Monthly Archives: December 2011

The ZTE way of capitalizing on the LTE opportunity

Recommeded prelimary reading: – Mobile Internet (Aug’11) [Aug 26, 2011] with a lot of additions to the original July 19, 2010 content on the following subjects: – LTE and LTE Advanced — HSPA Evolved (parallel to LTE and LTE Advanced) … Continue reading

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The leading ClearBlack display technology from Nokia

For better brightness, contrast and outdoor visibility In-Plane Switching (IPS) type LCD and AMOLED display panels are typically used. Nokia made a significant enhancement of both. First in September 14, 2010 with the announcement of its ClearBlack technology “for improved … Continue reading

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Best practice industrial and user experience design – Nokia and Microsoft

Major updates: Marko Ahtisaari: smartphone evolution is only just beginning [The Guardian, Jan 31, 2012] … “There’s a point of view about design that all innovation in the interaction with the phone has been done,” Ahtisaari says. “Nothing could be … Continue reading

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New Mobile and Communications Group (MCG) at Intel

Finally a single organizational structure to push the next year 32nm and 22nm SoC products, like the 32nm Medfield (see also an up to date collection about Medfield inside). Updates:  Intel to adopt TI, Broadcom wireless chips for Medfield, Clover … Continue reading

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Imagination Technologies becoming the multimedia IP leader for SoC vendors—Update: its outlook turning bleak

Major update: MARKET REPORT: Chipping away at Imagination Technologies [This is Money, Oct 10, 2012] Smart investors said cheerio to British chip designer Imagination Technologies on increasing competition fears and the close was 47p or 9.35 per cent lower at … Continue reading

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World’s lowest cost, US$40-50 Android smartphones — sub-$100 retail — are enabled by Spreadtrum

Updates: Spreadtrum selects CSR connectivity and Location for Smartphone reference designs [CSR press release, Feb 27, 2012] CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today announced that Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRD), a Chinese fabless semiconductor company, has chosen CSR plc … Continue reading

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Kindle Fire with its $200 price pushing everybody up, down or out of the Android tablet market

Suggested preliminary reading: $199 Kindle Fire: Android 2.3 with specific UI layer and cloud services [Sept 29 – Nov 13, 2011] Update (when neither up or down the market is an option for the company): Acer Likely to Withdraw From … Continue reading

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