The Apple iOS App Store has hit 10 billion downloads, which is a number higher than the population of Earth. So, it’s pretty epic no? Now they’re probably waiting on the next milestone already. Via: iTunes
Even with Windows Phone 7 being a hyped (perhaps?) operating system, along with the revival of Microsoft in the mobile market. Cut to the chase, and reviews (like ours) mostly praise the OS, but its handset makers and creator, Microsoft, haven’t been keen on releasing sales numbers. The latest tidbit comes from Deutsche Telekom in Europe (owners of T-Mobile).
“We are ahead of budget, Microsoft is very pleased,” as Deutsche Telekom’s head of consumer marketing Ingo Hofacker said at the CeBIT preview in Munich. Seems good, enough if you ask me. But nothing is better than actual numbers, something that still remains in the dark. Via: WPCentral
Apparently, much like the AT&T iPhone 4, Verizon will not have support of FaceTime video chat over 3G, and requires solely Wi-Fi. This potential deal-breaker (although nothing new for the iPhone 4) was confirmed by Apple’s Natalie Kerris, in an interview with San Jose Mercury News. Although this could even discourage potential buyers, along with no data/voice simultaneous usage (as you’d find with AT&T), the point of actually having good coverage and customer service should make up for this. After all, the iPhone 4 is a phone, and you should be able to place phone calls on it.
In a Samsung Galaxy S 4G PR, it is said to be running Android 2.2 (perhaps with Touchwiz 3.0), achieves 4G/HSPA+ data speeds of up to 21Mbps, has a Super AMOLED display, and 4G plans starting at $10 per month. The presser T-Mobile just sent out is extremely light on details, like screen size, processor speed, camera(s), and other factors, like an actual image for instance. Otherwise, more info on the “Galaxy S 4G from T-Mobile will be available in the coming weeks.” But for now, said press release is at the end of the post for your lengthy evaluation.
Recently, Apple’s brain/mastermind/CEO left on medical leave. That means he’s sick, or something of that sort. That doesn’t mean those of us in the industry can spark rumors, much to the delight of our editor’s and spikes in our pageviews, or maybe just to leak out promises, which because of such actions, are broken. Some are genuinely worried, others are shocked, and some try to claim they know what’s wrong with him, while others just don’t give an iCrap about it. Point is, Steve Jobs is on medical leave, and there are no supporting facts to know why he is. Just give it a rest people, because sooner or later, we’ll all know.
That is all I have to say on the matter.
Google is back in action, dudes. Factually speaking, Google Voice now allows you to port your phone carrier’s number to Google Voice, at the cost of $20 and any termination fees that your carrier enforces, along with tons of (nice) warnings by Google, specifically stating what you’re doing. After porting your number, you can use it on your many devices in happiness, and hopefully, it’s been activated on all Google accounts, because it is on ours. Oh, and doesn’t this mean Google is a step closer to being a carrier? Probably. Via: TC, Eng