Tuesday, July 14, 2009

iPrivus Introduces New Low Introductory Pricing

Privus Mobile iPhone Application Takes Advantage of New OS 3.0 Features

Privus Mobile’s iPhone application, iPrivus, provides the most accurate and reliable caller information to thousands of iPhone users across the globe and now, thanks to new features in the phone’s operating system, the application will be able to bring that satisfaction to thousands more through its new pricing plan. iPrivus can now be purchased for the low introductory price of $2.99.

The easy-to-use iPhone solution, available in the App Store, enables users to input any complete phone number and quickly receive name registered to the person or company to the number. After receiving a call from a number not in your contact list, iPrivus helps identify who just called, empowering users to make better decisions about handling missed calls from numbers not recognized.

Additionally, iPrivus can be used to identify unknown calls on your home or business landline phones with better accuracy than most landline Caller ID services. The application also can be used to look up numbers received via text message. iPrivus allows the user to look up any telephone number – even some international numbers with their appropriate country codes – that you choose to put into your iPhone.

“We had a great response when we debuted on the App Store, and with the new subscription model that came with the 3.0 update, we’re able to bring that initial cost down to a point where it becomes more accessible to a larger audience,” said Privus Mobile President Greg Smith.
“How many times have you stared at a telephone number and asked yourself, ‘whose number is this?’ More iPhone users now have an answer to that question. We’re really excited to be able to provide iPrivus to the iPhone user base at this new, low introductory price. Whether it’s calling an old friend back, ignoring an old flame or choosing to block a telemarketer, iPrivus lets you decide what to do with the numbers you don’t initially recognize.”

Similar to Privus Mobile’s original Mobile Caller ID service for cell phones, iPrivus customers can now purchase a month’s subscription at the App Store for $2.99. In addition to the iPhone, iPrivus also works on a Wi-Fi-connected iPod touch.

· To check out iPrivus in action, click here.
· Fans can find Privus Mobile on Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Verizon Opts to Pre-sale BlackBerry Tour to All, Sprint Does Not Follow Suit

Easy there, Verizon customers. Lay down your pitchforks and torches. You cried. Verizon listened. According to the Verizon site, pre-sales for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 should open tomorrow for all customers – both new and slightly used – after it was originally reported that the pre-sale would only be open to newbies. It looks like it should start shipping on July 13. Now as for Sprint, it looks like Sprint customers wanting to get their hands on the hot new BlackBerry toy will have to wait for the release date. It’s not too late for Sprint to change its tune on pre-orders like Verizon did, so no need to start camping out at the nearest Sprint store just yet. Right now on Verizon’s and Sprint’s page, those eligible few (new customers and upgrades) are looking at about $200 after discounts for the Tour. To check out the specs on the new BlackBerry, click here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Nokia 6790 Surge Crawls Out of Hole, Crawls Right Back In

The Mobile World got teased today with a 5 minute video of the new Nokia 6790 phone, and just as quickly as the video appeared on several tech blogs, it vanished faster than Nintendo’s Virtual Boy. If you didn’t get to see the video before it was taken down, it had a quick hands-on with the Nokia Mako aka the Nokia 6790 that “should” be hitting AT&T in mid-July and might be getting billed as the Nokia Surge. It boasts a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard, 2.4-inch QVGA display, aGPS, 2 megapixel camera, Video Share and 128MB of on-board storage with microSD expansion. The phone’s running a version of S60, but details are still a bit fuzzy about all of the actual the capabilities of the phone. Don’t expect it to be a E71x replacement, but if you don’t need all the fancy bells and whistles of the E71, you’re looking for something a little more unique looking or you just can’t stand looking at a QWERTY keyboard, this might be something right up your alley. Check out the AT&T spec sheet here and the handset gallery here.

Speaking of the E71x, the folks at Privus Mobile are giving away a free Nokia N71x and a year subscription to their award-winning Mobile Caller ID service. Be sure and check out all the details and submit your entry at http://www.privusmobile.info/IDUGiveAway/default.aspx.