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Mobile phone industry and networks providers have grown tremendously in a very short span of time. With increasing demand of the cheap mobile phones, mobile industry is working hard to meet the ever rising requirement of users. Seeing the frequency of mobile phones and demand for cheap call rates, the manufacturers along with network providers have collaborated to offer cheap and beneficial deals to their customers. Initially their cost were pretty higher and it was not possible for everyone to pay those hefty bills. However, it is no more difficult to pay off those bills in the presence numerous deals on mobile phone. They made it possible for all class of people to afford mobile handset in recent times. There are several websites which provide the benefit of selecting the phone model along with the deal they like under the genre of mobile phones deals. These deals ... (more)

BusinessWeek Piece on Cloud Computing Misses The Point

Steve Hamm (@stevehamm31) of BusinessWeek - pictured below -got a big article on #cloudcomputing into last week’s issue.  It rightly points out that cloud computing is the big thing and will keep us busy for the next 10 years.  Unfortunately, a lot of the article is misleading or missing key context. His first example cited is Avon’s use of a smartphone- and PC-accessible system for connecting Avon’s 150,000 “sales leaders” with their reps (sales leaders are the consultants who recruit and run other consultants/reps and get a cut of the “upline” commission).  Nothing in the article explains how this is a “cloud computing” solution.  Remote/mobile accessible applications have been around almost as long as the Internet.  The article doesn’t say, but I suspect that the system serving up all this info is a traditionally developed and deployed one sitting inside the Avo... (more)

The iPhone Is Now the Best Selling Phone In the U.S.

When the economy takes a hit, so do cell phone sales. Last quarter, mobile phone sales in the U.S. dropped 15 percent to 32 million units, according to market research firm NPD Group. But in hard times, the strongest brands also take share. And that is exactly what Apple did. The 6.9 million iPhones it sold last quarter catapulted the $200 device into the top spot among all cell phones, even beating out the much cheaper and still-popular Motorola Razr. (Yes, they still sell that thing. They just don't make any money off of it.) ... (more)

Wireless Bandwidth: When Is Too Much, Enough?

The end-user experience is a very unique one.  Each person has their own idea of when their experience is "good" enough, and some people (myself included) fall into the category of "when I have too much, then I'll admit to having enough".   When it comes to bandwidth to the end-user, this is especially true. When I lived in Canada, I had a cable connection with 18 Mbps (downstream) to my home, and I thought that was almost "enough".  Yet now that I've moved to Europe, I find several companies are offering fibre services, with bandwidths reaching and exceeding 100 Mbps to the home.  I now start to look at those as being "almost enough". In the mobile space, we've seen growth from GPRS and the equivalent of 33.6K dial-up type speeds, to varying flavours of 3G (speeds upwards of 14.4 Mbps in ideal circumstances) and the promise of 100 Mbps bandwidth with various 4G t... (more)

Is AT&T Apple's Achilles Heel?

There is no secret that I love my iPhone. I really do - I written several articles about how cool it is. So why am I thinking of getting rid of it. The answer: AT&T. Bit-O history here. I was one of the first few idiots who purchased iPhone 1.0 the same week it came out. Yes, I shelled out $600. I thought it was a good deal as I was writing about the phone and could (in my head, not so much my wife's) justify the cost. I also had to purchase the $85/mth plan from AT&T. So, now it is over two years later and I still have the same phone and I am still paying $85/mth. And I want to stop paying the man. There are several reasons why I want to get out of the contract I am with. I live in NE Wisconsin, along with 1.5 million other folks. For some reason, AT&T has decided we are too small to support 3G. Why upgrade my iPhone to a 3GS when the G bit won't work? Also, if I do ... (more)

What Will Come at Tomorrow's Apple Event?

