BlackBerry Curve 9320 Now Official: BB OS 7.1, 2.44-Inch Display, BBM Button
The 9320 has visited more countries during its short gestation than some phones get to see in their whole lives, but it's finally arrived. The specs are pretty much what we guessed, with the socially-focused BB OS 7.1 onboard, a 3.2-megapixel camera and typical Curve features like a 2.44-inch 320 x 240 non-touch LCD display, 'super charged' 1450mAh battery, FM radio and a small, lightweight 103 gram QWERTY form factor. Same specs, different day, but then there's also microSD expandability beyond the 512MB of eMMC, which can't be taken for granted, plus a new feature in the form of a dedicated BBM key on the side.
Mobile Now Accounts For 10% Of Internet Usage Worldwide, Double That Of 2010: Report
Mobile now accounts for 10 percent of all Internet usage worldwide, after the rise in demand and ownership of smartphones and tablets saw the proportional use of the mobile Web more than double over the last 18 months. Asia is the region where mobile is most active, accounting for almost 18 percent of total net usage, but a sizeable increase in mobile-based surfing is also visible in Europe and Africa, among other regions.
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SaskTel Releases The Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE
Heads up for those SaskTel customers… The Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE is now available. Until their LTE network gets rolled out later this year, this LTE-capable device will connect to their HSPA+ 4G network. The good news is that it’ll be upgraded to OS 4.0, but has OS 2.3 packed into it today. Other specs have it with a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display (720 x 1280 resolution), 1.5 Ghz dual core processor, 8MP camera that shoots 1080p HD videos.
The World is Not Quite Ready for Mobile Payments, According to MasterCard
Is the world ready for mobile payments? Not quite, according to a global survey released by MasterCard yesterday. There are a variety of factors that lead will lead to mobile payments adoption across the planet, from infrastructure deployment to consumer willingness to make payments with a mobile device. The mobile payments revolution hasn't arrived just yet, but if MasterCard can be believed, we are not far away.