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Why I will not switch to E73

Devices- Cellphones, Mobile applications, Mobile phones September 14th, 2010

OK- so I am ready to renew my contract with TMobile and noticed that Nokia E73 is available. Having been an avid Nokia user back when there were no smart phones, I decided to try it out. The specs were pretty good, and so were the reviews. I was generally impressed with the phone when I played with it at the store- until I actually started using it…. ......continue reading

FITC Mobile 2010 in September

Android, Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Devices- iPhone, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite 4, Google, HTML5, Mobile applications, Mobile phones August 18th, 2010

Well, I have been lazy of late when it comes to blogging. There is lot of interesting stuff happening, but haven’t really had a chance to blog due to work and other commitments. But I thought I’d write a quick note about the FITC Mobile event coming up in Toronto. Our friends at the FITC have generously offered me a giveaway ticket to the Festival ($199 value). If you are interested, please contact me. The event is taking place on September 16-18 and focuses on all the cool stuff- Flash, Android, iPhone. ......continue reading

Youtube to start publishing in 1080P HD

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Embedded, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, Mobile applications, Rich Internet Applications November 16th, 2009

Via youtube blog- “Starting next week, YouTube’s HD mode will add support for viewing videos in 720p or 1080p, depending on the resolution of the original source, up from our maximum output of 720p today.” Youtube is slowly trying to improve the quality of its content and already has XL (Extra Large) version. (Extra large version is meant for large screen and only has h.264 videos from what I’ve seen). A limited youtube content can be viewed outside of Flash, and I am sure h.264 is the preferred format for 1080P. Today, for mobile or embedded devices, one needs to develop a special player to support youtube if Flash Lite is not available. Flash 10.1, when available this playing field will be equal. May be devices with a tiny HD projectors will emerge then. ......continue reading

Flash Lite 3 available as browser plug-in with WinMo6.5

Android, Browsers, Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems October 14th, 2009

Last week Microsoft announced release of Windows Mobile 6.5 that included Flash Lite 3 plug-in for Internet Explorer. At the same time, several new WinMo based phones were announced such as HTC Tilt2, Imagio and Pure.  With the addition of Flash, users can now view several web sites that are Flash enabled. (Of course the CPU/RAM limitation still comes in the picture, but all these are high end phones and hopefully will have a powerful CPU and should come with some sort of video acceleration. ......continue reading

Blackberry, Webkit based WinCE browser and alternate to IE

Browsers, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Flash Enabled Devices, Mobile applications, OS- Windows Mobile/CE September 21st, 2009

When RIM acquired Torch Mobile, it got access to Torch Mobiles IRIS browser technology that ran on Win CE. While it is left to our imagination what Blackberry plans on doing with IRIS, speculation is that they’ll use the technolog to develop their own Webkit based browser for Blackberry. I don’t know how Blackberry OS compares to Linux or WinCE, and how much effort is required to port Webkit engine to Blackberry but RIM certainly had eyes on Webkit browser (and possible Flash port that Torch Mobile offered). ......continue reading

Sharp’s PC-Z1 ‘Mobile Internet Tool’ supports Flash Lite

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Google, Mobile applications, Operating Systems September 7th, 2009

I came accross this on Crunchgear. Sharp’s PC 71, Sharp’s new mini laptop, runs Ubuntu and supports Flash Lite 3.1. PC-Z1 has a tiny 5 inch screen and support XGA (1024 x 600) resolution. PC-Z1 apparatenly has performance similar to a PC and is designed for ‘cloud computing’. The device sports Thunderbird, Firefox and Flash Lite 3.1 among other applications. ......continue reading

Selling custom wallpapers

Browsers, Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Mobile applications, Mobile phones August 21st, 2009

