Windows Phone 7 continues to do well in the software department with over 15,000 apps now in the Marketplace. There has been lots of WP7 news lately and it is an exciting time to be a WP7 user.
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Skyfire for Android 4.0 was released yesterday and brings eight new features to a powerful browser, including increased social networking options.
T-Mobile and Samsung officially announced the Sidekick 4G that is launching with Android 2.2 later this spring. It is still focused on the messaging crowd, but has internals matching the Galaxy S lineup.
It sounds like the reported high data consumption on Windows Phone 7 may be related to Yahoo! Mail and how it handles FETCH requests.
Twitter may not have been included in Windows Phone 7 at launch, but developers were quick to provide support and now we have at least 5 apps with some great functionality.
Skype video calling just rolled out for iOS devices, but it has been available on the N900 and Maemo 5 for seven months. The N900 is still the ultimate Skype mobile phone.
Video calling is a service that is talked about quite a bit, but it is still a technology that is in its infancy and suffering some service growing pains. Is there really a need for such capability and if so, what are the best choices for smartphone owners?
The Apple iPhone is an extremely popular device that has done its fair share of causing service overloads on AT&T and now Fring is feeling this pain as those making Skype video calls overloaded their servers. Skype service with Fring has been temporarily shut down to deal with this issue.
There is news coming out that Microsoft may be killing off the Kin and rolling the team into Windows Phone 7. This is understandable given the rather limited enthusiasm for Kin and need to focus efforts to take on the iPhone and Android platforms.
One of the VoIP applications I have loaded on several devices is fring and I was pleased to read today that Skype and fring video calls are now supported on select Symbian S60 devices. fring video is currently supported on the Nokia X6, N97 mini, N97, 5800, N95, N95 8G and N82 devices. I have an N97 mini and will have to load up the latest version of fring and test out this new capability.