Issue: 2009.09
Covering: September 2009
Published: September 2009
Next issue: October 2009

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EXECUTIVE BRIEF

 

  1. SMART DEVICES: O2 UK lost retail exclusivity for Apple’s iPhone , as the vendor appears to be moving to multi-operator distribution, with the surprise being that two rivals joined the fray. China Mobile is said still to be in talks to offer Apple’s iPhone , following claims that Apple’s partnership with China Unicom is non-exclusive. China Mobile is also reported to have adopted the Ophone brand for its OMS platform, with the intention of driving the Android-variant into entry-tier smartphones. [pp.24,6.]
  2. A wave of Android devices was announced by multiple vendors, indicating that the platform is on the brink of widespread availability. New smartphones were confirmed by HTC (a CDMA Hero variant and the entry-level Tattoo), LG Electronics (GW620, with an Ophone device for China Mobile also reported), Motorola (CLIQ and Tao) and T-Mobile/Huawei (Pulse/U8230). In addition, it was reported that INQ Mobile is to adopt the platform for touch-screen devices, that Acer may be close to releasing its first device, that HTC may have another CDMA model lined up (Desire) for Verizon, and that Archos may enter the segment. [pp.4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13,16,17,28,33.]
  3. Microsoft confirmed the October 2009 release of devices powered by Windows Mobile 6.5 , with 30 WM6.5 devices predicted to hit the market before the end of 2009. New WM smartphones were announced by HTC (Touch2), LG Electronics (GM750, GW550, and an unnamed unit) and Sony Ericsson (Xperia X2), while Samsung is to update its Omnia family with the new platform. Palm revealed it will no longer offer Windows Mobile devices. [pp.7,8,10,12,13,17,29,30,32.]
  4. HTC is said to have no intention to move into value-added services in the near future, although it has acknowledged the value of applications and services. [p.7.]
  5. Nokia held its annual Nokia World event, announcing multiple new products. The N97 mini was confirmed and the X6 joined the touch-screen smartphone range. The company also detailed its Booklet 3G smartphone, the headline feature of which was unfortunately a high price. [pp.18,19,20.]
  6. Nokia said sales of its N97 have outpaced those of its earlier N95 flagship smartphone, contrary to earlier reports claiming the device had failed to ignite the market. It was suggested that a lack of customisation potential may hamper operator take-up of the Maemo-powered N900 . [pp.19,20.]
  7. Palm announced transitional quarterly results, as its second webOS-powered device was unveiled — Pixi , which will initially be available exclusively through Sprint. [pp.23,2426.]
  8. The Symbian Foundation inked an alliance with China Mobile, intended to drive adoption of Symbian OS in devices for the operator. Sprint announced plans to offer devices supporting Qualcomm’s Brew Mobile Platform , a departure for the company. [pp.32,33.]
  9. Vodafone Group was linked with Research In Motion’s BlackBerry 9700 , believed to be the vendor’s next 3G device. RIM’s quality control was again questioned, following reports of issues with the BlackBerry Tour terminal. RIM’s Q2 results disappointed investors and reinforced fears that the vendor’s prospects may have stalled. [pp.26,27,28.]
  10. O2 announced availability of Samsung’s i7500 Galaxy , the first Android device for both the operator and the vendor. Samsung was also confirmed as readying two LiMo Platform-based devices for Vodafone Group, again representing a double-first. [p.28.]
  11. MOBILE VAS: Vodafone Group unveiled Vodafone 360 , which variously been interpreted as an app store, integrated social-networking service, and umbrella for products and services intended to replace Vodafone live! South African operator Vodacom became the first Vodafone company to introduce My Web , the Group’s integrated customisable web and mobile portal. [pp.51,52.]
  12. América Móvil announced plans to roll out Nokia’s Ovi Store in multiple Latin American markets, although firm details of the plans were not confirmed. China Mobile is said to have got off to a strong start with its Mobile Market integrated content storefront; and it was reported that rivals China Telecom and China Unicom are set to launch their own stores. [pp.52,53.]
  13. Telefónica debuted its mstore in Spain, with the intention of rolling out a similar offering in multiple markets worldwide. In South Korea, SK Telecom opened its T Store , which it described as the “first mobile open market” in the country. 3 UK announced a partnership with Handango, to extend availability of Symbian OS applications. Samsung also joined the app store set. [pp.36,37,39.]
  14. Initial figures for Nokia’s Ovi Store failed to impress, with a number of issues seen hampering growth. Nokia began making available APIs for its Ovi portfolio, enabling software developers to write applications using various Ovi features and functionality. An update is planned for Android Market , addressing numerous problems previously evident in the store. [pp.35,37.]
  15. Vodafone Group inked a deal with Warner Music to offer DRM-free music content, meaning it now has contracts in place with all of the “big four” music distributors. Nokia was reported to have delayed the US launch of Comes With Music , although the vendor hit back by stating it had not announced a debut in the first place. [p.50.]
  16. The GSM Association named recipients of its Mobile Money for the Unbanked grants, backed by the Gates Foundation, with four operators receiving a share of the cash. Vodafone is believed to be preparing for a wider M-PESA rollout, according to information from one of its integration partners. [p.47.]
  17. T-Mobile Germany announced its social-networking aggregation tool, called MyCommunity, joining the list of operators offering similar applications. Nokia trumpeted a “lifecasting” application, and acquired Plum Ventures to strengthen its social-networking activities. [pp.54,55.]
  18. Verizon Wireless updated its GPS family-location services, also adopting the same brand as rival Sprint. A number of navigation hardware and software companies partnered with operators to deliver enhanced location-based services, with AT&T working with Garmin, T-Mobile extending its partnership with NAVIGON, and TomTom collaborating with Vodafone Italy. [pp.43,44.]
  19. Deutsche Telekom is believed to be eyeing the German DVB-H mobile broadcast market, where several companies have already tried, and failed. TIM launched Nokia’s Nokia Messaging consumer email service, while South Africa’s Vodacom updated its The Grid location-based social-networking service. [pp.40,49.]
  20. MARKETS AND TRENDS: IDC noted some positive trends in the Western European device market, based on its analysis of Q2 figures, although the researcher was not wholeheartedly optimistic. [p.59.]
  21. O2 UK noted that mobile internet use is peaking during the evening, driven by personal communications and social-networking applications. ABI Research forecast a sharp uptake in ‘mobile cloud’ applications, initially driven by location-based services. A Federal Communications Commission probe into “net neutrality” looks set to impact the US mobile internet market. [pp.60,61.]

