Week 17

Pick of the week

  • This is a long but ultimately really worthwhile and important read on why the winners in the next wave of mobile, namely wearable computing, will be those that are able to bring world class expertise across a range of areas.  In particular, the triad of hardware, software and services allied with strong branding and top class data science.

Smartphones/OEMs

  • There are suggestions that Apple may be looking to build its own baseband team.  They remain peerless, the true class leader in mobile because they cover every aspect of product design and manufacture so well:  “In short, the future is grim for any competitor not nearly as invested as Apple is in design, materials, process, and manufacturing. The iPhone 6 will be a product that fully demonstrates just how peerless Apple has become.”

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