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Not many people were excited about it, most were annoyed. After all, who wanted to have to manage two different accounts? Well, Netflix went ahead and apologized today while announcing that Quikster was dead before it started. Maybe if they’d just been able to snag the Twitter handle.
Nearly a year and a half after the iPad started selling like hotcakes, Facebook decides that it might be a good time to get an app out for it. I mean, over 25 million of the things are out there, far outselling WP7, which has its own app. Go figure, Facebook.
Apple, never one to toot their own horns to the beat of a different drummer, claims pre-orders for the iPhone 4S reached over 1 million in 24 hours. Maybe the fact that it looks just as pretty as the last model is okay with people, as long as they get the newest specs.
Even though Apple has been fighting them tooth and nail over copyright issues, Samsung took the high ground and said that this isn’t the most appropriate time to release a new device. Prime, the newest in the Nexus line and the second made by Samsung, was set to officially unveil in San Diego on October 11.
Microsoft has officially killed the hardware portion of the Zune project, instead focusing on software and services. The Zune app on WP7 works great, but I can’t imagine having just that on a touch screen mp3 player. People also swear by the Zune Pass, which allows you access to a ton of music for $15 a month, and lets you keep 10 downloaded songs each month. Spreading that love around may be difficult at first, but if anyone has the money to back a product, it’s Microsoft.
So they’re adding multimedia instead of just contact cards. Engadget guesses that NFC will be used to initiate the transfer, which would then be passed off to a faster service, like Bluetooth or (possibly) wi-fi. Blackberry plans on releasing the API to all three of their developers.