Mobile Morning Coffee – PlayBook OS 2.0 is out + $199 Nook goes after Kindle Fire


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

RIM’s PlayBook starts its second life today (via GigaOM)
Research In Motion delivered a major software update for its PlayBook tablet on Tuesday with the release of PlayBook OS 2.0.

Research, no motion: How the BlackBerry CEOs lost an empire (via The Verge)
The Verge publishes an in-depth timeline of Research In Motion the day that PlayBook OS 2.0 drops.

A $199 Nook Tablet takes aim at Amazon’s Kindle Fire (via GigaOM)
The lower-priced model is nearly identical to the current $249 Nook Tablet; the only differences are internal as the slate has half of the memory and storage of the current model.

Flurry: Mobile Ads Still Get The Short Straw In Brand Spend; Women Driving eCPMs (via TechCrunch)
There may be more money being pumped into mobile ads, but it’s still nowhere near matching the amount of time people spend on mobile, and nowhere near what brands are investing in other mediums like TV, online and even print.

The Carriers Are Stuck In The Innovator’s Dilemma. Just Don’t Tell Them That. (via PandoDaily)
In order to profit from the boom, the carriers need to open up their networks to innovation. The challenge is that doing so goes counter to a century of business success — the innovator’s dilemma in action.

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  • Holly crap that article by The Verge was soo long I think I wrote half my morning off. Good read though!

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