EXTRACT

PORTALS: Vodafone 360 value-added services platform revealed

Vodafone Group introduced Vodafone 360, its new internet services platform, which it explicitly positions as a converged proposition for both mobile and personal computer users, and one not entirely closed to non-customers. This is by far the biggest output of the nascent, strategic and fast-growing Vodafone Internet Services (VIS) group.

Vodafone 360 appears to supersede both the tired Vodafone live! portal, replacing its walled (or chaperoned) garden approach, and make real the mobile group’s latest ‘smartpipe’ and added-value mobile data strategy — working to leverage intelligent network assets, global brand (reputation), and customer relationships.

Pitched as a ‘suite’, Vodafone 360 clearly recognises the emergence of social networking services (SNS) as a key driver of the mobile internet, providing a large and growing selection of integrated proprietary and third-party tools and services to enable customers to participate and stay in touch. However, it also goes much further, covering most other hot consumer value-added service (VAS) segments, such as applications (games, etc.), communication (instant messaging and SNS), media (music, photo, video, etc.), location (including mapping and navigation), and transaction (payment and billing).

There is also a store for applications and media, and a personalised landing page (My Web). Broad, cross-platform, integration and synchronisation (and backup) of applications and services appears another key selling point. Vodafone People appears to be a core, centralised ‘connected address book’ component that glues elements of the suite together, featuring presence- and location-awareness.

