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Mobile application uptake-it isn't only about iPhones.  Sure Apple's App Store now offers over 65,000 applications, and users have downloaded more than 1.5 billion iPhone and iPod touch applications in the 1st year since launch. But while getting a late start, other mobile application storefronts are trying to catch up.  In the 3 months since launch, RIM's BlackBerry App World has 2,000 applications ready for download. The Nokia Ovi Store is leveraging (and paying 70% revenue share to) the large Symbian developer community to create new applications for its user base. At the myTouch 3G launch, Google announced that there are more than 5,000 applications in the Android Marketplace. Recently joining the party is the LG Application Store, initially targeting markets in Asia.  But if mobile application uptake continues to center on smartphone application stores, how wi... (more)

Onebip launches one-click mobile purchasing for truly frictionless browser-based mobile commerce

New "one-click" purchasing feature enables users to purchase digital goods and services - with just a single click No SMS, mobile number, pincode or password authentication required Available on any web-connected mobile device - including smartphones, tablets, and legacy devices London, UK - July 23 2012 - Onebip, the mobile payment business unit of global mobile commerce company Neomobile, today announced a pioneering new single-click purchase feature for its market-leading mobile payment solution, Onebip Mobile Browser. From today, brands, mobile companies and digital and online merchants - including games publishers, content providers, app developers, social networks and dating sites - can use Onebip's new one-click feature to provide the simplest, smoothest and most intuitive way possible to make a payment on a mobile device. The new one-click feature means tha... (more)

My Mobile Wish List. Santa, Are You Listening?

by Kevin Shatzkamer, Chief Architect, Service Provider, Cisco Systems Hello Cisco Mobile Community. I would like to take a minute to introduce myself. I am one of Cisco’s Chief Architects for Service Provider, focused on the evolution of mobile network architecture and services. I will also be Cisco’s Guest Blogger for the month of January. I am excited to discuss mobility technology, trends, and business models with all of you during the month. I could also not resist offering an initial post before January rolls around, in the spirit of the upcoming holidays, to share my 'wish list' of mobile-related merchandise due to make a big splash in the coming months. What's on your wish list?   Header 1Header 2 --> The Qualcomm subsidiary is due to make a big splash into the rapidly-growing E-reader market with the launch of a full color E-Reader capable of not just browsin... (more)

iPad on Ulitzer - I’ll Buy iPad. But What For?

iPad on Ulitzer I’m proud to consider myself an upper middle class American . Why am I so proud about it? Because I haven’t been born in an upper middle class American family. I came to the USA 18 years ago with $200 in my pocket on a visitor’s visa. Don’t rush reporting on me to the Immigration authorities. I was legal in this country each and every day since. Then came the work visa (H1B), after that the green card, and back in 2001, I became an American citizen. Our family consists of me (silver 15” MacBook Pro), two sons (black 13” MacBook and a silver 13” MacBook) and my wife (post World War II Windows PC own by her employer, a filthy rich international bank). I also have an iPhone. To complete the picture, I need to mention, that occasionally I’m getting separated with my MacBook Pro. For example, last week I’ve been skiing in French Alps and didn’t get it wi... (more)

Option and Kobil to Develop 3G Solution for Secured Transactions

Security Session at Cloud Expo Option, the wireless technology company, and Kobil Systems GmbH on Monday announced that they collaborate the development and combined selling of a new strategic security product, the mIDentity 3G. The mIDentity 3G will be unique in combining wireless broadband 3G technology and digital security of data and identities while opening up a market for new services and applications. The secured 3G solution, a breakthrough in mobile security, will already become available later this year and will be commercialized via Option's and Kobil's commercial channels. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! The European companies Option and Kobil are engaged in a strategic cooperation. Kobil's mIDentity currently is a smartcard-reader with encrypted storage in a USB-product format ensuring a highly secure and simple transa... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 23, 2014

