Ever since Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), the coverage I’ve read has been far more excited about the forthcoming alert upgrades in iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system, than the iCloud launch or hundreds of other updates. As more prominent alerts lead to even faster adoption of various mobile services and technologies, mobile social media should be disproportionately affected.
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Five years ago, penning a MediaPost piece that feels like it was written far more recently, I asked, “Is all mobile local?” That question would have been a more fitting title for the column rather than the wonkier one I used, “The Mobile-Local Redundancy,” which sounds like a rejected name for a Jason Bourne movie. The question and the column answering it remain relevant, making me wonder if so little has changed in sixty-one months.
Google’s Android mobile operating system continued to shake up the U.S. mobile phone market in the first quarter of 2010, moving past Apple to take the number-two position among smartphone operating systems, according to The NPD Group. Based on sales last quarter the Android moved into second position at 28% behind RIM Blackberry at 36% and ahead of Apple iPhone at 21%. (more…)
Verizon and Apple both, made big gains on Wall Street as highly substantial rumors were being made of Verizon finally getting support for the iPhone. WSJ.com has cited unnamed sources, though they seem positive that their information is accurate. Before going further, it should be noted that neither Apple, Verizon, or the manufacturers of the supposed Verizon iPhone, Pegatron, have made official statements.
Here are more 2010 predictions. Forrester has issued a report, Collaboration Needs Will Fuel A Smartphone Surge, by Ted Schadler with Matthew Brown, Brownlee Thomas, Michele Pelino, and Peter Schmidt, with the subtitle: The Surge Can Be Funded Through A Bring-Your-Own Smartphone Strategy.I appreciate receiving a review copy.It predicts that 2010 will be the year of the smartphone surge.
I know that is a shocking and controversial headline, but there are a number of serious points to be made.
While it is no surprise that mobile Internet access and usage is one the rise here in the US some of the percentage increase numbers start to get eye popping pretty quickly. comScore reports that of the people who access news and information the Internet via mobile devices daily has doubled in size from January of 2008 to January of 2009. As with the early days of Internet adoption rates the percentage increases are large because of the smaller sets of users but it’s hard to ignore that kind of growth regardless of where we are on the growth curve.
If you’re lucky enough to have grabbed an iPhone 3G, MobileMe would certainly be one of the apps you’d be considering to dirty your hands with, if at all you need the sync-everything-everywhere service. Though you can use it with an iPod, Mac or PC, but having an hands on with it over an iPhone would be sheer fun! For the Indians, the day for iPhone 3G launch is not far!
Image from Funambol
Funambol – Mobile 2.0 Messaging Powered by Open Source.
Whatleydude told me that Vodafone offers a network unlock code free of charge to any UK monthly-contract customer who requests it.
It’s true, and it’s something Vodafone has been offering for some months. Indeed, if you enter into a monthly service contact with Vodafone now, the phone you get is no longer locked by default.
Following a 2-minute conversation yesterday with Vodafone customer support, my Nokia N95 8GB is no longer locked to Vodafone.