Notion Ink’s Adam is sold out in the first week. LG has introduced the first dual core smartphone. Owing to Android’s increasing popularity, Nimbuzz and Trillian are releasing their Android apps.
Notion Ink Adam sold-out
While there are still frets about pre-order dates being pushed, as per DNA, all models of Adam are sold out. The orders came in from the US and Europe with 40% to 60% split between the two regions. India isn’t even in the picture. As per the CEO, the next lot will be out on sale in a couple of weeks.
Trillian comes to Android
Mobile app developers have a tough challenge. Which platform should we develop for? With the proliferation of so many mobile operating system they have a tough choice. Some jump in early and some jump in late. But, jump they do. Trillian’s Android app is out of the beta and in to the market. It costs $4.99. Trillian lets you keep in touch with friends on various chat protocols.
LG’s dual-core smartphone
When Nokia announced that it will release a dual core smartphone next year, I thought it would be the first. Looks like LG never bothered to announce. LG’s dual core smartphone is official. It has a dual-core Tegra2 processor running at 1GHz, 8 megapixel camera and 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera. A 4-inch WVGA display with 8GB on-board storage, power LG Optimus 2X. The specs doesn’t look terribly different from any other smartphones. The real test for the phone would be the performance and the user experience. This phone can take a while to reach India.
People spend significant time on mobile
Mobile app developers, advertisers and content developers can rejoice. Mobile isn’t just any gadget but an important part of life, in the US at least. People there spend as much time on mobile as much they would reading newspapers and magazines. To add to this, people spend the same amount of time watching TV and browsing the net. If we give a great smartphone to browse the net, then mobile would be indispensable.
Mobile app developers in demand
If you are in a mobile app developer then this is the best time to be one. As per the freelancer.com report, developer jobs in mobile phone category has seen a growth of 145% in Q3 2010. Similarly HTML5 has seen a surge of 72%. Between HTML5 and any mobile platform, a developer really cannot go wrong.