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Mobile World Congress Barcelona: a first view

All eyes of the mobile industry are directed to Barcelona this week, where the annual Mobile World Congress (formerly 3GSM) is taking place. 
Here are already some interesting news bits:

– Microsoft Corp. unveiled the latest version of its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system, adding video-games and music features in a bid to stop market share losses to Apple Inc. and Google Inc. Read more

Check here for an overview of some of the newest and most popular handsets on the market from a dozen leading vendors.  Many large players, including Sony Ericsson, Samsung and HTC, have presented at the start of the Congress yesterday new devices.  Surprisingly, Nokia didn’t bring any new toys…

– With Apple and Google stealing most of the limelight the past few months, other mobile manufacturers are gearing up to face the competition. Many are announcing new models of smartphones and marketplaces to compete with the iPhone and the App Store and their likes.
Ericsson announced its eStore mobile application store. 
Meanwhile, an alliance of 24 operators (including China Mobile, Britain’s Vodafone, the U.S.’s AT&T and Verizon Wireless, Spain’s Telefónica, France’s Orange), dubbed the Wholesale Applications Community, are collaborating on an “open platform” that delivers applications to all mobile phone users. 

Keep updated on the Mobile World Congress via their official website, and ofcourse via the MobileWeb blog.

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Apple to replace Google Search by Microsoft’s Bing

We’ve all noticed how the competition between Apple and Google has grown more intens over the past few months. 
Especially with the recent launch of Google’s own smartphone, the Nexus One, it has become very serious.  Now it seems that other web giant Microsoft is considered as the ‘lesser evil’. 

According to the magazine BusinessWeek, Apple is in talks with Microsoft to integrate Bing as the default search engine on the popular iPhone.  At the moment, the smartphone uses Google Search. 

BusinessWeek adds that the negociations are only in an early stage and that it’s even possible that Apple wants to develop its own search engine and only talks to Microsoft to win some time.

Web Goes Mobile 4 – The videos

Thanks to our partner Arendsoog, we can offer the following videos of Web Goes Mobile 4:

 

 

 

 

 

Web Goes Mobile 4 – The winners

Participants to WGM4 were able to win a new smartphone through competitions of our sponsoring partners.

Microsoft gave away a Samsung Omnia II to:
– Rik L. (Corelio)

Belgacom offered a brand new Blackberry to:
– Gert M. (Bridgestone)
– David M. (Luminus)
– Cedric C. (Rossel)
– Isabelle D. (Emakina)

Congratulations!

  

Web Goes Mobile 4 – The presentations

You can view/download the presentations of Web Goes Mobile 4 on Slideshare:

Comscore – Alistair Hill

Microsoft – Didier Ongena

London Calling – Andrew Grill

Pecha Kucha session:

Touring Mobilis – Steven Logghe

Netlog – Louis Jonckheere

Mobillion – Marc Schoutens

Corelio – Joris De Lannoy

MobileWeb – Danny Lein

Web Goes Mobile 4 – Full house!

Today was the 4th edition of the Web Goes Mobile seminar.
A massive turnout of about 250 business people participated in the discussion on “Web or App?”!

Check out some feedback on Twitter.

 

Web Goes Mobile 4: Web or App? Subscribe now

Web or App?

Mobile Apps are the hype of the moment. Will apps be the holy grail of the mobile industry? Or should you bet on the mobile web? Find out during the 4th edition of the Web Goes Mobile seminar: Web or App?.

 

Program of the seminar – Thu. 19 November 2009 (9h30-14h)

» Overview of Mobile Internet Consumption
Hervé Le Jouan (Managing Director, Census Solutions, comScore Inc.)

» The Phone is the Web is the Phone
Michael Kögeler (General Manager Consumer & Online, Microsoft Be & Lux)

» Mobile Apps: The Future of Mobile Advertising
Andrew Grill (Mobile Evangelist and Author of top 20 UK blog London Calling)

» Pecha Kucha session
Web and App case studies by Touring Mobilis, Netlog, Mobillion, Nu.nl

Afterwards a free lunch is offered to give you ample opportunity for networking and knowledge sharing.

Subscribe now at www.WebGoesMobile.be

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