Watch out for the international sales of low-price mobile phones next year. That’s the message from Pyramid Research.
It says the number of handsets sold around the world will grow by around 8% in 2011, with more than 1.4 billion devices sold in total.
ABI Research says over 11% of mobile devices sold will offer 3D technology by 2015. That’s a combination of smartphones, notebooks, mobile internet devices and portable game players.
The Mobile Marketing Association has launched an initiative to develop a “comprehensive set of mobile privacy guidelines” that’ll be available alongside the trade organisation’s Global Code of Conduct. It says there’s a growing need for marketers and consumers to have a transparent, accepted understanding as to how information is collected and used for mobile marketing.
It’s reported that the Indian Department of Telecommunications has told Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices to close all 3G services that can’t be monitored.
The Symbian Foundation’s transformation from a non-profit organisation responsible for the development of the Symbian platform to a licensing body is underway, with the foundation’s public websites closing this week and open access to the Symbian source code removed.