Wireless industry by the #s: Millions, Billions & even Trillions!

iPhone and iPad jailbreaking, Nexus 4 sales, Microsoft SkyDrive put up big numbers

Headlines have been catching my eyes left and right this week regarding the utter enormity of the mobile technology market. A sampling:

*Nexus 4 Owners Estimate One Million Handsets Have Shipped Since November 2012 Launch (TechCrunch): Android lovers at the XDA Developers forum figured out a method for estimating Nexus 4 smartphone sales based on obscure numbers found on the devices. Google wouldn't confirm the count.

*7 million iPhones and iPads have been jailbroken in just four days (Boy Genius Report): Apple can't be happy about this, as the Cydia jailbroken app store reports that customers are flocking to the evasi0n tool for iOS 6 and 6.1.

*A billion Office documents on SkyDrive, now with easier collaboration (Microsoft): Microsoft pats itself on the back regarding the release of Office 365 Home Premium, and its integration with the SkyDrive cloud storage service. SkyDrive has been available since 2007, but got a lot more customers' attention when Microsoft started making apps for the iPhone, Android and Windows phones available in 2011.

*Panel: Mobile payments could reach $1 trillion by 2015 (IDG News Service): Ok, we're not quite there yet, but still, things are getting pretty heavy when we're into the trillions... Experts say the technologies are mainly in place, now we just need to get consumers and merchants to buy in, literally.

Bob Brown tracks network research in his Alpha Doggs blog and Facebook page, as well on Twitter and Google +.

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