Monthly Archives: December 2009

2010 battle: iPhone vs Android – don’t write Microsoft off just yet

Published 18th December I earlier came across an article titled ‘Is 2010 going to be the year of the greatest battle yet, Android v iPhone?’. I have taken the decision not to share as in short, No it is not! It is amazing to see so many supposed intelligent people being taken in by the iPhone and now the Android…

Morgan Stanley: Mobile Internet reports 2009

Published 16th December Morgan Stanley has released  two reports about the mobile internet: ‘The Mobile Internet Report,’ a 424 page report which explores 8 major themes; and ‘The Mobile Internet Report Key Themes,’ a 659-slide presentation that drills down on thoughts covered in the report. We have embedded both documents below, along with the Report set-up document. Perhaps the most…

Seat, Pages Jaunes and Yell Struggle for Ad Sales as Unused books Pile Up

Published 15th December In 2007, co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates said yellow-pages use among people under 50 would drop to zero in five years. The trend in the decline in usage of paper directories certainly suggests this is going to be a reality, potentially even quicker than Gates suggested. Visit any apartment building or business centre lobby the sight is…

Worldwide Mobile Device Sales on Pace for Flat Growth in 2009

Published 15th December Analyst firm Gartner has supported Nokia’s view of an upturn in the mobile device market next year, forecasting a 9 percent year-on-year increase in sales compared to 2009. Gartner’s prediction allies with Nokia’s belief that the mobile device market will rise 10 percent next year compared to 2009. Stronger than expected sales in Western Europe and an…

Number of Mobile Devices Accessing the Internet Expected to Surpass One Billion by 2013, According to IDC

Published 10th December There were more than 450 million mobile Internet users worldwide in 2009, a number that is expected to more than double by the end of 2013. Driven by the popularity and affordability of mobile phones, smartphones, and other wireless devices, IDC’s Worldwide Digital Marketplace Model and Forecast (an IDC Database service) expects the number of mobile devices…