We talk to Howard Berg and Naomi Lurie of Gemalto about financial services on mobile phones, covering everything from security concerns to mobile banking and contactless payments.
Handset manufacturer Nokia, which is expected to reveal its first Windows Phone devices at Nokia World in London next week, has published financial results for the third quarter of 2011.
Overall net sales fell to 8.98 billion Euro, down 13% on the previous year, with the company making a loss for the quarter.
Manhattan Research has found that 26% of adults in the USA have used their mobile phones for health information or health-related tools in the past 12 months.
Its new Cybercitizen Health U.S. 2011 study, which surveyed over eight thousand adults, shows that the ‘mobile health population’ has more than doubled in the last 12 months. In 2010, just 12% of consumers conducted health activities on their mobile phones.
eBay has reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2011.
Revenue was up 32% year-on-year to $3.0 billion (£2.6 billion), with net income up to $490.5 million.
Mark Bridge writes:
With Hallowe’en just around the corner, thoughts turn to the departed... and it would be easy to think that the market for feature phones is in the technological graveyard. After all, Sony Ericsson has recently said it’ll be dropping feature phones from its product range in 2012. But perhaps the battle of feature phone vs smartphone isn’t over yet.