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Hidden jewel of the latest LTE launch

A full year after the LTE launches in Sweden and Norway TeliaSonera launched the first commercial 4G network in Finland this week. The sales director of TeliaSonera Finland was quoted in a news site: “First day sales target exceeded by 100%, the first customer bought two subscriptions”. Indeed he said this with a glint in […]
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Published December 3, 2010.


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Tomorrow never knows

The numbers are in! End of last week Samsung completed the list of Q3 reporting from the big ones (except RIM who has a different reporting cycle). Before the reports a few of us had a quick back-of-the-envelope exercise predicting the results of device volumes. The results are shown in Figure 1 below (closest bet […]
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Published November 2, 2010.


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Highway to heaven…. or not..

Does PCC and DPI, Policy Charging & Control and Deep Packet Inspection, sound familiar to you? Two dull acronyms at first sight, they might hold the key to operator profitable and consumer attractive mobile broadband. As a concept it comes as a win-win where consumers get better quality out of their connections and operators find […]
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Published October 29, 2010.


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Help!

Here we go again. Sitting at an airport outside any given Northern European city. Carry-on bags, delayed flights, stale beer and perfume smelling at 30 meters away from the tax free shop. I can’t help noticing a recent addition to this familiar frame; People searching and standing in line for power outlets to charge their […]
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Published October 22, 2010.


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Ticket to ride

Finally! The mobile coupon, an application that seemed so obvious to succeed, has gained some foothold in laggardish (…) Sweden. As the name suggests it’s a digital version of the same thing you used to cut out of a direct mailing and present to a store attendant in exchange for a price reduction. Mobile coupons […]
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Published September 23, 2010.


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Another brick in the wall

Monday morning news wrap turned my eyes to a special item: Major operator groups launching own mobile OS to compete with Android and iOS. As I’ve written in previous blog posts on Android, operator interference in the world of apps and OS offered to end users aren’t always warmly embraced (See I should have known […]
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Published September 21, 2010.


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A new use case for (sm)art phones…

Had recently a rather bizarre art experience. I visited the “3 inch Canvas” exhibition, as part of the Helsinki Design Week scene; this exhibition was about art on mobiles – inside the device in fact. I felt the need to go and see for myself what this was all about. These pieces of art were […]
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Published September 8, 2010.


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I should have known better

With the risk of sounding like a broken record with my Android experiences I just can’t let this one piece of news slide. Early August, when the launch of Android version 2.2 was imminent, HTC Desire users of Vodafone UK (as many others) were eager to get the update. When it eventually arrived, disappointment ensued. […]
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Published September 2, 2010.


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Live and let Die,…or Live?

Microsoft has been struggling with their mobile operating system, Windows Mobile, for years. Recent statistics do not speak in favour Microsoft either: their market share shrunk from 9% to 5% over the past year. During the same period Apple iOS grew from 13% to 14% and Google Android exploded from 2% to 17%. (Gartner, August […]
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Published August 30, 2010.


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Here, there, but not everywhere

Last weekend I got the Android 2.2 update to my HTC Desire. First, let’s run through all the good things with that experience; It was automatically pushed but still asked whether I wanted it or not. It also asked over which type of connection I wanted to download it to avoid me getting ripped off […]
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Published August 27, 2010.