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Apple will decline, Windows Phone will shine...

Every year, TheFonecast.com offers its mobile industry predictions for the following twelve months. In December, I joined Iain Graham and Mark Bridge to offer my forecast for 2012.

More recently, I was invited by GoMo News to share further details about some of those thoughts... including the potential decline of Apple’s mobile market share and the growth of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system.

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: Apple, Mobile, Microsoft




It's been a good Christmas for shopping by mobile... especially with a large screen

Christmas 2011 has seem more people than ever using their mobile phones to shop online. That in itself isn’t surprising - but what’s caught our eyes is the scale of the increase.

IBM Coremetrics has released a series of figures that compare 2011’s key shopping days in the USA with last year’s online traffic. First came ‘Black Friday’, which is the day after Thanksgiving Day. It says mobile devices accounted for 14.3% of all US online retail traffic on 25th November, up from 5.6% in 2010. Over two-thirds of that traffic was via Apple iPhones and iPads. Sales on mobile devices reached 9.8% of all online purchases, up from 3.2% year-on-year.

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Categories: Analysis

Tags: Apple, Mobile, Web




Get Your Web Site Ready for Android

According to comScore the top Smart Phone OS platform in the US is Google Android.

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Categories: Analysis

Tags: Apple, Android

Top smartphone OS platforms
  Share of smartphone subscribers
Feb 2011 May 2011 Point change
Total smartphone subscribers 100.0% 100.0%
Google Android 33.0% 38.1% 5.1
Apple iOS 25.2% 26.6% 1.4
RIM (BlackBerry) 28.9% 24.7% -4.2
Microsoft Windows Phone 7.7% 5.8% -1.9
Palm webOS