Mobile Morning Coffee (12/22/11)

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

Today: Amazon opens up the Kindle Fire to competitors, analysts are actually increasing iPhone shipping estimates, and Senator Al Franken talks Carrier IQ.

Amazon Stops Hiding Competitors’ E-Reading Apps On The Kindle Fire (via TechCrunch)
E-reading apps from companies like Wattpad, Kobo, and Bluefire will now run on the Kindle Fire.

Japan’s Top 3 Mobile Carriers Agree To Support Global NFC Standard (via TechCrunch)
NTT Docomo, KDDI au, and SoftBank Mobile are trying to switch from the Nippon-only Osaifu Keitai system to the Type A and Type B NFC standards used globally.

Apple unlikely to secure Galaxy Tab 10.1N ban in Germany (via GigaOM)
The German courts have ruled that with the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, a version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 specific to Germany, Samsung “has moved away sufficiently from the legally protected design.”

Analyst boosts Q1 iPhone shipment estimates to more than 30 million units (via BGR)
Susquehanna originally expected Apple to ship 27.1 million iPhones during the quarter but has revised that figure up to 30.3 million units.

Flickr Updates Its iPhone App, But Where’s Flickr For iPad? (via TechCrunch)
What the hell is taking so long?

Will 2012 be any different for Intel’s mobile plans? (via GigaOM)
Intel is dying to break into the mobile market with their chipsets. Is 2012 the year it happens?

The Definitive Guide To HTML5: 14 Predictions For 2012 (via TechCrunch)
Ben Savage, founder of, a native Javascript and HTML5 platform for mobile game developers, invokes the little known Nostradamus tag.

No Boys Allowed: Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator Is Just For Women (via TechCrunch)
The program will start off small, offering two to five companies seed funding of $18,000, plus mentoring, support, and free office space in New York during the course of its three-month program.

T-Mobile USA and Motorola discuss Carrier IQ usage with senate (via BGR)
I prefer Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

The Verge Interview: Senator Al Franken on privacy, location tracking, and Carrier IQ (via The Verge)
The chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law says the mobile industry needs more consumer awareness and better consumer control.

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