Here Come The Cheap Smartphones

Smartphone market share has been steadily rising for the last few years and I think that the growth rates are about to turn exponential. I’m not alone in this belief,  Nielsen predicts that smartphones will outsell feature phones in the US by the end of next year.  The main impediment to smartphone growth is cost.  Even in developed countries many purchasers balk at the average $400 that a typical smartphone commands.  But that’s changing thanks to open source smartphone OSs … Continue reading

Carnival Of the Mobilists #136

This week’s Carnival is at Matt Radford’s All About This edition includes posts on MIDs, mobile UX, NFC, the iPhone, the smartphone landscape, mobile web sites, the Olympics, gender differences in handset choice and more. Reading the Carnival every week is a great way to keep up with the latest trends in mobile with a minimum investment of your time. Congratulataions to Ajit Jaokar, whose piece “The Asus Effect” won Post of the Week honors. Visit the Carnival Of … Continue reading