Roll Up! Roll Up! Make your guess for the Apple event!! Yes, it is that time, the night before an Apple event, where we all take a good guess as what will come tomorrow. What do you think? If you troll through the rampant speculation (and it is speculation as noone really knows) then there are some common threads. So, just to show you I am a gambling man here are  my thoughts for tomorrow: Steve Jobs will present - should I sound like a fanboy and say that this is all we need? There will be a Beatles announcement - it would be stupid not to have one New iPod Touch with faster processor (possibly up to 750Mhz) and video camera support with built in microphone - can anyone say VOIP phone? iTunes 9 New Nano with still camera built in New document format to allow for rich, multimedia support to be purchased alongside albums - I am hoping for this one New iPod commercial ... (more)

Share Advertising Revenue With Your Mobile Phone

MoadCast brings the consumer and the advertiser closer together in a more meaningful, cost-effective and targeted manner with a revolutionary permission based mobile phone community. MoadCast offers its members a guaranteed revenue share of the advertising revenue generated through MoadCast's mobile phone advertising platform. Members join for free and have the ability to earn up to GBP45 per month. Members receive advertising messages to their mobile phone based on their lifestyle, interests and hobbies to offer advertisers large and small the opportunity to send targeted marketing messages based on selected demographic profiles via the MoadCast online advertising platform. Founded by Darren Briggs, Internet entrepreneur who previously launched BigOil.net in 2004, which was awarded Best Business Start Up using Technology by the Technology Wales Awards in 2004, which... (more)

Momail Launches Virtual Applications for Any Device, Anywhere

On Friday Momail announces its forthcoming Virtual App Store for release in Q3 2010. Specially developed for emerging markets, where feature phones are dominant and the lack of infrastructural capacity causes problems for always online devices, Momail continues to offer cloud based services targeted towards consumers in this market. Momail's Virtual Application Store will be made available through the company's Digital Content Delivery (DCD) platform. This platform enables users to subscribe or connect to their favorite social community or internet service through a variety of channels including Momail's award winning mobile email solution or through any browser, without requiring any sort of download. These factors, combined with Momail's innovative optimization technology, will provide users with an optimal user experience while drastically minimizing data usage.... (more)

Mobile Enterprise Users Need Simplicity

SAP has a section of their SDN/SCN portal for enterprise mobility.  On this site they have a diagram depicting an end-to-end mobile solution.  This diagram does a good job of causing fear in just about everyone.  The diagram shows a deep stack of technology components, each with their own complex technical design and functionality.  I can just imagine an enterprise IT team gasping in distress at this diagram.  However, understanding how everything in your car works is not necessary in order to drive it. Let me give you an example.  ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the developer of a host of workforce automation and service chain optimization applications.  They have already mobilized field services applications and implemented them with SAP.  It is now available out-of-the-box.  The complexity of the implementation has largely been removed. If the back... (more)

Is 2011 the Year of the Mobile Web?

With January almost over now and conferences like Mobile World Congress and CTIA upon us, here is a thought: In the age of Mobile applications, will 2011 be the year of the Mobile Web apps In this article, we outline the reasons why it will be and welcome your comments. Some initial terminology, We refer to apps on specific technologies like iPhone, Android, Blackberry as native apps and we call apps using web technologies as ‘Web apps’ (more on this below) By Mobile Web, we also include widgets – not just browsing. By Web technologies, we mean w3c technologies but more importantly for our discussion, there are a set of emerging web technologies on the horizon such as – CSS2.1, CSS3, SVG Filters, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Theora, Native JSON, MathML, Animated Portable Network Graphics (APNG), Cross-Site XMLHttpRequest, Microformats, Web Worker Threads (source Mozilla) Native ... (more)

The Cloud API Is Pseudo-Consolidation of Infrastructure

It’s about operational efficiency and consistency, emulated in the cloud by an API to create the appearance of a converged platform In most cases, the use of the term “consolidation” implies the aggregation (and subsequently elimination) of like devices. Application delivery consolidation, for example, is used to describe a process of scaling up infrastructure that often occurs during upgrade cycles. Many little boxes are exchanged for a few larger ones as a means to simplify the architecture and reduce the overall costs (hard and soft) associated with delivering applications. Consolidation. But cloud has opened (or should have opened) our eyes to a type of consolidation in which like services are aggregated; a consolidation strategy in which we layer a thin veneer over a set of adjacent functionalities in order to provide a scalable and ultimately operationally con... (more)