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August 25, 2011  1:25 PM

Apple’s Jobs steps down; what/who now for the mobile revolution?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Android, Apple, Chrome OS, cloud ecosystem, Google, mobile behavior, smartphones, tablets

Apple's Steve Jobs has finally decided that his health won’t permit him to head Apple and has passed control to Tom Cook, the Apple COO who has been the administrative head since Jobs...

July 18, 2011  12:03 PM

Google’s Android sweep and its implications for Apple



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Apple, Google, Google+, iCloud, smartphones, tablets

Google reported its numbers, and by any measure it had a stellar quarter. Revenues were up 32%, and they beat Street estimates across the...


May 18, 2011  10:41 PM

Embedded control and top-flight appliances: How Intel can face the future



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Android OS, Apple, appliance, appliances, embedded control, embedded control device, embedded system, Intel, iPad, iPad 2, iPads, Microsoft, Phone 7, smartphone, smartphones, tablet devices, tablets, Windows Phone 7, Wintel

Intel has embarked on what might be the biggest battle of its corporate life—the battle to become relevant in the embedded system and appliance space. While Intel has a license to produce ARM chips, it realizes...


May 3, 2011  12:51 PM

RIM’s hard lesson: Differentiate or die



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, RIM, smartphones, tablets

RIM's earnings statement speaks volumes. It’s not a surprise that RIM disappointed; it has been forced to accept much lower margins and has lost market share to every smartphone option out there. This is a classic story of how not being innovative will hurt you, perhaps fatally. The...


February 23, 2011  3:54 PM

As operators speed 4G LTE migration, complications follow



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, LTE, metro networks, mobile backhaul, mobile operators, packet-based backhaul, smartphones, tablets, TDM

The smartphone and tablet wars are putting pressure on mobile providers, and in particular, creating competitive drive to migrate to LTE. Operators tell us that their LTE migration strategies have been...

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February 16, 2011  12:41 AM

Signs of future mobile and online trends at Mobile World Congress



Posted by: Tom Nolle
applications development, AT&T, Google, mobile devices, mobile services, smartphones, three-screen strategy

A couple of talks at Mobile World Congress may be signs of important future trends in mobile and online. First AT&T CEO Stephenson said the difficulties in moving content between devices was hampering mobile content opportunity. He also commented that AT&T believed that apps should run...


October 29, 2010  1:30 PM

Mobile shows the market of the future and new leaders in the making



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, Apple, Broadband, Deep Packet Inspection, DPI, Google, mobile broadband, OTT, over-the-top, return on investment, ROI, smartphones, Verizon

Last week saw what has become the usual push and pull of supply-side and demand-side issues, and perhaps a bit more than the usual confusion in the markets (financial, enterprise and consumer) about the net outcome. It wasn't the


October 26, 2010  11:47 AM

Apple’s unified developer environment: How far will it go?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Adobe, Android, Apple, application development, Google, Microsoft, operating system, OTT, over-the-top, RIM, service layer, smartphones, tablets, telecom service providers

Apple's moves to converge its iOS and MacOS platforms over time and to create a unified developer environment among their disparate devices are smart responses to the realities of the market and the present competitive environment. The questions are how far Apple will go, and what impact the...


July 29, 2010  12:00 PM

Sprint gains customers, but MNVOs/wholesale dominates



Posted by: Tom Nolle
MNVO, smartphones, Sprint, wireless

Sprint gained customers overall in the last quarter, turning around a problem that it’s had for three years, but it continued to lose people in the post-pay market where most profits are found. The gains were also largely...


July 14, 2010  8:45 PM

New dev tools beta suggests app-driven approach for Windows Phone 7



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, application development, Cloud computing, Google, Kin, Microsoft, smartphone, smartphones, Windows Phone 7

The developer tools beta for Windows Phone 7 is out, and while it is clearly an interesting product, we're not hearing that it's revolutionary. Microsoft seems to be...


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