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! When asked about 3G and 4G adoption in India, Vodafone India’s Vishant Vora states:  “With regards to 4G, we feel that the ecosystem is not ready yet. 4G compatible devices are less and the prices are high. While 3G shall be the main driver for mobile internet in the near future, it will slowly converge into other techn... (more)

The State Of The iPhone Is Strong — Very Strong

Of the major companies that announced their earnings yesterday, two of them, AT&T and Apple, beat Wall Street estimates largely thanks to a single product: The iPhone. We’re approaching the two year birthday of the device, and it still remains one of the hottest items out there. Ladies and gentleman, the state of the iPhone is strong. Yes, Apple actually sold less iPhones this quarter than the previous two quarters, but that was coming off of the always-hot holiday shopping quarter, and the one before that was when the iPhone 3G was still relatively new on the scene. All told, Apple has sold 21 million iPhones since its launch. Perhaps just a drop in the bucket compared to overall Nokia sales, but remember, Apple was not in the mobile business at all before 2007. And aside from just sales figures, in the past two years, it has revolutionized the industry. That is, ... (more)

One Billion iPhone App Store Downloads Milestone Has Been Passed

This is a major milestone for an outstanding iconic Platform; from a company that always gives 100%... Apple... if they go into a market... they go into win! Since the iPhone was ‘born', we have seen many OS updates and two variants of the iPhone hardware... as well as a lot of consumer excitement, which is eventually coming to the Enterprise Mobility world. What can't be forgotten is that without the iPhone developers of this world, this would not have been possible. There are 35,000 applications on the App Store and each and every iPhone developer, that has either a free or chargeable application, should take a part of this celebration. We now look forward to the GA release of the iPhone 3.0 OS and the possibility of new enhanced hardware. Well done everyone. ... (more)

AT&T to Offer iPhone 3G S on June 19

AT&T announced it will offer Apple iPhone 3G S, the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet, in its retail and online stores beginning June 19. In addition, the company today will begin selling iPhone 3G starting at $99 for new and qualifying subscribers. AT&T offers the nation's fastest 3G network and the best worldwide coverage of any U.S. carrier. iPhone 3G S is the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet, and we're extremely proud to offer it to our customers on the nation's fastest 3G network," said Ralph de la Vega , president and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "We're also pleased to offer these innovative phones and plans at incredible values, including free Wi-Fi access at nearly 20,000 hot spots." Based on independent market research, twice as many smartphone users have chosen AT&T over any other U.S. carrier. "I expect this great new iPhone 3G S and a $99 iPho... (more)

First Open Source 4G Mobile Cloud Platform

Cloud Computing Journal Funambol introduced the world's first open source 4G (fourth-generation) mobile cloud platform for device management and synchronization. The platform enables management of mobile devices, and synchronization of diverse mobile media, over WiMax and LTE with social networks, email systems and PCs. The company's software leverages the prevailing Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) standards for device management (DM) and data synchronization (DS). Funambol is working with some of the largest companies in the industry to deploy innovative 4G mobile cloud sync services over the coming months. "4G will usher in new mobile services, such as live video, videoconferencing and HD movies," said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. "As a result, 4G's increased bandwidth and sensitivity requires even more need for mobile device management and sync. It must be easy... (more)

iheartradio App Available for Android Models

3G Innovations Clear Channel Radio announced that its mobile application will be available for Android devices, including one of Verizon Wireless’ newest smartphones, the DROID by Motorola, by Christmas. Separately, the company announced Version 2.2 of the music and radio app is now available for BlackBerry. This release brings music videos and other on-demand content to the mobile app. As part of the latest upgrade to the app, Clear Channel worked closely with Verizon Wireless to integrate V Cast Music and enable mobile purchases of full-track downloads, ringtones and ringback tones into a special Verizon Wireless-only version of iheartradio. “Applications like iheartradio are a big part of the future of mobile entertainment,” said Ed Ruth, director, strategic business development and partner management at Verizon Wireless. “It offers video, audio and embedded da... (more)