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Radio.nl Android application

Friday 23 april MobileWeb.be released a new Android application Radio.nl!

With this application you have access to the best radio stations from the Netherlands and this on your Android device! You can browse and listen to (currently) 280 radio stations, including: Radio 538, Radio Veronica, 3FM, Sky Radio,…

For more information check http://mobileradioapp.nl and you will see a lot of information and a list of features!

For a video review you can watch this nice video made by AndroidWorld.nl

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96,1 million SMS on New Year’s Eve

In the last days of 2009, the Belgian mobile operators were anticipating some 100 million SMS messages to be send on New Year’s Eve.  The end result is a bit less but still a record: 96,1 million messages.  One year earlier, that amount was at 78,3 million.

Proximus treated 40,8 million SMS between 20.00 (31 dec.) and 8.00 (1 jan.), which was 13% more than last year.  Mobistar counted 33,04 million messages (+40%) and Base 22,27 million (+19%).

The many formulas that include free SMS could be one cause for the large increase.  There were no major incidents with the mobile network.

Our Dutch neighbours only sent about 70,4 million messages over the networks of KPN (27,7 million), Vodafone (25,2 million) and T-Mobile (17,5 million).

Nu.nl : more pageviews for App than for Web

Dutch news site Nu.nl reports a shift of web traffic from their mobile website to their mobile apps for iPhone and Android.

In November, the traffic on the Nu.nl mobile site saw a 20% decrease to 20 million pageviews.  However, traffic on their mobile applications saw a rise.  The iPhone app is by far the most popular; numbers for Android are still rather insignificant. 

In the Netherlands, about 2,5 million people log onto the Internet via their mobile phone every month.  About half of all mobile phones sold with a subscription is a smartphone.

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Church group collects charity by SMS

In the past, we’ve seen good and bad examples of the relationship between the Church and SMS.
Here’s another good one from The Netherlands.

The group Kerk in Actie (Church in Action; part of the Protestant Church) is collecting charity money by SMS.  Since last week, a radio commercial urges people to send a premium SMS message with the text ‘Noodhulp’ to the shortcode number 4333, which costs 1,50 euro per message.  The revenue will be used to help victims of the civil war in Sri Lanka, more specifically for food, drinkable water and housing in the area.

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Dutch SMS service to stimulate Mobile Internet

Three years after the launch of the Belgian PlazZza platform, The Netherlands are also coming with a SMS service to stimulate Dutch Mobile Internet sites.

The initiative comes from the Open Mobiel Internet, who started testing the flatfee SMS9009 service.  For a fix tariff of 500 euro per 3 months, advertisers can reserve a keyword on the shortcode 9009.  When consumers send this keyword by sms, they receive a direct link to the mobile internet site of the advertiser.  Both sending the keyword and receiving the link are free of charge.  The Dutch mobile operators Vodafone, KPN and T-Mobile all joined the initiative to further stimulate and drive traffic to the Mobile Internet.  All actors are hoping that ultimately this will lead to the development of many more mobile marketing campaigns.

The tests will be evaluated at the end of 2009. 

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2 million Dutchmen surf the mobile internet

In the Netherlands, two million mobile phone users regularly use the mobile internet.   3 out of 4 surfs and mails with a flat fee mobile subscription.  These figures come from a study by the platform Open Mobiel Internet (OMI).

The amount of mobile surfers has risen with 25% in half a year time, going from 1,6 million to 2 million between June and December 2008.  Most users are between 18 and 35 years old. 
In Holland, there circulate 2 million UMTS-enabled mobile devices and 4 million GPRS devices.  There are about 1,45 million flat fee subscriptions.

Source: Emerce.nl

Blyk comes to Belgium in January

In July, we reported about Blyk’s intention to come to Belgium.  The new mobile network, targeted at teenagers between 16 and 24 years, has now announced that it will launch on the Belgian market in January 2009.   The Netherlands will follow in February or March.

Blyk uses a new business model, offering free sms and call credits in exchange for mobile advertising messages.  The advertisements are adapted to the profile of the user, which he or she defines when registering for the service.    This way, you receive, for example, an ad for the new cd of your favorite artist or for a new energy drink.

Blyk will be a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) using the Mobistar network.

UPDATE: As you can read in the comment below, Blyk informs us that the January launch date is NOT correct.

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