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Nokia Windows Phone will not support Qt, Symbian developers left high and dry

Following news of the Nokia-Microsoft strategic partnership, Nokia has sent a letter to its beleaguered developers to say that Qt will continue to be the development framework for its Symbian phones -- but as far as Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices go, Qt will not be supported. Silverlight and the XNA framework will be the only options for Nokia WP7 developers. In the letter, Nokia says that it...

Opera now used by over 100 million mobile surfers, dominates iOS browser

Opera, now with a combined total of over 100 million Mini and Mobile users, dominates the mobile browser market. While Mobile has a very valiant 15 million users, it is Opera Mini with over 90 million users and 52 billion page views in January 2011 that really steals the show. Those figures don't include phones that come with Opera pre-installed, incidentally. The maths are more complicated...

The average iOS user has downloaded 60 apps

It's clear that apps are the new black. Mobile operating systems seem to strive or die by the number of apps their platform boasts, with some going to extraordinary lengths to get app developers on board. Asmyco, an app developer come industry analyst firm, recently put out a post essentially stating that for each iDevice sold, 60 apps have been downloaded. They worked out this magical number...

Hands-on with the new Android Market app, and where you can get it

It's only been a day since the Android team announced the rollout for the Android Market update, which would bring new app categories, new developer options, and a sleeker interface -- but leave it to the Android community to get ahold of the updated package early. The APK was posted in a thread at the XDA Developers forum, and was promptly put to the test by dozens of devs and users alike....

Android Market getting a much-needed update with two new categories and more to come

The Android Market client will be getting a very much-needed update over the next couple of weeks, as it rolls out to all Android devices running any version of the OS from 1.6 to current. The update will immediately add two new categories for widgets and live wallpapers, which will help alleviate some of the clogging that's been going on in other categories (due to the excessive amounts of...

Jajah is an incredible phone-to-phone VoIP service

I think we last covered Jajah around 2007. The very fact that it's now 2010 and the service is still going strong is a testament to its power. The premise is simple: phone-to-phone, via the Web. You go to the Jajah site (on your computer or through your phone's Web connection), punch in the number you want to dial, and your phone starts ringing. You pick up your phone (landline or cell), and then...

San Francisco becomes first US city to pass radiation warning law for cell phones

Yes, seriously. The city has been busy in recent weeks, pushing for this in the name of "the consumer's right to know." The law will require visible warnings to be posted right next to phones in stores so that shoppers can read -- in mandated 11-point or higher type -- each unit's specific absorption rate. The specific absorption rate, or SAR (a soon-to-be buzzword) [it's only one letter away...

Misplace your cellphone? This single-purpose web site can help

There was a time when mobile phones were the size of a small suitcase and they were firmly tethered to automobiles. These days they're small enough to easily lose track of. If you've ever left your phone in your jacket or pants pocket, dropped it under the couch, or just pulled your hair out trying to figure out where the thing is, you've probably realized that the easiest way to locate a phone...

First look at the T-Mobile G1 Google Android Phone

So I don't know if you've heard, but apparently there's this company named Google. And apparently they've developed some sort of a mobile phone operating system that features tight integration with online services like Gmail, YouTube, and Google Talk. And you can't get one just yet, so we decided to talk to someone who did. Kevin Tofel of jkOnTheRun has been testing a T-Mobile G1 for the last...

Microsoft launches Phone Data Manager Beta

Microsoft has launched a new beta of an application for synchronizing data from cellphones with your computer. There are at least two things which set the new Phone Data Manager apart from earlier synchronization applications like ActiveSync and Windows Mobile Device Manager: Phone Data Manager Beta works with non-Windows Mobile devices. There's a fairly lengthy list of supported devices...

Microsoft buys MobiComp, Portuguese mobile sync firm

Microsoft has announced plans to buy MobiComp, a Portuguese software company that develops applications for storing cellphone data online. MobiComp's products allow you to perform over the air backups of your contacts, calendar, and other mobile data. The company's MobileKeeper Sharing & Communities software also lets you share and download content from social networks including Flickr and...

SkypeSync ports your mobile phone contacts to Skype

SkypeSync is a new service you can use to get all those numbers from your phone into your Skype list, so you can call them with SkypeOut, the Skype feature that lets you call regular phone numbers. It's built using the SyncML standard, which is supported by most recent phones, so the odds are pretty good that it'll work for your cell. Here's how to use it: point your phone's browser at zyb.com,...

What to expect from Mozilla's mobile Firefox web browser

Now that Firefox 3 has finally shipped, the developers at Mozilla are starting to make time for other projects. Don't get us wrong, those busy little bees are already working on Firefox 3.1, but they're also working on something entirely new: a mobile web browser. The mobile version of Firefox, (currently codenamed Fennec -- a final name hasn't been picked yet), will use the same rendering...

Google demos latest version of Android cellphone OS

While Google may not be ready to release its Android mobile operating system on the world yet, the company did demonstrate the latest version of its upcoming cellphone OS today. Overall, Android has an iPhone-like look and feel. The home screen has a program launcher that looks remarkably similar to Apple's. But there are a few things that set it apart. First, the status bar that shows up at...

We call shenanigans: WiFi "allergies" do not exist, kiddies

Over the past few days there has been increasing furor over a claim made by some "electro-sensitive" folks in Santa Fe that wifi in public buildings violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. Because these people are electro-sensitive (and this sensitivity can be to all sorts of electromagnetic fields, in things like cell phones, or microwaves, or, we'd imagine, things like transformer stations...