Archive for the 'UIQ' Category

Symbian PR Opportunity

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Need some exposure for your S60 application? Symbian are offering developers the opportunity to showcase their mobile phone applications on the Symbian Foundation stand at Mobile World Congress (Barcelona 16-19 Feb). To take part, the application should be compelling, and built with S60 5.x.
Successful applicants will also be given two free exhibitor passes worth €599 […]

On the UIQ Bankruptcy

Monday, January 5th, 2009

I have been reflecting today on the announcement that UIQ has filed for bankruptcy. With the creation of the Symbian Foundation this was obviously inevitable. However, going further back, what happened? Why was Nokia’s use of Symbian OS so much more successful?
It’s ironic that Sony Ericsson had touchscreen phones long […]

Smartphone Show Presentations

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

If you didn’t make the Symbian Smartphone Show this year or if, like me, you only spent part of a day there and didn’t get to see many of the presentations, then you can now view them online.

Symbian Smartphone Show 2008

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

I had a brief visit to the Symbian Smartphone Show today. Here’s a summary of what interested me…

Samsung had a huge presence. It was a strange stand though - with topics that I thought were more oriented towards consumers than people in the Symbian ecosystem.
I couldn’t get Motorola or Sony Ericsson to commit to what […]

iPhone Developer Shortage

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

It’s strange how mutually independent people seem to contact me at the same time enquiring about similar things. This week, it has been people looking for iPhone developers. According to someone I spoke to today, there’s a big shortage. This has come from the success of the Apple App store and the perception that there’s […]

Gartner Q208 Smartphone Statistics

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

There are some interesting figures in the latest Gartner Q208 Smartphone sales statistics. It seems smartphone growth (as measured by its proportion of the market) is stalled at 11 per cent. This is due to…
"the current economic environment"and
"compelling touch technology mainly available on enhanced phones (based on proprietary operating systems)"

At first sight, it’s disappointing that […]

iPhone 3G Instability

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Now that a significant number of third party applications are running on iPhones, it’s inevitable that the iPhone has become less stable. Phone lockups can occur and reboots are required. I have also heard from several developers that they are getting ‘low memory’ messages in their applications when the phone should, in fact, have lots […]

How Many Mobile Platforms?

Friday, August 8th, 2008

There’s an interesting article at MobileInternetTrends reporting on Arun Sarin’s challenge to the mobile industry to whittle down the number of operating systems currently supported for mobile phones.
"We have 30 or 40 operating systems right now, if we had three or five operating systems, then that would be a good thing."
While I can see […]