Gadgets - Smartphone
These are make-or-break times at Microsoft, and one front-level exec is betting on the latter. Or so it seems.
After a brief App Store appearance on Wednesday, Flash-friendly Skyfire for iPhone found its popularity too much to cope with.
Microsoft has caught smartphone fever. And have you noticed that no one is immune from this fever? Everywhere you turn it’s smartphone this or smartphone that. There is always a new application to be debuted, a verbal hand grenade to be tossed, or a yet another operating system to be released. (By the way Android, how many are you at now?)
BlackBerry owners rejoice! The BlackBerry Bold 9780 will be available for $129.99 in T-Mobile stores on Nov. 17. All of the major smartphone developers will be gearing up for the holiday season this month, but Canada’s Research in Motion (RIM) got the jump on its competition by announcing the release of the BlackBerry Bold 9780.
At Apple, the idea of passing Nokia as the No. 1 mobile phone supplier is probably an afterthought, but the IDC definitely caught the attention of Steve Jobs and Co. when it released a third quarter report that found Apple had leapfrogged Sony Ericsson and RIM in terms of market share for mobile phones.
Is it any surprise that after only ten hours Apple’s first ever online store in China sold out of the iPhone 4? No, and we would be shocked to find out if you were surprised either. Those tech-savvy kings are typically more on top of the latest technology bursts than those in the land of the Apple, and not just because they literally make the products.