Celltick on the challenges facing mobile operators today #AppsWorld
According to Ramgopal Vidyanand, Celltick VP corporate marketing and business development, one of the biggest challenges facing mobile operators is that mobile is increasingly becoming the first screen.
In other words, if you’re struggling at the back of the pack now, it’s not going to get better any time soon.
“I think the operator’s relevance is waning,” he explains to TelecomsTech ahead of his speaking appearance at Apps World Europe, adding...
Apple ‘iTV’: CableLabs exec to engineer “something big”
There’s been plenty of speculation about Apple’s play in the TV set space for many years; with the interest most definitively displayed in CEO Steve Jobs’ comments to his autobiography writer Walter Isaacson – where he calls the current medium as “brain dead”.
“I should be able to walk into a room, ignore the remote controls, and say, ‘OK TV. Put on Morning Joe.’ And I should be able to get it when I want it, easily.” Walter Isaacson, biographer of Steve...
Wish the Surface Pro ran Mac OSX? Apple may be listening.
Whether you sit on Microsoft or Apple’s side of the fence, the Surface (Pro) is at least as capable as the iPad – possibly more.
With its ability to run full x86 desktop applications and games (think Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Maya, Diablo 3...) along with its whole host of connectivity options, and a physical keyboard, it’s reached the stage where many Apple diehards I’ve spoken to are now, like me, lusting for one.
Unlike me however (whose sole Apple device was an iPad) these people prefer...
UK’s tracking programme is exclusively for cows
Whilst many of us are steal reeling from the invasive privacy measures used by the NSA in their PRISM programme; it turns out the UK has started a similar tracking initiative... for cows.
The aptly-named “Cow Tracking Project” connects individual cows to the web, Internet of Things-style, by attaching a GPS device to each, and placing sensors around their shed to monitor their movements and sleeping habits.
Its aim is to monitor any behavioural changes which could...
Where is the Apple iPhone 5C’s market?
Apple is a premium brand. It was for this very reason I got nervous in the days before yesterday’s keynote about the rumoured iPhone 5C.
What everyone felt certain of, was that it would be considerably cheaper than the higher-end ‘5S’ in order to enter the mid-level market at an affordable price that could potentially put an iPhone in any consumer’s hands.
In the short-term, this would have worked wonders.
Price a mid-range iPhone like Google’s Nexus 4 at $370 (£239) and it...
Sony’s “Vita TV” is (literally) a game changer
Everyone seems to want a piece of the TV these days; Apple TV, Roku, ChromeCast – the list is endless, and with good reason. It’s a lucrative space which we’re only just starting to see being taken advantage of. Forget Smart TV’s, these are Smart Manufacturers.
Built-in solutions, in my mind, were never going to work. Consumers want an experience which is both powerful and portable.
Whilst there have been many memorable devices such as the Boxee Box (which subsequently got absorbed and...
ThingWorx’s Ken Forster on leading the IoT and M2M renaissance
Recent winner of ITExpo's "Most Innovative Product" award; ThingWorx is a forward-thinking platform leading the way in the Internet of Things and M2M. So who better to talk to about the future of this renaissance-like movement than EMEA Head, Ken Forster?
Like the other big industry talking point, LTE, both the IoT and M2M is in a state of Long Term Evolution; constantly adapting to what people expect...
There’s a new Nokia, it’s called Newkia
Not everyone is happy about Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia; it marks the end of an iconic brand which only three years ago was the market leader in smartphones. Many would attribute this downfall to the lack of success found by Windows Phone.
Many speculate whether Nokia would have found success on the Android platform – I personally think they would have.
Nokia’s reason for not following the crowd was they didn’t want to be in HTC's position; bringing out fantastic handsets - but living under...
Microsoft acquires Nokia, now it’s time for Windows Phone 1.0
This morning, Microsoft made the (shock?) announcement the company has acquired Nokia for the rather meagre sum of $7.2 Billion. You don’t have to be a top analyst to realise this has been on the cards for a long time; but the deal could mean Windows Phone can really get off the ground.
We can quite confidently say Nokia is the sole manufacturer keeping Microsoft’s mobile OS from ending up like the Titanic; sunken, but unforgotten. Redmond had to save their biggest asset.
Currently Microsoft receives less than...