Gears, BIS-B Push and SQlite coming to BlackBerry

December 18, 2008

Article here.


Blackberry to open App Store

December 18, 2008

Announcement here.


iPhone to start selling at Walmart for $197, not $99 as hoped

December 18, 2008

Details of the deal were leaked here. This goes online December 28th.


Orange loses iPhone exclucisivity in France

December 18, 2008

As a result of complaint by competitor that Orange claims is “most behind in terms of rolling out its 3G network”. Orange has sold 600,000 iPhones in total. Article here.


Consumer reports says Blackjack II and T-Mobile Wing are “best smartphones”

December 18, 2008

The wired article quotes Rob Beschizza of BoingBoing as saying

Its (Consumer Reports) gadget reviews are often ambivalent and unsatisfying, like an elderly grandmother trying to explain why she prefers sherry to port. To me, a religious devotee of its general coverage, this presents something of a mystery


TapTapTap’s “Where To” sells for $70,000

December 18, 2008

The group made $50,000 in their first month on the app store, and $200,000 total in the three months they were online. After a split between the founding members / developers they decided to sell it off and go in different directions.. wapo story here.


Palm to unveil new OS at CES 2009 (early Jan)

December 18, 2008

Off hand, I’m skeptical. Is this really supposed to beat BSD and Linux? Or maybe it’s another derivative, and they have decided not to merge to Windows Mobile as their offerings might suggest. Article here.