Mobile Morning Coffee (12/29/11)

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

Today: Amazon sells 4M Kindles in December, Apple’s App Store gives away 5M apps in November, RIM had 6M problems in 2011.

Apple’s App Store tops 5M free downloads per day in November (via GigaOM)
That’s a 15 percent increase over the same stat as measured in October, when the App Store saw 4.91 million downloads per day among the top-ranked free apps.

Amazon: We Sold Over 4 Million Kindle Devices This Month; Gifting Of E-Books Up 175 Percent (via TechCrunch)
The Kindle family, including the Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch and Kindle, held the top three spots on Amazon’s best seller list, respectively.

Three models of iPad in January? Not very likely (via GigaOM)
DigiTimes’ source says Apple will do the unveiling on January 26 at iWorld, which is a new component of Macworld.

The iPad is the big winner in planned SMB tablet adoption (via GigaOM)
Among SMBs with fewer than 1,000 employees, 73 percent said they intended to buy tablets over the next 12 months, and most of those said they’d be buying iPads specifically.

How Mobile Games Are Sports Stars’ Newest Marketing Channel (via Mashable)
Why do so many sports fans want to help Chad Ochocinco catch a pigeon?

Does Microsoft Really Need A Windows Superphone? (via TechCrunch)
Does advanced hardware fix what Windows Phone needs?

HP reportedly tried to offload Palm assets for $1.2 billion (via BGR)
Among the companies approached by HP? Facebook.

Looking back at 2011: RIM on the ropes (via BGR)
Looking back on a year in which nothing went according to plan for RIM.

It’s real: British leader to get bespoke iPad app (via GigaOM)
The eventual product could be made publicly available as part of the British government’s program to increase transparency.

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