Infographic on iPhone Popularity vs. others


BillShrink has created an awesome looking infographic that puts many facts about the iPhone into perspective. Although, it looks like Apple’s overall share in the mobile phone market is still very low compared to giants such as Nokia and Samsung, but what counts is net profit.

Apple is squeezing more profit from its 2% than Nokia from its 40%. So no, Apple is not concerned at all. I don’t think Apple is concerned about its 2% overall market share. They’ve chosen a niche – and the most profitable one at that – and absolutely nailed it. Read more of this post

Will the sexy American blonde bombshell save the Finnish Nokia?


After losing their ground to iPhone and Android-based devices for the past two years or so, Nokia, the world’s largest cellphone manufacturer is betting on Pamela’s tits and ass to sell their Nokia N8? The Finnish wireless company has hired her to promote their N8 smartphone. I guess we  find out next month when the company will release the phone on September 30. Read more of this post

Is the Honeymoon Period Over for iPhone?



Looks like Facebook is not the only thing we are getting addicted to. Our addiction to smartphones is certainly becoming as important. Their shipments jumped 43% year-over-year to 60 million units globally in the second quarter of 2010 and handset shipments grew by 13% in the quarter to 308 million, according to the Strategy Analytics. And no! they weren’t all iPhone. Others have been also kicking ass taking names! Read more of this post

Android is kicking Ass taking Names


ComScore released its May numbers for U.S. smartphone owners over the age of 13 yesterday. According to comScore, 49.1 million Americans owned a smartphone from February to the end of May, which is an 8.1 percent increase from the previous three-month period ending in February.

All other major smartphone OS platforms, including Palm, Microsoft, RIM, and Apple, dipped while Android has grown significantly – rose 4 points from February to 13 percent.

RIM retains its lion’s share of the market with a 41.7 percent share that saw a small drop of 0.4 points from February. Apple slipped 1 point to 24.4 percent while Microsoft dropped 1.9 points to 13.2 percent. Rounding out the top five was Palm, which dropped 0.6 points to 4.8 percent. Read more of this post

PC still Rules


With all the hypes and buzzes about smartphones , macs, and tablets, it doesn’t look like PCs go anywhere anytime soon. According to market researcher Gartner, Worldwide PC shipments this year are projected to increase 22 percent from a year ago to 376.6 million units, while spending is expected to rise 12 percent to $245.4 billion.

Microsoft says it has sold more than 100 million licenses for Windows 7 since the software came out in October, making it the company’s fastest-selling PC operating system. In contrast, Apple and other makers of tablet devices will ship an estimated 10 million of the devices this year.

Intel Corp. executives assert that the rise of portable computers has reinvigorated PC sales. Instead of one desktop a household, there can now be one portable computer for each person in a home. The chip giant says netbooks — the small, low-priced relative of laptop computers — have sold more quickly in the past two years than the iPhone, iPod or other recently released high-tech products.

Nor do Apple products dominate their markets. The Macintosh accounted for less than 4% of global PC sales in 2009, while its share of smartphone operating system stood at 14.4%, in third place in a market led by Nokia Corp., with 46.9%, Gartner said.

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Best Qtr for Smartphones since 2006 and that’s just the Beginning


Thanks to the launch of iPhone in 2007, it looks like the year 2010 is going to be a great year for smartphones. According to the technology research firm, Gartner, sales of the smartphones hit 54 million in Q1 of 2010 alone, an increase of 49%.

Gartner said the first quarter had been the strongest ever for smartphone sales since way back in 2006, which indicates people are finally starting to emerge from two years of economic hardship. Indeed, according to the figures, smartphones made up some 17.3% of all handset sales last quarter up 13.6% over Q1 2009.

Google’s Android operating system seems to have caused quite a shake-up and won a victory against rival Microsoft, pipping the Redmond software giant to the post and snatching fourth place in the smartphone operating system hierarchy. Read more of this post

HP Vs Vagina over Palm – HP Wins


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Elias Shams
I guess Vagina is not as powerful as I thought it would be.

