Mobile Morning Coffee (12/07/11)

The most relevant mobile stories from the past 24 hours, for Wednesday, December 7th, 2011. Served with cream and two sugars.

Today: Verizon blocks Google Wallet from the Galaxy Nexus, the Android Market races towards 10 billion downloads, and RIM just can’t catch a break.

Basis Triumphes Over RIM In Name Dispute, BBX Is Now BlackBerry 10 (via TechCrunch)
RIM continues to demonstrate that it just can’t catch a break.

Android Market races to 10 billion downloads (via GigaOM)
Google’s mobile application store is now up to 1 billion downloads a month.

Verizon Blocks Google Wallet From the Galaxy Nexus (via Mashable)
According to Bloomberg, Verizon will allow Google Wallet to run on the flagship Android 4.0 device once it is able to find a balance between “the best security and user experience.”

Evernote Launches Two New iPhone Apps: ‘Food’ And ‘Hello’ (via TechCrunch)
Adding two more apps to the glutted ‘personal journal’ segment.

Apple on track for record quarter thanks to strong iPhone debut (via GigaOM)
Canaccord’s T. Michael Walkley bumps his sales estimate of Apple’s smartphone from 29 million up to 30.5 million for the quarter.

Siri, Why Can’t You Understand Me? (via Fast Company)
Siri still struggles with accents. When, and how, will it get better?

Kids: The next big thing for iOS apps and accessories (via GigaOM)
A case for why Apple won’t just be the device-maker of the future; it’ll be a toy-maker on par with the likes of Hasbro and Mattel, too.

Flipboard Re-engineers Itself for the iPhone (via Mashable)
Flipboard has streamlined its signature tile format into a single stack, which users can move through not by swiping right to left, but from top to bottom.

Google+ To Take On Foursquare With Upcoming “Check-in Offers” Feature (via TechCrunch)
Unraveling the Google+ check-in mess.

Starbucks Mobile App Does Good Business, But When Will They Double Down? (via TechCrunch)
Analyzing when Starbucks will align with a universal mobile payment system.




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