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99% Smartphone Growth in Western Europe

Shipments of smartphones in Western Europe in the fourth quarter of 2010 increased to 25.6 million units from 12.8 million, 99.4% higher than in 4Q09. Smartphone sales now represent 44% of total mobile shipments. Feature phone shipments declined to 33.1 million units 24.8% down compared with the previous year. Apple and Research in Motion both […]

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Apple Lower Themselves

The Apple iPad 2 announcement was preceded by a long video which exalted its benefit to society and more pathetically, spent time digging into the competition. One slide branded 2011 as the ‘year of the copycat’ and another mocked the Android app store figures. Apple are doing themselves a disservice here. It is bad enough […]

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43% of Smartphones Are Now Android

As I and many others predicted, Android continues its march upward to become the biggest smartphone OS in the world. 33 million Android smartphones were shipped in the 4th quarter of 2010, larger than any other platform – even Nokia. This has sparked Nokia to review their strategy and I would not be surprised if […]

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Androids Take Over

Google’s Android is picking up market share at a more rapid pace than ever, with over 40% of new smartphone customers in the US choosing a handset with the Android OS installed. iOS and iPhone are still just leading the total market share stats, however it would appear to only be a matter of time […]

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No Flash on New Macs

In yet another act of pettiness, Apple has decided to not pre-install Flash on its newest Mac computers. This ends a very long tradition of pre-installation and you have to wonder why. Probably to encourage their customers to buy apps, rather than use free Web-based content! Customers can still choose to install Adobe’s Flash Player […]

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