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Finding a Standard for Mobile Barcodes

I've been handing out my new business cards over the past week or so. People are initially bemused by the mobile barcode on the back. Once I show them how it can be read with a camera phone and turned into an e-mail address, telephone number or Web address, they're usually impressed. As I wrote in a previous blog post, mobile barcodes are a great way to convey i... Read more

Posted By Robert Caunt on 19 August 2008

The Subjective Nature of Image Quality on Camera Phones

As the performance and specification of camera phones improves Im finding it increasingly difficult to judge image quality. Ultimately its in the eye of the beholder which is just so subjective.
As highlighted in an earlier post, more pixels do not automatically mean better quality. In some cases devices with less pixels can take better pictures if other ... Read more

Posted By Ben Wood on 6 August 2008

Nokia Squares Up to Software Rivals by Buying Symbian and Moving to Open Source

Earlier this morning, Nokia announced it would buy the 52.1 percent of Symbian shares it doesn't already hold, merge the company with its own S60 organisation and create the Symbian Foundation. This new entity will introduce an open-source licence model for the Symbian operating system and the S60, UIQ and MOAP platforms. The move's a shrewd response to growing ... Read more

Posted By Geoff Blaber on 24 June 2008

Nokia's Numbering Doesn't Add Up

Nokia launched another three phones this morning, and as soon as I saw the names I threw my hands up in despair. Once again it's recycled numbers used for earlier phones. I think this will only confuse its customers and distributors.
The latest misstep's the worst to date, in my opinion. Nokia has christened two of its new products the 6600 slide and the ... Read more

Posted By Ben Wood on 28 April 2008

Our predictions for Mobile World Congress 2008

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

Posted By Ben Wood on 10 February 2008

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