Posts Tagged "Wireless"

Connectivity

RIP Mobile Minutes

Major changes are underway in the mobile space

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After mobile – Smarter cities

The internet of things is giving our cities a brain.

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Are NFC payments dead?

9 years and mobile payment technology shows little progress.

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T-mobile: Contract Killer

T-mobile does away with contracts, subsidies.

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Mobile Internet Market Size

How big is the mobile opportunity?

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No Changes in Mobile

Today’s announcement by Nokia that it would acquire all of Symbian represents an important move in the upcoming battle for next generation mobile devices (to call them phone seems unfair as they tend to do more than just make calls). In this entry, I’ll take a quick look at how the different players are currently approaching the market and what it might say about their potential moving forward. Strategy: Hardware? Software? Service? Partnership? Let’s take a look at the players in the “smart phones” market: Apple, Nokia, Microsoft, RIM (blackberry),  Linux Mobile, and Palm. Sun used to have a Java Mobile but it seems to have dropped off the market, in terms of device market share. And then, there’s the new pretender to the crown in the form of Google, with its Android OS offering. How do they stack up in terms of Hardware? Operating System? Service Offering? Well, here goes: Hardware Software Service(s) Apple Y Y Y Google N Y Y Linux N Y N Microsoft N Y N Nokia Y Y Y Palm Y Y N RIM Y Y N Sun N Y N A first glance at this table seems to reflect some of the player’s pre-existing…

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iPhone 2: More than meets the eye

Sometimes, the devil is in the details

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Is Techmeme myopic?

I’m a big fan of TechMeme, a web aggregation service that provides, at a glance, a few of what’s being discussed in the technology-focused part of the blogosphere. It has allowed me to unsubscribe from a large number of RSS feeds that were providing me with redundant information and I’ve long hoped for a version of TechMeme that would provide me with a customized view that providing a similar user interface for my own personal feeds. Recently, though, TechMeme has gotten me thinking about the tech blogosphere conversations as a whole and their longer term relevance. To the small “web 2.0” community, TechMeme serves as a bit of a paper of record; The subhead even claims that it represents the “Tech Web, page A1”, claiming to bring us the important stories. But how do those stories fare over time? Is today’s hot topic a step in understanding a longer term trend or is it just a temporary distraction that will be forgotten a month/3 months/6 months/a year from now. Fortunately, Gabe Rivera, the founder of TechMeme must have anticipated such a question and provided a way to look at TechMeme as it was a particular point in its short history….

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Palm responds, Part 2

In part 2 of a 2 part interview, John Moses, global Vice President of Customer Support for Palm, answers questions about Palm’s unit replacement program and about other issues relating to Palm’s technical support.

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Palm responds, Part 1

In part 1 of a 2 part interview, John Moses, global Vice President of Customer Support for Palm, answers questions about Palm’s call centers and about my own experience with them.

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