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Nokia pulls the plug on OVI in 27 countries

January 19, 2011

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Originally launched as competition for iTunes, Nokia is ending its subscription service for free streaming music in 27 countries. Ovi Music Unlimited will continue in a limited capacity, with 12-month subscriptions in China and India and six-month subscriptions in Brazil, Turkey, and South Africa. Nokia launched the service in the UK in 2008 but really failed […]

StatCounter- RIM Blackberry OS greater than Apple iOS in mobile web usage in the US

December 1, 2010

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Now this is an interesting release of mobile web usage information. Another example of no one being able to really predict the future of mobile form factors and consumer adoption rates. (Release) BlackBerry OS overtook Apple’s iOS for the first time in the US in November in terms of mobile internet usage according to web […]

Mobile banking users an emerging and significant group, world wide, in the mobile space

November 29, 2010

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This article just reinforces what we know about mobile in emerging technology countries.  We also see the same adoption rates among demographics that previous to mobile had no real entry point to the internet- in the US; latino and urban demographics. And there is real money in those groups- the mobile device simply enables them. […]

Samsung and LG – 2 Korean Giants Hacking Into The Smartphone Market

November 11, 2010

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Great perspective article about Samsung and LG’s efforts in the smartphone market. As with anything in a high growth technology based business, only time will tell, however, this commentator sees both companies as real threats to any smartphone manufacturer. Samsung’s third quarter results posted a year over year increase of 18 plus percent in handsets […]

Nokia to upgrade Symbian in 2011 with swiping and wireless identification features to its new line of smartphones

November 10, 2010

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(Bloomberg) Nokia Oyj, the world’s largest maker of mobile phones, will add swiping and wireless identification features in updates to its new line of Symbian smartphones to compete withGoogle Inc.’s fast-developing Android platform. “The biggest threat and biggest opportunity is our ability to keep Symbian fresh and interesting,”Jo Harlow, senior vice president for smartphones at the […]

Gartner reports Android over 25% of third quarter sales in world smartphone market

November 10, 2010

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(Release) Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totaled 417 million units in the third quarter of 2010, a 35 percent increase from the third quarter of 2009, according to Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales grew 96 percent from the third quarter last year, and smartphones accounted for 19.3 percent of overall mobile phone sales in […]

Nokia is not just about an operating platform- its also about people

November 2, 2010

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This article from the Times accentuates the impact mobile has on every day lives. More over, it shows to this commentator, that the death of Nokia is somewhat over exaggerated. The issue of Nokia survival is not just about their current OS or the life expectancy of Symbian, but also about the general business strategy […]