Google has updated its Gmail for mobile application for Java and BlackBerry phones. The most important updates:
- Overall performance improvement: You should experience significant raw speed improvement, smoother scrolling, and no freezing.
- Multiple accounts management: If you have both a Gmail and Google Apps email account, you can easily switch between them quickly. You will no longer have to use two different mobile apps to access personal and work emails.
- Multiple mobile email drafts: You can save multiple email drafts in your mobile phone, so that you can pick and choose what you would like to send later.
- Powerful shortcut keys: If you have a QWERTY phone, you can use shortcut keys. Hit ‘z’ to undo, ‘k’ to go to a newer conversation, and ‘j’ to go to an older conversation. See Menu/Help in the app for more shortcuts.
- Basic offline support: Can’t get a signal? Not a problem. You can compose and read your most recent emails even when there is no signal. Also, any outgoing messages will be saved in the outbox on your phone and sent automatically when you’re back in coverage.
Tata Indicom has launched India’s first CDMA phone with an AM/FM radio. Known simply as the Radio Phone it has dedicated keys for AM and FM radio and comes with radio recording function too. It is priced at Rs 2,199. Earlier this year,Â Sony EricssonÂ had launched the first GSM phones with AM/FM radio in India.
So much for all you guys cribbing about the iPhone’s price, the lack of ‘common’ features and the Apple tax. Apple today reported shipping 6.9 million iPhones in the quarter ending September 27. In quarterly result today, Apple revealed that it had shipped 6,892,000 iPhones in the quarter as opposed to just 1,119,000 in theÂ same quarter of 2007 â€” a jump of over six times!
Considering that it had shipped over six million units of the original iPhone, Apple has so far shipped close to 13 million iPhones, beating its own ‘ambitious’ target of 10 million units by the end of this year.
iPhone Application Generator DemoÂ fromÂ AppLoopÂ onÂ Vimeo.
ForÂ people like me, who don’t have any programming knowledge, creating an application for the iPhone or Android was next to impossible. Well, not any more. AppLoop, a Silicon Valley-based company founded by two guys,Â has launched a serviceÂ that makes it easier to make apps for iPhone and Android than making instant noodles. All you have to do is enter the RSS feed/blog URL and they take care of the rest, which includes submitting the app to the App Store and even letting you price the app. In return, they will keep 60 percent of the generated revenues. Revenues apart, the mere thrill of seeing my own app on the App Store is a kick enough! Watch this video and see how easy it is to make an app.