Apple and HTC lead charge as smartphone market looks set to grow and grow

“ChangeWave’s latest smart phone survey of 4,028 consumers shows an explosive transformation occurring in consumer demand – resulting in some major new winners and losers for second half 2010. The survey – completed June 24th – took a close-up look at consumer demand for the new Apple iPhone 4 and the HTC Droid Incredible, along with the impact these and other offerings are having on the rest of the smart phone industry. Among key emerging trends:

  • Next 90 day projections show the most extensive growth in consumer smart phone sales ever recorded in a ChangeWave survey
  • Big leaps forward for Apple and HTC are occurring at the expense of Motorola and RIM
  • The accompanying transformation in mobile OS preferences is being led by a huge increase in demand for the Apple OS and an accelerating downturn for the RIM OS.” Read more here:

The popular QWERTY slider Nokia E75 has had a firmware update, to v211.12

The popular QWERTY slider E75 has had a firmware update today, to v211.12 (from v210.12), not available over the air for me, but there via Ovi Suite and Nokia Software Update, as a 146MB download. The E75 has User Data Preservation, but backup anyway, just in case, beforehand. The update is mainly bug fixes, listed below.
Official changelog summary:

  • Corrections done concerning e-mail client: contacts and calendar sync starts failing specifically with exchange 2003 SP2 server
  • Corrections done concerning OMA DM remote configuration problem
  • Corrections done concerning FOTA server profile, wherein PC-suite has been set as the default profile instead of Nokia, this has been corrected.