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The iPhone and mobile shopping apps play a big role in holiday shopping, it turns out. How big? Mobile advertising network Moblix gives a good idea with its monthly infographic for December. The most impressive number? iPhone shopping app usage growth when compared to last year.

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This year, the iPhone and mobile shopping apps are playing a big role in holiday shopping. How big? Mobile advertising network Mobclix breaks down the key stats in its December monthly infographic, based on information gathered from its ad network as well as the company’s survey of 600 smartphone owners. The most impressive number? iPhone shopping app usage in November 2010 increased 249 percent over 2009, although the number of shopping apps only increased 52 percent in roughly the same time period.

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  1. This is no real surprise, people love to shop on-line and now with the new apps it makes it more convenient than ever. Basically we Americans are shop at home types and do not want to fight the crowds.

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  2. The world has gone mobile. Those stats are not a surprise for me.

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  3. Mobile and iPhones are always good for shopping. New models always entice people to purchase the mobile.

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  4. You can also look for some great iPhone / iPad games in this Christmas.
    The Very First Christmas – App is all about Christ’s birth. FREE downloads of Color Pages and Game Play pages to be emailed to their users so everyone can share and multiple kids and family members can enjoy! Beautifully illustrated, with a sound Biblical teaching, interactive activities to have the child put thought into the message and two fun filled games that also support the story! Animated with fun sounds and the option of having the App read the story for younger children, this App is sure to be a Christmas favorite!

    Elf Spy – This game is a seek and find type game like the ‘iSpy’ and ‘Wheres Waldo’ type games where you search for specific items in a picture.. ONLY this one is all about Christmas! FREE downloads of Color Pages and Game Play pages to be emailed to their users so everyone can share and multiple kids and family members can enjoy! Its beautifully illustrated with eye catching graphics and a very fun and entertaining “Elf Host” who guides you along with commentary. Its sure to get you int he Christmas spirit and is very entertaining for all ages!

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  5. “You can also look for some great iPhone / iPad games in this Christmas.
    The Very First Christmas – App is all about Christ’s birth. FREE downloads of Color Pages and Game Play pages to be emailed to their users so everyone can share and multiple kids and family members can enjoy! Beautifully illustrated, with a sound Biblical teaching, interactive activities to have the child put thought into the message and two fun filled games that also support the story! Animated with fun sounds and the option of having the App read the story for younger children, this App is sure to be a Christmas favorite!

    Elf Spy – This game is a seek and find type game like the ‘iSpy’ and ‘Wheres Waldo’ type games where you search for specific items in a picture.. ONLY this one is all about Christmas! FREE downloads of Color Pages and Game Play pages to be emailed to their users so everyone can share and multiple kids and family members can enjoy! Its beautifully illustrated with eye catching graphics and a very fun and entertaining “”””Elf Host”””” who guides you along with commentary. Its sure to get you int he Christmas spirit and is very entertaining for all ages!”””

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  6. use an iPhone to buy a Kinect

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  7. This is a great visual for the impact mobile has had on shopping. Are we witnessing the rebirth of consumer empowerment? The erosion of price? Or even the hollowing out of the “Middle” brands?

    Mobile’s impact on shopping is just beginning!

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  8. What I find surprising is the speed at which people are adopting mobile shopping. Many folks (such as my parents) are still very leery of shopping online, yet on the opposite end, you see people who are willing to send their credit card information basically over the air. It’s a period of amazing creative destruction — the concept of holiday shopping in crowded malls is yet another cultural artifact that may not be around much longer.

    Though there is one element apps haven’t yet replaced: getting your picture taken with Santa.

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