As anticipated, Vodafone looks intent on tightly integrating 360 with its flagship handsets, in a similar way to the introduction of live! This could help it challenge rival user experiences where application, device, and service ecosystem are controlled by a single player, such as Apple’s iPhone, Nokia’s Ovi, and (to a lesser extent) Google and Android. Accompanying the launch were two customised, LiMo based, 360-branded handsets from Samsung (see separate report), which apparently also support a beta version of the JIL widget middleware platform. At launch, the service is downloadable to over 100 supported handsets (seemingly all from Nokia or Sony Ericsson), and shipping pre-loaded on four Nokia devices.

The suite is scheduled to launch in eight of Vodafone’s European markets by Christmas 2009, with emerging markets and partners following in 2010. The Group is also updating its brand slogan to “power to you”. The group additionally launched a EUR1m competition, offering up EUR100,000 at country levels to widget developers. Vodafone previously said it was streamlining conditions for engagement with developers, to make it easier to write Vodafone-optimised applications that can be deployed across multiple territories.

Confusingly, the My Web brand was recently also deployed by South African subsidiary Vodacom (see separate report), where it appears more a rebrand of an updated Vodafone live! portal than a personalised home page component. However, this could be explained by 360‘s initial focus on richer and mature markets, with Vodafone’s emerging markets operations currently seeming to have a quite distinct VAS strategy, presently headlined by m-payment.

Comment: admirable ambition, or overreach?

Vodafone 360 met with mixed response. Most appreciated its ambition, but many questioned the concept (asking, ‘what exactly is it: mashup, middleware, SNS integration, or something else?’), and whether Vodafone has a hope of pulling off this clear attempt to differentiate itself in the age of the ‘cloud’, Facebook, Google, iPhone, and Twitter.

Vodafone has previously made clear that is has developed a belated appreciation of openness, and is now aware that it can hope to be no more than a key partner (rather than controller) in the VAS market. Historically, this would have been impossible to stomach, but the group will now factor in both the huge opportunity currently envisaged for the mobile internet (which it desperately needs to tap, in order to offset saturation and decline in its traditional voice business), and the dominance of internet services players that makes them better partners than rivals. Vodafone has also become an advocate of standardisation — both for browser-delivered services and underlying device operating platforms.

Nevertheless, despite its additional massive market presence and powerful allies, it remains unclear whether Vodafone actually has sufficient clout and agility to really call the market’s tune, with its Joint Innovation Lab (JIL) mobile widget and middleware alliance only starting to become commercialised in 2010, and years’ of efforts to lead device OS fragmentation looking fruitless, with the group itself still having at least four ‘preferred’ core platforms (BlackBerry, Linux, Symbian/S60 and Windows Mobile), plus a clear sneaking admiration for Apple’s iPhone, and a seeming inability even to settle on a single flavour of Linux (presently backing both Android and LiMo).

Vodafone currently sets great value by its brand and reputation, claiming these give it major advantage built on billing relationships and network assets, but this remains quite unproven in an age when SNS and devices have the cult followings, not operators.

[Further reference: Vodafone Announces Vodafone 360 — Vodafone, 24 September 2009.]

