Just couple of days back, Adobe officially announces that they have given up all hopes of Flash development for iPhone Apps. Steve Jobs obviously had made it clear that Flash is no go citing stability and HTML5 is the way forward.
To cement his stand, Steve Jobs released a press release on the matter that touches 6 points below:
Engadget has a nice summary of Steve Job’s statement and have some interesting debate points as well.
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It could still be early days but are we looking a yet another new Nokia smartphone?
The picture shown is apparently a new entry-level Nokia smartphone to completment the recently announced C3 and C6. Not sure if this is the real deal or not but its definitely sporting a unique form factor with its split QWERTY keypad and a 90 degree rotating screen.
We’ve seen the split keyboard configuration before on a number of Nokias but not the 90 degree rotating screen and it is still too early to tell if the C2 is in Nokia’s plans.
Real or not, here are some unconfirmed specs:
Not much to work with, really.
There’s still hope left for Palm and webOS fans out there after all
Week’s of speculation have ended and as you’ve may have already heard, the world’s largest technology company, HP, has just announced that it will be buying Palm for US$1.2 billion. Generally people are happy for Palm as it lives to fight another day.
The brand that arguably ushered in the dawn of the modern age of PDA with its PalmPilot devices and Palm OS is also tremendously optimistic about HP’s acquisition.
But the announcement brought mix reactions from the mobile tech fratenity with some pondering on whether the smartphone pie is big enough for another OS to thrive. The size of the pie is one thing but can HP really compete in the hotly contested smartphone market? Remember the iPaq anyone?
Producing a report from BERNAMA via TheStar Online in verbatim for your reading pleasure.
KAJANG: A Datuk at a telecommunications company is among several corporate and business personalities under investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for corruption and misuse of power.
Federal Territory MACC director Mohamad Yusoff Akope said the Datuk, who is in his 50s, was being probed over irregularities pertaining to procurement of tenders and projects. He has not been detained, he added.
“I cannot elaborate because it can jeopardise our investigations,” Mohamad Yusoff told reporters here yesterday.
He said 203 reports had been lodged with the Kuala Lumpur MACC office so far this year and investigation papers had been opened on 24 of the reports.
“Fifteen people have been detained, among others, for bribing public servants.”
The question is…who could it be?
Things are indeed looking very interesting at Blackberry and if it continues to shed the powersuit persona for a more approachable shirt, jeans and sneakers look, we can’t help but predict that more and more people outside of its typical marksegment will find Blackberry’s offerings very appealing indeed.
To whet your appetite and to see what we’re on about, check out the promo videos of the just announced Blackberry Pearl 3G and Blackberry Bold 9650.
Check out the video after the jump.
Things are getting really heavy at Gizmodo and Apple is getting overboard with this whole iPhone prototype thing.
Even Letterman is “a little sick and fedup at the Apple people“. As we follow the trial and wait for its outcome, here’s a video David Letterman dropping down his trademark “top 10” list.
This time its about the “idiot who got drunk and drops the thing”. He files it under the category “who cares“.
Check out the video after the jump.
No it’s not a joke, that is an actual question posted on iFixit.
Here’s the whole story…
My iPhone 3GS was pee’d on by my drunk friend who slept with it the other night at a party. He didn’t tell me till the next afternoon which the camera was still moist and foggy. So i dried it up but idk if he tried turning it on. Two days goes by and nothing works, so i decide to open it up and look at the logic board and the copper contacts attached to the battery are corroded and have like little dark spots. i sprayed little amounts of contact cleaner and cleaned them up brand new but nothing. I’m charging it now but still no luck.
You’d think that there’s probably no fixing the unfortunate iPhone but surprisingly, the many helpful visitors at iFixit have a few tips and pointers on how the owner can probably salvage the device.
The condundrum here is…the iPhone was covered with pee, including the insides. Even if it could be fixed, we’re not going to put a once pee soaked iPhone anywhere near our faces.
Would you fix an iPhone that has been peed on?
In a report published by Opera, the iPhone has become the third-most popular mobile phone to run Opera Mini barely over two weeks after it was launched in Apple’s App Store.
The report, called State of the Mobile Web Report, published monthly by Opera, provides information on the top global trends affecting mobile Web.
With the Opera Mini mobile browser being the world’s most downloaded free app in Apple’s App stores worldwide, its pretty obvious that iPhone users want or at least welcome the option to run an alternative browser on their device.
In fact, the Opera Mini is such a popular app on the iPhone that it is currently the #1 device used by Opera Mini users in the United States, well ahead of BlackBerry (which previously occupied the top spot).
Sorry folks, we’ve made a major booboo on the date in our earlier post. It’s June 7, NOT July.
We thought that it’d be earlier but later is always better than never.
Looks like the new iPhone may make an appearance earlier than expected.
Apple fans out there make sure you mark your calendar, June 7 will now be the most likely date for the new iPhone to make its debut; because that is when Apple will be organising its WWDC10 event.
Part of the rumours that was unravelled in the Apple forums is true. The event will be held at Moscone West in San Francisco this year but the date is not 22 June, it will be earlier.
Unlike the WWDC before it, “this year’s WWDC offers developers in-depth sessions and hands-on working labs to learn more about iPhone OS 4, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system,” says Scott Forstall, Apple’s senior vice president of iPhone Software. As the focus shifts toward the iPhone OS 4.0, WWDC10 will provide “a unique opportunity for developers to work side-by-side with Apple engineers and interface designers to make their iPhone and iPad apps even better.”
Many are speculating that the WWDC10 will be the event in which Apple will unveil its latest iPhone. Of which it now has two possible names, the iPhone HD or iPhone 4G. We’re almost certain that it’s not going to be called the iPhone 4G as that will be very confusing due to the very high likelyhood that the device will not support 4G mobile networks like WiMAX.
It’s going to be a bit of an anti-climax though, considering Gizmodo have already exposed much of the new iPhone’s details like a front-facing video camera, camera flash and micro-SIM card. We also know that the iPhone 4.0 OS that the new device is likely to run will be bringing with it many of the much awaited features iPhone users have been asking for. What’s left to be discovered is if indeed the iPhone HD/4G will use a 960×640 display.
Whatever it is, we’ll be wide awake during the WWDC10 keynote come June 7.