Symbian Still Leading Mobile Device Market

According to market research firm Canalys, the Symbian OS continues to lead the world market for what it calls smart mobile devices, which includes both handhelds and smartphones. However, Gartner says that Microsoft will kill Symbian at the end.

Linux Smartphone OS Launched

MontaVista Software unleashed a new embedded operating system designed to make smartphone players like Microsoft and Symbian sit up and take note. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Linux vendor, known for its embedded Linux offerings, announced its Mobilinux 4.0 product designed for the $300 and $600 mobile and wireless device market.

Lismore Software Systems Ltd. Guest PC for Macintosh

Here is a review of the Lismore Software Systems Ltd. Guest PC for Macintosh emulator.

Skype Plans Mobile Version for Symbian and Linux cellphones

Skype CEO Niklas Zennstrom announced plans for Skype to move into the mobile handsets space. Zennstrom was very vague, saying that the new mobile version may appear on embedded Linux, Windows Smartphone, or Symbian.

Nokia Interface Expert on Phones, Blogs

With the addition of cameras, music players and more, mobile phones are becoming increasingly more integrated with consumer electronics and a staple of everyday life. BetaNews spoke with Nokia's top user interface guru, Christian Lindholm -- once dubbed the "godfather of mobile phone users" -- to discuss the design challenges prevented by such convergence, and his new project called Lifeblog.

OpenZaurus 3.5.3 Now Available

OpenZaurus 3.5.3 is now available with the latest versions of GPE and Opie.

Adobe to acquire Macromedia

Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately US$3.4 billion. The companies plan to meet a wider set of customer needs and have a significantly greater opportunity to grow into new markets, particularly in the mobile and enterprise segments.

palmOne's Next Handheld Will Not Be Called the LifeDrive

Rumors have been circulating for close to a month now about palmOne's next high-end handheld. Until now, this has always been called the LifeDrive. Now, however, there are some signs that this might not actually be the correct name.

Nokia 3230 review: Smartphone for the masses

This is supposed to be the "smartphone for the masses" selling at around $400 without a contract in US (the phone hasn't been released officially in US yet so it's rare to find). Here's a comprehensive review of the unit at GSMArena with plenty of pictures.

The device comes with a recent build of Symbian OS v7. Pros: GPRS class 10, EDGE class 5, 1.3 MP camera, Bluetooth, includes a 32 MB MMC card, FM radio, image/video editor, Real player, hi-res screen, email, XHTML browser. Drawbacks: It seems to be using a rare kind of MMC (about $55 for 256 MB), only 6 MBs of internal memory, earphones only deliver mono sound for mp3 playback and they don't seem reliable.

The 7", 100 GB AV700 media viewer from Archos

Leaving competitors in the dust, Archos' due-out-shortly AV700 portable media viewer offers a whopping 7" display coupled with up to 100 GB of storage.


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