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T-Mobile Announces Unlimited 4G Data Plans

Analysis by Rich Karpinski, Yankee Group, Aug. 22, 2012
Starting Sept. 5, T-Mobile will begin offering unlimited 4G data plans for smartphones costing as little as U.S.$20 a month… read more YG insights

 
Recent News

RIM: Next server will work with all BlackBerry devices (CNET, Aug. 22, 2012)
Verizon: FCC Internet Rules Tackle Hypothetical Problem (vision2mobile, Aug. 21, 2012)
Why MetroPCS doesn't carry the iPhone... yet (CNET, Aug. 21, 2012)

TODAY IN MOBILE MONEY

Square Hit By Network Outage, Some Payments Not Processed

Analysis by Sheryl Kingstone, Yankee Group, Aug. 22, 2012
After Square was hit by a network outage on Tuesday night that caused problems on the Web site and mobile app, some payments could not be processed… read more YG insights

 
Recent News
Of Jetsonian technologies and the race to NFC (SD Times, Aug. 21, 2012)
Pizza Hut delivers customers a mobile transaction site (Mobile Entertainment, Aug. 22, 2012)
How mobile payments providers can face privacy hurdles (GigaOM, Aug. 22, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE APPS & CLOUD

Adobe Updates Flash Player and AIR for Game Developers

Analysis by Jason Armitage, Yankee Group, Aug. 22, 2012
Adobe announced in a blog post that it would be rolling out its new version of Flash Player and AIR and also intends to provide better support game developers on all platforms… read more YG insights

 
Recent News
Zoho Tightens Integration Between CRM and Support Apps (CIO, Aug. 21, 2012)
Three sites seized after pirating Android apps, DOJ says (CNET, Aug. 22, 2012)
Google to retire Postini, migrate features to Google Apps (Engadget, Aug. 21, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE BROADBAND

Everything Everywhere 4G Plan Met with Fury

Analysis by Declan Lonergan, Yankee Group, Aug. 22, 2012
Ofcom thought it was coming to the right decision by approving an application from Everything Everywhere (EE), parent company of Orange and T-Mobile, to run the U.K.’s first 4G service. However rivals, such as Vodafone, don’t think this is the greatest plan… read more YG insights

 

Recent News

Sprint expands LTE to Baltimore; downloads measured at 15Mbps (Computerworld, Aug. 21, 2012)
How smaller carriers can compete in a 4G world (Light Reading, Aug. 22, 2012)
119 million Americans lack broadband Internet, FCC reports (Ars Technica, Aug. 21, 2012)
TODAY IN MOBILE & CONNECTED DEVICES

Nikon Unveils Android-Powered Coolpix Camera

Analysis by Wally Swain, Yankee Group, Aug. 22, 2012
Nikon intends to release a digital camera loaded with Google’s Android OS, so it basically does everything a smartphone would do, just without the phone… read more YG insights

 

Recent News

ZTE's first-half profit slumps 68% amid weaker gear market (Fierce Wireless, Aug. 22, 2012)
Verizon vacation blackout indicates new iPhone will launch Friday, Sept. 21 (Tech Crunch, Aug. 22, 2012)
MetroPCS teases Galaxy S3, additional phones (CNET, Aug. 21, 2012)
 
 

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