Mobile Morning Coffee (12/12/11)

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

Today: Web OS lives as an open source project, ISIS selects Gemalto for their NFC wallet, and the iPad 3 is rumoured due by April.

HP: WebOS Is Now an Open Source Project (via Mashable)
Next steps include engaging with the open-source community to define the WebOS open source charter and develop a plan for how that will be governed. It will likely run under an Apache-style license.

Why Apple Is Winning the Mobile Video Format War … For Now (via Mashable)
Due to the popularity of iOS, many tool vendors and even competing platforms are starting to support Apple’s homegrown streaming protocol, HTTP Live Streaming (HLS).

The $99 TouchPad Sale Overwhelms Ebay As Consumers Snatch Up The Discontinued Tablet (via TechCrunch)
The latest TouchPad fire sale proves that the sweet spot for non-Apple tablets is much lower.

Justice Department Wants To Postpone AT&T/T-Mobile Antitrust Case (via TechCrunch)
The new request could mean that AT&T and T-Mobile will be locked up in legal proceedings for even longer than they had hoped.

Indonesian Government Threatens BlackBerry Services Over “Security Reasons” (via TechCrunch)
In which Indonesia gets pissed at RIM for putting its data center in neighbouring Singapore.

Tablet Zero (via TechCrunch)
Tablet ex nihilo and the debate between Apple and Samsung.

Isis selects Gemalto to manage mobile payments for NFC wallet (via GigaOM)
The deal means Gemalto will manage the secure element on Isis phones, overseeing the transfer of payment credentials from banks and payment services to the Isis wallet application on phones.

Google chairman: We don’t work with or support Carrier IQ (via BGR)
Eric Schmidt slams Carrier IQ as a ‘keylogger’ during a conference on internet freedom at the Hague.

iPad 3 said to launch in March or April (via BGR)
Meanwhile, 14 to 15-million iPad 2s are set to be manufactured throughout the fourth quarter.

Facebook tops Google’s own offerings to become most popular Android app (via BGR)
It appears that having an app that actually works can make a world of difference.




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