Today Kantar released its worldwide smart phone market share document. Windows Phone has definitely defined itself as the third ecosystem in the Australian market with Blackberry falling to just 0.5% of the market.
Microsoft claims that customer satisfaction for Windows Phone users in Australia is very high at 96%. This is great news for Nokia who is releasing their Lumia 800 progressively with all three major carriers over the month of March.
Lifehacker today is reporting that JB Hi-Fi’s Now music streaming service is set to launch mobile apps within a month. JB’s streaming service which currently costs $8.33 per month (sold as $25 for 3 months) was previously only available in the browser. For those of you who are JB fans the news isn’t all good, you’ll have to pay an extra subscription fee if you want access to the service. No official word on the new pricing as yet, but its expected to increase the service by about $3 a month. That puts our Zune service in a competitive position.
JB Hi-Fi also hasn’t released an official statement so it is unclear whether the music retail giant plans to include Windows Phone 7 in its app release plans.