Mobile Morning Coffee (11/28/11)

By on November 28, 2011

Mobile Morning Coffee

The most relevant mobile stories from the past 72 hours, served with cream and two sugars.

Black Friday Mobile Payments Up 516% (via ReadWriteWeb)
New data from PayPal shows there was a 371% increase in the number of customers shopping on their mobile devices.

Amazon and Facebook Have Become Unwitting Platform Evangelists for Android (via ReadWriteWeb)
A look at how Google makes money off of Android.

Amazon: Kindles Are Flying Off The Shelves (But We’re Still Not Sharing Numbers) (via TechCrunch)
According to the company, it was the “best Black Friday ever” for the Kindle family, with Kindle sales “increasing 4x over last year”.

The Kindle Fire, What Is It Good For? (via TechCrunch)
Erick Schonfeld says the Kindle Fire is kid-tested, and mother-approved.

Panasonic To Start Selling Android Phones In Europe (And Possibly The US) (via TechCrunch)
The Nikkei is reporting that the company is currently trying to strike a deal with a major telco in Europe to bring smartphones (Android handsets) to the continent.

iPhone 4S propels Apple back to growth in U.K. smartphones (via GigaOM)
Apple won an impressive 42.8 percent of all U.K. smartphone sales in October, based largely on the introduction of the iPhone 4S.

Bump’s David Lieb: “Stop Thinking & Just Go Build It” (via TechCrunch)
A TechCrunch Founder Stories interview with Bump’s co-founder (part three of three).

Microsoft: “Microsoft Has Had [Voice Control] In Windows Phones For A Year” (via TechCrunch)
In an interview with Forbes Magazine, Microsoft’s Craig Mundie comes to the defence of the smartphone platform no one uses.

Ice Cream Sandwich Coming to LG and Sony Ericsson Smartphones (via Mashable)
Android OS 4.0 is coming to the Optimus 2X, Optimus Black, Optimus 3D, Optimus LTE and Xperia line of phones.

5 Reasons the AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Is as Good as Dead (via Mashable)
Although really only three were necessary.




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