Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of our American friends: Happy Thanksgiving!

This is just a quick note to let you know that we’re still alive. It’s just been a couple of months of very slow news, so to speak. Here are a few quick thoughts.

Windows Phone 7.5 (“Mango”): Our Samsung Focus device was recently updated to the newest version of Windows Phone. And well, well, well… The browser is actually pretty nice! It *seems* that the latest version of IE9+ on the phone runs iPhone-tier web pages (with the JavaScript and CSS) pretty well! Come the New Year (January 2012), we’ll update the libraries and add Windows Phone 7 back into the iPhone Tier of devices. We’ll just wait another few weeks for the legacy first generation of devices to finish updating… Most of them ought to have been updated by Christmas or so.

Amazon Kindle Fire: This intriguing 7″ Android tablet has a very interesting browser story. Its browser is called Silk and it includes a lot of processing on a server before it’s served to the device. Sometime after we receive ours, we’ll take a look at its useragent and try to put it through some tough iPhone Tier web sites to see how it measures up.

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet: We’ll also try to take a look at the new Nook Tablet, also 7″ and running a customized version of Android. It is being released around the same time as the Kindle Fire.

Do you have any news or views on the new WP7.5 Mango, Kindle Fire, or Nook Tablet devices? If so, let us know in the comments!

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