A few days ago we told you about the Angry Birds Space game hitting 10 million downloadsand now we have news that the game has passed the 20 million mark. It seems that nothing can hold these birds and pigs back.
Samsung has announced that it has now sold 5 million of its Galaxy note smartphone around the world since the device was launched last October, and it took Samsung just 5 months to reach the milestone.
The Galaxy Note seems to be becoming a popular device, and with its large 5.3 inch display it is more of a cross between a smartphone and a tablet.
Five is an important number for Samsung’s Galaxy Note. It has a 5.3-inch screen and now, just five months since it debuted Samsung has announced it’s shipped five million units (the one million mark was crossed right around the end of December). That’s certainly long enough for you to decide if you’re in love with its super-sized frame or the accompanying S-Pen stylus, but unfortunately it has not been quite enough time for the highly-anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich software update to be released. While the world waits for the Premium Suite of apps and Android 4.0, let’s think back to all the good times we had, including its initial unveiling, ouroriginal review and finally its arrival in the US on AT&T. So, are you convinced yet that there’s a place in the world for a device like this, or five million phablets later are you still thinking this is just a fad?
Last year we saw quite a few NFC (near field communication) enabled smartphones launch, and we can expect to see many more this year, now according to a recent report we get some information on how many NFC enabled handsets were shipped last year.
According to research firm Berg Insight, there were around 30 million NFC enabled mobile phones shipped in 2011, and these are expected to increase dramatically over the next few years.
Rovio Mobile launched their latest installment in the Angry Birds saga last week, Angry Birds Space, which is available on a number of different platforms which include Android, iOS and the PC and Mac.
We heard on the weekend that Angry Birds Space had made it to the top of the charts on Apple’s app store, and now we get some details on just how popular the game has become since its launch.
Microsoft and Nokia have announced the launch of a new app development center, which will be based in Finland, and will be called the AppCampus, and the two companies are investing $24 million in it.
The AppCampus will launch in May, and it will be managed by Finland’s Aalto University, in an attempt to attract students, developers and entrepreneurs to the Windows Phone platform and also the Symbian platform.
While it had a rocky moment in the middle, some heavy price-cutting and top-drawer games helped the system sell five million within a year in its native homeland. According to Nintendo, these are legitimate sell-through figures and as predicted, make the 3D-capable console Nintendo’s fastest selling console to date. You can take a look at some (translated) self-congratulatory backslapping from Nintendo below.