The iPhone and Android platforms are two of the hottest in the mobile space and are used extensively for running applications and surfing the web. The AdMob January survey also measured their interest in buying the iPad and iPhone users were overwhelmingly more excited than Android owners.
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It seems everyone in business has a smartphone today to keep connected to the office and enjoy their time away from the office. Matthew Miller provides you with news, commentary and in-depth reviews of the latest in mobile phones sporting iOS, Android, Wi
Matthew Miller started using a Pilot 1000 in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since.
Apple pushed others to get official application stores up and running and now every smartphone platform has an on-board store. It seems Android has the largest percentage of free apps while RIM has the most expensive. Let's not forget all the 3rd party stores too though.
Last year I wrote that Pandora was my favorite streaming music application. I am now singing the praises of another streaming service that I find better for me because it gives me a better listening experience (more song choices and less repeating of songs) and provides a major bonus feature that was just released today on the Android platform.
Back when the Nexus One was announced in January Google showed us all Google Earth running on the device, but they failed to mention it was not on the shipping devices we all bought. Many of us looked around on the device and in the Android Market looking for Google Earth and then we finally discovered it would be coming sometime in the near future. Well that time is now and you can find Google Earth in the Android Market
MWC took place this week in Spain and the Mobile Tech Roundup gang chatted about the main announcement, which was Windows Phone 7 Series. We also talk about HTC announcements, MeeGo, and webOS on show #198.
Amazon launched their Kindle for BlackBerry application so you can now take your Kindle content with you on the go. You don't even need a Kindle to take advantage of the Amazon ebook library and can read content on your BlackBerry and PC if you desire.
In my HTC HD2 announcement post from a couple of days ago I mentioned that I would probably not buy the device because Windows Phone 7 Series devices would be rolling out 6-8 months later. I just read over on istartedsomething that Windows Mobile 6.5 will co-exist with Windows Phone 7 for some time and be rebranded as Windows Phone Classic.
When I saw that the Palm Pre Plus was coming to Verizon with wireless hotspot capability I was all set to trade in my MiFi for the device. Unfortunately, the hardware doesn't match the power and capability of the software and continues to disappoint me.
RIM just announced a new server solution for small and mid-sized businesses that will allow them to get a rich BlackBerry experience for free. The BlackBerry Exchange Server Express software will be available in March.
The release of the T-Mobile HD2 Windows Mobile device is getting closer and this week T-Mobile teased us with several content partnership announcements. It looks like T-Mobile may have fixed the difficulty with getting media content onto WM devices and I couldn't be happier as I save up for my HD2.