Mobile Morning Coffee (02/01/12)

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


T-Mobile now selling Square credit card payment systems in retail stores (via BGR)
It seems like every week there is a new Square partnership story. Time will tell if this deal attracts the small business owners Square is looking for.

Most mobile daily deal users are from high-income households, study finds (via BGR)
According to new data from comScore, 36.5% of U.S. phone owners who are signed up for a daily deal service have an annual income of more than $100,000.

Why buy the latest smartphone when you can lease it? (via GigaOM)
TMNG Global, a consulting and strategy firm that works with all the major carriers, is introducing the first mobile device leasing program in the U.S., which will allow operators to offer no-money-down one-year leases for handsets to their best customers.

Petitions Demand Apple Improve Foxconn Conditions (via Mashable)
One petition, created on, asks that Apple “protect workers making iPhones in Chinese factories.” It has already amassed 150,000 of the 200,000 signatures it hopes to gain. Launches Android Tablet App (via TechCrunch)
This new app, available in the Android Market, will work specifically for 9 and 10 inch Android tablets running Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich.

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