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DPRKs First Smartphone Based on Google Android OS

Posted: August 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: HTC, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on DPRKs First Smartphone Based on Google Android OS

North Korean SmartphoneThe Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – DPRK aka North Korea, our second favourite peoples republic – has unveiled what it says is its first domestically produced smartphone, although industry analysts say the “Arirang”, built around Google’s Android OS, is most likely made in China.

The Arirang – complete with touch screen, high-pixel camera, and its very own set of apps – is being offered for sale to North Korea’s reported two million mobile phone users, all of whom are prevented from contacting the outside world.

The phone, named after a famous Korean folk song, has already gained the approval of the country’s President, Kim Jong-un, Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency – KCNA – reported.

Visiting a factory where the phone was said to be produced, Mr Kim was reported to have praised its Korean-style applications, which he says provided best convenience to users while guaranteeing security. State security, that is :: Read the full article »»»»


Australian Emergency SMS Service

Posted: September 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Standout | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australian Emergency SMS Service

Australian Emergency SMS Service

All mobile phones within Australia will have access to a new text message emergency warning system by the early 2013. The system, which until recently supplied emergency alerts only to landlines, has been extended to include all mobile phones in Australia. The system is being rolled out from November this year – to Telstra customers – and should be completed within 3 months.

Emergency Alerts are sent by emergency services to landline telephones based on the location of the handset, and to mobile phones, based on the service address. In the case of an emergency, Australians receive a voice message on their landline or a text message on mobile phones. Along with the Emergency Alert a link is supplied for recipients to access more information, by following a set of basic instructions.

Emergency Alert is an Australian Government based alert system, within Australia 0444 444 444 is the designated number for Emergency Alerts.

This number will always be displayed in the message header or caller ID. Since it’s inception – December 2009, for landlines –  Emergency Alert has been used on 500 separate occasions nationally, with more than 7 million messages having been already sent :: Read the full article »»»»