TABLE OF CONTENTS

2 Smart devices

2 Apple
2 China Mobile apparently still in iPhone talks
3 App Store hits 2bn downloads
3 O2 UK loses iPhone exclusivity
4 “…out of context…”
4 Comment: perfect timing to ditch operator exclusivity
5 ARCHOS
5 ARCHOS 5 Internet tablet
5 ARCHOS unveils Android-powered PMP
6 Acer
6 Garmin-Asus
6 China Mobile
6 OMS renamed as Ophone; low-end targeted
7 HTC
7 No plans for services play, yet — HTC
7 Comment
8 HTC/Sprint Hero
8 HTC Touch2
8 CDMA Hero set for Sprint launch
8 Touch2 announced
9 HTC Tattoo
9 HTC/Sprint Touch Pro2
9 i-mate
9 Click debuts as Tattoo; entry-level Android
9 Sprint and Verizon debut dual-mode Touch Pro2
10 Verizon linked with future HTC device launches
10 Desire — more HTC Android/Verizon rumours
11 In Technology Group
11 In Technology Group trumpets Windows XP “smartphone”
11 INQ Mobile
11 INQ to join Android set
11 SingTel first non-Hutchison INQ partner
12 LG Electronics
12 LG Electronics GM750
12 LG Electronics GW550
12 LG Electronics LG-GW620
12 LG announces imminent Windows Mobile launches
12 LG debuts first Android device
13 Linux Foundation
13 Microsoft
13 Android device for China Mobile reported
13 Microsoft confirms October 2009 debut for WM6.5
14 WM7 subject of speculation
15 Ballmer concedes mobile mistakes, fightback — report
16 Motorola
16 Motorola CLIQ
16 First Android device confirmed by Motorola
17 Myriad Group
17 Motorola may still have WM devices in pipeline — report
17 NEC
17 NEC, Casio, and Hitachi confirm handset tie-up
18 Nokia
18 Nokia N97 mini
18 N97 mini confirmed; N97 software update in pipeline
18 Updated software
19 Nokia X6
19 X6 joins Comes With Music line
19 N97 sales robust, despite community criticism
20 Lack of customisation may hamper operator N900 sales
21 Nokia 7705 Twist
21 More Booklet 3G details revealed; price the only surprise
21 Verizon confirms unusual form Nokia device
22 “Luxury” handset to use S60 — report
22 Open Handset Alliance
22 Android 1.6 SDK debuted
22 Palm
23 Palm Pixi
23 Palm debuts next webOS device; Pixi for Sprint — again
23 Software updates
24 Palm announces poor Q1 results; no more WM devices
25 No more Windows Mobile (or Palm OS)
25 Additional funding plans
25 Comment
25 Qualcomm
26 Research In Motion
26 BlackBerry 9700 linked with Vodafone release
27 More Latin American App World rollouts announced
27 Essex codename for Wi-Fi Tour
27 Significant returns reported for Tour
28 RIM Q2: good, but not good enough
28 Samsung
29 Vodafone 360 H1 (Samsung)
29 Samsung Galaxy i7500
29 Samsung supplying LiMo devices for Vodafone 360
29 Galaxy i7500 debuts with O2
29 Omnia family set for WM6.5 upgrade
30 Sony Ericsson
30 Sony ericsson Xperia X2
30 LTE devices set for 2010 launch
30 Sony Ericsson confirms Xperia X2
31 Sony ericsson Xperia Pureness
31 SE aligns branding with Sony
31 New developer tools
31 Sony Ericsson unveils Xperia Pureness ‘anti-smartphone’
32 Toshiba
32 Symbian OS
32 Symbian inks China Mobile partnership
33 Sprint
33 Sprint to support Brew-powered devices
33 T-Mobile International
33 T-Mobile Pulse
33 T-Mobile takes Android to prepaid with Huawei device
33 Huawei Android devices set for wider release

34 Mobile VAS

34 Advertising
34 Mobile internet users failing to engage with ads
35 Applications
35 Nokia Ovi Store numbers fail to impress
35 Bolt-on acquisitions a possibility
36 Telefónica debuts Spanish app store
36 SK Telecom launches T Store mobile marketplace
37 Samsung joins app store set
37 Nokia begins rolling out Ovi APIs and SDK
38 Android Market update planned, addressing weakness
39 BlackBerry
39 Qualcomm targeting emerging markets with trading app
39 3 UK partners with Handango for Symbian OS apps
39 AT&T takes stake in Vlingo
40 Broadcast
40 DVB-H in Germany may live on, with T-Mobile in frame
41 Games
41 Companies
41 Orange-T-Mobile UK alliance to back ad-funded services
41 DoCoMo targets German content platform company
42 Healthcare
42 Content
42 Orange France trumpets “hyperbooks”
42 Data services
42 Verizon to mandate data plans for some feature phones
43 Location-based services
43 Verizon updates family location services
43 AT&T to power Garmin navigation service
44 T-Mobile extends NAVIGON location partnership
44 Vodafone partners with TomTom for Italian LBS
45 Nokia’s NAVTEQ acquires mobile ad player
45 LBS revenue to top $14bn in 2014 — ABI
46 M2M
46 Sierra Wireless and T-Mobile ink M2M MOU
46 Sprint partners with DataSmart for M2M
47 m-commerce
47 GSMA awards Mobile Money for the Unbanked grants
47 Vodafone planning wider M-PESA rollout
47 Belgacom’s PingPing to support online transactions
48 Bridging needed to link payment “islands”
48 Mobile banking moving into mainstream
49 Messaging
49 TIM signs as Nokia Messaging partner
49 Vodacom updates The Grid networking service
50 Music
50 Multimedia
50 Music
50 Vodafone inks final “big four” DRM-free content deal
50 Nokia delays US Comes With Music launch — report
51 Portals
51 Vodafone 360 value-added services platform revealed
51 Comment: admirable ambition, or overstretch?
52 Vodacom debuts refreshed Vodafone mobile portal
52 America Móvil to support Ovi Store in Latin America
53 China Mobile off to a flyer with Mobile Market
53 China Telecom and Unicom readying own content stores
54 Social-networking
54 Orange France revamps mobile portal
54 T-Mobile Germany debuts social-networking app
55 Nokia debuts “lifecasting” application
55 Nokia acquires Plum to bolster social-networking play
56 Technology
56 GSMA backs new mobile broadcast technology
57 Voice services
57 Mobile VoIP revenue to top $32.2bn by 2013
58 Operator content deals
58 Operator technology deals

