28 minutes long Windows Phone 7 Design video

Microsoft is really working hard on promoting Windows Phone 7 this month. After Tuesday’s Application Lifecycle video here comes a 28 mintues long video entirely dedicating to the OS’s  Metro UI and Design with Albert Shum –Design Partner, and Naud Frijlink – Senior UX Designer, from the Windows Phone team, and Yochay Kiriaty – Senior Technical Evangelist. Don’t forget to download the Windows Phone 7 UI Design and Interaction guide.

Source: Channel 9

Nokia sues Apple again over the iPhone and iPad 3G

Nokia has just issued a press released today announcing that they are suing Apple one more time. This time the Finish company filed a complaint against Apple with the Federal District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin, alleging that Apple iPhone and iPad 3G products infringe five important Nokia patents. This whole drama isn’t going to end anytime soon. Unfortunately for Apple, Nokia ain’t no HTC… Here’s the full press release:

Nokia sues Apple in Wisconsin for infringement of Nokia patents
May 07, 2010

Espoo, Finland – Nokia announced that it has today filed a complaint against Apple with the Federal District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin, alleging that Apple iPhone and iPad 3G products infringe five important Nokia patents.

The patents in question relate to technologies for enhanced speech and data transmission, using positioning data in applications and innovations in antenna configurations that improve performance and save space, allowing smaller and more compact devices. These patented innovations are important to Nokia’s success as they allow improved product performance and design.

“Nokia has been the leading developer of many key technologies in mobile devices” said Paul Melin, General Manager, Patent Licensing at Nokia. “We have taken this step to protect the results of our pioneering development and to put an end to continued unlawful use of Nokia’s innovation.”

During the last two decades, Nokia has invested approximately EUR 40 billion in research and development and built one of the wireless industry’s strongest and broadest IPR portfolios, with over 11,000 patent families. Nokia is a world leader in the development of handheld device and mobile communications technologies, which is also demonstrated by Nokia’s strong patent portfolio.

Source: Nokia

In-depth KIN ONE and KIN TWO Review

PhoneArena has posted a fairly in-depth review of the KIN ONE and KIN TWO handsets yesterday with lots of info of a camera sample for you to check out. Some interesting bits are also found in there like the fact that video’s capture in HD on KIN TWO can’t be synced to the KIN Studio over-the-air because of their size so the user will have to plug-in his handset to his PC via USB to manually upload them. What is worrying though is the quality of the web browser which is based on the IE Mobile version found in Windows Mobile 6.5.3; loading performance is said to be abyssal and rendering is only passable (takes a while for the page to re-render when zooming). Windows Phone 7′s browser is supposedly based on a newer version (based on IE 7 and some IE 8 ) that will hopefully don’t suffer from all those drawbacks (performance in the CTP Emulator isn’t really great right now tho…). KIN’s saving grace may come from the upcoming update that are scheduled to be pushed before the end of the year (and more in 2011).

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Android ported to the iPhone 3G

Android has now been finally ported to the iPhone 3G and the binaries should be made available in the coming days according to hacker David Wang. This new port is rougher than the first one but currently supports most of the basic Android features (no audio support though). The previous port that was released 2 weeks ago only ran on the first iPhone (2G)check out the Openibot install instruction here.

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