Nokia has released City Lens in it's Beta Labs. Basically its yet another Augmented Reality app to help you orientate yourself and find the nearest hairdresser, bar etc.
As seems compulsory these days, you can also share your location with all your other Windows Phone toting friends...
Kristian Tear, former Ericsson and Sony Mobile Vice President has been named as COO. Frank Boulben, former Orange, Vodafone, Vivendi and LightSquared marketing and strategy VP has also joined the Canadian manufacturers.
RIM look to be using a strategy of employing outsiders with relevant experience to try and turn things around. No burning platforms yet....
The new model which appears to be impossible to identify unless you fire the thing up and run a utility such as Geekbench to identify the exact model, which shows up as iPad 2,4. There are no indications of a new Apple part number being released for this new model
Reports suggest that the new model ships with a 32nm Apple A5 chip and provides an improvement of 15.8% in the battery life when surfing and 29.1% when gaming
This change has only currently been identified in the Wifi model and in both black and white units.
It does seem that Apple is keen to keep the iPad2 for sale for a while still!
It seems really odd that the other major manufacturers like Nokia, Sony, Motorola, HTC, Hauwei etc make so little / no profit in a market which is booming. What this means for the future of these companies is anyone's guess.