Archive for August 5, 2008

Reports indicated that Apple CEO Steve Jobs admitted in an email sent to employees that the timing of MobileMe service launch was wrong..

Jobs was quoted as saying: “It was a mistake to launch MobileMe at the same time as iPhone 3G, iPhone 2.0 software and the App Store. We all had more than enough to do, and MobileMe could have been delayed without consequence.”

“The MobileMe launch clearly demonstrates that we have more to learn about Internet services, And learn we will. The vision of MobileMe is both exciting and ambitious, and we will press on to make it a service we are all proud of by the end of this year.” added Jobs.

Open Source Invades Mobile Phones

Posted: August 5, 2008 in Tech

The Linux Mobile (LIMO) Foundation announces seven new devices from Motorola, NEC and Panasonic Mobile Communications offer consumers around the globe a host of applications and services that enhance the mobile experience, bringing the total mobile handset models available using the LiMo Platform to 21.

Aside from the seven new devices, LiMo Foundation also announced 11 new member companies which advances LiMo’s membership to more than 50 leaders from across the value system and provides further evidence that LiMo’s contributor-led governance model can uniquely rationalize the increasing complexity and sophistication of the mobile ecosystem.

LiMo Foundation is an industry consortium dedicated to creating the first truly open, hardware-independent, Linux-based operating system for mobile devices.

Lenovo set to enter NetBook market

Posted: August 5, 2008 in Tech

Lenovo is all set to enter the growing NetBook market with their latest model IdeaPad S10. Lenovo IdeaPad S10 would feature a 10-inch screen and a keyboard that’s 85% the size of a full keyboard.

It will be powered with an Intel Atom, a LED backlit display, Wi-Fi and two USB ports. The IdeaPad S10 will come with Windows XP operating system.

Facebook announced they are collaborating with microprocessor industry giant Intel. Facebook would be using Intel processors for their server requirements.

The two companies would also now work together on “technology evaluation, benchmarking, and optimization of software for Intel architecture.”

HTC to launch Android phones in 2008

Posted: August 5, 2008 in Tech

High Tech Computer (HTC) CEO Hui-ming Cheng said the company will begin shipping their first Android based mobile handsets to OMD clients as schedules in the 4th quarter of this year.

It has been expected for some time that HTC will unveil their HTC Dream smartphone, which will run Google’s Android OS.