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Mix: Yahoo on iPhone, AT&T switch, Zune HD, Wireless Sync

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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According to a recent report, Yahoo is scaling down its smartphone application development to focus more on applications for the iPhone. Beta testers of Yahoo’s Java-based mobile app reportedly received an e-mail this week stating that Yahoo has “ceased development” of that application and that the company will “focus efforts on the newly launched Yahoo Mobile experience for browsers and for the iPhone.”

AppleInsider reports that the iPhone has been a significant factor in encouraging many new customers to sign up for AT&T, now believed to be attracting a “full third of those switching providers towards AT&T.” Of the 13 percent of those surveyed who indicated that they were looking to leave their existing cellular providers, 33% indicated that they would move to AT&T when the time comes, versus 24 percent toward Verizon.

Microsoft has officially announced the Zune HD for a Fall release. The new device is positioned as a competitor to the iPod touch, and will include a 3.3-inch 480 x 272 OLED capacitive touchscreen display, built-in HD radio receiver, and HD video output via a dock. The device is reported to use a full multi-touch interface similar to that found on the iPod touch. Other details such as pricing and storage capacities have not yet been announced. [via Engadget]

Ex-hacker “DVD Jon” Johansen, best known for breaking the copy-protection on DVDs recently stated that his new firm DoubleTwist will be working to provide wireless synchronization for the iPod as well as developing a way to sell applications without going through Apple. It is unclear which particular models of iPod he is referring to and seems likely that these solutions would be implemented outside of Apple’s normal channels, without Apple’s blessing.

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Comments

1

HDMI output of 720p would be a most welcome feature in the new iPhone.  Hey, if Microsoft can pull it off…

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on May 27, 2009 at 7:07 AM (PDT)

2

leave it to microsoft, keep on beating that dead horse

Posted by Hydra-Calm on May 27, 2009 at 9:37 AM (PDT)

3

So Hydra what would you call the Apple TV a rotten corpse?

Posted by Travis on May 27, 2009 at 1:20 PM (PDT)

4

This is the way the next iTouch needs to go,otherwise Apple could well find themselves a follower instead of a leader.

Posted by Steven Bates on May 27, 2009 at 7:43 PM (PDT)

5

HAHAHAHAA, hilarious, this is too good to be true, i thought it would be worse than this, and look at it, ITS BEAUTIFUl, and it seems that it will have better futures than that darn ipod touch ive gotten, seems i have a replacement for the thing that i see WAY TOO OFTEN, you know some things just cant keep their cool, and ipod touch, well i think the’ve lost it. WITH ME that is okay?

anywho cant wait for more news….upcoming this summer, AND E3, yes!! thats june 1st-3rd i beleive, stay tuned!!

Posted by AUSTIN on May 27, 2009 at 8:23 PM (PDT)

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