Sep 292012
 

The recent political turmoil has given FaceBook a lot of attention – after all, many popular uprisings have been started on FaceBook. This has caused mobile developers and operators to think about using FaceBook for marketing – the question is if this makes sense.

The Danish research firm StrandConsult has now provided us with an except of their analysus on why FaceBook is not well-suited to carrier marketing. Some of the points also apply to smaller houses, which is why the most important ones are right here:

2. Facebook boasts a “free” and open platform. This misleads operators to think that Facebook is an inexpensive medium for marketing. To control its costs and force companies to pay up, Facebook limits the distribution of a company’s message to its fan base, so only a fraction of the fans see the company’s posts. Facebook is not interested to talk to you unless you are already a major brand and are willing to invest hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in advertising. The dirty little secret about Facebook is that you have to pay to play.

7. Facebook doesn’t build brands; it reflects brands. The biggest brands on Facebook already have a large presence outside of Facebook, and they have large advertising/marketing budgets both online and offline. Almost no companies have been able to build a brand on Facebook from scratch.

10. Facebook can change its terms of service for any reason at any time and with no warning. These changes can have material and negative impacts to operators. One example was when Facebook announced its change to the Timeline format. All those tabs and apps the mobile operators developed, the mini-websites within Facebook so to speak, were made nearly invisible. . Collectively, companies spent hundreds of millions of dollars to customize their Facebook page, and thousands of independent Facebook developers and agencies sprung up in the process. With one announcement, Facebook effectively and instantly rendered operators’ investment on their platform worthless.

Did your company see success on FaceBook?

Sep 282012
 

When it comes to localizing applications, developers profit a lot from having access to top-lists for the various countries. Opera makes these available from time to time.

Of course, this list contains only J2ME-Capable devices (and the iPhone) – nevertheless, it could be more than useful for determining which locales to target:

Antigua and Barbuda

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. BlackBerry 8520
3. Nokia X2-01
4. Apple iPhone
5. Apple_iPod
6. BlackBerry 9700
7. BLU Magic
8. BLU
9. Motorola XT502
10. BlackBerry 9780

Argentina

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. Nokia 5130c
3. Nokia 2220s
4. Nokia C2-01
5. Nokia N8
6. Alcatel OT-802A
7. SonyEricsson E15a
8. Nokia X2-01
9. Samsung GT-I5500L
10. Samsung GT-S5830L

Bahamas

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. BlackBerry 8520
3. Apple iPhone
4. Nokia X2-01
5. Apple_iPod
6. SonyEricsson W800i
7. Apple iPad
8. Samsung GT-S5360L
9. BlackBerry 9800
10. BlackBerry 9550

Barbados

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. Alcatel OT-606
3. BlackBerry 8520
4. Nokia X2-01
5. Apple iPhone
6. Nokia 5130c
7. Nokia C2-01
8. SonyEricsson W200i
9. BlackBerry 9700
10. Nokia 2690

Belize

Top 10 handsets
1. Alcatel OT-800
2. Nokia C3-00
3. BlackBerry 8520
4. Alcatel OT-880
5. Nokia 2690
6. Nokia 2700c
7. Nokia 2730c
8. Alcatel OT-606
9. Apple iPhone
10. SonyEricsson W800i

Colombia

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. BlackBerry 8520
3. BlackBerry 9300
4. Samsung GT-S3350
5. Nokia 2220s
6. Samsung GT-S5830L
7. Nokia 5130c
8. Nokia C1-01
9. Samsung GT-S5260
10. Apple iPhone

Chile

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. LG T310
3. Samsung GT-I5500L
4. Samsung GT-S5570L
5. Samsung GT-S5830L
6. SonyEricsson E15a
7. LG P500h
8. LG P350g
9. BlackBerry 8520
10. Samsung GT-I9100

Costa Rica

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia 2730c
2. Nokia C2-01
3. Nokia C3-00
4. Nokia X3-02
5. Nokia 7230
6. SonyEricsson E15a
7. Nokia C1-01
8. Nokia 5130c
9. Nokia N8
10. Nokia 2690

Dominica

Top 10 handsets
1. BlackBerry 8520
2. Nokia C3-00
3. SonyEricsson W800
4. BlackBerry 9700
5. BlackBerry 8900
6. BlackBerry 9550
7. Nokia C3
8. BlackBerry 9300
9. Samsung SGHi600
10. BlackBerry 9000

