On a recent visit to Seoul I dutifully visited one of my favourite geek tourist destinations the Yongsan Electronics Market. This is Seoul's "temple" to consumer electronics, with eight floors of counters laden with cameras, PCs, notebooks, TVs, personal navigation devices (PNDs) and mobile phones stretching as far as the eye can see. The eighth floor is dedicat... Read more
This year's Mobile World Congress featured some interesting accessories, including headsets and speakers. I've collected a few examples to highlight current trends.
The handset market is subject to strong (and transient) design trends; for example, touch screens and slider designs are currently the dominant fashion. At its zenith, Motorola's Razr made cla... Read more
LG's KS360 hits the high street in the UK this month with a price tag that I think will ignite sales of qwerty phones to consumers. The phone (pictured on the left) comes in a choice of three finishes blue, pink and black that will appeal to younger users. The phone packs in a tremendous number of features, including a touch screen, two-megapixel camera and a fu... Read more
With CTIA just around the corner, it seems a good opportunity to muse on what we may see at the show. This year, I expect some of the big names to use CTIA as a launch pad to step up their activities in the US.
Nokia needs to show more commitment to the US market at this year's event. In 2007, the Finnish giant had an enormous stand, but failed to announc... Read more
Ive just arrived in Barcelona with the CCS Insight team for the Mobile World Congress Event (formally 3GSM). This is one of my favourite work-weeks of the year despite being the most demanding.
Ive been attending the show for over 10 years and seen it evolve from a little show in Cannes to a giant show in Barcelona. I miss Cannes like mad but our industry... Read more