Mobile Morning Coffee (01/30/12)
The top mobile stories from the past 24 hours, served with cream and two sugars.
Tablet Shipments To Reach 383.3 Million By 2017, 46% In Emerging Markets (via TechCrunch)
According to new data from NPD, emerging markets are expected to account for up to 46% of worldwide shipments by 2017, up from the 36% share in 2011.
Analyst: China could bring 57M iPhone bump by 2013 (via GigaOM)
Currently, 20 percent of China Unicom (Apple’s official Chinese carrier) subscribers opt for the iPhone, so assuming similar adoption rates once iPhones make it to the other two carriers, Morgan Stanley expects at least 24 million new iPhone sales in 2013.
Yahoo Shuts Down 10 Mobile Apps, Says Its Going “Mobile First” (?) (via TechCrunch)
Sounds like a typical Yahoo move.
Games Decreasing In Popularity On Android, Entertainment Apps On The Rise (via TechCrunch)
Meanwhile, on iTunes, music and fitness apps have been seeing increased popularity, and utilities are decreasing.
In The Rush To Mobile, Don’t Ignore The Power Of The Web (via Fast Company)
It’s supposed to be “mobile first, web second” right?
Jon Rubinstein, Force Behind TouchPad, WebOS, Leaves HP: “We Ran Out Of Runway” (via Fast Company)
It’s hard to imagine that only about 19 months ago, HP acquired Palm for $1.2 billion.