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Smartphones now account for half of mobile phones in US, Nielsen reports

Analyst: T-Mobile USA might announce arrival of iPhone next week

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With T-Mobile COO Jim Alling hinting that the iPhone was too expensive at a recent conference in Barcelona, it seemed like the carrier was planning continuing with its bring your own iPhone strategy for its continually expanding iPhone compatible 4G network. However, today a note from Merrill Lynch analyst Scott Craig...
Analyst: T-Mobile USA might announce arrival of iPhone next week

Motorola wins preliminary ITC ruling against iPhone

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The mobile patent wars continue to drag on, with Motorola scoring a point Tuesday with a preliminary decision against Apple at the International Trade Commission. Apple was judged to have violated one of four Motorola patents with the iPhone, and if a six-judge panel agrees with the preliminary ruling, Apple...
Motorola wins preliminary ITC ruling against iPhone

Everything Everywhere, Telefonica and Vodafone win EU approval for joint UK mobile commerce platform

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Mobile operators, Everything Everywhere, Telefonica and Vodafone, have won approval from the European Commission to move ahead with a planned mobile commerce joint venture in the UK. News of the venture surfaced in March this year, when it was reported that the platform would provide brands and businesses with access to...
Everything Everywhere, Telefonica and Vodafone win EU approval for joint UK mobile commerce platform
Samsung triples sales in China to claim top spot for the first time
Virgin Mobile launches contract-free HTC One V for just $199

PayPal Partners with Japan's SoftBank to Form Digital Payments Joint Venture

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PayPal said late this evening it is establishing a multi-million dollar joint venture with SoftBank, an Internet and telecommunications provider in Japan, to work together on the future of digital payments there. The joint venture will be called PayPal Japan, and while the details are a little bit fuzzy, the...
PayPal Partners with Japan's SoftBank to Form Digital Payments Joint Venture

Orange stops overblocking GigaOM – but won’t say why

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Britain’s mobile networks have regularly come in for criticism for their habit of censoring legitimate online content. While they may have good intentions — protecting children from unsuitable content — the reality is that they’re poorly applied, leading to a phenomenon known as “overblocking” in which hundreds, or even thousands,...
Orange stops overblocking GigaOM – but won’t say why

Vive La France: Orange Bites The NFC Bullet, Plans Nationwide SIM-based Rollout In Home Market

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NFC, the technology that can help turn a mobile handset into an instant, superpower payment device, has been long on promise but largely short on delivery. But today, the France Telecom-owned mobile operator Orange took a step that could see some of that potential realized: it has announced that it will...
Vive La France: Orange Bites The NFC Bullet, Plans Nationwide SIM-based Rollout In Home Market
Think Mobile Is Big Now? Here's Proof That It's Just Getting Started
HTC Sensation and Sensation XE to get limited 'early access preview' of Android 4.0 in Europe

Verizon adds 1.2M mobile subs while FiOS growth continues

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Verizon Communications is the first U.S. operator out of the gate in the second quarter earnings heat, reporting 1.2 million new net subscriber adds in its wireless division and 134,000 new FiOS residential broadband customers in its wireline group. Verizon Wireless ended June with 94.2 million retail customers, 88.8 million...
Verizon adds 1.2M mobile subs while FiOS growth continues

Android and Apple continue to grow in Q1 as RIM and Microsoft slide

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ComScore on Tuesday announced the results of a three month study on the smartphone market in the United States. The research firm found Google’s Android operating system has continued to grow, increasing its market share from 47.3% in December to 51% in March. Apple’s iOS accounted for 30.7% of all...
Android and Apple continue to grow in Q1 as RIM and Microsoft slide

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: One Billion Smartphones Shipped By 2016

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Mobile Insights is the new daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile strategy news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up here for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Mobile Can Lead The Way To The Rebirth Of Print Media (AdAge)Consider the smart...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: One Billion Smartphones Shipped By 2016

In U.S., Slightly More Women Than Men Are Using Smartphones

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By now, we all know that about half of U.S. phone owners have smartphones, but what’s interesting is some new data on just who is more likely to be in the smartphone camp. According to Nielsen, ethnic minorities were highly likely to have a smartphone, with Asian Americans leading the...
In U.S., Slightly More Women Than Men Are Using Smartphones

Sun app shows off potential of mobile web apps

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Jakob Henner, a Copanhagen-based designer-developer has developed a very simple and elegant weather app, called, Sun. What makes it special? Well, it is not a native iOS app, but instead is a mobile web app. You can hardly tell the difference, though I found it working better on my iPad...
Sun app shows off potential of mobile web apps

Japan’s DeNA cuts mobile gaming deals with Chinese carriers that have a billion users

