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 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.
Google Brings Standalone Apps to Android Wear 1.0 Hardware
Google this week updated some of its Play Store policies that will improve the availability of apps for older Android-based smartwatches. Specifically, Google has made multi-APK apps available to Android Wear 1.0 devices.
Opera Ad Blocker Now Available to Android, iOS, Windows
Opera updated several of its mobile browsers today, bringing its ad blocking tool to Android, iOS, and Windows handsets. First, Opera refreshed its main Opera browser for Android.
HERE Maps Updated for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone
Nokia today updated its HERE Maps products for the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone platforms simultaneously. Nokia says there are "millions of changes" to the maps, but calls out a few specifics.
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...