Posts Tagged ‘tel app’

Wanted: Blackberry Alpha Testers

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

hornet logoHornet, the new .tel address book for Blackberry is in the final stages of development ahead of its beta release. Hornet is a free app for Blackberry smart phone devices. Hornet is similar to the native Blackberry address book and users should find its functions simple and familiar – but without the need to key in contact information!

hornet_blackberryHornet is available for Blackberry smart phones that operate OS 4.2 and higher. A separate version for the Blackberry Storm supports landscape/portrait viewing and special functions to control the popup keyboard.

Limited testing has been undertaken in the US, Canada and the UK with great results, but we are now looking for a broader group of alpha testers to provide feedback, especially about carrier compatibility.

In addition to minor tweaks (dialog text, minor UI changes), we’re putting together the launch site which will include download pages, detailed app description, support pages and comprehensive user guide.

In the meantime, both the OS 4.2+ and Storm versions can be downloaded over the air direct to your Blackberry at

Please send your candid feedback and comments to and if possible, include your location, carrier, device and OS.

Thanks for your help! We look forward to your feedback.

.TEL Plugin for Outlook Now Available

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

outlooksTelnic has released a .tel plug-in for Microsoft Outlook.

The .tel for Outlook application allows users to easily look up a .tel domain and save .tel data to their Outlook contacts, making their Outlook address book dynamic and filled with live data. The application also allows users to quickly accept friend requests and switch profiles all without ever leaving Outlook.

You can download the Outlook plugin on the .tel Community website: Let us know what you think!

Good .TEL names are still available, search for yours today. Email is also now available for .TEL names

Nominate for .TEL of the Week

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Telnic  has recently set up  a  “.TEL of the Week”  page to demonstrate the functionality and what can be achieved with a .TEL  domain. This page will spotlight a new .TEL domain on a regular basis.3429880339_749d0a5296_m

Three .TEL domains have been profiled so far:

Telnic is selecting examples submitted by the public. In terms of criteria, Telnic has stated it is primarily interested in “.TEL names that are helpful, well-populated and discover innovative ways to keep in touch.”

If you want to nominate your .TEL to be featured on Telnic’s website, send them an email at

I’m thinking of nominating This dog has done a better job setting up his .TEL than I have  – it includes links to a Flickr album, various dog websites and even his email address (I’m thinking of emailing Bowser just for kicks).

Despite .TEL names being splashed all over the aftermarket already, many great .TEL names are still available. Search for your .TEL name today and join the growing global directory.

Superbook – A New App for your dot-TEL Domain Coming Soon

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Created by the software developers at Telnic, Superbook is a real-time address/phone book application that makes clever use of the contact information stored in .TEL domains to create a super-charged directory that connects mobile users with .TEL owners in seconds.

Instead of storing static contact data in your address book, Superbook users only need to store  .TEL names .

The following video shows how Superbook works. What’s especially cool is that everything you see happening in it is dynamic and occurring in in real time. After finding the .TEL you want in Superbook, the call is made in seconds. Nothing in Superbook is cached apart from some maps. The .tel navigation taking place is done entirely through DNS queries.

When will it be available? Superbook is currently being reviewed by the folks at Apple. The review process could take a week, or it could take several weeks. We’ll keep our ears open for word of its release and let you know when it’s available.

Haven’t registered your .TEL name yet? Search to see if it’s available and have it live before Superbook launches to the public.