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John Sculley’s Obi Worldphone MV1 is on the way

I’m looking forward to receiving a review handset from the team at Obi Worldphone. This is the company co-founded by John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple. If you recall, he gave up selling sugared water to join Apple at a momentous time for the company and the personal computer industry. (A quick look at […]

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Opinion

Industry profile: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

In the first of several articles profiling key leaders in the mobile industry, we examine how Tim Cook has shaped Apple since taking over the leadership role from Steve Jobs. Tim Cook Tim Cook runs the most successful consumer electronics company in the world – one of the titans of the mobile industry that generates huge profits from hit products like the iPhone, iPad […]

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Applications Devices Opinion

Who will win the smartphone OS war?

Here at Mobile Industry Review, we like to keep on top of the latest facts and figures in terms of smartphone and mobile operating system adoption. The industry today is dominated by two major platforms: Google’s Android, and Apple’s iOS. But will there ever be a clear winner, or is is the story more complicated and uncertain? […]

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The outlook for Windows Phone in 2015

Windows Phone is entering a critical stage once more in 2015. Last year, Microsoft acquired Nokia’s hardware division and launched a preview of the next version of Windows. So as we anticipate Windows 10 and new Lumia devices in the near future, can Microsoft grow its market share and attract more customers to its smartphones and tablets? Windows Phone […]

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Opinion

The life of a digital nomad

You may have heard the term digital nomad mentioned recently, referring to someone who has eschewed the traditional 9-to-5 office job and taken to the road to work. Many such people leave behind their old life to find opportunities with the flexibility to work just about anywhere. Armed with a laptop, tablet and a smartphone, all that’s needed is an Internet connection and a few creative […]

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Applications Devices Opinion

Can you run a business from a smartphone?

The demands of running a successful business may mean having to be on call 24/7, and even though laptops and desktop PCs are ubiquitous, many executives are finding they can actually run their business from a smartphone. This enables them to better support their employees and keep customers happy, while being more accessible to contacts and sales leads – ultimately creating more opportunities […]

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Devices

Update: I bought an LG G3 smartphone!

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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Devices

Some very useful, recent smartphone mobile stats (One third of smartphones shipped in Q1 had 5″+ screens)

Now and again I get emails from readers hunting for the most recent mobile statistics to use in presentations and so on so here’s a release, in full, from independent analyst firm, Canalys with some helpful detail.  This particular release focuses around handset shipments and screen sizes:  Worldwide, 279.4 million smart phones shipped in Q1 2014, […]

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Devices

A Tesco phone? It’s late, but it could really blow the doors off

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, […]

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HTC One X: Is this HTC’s best phone so far?

I spent a few weeks with HTC’s One X handset recently. Just 20 minutes with the phone was enough for me to begin to appreciate why many geeks I know were salivating at the sheer concept of owning the device. Granted, at MWC, I was able to take a quick look and play around with […]

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The Smartphone sales stats for last quarter are out… have a read!

Kantar Worldpanel ComTech just released their quarterly update showing operating system share of smartphone sales. Their stats always make interesting reading. Here’s what Kantar has to say: Apple’s iPhone 4S launch has helped the company regain global momentum with the US driving growth, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. In the latest 12 […]

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IDC’s smartphone forecast: 55% increase this year, reckons 1 billion will ship by 2015

Right then, here’s some useful information for anyone who’s having to get their presentations sorted for the next quarterly board meeting. The chaps over at IDC have released their latest forecast and it makes for stimulating reading. You won’t be surprised by the Symbian statistics, will you? IDC has their marketshare for 2011 at a […]