59 Markets and trends

59 Smart devices
59 IDC notes positives in Western European device market
60 Mobile VAS
60 Mobile internet use peaking during evening — O2 UK
60 Mobile “cloud” services to reach one billion by 2014
61 US “net neutrality” rules could impact mobile internet

62 Index

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INDEX

A
ABI Research, 45, 60
Acer, 13, 15
Acuity Mobile, 45
Alcatel-Lucent, 39, 41, 56
– touchatag, 41
Al Jazeera, 58
AMD, 11
America Movil, 16, 52
Apple, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 23, 28, 35, 38, 41, 45, 51, 61
– App Store, 3, 4
– iPhone, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 28, 34, 36, 38, 41, 44, 48, 51, 61
– iPhone 3GS, 4
– iTunes, 23
ARCHOS, 5
– ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet, 5
– Phone Tablet, 5
ARM, 13
Asurion Mobile Applications, 58
Atom Technologies, 47
AT&T, 2, 4, 26, 39, 40, 43, 48, 61
Audiovox, 40
AXIS, Indonesia, 47
B
Babajob.com, India, 51
Barcoo, 57
BBC, 58
Belgacom, 47
– PingPing, 47
Bell Mobility, 26
Bharti Airtel, India, 7, 42
BIGMaps, India, 51
Blyk, 41
Broadcom, 7
BSNL, India, 39
C
Capcom, 37
Casio, 17
Casio Hitachi Mobile, 17
CCTV4, 58
Cheng Uei Precision Industry, 40
China Mobile, 2, 6, 13, 32, 53
– Ophone, 6, 13, 32
China Telecom, 6, 42, 53
China Unicom, 2, 53
Chitka, 34
Cisco Systems, 22, 57
Colibria, 58
Compal Communications, 21
Conexus Mobile Alliance, 39
CTIA, US, 61
D
Dell, 6, 22
Deutsche Bahn, 37
Deutsche Bank, 28
Deutsche Telekom, 40, 41
– T-Mobile International, 3
– Germany, 3
– UK, 3
– T-Systems, 40
Di Xing Tong, 2
Dopod, 6
E
Electronic Arts, 37, 58
– EA Mobile, 58
Elevation Partners, 25, 26
EMI, 50
Ericsson, 13, 31, 56
ESPN, 58
Etisalat, UAE, 58
European Union, 5
F
Facebook, 16, 23, 54, 55
FCC, US, 61
Foxconn International, 2
France Telecom
Orange Group, 3, 16, 19, 41, 42, 54, 56, 57
– France, 3, 42, 54
– Moldova, 57
– UK, 3, 19, 41
Fujitsu, 56
G
Garmin-Asus, 6, 43
– nuvifone, 6, 43
– nuvifone M20, 6
Gates Foundation, 47
GetJar, 35
Google, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 23, 38, 43, 44, 49, 51, 61
– Android Market, 9, 16, 22, 38
– Android (see also Open Handset Alliance), 3, 15, 28
– Gmail, 16, 49
– Google Maps, 9
– Google Talk, 49
– Google Voice, 61
Grooveshark, 50
GSM Association, 47, 56
– Mobile World Congress, 15
GTalk, 49
H
Handango, 39
Handmark, 37
Hewlett-Packard, 22
Hitachi, 17
HP, 13
HTC, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 22, 34
– Galaxy, 28
– Hero, 7, 8, 9, 10, 22
– Imagio/Whitestone, 10
– Predator, 10
– Tattoo, 9, 10
– Touch2, 8, 9, 13
