Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Mobile World Continues Spinning
Today we read that many of the leading publishers are cutting deals their with Apple and while we all deliberate on this, the potential iTunes store for all digital stuff, Apple Slates and Tablets and the 27th of the month, the mobile world continues to spin.
The Android versus Apple battle continues with LG Electronics launching its LG InTouch Max GW620, their first Android smartphone with both a 5-line QWERTY and touchscreen keyboard. The LG InTouch Max also has a 5-megapixel camera, a 3-inch touchscreen and a 1500mAh batteryand is available on T-Mobile for free on a two year contract with unlimited data for as little as £20 a month or from Virgin Media on an 18 month contract for £22 a month.
The Nexus One is less than a month old and can still only be bought in the US, but already Motorola is playing catch up with its Shadow; a new high end mobile phone that looks like a small tablet with a slide out keyboard. The device will come with an HDMI port, an 8 mega pixel snapper with 1080p video recording, a 4.3 inch screen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and of course Android OS.
Now we have Amazon selling its Amazon MP3 store on Android, which offers tunes for download direct to your Nexus One phone at UK prices. The app requests a Amazon.com user account, but conveniently allows a Amazon.co.uk account in the UK. The Amazon MP3 store will not only the Nexus One and Android compete with the iPhone , it also has the ability to sync songs with more than one computer.
Finally Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, says Google's Nexus One mobile phone is his favourite gadget, but he does owns two iPhones as well!