By: Simon Sage, IntoMobile Friday, July 10th, 2009 at 3:40 PM
So, who’s holding out for Rachael? What’s a Hero?
This week is dominated by Android news, predominately by our first look at Sony Ericsson’s new Xperia model code-named Rachael, as well as smashed rumours regarding Nokia picking up Android. Will and I close up our discussions regarding the Touch Pro 2 and the N97, and Stefan sums up his talk with the UI tech manager at Symbian (definitely worth a listen, if you didn’t catch it earlier this week).
Participation in the Vuzix iWear giveaway last week was great, but we’ve chosen our winner – Michael Welcher, congratulations! Thanks to everyone for the enthusiasm, and for listening! This week, we’re giving away ar 16 GB microSD card from SanDisk; you know the drill, drop a comment and you’ve got a chance to pick yours up. If that doesn’t quite do it for you, you should check out their 60 Second Mobile Video Contest on YouTube – send them a video clip of your favourite summer places, activities, whatever, and you can win one of 25 weekly prize packs or $1000 prize pack, or even the $5000 grand prize at the end of August. The contest runs until August 10th., so get recording!
Simon Sage’s education largely surrounded writing, technology and online community, leading him to begin his blogging career at www.BlackBerryCool.com and to quickly discover a vibrant and active community surrounding BlackBerry and mobile technology. In exploring RIM’s platform, he has learned what enterprises are looking for in mobility as well as what makes the innocuous BlackBerry so appealing to them. Recently Simon’s been covering RIM’s gradual move into an already-crowded consumer market, and the impact of burgeoning challengers, such as the iPhone, as well as long-time leaders, like Nokia, on BlackBerry’s advancement.
With plenty of content under his belt, Simon will be branching off a bit to see what other smartphone manufacturers are working on while still using BlackBerry as a barometer. At IntoMobile, you can count on his posts being even-handed, well-informed and thought-out.
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