Jobs: “Relax, it’s just a phone.”

In a reply to an irate customer’s  email regarding the iPhone 4′s problems, Jobs reportedly told the customer to ”Retire, relax, enjoy your family.  It is just a phone.  Not worth it.”  And now Apple fans are tying up their hair and taking off their earrings.  Yikes!  Jobs better watch his back.  Apple fans are scrappy.  Shiver me timbers.

I’ll tell you what’s not “just a phone” – the HTC Evo 4G.  I spent the last 8 days in LA to meet with developers, studios, and adult content producers in an effort to lure them to the open side.  I’m so happy I had the Evo with me because bitch is a killer device.  If there was any resistance to going Android (almost none), all I had to do was flash the Evo to squash any objection.

What particularly got panties wet were the 4.3 inch screen, faster load time, Android 2.1 support (rumor: Froyo soon), Flash 10.1 support, and the dual facing 8 megapixel primary and 1.3 megapixel front facing camera.  Think of all the cam-chats!  The phone can also be used as a wi-fi hotspot for up to 8 devices.  This came in handy when a producer wanted to show us something on his iPhone but couldn’t get connected to wi-fi.  (For those of you that don’t want to pay extra for that service, check out this root tutorial.)

The Evo begs the question:  Are you sure you want an iPhone 4?

Adobe loves Apple.. kinda

Saw this on XBiz.net.  Thanks, Alec!

Adobe announces Flash for Android Beta Testing


Do you hear that? It’s the collective gasp of excitement from Android developers worldwide.

Adobe has begun beta testing of Flash Player on Android.

From PCWorld:

According to Lee Brimelow, an Adobe platform evangelist, private testing is now underway and a public beta will come next.

“There are going to be so many interesting things that you will be able to do,” Brimelow promises.

Adobe Flash: The Android Timeline

So when exactly can you expect for Flash to hit your Android phone? Brimelow says no specific dates are being disclosed just yet. Adobe’s CEO, however, divulged some general details during a recent interview with the Fox Business Network.

“Google and RIM and Palm are going to be releasing versions of Flash on smartphones and tablets in the second half of the year,” he stated.

This is a change from Adobe’s previous target launch date for Flash on Android; the company had originally said the technology would become available in the first half of 2010. Adobe’s CEO, Shantanu Narayen, didn’t offer up any explanations for the delay. He did, however, take a shot at Apple for its progressively extreme steps to keep Flash out of its mobile ecosystem.

“It really isn’t a technology decision as much as it is a business decision,” Narayen said. “They’ve chosen to keep their system a proprietary and closed system, which is why they’re not supporting Flash. I think that hurts customers.”

Adobe Flash for Android: Get in on the Beta

You can sign up to beta test Adobe’s Android Flash Player by creating an account and registering here; Adobe will then notify you once the public beta becomes available.

Adobe is also preparing to test an Android version of its Adobe AIR platform. If you’re a developer and want to be a part of that limited beta testing group, you can apply at Adobe’s AIR for Android sign-up page.