Monday, July 28, 2008

BlackBerry OS for Cuve 8320

This latest version of OS 4.5 should add more stability to previous releases. is reducing the 'unexpected general error' on BB Messenger.
Only valid for 8320 owners.


Saturday, July 26, 2008



A bad news to break? You need to confirm a meeting but don't want to start a 45 min conversation? Slydial is the best solution - a free voice messaging service called that connects you directly to someone's voicemail so you can actually leave a message.
You just need to sign up for the service—free with ads tacked on, paid to skip them—and dial 267-SLYDIAL to leave a pre-saved contact or any phone number voicemail without their phone actually ringing. If you know someone's busy and want to leave a note for later, or you're just running short on time and can't afford a back-and-forth, SlyDial's a pretty handy service (especially if you pay to skip a 30-second ad).


Best mobile service add-on. I’ve been testing the YouMail voicemail service as a replacement to the standard, boring mailbox that comes standard with all mobile phone plans. So far, I am impressed. It’s good and free.
The most compelling features are the text message and email notification options. YouMail will text message you info about the caller, their carrier, and location even if they do not leave message. The option to receive voice mails as email attachments is great for archival and review. I have an unlimited data plan which allows me to retrieve new voicemails without wasting my peak minutes. You also have the possibility to block some callers to leave you voice mail - so useful to avoid automated phone calls.

I have been using visual voice mail for over 2 years thru Spinvox. YouMail is 3 steps ahead of their competition because :

2- Notification of missed calls with carrier, location, and caller ID
3- Different greetings for different callers
4- Excellent speech to text engine
5- FAST.

Voicemail is definitely not dead!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Saturday, July 05, 2008

$10.000.000 per day for you...

This is how much US carriers are spending in advertising to convince you to use their services. According to this study US carriers are spending over $4b per year on advertising. $10 Million per day to which we should add advertising budget of manufacturers like Motorola, Samsung, Nokia, LG, BlackBerry and Apple.

Advertising budget of mobile industry exceeds $10b per year in North America. I will not start to argue how those heavy dollars could change poverty in the world - although it could. But I will certainly argue on how wrong those carriers are to promote their services before upgrading their network.
US market is a third world market for Telecom experts. We still do not have 3G - except AT&T at a lousy speed and not everywhere. No MMS for Apple, mobile portals are old looking Wap sites, quality of service is poor, GSM coverage limited to large cities, range of devices on the market is nothing compare to Europe.
That also explains the large success of the iPhone in the US. It's like going from a 1967 VW Beetle to an Aston Martin DB9. American people are still amazed by services offered on the iPhone such as weather, stock and others.
France Telecom Mobile 10 years ago was providing such advanced services to its Itineris subscribers in France.

Here is how US carriers could spend their dollars wisely:

- Upgrade your network infrastructure.
- Give us better coverage, faster internet, more content, better pricing…

Out of the $300M you spend every month on advertising could you allocate 0.3% to charity please?

Don’t worry too much for your business US carriers – Telecom is a recession resistant industry in case you didn’t know!

One positive things about operators ads. They are beautiful. Check this TV ad of Orange in Thailand.