More From The Inbox
Did I mention that I have a lot of crap in my inbox?
Lycamobile Pay-as-you-go SIM Cards: If you want to make lots of international calls from your mobile phone, Lycamobile is one such solution to the problem. Of course, it means taking out your SIM card, or more likely what I’d do; just put it in a different phone. Or better yet, use something like iSkoot and just make the call with SkypeOut credits.
Alltel Wireless launches Workforce Locator: One wonders why Alltel is continuing to roll out new services when they’re just going to be subsumed into Verizon Wireless in the near future. I know when Cingular bught AT&T Wireless way back when, several useful services on AT&T suddenly were discontinued. While the service does ofer some useful features, one also wonders how people are going to react to being tracked by their bosses in realtime, especially during off hours.
Jazinga Launches Enterprise Class Telephony For Small Business: For $1,095 USD, you too can get a PBX that nearly configures itself. I reviewed a beta version of Jazinga before. When I get some time, I’ll have to have a look at the released version.
The G1 from T-Mobile (a.k.a. the Google Phone): Yes, we finally heard about the phone that Google helped build–the G1, being sold by T-Mobile in the US. I think Om Malik’s piece on the G1 covers the salient points. From my point of view, it’s just as bad as the iPhone–maybe worse. The application store for the G1 will be controlled by the carriers–at least for paid apps. I’m willing to bet developers will be finding creative ways around this restriction.
PixSense Launches Photo and Video Sharing Widget for Mobile Media: This seems to be yet another solution to make it easier for people to share photos from a mobile phone. However, this solution appears to be marketed at carriers. Makes sense, being that’s where the money is. The interesting bit from the press release is that they have a technology that substantially reduces the size of a photo without a noticeable degradation in picture quality. I’ll have to see it to believe it, of course. Looks like it’s time to talk with these guys and see what they’re up to.