Dominican Republic

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. BlackBerry 8520
3. Alcatel OT-802A
4. Apple iPhone
5. Alcatel OT-800
6. BlackBerry 9700
7. Alcatel OT-807
8. BlackBerry 9300
9. Alcatel OT-710
10. BlackBerry 8530

Ecuador

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. Nokia 5130c
3. BlackBerry 8520
4. Nokia X3-02
5. Nokia 2690
6. Samsung GT-S5830B
7. Nokia X2-00
8. Nokia C1-01
9. Nokia 303
10. BlackBerry 9300

El Salvador

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. Maui E800
3. BlackBerry 8520
4. Nokia 5130c
5. Nokia X2-01
6. Alcatel OT-802A
7. Nokia 2220s
8. Samsung GT-S3350
9. Alcatel OT-710
10. Nokia 2730c

Grenada

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. BlackBerry 8520
3. SonyEricsson W800
4. Nokia C3
5. BlackBerry 9700
6. Apple iPhone_ver1
7. BlackBerry 8900
8. BlackBerry 9300
9. BlackBerry 9000
10. BlackBerry 9800

Guatemala

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. Alcatel OT-606
3. Maui E800
4. BlackBerry 8520
5. Alcatel OT-880
6. Alcatel OT-800
7. Nokia C1-01
8. Nokia 2220s
9. Nokia 2730c
10. Alcatel OT-799

Guyana

Top 10 handsets
1. BlackBerry 8520
2. Alcatel OT-606
3. Nokia C3-00
4. Samsung SGH-A517
5. Motorola_MOT-Z3
6. Apple iPhone
7. Alcatel OT-800
8. BlackBerry 9300
9. Nokia 2690
10. Nokia 2700c

Haiti

Top 10 handsets
1. BlackBerry 8520
2. SonyEricsson W800i
3. Samsung SGH-A437
4. Nokia C3-00
5. Nokia C1-01
6. Samsung SGH-A737
7. Samsung SGH-A707
8. BlackBerry 9700
9. BlackBerry 8900
10. BlackBerry 8310

Honduras

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. BlackBerry 8520
3. Alcatel OT-606
4. Nokia 5130c
5. Nokia 2220s
6. Nokia 2730c
7. Alcatel OT-800
8. Apple iPhone
9. Motorola EX108
10. BlackBerry 9300

Mexico

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. BlackBerry8520
3. Alcatel OT-808A
4. Samsung GT-S5830L
5. LG GM360
6. Alcatel OT-800A
7. Nokia 5130c
8. Samsung GT-S5233T
9. Nokia 303
10. Alcatel OT-802A

Nicaragua

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. Nokia 2730c
3. BlackBerry 8520
4. Nokia 7230
5. SonyEricsson W205a
6. Alcatel OT-606
7. Nokia 2220s
8. Nokia X3-02
9. Nokia 5130c
10. Samsung GT-S5233T

Panama

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. Nokia C1-01
3. Nokia 2220s
4. Nokia 2690
5. Samsung GT-S5830L
6. BlackBerry 8520
7. Samsung GT-S5830M
8. Samsung GT-S5570L
9. Nokia X2-01
10. Samsung GT-S5360L

Peru

Top 10 handsets
1. Alcatel OT-606
2. Alcatel OT-710
3. Nokia C3-00
4. SonyEricsson W800i
5. Samsung GT-S5570L
6. Nokia 5130c
7. Alcatel OT-800A
8. Nokia C1-01
9. BlackBerry 8520
10. Nokia 2330c

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. BlackBerry 8520
3. BlackBerry 9700
4. SonyEricsson W800
5. BlackBerry 9550
6. Nokia C3
7. BlackBerry 9800
8. BlackBerry 9780
9. SonyEricsson W800i
10. BlackBerry 8900

Saint Lucia

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. BlackBerry 8520
3. Apple iPhone
4. BlackBerry 9700
5. Apple_iPod
6. BlackBerry 9780
7. BlackBerry 9300
8. BlackBerry 9800
9. SonyEricsson W800i
10. BlackBerry 8900

