Glen Yeung, a Citi analyst, has made some claims in an investors note that was released today that may be cause for slight concern; he feels that the iPhone will give up some of its market share this quarter, even though 48 million iPhones were sold in the first fiscal
iPhone developer Smule has teamed up with the hit television show Glee to release an app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad [iTunes Link, $2.99]. The app allows users to sing along to music featured on the show, with new songs being added every week, and the aspiring vocalist can even add pitch control and auto-harmonizing effects to their voice. While it may sound like nothing more than a branded karaoke game, this app has additional functionality that places Glee in a club of its own.
Earlier this week Fox Mobile Group introduced Bitbop, a new video subscription service they hope to change the way consumers watch television on mobile devices, but they didn't provide very many details. The free app will provide previews, but users will need to subscribe for $10 per month to view "select content" from numerous unnamed "top-notch content partners." Some movies may incur an undetermined fee above the subscription fee. The service will be available on an undetermined date in the near future, and work on the iPhone, Droid, and other unannounced handsets. Essentially, all Fox really announced is that they expect consumers to be excited about paying $10 a month to watch TV on a phone.
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