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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

Gigabytes S1200 uses Flash Lite for UI

Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Processors- ARM July 20th, 2009

A new smartphone released by Gigabyte Communications, S1200 uses Flash Lite for user interface. The phone uses windows mobile OS. The UI is named ‘SmartZone’. S1200 uses Qualcomm’s MSM7200A chip at 528MHz with 128MB of RAM, 256 MB of hard disk. This is the first phone in my recollection that entirely uses Flash Lite UI. The other popular devices are iRiver’s PMPs and Chumby. ......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

Windows Mobile and Flash Lite support

Browsers, Devices- Cellphones, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE January 14th, 2009

There were a few ‘brief’ demos shown at CES of Fash Lite running on Windows Mobile, according to an article in Tech Radar. The Flash Lite is supposed to be available on new version of Windows Mobile devices in the first quarter of 2009, but apparently one can not upgrade existing handsets. ......continue reading

RIM OS virtualized on Windows Mobile (Does this mean Flash Lite coming to Blackberry?)

Browsers, Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems December 23rd, 2008

I came accross an article on CIO magazine’s web site that showed RIM OS virtualized on top on Windows Mobile. The OS version is guessed as 8.6 which is the latest version thats shipping today.  So CIO magazine speculated that the pictures are authentic. We have been hearing about Windows Mobile Blackberry for some time, but the screenshots have started to leak only now. ......continue reading

Adobe announces OTA Flash Lite player

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Mobile applications, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems November 24th, 2008

At last week’s MAX conference, Adobe announced that Flash Lite OTA package is now available to developers. What this means is that Flash Lite can now be included in the release package. Developers no longer need to worry if the device already has Flash installed on a particular device or not. The package is available for Symbian and Windows Mobile OS, and a complete list of devices is available on Adobe web site. ......continue reading

Internet Explorer Mobile 6 for Windows Mobile supports Flash Lite

Browsers, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Media players, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Video Technology November 13th, 2008

Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer mobile 6 will be available soon. So Microsoft is defitely gettign ready to compete with Opera. Opera launched a new version of Opera that has improved support for YouTube and allows for sharing of bookmarks between cellphones and PCs. From the post: ......continue reading

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 has Flash Lite with Opera

Browsers, Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Processors- ARM November 4th, 2008

XPERIA X1 Hands-On by WMExperts I came accross this post on mobiletechaddicts.com. It says that the Flash Lite plugin is available for Xperia X1 and works well with Opera. I have not seen X1 in action yet (and I don’t think its available with any carrier in US yet), but it looks like a cool device. X1 has dual ARM core running at 528 MHz and is running Windows Mobile 6. With 128 MB RAM, I think it has enough juice to run Flash content even from youtube. The post does talk about a ‘lag’ in youtube content, which may even come from slow network. ......continue reading

FL3.1 IE plug-in for Windows Mobile

Devices- Handheld, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems September 30th, 2008

Calsoftlabs now has ported FL3.1 IE plug-in to Windows Mobile/CE. As some of you know, customized FL3.1 is available to OEMs via distributor like us. Calsoftlabs is primarily a services company, and we work on Flash per customer requirement. We often get requests from customers trying to integrate FL3.1 into their WM/CE platform (given the processor is powerful enough). With this, users will have the ability to use FL3.1 just like any other plug-in on WM/CE platform. Users can also use this to create a standalone ActiveX control that can be invoked outside of browser. ......continue reading

LiMo mobile linux takes on Nokia and Google

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems September 5th, 2008

Limo foundation, an open source Linux community for mobile phones has been doing well, and has just shipped 22nd mobilephone (Motorola Rokr EM30) with with Limo support. The foundation boasts 50 companies in its membership list, including heavyweights such as Motorola, Orange, NTT Docomo and Samsung. ......continue reading

More on TMobile phones and Flash Lite support

Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite ports, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE August 18th, 2008

Hayden recently blogged about TMobile listing Flash Lite as a supported technology. I also notice that there are remarks from Adobe on the article saying that they are working with all the leading mobile operators for Flash Lite support and will keep developers posted. ......continue reading

Apple files a patent to bring Flash and Windows media to iPhone?

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3 July 30th, 2008

Top iPhone news has released a complete description of the iPhone patent: “Touch Screen Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Determining Commands by Applying Heuristics”. The patent taks about supporting Quicktime, windows mobile and Flash content on iPhone. ......continue reading

Microsoft coming up with iPhone rival?

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE July 25th, 2008

Steve Balmer’s note to all the Microsoft employees apparently hints that according to a recent news. If it does, then it will most likely be built upon struggeling Zune platform, and using Windows Mobile 7. ......continue reading

Gigabyte’s 3.5G mobile TV phone

Devices- Cellphones, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Video Technology July 5th, 2008

Gigabyte phonesGigabyte Communications, a Taiwanese motherboard manufacturer has announced three new smartphones. The model GSmart M808 supports all the popular TV broadcast standards DVB-H and T-DMB and ISDB-T.  These models are not available in US market. ......continue reading

Sproutcore: yet another competition for Flash

Devices- iPhone, Flash Lite ports, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE June 20th, 2008

Apple has been working on Sproutcore, a Javscript based framework that apparently lets you create rich content without Flash or any other runtime application. From the demos listed on web site, it does look pretty powerful. But after looking at the tutorial and other documentation, it is clear that it is hardly in alpha stage…. nowhere close to what Flash has accomplished in the last 10 years. But I am sure it will get better over time. ......continue reading