One of the primary reasons Dante’s Soma exists is to address how technology impacts our lives. That impact is different for just about every demographic, culture or geography — it’s not one size fits all. We use Smartphone apps today for a host of entertainment – hurling birds through the air to hit pigs, capturing music we hear floating out of a radio, photographic enhancement, you name it. There is an app for just about everything these days.
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Just that fast, RIM has released its response to the infamous “Open Letter”.
“An “Open Letter” to RIM’s senior management was published anonymously on the web today and it was attributed to an unnamed person described as a ‘high level employee”. It is obviously difficult to address anonymous commentary and it is particularly difficult to believe that a “high level employee” in good standing with the company would choose to anonymously publish a letter on the web rather than engage their fellow executives in a constructive manner, but regardless of whether the letter is real, fake, exaggerated or written with ulterior motivations, it is fair to say that the senior management team at RIM is nonetheless fully aware of and aggressively addressing both the company’s challenges and its opportunities”.
Chalk this one up to rumor, but the good folks over at N4BB are saying that the rumored Blackberry Playbook 10′ has been scrapped by RIM in favor of a Blackberry “superphone” powered by QNX, the same OS found on the popular and already released Playbook. Here are some rumored specs for the Blackberry “superphone” -
*Single core 1.2GHz processor
*900+ resolution screen(a first for Blackberry smartphones)
*A 4.3 inch touchscreen(another first for Blackberry smartphones)
Google’s Android OS is leading the pack for smartphone market share in the U.S., but when it comes to the largest smartphone manufacturer, RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) are neck-in-neck for the top position. Table after the jump.
The data, which comes from Nielsen and covers the period between November 2010 and February 2011, indicates that Apple and RIM are the biggest single smartphone vendors, at 27 percent each.
The great smartphone FM tuner device mandate crusade shows no sign of lessening. The National Association of Broadcasters has formally endorsed a proposal to the musicFIRST coalition that would green light over-the-air radio stations paying performance royalties to musicians—and more.
On top of a play-for-pay schedule, the blueprint says that both sides will push for “Congressionally-mandated radio-activated chips” in smartphones, “with an acceptable phase-in period and inclusion of HD Radio chips when economically feasible.” The NAB’s Board of Directors approved the framework on Tuesday.
Did John just out-simplify the Jitterbug by designing a phone that looks straight out of the late 1990s? Seems so:
Called John’s Phone, this concept is as bare bones as they come. Take too quick a glance and you might confuse it with a beeper.
The “address book” is a pad of paper and a pen. There is no text messaging. There is no calendar. No Angry Birds will be exacting their airborne revenge on its LCD display. Apple, Android and Windows 7 fanboys will not bicker over its specs in cleverly named smartphone forums.