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Welcome back to StartupDigest Mobile, the members-only guide to what you need to read in the mobile technology industry every week.Happy Friday to all!
Finally, some exciting news on the iPhone 5 front – looking forward to dissecting all the news here following Apple’s event next Tuesday. But in advance of that, a flurry of mobile news and pieces for the digest this week with the spotlight largely on Amazon.
We kick off with a much-anticipated unveiling of the Kindle Fire, powered by a bevy of Amazon’s digital services. With it, Bezos makes a strong case for a renewed focus on software and software services, and it’ll be interesting to see how other hardware manufactures respond (as the hardware itself becomes commoditized, software becomes the only layer of differentiation, which could be a big boon for app developers as OEMs compete for exclusive content). Renewed fervor just this morning over the fate of webOS and possible new homes for the beleaguered platform, with Amazon rumored to be in the hunt.
And a great post on the “top 6″ things to keep in mind while developing mobile apps. Check out the results of one iOS game developer survey: more than 250 responses and some great stats here to consider.
TJ Nahigian – Associate at Accel Partners - @tjnahigian
Vas Natarajan – Associate at Accel Partners - @natarjv
BlackBerry- No matter what your individual needs, a BlackBerry® solution will enable you to accomplish more by keeping you in touch with information, colleagues and friends.
By Ryan Kim, GigaOM
Amazon finally unveils its much anticipated Amazon Kindle Fire.
By Erick Schonfeld, TechCrunch
Jeff Bezos makes the strong case for differentiation at the software layer. Are hardware manufacturers paying enough attention to the software they are bundling with their device?
By Damon Poeter, PCMag.com
Just in: Amazon And WebOS? Rumors of the beleaguered platform finding a new home.
By Erica Ogg, GigaOM
A great post on the top 6 things to keep in mind while developing an app.
From Streaming Colour
Some interesting stats from one man’s survey of 250+ iOS game developers.
By Ina Fried, AllThingsD
Is this potentially the Newest Player in the Tablet Wars?