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. SonyEricsson W800
3. BlackBerry 8520
4. Nokia C3
5. Nokia N72
6. BlackBerry 9700
7. BlackBerry 9800
8. Nokia E63
9. BlackBerry 9300
10. BlackBerry 9000

Suriname

Top 10 handsets
1. BlackBerry 8520
2. Nokia C3-00
3. Nokia 5130c
4. SonyEricsson W800i
5. BlackBerry 9700
6. Nokia 2690
7. Alcatel OT-880
8. Nokia C1-01
9. Alcatel OT-800
10. Nokia 2700c

Trinidad and Tobago

Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia C3-00
2. BlackBerry 8520
3. Nokia 2690
4. Nokia C1-01
5. Nokia 2220s
6. BlackBerry 9300
7. Nokia C1-01
8. Nokia 5130c
9. Apple iPhone
10. SonyEricsson W800i

Uruguay

Top 10 handsets
1. Alcatel OT-606
2. Nokia C3-00
3. Alcatel OT-710
4. Alcatel OT-808
5. SonyEricsson W800i
6. Alcatel OT-660
7. Samsung GT-S5230
8. BlackBerry 8520
9. Nokia X3-02
10. Nokia X3-00

Venezuela

Top 10 handsets
1. Alcatel OT-606
2. Nokia C3-00
3. Alcatel OT-880
4. Alcatel OT-800A
5. Huawei UM840
6. Nokia 2730c
7. Nokia C1-01
8. BlackBerry8520
9. Alcatel OT-606
10. Nokia X2-01

Get the full PDF with population information here:
http://media.opera.com/media/smw/2012/smw082012.pdf

Sep 282012
 

Even though Nokia got most of the media attention via its Lumia series, Microsoft’s long-term partner HTC is the one who will be allowed to call his devices “Windows Phone 8*”.

UK retailer MobileFun has now sent us the following bits of information:

The new Windows Phone 8 HTC phones are looking really smart and we’re going to be stocking them when they’re available in November. Personally I’m really looking forward to the release of the Sim Free HTC 8X – it looks great, feels great and runs some top notch software. It continues the trend of HTC handsets running Beats Software too and is the new flagship HTC/Windows phones. We’ll be selling this for £407.95.

The Sim Free HTC 8S on the other hand is the lower end version – a bit like the One S. Again it’s boldly coloured and runs Windows Phone 8 software but details like the processor and camera aren’t as good as the 8X. This is reflected in the price though as the HTC 8S is only £224.95.

Find out more via the URLs below:
http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/sim-free-htc-8x-black-p36363.htm
http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/sim-free-htc-8s-black-white-p36368.htm

Sep 282012
 

Long-term followers of this blog are likely to know PackT – the innovative UK-based publisher has thrown out a huge amount of interesting books in the last few years.

Having reached a thousand tomes, PackT has now sent out the following and highly attractive offer:

Packt Publishing has come a long way since it published its first book in 2004, and is now one of the leading technical publishers, renowned among developers for its focused and practical books on a wide range of tools and technologies.

Packt has just published its 1000th book. You are invited to join us in celebrating this milestone with a gift. Access our library, PacktLib, for free for a week, and choose any of our eBooks to download and keep.

To make use of this offer, you simply need to go to www.packtpub.com and log into your account, or register for an account, between the 28th and 30th September.
At Packt, we really appreciate your support in helping us get this far, and hope that you will continue to enjoy our range of books.

Not much to add here except that we congratulate whole-heartedly…

Sep 262012
 

Usually, the folks at iFixit’s tend to tear down cell phones.

When the Apple A6 came out, they changed their program and take their readers on a trip into a semiconductor analysis lab. This is quite interesting to see, and makes a worthwile read for every electronics head – even if he profusely dislikes the iPhone 5.

As quite a few rumors pointing to a quad core processor are around, it is a nice touch to see iFixit debunk that:

* Delving deeper into the center of the A6, we find dual ARM cores and three PowerVR graphics cores!

In addition to that, Apple seems to reduce their technical exposure to Samsung:

* During the iPhone 5 teardown, we referenced the B8164B3PM label we found on the A6 processor, which denoted 1GB of Elpida LP DDR2 SDRAM. The die mark and photo (shown in the A6 teardown) confirmed the strong hunch that the A6′s 1GB LP DDR2 SDRAM is provided by Elpida.

