Mobile software management company Red Bend Software has set a new company record for quarterly shipments. Its software, which allows mobile phones to be updated remotely, was embedded in 80 million handsets and other connected devices in the second quarter of 2010: a year-on-year increase of 77%. This means Red Bend’s products have now been shipped in 830 million devices.
New research from Berg Insight says the number of mobile subscribers using turn-by-turn navigation on their handsets grew by 57% percent year-on-year in the first half of 2010.
Mobile network operator Three UK has completed the first phase of its £400 million 3G network upgrade. It's added 4,900 'base stations' in the last three years, giving it a total of 12,400 sites and 3G coverage of almost 97% of the UK population.
Research commissioned by telecoms solutions provider OpenCloud says conventional voice call and text services remain the most heavily-used revenue-generating functions on mobile phones. It's warning network operators that the appetite for downloading apps appears to be over, with consumers preferring the built-in functionality of mobile phones and pre-loaded apps to downloaded applications.
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