Crackberry stumbled on some supposed BlackBerry 10 OS screenshots from a tipster. Is that a widget centric UI?
The shots apparently come from an ad agency working for RIM, and a lot more of PlayBook's QNX underpinnings can be found in th photos. What do you think? Is BlackBerry bringing sexy back? Check out the rest over at [CrackBerry]
A prediction for the future is that there will be more smartphones than there will be humans. And that's not so far ahead either because the prediction is that this will happen by end of this year.
By 2016, there could be 10 billion smartphones making the number of 1.4 mobile devices per capita. Cisco predicts that a solid chunk of this growth will come from Middle East and Africa followed by Asia Pacific both of which will have a growth rate of 104% and 84% respectively.
One analyst predicts that Apple could sell as many as 40 million iPhones in China in 2013. Reported by AppleInsider, Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty issued a note to investors Sunday that touches on the “vast untapped potential” for the iPhone in China.
Microsoft, in a statement to Forbes states the the Xbox Live will be headed to non-Microsoft devices as well. Namely iOS and Android.
According to a Microsoft rep, via Forbes:
"While the Xbox Live experiences and games always work best on the Windows platform, we understand that some Xbox fans may be using other types of devices. To satisfy that need, we are working to extend a few of our Xbox experiences and titles to other platforms."This makes a lot of business sense for Microsoft to expand into non-Windows and Xbox hardware. There's a huge gaming market thanks to the App Store and Android Market for that.
Nokia released their financial results today and it showed that Microsoft had paid the company a cool $250 million in the final quarter of 2011 for adopting Windows Phone. That's the first payment but in total, these platform support payments will probably add up to billions.
Apple released a list of suppliers today along with a compliance report that shows only 38-percent are abiding by rules on work hours limits. Apple's audit says that at 93 facilities, more than 50 percent of people worked more than its limit of 60 hours per week. It found that people worked more than 6 consecutive days at least once per month and 37 facilities failed to ensure that workers took at least 1 day off in every 7.
Everyone's going into the whole motion gesture thing now. Its a good thing, which sort of paves the thought that phones and other devices will be able to controlled by your gestures soon in the future. Apple, has filed for a new 3D GUI patent making using an iPhone or iPad like how you'd use a cross between Windows and Kinect would be.