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Elop confirms Nokia Windows Phones are already in the works

March 18th, 2011

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop confirmed to Reuters that his company has started developing its first Windows Phone handset. “We’re right now, today, having people work on the first Windows Phone devices,” said the CEO. Nokia announced that it would adopt Microsoft’s Windows Phone mobile operating system on future smartphones during a February press event. The timeline of when …

Nokia to sell QT commercial licensing rights to Digia

March 7th, 2011

In a recent press release, mobile device giant Nokia announced a tentative, signed agreement that will jettison the commercial licensing rights of the Qt development platform to Digia. “Through the proposed acquisition, around 3500 desktop and embedded customer companies from various industries are targeted to be transferred to Digia,” reads the announcement. “The transaction is expected …

Motorola: XOOM to have ‘unlockable/relockable bootloader’

February 22nd, 2011

Motorola definitely hasn’t won over the hearts and minds of the most hardcore Android tinkerers — thanks in large part to the company’s locked-down hardware and software. But Moto is showing signs of life. In a recent tweet, Motorola quipped that: The XOOM will have an unlockable/relockable bootloader that will enable developers to access hardware …

Xbox Live, Office, enhanced maps coming to Nokia’s Windows Phones; Qt not

February 11th, 2011

At at joint press conference today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop provided specific details about what the newly forged partnership between their two companies will look like. Fans of Nokia hardware and the Windows Phone software can get excited about the prospects of Xbox Live, Office, and enhanced maps (a combination …

Microsoft extends olive branch to Windows Phone 7 unlockers

December 1st, 2010

In an effort to thwart unauthorized efforts to unlock or jailbreak devices running Windows Phone 7, Microsoft took a rather unorthodox approach. Rather than sending idle threats or immediately entering into the endless loop of plugging security holes and watching new ones emerge, the company extended an olive branch to the developers behind ChevronWP7. Microsoft’s …

Fantasy Football app for BlackBerry Playbook get demoed

November 18th, 2010

If you have been waiting to see what a 3rd party developer has in store for RIM’s upcoming Playbook tablet launch, this is the first significant video demo we have found — and it looks great. From Universal Mind, they write on their blog about the development experience: It was entirely built using Adobe Flash …

AMD throws its hat into the MeeGo ring

November 15th, 2010

It looks like another big-name company will be throwing its weight behind the development of the open-source operating system MeeGo. Today, AMD announced that it will “provide engineering expertise” to the MeeGo project in the hopes of establishing “technical foundations for next-generation mobile platforms and embedded devices.” “We are glad to provide engineering resources to …

Google puts Wave product out to pasture, discontinuing development

August 5th, 2010

Yesterday, Google announced that it would discontinue development of its futuristic real-time communication tool known as Wave. The post reads: Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked. We don’t plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but we will maintain the site at least through the end of the …

TweetGenius grows up, rolls with the bees

July 21st, 2009

You might have heard of a little Twitter client called TweetGenius around these parts… Ok, maybe it’s not so little, but you know what I mean. What started out as a side project just for me (and lucky friends) to use quickly grew into a public software offering. We’ve been so blown away by the …