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'Apple Pie' or 'Poisoned Apple' - Nokia to take first bite
I don't know if it's politically correct to call Christmas and New Year the ‘silly season’ but after reviewing headline news from the telco industry over the holiday period it would be fair to say that the plum pudding probably had a little to much brandy in it. Maybe we should swap to ‘Apple...
Mon, Jan 4 2010
The smartphone will become the search phone, and?
Have you ever read something that is so obvious you wonder why you hadn’t thought if it yourself? After reading a newly released list of 2010 Predictions from Deloitte for the coming year in our industry, you come away wondering why you’re not charging $1,500 an hour for consulting because you’d thought...
Fri, Jan 29 2010
Is that a 'Black Swan' in the sky? No, it's just Superman.
The head of Nokia’s newly restructured Mobile Solutions unit started in his new role last week and did what every self-respecting boss should do - he wrote a blog . No ordinary blog, but one Americans would call a ‘kick ass’ blog, presumably aimed at rousing the troops and letting the market know...
Wed, Jul 7 2010
Nokia’s mid-flight musical chairs cause ‘Superman’ to crash land
Nokia’s ‘Superman’ , Anssi Vanjoki, is flying high no more. You may remember only two months back that Mr Vanjoki took over the ailing Mobile Solutions business with much fanfare and blogging. At the time he made the bold statement, “I am committed, perhaps even obsessed, with getting Nokia back to being...
Tue, Sep 14 2010
'Throne Surfing' big in Oz
Australia’s obsession with mobile internet-connected ‘smartphones’ has reached new heights (or lows) depending on how you read the results of a Telstra survey. Australians have admitted to using their devices in bed, on the loo and, alarmingly, when behind the wheel. The inaugural Telstra Smartphone...
Mon, Oct 4 2010
Are you smarter than your smartphone?
A great article entitled ‘Our phones may too smart for our own good’ appeared in the Australian ‘Sun-Herald’ over the weekend that hit a nerve with The Insider. Writer, Andrew Daddo, exclaimed, “Intellectually, I understand all the great things this phone (iPhone 4S) and...
Mon, Nov 28 2011
Who needs 4G, whatever that is?
We all know the reasons mobile operators are rushing to roll out LTE 4G service, but there may be no real reason for customers to take it up in the short term. Yes, it's fast, but so is HSPA+ 3G with many operators reaching speeds of 21-72Mbps. Oh, and there are a lot more devices around for those...
Wed, Dec 28 2011
Feeling phantom vibrations?
Do you unconsciously look at your smartphone screen even though nothing has happened to prompt the action? Do you feel ‘phantom’ vibrations emanating from your purse or pocket that make you grab for the phone only to find, again, that nothing is happening? Oh, oh – according to the...
Thu, Feb 2 2012
Hand over your wallet, ummm, smartphone....
With the massive take-up of high value smartphones comes the inevitable surge in theft of these valued possessions. A report from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) claims that mobile phone theft is a “growing epidemic,” with more than 40 percent of robberies in New York alone...
Fri, Apr 13 2012
Forget RSI, we are now in the RSD era!
It seems a long time since we have heard anything about the health risks associated with using mobile phones. These days it's more about the use of smartphones for e-health applications and helping people using the technology rather than dwelling on how the technology could kill you, a favorite pastime...
Tue, Sep 4 2012
All app'd out!
The Insider has officially become a digital warrior. Traveling with one notebook, one tablet, two smartphones, a mini Wi-Fi router (so he can plug in to a hotel Ethernet connection and connect all those other devices), a pouch with three chargers, four connecting wires, numerous USB and SD memory cards...
Fri, Jan 11 2013