Saturday, August 13, 2011

Gartner Q2 report: Nokia still top smartphone maker - news

12 August, 2011 

Gartner released their report on the mobile phone world in the second quarter and have something very interesting in their numbers - Nokia is sill number one in smartphones, rather than third as other analysts have stated.
The difference comes from which numbers are taken into account - others counted the number of units shipped and not the number of units purchased by end users, which is exactly what Gartner was looking at.

Rumor: Windows Phone 7 Mango is coming 1 September - news

12 August, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Mango was released to manufacturers about three weeks ago and it seems that testing is going well. Sources now claim that the first major update for Microsoft's new mobile OS is going to become publicly available on 1 September.
The first big update for WP7 was NoDo and its roll out wasn’t as smooth as Microsoft would have liked, despite releasing a very minor update first that was supposed to set the ground for NoDo.
Hopefully, this time everyone has done their job as the rumored 1 September deadline is approaching fast. It's a well picked time for an update, just in time for IFA (2-7 September), which will have major manufacturers gathered and showing their new devices.

First look at Windows Phone 7 Mango impresses -

First look at Windows Phone 7 Mango impresses -

By Aug. 12, 2011, 12:45pm PT

The next major software update for Microsoft Windows Phone 7, codenamed Mango, is complete. Microsoft handed over the Mango update to its carrier and hardware partners on July 26, although there’s no announced date for when existing WP7 smartphones will see the software. Nor are there any official release dates for new phones that will run on Mango: Yes, I’m looking at you Nokia.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Nokia To Kill Symbian Efforts In North America -

Nokia To Kill Symbian Efforts In North America -

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If you were to sit down and look at all the devices Nokia has for sale in the United States, you may come away thinking that they weren’t in the business of making impressive devices. With only a few exceptions, Nokia’s domestic offerings are low-end, S40-powered talk-and-texters — hardly what one would expect from the self-proclaimed “world leader” of the cell phone industry.
It seems as though the higher-ups at Nokia are starting to feel the same way. Instead of sullying the image of their North American operation, they have announced their intention to kill their low-cost Symbian business in an interview with AllThingsD. Instead, they’re putting all of their resources into one big push with Windows Phone 7.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II Hercules for T-Mobile poses for the camera - news

07 August, 2011 

It has been a couple of exciting days for all the folks, waiting for the release of the Samsung Galaxy S II across the Atlantic. Barely a day after the 4.5" screen Samsung Galaxy S II Hercules got caught on camera in Canada, more pictures of it emerged, this time bearing the U.S. T-Mobile brand.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

BlackBerry App World 3.0 Beta now available to try - news

06 August, 2011 

Team RIM and the 'boys in the labs' have been working on the latest iteration of the Blackberry App World, version 3.0 and it seems that they're pretty pleased with the results.