Skyfire have announced that they will be discontinuing its browser on Windows Mobile and Symbian mobiles before the end of this year.
The versions that will be dropped are the older version 1.0, not the 2.0 version that has proven a huge success on iPhone. Infact, the success of the iPhone Skyfire browser is one of the reasons why they are dropping support on both operating systems. Furthermore, the version for the iPhone is a premium app that generates revenue while the others were offered free.
The Skyfire browser for iPhone is proving a massive success because it enables users to view flash content, which isn’t possible normally.
Skyfire have stated that they are monitoring the progress of both Windows Phone 7 and Nokia MeeGo to decide which operating system might get a future 2.0 release.
You can download the Skyfire browser for your iPhone from the App Store right now.
We have some good news for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Apple TV owners who are looking to jailbreak iOS 4.1 using Microsoft Windows software, as we can confirm that the latest version of sn0wbreeze is now available to download.
This jailbreak is essentially the same as the PwnageTool jailbreak which was released for Mac users a few weeks ago, as sn0wbreeze 2.1 will jailbreak all iOS 4.1 devices without updating baseband 05.13.04, meaning that iPhone users will be able to unlock their handset afterwards using the current version of ultrasn0w.
If you want to try this out, you’ll be pleased to know that the guys over at RedmondPie have put together a very useful tutorial guide, including all the relevant download links which you’ll need.
The latest version of sn0wbreeze will jailbreak the iPhone 4, 3G, 3GS, iPod Touch 2G, 3G, 4G, Apple iPad and also the 2G Apple TV. Let us know if you decide to try this, and if it worked ok for you.
Don’t you sometimes feel that changes in technology are too sudden? People spend a bomb on cellphones today, which look passe in a couple of years (in some cases, even months), with phones with better features selling for a lower price.
Many phone manufacturers make a living putting a dizzying array of models on the shelves (Yes Nokia, especially you) with a wide price range that will appeal to the pauper, the rich man and everybody in between. Apple plays their game differently, they just rely on two versions of the iPhone; the current generation and the one before that.
For example: Since the iPhone 4 launched the iPhone 3GS is sold for a cheaper price, while the iPhone 3G has ceased to exist. Every year they keep updating the iPhone with newer hardware and/or iOS software releases. While having just two relatively expensive models does put off people, who don’t want to/can’t pay the premium for a phone, when you consider the iPhones flying off the shelves year after year, it seems that many don’t mind the high price.
The iPhone 4 was a radical change from the 3GS. It added many features like the ultra-crisp Retina display, faster processor, front-facing video-call camera and a 5 megapixel sensor at the rear with 720p HD video recording. Yes, the feature list honestly doesn’t sound out of this planet, as Android phones had all these things months before its launch. But for existing iPhone users, who’ve committed themselves to the Apple ecosystem, the iPhone 4 did give many reasons for them to upgrade.
And so we can only expect this yearly cycle of innovation to continue. June 2010 will bring the next iPhone and June 2011 will bring yet another new iPhone. I know it’s a little too early to start speculating what the future versions of the iPhone will do, given that people have just settled down after the antenna design issue of the iPhone 4. I believe there are five things that ought to surface in the years to come.
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