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Financing plans, discounts, and cashbacks will put the iPhone in the hands of more Indians and drive more traffic to India's nascent iTunes store, but Apple can expect a hard sell converting these thrifty newcomers into paying consumers.
The Galaxy S III might be Samsung's fastest-selling Android smartphone, but despite being on sale for almost four months, it has seen its Web traffic volume beaten by Apple's iPhone 5 after less than three weeks.
Apple's iPad dominates tablet traffic globally, but the iPhone-Android race is much closer on the smartphone front, according to comScore data.
iPad and iPhone users can now enjoy data traffic compression up to 90 percent when mobile Web surfing with the free Opera Mini 6 brower on iOS devices.
AT&T "systematically" overcharged iPhone and iPad owners by inflating data downloads and adding "phantom traffic" to bills, so claims a lawsuit filed in California federal court.
Flight Control has the winning balance of easy pick-up gameplay, ramping difficulty and tickling the need to try just one more time....
The Victorian Government yesterday launched a free iPhone application to provide commuters with real-time traffic information.
With the launch of Apple's iPad in the UK, operators say tiered data pricing and femtocells may ease the consequences of massive demand on data
Navigon announced live traffic capabilities for its popular iPhone navigation app to calculate better routes, with the hope of avoiding traffic congestion.
I wonder how much data it takes to stream a nine-inning Major League Baseball game to an iPhone? I wonder if AT&T is ready for that kind of data traffic.
A few days ago, we saw some numbers from AdMob about mobile Web traffic which showed the iPhone way in the lead. But, there's some new talk buzzing around about BlackBerry which may cause its numbers to increase.
According to recent traffic figures from clicksharing community Compete, yes.Despite no firm release date, no news in two months and a flurry of headlines about Apple's iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry and various Google Android devices, the Palm Pre is still on consumers' minds, according to Compete.
Some interesting mobile Web traffic numbers were released today from AdMob Mobile Metrics that put the Apple iPhone way ahead of the other smartphones. How far, you ask?
AdMob released their February 2009 report (PDF link) that gathers data from ads on more than 6,000 mobile web sites and 1,000 applications around the world. This data does not show sales information, which is tough to really understand because of the way companies count sales and the way data analysis companies count smartphones. Looking at the US smartphone figures, Apple has the lions share of traffic 50% in Febuary 2009 with RIM in second with 21%, Windows Mobile in third with 13%, Palm in fourth with 7% and Android in fifth with 5%.
A favorite of site managers and IT pros alike, Google Analytics is a set of tools for monitoring a web site's traffic and performance via the Web. Now, add Apple's iPhone to that list, too.
Nothing will tap an iPhone battery faster than a day at Macworld Expo. The constant barrage of data traffic in the form of texts, email, Web, GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi will drain the battery before you make it to Dim Sum for lunch.
4 Weeks ending 06/23/074 Weeks ending 07/05/08AgeTraffic shareAgeTraffic share18-2432.22%18-2434.75%25-3421.45%25-3419.69%35-4422.05%35-4418.54%45-5415.35%45-5416.69%55+8.92%55+10.33%IncomeTraffic shareIncomeTraffic share<$30,00020.83%< $30,00020.17%$30,000 - $59,99927.47%$30,000 - $59,99927.38%$60,000 - $99,99927.02%$60,000 - $99,99927.36%$100,000 - $149,99913.18%$100,000 - $149,99916.45%> $150,00011.50%> $150,0008.64%GenderTraffic shareGenderTraffic shareMale51.51%Male50.77%Female48.49%Female49.23%Source: Hitwise
After a couple of weeks, I gave in and picked up an iPhone 3G at the Apple store just over a week ago to personally give it a try. It is a good device, but the only two improvements over my original iPhone are the 3G support and GPS. The 3G has been very spotty, especially compared to the solid reception I am seeing on the Nokia E71-2, N95-3, and HTC Advantage. GPS is nice and I have actually used it twice to help me quickly navigate around traffic jams and in an unfamiliar area. However, the device has almost ended up going airborne across the room because of the constant instability with both 3rd party and native applications so I am strongly considering a return of the device this next week.
The Information Anywhere suite connects mobile clients to email systems using standards, but not IMAP, which many email administrators shun do to potential unfettered exposure of email traffic to the Internet. Those using the Sybase solution for making the iPhone a corporate email client will be able to use their mobile networks to securely synchronize and replicate their emails, said Krishnapillai.
Even though I have the iPhone and other smartphones in hand, I keep going back to the Nokia N95 and usually have it in my bag if not in my hand. I like the availability of 3rd party applications and was very pleased to read on Symbian Guru that there is finally a stand-alone Google Maps application for Nokia S60 devices. You simply visit www.google.com/gmm on your S60 device. Palm and Windows Mobile users have had this for a while and S60 owners have had a very functional Java client available, that has actually provided critical directions to me a couple of times. The best benefit with this new stand-alone application is that the integrated GPS receiver on the Nokia N95 is now supported. I also found performance to be much snappier with this application than with the Java client and imagine I'll be using it more since it has traffic update support too.
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