Archive for March 17th, 2009

Updated: Apple goes app crazy for iPhone 3.0

Apple iPhone applications have been downloaded 800 million times, Apple said today at a press conference. There are now more than 25,000 apps available on the iconic phone, which has sold 17 million in the past two years, and that number will only continue to growth with the next version of the iPhone operating system. iPhone 3.0, unveiled today, will support 1,000 APIs available to app developers, currently totaling more than 50,000 – 60% of which had never developed for any mobile platform before. more

Nokia cuts 1,700 jobs as demand falls

Coming off a challenged fourth quarter in which its market share fell 10%, Nokia today announced plans to cut 1,700 jobs globally as consumer demand for its mobile devices wanes. As part of the cuts, which will come from sales, marketing and technology management, Nokia will trim the “marketing and other activities no longer integral following the Symbian acquisition.” These cuts are also related to Nokia’s support for Symbian/S60, which will all be folded into the new Symbian Foundation. more

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