Alexa says ‘Hi’ but Google Assistant says ‘Hello’ to the future

On October 4th Google revealed an update on the developments it’s been making in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) arena, alongside a slew of new…

iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 underwhelm, but still hit the mark

The yawning, eye-rolling and laughs of derision were understandable. The iPhone 7 launch was classic Apple; making a virtue out of features and…

2Q 2016: Western Europe 4G LTE Smartphone Shipments Grew 76% Annually

While overall smartphone demand remained flat compared to last year, 4G LTE smartphone demand across UK, Germany and France jumped significantly.…

Market Pulse || July 2016 Edition

Today we published the July edition of our popular Market Pulse report. This edition covers the market for June 2016. The key takeaways in this…

Wearables for Athletic Performance

This is the latest in a series of blogs where I discuss the learnings obtained from trying various wearable devices to aid my training for a…

Nokia – More Phoenix than Phone

In Greek mythology the Phoenix was a bird that died in flames and was then reborn from the ashes of its predecessor. Nokia's mobile phone business…

Huawei Sprinkles Hollywood Glamour on P9 and P9 Plus

UPDATED with some comparative photos from the P9 sample device. Huawei has been one of the fast moving brands over the last two years. It was early…

Ericsson & Cisco: Kings of the Castle

Event: On 9th November 2015 Ericsson and Cisco announced the formation of a strategic partnership between the two firms. The relationship is broad…

Apple wins dual crowns in September – China and US

According to Counterpoint Research’s Monthly Market Pulse report, Apple took the number one spot in September in both China and the US, the world’s…

Apple wins dual crowns in September – China and US

Apple wins dual crowns in September – China and US Seoul, Hong Kong, Mumbai and London – October 27, 2015 According to Counterpoint Research’s…

Tracking Athletic Progress

Can technology help build athletic performance? I have set myself some goals leading up to participating in a significant event in 2016. I will blog…

Smartphones are killing the Point & Shoot camera, the D-SLR is next

The best camera is the one you have with you. Cameras on phones were initially quite poor, however the rapid development of smartphone cameras and…

Intel at IFA – evolving computing but quiet on smartphones

Intel held a characteristically demo-rich press conference at IFA on September 2nd. Intel formally announced the sixth generation of its Core series…

Why Microsoft still has (a lot of) work to do…

I want to like Microsoft I really do. It's gone from the 'evil empire' to plucky challenger (well, almost). But every now and then you run into a…

Microsoft: writing down, but not writing-off

Microsoft announced on 8th July it is writing down the value of its Nokia Devices and Services acquisition by $7.6 billion and making a further 7,800…

Elop: a canary in a coal mine?

Microsoft announced a reorganization on 17th June that will see Stephen Elop depart the company. The devices business that he was running will be…

On Sale Now: Tesco Mobile

Tesco is putting its share of MVNO Tesco Mobile up for sale. Tesco Mobile is the UK's largest Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) with around 4…

Huawei — Does the P in P8 stand for Persistence?

When asked how Huawei is planning to address the issue of developing a strong brand personality, one of the marketing leads for its Consumer Group…