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Smartphones: past, present and future

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems, Video Technology December 12th, 2009

Smartphone really meant a cellphone with OS, a few applications and a keyboard. Remember the days of Palm Treo 270 and being happy about having one? Then Windows Mobile came, but the game totally changed when Apple jumped into the fray. iPhone almost instantly re-defined how ’smart’ phones could be. Smartphones of today have bigger screens, powerful CPUs, lots of RAM and storage. They come in all shapes and sizes, and one really has to review all the smartphone specs to find out whats the best match for them.  There are tonnes of applications running on different operating systems. All the different platforms (Blackberry, Windows, Palm, Android….) have their own pluses and minuses. The form factor, keyboard, hardware shortcuts…. the list goes on and on. ......continue reading

Wall Street Journal reviews Adobe’s Flash Lite strategy

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Mobile phones, Operating Systems June 4th, 2009

WSJ has a nice article article on Adobes strategy for smartphones and why Flash is not on iphone or Blackberry just yet. Check it out here. ......continue reading

No mPhone: Microsoft

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE May 4th, 2009

Despite the reports and rumors that link Microsoft and Verizon in creating a competing phone with iPhone, Microsoft is saying that it will not enter the cellphone market. Microsoft purchased Danger, the company behing TMobile Sidekick a while ago and so it definitely has the expertise in being able to build a phone product. The question is: are they just being secretive or is Danger’s technolgy being used for something else? ......continue reading

1 million G-1s sold by TMobile

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Google, Mobile phones April 27th, 2009

Information week is reporting that TMobile has sold 1 million G-1s in last 6 month. In comparison, Apple’s iPhone 3G sold 1 million units worldwide in its lauch weekend and possibly took about a month to sell 1 million units in the United States. Blackberry storm also reached 1 million mark in 3 months. ......continue reading

CNN Money’s review of Adobe’s Flash strategy for Smartphones

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Wireless Carriers April 3rd, 2009

CNN Money published an article a while ago on how Adobe is lagging behind in mobile market and how it is becoming ‘irrelevent’ in mobile market. I’d like to argue is that the race has just begun and it remains to be seen who emerges winner. The reasons are as follows. ......continue reading

A $99 iPhone

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Mobile applications, Mobile phones February 10th, 2009

MSNBC is reporting that Apple may be working on a $99 iPhone. The phone will have limited features but will be identical to the current iPhone in terms of look and feel. Read the story here. ......continue reading

iPhone and Flash: Some more analysis

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, Operating Systems February 10th, 2009

Well- Adobe finally has admitted that onus is on them to create a version of Flash that runs on iPhone. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Shantanu Narayan, CEO of Adobe said that the getting Flash to work successfully on iPhone is a hard technical challenge and they need to continue to put efforts to make it work. ......continue reading

Steve Jobs won’t be keynoting at last Macworld in 2009

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone December 17th, 2008

Apple is saying goodbye to the MacWorld conference. The conference is taking place in January in San Francisco’s Mascone Center. The conference apparently ‘no longer met its need’ according to Apple. Apple has traditionally announced its new products in MacWorld conference, but lately has been using other methods for that purpose. Steve Jobs will also not be presenting at the conference. The reason is not known, but some people suspect his health as a possible reason. Others are speculating that there is nothing new at Apple, and therefore Steve Job’s keynote won’t do any good to the company. ......continue reading

Palm introducing new OS: Nova

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Google, Operating Systems December 16th, 2008

According the a recent press release in Information Week, Palm will be introducing a new operating system called Nova next month. The OS is supposed to be ‘ mobile internet centric’. I am not sure what that means, but my guess is that it will allow for faster internet downloads, better user experience and perhaps more internet friendly services. It is not known what device will support the OS either. If this is a completely redesigned OS, then Palm will be at great disadvantage if the existing applications don’t run. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. ......continue reading

Nokia’s N97: Real competition to iPhone

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile phones December 3rd, 2008

Nokia has unveiled its N97 phone.  The phone has  a 3.5-inch touch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard. Other specs include: ......continue reading

Apple sued over iPhone mobile browser

Browsers, Devices- Embedded, Devices- iPhone, Mobile phones November 25th, 2008

Fiercemobilecontent is reporting that a startup EMG Technology has filed a lawsuit against Apple, The lawsuite alleges that Apple is violating one of its patent in developing the mobile web browser. The article seems to suggest that the lawsuite has no merit, and will most likely will not go to far. ......continue reading

Update: “Intel to Apple-use our processor so you can run Flash!”

Devices- Cellphones, Flash Lite 3, Flash Player 7 SDK, Processors- ARM October 28th, 2008

OK- since Intel blamed Apple for choosing ARM (and not having Flash), it has sort of issued an apology saying that the comments were inappropriate.  One of the main reasons why Atom is not in iPhone is clearly because of its power consumption. If one was to put Atom in iPhone, the battery may just drain in few minutes as compared to a few hours today. Atom may be much better suited to run Flash, but an iPhone that needs charging every few hours isn’t going to do any good to Apple or us! ......continue reading

Intel to Apple: Use our processor so you can run Flash!

Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Processors- ARM, Semiconductors October 23rd, 2008

In a recent Intel Developer Conference at Taipei, Intel blamed Apple’s choice of ARM for not having Flash on iPhone.  Duh…. From the release: ......continue reading

Mobile games market to be worth 2.6 bil Euro by 2012

Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Mobile applications October 21st, 2008

I came accross this news published on Cellular News web site. According to the release, the mobile games market is expected to generate 1 billion euro over next 5 years, and will become worth 2.6 bil. (Of course I think the study was published before the recent turmoil!).  According to research report from Screen Digest, top 4 mobile firms are EA Mobile, Gameloft, Glu and THQ Wireless. They own about 22 percent of the market.  (Isn’t there another major player in rest of 78% market?). ......continue reading

Nokia 5800 Xpress (will hopefully have Flash Lite in first release)

Devices- Cellphones, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Operating Systems October 6th, 2008

The long-awaited touch screen mobile cell phone will be available on the fourth quarter. However, the new 5800 will not work exactly the same way as the iPhone. For instance, it will now allow users to zoom in and out by using two fingers as a point of motion. You must have seen the latest model from Nokia- 5800 Xpress. The new model will be available in Q4/08 and is supposed to compete with iPhone. The phone has touchscreen, 8G of RAM, users can download music from Nokia store just like Apple store, has a powerful 3.2MP camera, GPS, 3G, Wifi, full browser and is supposed to run video at 30 fps . It was not clear to me if the phone will run Symbian OS, but I am fairly sure it is going to be Symbian. It was also not clear to me if the phone has accelerometer like iPhone. ......continue reading