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Playing Tablet Forecast Poker

Steve Jobs' comments about tablets on Apple's third-quarter earnings call have once again opened up the debate on the future direction of this nascent category.
Mr Jobs' sceptical remarks about the seven-inch format for tablets instantly put paid to any rumours that Apple will unveil a smaller variant of the iPad next year. At the same time he dismissed t... Read more

Posted By Ben Wood on 22 October 2010

Is Korea Inc. In Danger of Losing Its Lead?

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

Posted By Ben Wood on 1 September 2010

Does a Phone Name Really Matter?

I'm sure the average buyer walking into a phone shop considers a number of factors when deciding which device to buy. They might like the look of it, or its colour. Perhaps they favour one manufacturer over another. Or maybe there's just an attractive offer with a good price.
But what about the phone's name? I know it might seem mildly irrelevant, but ima... Read more

Posted By Digantam Gurung on 5 May 2010

New Phones for an Old World

I had a humbling experience yesterday. I learned what it means to get old. It was a grim realisation.
I've always been interested in devices that allow elderly, infirm or disabled people the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of mobile technology. In 2006 I bought a phone from Emporia, a little-known family-run Austrian firm, after meeting them on a li... Read more

Posted By Ben Wood on 18 February 2010

The Lefts and Rights of Phone Controls

It's interesting to see that while the touch screen interface has become increasingly popular, many mobile phones still offer a separate control pad for manoeuvring the cursor. Usually this control pad is located in the centre of the device just under the phone screen, but the rise of the slide-out qwerty keyboard has meant the position of the control pad has sh... Read more

Posted By Digantam Gurung on 27 November 2009
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