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Lenovo Acquisition of Motorola Mobility

by Angela Mcintyre  |  January 31, 2014

Hugues de la Vergne shares his views on the impact of Lenovo’s announcement to acquire Motorola Mobility. AM: What does Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility mean for the smartphone market?...

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T-Mobile Cuts Subsidies, Takes a Risk with Consumers

by Angela Mcintyre  |  April 11, 2013

My colleague Hugues De La Vergne and I discussed how T-Mobile's  "Un-carrier" approach to end smartphone subsidies will not seem heroic to consumers choosing their next smartphones. Angela: Why was the T-Mobile announcement risky? Hugues: T-mobile recently announced...

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Un-Augmented Reality: Cutting through the Briefing Hype

by Angela Mcintyre  |  February 27, 2013

My colleague Tuong Nguyen and I discuss the line-up of announcements surrounding Mobile World Congress last week. Tuong was in New York City at briefings by HTC, Canon, Metaio and Sony. Angela:...

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RIM Begins Its Comeback Year With BES 10 Launch

by Phillip Redman  |  January 23, 2013

In advance of its BB10 smartphone launch next week in New York City (no secret here, this has been widely talked about), RIM announced the release of BES 10 today--the next...

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A Post from My Colleague Jay Heiser: How much emergency power does your home phone have? #Sandy #HurricaneSandy

by Business Continuity  |  November 2, 2012

How much emergency power does your home phone have? by Jay Heiser  |  November 2, 2012  |  Submit a Comment Our home telephone is totally dependent upon the electrical power grid, and a lead acid...

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Post-Sandy Advisory #2: How to Recharge Your Cell Phone in Unique Ways #Sandy

by Business Continuity  |  November 1, 2012

We thought it was time for a bit of light-hearted but practical advice to our readers. So - my colleagues and I researched various ways to recharge your cell phone...

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Microsoft Uses Brick and Mortar to Build the Brand

by Angela Mcintyre  |  May 9, 2012

“Most people don’t know Microsoft sells PCs,” is how James at the Microsoft Store responded to my initial surprise at the layout of their new store. Microsoft has 19 retail...

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Smartphones: The "Go-to" Internet Device

by Angela Mcintyre  |  November 28, 2011

I was behind the mirror for a few consumer focus groups Gartner held recently.  We asked consumers in six cities about how they use technology, attitudes about consumer electronics, and...

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RIM Takes Important Steps in Enterprise Mobility

by Phillip Redman  |  May 2, 2011

Today is Capital Markets day at RIM where they talk about the year behind and the year ahead to financial analysts.  But this week is also its annual wireless conference,...

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Most Things Being Equal, The Apps have It

by Phillip Redman  |  November 5, 2010

We are now fully in the era of the smartphone.  At no other time have we had such numerous choices of quality devices from companies like Samsung, Apple, Nokia, Apple,...

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