Author: Ben Wood

The Long Tail of Mobile Phone Recycling

Green initiatives seek an end to e-waste There’s a growing and very encouraging trend in the mobile phone industry, and consumer electronics more broadly, as companies start to pay more…

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Crystal Balls Ready

Winning audience predictions from CCS Insight’s Predictions Week A tradition at CCS Insight’s annual Predictions event is to ask attendees to submit their own predictions for the connected world. This…

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Predictions Week Video Highlights: Marc Allera, BT

Excerpts from our video interview with Marc Allera, CEO, BT’s Consumer Brands My recent interview with BT’s Marc Allera as part of our Predictions Week shone a spotlight on many of…

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Pixel Miss

Google’s 5G smartphones raise a big question: why? Yesterday, at Google’s autumn hardware event dubbed Launch Night In, the tech giant launched new devices across its product families. The event…

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Home and Away

Amazon widens smart device portfolio for homes and cars In the market for smart home products, Amazon has been going from strength to strength, dominating many device categories with solid…

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Next Chapter in Samsung’s Unfolding Story

Samsung refines its foldable tech with Galaxy Z Fold2 Samsung has made no secret of its commitment to pushing the envelope with smartphones using flexible display technology. After years of…

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The Reanimation of BlackBerry Smartphones

Texas-based start-up wants to bring back BlackBerry devices Over a decade ago, BlackBerry was one of the world’s most popular phone brands and, giving credit where it’s due, the Canadian…

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Samsung Mobile Chief Shares His Vision

Partnerships, innovation and agility more important than ever I read the blog post by TM Roh, the recently appointed head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications division, with interest. Having been in…

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Process of Elimination

Thoughts on Apple’s first-remover advantage Is Apple about to start a trend of eliminating the in-box charger and headphones that have been established as part of the standard new-phone kit?…

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Time for a Touch of Flir

Thermal imaging draws attention from smartphone makers Five years ago, UK-based Bullitt introduced the first smartphone with a built-in thermal-imaging sensor. The Cat S60 Android-powered rugged device uses the Cat…

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