Remainders — Things We Didn't Post

Moto Cliq: Countdown to the Pre-Sale...Adobe Spels Real Gud...Analyst Says Apple Will Own 1/3 of Handheld Gaming Biz by 2012...US Troops May Get To Tweet

Seriously, T-Mobile just launched a page with a countdown to the pre-sale of the not-exactly-"hotly"-anticipated-but-curiosity-generating Motorola Cliq phone, which had a very peculiar launch not a few weeks back. They also announced the actual ship date and price. Note that ironically un-ironic tag-phrase, "The first phone with social skills." [T-Mobile via Engadget and others]

Adobe, you were always more of the artsy-fartsy type, weren't you? Time to locate one intern who can spellcheck your app installers. [Adobe UI Gripes via Cult of Mac]

Apple is going to positively annihilate the handheld gaming market as we know it, says some analyst from some firm I've never heard of, citing "evolutionary improvements" in gaming functionality, "convenience" of App Store downloads, "leading title selection" and cheaper prices. The result? "Some migration" among gamers and "pressure [on]traditional gaming incumbents' hardware and software pricing". Somewhere in the report, Apple ends up with a 1/3 market share, too. The problems with this are: a) There's no definition of "game" here; iFart games could be included in the accounting b) Actual gamers have repeatedly said without physical controls, many great games are unplayable, and c) There's no downside to making this statement, and the upside is getting your name in print. Well, I'm not going to fall for that one, Toni... shit, I almost fell for it! [AllThingsD]

Though social media and Web 2.0 in general are currently banned from troop use by many segments of the US armed forces, a proposal now under review would permit soldiers to tweet and blog about their lives in the service. As a matter of national security, I don't see how they would be able to do this "freely", as Wired's Noah Shachtman says (though if anyone would know, he would). Nevertheless, this kind of deliberation is a step in the right direction for the military, for whom the establishment of a coherent social-media policy is clearly a tippy-top priority. [Wired]

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