Man, this weekend absolutely blew up on the news that Facebook had poached a bunch of Apple engineers to further develop their plans for a mobile phone platform. Also, strong rumors are now swirling they could acquire the Opera browser for $1 billion. Opera’s desktop market share isn’t that huge, but on the mobile side [...]
The Verge got the scoop: The HP team responsible for Enyo — webOS’s HTML5-based application framework that debuted on the TouchPad — will be leaving the company and starting at Google shortly, The Verge has learned. What this means for the future of Open webOS is unclear; Enyo and the developers supporting it are central [...]
Amazingly, these stories are also for four different mobile phone companies. 1. RIM, beleaguered makers of the BlackBerry, has hired a law firm for restructuring purposes. 2. In the last quarter, the iPhone accounted for 78% of all smartphone sales at AT&T and at Verizon, the iPhone accounted for slightly more than half of all [...]
The first phone between Microsoft and Nokia’s partnership has been unveiled and it’s quite beautiful. Dubbed the “first real Windows Phone,” this device is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU and is sculpted from the same 12.1mm (0.48-inch) thick piece of durable polycarbonate plastic, with tapered edges on the top and bottom to give [...]
Nokia has forgone developing a viable mobile OS of their own to compete with Apple and Android in favor of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7. Before I get too snarky, this type of thing helped revive Motorola, when the struggling company put their eggs into the Android basket.
They look at the five features that have them excited for the latest version of Google’s Android OS. Unfortunately, this is the pure version and by the time it gets pushed out to your phone, the carriers and handset makers will have their way with it. The Android UI in Gingerbread isn’t vastly overhauled, but [...]