Mobile Morning Coffee (12/30/11)

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

Today: Mobile apps surpass mobile web, iPad 3 rumours, RIM continues its free fall.

RIM’s Share of the U.S Smartphone Market Slips Again (via AllThingsD)
For the three-month period ending in November, RIM’s share of U.S. smartphone subscribers fell to 16.6 percent from 19.7 percent.

Apple reportedly using new display tech for iPad 3 (via GigaOM)
Supply chain reports released Friday indicate that Apple will opt for indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) instead of in-plane switching (IPS) display panels for its upcoming iPad 3. The change would provide benefits in terms of energy consumption, cost reduction and improved resolution.

Nearly 40% Of Facebook Users Are Mobile App Users (via TechCrunch)
According to new data from Benedict Evans for Enders Analysis, the number of monthly active users of Facebook’s mobile apps recently passed the 300 million mark.

Verizon explains its string of LTE outages (via GigaOM)
All three outages were caused by problems in Verizon’s service delivery core — in telecom-speak called the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) — which replaces the old signaling architectures used in 2G and 3G networks.

Mobile users lean toward apps over browsers (via GigaOM)
ComScore said that 44.9 percent of people used apps in November, compared to 44.4 percent who used a browser. That appears to mark the first time since comScore started noting mobile content usage that app usage has surpassed browser usage.

Samsung Ships 1 Million Galaxy Note Phablets (via TechCrunch)
The success of the 5.3 inch Galaxy Note shows that mobile device sizes are still not a set entity in consumers’ minds.

A look at the average Android user [infographic] (via BGR)
Ever wonder what the average Android user may look like? Pretty normal, apparently.

Verizon to charge $2 single bill payment fee beginning next month (via BGR)

Looking back at 2011: HP kills, revives and then open sources webOS (via BGR)
What doesn’t kill you only makes you open source.

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