It is December and a good time to take stock of the year ending. Looking back at 2011, I have owned 14 mobile devices this year. As a long-time Symbian fan, I find it intriguing that of those 14 mobiles that I acquired this year, only 1 was Symbian – and I didn’t buy it. One. Go figure. Of those 14 devices, 5 ran Android OS, 2 ran BlackBerry OS, 2 Windows Phone, 1 MeeGo, 1 WebOS, 1 Symbian, and
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Here’s a simple poll for our readers to participate in. The question: If you got the chance to replace your current primary smartphone i.e. the one you use on a day-to-day basis, What mobile platform would you pick your new smartphone from? This poll will run till 9pm Friday 25th of November when the poll will be taken down and the results published. Poll results: Results have been published here.
In my opinion, Nokia has done a smashing job bringing Symbian up to Belle. Belle is a smashing OS version and brings the UI aspect of Symbian up to date. However, it is looking like there is life after Belle. According to supposedly leaked documents, Symbian may be getting two more updates after Belle, as follows: Symbian Carla 8.0 Browser Dolby soundround NFC Best Widgets Symbian Donna Exclusive Dual core Equipment Dual core CPUs on Symbian? I guess with all
Gartner has released figures of global phone and smartphone sales for Q3 (July/Aug/Sep) 0f 2011. A few nuggets from Gartner’s report Worldwide sales of mobile devices totaled 440.5 million units in the third quarter of 2011, up 5.6 percent from the same period last year. Despite a drop in market share, Nokia continued to be the worldwide leader in mobile device sales as it accounted for 23.9 percent of global sales. Non-smartphone devices performed well, driven by demand in emerging
This Infographic has been flying around the internet for some time now. It’s about mobile malware, it’s sources and how to protect your devices from being infected by them. I thought it’s worth sharing. Source: BullGuard
RIM has unveiled BlackBerry BBX, its next generation mobile platform that takes the best of the BlackBerry® platform and the best of the QNX® platform to connect people, devices, content and services. BlackBerry BBX is the next generation platform for BlackBerry smartphones and tablets. In other words, there will be only one OS for both Blackberry smartphones and tablets going forward. BBX will support: – BlackBerry cloud services – development environments for both HTML5 and native developers – Native SDK,
I have been playing with the HTC HD 7 running Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) for about a week now. I am not ready to write any conclusions, but for those of you who are salivating, here are some of my impressions of Mango. Improved Live Tiles The Live Tiles on the homescreen have been improved. They present more information, e.g. how many new mails you have waiting and your upcoming appointments. Multi-tasking Multi-tasking on WindowsPhone Mango is a mixed bag
How many of you here remember Symbian UIQ, Symbian S60, and Symbian S80? These were the three branches of the Symbian OS some years back. While all Symbian at the core, they were different in capabilities and user interface. Oh, and Symbian S60 alone had some further fragments – S60 3rd Edition (feature pack 1, feature pack 2, feature pack 3) and S60 5th Edition. Crazy; right? Symbian was severely criticised a few years back for this sort of fragmentation.