I could not start this monthly summary without talk about the Nokia and Microsoft yesterday annoucement. I’m a big fun of Nokia and used to use Nokia cell phones for many years, in December of 2006 when I move to Scotts Valley I was forced to change for Samsung, few reasons: Nokia was not very strong in US still not strong here, at this time I was looking for a Smart Phone and Samsung Black Jack was the best option, after that came iPhone and everybody knows iPhone is iPhone.
Today I saw the first image you’ll see anywhere of the early fruit of Microsoft and Nokia’s budding new partnership, in terms of designer I really like. The shape of these handsets is somewhere between its recent N8 and C7 Symbian devices and there is, as usual for Nokia, a choice of sprightly colors.
We should not go jumping to conclusions about hardware, how WP7 will work, etc. for sure the engineers from both companies are working to bring the best experience and of course are looking very close what iPhone and Android phones are doing.
Will see if Nokia and Windows Phone 7 will convince me to switch back to Nokia 🙂 – You can read the official press release here.
- I know a lot of Delphi and C++Builder developers that owns the Professional Edition have been look to create multi-tier application using DataSnap, DataSnap is only available on Enterprise and Architect editions, but now is the chance to move up and start using DataSnap, all modeling features, FinalBuilder for build automation, and dbExpress for database development with InterBase, Firebird, DB2, Oracle, Sybase, MS SQL Server, SQL Anywhere, and Informix . There is a special promotion until March 31st for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio user to upgrade to Enterprise Editions you can get all information from here.
- We just announced the Delphi XE and C++Builder XE Starter Edition
- Right now I’m in Houston airport waiting my flight to Brazil for the Delphi Meeting 2011, the event will happen in 12 cities and we will train Delphi Developers in Delphi XE, multi-tier development with DataSnap XE and Mono/Monotouch development with Delphi Prism.
- The past 2 days I was in Vegas attending the DSConf, the event was really good and our partner RemObjects demonstrated the first preview of Delphi Prism support for Windows Phone 7 and MonoDroid, also the first preview of Project Cooper, a Java compiler for Object Pascal code.