Archive for the 'Mobile Linux' Category

Nokia’s Lost Opportunities

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

I came across two things today that reminded me that Nokia lost many opportunities to be successful. The first is an article at digittoday that shows that Nokia had a production ready tablet ready as far back as 2001. The second is a twitter post by VisionMobile’s Andreas Constantinou that shows 15 years of mobile […]

Canalys Q2 2011

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Canalys released their worldwide smartphone statistics for Q2 2011 yesterday. An amazing 107.7 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2011. Only a few years ago I was saying the smartphone market was small compared to the market for all phones. Today, smartphones are ubiquitous and mobile development is no longer experimental but mainstream.
Here’s […]

Gartner’s Q210 Numbers

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Gartner have just released their latest statistics on Q210 Worldwide Mobile Device Sales. The figures for smartphone platform share are roughly the same as those reported by Canalys last week.
Gartner says…
"Nokia’s senior executives need to do more to attract developers and other ecosystem members by revising its platform strategy and improving its communications."
"Apple’s sales would […]

Vision Mobile’s Mobile Developer Economics 2010

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

If you haven’t done so already, I’d take a look at Vision Mobile’s Mobile Developer Economics 2010 sponsored by Telefonica.
One thing I should say is that the term ‘developers’ is a bit misleading in all of this. Mobile developers are driven (employed by) by handset OEMs, carriers, companies, brands, marketing agencies etc. so the economic […]

Gartner 2009 Statistics

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Garner have just released their phone sales statistics for 2009.
It’s interesting to see that Symbian has regained growth having previously seen a decline in sales between 2007 and 2008 (compare with 2008 stats). iPhone and BlackBerry continue to see strong growth. Android is seen for the first time as a significant platform rather than being […]

Nokia N900 PUSH

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Nokia PUSH is a new Nokia initiative…
"to give designers, hackers, modders, creatives and artists the chance to get their hands on, and heads inside, the new Nokia N900 & the Maemo platform"
The brief is…
"tell us how you would hack and mod the N900 & Maemo to connect the N900 to something you love"
While it’s not […]

Maemo Harmattan

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

I have been reading the rumours about Nokia’s Maemo Harmattan. Assuming this for real…
"Maemo was indeed headed for at least one Nokia phone. In fact, they say the eventual plan is to use Maemo to phase out S60 all together"
I have been a fan of Nokia Tablets ever since I purchased the 770. I always […]

Gartner 2008 Smartphone Statistics

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Gartner has just released their smartphone sales statistics for 2008. The world smartphone market continued to grow, despite economic problems. Of all the data, developers will be most interested in the sales listed by operating system…
 
Regionally, in North America growth was driven by operators aggressively pushing data plans. In Asia/Pacific, touch-based devices continued to attract […]