Thursday´s News Bits
This article contains unofficial information.
- Kinetic scrolling will be available on the Nokia N97 after update to version 2.0. The new software will be released in October and is expected to bring quite a few improvements, including to services like the phone Facebook client. More details are available in the video below. (via: ZOMG its CJ)
- The HP iPAQ Obsidian K3 has passed FCC testing going under the name the KB1 and will probably become available through AT&T. The device sports a full QWERTY keyboard, 2.8-inch touch sensitive screen, 3.2-megapixel camera, 3.5mm jack and looks like a decent Windows Mobile based alternative to BlackBerry handsets. We still don´t have information about its price and release date. (source: FCC)
- 80% of all Americans are against texting while driving, according to a recent survey by Nationwide Insurance. About two thirds of all polled flatly said cell phones and cars don´t mix and more than half are willing to forget about their handsets while driving. It seems proper advertising has done the trick. What about you? Have you ever been in a cell phone car accident? (source: cellular-news)
- Developer complains about Apple and their attitude. Jo Stump of the company that developed Chess Wars for the iPhone has raised quite a stink over App Store and their practise of sending developers from pilar to post when it comes to app updates that have received unfavorable reviews. Still, this is probably an individual case that can hardly make Apple reconsider their business practise. (source: Business Insider)