The price of Blu-ray players and discs seems set to fall this season, as those involved seek to take the format into the mass market – meanwhile that market’s changing, with consumers flocking to sign-up to location-based social networking services for their mobile phones, a pair of ABI Research reports claim.
“Blu-ray vendors and dealers are starting to realize that for Blu-ray to become the next DVD, they need to lower player prices in order to generate interest and build volumes,” said ABI Research principal analyst Steve Wilson.
Apple is working with huge international musicians, Snow Patrol, who will become the first artists to deliver an interactive album application for the iPhone and iPod touch, ahead of the release of their fifth studio album next month, Music Week reports.
The application will be made available for download and will offer Snow Patrol fans a bunch of extra content – artwork, pictures, lyrics and more – all the media will be made accessible using the touch screen on the Apple device – the first time a specific application such as this has been developed for the iPhone. Continue reading →
Mobile services in Europe will be mulling over this morning’s news from Japan, where the Japanese market for mobile music purchases jumped 42 per cent last year, reaching a value of ¥1.1 trillion, by far the biggest growth story of an otherwise explosive year for the mobile business sector.
Gadget-familiar Japanese conduct ever more of their business through their mobile, taking full advantage of the advanced mobile infrastructure in the country. Continue reading →