- Access, major OS provider, saw its first and only phone to use its OS cancelled.
- Is Android better than iPhone? Maybe.
- Steps, an app that turns the iPhone into a pedometer, will get a second chance today when I go on a run to see if it has gotten any better.
- Steve Jobs tells Apple troops MobileMe launch was a disaster but will do better next time. It's smart consider it saves him from a public apology.
Mobile Device Updates:
- Verizon dropped Blackberry prices. Verizon reported stellar earnings and saw no impact from the iPhone 3G onslaught. It will launch a counterattack later this fall with a barrage of Samsung and Blackberry phones. Some Bold and Thunder, anyone? (Blackberry Sync)
- Mobilecatcher is saying a Nokia And Microsoft collaboration in bring Zune media to Nokia phones. Last week, Onxo thinks Microsoft is the one we need to be watch, not Apple, for any surprises. (Mobile Catcher)
- Onxo has no idea what this phone is but it's got a nice picture. Hello! (ixploria)
- Electonista is reporting new phones from Motorola. While they seem like regular updates, there is a picture of the next smartphone from Motorola that will join the smartphone war. We've seen and and we're wondering if Mot is even trying anymore.
- CNet is reporting Microsoft R&D is at an all time high. Again, they need to be watched this fall.
Mobile Issues Update:
- Yahoo, Microsoft, and Google are working on a way to deal with China's less than open Internet and the occasional demand from Internet companies information to be used to jail dissidents. Last week, the IOC gave in to Chinese demands to curtail Olympics reporting.
- Sprint has joined Verizon and ATT in capping the amount of 3G usage (at 5GB). Then they can cut off the service. (Gizmodo)
- Yesterday, Intel introduced their dedicated GPU. Today, they announced plans to introduce their next generation mobile platform, Calpella, in the third quarter of 2009.