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  • After 2+ Years Of Serving Apps, Windows Mobile Marketplace Will Die On May 9

    After 2+ Years Of Serving Apps, Windows Mobile Marketplace Will Die On May 9

    What a long, strange trip it’s been. As Microsoft throws their considerable weight behind the Windows Phone platform, they’re running out of love for their still-kicking Windows Mobile OS, and today they’ve driven another nail into its coffin. According to a new email being circulated to users as I write this, the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace will officially shut down on May 9. Read More

  • Everything You Need To Know About The Fragmented Mobile Developer Ecosystem

    Everything You Need To Know About The Fragmented Mobile Developer Ecosystem

    Considering the immense fragmentation that characterizes the mobile apps industry, it’s good to see decent research help us try and make sense of what’s going on in that particular part of the digital economy, one that is consistently growing in size and importance across the globe. Hence, I invite anyone with a vested interest in the mobile developer ecosystem to check out… Read More

  • iPhone And Android Now Make Up 25 Percent of Smartphone Sales

    Google-powered Android phones and iPhones are both gobbling up market share. The combined worldwide market share of both operating systems reached 25 percent in the first quarter, up from 12 percent the year before, according to Gartner. The iPhone still has a bigger share, at 15.4 percent (up 5 points), but Android is catching up fast with 9.6 percent (up 8 points). All other smartphones… Read More

  • iPhone And Android Now Make Up 25 Percent of Smartphone Sales

    iPhone And Android Now Make Up 25 Percent of Smartphone Sales

    Google-powered Android phones and iPhones are both gobbling up market share. The combined worldwide market share of both operating systems reached 25 percent in the first quarter, up from 12 percent the year before, according to Gartner. The iPhone still has a bigger share, at 15.4 percent (up 5 points), but Android is catching up fast with 9.6 percent (up 8 points). All other smartphones… Read More

  • Symbian Still Leading In Mobile Ad Click-Through Rates, Android Dropping Fast

    Symbian Still Leading In Mobile Ad Click-Through Rates, Android Dropping Fast

    Mobile advertising and ad optimization company Smaato has released its March figures on mobile ad click-through rates around the world, and some of its findings are quite surprising. According to Smaato, Symbian still reigns supreme in its global OS click-through rate index, outshining feature phones (non-smartphones with a proprietary operating system), Windows Phones and Apple iPhone and… Read More

  • LookTel, an app for the blind

    LookTel, an app for the blind

    Now here’s a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. LookTel is an object identifier – you point it at something and it tells you what it is. You can teach it to recognize new objects and by aiming it at a product, the program can tell what it is using real speech and when you need to ID something on the fly, you can stick on an image sticker and read that sticker. It’s more or less… Read More

  • Google Gains, Apple Stays Steady, And Palm Loses In Smartphone Share

    Google Gains, Apple Stays Steady, And Palm Loses In Smartphone Share

    No wonder Apple is suing HTC for patent infringement over its Android phones. In the three months between October and January, Android’s overall share of smartphone subscribers in the U.S. rose 4.3 points to 7.1 percent, according to mobile market share data released by comScore. ¬†Android showed the biggest single gain of any of the top five smartphone platforms. ¬†Apple’s share… Read More

  • Opera Mini 5 beta gets a non-Java version for Windows Mobile phones

    Opera Software has been busy lately, releasing fresh finalized and beta products on a near-daily basis. This morning, the company announced that it has released a native version of Opera Mini 5 beta for handsets running Windows Mobile 5 and 6. Interestingly, the new WinMo version of Opera Mini does not require Java. That basically means any Windows Mobile phone can accommodate the app. Despite… Read More

  • Opera Releases Beta Of Native Opera Mini 5 App For Windows Mobile Phones

    Opera Releases Beta Of Native Opera Mini 5 App For Windows Mobile Phones

    Opera Software has been busy lately, releasing fresh finalized and beta products on a near-daily basis. This morning, the company announced that it has released a native version of Opera Mini 5 beta for handsets running Windows Mobile 5 and 6. Interestingly, the new WinMo version of Opera Mini does not require Java. That basically means any Windows Mobile phone can accommodate the app. Despite… Read More

  • Smartphone Sales Up 24 Percent, iPhone's Share Nearly Doubled Last Year (Gartner)

    Last year, Apple’s iPhone nearly doubled its worldwide market share of smartphone sales to 14.4 percent, up 6.2 points from the year before, according to the latest market share figures put out by Gartner. The iPhone still trails behind Nokia’s Symbian-powered smartphones (No. 1), which saw their share decline 5.5 points to 46.9 percent, and RIM Blackberries (No. 2), which gained… Read More

  • Microsoft to WinMo 6.5 devices: You want WinPho 7? You can't handle WinPho 7!

