Verizon Launches BlackBerry Curve 9310 July 12th, The World Asks Why?

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Verizon Launches BlackBerry Curve 9310 July 12th, The World Asks Why?

Verizon has always been a strong supporter of RIM and the BlackBerry line of devices, they strongly supported the horrible introductions of the Storm 1 & 2 and continued working with BlackBerry, so you know their ties run deep. Well apparently Verizon is still supporting RIM and BlackBerry by launching the Curve 9310 on July 12th.

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Activision Launches Call Of Duty Elite App – Finally – Updated

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Activision Launches Call Of Duty Elite App – Finally – Updated

Activision Blizzard took to its Facebook account today to announce its release of the much awaited Call of Duty Elite app. Unfortunately they have only cause more anger than relief, as they are only release the App for iOS on Tuesday 1/10/12. They have not mentioned the release of the app for any other devices or operating systems at this point in time.

Activision Blizzard has been getting a lot of heat for the handling of Call of Duty Elite since it’s launch and one of the selling points was the mobile app, which 3 months after launch still isn’t available. We’ll be reaching out to Activision to see if they can provide an update on additional devices / OS support but for now, folks with iPhones rejoice, everyone else, we’re used to being second class citizens.

— Update 2:00

Venture Beat that the Android version will launch a week later –

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Rumor: Microsoft Working on Xbox Live Service for Android and iOS

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Ok lets file this under massive rumor, there is no confirmation, release, leak, or any real information of any sort to support the idea that Microsoft is in the process of bringing Xbox Live Services to Android and iOS. The internet is buzzing about this idea due to a recent job posting from Microsoft, looking for a software development engineer to work with the Xbox LIVE team and contains the following:

“to bring the latest and greatest gaming and entertainment experience to mobile platforms including Windows Phone, iOS and other mobile platforms… Experience of Windows Phone, iOS or Android development is a big plus.”

Now don’t get all excited about this at all. Microsoft release its companion app for Xbox Live when Windows Phone 7 launched, and has subsequently released the app for iPhone. The app allows you to manage different aspects of your Xbox Live account, friends, status, and features. For Windows Phone it also allows you to play certain specific games on your mobile device. At this point only Android (and Blackberry) do not have Xbox Live companion apps, so this job posting could very well be to aid in the development and support of the companion app, and even possibly bring the companion app to Android. This is the most likely scenario and purpose of this job posting so do not,repeat DO NOT get excited about this.

That said it is very possible that Microsoft would want to bring its Xbox Live services to more connected devices than just the Windows Phone platform. With the market penetration of both iOS and Android, Microsoft certainly can not ignore their place in the mobile ecosystem. Microsoft has also been looking at ways to enhance its Live platform by integrating more features and functionality, so bringing one if it’s corner-stone services to more users is a very good business strategy. We certainly want to see this happen, and it could possibly happen with iOS devices in the near future. Android devices however would be a bit farther off, I can’t see Microsoft spending the amount of time and resources required to develop an Android app / platform that would be cross compliant with the different hardware and software configurations that are abound in the Android ecosystem. This is Android’s greatest feature and weakness and this is another example of where it could certainly hinder development for the platform.

As always we’ll keep our eyes and ears open for more information, but again, it’s just a rumor.

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Adobe Killing Flash for Mobile Devices? Does That Mean Apple Wins?

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Adobe Killing Flash for Mobile Devices? Does That Mean Apple Wins?

After last nights reports that Microsoft was killing off Silverlight after version 5, I have to say that this mornings news from Adobe was not expected. Reports are coming out that Adobe will no longer be developing or supporting Flash for Mobile devices, the focus moving forward will be on enabling developers to package their apps with Adobe AIR for submission through App stores. This is a huge blow for Flash developers and a piece of a larger shift in the web environment towards HTML 5 and away from plug-in driven functionality.

Here is the direct quote from a memo leaked to ZDINet:

“Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations. Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations. We will continue to support the current Android and PlayBook configurations with critical bug fixes and security updates.”

Big things are changing in the world of development, and Apple may have been right all along to not support Flash on their iOS environment.

What are your thoughts?

Source:

IntoMobile

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Official – Microsoft to Acquire Skype

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Official – Microsoft to Acquire Skype

Official – Microsoft to Acquire Skype

There have been rumblings over the past few days that both Facebook and Google were in talks to acquire VOIP service Skype, but a dark horse emerged yesterday in the form of the Redmond juggernaut Microsoft. This morning Skype confirmed via their official blog, that Microsoft will be acquiring Skype, which is a huge coo for Microsoft in the mobile space as well as PC and Tablets as Skype is available on multiple platforms and devices and many users rely on it for their video chats and VOIP calling. It is yet to be seen what effect this will have on Skype’s software and apps on the various platforms, but I’m sure that some changes are in order.

Full post from Skypes Tom Bates:

Microsoft will acquire Skype

I’m excited to announce that Skype and Microsoft have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Microsoft will acquire Skype for $8.5 billion US. Once the acquisition closes, Skype will become a new business division of Microsoft. It is an exciting day for all of us at Skype – we’ve taken a significant step towards realising our vision of making the world a better, more connected place.

I believe this acquisition is the very best way to extend Skype’s reach and will allow us to bring real-time video and voice communications to more people around the world than ever before. The combination of Skype and Microsoft will directly benefit all of you who use Skype by ushering in a new era of generative ways for everyone to communicate.

What I love most about this company are the people who have made Skype a verb. Not only the team here at Skype and our partners, but everyone like you who uses Skype every day – you are the people who have made Skype what it is.

Once the acquisition is complete, Skype will operate as a new business division of Microsoft, and I look forward to working with the team as president of Microsoft Skype to write the next chapter of the Skype story. Onwards!

 

Source:

Skype

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Blackberry PlayBook, Maybe Not for Verizon

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Blackberry PlayBook, Maybe Not for Verizon

Blackberry PlayBook, Maybe Not for Verizon

So this can’t be the warm welcome that RIM was anticipating for their highly touted PlayBook Tablet. It appears that all of the negative reviews are now having an effect on it’s partners.

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