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…It’s Website Wednesday: Music Almighty?

Nokia’s Music Almighty is a fantastic example of what a company can do with a store when it decides to put its best foot forward.

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Choose between an Electro Blipper, Philharmaniac, Table Turnin’ Hopper, Pink Popper, or Animal Rocker, and the entire site changes to match your desires, like some sort of HTML genie.

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Then, upload your own face, and Music Almighty will transform you into your genre of choice, letting you use the available sliders to customize your caricature to your liking as he/she bounces along to the beat.

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It’s all rather seamless, and the experience actually makes you want to play with the phones to see what each of them will do, so I say bravo to Nokia for making anyone want to click more than a few pages deep to lean about a cell phone.

[Music Almighty]

…The Gphone will wait?


Google has finally released details about their phone plans, and despite rumors, it’s not going to be a Gphone.

Instead, Google announced the creation of the Open Handset Alliance, and specifically Android, “the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. It includes an operating system, user-interface and applications — all of the software to run a mobile phone, but without the proprietary obstacles that have hindered mobile innovation.”

While it’s not an iPhone killer that most had hoped for, it does present some interesting opportunities for the mobile world, so stay tuned to see what they do with it.

[Open Handset Alliance]

[Via: Official Google Blog]

…The world record for SMSing has been broken?

    The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.

How fast could you text message that to someone? If you can do it in less than 41.52 seconds, you may be a world record contender. Sixteen-year-old Ang Chuang Yang recently set a new Guinness World Record for shortest time needed to type that 160-character SMS message, beating the previous record of 42.22 seconds by American Ben Cook. What’s Ang’s secret? Use a mobile phone with larger keys on the dial pad. A simple strategy, yet one that is so often overlooked in the world of SMS messing competitions. Following the victory, Ang was awarded the official spokesperson position for Band-Aid blister treatment.


[Via: Spluch]