Monthly Archives: January 2012

Nokia CEO: salespeople to deliver true WP7 retail experience supported by improved product management, marketing and accelerated global coverage with a full breadth of products

Nokia Quarter 4 results 2011 webcast [Nokia, Jan 26, 2012]: prepared remarks by Stephen Elop, President & CEO [02:00] … Lumia … In Q4 2012 Lumia was introduced to: a number of European countries Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan … Continue reading

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Qualcomm added a superior to its mirasol, but also MEMS display technology for its upcoming US$1B fab–UPDATE: Plans on Hold–UPDATE2: Sharp is involved

Suggested preliminary reading: Qualcomm mirasol display technology delivered [Nov 22, 2011] Updates: Capital Alliance with Qualcomm, Inc. and Display Technology Development Agreement with its Subsidiary Pixtronix, Inc. [Sharp press release, Dec 4, 2012] Sharp Corporation (hereafter “Sharp”) today announced that … Continue reading

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China TD-SCDMA and W-CDMA 3G subscribers by the end of 2011: China Mobile lost its original growth momentum

While China Unicom (W-CDMA) has been able to maintain an average 9.8% month by month growth of 3G subscribers in Q4 CY2011, China Mobile’s growth performance during the quarter has been significantly lower, 5.9% month by month on average. In fact China Mobile lost … Continue reading

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Intel 2011: a year of records, milestones and breakthroughs

Intel’s CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results – Earnings Call Transcript [Seeking Alpha, Jan 19, 2012] + Q&A –> Intel’s industry position and prospects for years ahead [Dec 9, 2010 – March 21, 2011] reinvented the transistor with our 3-D Tri-Gate … Continue reading

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AH-IPS technology from LG Display and True HD IPS of LG Mobile LTE superphones: Nitro HD (AT&T) and Spectrum (Verizon)

Penetration rate of IPS/FFS panels in mobile PC sector to reach 20% in 2014-2015, says DisplaySearch [Jan 19, 2012] The penetration rate of IPS (in-plane switching) and FFS (fringe-field switching) panels in the mobile PC (including notebook, netbooks and tablet … Continue reading

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Pixel Qi finding ruggedized devices are the 2012 opportunity

“In addition we have got many design wins what is the next crop of tablets and other mobile devices coming out this year. We will see how those will do against Apple and so forth.” Then: “A small fab can … Continue reading

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Google adding a style guide (design guidelines) to Android (4 years late)

While it is still quite distant from Microsoft’s achievements in design, and taken together with Nokia even more so, it is better to be late than never come to that discipline at all. And Google is definitely here by any accounts … Continue reading

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