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I win the popular vote, but can’t seem to win the argument as I continue to support the Windows Phone platform in ZDNet Great Debates. I’m sticking with Windows Phone for the long haul though.
There are still people, like me, that have unlimited data on Verizon, but we now hear that this service will be killed off to transition people to a shared data plan sometime this year.
The lawsuits in the mobile space are plentiful and it looks like this one from Apple against HTC has some real teeth to it as HTC’s newest devices are being held up in Customs for an indefinite period of time.
LinkedIn is finally now available for Windows Phone and it looks great.
Apple has always included Google Maps in their iOS products and left high end navigation and mapping up to 3rd party developers. It looks like Apple may finally be stepping up and trying to take on Google Maps Navigation found on Android devices.
Many applications today are available on multiple platforms, which helps them achieve higher installation milestones. YouVersion’s Bible App just passed the 50 million installed level, which is quite an achievement.
With nearly half a million apps in the Google Play Store, finding new apps to install can be a daunting task. Thankfully, Appreciate Personal App Market helps apply smart filtering to the Store.
While Apple and Google enjoy success at the top, RIM and Microsoft are left trying to define their place in the smartphone world. IMHO, Microsoft has the advantage.
The cameras on phones just keep getting better and better and the great thing is that most of the higher end models compare well with each other too.
Nokia offers Lumia owners special exclusives on software and services and today at CTIA they announced a few more upcoming titles. All WP users benefit though as more titles are coming to the entire platform as well.
The Nokia Lumia 900 is a stunning device that gets lots of looks and generates lots of discussion. Windows Phone remains my mobile phone platform of choice, especially when there is great hardware available.
Sprint is the last major carrier to get the Galaxy Nexus and it comes with support for a network that isn’t even yet available. It’s a great device and when LTE launches it will make many people happy.
The new Samsung Focus 2 will take on the Nokia Lumia 900 at AT&T stores this month. AT&T will now have $50, $100, and $200 prices for their new LTE Windows Phone devices.
HTC continues to roll out new devices with Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 4. Verizon now gets an upgraded Incredible that runs on their LTE network.
Samsung’s much anticipated Galaxy S III was revealed in London last week while RIM held BlackBerry World in Orlando. The HTC One X is also available in stores today and we both love it.
Companies need to differentiate with experiences and initial reactions are that Samsung did just that with the Galaxy S III and a focus on enhancing human-smartphone interactions.
I thought I would save some money and go with a MVNO plan, but after less than a month I am already on their black list with just about 2GB of data usage.
It seems that everyone sues each other in the wireless space and I know we are all tired of the lawsuits, but in some cases there are legitimate complaints to be discussed. We will see if this latest Nokia lawsuit is valid or if they are feeling the heat as their stock tumbles.
HTC is focusing on quality instead of quantity this year with the HTC One series their premier launch device line. The HTC One X is fantastic and I have never used a better HTC device.
RIM needs to do something soon and if we see them launch BB OS 10 this year with hardware similar to the Dev Alpha device then I think they are still in the game and may even take the third spot behind iOS and Android.