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Blackberry Curve overtakes iPhone sales

Submitted by: XTasy @ 06:24 PM | Monday, May 4, 2009 | (url:

Research In Motion Ltd. is throwing Apple Inc. a curveball in the smart phone game: The BlackBerry Curve outsold Apple's iPhone in the first quarter, according to market researchers at The NPD Group.

For one stretch last year, Apple said it sold more iPhones than RIM, the longtime market leader, sold BlackBerrys.

But in the first three months of this year, the Curve benefited from its widespread availability, since it is sold by all four major U.S. wireless carriers, while the iPhone is available only through AT&T Inc. A buy-one-get-one-free promotion by Verizon Wireless also helped the Curve, NPD analyst Ross Rubin said.

The iPhone slipped to No. 2, while RIM's touch-screen BlackBerry Storm also available through Verizon Wireless came in third.

Google Releases New Android SDK

Submitted by: Zengei @ 10:14 AM | Monday, February 18, 2008 | (url: http://arstechnic...)

Google has released version m5-rc14 of its Android SDK for mobile devices (i.e. smart phones). Android is a relatively open platform based on Linux and is designed to be a consistent platform for use in mobile devices. According to Ars, this version of the still pre-release SDK is a significant improvement over previous versions.

Wireless controller for cell phone games released

Submitted by: Lexicon @ 01:39 AM | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | (url: http://www.source...)

"Zeemote, Inc. (, today announced the launch of the Zeemote JS1, a wireless controller that enables near-console game play on mobile phones.

Measuring a snug 95x35x20mm/3.7x1.4x0.8in and weighing only 47g/1.7oz (including batteries), the Zeemote JS1 controller sits perfectly in the hand and is ergonomically designed for optimized comfort. With a thumb stick and four assignable trigger buttons, the JS1 controller offers real analogue control enabling users to truly engage with mobile games."

I can't really decide if this would be fun to use or not, but I know for sure I won't be buying one. Would you buy a wireless controller to play tetris on your cell phone?