Mark Bridge writes:
No-one really likes an anticlimax. That was my biggest complaint about the launch of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7. Plenty of potential, a nice new interface – but nothing much that wasn’t being done elsewhere.
Intel and Orange have announced an agreement that'll see Orange multimedia services on a number of mobile devices that include Intel's Atom processor and the new MeeGo software platform. These devices will range from smartphones to tablets and netbooks.
Yves Maitre, senior vice-president of devices for the Orange Group, said "75% of our customer base has yet to embrace the mobile internet. With the increasing number of phones and operating systems for customers to choose from, it is our role to make sure our customer’s journey into this richer mobile multimedia environment is simple and easy."
The number of business users accessing cloud-based applications from mobile devices will rise to more than 130 million by 2014, according to Juniper Research.
It says the Apple iPhone and Apple's App Store can take credit for boosting the market for connected enterprise apps, with the number of enterprise apps increasing and apps becoming more attractive.
While most cloud-based application revenue over the next five years is expected to come from enterprise applications, consumer applications will generate more than a quarter of the anticipated $9.5 billion (£5.9 billion) revenue by 2014.
Basingstoke-based mobile ticketing specialist Trinity Mobile has seen its highest-ever year-on-year growth for the delivery of mobile boarding passes to airline passengers. In 2009 it recorded over 600,000 mobile boarding passes being sent to passengers via mobile text messages, up from just 50,000 in 2008. Trinity Mobile says the 1200% year-on-year increase was driven almost entirely by customer choice, with passengers simply choosing to receive a bar-coded mobile boarding pass instead of printing details at home.