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Microsoft opens up mobile backup application to all

windows-mobileMicrosoft is now letting anyone download My Phone, a mobile data backup program for Windows Mobile devices, which was released in February as an invitation-only beta. My Phone can be installed on most Windows Mobile 6 phones and is intended to let people restore all of their data on a new device if their old one is lost. Full Story : ComputerWorld.com…..

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Image ads on Cellular phones by Google

Cell phone Google has announced a technology that provides brand images on mobile phones. The technology will provide some sort of image advertisement that has been scaled to fit on the screen of a mobile phone,based on a user’s query. The service is¬† available in 13 countries (Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, the UK, and the United States).

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Japanese Mobile System reaches 250M bps

Mobile BroadbandIn trials of a future 3G cellular technology, a download speed of 250M bps (bits per second) has been achieved by NTT DoComo, Japan’s biggest mobile service provider. The speed was attained in outdoor tests near the carrier’s research and development laboratory in Yokosuka, Japan. The new system is named “Super 3G” and expected to be launched commercially in the next decade. DoCoMo’s network in Japan currently offers download speeds up to 3.6M bps.

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Mobile Broadband Usage doubled in 2007

Mobile BroadbandAccording to a new study, number of PCs, smart phones, PDAs and other mobile devices that accessed the Internet via U.S. cellular broadband networks more than doubled in 2007. Work-related devices accounted for 59% of total devices and home took the balance 41%. Only one percent of the total U.S. Internet population is using mobile broadband today.

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£11,000 mobile Bill

A British businessman has got a bill for ¬£11,000 mobile data roaming fee after his wife used an “unlimited” data account to download TV shows via a mobile phone. Wife of a business executive used his phone to start the file downloads from UK. However, he took his phone on a trip to Germany, and once back in coverage - the handset resumed the data download, at overseas roaming rates. Had the download occurred completely within the UK, it would have been free of charge.

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$10 million for best Android apps.

Android Developer ChallengeAndroid is an open source free mobile platform developed by The Open Handset Alliance, a group of more than 30 technology and mobile companies. Google has launched the Android Developer Challenge, which will provide $10 million in awards for great mobile apps built on the Android platform. Submissions for the challenge is accepted until April 14, 2008.

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Secret Ring tones for teens

Ring ToneA ring tone has been invented that enables teens to hear a secret ring tone, while hiding itself from the ears of adults. The technology,works based on the concept of presbycusis , a medical phenomenon which explains the hearing loss experiencing as humans age. As this condition grows, high frequencies become less audible. This leaves room for teens to hear what adults can’t- which makes the perfect silent ringtone. The new ring tone is called “Mosquito Ringtone” and hope to be the next big fad in the mobile industry.

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Cellphone usage link to cancer

Cell phoneA link between cell phone usage and the development of tumors had been proved by Dr. Siegal Sadetzki  an Israeli scientist. Those who used a cell phone heavily on the side of the head where the tumor developed were found to have an increased risk of about 50% for developing a tumor of the main salivary gland, than those who did not use cell phones. The research team says that using hands-free devices at all times,hold the phone away from one’s body,Less frequent  and shorter duration calls would decrease the effect of radiation.

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