Here’s the problem with bringing the iPhone to Verizon’s network: Apple’s much-advertised ability to browse the web, and use other apps, while on a phone call is technically impossible with Verizon’s CDMA network.
Your phone knows where you are. Why not your bank? Two startups are working in tandem to make that possible.
The Windows Phone 7 news just won’t stop today. After Microsoft launched its new platform this morning with AT&T leading the way, we now have word on a few T-Mobile devices: HTC’s HD7, and Dell’s terribly named Venue Pro.
Popular mobile check-in game Foursquare today announced on its blog that is has launched a Symbian version of its location-based game. Symbian is one of Nokia’s mobile operating systems for mobile devices and low-end smartphones.
At its Windows Phone 7 launch event today, Microsoft mentioned that users will be able to sync their content to the cloud and track their devices online — now the Windows Live team has put up a blog post explaining what exactly users will be getting with the new phones.
Electronic Arts‘ mobile game division, EA Mobile, said today it will make games for Microsoft‘s Windows Phone 7 and has four titles ready for the launch on Nov. 7. The support from EA is important, since EA Mobile is the biggest mobile game company.
UK startup Light Blue Optics, which makes miniature projector systems, just raised $13 million in a funding round led by DFJ Esprit. The company’s latest product, Light Touch, turns any flat surface into a touch screen. Light Touch uses Holographic Laser Projection (HLP) to create the projected image, and it uses infrared sensors to detect motion so that the user can interact with the image.
Is iPhone the next American Idol?
Microsoft finally launched its new mobile platform, Windows Phone 7, at a press conference in New York today. CEO Steve Ballmer hit the stage to give us a glimpse at the OS and the platform’s launch phones.
Smartphone games are starting to spread out beyond the Apple iPhone and Google Android platforms. In support of that trend, Scoreloop is announcing today that it is adapting its social gaming platform to support Samsung‘s mobile phones and web-connected TVs.
The first iPhone operating system (iOS) 4.1 jailbreak has hit the streets. Hacker Geohot’s “Limera1n” exploit lets users hack their phones to install a variety of unofficial apps and tweaks.
Google’s Andy Rubin, the man spearheading development of the company’s Android mobile operating system, clearly has a lot to say about his darling.
Google is shutting down its voice recognition directory assistance service, GOOG-411, come November after using the service to firm up its voice recognition technology for future projects.
MyTown, a mobile check-in game for iPhone and iPod Touch, today announced its global availability. While the company claims global access, it’s really just available in the 29 countries that can access the Apple App Store and Google Places.
To Infrinity and beyond! That’s the battle cry for Infrinity, the startup that has won our Needle in the Haystack business contest for DiscoveryBeat 2010.
The second big piece of Adobe’s mobile platform, Adobe AIR, arrived in the Android Market last night.
We’re entering the home stretch in preparations for DiscoveryBeat 2010, our conference about how to get apps noticed. DiscoveryBeat 2010 is an event focused on the secret recipes for application discovery and monetization. Our newest speakers represent vital parts of the ecosystem, from investors to app creators and experts who cover the space. Due to its success in 2009, the conference has expanded to a full-day event and will be held on October 18 at The Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. Get your tickets here.
While Apple seems to be finally moving on from the iPhone 4′s antennagate controversy, the company may be gearing up to deal with a new problem centered around the device’s glass back, gadget site GDGT reports.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton just launched the GSMA‘s ambitious, new campaign to bring mobile access to 150 million women in low and middle-income countries within the next 3 years. The GSMA is the trade organization for the world’s mobile carriers and 20 carriers operating in 115 developing markets, including AT&T and Vodafone, have signed up for the campaign. Nokia has also committed to the program.
Activations of devices using Apple’s iPhone operating system for business far outnumbered those of Windows Mobile, Google’s Android operating system and Nokia’s Symbian, according to a report by Good Technology. The report did not include activations of Research in Motion’s BlackBerry operating system since RIM devices use only the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for corporate email access.
Apple and Verizon have reportedly butted heads over a number of parts of the negotiation to bring the iPhone to Verizon, including where to sell the actual phone and whether to allow Verizon’s streaming video and music sales service, V Cast, on the iPhone.
As app stores multiply and the number of publicly released apps — just the ones we can see and count — approaches 1 million, content developers are having a hard time standing out from the crowd.
Just when you thought cellphone cameras couldn’t squeeze in any more megapixels, Sony announces a new cellphone camera sensor that supports 16MP photos and 1080p high-definition video.
Nokia has announced that it will develop mobile devices for billionaire Philip Falcone’s LightSquared — an ambitious 4G cellular network venture meant to compete with established carriers like AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, Bloomberg reports.
Every now and then, as users get more frustrated with AT&T’s iPhone services, rumors circulate that there’s a Verizon iPhone in the works. The latest such rumor came from the Wall Street Journal today, which reported that manufacturing of a Verizon iPhone will begin later this year, according to several officials briefed by Apple.
As if you needed another reason to lust after T-Mobile’s new myTouch, the carrier announced today that it will be one of the first Android phones to support WiFi calling.
If a BlackBerry and Motorola Android phone had a baby, it would look a lot like Motorola’s new Droid Pro.
HP hasn’t given up on new phones featuring Palm’s webOS software. The company is aiming to release new webOS devices early next year, an HP official told Reuters.
When a startup changes its name, there is something good about the new name and something bad about the old one. That’s the case with Offerpal Media, the social monetization company, which is changing its name to Tapjoy today.
While there are tons of cool photo-editing applications for the iPhone, a new app called Instagram stands out as being particularly ambitious.
Google has finally brought its Goggles visual search feature to the iPhone as part of its Google Mobile App.
The increasingly popular bookmarking and offline article-reading service Instapaper has just rolled out a $1/mo. subscription model. The move could open the door to much-needed experiments with online publishing.
Consumers looking for an alternative to Apple iPad’s dominance of the tablet computer market may find more of a selection hitting the market in the next couple of months.
Notoriously well-connected Russian-American billionaire Len Blavatnik has decided to place a sizable bet on mobile data leader Acision, on Tuesday announcing he would lead the way in a $100 million funding infusion into the firm.
Google’s Android mobile platform is (yet again) the top-selling mobile operating system among recent cellphone buyers, according to August data from The Nielsen Company.
Web browser maker Opera Software announced today that it is officially getting into the advertising business with the launch of its Open Mobile Ad Exchange.
Nokia’s executives keep dropping like flies. Ari Jaaksi (pictured right), the head of Nokia’s next-generation MeeGo mobile platform, confirmed that he resigned last week. He made the comments in a conversation with the Finnish newspaper Talous Sanomat.
Facial recognition startup Viewdle just raised $10 million from retailer Best Buy, chip maker Qualcomm, and the BlackBerry Partners Fund.