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2009-05-20 11:30:00

Web-Based Service Simplifies Smartphone App Development and Provides Hosting LAS VEGAS, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhomobile, winners of the 2009 Best of Interop Award for Best Startup and the makers of the Rhodes smartphone development framework, today announced the public beta of RhoHub, the world's first Development-as-a-Service for Mobile. RhoHub provides a web-based service for both smartphone app development and hosting of mobile applications, making native mobile applications easier to...

2009-05-19 03:17:00

ESPOO, Finland, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of its previously announced plans to increase cost-efficiency and adapt to the market situation, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today announced plans to adjust activities in its Demand Supply Network Management organization, which is responsible for production and logistics for Nokia mobile devices. The plans affect globally approximately 170 employees working in logistics, production management and production support. The plans do not affect...

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2009-05-12 06:20:00

With 8 million Android phones to be sold in 2009, a 10-fold increase from a year ago, Google's Android operating system is making waves in the mobile industry, research firm Strategy Analytics said on Monday. According to Reuters, the handset market has decreased significantly due to the widespread stall in global economies, forcing a shift in the mobile industry to a targeted focus on more advanced smartphones and their software.    First launched into the United States market in...

2009-05-07 13:40:00

Rhodes Cross-Platform Smartphone Development Framework Nominated as Best of Interop for Wireless and Mobility CUPERTINO, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhomobile today announced that it is a finalist in the Best of Interop 2009 Awards for Wireless and Mobility. The company's flagship product, Rhodes, is the first open source framework for building native applications more efficiently and for all smartphone operating systems. It allows developers to write an application once and automatically...

2009-05-04 16:38:36

A Japanese software company has come up with a cell phone program to help people out on the town find the nearest restroom. Software manufacturer Access Co. said the Check a Toilet Widget, developed in cooperation with mapmaker NPO Check, allows users to get a list of nearby lavatories with detailed descriptions of the available facilities, Mainichi Daily News reported. The company said the program is a free download for phones running the Windows Mobile or Symbian S60 operating systems.

2009-04-29 11:24:00

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- David Emmanuel Castro Guerrero from Mexico and Plusmo from the United States were today named one of the hottest software designers and developers in the world having beaten strong competition to win the Nokia N97 (NYSE: NOK) Widget Competition. Created to celebrate the much anticipated launch of the Nokia N97, Guerrero's winning application, was Rocket, a social location widget (SoLo) which shows the nearest three friends in any...

2009-04-28 04:26:00

ESPOO, Finland, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today announced plans to focus the strategy of its Services unit to create a better, more simplified user experience across its services and to open up deeper and greater opportunities for third parties. Further, Nokia will focus investments on fewer initiatives and increase the use of common enablers across certain services. "The planned changes are aimed at improving and simplifying the user experience of Nokia...

2009-04-23 08:12:00

HELSINKI, Finland, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at its Annual General Meeting, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) President and CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo outlined the company's future strategy. "Nokia is fundamentally changing its business model to transform both the company and the industry. While we continue to compete with the traditional mobile device manufacturers, we also are dealing with new competitors entering the market from the PC and Internet industries," he said. "To succeed...

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2009-04-23 15:56:33

The world's largest cell phone maker, Nokia, said on Thursday that it was too early to say whether demand for handsets has bottomed out. As the economy spirals down, the cell phone market is facing the toughest year it has ever had. "So far it is too early to estimate whether in our sector we have seen the demand for mobile devices reaching the bottom, and when this bottom would possibly be reached," Chief Executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo told the annual shareholders meeting. Nokia reported a...

2009-04-20 07:58:00

Offers a Single, Standards-Based Solution for Firmware Updating, Software Component Management and Application Management WALTHAM, Mass., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM), today announced that it has combined its vCurrent(R) Mobile and vRapid Mobile(TM) products into a single solution for mobile software management. The combined product, called vRapid Mobile, is the industry's first MSM client capable of managing any type of...