We don’t usually mention mobile tech other than mobile phones and to a certain degree tablet devices based on mobile operating systems here on our blog but this Samsung Galaxy Player interactive viral ad on YouTube is pretty cool so we thought we’d share it with you.
The interactive video promotes Samsung’s iPod touch rival the Galaxy Player 50. As you watch the ad you get to choose multiple endings all pretty interesting to watch. Its a not bad way to promote a personal media player if you ask us.
Maybe its time we expand to the wider range of tech devices. What do you think? Hit us up on the comments. Before that, head on over to after the jump to catch the video.
Google “iPad painting” and you’ll find numerous examples of people using the iPad as a canvas to express their art, and here are some fine recent examples created by artist Don Shank on how works with the unusual medium of “finger on glass” will very soon find its place on the walls of art galleries the world over.
For now, we’re just marveling at how something as inert as the iPad can be used to create such impressive abstracts with nothing more than just using the human finger. Splendid!
Click on the source link for more abstract works from Don Shank.
Have you ever wondered how much of an environmental footprint mobile phones leave behind?
Not really? Well we’re guilty on that account too. Perhaps the infographic after the jump will make think otherwise.
With over close to 7 billion people in the world and over 4 billion mobile phones being used today, the impact on the environment mobile phones have in terms of effects to the environment, power consumption and the utilisation of raw materials to make these devices, is something we can’t avoid but to take notice of.
Head on over to after teh jump to see how much of a toll these mobile doodads are taking on the environment.
Earlier we had a peek of the new BlackBerry Trio – all new Curve, Bold & Torch slated for this year release. Now the BlackBerry Storm 3 breaks cover with some serious hardware upgrades to step up their game in the smart phone arena.
So what’s new with the Storm 3? Firstly it now features the highest resolution screen ever for BlackBerry with a 3.7″ capacitive display capable of 800×480 pixels. Just like the Torch 2, it is powered with a 1.2GHz processor. According to BGR, there’s a possibility of BlackBerry dropping the “Storm” name but it is still too early to tell right now.
Head after the break for the full specs of the BlackBerry Storm 3.
We’ve received a tip off that U Mobile had started a debt collection exercise on customers with outstanding amount. This was done through a third party debt collection agency on behalf of the telco.
While telcos have the right to collect payment for services rendered, we are told that U Mobile is even demanding outstanding payments from its Prepaid users. This is rather strange as prepaid users are obviously pay before use type of customers. So far we know 2 of such cases where the affected users had stopped using U Mobile Prepaid a year ago.
The way this debt collection exercise is conducted raised a few eyebrows. Firstly how could prepaid customers accumulate outstanding debt since technically they shouldn’t be able to use beyond their top up credit? Next, shouldn’t U Mobile contact the customer first before passing their details to their debt collection agency? So far the warnings are sent only via SMS which we question the legality of such notice and we feel that such demand should be done officially in writing.
Initially we thought this could be a scam but a quick check revealed otherwise as the debt collection agency is real and the message directed customers to make payment direct to U Mobile instead of a 3rd party account. We believe this could be a mix up with their billing and customer profiles but we definitely find it strange for a prepaid users to end up owning money to a telco. After all, prepaid should be free from contracts and bills.