Referring to one of my latest post about the Vagina effect on Palm, HP just announced that it would acquire smartphone maker Palm, in a deal valued at $1.2 billion.

Under the terms, HP will pay about $5.70 per share for Palm, whose stock price closed at $4.64 on Tuesday. read more…

Android killed iPhone in Web Traffic


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Elias Shams
According to the latest data from mobile ad network AdMob, mobile Web traffic generated by users of mobile devices running Google’s Android operating system was greater than traffic from Apple iPhone users in March in the U.S., TechCrunch reported.

Android accounted for 46% of U.S. mobile Web traffic in March, compared with 39% for the iPhone — although international traffic figures show the iPhone on top with 46% to Android’s 22% of market share.

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Vagina Effect Hits Palm


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Elias Shams
We witnessed how Vagina brought down the most powerful men in the world including our beloved former president, Bill Clinton, the former NY Governor, Elliot Spitzer , the former golf champ, Tiger Woods, and more to be brought down :-) We, men are not the only thing Vagina can bring down. She is even bringing down once known as the coolest gadget and the only smartphone on the planet, Palm.

Palm Smartphone

Just yesterday, I blogged about a recent survey of women dating men based on their smartphones. Those men with Palm were so at the bottom of the list to be desirable by chicks :-( which might explain why HTC also rejected them as their strong potential acquirer.

Poor old Palm has been desperately looking for a buyer for a while. Even after going cap in hand to all the world’s major handset makers, the firm still can’t seem to find a solid buyer. read more…

Digital Media Wire Honors “25 Executives in Digital Entertainment” – one from Washington, DC

Congratulation Rohit Bhargava!

Digital Media Wire will honor Rohit and 24 other executives to watch in Digital Entertainment at a reception for industry leaders and members of the press at the 3rd Annual Digital Media Insider @ CES at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on January 8. I was told there will be a special guests too. The honorees will be profiled online and will be recognized in a special January feature on the DMWmedia website.

I met Rohit over a year ago during the Social Media Outlook event hosted by Washington based Potomac Tech Wire in Ritz Carlton, Tyson Corner. He is SVP, Digital Strategy & Marketing, Washington, DC based Ogilvy 360 Digital Influence. He is also Author of the book “Personality Not Included”. His book is really fun to read. It is about the secret how to make your company more authentic regardless of your position and the size of the company with tons of examples. You can buy his book on Amazon.

Those of you not familiar with Digital Media Wire, they are an events, news, and publishing company inthe digital entertainment & media industry since May 2000.

If interested to request press registration, start here.

Here is the complete list of 2010 honorees:
David Anderman, General Counsel, Lucasfilms
Rob Barnett, Founder & CEO, My Damn Channel
Rio Caraeff , President & CEO, VEVO
Kevin Conroy, President, Univision Interactive Media
• Allen DeBevoise, Chairman & CEO, Machinima Inc.
Denzyl Feigelson, CEO, AWAL (Artists Without a Label)
• Ashley Fenwick-Naditch, Producer, Sesame Workshop
• Kristin Frank, General Manager, MTV.com and VH1.com
• Ed Leonard, CTO, DreamWorks
• Zahavah Levine, Chief Counsel, YouTube
• Mitch Lowe, CEO, redbox
• Robb McDaniels, Founder, President & CEO, INGrooves
• Tero Ojanpera, EVP, Services, Nokia
• Jean-Briac Perrette, President, Digital and Affiliate Distribution and Content Distribution Strategy, NBC Universal
• Mark Pincus, CEO & Founder, Zynga
• John Pleasants, CEO, Playdom
• Nanea Reeves, SVP, EA Online Group
Rohit Bhargava, SVP, Digital Strategy & Marketing, Ogilvy 360 Digital Influence / Author, Personality Not Included
• Avner Ronen, CEO, Boxee
• Richard Rosenblatt, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Demand Media
• Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
• David Straus, Co-Founder & CEO, Withoutabox (IMDB, an Amazon company)
• Robert Tercek, President, Digital Media, OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network)
• Phil Wiser, Co-Founder, Chairman & President, Sezmi
• Philip Yun, CEO, NHN USA

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