Mobile Morning Coffee (11/23/11)

Mobile Morning Coffee

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

Nokia Siemens Networks To Cut 17,000 Jobs, Writes Worst Press Release Headline Ever (via TechCrunch)
The company says it plans to reduce its operating expenses and production overheads by 1 billion euros by the end of 2013, compared to the end of this year.

Uh oh. Nokia Windows Phone sales estimates slashed (via GigaOM)
Instead of 2 million sales for this quarter, Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette is dropping expectations down to just 500,000 units.

AT&T-Mo what happens next? (via GigaOM)
The Federal Communications Commission has put up a roadblock to the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile merger by calling for an administrative hearing.

Amazon may move 12 million Kindle Fire tablets in 2012 (via BGR)
If Amazon can pull it off, it will manage to acquire 15% of the tablet market and roughly $3.2 billion in revenue.

iPhone 5 Expected to Have NFC, Help Propel Mobile Payments (via ReadWriteWeb)
The rumor mill drives onward following the launch of the iPhone 4S.

More than 50% of all smartphones will be NFC enabled in 2-3 years (via BGR)
According to Taiwanese phone makers, more than 50% of all smartphones will include NFC within the next 2-3 years.

More smartphones now sold in China than in U.S. (via GigaOM)
A new research note published by Strategy Analytics on Wednesday estimates that 23.9 million smartphones shipped in China during the third quarter of 2011.

How Mobile Has Changed The Music Industry (via Fast Company)
Fast Company says the opportunity is much larger than simply distributing music.

Here’s What Ice Cream Sandwich Looks Like on a Tablet (via Mashable)
Nvidia has released a promotional video of Ice Cream Sandwich running on an Asus Transformer Prime tablet.

1 in 3 Online Consumers Will Use a Tablet by 2014 (via ReadWriteWeb)
By the end of 2011, 33.7 million Americans will use a tablet at least once a month.

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