– Touch Diamond, 8, 10
– TouchFLO, 8, 9
– Touch HD, 7
– Touch Pro2, 9
– Touch (Vogue), 3
Huawei Technologies, 9, 32, 33
– U8230, 33
Hutchison Whampoa, 11
– 3 Group, 11
– Hong Kong, 39
– Ireland, 54
– UK, 3, 19, 39
– 3 Group
– INQ Mobile, 11
I
IDC, 59
i-mate, 9
Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals, 39
Indosat, Indonesia, 39
INQ Mobile, 11
– INQ Mini 3G, 11
In-Stat, 57
In Technology Group
– xpPhone, 11
Intel, 13, 21
iSuppli, 2, 4
J
Jabber, 49
Javelin Strategy & Research, 48
Juniper Research, 59
K
KDDI, 17
Kodiak Networks, 58
L
Larva Labs, 38
Lenovo Mobile, 6
LG Electronics, 6, 12, 13, 15, 17, 59
– Chocolate, 13
– GM750, 12
– GW550, 12
– GW620, 12
– GW880, 13
– LG Application Store, 12
– S-Class, 12, 13
LG Telecom, 17
LiMo Foundation
– LiMo Platform, 11, 29
LinkedIn, 17, 23
Linux Foundation, 13
Lonely Planet, 37, 43
M
M2M DataSmart, 46
M-Com, 47
MEDIA BROADCAST, 40
MetroPCS, US, 30
Michelin, 43
Microsoft, 7, 13, 14, 15, 17, 47
– ActiveSync, 23
– Danger, 14
– Executives
– Ballmer, Steve, 15
– MSN, 49
– My Phone, 13
– Windows, 3, 15
– Windows Live, 49
– Windows Marketplace for Mobile, 13
– Windows Mobile, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 34, 37, 44
– 6, 15
– 6.5, 15
– 7, 15
– WM6.1, 9, 14
– WM6.5, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 29, 31
– WM7, 14, 17
Mobile 3.0, Germany, 40
Mobile Commerce, 43
Mobile Interactive Group, 36
mobilkom, Austria, 41, 47
Motorola, 13, 14, 16, 17, 22
– CLIQ/DEXT, 16
– MC9500, 14
– MOTOBLUR, 16
MTL, India, 39
Myriad Group, 16
MySpace, 16, 54
N
National Geographic, 37
NAVIGON, 43, 44
NEC, 17, 56
NEC Casio Mobile, 17
net mobile, 41
News Corp
– MySpace, 16, 54
NFL, US, 58
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)
– NTT DoCoMo, Inc., 28
Nokia, 7, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 32, 35, 37, 38, 43, 45, 49, 50, 51, 52, 55, 56, 57, 59
– 5800 XpressMusic, 19
– 7705 Twist, 21
– Booklet 3G, 21
– cellity, 35
– Comes With Music, 19, 50, 52
– Erdos, 22
– Forum Nokia, 37
– Maemo, 18, 20, 22, 28, 37
– N95, 19
– N97, 18, 19, 52, 55
– N97 mini, 18, 55
– N900, 18, 20
– NAVTEQ, 45
– Acuity Mobile, 45
– Nokia Messaging, 49, 52
– Ovi, 18, 19, 35, 37, 43, 51, 52, 55
– Ovi Maps, 37, 43, 52
– Ovi Store, 18, 35, 37, 52
– Point & Find, 57
– S60, 18, 22, 37, 39
– Series 40, 18, 22
– X3, 18
– X6, 19
Nokia Siemens Networks, 56
NTP, 28
NTT DoCoMo, 17, 39, 41, 56
Nuance Communications, 57
Nvidia, 7
O
Oi, Brazil, 47
Open Handset Alliance, 22
– Android, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 22, 25, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 38, 44, 45, 51
