Mossberg Reviews RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook

Well, since there isn’t a big piece of fruit on the case, you can expect Walt to have a few digs on the BlackBerry PlayBook. Now that the full PlayBook facts are coming out, holes are forming in the BlackBerry story. Missing email, contacts, and calendar apps–3 of the big four PIM apps, unless you […]

Carriers and Device Manufacturers: Consumer Enemies

Regarding Android updates to Droid owners, Jared Newman at PC World goes on to recognize other manufacturers struggling to get Froyo to consumers: In fairness, Motorola’s not the only company to struggle with Froyo. Owners of HTC’s Droid Incredible are still waiting for their update — rumors of August 18 didn’t pan out — and […]

Next 90 days of SmartPhone sales: 52% iPhone

Remember the Palm Treo? It was hot stuff in it’s day. Where is it now? In the draw with all those old devices that you keep around just because you loved them in their time. This ChangeWave Research survey must have RIM’s management and the board of directors pacing the floor and running scared for […]

A Post from Android

Cool. I saw Joseph Scott’s Twitter post that a native Android app for WordPress was available. I’m using it now. Guess where I’m posting this from?

Michael Arrington: “Nokia and Symbian are Irrelevant”

I’m glad to know that others agree with my point on other mobile device and OSes. I’ve owned all the brands of smart phones, Nokia included. For me, the AppStore and ability to attract developers make Apple the game changer. From Forbes Magazine: Eventually the iPhone bigots will get to you, as they did to […]

“The phone of the future will be differentiated by software.”

As I wrote a month ago, the Apple AppStore for iPhone was a game changer. Remember, this is the report for the FIRST 30 DAYS since the iPhone 3G launched. Below are a couple of quotes and the news from Mr. Jobs as reported in The Wall Street Journal. In the month since Apple opened […]

Today’s a Game Changing Day for the Mobile Market!

This is a huge day. Apple has done what Palm, RIM, Microsoft, Motorola, SonyEricson,and Nokia have not: they have delivered a compelling mobile platform that matches sexy hardware with a functional operating system PLUS attracted developers PLUS created a true shopping / marketplace experience for users like me who want to use and buy mobile […]

World-wide Productivity Slips but Gains Things on iPhone

I remember last year, June 29th. Productivity came to a standstill. People were in lines to get iPhones. I figured we’d have a repeat tomorrow on July 11th. But I was off by a day. This morning, on my drive into Salt Lake City, I heard from @windley on Twitter that the iPhone 2.0 firmware […]

Storage to Match Small Form-Factor Mobile Devices

Seeing Samsung‘s next-generation 256 GB SSD makes my mind contemplate the mobile devices just over the horizon. A 1.8 inch solid state drives with the capacity that was in servers not all that long ago. But the performance is perhaps more impressive: sequential data reads at 200MB per second, and writes at 160MB per second. […]

David Progue Slams Windows Mobile 6

After reading the article in The New York Times, “Reaching for Apple, Falling Short,” David Pogue highlights a few frustrations with the wireless and mobile device market. First, carriers have us over the barrel on what functionality the device will support (e.g., I’d try a BlackBerry Curve but ATT has removed WiFi support). Additionally, carriers […]

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