Find a bunch of images here:
http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple-A6-Teardown/10528/1

Sep 252012
 

Even though MobileFun’s advertising is currently focused on iPhone 5 cases, they nevertheless sent our reviewer Oliver W Leibenguth a sample of one of their styli. He has performed an accurate review – let’s see if the thing stacks up!

First we have to talk about the technical background behind all this:

In earlier days (the time before the first iPhone) all manufacturers used resistive Touchscreens in their PDAs and Smartphones. They offered a high resolution but had to be used with a stylus and lacked multitouch-capabilities.

Now we all use smartphones with capacitive Touchscreens: they offer multitouch capabilities and can be used with your fingers… or better said: they *have* to be used with your fingers. Stylus-Operation is, by design, not possible (Unless you own a Galaxy Note or a HTC Flyer that have that feature due to a modified digitizer and a special stylus). That means that you can’t do drawings or handwritten notes like you used to do – drawing and writing with your finger just doesn’t work right (unless you are a master with finger paint…)

But there are stylii available for capacitive Touchscreens: Most of them have big tips made out of a sponge-like material or rubber that simulate the user’s finger. The results are quite disillusioning: Ok, you’ve got a pen… that is exactly as inaccurate as your fingers are.

But now we’re looking at someting I’d like to call the „second generation of capacitive stylii“:
0 DAGi Capacitive Stylus   the review

Actually, this looks like an ordinary ballpoint-pen with a protective cap.
1 DAGi Capacitive Stylus   the review

But the tip looks totally different…
2 DAGi Capacitive Stylus   the review

Dagi has built a stylus with a sharp tip that has a transparent disc attached to it. The disc has the diameter needed for the touchscreen to register its touch – and you can actually see, where and what you are drawing.
The disc itself is attached with a small spring that lets you tilt the pen in almost every possible angle without loosing contact to the touchscreen.
3a DAGi Capacitive Stylus   the review
3b DAGi Capacitive Stylus   the review

I’m not an artist but with this pen I can draw and write almost as I would do with a regular ballpoint-pen on paper. There are some issues with certain apps that make use of multitouch-features that can lead to unwanted effects when you rest your hand on the touchscreen while using the pen.
4a DAGi Capacitive Stylus   the review
4b DAGi Capacitive Stylus   the review

What‘s in the box?
5 DAGi Capacitive Stylus   the review

- the stylus ;-)
- a replacement tip
- 5 replacement glide-pads that reduce the friction of the disc (one is already attached)
- a (very) small piece of paper with instructions on how to replace the tip

The pen (30 EUR) is quite pricey compared to those with rubber tips, but if you need a stylus that actually works, this pen is worth every cent. Thanks to mobilefun UK for supplying the sample used in this review.

Sep 232012
 

Both bada and webOS developers are likely to find Samsung’s next-generation OS (TiZen) interesting – after all, Samsung has promised that the Open Service Platform stack (aka bada C++) will survive on the new OS which has an architecture which looks a lot like the one of webOS.

It now looks like Samsung might release a version of its latest high-end device running TiZen instead of Android. If it ships at a reduced price (like the original Wave), this could be very helpful at promoting the platform:
galaxy siii tizen TiZen Galaxy SIII spotted

A PDF file of the certificate can be accessed here:
http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_certificate.php?cid=WFA16603

Sep 232012
 

Research in Motion is a sort of sanctuary for Qt developers – their new platform allows to reuse existing Symbian IP.

Recently, the company has held a series of shows explaining the new operating system and development methods. In the Americas, a special talk was held for BB Java developers – European developers did not get access to this.

Fortunately, the slides of all the events are now available online. Find out more here:
http://www.blackberryjamworldtour.com/presentations

Sep 202012
 

Microsoft’s decision to support ARM processors in Windows 8 has likely ruffled quite a few feathers at Intel – allowing ARM to access the desktop threatens the highly profitable x86 market.

Intel now strikes back by providing its high-speed Atom processors to more and more Android manufacturers. So far, the CPU’s did not make it into high end devices…a fact which has just changed with the Motorola Razr i.

From a technical standpoint, the device is not too interesting – its USP is a screen wíth a very, very slim border. The really important fact is that it runs on a 2GhZ Atom CPU…a speed which ARM based cores have not yet reached.