P
Palm, 3, 11, 13, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 34, 41
– Palm Pre, 23, 24
– Pixi, 23
– Treo Pro, 25
– webOS, 11, 23, 24, 25
Pearson Longman, 37
Philips, 6
Piper Jaffray, 2
Plum Ventures, 35, 55
PressOK Entertainment, 36
Q
Qualcomm, 7, 9, 23, 25, 33, 36, 39, 40, 42, 46
– Brew, 33, 36
– vBay, 39
– Wireless Reach, 39
R
RCS Initiative, 56
Regions
– Americas, 3, 8, 16, 35, 46, 52
– Aruba, 27
– Bahamas, 27
– Brazil, 47
– Canada, 26
– Caribbean, 27
– Cayman Islands, 27
– Colombia, 27
– Costa Rica, 27
– Dominican Republic, 27
– Ecuador, 27, 58
– Jamaica, 27
– North America, 26
– Panama, 27
– Peru, 27
– Trinidad and Tobago, 27
– US, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 34, 45, 46, 48, 50, 58, 61
– APAC, 11, 12
– Afghanistan, 47
– Australia, 3, 14
– China, 2, 6, 10, 11, 13, 15, 19, 32, 35, 42, 53
– India, 3, 7, 10, 16, 28, 39, 42, 47, 50, 51
– Indonesia, 26, 39, 47
– Japan, 17, 39, 41, 49
– Korea, 17, 36, 56
– New Zealand, 3
– Philippines, 39, 47
– Singapore, 39, 58
– South Korea, 30, 36
– Taiwan, 15, 40
– Thailand, 39
– EMEA
– Africa, 16
– Austria, 44, 47
– Belgium, 44
– Denmark, 4
– Europe, 3
– Finland, 22
– France, 16, 37, 41, 44, 50, 54
– Germany, 4, 20, 25, 33, 40, 41, 44, 46, 50, 57
– Greece, 50
– Ireland, 3, 4, 50, 54, 58
– Italy, 3, 20, 37, 38, 43, 44, 49, 50
– Kenya, 47
– Luxemburg, 44
– Netherlands, 44
– Norway, 4
– Portugal, 35, 44
– Romania, 35
– South Africa, 49, 52
– Spain, 3, 16, 27, 36, 50
– Switzerland, 44
– Tanzania, 47
– Turkey, 3
– UK, 3, 4, 16, 31, 33, 36, 37, 39, 41, 44, 50
Reliance Communications, India, 47, 51
Research In Motion, 12, 14, 26, 27, 28, 36, 39
– BlackBerry, 3, 14, 26, 27, 28, 34, 36, 39, 45
– BlackBerry 83xx-/89xx-series (Curve), 28
– BlackBerry 95xx-series (Storm/Thunder), 28
– BlackBerry App World, 27
– BlackBerry Bold, 26
– BlackBerry OS, 28
– BlackBerry Storm, 26
– BlackBerry Tour, 27
– Onyx (9700), 26
Rogers Wireless, 26
Roshan, Afghanistan, 47
Rubberduck Media Lab, 58
S
Safaricom, Kenya, 47
– M-PESA, 47
Sagentia Group, 47
Samsung, 6, 7, 13, 15, 28, 29, 30, 37, 42, 59
– i7500 (Galaxy), 29
– Omnia, 29
– Omnia II (I8000), 29
– Omnia Lite (B7300), 29
– Omnia Pro (B7320), 29
– Omnia Pro (B7330), 29
– Omnia Pro (B7610), 29
– Samsung Application Store, 37
Sang Fei, 6
Selatra, 58
SFR, France, 50
Sharp, 14
Siemens, 56
Sierra Wireless, 46
SingTel, Singapore, 11, 56
SK Telecom, 36
– T Store, 36
Skype, 57
Smartbook AG, 25
SMART, Philippines, 39, 47
SoftBank, 17, 32, 49, 51, 56
– SoftBank Mobile, 17, 32, 49, 51, 56
Sony
– Sony Music Entertainment, 50
