Tag Archives: Nokia

Nokia / Microsoft and “the battle of the platforms”

It’s the last day of MWC and the news of Nokia and Microsoft’s partnership is still grabbing headlines. The keynote by Steve Ballmer’s and Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop was one of the key highlights of this year’s show. We heard … Continue reading

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2011: The battle of the tablets round 2…plus it’s smartphones knock out time

Not only has 2010 been described as the year of the tablet, but also the year of Apple Vs Android. The year started with the launch of the Apple iPad and is ending with Android tablets appearing all over the … Continue reading

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The phoney war: Choosing quantity over quality

Which is better, an app store with 100,000 items, or one with 10,000 items? Commentators looking for a way to measure the relative success of the app stores find the “app count” an alluring model. When you look more closely … Continue reading

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Guess which party is the mobile leader?!

With election day rapidly approaching, one wonders what’s going through the minds of the main party leaders, although I think we can all guess what’s going through Gordon Brown’s today.

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Mobile World Congress highlights…

Were you at Mobile World Congress this year? With this year’s show now done and dusted, here are some of the key highlights of the show…enjoy!   Eyebrow raised: Vittorio Colao had a moan about Google’s search dominance. Vodafone, of … Continue reading

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Payment experience on the Nokia Ovi store – where’s operator billing?

Like many, we eagerly awaited the new Nokia Ovi store to see what was available and how easy it was to buy paid-for apps. The store did seem to be packed with free apps, mostly in the entertainment genre which … Continue reading

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Could the Apple App Store overtake the Crazy Frog?

The Apple App Store seems to be on the same track as the Crazy Frog. Although Apple is very secretive, the App Store may be managing to achieve similar sales growth over its first year or so. While Apple’s sales are a tiny part of the overall multi-billion dollar mobile app and content market, since it is restricted to 20 million or so iPhones/iTouches it has captured the imagination of journalists and the technorati. It has re-invigorated interest in app stores among other phone makers and even breathed some life into operator portals. Continue reading

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