Mobile Morning Coffee (12/09/11)

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

Today: The iPhone and iPad are banned in Germany, the Galaxy Tab is unbanned from Australia, and the Nook Tablet passes the one million mark.

Barnes & Noble Has Shipped One Million Nook Tablets, Industry Report States (via TechCrunch)
The other budget Android tablet proves that it’s nothing to sneeze at.

Google Currents: First Impressions Of Google’s Flipboard Competitor (via TechCrunch)
While Currents has been discussed as a Flipboard competitor, this initial release has relatively little integration with social networks like Twitter and Facebook, which are Flipboard’s bread and butter.

Android, BlackBerry users want Apple’s iPad over like-branded tablets, study finds (via BGR)
A recent survey of 2,500 respondents conducted by market research firm Maritz Research found that 53% of BlackBerry users identified the iPad as their tablet of choice, and only 8.5% said the BlackBerry PlayBook would be their preference.

App Store Rewind: Apple’s Top Apps of 2011 (via Mashable)
Days after Instagram states that an Android version is top priority, it wins best iPhone app of 2011.

Sunday Night Is Most Popular Time to Download Android Apps (via Mashable)
Android posted a series of infographics on Thursday with impressive app stats to celebrate its 10 billionth download from the Android Market.

Samsung to beat Apple to market with Retina-resolution tablet in February (via BGR)
BGR claims that Samsung is set to launch an 11.6-inch tablet running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich next year, most likely to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February.

Gogobot Partners With Flipboard To Turn Your Travel Photos Into A Digital Magazine (via TechCrunch)
In which a travel startup leverages the social fire hose to differentiate itself.

Apple loses appeal in Australian Galaxy Tab case (via GigaOM)
Samsung’s victory means that it can now officially start selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia in time for the holidays.

Will 1B HTML5 phones change the mobile app economy? (via GigaOM)
As HTML5 gains functionality, and an overall larger userbase, could today’s native apps simply be a stepping stone to pure HTML5 software in the future?

Sales of Apple’s iPhone, iPad banned by German court (via BGR)
A ruling handed down on Friday by the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany could see sales of Apple’s iOS devices banned across Europe.

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