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  • Best Mobile Entertainment Apps for Your Smartphone

    Posted May 21, 2009 - 4:25 pm

    We've scoured the Web and found the best music, video, and gaming apps for your iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, or Symbian smartphone. Most are free, but for some--as you'd expect with top-notch entertainment--a price tag is attached.
  • Nokia Readies Its Own App Store with 20,000 Titles

    Posted May 13, 2009 - 10:15 am

    The world's largest handset manufacturer, Nokia, is prepping its long-awaited application store for mobile devices at the end of May. With the new service, which is called the Ovi Store, the Finnish company will try to emulate Apple's success -- only with more than 20,000 titles at launch.
  • Mobile's future is in links, ex-Nokia CTO says

    Posted April 16, 2009 - 9:20 am

    Former Nokia CTO Bob Iannucci sees the future handset interface as graphical, cloud-based and available on all handsets and carriers.
  • Nokia hopes new app store will replicate App Store

    Posted April 3, 2009 - 4:32 pm

    Nokia is refreshing its developer community and app store in an effort to sell more apps.
  • Controversy erupts over possible Microsoft mobile app fee

    Posted March 26, 2009 - 5:02 pm

    Microsoft appears to be planning to charge developers for updates to applications in the forthcoming mobile Marketplace.
  • Google opens Android store to paid apps

    Posted February 13, 2009 - 4:00 pm

    Developers of Android applications finally will be able to charge consumers for them, ending a few months of free Android downloads and potentially making Google's mobile platform more attractive to developers.
  • A developer's eye view of smartphone platforms

    Posted January 20, 2009 - 11:33 am

    If you want to write code for the iPhone and enjoy the wonderful playpen that Apple built for us, you're going to have to play by their rules. If you want to write for the Google phone, your life will be a bit freer, but you'll need to remember that they've got a kill switch and the power to destroy your dream. The good old days of peeking and poking around in memory are gone. The word "root" won't come through your fingers unless you decide to run up the pirate flag, void the warranty, and live forever outside the civilized world, where updates are supposed to work.
  • The cross-platform option: Web apps for smartphones

    Posted January 20, 2009 - 11:21 am

    Fred Grott, a programmer who specializes in smartphone applications, has two models for his business: He can write specialized applications in native code that take advantage of all of the features of a specific smartphone, or he can write a Web application that works in the Web browsers of all of the top devices. Given the economics, Grott's choice is simple. Take a standard Web application, add a bit of logic that tests the type of Web browser, and then send back slightly customized versions formatted to the screens of smaller handsets.
  • Palm request for app store advice opens floodgate

    Posted January 15, 2009 - 1:15 pm

    Andrew Shebanow didn't imagine that asking for feedback about how Palm's app store should work would open up a flood of input. He also didn't expect the move would change his job description. But now both have happened.
  • Sony Ericsson courts Windows Mobile developers

    Posted September 3, 2008 - 1:57 pm

    Sony Ericsson wants Windows Mobile developers to start working on applications for its Xperia X1 and on Wednesday it announced a tailor-made SDK (software development kit) for the upcoming cell phone.
  • Google introduces Android apps store

    Posted August 28, 2008 - 5:29 pm

    Google unveiled on Thursday its plans for a store where mobile users can find Android applications, a concept similar to the iPhone's App Store.
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