I am trying to dig deeper into the issues rasied by an earlier blog — about when people will replace their mobile device(s). To try to obtain more information there is a simple survey at:   http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/23GHZ9S You may even find completing it illuminating? Thank you... (read more)

I have left Constellation Research, effective March 17th. I will continue to blog here as well as expand mobile enterprise activities. For more information or to contact him: Charles Brett President C3B Consulting Ltd charles.brett@c3bconsulting.com 00 34 686 116 993 00 44 787 233 4000 Skype: cccbrett Web: www.c3bconsulting.com      ... (read more)

Yesterday saw the launch of the much awaited Samsung Galaxy S4 (and a worthy update it seems, if hardly earth shattering — much like occurred with the iPhone 5).  There has also been much talk about Android weaknesses, hardware or software market specialization as well as Google’s rising share price (and Apple’s currently falling one). ... (read more)

The number of  app development ‘solutions’ on show at Mobile World Congress 2013 amounted to over 20, and might have been over 40 once you counted in development tools provided by major offerings that were not explicitly on show (for example, Eclipse or the .NET Framework). Yet such a plethora only served to emphasize just... (read more)

MWC 2013 saw many OS announcements and commitments, but not from the usual culprits —  Microsoft (Windows 8, various forms), Apple (iOS, various forms) or Google (Android, with all its multiple bifurcations).  Instead a motley collection of desperate telephone carriers took the principle biscuit (committing to the Firefox OS); then there were Samsung (with Tizen),... (read more)

Steve Jobs did a wonderful thing when he put sensors (GPS, accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses, etc.) into the iPhone and the the iPad family.  Others have followed, adding barometers, light sensors and more besides.  But there is a downside —  battery usage — as well as an upside — the potential to save that battery usage... (read more)