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All is not lost for Nokia yet – Good, Bad, and Ugly [Opinion]

By Alok Saboo on January 31st, 2011

Nokia just announced its quarterly results and one of the highlights was Stephen Elop’s statement that indicated that Nokia may be considering “multiple ecosystem patterns” to bring the company on track. WSJ reported that this indicates a switch to Android. The recent report by Canalys suggesting that Android eclipsed Symbian to become the leading smart...

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GV Mobile Plus is back–Access Google Voice on your iPhone [Review & Tutorial]

By Alok Saboo on October 11th, 2010

GV Mobile appeared to on top of the list of Google Voice apps available for the iPhone/iPod before Apple decide to boot out all the Google Voice apps from its App store. Lot has changed since then. VoiceCentral came out with Black Swan edition, a very powerful HTML5 based GV “app”. GV Dialer seems to...

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Why I went from ordering an iPhone 4 to sending it back in less than 15 days? [Opinion]

By Alok Saboo on July 23rd, 2010

Let me state that at the outset, I have been using Apple iPhone since the first generation iPhone came out and have been very happy with my phones for the most part. So when the iPhone 4 was coming out, like most of us, I was tempted to upgrade my phone. AT&T allowing me an...

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An iPhone user’s take on WWDC iPhone 4 announcement: A lost opportunity [Opinion]

By Alok Saboo on June 9th, 2010

Despite my critical remarks against Apple’s policies, I have remained a loyal iPhone user for the past 2 years. During this period, I have used all the three generations of the Apple phones (iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS) and have been quite happy with the performance of my “jailbroken” phones. So much so that...

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iPad usage demystified – What the hell are people using their iPads for?

By Alok Saboo on June 3rd, 2010

Since the launch of the iPad (and even before that) there has been lot of debate on the utility of the iPad as a separate product. Many, including Robert Scoble, have vehemently argued about how the iPad is changing almost all the rules of the game. Some, on the other hand, have argued why the...

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5 reasons why I am not buying the iPad [Opinion]

By Alok Saboo on May 17th, 2010

Since the launch of the iPad, I have been deliberating on whether I should buy the iPad or not. Being an iPhone user (and a reasonably satisfied one, despite my complaints against Apple), I was well aware of what is in store for me. I even tried the iPad at my neighboring Best Buy store...

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VoiceGrowl allows you to Push Google Voice Notifications to iPhone [Tutorial]

By Alok Saboo on February 16th, 2010

We have already seen two great ways to push Google Voice notifications to your iPhone. But, it looks like some users were having difficulty in using the Mail2Prowl service. So, today we have another tutorial to push Google Voice notifications to your iPhone – VoiceGrowl. Step 1: Installation VoiceGrowl works exactly like Mail2Prowl that we...

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Call your loved ones in 30 countries for free on Valentines Day [Free Calls]

By Alok Saboo on February 9th, 2010

After the unlimited free calls to USA offer, TruPhone is back with an even bigger and better offer. This Valentine’s Day, TruPhone is offering unlimited free calls to 30 countries. This is a great opportunity to call all your loved ones and make them feel special. Remember, Valentine’s day is not restricted to romantic couples....

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8 ways to use Google Voice Smartly [Tips & Tricks]

By Alok Saboo on January 25th, 2010

Google Voice, without a doubt, is one of the biggest development in the VoIP space in the recent past. You can read my earlier posts to find more details about all the Google Voice features and how you can make free calls to USA and Canada. In this post, I will detail some of the...

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Why Google, Microsoft, or Yahoo may NOT provide SIP support? [Interview]

By Alok Saboo on January 16th, 2010

In our last post, we discussed how GTalk2VoIP brings SIP capability to your instant messengers. Continuing our discussion with Ruslan Zalata, co-founder or GTalk2VoIP, today we will talk about SIP strategies of Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft. The interview extract follows (AS – Alok Saboo; RZ – Ruslan Zalata): AS. GTalk2VoIP is essentially filling a gap...

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