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This is the monthly archive for November 2009.

30 November 2009

LEAK: The Google Phone "Is a Certainty"

According to this article Google will release a Google-branded phone. It's possible, I suppose, but one wonders why they didn't release one a year ago.

Android | Permalink

27 November 2009

Opera Mini Blocked in China

Bound to happen.

On Friday November 20, 2009, Opera Software started directing users of the international version of the Opera Mini mobile browser in China to the Chinese version. [...] The difference between the Chinese and the international versions is that the former connects to compression servers within China while the latter connects to servers outside China.

Opera Mobile/Mini | Permalink

23 November 2009

Node.js is genuinely exciting

Simon discusses a server-side JavaScript Web server that promises to be significantly faster than Apache because of its event-driven approach.

Pity Simon didn't mention his "Defeating server-side programmers at their own game" title he used at Full Frontal. Beyond the obvious technical advantages Node.js will allow Web development to take over the server, too.

Server side | Permalink

18 November 2009

An Early Look At IE9 for Developers

As it says. Faster JavaScript, border-radius (yawn ... but I know it's very popular these days), progress on Acid 3, the works.

IE | Permalink

Web Developers – Create Mobile Apps easily with Sony Ericsson WebSDK

SonyEricsson also jumps onto the mobile web bandwagon. Developers can now create SE apps with web standards, and Phonegap is used to translate the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and also to access SonyEricsson device APIs.

PhoneGap, SonyEricsson | Permalink

13 November 2009

UC Browser Version 7 Beta 2 Is Much Improved – But Popular Sites Are Blocked By The “Great Firewall”

So apparently UC Web Browser still exists and I need to study it.

Mobile | Permalink

Who Can Save Palm?

An interesting, though possibly too pessimistic, article about Palm's webOS and its difficulties in gaining tractions. The author concludes that Palm's best bet is to be acquired by another player for its webOS.

Another thing that has always amazed me is that Palm, while betting everything on web technologies, did so little to get in touch with web developers, who form the only group that already knows how to use web technologies. With Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith becoming Palm developer relations manager a first step is made towards solving this problem.

Still, Palm has lost precious months.

Palm | Permalink

6 November 2009

Actually 'nobody' moved Nokia's cheese, it still dominates smartphones, slight shfits only in Q3

Smartphone (sales?) stats from Q3 2009 including discussion.

Stats | Permalink


See the October 2009 archive.

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