Rumors of Research In Motion possibly turning away from its BlackBerry 10 operating system and adopting Windows Phone 8 have us thinking. If RIM and Microsoft combined the might of their mobile operating systems, what would the Frankenstein-like device look like and how would it function? There are three things to consider when thinkin [...]
Photo by Eliot Weisberg/ReadWriteWeb. Creative Commons licensed. Google announced the next version of Android, dubbed Jelly Bean, today, and it is jam-packed with new goodies for developers and consumers to play with. Google is rolling out the over-the-air Android 4.1 update in mid-July, and developers will get the software development kit W [...]
Microsoft this morning revealed key new features for the upcoming Windows Phone 8 operating system, including the ability to resize and tweak their Live Tiles, one of the flagship features of the Windows Phone operating system. Among other goodies for developers, Windows Phone 8 will include an e-wallet capability and a partially shared code [...]
Nokia’s announcement today that it will cut nearly 10,000 jobs over the next 18 months
Siri knows sports. Siri can make a reservation for you. Siri speaks many more languages. Apple’s talking assistant is getting a big update with
Apple has lots of big iPhone news today, but last week’s announcement that Sprint Nextel and Leap Wireless will begin offering iPhones without a contract could actually be just as significant – starting a massive change in how Americans buy and use mobile phones. Up till now, if you wanted an iPhone, you si [...]
For as long as the iPhone has been available, people in the U.S. have been clamoring for a prepaid version of it. That was never going to happen when AT&T held the iPhone monopoly. The company has to subsidize the cost of cheap phones to customers, and long-term contracts are a way to recoup that expense.
Google now owns Motorola. Chinese regulators followed the U.S. and Europe in clearing the deal earlier this week, removing the last barrier. Although the acquisition opens new territory for the search giant, its most immediate effect could be remaking the existing Android landscape. Will Google use its new arm to pound all competitors, or ju [...]