This arrived today. If you don’t recognise it immediately, it’s the LG G3 (press release), winner at the Global Mobile Awards at Mobile World Congress (it says so on the box!). I thought I’d opt for the LG as it’s been far too long. I don’t know the LG PR team in the UK so […]
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I don’t think you’ll guess. I’ll tell you on Thursday. Meanwhile Hetty’s HTC One M8 arrives tomorrow, complete with the little dot-matrix screen cover. How do you think she’ll react to it? I shall be documenting the experience for your reading pleasure.
All across the news today is this announcement from British Airways (see Telegraph): British Airways says it will turn away passengers booked on US-bound flights if their electrical devices will not switch on The underlining issue being that if your phone doesn’t switch on, it could theoretically contain explosives. Or something like that. I wonder […]
While I’m writing about the Amazon Fire Phone, here’s a survey conducted by Gorkana THIS morning (i.e. the day after the launch). Depending on how you read it, it’s not brilliant news. Let’s get into the guts of the release: Amazon has taken its first step into the mobile phone market and just unveiled its […]
At $649, the Amazon Fire Phone appears to be a really good piece of engineering and software design. It’s just too expensive to matter at the moment. This is a turning point to remember though. The ramifications of yesterday’s launch are likely to be seen in 2 or 3 years time. The current price point […]
What did executives across the wider mobile industry in the UK make of last night’s launch of the Amazon Fire Phone? I asked a series of executives from a wide variety of companies to give us their viewpoints. I also asked them to give us a one liner description on their company for a bit of […]
The moment Tesco brought their own Hudl Android tablet to market, the idea of a Tesco phone became a reality. When the supermarket chain proceeded to sell container-loads of the devices, the proposal must have surely headed to the top of the to-do list. On one hand it’s a no-brainer. An absolute no-brainer. You see, […]
Yesterday at about midday I’d just finished a conference call when I got a Whatsapp from my wife. “Blown a tire,” it said. Great. She was apparently meant to be on the way to see some friends with both our young (3.5 & 2 years) boys. “Blown,” didn’t sound good at all. Not like a […]
At 10pm I had a call with San Francisco. I write it like that, because it sounds cool. In point of fact, the chap I was due to speak with is the height of cool. One of the Valley’s uber-connected dudes. I phoned him at 10pm as I boarded the train and sat down. Firstly, […]
Maybe it’s just a very big hand?
It’s me again. And I’m back beating the drum for innovation and competition in the mobile industry. News — or “reports” — have emerged recently that apparently claim Amazon is developing a mobile phone. The reports reckon the handset will run Android, the assumption being that it’ll be a forked version like that of the […]
I’ve been reading all about The Facebook Phone. I’m sure you have too. I thought I’d pen a viewpoint. If you’re in the mood for a cup of coffee, grab one now. Otherwise a TLDR (“too long didn’t read”) will suffice. In about 48 hours the original report of Facebook hiring a few Apple engineers […]