Beejive, a popular instant messaging application on BlackBerry and iPhone, has made the leap to Android. Beejive gives users the ability to tap into a variety of IM networks (AOL, Windows Live, Google Talk, Yahoo!, ICQ, Facebook,and iChat).
Gartner expects that Symbian and Android together will account for 59.8 percent of the total worldwide mobile OS market by 2014. They expect the 2 to be split almost equally - Symbian with 30.2 percent, and Android with 29.6 percent.
Android is a train that just won't stop. Not that there's anything wrong with that at all, but it's still impressive to see it as it rushes through numbers. And sales. A recent report from Nielson stated that Android was in top shape, actually surpassing the iPhone in quarterly sales. However, a new, supporting report from the NPD Group shows that not only did Android surpass iOS, but it also managed to top Research In Motion's BlackBerry platform.
T-Mobile customers will soon be able to get their hands on the Motorola Charm. The Magenta carrier has decided to give them away for free with a two-year contract. According to TmoNews, they've caught a glimpse of a promotional poster for the fourth largest wireless carrier in the United States, telling all those who would listen that the Charm will go for free due to a back to school sale.
Android 2.1 may be the last official update to the Eris from Verizon. They have decided to end support of the Eris, it was the launch partner of the original Droid. It’s still possible that HTC may choose to still support the handset but that is highly unlikely. If you want 2.2 on Eris you might want to root it or be satisfied with 2.1.
The first thing that jumps out about this phone is its BlackBerry like form factor. This device will surely make traditional BB users feel right at home (with the exception of being an Android device). This phone is made by Acer and is called the beTouch E130.
For the first time since Android was released, it finally sold more phones than the iPhone. NPD Group is reporting that Android is the number two selling platform behind Blackberry in the US. Blackberries account for 36% of the market share, Android has 28% while the iPhone brings up the rear with 21%.
Thumbplay music is a popular service already available for BlackBerry users, now it looks to expand by added support for Android. It’s a cloud-based subscription music service that plays unlimited on-demand listening to over 8 million tracks from some of the top artist in music.
Dell has a lot of new different Android devices entering the market late this year and early next year. This one is called the Smoke, it’s like a slim Blackberry mixed with a Pixi. This device will be targeted towards corporate customers but the appeal of this phone will widen if Dell sticks to their plans of offering this device at a low price.
There has been a rumor around the Android world that the Droid Eris will be replaced by the HTC Incredible. This new screenshot seems to add fuel to the flame. If this screen is real then the Eris will stop being sold and supported in late May.