Facebook Home: The Death of Android

As a core operating system, Android is thriving. As a brand–and a user experience–it is dead. Facebook just killed it. Android’s brand demise has been coming for a long time. Phone makers have been taking … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / April 4th, 2013

Holding Apple to a Higher Standard – Solving Texting While Driving

I love my iPhone. I use it all the time. I take it with me everywhere. Yes, everywhere. I have tried and tested numerous smartphones over the years. I can confidently state that you can … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / April 1st, 2013
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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

Asus FonePad Phone Functionality not as Odd as it Seems

After having spent a few days in Barcelona at this year’s Mobile World Congress, I have had the chance to play around with a few mobile “toys”. A few of these devices caught my eye … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / February 26th, 2013

The Nvidia Tegra 4i: A Step Forward in Smartphones

Nvidia today announced the Tegra 4i, a smartpone chip with an integrated LTE modem on the same physical die.  This is a follow-on to the Tegra 4 that was announced at this year’s CES 2013. … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / February 19th, 2013

BlackBerry Delivers a Product: Now It Has To Sell It

Gartner analyst Michael Gartenberg nicely summed up the first day of the rest of BlackBerry’s life: “Good launch,” he tweeted. “Now it’s all execution.” After what seemed like an interminable pregnancy, BlackBerry (the new corporate … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / January 30th, 2013
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Leaving the iPhone- How Windows Phone 8 Stacks Up

Approximately six weeks ago, I made the decision to stop using my iPhone 4s and immerse myself in Android, which I did for about a month.  I wrote about that here.  After Android, I wanted to … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / January 29th, 2013

Leaving the iPhone- How Android Stacks Up

About a month ago, I made the decision to stop using my iPhone 4s with the possible outcome of leaving the iPhone for an Android or Windows phone for an extended period of time.  I … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / January 15th, 2013

A Few of My Favorite and Significant Products of 2012

One great thing about a tech industry in transition is that manufacturers amp up the amount and breadth of the products they announce. 2012 was a transition year for PCs, smartphones, and tablets, and there … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / December 31st, 2012

Patents: That Word Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

Yesterday, the internet was abuzz with reports that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had “rejected” another Apple iPhone patent. Many commentators jumped to the conclusion that, since this patent figured heavily in Apple’s recent … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / December 20th, 2012

Leaving the iPhone

I have used the iPhone since the 3G as my primary phone and have enjoyed my experience very much.  It was, quite frankly, ahead of its time in almost every conceivable way.  It “felt” better, … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / December 18th, 2012
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Marty Cooper’s Billion Dollar Spectrum Contest Idea

It has been almost 40 years since Martin Cooper made the mobile phone call that earned him the title of father of the cell phone. Today he is still active in the industry, looking for … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / December 4th, 2012

Evernote and Sugarsync: Headed in Reverse Windows 8 Gear

Two of the apps that changed the way I work are Evernote and Sugarsync.  Evernote allowed me to go paperless and Sugarsync allowed me to have access to all my data accessible by any device.  … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / December 4th, 2012
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The BlackBerry Death Spiral

    “Notice of Intent to Sole Source iPhone Devices.” That dry headline, from a National Transportation Safety Board post on the Federal Business Opportunities web site, is news about as grim as it can … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / November 21st, 2012

Windows, iOS, and Android All Have Something to Prove This Week

Prior to Apple developing iOS and over the last 25 years, there had never been much of a threat to the Windows ecosystem. With iOS, Apple proved many things, including the value of a holistic … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / October 23rd, 2012

Why Maps are “Really” Important to Apple

In my last Apple Maps column I discussed why Apple would have delivered a suboptimal maps experience. This analysis was really a short term view of why they would do this, and the answer was … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / October 16th, 2012
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Apple Maps: Decision by Wall Street?

Just as we all start to get sick of reading and debating the Apple Maps debacle,  a new interesting thread, issue, or new piece of information comes up.  This time, it was, Apple’s CEO Tim … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / October 2nd, 2012
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Of Course HP Will Enter the Smartphone Market Again

Two weeks ago, the industry was abuzz with discussion about Meg Whitman’s Fox Business interview on September 13. There, she said HP must ultimately offer a smartphones. This set off a chain of new stories, … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / September 25th, 2012

My Favorite Things About iOS 6

Having used every version of iOS and Android since inception, I am always very excited to jump on the latest and greatest smartphone operating system.  You see, operating systems say as much about a company … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / September 20th, 2012

The Significance of Motorola’s RAZR i Announcement with Intel Inside

Today, Motorola Mobility announced the Motorola RAZR i for Europe and Latin America.  The phone is very similar to North America’s RAZR m, but instead of a Qualcomm, ARM-based SOC, it includes an Intel Atom-based … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / September 18th, 2012
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Apple vs. Samsung: What Doesn’t Compute

I’m not a lawyer, but I am an analyst who unfortunately has participated in some of the largest corporate legal battles, has two immediate family members who are IP lawyers, and has had to decide … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / August 27th, 2012
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Human-Computer Interface Transitions will Continue to Drive Market Changes

As a former executive and product manager for end consumer products and technologies, I have planned and conducted extensive primary research on Human-Computer Interfaces (HCI) or Human Machine Interface (HMI). A lot of this research … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / July 17th, 2012

HSA Foundation: for Show or for Real?

I recently spent a few days at AMD’s Fusion Developer Summit in Seattle, Washington.  Among many of the announcements was one to introduce the HSA Foundation, an organization  currently including AMD, ARM,  Imagination, MediaTek, and … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / June 15th, 2012

HTC One X International: Trading in My iPhone 4S?

HTC announced the HTC One family in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2012. The HTC One X was one of the bigger standouts as it indicated the best in breed of Android phones available on … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / May 7th, 2012

NVIDIA’S Tegra 3 Leading the Way for Smartphone Modularity

I have been an advocate of modularity before it became popular to do so. The theory seems straight-forward to me, in that if the capabilities of a smartphone were outpacing the usage model drivers of … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / February 27th, 2012