Lenovo’s Yogabook could be the Perfect Design for Future Tablets and Smartphones

Over the Christmas holidays, I began testing a new product from Lenovo call the Yoga Book. I tested both the Android and Windows OS version and, while testing these two-sided tablets, I began to realize...

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Tim Bajarin / January 18th, 2017

Smartphones and the Future of Digital Cameras

For about 20 years, I have been a huge fan of digital cameras, both DSLR and Point-and-Shoot versions. Almost every year, I would buy the newest model to take most of the really important pictures,...

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Tim Bajarin / November 9th, 2016
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Unpacked: The Need for Ruggedized Smartphones

I’ve gotten a question quite a bit lately from tech industry folks about the need for more rugged devices. Smartphones that don’t break when you drop them or don’t stop working when you dump them...

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Ben Bajarin / September 21st, 2016

Podcast: Apple App Store, Lenovo-Motorola Smartphones

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss the changes that Apple made to some of their app store policies and analyze the new smartphone offerings from Lenovo and Motorola, … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 11th, 2016

Apple Security, Smartphones are More Fun Than Driving

I want to share a few more thoughts for subscribers about the briefing I was at on Friday with Apple executives where they gave more depth on their security strategy and philosophy. As I sat...

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Ben Bajarin / April 19th, 2016

Huawei’s New Smartphones, Samsung’s Q1 2016 Revenue Beat, What Apple Can Learn

Huawei came out of the gate swinging in 2016 with a new lineup of flagship devices designed specifically to start to move their brand into the premium tier. These new smartphones are loaded on paper...

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Ben Bajarin / April 7th, 2016
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The Devices Formerly Known as Smartphones

The Barcelona-based Mobile World Congress trade show has served as the location for major smartphone announcements for a long time, so it’s no surprise to see that happening again this year. Splashy introductions have been … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 23rd, 2016

The Encryption Precedent, $4 Smartphones, and 3D Printer Toys

The legal battle taking place publicly between the FBI and Apple is all about a precedent being set for or against backdoor encryption. Philosophically, we are at a junction that could alter the direction of...

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Ben Bajarin / February 18th, 2016

Podcast: Kantar Smartphones; Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon Earnings; FCC Set Top Box Rules

This week Bob O’Donnell, Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson and special guest Carolina Milanesi of Kantar WorldPanel discuss Kantar’s latest smartphone data, analyze the earnings reports from Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon, and debate the potential … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 30th, 2016

Unpacked: Global Ad Blocker Usage on Smartphones

On the heels of some recent news reports that Google has made over $30 billion dollars from Android, I thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite stats. Toward the end of...

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Ben Bajarin / January 22nd, 2016
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Are Smartphones Making Us All Infomaniacs?

I admit it. I am and, for over 30 years, have been an “Infomaniac”. Even when I was a teenager, I would listen to talk or news radio and very seldom turn to a music … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / August 19th, 2015

The Hidden Opportunity of Corporate Smartphones

I’ve been doing a great deal of research on corporate purchase, usage, and management of devices recently, and I’ve come across some interesting findings. Most importantly, the corporate smartphone is far from dead. Though it’s … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / July 14th, 2015

Forum Topics: Microsoft Smartphones, iPhones in China, Slice Apple Watch Data

One of the ways I’m using our new forums is to share some shorter posts and solicit more of a discussion around certain topics. So I’ll frequently post a short post, or top of mind … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 8th, 2015

The Device Dream Team: Large Smartphones and Thin Notebooks

Like many aspects of the tech business, the world of devices is driven by a number of simultaneous, but sometimes conflicting, trends. For years, much of the focus in devices was centered on which device … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / April 28th, 2015

Podcast: Samsung, Low-cost smartphones, Wearables, and MWC

This week Jan Dawson, Carolina Milanesi, and Ben Bajarin discuss the news around Mobile World Congress. We cover Samsung’s launch of new smartphones, the overall low-cost smartphone trend, and wearables/smart watches will all made an … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 8th, 2015

How Smartphones Can Be Disruptive as The Next 2 Billion People Who Come Online

One of the more interesting panel discussions at this past CES was about disruptive technologies over the next 5 years. The panelists tossed around things they thought would be disruptive, things like robotics, self driving … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 6th, 2015

Tech.pinions Podcast August 16, 2014: Intel Broadwell Y, 2-in-1s and New Smartphones

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions podcast. After taking a summer respite, this week Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell and Ben Bajarin discuss Intel’s announcement of their new 14 nm Broadwell Y-based Core M chip, debate the … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 16th, 2014

Smartphones: Life’s Remote Control

The growing use of smartphones in more and more activities has led me to realize that, in essence, they’ve become the primary tool through which we run our lives: a personal remote control. Like a … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / July 29th, 2014

Will Smartphones Consolidate or Fragment?

With the emergence of wearables as a new device category, we’re witnessing a shift of certain capabilities of the smartphone to separate devices that extend its functionality beyond the device itself. Is this part of … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / May 9th, 2014

The Tech.pinions Podcast: Amazon Smartphones

Welcome to the second in the series of the revived Tech.pinions podcasts. This week Ben Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell, and Jan Dawson chat about the opportunities and challenges for a potential Amazon smartphone and what kind … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 3rd, 2014

Smartphones are Becoming the Hub of our Digital Lifestyles

In 2003 I began a series of lectures at conferences entitled “Three Screens of the Digital Lifestyle.” Starting in 2000 I began researching how people were using various screens in their lives and made the … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / November 22nd, 2013

The State of Global Smartphones Q3’13

There are a number of things worth pointing out about the current state of smartphones. The first is that from a hardware standpoint vendors are staying relatively flat with a few seeing slight growth. Here...

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Ben Bajarin / November 21st, 2013
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Finding God In Our Smartphones

“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony.” – Albert Einstein Smartphones have changed our world. Wearables will change our selves. Together, these amazing devices represent some of humankind’s greatest work, integrating the absolute … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / November 11th, 2013

Smartphones Are Transforming Retail Not With Technology But With Messy Humanity

I believe a profound transformation in retail is now underway, one set to equal the changes in buying and selling formed during the modern industrial age. Only, it’s not what you think. It started with … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / November 5th, 2013

Lytro-Type Cameras for Smartphones Coming Soon?

Lytro fascinated many with the first mass marketed camera that enabled the user to alter the focal point dynamically after the picture was taken. The camera won a lot of awards but also came with … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / March 5th, 2013
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