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News: Wearable Sales to Increase 18.4% in 2016

When I worked at British Telecom’s research division at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk back in 1996, several colleagues were involved in early wearables projects with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. Thad Starner, one of most well known wearables researchers at MIT and closely involved with BT, later went on to play a key role in the Google Glass project. Those were the early days […]

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By 2015, Windows Phone will lead iOS — Gartner, IDC

I don’t agree with all the text in this piece from TechCrunch — not least because of the focus on HTC and hardly any mention of Nokia. HTC is a relative minnow compared to what Nokia could *possibly* do with Windows Phone. This, after all, is a company that’s consistently proved that it has the […]

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LG now more popular than Sony Ericsson

The folks over at LG must be popping a few champagne corks right now – according to analysts Gartner, LG phones are now more popular than their Sony Ericsson counterparts: in the analysts’ latest set of quarterly figures, LG has jumped ahead of Sony Ericsson for the first time to take the number four slot […]

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Mobile makers need to think about sex more

Analysts Gartner have put out a advisory criticising the mobile industry for being too male-centric. According to Gartner, “Sixty-eight percent of the world’s population is women and children who could benefit much from mobile technology, but the majority of mobile devices are designed by men, for men,”, with most mobiles being targeted at western adult […]