost 15 million phones in the last 6 months, it sure looks like Apple has their work cut out for them. Then again, I guess they knew what they were getting into. And with rumors that Apple has again cut back on production for the iPhone, one can’t help but wonder the future of the iPhone. [via Engadget]
Have You Downloaded Iris?
I mentioned earlier today that Iris is a new browser that is based on WebKit rendering engine, the same one used in the iPhone. While I said that it was not available, I stand corrected because there is now a preview version out there. Be warned though that because it is still new, it will contain many bugs and flaws but if you are interested to see what the hype is all about, grab you copy here. [via GigaOm]
Boingo Now Supports Windows Mobile 6
If you are an avid hotspot surfer with your Pocket PC, you might want to consider Boingo. For $7.95 a month, you could connect to any of the 10 000 hotspots worldwide that has a partnership with Boingo. If you are a frequent traveller or do not want to shell out money for your carrier’s data plan, do check Boingo out. [via The Mobile Gadgeteer]
Qualcomm Launches New Line Of Chips
Among them, the ability to interface with Qualcomm’s Universal Broadcast Modem (UBM) solution for MediaFLO, DVB-H and ISDB-T mobile broadcast TV support. These chips will be made available later this year and it I could only dream of the capabilities of the devices that manufacturers using these chips will be able to come up with. [via Engadget]
Catch The Mobile World Congress 2008 Press Conference Live
If you’re up to it, you can catch the event live. It starts at 2.00pm GMT. For those on Eastern Time like me, that’s 9am and those on the Pacific Time, it would be 6am. The event itself is slated for 3 hours though no word on the actual agenda at this time. For those interested, you can catch it here. [via PocketPC Thoughts]
Last Chance To Win A Copy Of FunContact 2
To cap off the news for the day, I thought it would be apt to let you know that the VITO FunContact 2 giveaway will be coming to an end at the end of today (February 11th 2008. I will be drawing and announcing the winners some time tomorrow. It’s still not too late to take part (well it actually depends on when you read this) so head over here to do so.