Mobile Morning Coffee (01/09/12)

The most relevant mobile stories from the past 24 hours, served with cream and two sugars.

Today: In which CES is nigh and makes most other news irrelevant.

BlackBerry PlayBook’s Next OS Plays To RIM’s Strengths: Email, Calendar, Productivity (via TechCrunch)
Matt Burns of TechCrunch says PlayBook 2.0 is what PlayBook 1.0 should have been.

Barnes & Noble Discounts, Gives Away NOOKs With 1-Year Subscriptions To NYT, PEOPLE (via TechCrunch)
In which Barnes & Noble follows the advice we gave to RIM.

Rumor Patrol: Apple’s Juicy 2012 Plans (via Fast Company)
Apple to release 5 different octo-core iPads in 2012 and they’ll all be amazingly great. Or something.

Apple will continue to earn majority of app download revenue in 2012 (via BGR)
Apple will earn more than 53% of all mobile app download revenue this year, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics.

More than 50% of mobile phones sold this year will be 3G or 4G capable (via BGR)
The outlook will yield growth in the order of 8%, netting 1.67 billion handsets shipped worldwide by the end of 2012

Box: Mobile Adoption Is The Gateway Drug To The Cloud In The Enterprise (via TechCrunch)
Box found there was a 30x increase in the number of enterprise deployments that were mobile-driven in 2011.

When You Have To Buy Their Love, You’ve Lost (via TechCrunch)
Greg Kumparak contends that a $10 to $15 commission for retail sales people who sell Windows Phone handsets over Android or iOS is an admission of failure.

PayPal’s First In-Store, Brick And Mortar Mobile Payments Integration Is At Home Depot (via TechCrunch)
Basically, via the pilot customers (PayPal employees) are able to pay for items via their PayPal account at Home Depot’s point of sale systems.

IPhone breathing down the neck of Android in U.S. (via GigaOM)
In a CES telecom fact sheet, the research firm NPD Group said that iOS zoomed up to 43 percent of sales in October and November, compared to 26 percent in the third quarter.

Forget wireless bandwidth hogs, let’s talk solutions (via GigaOM)
Stacey Higginbotham suggests we rethink the network.

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