Android takes over top US mobile spot

As the battle of the devices wages on some not-so-shocking news emerged this month from Nielsen. Google’s Android platform has taken over the top spot in the US marketplace over Apple , Blackberry, and everyone else. Final stats have Android taking 29% of the US market while Apple and Blackberry both take 27%. For those interested in the rest Windows is still holding on to 10% of the market. Palm and everything else take 7%. The fact that Android took top spot is hardly a surprise. Every carrier in the US has several devices (about 100 or so different

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iPad 2 had a killer weekend

While nothing has been officially released the estimates out on the street range from 400k – 600k sold in the first weekend. By contrast, and to compare, those numbers are higher than the original did in a week on Earth. Not too shabby. Also not surprising. This go around had it being sold everywhere and not just at the Apple Store. Essentially though, whatever stores had them, now don’t. Waiting lines now are huge. As someone who was there for the first iPad on its first day, I was very surprised to see the massive lines at the store.

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Apple finally relaxes

It has been my experience that Apple almost never does anything like this without having a grander plan of some sort but for now anyway, developers win. Apple announced today that they are going to allow third party software to assist in iOS development. Given the relatively small community who was proficiently working in Objective C compared to everyone else, programmers who natively program in another language can not port their code over to iOS without negative ramifications from Apple. This is good for everyone. The biggest win here is the ability to use Flash, at least in a

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Apps, apps, apps

AdMob recently released a report that everyone should take a look at. It is a break down of the mobile market world wide that paints a very interesting picture of where we stand currently. Two points of interest here. One of the more interesting tidbits is that mobile devices accounted for 48% of the traffic this year as opposed to a mere 22% 2 years ago. Second, iOS and Android users spent an average of 79 minutes a day using their apps and downloaded an average of 9 per month. If these are compelling numbers you are simply not

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New iPhone announced

Well, as with all things related to the iPhone we find ourselves in a good news bad news situation. The good news is pretty obvious, we get a new iPhone. Not just any iPhone either, a really good one. As with the previous versions of this phone it is raises the bar quite a bit. What is most interesting though about the features added (generally speaking that is) is that it they all underscore the fact that this device no longer stands anywhere close to simply being a phone but rather that this device can be used in almost

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