Blackberry to Monetize BBM on your Device
Nov26

Blackberry to Monetize BBM on your Device

When Blackberry almost collapsed in 2013 there were few good signs for the future for the company to build on. However, services offered a glimmer of hope and provided a small chance of success in all the gloom, with the likes of BBM starting to help Blackberry get out of the mire. The end of that tunnel has not yet been reached, but BBM has moved to other platforms and become relatively popular and is making enough of an impact that...

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Nokia Diehards are at a Crossroad Right Now

Microsoft is now fully in charge of Nokia's handset division and now Nokia can use it's own name on whatever it likes as long it's not smartphones and they did just that by introducing an Android tablet the other day.  The trouble is no one at Nokia actually made it. They designed it, put their name on it and slapped the Nokia X launcher on it over top of Lollypop. The rest is ENTIRELY handled by Foxconn. (manufacturing, distribution,...

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Ditto Creator Lays Into Samsung Devices, “Crammed With Complexity and Redundant Features”
Nov18

Ditto Creator Lays Into Samsung Devices, “Crammed With Complexity and Redundant Features”

Bob Olodort is probably an unfamiliar name to a great many, but he has released a new product through his company Simple Matters called the Ditto. However, Olodort is also someone who used to work closely with Samsung as a designer, but his relationship with the Korean giant did not go well and he has been explaining why while launching the Ditto. Olodort says that he approached Samsung’s several times through a year with “elegant,...

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Stylus for Phones? Why Are We Going Backwards?
Nov13

Stylus for Phones? Why Are We Going Backwards?

Recently thanks to Samsung and it's PR machine all of a sudden we have a new generation of mobile device consumers that think that convenience means doing the extra step of pulling a stylus out of your phone to do what can do with your finger. (which is already "on hand") But isn't this going backwards? The last major release phone I can remember to include a stylus was the Nokia 5800 and that was back in 2008.  The stylus is device...

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Nokia getting back in the game during 2016
Nov03

Nokia getting back in the game during 2016

Microsoft wrapped up the purchase Nokia's devices and services business earlier in 2014 and has since sold devices under both the Nokia and Lumia brands. However, Redmond has since decided to ditch the Nokia name in favor of “Microsoft Lumia” opening the door further for the Finnish giant to re-enter the smartphone making business. Although, Nokia faces a few problems if it is to come back into the hardware making game. The biggest...

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