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WIRELESS by Marauder
March 11, 2009, 6:21 PM
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WIRELESS

Nokia is trying to keep up the momentum for its music content as the handset maker introduced three phones today and said that Australia will join the U.K. and Singapore this month in offering the “Comes With Music” subscription service. The music phones include: the high-end 5730, aimed at social-network users; the mid-range 5330, with touch keys to provide faster access to music; and the basic 5030, Nokia’s first handset equipped with an FM radio antenna. Reuters (3/11) , cellular-news (U.K.) (3/11)

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iSynth (iTunes Link) is a new application that brings Microsoft’s impressive Photosynth 3D photo viewer to the iPhone. Photosynth stitches together user-submitted photos of the same subject, allowing users to ‘fly-through’ the area by clicking on each successive photo. The technology works best in places and events with many user-submitted photos (popular Synths include the Taj Mahal and President Obama’s inauguration). (http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/03/11/isynth-brings-microsofts-powerful-3d-photo-viewer-photosynth-to-the-iphone 3/11)

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This morning, Qik is announcing that their application is now compatible with Nokia’s Share on Ovi media sharing service, and that it will be prominently featured in Nokia’s Ovi Store when it launches in a few months. (http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2009/03/11/qik-announces-support-for-nokias-share-on-ovi 3/11)

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Google has released an upgrade for its Android Developer Phone 1 aimed at fixing flaws related to a handful of issues, the company said. The 1.1 version of the unlocked phone — designed specifically for developers — also includes new features for saving multimedia-messaging-service attachments and voice search. CNET (3/10) , IntoMobile (3/10)

Smartphones will continue to gain in popularity, with their usage tripling to a 38% share of the handset market by 2013, mainly on the backs of open-source operating systems such as Symbian and Android, according to Informa Telecoms & Media. But the market researcher also warned that in the new ultracompetitive smartphone market, companies will have to work hard at reducing costs and discovering alternative revenue streams. InformationWeek (3/10)

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