Homerun Battle 3D goes Goid, er… Droid

Google’s OS totin’ phones have another reason to rejoice in early 2010: the ever-popular Homerun Battle 3D will make its way to the Android platform. Com2uS have published many games for a variety of mobile platforms, but Homerun will be their first Android release. It is also a great title to start from; it already has more than 400 000 registered users on the iPhone and with Com2uS’ pledge to support cross-platform play, the Android release should be great. More titles are promised to follow from the mobile software giant, and hopefully, a host of other cross-platform games.

HOMERUN BATTLE 3D Com2uS Corp., HOMERUN BATTLE 3D – $4.99 (iPhone)

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SKT: keeping it Hancool – Korean iPhone no go?

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As I mentioned before, neither LG nor Samsung have a clue how to design mobile phones, but the ever fickle SKT are harbouring thoughts of cranking out Android products from either company rather than selling Apple’s iPhone. On the one hand, Android is a very good platform which I respect; it would make little sense for SKT to pass up the business opportunity afforded by the clever OS. But on the other hand, in serving an LG or Samsung Android, the telecom mogul will only further entrench itself in the quagmire of a stodgy Korean-only oligarchy.

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APhone A6 rises from the Clone Nation

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Clothed in shiny, shiny metal and what looks like glass, this story’s hero rides interesting shirttails. China, strapped for land, imposed a one-child policy in the year of our Lord, 1979 to clamp down on the teemingly overwhelming life in its country. Thirty years later, the same nation is amuck with clones and clones of clones. Factories upon factories birth product after product which look and smell like like they came from companies who sweated and scratched businesses together. But they are not. Our hero, the APhone, looks like an iPod touch or an iPhone, but carries Google’s Android in its loins; and strangely enough, its nomenclature is reminiscent of products from the infamous clone manufacturer, Meizu. One Child, many clones – ride the technological wave, China.

[via MobileCrunch]

Total Cost of Ownership – Billshrink’s analysis of iPhone Pre and Droid

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While Billshrink’s chart on the next page only compares costs for the three perennial rivals in the USA, the numbers — particularly the large, foreboding 4-digit numbers at the bottom — shed some light on an oppressive situation: total expenditures for the current crop of much-hyped smart-phones. Smart-phones aren’t cheap, and their contracts cost more than a yearly bus-pass, a decent road bike, and most people’s computers.

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Blog Action Day ’09: a greener gamer

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ChiFFaN already noted that the iPhone in particular, is a PC killer. It does email, internet, music, telephony – there isn’t much that the device can’t do – within the reasonable limits of its size and processing power. But where it really excels is in in replacing a multitude of devices, many of which are power hungry. In the past, Apple have taken flack from certain green organisations for less than stellar green-figures, but that doesn’t mean the California company are not trying; in fact, they may be ahead in a game which often values horn-blowing rather than true revolution.

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D-Day for iPhone: SMS Hijack Crack

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Yesterday, 30 July evidently was D-Day for what could be the biggest security risk yet seen n Apple’s iPhone. The vulnerability was discovered by Charlie Miller and Collin Mulliner (恐ろしい), who advise that any user who finds an SMS message which contains a sole square character should immediately turn their phone off. Apple have yet to patch this vulnerability which could allow, “someone [to] pretty quickly take over every iPhone in the world”.

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iPod touch killer from Creative: the Zii EGG

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Laugh if you will – the creator of the NOMAD hasn’t been competitive in the marketplace in the last handful of years, but this year may mark a turnaround for the beleaguered company. The Zii EGG represents the first significant engineering push which Creative have taken since their glory days around the turn of the millenium. On paper, the new player is an iPod touch killer, however, unlike other iPod touch killers, Creative haven’t betted the farm on hardware alone.

Their platform is based on Google’s Android – a platform which is destined to give the iDevice a run for its money. Creative cannot write software, standing on Google’s back, they may be be given a second chance at influencing the portable market.

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3rd Gen iPod touch and 5th Gen Nano Cameras Revealed?

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If this rumour can be believed, it is another cemented piece of evidence that the new iPod touch will receive a camera. This time, the evidence comes from pictures of what is purported to be new iPod cases from China. The pictures come from several case manufacturers.

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The Apple Tablet – Verizon Contract only? 3G Radio? Brand New Interface?

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In the latest development surrounding the mysterious Apple Tablet/netbook, the unit is purported to be tied to a Verizon contract. The purveyor of this rumour is none other than Scott Moritz, the man who correctly sussed out AT&T’s subsidised iPhone pricing which would later see the handset drop to 199$ in the USA. In Canada, we know contracts; we know that a softer monetary at point-of-sale means the sting of 3 years’ worth of expensive bills. What is the good of this rumour? Basically, it is another hint that the device will house a 3G radio.

Looking a little deeper, Apple have a few charmed patents under their sleeve that may be able to less the sting of a contract.

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