The BBC reports ( that the Metropolitan Police (the Met, aka Scotland Yard) in London is spending GBP50K to obtain 16 terminals which can read your mobile phone at selected Police Stations in London.  This demands thought — and analysis suggests some interesting implications. Not only will the Met be able to read the data... (read more)

In various forms of Christianity (most notably the Roman Catholic Church) confessing your sins plays a major role in the life of both priests and congregation.  Yet this is, in business terms, an awkward and inefficient process.  In this analysis Constellation Research considers how (hypothetically) technology optimization when combining mobile phone, VOIP, call center and... (read more)

Samsung recently launched its Galaxy SIII smartphone, the latest update of its hyperbolically successful Galaxy Series. In the Fall of 2011 Apple did the same with its iPhone 4S, displacing the equally successful iPhone 4.  But step back: what changed? Not a lot.  This suggests that the pinnacle of smartphone function/relevance/capability matrix may now have... (read more)

The arrival of PCs seemed to sound the death knell of hand-writing. To most, the arrival of smartphones, tablets and other devices was more like adding nails to an already well-prepared coffin.  But this might not be so if Israeli company N-trig ( has its way. Most content creation today uses keyboards, mice and occasionally... (read more)

he Dell Annual Analyst Conference was held in late April. It provided ample evidence of Dell’s enterprise-orientation and the recruitment of John Swainson (ex-CEO of CA and before that head of IBM’s WebSphere unit) brings genuine weight to Dell’s software aspirations. In terms of mobility there was nothing new on show beyond the expected commitment... (read more)

The Nokia Lumia has attracted positive reviews, with both tje phone and its Windows Phone 7.5 (WP7) software platform. While not drawing quite as much attention as the Lumia, HTC’s Titan, Radar and other WP devices also look good. One common reason is WP7, which may also provide the nail that seals Nokia’s and HTC’s... (read more)