Digicel buys Claro Jamaica – an overview of their war for Jamaica and Latin America

The Jamaican telecoms market has been the most dynamic of the lot in the Caribbean over the last few years, a position accomplished mostly by the bitter rivalry between the long standing Digicel Jamaica and the newcommer Claro Jamaica. The rivalry actually dates back to 2007 when Digicel entered Claro’s backyard of Central America and within a year took El […]

LIME Jamaica Mobile TV Review

LIME Jamaica is the first company in the Caribbean to offer DVB-H Mobile TV to customers and one of the first companies in the western hemisphere to adopt the technology. DVB-H is a subsidiary of DVB technology specifically designed for mobile TV viewing, featuring high signal penetration and designs to reduce the impact of the service on battery life.

LIME Mobile TV was launched In November of 2010 with a free promotional period and from that time has gained increasing interest from the public. Within the first week of the launch many persons dealing in cellphones have received several requests for mobile TV enabled handsets in addition to the ones available at LIME stores. There are a few mobile phones and accessories not sold at LIME that can get you tuned into LIME Mobile TV: Read more about LIME Jamaica Mobile TV Review

Newspapers vs Online publications

Newspapers have been around for ages,they have evolved from handwritten sheets on handmade paper to sheets printed in modern printing press factories. With all this evolution however, how far can newspapers really evolve to match up with our increasingly digital world?

The physical paper dying?

Even with a history of several hundred years many believe that the days of the physical newspaper are numbered. The advent of the Kindle, iPad and other upcoming tablets and related handheld technology reinforced this belief that many had and managed to pull in some more revolutionists who never believed such a move previously. While many might agree that the ipad and/or Kindle etc is nothing big, the concept that it brings have been felt throughout the media world with newspapers releasing ebook apps for their publications. Online publications such as bbc.co.uk are also seeing increasing traffic in the last few years as more and more people get access to a PC and find online publications a much more reliable and easier source to get information on recent news. Read more about Newspapers vs Online publications

Unlocking your N97 mini’s true potential

I have been sporting an N97 mini for three weeks now after a not so impressive meeting with Android a month back. This is my first Symbian phone in 7 months and so I was looking for something as reliable and fun as the E71 I had a year ago. I had two choice of Symbian phones: the former E-series flagship E72 and the former N-series flagship N97/N97 mini. I ended up choosing the N97 mini because I thought the E72 was too similar to the E71 in looks and frankly I wanted to try out the touch version of symbian to see if it is as bad as everyone put it.

Nokia N97 mini: the phone that could have been…

My main problem with the N97 mini is not the UI, lack of transitions or the ‘limited’ amount of apps when compared to iPhone and Android, but my problem is just how badly Nokia messed up what could have been a really great device. To me the N97 mini is not only sexy in looks but rigid in construction and have what I believe is the perfect form factor for my type of work. What crippled the N97 mini and the N97 is the piddly amount of ram in the device. Seriously it is almost impossible to multitask with any heavy application at all without having the other application close, after a day of use free ram with no application open is down to 39mb! I am not here to rant however, I am here to help you live with these shortcomings as much as possible and to pimp your N97 mini to such an extent that you wont recognise it. Read more about Unlocking your N97 mini’s true potential

Why are Blackberries so Popular?

Blackberries have been around for just about a decade, providing the first feasible mobile solution to corporate men looking to stay connected on the go. Without doubt blackberry have held onto this market ever since, we are however not here to talk about the old and boring coporate men in suites and ties, we are here to talk about blackberry’s popularity.

Blackberry Platform vs Others

I am a Symbian guy. Many of you unfamiliar with mobile technology might ask: “What the hell is Symbian??”. Well Symbian is the most popular smartphone platform in the word, 40% of every smartphone sold is a symbian smartphone, mainly by Nokia. Blackberry might lack symbian’s numbers worldwide but the platform rules in the western hemisphere and commands as much mindshare and accultism as the iPhone. People literally worship the devices and teens cry tears for them, the blackberry is that powerful. What was once a rich guy’s clunky email brick is now a teenage girl’s dream(to stay in contact with friends), and a teenage boy’s fantasy(get all those girls with a trendy bb). Read more about Why are Blackberries so Popular?

Problems faced by Symbian in attracting developers

Symbian have from day one faced problems in attracting developers. Ever since it’s inception almost a decade ago, the OS have continually lost out to other platforms in both app count and quality. Whether it may be Palm, Windows Mobile, iOS or more recently Android, the platform have been increasingly losing the app count battle. In an environment where many analysts believe a loaded appstore is a key to success, should Symbian and its key backer Nokia be worried? To have an idea of what our answer might be let’s travel back in time to the first few years of Symbian.

2001-2004

During the period of 2001-2004 Nokia and Symbian faced one main competitor: Palm. This comparison is somewhat lopsided when taken on a global note, Nokia’s total smartphone sales dwarfed Palm’s in everywhere except the US. The funny thing though is that even with this huge advantage in reach and influence Nokia still failed to attract as many developers as Palm. This turn of event will not be so surprising if one was to take note of the difference conditions each faced: Nokia’s influence in the US was not as big as Palm’s, which then went on to hurt it’s app numbers because most app developers are actually in the US. So even while selling just a few million devices yearly compared to the 20+ million being sold by Nokia, Palm still managed to gain double the amount of applications in half the time as Symbian. To make it worst Symbian c++ was difficult and expensive to learn when compared with Palm’s garnet and later Windows Mobile OS, in everyway Symbian just could not compete. Read more about Problems faced by Symbian in attracting developers