Nokia bet the house on the Microsoft deal, so they’re trying to make sure all goes well once their first Windows Phone 7 handset launches. They are reportedly talking to app developers, trying to lure them in and expand the app catalogue of the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.
Microsoft is also trying to grow the developer base for WP7 through promotions of their own, so devs can cash in on the incentives from both companies. Read more »
Here’s a quick tip for droid users who are wondering what to do during the weekend – Gameloft has lined up a selection of four games, each of which will cost just $0.99 just this weekend. The games are N.O.V.A., UNO, Assassin’s Creed and Asphalt 6.
iOS users are covered too – UNO and Asphalt 6 cost $0.99 right now and you can snatch up The Oregon Trail for free (this is a limited time giveaway). Read more »
So, it’s here – it because we’re still not quite sure what to call the Samsung Galaxy Note. It’s too big to be a phone, a 5.3″ is quite a bit bigger than even the 4.65/4.7 inch screens we’ve been seeing lately.
It’s not quite a “tablet” either Read more »
The HTC Runnymede peeks out of the rumor mill again, this time on video. It’s been spotted before, but seeing an actual running device means that it’s either very close to completion or already completed – and an official announcement can’t be too far off.
The Runnymede, or perhaps Bass, puts a 4.7″ WVGA S-LCD screen and Beats Audio in the same package as a 1.5GHz single-core CPU, among other specs. Read more »
Adobe announced that the upcoming versions of their Flash and AIR platforms will be out in October and published a laundry list of improvements. One of the biggest changes is the hardware acceleration of both 2D and 3D graphics. Adobe claims gives 1000x performance increase compared the old versions, which will allow devs to create “console-quality games”.
Flash 11 and AIR 3 will run on every platform you can imagine – Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, including 64-bit support for these OSes, but also Android, iOS, BlackBerry’s tablet OS and connected TVs. Read more »
NVIDIA’s Kal-El has a secret – the quad-core CPU actually has a fifth core, called a companion core. It’s a low-power core that is meant to handle background tasks while the phone is idle (e.g. syncing email, checking Twitter for new messages and so on).
The architecture of the companion core has been designed with power efficiency in mind and its clock speed goes up to 500MHz.That doesn’t offer a lot of performance, but for a lot of tasks you don’t need it – and it manages to offer great power savings. Read more »
Another week, another HTC party – we didn’t even make it through the door when we were greeted by a lavender-colored Android miniature keychain. From then on, it was an easy guess that the HTC Rhyme is the guest of honor.
The Rhyme is designed with an emphasis on style and boasts a ton of accessories. Read more »
Those HTC guys just keep the party train rolling – they have an event starting right about now (probably to announce the HTC Rhymes for Verizon) and they already have another event scheduled.
It will be held just two weeks from now, on October 6th, but HTC is playing coy and says it’s a “press conference and party”, but mention nothing of any devices they might announce. Read more »
Street Fighter is coming to Android, thanks to a collaboration between LG and CAPCOM. LG’s CEO took the time to “HD” four times in four sentences, underlining “HD smartphone”.
Street Fighter IV will come to Android in the last quarter of this year and be exclusive to the LG’s own app store (LG World) for the first three months of its droid existence. There was no mention of its pricing, though. Read more »
AT&T’s brand new LTE network just launched and someone is already putting it to the test. We already got it pitted against the the other LTE network in the US, Verizon’s and the results confirm early indications that the network will be very fast – faster than Verizon’s LTE network even.
Of course, Verizon’s network is older and has a lot more users (that is, it’s under much more load), and yet AT&T’s network lead in both downlink and uplink speeds is impressive. Read more »
Millions this, millions that – the Angry Birds team are probably all patting each other on the back, celebrating passing 350 million downloads. The company’s General Manager Andrew Stalbow bragged about some other numbers – like people spending 300 million minutes each day on the popular bird-flinging game.
But it’s not just about the game anymore – the animated shorts Rovio has put up on YouTube (like this one) have gathered over 170 million views. Read more »
We had our first encounter with Symbian Belle when we previewed Nokia 701, but this one was major enough to deserve its own review. So, we decided to take some time and look at Belle all by itself – after all, it would power all of Nokia’s smartphones sooner or later (including the previous-gen N8, E7, C7, C6-01).
We’ll try to cover the changes in the general user interface and the changes to Symbian’s native apps, but also take a spare a moment to talk about what is still lacking in Belle. Read more »
The reports of MeeGo’s death are greatly exaggerated says Intel’s Vice President, Doug Fisher. And he should know – he’s also the General Manager of Intel’s System Software Solutions.
Fisher also said that “nothing is changing” and reiterated Intel’s commitment to MeeGo. So, MeeGo fans can breathe a sigh of relief, the second backer of the OS isn’t pulling out like the first one did. Read more »
In movies, someone’s twin usually has a mustache so you can tell them apart. In the case of the Nokia C2-02 and the C2-03, it’s an extra SIM card slot – it makes them different in one aspect, but exactly alike in all others.
We’ve already reviewed the C2-02 and now it’s C2-03′s turn – it’s a dual-SIM, dual-standby phone with Nokia’s touch-enabled Series 40 software. Read more »
Okay, now this is 4G – tests were performed on AT&T’s brand new LTE network using the HTC Jetstream 4G, one of their first LTE-enabled gadgets, and the results are fast enough to make some home Internet plans nervous.
Keep in mind that AT&T’s other 4G (HSPA+ with “enhanced backhaul”) goes up to about 6Mbps real-life speeds. Read more »