Monthly Archives: August 2013

Assesment of the Xiaomi phenomenon before the global storm is starting on Sept 5

Follow-up: Xiaomi announcements: from Mi3 to Xiaomi TV [‘Experiencing the Cloud’, Sept 5, 2013] with detailed information links and videos about the two market leading SoCs used in Mi3: – NVIDIA Tegra 4 with 4+1 Cortex-A15 CPU, 72 GeForce GPU … Continue reading

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Mark Zuckerberg’s personality is hyped (again) with a quite worthwhile initiative (otherwise) but with substantial global financial interests behind it as well

The internet.org initiative for the next 5 billion people is even a bigger announcement than the Steve Ballmer’s retirement from Microsoft announcement given The Upcoming Mobile Internet Superpower [Aug 13, 2013, with extensive follow-up & ‘The global forces behind …’ … Continue reading

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An ARM-focussed Microsoft spin-off could be the only solution to save Microsoft in the crucial next 3-years period

This is the only real answer of mine to the question of Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer Retiring: Who’s Next? [Bloomberg YouTube channel, Aug 23, 2013] Bloomberg’s Betty Liu and senior markets correspondent Julie Hyman report that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer … Continue reading

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Windows [inc. Phone] 8.x chances of becoming the alternative platform to iOS and Android: VERY SLIM as it is even more difficult for Microsoft now than any time before

First recent findings about The hierarchy of developer needs: Creativeness, not money is the top motivator [VisionMobile blog, Aug 12, 2013] are showing quite clearly how much Microsoft is in disadvantage in the global developers community not only vs. iOS … Continue reading

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Android to overtake the overall PC market?

I came to this after the recent posts of mine (between July 20 and August 17, 2013): With Android and forked Android smartphones as the industry standard Nokia relegated to a niche market status while Apple should radically alter its … Continue reading

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With Android and forked Android smartphones as the industry standard Nokia relegated to a niche market status while Apple should radically alter its previous premium strategy for long term

Here is the chart reflecting the performance of the market-leading mobile phones upto Q2’13: From this the most visible things are: Android and Android-forked (Xiaomi etc.) smartphones are the undisputed industry standards to dominate the market in years to come … Continue reading

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Upcoming H2CY13 revitalization of E Ink Holdings’ business by greater cost effectiveness and next-gen EPD technology for the traditional e-book reader market (remaining flat), exiting the commodity LCD market, and addition of new applications for digital magazines, smart watches, handset covers and luggage tags

$66 6″ front-lit E Ink e-readers from Jawei [Charbax YouTube channel, May 26, 2013] Jawei shows their latest range of E Ink based e-readers, starting at $40 for a 4.3″ E Ink e-reader without touch, $66 for 6″ without touch, … Continue reading

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