AT&T Tangos with Nokia on LTE: Europe’s getting the first Nokia Windows Phone devices, but it looks like AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) could get the first LTE version. Sources tell The Verge that AT&T will be getting an LTE Lumia 800, running Windows Phone newest Tango OS, in early 2012. Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT)’s current OS, Mango, doesn’t support LTE, hence the wait on Windows Phone devices in the U.S., the blog suggests. (See AT&T Champions Windows Phone .)
RIM Still Wants to Flash: Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE) may be killing off support for the mobile version of Flash, but BlackBerry says it will continue to Flash on its own. The PlayBook maker will keep releasing Flash implementations on its own, as well as continue to support HTML5, QNX Chief Dan Dodge wrote in a blog post Thursday. (See Adobe Kills Off Flash for HTML5.)
App Attack: Android and iOS application downloads are expected to reach 25 billion by the end of this year, according to mobile analytics company flurry Inc. This time last year, consumers had only downloaded 6 billion apps, meaning the combined platforms have seen 300 percent year-on-year growth. Flurry says iOS devices have around 500,000 apps to choose from, while Android users can pick from 350,000 apps.