Adam Phones are pleased to announce they are now stocking the latest protective case solutions by US market leaders OtterBox.
OtterBox have been producing high quality protective solutions for technology for over ten years and have built up an outstanding reputation for build quality, design and innovation. Their excellent credentials make the winners of the National Geographic “Gear of the Year” award 2010 the ideal accessories partner for Adam Phones. Continue reading →
At the end of June we reported on Vodafone’s announcement of the Femtocell Access Gateway, an off-the-shelf product designed to provide 3G coverage for up to four handsets simultaneously, in areas of low or no coverage.Having taken delivery of our first release ready units, we have compiled our first in-depth test of the capabilities of the product.
Black Hat researchers have uncovered a vulnerability in the iPhone that could allow an attacker to automatically execute arbitrary code on the device using a malformed SMS as the medium. The result is total control of the coveted device. Continue reading →
Apple’s claim that the iPhone 3GS contains enterprise ready security for corporate and Government deployments took a serious hit, when iPhone developer Jonathan Zdziarski posted two YouTube tutorials on how to access device data, including deleted files. Continue reading →
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion have announced their quarterly results. Unsurprisingly it has been another stellar quarter for RIM and the BlackBerry proposition, with 7.8 million devices having been shipped of which 3.8 million were new connections (although this is a slight drop of 100,000 on the previous quarter results). These figures now put the current global BlackBerry user base at 28.5 million users. The financial results have reported a total revenue increase of 3.4 billion, up 53% from last year, and much of this is attributed to the growth in new connections (of which 80% were consumer BlackBerry sales, primarily in North America and the Middle East).
Korean electronics manufacturer LG has confirmed plans to release up to three smartphones during 2009 running the Google Android platform.
Handset details, specifications and predicted launch dates were omitted from the announcement, made at the CommunicAsia event in Singapore, however the first handset is expected before Q4.
This is an interesting time for Google and their mobile OS. They’ve worked hard to create (and get manufacturers to sign up to) their Open Handset Alliance, but so far only two handsets have been released to the market.
A rumour which failed to take fruition last week fell through, where French internet tablet maker Archos were expected to announce an Android based tablet sporting a 3G stack at an event in Paris. However what was launched was in fact a 9” tablet running Microsoft Windows 7 – another opportunity which is, at least, delayed for now.
Last year Research In Motion announced it was to offer a bridge for its BlackBerry Enterprise Server platform and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 with the advent of Service Pack 6 for BES 4.1 environments. Sadly, since the launch of Service Pack 6 many people seem to have forgotten about OCS integration, and thankfully RIM have just released a fresh knowledge base article with an overview and some implementation notes.
To read more about how you can integrate Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 Service Pack 6 simply click here for the KB article.
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has identified a potential vulnerability in Adobe’s PDF format which could result in the execution of malicious code via a PDF attachment. This is not the first time in 2009 that RIM has picked up on such an issue, and as before they have written a patch for the BES platform to prevent any unwelcome code entering the network.
These sorts of security holes in popular document formats underlines the threat these application suites pose, and fortunately RIM have been quick to react, ensuing their product won’t be the vessel through which another manufacturers product could cause devastation.
Patches are available for BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1.x and BlackBerry Professional Software, and we are recommending customers install these patches as soon as possible, regardless of the remote chances they would be targeted. Any Adam Phones/airtime manager customer who has not received this morning’s bulletin is encouraged to contact us ASAP for further information.
Andy Rubin, Google’s Director of Mobile Platforms, claims there could be up to 18 new handsets released in 2009 sporting the Android operating system. Seeing that we’re almost half way through 2009 and only two handsets have been launched globally (the G1 and HTC Magic) this appears a tall order, unless Google and its manufacturing partners intend to focus their efforts on the holiday season.
Rubin confirmed up to 9 manufacturers will be responsible for the release of these additional handsets, with the primary focus surprisingly being the European market.
Speaking at the Google I/O web developer conference in San Francisco, Rubin also confirmed that the three variants of the Android mobile platform will break down as follows:
Google-free: This is a free to download version of the platform containing no Google applications such as Gmail or Google Calendar.
Strings attached: Similar to Google-free, but manufacturers sign a distribution agreement with Google and pre-install the Google applications.
The Google Experience: These will be Google branded handsets with all Google applications installed and will include unrestricted access to the Android market (with no carrier or manufacturer intervention or blacklist of applications they disapprove of).
US based bespoke holster manufacturer case-mate have designed a new holster for the BlackBerry Bold 9000.
The new holster, called the “BlackBerry Bold Fuel” contains a lithium polymer battery and can be used to charge your BlackBerry by the flip of a switch. The lithium cell can provide the Bold with an additional 7 hours of talktime and can be recharged with the same standard miniUSB port used to recharge the device. When the BlackBerry is clipped in to the case the terminal connectors on the case charge the device when switched on. The case also comes complete with an LED showing the status of the onboard lithium cell.