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    The New Kindle: Android Tablet Killer

    September 08, 2011 Share
    I have argued before that the Android tablet market is a mess and can’t compete with the iPad. I said that the Android manufacturers were developing a tabletized laptop while Apple was developing an “experience” centered around their integrated services.  I made the claim that only Amazon can really take on the iPad with its integrated experience and books, music, video service as well as its own AppStore. Last week it was leaked that Amazon is nearly done with a 7 inch Kindle branded Android tablet. It should sell for about $249 and hit the markets in October or November....
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    Exciting WP7 Marketplace Statistics Revealed

    September 07, 2011 Share
    Telerik RadControls for WP7 is the most widely used commercial UI suite on the marketplace. Says who? Says Justin Angel. The man kindled the WP7 dev world with exciting Marketplace statistics. He has downloaded all Windows Phone 7 XAP’s using the Windows Phone 7 marketplace API’s and has answered a bunch of questions that preoccupy a lot of Windows Phone devotees’ minds. Justin found out that 97% of the apps on the Marketplace are not obfuscated and that the Silverlight platform accounts for 90% of the WP7 apps compared to 10% for XNA. There is a very interesting piece of information about...
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    Many reasons to vote for Telerik in the DevProConnections Awards

    September 06, 2011 Share
    "And honestly, I say this without any reservation. In my four years of involvement with Telerik, the company and it's employees have been the best, most respectful, and willing to help group I've ever worked with. When I'm asked to do something, I just do it, and I want to keep this relationship going... It is just a joy to work with you. So glad to be part of the team!" Ben Hayat, Telerik MVP Everyone has his reasons to love Telerik. What are yours? Do we make you look...
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    The AppStore Business Model is Dead

    September 06, 2011 Share
    Back in January, I argued that AppStores are not necessary as mobile economics mature and start to mimic web economics. Why do I need to download Skype from the AppStore when I can just go to Skype.com and do the same? Apple changed the rules and suddenly the AppStore looks like it may die a toddler. Back in February, new rules for advertising revenue and media content were implemented by Apple. If your app is in the app store and you generate revenue from a new customer, you have to give Apple 30% of the revenue of everything you sell.  As per Steve Jobs: "Our philosophy is simple -- when...
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    RadControls for Windows Phone Updates

    September 01, 2011 Share
    For those who have missed the news, our RadControls for Windows Phone Mango build is available for download here. We have made sure that our customers can be among the first to update their existing WP7 apps and submit them to the Mango marketplace. If you haven’t tried RadControls for Windows Phone yet, you are most probably wondering why you should use it at all given the free toolbox available. This two minutes video answers this...