Mobile Lowdown 8-11-11: Riots/BBM; Android/Adobe; Sprint; OpenFeint


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A look at some of the big stories in mobile today:

BlackBerry/London riots: As Prime Minister David Cameron considers whether social media services like RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger service should be switched off in potential future riot situations, one interview that highlights just how significant a role it played in communications during recent events in the UK. (via ZDNet; TechCrunch)

Android/Adobe: Google (NSDQ: GOOG) engineer criticizes Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE) for hiding bugs in Flash. (via 9to5mac)

Nokia: A “leaked” marketing video shows off some of Nokia’s new Windows Phone devices. Authenticity not verified. (via MyNokiaBlog)

Sprint: The challenges ahead for the operator. (via WSJ)

OpenFeint: The mobile social gaming company’s partnership with The9 is now distributing 60 games across 30 app stores in China. (via OpenFeint)

Tencent/GREE: The two companies are aligning their mobile social networking platforms. (via Mobile Business Briefing)

Skype: The future of pricing against competitors like Google Voice. (via Forbes)

Patents: An essay on why the patent system is a losing game. (via Ignore the Code)

Heello: A new Twitter clone, with mobile features, from the makers of TwitPic. (via VentureBeat)

OnLive: The mobile gaming platform is launching in the UK in September. (via OnLive)

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