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.


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.


– 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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