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White paper experiments with smartphone OS comparison

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ScientistFellow Viigo partner, Jakajima, has recently published a white paper that aims to establish a system for objectively comparing smartphone OSes. “An innovative tool to benchmark Smartphone Operating Systems” puts a Nokia E61i, HTC S710, Blackberry 8800, Palm Treo 680, and a Sony Ericsson P990i device under the magnifying glass (the iPhone was released while testing was already underway, so couldn’t get in). The testing system is called the High Contrast Consumer Test, which involves getting first-time users to carry out real-world tasks in line with the smartphone’s specialties.

The testers are dubbed as “extreme”, in that they’re gunning for one particular kind of usage. By submitting smartphones to extreme users of various levels of knowledge, the HCCT is able to gage the effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction of using each OS. This is just a pilot project to set the groundwork, so we’ll have to sit tight until the labcoats have another go with the fully polished rubric. In the meantime, check out what are supposedly the top 24 smartphone features for professional users, in order of importance…

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Virtual Reach zeroes in on Belgium and the Netherlands

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Virtual ReachVirtual Reach, the fine purveyor of BlackBerry Cool to Go, has announced a partnership with Jakajima, a publishing group in The Netherlands. Their magazines, autoConnect in the Netherlands and ConneXie in Belgium will be accessible on Viigo, for any of you European readers out there. The publications cover consumer electronics of all sorts, including BlackBerry. In fact, they covered the Curve launch in the Netherlands, while we totally missed the boat on that one. Man, is my face red.