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Carolina Milanesi
Research VP
10 years at Gartner
11 years IT industry

Carolina Milanesi is a Research VP in Gartner's Mobile Devices team and agenda manager for mobile devices. Ms. Milanesi leads the research for mobile devices worldwide and is responsible for the forecasting and market share effort in this area. Other areas of coverage are mobile…Read Full Bio

Windows Phone 7 promises to help doing things faster and better, but is that enough?

by Carolina Milanesi  |  October 11, 2010

Windows Phone 7 is finally here, after what seems like a very long wait and after witnessing the premature departure of its younger sibling KIN. There has certainly been a lot of attention in the press around today’s launch and with the big splash MS has made to cover the come back into the smartphone […]

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Samsung says Bye-Bye Symbian

by Carolina Milanesi  |  October 1, 2010

A message on behalf of Samsung Mobile Innovator Dear Symbian developers, 

 Samsung Mobile Innovator will discontinue its Symbian support service from December 31st 2010. This message appeared on the Samsung Mobile Innovator site and makes Samsung’s position on Symbian official. To industry watchers this should not come as a surprise. The last volume driver that Samsung […]

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Slight N8 delay will not impact sales expectations

by Carolina Milanesi  |  September 21, 2010

Nokia announced today that the N8 will be shipping with a couple of weeks delay. I believe that such a delay allows Nokia to put a few  touches on the N8. Considering Nokia must have received a whole bunch of comments during Nokia World last week making small improvements that enhance the overall experience makes […]

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Nokia World opens tomorrow but have we heard all we need know already?

by Carolina Milanesi  |  September 13, 2010

After my vacation in Sardinia last week came abruptly to an end at 7.30 am on Friday morning when I received the first call from the press on Nokia’s new CEO. I am gearing up to go into London for Nokia World that starts tomorrow. With OPK not on stage and Anssi Vanjoki resigning today […]

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The tablet frenzy has officially started: Samsung launches the Galaxy Tab

by Carolina Milanesi  |  September 2, 2010

Since the launch if the Apple iPad we have been waiting to see what other manufacturers will do. The first responses that came from Computex in Taiwan a couple of months ago were devices based on Windows showing that PC manufacturers felt more comfortable playing on familiar territory. But the tablet market will not be […]

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Papermaster leaves Apple. Now what?

by Carolina Milanesi  |  August 9, 2010

When Apple’s senior VP of devices hardware engineering leaves so soon after “antennagate”, it’s natural to see a connection. True or not, it looks like Apple is taking a moment to regroup, by appointing Bob Mansfield to head up the devices division. The press has speculated wildly about the reasons for Papermaster’s departure. Obviously many […]

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Blackberry Torch aims to add the pleasure of touch for QWERTY lovers

by Carolina Milanesi  |  August 3, 2010

Today RIM announced the Blackberry Torch 9800 a vertical slider that combines the traditional Blackberry qwerty with a full touch screen running RIM new OS 6. Touch-enabled devices have been growing in popularity since Apple launched the first iPhone in 2007. Yet, users who spend a lot of time sending text messages or emailing seem […]

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2Q10 Earnings season comes to an end. One main theme: margins pressure

by Carolina Milanesi  |  July 30, 2010

The 2Q10 earnings season is drawing to an end with Samsung, LG and Motorola all announcing in the past 24 hours. My preliminary estimates came in pretty close to the vendors’ volumes. I think however, that this is not going to be the main story going forward and that looking at ASP this quarter will […]

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Making sense of Gartner’s new device definitions

by Carolina Milanesi  |  July 23, 2010

In the past week or so I had a few clients asking how they should read our new forecast as we moved away from calling a portion of the market smartphones. I mentioned in one of my blogs that this was coming and I tried to explain the rationale behind the decision of dropping the […]

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OPK has reasons to be optimistic after Nokia’s Q2 results. Is he the only one?

by Carolina Milanesi  |  July 22, 2010

Today’s results do nothing to increase optimism on Nokia’s immediate future. Volume sales of 111 million units are in line with our low-end expectations (we had 111 to 113 million) and today’s results confirm the issues Nokia has: – the low-end is selling OK and is keeping market share stable – the high-end is getting […]

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