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Opinion Articles

  • Huawei Device - er, where are they?

    Six months ago, Huawei Device held a glitzy launch event in London to unveil its first two own-brand products for the European market.

     

    There was champagne, some lovely food, and top-notch entert...

  • Apple red faced over Nokia claim

    I've got to admit I'm loving stories on the wires this morning regarding Apple's Siri voice control giving a big up to Nokia's Lumia 900.

     Apparently the US firm has had to amend its software after Siri named the No...

  • Smartphone development since 1997

    I watched the Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies over the weekend, and couldn't help but notice the 'smartphone' used in the film.

     It was some Ericsson device offering all manner of natty functions, like a built-in tas...

  • I just don't get mobile apps

    I've been getting a lot of comments from friends about why I run a battered and incresingly difficult to use Sony Ericsson W800i rather than a smartphone.

     

    The truth is, while I'm considering buy...

  • EverythingEverywhere desperate for 4G

    I'm starting to wonder if EverythingEverywhere - the carrier created through the merger of Orange and T-Mobile's UK networks - needs 4G to happen this year, rather than simply wanting it to happen.

     

  • Apple, Mobile Devices, and Growth Markets

    I recently read two articles in Wall Street Journal Asia while in Hong Kong.  One article talked about a temporary dip in the stock price before Apple's 1Q results came out because investors were concerned about growth in US iPhone sa...

  • How much data can UK store?

    I've been mulling the UK government's plans to require ISPs to store details of all online communications and web pages browsed this week, but not from a privacy standpoint.

     Rather, I'm wondering just how feasible ...

  • Huawei profit halves in 2011

    I'm surprised by how bullish Huawei remains despite its net profit more than halving in 2011.

    The Chinese vendor's income fell to 11.6 billion yuan from 24.7 billion in 2010, on the back of higher R&D costs and forex...

  • Nokia Lumia 800 Launch

    I was reading an article in "The Daily" over the weekend on the upcoming launch of the Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone.  What struck me was a quote by a Senior Marketing Manager that said "cheaper is better".  Granted they are lau...

  • Should comms providers handle web safety?

    I've touched on this subject in the general discussion area, but having noted that communications providers should do more in the field of protecting children online (or helping parents protect kids), I started to wonder how that might work, a...