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Join us for Gartner Briefing: The Personal Cloud, Devices, and Social Media

by Carolina Milanesi  |  January 4, 2012  |  Comments Off

Gartner Briefing: The Personal Cloud, Devices, and Social Media Please join leading Gartner Analysts from our Consumer and Electronics Research Teams as they highlight key trends in this space.  The sessions will focus on those markets Gartner believes can have the biggest impact on your revenues in the near, mid and long-term and what we [...]

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HP TouchPad is finally unveiled. Does it live up to expectations?

by Carolina Milanesi  |  February 10, 2011  |  2 Comments

The HP TouchPad was finally unveiled today in San Francisco. The hardware certainly looks good with a sleek design and a good feature set. WebOS comes with a few improvements and tweaks from the Palm Pre that makes the product a credible competitor in the already busy tablet market. HP also seem to have put [...]

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Mobile World Congress 2011: What to expect

by Carolina Milanesi  |  February 4, 2011  |  2 Comments

I was in two minds this year as to whether to attend MWC or not given I was going to attend CES in January and I expected to get a good feel for the 2011 trends there.  After a long debate I decided to bite the bullet and miss one more Valentine’s Day at home, [...]

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Where was gaming at CES 2011?

by Carolina Milanesi  |  January 10, 2011  |  1 Comment

by Tuong Nguyen – Principal Analyst Consumer Technologies & Markets Like other people attending CES, the hype around Nintendo’s return to the show after a 16 year absence led me to believe there would be a relevant gaming presence at the show.  Nintendo didn’t have a booth on the floor, but instead opted for a [...]

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CES – Hybrid Tablets on the loose

by Carolina Milanesi  |  January 5, 2011  |  4 Comments

Surprise surprise, CES has not even officially started and it is all about tablets. We knew this was going to be the case and I do not want to dwell too much about the general tablet topic or the 7inch vs 10inch debate as I have done that in previous blogs and reports. What is [...]

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Google Nexus S: Gingerbread…Christmas…a natural match

by Carolina Milanesi  |  December 7, 2010  |  Comments Off

Yesterday Google revealed the new version of the Android platform called Gingerbread and as we have become accustomed to see a new device under the Nexus brand. This is not the Nexus 2 – as this was actually brought to market under the LG brand and called Optimus 1. This is the Nexus S – [...]

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Casting some light on the white-box phenomenon

by Carolina Milanesi  |  November 24, 2010  |  1 Comment

Our 3Q10 market share document has caused a bit of excitement as it appeared that we changed our methodology on how we track white-box sales. Our methodology has NOT changed but the market HAS. In recent trips in China and Russia and through our continued discussions with key players in the white-box value chain we [...]

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Symbian Foundation is dead long live Symbian

by Carolina Milanesi  |  November 8, 2010  |  4 Comments

Nokia and Symbian Foundation announced today that Symbian Foundation will be transitioning to a licensing Operation from April 1st. Nokia is committing to make the future development of the Symbian platform available to the ecosystem via an alternative and open model – but no further details were announced today. This means that the development of [...]

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Steve Jobs warns about Google fragmentation and 7inch tablets

by Carolina Milanesi  |  October 19, 2010  |  Comments Off

In an unexpected appearance during the Apple’s earnings call Steve Jobs had a word of warning for some of Apple’s competitors. In what many will see as just competition trashing I see some truth. RIM It is true that RIM is struggling in appealing to a wider consumer audience. While they are attacked in the [...]

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So our media tablet forecast is out. Have we been drinking the Kool-Aid???

by Carolina Milanesi  |  October 15, 2010  |  7 Comments

We released our media tablet forecast earlier in the week as part of our new connected consumer electronics coverage (Forecast: Connected Mobile Consumer Electronics, Worldwide, 2008-2014) and today we have sent out a press release on the forecast. Some will look at our numbers and think that we are being way too optimistic, some will [...]

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