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What you need to know: This weblog captures key data points about the global telecoms industry. I use it as an electronic notebook to support my work for Pringle Media.

Friday, December 31, 2010

SKT's App Store Generates 100 million Downloads

South Korean mobile operator SK Telecom said its customers have downloaded 100 million apps from its T-Store mobile application store, which has attracted 4.8 million registered users since its launch in September 2009, news agency Yonhap reports. The store offers about 76,000 apps for smartphones running Android or Windows Mobile, and some basic mobile phone models, according to the report. source: Telecompaper

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Solid Start for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft said that mobile phone manufacturers sold more than 1.5 million handsets running its new Windows Phone 7 operating system in the six weeks after the software was launched. Microsoft said that sales met its expectations. source: Microsoft interview

Friday, December 17, 2010

RIM's Revenues Rocket 40%

RIM said that its revenue in the quarter ending November 27 rose 40% year-on-year to 5.49 billion US dollars, as smartphone shipments grew 40% to 14.2 million. The revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 82% for devices, 15% for service, and 3% for software and other revenue.

RIM forecast that its revenue for the quarter ending February 26, 2011 will in the range of 5.5 billion to 5.7 billion dollars, compared with 4.08 billion dollars in the same quarter a year ago. That would amount to a year-on-year rise of between 35% and 40%. source: RIM statement