The Linux-based First ELSE mobile device – a mobile phone that was being built by ELSE Mobile in partnership with Access Co. and Sharp Corporation – is no more. The phone was unveiled in November 2009 and was exhibited at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. (Click here to listen to our February podcast interview with Amir Kupervas, CEO of ELSE Mobile).
In this week's edition of The Fonecast we discuss the reported problems surrounding the launch of the Apple iPhone 4 – and we take a look at the rest of the week's industry news, from mobile TV and roaming charges to Symbian and Android. In addition, there's a visit to Good Technology to learn more about its mobile email service.
A report today from comScore reveals that iPhone owners consume more mobile media than people with other handsets. (Admittedly some might argue it's not much of a revelation because the iPhone has been designed for this purpose).
The Apple iPhone has just 4% market share in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy, although iPhone users represent 12% of all mobile media users. comScore's report says 94% of iPhone owners use mobile media, 87% use applications and 85% browse the mobile internet. The average for all smartphones is 65% mobile media, 53% web browsing and 53% app usage.