New Carnival of the Mobilists Hosted By Tomi Ahonen

The Year of the Tiger - Hong Kong

This week’s mobile Carnival is at Communities Dominate Brands, the blog of well known industry analyst and master of mobile statistics, Tomi Ahonen.

The Carnival theme this week is the love and happiness engendered by the simultaneous arrival of Valentine’s Day and the Lunar (Chinese) New Year.

Highlights  include pieces on Valentines related mobile services, mobile user experience, messaging based mobile advertising, the iPhone in South Korea, operator backlash against Google’s use of cell tower positioning, the potential intrusiveness of augmented reality, dotMobi’s acquisition by Afilias, the debunking of yet another mobile “virus” scare and Tomi’s statistical overview of the mobile indusry at the end of 2009.

Tomi’s pick for Post of the Week goes  to Blyk co-founder Antti Öhrling for his “Getting The Message Across; Seven Rules For Effective Mobile Advertising

All great stuff.  The Carnival of the Mobilists is a weekly must read for everyone who wants to keep up with what’s happening in mobile.  Click here: Carnival of Mobilists 211: Best blogs on mobile in past week: Apple, Google, Blackberry, Opera, Blyk?