No market for small smartphones?

Every once in a while some tech blogger or journalist argues that their is no market for small smartphones, mostly when another small smartphone is about to hit the market (like the recent Veer 4G from HP), but is this the real case? Well, it certainly may look like this from the start since the majority of top-class smartphones on the market are rather big, but the truth is: a) that this is not really a valid point; b) it isn’t absolutely true.
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How Apple “lost” the platform war

I don’t know if many people have noticed, but when someone writes about Apple and it’s position or future in the mobile market, concerning the so-called “iOS vs Android” platform war, almost every time a very slippery analogy with the 90′s comes up, when Apple “lost the platform war” to Microsoft and many random PC manufacturers. Furthermore, that situation is being used as an example of “open” platforms beating “closed” ones. But, as it often happens, people don’t really know what they are talking about as this analogy is flawed to begin with.
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Nokia’s great hardware?

If you read comments on different gadget blogs or listen to their podcasts, like i do, then every once in a while you’ll probably come across someone, who says something like “Well, Nokia certainly has great hardware”, or “The problem with Nokia isn’t the hardware — it’s the software”, etc. And every time i read or hear this i ask myself, maybe they’re talking about some other Nokia, which i know nothing about? Because the Nokia that i do know certainly didn’t produce any great or even good hardware in the last five or more years. Read More »

Sony’s new strategy for portable gaming?

As you may know, a press event titled “PlayStation Meeting 2011″ was held by Sony today in Tokyo. Recent speculations suggested that Sony would either announce a new generation of their portable gaming console called PSP2 or the long rumored (and even massively leaked) gaming smartphone “PlayStation Phone” (which almost certainly will be called Sony Ericsson Xperia Play) or even both. Sony really did announce the new PSP, codenamed the next generation portable (NGP), but it wasn’t not the most important announcement of the event. The single most important announcement of this press event was Sony’s new strategy for portable gaming, which i like to touch in this post.

PlayStation Certified devices - Sony's new strategy for portable gaming?

PlayStation Certified devices - Sony's new strategy for portable gaming?

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Moving to a standalone blog

Unfortunately the situation in the comment sections on most technology and gadget blogs is getting worse day by a day – they are overwhelmed by trolls and fanboys, that leave no place for any rational posters. Because of that, I decided to stop posting there and move to a standalone blog, which you are currently reading.
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