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Flat Slab Finale?

-+*The Mobile World Congress (MWC) show in Barcelona has always been somewhat of a paean to the mobile phone and, for the last several years, to smartphones. This is the trade show where the world … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 3rd, 2015
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Why Do All Of You Hate Windows Phone So Much?

-+*I have used mobile phones for two decades. I have tried nearly every single platform. I consider myself a good judge of functionality, durability, usability and value. I have spent the past six months using...

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Brian S Hall / June 11th, 2014
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Has iPhone Lost The Best Value Crown?

-+*Smartphones have gotten so good, so fast, and become so vital and accessible in such a short time, it’s difficult to accurately predict the direction of this market over just the next year, and nearly...

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Brian S Hall / May 28th, 2014
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VCs On The Wrong Side In The Smartphone Wars

-+*Think of how much better your life is now you have an iPhone or one of its many virtuous progeny…iPad, Android, apps, mobile-optimized games, content and services. Do you want to go back to before smartphones, … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / April 14th, 2014
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Panic Inside Apple and Cheers for Satya

-+*The blogosphere has suddenly discovered the incredible array of products, tools and services Microsoft has long possessed. Better late than never, I suppose. Fact is, their realization of the obvious is in large part due … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / April 7th, 2014
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The Computer Chronicles

-+*Why are you here? Why are you even reading this? Me? I know why and am grateful for the odd, stirring, mostly unplanned path that brought me here. My father spent over 30 years working … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / March 31st, 2014
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Better For The World? Apple Or Google?

-+*Arguably, Apple and Google are the largest, richest, most powerful, most influential technology companies on the planet. Across many markets their products, services and technologies directly compete with one another. Yet, in countless endeavors, each...

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Brian S Hall / March 19th, 2014
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Holiday Shoppers Gifting Themselves

-+*Now that we’re fully in the throes and craziness of the holiday shopping season—just seven shopping days left until Christmas!—it seems appropriate to further investigate how the process really works, especially when it comes to … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / December 17th, 2013
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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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Why Motorola Won’t Offer a Modular Phone

-+*Motorola created a lot of buzz this week with its announcement of Project Ara, a sort of Lego kit mobile phone that would allow users to pick and choose components. I know this is going...

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Steve Wildstrom / October 30th, 2013
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Apple’s Free OS Upgrades and iWork Could Leave a Mark on Microsoft

-+*Apple’s announcement Tuesday brought with it many innovations across the span of tablets, notebooks, and workstations. Apple introduced the new iPad Air, updated the iPad mini, redesigned the MacBook Pro, and provided more information on … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / October 24th, 2013
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Do Android Or Windows Phone Have Any Hope Of Defeating iPhone?

-+*No. Neither Android nor Windows Phone, apart or in concert, have any hope of defeating iPhone. None. For the foreseeable future, iPhone will remain the world’s most popular, most profitable smartphone by a wide margin. … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / October 8th, 2013
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Samsung’s Precarious Position

-+*Samsung, I believe is in a precarious position. I’ve felt this way for quite some time despite their continued growth in mobile over the past few years. But my reasoning comes from understanding how Samsung...

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Ben Bajarin / September 26th, 2013
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Motorola’s Confusing “X8 Computing System” Actually Qualcomm and TI Silicon

-+*Two weeks ago, I penned the Forbes column, “Google’s Motorola Confuses Everyone With Its ‘X8 Computing System.‘ “My intention was not to ridicule or embarrass anyone, but to point out just how important it is … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / September 4th, 2013
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Time To Reboot Smartphone Benchmarks

-+*Benchmarks are used in every market as one way to show why one company’s widget is better than another company’s widget.  Whether it’s MPG on a car, energy ratings on appliances, or a Wine Spectator … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / July 26th, 2013
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Apple vs. Android: The Open Factor

-+*Judging by the comments on John Kirk’s post “Android’s Market Share Is Literally a Joke,” we are well into another operating system religious war. As is always the case in religious wars, it’s tough to … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 24th, 2013
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SKAA: Better Than AirPlay and Bluetooth for Premium Wireless Audio?

-+*Wireless audio speakers and headphones are growing as a consumer category.  Best Buy has 192 different “wireless speakers” on their website, Amazon, 400.  The growth in wireless audio was helped by the growth of the … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / May 21st, 2013
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Are Google Apps On iOS A Trojan Horse Or A Concession to Apple’s Dominance?

-+*Grin And Bear It Aside from Google Maps and Google Now, many users would sooner tap on Gmail, Google Chrome, and Google Drive than the apps Apple would much rather you use, and the result … Continue reading

John Kirk / May 2nd, 2013
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iPhone 5 Versus Galaxy S4 A War Of Less Versus More

-+*Last week, within the span of 24 hours, the two dominant players in the global smartphone wars released…not new smartphones, but new commercials. Both were very well done. They are also very different. Both ads … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / April 27th, 2013
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Android’s Leaky Bucket

-+*John Paczkowski over at AllThingsD covered a report written by Carl Howe, VP of the Yankee Group. Carl makes a bold statement, indicating iPhone ownership in the US will exceed Android US ownership by 2015. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 26th, 2013
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Apple In Perspective

-+*Apple has been taking a real beating on Wall Street and in the press lately. But are we losing our long-term perspective by focusing so intently on quarterly results? Stock Market The Stock Market is … Continue reading

John Kirk / April 25th, 2013
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Can Carriers Handle a Low-End iPhone?

-+*There is a good discussion happening online at the comment that I want to comment on. Horace Dediu has written several good pieces on the job the iPhone is hired to do. In his latest … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 23rd, 2013
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The Next Evolution In User Interfaces

-+*With the introduction of the iPhone, Apple introduced the touch UI and literally changed the way people interact with their smartphones. When they extended the touch UI to the iPad, it set in motion an … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / April 23rd, 2013

Facebook Home’s Uniquely Flawed Experience Examined

-+*Facebook announced last week their new experience for Android smartphones, called Facebook Home. This is Facebook’s first major attempt to control more of the phone’s experience without actually selling a phone.   Facebook Home is pre-installed … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / April 16th, 2013
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Why Google Shouldn’t Be Concerned About Facebook Home

-+*Yesterday, Facebook announced “Home”, a skin that runs on top of Android, pulling consumer’s Facebook experience up to literally the lock–screen of the phone. The demos were fast, fluid, and very different than anything Android … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / April 5th, 2013