Mobile VAS|watch, issue 2009.01 snapshot

TOP STORIES: Palm announced its long-anticipated next-generation device and operating system, respectively called Pre and webOS. While it is still early days, the market response was largely positive, although pricing will be crucial. [pp.22–24.] Issue: 2009.01...

Mobile VAS|watch, issue 2009.02 snapshot

SMART DEVICES: HTC announced its second Android device, with Magic set to be partially Vodafone Group-exclusive. Otherwise, there was little in the way of firm Android developments, although Huawei Technologies showcased an Android-powered smartphone. [pp.6,9.] Issue:...

Smart Devicewatch, issue 2008.10-12 snapshot

TOP STORIES: Ailing Motorola announced its new strategy, saying farewell to Symbian OS and MOTOMAGX, with Android and Windows Mobile named as platforms of choice. The company has also tightened its geographic focus, concentrating on the Americas and certain APAC...

Mobile Serviceswatch, issue 2008.11-12 snapshot

CONSUMER: A raft of operators debuted refreshed mobile internet portals, including 3 Australia, mobilkom Austria, O2 UK, Qtel (Qatar), T-Mobile USA, Virgin Mobile UK, and Vodafone Czech Republic. A previously reported search alliance between Google and Verizon...

Mobile Serviceswatch, issue 2008.09 snapshot

ENABLERS: Sprint named the partners to power location-based services using its planned WiMAX network, stating that the user experience delivered by the technology will be “largely location-centric”. AT&T trumpeted the integration of A-GPS into its...

Mobile Serviceswatch, issue 2008.08 snapshot

CONSUMER: Singapore’s mobile operators kicked off a DVB-H trial, with the pilot scheduled to run for three months. Elsewhere, several developments in the mobile TV space sparked concern, with early-stage suppliers struggling, and little evidence of consumer...