Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

Grabbing headlines is still fairly easy for a CEO of a global top 250 company.  You simply have to say something very provocative in the media.  Sadly, this isn’t necessarily the same as saying something influential (e.g. providing thought leadership), career progressing, or even likely to be well informed. Blackberry used to be a highly […]


Anyone who has bought a new mobile phone, only to find out there was a problem with it, may sympathise with Apple’s woes on product quality.  But whereas consumers may have a mixed reception when they try to return a faulty mobile.  Apple’s iPhone manufacturing partner, Foxconn in China, appear to have been more flexible with their […]


Someone important at Microsoft has realised that Windows 8 really isn’t what people want.  So prepare for an update to Windows 8.1; this may just possibly be nearly be as good as Windows 7.  Go figure. When it launched in October 2012, I had to wonder if Windows 8 had been sponsored by joint funding […]


A very interesting story in BrandRepublic: Here The BBC are set to allow programmes to be downloaded from BBC iPlayer to Apple  iPads, iPhones and iPods. The quality of BBC content will enrich media portability and eventually extend to Android slates and mobile phones too. _________________________________________________________________ The article from Brand Republic mentions: Programmes will be […]


Sales for the iPhone 4S push Apple into the global major league for mobile phone sales volume in the first quarter of Apple’s financial year. The sales trend also clearly shows the dip in sales of the current main model in the quarter before each new product is launched (3G, 3GS, 4G, 4); as consumers anticipate […]


HP saw their future in Palm Palm had a track record of quality smartphones using their webOS and bet the farm in developing the Palm Pre range. While critics loved them, consumers gave them a tepid response and Palm achieved only a 1.5% global market share in 2009; posting a financial loss for 11 straight […]


Excel Spreadsheet of data: iPhone 4S total price comparison Data correct on day of launch for Apple iPhone 4S in the UK: 14 October 2011


Harvard Business Review have released a podcast (Here) to commemorate the recent death of Steve Jobs. I understand Steve wasn’t the easiest person to work for. But he certainly got results and Apple’s designers produce some of the best computing and communication devices in the world. One of the most touching things about his death […]


Well, it took a month longer than expected, but the new iPhone is about to launch. As reported on this blog, it’s not going to be an iPhone 5, but an updated iPhone 4 – the iPhone 4S. As predicted on 16th May 2011 (Here), it’s an improved product, like the iPad 2 was, rather […]


HTC, the brand that has established its place firmly among technophiles, compared to the design and fashion conscious Apple iPhone owners, has hit some legal problems. While HTC have focused on Android, the open sourced smartphone operating system. Apple successfully challenged 2 patent infringements by HTC in the courts in the last week. The two […]


Engadget live blog stream from the Wordwide Developers Conference 2011 on 6th June: Here And summarised without pictures on Mashable: Here


More Apple iPhone news, as well as info on other Apple products collected today on FastCompany: Here The White iPhone 4 Breaks Cover in Belgium The images in the delivery box appear to show the version is based on the original iPhone4. This is rather than the recently enhanced black version launched on Verizon in […]


Gartner have published a forecast of smartphone device sales up to 2015 that indicates a continuing trend of market share growth for the Android operating system. The forecast asserts that Android will be pre-installed on just under 50% of all smartphone devices by 2012; as the os spreads down the price chain to feature on […]


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Following up on the Nokia news yesterday, the big reveal today is the new partnership between Microsoft and Nokia. Read more: Here Nokia developed their Symbian platform (the old Psion os warhorse) into a reasonably capable smartphone operating system. But Nokia were planning to progress into further development and adoption of their Maemo operating system […]


Nokia’s new CEO, Stephen Elop, has clearly flagged the difficulties faced by the brand in a leaked internal memo Here. The scale of the decline in market share has been accute over the last 3 years, dropping from 38% market share in 2009 to 28% in 2010 alone according to IDC. Apple, Blackberry, HTC and […]


Steve Jobs sent this email to Apple staff today: Team, At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company. I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible […]


This tablet orientated update for Android is due for release in February 2011, it will debut on the Motorola Xoom. Info on the Xoom is: HERE Xoom Headline Spec * Processor : 1 GHz , Dual core processor * RAM : 512 MB * Internal Memory : 32 GB * External Memory : Micro SD […]



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