Thursday, 16 May 2013
(Source: Apple Insider)
Some will point towards the Android saturation of launches in Q1 and they would be correct, but with most release dates being in March/April, these sales won't have had a significant impact upon the IDC results. Samsung Galaxy S4 sales are reported to be record-breaking and HTC are pleased with the progress of the One, Android will tighten the grip on the market before the end of Q2. With Apple reportedly stalling on a release of the iPhone 5S, and planning it for late Q3-Q4, the damage could be significant. Despite impressive, immediate sales of the iPhone 5, Apple seem unable to retain these levels of unit sales under pressure from rivals. This won't help share prices either!
We must also credit Windows Phone for their quiet, but steady rise in market share. This will be helped by the release of the Nokia Lumia 925 and 928. They are playing the game patiently, and effectively.
The importance of Apple demonstrating the innovation they were once famed for, is becoming ever more paramount. However, if the iPhone 5S is the 'saviour', they could be in serious trouble.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins announced at BlackBerry Live that BBM will be available on Android and iOS globally from the summer. This will be in the form of a free app with only messaging and group features available initially. Heins said that the rest of BBM; screen sharing, BBM voice and the just-announced BBM channels will eventually make its way to the Android and iOS versions.
Heins confidently said: “The BB10 platform is so strong and the response has been so good that the time is right for BBM to become an independent mobile messaging platform.”
However, with Whatsapp and other messaging apps taking over text messaging with Informa saying almost 19 billion messages were sent per day on chat apps in 2012, compared with 17.6 billion SMS texts. Does this leave BBM too far behind? Perhaps. They've completely missed the boat.
What do you think? Can BBM help save BlackBerry?
Monday, 13 May 2013
Nokia are set to launch the new Lumia 928 which will take over from the Lumia 920
as the flagship model - and it looks bloody good.
Here's the teaser video from Nokia:
Thursday, 9 May 2013
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Whatever we end up seeing from the initial consumer flexible screens, it’s likely to begin in a similar fashion to the first camera phone. The technology is unlikely to be ready for mass consumer consumption, and there certainly isn’t the burning desire to have it. This is technology for the sake of it, but then again – as always, I can’t wait.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Creatively renaming 'Gangnam Style' (which has absolutely not been overused...) 'Samsung Style' it appears that Samsung have gone and attempted to create their very own Bollywood top 40 hit.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Another introduction in 8.1 is the expected step to a ‘Metro’ Windows explorer to manage your files. This is certainly not a mind-blowing alteration but it is necessary to encourage users to embrace the Metro layout. It fits with the clean, uncluttered look of Windows 8 and is a step towards the days without a desktop (not coming in the near future – don’t worry).