Viber: Free Calls and Messages released for Blackberry and Windows Phone 7

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Viber become a popular app in providing free calls and messages on both iOS and Android platforms. All Viber features are 100% free and do not require any additional “in application” purchase. As a VoIP service, you can call, send text messages and share photos anywhere in the world over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G. After it reached millions of download for iOS and Android, Viber was released for Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry.

I downloaded Viber from Android Market on my Xperia mini four months ago and I personally recommended Viber to my friends because of the quality service that I’ve experienced. After using Viber free call regularly, I’ve noticed the difference between my service provider and Viber, voice is more clear and easy to understand, you can even hear and easily identify the background noise. Messages has no limit and you can also share images with huge file size.

Viber team revealed an interesting fact about the service. They reached more than 69 million global users who send nearly 40 million messages per day and 1 billion per month. It’s growing by more than 200,00 new users a day which make it – Viber claims – “the fastest-growing mobile VoIP and messaging company”.

Once you download Viber, it automatically search for your country. Enter your phone number in order to receive a verification code via SMS.  It will ask permission and access your contacts and determine who already has Viber. Download Viber for Blackberry and Windows Phone here.



Content of iOS 5.1.1 update for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, Also has a Jailbreak

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iOS 5.1.1 Update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut
  • Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks
  • Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances
  • Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List
  • Fixes an issue where ‘Unable to purchase’ alert could be displayed after successful purchase

With a 54.4MB of file size, its a important update for iOS user that addresses the main concern but jailbreak iOS, you should know that it will remove your custom update.

iOS jailbreaker should also be happy because the new version 5.1.1 is already jailbroken. It can only be applied in Apple A4 powered devices such as iPad 1, iPad 2, iPhone 4 and iPod 4G. Follow the  tutorial here but remember to do it at your own risk, it will brick your device if not followed properly and manufacturer warranty will also be void.

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Strong Rumors about Android OS version 5.0 Jelly Bean will be launch Q2 of this year

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Android OS v4.0 was released at the beginning of this year but still not been rolled out to most Android phones and tablet. You will find it hard to see smartphones running an Ice Cream Sandwich OS. I’m using a Xperia but I haven’t get an OS update yet, what I believe is Android 4.0 can only be run in smartphone with at least 1GHz processor. Even though Ice Cream Sandwich just came out this year, I’m hearing rumors about the next Android version online named Android 5.0 Jelly Bean. According to rumors, Jelly Bean will be base only for tablets and coming to netbooks, too so I don’t believe that Android 4.0 not a success. The main feature of Jelly Bean is the ability to run dual operating system which allow users to switch between the new Windows 8 OS and Android Jelly Bean. Microsoft’s Windows 8 will be release in Q3 of this year and Jelly Bean is expected to be release in Q2 which is April to June. Google is planning to move faster and brings powerful set of features with the next Android to provide competition for Windows 8.


Source: DigiTimes