Appreciation of Quality – iPad 3 with Retina Display

Rumour sites have mostly agreed on today’s announcement of  iPad 3 will have Retina Display, 4G LTE data connection, slightly thicker casing by 0.8mm, same pricing, better cameras, etc. What they have not done much of is to look at the impact to the users and the market. They didn’t even mention what a new Apple… Read More »

42-megapixel camera phone, by Nokia, runs on Symbian! Nokia announced a new phonewith 41-megapixel camera on the opening day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Technically, the camera is amazing and will easily be the best camera phone out there. But strategically, it will fail no matter if it sells well or not. All because Nokia chose to power the phone by… Read More »

Nokia, stop looking back!

Nokia celebrates 1.5bn phones running on S40 ( Nokia, you announced that you are fully committed to Windows Mobile going forward back in February 2011! Nearly a full year on, you are still lingering on to the past. You want people to know that you are the best Windows Phone maker, but you are not… Read More »

Tablet market in 2012

If 2010, 2011 wasn’t enough to prove that there isn’t a tablet market but just an iPad market, Apple just made sure of it with the new apps and partnerships in the education sector. The longer it takes Google or Microsoft to come up with their competitive offerings, the more certain will Apple become the… Read More »

Kindle Fire – Setting the Android tablet market on fire!

There is nothing wrong with the Kindle Fire and it is likely to do very well as a top end Kindle. If you compare the tech spec with iPad 2, you will find the norm with any other Android tablets on the market today. Shorter battery life, slightly thicker, smaller screens, etc. In fact, it… Read More »

Tablet Market

Some look at the current success of Android smartphones (by units shipped) as a reference on how Android can conquer the tablet market as well. Looking at the numbers closely, it is easy to see that Android is simply displacing Symbian and other non-iOS mobile phones whilst Apple grows with a customer retention rate of… Read More »

FT app removed from App Store – HTML5 is marching on.

It seems like HTML5 is finally gaining grounds in the app space as FT removes its app from App Store today. Amazon launched its HTML5 version of Kindle Cloud Reader recently to dodge the Apple’s new rule on content subscription and FT seems to be following similar strategy. Some see it as a fight between… Read More »

The Real War of Mobile Industry

We all tend to focus on the short term issues. In the mobile industry, people do the same. For Android, most reports only look at fragmentation of market, confusion on Google’s strategy and the complex legal issues. Even when evaluating giant Apple, news of the long expected leaving of iGod can still send the stock… Read More »

Winkia World. Nokia needs Microsoft to survive.

Since the top management reshuffle at Nokia last September, it was clear that drastic changes were needed to get the company back on course. Nokia just wasn’t winning on any front and was destined to follow what happened with Motorola when mobile went from analogue to digital. And with an ex-Microsoft exec as CEO, the… Read More »

Goodbye Xserve, hello Sun?

Apple has just discontinued their server range, which is a big blow to anyone looking at deploying Macs to enterprise use. Not having rack-mounted servers with proper power redundancy will cast Apple out of the enterprise infrastructure. There can be a way around this. Buddy up with ex-Apple board member Larry Ellison again, do an… Read More »