We were surprised to find BlackBerry missing from the MWC this year. In a move not anticipated, BlackBerry was not preset “in” MWC, but they were present “at” MWC.
Intel’s revenue from Atom series of CPUs is going down, partly due to competition from AMD and partly from phones transforming into phablets, not to mention growing popularity of tablets.
Ubuntu, a flavor of Linux and undoubtedly one of the most loved OSes around the globe, is all set to make it’s debut on tablets. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu
While the speculations and the leaked inside news suggested the Blackberry Z10 launch in India on 25 February, we can now be sure since Blackberry’s officially announcement. The company confirmed it through an official invitation; with a twist, for all the members of the press.
Count.ly – the real-time in-app analytics platform that shows information by using eye-catching visual elements is now available for developers on the BB10 Platform. The platform is free and can be deployed on the developers’ servers to track several metrics real time.
BlackBerry has partnered with the leading anti malware solution provider Trend Micro to protect its users from malware and boost in-app security.
The computer processor company AMD has announced an app store to bridge the prevalent gap in smooth running of the Android apps on the computer. This store will showcase how the apps will be optimized for its processors. With this, we will be able to download and run popular Android apps on AMD based PC running Windows. The joint efforts of Blue Stack and AMD have enabled the AMS AppZone Player which in turn has led to such possibilities.
This is expected to be a big leap to bridge the gap and enabling the Android apps to be run on AMD-powered devices. With this collaboration, the software developers will now be able to easily tap AMD’s products and keep the great expectations of the users satisfied. Manju Hegde, corporate VP of heterogeneous applications and developer solutions at AMD confirmed the news.
Further, users will be able to download featured apps directly from the AppZone Player or search for the AppZone store. This collaboration is a success already and they are now planning and working with leading OEMs to preload the player on the upcoming AMD-powered devices.
We are waiting fingers crossed for more surprises. Thanks to AMD for the good news!
The Indian mobile app development market is expected to grow past the $227 million mark in 2012, growing at a 22.6% from last year, as analyzed by Gartner.
Growing at a steady pace, the mobile app development market is expected to surpass the PC software market by a whopping ratio of 4:1 by 2012. According to Asheesh Raina, principal research analyst at Gartner:
Application modernization and increasing agility will continue to be a solid driver for app development spending, apart from other emerging dynamics of cloud, mobility and social computing.
These emerging trends are directing app development demand towards newer architectures, programming languages, business model and user skills.
The report also predicts that 90 percent of large, mainstream enterprises and government agencies will use some aspect of cloud computing by 2015.
Open source software tools will continue to erode revenue for some App development categories in design, testing and Web development.
This is being driven primarily by the success of Eclipse and NetBeans, as well as by overall revitalization of the market by new small software providers looking for technical and market disruptive approaches for offering products. Limited budgets and economic conditions compelling enough to focus on cost reduction, also fuel the use of open-source software in various development projects.
RIM has slashed the prices of the Blackberry Playbook in a rather very playful manner. If you are based in Philippines, you have all the more reasons to be joyful.
While Playbook 16GB is available for Philippine peso 10,990 from the actual cost of Philippine peso 23,990. Playbook 32GB is now sold at Philippine peso 13,990 instead of Philippine peso 28,990. Playbook 64GB is priced at Philippine peso 15,990 from the actual Philippine peso 33,990.
While this can be seen as an overly aggressive move by RIM to take on some of the market of iPad, only time will tell how successful this idea of RIM will be.
Grab the Playbook for yourself, at half the previous price.
Tip: If you already have one, gift one to your girl friend this amazing Playbook from the nearest blackberry retailer before the deal and limited stock lasts.
The Mobile Asia Expo is scheduled to be held in Shanghai this year from 20-22 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China.
Mobile Asia Expo comprises of several components:
- A world-class Expo, showcasing cutting-edge technology, products, devices and apps to mobile professionals and mobile-passionate consumers
- A thought-leadership Conference for senior mobile professionals, featuring visionary keynotes, panel discussions and world-class networking
- App Planet, where app developers can learn and expand their knowledge of the popular mobile app marketplace
- A unique Deal Hub platform to connect qualified buyers and world class solution providers face-to-face to do business
- And mPowered Brands, a programme dedicated to accelerating marketers’ knowledge and utilization of mobile as a marketing medium
The expo will have several App developer conferences which will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions, and encourage audience interaction on a wide range of topics.
Normally, 1-Day Visitor Pass is ¥ 100, but you can receive the pass for free during a limited-time “Early Bird” offer. All you have to do us to visit https://registration.itnintl.com/mae12/regonline/RegLogin.aspx and use the code EVP7F747
Notable App developer conferences include
- Blackberry Jam sessions: Being held on Wednesday and Thursday, 20-21 June, these sessions will help developers fast-track BlackBerry application development and bring apps to the community of over 77 million BlackBerry users worldwide.
- CMDC ADC: The CMDC ADC will introduce a host of customisable new products as well as keynote speeches on the latest developments in mobile applications and the mobile industry. Taking place on Wednesday, 20 June from 13:30-17:00, this ADC will include a lucky draw at the end of the session.
- Nokia Developer Day: Nokia’s Developer Day will feature their latest achievements on Windows Phones and the Nokia developer support and incentive program. A special giveaway will be awarded to an attendee at the end of this conference which will take place on Wednesday, 20 June from 15:00-17:00.
Hurry up…Grab while the offer lasts…!!
If you weren’t able to attend the BlackBerry 10 Jam event at the start of May in Orlando to see some of the great Cascades presentations then here’s your second chance. To give a little insight, Cascades is a powerful new framework that makes it easy to create amazing BlackBerry 10 apps with an astonishing user experience.
A webcast on “Astonishing UIs using the new BlackBerry 10 framework’” will be held on June 19, 2012 at 11:00 am EST/8:00 am PST
The session will include an overview of what Cascades is and cover the basics of developing in Cascades; after which There would be a live coding example and a brief Q&A period. You can register for the event HERE
First week of June has passed, and the monthly stats from Krusell are in. Here is the list of the Top 10 selling phones for May 2012:
1. (-) Samsung Galaxy i9300 SIII
2. (1) Apple iPhone 4/4S
3. (2) Sony Xperia S
4. (3) Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II
5. (5) Samsung Galaxy Note
6. (-) HTC One S
7. (4) Sony Xperia U
8. (-) Samsung GT-B2710 / Xcover 271
9. (-) HTC One X
10. (6) Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc/Arc S
() = Last month’s position.
We can see that Samsung Galaxy S3 has ousted the iPhone 4S from its number one position. It has made a direct entry on the numbero uno spot.
According to Ulf Sandberg, CEO at Krusell
Galaxy SIII has a sleek design, some new features but mostly a great 4, 8 HD super Amoled touchscreen and my guess is that it will stay at the top until Apple launches their next iPhone.
The list is based on the number of pieces of custom made mobile- and smartphone cases ordered from Krusell during May 2012. Krusell’s list is unique due to the fact that it reflects the sales of phones on six continents and in more than 70 countries around the globe.