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Japanese mobile social gaming network firm DeNA has announced it has signed deals with China’s three largest mobile carriers, enabling DeNA’s games to get in front of nearly 1 billion mobile subscribers. DeNA’s Mobage China network, which allows gamers to buy social games and play them with their friends, will...
Japan’s DeNA cuts mobile gaming deals with Chinese carriers that have a billion users

2012 mobile market share: Apple and Google continue to gain, while everyone else falls

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A new report from comScore shows the gains and losses in mobile market shares and it appears that Apple and Google are still the only ones making positive moves. In mobile subscribers by percentage, Apple was the only gainer, increasing to 12.8% from 10.8% in October of 2011. As far...
2012 mobile market share: Apple and Google continue to gain, while everyone else falls

Samsung remains top OEM in March, as Android and iOS capture 80% of U.S. market

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Following IDC’s report this morning highlighting Apple’s continued growth among mobile phone marketshare worldwide, while coming second to Samsung in global smartphone marketshare, research firm comScore has just released its numbers for U.S. mobile subscribers for the three month period ending March 2012. According to comScore, Apple posted impressive...
Samsung remains top OEM in March, as Android and iOS capture 80% of U.S. market

Research: $1.5 Trillion In Mobile Revenues In 2012, U.S. Accounting For 40% Of All Smartphone Sales

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The mobile industry will reel in more than $1.5 trillion in revenues in 2012, with 28 percent of that, $400 billion, attributable to mobile data, according to new research out from analyst Chetan Sharma. He notes that within the revenues expected for mobile data, non-messaging revenues led by apps, mobile...
Research: $1.5 Trillion In Mobile Revenues In 2012, U.S. Accounting For 40% Of All Smartphone Sales

Merrill Lynch: T-Mobile USA may get the iPhone next week

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The deal would give Apple access to 33 million more mobile subscribers FORTUNE -- It was only last week that Jim Alling, COO of T-Mobile USA, poured cold water on speculation that his company might finally start selling Apple's (AAPL) iPhones to its 33 million customers. "Make no mistake about it:...
Merrill Lynch: T-Mobile USA may get the iPhone next week

As users flee 3G, Verizon turns it into a prepaid network

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Willing to give up speedy LTE service to save a few bucks? Then Verizon has your number. The operator launched two new prepaid phone plans on Friday that include unlimited voice minutes and messaging. For $60, you also get 500 MB of mobile data, while another $10 per month boosts...
As users flee 3G, Verizon turns it into a prepaid network
Hackers steal, sell data on 8.7 million Korea Telecom subscribers

Have Smartphone Sales Hit the Saturation Point?

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AT&T and Verizon both nailed big numbers in their earnings reports this week, driven by smartphone sales. But new reports suggest a bleaker future for smartphone growth, which has dipped to its slowest growth rate since the fall of 2009. Could the smartphone market finally be hitting a saturation point...
Have Smartphone Sales Hit the Saturation Point?

Nokia Nabs Novarra for Better Browsing on Low-end Phones

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Nokia said today that it has agreed to purchase Novarra — a Chicago company that attempts to deliver a faster browsing experience for feature phones — for an undisclosed amount. I covered Novarra two years ago in a story about the rush of companies attempting to deliver a build once/run...
Nokia Nabs Novarra for Better Browsing on Low-end Phones

Windows Phone: Microsoft is pulling out of its tailspin

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The latest U.S. smartphone market share numbers are out from comScore Networks this morning, showing Microsoft posting a slight gain in mobile subscribers for the three months ending in May — up one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.0 percent, compared with the three months ending in February. The result...
Windows Phone: Microsoft is pulling out of its tailspin

Nielsen: US smartphones have an average of 41 apps installed, up from 32 last year

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The growing ubiquity of smartphones in the US is helping to drive the surge in app downloads, but as Nielsen reports the average number of apps per device has also increased significantly over the past year. The data measurement and research company notes that this time last year, 38% of...
Nielsen: US smartphones have an average of 41 apps installed, up from 32 last year

Nielsen: two-thirds of new mobile buyers get smartphones

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Smartphones are now pretty clearly driving growth in the mobile phone market, according to new figures out from research group Nielsen. A post on the firm's blog claims that smartphones accounted for two out of three mobile purchases in the United States. Nielsen also found that the percentage of mobile...
Nielsen: two-thirds of new mobile buyers get smartphones
Comscore: Apple tops LG as No. 2 U.S. mobile phone maker

The next billion: Facebook offers $1 credits for mobile signups and referrals in India

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Apparently Facebook isn’t content with 1 billion users and it’s turning to mobile subscribers in India to fuel its growth. Facebook is offering a Rs.50 ($1) credit to new users in India that sign up on their mobile phones and another Rs.50 for referrals, Machine Happy reports. The offer is...
The next billion: Facebook offers $1 credits for mobile signups and referrals in India
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