• Morgan Stanley, Uber-Optimism, And iPhones

    So Morgan Stanley recently raised expectations on Apple share prices based on the most optimistic iPhone forecast I think I’ve ever seen. The investment bank believes that Apple will sell 27 million iPhones in the calendar year 2009, at an average price of $550 per...

  • iPhone: Wooing Prosumers, Not Consumers?

    So at least one major expectation for yesterday’s iPhone announcement came to pass: The new $199 starting price for the 8-gig model, subsidized by AT&T (which, shrewdly, will make up for it with more expensive data plans). Despite the price break, and the eagerly-anticipated 3G technology that will make for speedier handsets, techies and current …   Read More

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    Smart Phone Smackdown

    Rumours of an iPhone price break makes economic sense for Apple, considering a new report about its share in the smart phone market. Research firm IDC’s vendor survey shows that Apple’s iPhone had 19.2 percent of the U.S. market for smart phones during the first...

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    All This And Pac-Man, Too?

    One open mobile operating system. Three thousand programmers. Ten minutes. That just about sums up Google’s brief but compelling Wednesday debut of Android, the open mobile operating system that has rallied numerous handset makers, cellular service providers, and software developers. Most of Android’s features seemed predicated on touch-screen technology, though tracker-ball technology is also compatible. …   Read More

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    Android’s Dev. Challenge Winner; “Scan” Barcoding App

    Jeffrey Sharkey has won the Google Developer’s challenge, and $25,000 for his “Scan” Android application. The main purpose of the app is to find pricing and metadata info from anything with a barcode, such as CD’s, books, and other products. We’ve seen this technology in...

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    Google Simplifying Mobile Search and LBS Services

    Google is serious about mobile, there’s no question. The thing they have to do, is lay the ground work for the mobile landscape they’ve had pictured in their mind for some time, which is simplified mobile search, and simplified mobile applications that work across the...

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    The Good & Bad of Google Offering Nationwide WiFi

    With Google’s interest in securing a section of the upcoming wireless spectrum that becomes available after the digital switch, there’s been some speculation that the main intention on Google’s mind is to offer a free nationwide wifi network based on the high-power frequencies usually reserved...

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    Maybe Google Got Exactly What They Wanted Mike

    I’m not convinced that Google walked away empty handed Mike, I think this is maybe what they wanted short of a totally open Internet like mobile network. Android is going to be the vehicle to deliver the Google products and if I read your C-Block...

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    Is Apple Disrupting The US Market For Nokia And Does Nokia Really Care?

    Yesterday, Nokia published their Form 20-F report atlas, this thing is 220 pages. Buried on Page 57 you’ll find the Global Mobile Device Volume By Geographical Area report which indicates strong growth around the Globe. The anomalistic region for Nokia though is North America, where in 2007 they faced a declining demand for their products …   Read More

  • QR Barcoding Gaining Traction In Mobile Marketing

    QR, or Quick Response codes have been around for a while now, though they haven’t made an impact in the US and Europe as they have in Japan and Korea. They’re simple graphics that can be scanned with mobile phones to hyperlink to a variety...