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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 […]

Good data from IHL Group about trends in the mobile space.

November 16, 2010

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(Center for Media Research) According to a new study from IHL Group, reported by Marketing Charts, eight in 10 US mobile phone users currently uses or will use mobile text coupons within 24 months. The other two retail-related consumer mobile activities currently used by more than 20% of mobile phone subscribers are regular barcode and 2D barcode. […]

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 names Qt (cute) as sole APP dev framework for ease of deployment to Symbian and MeeGo platforms

October 21, 2010

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Even though Nokia has announced 1800 job layoffs in the next few months, don’t count them out quite yet. Nokia Blog GLOBAL – Today, Nokia is making moves to streamline its development environments across device platforms, focusing squarely on Qt. Although Nokia has long been a Qt (pronounced “cute”) advocate, today, the company is making […]

Apple to lose in market share of mobile app downloads: study

July 11, 2010

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Apple will not be the undisputed king of mobile application downloads in five years time, according to an Ovum report. The iPhone manufacturer generated 67 percent of all mobile application downloads in 2009 even though its smartphone market share is only 14 percent, according to the report. However, as Android, Symbian and BlackBerry phones continue […]