Economics of computing devices

I have been observing that as smartphones are becoming smarter, they are also becoming more expensive, there have been a segment that have also entered the market once fill by feature, or dumb phones, but they are almost designed to entice you upgrade to the more expensive and glamorious models. At the same time, laptops, […]

The rise of the Smart Watch

With all of the talk about the iWatch from Apple, and every other vendor plus Dog announcing a smart watch. I thought I’d jump in and examine an apparently Failed smart watch. The Sony Ericsson LIVE VIEW Now this device was generally panned by the media, partly because it was breaking new ground, and partly […]

The Nokia N900 To HTC Desire X

Well The end of my Nokia N900 did not come with a bang, but a bonus, a Christmas bonus gift card from my current employer. And and even though the N900 was still pulling it’s weight, it wasn’t current technology. The choosen replacement is not a top-of-the-line, it was priced to matched the value of […]

My new Clevo W240EUQ Laptop from PC Specialists

This is the Laptop I have moved to. No longer a Mac user, never more than a PC user and never a Windows fan. I’m now entirely into my custom built Clevo W244EUQ laptop, built to my configuration by PC Specialist in the UK. Having done a lot of research and agonizing over prices and […]

We only want to produce Blockbusters

The recent Blowup about HP exiting the PC/WebOS Business reminds me of an old story about when Sony bought MGM, the movie makers. The story goes like this; executives were briefing Sony Management about how profits were generated from the Movie Making business. One accountant described the process such; “Well we make a hundred movies […]

If you Love/Hate Nokia read this

Will the Real Stephen Elop, Please Stand Up? I couldn’t on my best day, speak to this better than this article. If anything it should speak to any CEO/CFO/CTO that arrogantly enters a new company environment with preconceived notions of what strategy should be applied to their new positions. So this article isn’t just about […]

New Toy – CnM Touchpad II

Ok, lets name all the things this new Android pad isn’t No Camera’s either front nor back, First almost ALL pads have terrible cameras, making them almost useless, and the Facetime crowd is a passing fad, besides I have video Skype on my Nokia N900 No 3G wireless internet It does support 3G Dongles, which […]

Sync Me Up

How do you keep your connected devices connected? How many different services do you depend on to keep your ‘stuff’ safe and available from anywhere? Could you imagine a better way? I can, and I almost have it working with my ‘stuff’, now I’m just working on a way to make it easy for everyone […]

MeeGo is now Dead, as a Mobile OS.

This article MeeGo will not displace Symbian as enterprise OS has now demonstrated that Meego is no longer supported by Nokia, and it will be left to die with Maemo as a ‘Non-Runner’ in the Mobile-OS arena. It also indicates that Nokia Management has gone down the MicroSoft path to complete irrelevance in the Mobile […]

Nokia Smartphone reality check, Ka-ching!

All the bad news, Nokia smartphones dumb down profits Nokia releases Q2 2010 results; profits down, market share flat Nokia Q2 2010 results – profits down but smartphone sales up So lets do a reality check on the facts; Nokia profits are Down 40%, but are still making a Profit. Which means they are in […]

The best Portrayal of Nokia

This article is one of the best portrayals of Nokia‚Äôs Perceived fall from grace: The Background Story …But somehow with Apple, the facts no longer matter. The iPhone was the ultimate best phone ever – according to Steve Jobs – and because Steve Jobs says so, that started to become the storyline. The truth didn’t […]

Apps are saving the mobile Internet

Apps, Apps everywhere Apps. There has been a lot of discussion on the internet about the value of Apps. Which are abbreviations for applications, in this case small applications on mobile devices remind me of previous discussions, read arguments, about Client Server applications. These applications in the past were a model, a class of applications […]

Apple Antenna Spin

Apple’s Antenna woes stemming from the poor design of the iPhone 4 are well known. But what has just gotten under my skin is this PC World article Antenna Expert: Apple is Right, iPhone 4 Signal Woes Overblown. The article is laced with the next best thing to professional lying, from a group of self […]