Apple may have more than 200,000 mobile applications in its App Store, but in reality only seven types of applications are expected to drive software downloads and the market over the next few years.
Video game manufacturers are turning their attention to mobile phones as sales of handheld and console gaming systems stall as a result of consumers' reluctance to invest in new gaming systems in a struggling economy.
The first report that a PlayStation Phone is in development surfaced earlier this year, and now some additional details of it have leaked out of Sony Ericsson. This device will supposedly run the Android OS and have much in common with the Sony PSP Go.
The Nintendo DSi XL is being released today. The "XL" stands for extra large, as this new version keeps the same clamshell shape as the earlier versions, but with dual screens nearly doubled in size. In addition to playing games, this device has a web browser.
The long-delayed version of StyleTap for the iPhone has finally been released. This emulator allows over 30,000 applications originally written for Palm OS to run on iPhone and iPod touch units that have been jailbroken.
When Window Phone 7 was first unveiled last month, Microsoft promised integration with its Xbox Live service, but was light n details. Today, this company announced a development tool for creating games for Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360, and Windows.
Palm, Inc. has released a beta version of the webOS Plug-in Development Kit (PDK). This gives game makers the tools they need to create high-end titles for this platform. Companies with early access to this PDK have released a range of 3D games.
Sony is working on a smartphone that will be able to play games created for the PlayStation Portable, according to a new report. This company is also supposedly putting the finishing touches on a larger device designed to go up against the Apple iPad.
Nintendo has revealed the U.S. release date for the DSi XL, which will keep the same clamshell shape as the current versions, but with dual screens nearly doubled in size. In addition to playing games, this device will have a web browser and an e-book reader.
Palm's webOS was created with a focus on the Web, but users wanted high-end games, too. Palm has now answered this request by modifying its operating system to allow for 3D gaming. Several games have been released as well.
AT&T has announced support for the Ovi Store on those Nokia smartphones that it currently sells, as well as for future devices. This makes it the first U.S. carrier to support Nokia's on-device software store.
When developing the webOS, Palm decided to make it very easy to create applications with simple tools. While this has advantages, there was a significant disadvantage: at launch, this platform was not suitable for high-end games. Palm is making progress in changing this, though.
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