Dell Opens Mobile Apps Store of Its Own
Coinciding with the availability of the Dell Streak Android phone, Dell has also launched a new mobile application store called the Dell Mobile Application Store. A company called PocketGear is providing the technology to run and maintain the storefront. According to Dell, the store offers applications for smartphones running the Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, webOS, and Windows Mobile platforms. The store accepts both credit cards and PayPal for payment, though it also offers free applications.
PayPal Reaches BlackBerry 10 Devices
PayPal has made a version of its mobile application available in the BlackBerry World app store for devices running BlackBerry OS 10.x. With this new app, PayPal is available to Android, BlackBerry, Fire OS, iOS, and Windows smartphones.
PayPal to Kill Off Its Windows Phone and BlackBerry Apps
PayPal today said it will sunset its Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon Fire Phone apps on June 30. After that date, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Fire Phone users will not be able to login to or use the Paypal mobile app.
Samsung Rebrands Its App Store to 'Galaxy Apps'
Samsung announced a change to its application storefront for smartphones and tablets that it hopes will set its offerings apart from Google's as well as reduce consumer confusion. What was previously called Samsung Apps will now be called Galaxy Apps.
Samsung, Dell, Intel, Others Form Internet of Things Consortium
Samsung today announced that it and several other companies have created a group called the Open Interconnect Consortium. The OIC's goal is to create a connection protocol for what is commonly referred to as the Internet of Things.
Microsoft Hands Off Nokia Phone App Store to Opera
Microsoft today announced that Opera Software will soon provide the default app store for older Nokia handsets. Beginning in the first quarter of 2015, the Opera Mobile Store will replace the Nokia Store on devices running the Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha, and Nokia X operating systems.
Streak Now Available
enough time to add some improvements & eliminate a few bugs. Also looks like Android 2.1 has been leaked all over the place, with 2.2 coming in Sept. Have one on the way 8/17, will give followup report later. But with the 5' crisp screen, 1GHz Snapdragon QualComm processor, 512k ram, 512k rom, 2GB internal for apps & system, 16GB external microSD ( expandable to 32), 5mpx rear auto focus camera with (dual LED flash & 720P after upgrade to 2.1), front VGA camera for Video Chat etc., external camera button (for quick operation), 2 stage button, 1st push focus, 2nd for pic, Gorilla Glass from Corning (damage resistant), 1530 amp lithium ion polymer replaceable batt. (Polymer Lithium ion will ho...