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This Week in Mobile: October 15th – October 22nd

This Week in Mobile October 15th – October 22nd – Our weekly post on mobile news. You can expect a new post every Monday morning giving a brief summary of what happened the previous week in the mobile space along with links for more information. If you think we missed anything important, leave a comment or send us a tweet @willowtreeapps. This was a slow week, but here’s what happened…

 

- The New York Times ran an article this week discussing the “shame” of owning a BlackBerry and the fall of RIM.

Android:

- Google announced an event for October 29th, most likely to talk about the future of its Nexus tablets and phones.

- Verizon users will soon be able to pay for Google Play apps on their phone bill.

Apple:

- A new report suggests that the conversion rate for iOS ads is 2 times that of Android.

- Apple is launching the iPad mini on October 23rd, and BusinessWeek thinks the event will have a strong education lean.

Windows Phone:

- While Microsoft denied rumors of a Surface Phone, Nokia admits that it would help stimulate the ecosystem.

- Nokia reported a loss of $754 million for this quarter.

New and Notable Apps: 

- Although it has been shut down in New York City, Uber has expanded its taxi service to San Francisco.

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