Insights

Can The Treo Pro Reverse Palm’s Downward Slide

Earlier this week, Palm officially announced its new Treo Pro smart phone, due out this fall in the U.S. But this new offering isn’t expected to reverse Palm’s fall from dominance in the U.S. smartphone market, Wired reported Wednesday.  Instead, Wired noted, the company is pinning...

Local Newspapers Go Mobile

Can the mobile Internet revive struggling local newspapers?  The New York Times reported Monday that Encinitas, Calif.-based Verve Wireless, which helps newspaper publishers create news websites for cellphones, thinks it can. Verve has already created mobile compatible versions of 4,000 U.S....

Nielsen Mobile Takes a Closer Look at iPhone-atics

With Apple’s new iPhone 3G scheduled to go on sale worldwide this Friday, Nielsen Mobile released penetration, demographics, and usage data for the current iPhone: How many iPhones are already out there? -Nielsen Mobile estimates that there are 2.3 million U.S. mobile subscribers using an iPhone...

U.S. Wireless Subscribers Flock to the Mobile Internet

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that mobile Web surfing is a big hit with U.S. wireless subscribers, according to a new report by Nielsen Mobile. The report found that mobile Internet penetration is highest in the U.S., where 15.6% of wireless subscribers use the Internet on their mobile...

Cellphone Companies Slash Termination Fees

The New York Times reported Thursday that cellphone carriers are reducing the penalty fees levied against customers who switch companies in mid-contract. That’s good news for the 3.5 million U.S. cellphone users — or 1.4% of the 255 million cellphone users in the U.S., according to Nielsen...

Cellphone Shoppers Wary of Security Risks

NYTimes.com’s “Bits” blog, citing Nielsen Mobile data, reported that 3.6% of all mobile phone users in the U.S. – about 9.2 million people – have shopped online via their phones. That number is expected to grow dramatically in the future, according to Nielsen Mobile’s study,...