1.7 billion people got a new handset last year. What happens to the old ones? Seven million of them were reused and renewed by eRecyclingCorps. “If subsidies are the drugs of the mobile industry, then incentivized device recycling is the methadone,” says Dave Edmondson, CEO of eRecyclingCorps.
Guest Post The mobile industry has clearly shifted to the U.S., but it has also led to a rise in European mobile app development.
Guest Post With some 70,000 visitors in Barcelona this week for the Mobile World Congress, the tone is being set for the next phase of the dynamic mobile telecommunications industry.
One way of getting a handle on the mobile industry’s trends is to look at how the floor space at Mobile World Congress gets divided up.
If you’re at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, you’ve got to balance late-night parties and early-morning meetings.
The company is adapting its GameTanium Mobile service to smart TVs.
The Mozilla Foundation announced a greatly expanded lineup of hardware and carrier partners for its upcoming HTML-based Firefox OS yesterday at Mobile World Congress.
T-Mobile has revealed that it will exclusively offer the Windows 8 powered Nokia 521 device on its 4G network in the U.S. T-mobile has yet to announce availability and pricing but the 521 is expected to go on the market in late Spring or early summer.
Intel’s new Atom chips will have twice the computing power and three times the graphics of last year’s model.
Our correspondent arrives in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2013, and finds things have changed.
Editor’s Pick Here’s a framework for making sense of the flood of mobile news coming out of Barcelona.
Can Immersion convince gadget makers to add more sense of touch to their devices?
The Tegra 4i has 60 graphics cores, five processor cores, and an integrated LTE modem for high-performance smartphones.
Wouldn’t you like to carry around a worldphone?
Guest Post Mobile payments is a sector on the cusp of exploding. The Nilson Report recently found that 73 percent of smartphone owners have used their device while shopping, yet only 2 percent claim to have used a mobile wallet or made an in-app purchase. At last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, I saw a swathe of companies hoping to claim a piece of the pie.
Guest Post Mobile advertising and marketing companies have turned out in droves this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Their large presence is telling of just how much mobile content is ad-supported. eMarketer predicts that ad-supported content will account for almost a third of mobile revenues by 2015 to over $1 billion. It’s a hot topic in the telecoms world right now, buoyed by Facebook’s intention to feature mobile ads in the very near future.
Gameloft, one of the largest mobile game publishers, has agreed to publish games on Intel’s new Atom-based smartphones and tablets.
Sony Mobile president Bert Nordberg showing off the new Xperia phones
Twitter, according to CEO Dick Costolo, needs to be like indoor plumbing: simple, instantly useful and always present. Twitter users should not have to relearn an interface when they switch between devices. To this end, the company is pursuing deep integrations with various mobile OEMs and carriers
Intel Capital announced today that it has invested $26 million into six companies across the mobile hardware, software and applications markets.
Now here’s a cool demonstration of some possible integration between Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 and its Kinect motion gaming controller: using a phone to throw balls at gamers playing the Rally Ball game on the Xbox 360.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system will be getting multitasking later this year with an interface that looks like a direct copy of Palm’s (now HP’s) WebOS platform.
On stage at the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona yesterday, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop (pictured right) announced that the company’s first priority now, after partnering with Microsoft to use Windows Phone 7 on its devices, is to beat Android.