Brightcove, Application Craft aim at PhoneGap with cloud-based development tools

Brightcove's native plug-in architecture for its App Cloud and Application Craft's launch of Mobile Build are the latest examples of how cross-platform development tools for mobile apps are becoming increasingly cloud-centric.

IBM kills Lotus brand, readies Notes/Domino Social Edition

IBM is planning to release on Dec. 14 a public beta of Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition that will no longer use the Lotus brand.

RIM releases BBM 7 beta with calls over Wi-Fi

The beta version of BBM 7 works on BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry OS version 6 or higher

LG introduces 23-inch touch monitor for Windows 8

For users who want a regular monitor, but still want to control Windows 8 using touch gestures, LG Electronics has introduced the Touch 10 monitor.

RIM still has fans among developers and administrators

Research In Motion continues to struggle as it works to finish the BlackBerry 10 operating system, but the audience at the London edition of the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour developer event still thinks the company can play an important role in the enterprise.

Orange claims first HD Voice call between two countries

Orange continues to advance HD Voice, and has for the first time made it possible to make calls between two countries.

Ericsson lays groundwork for calls from mobile browsers with Bowser

Ericsson has launched the world's first WebRTC-compatible browser for mobile devices, which will allow developers to integrate voice and video communications in their Web-based applications.

Nokia sales take a big hit as buyers pass on its smartphones

Nokia continues to struggle as its third-quarter smartphone unit sales dropped by 63 percent compared to last year, while some warn that expectations for the arrival of its first phones based on Windows Phone 8 should not be too high.

Citrix lets users access PCs and Macs from Kindle Fire

Citrix Systems has released an enhanced GoToMyPC app for Android devices allowing anyone with an Android phone or tablet, including Amazon's Kindle Fire family, to access their Internet-connected Mac or PC over a mobile network.

New Nokia location app Nearby works with non-GPS enabled phones

Nokia's Nearby location app has exited beta testing, and is now available in the phone maker's app store, as it continues to push location services across its range of phones.

Nokia looks to improve solar charging performance with new product

Nokia is testing a new solar charging accessory in Nigeria and Kenya, as the company hopes to make it easier for people without regular access to electricity to use their phones, it said in a blog post on Friday.

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Augmented reality apps draw interest

Google-owned Motorola Mobility's acquisition of Viewdle this week, a jump in the number of visitors to the insideAR conference, and Nokia's recent launch of the City Lens application all illustrate growing interest in augmented reality technology.

Nokia, Oracle team on mapping

Nokia and Oracle have joined forces on a mapping project for business, with details of the deal to be announced at the Oracle OpenWorld conference on Monday.

TechHive: First Windows Phone 8 Hardware Makes Its Debut

Samsung jumped firmly behind Microsoft's next-gen Windows operating system for phones and tablets Wednesday by announcing its ATIV product family.

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First Windows Phone 8 Hardware Makes Its Debut

Samsung uses the IFA 2012 tech conference in Berlin to unveil itsnew ATIV line, which includes the ATIV S Windows Phone 8 smartphone, as well as new tablets, cameras, and PCs.