For those who follow the mobile market:
- Vision Mobile has a great overview of where the Nokia/Intel MeeGo platform is right now, and what will happen in the near future.
- Symbian’s near future is more muddled: recently Nokia announced that Symbian would not be available as an app platform any more; instead, developers should use Qt. All About Symbian takes a look at Symbian’s current status.
- The Firefox beta for Android has been released. That's good, but Firefox still has a long way to go before it becomes an accepted mobile browser. Even if it’s technically impeccable it still won’t be the default browser on any platform, which will hugely hinder its deployment. People don’t download browsers to their mobile phones, after all.
- Is webOS dead? Apparently not. HP is releasing five new devices with webOS 2.0, although the details, such as technical specs and pricing, are still unavailable. The Palm Pre 2 was available for testing. Unfortunately for web developers, Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith announced they’re moving on from their positions as Palm developer relations managers. Let’s hope their successors will continue to involve the web dev community.
- And in the US, the Federal Election Commission will look into allowing donations via SMS.
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