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Verizon iPhone Could Double US Mobile Games Biz 115

Posted by Soulskill
from the inexorable-shift dept.
donniebaseball23 writes "Earlier today, Verizon and Apple finally confirmed what everyone knew was coming: iPhone will soon launch on the Verizon network. The hugely popular iPhone has been a hit with gamers and game developers on the App Store, and by bringing the phone to the largest carrier in the US, the installed base suddenly could get much larger. The folks at social gaming network OpenFeint believe the Verizon iPhone impact could be immediately felt this year. 'The iPhone coming to Verizon is a highly anticipated event by the mobile gaming community,' said Peter Relan, chairman of OpenFeint. 'Adding 13 million more potential gamers on the iPhone is going to be a watershed moment for mobile gaming. I wouldn't be surprised if the US mobile gaming industry doubles in revenue this year because of this deal.'"
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Verizon iPhone Could Double US Mobile Games Biz

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  • Life without Apple (Score:3, Informative)

    by mykos (1627575) on Wednesday January 12, 2011 @03:09AM (#34845352)
    While I'm sure it will sell like gangbusters on Verizon, the AT&T exclusivity of the iPhone allowed the Android platform to flourish on the nation's largest wireless network.

    Apple is now releasing a seven month old single-core phone against a deluge of versatile dual-core Tegra 2 devices.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 12, 2011 @03:52AM (#34845520)

    As someone who has actually, and is still doing academic research in this area, I call this statement FUD, there hasn't been any proof of this statement, and DALVIK has some very nice VM "tricks" it pulls that makes it very efficient, and let alone the huge speed boost JIT compiling added to the platform, and with the native development kit (r5 if i remember correctly) of Android, you can write code for android in 100% c++ now(and output as mostly arm assembly). Just because something has the term "VM" around it, and is(can be) written in Java (then compiled into DEX bytecode, not Java bytecode) doesn't mean it is inefficient(once you take into account the added security/functionality/etc the system adds).

    Perhaps you should actually look into the technology and THEN make statements randomly on the topic.

  • by Sockatume (732728) on Wednesday January 12, 2011 @07:02AM (#34846352)

    Carrier support for Visual Voicemail, tethering etc. is summarised on this Apple support document. [apple.com]

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