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Apple nabs crown as current top US mobile phone vendor

arstechnica.com
For the first time since Apple entered the mobile phone market in 2007, it has been ranked the top mobile phone vendor in the US. For the latter quarter of 2012, sales of its iPhone accounted for 34 percent of all mobile phone sales—including feature phones—in the US according...
Apple nabs crown as current top US mobile phone vendor

Apple and Samsung remain top device manufacturers on Millennial Media's platform

www.insidemobileapps.com
Millennial Media today released its 2012 year in review Mobile Mix Report, which showed Apple and Samsung remaining the top device manufacturers on its platform. Apple remained the No. 1 OEM manufacturer on the mobile ad network’s platform in 2012, increasing its impressions share 5 percent year-over-year from 26 percent...
Apple and Samsung remain top device manufacturers on Millennial Media's platform

Mysterious, ZTE-made T-Mobile Aspect swings by the FCC

www.engadget.com
Sometimes FCC filings are rife with details. T-Mobile and ZTE aren't playing that game right now: a device has shown up at the US agency bearing only the T-Mobile Aspect name and a ZTE F555 model number. That already tells us that it's likely to have 1,700MHz 3G inside,...
Mysterious, ZTE-made T-Mobile Aspect swings by the FCC
BII REPORT: How Price-Sensitive Global Consumers Will Shape The Next Smartphone Growth Wave

Leaving the iPhone

www.mattcutts.com
I’m three weeks into a new 30 day challenge: no iPhone. When I got a Nexus One in December, I spent a few weeks carrying both phones around in the pockets of my jeans. It took a little while to adapt to Android, but I’m very happy with my Nexus...
Leaving the iPhone

Data from startups show good news for Obama on eve of election

pandodaily.com
Election forecasts have been a contentious issue this cycle, with national polls showing a tight race for the popular vote, while statistically driven models such as FiveThirtyEight suggest that Obama’s chances of winning the electoral college vote are very good. But math is so hard, and punditry is too easy. So...
Data from startups show good news for Obama on eve of election

Opera brings a more social Web experience to feature phones with Opera Mobile Next

thenextweb.com
Norwegian Internet firm Opera has introduced Opera Mini Next, a new mobile Web browser aimed at giving feature phone users a more social Internet experience. Unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Opera Mini Next — which is a developer beta of its popular Opera Mini browser — includes ‘Smart...
Opera brings a more social Web experience to feature phones with Opera Mobile Next
The Nokia 301 Is An $85 Feature Phone With Smartphone-Style Camera Tricks To Nip At Android's Low End

Android hits 900,000 activations per day - and Andy Rubin's staying put

www.guardian.co.uk
Google's smartphone operating system hits new peak for daily activations, while Android chief denies rumours he's about to leave the company.Andy Rubin, the founder of Android (the company) and head of Android (the mobile software division at Google) is not leaving Google.And, simultaneously but unrelated, Android device activations are now...
Android hits 900,000 activations per day - and Andy Rubin's staying put

IDC: Android-Crazy China Passes U.S. As Smartphone Leader, But India's Growing The Fastest

techcrunch.com
The latest figures out from IDC confirm that this is the year that China will overtake the U.S. as the world’s biggest smartphone market, with its 25.5% share a significant lead over the U.S.’s 17.8%. The tipping point has been a long time coming: China is the world’s most-populated country,...
IDC: Android-Crazy China Passes U.S. As Smartphone Leader, But India's Growing The Fastest

ComScore: US Smartphone Penetration 47% In Q2; Android Remains Most Popular, But Apple's Growing Faster

techcrunch.com
ComScore today released its latest quarterly figures on the state of the mobile market in the U.S. based on active users, and while the exact numbers are different, the basic picture is the same as the one that Strategy Analytics painted earlier in the week around smartphone sales: Apple’s iOS...
ComScore: US Smartphone Penetration 47% In Q2; Android Remains Most Popular, But Apple's Growing Faster

ComScore: Smartphones now more desirable, attainable in U.S.

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Feature phone owners are upgrading more to smartphones -- and mostly those running on Android -- according to a new report. [Read more]...
ComScore: Smartphones now more desirable, attainable in U.S.

