Mobile Morning Coffee (02/06/12)

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

 

Skin Scan wants to fight cancer using iPhones and big data (via GigaOM)
The app won’t diagnose any condition, but will visually point out abnormalities and will rate moles from low-risk to high-risk. It also refers users to nearby doctors.

Verizon begins testing new mobile payment solution (via BGR)
The product, which is currently in field testing, includes custom tailored applications and an Android-based point-of-sale solution for accepting payments. The applications will be available in Verizon’s Private Application Store for Business

How Apple conceived the iPhone (via GigaOM)
Instead of trying to speak the translation, you simply tap your phone to someone else’s and the translated text appears in their native language.

Nokia Hello: communicate via NFC with people you hate to speak with (via GigaOM)
It started not with specs, but with a call for an emotional connection.

Apple and Samsung to pull in 90% of smartphone profits in 2012, UBS says (via BGR)
In a report to clients earlier this week, UBS analyst Maynard Um lowered his full-year unit sales projections for cell phones to 1.69 billion from his earlier estimate of 1.7 billion units.

NPD: iPhone dominated in Q4, Android popularity grows among first-time buyers (via BGR)
A new report from market research firm The NPD Group suggests that the three best-selling smartphones in America last quarter were all iPhones.




About the author

Douglas Soltys

Douglas is the former Editor-In-Chief of Inside BlackBerry, BlackBerry Cool, and QuicklyBored, which he launched as a mobile gaming industry site. His knowledge of mobile and social media led him to a job at RIM (BlackBerry), where he got to travel the world and do lots of cool things. He is often left-handed, but rarely sinister.

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