Find out more via the URL below – sadly, one cannot embed videos from the GSMA:
http://www.mobileworldlive.com/videos/intel-and-motorola-take-razr-to-the-edge/25329

Sep 162012
 

In the golden times of Palm OS and Windows Mobile, mobile apps were expensive. Prices north of 20 USD were not unusual, and users downloaded away happily.

Now, things look different:

“In terms of the apps that consumers are buying, 90 percent of the paid-for downloads cost less than $3 each,” said Sandy Shen, research director at Gartner. “Similar to free apps, lower-priced apps will drive the majority of downloads. Apps between 99 cents and $2.99 will account for 87.5 percent of paid-for downloads in 2012, and 96 percent by 2016.”

In addition to the quotes, Gartner provided the following table:
gartner free download Free apps to make up 90% of downloads

In addition to that, they also provide some interesting insight into Android IAP efficiency and the Chinese software market:

Amazon has appealed to users with its strong brand, global presence and a good selection of high-quality content while Facebook’s recently launched App Center — supporting both mobile devices and desktops — will become a powerful competitor due to its strong brand and leading position in social networking and gaming,” said Ms. Shen. “In China, there is a boom market of independent Android stores, due to the lack of presence of Google Play and ‘weak’ stores from CSPs. We expect to see more new entrants to the market, aiming to deepen relationships with their customers and/or to capture some of this growth market.”

Using an in-app purchase business model is a more effective method of converting casual app users into paying customers and then retaining them with good user experience and continued product updates. This is a different approach from upfront payment where users pay and download, and can be disappointed by the experience and never come back. In-app purchasing opens the door to a recurring revenue stream for developers, but app performance and design will always be the most important factor when attracting new users and keeping them satisfied.

In-app purchases will drive 41 percent of the store revenue in 2016. While the market is moving toward free and low-priced apps, in-app purchases will drive downloads as well as app store revenue. Gartner expects the number of downloads featuring in-app purchase will increase from 5 percent of total downloads in 2011 to 30 percent in 2016, and its contribution to the store revenue will increase from 10 to 41 percent in the same period.

What do you think?

Sep 132012
 

Long-term followers of this blog network probably already know the Swedish case manufacturer Krusell – their cases tend to be sold all over the world, giving them a very good level of overview of “common user sentiment”.

In August, the data reads as following:

PRESS RELEASE – Krusell – TOP-10 selling phones for August 2012.

1. (-) Apple iPhone 5
2. (1) Samsung Galaxy i9300 SIII
3. (2) Apple iPhone 4/4S
4. (3) Sony Xperia S
5. (4) Sony Xperia U
6. (5) Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II
7. (8) Sony Xperia Go
8. (6) HTC One X
9. (10) Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc/Arc S
10. (9) Samsung GT-B2710 / Xcover 271
() = Last month’s position.

As a result of the enormous hype around the little device with a big apple on, the top 10 list for August almost predict the future, says Ulf Sandberg MD at Krusell. Krusell´s accessories are already ordered and we see no decline in the interest onwards. My forcast is that we will see a huge gap between the iPhone5 and the rest of the list in orders the coming month ahead, he ends.

The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics, Krusell, releases its Top 10-list for August 2012. The list is based on the number of pieces of custom made mobile- and smartphone cases ordered from Krusell during August 2012. Krusell’s list is unique due to the fact that it reflects the sales of phones on six continents and in more than 70 countries around the globe.

Not much to add here…

Sep 132012
 

When talking about Nokia, one usually thinks about bad management, saunas and other funny things. One of the true mysteries of the Finnish company is why they have never even tried to merge their services across the platforms.

One really cool service goes by the name of Nokia Life. It provides a bunch of interesting mobile health-related apps. For non-explainable reasons, it is currently limited to S40 phones in India and other Asian countries! Nevertheless, the folks from the GSMA have sat down with one of the managers of this business unit – the result is a 6 minute long video explaining the future of this business unit which could probably benefit from being spun off.

As embedding is not possible with Mobile World Live, why not hit the URL below to find out more:
http://www.mobileworldlive.com/videos/nokia-life-is-reworking-its-business-model/25236

Sep 082012
 

As you might have noticed, the GSM standard has become 25 years old on the 25th of September. If it would not be invented, we would be using CDMA – from a tech point of view, I can imagine worse things.

