The mobile marketspace shifted dramatically around Apple this week with two surprise announcements: Google bought Morotola Mobility, and HP is killing the TouchPad and throwing the future of webOS into doubt. That’s plenty to keep Bryan and Jeff busy for this week’s podcast.
ACM 189: The Mobile Market’s Crazy Roller Coaster Ride
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- Google Buys Motorola Mobility in $12.5B Deal
- HP Kills TouchPad & webOS Devices, Will Spin Off PCs
- HP Cedes Greatness to Apple
Note: We mentioned that A Dance of Dragons is the sixth book in The Song of Ice and Fire series, but we don’t know why (wait, we do know: It’s a show that’s recorded live, and sometimes we b0rk things up!). It is, of course, the fifth book in the series.
Note #2: We also mention Swype, the alternative keyboard input system currently available on Android. Swype isn’t yet available for the iPhone (there’s a version available for jailbroken iPhones), but if you’re looking for a different way to type on your iPhone, check out TikiNotes.