Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is Mobile Nation's resident nerd and proud of it. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him across the Mobile Nations network and you can hit him up on Twitter if you want to say hey.

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Open Feint enabled games hit top download spots in just 72 hours; more coming

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When OpenFeint announced it was going cross platform last month, everyone figured it would have an effect on the state of gaming in the Android Market.  But I don't think anyone could have guess just how much.  Within 72 hours of launch, both the number one and number two spot for the most downloaded paid games were using OpenFeint.  Of course we're talking about Fruit Ninja and Mini...

Samsung Vibrant update available on Kies, but T-Mobile says don't install it

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While getting everything ready to write up the obligatory How To manually update your Samsung Vibrant post, we stumbled across the above.  We're not exactly sure what these known issues may be, but T-Mobile is warning users NOT to do the manual update through the Samsung Kies program, but to patiently wait for the OTA. If you haven't already updated, don't.  Carriers don't have to help...

Swiftkey keyboard out of beta, autopredicts its way into the Android Market

Swiftkey keyboard out of beta, autopredicts its way into the Android Market

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SwiftKey has finally made its way out of beta status, and the full version is now available on the Android Market for £0.60 (about 94 cents).  I'm one of SwiftKey's biggest fans, and even after using it through all the beta versions I'm still amazed at the prediction algorithm.  In case you're unfamiliar with how it works, have a look here and you'll see why the beta hit over 100,000...