Microsoft Needs to Get its Apps Together

*+-Last week in my Friday column I outlined a few of the challenges that I think Microsoft has in front of them with Windows 8. I cited lack of Windows momentum in the market along … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 23rd, 2012

Why The iPad Will Change How We Work

*+-What is becoming more clear every day is the way in which tablets are changing paradigms of computing that have existed for decades. The entire way we think about computers, and computing in general, is … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 20th, 2012

Understanding Disruption and How it Can Be Harnessed

*+-Horace Dediu, one of the smarter independent analysts out there in my opinion, wrote a well articulated piece shedding light on how we should understand industry disruption. For those of us who study this industry … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 14th, 2012

Read This: Why I Left Google

*+-If you are a technology news addict then you have probably already come across this article called “Why I Left Google” by James Whittaker. It is a very telling tale with some prize quotes about … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 13th, 2012

Why Microsoft Has Big Challenges Ahead

*+-I genuinely desire for Microsoft to succeed with Windows 8 and beyond. I believe it is healthy to have competition in the market of personal computing and I like the way I see Apple, Microsoft, … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 13th, 2012

The Importance of Vision in the Technology Industry

*+-I came across this article in the TabTimes written by my friend Dave Needle. What the article points out is an interesting video that was posted on YouTube showing Roger Fidler and his Information Design … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 10th, 2012

The iPad and The Simplicity of the Name

*+-What Apple did by eliminating the numeric moniker was the right thing to do, in fact it may even be brilliant. The fact of the matter is numeric values that specify product generations simply can … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 9th, 2012

We Are Entering the True Era of Personal Computing

*+-Remember that old HP campaign “The computer is personal again?”  I remember seeing that campaign and thinking to myself, when did the computer become un-personal? I’ve been cogitating on this term “personal computer” and in … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 9th, 2012

The New iPad: Leaving the Competition Behind

*+-It would be extremely difficult to make the case that any competitive tablet in 2012 and perhaps even 2013 can hold a candle to the new iPad. Not only do I not believe that Apple … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 8th, 2012
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Google Play: What Game is Google Playing?

*+-With the news today that Google is re-branding the Android Market as Google Play, I am forced to wonder what that says about their strategy. Is playing all Google is really focused on? I also … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 6th, 2012

HTC One X: A Big Win for Nvidia’s Tegra 3

*+-At this years Mobile World Congress HTC made an announcement that I found interesting. They announced that their latest and greatest smart phone the One X will run Nvidia’s latest processor named Tegra 3. Granted, … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 5th, 2012

Why Microsoft Should Make an XBOX Mobile Gaming Console

*+-Yesterday I shared a column on why casual gaming, or even more immersive gaming on smart phones is not going to threaten dedicated mobile gaming consoles any time soon. To come to this conclusion I … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 2nd, 2012

Why Smart Phones Won’t Take Down The PS Vita

*+-The question that was raised at the initial announcement of the PS Vita was whether or not a dedicated mobile gaming unit could survive in a world where casual mobile games on smart phones exist. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 29th, 2012

MWC 2012: Clear Android Differentiation and Other Trends

*+-I suspect that each MWC will be better than the last. This show, I believe, is quickly becoming the leading industry conference for mobile smart device technologies. Therefore, Mobile World Congress will be one of … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 27th, 2012

You Can Never Have Enough Tablets

*+-One of the things my firm focuses on is spotting trends within the technology industry. As a part of our constant search for trends we employ a concept we call “live the future now.” What … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 23rd, 2012

Don’t Miss OS X Mountain Lion’s Potential in China

*+-Many in the media who got an early preview of Apple’s new Mac OS Mountain Lion are notably excited about a range of features. I point out a few of them in my article sharing … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 16th, 2012
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My Experience With The OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview

*+-Apple is on pace to bring a new OS X release on an annual cadence. They released today the first bit of information as a developer preview for their latest OS X release called Mountain … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 16th, 2012
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Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Commercial–Best Droid Marketing Yet

*+-When I met with Motorola at CES and they showed me the Droid Maxx I suspected they were on to something. What is interesting to me as an analyst about this device is that it … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 15th, 2012

Google Officially Owns Motorola–Now What?

*+-US Regulatory agencies along with the European Union approved Google’s acquisition of Motorola today. This acquisition, although initially positioned for Motorola’s patents, could very well cause quite a bit of change in the mobile landscape. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 14th, 2012
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Best Buy: With Lots of Unbiased Advice

*+-Best Buy has been running a commercial for the past few weeks where they are positioning themselves as THE place to buy a mobile phone. The commercial was very well done. The commercial included many … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 13th, 2012

Windows 8 on ARM: The Big Questions

*+-Microsoft released a lengthy blog post yesterday on their website specifically around Windows 8 on ARM. Although the post shed some insight into a number of the looming questions we all have about Windows on … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 10th, 2012

Do Apple Competitors Make Bad Products?

*+-I often engage in discussions with the financial community on matters related to tech for their portfolio management. One of the things I was asked in a recent conversation intrigued me. The question was around … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 9th, 2012

The Tablet is the Ultimate Mobile Personal Computer

*+-Our firm has been doing an extensive amount of tablet analysis over the past year. The more I study the role of the tablet in the industry and in the lives of consumers the more … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 3rd, 2012

The iPad: The Perfect Learning Companion

*+-If we are honest with ourselves we have to admit that our country’s educational system has some serious fundamental issues. Our educational infrastructure is ranked 23rd in the world and seems like it declines even … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / February 2nd, 2012

2012: The Year Google Fixes Android or Loses the War

*+-The end of 2011 brought about some interesting market developments. Both Nielsen and NPD shared data that the once so dominant Android actually declined in market share over the holiday quarter of 2011. Both Nielsen … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 31st, 2012