UK broadcaster BBC is set to launch two applications for news and sport that will make it easier for smartphone users in the UK to access the broadcaster’s content on their handsets, said Erik Huggers, the BBC’s director of future media and technology, at today’s keynote conference session on mobile entertainment.
Mobile Linux platform group the LiMo Foundation has sought to align itself with the recently established Wholesale Applications Community, claiming that both initiatives share “belief in true openness.”
VoIP firm Skype today announced further details on last month’s news that it will provide a client for smartphones which run on Symbian, the world’s dominant smartphone operating system. Nokia is the first handset vendor to support the client, stating that it is now downloadable for free from its Ovi Store.
Ahead of its MIX10 developer conference in Las Vegas next week, Microsoft executive Charlie Kindel has revealed that the company’s forthcoming new mobile operating system (OS) – Windows Phone 7 Series – will not support any existing applications written for older versions of Microsoft’s phone software.