Mobile Morning Coffee (11/18/11)

Mobile Morning Coffee

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

PC Hardware Makers Pulling Back On Tablet Manufacturing (via TechCrunch)
Manufacturers like Dell, Acer, and HP are building fewer tablet products in direct reaction to devices like the iPad,Kindle Fire, and Nook Tablet.

What Comes After The Kindle Fire? The Amazon Smartphone (via TechCrunch)
Citi analysts Mark Mahaney and Kevin Chang believe that an “Amazon smartphone may be coming next year.”

Tablet buyers look to Amazon over Samsung and others (via GigaOM)
13-percent of those polled by the Yankee Group intend to buy an Amazon tablet. The iPad was 46-percent.

Samsung Denies Apple’s Request For Records Of Service Calls Confusing Their Products (via TechCrunch)
The back and forth continues as to whom is stealing whose tablet and smartphone intellectual property.

Report: AdMob ads dominate in Android apps (via GigaOM)
Half of the top 1,000 apps in Android Market use an advertising SDK, and of those, 89-percent are using AdMob.

Yelp files for $100M initial public offering (via GigaOM)
San Francisco-based local reviews company pulls in a solid IPO based upon healthy growth, despite a reported net revenue loss of $9.56 million in 2010.

coffee time: market share vs profit (via minimally minimal)
Understanding the success of iOS and Android OS in terms of market share and profit.

Foursquare: The Second Inning (via Business Insider)
Why foursquare’s latest feature additions will allow them to double users in 2012 (but not in the way that you think).

Hands On: Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich (via PC Mag)
Hands-on with an international developer unit of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone running Android OS 4.0.

BlackBerry 7 sales already seen slowing, iPhone 4S and Android are bad news for RIM (via BGR)
Canaccord Genuity analyst Mike Walkley noted that RIM’s new smartphones are not faring well ahead of the holidays.

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