Toilets not telephones

According to a U.N. report, of the 7 billion people who live on this planet, 6 billion have access to mobile phones but only 4.5 billion have access to toilets or latrines. That 2.5 billion without basic sanitation represents around 37% of the population, and of this 2.5 billion, over … Continue reading

Future for Apple.

Noticed an interesting story on brg.com regarding where Apple’s future may be. Apple has something like 500 million iTunes accounts linked to credit cards. So add a fingerprint reader to your future iPhone or other iTunes connected device and you have the potential for a secure mobile payment system with … Continue reading

China leads

It appears that China is now the world’s largest smartphone market, and I can’t see that changing soon. The west is reaching smartphone saturation level so there’s not much room for new expansion (just on-going replacement at contract renewal time) while China with its billion+ population numbers (and fast growing … Continue reading

Technology future

Time for a technology change cycle to come around again?   Look back 20 years or so and the technology / mobile phone market was dominated by companies like IBM and Benefon, multinational companies providing some excellent (analogue) phones with big plans for the future. However they totally underestimated the speed … Continue reading

EE 4G

So EE are currently claiming 45% population coverage with their 4G service, and by the summer this should be up to 55% coverage. As someone who likes his mobile internet I’d been following T-Mobile / EE 4G development over the last year, and their activation of the system in the … Continue reading

BlackBerry

So we’ve just had the new BlackBerry announcement. I’ve used Windows Mobile phones before and they’ve performed in a perfectly competent fashion, but were rather ‘blown away’ when I got my iPhone 3GS (and discovered the ease and use of Apps). We then had the Windows 8 phone release which I … Continue reading