RIM, the company that owns BlackBerry has been pretty mum on details concerning BlackBerry 10 but a recently leaked roadmap has shined a little light on the dark areas. No official date has been released or announced but by looking at the roadmap we can see what RIM has in mind for upcoming BlackBerry releases and then play the guessing game as to when we should see BlackBerry 10.
We foresee RIM releasing BlackBerry 10 sometime in October or November based off previously stated timeframes for it’s release. This is purely speculation but we imagine that RIM does not want to get overshadowed by the release of the new iPhone which will most likely be making a later sumer/fall debut as well.
Reports are surfacing that Skype for Windows Phone has moved to the next stage in development and is now in the testing stage. There is no set amount of time when Skype will be fully ready, however, signs are pointing to a grand unveiling later this month at the Mobile World Congress Mobile in Barcelona. This would be great news to all Windows Phone users if Skype is indeed unveiled. Let’s keep our fingers crossed, and cross both legs as well, that might be the trick.
Windows Phone users, it is time to rejoice! Microsoft has announced that there are officially 40,000 different apps available in the marketplace. Sure this is a small number compared to Apple’s 500,000+ apps, but we all have to start somewhere right? With Mango updates being pushed out to more and more phones, as well as Nokia’s soon to be released Windows Phones, and the release of beast such as the HTC Titan, things are looking up for Windows. Watch out Apple and Google, Microsoft has come to play.
Though Windows Mobile Mango update was officially released a few weeks ago, many carriers around the country are just releasing their update to users. If you have not received your update, go to your settings and check manually to see if the update is available for your Windows phone. According to wpcentral 30% of Windows phones are running on Mango and it has not even been a month since Mango’s release. Here is a list of available US phones for the Mango update:
HTC HD7S, HTC Surround, LG Quantum, and Samsung Focus v. 1.3. The Samsung Focus v. 1.4 is Testing and the Dell Venue Pro is in Planning.
Stay tuned for more info as the Mango update is pushed to more phones in the coming weeks.
With no announcement of the Iphone 5 at Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event less then a week ago, it seemed that many people were disappointed with Apple. Though taking a look at Apple’s site tells a different story. The new iPhone 4S is the biggest release by Apple so far. All pre-order stock are sold out. If you take a look at the three US carriers of the 4S you will see a similar results, all pre-order stock are sold out. AT&T is the only carrier to have released their sale numbers so far, a whopping 200,000 pre-order sales were taken in just 12 short hours. Ethan Shibutani, was lucky enough to have pre-ordered his iPhone 4S. “I wanted the A5 chip and the new camera, plus my iPhone 4 is selling on eBay for like $400 and the new one only cost me $299”, says the sophomore from Boston University. If you did not pre-order your iPhone 4S, you will be grabbing your tent and other camping equipment and be heading down to the three carriers or Apple stores to wait, happy camping. The iPhone 4S arrives in stores this Friday, October 14th.