As an Iphone owner of the original version and now the current 3G model I've been very happy with the phone introduced by Apple. I'm able to do pretty much everything and anything with the phone. I can do the basics such as text messaging, email, take photos and the list goes on and on. I now can also control my home computer from my phone. I can also check Tv listings from the phone. I can even update this blog from my phone with just a few clicks. It is quite obvious that the Iphone has become revolutionary in the new "Smartphone" category. The great thing about the Iphone is that their are thousands of applications that can be downloaded for free or paid right from the phone or computer. This has created a new area for developers to monetize their skills. The owners of Iphones are the beneficiaries of so many options in applications. Applications can range from video games to productivity or organizational tools.
As of today, Blackberry which in someways is a competitor to Iphone has now launched an App store. This will directly compete with Apple's App store. Most of the Apps will also be available on both storefronts. These stores are being created because it is a way to generate more income and it also encourages users to stay with a particular brand. The more selection of applications the more likely you will continue to use that smartphone. Apple and Blackberry will continue to focus on pushing content in an organized way on their websites and it's only a matter of time before Palm,Google Android and Microsoft join in on the party.
Here is the link to the new Blackberry App Store: BLACKBERRY
As of yesterday I had mentioned in my previous post that Skype is now available for users to download. Unfortunately at this time it is not available in Canada due to patent/copyright license law. There are some work arounds but I have been unable to test or determine if they work in the following link here: Skype for Canada