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Global smartphone growth flat for 2016 as mature markets see declines, according to IDC

Global smartphone growth flat for 2016 as mature markets see declines, according to IDC. Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to reach 1.46 billion units with a year-over-year growth rate of 1.6% in 2016 according to the latest forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

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Burg and Walmart launch 1st smartwatch that’s a phone

The $199 “Dick Tracy”-LIKE Burg 12 smartwarch works as a standalone phone and pairs with all iPhones & Android smartphones. The smartwatch was created by Hermen van den Burg, world-renowned lifestyle designer to Ikea and Target. The Burg 12 also features interchangeable bezels & straps, cutting-edge design & function. It also includes free SIM card with $25 worth of Free Calls and is available in black and purple.

ding* Top-Up Leader

ding* hoping to leverage Android One to connect 100% of India to the Internet.

ding hoping to leverage Android One to connect 100% of India to the Internet. In a country where the majority of data plans are pre-paid, top-up is going to play a vital role in maximising the potential of the Android One in India. The Indian Diaspora, who send approximately $70 billion back home through traditional money remittance channels every year, are in a strong position to help fuel this technological advancement by helping to keep the smartphones of their friends and families topped-up.

Indigo Rose Software creates Andromo a mobile app creator for Android

Andromo is a free online service for making Android apps without coding. With its visual approach, anyone can make a professional Android app and put it in front of an audience of millions. Businesses and entrepreneurs of all kinds can get creative by using Facebook and Twitter feeds, websites, interactive maps, Flickr photo galleries, and more. Companies that rely on customers contacting them for service or reservations can add ‘phone us’ or ’email us’ features to their apps. Bands and musicians can incorporate music players, soundboards, and YouTube videos to share music and performances with fans.

Motorola Mobility celebrates Oscars with special edition “Red Carpet” Droid RAZR MAXX

The phone will go out to select nominees and presenters at this year’s event, apparently has twice the battery life of other smartphones. So, this Sunday, nominees with a DROID RAZR MAXX will have what they need to get through the big day ? from the minute they wake up until the after-party champagne runs dry.

SPIRIT DSP’s mobile VoIP client Viber hits 15 million users in 4 months

SPIRIT DSP’s mobile VoIP client Viber hits 15 million users in 4 months. TeamSpirit voice engine mobile provides high definition mobile VoIP calling to Viber’s iPhone and Android smartphone users. Viber’s free mobile VoIP app can make calls over 3G and Wi-Fi connections, bypassing the use of any cellular voice minutes; calls are free worldwide. Unlike other VoIP services such as Skype, Viber requires no registration or need to log-in to make calls.

Verizon Wireless gets DROID X2 by Motorola with double the power

Verizon Wireless gets DROID X2 by Motorola with double the power. The DROID X2 from Motorola will be available for putchase online on May 19th, next week. boasts Verizon Wireless’ first dual-core 1GHz processor for fast webpage loading and Adobe® Flash® Player, allowing customers to experience rich content online. The 4.3-inch scratch-resistant and anti-reflective qHD display delivers a sharp, clear view ideal for watching movies, typing emails and playing your favorite games.

Android surpasses iOS for first time and iPhone increases advertising share by 9.7% points

Android market share surpasses iOS globally for first time. Additionally, Verizon launch of iPhone increases advertising share of iOS by 9.7% points in North America according to data analysis findings in its Mobile Insights Report: Global Edition March 2011.

iVdopia’s mobile video ads on iPhone & Android devices drive DVD sales for ‘Corpse Princess’

iiVdopia’s mobile video ads on iPhone & Android devices drive DVD sales for ‘Corpse Princess’. The video and rich media mobile campaign ran for the entire month of September, and was targeted at a niche audience of young men and women interested in the anime genre of entertainment across Smartphone devices on multiple-platforms like the iPhone, iPod Touch and Android. Created and implemented exclusively by iVdopia, the video and rich media mobile ad campaign was designed to build awareness, generate interest and deliver an interactive experience.

StumbleUpon an Android mobile application

StumbleUpon brings personalized app discovery to Android. Now you can “StumbleUpon” mobile Android apps tailored to individual interests. The free beta allows you to browse or “stumble” through recommended apps on your Android phone.