Thoughts On The New iPad

www.businessinsider.com
This is a guest post from frequent SAI commenter Sammy The Walrus IV. It was originally posted on his blog AAPL Orchard. Software and Hardware Why has iPad been so successful?  Intriguing software?  Gorgeous hardware?  After using iPad 2 for a year, my connection with the device has been...
Thoughts On The New iPad
Samsung’s Galaxy S II named best smartphone in the world, and Samsung is just getting started
Gamevil's Kyu Lee weighs in on publishing, niche markets and international success

Now 38% of iPhone sales are to refugees from Android or RIM

tech.fortune.cnn.com
That’s up from 29% in February, and more than the 34% that were iPhone upgrades Click to enlarge. Source: CIRP FORTUNE — Here’s more evidence that Google’s (GOOG) Android is peaking and (as if we needed it) that Research in Motion’s (RIMM) BlackBerry is headed south. In a survey released...
Now 38% of iPhone sales are to refugees from Android or RIM

Nokia's North American sales soar by 444%, but emerging markets take a big hit

bgr.com
Apple (AAPL) wasn’t the only handset vendor to disappoint this week; Nokia’s (NOK) share price dipped by -5% in Helsinki after the company released its fourth-quarter results. Nokia had already told investors about key metrics, but there were still some surprises in store. One of the biggest was the scale...
Nokia's North American sales soar by 444%, but emerging markets take a big hit

Coca-Cola, Entertaining Elf, Ted movie and more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

www.insidefacebook.com
Facebook for Every Phone, the page for Facebook’s feature phone application, continues to have massive organic momentum, picking up millions of new Likes a week. The top 20 fastest growing Pages this week gained between about 308,000 and 2.7 million Likes. We compile this list with our PageData tool, which tracks...
Coca-Cola, Entertaining Elf, Ted movie and more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages
Mobile phones an 'old person's nightmare' no more, thanks to Fujitsu!
There Are Two Races In The Mobile Market, Claims Flurry, And Both iOS And Android Can Win

Where are Facebook's mobile-only users coming from? Probably not iPhones

www.insidefacebook.com
Facebook revealed that 102 million users accessed Facebook solely through mobile devices in June, according to a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. However, the 23 percent increase since March doesn’t necessarily mean that users are ditching desktop in favor of their iPhone or Android device. Facebook is...
Where are Facebook's mobile-only users coming from? Probably not iPhones

Google shuts down SMS Search

www.ghacks.net
Google SMS Search allowed users to search Google via text message. This worked by sending an SMS to a Google phone number that contained the search query. Google then responded to the query with information, again via SMS and free of charge to the user.Many shortcuts were available to retrieve...
Google shuts down SMS Search

Intel Announces New Smartphone Partnerships With Lava, ZTE, And Visa

techcrunch.com
We’ve already caught wind of the Lenovo K800 and Orange’s newly-announced Santa Clara but Intel CEO Paul Otellini isn’t content to leave their push into mobile at that. Otellini has just announced that Intel has entered into partnerships with a handful of companies in hopes of solidifying their place in...
Intel Announces New Smartphone Partnerships With Lava, ZTE, And Visa

Docomo and Baidu complete investment in mobile content platform, DeNA benefits

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Japanese mobile phone operator Docomo announced today it has completed its investment in Baidu Yi Xin Network Technology, its joint venture with Chinese search engine Baidu. Originally spotted by TechCrunch, Docomo’s $22.5 million investment gives it a 20 percent ownership stake in the new mobile content distribution platform. According to...
Docomo and Baidu complete investment in mobile content platform, DeNA benefits

A Look at Mobile Markets in Russia and Latin America

allthingsd.com
Imagine a wireless market that has the characteristics of both the developed world and the developing world. That’s exactly what Russia is, and it’s what Michael Hecker, vice president of strategy, M&A and corporate development for Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), Russia’s largest wireless carrier, deals with every day. MTS sells iPhones...
A Look at Mobile Markets in Russia and Latin America

Mobile-Friendly Pet Locator PetHub Closes $1.3 Million Seed Round

techcrunch.com
Seattle-based startup PetHub just closed its seed round of $1.3 million from angel investors (including PetHub founder Tom Arnold‘s dad!) for a service that helps lost pets find their way home. The company uses a combination of online pet profiles and scannable ID tags that allow anyone with a mobile...
Mobile-Friendly Pet Locator PetHub Closes $1.3 Million Seed Round

E-books for smart kids on ‘dumb’ phones

paidcontent.org
Worldreader has already distributed over 75,000 e-books to students in sub-Saharan Africa. Now the literary nonprofit is launching an e-reading app designed for basic mobile phones. In many African countries, 80 percent of the population owns a cell phone. Up to now, Worldreader has focused on distributing Kindles to classrooms...
E-books for smart kids on ‘dumb’ phones
Nokia submits yearly SEC report, details €1.4b loss and Windows Phone risks
Smartphone ad impressions show most growth, feature phones bottom out

China phone manufacturing from January to July grows 3.4% year-on-year to 621m units

thenextweb.com
China churned out an impressive 621 million handsets from the beginning of the year through July, up 3.4 percent from the same period last year, a government agency has reported. DigiTimes compiled the statistics from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). In addition to handsets, Chinese makers produced 127...
China phone manufacturing from January to July grows 3.4% year-on-year to 621m units
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