This question has been circling the internet for months and is still being asked today on numerous blogs and websites. Should RIM have chosen Android and not acquired QNX for their next generation operating system? Why would RIM build from scratch rather than use a proven and popular platform? Did RIM make the wrong decision making it unsuccessful today?
Can the Smartphone market sustain all the different platforms that currently exist or will the platforms be forced to converge? The most common view is that the platforms with the most applications will survive. Although, I tend to agree with that view, I think there will be another factor.
If you’ve been keeping up with the story, Rogers’s HTC Magic customers earlier this week got notice that they will be getting an upgrade to Android 2.1 sometime this year. However, HTC Dream customers would not get an upgrade past Android 1.5. This obviously sparked some outrage, but honestly, we didn’t expect the outrage to
Yesterday, Google announced that it’s mobile homepage now has a “near me now” option. This service is available to US customers on the iPhone and Android phones only. Hmmm …. wonder why BlackBerry is out. It’s obvious that Google is interested in being your mobile location-based service of choice and this is another step in
The announcement was made today. Although an interesting and exciting development for the mobile world, I do find it weird. How come you ask? Well, when was the last time you heard of this type of partnership or announcement between a device platform and a carrier! That’s like Microsoft announcing a partnership with Best Buy!