September 16, 2011

Apple scores a win against Samsung in German courts

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Overview: A German court upheld the decision to ban Samsung’s Galaxy tablets in Europe. The battle between Apple and Samsung that has raged since April has come to a conclusion. This will prevent Samsung from selling the Galaxy Tablet 10.1 in German as well as Europe. This is a big blow to Samsung as the inability [...]

Dreamforce 2011 – “Mobile, Local, Social”

Dreamforce 2011

Overview: Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce event for 2011 focuses on being “mobile, local, and social” Every year, Salesforce holds their user and developer conference in downtown San Francisco, California. This event is called Dreamforce and attracts thousands of IT professionals as well as business units alike. This year 45 k + attendees flocked to the Moscone [...]

Seesmic releases CRM for Salesforce Beta

Seesmic CRM for Salesforce Beta

On Tuesday, August 30th Seesmic announced the release of Seesmic CRM for Salesforce Beta for the Android market. This is a well-timed release since this announcement coincides on the same day of the first day of Dreamforce 2011. For those of you that do not know, Dreamforce is the annual user and developer conference for [...]

Google acquiring Motorola Mobility is not all about smartphones


  In a Twitter post by gdarklighter, it is stated that the Google / Motorola deal does not only affect smartphones. This is absolutely true. In our earlier post, we mentioned that Motorola Mobility makes hardware for mobile phones AND TV set-top boxes. This can mean that Google is in a good position to push [...]

Google is going to buy Motorola Mobility for a whopping $12.5 billion


    To increase adoption of the Android OS, Google will buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. To do this Google will shell out $40 per share in cash. As you know, Motorola Mobility is headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois and manufactures hardware for smartphones and TV set-top boxes.  This is a awesome deal for both [...]

Mobile: Not all coverage areas are the same

Coverage Map Thumb Tack

  On an earlier post, it was suggested that consumers are focusing at other factors, such as what phones are available, when deciding which mobile carrier to go with. This is not saying that other factors, like network coverage, are not being considered. This is especially apparent when choosing a regional cell carrier. When looking at a [...]

And the winner is.. Android OS!


  According to Gartner, an information technology research and advisory firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Android OS now makes up 43.4% of all smartphone sales. This is quite a jump from last year’s 17.2% figure. Apple currently now has 18.2% which has a more modest jump from 14.1 from last year. Bad news for Symbian, however. [...]

Mobile – Are consumers choosing device over network?

Smartphone Mobile Device

What are the deciding factors when choosing mobile carriers? Is it “unlimited” data plan prices and speeds? Is it coverage and reliability of the network? Or is it what cool and up-to-date devices that are available? The prerequisites that consumers look for have changed over the years along with the ever shifting technology.