Sony Ericsson, 7, 13, 15, 30, 31, 59
– PlayNow, 31
– Xperia, 13, 30, 31
– Xperia Pureness, 31
– Xperia X1, 30
– Xperia X2, 13, 30, 31
SpinVox, 57
Sprint, 2, 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 26, 27, 33, 43, 45, 46, 58
– Family Locator, 43
StarHub, Singapore, 39, 58
ST-Ericsson, 7
Swisscom, 41
Symbian Foundation, 11, 19, 20, 22, 32, 34, 37, 39, 49
– Symbian OS, 11, 19, 20, 22, 32, 34, 37, 39, 49
T
TAITO, 37
Technology
– 2G
– CDMA, 28
– GSM, 28
– 3G
– HSxPA, 28
– Android, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 22, 25, 29, 32, 33, 34, 38, 44, 45, 51
– ARM, 13
– Brew, 33, 36
– DMB, 40
– DRM, 36, 50
– DVB-H, 40
– Flash Lite, 5, 13, 19
– FLO, 40
– GPS, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 29, 30, 33, 36, 43, 45, 55
– IM, 16, 49, 58
– IMS, 56, 57
– Instant messaging, 28
– Java, 31, 33
– Linux, 5, 11, 13, 17, 18, 22, 29
– LTE, 11, 30, 57
– M2M, 46
– MBMS, 56
– NFC, 41
– PTT, 58
– R&D, 28
– SIM, 4
– Symbian OS, 11, 19, 20, 22, 32, 34, 37, 39, 49
– Touchscreen, 28
– UMA, 57
– VoIP, 57
– Widgets, 16, 18
– Wi-Fi, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30, 33, 37, 52, 54, 57, 61
– WiMAX, 11, 20, 30
– Windows Mobile, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 34, 37, 44
– WLAN, 28
– x86, 13
Telecom Italia, 49, 50
– TIM, 49
Telefonica, 3, 16, 36
– Telefónica Europe (O2), 3, 29, 36, 41, 43, 58, 60
– Ireland, 58
– UK, 3, 29, 36, 41, 43, 60
– Telefónica Espana, 36
Telstra, 43, 56
– Whereis Navigator, 43
Texas Instruments, 5
The Carphone Warehouse, 19
T-Mobile International, 2, 8, 9, 16, 26, 33, 40, 41, 43, 44, 46, 54, 56
– Germany, 54
– MyCommunity, 33, 54
– Pulse, 9, 33
– UK, 33, 41
– USA, 2, 8, 16, 26
TomTom, 43, 44
Toshiba, 13, 15
TownHall Investment Research, 27
TrueMove, Thailand, 39
Twitter, 16, 36, 54
U
United Villages Networks, India, 39
Universal Music, 50
US Cellular, US, 58
– My Contacts Backup, 58
V
Verizon Wireless, 2, 9, 10, 17, 21, 22, 26, 27, 30, 32, 33, 35, 36, 40, 42, 43, 45, 46, 48, 58
– Chaperone, 43
– Family Locator, 43
– VZ Navigator, 43
Viacom
– MTV Networks, 58
Visa International, 47
Visto Mobile, 28
Vlingo, 39
Vodacom, 49, 52
– The Grid, 49
Vodafone Group, 3, 4, 12, 13, 26, 29, 32, 35, 43, 44, 45, 47, 50, 51, 52, 56, 58
– Germany, 12, 26, 50
– Italy, 26, 43, 44
– M-PESA, 47
– Qatar, 58
– Romania, 35
– UK, 26, 52
– Vodafone 360, 51
– Vodafone live!, 35, 51, 52
– Vodafone My Web, 51, 52
– Vodafone People, 51
Vonage, 57
W
Warner Music Group, 50
Wcities, 43
X
Xumii, 16
Y
Yahoo!, 23, 49
– Mail, 49
– Messenger, 49
Z
Zain, 39
– Saudi Arabia, 39
ZTE, 6, 32