China nearing 1bn mobile subscribers
How big is the potential market for mobile music in China? Fairly sizeable. By the end of January there were 987.6m mobile subscribers in China, with leading operator China Mobile alone accounting for 655.4m of them. China...
February 23, 2012
US and GB Smartphone User Survey Indicates Tens of Billions ($US) in Revenue Upside for Service Providers
According to a survey from TNS research mobile providers in the US and UK are missing out on an opportunity to introduce a premium internet service.
February 20, 2012
Entertainment low on the list for mobile app consumption
Mobile analytics firm Flurry has released another piece of research into how US smartphone owners are using apps, splitting out time spent per category.
January 10, 2012
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.
December 14, 2011
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.
December 13, 2011
New design for Twitter’s website and apps
Big news yesterday from Twitter, which has redesigned its website (again) as well as its apps.
December 9, 2011
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.
December 6, 2011
Spotify gets a new Windows Phone app
Streaming music service Spotify is available on another mobile platform today: Microsoft's Windows Phone.
November 8, 2011
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...
August 8, 2011
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.
June 15, 2011
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...
May 5, 2011