Strand Consult, a Danish consulting company, has now compiled the following and rather funny list of reasons why GSM is absolutely essential to some individuals:

1. Who would be the world’s richest man today if Carlos Slim had not invested in mobile telephony in Latin America? What would have happened to all the other wealthy people if they had no mobile technology to invest in?

2. What would all the Apple fans have done for an icon if there were no iPhones?

3. How would the world look like if Motorola, Nokia, RIM and other mobile technology companies never had their ups and down?

4. How else might we have learned about all the stupid and embarrassing stuff that celebrities do, if we had no SMS or MMS which later ended up in the press?

5. How else would have so many corrupt politicians and officials have made fortunes if not by issuing mobile licenses?

6. How many journalists would be out of a job if they did not have mobile technology to write about?

7. With all the court cases about mobile patents, how else would judges, lawyers, and patent experts have a made a living with the advances in mobile technology and its intellectual property spinoffs?

8. What would it have meant for the camera industry had there been no mobile technology? Would Kodak and Agfa still be dominant players? Would there be a market for digital cameras?

9. What would it be like to ride in a train or bus or be in public place if there were not cell phones ringing? How much more cumbersome would it be if we still had to use phone booths?

10. How many romantic relationship would never have blossomed because shy men and women could not flirt with SMS?

Anything to add?

Sep 022012
 

Social networks are a love or hate affair: users love or hate them. Their habits can, however, be altered by perceptions of friends and society in general.

The latest report from Distimo now contains the following, pretty interesting chart – it compares the popularity of social networking apps across countries:
distimo social networks Distimo on Social Networking apps

Even though the data is taken only from the iTunes store, it nevertheless could be useful when deciding about localizations…

Sep 022012
 

In today’s headlines, both classic BlackBerry and Symbian powered handsets do not get much coverage anymore. Sadly, this is not necessarily correct – in some large countries in Asia, the platforms are still very popular.

The latest State of the Mobile Web report lists some interesting “top” devices:

Bangladesh – 68 million handsets
Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia 2700C
2. Nokia 5130
3. Maui E800
4. Nokia 2690
5. Nokia X2 00
6. Nokia X2 01
7. Nokia C1
8. Nokia C3
9. Nokia 6120C
10. Nokia N73

China – 859 million handsets
Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia 5130
2. Nokia 2700C
3. Sony Ericsson K800
4. Nokia 5233
5. Nokia 3208C
6. Nokia 5000
7. Nokia 2690
8. Nokia 5230
9. Nokia 2730C
10. Nokia 2220S

Hong Kong – 13 million handsets
Top 10 handsets
1. Sony Ericsson W800
2. Nokia 5800
3. Nokia C3
4. Nokia 5130
5. Nokia 5230
6. Nokia 2700C
7. Nokia X3 02
8. Sony Ericsson i108
9. Sony Ericsson W705
10. Nokia 6120C

India – 752 million handsets
Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia X2 01
2. Nokia 2690
3. Nokia 2700C
4. Nokia 5130
5. Nokia C1
6. Nokia X2 00
7. Nokia C2 00
8. Nokia 5233
9. Nokia C2 01
10. Maui E800

Japan – 121 million handsets
Top 10 handsets
1. Docomo T01C
2. Toshiba IS04
3. Samsun GT i9000
4. KDDI IS06
5. Docomo N07C
6. BlackBerry 9900
7. Docomo xperia arc
8. Docomo l04C
9. BlackBerry 9700
10. BlackBerry 9780

South Korea – 50 million handsets
Top 10 handsets
1. BlackBerry 9700
2. BlackBerry 9900
3. BlackBerry 9000
4. Nokia 5800
5. LG LU6800
6. BlackBerry 9780
7. Samsung SHW M210S
8. Nokia C3
9. Nokia N70
10. BlackBerry 9100

Of course, since Opera Mini is not available for Windows Phone 7, the platform cannot show up here. Also, iPhone users are unlikely to use the program – on high-end Android phones, it depends whether the user is tech savvy.

On the other hand, most of the people here already had to install one app to get onto the list. So, developing and localizing stuff might make sense…

Find out more via the URL below:
http://www.opera.com/smw/2012/07/