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BlackBerry Web Signals notify about new mobile content

Research In Motion (RIM) announced the availability of the new BlackBerry Web Signals technology for the BlackBerry developer community.

BlackBerry Web Signals leverages RIM’s unique push technology to allow online content providers to automatically notify BlackBerry smartphone users when relevant content has been published and to allow streamlined, one-click access to the online information. With online content services powered by BlackBerry Web Signals, BlackBerry smartphone users can spend less time searching the web and more time connecting directly to the content that matters to them personally. Content providers will offer a range of services powered by BlackBerry Web Signals that enable customers to stay connected with news, weather, sports, entertainment, financial information and more.

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MobileWeb launches mobile site VDAB has launched a mobile internet website for the VDAB. This gives the possibility to search a job on your mobile phone, no matter where you are. The site is available for free on every GSM, smartphone, iPhone and Blackberry with WAP function. With this introduction on the mobile internet, the VDAB further extends their services for job searchers.

Job offers on your GSM
The mobile site concentrates on the consultation of job offers. For the moment, the technology allows to search a job in a certain region and to refine it with a keyword. “We have kept it simple to facilitate the surfing.” says Karim El Sayeh, product consultant at VDAB. “We follow the technological innovations closely. In the long term, the possibilities of the mobile website can be extended, but for the moment we give priority to the quality of the service.”

An optimal presentation on every GSM, Blackberry and iPhone
Since the VDAB wants to have all offered information available for as many people as possible, the mobile site was modified to be displayed perfectly on the different mobile devices that are available in the market. For this, the VDAB collaborated with, specialist in the development of mobile sites, who optimized the mobile site for GSM, smartphone, iPhone, Blackberry and HTC. The size of the images and the font are automatically adapted to the screen size of the device.

To consult the VDAB database, you can surf with your mobile to, or you can send a free sms with the code “VDAB” to the number 8080. You will then receive a direct link to the mobile site of VDAB.

RIM (Blackberry) shows strong growth in smartphone market


According to a recent study of Gartner, RIM (manufacturer of Blackberry) has doubled its market share in the second quarter of 2008, compared with the same period in 2007. In the second quarter of 2008 RIM has sold 5,6 million smartphones, reaching a market share of 37%. The move towards the residential users has clearly paid off for the Canadian manufacturer.

The market share of the market leader Nokia in Q2 2008 was 47,5%, a decline of 3% versus previous year. HTC has reached the third positon with sold 1,3 million units.

The market share of Apple’s iPhone decreased to 2,8%. Accordinig to analysts this decrease is explained because of the launch of the iPhone 3G, announced for worldwide introduction at the start of the third quarter.

Source: Gartner, Worldwide sales smartphone Q2 2008.

NY Times mobile visits surge

The New York Times announced its mobile news site drew 19 million page views in May, up from 10 million hits in December 2007 and 500,000 views in January 2007.

Most of the mobile web views derive from high-end devices like the iPhone and BlackBerry.  Generally speaking, mobile consumption habits mirror online user behaviors, with articles focusing on business and politics as well as blogs and most-emailed stories generating the most reader interest.

More info here.

Gentse Feesten in the (mobile) picture

During the Gentse Feesten, reporters of Het Nieuwsblad went out with their Blackberry and took mobile pictures of the festivities in the city.  The snapshots were then posted in a Google maps application on the website.  By clicking on a spot in Ghent, you could get an idea of the atmosphere at that location.  A nice mobile initiative of Corelio!

New mobile producers lead the market

The top 10 leading mobile phone makers in 2007 is lead by relative newcomers Apple, Research In Motion (RIM) and ZTE Corp, while more traditional producers, such as Motorola and Sagem are regressing.
The much-hyped iPhone boomed Apple onto the 10th position of largest handset manufacturer. RIM, producer of the BlackBerry, scored higher, landing on no. 6 in the list. ZTE (at no. 7) is a Chinese newcomer, who has scored high by striking deals with Vodafone, providing cheap handsets for emerging markets. US-based Motorola saw its market share dropping from 21.5% in 2006 to 11.9% in 2007, settling for a third place in the list, right behind Samsung, who crawls up from 11.3% to 13.4%.
Still undefeated at the top remains Nokia with a market share of 40.4% (up from 36.2%).

Complete list at Financial Times

Determined to hold on to their top position, Nokia has presented their idea of the future mobile phone, one that is based on nanotechnology and that uses solar energy. Baptised the Morph, the device is translucid and can be deformed into a bracelet. it can be expanded to a large screen with keyboard. The makers at the Cambridge University explain that the surface is also self-cleaning and it recharges with sunlight.

Nokia Morph demonstration in Quicktime.