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Top ten most popular stories of the week

Top ten most popular stories of the week
Daniel Gumble


Devices / Blackberry / November 30th 2012 at 3:35PM

Check out the ten most popular stories on Mobile Entertainment from November 23rd-29th.

Friday afternoon means one thing, and one thing only – a top ten rundown of the most popular stories from the past seven days.

Taking top spot this week is news that Apple has returned to the top of the US smartphone market following an increase in uptake for the iPhone 5, while the announcement that 50 networks are now accepting bill-based payments for BlackBerry apps is also high on the list.

Elsewhere, the live blog from last night’s ME Awards has made the top ten, along with news of mobile app revenues looking set to pass $30 billion by 2013.

See below for the full rundown.

1. iPhone 5 sales send Apple back to the top in US

Apple has overtaken Android to reclaim top spot in the US smartphone market, as iPhone 5 sales begin to soar.

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2. INFOGRAPHIC: 42.7 per cent of web users watch online porn

Adult mobile content firm Cherry Media has put together the Cherry Bites infographic, which explains how lucrative its space is, and how other companies can make the most of mobile porn services.

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3. 50 networks accepting bill-based payments for BlackBerry apps

Apple and Samsung have dominated headlines lately, leaving RIM to fly under the radar to work on its BlackBerry 10 OS, which is now due to be unveiled on two phones in January.

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4. Android tablets snatch 14 per cent market share from Apple in Q3

Apple's iPad continues to be the best-selling tablet on the market having secured a 55 per cent shipment share in Q3, but ABI Research says Android-powered tablets have gobbled a 14 per cent share from Apple, which has pushed the stronghold to its lowest for ten consecutive quarters.

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5. INFOGRAPHIC: 26 per cent of consumers shop via mobile for convenience

The MEF Global Consumer Survey 2012 has uncovered some of the key trends and changes in the behaviour of mobile media users, revealing that 26 per cent of consumers purchase items through their mobile out of sheer convenience.

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6. Smartphones to influence £3.5bn of UK Christmas shopping spend

New research from Deloitte says ten per cent of all in-store UK sales will be influenced by smartphones this December, with the devices acting as decision-making tools for $3.5bn worth of transactions.

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7. App Of The Day: Juggernaut for GREE

GREE has been enhancing its GREE Platform SDK recently, introducing support for 12 new languages and HTML5, which is what Russian publisher Mail.Ru Group used to produce Juggernaut for GREE.

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8. LIVEBLOG: ME Awards 2012

Whether you’re at the event or following from the comfort of your web browser, you can take part! Simply get on Twitter and include the official ME Awards 2012 hashtag – #MEAwards – in your tweets and your pearls of wisdom will be included in the liveblog below.

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9. INFOGRAPHIC: 62 per cent of iOS apps became 'zombies' in October

Last month (October) saw 62 per cent of iOS apps fail to make the rankings in Apple’s App Store, rendering them ‘zombies’, mobile analytics firm adeven has revealed.

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10. Total mobile app revs to pass $30bn by 2013

New data from ABI Research says cumulative global mobile app revenues will pass the $30 billion mark by the end of the year. The result is almost double 2011 figures and will comprise profits from premium downloads, in-app purchases, in app-ads, and rolling subscriptions.

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