An old one
Emerging? Heck, this is booming.
Gosh, I wish I were a mobile service provider in India at the moment. Would be really fun.
The boom in India's mobile telephony market is loud and clear, with the country adding a record 7.34 million new subscribers in June.
The monthly additions were the highest ever for the country, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said Wednesday. This followed the addition of 6.57 million new subscribers in May.
"He's a cat with an uncanny instinct for death," said Dr. David M. Dosa, assistant professor at the Brown University School of Medicine and a geriatric specialist. "He attends deaths. He's pretty insistent on it."
Not that I am one to follow such news. But, co-worker (and amazing industry watcher) Peter B tells me that Moto and Nokia have been the top two for the past 13 years.
Wow. Now that's interesting.
Following the recently announced financial results for the second quarter recently announced by Motorola and Samsung Electronics, several analysts have come to conclusions that the South Korean-based electronics giant has left the U.S.-based Motorola behind in terms of cell phone shipments in the Q2 2007. Still, the world’s largest maker of handsets, Nokia, not only remains on top, but might become the biggest beneficiary of Motorola’s market share drop.
One more thing:
As we all know, this market share game can spin your head.
I remember in way back when, when I thought Sony-Ericsson would never dig themselves out of their hole and that LG and Samsung would blow everyone away. Where's LG? And Samsung really was looking sick recently.
I also thought Moto would never go down, for some black magic. It's about time! It's obscene how they managed a last gasp coasting due to the RAZR.
And does anyone remember Panasonic? How about Siemens, no BenQ, no Siemens, no, uh, whereditgo?
But these global market shares also hide a few things. Regional market shares mean a lot, too, like Moto in the US and China; Samsung in Korea and Pana in Japan; and, of course, Nokia in India and the US (what a contrast).
Better late than never, I've finally been able to take a peak at some of new things David Harper and gang have added to Winksite (see some stuff below, a follow link below for even more details).
Gotta say, pretty nifty.
Winksite is really good to begin with. I've written about it a lot over the past years (just look here). Winksite makes it really easy to create and manage mobile websites. WIth that as a basic, they have been adding small tweaks without destroying the main goal.
With this last release, they've added:
- Color schemes and backgrounds that work across a great variety of mobile devices and screens.
- Mobile sites with 100% valid XHTML code, fully compliant with W3C Mobile Web Standards (in addition to the usual WAP fare).
- A search engine optimization tool including a Google Mobile Sitemap for each site.
- Sony PSP, Nintendo DS Lite, and Apple iPhone optimized pages (adding to a long list of other supported devices - see link below).
Way to go, guys.
Winksite. Love the Mobile Web.
Winksite makes it easy to publish mobile Internet sites and build simple mobile connections via mobile phones. Winksite is the first standards compliant mobile Website builder that also includes RSS-driven content deployment and mobile-tuned community features such as forum, chat, and polls. This approach delivers fresh content, fast-loading screens, and universally accessible community features to you and your audience. The Winksite service is a free and fully hosted solution. No software install on your phone is necessary to view a Winksite powered mobile site. Learn more about how it works.
One platform. Many uses.
Use your mobile site as your personal podium to the world, a convenient mobile dashboard to all you find important or as a space to build and manage a mobile community. Create a mobile edition of your blog, journal or news service. Start a mobile chat room, forum or poll. Glue together your friends, feeds, and favorites into your own mobile personal portal. Organize an event or street team and spread the word on the where, when and why. Link SMS, QR Codes, mobile ads, or Twitter & Jaiku messages to a mobile destination where people can see and do more.
Simple to navigate. Simple to use.
Each Winksite benefits from thousands of hours of fresh research, user testing and community feedback From it’s simple, channel-based structure, to it’s universal “Main Menu” link, Click-to-call dialing options, and easy to use community features - each mobile site you launch comes bundled with a pleasurable mobile experience.
I usually don't appreciate being tagged, but it's from Darla, so it's hard to ignore. I will share things relevant in this context (see random item 7). Also, this is a good time, as you will see below.
In any case, I'll post the rules, though I might have to ignore a few (sorry for being a spoil-sport, but it'll be evident below, why).
* We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
* Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
* People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
* At the end of your blog post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
* Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
1) Origins: My parents and I all come from different continents, and I have lived on all three of them. And I'm proud of it.
2) Interests: I am deep into my second career (maybe third), which all seem quite different from each other, but I do see a thread through them all.
3) Vices: I am addicted to writing. It's a compulsion. I have a ton of books I want to write and never got to write one last summer (though I wrote it all down in a concentrated version that seemed to purge the need to write the book). I am trying to do a writing project this summer, though, and actually have made some significant progress (that's a good sign).
4) Changes: I've lost my lust for gadgets. Yes! Or at least it seems that way. I'm more interested in the user.
5) Near future: I'm in the middle of some big things. And we're all excited.
6) Now thinking: This site is not about ME, but about some things I think of around the Mobile Lifestyle theme. It may continue that way, even as it wends away from the current topic to the topics that are now getting my attention. My publisher-self has been thinking hard about this site and where I want the writing to go, since I use this site also to be able to point folks to what I've been thinking. The Mobile Lifestyle still dominates my thoughts, but other threads are making their way in and I know it will soon dominate my thinking. I thoroughly enjoy all my readers coming by and discussing things, and I am thinking that maybe as I drift, I will hold everyone's attention, teaching them new things outside their field, interesting things, I hope. Let's see. I think this random nudge is a good time to voice these thoughts.
7) Now people: What's more, I am stressing more my 'first life' connections rather than my 'second life' connections and the conversations that arise in the real world, so I am increasingly tightening my attention channels (with regular 'attention purges' to borrow a phrase from Matt Jones). No offense, but it's really what fits my life best at the moment.
8) Tagging: Hence, I, myself, am leery of any threads that not only rope me in but make me bang my head to think of folks who would enjoy such a thread. So, in the interest of my sanity, I am flipping the last two rules above on their head to read:
* At the end of your blog post, ask eight people to tag themselves and list their names in the comments.
* Don't forget to leave them a comment, thanking them for tagging themselves and leaving a trackback on your blog.
So, eight of you might feel inclined to post 8 random thoughts about you on your site. Be more creative than me. Just remember to leave a trackback here (I'll approve it as soon as possible) and a comment that you posted it so I can go read it too and leave a 'thank you'.