A report from iSuppli notes that while Windows Mobile is expected to fall to the No. 3 position among worldwide smartphone operating systems in 2009, appearing on 27.7 million smartphones, that number is expected to climb to 67.9 million smartphones by 2013, boosting Windows back into the No. 2 spot by 2012.
India’s Bharti and South Africa’s MTN have cancelled their US$23 billion merger plans for the second time in two years, with Bharti blaming the South African government for the collapse. “Bharti and MTN have decided to disengage from their discussions when the exclusivity period ends on September 30, 2009,” Bharti said in a statement yesterday.