May 20, 2011
There were a variety of mobile news stories this week surrounding Android and Apple, as well as surprise numbers from RIM, makers of the new Blackberry Playbook. Read on to see which stories we found the most interesting.
Intel will get inside smartphones by 2012 – VentureBeat
Intel announced that they will be making chips for smartphones by 2012, a big step for a company primarily rooted in desktops, laptops and netbooks.
Playbook outsells Motorola Xoom – VentureBeat
Despite being late to the market, Research in Motion’s Blackberry Playbook has actually outsold the Motorola Xoom, selling 250,000 units in its first month.
Android market share is double that of iOS – Gartner
428 million mobile devices were sold in the first quarter, a 19% increase from the year before. In addition, Android has nearly doubled its lead over iOS in market share.
Youngsters will be the Catalyst of Mobile Payment Adoption – MobileCrunch
With the rise of near-field communication (NFC) technologies, its predicted that youngsters will lead the charge in adoption.
ngmoco Acquires Rough Cookie – TechCrunch
US-based mobile games developer ngmoco acquired long time partner Rough Cookie.