Monday, July 23, 2007

July 23 Roundup

More on the potential of the China mobile market from a new report by Raymond Yan at In-Stat, which states that smartphones are headed for mass adoption in China.

One of the positives is that currently "more than half of [China] Smartphone owners paid $25 or more every month for wireless services, 30% higher than that of non-Smartphone users."

On the otherhand, a cause for concern among the platform players is that similar to other places in the world, "Most [China] Smartphone users have no idea about the OS of the phone and do not care about it when purchasing Smartphones."

Does this mean that handset brand is clearly more important than the underlying OS?

Other analysts in the news for July 23:

  • Julie Ask at JupiterResearch about Amp'd to Sell Assets
  • Thomas Husson at JupiterResearch about The end of the European i-mode alliance?
  • Rob Enderle at the Enderle Group via Technology Pundits about What If You Could Read Harry Potter on Your iPhone?
  • Dean Bubley at Disruptive Analysis about Google - why the interest in femtos?
  • Andreas Constantinou via VisionMobile about Flash-Inside
  • Hugues De La Vergne at Gartner, Craig Mathias at The Farpoint Group and Jack Gold at J. Gold Associates via PC World about Unlocked Phones May Be Part of Spectrum Auction
  • Peter Jarich at Current Analysis via RCR Wireless News aabout Why Sprint Nextel is Bad For WiMAX
  • John Delaney at Ovum via about Vodafone shows signs of improvement
  • Miro Kazakoff at Compete via RCR Wireless News about Don’t stop the music … Why features and functions sell phones and why they don’t

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