Flash Lite has been popular among mobile users for wallpaper applications. Wallpapers are good for generating an ‘impression’ on the user. I don’t think anybody has figured out a way to monetize it successfully yet, but this one company I came accross who creates Custom Twitter Backgrounds may have something. These guys are trying to create a custom wallpaper for twitter that can be your business logo, message- whatever. What if everything was wallpapered? Twitter, Facebook, myspace- and if you were to use that on your every personal device such as cellphones, PC, laptop? Twitter is already being used by several businesses to market their product successfully. Add a wallpapered logo to that and make it portable accross devices, you now have a branding strategy in place! ......continue reading

Blackberry Flash port just a rumor

Devices- Cellphones, Flash 10, Mobile applications, Mobile phones August 20th, 2009

Well- John Dowdell from Adobe left a comment on my earlier post that these are just rumors and I agree with that. The original report does not confirm the source and ‘Boy Genius Report’ itself is not a very reputable news source. So unfortunately we’ll have to sit and wait till Blackberry comes out with Flash! ......continue reading

Blackberry browser to get Flash support?

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, Operating Systems August 20th, 2009

I don’t know if this is just a rumor or if there is any truth to this. I came accross a report on Endgadget that talked about Blackberry adding ‘full’ flash support (I guess that means they’ll have Flash 10) to their browser.  The source they sight is ‘Boy Genius Report’ and I located the source here. It looks as though the actual devices touting Flash player will be available sometimes next year. ......continue reading

JavaFX Mobile: Rich Internet Applications on your phone

Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, Silverlight August 13th, 2009

JavaFX is a new Java technology being developed by Sun that enables rich internet application on desktops. JavaFX Mobile is a mobile version of that, and it includes the OS. Sun got lot of Java OS related IP when they acquired SavaJe. Now an all Java OS is definitely going to be a hit because of the number of applications it can support. Add JavaFX to that, now you have a powerful platform that can compete with Flash and Silverlight. ......continue reading

Actionscript extensions for Flash Lite for Digital Home

Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite for digital home, Flash Lite ports, Flash Player 7 SDK, Mobile applications, Video Technology August 11th, 2009

Some of you have must have seen the documents published by Adobe on devnet that talk about several details of the Flash Lite digital home platform. One of the powerful features of the Flash Lite for digital home is the ability to be able to extend Actionscript. You can create your own Actionscript commands, define them and implement corresponding logic in Flash Lite code. For example, you can have a command to change volume of TV, or channel or fetch updated data for an ad- etc. etc. This is a very powerful feature and is available for Flash Lite on digital home devices. ......continue reading

For Mobile Developers-FITC Mobile Toronto September 2009

Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones July 30th, 2009

FITC Mobile is taking place in Toronto September 13-14. I have couple of tickets available if anyone is interested in attending.  Please email me at anand at joshimail dot net if you want one. ......continue reading

Upcoming Flash 10 will support multi-touch, accelerometer: Kevin Lynch

Devices- Cellphones, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, Processors- ARM July 23rd, 2009

Via Windowsfordevices- At a recent analyst conference, Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch told attendees that the upcoming Flash 10 will have greater access to hardware features to enable web content run as fast as native apps. The version will also support multi-touch, accelerometer and GPS features. However an ARM11 or Cortex A class processor will be required to run it optimally. Check out entire release here. ......continue reading

More on upcoming Flash 10 support

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite ports, Google, Mobile applications, Mobile phones June 23rd, 2009

I found this quote from Shantanu on Information Week- “We are bringing Flash Player 10 to smartphone class devices to enable the latest web browsing experience. Multiple partners have already received early versions of this release and we expect to release a beta version for developers at our MAX Conference in October. Google’s Android, Nokia’s Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, and the New Palm Web OS will be among the first devices to support web browsing with the newest Flash player” ......continue reading

Silverlight UI for Windows Mobile and CE

Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems, Silverlight June 15th, 2009

Microsoft is working on a new engine that allows users to create a rich user interface and thus allows them to hide the underlying OS. Its codenamed as ‘Alchemy’. Alchemy is what will bringer richer UI scenarios such as smooth transitions, 3D animations, etc. that Silverlight enables. Alchemy also will allow developers to use Silverlight technologies on devices without requiring them to run in a browser- in other words it will provide users with a standalone Silverlight version. ......continue reading