Stat Spot: T9 licenses
…T9 predictive text input licenses sold by Tegic. T9 revolutionised text messaging in 1995 by significantly reducing the number of key presses required to enter words, using software and a built-in dictionary to suggest words using…
X-Series analysis, Nokia’s bit pipe, Sony Ericsson enabling web services & NFC initiatives
Last week Hutchison 3G held a major launch event for its ‘X-Series‘ initiative, making a clear statement to the industry that it intended to turn away from convential price plans and its previously restrictive policies of limitin…
Stat Spot: Q3 2006 handset shipments
…handsets shipped in Q3 2006, up 21.5% on the same period last year. Nokia gained 2.6 percentage points to record market share of 35.1%, while Sony Ericsson and Motorola also improved on their 2005 results. Samsung, LG and BenQ all los…
News round-up: Palm & NTP, UIQ & Sony Ericsson, Verizon & YouTube
There are several news items this week which reflect trends in mobile user experience issues.
Sony Ericsson to acquire UIQ
Firstly, Sony Ericsson has announced it will acquire UIQ Technologies. UIQ provides an interface and applications lay…
Interview: Ken Blakeslee, WebMobility Ventures
We continue our series of MEX interviews with Ken Blakeslee, a mobile industry veteran and former Mobile Data Association chairman, who now heads investment consultancy WebMobility Ventures.
Marek Pawlowski: How did you become involved in the m…
Stat Spot: M2M revenues
…in annual worldwide revenues from wireless machine to machine (M2M) communications by 2011. This represents significant growth from the USD 20 billion estimated by Juniper Research in 2006 and is indicative of the coming explosion in i…
Blyk to launch free MVNO supported by advertising
Much of the debate around mobile advertising has focused on a central question: what are users prepared to tolerate in return for less expensive or free services? Many research studies have tried to quantify that in one way or another. Harris In…
Stat Spot: Handset churn
…of users would change their operator because of problems encountered with their handset, according to a survey of 1859 UK mobile users aged 16 – 34. Source: Sicap.