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Posts Tagged ‘mobile data’

Could WhatsApp soon be as big as SMS?

sms old phoneThe eventual death of the text message, or SMS has been discussed for years now. And is it any wonder, with smartphone sales booming and mobile data skyrocketing?

The demise of SMS would indeed be bad news for the phone companies since revenues for text messages were $128 billion in 2011. Instant Messages (IM), on the other hand, are free and just keep increasing in popularity.

In 2011 we concluded that the volume of SMS was still growing around the world, but the rate of increase was slowing down. Now we are back with new numbers, showing that relatively soon, WhatsApp (one of the more popular IM-services) alone could be as big as SMS.

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Pingdom Podcast #3

Pingdom’s Mobile Podcast is a weekly show about Internet, web, and mobile stuff.

In this show we get some updates on the progress of the Carbon Twitter app for Windows Phone, we discuss Intel coming back to smartphones, and Saleh picks a bone with some iOS fanboys criticizing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. He has a chance to explain himself.

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Pingdom Mobile Podcast #2

Pingdom’s Mobile Podcast is a weekly show about Internet, web, and mobile stuff.

In this show we are joined by Erik Pettersson from Improove.se and we talk to him about the mashup between Google Analytics and Pingdom he has created. Erik also joins us for a chat about some of the things that have been introduced at this year’s CES in Las Vegas.

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Pingdom Mobile Podcast #1

Pingdom’s Mobile Podcast is a weekly show about Internet, web, and mobile stuff. In this show we covered a number of topics, including The mobile web in numbers, Symbian is still top mobile OS, Apple’s App Store generates 6x the revenue of Android Market in the US, Ice Cream Sandwich & General Android post-ICS? End of Fragmentation?, Unmodified Holo theme now a requirement for devices with Android Market access, RIM PlayBook Now Available for $199 in the US, and more.

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