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Darkhorse Competitor to the iPad — RIM’s “Playbook”

September 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments · App Phone, Apple, Completeness of Vision, iPad, Tablet

Anyway, here’s the darkhorse candidate from RIM (Research in Motion), the Blackberry company. I have to say it is really impressive, at least in terms of “completeness of vision.” (my favorite criteria from all the Gartner industry analysis reports.) RIM’s”Playbook” Tablet is really nice looking and will appeal to the corporate market plus plus.

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Crappy App Hall of Fame: First Member: Best Buy Movie Mode

July 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Advertising, App Phone

Ok, I think it is time that we admit it.  There are a lot of horrible apps out there.  I think we need to not only admit it but enshrine the crappy apps and promotions in a historical setting.  So it is with great pride and only a little irritation that I nominate the first […]

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Apple’s Secret iPhone Weapon: The Improbability Button*

May 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve been able to get my iPhone to perform quite a few interesting tasks by clicking what I call the “improbability button *” on the iPhone headset.  As of this point, I’ve seen no prototype for similar function on Android phones.  Apple may really have an advantage here… *with thanks to Douglas Adams “The Hitchikers […]

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Apple Weeds Porn from the Store — The Lessons

February 23rd, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

From VHS to the Internet, it’s just a fact that porn drives growth of new technologies.  One of the ways it does that is by pushing on boundaries so the rest of us know where the lines are.  In today’s (Feb 22, 2010) NY Times, Jenna Wortham has a great article: “Apple Bans Some Apps […]

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App Phones — Who Will Win? Part Two

January 21st, 2010 · No Comments · App Phone, Mobile Applications

I want to quickly get out this post, the Part 2 of my series on who will win the App Phone battle.  This battle is only about 4 times more complicated than the Betamax vs. VHS classic, but there are some interesting parallels. Scenario 2 – Apple Wins  (here’s the link to Scenario 1 on […]

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App Phones – Who will win?

January 13th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Mobile Applications, Uncategorized

Three are a number of scenarios that are being discussed these days about the Motorola Droid, Android and the Google NexusOne phone and what they mean for the future of mobile applications.  Before I give my opinion on who will win, I want to take a moment to talk about why the mobile app platform […]

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