Posts made in July, 2016

BlackBerry didn’t make BlackBerry’s new phone

By on Jul 31, 2016 in Mobile Design | 0 comments

BlackBerry is pretty proud of its new phone, the DTEK50. But it’s less a BlackBerry phone than any BlackBerry phone that’s ever come before. That’s because it’s practically a carbon copy of a different company’s smartphone: the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4. We’d known for weeks that the two phones might share a manufacturer: according...

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A company that doesn’t really make chips dethroned Intel with super savvy business moves

By on Jul 30, 2016 in Mobile Design | 0 comments

ARM is now the dominant microprocessor architecture, a feat achieved through a combination of sharp engineering, a PC market failure, and an inspired business model pivot. The reward is a puzzlingly high acquisition offer from Masa Son, the maverick SoftBank founder. Chips built on the Advanced RISC Machine architecture are everywhere. Available in a wide range of...

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How Apple Could Copy Samsung to Revive iPhone Sales

By on Jul 29, 2016 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

After years at the top of the smartphone heap, an uninspired new flagship phone disappointed fans. Sales and profits tumbled, along with the company’s stock price. The story of Apple and its iPhone 6S? Sure. But it’s also the tale of the Samsung and the Galaxy S6 last year. Samsung has turned things around this year, and the Korean company’s revival offers some...

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