Category: Mobile Phones

Apple Unveils iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch and Apple Pay

Apple Delivers Against Extraordinarily High Expectations CCS Insight’s VP, Americas Geoff Blaber represented CCS Insight at Apple’s launch in Cupertino on 9 September, where a range of new products including…

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Pay It Forward

The Decade-Long Road to the Mobile Wallet At a mobile business development meeting I attended in the year 2000, a Nokia manager gave one of the most compelling and energetic…

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Smartphones: Now with Twice the Bits!

HTC’s New 64-Bit Phone Begins an Android Era More bits certainly seem better. At least on the surface, 64 is twice as good as 32. With the introduction of HTC’s…

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The Market for Where-Ables

Android Wear to Support GPS. Offline Maps Absent. Yesterday two key engineers in Google’s Android team said that the wearable-optimised Android Wear platform will soon be upgraded to support GPS…

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India Picks USSD for Mobile Banking

Decades-Old Mobile Technologies Still Matter These are exciting times for mobile money. After years of talk, smartphones are beginning to take on the roles of credit card and banker. For…

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When Legacy Players Bide Their Time

Is Swatch Looking Down the Barrel of Disruption? Ten years ago Swatch introduced an early smartwatch based on Microsoft’s Smart Personal Object Technology (Spot). Microsoft used FM radio signals for…

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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…

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The Economics of the Football Phone

In this business it’s hard not to get seduced by the never-ending succession of all-singing, all-dancing high-tier phones, but it’s important to keep an eye on the low end of…

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