Push email for the Moto RAZR
Instant email goes Java
Push email for Motorola V3 users
It’s a tough decision. Should business types opt for the functional, but rather unsexy BlackBerry? Or not worry about email on the move and make their calls on the infinitely more sexy Motorola V3? Well now they can do both, for Motorola RAZR V3 users can check, receive, send and delete e-mails in an instant rather than having to dial into their mobile phone network each time. Rogers Wireless and Motorola Canada have announced the availability of the very first Java-based push e-mail service for a GSM handset. By downloading the MyMail application over the air, business-centric users will be able to stay in touch with the office/friends etc. on the move. Powered by Visto Mobile, MyMail is available on the Motorola RAZR V3 with a Rogers Wireless Data Service Plan (DSP). Data service plans begin at $15 a month and are available in packages up to $60 a month. More info from here.
Bluetooth retro phones
The girls at Shiny Shiny have a real thing for these retrotastic Hulger phones. We can't quite fathom out why especially as they are always wibbling on about tiny mobiles. It just seems really odd then to go and connect them up to the huge Hulger handsets. Anyhow it is good to see that Hulger is moving with the times a little and embracing new technology of sorts. Its two latest handsets, the PIP and the Penelope, both sport Bluetooth, so you no longer have to wrap that sixties style cord around your neck each time you answer the phone. The PIP is an 80s style model while the Penelope is thirties art deco-ish. Both sell for £50 for the wired versions and £90 for the Bluetooth jobbies. More here.
Coldplay takes on the touts
We get really angry when we miss out on tickets for a hot festival or gig, only to find hundreds of people then offering them for inflated prices on eBay. It's blood-boiling stuff. But artists are beginning to strike back against the eTouts. Coldplay have just launched their own auction site, with Ticketmaster, to sell off a small proportion of tickets for their upcoming US tour.
"No fan will be the victim of ticket fraud or unfair ticket selling," promises the blurb. Their defence against the 'hang on, aren't you just trousering the huge profit instead of the touts?' accusation is that the proceeds will go to charity. The first set of auctions closes on November 29th, with prices hovering around the $90-100 mark. Find out more here.
Pre-loaded video iPod
If you're a bit of a film nut you're probably more than a little intrigued by the Video iPod. However, if you're a bit lazy (again, like me), the idea of spending hours downloading - or worse - converting your preferred film and/or cannon to play on the iPod is terribly daunting. Enter TVMYIPOD, who will sell you a 30 or 60 gig video iPod pre-loaded with the films or TV shows of your choice (from their library) and give you the hard copy of the DVD as well. A quick glance suggests that content starts at around $9 and ranges on up; so this could get pricey pretty quickly. So you need to ask yourself: is it worth close to $500 to get a new 30 gig iPod pre-loaded with all 7 seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? (You know, if they take out all the Riley/Adam episodes, it just might be.)