Tag: mobile

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16% of in-use mobile handsets are smartphones

Mobile industry consultant Tomi Ahonen has compiled a mammoth blog post digging into the true global penetration of smartphones, based on data from Netsize, Informa, Google and Ipsos.
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US adults now spend more time with mobiles than print media

eMarketer has published its latest report on US adults' media usage, claiming that people there now spend more time using their mobile phones every day than reading newspapers and magazines.
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New design for Twitter’s website and apps

Big news yesterday from Twitter, which has redesigned its website (again) as well as its apps.
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TuneWiki’s Lyric Legend mobile game gets a sequel

When Lyric Legend came out last year for iPhone, it was one of the first music mobile games with as big a focus on the lyrics as the music itself.
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Spotify gets a new Windows Phone app

Streaming music service Spotify is available on another mobile platform today: Microsoft's Windows Phone.
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Google appoints new marketing director for mobile apps

In the battle against Apple's iOS and other smartphone/tablet platforms, one of the weak points for Google's Android has been the performance of its Android Market app store. It's growing fast, but developers of paid apps...
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Angry Birds tops 250m downloads and gets location features

The rise of Rovio Mobile's Angry Birds continues, with the franchise now having passed the 250 million downloads mark - a mixture of paid sales and free ad-supported versions.
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Android took 35% share of new smartphone shipments in Q1 2011

Now that all the mobile handset makers have announced their latest quarterly financials, analysts are picking through the figures to make wider judgements. Canalys is the latest, reporting that 101 million smartphones were...
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German streaming service Simfy passes 1m registered users

Cologne music startup Simfy says it now has more than one million registered users, having added half of them since January this year. The service now has a catalogue of more than eight million streaming songs...
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Facebook now has 250m mobile users

Facebook has announced that it now has more than 250 million people accessing its service from their phones, up from 100 million in February 2010. And while a lot of that growth has come from smartphone apps for iPhone, Android...
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Euro mobile operators keen to charge content providers

Mobile industry body the GSMA has come out in favour of its operator members being able to charge companies like Apple, Facebook and Google to guarantee high-quality delivery of their services and content.
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US mobile operator Cricket launching unlimited downloads service

Nokia's Comes With Music never made it to the US, but now one of the local mobile operators is launching its own version. The operator is Cricket, and the service is called Muve Music. It will offer unlimited DRM'd...