The independent non-profit Symbian Developer Cooperative has launched today and immediately became a member of the Symbian Foundation. The new organisation is open to all individuals; participation is free of charge.
Anyone who joins Symbian DevCo as an 'associate' has the opportunity to stand for election to the Symbian Councils; this type of opportunity was previously only available to employees of member companies.
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system is now being released as a 'technical preview' to thousands of mobile developers. Until now, the software has only been tested within Microsoft.
Prototype phones from Asus, LG and Samsung are being sent to Microsoft developer partners, following the beta release of Windows Phone developer tools a week ago.
Nokia Siemens Networks and Motorola have entered into an agreement that should see Nokia Siemens Networks acquiring the majority of Motorola's wireless network infrastructure assets for $1.2 billion later this year.
Apple's admission that its iPhone 4 has reception problems when held a certain way – and its insistence that other manufacturers have the same issues – has prompted angry responses from other manufacturers. We've heard comments from HTC, Nokia, Motorola and Samsung… and the co-CEOs of RIM (Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie) have published a joint statement on the company blog:
Information from mobile messaging specialists Airwide Solutions has revealed a 778.4% spike in Spanish text message traffic when the 2010 FIFA World Cup final ended on 11th July in South Africa.