    Microsoft to WinMo 6.5 devices: You want WinPho 7? You can't handle WinPho 7!

    Earlier this week we told you guys that Windows Mobile 6.5 was going to stick around after Windows Phone 7 hits the masses. It would even take on a new name — Windows Phone Classic. With everyone sticking around and playing nice at this party, you’d think that maybe current WinMo 6.5 handsets might get a little Windows Phone 7 love. Sorry to burst your bubble. Read More

  • At last, a PDA so rugged I can hammer nails with it

    At last, a PDA so rugged I can hammer nails with it

    Here’s a question. What use is an iPad if you live IN AN AVALANCHE? Even its high-quality multi-touch screen won’t help it there. And what if you like to SWIM IN POOLS OF MAGMA? How will you check your email then? Not on your Windows Phone! It will have melted! This is why you need the AIS Ultra-Rugged RPDA37! Read More

  • Out with the old, in with the new: Windows Mobile 6.5 gets a name change

    Out with the old, in with the new: Windows Mobile 6.5 gets a name change

    If you thought that Windows Mobile 6 would fade into oblivion because Windows Phone 7 is coming soon, think again. Not only will the OS stick around for a while longer, but it’s getting a name change, too: Windows Phone Classic. Of course, we all knew this was going to happen, so no surprises here, right? Read More

  • T-Mobile gives an HTC HD2 reminder, now with more fun!

    T-Mobile gives an HTC HD2 reminder, now with more fun!

    Last week, T-Mobile teased us all with a little jab on Twitter about the HTC HD2 that it will be shipping soon. It was exciting and, to be frank, it made me a little antsy. As promised, T-Mobile announced new features for the HD2 at Mobile World Congress today and I’ve gotta say, it isn’t all that thrilling. Read More

  • Windows Phone 7 Series: Our Take

    Windows Phone 7 Series: Our Take


    So the next generation of Windows Mobile, now Windows Phone, has been unveiled at MWC in Barcelona. Greg has already gotten his mitts all over it, and has posted his in-depth impressions over at MobileCrunch, but we thought it was worthwhile to post our thoughts on Microsoft’s new look and feel. Beautiful? Ugly? Too little, too late? Feel free to add your opinions to the pile. Read More

  • Acer is blowing up with neoTouch and beTouch, more Android and Windows on the way

    Acer is blowing up with neoTouch and beTouch, more Android and Windows on the way

    Acer isn’t showing any signs of slowing down at Mobile World Congress this week. Just this morning, the manufacturer announced the Liquid e and now we have the neoTouch and beTouch. A little strange with the name scheme, but let’s see just what these devices are packing, shall we? Read More

  • Qualcomm calls 'first!' on Windows Phone 7 devices

    Qualcomm calls 'first!' on Windows Phone 7 devices

    In case you didn’t know, snappy processors are all the rage these days. When I think of fast processors, the first one that comes to mind is Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor which is currently found on devices like the Nexus One, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and the LG eXpo. After Microsoft made its Windows Phone 7 announcement this morning, Qualcomm has come out and said that it… Read More

  • Microsoft gearing up to announce Windows Mobile 7 on February 15, project Pink moves forward

    Microsoft gearing up to announce Windows Mobile 7 on February 15, project Pink moves forward

    It’s finally happening. Maybe. According to sources close to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is going to make a pretty big announcement at Mobile World Congress on February 15. After acknowledging that Windows Mobile isn’t exactly where it should be in terms of development and progression, Microsoft appears to be ready to announce and unveil Windows Mobile 7. But what happened… Read More

  • Microsoft to introduce Zune Phone with Windows Mobile 7 at MWC

    Microsoft to introduce Zune Phone with Windows Mobile 7 at MWC

    If there is one rumor that tends to come and go and agonizes Windows Mobile fans, it’s the one about a Zune phone. Although it’s not officially confirmed, Gizmodo has it on good word that Microsoft will be introducing a Zune phone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year. More specifically, it will be a Windows Mobile 7 phone with Zune features and capabilities, so… Read More

  • Windows Mobile Finally Checks Out Foursquare

    Windows Mobile Finally Checks Out Foursquare

    For much of the past year, the major criticism of Foursquare was that it only worked in a few select cities in the U.S. and was basically iPhone-only. In the past few months, both Foursquare itself and a growing core of third-party developers have changed that. Today brings yet another expansion in the Foursquare universe with the beta launch of a Windows Mobile app. To be clear, this app is… Read More